Includes romance and general online lingo.
Alpha – the tough, dominate hero who is used to getting the ladies. He’s super confident, tending toward arrogance if not just exactly that. A definite “tell-oriented” type of guy rather than an “ask-oriented.”
Beta – not seen often in romances, he’s that nice guy. He doesn’t demand attention and certainly asks rather than tells the heroine to do anything. He’s safe – he’s dependable. He’s who you will want to be married to someday if not right at this moment.
Cabin Romance – Just the hero and heroine are featured in long stretches of time within a book, allowing them time to become better acquainted.
DNF – did not finish
Gamma – provides the listener with the aggressive, “I can take care of everything” side of the alpha but toned down a bit, seeming more confident than arrogant. The Gamma is likely to be more relationship oriented. He has beta tendencies as well but mostly, he’s just a pleasing combo of alpha and beta.
HEA – happily ever after
HTF – hard to find
LOL – laugh out loud
MC – Motorcycle Club
MP3 – MP3 is shorthand for Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), Audio Layer 3. Layer 3 is the level of audio compression used. What this means is that the total file size is smaller, allowing for more storage without sacrificing audio quality. From Tantor – follow to find a more complete explanation of MP3s and players.
PNR – paranormal romance
POV – point of view
SEP – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
TSTL – too stupid to live
TBL – to be listened to
TBR – to be read
YMMV – your mileage may vary
For other lingo, check Urban Dictionary.