Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

I trust this weekend is treating you well!

Firstly, the Spanish readers will be delighted with the next translated chapter in the sidebar! Thank you, Kereny! ;)

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There doesn’t seem to be much movie news at the moment , but I’ll share what I have…

From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page; this cute Facebook based personalised invitation to buy the DVD

Venture Capital Post speculates on Michael Fassbender’s chances of playing Dr Flynn

And a cruise line cabin stewardess’s sense of humour….



The Laters, Baby site has a great DVD review


This week I read:

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The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan, book one in the Game On series was a great little find. Well written with a good measure of angst, some whopping emotion, and a side of deliciousness that packed just the punch I needed. I really enjoyed this book.

All Things Pretty by M Leighton, book three in the Pretty series was another great read.  (Yes, I’ve forgiven her for the crappy ending in Pocket Full of Sand). I loved that the female protagonist wasn’t the squeaky clean stereotype that we see so often, but there is a part two of this book (3.5) that really belongs with part one, not broken up into two books. Though the author admits this, she states publisher contractual clauses as the reason. I just don’t understand why a publisher would be stupid enough to make an author split a book like this. It’s not as though they make money off the second which Leighton has published for free. Can you say: odd!!??

Currently I’m reading:


All Things Pretty Part two by M Leighton.

On My shelf I have:


Spencer by Kerry Heavens


Love this saucy girl…


That’s it from me. Have an awesome weekend, girls ;) 

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

Let me wish those of you who are mums a wonderful Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy your breakfast in bed AND that you take a moment to appreciate what a wonderful gift it is to be a mum :)

We’ll kick off with some mommy fun…



This one made me smile…


Moving on to FSOG news. Again, I have a lot of things to share as the DVD has finally hit the shelves!

More of Darker:

Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware, the extended DVD song. It’s beautiful and very fitting, I think ;)

The People site supplies a FULL LIST of all the additions to the unrated edition along with their time slots within the movie.

Hollywood Life reports that Jamie may be going full frontal in Darker. Oh my…..

Cheat sheet: everything you need to know about the DVD from In Style

Just Jared shares insider info on the alternative ending featured on the FSOG DVD.

The Stir features an article about the degree of heartache of the alternative ending.

From Clizbeats: Republic Records release a FSOG remix album.

Then, Ellen has some fun with the extended teaser for Darker:

If you’re fiercely protective of the movie I suggest you give this “honest trailer” a skip. It certainly doesn’t reflect my feelings on the trailer but it is funny!

Thank you, Susan and the 50 Shades of Grey Support Facebook page for some of these FSOG picks-of-the-week. 


 This week I read:

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Overruled by Emma Chase, book one in The Legal Briefs series was a confusing one for me. While I love Emma Chase’s writing, and especially enjoy her male POV perspective, I found it very hard to find a character to identify with. The “love-triangle-that-wasn’t-a-trio” left me alternating between annoyance and bewilderment. Needless to say, as you can tell from this review, it was not my favorite.

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy, book two in the Off Campus series was a great read; sweet, sassy, and sexy young love at its best. I loved it!

Heat of the Moment by Elle Kennedy, book one on the Out of Uniform series was a delicious little novella but wayyy too short for my liking.

 Currently I’m reading:


The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan, book one in the Game On series.

If you’re a big fan of Christina and Lauren, check out their blog for cute shorts featuring the characters of Beautiful Player – by far my favorite in the series.

When Susan and I aren’t editing the hell out of Meander, and not debating the merit of a single word in a sea of 4000, then this is EXACTLY what we sound like….

LOL! I bet you can relate??

Every girl deserves a girlfriend with whom she can swoon over book boyfriends and the sometimes stray paths a series veers into!


And finally, our last Mother’s Day joke…

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 Have an awesome weekend, girls. Don’t forget to share your latest and greatest reads with us!

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Lots of news today! If you’ve not seen Christian’s apartment yet, check out this link…. The Red Room is now open!

Then, on YouTube, a Happy Birthday, Jamie clip:

Combined scenes to “Love Me Like You Do”…

Alternative ending tease…

And here is the teaser for Darker….

The Laters, Baby! site reports that Darker will possibly have a thriller-feel…

This, also from the Laters, Baby! site: a behind the scenes look at shooting the movie:



This week I read:

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Pocket Full of Sand by M Leighton was interesting. I’m not sure how I feel about this book. As always the writing was great but the ending was not in the usual style. It almost feels as if she wasn’t able to commit to the outcome of a certain direction and then left it up to the reader to decide. Also, just as a warning, the background story of the female protagonist and her daughter was very confronting.

