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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
and GET ME TO THE FINALS!

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.

 

VOTE FOR BACK TO THE GOOD FORTUNE DINER NOW!

 

 

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!

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SBTB book club ad Jan 2013The story goes thusly:

On New Year's Day, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a Twitter follow from @SmartBitches, aka Sarah Wendell. I was confused and happy that such an illustrious name in the romance book reviewing community would bother to follow me and read my tweets about writing, proofreading, romance, crocheting, stomach troubles, E.R. visits, #notpregnant, #rennerection and various other tomfoolery.

It wasn't until I opened my Spam box (*shakes fist in the air*) that I found Sarah's email, informing me she'd chosen Back to the Good Fortune Diner as the January read for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club.

For those unfamiliar with Smart Bitches Trashy Books, they are like the Oprah picks of romance...but with snark, wit and hilarity all rolled together. And they have a massive following.

This book club pick means Back to the Good Fortune Diner will be offered from Jan. 7-21 at 50% off the ebook on the Allromance Books website. It also means readers will buy it, read it and discuss it on Jan. 31 in their book club chat, which I will join for a Q&A at the end of the night.

So first I was like:

Then I was like:

And then I was all like:

After all, this is Smart Bitches. The big leagues, as far as I'm concerned. What if they don't like my book? What if other people don't like my book? What if my book becomes the object of widespread ridicule?

And then I was all like:

 

But then I remembered: the book is published. Whether people like it or not, I can't change the book or their opinions. Besides, Sarah said this:

It's very thought provoking, beautiful, and very, very well written.

And coming for THE Sarah Wendel, that's, like, crazy high praise in my estimation.

So I went back to being like this:

Also like this:

 

I hope you'll pick up a copy of the book and join in the discussion on Jan. 31! More details to come!