Between the covers book club

Hello there, girls🙂
Our weekend dawned bright and sunny. Hopefully it’s a good indicator of what’s to come this summer. Yay!

Before I get into this week’s post, let me apologize first. If you got an email notification that I posted this week’s book blog already, please dismiss. Instead of saving, I hit publish wayyy before I was done. Again – I’m sorry! 😳

Then, as we look forward to the trailer I thought I’d share this:

On Instagram, from jamiedornan_fangirl, this great edit:


And on Pinterest, I got this lovely one…


Christian in his wedding kit, though I recall from the book that he wore a silver vest…

Though not related to CG, I love this little clip Sharon sent me of the statue of David….

So cute!😉

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett, book one in the Sugar Bowl series, was, as far as I’m concerned, the prefect example of the difference between a three and a four star book. Overall, the writing wasn’t bad. The editing was okay, and even the story had potential, but it lacked the dazzle that keeps me gripped. Mercifully the ugly in her past was explained in a discreet manner, and for that, I was grateful. And I may have peeked at book two after the cliffy ending, ***SPOILER ALERT*** but the way the male protagonist manhandled her out of his house and his life, killed any possibility of Beck reaching book boyfriend status in my world. What a d!ck!

Currently I’m reading:


Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland, book one in the MMA fighter series. After my crappy reading streak of the last fortnight I decided to go for a sure thing. I’m yet to go wrong with this reliably entertaining author. #ViKeelandRocks

On my shelf I have:


To Have and to Hold by Lauren Layne, book one in the Wedding Belles series.

In conclusion, here’s to being your best and most colorful self:


I hope you guys have a great weekend! If you’re reading the next best thing, PLEASE share 😘

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies🙂

With the temps rising here in Aus as we near the end of winter I couldn’t be happier to see the back of chillier days. #GoodRiddance😉

In honor of the Olympics, Sharon shared this, an editing job gone so, so wrong….

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Check out the Buzzfeed article that made many a female swimming fan fan her face. LOL!

I came across this stunning pic of Jamie and Dakota on the Jamie Dornan Online site:

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Glamorous, right?

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

Divine by Aven Jayce was…. interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure what to tell you about this book except that it was certainly different. And by different I mean quirky. It may not have been for me, but if you’re in the mood for an oddball read, this might be the one for you.

Currently I’m reading:

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Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennet, book one in the Sugar Bowl series. I’ve only just started, but I can say that the fluffy, fun cover belies the gritty start. Let’s see how it pans out.

On my shelf I have:

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Ransom by Callie Hart, book three in the Dead Man’s Ink series. I’m not sure if I WILL be going here after Sugar Daddy. I might want something more buoyant before I delve back into Sophia and Rebel’s story.

I’ll leave you with a little light humor:

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Have a beautiful week, girls. Remember to share your awesome reads with us!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovelies🙂

Another crazy week, and sadly, accompanied by a dip in my current reading joy. I suppose it was impossible for my fabulous streak to last forever *sigh*

Let’s hope I’ll be on to bigger and better things soon.

News of the movie is thin on the ground, but here’s a lovely video montage of shots:

And I looooove all these extra glimpses into the film…

Seeing as the second clip is from Universal Pictures UK, I’m hoping that these not-yet-seen pics are actually from the movie and not just edits.

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars              3 stars
The Broken Prince by Erin Witt, book two in The Royal series, was a delightful, deeper look into the Royal brother’s complicated lives. I loved this sequel and am looking forward to book three. It has the potential to be one of those yummy series you can sink your teeth into. Having said that, if your patience wanes between books I suggest you wait for the final one. Cliffies and loose ends abound with these two torturous authors.

Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey, book two in the Shine Not Burn series, was just meh. Though good for a few laughs, I had to push through the sluggish chapters, often times along with an eye roll for the flaky heroine. I gave it a reluctant three stars because technically, I couldn’t fault the writing.

Currently I’m reading:

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Devine by Aven Jayce. Go ahead and read the blurb for this one, ladies. I challenge you not to be just a little bit intrigued….

