April – National Poetry Month

April – National Poetry Month

I love to showcase New Authors! Here is a wonderful poem from a lady in my writer’s group, Laurel Van Horn. When she read this piece to our group, I knew I needed to publish it on my blog in honor of National Poetry Month. Ah… April.

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April, Showers, Etc.

by Laurel Van Horn


Lion-like March gives way

to lamby April – which arrives in warming sun and showers –

its spontaneity intact.

And, what a fertile subject it has proved for poets –


Like a gloomy-doomy T.S. Eliot pondering a cruel, conflicted April

with its lilacs and rain and messing about

with our “memories and desires”;


Like a gregarious Chaucer setting off with a motley gaggle of Canterbury pilgrims

a Medieval reality show in the making –

once April’s sweet showers have made a muck of March’s dryness;


Like a paternalistic Sir William Watson claiming that

April’s tears are those of a frivolous young girl,

just as its laughter is;


Or, like a quirky, outside-the-box e.e. cummings teasing us about

a slutty, wet-legged April in a mud-splattered skirt;

whereas, a courtly John Masefield, bowing to a gracious and elegant April,

calls her “Lady April” and doffs his hat as well.


And, what of me, the humblest of poets?


I say that April is all the things that any poet has ever said about her and more,

but that Shakespeare, of course, might have said it best –

that April “hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”


(Laurel Van Horn is a former teacher, having taught English for twenty-three years at Rappahannock County High School. She retired in 2010 and just recently began writing again after having joined the Windmore Foundation’s writing group, Pen to Paper, and being inspired by all the terrific writers she has met. Culpeper has been her home for over 33 years and continues to be a wonderful place to live.)

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2 Betas Mate 300 textBrenda Scott, while being cured of cancer, had her world turned upside down when she shifted into a wolf. Now living in Quebec with her new pack, she wonders if her dream of being in a special operations unit is forever out of reach. Then there is the quiet man who watches her with the yellow eyes of a wolf wanting his mate. Will she be able to adapt to her new wild urgings?

Granger Thibault wants his mate more than anything in the world. But he knows that if he pushes her, she will fight back. Once a soldier and the Alpha female’s litter mate, Brenda is a force to be reckoned with. Can Granger find a way around Brenda’s hard shell to the soft woman waiting to be loved?

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A Siberian Volkov Romance
Esme Fortescue is struggling to find her balance when her brother accidently turns her into a lycan while trying to cure her cancer. Then Esme is shot and almost dies. But the lycan mating
bond snaps into place, and between her mate and the lycan healer, she is able to shift and heal her injuries. Now her brother is working on trying to return Esme to her human state, while her
lycan mate visits her in dreams that leave her wanting. Still struggling to find herself, Esme wonders if real life can live up to her dreams?
Jared Wolfe has had to wait six months before he could leave to find his mate in Paris. With the death of his beloved father and mother and taking over as the new Alpha of the Quebec Province, he has had his hands full. Unable to stand the separation from his mate, he visits with her in her dreams. Can his newly changed mate handle the responsibilities of being the Alpha female of his pack?



about the author

Caryn Moya Block burst onto the paranormal romance scene with her debut e-book Alpha’s Mate in January of 2012 which won the “Global E-book Awards for 2012” in contemporary romance. She was also named one of the “Top 50 Indie Authors for April 2012” from E-Reader Reviews. A Siberian Werewolf in Paris was a RomCon Readers’ Choice Award Finalist in 2014. Since then Caryn has continued to write, giving her readers three different series to choose from with Wolfe’s Mate being her tenth novel.Caryn loves romantic movies and stories that end “Happily Ever After.” She is an avid reader and writer who currently resides in the Virginia Piedmont. Her pack consists of her husband of over thirty years, two grown sons, a beautiful daughter in law, and granddaughter, one cat, one turtle, and four Shetland Sheepdogs. She suffers from “Multiple Sheltie Syndrome”, because one is never enough. She has been intrigued with the paranormal since seeing her first ghost at three years of age.
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Guest Blog – Christmas Lycan Style

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Come by Lisa Charmers Blog and make a comment for the chance to win a 12 Days of Christmas Bracelet, A Wolf Christmas ornament with Santa hat and scarf, An “I love wolf shifters” Button and a paperback copy of “A Siberian Werewolf Christmas. http://lisa-chalmers.com/12-days-of-christmas-caryn-moya-block/

I will be discussing my research into Christmas traditions in Russia and Siberia that I included in “A Siberian Werewolf Christmas”.

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A Siberian Werewolf in Paris

Book Five of the Siberian Volkov Pack Series

Valerii Belikov, Siberian lycanthrope, knew that under the baseball cap and grubby jeans “Little Joe MacDonald” was actually Josephine. He didn’t know why she was hiding, but when the mating bond snapped into place after she was injured, he never expected her to run away. Josie is his mate, the one woman meant to be his, and should have known they couldn’t live apart. He could accept her hiding, but there was no way he could give her up.

Josephine Chevalier knew this day would come. Her father’s killers had found her. To keep her pack mates in England safe, she needed to run. It was time to return to Paris where it all started five years ago. Now if only Valerii, the man she wanted above all others, would stay away. Looking down at the golden cord tying their hearts together, she realized he would come. How could she keep him safe?

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Guest Appearance and Free Giveaway


My good friend, Terry Spear, at the Sourcebooks signing.

Today on Terry’s Blog she is featuring pictures of me and telling stories of what happened at the Romance Writers of America conference in Atlanta. I had the pleasure of rooming with Terry and meeting a bunch of wonderful authors.

We joked about the stories we could tell about each other. Terry shared that she has a problem getting lost. So I will share a secret too. I love to dress up!

Here is a picture of the costume I wore at the FF&P chapter dinner. I won the contest. I think it was the hat.

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Guest Blog – Today on RomCon.com – Highlighting “My Magic Mate”

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