Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

So? How is your weekend going? They’re always too short, right?

I’d like to take a moment to welcome the new Spanish readers, and you’ll be delighted to know that I’ve just posted chapter 51 of the Spanish Translation. Thank you Kereny ;)

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As it’s almost time for the DVD release the Laters, Baby site discuss which DVD to pick.

This is a short, sweet, and sharp summary of the Fifty Shades craze…

LOL! ;)

The following two pieces of news are from the Laters Baby Facebook page:

Ever wondered if you can have your ebook autographed? Seems that you can! Check out the Authorgraph site.

New official movie stills:  

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This week I read:

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Knight and Play by Kitty French, book two in the Knight series, was a lovely conclusion to Sophie and Lucien’s story.

Knight and Day by Kitty French, book three in the Knight series, still features the the main characters from the first two books but is centred around Sophie’s best friend finding love.  This one, for some strange reason, wasn’t my favorite in the series.

Currently I’m reading:

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Beautiful Secret by Christina and Lauren, book four in the Beautiful Bastard series. I’m looking forward to this one!

On my shelf I have:

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Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair, book one in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. This one came highly recommended….

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This one made me giggle:

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Hopefully it’s not true for you. LOL!

Have a good one, girls ;)

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies ;)

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. My SHORT break has come and is almost gone *sigh* But, I seem to be out of my book slump, so that’s something, right? 

Luckily for the Spanish readers Kereny is on fire! I’ve just posted chapter 50, (the second one for this week) for the Spanish readers :)

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Angelique shared this edited movie clip with me; one that really tugs at the heart strings…

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This week I read:

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Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, was, as predicted, an awesome read. Mal is still my fav but this one came a close second. I love the Stage Dive guys and Kylie writes them so well.

Knight and Play by Kitty French, book one in the Knight series, was another good read. This is my first time reading this author and I’m pleasantly surprised. Not only was it well written but dang, it all but melted my phone for all it’s scintillating scorch! Under normal circumstances this much nooky will put me off but nooooo, she keeps it smokin’ though she never drops her eye from the underlying story-ball. I went straight from book one to book two…

Currently I’m reading:

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Knight and Stay by Kitty French, book two in the Knight series. It’s not hard to imagine Alexander Skarsgard when you get to know Lucien, the Nordic hottie that keeps our girl Sophie warm at night ;)

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Here’s a little taste thanks to the Totally Booked Blog

On my shelf I have:

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Knight and Day by Kitty French, book three in the Knight series. No surprise there… LOL!

What time is it, girls?

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You guessed it; it’s READING time! ;)

And here’s another little home truth that needs saying:

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Have a good week, ladies and please, don’t forget to share, share, share!

Monique xx

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News…

Hello girls :)

I trust this week is treating you well.

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For the Spanish readers, the latest translated chapter is in the sidebar. Thank you, Kereny! ;)

I subscribe to the Fifty Shades of Grey YouTube channel and they’ve compiled a wonderful list of ALL the movie goodies. Check it out here:

On the same channel a host of clips on Fifty but the most notable; Fifty’s astounding success:

And more – just because…

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Sharon shared this; a still scene capturing one of the heart stopping moments in the movie. Gives you a REAL sense of the Red Room’s vulnerability, doesn’t it? 

50Shadesworld.com share the details of the DVD release and the extras we can expect.

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And lastly, also from Sharon; TRUTH:

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LOL!

Have a good one, ladies :)

 

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

I hope you’re having an awesome long weekend break. I can tell you that I, for one, am super grateful for a rest after a grueling ten weeks of school.

I always love to see the new ways in which FSOG affects the world. Can you imagine what it’s like for a random guy saddled with the surname Gray, now? 

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Whahahaha! Too funny. I sure as hell would take a look! ;)

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This week I read:

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Manwhore by Katie Evans, book one in the Manwhore series, was…. complicated. I’m sure I’m gonna’ ruffle a few feathers with my review, but damn, it was just so off the mark from her usual brilliant style that I can’t let it slide. Firstly, let me say that I was utterly in love with her previous, debut series; Real. The characters were engaging, the writing (language and technical details) were great despite her taking some literary risks, and the emotion flowed in buckets. It made the story seem, well…. real – alive with the love, drama, and hotness we so crave. Manwhore, on the other hand, was a massive disappointment. The main female protagonist was an absolute flake and technically; I don’t know what went wrong. There were just so many mistakes or grammatical oddities that it started to grate on me. And I can look past A LOT provided the story has me gripped but I felt as though I had to fight through the chapters. When you pay a premium price for a premium writer like Katie (the ebook was around the $9.00 Australian in my neck of the woods where normally we pay around $3), frankly, I expect, at the very least, good editing. Having said that, I did love Saint, the male lead, and was it not for him and a strong finish (a cliffy), I would not pursue this series any further. As it stands, I feel she got back into her groove in the dying chapters of the book which was its saving grace. I’m really hoping she’ll bring the goods in book two and have a serious chat with her editor along the way. Sorry, girls. So far, I’ve only given it two and a half stars on Goodreads.

Incandescent by River Savage, book one in the Knights Rebels MC series was a poolside read of the Alpha male motorcycle variety.

