Darker – Christian’s POV

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Just woke up to this bit of delightful news….

And much earlier than the originally indicated 2018 date! Yay! 🎉

I sincerely hope it’s not just a regurgitation of mirrored words again. 

Let me know what you think, girls. Are we stoked or not? 

Between the covers book club 

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗
We’ve had our first spring rains and a few days of super high temperatures, so summer is well and truly On. The. Way. Yay! 🎉

I had a lovely reading week, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
Don’t you just love how FSOG has permeated our culture? It’s touched so many things. One might even say it’s become the benchmark for kink to those who don’t practice the lifestyle. Dancing With The Sars is no exception as it gets the Fifty treatment with this dance’s steamy start in an elevator…

Oh-la-la! 😉

And in the interest of public safety I thought I’d share this gun safety commercial….

Oh dear. Can you imagine?? 😂☺️ Thank you, Katherine for keeping us safe! 😉

This week I read:


Dear Bridget, I Want You by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward was great. I’ve come to expect good things from this duo and they delivered exactly that.

Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series, was another top shelf read. This author’s imagination is amazing.

The Scent of Winter by Tiffany Reisz, book 6.2 in the Original Sinners series, blew me away. Tiffany ALWAYS brings it. Whether the book is a doorstop or a short novella, as is the case with this one, she never wastes a wonderful, wicked word.

Racer by Katy Evans, book 7 in the Real series, was interesting. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about this one. On the one hand, technically, it should be a futuristic novel. With Remy and Brooke’s son all grown up we’re looking 22 years ahead, yet there was NOTHING to indicate a future time. She wrote it as a current, contemporary novel. I find this strange but I’m almost certain most readers that aren’t purist in this regard wouldn’t find it a bother in the least. On the other hand, she made a good effort to recapture the intensity she had so well pegged with Remy and Brooke. If I had any complaint I’d say that perhaps she tried a little too hard. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it if Real was a series you loved.

Currently I’m reading:


Mischief by Tiffany Reisz, a (free) novella featuring Nora and Nico and Hardball by C. D. Reiss.

In closing I’ll bid you farewell with what happens when your have boys on your mind…

LOL! 😂😂

Have a great week, girls. Hope you find joy in a lovely book!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Thank goodness for weekends, huh? Phew! Luckily I had a sensational reading week to make up for the week’s craziness. 🎉

I happened across this bizarrely naughty site by accident and couldn’t help but share. South Korea has a penis park! Haesinang is a… uhm… progressive museum stemming from a folklore tragedy that celebrates the mighty phallus…



Seems like a fun place, right? Crystal, if you wanted big, here you go, girlfriend! LOL! 😉

This week I read:


King of Code by C. D. Reiss was a delightful story from this smart writer. I loved every bit of it. It sported a refreshing, well researched theme plus delectable hot lovin’. I especially liked that the whole book was written from the male protagonist’s point of view. It gets the BIG thumbs up from me despite a little plot hole near the end.

Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn, book 3 in the Larson Brothers series was also excellent. As the name implies, deliciously raw and very entertaining. And dark Damien is yummy book boyfriend material, just like his two brothers. #GoodStuff

Currently I’m reading:


Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, a couple of authors that never fail in the writing sense plus book cover department, and Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series.

On my shelf I have:

The Scent of Winter by Tiffany Reisz, book 6.2 in the Original Sinners series.

And with that, let’s look at what magnificent reads October will bring:

Hopefully that’ll give you some “one-click” inspiration. Please note that the screenshots are taken from the Goodreads site.

Then, may I ask if any of you have read Racer by Katy Evans yet? I LOVED the Real series, but since then Katy’s not been able to capture my heart so completely. This one is sorta’ a sequel to Real as it features Brooke and Remy’s son, Racer. I’m super curious, particularly considering the timeline. As Real was a contemporary series, this one should technically be a futuristic novel. Let me know your thoughts, please. 😋

I’ll leave you with this cute meme:


Happy Sunday and happy reading, girls.



Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? My few days of rest flew by, but it was lovely to have a little break. 👍🏻

Of course, since the teaser trailer dropped, I’ve come across some fun edits. The first is the teaser accompanied by The Weeknd’s Nothing Without You:

And here’s a clip featuring some text from the book:

This one is completely unrelated to Fifty but funny nonetheless. I bet the wedded folks amongst us can relate. Thank you, Sharon for the marriage porn:

LOL! 😂😂

This week I read:

Him by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, book 1 in the Him series, as mentioned last week, was my first forray into the world of M/M. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the romantic aspect was a pleasant surprise considering the theme.

