Hi from Australia! Autumn will officially arrive in Australia next week, and the leaves in Canberra are already starting to change color and fall many weeks earlier than usual. The photo below is from my neighborhood.
Australia is a land of weather extremes. We can suffer brutal droughts and bush fires, and also flooding rains from cyclones and La Nina when the drought breaks. The rain has returned this week, and south east Queensland is experiencing devastating and life threatening flooding. In only 24 hours, Wivenhoe Dam, the main dam that supplies water to the city of Brisbane, has gone from 80% capacity to 160% capacity. The river systems are struggling to cope with the enormous volume of water. We’d appreciate prayers for safety, and that no more lives will be lost in the flooding. We continue to pray for the heartbreaking situation unfolding in Ukraine.
On Valentine’s Day we kicked off our annual Birthday Bash giveaway. Paperback book bundles, ebook bundles, a paperback bundle for international readers who live outside USA, plus a fabulous Grand Prize that includes a Kindle Paperwhite.
Check out our 2022 Birthday Bash web page for more information on the giveaway.
Winners this Week
If you’re a winner, you should have received an email from the author in charge of the giveaway. If not, please email us at: prizes at inspyromance dot com.
Lindi Peterson’s winner is Akemi Furuyama!
Milla Holt’s winners are Kathleen Mattingly and Margaret Bunce!
Don’t forget… every comment you make qualifies you to win one of the monthly Amazon card giveaways!
Did you know Inspy Romance hosts a Christian Romance Reader Gathering group on Facebook? Laurie Larsen will be our host this week, so please join us… but don’t forget to answer the questions for admittance!
StoryChats @ InspyRomance
Story Chats releases an all-new episode every Friday. Elizabeth, Valerie, and Narelle talked about jilted brides and runaway brides in Episode 61. You won’t want to miss it!
Listen to our new weekly show on your favorite podcasting app, through the player on our podcast tab, or watch us on YouTube! Wherever you listen or watch, please be sure to hit subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Tabitha Bouldin asked What Do Authors Think About?
On Tuesday, Laurie Larsen discussed Book Birthdays + #Giveaway
On Wednesday, Carolyn Miller shared Checked Impressions Release Day + #Giveaway
On Thursday, Janine Rosche’s husband talked about So I Married a Romance Author
On Friday, Narelle Atkins asked for reader input on To drink or not to drink in CCR books… + #Giveaway
On Saturday, Jan Thompson discussed Creating Your Own Reading Challenge
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Merrillee Whren (On A Beach Somewhere)
Tuesday: Tara Grace Ericson
Wednesday: Heather Gray
Thursday: Liwen Y. Ho (What Being an Asian Romance Author Means to Me + #Giveaway)
Friday: Shannon Taylor Vannatter (An Olympic Rollercoaster #Giveaway)
Saturday: Valerie M. Bodden (For the Love of Inspy + #giveaway)
Kiss Me Like You Mean It, Cowboy (Cavanagh Cowboys Romance 4) by Valerie Comer
Checked Impressions (Original Six Hockey Romance 3) by Carolyn Miller
Say It’s for Good (Laurel Cove Romance 4) by Teresa Tysinger
In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh
Her Secret Desire (Big Apple Blessings 3) by Laurie Larsen
Postcards by Elizabeth Maddrey
Love on Ice (Original Six Hockey Romance 2) by Carolyn Miller
Waiting for Right Now (Finding Home Book 4) by K. Leah
Truth is a Whisper (Wolf Creek Ranch 1) by Mandi Blake
Dancing with Dandelion (Bloom Sisters 7) by Tara Grace Ericson
Hope for The Cowboy (Whispering Oaks Ranch 1) by Hannah Jo Abbott
Hometown Heroes (Kellursburg 5) by Merrillee Whren
Her Tycoon Hero (Sydney Sweethearts 1) by Narelle Atkins (re-release)
A complete list of Inspy Romance books by our authors is always available on our BOOKS tab. Find our audiobooks and our thank-you gifts for newsletter subscribers there as well!
P.S. Many of you know Paula Marie, a book blogger and friend of many Inspy Romance authors and readers. She’s undergone serious health issues in the past few months, and we’d like to invite you to join us in helping her pay for the hospitalizations, tests, and medications she’s been through. Click here for Paula’s Go Fund Me. Thanks for considering!