Official trailer for Freed

Hello, girls

It’s been an age since we’ve started this FSOG movie journey, but it’s all coming to an end. Here it is, the final trailer, the official version from Universal Pictures:

It’s nice and long! What do you think? Let’s chat! 

Also, Universal sent me this delightful poster. I must say, I do do like Ana large and in charge…

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 🤗

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.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies

This last week saw our first REAL chilly weather, and as you can imagine, I am Not. A. Happy. Puppy. ❄️ But, luckily, it also came with some stellar reading, so that’s a win. 👍🏻

I forgot to mention this with my previous rambling, but Sharon shared this, a blogpost from the Shameless Book Club featuring 16 Romance and Erotic Books to Read Before You Die. Not sure why Christian and Gideon didn’t make the cut, and a few I personally don’t feel belong, but nevertheless, an interesting mix and perhaps fodder for your bookshelf. Let us know if any on the list blew your mind and is worth pursuing.

As far as I know nothing new or exciting is brewing in our little world, but I came across this article by Entertainment News where Erika speaks her mind on writing Christian’s POV. Interesting stuff.

Then, let’s dive right in, shall we?

This week I read:


When It’s Real by Erin Watt was a lovely light read showing us yet again how shallow and lonely stardom can be. I enjoyed the premise, but it has to be said, cottoning on to my book-nookie trend observation from last week, that the lovin’ was VERY lite and started very late. With the previous success of her Paper Princess series I would have thought that she would stick to her winning recipe. Alas.

Sparrow by L. J. Shen scored a mega 4 1/2 stars from me. Thank you, Tara for the rec. 😉 It was much more gritty than our usual clean-cut stories, rather like a fairytale from the rough part of town, but it was well worth the glimpse into the grimy underbelly of crime families. I will definitely be looking for more from this accomplished writer.

Currently I’m reading:

Black Tie Optional by Ann Marie Walker, book 1 in the Wild Wedding series.

I couldn’t help posting this. If boys have their toys, well then, so do we girls.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, lovelies. As always, please feel free to share your book glory stories with us!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Happy almost Labour day. I hope you manage to enjoy a well earned rest! 

I’m burning to hear some feedback from the Darker DVD release. So, if you’ve spent a recent cosy night with Christian and Ana, spill the beans, girlfriends! 🙏🏻

I love clever signs, moreso when they are Fifty related…


My reading week was super slow. Work is just ridiculously hectic at the moment, but here’s what I got up to:

Currently I’m reading:

Twist by Kylie Scott, book 2 in the Dive bar series. Sadly, I’ve not gotten very far, but I’m not seeing the quirky humour that made me fall in love with her Sage Dive series. Time will tell, I guess. 😜

On my shelf I have:


The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan, book 4 in the Game On series and Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre.

Then, as May is about to dawn, let’s check out what we’ll be reading:

These screenshots are taken from the Goodreads site.

Lastly, Sharon shared this cute pic:


Have a brilliant (long) weekend, girls. Let us know if you have anything fun to share!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies

Happy, HAPPY Easter if you celebrate the blessed holiday. 


This last week also saw my birthday, and a friend in the know sent me this cute little gift…

*grin* You’ve gotta’ love how Fifty is EVERYWHERE.

Who knows how legit this article is, but Korea Portal claims that Jamie and Dakota are keen to make a fourth movie….

This week I read:

The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz was an exceptional book from a purely artistic perspective. The writing was clean and beautiful, the theme thought provoking, but if you love this author for her well-written, scorching kink, then this book does not deliver. Still, I give it my whole hearted seal of approval.

Currently I’m reading:

Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

On my shelf I have:

Twist by Kylie Scott, book 2 in the Dive Bar series.

Here’s a bit of amusing truth…

Have a great weekend, girls. Don’t eat too much chocolate!

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🤗

How are you this fine day? We’ve had a welcome start to autumn, a blessed relief from the incessant heat that’s been plaguing the Eastern parts of our country. Phew!

Without much preamble, let’s get stuck into this week’s blog:

Bookstr reports on some nutter’s self published book miscrediting E L James, calling it her “earlier” work. She’s denied any ownership of this book, but it makes me so mad when folks blatantly steal like that. *imagine me getting on my soap box* For all the pleasure authors give us I believe they deserve every red cent coming to them. Erika might not be a good example, because we all know that she’s swimming in it, (not that that should matter), but even fairly well known writers do not make a vast living from just putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be. Spread the love, peeps. Don’t take something that doesn’t belong to you. 😝

And while the Darker movie is not yet cold, most of us are ready for the cinematic conclusion of our obsession. Check out these fan made clips of Freed:

People are so creative. Where do they get the time?


This week I read:


Fidelity by Aleatha Romig, book 5 in the Infidelity series. My 3 star rating is mainly due to 2 reasons: firstly, the series is too long. You have to be sure that your story is gripping as all hell if you’re going to subject your readers to 5 purchases. And secondly, though I LOVE a well-researched, action packed story, and I understand that a lot of scenes in the genre we read are a tad exaggerated, there comes a time when a storyline is simply too implausible to ignore. And when innocent folks end up in jail, no matter how bitchy they were to the main character, I balk at an author’s sense of justice. Note to writers: when you put something out into the big, wide world, please remember that you have a voice, one that may reach many, many people. As is the case IRL, keep your words soft and sweet AND real.

Currently I’m reading:


Royally Matched by Emma Chase, book 2 in the Royally series. As far as I’m concerned you can NEVER go wrong with a prince and a fairytale…. 😉

Then, as a fitting ending to this week’s post, I thought I’d share a little life truth:


#Truth 😂

Short and sweet today, girls. Have a beautiful weekend!

Monique kiss