Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 😉

I hope you like the blog’s new look, just a little facelift to keep things fresh. It’s another cold weekend here but luckily I had a great book to keep me warm this week 😉 

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This week I read:

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Ask for it by Sylvia Day. This was a good read, very typical of the books in her Georgian series. If you like hot Lords and Ladies and ripping corsets then this one is for you 😉

Currently I’m reading:

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Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina and Lauren. I was supposed to read Frigid by J Lynn, but after a strong recommendation from Katherine I opted for Sweet Filthy Boy instead. I’m going to go out on a limb here and give it my Best of the Best award even though I’ve not finished it yet.

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This has to be one of the hottest books I’ve read in a long time – hot as doughnut fat! Not sure what that says about me, but damn! I think it’s smokin’ 😉

On my shelf I have:

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Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Another strong recommendation from Susan. Thank you, Editor Fairy! 😉

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Then, Kereny just sent me the latest Spanish chapter. Check the sidebar for chapter 30. Thank you, girlfriend! 😉

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This made me chuckle….

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I hope you have a stunning week, ladies and I hope your books keep you in great company!

Remember to share your greatest reads with us.

Monique xx

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Spanish chapter and news

Hello ladies 😉

I hope your week is going well. If I have any fellow Queenslanders (go the Broncos!) following my blog or social media sites, please drop me a line on moniquelain@gmail.com. 

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Kereny just sent me the following Spanish chapter, chapter 29 – hot off the press. Enjoy, ladies 🙂

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A cool bit of news from the Laters Baby site s that their podcasts are now available on iTunes.

http://latersbaby.net/?p=5523#sthash.4PA9frSO.dpbs

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

Just a little bit of feedback. I’m currently rewriting the one shots; Christmas and Valentine’s Meander to take up their rightful spots as chapters 70, 71 and 72. I know things are going considerably slower but I will get there – eventually 🙂 After that I will tackle the end of 69 and then get to the epilogue 🙂

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This week I read:

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Devoured by Emily Snow. This book was not for me though it had all the ingredients that usually make for a good read. Maybe you had batter luck than I did with this one.

Trust in me by J Lynn was book 1.5 in the Wait For You series, all from Cam’s POV. I loved it.

Currently I’m reading:

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Ask For It by Sylvia Day. This is part of her Georgian series, a great fall-back for me when I’m waiting to find the next fabulous read.

On my shelf I have:

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Frigid by J Lynn.

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Also, I’m still looking for a new Portuguese translator to take on what’s left of the Portuguese translating. If you feel you are up to this love job, please let me know.

I hope you have a chuckle at this one:

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Have a great weekend, ladies. Don’t forget to share your best reads with us!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello lovely ladies 🙂

As we’re slipping into cooler temps I have to wonder why we don’t get to hibernate. Imagine a whole winter snoozing, reading, and snacking. Sounds good, right? I hope our northern hemisphere counterparts are enjoying their sunny climes 😉 At least the weather makes for great reading times.

This week I had a good reading week but it’s left me musing about something else. Isn’t it funny how books and the writing styles in them vary so dramatically? I read an excellent book this week and another that I’m not so crazy about. In this instance, the one that I loved also happened to be well written, which is always a nice convergence, but on the other hand, the not so great read is not so well written, almost guaranteeing my dislike. However this trend is not something that I find holds water i alln other cases. Similarly I’ve read and very much ENJOYED poorly written books because the plot and story lines are as gripping as they are engaging, and by the same token, have found some grammatically well written books (even in the same genre) an absolute bore. You have to ask yourself what exactly is it that draws us to a book and holds us captive in it’s wordy spell….

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This week I read:

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The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (book 1 in the Vincent Boys series) was a lovely read; sweet and sexy but the couple is very young.

Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase is a novella that fits in between Tangled and Twisted and a stunning little filler in this great Tangled series. I love this writer and I found these books to be funny and refreshing.

Wait for You by J Lynn was a great read but a tad more intense than the books I’ve read from her before. She’s definitely still on my favorite’s list.

