It hosts quite a few days of note: April Fools’ Day, Arbor Day, Autism Awareness Day, Earth Day, Easter and Palm Sunday, as well as Teacher Appreciation Week, Alcohol Awareness Month, Cancer Control Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, National Arab American Heritage Month, and National Poetry Month. And that is only a short few of many.
My mother’s birthday is in April (happy birthday, Mom!), my publisher, Less Than Three Press, celebrates their anniversary in April (happy 8th anniversary, LT3!), the Boston Marathon takes place in April, as does the start of the professional baseball season in the U.S. It is ruled by the zodiac signs of Aries and Taurus, rests under the Growing Moon, is decorated by the daisy and the sweet pea, and adorns itself with the diamond. It is the second month of spring, and used to be the second month of the original Roman calendar before January and February were added back in 700 B.C.
There are so many historical events that have taken place in the month of April that I would bore you all before I listed even half of them, as well as numerous famous birthdays.
It is even the namesake of one recently calved giraffe that I ended up getting more vested in than one would imagine I should, but that’s what happens when Facebook attempts to shove something down our throat—occasionally we swallow.
But with all those good things going on, there’s still one more happy event of note…
It’s also the anniversary of this very blog! And there’s only one thing to say about that:
What a great celebration it’s been, too. The work that Dani and the crew have put into correlating the questions, laying out interesting and in-depth answers, as well as advertising the event, are amazing.
That doesn’t surprise me, though. The amount of work that goes into the day-to-day preparation and production of the blog itself is stunning in its own right. When one stops to consider the time, the effort, and the occasional heartache that goes into managing this kind of platform—especially one where the reward is probably more the love of the genre than financial—it isn’t hard to see that it takes a special bunch of people with a whole lot of love and determination.
Quite often we don’t get the chance to share our appreciation or voice our thanks. So, I’d like to make that happen if I can now, by jumping on the celebration bandwagon and asking my own question and handing out gifts! So…
What is YOUR favourite part about Love Bytes Reviews?
Is it the reviews themselves? The connection with the people involved? The giveaways? The polls?
Tell me what you love best about this site in the comments below, and every comment received will be entered into a giveaway for a set of three e-books from my book list, excluding anthologies*.
Let’s spread the love!
Until next time,
AF Henley <3
About the Author
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
For more information and a list of Henley’s releases, please stop by for a visit at afhenley.com.