Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Can you believe how close we are to seeing the new movie? Wow! I remember when Erika took over directorship, and we heard we had to wait two years instead of one to see the sequel. All good things come to those who wait, huh? 😉

And with D-day drawing near comes more quick glimpses of the film:

That elevator scene… *sigh* ❣️

Eonline features an article introducing the new faces we’ll be seeing in Darker. Nothing we didn’t already know, but it’s good to get a recap.

And here’s a quick look behind the scenes with Jamie and Dakota:

Then, here are two beautiful fan-made edits, the latter of which is an extended trailer:

Before we look at the book club, let me remind the Australian readers of Universal Pictures’s movie ticket give-away. Click this link for more details.

BC

This week I read:

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EgoManiac by Vi Keeland was adorable! I loved every minute of Drew and Emerie’s offbeat romance. Definitely another of Vi’s books going on my favourites shelf.

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow was another pleasant surprise. I do like this author, but usually her books are sweeter than this touching tale of healing. Sexy farmer Jack is a hard, broken man who finds his soft spot with the love of a cheeky city girl. Gotta’ love a great book!

Currently I’m reading:

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Love in Lingerie, the new standalone by Alessandra Torre.

Then, as it’s that time of the month again, let’s look at what yummy goodies February will bring:

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*Screenshots taken from the Goodreads site.

Lastly, as we celebrated Australia Day this week, I bid you adieu with a little Aussie humour:

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And let’s not forget the Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster…

Have a good one, girls! 😘

Monique kiss

Australian Reader Fifty Shades Darker Movie COMPETITION

Hi ladies,

Just a quick reminder of the Darker competition….

As you know, I’m seeing Darker on the 8th of February, compliments of Universal Pictures and their Launch Preview here in Brisbane, but this time, they are also offering a fun prize to 2 lucky Australian readers. Yay! 

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Whether it’s wickedly delicious, heart stoppingly beautiful, or coloured with many shades of intensity, share your favourite scene from reading Fifty Shades Darker here on the blog, then tell us why it made you swoon, or cry, gasp, melt, scowl or drool. Up for grabs are 2 double passes (one double pass for each winner) valid at all Australian cinemas screening the Fifty Shades Darker movie from February 9, 2017.

Get your sneaky peeks of the film on the Fifty Shades Movie site.

“Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in FIFTY SHADES DARKER, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.  Expanding upon the events set in motion in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, which has grossed more than $560 million globally, the film will again become the motion-picture event for Valentine’s Day 2017, in Cinemas February 9, tickets on sale now!” – Universal Pictures

Rules: tickets are for use in Australia only. You have to be over the age of 18 to enter. Enter as many times as you like by commenting on any blog post on this site. The competition closes on the 5th of February, 2017. The winners will be announced on this blog. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The winners will need to supply a postal address via (private) email in order to claim their prize. The prize is issued by Universal Pictures, and the author/blogger is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to the prize.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? With my hollies at an end, I went back to the ol’ ground stone. Aw well. I guess holidays won’t be as much fun if you didn’t have to slog too. 😜

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But I do have some happy news… As you know, I’m seeing Darker on the 8th of February, compliments of Universal Pictures and their Launch Preview here in Brisbane, but this time, they are also offering a fun prize to 2 lucky Australian readers. Yay! 🎉

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Whether it’s wickedly delicious, heart stoppingly beautiful, or coloured with many shades of intensity, share your favourite scene from reading Fifty Shades Darker here on the blog, then tell us why it made you swoon, or cry, gasp, melt, scowl or drool. Up for grabs are 2 double passes (one double pass for each winner) valid at all Australian cinemas screening the Fifty Shades Darker movie from February 9, 2017.

Get your sneaky peeks of the film on the Fifty Shades Movie site.

“Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in FIFTY SHADES DARKER, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.  Expanding upon the events set in motion in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, which has grossed more than $560 million globally, the film will again become the motion-picture event for Valentine’s Day 2017, in Cinemas February 9, tickets on sale now!” – Universal Pictures

For competition rules: see the end of this post.

Then, if you’re keen to hear the Darker soundtrack, check out this clip:

And if you’re not in the mood for a reread of FSD before it hits the cinemas, let Marie Claire remind you of the best bits. 😋

Before I start with the book club section, I’d like to share a link Sharon sent me.