Currently I’m reading:

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Devoured by Emily Snow, book 1 in the Devoured series. So far, I’m not in love but I’ll review properly next week when I’ve read through the whole thing.

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Here is a little something from Big Bang’s super smooth Walowitz to put a smile on your face 😉

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Happy reading, ladies.

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 

I hope this mail finds you enjoying your weekend 🙂

I’ve given my ending predicament some thought and I will be posting Christmas and Valentine’s Meander into their rightful spots as chapter 70 and 71 after a little bit of tweaking (that’s what I’m busy with right now).  And hopefully, at some point in time, an epilogue…. As I said the last time… watch this space 😉

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I’ve also updated the Spanish version of Meander with chapter 28 and poster the final Italian chapter. Thank you Kereny and Paola! 😉

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This week I read:

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What Happened in Vegas by Sylvia Day was super short, but fun and hot.

The Wedding Contract by HM Ward was a great read. This is a stand alone novel in the Ferro Family series. Lots of tension and heat between the main characters. I loved it.

Changing His Game by Justine Elvira was a cute book and very steamy – the perfect poolside read.

Currently I’m reading:

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The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. I’m liking it so far though the characters are VERY young.

On my shelf I have:

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Wait For You by J Lynn. I love this author so I’m looking forward to it!

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I loved this little joke! 🙂

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Have a stunning weekend, girls! Don’t forget to share your best reads with us!

Monique xx

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Perspective and Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

Firstly, let me thank you for your kind words and good wishes. I really am sorry if the whole END came as a shock, but the story was always meant to end there. The classic, climactic ending was something that I decided upon from very early on in the story so, in my view, it was anything but blunt. I think the fact that I wrote sequel short stories to the main story BEFORE it ended came back to bite me in the hiney; please remember that both “Christmas” and “Valentine’s Meander” are follow-on stories to main Meander.

Regarding the possibility of a book two in Meander, the answer to that is no. Only because, over the last two years, I’ve given you a total of more than six books – and that’s excluding the one-shots. Yes, it’s hard to believe that 300,000 words amounts to six books, but despite not dividing them into actual books, according to the industry standard in this genre, that’s basically how it would have been published – give or take a book or two 😉

 I would also like to address the comments about having left loose ends. If there are any I would happily tie them for you, but as far as I’m concerned, all the dangly bits are neatly tied into the bow of the end: Kate is pregnant, Mia is finally back with Ethan, Chris will bear the Grey name as José is out of the picture (Go, Ana!), and (from “Valentine’s Meander”) we know that Ana is expecting a little girl, plus the house on the sound is renovated, ready for the sparkling future we all know our favorite couple deserves. The fact that you might have wanted the details of those threads does not translate to loose ends. The happy ever after is implied, BUT, I really hate that some of you have come away feeling unhappy (cheated – I think was the word used) with how the end unfolded, so I will be taking some steps to turn those frowns upside down. You’ll have to watch this space…. 😉

Also, I would REALLY love some more reviews on Chapter 69. Those two little words at the very end completely overshadowed the chapter itself. If it stood on its own, how did you feel about the content? 

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This week I read:

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Seven Day Loan by Tiffany Reisz was another awesome read from this brilliant writer. The BDSM theme is as always much harder than in  FSOG but damn, the woman has a way of developing characters that’s incredibly impressive. Sweet Temptations by Maya Banks was a great action/steamy read, but be warned, if multiple partner scenes are not your thing then this is not the book for you.

Currently I’m reading:

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Submit To Desire by Tiffany Reisz. This is another novella in the Original Sinners series.

On My shelf I have:

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What happened in Vegas by Sylvia Day

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I’ve also updated the Spanish translation of Meander. Thank you Kereny for chapter 27 😉

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Then, it seems that I’ve lost my Portuguese translators along the way. If you know of anyone willing to take on this love job; translating the rest of the chapters into Portuguese, that would just be awesome!

Lastly, one of the readers shared this – for those of you interested in some Gandy candy….

I don’t know the book or the author, its only for the David fans’s viewing pleasure 😉

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Happy reading, ladies!

Monique x

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