Winner winner ahoy! The voting was intense over the weekend, and the bracket standings changed drastically with each round. The winner of the 2nd Round of the DABWAHA is Marie Choi!
Marie wins a totebag stuffed, and I do mean stuffed (PIC) with books, courtesy of Pam Jaffee, Jessie Edwards, and the folks at Avon. There’s enough romance in that bag to last for quite awhile. Happy reading to you, Marie! Please contact me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom to claim your big bag o’ awesome.
And in other news, it’s Second Chance Tourney Time! Bracket busted? You get a Second Chance! Starting with the Sweet 16, pick your winners – and there’s prizes for this tourney, too!
This is a separate contest – your picks in this tourney don’t override your picks in the main tourney, in other words. The winner of the 2nd Chance Bracket will receive a Kindle Fire, a $100 Amazon giftcard, and an ARC of Echoes at Dawn, book 5 in the KGI series from author Maya Banks.
2nd place in the 2nd chance will receive a $50 gift card to either Amazon or B&N from Sarah Frantz and Eric Selinger, who are celebrating the publication of their academic collection of essays titled New Approaches in Popular Romance Fiction.
Have a look at the prizes page for more information on what’s going to be awarded with each round. And, yes, there is absolutely a “Wooden Spoon” prize for the worst bracket overall, so if your bracket is hopelessly broken, you can always aim low and vote against yourself to try to score that prize.
The second chance tourney brackets are open through Wednesday, March 21. Then voting on the Sweet Sixteen begins Thursday, March 22! There’s a handy-dandy calendar online in case you need to check the dates – or add the voting to your own schedule!
I hope you’re having fun as much fun as we are as we play through. Next up: Sweet 16!