My Wicked Valentine by Ann Mayburn, book one in the Club Wicked series, was not for me. It ticked all the boxes; broken billionaire playboy hottie meets sassy good-hearted woman, both fall hard and fast for kinky love neither was looking for, but it’s all been done before – thoroughly. To me, it felt contrived. However, if you’re keen on a repeat performance, then you’ll love this steamy read.

Currently I’m reading:


 Overruled by Emma Chase, book one in The Legal Briefs series. So far, it seems to lack Emma’s trademark wit, but I’m reserving my opinion until I get to the end.

On my shelf I have:


The Mistake by Elle Kennedy book two in the Off-Campus series.

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These are the books we can expect from our fav Authors for the month of May. These screen grabs were taken from the Goodreads site. Please note that the links are not live.


I’ve always thought these little doggies look naughty. Now I know for sure….


LOL! ;)

That’s it from me, girls. Have a lovely weekend!

Monique kiss

Pre order the DVD

Hello there, girls ;)

Just a quick midweek note….

The DVD is now available for pre order, and Crissy from the Laters, Baby! site discusses – in detail – which version to purchase. This one is for you, Crystal ;)

Then; this is cute…. A download for an Official Fifty Shades party kit….

Here’s a yummy fan-made trailer for Darker…

A funny edition of the trailer…

Behind the scenes with Ana…

Lastly, FSOG to Celine Dion’s soulful voice…

Thank you, Angelique ;)

This is COMPLETELY off topic but oh-so-funny! Pink Ink posted a little taste of what it’s like to be married to a romance writer… Hopefully my hubby doesn’t feel the same, but I must admit that he’s been dragged into service a few times to see what bits reach where for the sake of a scene… LOL!

Thank you, Sharon for serving up this little dash of hilarity! ;)




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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Winter is edging closer and closer in our part of the world and already I’m wishing it was over! I’m a real ninny when it comes to the cold!


The Spanish readers will be delighted with Kereny’s translation of the GQ article. Find it now in the sidebar, girls ;)

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With my last post we had a little extra peek into the Red Room, but this Today Show clip reveals a tad more – thank you, Angelique ;)

From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page: the song that accompanies the alternate ending on the coming FSOG DVD

Beautiful lyrics, huh? 


 This week I read:

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Beautiful Secret by Christina and Lauren, book four in the Beautiful Bastard series, was AWESOME! This writing duo only gets better and better with every completed book. Player is still my favorite in the series but this one is a close second.

Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair, book one in the Masters of the Shadowlands series was on the disappointing side for me. I certainly can’t fault the author’s style. The book is well written but, to me, it lacked an underlying story. There was nothing that sucked me in and held me captive. The characters had no depth and there was no build-up, no yearning, and no tension or intrigue supporting the steamy scenes. If you want some light reading with a good side of kinky lovin’ then this may be one for you.

Currently I’m reading:


Pocket Full of Sand my M Leighton. So far I’m loving it but I can tell that this one will be tugging on the ol’ heart strings….



Hopefully you didn’t have a week like this….


Truth! ;)

Have a great weekend, ladies. Have some wine, read a book, and relish the time with your loved ones…

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The rumour mill….

Hello, girls ;)

Thank you for the all the messages regarding the FSOG movie news. I love that you have me on speed dial! LOL!

Firstly, It seems that EL James’s husband may be writing the up-in-the-air screenplay. This is what Variety has to say on this interesting development.

The next tidbit features the release dates of “Darker” and “Freed”. It comes as no surprise, especially with all the Hollywood-style drama, that our hopes for a February 2016 release has been well and truly dashed. The Time Magazine reports that we’ll only be seeing Darker in 2017, and Freed in 2018… Personally, I think that’s wayyyyyyy too long! 

Then, the Fifty Shades of Grey YouTube channel posted this clip….

Seems we’ll be seeing a teaser sooner rather than laters, baby ;) And not to mention the little behind-the-scenes Red Room action…

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From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page, the Access Hollywood site posted this clip and OH MY! Check out the little teaser at the end….


Christian getting ready for the ball….


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:  




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:


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:


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


This one made me giggle:


Hopefully it’s not true for you. LOL!

Have a good one, girls ;)

Monique xx

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