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Love – true, deep, accepting love, is a beautiful thing. Finding the one you’re meant to be with is magical, a thing capable of transforming your life, lifting you up. I may be a little old fashioned, but personally, I like well defined male and female roles. I like to know where I stand in a relationship, and what is expected of me. Beyond that, I want to know that my man burns for me, that he encourages me, wants what’s best for me, but can firmly rein me in when I need to be anchored. In my humble opinion, these traits are what made Christian so appealing. The Elephant Journal features an article extolling the virtues of finding a love like that. The short piece is worth the read, not only to melt your heart, but to remind you that you deserve to be loved – hard.

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“Because baby, when you and this warrior of yours meet and collide—it’s going to be a love set on fire.”

*swoon*

BC

This week I read:

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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans, book two in the White House series. What a strange book this was. I feel like I somehow skipped the crucial chapters. There seemed to be some sort of buildup, I could sense the author setting it up, but it simply never came. No climax, no pivotal moment, just pages and pages of their life in the White House, glossy overviews of what could have been something. I get that a writer wants to draw a reader to a follow-on book, but why on earth would I read the third? And it’s not even going to be a sequel, but supposedly a standalone, taking place in Matt’s second term, not a continuation of this story. Huh. Like I said, strange.

Currently I’m reading:

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland. I always enjoy her books, and now, 2/3 in, I suspect that this will be another of hers going on my good-book list.

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Phew! That was a long one! As always, it is a pleasure sharing with you, girls. And if you’re an Aussie reader, don’t forget to enter the comp!

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Rules: tickets are for use in Australia only. You have to be over the age of 18 to enter. Enter as many times as you like by commenting on any blog post on this site. The competition closes on the 5th of February, 2017. The winners will be announced on this blog. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The winners will need to supply a postal address via (private) email in order to claim their prize. The prize is issued by Universal Pictures, and the author/blogger is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to the prize.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

We are roasting here in Queensland as a sizzling heatwave hit us this last week. And we have yet to see our hottest month! Eeek! 😳

As far as movie news is concerned, in all likelihood, I will be seeing the movie on the evening of the 8th of February.

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Not long to go now! ❤️

Entertainment Weekly reports on the release of the Darker soundtrack which promises to be every bit as successful as the first movie’s.

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Apparently it’ll be a panty-melter 😉

Then, have you ever wondered what it would be like if the tables were turned for Christian and Ana, with her as the Domme and him as the sub? See this grin-worthy Barbie parody clip for some role reversal giggles…

Cute, huh? 😉

BC

Currently I’m reading:

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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans, book two in the White House series. Sadly, so far, this one is dragging on. I fear you we’re right, girls, when you warned me last week, but I’m hoping to push through.

On my shelf I have:

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland.

I don’t know whether this is truth or tale, but I’m guessing you don’t particularly care, right?

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LOL! 😂😂

Have a happy weekend, girls!

Monique kiss

Darker – TV spot 8

Hello again, girls 🤗

And so we get a little MORE…

Roll on, February! 💕

Another NEW TV spot…

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Just a quick one again – I hope I’m not driving you nuts, but Universal posted another new TV spot…

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Enjoy! 😘

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your loved ones, and saw the new year dawn with the promise of good things to come. 

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With just over a month to go until we see the second movie, the countdown is ON! I’m looking forward to the debrief after…

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50 Shades Girl Portland shared this great piece: Escala – the changes made to the apartment we saw in Fifty Shades of Grey during the filming of Darker and Freed

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This has NOTHING to do with Fifty, but I couldn’t help posting…

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LOL! 😂 Is it the perfect gift for hubby, or would you burst out laughing? Making the wolf’s snout shrink and grow will be a LOT of fun, huh? 😉

My holiday was lovely, but jam packed with a gazillion things that I never get to do during the school year. My long list of to-dos is significantly shorter (yay!), but my reading time took a serious dive. Hopefully I’ll get to relax in the final throes of my hollies to meet a few smexy book boyfriends. 😉

BC
These last few weeks I (only) read:

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ShutterGirl by C. D. Reiss, book one in the Hollywood Project series, was good. Again she impressed me with the solid knowledge she has of her character’s jobs and backgrounds. It makes for a satisfying read, coloured with the interesting details of their worlds.

Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell was a cute, (very) sexy story. I love a player turning mush for a girl. Thank you for this one, Susan.

Currently I’m reading:

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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans, book two in the White House series.

Though it’s almost halfway into the fresh month, here are some of the new books we’ll see in January:

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As always, these screenshots are taken from my beloved Goodreads account.

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#Truth 😂

That’s it from me, girls. If you’ve come across a beautiful book, this is the place to share. Have a good week!

 Monique kiss