Between the covers book club and more

Hello ladies!

How was your week? Read anything good lately?

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This week I read:

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All the Pretty Poses by M Leighton. This is book two in the Pretty series, but you can read them in any sequence. I enjoyed her Bad Boys series but I’m LOVING this. Great writing with a deliciously hot romantic trail to set your imaginings on fire.

On my shelf I have:

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All The Pretty Lies by M Leighton, book one in the Pretty series.

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Then, on my favorite source of all things Fifty, the Laters Baby site, I found this trailer. It’s another unofficial one but but holy smokes! If this is what this movie is going to be like, I say bring it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_BVRzY3Wk

So hot! 

Hey, look! Even Miss Piggy isn’t opposed to a few shades of kink!

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You can check out the Laters Baby site here:

http://latersbaby.net/#sthash.dVDnVyeC.dpbs

Have a great reading week, ladies!

Monique x

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Mid-week catch-up

Hello ladies!

I hope you’re having a stunning week! 😉

For those of you following the Meander rewrite, just a note to say that chapter 1 is reposted with all the bells and whistles, edited and polished! Again I must thank Susan for her stellar editing efforts!

Here’s a little something to cheer you on, just proving once more how very important angles can be! 😉 

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Thanks to Kereny and Paula, I’ve updated the Italian version of Meander with the Italian translation of Christmas Meander, and I’ve posted chapter 17 in the Spanish translation. You ladies ROCK! 😉 Here’s the link to the Italian one-shot:

https://fiftyshadesofgreyandmore.wordpress.com/meandro-di-natale/meandro-di-natale-fan-fiction-in-una-sola-puntata/

I also wanted to mention that the fabulous all things Fifty Laters Baby FSOG fan site has started with an FSOG podcast. Think of it as a little radio show that you can listen to whenever you want.  You can find them here:

http://latersbaby.net/#sthash.BgEHdXsE.ziB10FOv.dpbs

Enjoy the rest of your week! 

Between the covers book club

Hello ladies!

I hope you had a steamy Valentine’s weekend, and I’m soooo happy that you enjoyed my Valentine’s update! 😉

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This week I read:

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Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz. A very cute, steamy read. Short and sweet, this little novella was HOT! Loved it!

Currently I’m reading:

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All the Pretty Poses by M Leighton. This is turning out to be a stunning read. I’m really enjoying it!

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I’ve also updated the 16th chapter of the Spanish translation of Meander. Thank you Kereny! 

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I hope you have a stunning day, and don’t forget to share your best reads with us!

Monique x

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Valentine’s Day Surprise!

Hello ladies!

Happy, happy valentine’s day!

I hope you get spoilt and take a moment to spoil the sexy man in your life.

For the occasion I have a little surprise for you…

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A part two of the Valentine’s Meander that I posted last year on this very day 😉

https://fiftyshadesofgreyandmore.wordpress.com/valentines-meander/valentines-meander-part-2-one-shot-fan-fiction/

Please note that this is a follow on to the main story, Fifty Shades Meander and takes place in the first February Christian and Ana spends together after their reunion. In the first half of the story, her pregnancy wasn’t mentioned because I couldn’t give away my game like that, but now you already know that she’s pregnant, so the bump is included in part two…. 😉

Also, part one is a little rewritten and a whole lot edited, reposted with some pics for your added pleasure… 😉

https://fiftyshadesofgreyandmore.wordpress.com/valentines-meander/valentines-meander-one-shot-fan-fiction/

And no Valentine is complete without a little levity…

I saw this in Big W the other day… can you imagine CG in these Incredible Hulk PJ’s?

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And then, proving that stunning, heartfelt gifts doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg…. How is this for meltingly romantic?

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Have a beautiful day, ladies! 😉

Monique xo

Between the covers book club

Hello ladies!

I trust that you are having a beautiful weekend and that you’re blessed with some spare time to spend with your favourite authors 😉

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This week I read:

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Cherry Girl by Raine Miller. This is book three point five of the Blackstone affair series, a spin off from the original series, but can be read on its own, and is not about the original main characters. I was a little apprehensive about this, but much like the original story featuring Ethan and Brynne, I loved it. It’s a great read. Book four, Rare and Precious things, will be out on Amazon on the 28th of February.

