Category Archives: Love and Relationships

A lovely Sir Guy & Lady Marian heart wallpaper via Marian Gisborne, January 27, 2023 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1508) 

  Lady Marian only has to look in Sir Guy’s direction and he is drawn to her once more–his love and lust for her burning like a rekindled fire. They were an ill fated pairing from the beginning.  But oh … Continue reading

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“A Lonesome Lord” (Regency Romance), Prologue through Ch. 01: , An interrupted sojourn home, January 22, 2023 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1507) 

(all rights reserved by Gratiana Lovelace; copyrighted 2023); [(1) Story Cover, below left] Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors  or illustrations, including:  Richard Armitage as … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage shares a teaser/tempter snippet from his new audiobook “The Drift” by CJ Tudor, January 20, 2023 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1506)

Avid skier and multi-talented British actor/producer/writer Richard Armitage   [right in 2016, via Audible]  shares a new audiobook narration snippet for a story set amidst a snowy backdrop in “The Drift”! Thanks RCA! ⁦@cjtudor⁩ ⁦@PenguinBooks⁩ A little tempter. 🥶 ❄️ ⛷️ … Continue reading

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“Winter Rental”, Ch. 11 (Epilogue):  New Beginnings,  by Gratiana Lovelace,  December 31, 2022 (Post #1505) 

[“Winter Rental” is an original contemporary romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace,2022; All rights reserved.]; [(1) the “Winter Rental” story cover (below left)]  [Author’s notes:  I cast my characters as I write my stories—to help myself and my readers visualize … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 09 End/Epilogue: Another wedding before a bright new year, by Gratiana Lovelace,  December 30, 2022  (Post #1504)  

(An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover below left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 08: Ewan learns about his Dunbar family heritage and gift of legacy, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 27, 2022  (Post #1502) 

(An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover below  left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 07: A Christmas Eve Castle Dun Dunbar Wedding and Village Party, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2022  (Post #1501)  

(An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover top left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 06: Helen recovers and another family secret is revealed, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 22, 2022  (Post #1500)  

“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 06: Helen recovers and another family secret is revealed, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 22, 2022  (Post #1500)   (An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 05: Duke Myles and son Ewan seek to heal their breach, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 18, 2022  (Post #1498) 

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 04: Navigating a father and son reunion, part 2:  Weathering a crisis together, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 13, 2022 (Post #1496)

  (An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover top left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 03: Navigating a father and son reunion, part 1:  Stay the course, by Gratiana Lovelace,  December 11, 2022 (Post #1495)

(An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover top left]   [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Ch. 02: Sophie telling Lexi her wedding news, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 07, 2022 (Post #1493)

 (An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover top left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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“A Castle Wedding for Christmas 2”, Introduction & Ch. 01 by Gratiana Lovelace, December 04, 2022 (Post #1492)

(An original Contemporary Romance fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover top left]  [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with … Continue reading

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Sizzling Sexy SatuRdAy!  Richard Armitage and Charlie Murphy steam up the screen in “Obsession”, November 26, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1491)  

The upcoming 2023 four episode Netflix British series “Obsession” looks to be quite smouldering, sizzling, sexy, and steamy (see pix below, Grati edit)! The multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage (above right) portrays a soon to be father-in-law  who enters into … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday!  New silver fox Richard Armitage  Selfie in front of the Agrippa Pantheon in Rome, November 10, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1488) 

 Thanks to Teresa Armitage for sharing RABulgaria’s recent new  Richard Armitage selfie portrait! The multi-talented British actor/author/producer Richard Armitage is such a silver fox!  And he’s standing in front of the Marcus Agrippa Pantheon in Rome!  Talk about atmosphere! Wishing … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday!  A New Richard Armitage selfie narrating his first self-authored book “Geneva”, September 16, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1479)

The multi-talented British actor/producer/author Richard Armitage begins narrating his own first self-authored book, “Geneva”, as an audiobook!     Congrats!  I look forward to listening to your wonderful storytelling again! And also thanks for the new RASelfie, Mr. A! RASelfie … Continue reading

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The movie poster for “The Man from Rome” starring Richard Armitage, July 23, 2022  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1470)

   Love this new movie poster for “The Man from Rome” film–starring Richard Armitage portraying Fr. Quart– as tweeted by the book’s author–Arturo Perez-Reverte! With the talented British actor Richard Armitage blending his dramatic, action hero, and spy character acting … Continue reading

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Congratulations to British Actor Richard Armitage for his recently awarded Honorary Degree! July 22, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1469)

Wow!  Congratulations to the multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage for recently being awarded an Honorary Degree as a Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester, in his hometown of Leicester, England!  For more on the big day, visit this … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s “The Man From Rome” film premieres in September 2022, May 28, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1459) 

“The Man from Rome” film will premiere in September 2022! Thanks to the talented British actor Richard Armitage and then RAFan CynDainty retweeting the author Arturo Perez-Reverte‘s tweet about it! So that shortens our wait for the next big Richard … Continue reading

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Tenderly Sexy Saturday!  Love Richard Armitage’s kind words about his “Damage” love interest and costar Charlie Murphy!  May 21, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1458)

The talented and handsome British actor Richard Armitage is such a gentleman! Though his recently finished filming tv miniseries “Damage” is touted to be an “erotic thriller” about the damaging effects of adultery upon a family, Richard Armitage softens that … Continue reading

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Two recent Richard Armitage film characters embody shades of lust and temptation,  May 18, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1457) 

The talented British actor Richard Armitage looks oh so temptingliy handsome bts in filming his last day of the miniseries “Damage” yesterday (image belowof Richard Armitage).  In it, he portrays a future father-in-law who has an affair with his future … Continue reading

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“Winter Rental”, Ch. 10 (End):  Slipping away for some privacy,  by Gratiana Lovelace,  March 27, 2022 (Post #1454)    

[“Winter Rental” is an original contemporary romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved.];    [(1) the “Winter Rental” story cover (left)] [Author’s notes:  I cast my characters as I write my stories—to help myself and my readers … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage attended the WOS Awards with his White Boar Films producing partner Emily Marr, March 15, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1453)

Thanks to Young_Ox_Libra for tweeting the scoop on White Boar Films producing partners talented British actor Richard Armitage and Emily Marr raising their company’s profile in attending the What’s on Stage Awards February 22, 2022–where Mr. Armitage was a Best … Continue reading

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Esther and Daniel Farewell gif is poignantly romantic, March 07, 2022 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1452) 

  Love this Esther and Daniel in Berlin Station gif (2nd one) shared by CatiaB, Thanks!  Sighhh! ♥️💫#DanielMiller🕵️🕵️🕵️#RichardArmitage💫♥️ pic.twitter.com/QdIpzk2QUP — Catia Battistini ❤️ (@BattistiniCatia) March 5, 2022 My reply to Catia’s gif tweet was, with a slight edit: “With every … Continue reading

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“Winter Rental”, Ch. 9:  A slight misunderstanding,  by Gratiana Lovelace,  February 27, 2022 (Post #1450)

  [“Winter Rental” is an original contemporary romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved.];   [(1) the “Winter Rental” story cover (left)] [Author’s notes:  I cast my characters as I write my stories—to help myself and my readers … Continue reading

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