Happy Sunday! February is usually our hottest summer month where I live in Canberra, Australia. This year, we thankfully haven’t experienced extreme heat wave conditions like in previous years. Although the weather is mild for summer, it doesn’t mean we’re immune to bushfires (wildfires). This weekend the weather outdoors is beautiful, but we have our home is closed up (and the cooling turned off) because hot north-westerly winds have blown in smoke from a bushfire over the border in NSW near a small town called Wee Jasper.
Many of our a town names in Australia have indigenous origins, but in the case of Wee Jasper, its name has folklore origins. The story goes that in the 1890’s, when gold was found and mined along a nearby creek, a Scotsman found green gemstones and called them wee jasper. It’s fun discovering the name origins of different places.
Our annual Birthday Bash Giveaway is launching in 2 days time on Valentine’s Day! Every comment made on our blog posts from February 14 through March 16 is an entry in the Birthday Bash giveaway. Be sure to visit on Valentine’s Day to discover the fabulous prize bundles on offer!
Winners this Week
Lindi Peterson’s winner is Teresa Warner!
Heather Gray’s winner is Winnie Thomas!
Elizabeth Maddrey’s winner is Ruthie H!
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Specials this Week
Heather Gray’s An Informal Date is 99c through February 14.
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Narelle Atkins talked about Characters who love the outdoors + #Giveaway
On Tuesday, Toni Shiloh shared Black Christian Contemporary Romance Reads
On Wednesday, Elizabeth Maddrey discussed why she’s Dreaming of Spring + #Giveaway
On Thursday, Shannon Taylor Vannatter talked about Book Clubs + #Giveaway
On Friday, Sarah Monzon discussed 3 Reasons Book Covers Get Makeovers
On Saturday, Valerie Bodden announced The Fourth Annual Inspy Valentine’s Awards
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Milla Holt
Tuesday: Birthday Bash Kickoff
Wednesday: Lindi Peterson
Thursday: Amy Anguish
Friday: Meghann Whistler
Saturday: K. Leah
Her Unlikely Hero (Easter in Gilead 1) by Valerie Comer
Winning His Trust by Toni Shiloh
Love Delivered collection by Amy R Anguish and other authors
Muskoka Hearts by Carolyn Miller
Never Find Another You (Trinity Lakes Romance 1) by Narelle Atkins
Melody’s Resolve (The Village of Hope 3) by Merrillee Whren
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