3…

3 days

Thank you, Musikstarr for the great countdown pic :)

Also, the Laters, Baby site featured a Fifty Shades of Grey official Smartphone app. See more here:

http://latersbaby.net/?p=5786#sthash.ASRMy3xo.dpbs

 

 

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Day 4

I don’t know about you but the trailer teaser was just that! Such a tease! Aaarrgghhhh! I just want to see it already :P

And with all things mainstream, you’re bound to see jokes about it…

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Thank you for sharing, Sharon ;)

Between the covers book club and news

Hello, lovely ladies :)

Day 5

Squeeeee…. Only five days to go until we see the official trailer, and in the mean time, EL James posted a trailer teaser on Instagram!

Check it out:

http://instagram.com/p/qp2Maivw5b/?modal=true

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This week I read:

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Tempted By Trouble by Susan Arden was cute; a poolside read.

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton, book two in the Cocktail series was funny and sexy. I loved it, a great read!

Currently I’m reading:

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Tamed by Emma Chase, book three in the Tangled series. I’m loving the sexy, romantic comedy streak I’m on at the moment. Lighthearted and fun.

On My shelf I have:

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One Night Promised by Jodie Ellen Malpas. I CANNOT wait to get to this one, the new book by the fabulous author who brought us Jesse Ward from the This Man series ;)

Is it just me or do many of our favorite authors seem to release their books in the middle of the year, at the same time, so we’re suddenly swamped in good reads waiting for us? You’d think they would space it out over the year :P And we still have Katy Evans to look forward to!  Yay! :)

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Thanks to Kereny’s hard work I’ve posted chapter 31 of the Spanish version of Meander.

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So the countdown is on, ladies. I have my fingers crossed but I’m still nervous.  I think maybe our expectations are too high to ever be met, but I live in hope ;)

I hope you have a stunning weekend. Don’t forget to share your best reads with us!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Here’s hoping that your Sunday is a relaxing one; filled with nothing but loved ones and good reads.

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As I’m sure you’ve seen by now, it seems we have a release date for our long-awaited movie trailer – straight from the horse’s mouth…. Circle this date in your calendars, girls: July the 24th!!!

Personally, I’m burning with curiosity! See more on EL James herself tweeting on the trailer release date on the Laters, Baby site:

http://latersbaby.net/?p=5687

Also, I’ve recently noticed annoying pop-up advertising on my blog. I know that from time to time WordPress allows advertising on the sites they host but nothing like this. Is this something you guys see when you visit my blog? Does it bother you as much as it irks me?? I really dislike the flashing, distracting nature of these ads, some of them placed inside of a post making it look as though it’s part of the post itself or using key words in the text as links to unrelated stuff. Let me know what you think, please :)

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This week I read:

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Frigid by Jennifer Armentrout/J Lynn was a cute, romantic story of young, burning love complete with all the drama and angst that goes along with it. I enjoyed it. It’s right up to standard to her previous books.

Against All Odds by Angie McKeon was one helluva’ intense read. I had a massive book hangover after this one. It was well written and certainly steamy in places but damn! Emotionally loaded is not the word. Phew! If you’re looking for something to grab you by the… uhm… heartstrings and shake you up, then this this will definitely put you through the emotional wringer. I gave it four stars on Goodreads. Thank you, Katherine ;)

After the heart clenching of Against All Odds I needed something a little more frivolous so I read all five in the series of the Last Good Knight by Tiffany Reisz. Five sounds like a lot, but really, they basically contain a single chapter per a book. You can hardly call them novellas, but they were just what I needed and I ADORE the way this woman writes. I LOVED them but would have prefered to buy them in a single short novel – just as she’s done with the other short story spinoffs from the Original Sinners series.

Currently I’m reading:

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Tempted By Trouble by Susan Arden. I’m reserving judgment on this one until I’m done but who doesn’t love a bad-boy cowboy? ;)

On my shelf I have:

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Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton, book two in the Cocktail series. I’m excited to see what she’s going to do with this novel. Wallbanger was an unexpected surprise read; funny and fun, so I have high hopes.

If you have a to-read list as long as mine then this might help…. ;)

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Ha! Yes, this happens to me all the time!

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I hope you have a beautiful week and don’t forget to share your awesome reads with us!

Monique xx

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Book club and news

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

I hope this post finds you well and happy!

My wonderful editor, Susan, recently shared this little nugget with me: a site that “…alerts you of limited-time free and discounted ebooks matching your interests.” Check it out! Subscribe for free and get e-mail alerts of deals that suits your taste in books.

https://www.bookbub.com/home/

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This week I read:

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Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina and Lauren. As I predicted it was fantastic. A very sexy read with a nice, meaty story to back it up. I’m sticking to my Best Of The Best rating from last week.

