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Round 1 voting started yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, I was at home with the plague and I was all

and as the day wore on I was all

Even so, in between the bouts of extreme fever, chills and aches, I was all

So I rallied the troops, spamming friends and family far and wide. And while I was all

and hoped people would be all

I was pretty sure a lot of my Twitter followers were like

As the day wore on, I stayed just behind Abby Green, with a slowly growing gap between us. By the evening, it was like

with an 11% gap between us. So I started bribing as much as I could and was all

by offering up yummy men like



And it was all Abby could do to stay awake to watch me empty my guns because she was all

and I was all

In the end, though, no amount of sexy, shirtless men could close that gap, and my illness had defeated me. I was so sick, I was pretty much all

While Abby was all

So while I was defeated, I believe, if Abby is sleep deprived today, that maybe it was a Pyrrhic victory.

Being a part of DABWAHA has been awesome, and I'm really happy to have been nominated. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and filled out a bracket. Good luck to the next round entries!

Back to the Good Fortune Diner selected as a 2014 DABWAHA finalist!

Friends, family, fans, I NEED YOUR HELP!

My 2013 book, BACK TO THE GOOD FORTUNE DINER, was nominated as a finalist for the DABWAHA (Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors) tournament and I need your votes to help me get to the next tier of competition!

Basically, it's March Madness for romance books. I'm up against 7 other titles vying for top spot in the category romance division, with 64 titles in all. There are all kinds of prizes up for grabs, including Amazon gift cards and Kindles, so sign up and you could WIN!

DEADLINE to vote is MARCH 17, 11:59 p.m.

Follow the instructions here: http://dabwaha.com/how-to-play-2/

Very simply...

1. Go to THIS PAGE: http://www.mysideline.com/u/18566/custom/tournamententry.htm 

2. Fill out your nickname, first name, last name and email address on the upper right hand corner of the chart.

3. Click on "(12) Back to the Good Fo" (right side, sixth from top in Region 3) until it fills every column up to Round 6 (it should appear in the Round 6 column twice.)

4. Fill in the rest of the chart by clicking on the titles you think will win in each round, making sure Back to the Good Fortune Diner remains in the final spot in Round 6.

5. Click on the Submit Picks button below the chart. Then tell your friends to do this, too. Because I love you all, and you are awesome.

dabwaha screen cap

If I win,

I will shower you all with gifs and smother you with eternal gratitude. It's a huge honor to be selected by these two very well-known blogs, but my goal is to CRUSH THE COMPETITION. (Smack talk is a traditional part of this tourney.)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, go to the site

Here are a few endorsement/bribes, meanwhile:

Captain Hook encourages you to vote for Back to the Good Fortune Diner and get your friends and family to vote, too!
Stephen Amell of Arrow is pumped to vote for Back to the Good Fortune Diner in DABWAHA.
Jeremy Renner will be disappointed if you don't vote for Back to the Good Fortune Diner at DABWAHA.
Benedict Cumberbatch is on his way to vote for Back tot he Good Fortune Diner on DABWAHA.


Loki Hiddleston learned the meaning of love from Back to the Good Fortune Diner. He's voting for it, too.
Idris Elba loved Back to the Good Fortune Diner and will be voting for it. That's not poor phrasing, folks.





Back to the Good Fortune Diner, Jan. 2013
Back to the Good Fortune Diner

I am so excited to be on the DABWAHA (Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors) Category list for 2013! For those of you not familiar with the event, the posses at Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books select finalists to faceoff with each other in a tourney-style reader-selected death match. Meaning from all the category romance books published last year, mine was picked to be one of 8!

Stay tuned for tourney instructions!

Back to the Good Fortune Diner selected as a 2014 DABWAHA finalist!
Back to the Good Fortune Diner selected as a 2014 DABWAHA finalist!