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March 15, 2018

What makes a good Ending? #readromance #RLFblog #writing


Hi, everyone! It's Princess Vicki and I want to chat about THE END. You just finished the book,  close it, and sometimes, sigh. The last line sets the tone for how the book ends, a resolution, and is a counterpoint to the opening line which sets the story in motion.
Sometimes, there are lines that stay with us forever. For example:
“Tomorrow is another day.” From Gone With the Wind
“Thank you, God, she thought. Thank you.” From A Knight in Shining Armor (When I reached the end of this one, I sat for about a minute with the book in my hands, then started it again instantly.)
When I finish a story or book, I think a lot about the last line. I have been accused of writing a cliffhanger and maybe so.

“Taking another breath, I mustered every ounce of bravery I possessed and said, “Choose me.” Find Temporarily Employed at: Amazon 

He took a deep breath and said something I never never, ever-ever thought I would hear, “Come on, sweetheart. Let’s get lucky.” Find Temporarily Insane at: Amazon 


The relationship isn’t resolved in TE, and in TI, Allan Wellborn is trying really hard to win Hattie back. Will he get the girl?
Today, I’m sharing last line from the Princess’ books. Take a look:
“I sold my soul to the devil.” Find The Devil Take Me at: Amazon


Without calling to Alexandra or the others, he sauntered past them and toward the street. Find Saving Hope at: Amazon



“Gie it laldy, now lass,” he murmured as they faced the rector. And she did, because at last the bright autumn sun shone high overhead, and everything was exactly as it should be. Find Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Marry at: Amazon

She threw her arms around his neck, and somewhere, in between sobs, he found her mouth and began to complete her happiness with unmistakable kisses. Find Mistaken Kiss at: Amazon

Then he gently picked her up, cradling her in his arms, and crossed the threshold into their home, and into the bright future they would make together. Find A Family for the Rancher at: Amazon

She walked back to kitchen sink to finish up when she glanced through the window into the dark…and swore she saw Tessa wink at her. Find Heard it Through the Grapevine at: Amazon
As she took her silver throne as queen for the first time, Aoife realized she had at long last fulfilled the prophecy. Find On the Hunt for the Wizard King at: Amazon


But then again, what did he know, other than he'd willingly slay dragons, fight giants, and face down a wild beast with his bare hands if it brought him the right woman. Find Brooks: Book 2 in Farraday Country at: Website 
Dear Readers: Do any of our endings compel you? Happy reading!


March 6, 2018

Michelle Miles: Let's talk crafts

I had a hard time coming up with something to blog about. I’m not sure what my mental block is with blogging lately, but I literally stare into space and then … I got nothin’.

I thought about talking about the Oscars but, let’s face it, they were #OscarsSoBoring. I was glad to see Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell win. The Shape of Water just looks weird to me and I doubt I’ll ever see it.

There’s not much else going on in my life other than writing, editing and stitching. I’ve started an Etsy shop and I’ve been stitching my little fingers to the bone. I make cross-stitched Christmas ornaments. If you follow me on Facebook, you likely have seen me post progress photos of them. They’re fun and they give me a sense of accomplishment because I can finish one in about a week.

I’m also trying to teach myself how to crochet. I have no idea why other than I saw the most gorgeous crocheted blanket on Facebook. It looks like this:

Isn't it gorgeous? I have these grandiose ideas that I’m going to be able to do this. Let’s be real here. This is all I can do:

I guess it’s a start. Cross-stitching was easy for me to learn. Crochet? Not so much.

I’ve done all sorts of crafts—made wreaths, flower arrangements, stitched just about anything I could find a good pattern for. But crochet and knitting seem…daunting.

Anyway…that’s about all I’ve been up to. Aside from working the day job and trying to get the teen to finish his driving hours so he can go for his driving test. He is SO not interested in that.

What fun crafts do you know how to do? Or do you want to learn?