Between the covers book club and Spanish chapter

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Wow, August already, huh? C.R.A.Z.Y! Where does the time go?

Let’s kick off with a little something for the Spanish readers; awesome Kereny has treated us to another freshly translated chapter. Please find chapter 58 in the sidebar.

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Not much is happening on the movie front but the MOVIEPILOT offers some advice for the making of Darker.

If you’re a Jamie fan you’ll love the many faces of Christian…

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These tidbits are from the 50 Shades of Grey Support Facebook page ;)

This post made me smile and though it’s not FSOG related, it’s right up our fairytale-genre alley. 

What would the Disney Princes look like in real life? BuzzFeed shows us Jirka Väätäinen’s amazing fairytale Alpha’s likenesses…


Cute, isn’t it?


This week I read:

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Release Me By Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers, book two in the Chasing Fire series, was just as good as the first one. Hudson is a delicious book boyfriend, and if you’re looking for something strongly reminiscent of FSOG then this is the read for you – and a well written one too. My only complaint was the very abrupt ending. Here’s hoping that we see book three shortly!

Smart, Sexy and Secretive by Tammy Falkner, book two in the Reed brothers series, was more of a long novella rather than a full book, and in that sense, a bit of a disappointment. The author formatted the book with double spacing which gives you all the pages of a full length book but half the words. It made me feel cheated. Also, though I like nothing better than a HEA, this one was so sugary it felt a little empty.

Bait by M Mabie, book one in the Wake series, was not my kind of read. The story may have ended up being a good one had I managed to finish it, but the incredibly shoddy editing let it down to a point of me abandoning the book.

Currently I’m reading:


One Night of Trouble by Elle Kennedy, book three in the After Hours series.

I’m not sure where I’m going next. If you have any inspiring reads up your sleeve then please share ;)

Here are some of the books we can expect in August taken from my Goodreads list:





Please note these links are not live.


Have a beautiful rest, girls!

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Between the covers book club and Spanish chapter

Hello, lovely ladies :)

It’s weekend! Yay! Phew, after another super busy week it’s nice to wind down :)

For the Spanish readers, check out the sidebar for chapter 57. Thank you, Kereny!

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I absolutely LOVE all the FSOG cakes, and this one is no exception. You gotta’ admire the stunning detail!


Well…. it seems as though Henry was leading us all by the nose by neither confirming nor denying the rumours of him playing Jack, but he’s finally come clean and, at least to most of you, it will be a relief to learn that we won’t get to hate him as Hyde after all. This is what The Stir had to say about him breaking Fifty Shades-fan hearts all over the word.

Again from The Stir, Charlie Hunnam gives us a tiny insight into why he left the Fifty Shades cast.

Then, here’s something for you to do on a rainy day; an adult Fifty Shades of Grey coloring book! Check it out on Kickstarter.

All these little tidbits are from the 50 Shades of Grey Support Facebook page and the Laters, Baby site Heart


 Thank you, Sharon for sharing this pic of Jamie with us. I can see why it’s a fav of yours! ;) 


This Week I read:

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Revived by Samantha Towle, book two in the Revved series, was okay. It started out great, had all the ingredients for a knock-out story, but the ending let the book down. A very anticlimactic wind-down to a would-be explosive read.

Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner, book one in the Reed Brothers series, on the other hand, was outstanding! This one goes straight onto my favorites shelf. Logan is AWESOME!! And thank you, Kereny for the great recommendation!

Currently I’m reading:


Release Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers, book two in the Chasing Fire series. I’ll review fully with next week’s book club but I maintain my stance from last week – very much like Fifty is many ways, but well worth the read.

On my shelf I have:


Smart, Sexy and Secretive by Tammy Falkner, book two in the Reed Brothers series.


This made me giggle…. Truth! 

It was lovely virtually chatting with you, girls. Hope you have an awesome, restful reading weekend!

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Between the covers book club

Hello ladies :)

I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful weekend. With all the excitement from last week’s article in The Stir regarding the possibility of Henry Cavill playing Jack Hyde, I thought it would be fun to share some more casting speculations, again from The Stir…

Then, you gotta’ love Ken and Barbie playing Fifty, Fifty….


Oh my…. Naughty dollies! ;)


This week I read:

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Roomies by Lindy Zart was a lovely read, cute and heartwarming, but short in the steam that we love so much.

Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K Rogers, book one in the Chasing Fire series, was a great find. If you’re looking for a “similar to Fifty Shades” read then this one might be for you. Book two is coming out shortly.

