Oh, no. I mean, yes. Well…you’ll see.

It’s DABWAHA time again!! Do you remember this last year? That’s the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors, basically an online sporting competition for books, in which readers vote, alliances are made and crumble, occasional death threats are made (ahem. I may have gotten carried away last year), and all in all it’s pretty crazy and fun.  It was created by the blogs Dear Author and Smart B*, Trashy Books. Usually we authors offer bribes to get you to vote us on. Sometimes in the form of crazy homemade videos, and sometimes in the form of scenes, etc. I AM NOT ALLOWED TO BRIBE WITH CHOCOLATE. (Or I wasn’t last year. Yes, I know. That is a crazy rule.)

ANYWAY, the thing is, it’s actually a really big deal and huge honor to be in this. (It was modeled after March Madness.)

And this year, I have TWO nominations: THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH and SNOW-KISSED.

chocolate touch florand
So…you are warned. I will be asking you to vote. You must let me know what would be a fun bribe. (It has to be something everyone can enjoy, like a scene I could post. My daughter makes cool videos with a certain Gilles Marini stunt double for Sylvain, too.) Illegal voting is allowed, I think. (Well, if you’re a hacker and you’re voting for me. If you’re voting for other authors, that is DEFINITELY CHEATING.  🙂 )

THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH is in the contemporary category. Here are the other books, several of which I have read and recommended here, because they are fantastic. Which ones have you read? Which would you recommend? What other 2013 contemporary do you think should be in this category? Make sure to nominate it!


  • Love Irresistibly by Julie James
  • Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper
  • The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand
  • Carolina Girl by Virginia Kantra
  • Wrecked by Shiloh Walker
  • Sleighbells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
  • Run to You by Charlotte Stein

snow-kissed florand

SNOW-KISSED is nominated in the novella category. Here is that list, again filled with books I’ve recommended, that are fantastic. Any you have read? That you would recommend? What other novella do you think should be in this category? (Make sure to nominate it!!)

  • Ripped by Sarah Morgan
  • Unbuttoned by Maisey Yates
  • Back Across the River Styx by Karalynn Lee
  • Starting From Scratch by Stacey Gail
  • Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand
  • The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
  • Geek with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

There are rounds, and of course people try to win each round & get to the finals. (Although…I mean, Nalini Singh will probably be my first seed, knowing the way this goes. Sigh.) But it’s a lot of fun.

Anyway, right now you can ALSO enter some of your (other?) favorite books. Since I have two nominations already, I’m not going to be greedy and ask for more (greedy? me?), but if you have authors you think should be getting more recognition for books published in 2013 (that year is firm), definitely nominate them.

Yay! And let’s have fun.

  • Christine (Maria Rose) Epp

    You know you don’t have to bribe me, now that I know I can vote I’ll be there with bells on (and chocolate to sustain me)! Not sure what I’ll do if you and Mary Ann end up against each other, you’re my two faves in that category!

    March 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  • These categories are insanely well-matched. Not only are the books/authors popular, but immensely talented. I know this is easy for me to say, but you all have already won for getting in the competition.
    Best of luck!

    March 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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