DA BWAHA Thanks & More!


So it’s March, and that means that it’s time for the craziest contest of all–DA BWAHA, the contest with the unpronounceable acronym, essentially a March Madness for romance novels (and others that are romance-novel-esque).

I have not one, but two books in DA BWAHA–The Duchess War in the historical category, which was voted in by popular acclaim (thanks!), and The Governess Affair in the novella category. So far things have been going well–in the first two rounds of the historical category, The Duchess War managed to prevail over Cecilia Grant’s first two amazing books, A Lady Awakened–which features some of the best bad sex to be found in a romance novel, and I say that in the most complimentary fashion you can imagine, and A Gentleman Undone, which features an extremely complicated, difficult (my favorite kind!) of heroine, one where another author might have thought of pulling her punches, but Cecilia Grant just shrugged and took her to her complicated, difficult, extreme. The result is extraordinary.

In any event, I’m really humbled to have been chosen over these books–but I think that maybe more people need to read them and discover how awesome they are. So in the spirit of giving away books, I’m going to be giving away 5 copies of each of these–two of each on this blog, and three of each on twitter.

To enter the giveaway on this blog, leave a comment with your name. If you have a preference for which book you want (maybe you read one but not  the other), say so, too. Do so by Sunday night at midnight, and I’ll pick winners Monday monrning.

For the twitter giveaway: You do have to follow me on twitter to win those, so just watch out at http://twitter.com/courtneymilan over the rest of this weekend.

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30 Responses to “DA BWAHA Thanks & More!”

  1. Melody May says:

    I would like A Lady Awakened

    Thanks & Good Luck,
    Melody

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  2. Rhonda says:

    Either one would be great.Thanks for giveaway.

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  3. JenniferK says:

    I would also love A Lady Awakened but I actually will take either one.

    Jennifer K

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  4. ClaudiaGC says:

    I’d love to win A Lady Awakened! Heard so many good things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. SarahA-B says:

    Either would be great – thanks!

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  6. Jill Shultz says:

    Nicely done! That was gracious… and your endorsement will make me look for these books.

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  7. emily jane says:

    I haven’t read either, but I did just re-read The Duchess War and loved it just as much as I did the first time. I’ve been wondering about CG, and my favorite way to find new authors is through authors I already trust. Yay!

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  8. Readsalot81 says:

    A Gentlemen Undone would be my choice! :D Congrats on the DABWAHA noms and thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Pamela says:

    Yay! I’ve wanted to read these.

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  10. Naomi says:

    Of all the books I’ve read this year so far, yours and Cecilia Grant’s are my favorites. Thanks for doing this.

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  11. Jennifer R says:

    Your description had me sold. I really want to read these books!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Andrea says:

    I love discovering new authors through ones I already enjoy. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  13. Lynnd says:

    I loved the Duchess War and A Lady Awakened and flipped a coin as to which one to pick in my bracket – my coin toss was wrong and my brackets are toast! Thanks for the giveaway. If I am lucky enough to win, I’d like A Gentleman Undone.

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  14. Julie says:

    Congrats on advancing to the next round! I’d love to win either one.

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  15. Laney4 says:

    Greetings and salutations, and congratulations too!
    Haven’t read The Duchess War yet; lookin’ good, though!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!
    Laney

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  16. Jane says:

    Congrats, Courtney. I would love to win a copy of “A Gentleman Undone.”

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  17. Diana says:

    Thank you for doing this, very awesome of you. Would love a chance to win A Gentleman Undone. :D

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  18. Carol Cork says:

    Courtney, I admire your generosity in promoting another author’s books. Either book would be great. Congratulations on your DA BWAHA nominations!

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  19. I’ve already read both of these books, so please don’t consider me for the giveaway – give them to someone who hasn’t read them yet! – but I wanted to say that everything you say is so true. The Duchess War v A Lady Awakened was the hardest decision I made for the dabwaha voting. Both such incredible books.

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  20. Emily Key says:

    I’d love A Lady Awakened! I haven’t read it yet, but the “best bad sex” you mentioned, definitely caught my attention! :)
    Congrats and good luck during the rest of DA BWAHA!

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  21. Shireen says:

    You and cecilia grant are my favourite authors and it would have been a dilemma to chose between both of you, so I didnt vote at all :(
    But congratulations! And I would love a copy of a lady awakened!

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  22. Katrina T. says:

    Nice! Either would be great, thanks for the gieaway!

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  23. Catherine says:

    What a lovely thought! I would like A Gentleman Undone, since I’ve read A Lady Awakened.

    And since I’m commenting anyway, I just want to mention again how much I love your work – it feels like every book is better than the last.

    Catherine

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  24. Rosie says:

    I would love to win A Lady Awakened. Thanks for the giveaway! By the way, I just read The Governess Affair and enjoyed it immensely.

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  25. Cate Sparks says:

    Congratulations !! I’d love ‘A Lady Awakened’

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  26. Nicole says:

    I read A Lady Awakened and very much enjoyed it – I would love to read A Gentleman Undone.

    I love March – I get great basketball *and* I get to read good romance books I missed in the past year – or reread as the case may be :)

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  27. Just heard about A Lady Awakened from SmartBitch Sarah, and she sold me on giving it a shot. :)

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  28. Kim says:

    I would like to try for A Lady Awakened. Thanks.

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  29. Tam says:

    Congratulations and good luck! I enjoyed both The Duchess War and The Governess Affair. Hope this contest helps gets you even more exposure and fans.

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  30. Jane says:

    Congrats.

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Courtney Milan writes historical romance novels like the ones you see to the right. She still remembers bits and pieces from her old lives, where she was (variously) a scientist and a lawyer.

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