Love 'em? Hate 'em? And "why" on both accounts. Ready, steady, go! Seriously, though, as a writer, I like using them at the end of chapters to keep readers moving through the book. Time is so valuable these days, so when I have a reader's attention, I like to try to keep it. Cliffhangers at the end of books, however, are another matter. What's that saying about always leave them wanting more? The problem, I think, comes when there's too much time between releases. Of course, many readers think even one day is TOO LONG if they're waiting on an author they love. I tend to stay away from huge cliffies at the end of my books, but I'd love to hear thoughts from others.