On Top Down Under Turns 5! Our Blog-Versary
On October 6, 2017, On Top Down Under Book Reviews celebrates our 5th anniversary. In 2012, two total strangers – from opposite sides of the world – came together over the shared love of a book. I’m not sure we’ve ever mentioned the book but it’s Garnetville by E.M. Mispiel. First, a friendship was born, then, On Top Down Under. During the past five years, hundreds of books, maybe more, have been read and reviewed. We’ve discovered new authors and have continued enjoying old favourites. Not only has the site grown, but so has the friendship and we continue to be as close as family.
Thank you to authors who take the time to write books, it’s a hard slog this writing game, and Twitter is an insight into the dedication by writers in various genres. A special cheers to those who have written the books we love to read, and a huge thanks to authors taking the time to be a part of our Blog-Versary because you help us make it fun and interesting and meaningful. Thanks to those writers who appreciate the time taken to rate a book and write a review as well – no matter the size, who writes them, or where. A massive thank you to our followers and subscribers. Without your support we’re sure On Top Down Under Book Reviews would not be going so strong after a half-decade.
As we always do during our Blog-Versary, we’re celebrating throughout the entire month of October with author posts, excerpts and giveaways. Because it’s our 5th birthday, we’re even having our own blog giveaway this year – a $50.00 Amazon giftcard. We’re also writing our own posts, and we have some different guests taking part. Below is a current schedule of events with author/guest name, date and, as it occurs, a link to the post. There may be a change here and there.
We hope you’ll celebrate our anniversary with us and everyone taking part. All things being equal, we look forward to another five years! ~Kazza and Cindi
2017 Schedule of Events
OTDU’s BLOG GIVEAWAY – Oct 1st– Happy half a decade – Win 1 x $50.00 Amazon gift card (drawn on the 31st)
REMEMBERING ERIC ARVIN – Oct 1st – A 5 book giveaway
LIV RANCOURT & IRENE PRESTON – Oct 2nd – Author post, excerpt of Nocturne and giveaway of a $25 Gift Card
CINDI & RICK R. REED – Oct 3rd – Cindi’s Love of Horror, Rick R. Reed Interview & 2 Book Giveaway – Penance, The Perils of Intimacy
CANDI KAY – Oct 5th – Author post – Welcome Back to Willy’s World + giveaway
J P JACKSON – Oct 10th – Interview and giveaway
ANDREW GREY – Oct 11th – Author post and giveaway.
JACKEE ROHRBACH – Oct 12th – Author post – Depression and Writing.
MICKIE B. ASHLING – Oct 13th – Third Son excerpt & giveaway
SLOAN PARKER – Oct 16th – Author post & giveaway
JESS WHITECROFT – Oct 17th – Author post – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Write Gay Porn.
RIDLEY HARKER – Oct 17th – Author post and excerpt
ELIZABETH NOBLE – Oct 18th – Author post – Hurt/Comfort – and giveaway
MASON THOMAS – Oct 18th– Author post & giveaway
C.L. MUSTAFIC – OCT 19th – Author Post
LYNN KELLING – Oct 23rd – Author post – Why I Write Romance – and paperback giveaway
CINDI – Oct 23rd – Cindi’s Love of Romance.
KAZZA & GUEST – Oct 24th – Podcast interview – The Postal Vote and Marriage Equality in Australia: A Gay Man’s Perspective.
KAZZA – Oct 24th – Psychological and Dark Romance Books: What They Mean to Me.
GORDON & GRAYSON – Oct 25th– NERDGASM: A Televised Year in Review.