Pre order the DVD

Hello there, girls 馃槈

Just a quick midweek note….

The DVD is now available for pre order, and Crissy from the Laters, Baby! site discusses – in detail – which version to purchase. This one is for you, Crystal 馃槈

Then; this is cute…. A download for an Official Fifty Shades party kit….

Here’s a yummy fan-made trailer for Darker…

A funny edition of the trailer…

Behind the scenes with Ana…

Lastly, FSOG to Celine Dion’s聽soulful聽voice…

Thank you, Angelique 馃槈

This is COMPLETELY off topic but oh-so-funny! Pink Ink posted a little taste of what it’s like to be married to a romance writer… Hopefully my hubby doesn’t feel the same, but I must admit that he’s been dragged into service聽a few times to see what bits reach where for the sake of a scene… LOL!

Thank you, Sharon for serving up this little dash of hilarity! 馃槈




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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 馃槈

Winter is edging closer and closer in our part of the world and already I’m wishing it was over! I’m a real ninny when it comes to the cold!


The Spanish readers will be delighted with Kereny’s translation of the GQ article. Find it now in the sidebar, girls 馃槈

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With my last post we had a little extra peek into the Red Room, but this Today Show clip reveals a tad more – thank you, Angelique 馃槈

From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page: the song that accompanies the alternate ending on the coming FSOG DVD

Beautiful lyrics, huh?聽


聽This week I read:


Beautiful Secret by Christina and Lauren, book four in the Beautiful Bastard series, was AWESOME! This writing duo only gets better and better with every completed book. Player is still my favorite in the series but this one is a close second.

Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair, book one in the Masters of the Shadowlands series was on the disappointing side for me. I certainly can’t fault the author’s style. The book is well written but, to me, it lacked an underlying story. There was nothing that sucked me in and held me captive. The characters had no depth and there was no build-up, no yearning, and no tension or intrigue supporting the steamy scenes. If you want some light reading with a good side of kinky lovin’ then this may be one for you.

Currently I’m reading:


Pocket Full of Sand my M Leighton. So far I’m loving it but I can tell that this one will be tugging on the ol’ heart strings….



Hopefully you didn’t have a week like this….


Truth! 馃槈

Have a great weekend, ladies. Have some wine, read a book, and relish the time with your loved ones…

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The rumour mill….

Hello, girls 馃槈

Thank you for the all the messages regarding the FSOG movie news. I love that you have me on speed dial! LOL!

Firstly, It seems that EL James’s husband may be writing the up-in-the-air screenplay. This is what Variety has to say on this interesting development.

The next tidbit features the release dates of “Darker” and “Freed”. It comes as no surprise, especially with all the Hollywood-style drama, that our hopes for a February 2016 release has been well and truly dashed. The Time Magazine reports that we’ll only be seeing Darker in 2017, and Freed in 2018… Personally, I think that’s wayyyyyyy too long!聽

Then, the Fifty Shades of Grey YouTube channel posted this clip….

Seems we’ll be seeing a teaser sooner rather than laters, baby 馃槈 And not to mention the little behind-the-scenes Red Room action…

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From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page, the Access Hollywood site posted this clip and OH MY! Check out the little teaser at the end….


Christian getting ready for the ball….


Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 馃檪

So? How is your weekend going? They’re always too short, right?

I’d like to take a moment to welcome the聽new Spanish readers, and you’ll be delighted to know that I’ve just posted chapter 51 of the Spanish Translation. Thank you Kereny 馃槈

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As it’s almost time for the DVD release the Laters, Baby site discuss which DVD to pick.

This is a short, sweet, and sharp聽summary of the Fifty Shades craze…

LOL! 馃槈

The following two pieces of news are from聽the Laters Baby Facebook page:

Ever wondered if聽you can have your ebook autographed? Seems that you can! Check out the Authorgraph site.

New official movie stills:聽聽




This week I read:


Knight and Play by Kitty French, book two in the Knight series, was a lovely conclusion to Sophie and Lucien’s story.

Knight and Day by Kitty French, book three in the Knight series, still features the the main characters from the first two books but is centred around Sophie’s best friend finding love. 聽This one, for some strange reason, wasn’t my favorite in the series.

Currently I’m reading:


Beautiful Secret by Christina and Lauren, book four in the Beautiful Bastard series. I’m looking forward to this one!

On my shelf I have:


Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair, book one in the Masters of the Shadowlands series. This one came highly recommended….


This one made me giggle:


Hopefully it’s not true for you. LOL!