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan was a beautiful, bitter-sweet story; hot and well written. What more can a girl ask for? Thank you, Susan for the e-book! ;)

Currently I’m reading:

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Frigid by J Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout. Sweet, young romance – exactly what I’ve come to expect from this great author.

On my shelf I have:

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Against All Odds by Angie McKeon. Another strong recommendation from Katherine.

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Then, the Italian readers will be thrilled with the translation of the second part of Valentine’s Meander that I’ve posted thanks to a very dedicated Paula.

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Have a lovely weekend, ladies, and please share your treasured reads with us!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

I hope you like the blog’s new look, just a little facelift to keep things fresh. It’s another cold weekend here but luckily I had a great book to keep me warm this week ;) 

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This week I read:

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Ask for it by Sylvia Day. This was a good read, very typical of the books in her Georgian series. If you like hot Lords and Ladies and ripping corsets then this one is for you ;)

Currently I’m reading:

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Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina and Lauren. I was supposed to read Frigid by J Lynn, but after a strong recommendation from Katherine I opted for Sweet Filthy Boy instead. I’m going to go out on a limb here and give it my Best of the Best award even though I’ve not finished it yet.

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This has to be one of the hottest books I’ve read in a long time – hot as doughnut fat! Not sure what that says about me, but damn! I think it’s smokin’ ;)

On my shelf I have:

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Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Another strong recommendation from Susan. Thank you, Editor Fairy! ;)

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Then, Kereny just sent me the latest Spanish chapter. Check the sidebar for chapter 30. Thank you, girlfriend! ;)

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This made me chuckle….

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I hope you have a stunning week, ladies and I hope your books keep you in great company!

Remember to share your greatest reads with us.

Monique xx

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Spanish chapter and news

Hello ladies ;)

I hope your week is going well. If I have any fellow Queenslanders (go the Broncos!) following my blog or social media sites, please drop me a line on moniquelain@gmail.com. 

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Kereny just sent me the following Spanish chapter, chapter 29 – hot off the press. Enjoy, ladies :)

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A cool bit of news from the Laters Baby site s that their podcasts are now available on iTunes.

http://latersbaby.net/?p=5523#sthash.4PA9frSO.dpbs

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

Just a little bit of feedback. I’m currently rewriting the one shots; Christmas and Valentine’s Meander to take up their rightful spots as chapters 70, 71 and 72. I know things are going considerably slower but I will get there – eventually :) After that I will tackle the end of 69 and then get to the epilogue :)

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This week I read:

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Devoured by Emily Snow. This book was not for me though it had all the ingredients that usually make for a good read. Maybe you had batter luck than I did with this one.

Trust in me by J Lynn was book 1.5 in the Wait For You series, all from Cam’s POV. I loved it.

Currently I’m reading:

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Ask For It by Sylvia Day. This is part of her Georgian series, a great fall-back for me when I’m waiting to find the next fabulous read.

On my shelf I have:

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Frigid by J Lynn.

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Also, I’m still looking for a new Portuguese translator to take on what’s left of the Portuguese translating. If you feel you are up to this love job, please let me know.

I hope you have a chuckle at this one:

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Have a great weekend, ladies. Don’t forget to share your best reads with us!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello lovely ladies :)

As we’re slipping into cooler temps I have to wonder why we don’t get to hibernate. Imagine a whole winter snoozing, reading, and snacking. Sounds good, right? I hope our northern hemisphere counterparts are enjoying their sunny climes ;) At least the weather makes for great reading times.

This week I had a good reading week but it’s left me musing about something else. Isn’t it funny how books and the writing styles in them vary so dramatically? I read an excellent book this week and another that I’m not so crazy about. In this instance, the one that I loved also happened to be well written, which is always a nice convergence, but on the other hand, the not so great read is not so well written, almost guaranteeing my dislike. However this trend is not something that I find holds water i alln other cases. Similarly I’ve read and very much ENJOYED poorly written books because the plot and story lines are as gripping as they are engaging, and by the same token, have found some grammatically well written books (even in the same genre) an absolute bore. You have to ask yourself what exactly is it that draws us to a book and holds us captive in it’s wordy spell….

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This week I read:

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The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (book 1 in the Vincent Boys series) was a lovely read; sweet and sexy but the couple is very young.

Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase is a novella that fits in between Tangled and Twisted and a stunning little filler in this great Tangled series. I love this writer and I found these books to be funny and refreshing.

Wait for You by J Lynn was a great read but a tad more intense than the books I’ve read from her before. She’s definitely still on my favorite’s list.

Currently I’m reading:

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Devoured by Emily Snow, book 1 in the Devoured series. So far, I’m not in love but I’ll review properly next week when I’ve read through the whole thing.

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Here is a little something from Big Bang’s super smooth Walowitz to put a smile on your face ;)

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Happy reading, ladies.

Monique xx

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