On my shelf I have:

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Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett, book one in the Sugar Bowl series.

I’ll leave you with some good vibes for the week to come thanks to Sharon:


LOL! So cute! 😂😂😂

Have a happy Sunday, girls!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello Lovelies😉

How are you all this fine weekend? I hope you had a fabulous book or two to indulge and lose yourself in.

With the movie wrapped I’m curious to see what we’ll have to ogle while we wait for the trailer, but for now, we have some things to fuel our Shady obsession:

The 50 Shades of Grey Support Facebook page posted this lovely collage:

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I love the dark and dangerous feel of it…

The Fifty Shades of Grey. Pictures, News and Stories Facebook page reports on an update of her Jamie Dornan fanpage. If you are a Jamie fan this one is a must for you.

Then, I came across this biking pic:

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Perhaps some fun “honeymoon” activities added to the movie?

And lastly The Stir features an article on Erika taking over the Fifty Shades Instagram account with some candid inside scoop shots. See those and more including this one of her with Eric Johnson:

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Cute, huh?

On an entirely different note, with fresh violence rearing its ugly head around the globe, I’d like to use my tiny corner of cyberspace to say this:
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#PromotingHarmony

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars             4.5 stars

Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton, book two in the Hudson Valley series, was just as I predicted: sweet with a honking side helping of charming. You gotta’ love a hot man of few words, one who KNOWS how to use his hands😉

Bossman by Vi Keeland was a great standalone by this prolific author. I thoroughly enjoyed full-of-himself Chase falling hard and fast for Reese.

Currently I’m reading:

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Broken Prince by Erin Watt, book two in The Royals series. I was stoked for this one to come out. Book one ended on a killer cliffie.

On my shelf I have:

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Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey, book two in the Shine Not Burn series.

As we’re seeing the back of July retreat in the rearview mirror of life let’s look at what August will bring:

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 Exciting stuff. I so love getting this monthly email from Goodreads.

Here’s one for the voluptious among us…

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LOL!

That’s it from me, girls. Let’s hear from you and your adventures between the pages of a lovely book!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies😉

Wow! What a crazy start it’s been to my work term. I’ve completely forgotten that I ever had a break! #BringOnTheHolidays 😂

So, the movies are wrapping with the last scenes being filmed in Paris. It’s quite fitting, don’t you think? Being the city of love… I like the symmetry of that.

Let’s take a look at what surfaced this week:

Angelique shared this clip, a montage of honeymoon stills and the crowds drawn by the movie:

And while I was taking a peek at the above, I came across the following fan-made trailer:

Then, on Twitter, @fsog_greysessed posted some great pics of our couple sharing an intimate moment:

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Jamie and Dakota enjoy the fans:

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Thank you, Susan for the links😉

This is COMPLETELY unrelated, but pertinent nonetheless because we are women AND because for some of us, Alexander Skarsgard (From True Blood fame) was a possible contender to play Christian in the movie adaptation of FSOG. This last week I went to see Tarzan, and let me tell you ladies that, well… holy big, gleaming non-stop muscles: EYE CANDY! Sharon sent me this eye-wateringly funny review of the film that every girl should see. Who cares that it’s so OTT far fetched? 


#ShirtlessAlexander 😋

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre was a great read. It came complete with her special brand of twisty turns. Just the way I like her books. As I mentioned last week, after Hollywood Dirt and Love Chloe’s sweet nothings I didn’t know what to expect, but that’s what makes her such a refreshing writer.

Currently I’m reading:

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Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton, book two in the Hudson Valley series. So far, let me say this: think hot, inked dairy farmer…

On my shelf I have:

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Bossman by Vi Keeland. I always enjoy her books so I’m looking forward to this one, and as a side note, I just have to point out that she always has the best cover sleeve models in the business😉

Sharon shared this: the very definition of disappointment….

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LOL!😉

I hope you have a fabulous week, girls. Let us hear about the awesome books you’ve read!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies🙂

Temperatures have plummeted here in Oz, and especially in my little corner with a deluge of winter rain. At least it makes for good reading weather, right? 