Have a good one, girls 馃槈

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 馃槈

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. My SHORT break has come and is almost gone *sigh* But, I seem to be out of my book slump, so that’s something, right?聽

Luckily for the Spanish readers Kereny is on fire! I’ve just posted chapter 50, (the second one for this week) for the Spanish readers 馃檪

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Angelique shared this edited movie clip with me; one that really tugs at the heart strings…


This week I read:


Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, was, as predicted, an awesome read. Mal is still my fav but this one came a close second. I love the Stage Dive guys and Kylie writes them so well.

Knight and Play by Kitty French, book one in the Knight series, was another good read. This is my first time reading this author and I’m pleasantly surprised. Not only was it well written but dang, it all but melted my phone for all it’s scintillating scorch! Under normal circumstances this much nooky will put me off but nooooo, she keeps it smokin’ though she never drops her eye from the underlying story-ball. I went straight from book one to book two…

Currently I’m reading:


Knight and Stay by Kitty French, book two in the Knight series. It’s not hard to imagine Alexander Skarsgard when you get to know聽Lucien, the Nordic hottie that keeps our girl Sophie warm at night 馃槈


Here’s a little taste thanks to the Totally Booked Blog

On my shelf I have:


Knight and Day by Kitty French, book three in the Knight series. No surprise there… LOL!

What time is it, girls?


You guessed it; it’s READING time! 馃槈

And here’s another little home truth that needs saying:


Have a good week, ladies and please, don’t forget to share, share, share!

Monique xx

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Hello girls 馃檪

I trust this week is treating you well.

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For the Spanish readers, the latest translated chapter is in the sidebar. Thank you, Kereny! 馃槈

I subscribe to the Fifty Shades of Grey YouTube channel and they’ve compiled a wonderful list of ALL the movie goodies. Check it out here:

On the same channel a host of clips on Fifty but the most notable; Fifty’s astounding success:

And more – just because…


Sharon shared this; a still scene capturing one of the heart stopping moments in the movie. Gives you a REAL sense of the Red Room’s vulnerability, doesn’t it?聽 share the details of the DVD release and the extras we can expect.


And lastly, also from Sharon; TRUTH:



Have a good one, ladies 馃檪


Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 馃檪

I hope you’re having an awesome long weekend break. I can tell you that I, for one, am super grateful for a rest after a grueling ten weeks of school.

I always love to see the new ways in which FSOG affects the world. Can you imagine what it’s like for a random guy saddled with the surname聽Gray, now?聽


Whahahaha! Too funny. I sure as hell would take a look! 馃槈


This week I read:


Manwhore by Katie Evans, book one in the Manwhore series, was…. complicated. I’m sure I’m gonna’ ruffle a few feathers with my review, but damn, it was just so off the mark from her usual brilliant style that I can’t let it slide. Firstly, let me say that I was utterly in love with her previous, debut series; Real. The characters were engaging, the writing (language and technical details) were great despite her taking some literary risks, and the emotion flowed in buckets. It made the story seem, well…. real – alive with the love, drama, and hotness we so crave. Manwhore, on the other hand, was a massive disappointment. The main female protagonist was an absolute flake and technically; I don’t know what went wrong. There were just so many mistakes or grammatical oddities that it started to grate on聽me. And I can look past A LOT provided the story has me gripped but I felt as though I had to fight聽through the chapters. When you pay a premium price for a premium writer like Katie (the ebook was around the $9.00 Australian in my neck of the woods where normally we pay around $3), frankly, I expect, at the very least, good editing. Having said that, I did love Saint, the male lead, and was it not for him and a strong finish (a cliffy), I would not pursue this series any further. As it stands, I feel she got back into her groove in the dying聽chapters of the book which was its saving grace. I’m really hoping she’ll bring the goods in book two and have a serious chat with her editor along the way. Sorry, girls. So far, I’ve only given it two and a half stars on Goodreads.

Incandescent by River Savage, book one in the Knights Rebels MC series was a poolside read of the Alpha male motorcycle variety.

Currently I’m reading:


Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, so far, is right up there with the rest of this writer’s awesome reads. I love this series; funny, poignant, and hot. How can you go wrong? I would definitely recommend this series. I especially loved book two. Mal, the drummer, rocks!

On my shelf I have:


Knight and Play by Kitty French, book one in the Knight series.


This one made me smile: realism…


Have a wonderful weekend with lots of fabulous reads, girls 馃檪

Monique xx

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