First, congratulations to the winner of the DABWAHA 2012 Tournament:
With over 60% of the vote, this book was a truly impressive champion.
And now it’s time to award the prizes! Because the prizes are AMAZING.
For winning the DABWAHA, Sara Lindsey will receive a 16GB ipad, e-ARC of Coveted, Tote Bag filled with Coveted swag, $50 iTunes gift card, e-copy of “Because of You” and e-copy of “Ride With Me” by Ruthie Knox, courtesy of Jessica Scott, Shawntelle Madison (who is last year’s DABWAHA winner and now a published author), and Sarah and Jane.
For the inestimable honor of having the very worst bracket, the Wooden Spoon prize goes to Tony KS. The Wooden Spoon prize this year is a “Rest and Relaxation” Package: signed copies of :Meljean Brook‘s The Iron Duke, and Heart of Steel, Jessica Sims‘ Beauty Dates the Beast, Jessica Clare‘s The Girl’s Guide to Manhunting, a $50 Lush gift card, and a $50 TeaForte gift card. This prize was donated by Jessica Sims and MelJean Brook.
For coming in second in the DABWAHA Tournament, K. Nichols wins an 8G Nook Tablet, a prize donated by Julie James, the winner of last year’s DABWAHA, and a Final Four finalist this year.
The winner of the Second Chance bracket, determined by tiebreaker was Julia Markovic, and she wins a prize donated by Maya Banks: a Kindle Fire, a 100 Amazon gift card, and an ARC of Echoes at Dawn (KGI #5).
The second place finisher, determined by tiebreaker, in the Second Chance bracket was Julia Turner, and she wins a $50 GC to Amazon or B&N from Eric Selinger and Sarah Frantz.
Three random bracket prizes were offered by Jennifer Estep:
- Victoria Yarbrough wins paper copies of SPIDER’S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER’S BITE, and BY A THREAD in Estep’s Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series and a $10 Amazon gift card
- Ursula Avery wins paper copies of KARMA GIRL, JINX, and HOT MAMA in Estep’s Bigtime paranormal romance series; a Kindle or Nook e-copy of A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS e-story; and a $10 Amazon gift card
- K Shelley wins paper copies of TOUCH OF FROST and KISS OF FROST in Estep’s Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series; a paper ARC of DARK FROST (out on May 29); and a $10 Amazon gift card
And for being the champion of the tournament, Karen Marie Moning wins an iPad from Jane and Sarah, and To Be Read LLC.
Winners, please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom, and we can arrange for prize awarding mayhem.
Thanks to Avon and Carina Press and Harlequin for advertising on the site this year, and for offering prizes to the winners. Thanks also to Helen Kay Dimon, Cindy Hwang at Penguin, Jaci Burton, Julie James, Jessica Scott and Shawntelle Madison, Jessica Sims, MelJean Brook, Maya Banks, Jennifer Estep, Sarah Frantz, and Eric Selinger for offering prizes.
And thanks to Jane, who woke up at midnight to turn the polls on and off for the better part of the tournament, and did some amazing tournament software management behind the scenes to make the whole shebang run smoothly.
And biggest thanks to all of you who made this year’s tournament so much fun, from the Twitter trash talking to the videos to the vote encouragement. It was tremendous fun, and you helped make it that way. See you next year!