Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies! 😉

Happy Easter! Have some hot cross buns….


LOL! Thank you, Sharon for the cute share 😉

I don’t often get on my soapbox, but today is the day. I wish with all of my little heart that the writing world would get the following correct. Authors not knowing the difference between come and cum is my pet peeve.


Share it far and wide, girls 🙂 

Then, for those of you who just loooove Jamie, here’s one you might like:


I found this contemplative image on the Fifty Shades of Grey, Pictures, News and Stories Facebook page. 


This week I read:

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Roomhate by Penelope Ward was disappointing considering how much I enjoyed Cocky Bastard. The back story was weak, the progression was extremely slow, and I found no real depth in the characters. Such a pity.

Beat by Vi Keeland, book two in the Stage series, was a good read. Sweet and entertaining. I enjoyed it.

A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates, book one in the Sin Trilogy, was not for me. Sorry, girls. I’m not done yet, but I’ve put it aside for now. I’m not enjoying her writing style. It’s formal and sparse on emotion, almost mechanical in nature (though I concede that this is a personal preference for me, not necessarily something that will put everyone off), but the plot holes are second to none. I’ve said it many times before: our genre very often goes beyond plain fiction, straight into fantasy for all it’s OTT Alpha’s and the non-stop lovin’, and I understand that it should be read as such, but I still prefer my stories to be in the realm of plausibility. Perhaps I should continue to see where she goes with it, but it’s impossible for me to envision how she’ll manage to fix these massive gaps.

Currently I’m reading:


Belong To You by Vi Keeland, book one in the Cole series.

On my shelf I have:


Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley, book seven in the Rock Chick series.

 This coming April sees a bumper month for new books, not least of which is the looooong awaited One With You, Crossfire book number five by Sylvia Day. Let’s take a look at my list thanks to Goodreads:





As always, let me remind you that the above links aren’t live.

Here’s a few words hot off the Alpha creed:



Hope you have a great rest and remember to share your best reads with us.

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club and Spanish chapter

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

Soooo close to the Easter break… Yay! Hope you all have plans to spend it with your precious ones.

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The Spanish readers will be delighted with the latest and last of the main story chapters in the sidebar. Thank you, Kereny! Only two more short stories to go…. What a journey it’s been! Thank you for your incredible dedication, girlfriend.

Now, you guys know that Jamie wasn’t MY first choice for CG’s role. I don’t think he is terribly unsuited, but I’ve always maintained that he lacks the deep, smouldering intensity needed to play our complicated man. However, this week I found this photo on the Fifty Shades of Grey Pictures, News and Stories Facebook page and, for the first time, saw what I think the producers saw in him. In this pic he seems the perfect blend of boy and man, confidence and vulnerability, and the eyes? Perfect!


What do you think, girls?

The JustJared site features some set photos of Jamie looking buff while he takes Ana out to a restaurant.

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Nice shirt 😉 


This week I read:

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Sacked by Jen Frederick, book one in the Gridiron series, was interesting. It didn’t start by sweeping me off my feet. Weird word choices, confusing dialogue, and skipping into scenes without proper prompts all left me feeling mostly confused, but, despite the false start, it still kept me reading. Overall I liked the story – very Elle Kennedy/Kristen Callihan from their respective college sports novels, but it needs a good editor to make it great.

Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre was lovely. This author seems to have two writing settings, hectic intensity or sweetly complex. This book was of the latter variety and as satisfying as always. A great read.

The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz was just another example of this author’s iron grip on our genre. Effortless sophistication coupled with creative, fascinatingly deep characters, make these books a winner EVERY TIME! Just too damn short!

Currently I’m reading:


Roomhate by Penelope Ward. I’m trying this author’s solo attempts as I was so impressed with her collaboration with Vi Keeland in Cocky Bastard.

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse…


LOL! 😉

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, ladies!

Monique kiss

Happy St Patrick’s Day

This from Sharon….


Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

It feels as though the year is hurtling by. Do you also feel as if life is passing you by in a flash of blurred images? Add to that the never-ending cycle of work plus home responsibilities and WHAM! Time is gone before you know it. Just another good reason to not waste time on reading cr@p! LOL! 

Let’s start with some movie news, shall we? Sharon shared this lovely fan-made poster. I love how creative people get around things they feel passionate about. 


YouTube is PACKED with photo montages of the filming so we’re spoilt for choice. Here is Christian consoling a very upset Ana…

And this one shows Ana buying Christian’s birthday gift:

Lastly, Susan shared this site: 50 Shades Girl Portland has MORE than enough pics to keep you busy for hours. Check it out if you want MORE 😉 


This week I read:

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One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy, book two in the After Hours series, was exactly what I’ve come to expect from this author. It was a great read that can stand alone despite being part of a series.

Licked by Brooke Blaine (a new author for me), book one is the LA Liaisons series, was good. A cute, (almost) quirky poolside read.

Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was AWESOME! So far, every book I’ve read from Keeland has tickled my fancy so I’ll definitely be looking into Ward now that I’ve read something they’ve co-written. This funny, well-written story had everything including a hella’ plot twist in the middle. I loved it enough to give it my BOB. Yay!

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Currently I’m reading:


Sacked by Jen Frederick, book one in the Gridiron series.

Exciting things to come this week…

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Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre and the long awaited The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz. Squeeeee!



See ya’ next week, girls. Have a lovely weekend.

Monique kiss

Happy International Woman’s Day!

Here’s to you, ladies….


And for those of you following the filming closely, here’s a great site for up-to-date news and pics: Fifty Shades of Grey Fan – Thank you, Susan! 

Spanish chapter

Hi Girls, 

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Just a quick note to let the Spanish readers know that Chapter 71 is now live in the sidebar. Thank you, Kereny! I can’t believe we’re so close to finishing the Spanish translation. Well done, girlfriend!


Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🙂

Another crazy week and it’s only March… *sigh* But, nothing like a good book or some juicy movie goss to help you relax, right?

I found this lovely news montage featuring some set photos from Darker….

I like these particular ones:

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You can read more about the stills and the filming on Popsugar. Thank you, Susan and Angelique 😉

And if you’re a Jamie fan and you want to get a glimpse into Freed, check out this fan-made trailer showing Christian and baby Phoebe…

Then, on a completely unrelated topic, and seeing as I’ve featured cakes on the blog before, what do you think of this little girl’s birthday creation?


Oh my! Who knew a cake could be so well endowed? LOL! See more uhm….  interesting confections on Buzzfeed.


This week I read:

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Perfect Opposites by Zoya Tessi was not for me. I don’t generally like to give bad reviews. I completely understand that we might enjoy different things in a book, but as my own thoughts are the only ones I can comment on, my honest opnion is all I have to give you. When there are absolutely shocking plot holes and glaring mistakes on the very first page I can’t help but cringe every time a line makes me pause to scratch my head. It stops me from losing myself in a story. I think I got to about 15% before it went on the abandoned pile.

Beautiful Boss by Christina and Lauren, book four point five in the Beautiful Bastard series, was, by contrast, a great little read. My only issue is that reading these novellas feel like you’re only allowed to have a small bite of a dessert you’ve been craving. LOL!

One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy, book one in the After Hours series, was right on point for this author. It delivered all the hot and spicy – just like it always does. Though this is a series you can read the books as stand-alones.

Currently I’m reading:


One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy, book two in the After Hours series.

On my shelf I have:


Licked by Brooke Blaine, book one in the LA Liaisons series.


LOL! Have a great weekend, girls. See you next week!

Monique kiss