Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies🙂

How was your week? Mine went by in the blink of an eye. Why is it that holiday weeks just don’t seem to last as long as working days? LOL!

Now that we’ve been graced with the trailer, here’s a chat about the “shocking moments” we’ll be seeing in Darker:

I like that the movie really is going to be DARKER…

BC

This week I read:

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4 stars

Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe, book one in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, was a delightful surprise! Apart from some odd word choices here and there, I loved this cute read. And Kline? I think he might have made it onto my book boyfriend list.😉

Currently I’m reading:

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Playboy Pilot By Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland.

On my shelf I have:

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Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton, book one in the Broads Abroad series.

Here’s something for you to think about…

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LOL!😉

Have a great week, girls. I’ll see you next week.

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 😉

How are we all doing? How many times have you watched the trailer by now? I’ve seen dozens of posts dissecting every aspect of it, but this one by Elle Magazine was a fun read. Thank you, Susan for the link. 😘

Now that we’ve had a peek at Darker, it comes as no surprise that Fifty Shades fame, coupled with the trailer, broke some records – again. Not least of which is the dethroning of “The Force Awakens” as the most watched trailer in the first 24 hours of release. See The Hollywood Reporter post for more. #AmazingStuff

Another cool thing I found this week was an actual recording of Golden… Remember, in Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series, when Brett Kline came back into Eva’s life along with his band’s hit single he wrote about her? That song, Golden, is now a REAL one… Listen to it here. I’ve heard many rumors of a Crossfire TV series in the works, but I’ve seen no concrete progress. Perhaps this is it? Let’s hope…

And then, look at this very naughty statue! Wow, that’s some bedroom acrobatics!

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Oh my…. ☺️

Before we start chatting about our book week, I wanted to mention one last thing. If you like to put a face to the name of your favorite book boyfriends (and girlfriends), check out this nifty board on Pinterest. This clever gal’ posts (unofficial) pics of the main characters in our genre. Pretty handy, IMO 😋

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas, while certainly a classic in the overbearing bodyguard/vulnerable waif genre, didn’t deliver on the raw and fiery passion that we had with the delectable Mr Ward, Lord of the Manor. The bond between the two characters seemed shallow, built on physical attraction, and not much else. And while I enjoy a good “can’t-keep-my-hands-off-of-you” story, this one seemed to miss something. Pity. I was sooooo looking forward to more of the fireworks we saw in the This Man series. Also, when you go into a book with a certain expectation, it’s very hard to remain impartial when you want to offer a review reflective of the story. Keep that in mind if you’ve not read ANY of Malpas’s books before. But, if Jesse is a book boyfriend of yours, I reckon you’ll feel the same.

On my shelf I have:

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Tapping The Billionaire by Max Monroe, book one in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. The cover alone seems promising, right? 😉

Lastly, as I am a conscientious blogger, *wink, wink* I thought I’d share with you some valuable info – compliments of Sharon:

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Safety first! LOL! 😂

Have a great weekend, girls. Let us know what you’re reading 🤗

Monique kiss

The trailer is HERE!

Hi there, lovelies

It may be a year late, but here it is. FINALLY! Universal Studio’s official Fifty Shades Darker trailer, the vision of Erika herself come to life…

Whoo-hoo! I’m sure we’ll see a few more incarnations before February, and I’m looking forward to EVERY ONE of them. Having ya’ll to share it with makes it even better😉

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FSD official poster

Hello again, lovely ladies

As we wait – not so patiently – for the actual, official trailer, I thought I’d share the official poster…

Though I’ve been thrilled with the movie footage we’ve seen so far, I’m not sure how I feel about the poster. I LOVE the mask, and it’s certainly pretty, but the image is so heavily airbrushed it has an otherworldly feel, almost like it’s meant for a fantasy film, one featuring an ethereal Elfin beauty. On the other hand, I like the darker feel, the way it hints at what we know is to come. What are your thoughts, girls?

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Oh my! Oh my! OH MY!

Ladies, our first look at Darker!! Here is the teaser for the trailer coming TOMORROW!!!

Looking at this is DOES seem darker, don’t you think?

Have a good one. I’ll see ya’ tomorrow for the big event!😉 #ExcitingStuff 

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A taste of FSD from CG’s POV

Hello again, girls😉

Just a quick one to share this lovely tidbit that Susan sent me:

E. L. James posted an excerpt of FSD from CG’s POV on Facebook in celebration of Ana’s birthday…

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Yay! I wonder when the book is coming out…

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Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies🙂

What a busy week it’s been! Am I the only one that feels like the weeks just melt away like snow in the spring sun? Do you remember how time used to drag when you were a kid? #WhereDoesTheTimeGo?  

While trolling the net in search of some actual Darker clips, I found this stunning fan-made trailer for the movie:

Wow! So good, huh?

And a titillating edit from an unknown source…

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Sharon shared this, a Magic Mike flash-mob on Ellen…

Oh my! 😉

Then, let it never be said that we lack culture here on the blog. See? Poetry…

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LOL! 😂

BC

This week I read:

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3 stars

The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen, book one in The Rules series, was good. I loved the premise, but the writing, at times, tended to get a little bland. I don’t know about you, but it drives me to distraction when an author overuses certain key words or phrases in her writing. In this particular instance aroused, teasing, playful, and sly smiles are among the culprits. And once I spot these timeworn words they become glaringly obvious, maddeningly bothersome 😁 Also, though I enjoyed the weave of the tale, considering where the book ended, I feel one might have been enough to bring the cautionary message to the reader.

Currently I’m reading:

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The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas. As far as I can tell this is going to be a standalone, which is unusual for this writer. I’m not sure how I feel about that. If she manages to produce another hit like Jesse Ward, I think I’ll be very disappointed with just a single book. Let’s see how I go.

If you’re an aunt, here’s hoping you never deserve a card like this…

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Oops! Perhaps the designer should reconsider the font. LOL! 😂😂

Have a great weekend, girls. Feel free to check in with what’s hot and what’s not in our genre.

Monique kiss