Monday, April 9, 2012

April is here ... Are you ready for all the action?

We hope you've had a happy, blessed and holy Easter weekend.  Jess and I have had the pleasure of spending this Easter together with our families.  We don't really have Easter traditions, as we like to focus on the hope that we have because Jesus conquered death.   But we enjoy a good meal and time together on Easter Sunday, and we have had a lovely weekend.

We mentioned at the end of March that we have a couple of big things coming up in April.  In between eating and church this weekend, we've been busy planning and preparing for the exciting weeks ahead.  Today we have for you a sneak preview of what's in store.

Book Review Sisters Turns 1

April 30th marks one year since our first ever post.  We're going to celebrate our first birthday with a four week party!  We have a couple of authors dropping by, and we'll be having several giveaways.  So make sure you check in regularly and join the party!

We're going to kick off our celebrations on Thursday April 26th with cowboy romance comedy author, Mary Connealy who will be dropping by for an interview and giveaway.  


Until tomorrow only (Tues 10th April), Mary Connealy's "Out of Control" is available for free download from Amazon.  If you haven't read one of Mary's amusing cowboy romances before, here's the perfect way to start.

Disclaimer: make sure the price still says $0.00 before you download!
We will also have the pleasure of historical romance author, Elizabeth Camden coming by for an interview and giveaway on Thursday May 24th.

In between, we will be holding giveaways on books by Aussie authors Paula Vince and Rita Stella Galieh, as well as the drama queen of inspirational historical romance - Julie Lessman.  This means there will be a giveaway each week! So make sure you stop by, check out our special guests and get your entries in for a chance to win.

Best Australian Blogs 2012

Voting for the People's Choice Award starts this Friday - the 13th of April at 5pm AEST.  We need your votes! We'll post a link to the voting form once the competition opens. 

Have a great week!


  1. Hi Helen and Jess! I'm so glad to hear you had a happy Easter. I spent Easter evening with family, although my husband had to work. :-(

    I'm looking forward to your blog birthday celebration, and I'm so tickled over the fact that your blog birthday is one day after my real one! (Don't tell anyone though ;-) I'll also be looking for the link to vote for your blog.

    Oh, and I'm giving away my copy of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, if you're interested. :-)

  2. Hi Gwen, Thanks! We're excited to be having our celebrstion week. What fun that it's right near your birthday!

    I've had the chance to read more of your book. I had to transfer it to a PDF so I could read it on my phone, which means I'll be able to get through it quicker. Reading on the lap top is hard for me. I'm excited about what I'm seeing :)

    Jess :)

  3. Awww, thanks for your encouragement, Jess! It's a little rough around the edges, but I'm working on it. :-) Too many scenes of "talking heads" and not enough of the setting in places. I'm also working on transforming some of the 1st person italicized thoughts into 3rd person past tense to help the story read a little smoother. :-) Thanks for helping me get the Aussie details right. You and Helen are a huge blessing!