Small Town. Big Secrets. A #bookreview of Tall Oaks, by Author Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @BonnierZaffre #crime #mysterythriller #amreading

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"In Chris Whitaker's brilliant and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants." Everyone has a secret in Tall Oaks . . . When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town. Everyone is eager to help. … Continue reading Small Town. Big Secrets. A #bookreview of Tall Oaks, by Author Chris Whittaker @WhittyAuthor @BonnierZaffre #crime #mysterythriller #amreading

AWRW Book Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, by Author Holly Martin @HollyMartin00 @BonnierZaffre #BookReview #ChickLit #Romance #ChristmasRomance

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Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air… Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking … Continue reading AWRW Book Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage, by Author Holly Martin @HollyMartin00 @BonnierZaffre #BookReview #ChickLit #Romance #ChristmasRomance

Writing Acronyms Every Blogger and Writer Should Know #AmWriting #LitChat

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Author April L Wood

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When I started off as a blogger, writing acronyms confused the heck outta me. If not for Google and the help of patient writer friends, I’d still be mystified as to what those two/three letter acronyms used regularly by writers are. And in a world where we tweet at 140 characters (or less) it’s good to be able to abbreviate common words, using acronyms like the pros.

The following is an infographic I created to demystify common writing acronyms. Feel free to download and share!

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I hope this infographic has been helpful! Next week, I will begin discussing writing genres and their sub-genres, with detailed explanations as to how they are defined. Thanks for your visit and I hope you return!


Did I miss any common writing abbreviations? Please leave your thoughts in the common section below!

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Valentine’s Day Sale! 💘 #ParanormalRomance #YA #EbookSale #HappyValentinesDay

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Author April L Wood

Fall under the spell of romance with the ya, paranormal romance WINTER’S CURSE (Season of the Witch I) for only 99 cents until Valentine’s day on Kindle & Nook!

Girl with red rosesBefore the light is reborn within the womb of darkness and the Sun returns, will Winter reverse the curse?

When High Priestess Iris Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter’s womb in a broom flying contest–and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the Witch Hunters she fled from the far North or her shady grandmother.

She finds safety with Turmeric of the Wormwood clan. His eagerness to protect her warms her frozen heart. But her love for him defies the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient clan bloodlines.

Can they find a way around the Segregation Curse of Old to be together?

And with time running out as the Winter Solstice nears, will Winter be able…

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AWRW Book Review: The Girl In Between, Book One, by @LaekanZeaKemp #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #YA

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Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn … Continue reading AWRW Book Review: The Girl In Between, Book One, by @LaekanZeaKemp #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #YA

Cover Reveal of Rise of the Deva’shi, by Author Jennifer Allis Provost @Parthalan @Bellatrix_Press #EpicFantasy #CoverReveal #ComingSoon #AmReading #Romance

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Cover Reveal! Rise of the Deva'shi, Chronicles of Parthalan Book III   by Author Jennifer Allis Provost Second Edition, Releasing through Bellatrix Press, February 28, 2017 Genre: Epic Fantasy, Romance Preorder, Amazon Kindle, USA A stolen girl. A legendary champion. A plan that might destroy Parthalan once and for all… Aeolmar, First Hunter of Parthalan, … Continue reading Cover Reveal of Rise of the Deva’shi, by Author Jennifer Allis Provost @Parthalan @Bellatrix_Press #EpicFantasy #CoverReveal #ComingSoon #AmReading #Romance

Cover Reveal for Spring in Summerland, Season of the Witch Book Two #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #Ghosts #Witches #Wicca #BookBlog #Blogging #CoverReveal #Bookworm @Bellatrix_Press

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Cover reveal for Spring in Summerland, Season of the Witch Book Two!
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Author April L Wood

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Winter’s Curse continues with Spring in Summerland, releasing May 2017 with Bellatrix Press!

springcoverSpring Widow-Tears doesn’t want to meddle in the affairs of the dead, nor their living loved ones, but when the Spirit Witches of Elderberry Thicket make it clear they aren’t going to let her be, Spring knows it’s her duty as a Spiritist to help those in need.

The valley of the dead—a meeting ground for Spirit Witches in limbo—is overrun with unsettled ghosts. But why do they all collect below High Priest Hazel and High Priestess Violet’s house? Could it be because their house was once a funeral home? Or is something else amiss?

When Spring meets Oak of the Wormwood clan, he convinces her to seek guidance and help for the Spirit Witches. Soon, they and their friends find themselves under the curse of a scorned witch. Spring and Oak also find themselves falling…

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Writer Wednesday: Google Search Results #WriterWednesday #WW #AmWriting #AuthorLife #Google #SearchHistory @Bellatrix_Press

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Eeek! I posted my Google search history! #AmWriting #WriterWednesday #Google #SearchTerms

Author April L Wood

Well, it’s Wednesday– so you know what that means! 🙂

Lately, I’ve been thinking of how funny it would be if someone saw my Google search results. Now, most of my search history is related to a novel I am writing, but imagine if someone didn’t know that, and saw it? I think that would be hilarious.

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My search history this week was everything Prom and everything Prom related. I didn’t attend my Junior or Senior Prom, so writing about Prom is uncharted waters for me. My husband, who has attended several Proms, has brought up a few things, but he doesn’t remember all the details that I’m interested in–such as the photo booth, decor, how long was it, etc..

Guys don’t pay attention to details like that. From what I’ve gleaned, girls go to Prom to dress up in a fancy gown, and for the magic and romance of…

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REBLOG: “Recipes for a Perfect Holiday” — Hazel Hughes Romance

Unwind over the holidays with romance author Hazel Hughes' recipe for Candy Cane Coffee! Check out her full post for more of her seasonal go-tos! 🙂 Much as I want to love the holidays, sometimes I need a little Christmas cheer in a cup to help me. These are my seasonal go-tos. To Perk You … Continue reading REBLOG: “Recipes for a Perfect Holiday” — Hazel Hughes Romance

Thursday Teaser: Winter’s Curse #BookTeaser #YA #ParanormalRomance #Witch #Kindle #Nook #AmReading @Bellatrix_Press

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Author April L Wood

Welcome to the Thursday Teaser! The following is a snippet from my debut novel, Winter’s Curse, where Winter Rose-Thorne makes her great escape. Enjoy!

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Winter’s Curse, by April L Wood

Prologue

I stand forwhat I stand on. So what will I be without the glacial ice under my feet? How can I call myself an ice witch without it? Who really am I? What will I become?

“They’re coming, Winter! Hurry!”

Despite my mother’s urgency, I take one last look at my prized narwhal tusk, running my hand along its smooth natural ridges. I briefly consider impaling myself on its sharp point, but why let them win?

Sighing, I leave it behind – that and everything else I love about my homeland.

Image result for winter's curse book by april l woodUnder the cover of darkness, I exit our ice abode. The blustery wind blows my scarlet hair across my eyes. Tucking my unruly…

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