I won the first round of DABWAHA! So I’m giving away the good stuff!

I’m absolutely thrilled to say that you guys voted Unwrapping Her Perfect Match through to the second round. I can’t thank you enough!

The next round of voting takes place this weekend, and I’ll let you know when my slot is. But first, I’d like to tell you how awesome Anna Richland is. When I found out I was going up against her, and I read the blurb of her book, I felt really sorry that we had to compete against each other. His Road Home sounds amazing. I’ve bought it and can’t wait to read it.

And I want to give you guys the chance to read it too. I’m going to gift it to 10 readers. Here’s how you can enter:

1. Sign up for my newsletter.

I’ll give away 3 copies of His Road Home to my newsletter subscribers. I’ll announce the giveaway when I send out a newsletter this weekend asking for second-round votes. 🙂

2. Leave a comment on this blog post.

I’ll give away 2 copies to people who leave a comment here.

3. Comment on this Facebook post.

Again, I’m giving away 3 copies there.

4. Tweet that you want to read His Road Home by Anna Richland (make sure you include @KatrinaLatham in the tweet, otherwise I won’t know you tweeted it).

I’ll randomly select 2 winners who tweet that.

I’ll select all winners on Sunday, March 22.

Other giveaways!

I’ll be announcing other giveaway winners in my next newsletter and on Facebook. And I’ll let you know about more giveaways once I know when the next round is taking place. So stay tuned!

Get Unwrapping Her Perfect Match for only $0.99!

I just dropped the price of the book through several retailers, and it may take a few hours but hopefully soon you’ll be able to get it for the discounted price on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. I’ll leave it discounted until I’m voted out of DABWAHA — which could be very soon, since I’m up against Tiffany Reisz next! Help!!

It’s DABWAHA time! Vote for Unwrapping Her Perfect Match!

Help John and Gwen make it to round two!

Vote for Unwrapping Her Perfect Match at DABWAHA.comAre you ready to RUMMMMBBBBLLLEEE!!!!

The DABWAHA polls open at midnight EST, and for 12 hours you’ll be able to vote for John and Gwen in the most important tournament of romance novels EVER.

My book is up against His Road Home by Anna Richland (a book that sounds fantastic, by the way, and I’m totally going to buy and read it — but not right now because Anna is my SWORN ENEMY for the next several hours). Anna threw down the gauntlet today, so here I am lacing up my rugby boots (figuratively speaking. The only boots I own are hiking boots) and getting ready to meet the challenge. Ready, Anna?

Here’s what she said about her hero, Rey, and my gentle giant, John Sheldon: “And while Rey’s first round competition is one of Kat Latham’s rugby players, probably a good enough guy to chill with, that dude’s not the guy who jumped into a canal and a freaking South Dakota ice bath when he saw a kid in trouble.”

Okay, I give you that point. John would happily jump into a canal, or even the Thames, to save a kid, but I can pretty much guarantee he couldn’t identify South Dakota on a map. Geography’s not his strong point. His abs are. And his pecs. And his arms, thighs, bum…I won’t go on.

More than his hot body, though, John Sheldon is a man with a massive heart. All he wants is to make Christmas perfect for his daughter — and to heal the emotional scars some jerkwad inflicted on emergency-room nurse Gwen Chambers.

Rey sounds like a great guy, though. So why should you vote for a rugby player?

Reason number one:

Rucking

Reason number two:

Rugbys a sport played by men with oddly

So there you have it.
Vote for rucking.
Vote for balls.
Vote for Unwrapping Her Perfect Match.

Click here to vote for John and Gwen!

Details

Round one voting is open March 19, midnight to noon EST. That’s:

Weds 9 p.m. to Thurs 9 a.m. Pacific
Thurs 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. GMT
Thurs 3 p.m. to Fri 3 a.m. AEDT (Sydney)

Which kinda sucks because most of the people I know will be asleep and then getting ready for work. But I’m sure your bosses will understand if you’re a few minutes late. Make sure you do your civic duty to the romance community and vote!

My Christmas novella is in DABWAHA, the March Madness of romance novels! You can win prizes for playing!

YOU GUYS!! Unwrapping Her Perfect Match just got one of the coolest compliments a book can get. It’s been included in DABWAHA!

DABWAHA

What the heck is DABWAHA?

DABWAHA is a tournament to find readers’ favorite romance novels of 2014. It’s run by the bloggers at Dear Author and Smart Bitches Trashy Books, which is why the name is the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors. (Catchy, no?)

They start with 8 categories, each with 8 books. That’s 64 books (mostly books that were favorably reviewed on one of the sites last year, but some books are nominated by readers, too). Yesterday they announced seven of the categories, and Unwrapping Her Perfect Match is right there under Novellas!

The eighth category is made up of books nominated by readers. This week, you can nominate books you think should be part of the tournament. You just need the ISBN (if there’s a print version available) or ASIN if it’s digital only. If my other two books of 2014 are on your list of favorites, here are the ASINs:
Playing It Close B00GKBIQNG
Tempting the Player B00L7NTY7Y

Once the tournament’s live, readers make a bracket by selecting the books they want to see advance in each round. Then you vote on your favorite books in each category, and the winning books move on to the next round. Whomever has the most perfect bracket after each round wins a prize.

Unwrapping Her Perfect MatchHow can I get involved?

1. Nominate your favorite books of 2014 to be included. (till March 13)

2. Make your own bracket. (March 15)

3. Vote! (March 17 onwards)

Right now, you can only do #1. When the tournament goes live, you can do #2 and #3. And there will be lots of bribery trying to buy your vote. 🙂

I’ll be back later with bribes. I’m really hoping I don’t go out in the first round. Please help me!

Have you read any of the books in the Novella category? What do you think my chances are? (You can be honest. I know I’m up against Goliaths!)

Nominate my books for DABWAHA!

Knowing the Score coverEvery March, the awesome Jane and Sarah from Dear Author and Smart Bitches Trashy Books put together a tournament unlike any tournament EVER in the history of humankind. It’s the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hella Authors – or DABWAHA for short.

They break the romance genre down into eight categories and they start off with eight books in each category. The only thing is, this year they have announced seven finalists per category, and they’re leaving the eighth up to readers to nominate.

The books have to have been published in 2013, so although I’ve gotten involved in DABWAHA as a reader before, this is the first time I’m eligible as an author. Friends, I would LOVE it if you nominated one of my books for DABWAHA.

If you enjoyed either of the books I had published last year, here’s what you do:

1. Go to the DABWAHA nomination form.

2. Under “Contemporary Romance Nomination” write the title Knowing The Score, my name (Latham, Kat) and this ISBN: 9781426895920

3. Under “Novella-Length Romance” write the title Mine Under The Mistletoe, my name (Latham, Kat) and this ISBN: 9781426897603

4. Submit the form and go tweet about it with the hashtag #DABWAHA!

Nominations close on the 15th, so make sure you get your nominations in by this Saturday!

Thank you so much for your help! I’ll be back tomorrow to announce the winners of my Contemporaries to Covet giveaway and the winners of my Playing It Close giveaway. (Yes, that means those giveaways are still open until the end of the day, so go enter if you haven’t already!)