Currently I’m reading:


Revived by Samantha Towle, book two in the Revved series. This is Leandro’s story so you can read the series out of order, if you like.


Happy reading, girls! I’ll see ya’ next week ;)

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

As a cold snap has finally reached our sunny side of the world, and really, I have nothing to complain about, but damn, I am officially rebelling against winter – just sayin’! LOL!

According to The Stir, Henry Calvill will be playing Jack Hyde in Darker.

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A little reminder for in case you’ve forgotten what The Tudors actor looks like ;) 

This is an interesting clip, a great edit, but it definitely shows the harder edge of Christian in the movie…

Then, last week, I forgot to post the latest books from our fav authors coming in July:




Please note that these are screenshots from the Goodreads site and the links are therefore not live.


This week I read:

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Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey, book one in the Kowalsi Family series, was a very cute little read! Great story but sadly lacking in the hotness factor that constitutes the difference between chicklit and a DELICIOUS read.

Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans, book two in the Manwhore series, was MUCH better than the first but still not at the top of Katy’s game. Again I found the grammar issues a huge distraction, but this time around Rachel was much more bearable. The longing and intensity between her and Saint was off the scales HOT, but there was very little in the way of background story. A good read overall.

Currently I’m reading:


Roomies by Lindy Zart is, so far, another heartwarming read but I’m halfway in and so far, no steam….

On my shelf I have:

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Revived by Samantha Towle, book two in the Revved series.

Bait by M Mabie, book one in the Wake series.


That’s it from me for today, girls. I hope you have a beautiful week ;)

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club and Spanish chapter

Hello girls :) 

An early one from me this week as I’m sure the Spanish readers are ready for their next installation of Meander. Please find chapter 56 in the sidebar – compliments of Kereny ;)

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This  news from the 50 Shades of Grey Support Facebook page:

It may not be best edited clip I’ve seen but it’s lovely to see all the steamy scenes together…

YIBADA speculates about Darker

And MTV News features some…. uhm…. interesting Fifty Shades tattoos ;)

And then, I thought it might be worth our while to take a closer look at Christian’s tie seeing as it played such a BIG part in the book…


I’m sure you will all agree, gray really is his color! LOL! ;)


 This week I read:

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The Offer by Karina Halle was okay. The perfect poolside read.

Trouble by Samantha Towle was another great read from this author. I enjoy her style, the great editing, and – of course – the heat.

King my T.M. Frazier, book one in the King series, was a wonderful surprise read. Edgy, gritty, gripping, with a twisty cliffy ending. I can’t wait for book two…

On my shelf I have:


Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey, book one in the Kowalski Family series.

It had to happen – Even the Minions are touched by Grey….


LOL! That’s all from me for today, lovely ladies of Grey.

For the American readers, I hope you have an awesome Independence Day weekend!

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely Ladies of Grey ;)

It’s been lovely to see a whole host of new readers on the blog – welcome, girls :)

Apart from masses of Grey reviews there seems to be little news on the Fifty front. However, Angelique shared the following…

A beautiful montage of movie kisses….


(I’m not sure who we have to thank for this lovely editing job but thank you anyway!)

And a closer look at the toys in the playroom….






Oh my…. ;) 


This week I read:

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Pucked by Helena Hunting, book one in the Pucked series, was nothing short of a phenomenally fun read. I laughed so hard at times I felt ridiculous doing it out loud. For the great humour in the steamy read I’m happy to say I have another book to add to my Best of the Best list! Yay!

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It’s funny though, because I’ve read a previous book from her that I didn’t enjoy at all; so much so that I didn’t bother finishing it. But the romantic comedy thing? She’s got it down pat.

Sincerely Carter by Whitney Gracia Williams was a cute little read. I enjoyed it but it didn’t make the earth move for me.

Currently I’m reading:


The Offer by Karina Halle.

On my shelf I have:


Trouble by Samantha Towle. Since rediscovering this great author I’m reading everything I can get my hot little hands on! ;)


Yesss! I want one! LOL!

That’s it from me for today, girls. I hope you have a great Sunday and please, share your awesome book finds with us!

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Spanish chapter and news

Hello girls ;)

I hope the week is treating you well. 

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For the Spanish readers, I’ve just posted chapter 55 in the sidebar. Enjoy it thanks to Kereny’s hard work ;)

Then, as expected, E.L. James is most likely doing book two, Fifty Shades Darker, in Christian’s POV also.

See the details – thanks to Susan – in this Hollywood Life article.

We’ll be waiting, Erika :) 


Bye, ladies. We’ll chat on Sunday unless something BIG happens in our little world…

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