Currently I’m reading:

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Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, so far, is right up there with the rest of this writer’s awesome reads. I love this series; funny, poignant, and hot. How can you go wrong? I would definitely recommend this series. I especially loved book two. Mal, the drummer, rocks!

On my shelf I have:

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Knight and Play by Kitty French, book one in the Knight series.

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This one made me smile: realism…

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Have a wonderful weekend with lots of fabulous reads, girls :)

Monique xx

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Happy Easter

Hello, girls ;)

Just a quick note to say happy Easter!

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I saw this on Buzzfeed…. A sexy reminder of why we love to read this genre – taken from Sylvia Day’s books.

Isn’t love beautiful?

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LOL! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! 

See ya’ Sunday ;)

Between the covers book club

Good morning/evening, ladies ;)

I’ve had a harrowing morning dealing with plagiarism. Please, let me just take a moment to vent… I’d like to remind the world in general that though this may be fan fiction it is still absolutely and completely my own work and thus subject to copyright. It is not to be copied, translated, distributed, or anything that I can’t think of right now without my express permission. And though I’m flattered that folks love it enough to want to redistribute it; a reblog or the posting of a link to my site are the only acceptable, reasonable, and respectful things to do to me and my translator’s hard and honest work. Also, this site is for ADULTS! – Rant over :P

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Thanks to Kereny I’ve posted the following Spanish chapter, chapter 48. Please enjoy, ladies ;)

News regarding the movie is as follows: 

The director, Sam Taylor-Johnson has officially left the FSOG movie franchise according to Deadline. I can’t say that I’m surprised but so far none of the news titbits we’re getting bode well for the swift making of Darker…. 

Then, hee-haa! Just Jared claims we’ll be able to buy the DVD on the 1st and the 8th of May and that it will include two hours of bonus features. I just hope that those scenes will be… MORE! 

Thank you to all the lovely ladies passing on links and news this last week. I appreciate you thinking of me and sharing. 

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 This week I read:

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Monster in his Eyes by JM Darhower, book one in the Monster in his Eyes series, was a good read, if a tad intense. I will be looking at the follow-on books but only after I’ve read the yummy latest releases I have calling my name.

The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz, book three in the Original Sinners White Years series, was, as always, an excellent read and marked the true end of my book slump. If you’ve not had the pleasure of Nora’s company, and you don’t mind the harder edge of kink, then you’ve got to take a peek at these phenomenal books.

Currently I’m reading:

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Manwhore by Katy Evans, book one in the Manwhore series. I’m going to reserve my judgement on this until I’m done but in the mean time I can leave you with a little taste; a fan made trailer of Saint’s deliciousness:

On my shelf I have:

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Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, will appear on my shelf by the 31st due to the wonders of pre-ordering. Yay!

Incandescent by River Savage, book one in the Knight’s Rebels MC series was a strong recommendation and I look forward to reading all about the hot bikers… Thank you, MAC ;)

Here are the delicious reads coming our way in April from Goodreads:

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Please note that the links in the above pics are not live. They are screenshots taken from the Goodreads site.

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Here’s a little joke I thought was very appropriate. I hope it makes you smile too :)

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Have a an awesome weekend, girls. Let me hear from you and your best reads! ;)

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

I trust you are well into enjoying a relaxing weekend. For all the Irish readers, I hope you had a great St Patrick’s Day! ;)

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Then; I’d like to welcome the slew of new readers this week. I don’t know if you are just more vocal in sharing your thoughts or whether I’ve had a run on the site, but I love that you’ve had a good time sharing this tribute to FSOG! 

This week I got these two beauties from Angelique because…. we always want more ;)

I love the series of kissing scenes *sigh* – Thank you, Angelique ;)

My horrid book slump continued this week but luckily got better by the end of it….

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This week I read:

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I wasn’t quite ready to delve into the dark depths of Monster In His Eyes so I thought I’d start with something lighter beforehand… Big, BIG mistake! LOL!

Sexual Awakenings by Angelica Chase, book one in the Sexual Awakening series, though technically good, was pages and pages of gratuitous sex. Now, in our world, that might seem like a good thing but, for me, without feeling the love grow along with the desire as the connection develops between two (or sometimes three) characters, it’s simply sex – a hollow echo of what could be. It might still unfold as the series progresses but it’s lost me and I will not be pursuing the rest of the books. If you are into lots of nooky then feast away.

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young, book one in the Friends With Benefits series was another letdown. I was intrigued that a male writer tackled an older woman/younger guy story but I’ve never come across a book where an author writes so much without saying so little. The story was slow and the comedy contrived. As much as I dislike dishing negative reviews I can’t even call it a poolside read.

Currently I’m reading:

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Monster In His Eyes by JM Darhower, book one in the Monster In His Eyes series, is well written but from early on you feel the intensity brewing. Now, at almost 90%, I feel like I can see the trainwreck coming….

I’m soooo looking forward to Manwhore this coming week. Katy Evans always brings it!

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I saw this the other day and thought it a helluva’ tool for those of you with teens…

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Good one, right? LOL!

Let’s hear from you, girls. Share those reading treasures as you find them ;)

Monique xx

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