Currently I’m reading:


Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn, Book 3 in the Larson Brothers series and King of Code by C. D. Reiss.

On my shelf I have:

Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. I love this duo so I’m looking forward to this one.

Who says losing your head over a girl is a bad idea? Not this guy…

LOL!  😂😂

Have a beautiful week, girls. Drop by and let us know what you’re reading.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? Mine was nuts, but luckily I’m enjoying a short break now. Whoo-hoo! #LoveSchoolHolidays 😉

Last week I mentioned Goodreads’ 2018 release date for Freed from Christian’s POV, but Erika’s site says “sometime in 2017”. This week saw her bidding “adieu” to the NY offices of Penguin Random House (her publishers) on Instagram to much speculation around the next instalment of Grey. Perhaps we WILL see it before the year is out after all. 🤔

Also, I posted a short teaser followed by another clip which I believed was the actual trailer. Apparently I jumped the gun.

The longer clip was actually the teaser trailer and the shorter clip, well, I guess was the teaser’s teaser trailer?? 😂 It’s interesting to note that this time the teaser trailer is much, much longer than it was for the other two movies. Maybe it’s because the film is already in the can, or it could be because of the flagging interest in the coming Freed movie. Either way, I’m very curious to know what’s up with the wedding dress hanging from the chandelier in the opening scene. That’s just plain weird! Here it is again if you missed it the first time:

And if you’ve been following the Seattle Independent Press site, don’t forget to check out the latest developments. 

Then, adult toy company, Lovehoney launched their Fifty Shades Freed collection.

Lots of deep purple fun to be had, it seems. 😉

This week I read:


Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid, book 1 in the Knitting in the City series was another spectacular book from this offbeat author. A smart romance indeed, but, as a side note, the bedroom antics were very lite – implied rather than explicit. Nevertheless, I went onto my favourites shelf because it literally made me laugh out loud. 👍🏻

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt, book 4 in The Royals series was an excellent addition to this range. I enjoyed seeing the middle Royal’s intense struggle to find himself.

Currently I’m reading:

Him by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, book 1 in the Him series. Yes, ladies. You are not seeing things. I’ve taken the plunge into the world of M/M. Let’s see how I go…. 😳

On my shelf I have:

Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid, book 1.5 in the Knitting in the City series.

Katherine shared this delightful little bit of brave humanity…

Whahahahaha! 😂😂😂

Until next time, girls. Have a stunning reading week.

Here it is! The first Freed trailer teaser…

Hi lovely ladies 🤗

Here is the official movie poster:

And the first official trailer teaser:

Any thoughts, girls? 😉

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Let me start off by saying good luck to all our US friends on the Florida coast. Let’s hope Irma’s rage is spent without too much damage. Please stay safe! 😳

Then, as I speculated last week, the hype for Freed is markedly subdued. The trailer teaser came and went with little hurrah. Nevertheless, here it is:

I’m still waiting for word on when we’ll see the actual trailer.

And as the Fifty-craze cools down, Game of Thrones news sizzles, not least of which, of course, is the melding of GOT and FSOG. I give you Fifty Shades of (Daenerys and Jon =) Jonerys:

I guess it was inevitable. LOL! 😂

Seeing as September saw the launch of Passionflix, the new book-turn-to-movie streaming company, we got a glimpse into Aftershock and Afterburn’s trailer, the film adaptation of Sylvia Day’s duo.

I’m very curious to get some feedback regarding this service and the quality of the adaptations of our beloved books. It makes me wonder, if Passionflix is set to develop this corner of the market, will they be selling their wares to the likes of Netflix and Co? Has anyone bought a subscription yet? Please share your thoughts if you have. I bet we ALL want to know. 

This week I read:


Beneath the Truth by Meghan March, book 7 in the Beneath series was good, but it didn’t quite reach Dirty Girl standard. I can’t say why, just a little something missing from the magic.

Wrecked by J. B. Salsbury was a struggle for me. I fought my way through the pages. Despite likable characters and a good ol’ tear jerking turn in the plot, I could not find my joy with this tale. Again, not anything I can put my finger on, but it definitely didn’t hold my attention until close to the bitter end.

Currently I’m reading:

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid, book 1 in the Knitting in the City series.

On my shelf I have:

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt, book 4 in The Royals series.

That’s it from me for this weekend, girls. I’ll leave you with this sweet treat from Katherine:

I tag ALL of you, but especially Crystal! LOL! 😂😉

Have a good week!