Happy 2015!

Dear friends,

Thank you for another year of support. I’m grateful to you and wish you only the best of what’s to come in the new year. May your heart’s desires become your reality, may the love bonds in your live grow in strength, and may you always have a good book waiting for you. Happy 2015, girls!

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Monique ❤

Between the covers book club

Hello ladies 🙂

I hope you’ve had an awesome Christmas; bellies full and spoilt to the max – with sincere gifts as well as time with the ones you love. Thank you for all your well wishes and kind e mails. I’ve had a lovely time, sadly sans my loving hubby who is away at the moment 😛

This last week saw the 50 day mark until the release of our long awaited movie… *sigh* My tickets are booked, the date circled in red on my calendar, and I’m holding my breath for a glimpse into Fifty’s playroom…. 😉


This week I read:


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Hard Limit by Meredith Wild, book four in the Hacker series was very much along the same lines as the previous three. While I’ve enjoyed the series there is something to be said about stopping while you are ahead. Personally I feel this book should have been the final instalment. Nevertheless, a good read.

The Invitation series by Roxy Sloane; starting at the first book, a novella, book zero point five (The Invitation), followed by book one (Surrender), and ending in book two (Release), is an interesting series. It’s a little hard for me to be objective about this author’s writing. While the book is grammatically well written and the steamy scenes are pretty scorching, the book lacked a meaty story. It had a lot of potential but (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) there was simply too much sex, and for that reason the love scenes blurred into one, becoming almost predictable. Also, considering this day and age, the story seemed far-fetched to me, not that our genre deals in absolute facts, but still….

Currently I’m reading:


Frenched by Melanie Harlow, book one in the Frenched series. This was a recommendation from Susan *wink, wink* So far, I’m liking it. The main character reminds me of myself so it’s good to have a laugh at the stupid things I do! Right now this is a freebee on US as well as Aus Amazon. Gotta’ love a free book, right?

On My shelf I have:


Yanked by Melanie Harlow, book one point five in the Frenched series. (Again, thank you, Susan)


Seeing as nerdy is the new sexy…..

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Have a good week, girls and remember to share your special reads with us!

Monique xx

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Merry Christmas

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

Thank you for another beautiful year of continued support and encouragement. I wish you all a bright, blessed Christmas and a wondrous new year. Thanks to MAC’s Christmas inspiration we have a merry little poem….

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Thank you, girlfirend. You never fail to make me smile!

And another….



I hope you’re spoilt; with gifts and with time with your precious loved ones. See ya soon!

Monique xx

Between the covers book club

Hello ladies 🙂

I hope you’ve had a good week and are enjoying all the recent delicious reads  from our fav authors 😉

If, like me, your first choice for Christian’s role was Jessie Pavelka, then you’ll LOVE this little fan made trailer by “Mylifeascynthia” featuring him as lord Jesse from the This Man trilogy of books  …. 

Oh my…. 😉 As a side note, you should check out her Youtube channel. She’s got some very well made “trailers” on there!

This week I read:


Ripped by Katie Evans, book five in the Real series. I enjoyed it but I struggled to connect with the characters. Still, she’s a great author and deserves a read.

Currently I’m reading:


Hard Limit by Meredith Wild, book four in the Hackers series. I was under the impression that this was the last in the series, but MAC set me straight (thanks for that!) – it seems we’ll be waiting for yet another installment before we can close the book on this one 😉


In keeping with our Christmas joke theme, I thought I’d share this cutie:


Then, I saw this on Facebook….



Funny, right? LOL! 😀

I hope you have a blessed week and get all your Chrissy shopping done in time!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club and more

Hello, lovely ladies 😉

With two months to go there’s lots of news surrounding FSOG and the movie. Fun for us, right?

Firstly, the Fifty Shades movie site got a makeover. Check it out by clicking the link.

Secondly, from the Laters Baby site; new stills from Universal:

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Book Watch

Grace Mia

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Then, here are some new pics of Jamie on The Guardian site.

Also, a sexy slew of fan made trailers and music videos:


So Yummy!

Kereny updated the Spanish translation of Meander. Please find chapter 42 in the sidebar. Thank you, girlfriend!

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This week I read:

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Mai Tai’d Up by Alice Clayton, book four in the Cocktail series, was not my favorite in this range. I found it too similar to book three and not nearly as fun.

Chat by Theresa Rite was a great read. A standalone book that was sexy and well written. Good find! Thank you, Susan!

Currently I’m reading:


Ripped by Katie Evans, book five in the Real series. I love this author and as always I look forward to the hot and steamy she loves to dish.

On my shelf I have:


 Hard Limit by Meredith Wild, book four in the Hackers series.


 As we’re still falling headlong into the Christmas season:

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This, on the other hand, is completely unrelated but soooo cute!

Have a giggle at your local hardware store….


That’s it from me, ladies. I hope you have a stunning week and remember to share your sexy finds with us!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello lovely ladies 🙂

I’m sorry I’m a little late with my book club post but I’m here now, fresh from my holiday 🙂 I hope you’ve all had a good week as we start the countdown to Christmas. And as it’s the start of the silly season, lets do just that – get silly 🙂


Then this, from Sharon and so very appropriate for the season:

You gotta love the creativity of some folks 🙂

This is a montage of all the Fifty Shades official trailers put together:

And if pinning is your thing; check out the official Fifty shades movie Pinterest site.


This week I read:

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Maverick by Lora Leigh, book two in the Elite Ops series was great. If you like hardcore action with a seriously sweet helping of sexy then you’ll love this series. Delectably wicked and intense. Lora Leigh is officially on my favorite author list.

The King by Tiffany Reisz, book two in the White Years series which is a spinoff of the Original Sinners series was – once again – fantastic. I adore this range of books. It’s an incredibly well thought out series with amazingly intricate character development. It’s much darker than our usual genre but oh-so good.  My only criticism? It felt way too short! 😉

Currently I’m reading:


Mai Tai’s Up by Alice Clayton, book four in the Cocktail series.

On my shelf I have:


A gift from Susan – thank you GF 🙂 Chat by Theresa Rite.


 That’s it for today. I wish you a good week and hope to hear from ya’ all!


Monique xx

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