On my shelf I have:

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Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz.

ven button1 I’ve also had the pleasure of updating the Spanish version of Meander thanks to Kereny’s hard work 😉 Find chapter 15 in the sidebar. 

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I thought I’d share a little Australian humour with you….

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I hope you have a stunning week. Don’t forget to share your reading marvels with us!

Monique x

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I don’t often…

… get on my high horse, but recent events on my blog has left me with something to say smiley

Sub-mit:

Verb

1. refer to judgement or consideration

2. yield to the control of another

3. refer to another person for decision or judgement

4. yield to another’s wish or opinion

These are just four of the ten definitions that Wordbook offers, though I think we can all agree that, from a BDSM point of view, these are the most relevant ones, but why is the issue such a controversial one, and why is it taken out of the consensual context?

Context

Most of us hate being told what to do and the nature of submission is exactly that. No matter how you sugar-coat it, the power exchange will be unpleasant in everyday life, but why is being TOLD in the bedroom (within limits – of course) such a turn-on  when we’ll resent it in any other area of our lives?

Personally I think one of the biggest contributing factors is the freedom. We are so busy in our daily lives, and have so many roles to play, important decisions to make, that not having to make any can become a very enticing and liberating option. Secondly, and this is really the point I want to make – the CONTEXT makes all the difference in the world. Not only is BDSM submission consensual, but takes place within the framework of a loving, and if not that then at least mutually agreed upon, foundation. It may not be for you, and that’s okay, but just for a moment, let your imagination take you to a place where your partner takes charge of your pleasure, which in turn, gives him pleasure, and most importantly, makes him responsible for your level of sexual gratification, and if YOU so choose, even your emotional gratification.

The “ownership” concept goes hand-in-hand with this, and is there to set the mood, to mould your frame of mind. Again, if you give it some thought, it’s too easy to say no when your boundaries are being pushed, too simple to stay in that comfortable sexual rut you’ve been in, but when the choice is taken out of your hands, you can free yourself of the over-thinking that we so love to do. The context, once more, is the key. For some reason the connotation between submission and slavery, and thus also ownership, is so embedded in people’s minds that they can’t overlook the dark and the ugly that we connect with being forced to do something, (and rightly so), but you are NOT being forced into anything if the submission is consensual. 

It does not mean that she’s a useless piece of garbage without a spine. In fact, it means she is strong! In the face of the powerful instinct to hold on to our hard-won independence, it takes a tough, confident  woman to submit to the will of her man.

This is the journey that Ana takes, the discovery she makes. At the same time Christian is on his own path learning to deal with the messiness of love and the out-of-control emotions that comes along with it, but they come together and forge a new way, their way, outside of the stark lines that he proposed in the beginning, but still within the BDSM picture – because really, what girl can say no to the combination of CG and multiple orgasms, huh? 😉

I’m not trying to talk you in to buying your first set of cuffs and whip, but as this is FICTION, relax into the canon of the story, and have some fun with a world that you might not want in real life, but can appreciate for the fantasy that it is 😉

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On the movie front:

spoiler alert!!

Here are some titbits from the movie making

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6jVDP3YU4o

Photo montage style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylH5Jfj2oIQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ui4V5DiyE

Also, I should be updating Meander by next weekend some time 🙂

Between the covers book club

Good evening, lovely ladies! 

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the rest of the weekend.

Thank you for all your comments about the last chapter. Boy, was I muddying through that one!? Seems I lost my writing feet through the move. It took a helluva’ effort to get back into it, so let’s hope that I’ll manage to say focussed.

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This week I read:

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Mine and Remy by Katie Evans. Sometimes, like when you crave comfort food, it’s nice to return to an old favourite, drawing that comfort from the pages that you loved so much. They are book two and three in the Ripped, Raw and Real series. The first book was called Real, and if it was possible, my e-book version of that one would be dog-eared! 😉

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Thanks to Paola and Kereny I’ve updated both the Italian and the Spanish versions of Meander – enjoy ladies! 😀

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I hope you have a beautiful week and please don’t forget to share your reading treasures with us!

Happy week, ladies!

Monique xx

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