Category Archives: Fiction

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 2:  The Root Cause, December 02, 2018   by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1193)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 2:  The Root Cause, December 02, 2018   by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1193) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 1:   Their first country morning, November 25, 2018 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1192)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 1:   Their first country morning, November 25, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1192) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago. The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day. Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler. Riding my chartreuse green stingray … Continue reading

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WCW—#RichardArmitage as the wild and untamed Thorin Oakenshield, August 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1176)

When I think of a wild and untamed talented British actor Richard Armitage character, only a man having the guts to wear jewelry clamps on his long temple braids comes to mind–Thorin Oakenshield (image via Angelika, Thanks!) from The Hobbit … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Melts My Heart as sweet John Standring in this RAgif, July 30, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1174)

The wonderfully talented British actor #RichardArmitage as John Standring in this #RAgif  (see below) from 2002 #Sparkhouse is definitely an entry for #Melt_My_Heart_Monday!  Sighhh!  Thanks for sharing, KatieC @naughTAY2968! Today's Armitage Drive By Theme is…Back to Back Standring. Yesterday's feature of … Continue reading

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Majestic Monday!  Richard Armitage as Thorin gazing at Erebor key, July 02, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1171)

With the talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Thorin Oakenshield’s unbridled desire in THDofS (2013) when gazing at his Erebor Mountain key with such smouldering intensity, I have but one thing to say … “Ohhhh, to be that key!” Sighhh! … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage chats with his Their Lost Daughters audiobook author Joy Ellis, June 16, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1169)

Thanks to Chrissyinwm for the video link below:   And of the several images of Richard Armitage for Their Lost Daughters audiobook promoting his performance, the image below really melts my heart with its haunting beauty (Thanks to Isabelle for … Continue reading

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#RichardArmitage for Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! Claude Becker style! June 12, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1168)

British actor (yay!  He slightly kept his Brit accent!)  Richard Armitage  is so purrrrfectly smoulderingly hot as Claude Becker in the “Oceans 8” film!  Love those pouty lips of his! Whether it is due to Claude Becker’s debonair tux with … Continue reading

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WCW:  I bought our “Oceans 8” tickets at Fandango for opening weekend starting June 8th, June 06, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1167)

#DateAfternoon for my hubby and I this weekend! Tuesday night, I bought our #opening_weekend #Oceans8 movie tickets online via #Fandango!  And the tickets come with a free movie poster!  Snap! And the matinee movie ticket price online was $3.99 USD … Continue reading

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THTHT–Richard Armitage characters diptych of John Thornton and Claude Becker by Mat Khal, May 29, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1166)

Two Richard Armitage characters, 14 years apart–John Thornton (left, North & South, 2004) and Claude Becker (right, Oceans 8, 2018)–one smouldering RA diptych by Mat Khal (Thanks!): Sighhh! P.S.  And here is the link for the “b roll” of behind the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage as Stair Master King,  May 15, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1163)

Ever wonder how ladies make it up–or down–long stairways, and not trip or tumble down the stairs in those massive ball gowns or trains, such as Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the 2013 Oscars (image below)?   Their escort is Richard … Continue reading

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Wolverine Wednesday!  Richard Armitage interview snippet about his role of Logan-Wolverine and images, May 09, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1162)

Love this video interview snippet (below) with the oh so talented British actor Richard Armitage talking about his role of Logan for “Wolverine:  The Long Night” podcast!   “Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night” Podcast – Richard Armitage as Logan” – … Continue reading

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Grati’s N&S Fan Fic “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” reaches 100K reads in Wattpad! March 11, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1151)

March 10, 2018 Dear Gratiana Lovelace stories Readers/Followers/Friends in Wattpad, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and beyond, My fan fic period romance novel (582 pages!) “N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons” –that I initially serialized from October 2013 to October 2014–has just … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday:  Twitter fun with Lucas North, in an Oz sort of way, February 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1146)

I had a fun and funny exchange with a twitter friend named @Kim_AussieGirl last night about the Spooks 9 plot twist debacle—wherein the beloved Lucas North character was revealed  to be a terrorist named John Bateman. So not how we … Continue reading

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Thriller Thursday:  Richard Armitage joins the cast of “The Lodge”, now filming in Montreal, February 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1141)

Thanks to Suzanne@suzi_writer for pointing me to RichardArmitageNet’s tweet (below), that explains Richard Armitage’s cryptic tweet (at the bottom): Richard Armitage in Montreal filming The Lodge https://t.co/SydU1SzF1b — RichardArmitageNet (@RAnetdotcom) February 7, 2018   that contians a link to the … Continue reading

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Grati’s New SAL blog header for 2018 is a tweak, January 27, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1138)

I so loved the design that I made for my SAL 2017 blogheader, that I have tweaked it for 2018.  Ha! And Richard Armitage’s Fresh Faces interview  video (see below) and photo shoot in December 2016 for Broadway.com at the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Richard Armitage’s colleagues in the 2017 film Pilgrimage for earning 3 IFTA nominations! January 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1135)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage  portrays Sir Raymond De Merville in the 2017 film “Pilgrimage”: Thanks to Angelika for sharing the image below of Richard Armitage portraying one of the leads Sir Raymond De Merville: Wow! The costume detail … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 28 End:  August Wedding, & Ch. 29:  Epilogue, December 31, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1132)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 27 (PG-13, D):  The Right Thing,  December 30 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1131)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):  Hope,  December 28, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1130)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 25 (PG-D):  Meeting under Duress,   December 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1129)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage in 2018’s “Ocean’s 8”–First Look Trailer from WB,  December 20, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1126)

This is going to be fun!   Thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to the video link!

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 24 (PG-D):  Sacrifice,  December 17, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1125 and on Wattpad)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 23 (PG):  Girls and Boys,  December 10, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1123)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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Melt My Heart Monday—Richard Armitage’s new “Night at the Opera” Selfie is a Stunner!   December 04, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1122)

The talented British actor Richard Armitage starring as Daniel Miller in Berlin Station on EPIX shared this Selfie the day of their Season 2 finale broadcast of episode 9 on Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Thanks to KatieC for sharing the … Continue reading

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