Please welcome fellow Sourcebooks fiction author Megan Mulry, whose latest in her Unruly Royal women’s fiction series, R is for Rebel, is now in stores!
Hello and Goodbye
Well, hello Casablanca Authors! Thanks so much for having my Landmark Author self over to your digs to celebrate the publication of R IS FOR REBEL!
This is the fourth and final book in the Unruly Royals series and—as many of you know from having written a series (serieses?)—it can be a triumphant and bittersweet moment when the last book is released. I’ve loved getting to know my characters and seeing how screwed up I could make them—they’re so much more deserving of their HEA that way, don’t you think?—but now it’s time to say bon voyage to the last of my little chicks and let them leave the nest.
My characters also have a tendency to run screaming from the building the first time they realize they’re falling in love (and Abigail in R IS FOR REBEL is no exception), so I thought it’d be fun to celebrate The Great Goodbyes. In honor of these champagne-bottle-crashing-against-the-prow moments, here are five of my all-time favorite cinematic partings:
1. The Classic: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
I mean? Seriously? Does it get any better than that? When she’s all teary but knows she has to go. Just kill me now.
2. The Taunt: “Afraid I was gonna leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?”
Pretty much hands-down the best rascally hero of all time. Agree? Disagree?
3. The Go-Away-But-I-Don’t-Really-Mean-It: “Goodbye Nickie.”
For pure nail-biting, tear-jerking at its best, no matter how many times I see it I always yell, “Don’t leave!” at the screen.
4. The Take-Back: “I don’t love you.”
“Liar!” I always yell. Poor wounded hero. She just wants to love you, you stupid bastard. (You have to say that last bit with a south Bahstin accent.)
5. The Scram: “You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken. You got no guts.”
As far as I’m concerned, that mangy cat steals the scene, but I love it all to pieces…New York City…the rain…the music. Yes, thank you.
As you can probably tell, most of these goodbyes are really hellos. My favorite kind! Do you have an all-time favorite goodbye scene? Sourcebooks will be giving away 2 copies of R is for Rebel to a random commenter and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Thanks so much again for having me!
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Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller. Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her family in Florida.