This week saw my favorite movie stills since the start of filming. I LOVED the honeymoon footage because, IMO, it lead to one of the best parts in the books: the hickey tabacle. I just adored the creative way Christian subdued his errant new wife! LOL! Check out all the honeymoon photos on the Fifty Shades of Grey Fan site:

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“Unselfishly” Christian keeps Ana from burning in the hot, French sun…

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Consider yourself covered up, Ana! I can just hear him growling at her. LOL! #LoveJealousFifty

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Having fun on the jet ski!

Thank you, Susan for keeping us in the loop :) 

From Facebook, on the Fifty Shades of Grey. Pictures, News and Stories page, I came across this fabulous pic, one I assume is the end result of the car chase…

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Not sure about the clouds in the background. I know they drove into a parking garage to hide from the unsub, but I liked the look of it nonetheless. *naughty grin*

Entertainment Tonight has a short clip on YouTube showing just how good Jamie and Dakota look in their cozzies. #BeachReady

And lastly, the Laters, Baby site features all the Vancouver filming spots. #GoodStuff

BC

This week I read:

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4.5 stars

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz was another phenomenal effort by this talented and creative writer. The book is a whole lot lighter in the boudoir department than the Original Sinners series, but damn, the story is juicy. The intrigue weaved around a pretty sad time in American history is nothing short of spellbinding. It certainly kept me rapt. Though it is a standalone there’s some fantastic scope for another one. I can only hope that the amazing Ms Reisz gives us MORE. #ILoveTiffanyReisz

Currently I’m reading:

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Moonshot by Alessandra Torre, so far, is exactly the reason why I respect this author so much. After the lovely light and sweet of Hollywood Dirt and Love, Chloe she (quite literally) throws us another curve ball. More on this one next week…. #NeverKnowWhatToExpectFromTorre

On my shelf I have:

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Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton, book two in the Hudson Valley series. With a title like that, how can I go wrong? LOL!😉

Ha! Let’s think before we do, shall we?

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Oh dear! LOL!

Have a fabulous weekend, girls. Send some sunny rays my way if you’re lucky enough to be in the warmer parts of the northern hemisphere. 

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies🙂

As the last days of my holiday dwindle into nothing and winter keeps us in warm woolies here in Aus, let me say that I’m still happily luxuriating in some lovely reads. I hope you’re having the same great luck in the book department.

This week I came across this stunning pic on the Fifty Shades of Grey. Pictures, News and Stories Facebook page: the wedding!!

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So beautiful. *swoon*

And on the same site, a movie poster showing off Christian’s intense stare…

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Nice one, huh?

On YouTube Dakota shares her inhibitions during the filming of Darker:

Over the last few months I featured a lot of pics from the Fifty Shades Girl Portland site. She always has the latest set pics and news. Thanks to Susan, check out Cosmo having a good chinwag with the Portland Girl herself.

And lastly, E News highlights the top things we’re apparently looking forward to seeing in the movie.

Before I start the book club, I thought I’d share these cute light switches😉

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Cute AND practical🙂

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars

Always by Nina Lane, book five in the Spiral of Bliss series, was a beautiful finale to a beautiful story. Throughout the tale Liv and Dean faced many big demons, but this book proved their most trying time. Keep your tissues handy for this one, girls. Thank you for the lovely gift, Susan!😉

Currently I’m reading:

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The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz. I’m so stoked about this book because I ADORE this imaginative author. Though I’m not quite done, I am thoroughly enjoying this standalone. I know her BIG series, The Original Sinners, is epic, so if you’re keen to give her a go without investing oodles of time in a monster range before you get to know her, this one showcases her style and astounding writing prowess beautifully.

On my shelf I have:

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Moonshot by Alessandra Torre. This is another I’m looking forward to reading. So many good ones out at the moment. Yay!

So, we all love unicorns, right? Now we know why they aren’t around anymore…

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LOL!

Have a great day, girls. Let us know if you’ve struck literary gold.

Monique kiss