Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovelies 🤗

My hollies are coming to an end, but I had a lovely rest. Pity I didn’t get to immerse myself in all the books I promised myself I’d read. Oh well. 😜

Here’s a bit of interesting news. Elle reports on Jamie Dornan singing for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. Yes, Mr Grey will be performing “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney. Who knew he could sing? 🤔

And now there are so many versions of the trailer I’ve completely lost track. Have we seen this one?

Lastly, Ellen pokes fun at Fifty…..

😂😂

For those of you with new year’s resolutions, here’s one I subscribe to: dance like nobody’s watching! (Ps: you might need to be signed in to Facebook to see this clip)

LOL! 😉😂

This week I read:

Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo, book 1 in the Bellevue Bullies series, was almost great. Had it not been for the heavy repetition of key, overused words I may have enjoyed this one more.

On my shelf I have:

We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels.

Here’s a good piece of advice when it comes to gift giving, just so you don’t get someone’s hopes up!

LOL! 😂😂

Have a fabulous weekend, girls. 

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovelies 🤗

How are you this fine weekend? And how is the new year treating you so far?

Still in celebration of the silly season, Sharon shared this cute meme:

Poor little guy! 😂

I have some delightful news for my fellow Brisbane readers. Universal Pictures has extended an invitation to me to invite my readers to join me at the FIFTY SHADES FREED BRISBANE PREMIERE SCREENING on Wednesday the 7th of February, 2018. Yes, you get to see the movie before the rest of Australia. Yay! 🎉 Arrive at 6pm for some bubbly before the movie starts at 6:45pm, Event Cinemas Indooroopilly. I will need your name and email address to pass on to Universal Pictures Australia for your participation, and naturally you’ll need to get yourself there. Reply here on the blog, via email, Facebook, Twitter, or smoke signals to join the fun. First come, first serve, ladies so let me know sooner, rather than laters, baby. 😉

“Fifty Shades Freed, in Cinemas Feb 8”

“Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.  Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day 2018. In Cinemas Feb 8. Check out the Fifty Shades Freed Movie site for more.”

Harper’s Bazaar reports on a new tidbit at the end of the extended version of the trailer.

We see Ana getting the happy news of her pregnancy. Yay!

And here’s another boasting an extended version….

Frankly, they release so many I’m no sure what I’ve seen and what not! LOL! 😂

This week I read:

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry, book 1 in the Elements series. Hmm. What can I say about this story? The writing is good and the characters interesting, but it made me cry. Not something I look for in a book, but I can appreciate the skill it takes to touch a reader’s heart.

On my shelf I have:

Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo, book 1 in the Bellevue Bullies series.

Here’s something we can all relate to after the festive season….

😂😂

Have a good week, girls. Let’s hear about your epic reads!

Disclaimer: The writer of this blog will not be held responsible for any actions taken by Universal Pictures or their agents in regard to the Fifty Shades Freed movie premiere give-away. Readers enter at their own risk.

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovelies 🤗

As we are one of the initial countries to ring in the the new year let me be the first to say HAVE AN ABSOLUTE BRILLIANT 2018! My hope is that all of us will live long and happy lives in a peaceful world, filled with fabulous books! 🎉

And seeing that it’s still sorta’ Christmas I thought I’d share this Viking Santa….

I’m sure you can see why I couldn’t pass this one up. 😉😉 PS: you may have to be signed into Facebook to see the clip.

Then, Cosmo gives us a sneak peek at Christian and Ana’s first Dance as a wedded couple in Freed…

This week I read:

Taint by S. L. Jennings was an interesting read. The theme was quite refreshing, and for the most part it is well written – if not a tad overstated, but it failed to capture my heart completely. The characters seemed a little shallow and the ending was super abrupt.

Currently I’m reading:

 

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry, book 1 in the Elements series and Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo, book 1 in the Bellevue Bullies series.

Then,  with the new month upon is, let’s have a look at what goodies Goodreads bring:

In conclusion, let me leave you with something to ponder. I don’t know about you, but I certainly prefer the man on the left. What ever happened to the well heeled man’s man?

Huh. 🤔

Well, that’s it from me for today, girls. If you’re partying, party hard, but please, do so responsibly. 🍾

Cheers, girlfriends! See ya’ next year! 

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Welcome to the Christmas edition book club. As you can see I’m back from my hollies and well rested. 😉

So? Have you been good or bad? Are you on Santa’s naughty list?

To celebrate the season let me kick off with some festive apparel. Amazon is ready to fill your stocking with these fun gifts – ranging from the cute to the naughty…

 

LOL! 😂😂

Or how about a festive Santa hat, one that holds wine?

#GreatIdea 👍🏻

Then, what would Christmas be without a song?

This one is taken from the Laters, Baby UK site. Pretty cute, huh? 😉

If you celebrate Christmas, celebrate with all your heart. May the season bring you the peace it promises.

Back to the matter at hand. As expected we got an extended version of the trailer for the holidays. Here are 3 versions for you to comb through for more movie tidbits:

And lastly, here is a single from the film’s album:

For You by Liam Payne featuring Rita Ora.

Though my holiday was absolutely awesome I spent most of my time in the water, and therefore didn’t get to the trio of books I had waiting for me. I did however start a book on the plane home….

Currently I’m reading:

Taint by S. L. Jennings. This story has an intriguing theme and is written from a guy’s point of view. So far, I’m enjoying it very much.

On my shelf I have:

 

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry and We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels.

Not that we have ANY snow here in Aus for Chrissy, let alone a snowman, but here’s an adorable snowman joke:

Have a great Christmas, girls!

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…

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗 

How are you this fine weekend? Again I’ve had a lovely reading week, so I’m laughing. 👍🏻 

Monday sees the release of the full trailer for Freed, so I will share when I have it, but, in the mean time: here’s a tiny little taste…

Sneak peek, indeed! 😉

Then, as I like nothing more than to support a worthy cause 😉😉, check out the 2018 Australian Firefighter’s Animal calendar….

The wombat!! So cute! 😉😂

Not much other news to report today, so I’ll get on with sharing my reading week…

This week I read:

   

Embrace Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers, book 3.5 in the Chasing Fire series, was a cute little bite of the original books, a closer look at their wedding.

Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid, book 4 in the Knitting in the City series, was another phenomenal book by this author. As I’m sure you can tell, I’m gorging on Penny’s books, but I have to make a little confession here. The first time I got told about the series I wasn’t very interested. A group of ladies knitting? I did so not see the appeal, but, I. Was. Wrong. I’ve loved every one, actually liking them more and more as I go on. I’m dreading finishing the series.

No surprise that I followed book 4 with book 4.5 (Ninja at First Sight) and book 5 (Happily Ever Ninja), the story of Fiona, the wise and married woman of the group. Despite the fun walk on the wild side by way of James Bond shenanigans, it has to be one of the most honest looks at real-life marriage that I’ve read in our genre. It made for one helluva’ refreshing read. Again I’m giving both my Best of the Best stamp of approval.

Currently I’m reading:

 

From this Moment by Melanie Harlow and Dating-ish by Penny Reid, book 6 in the Knitting in the City series.

Lastly, just because I like to be a helpful friend, I thought I’d give you some advice on how to get a good looking lawn…

LOL! 😂😂

Have a good weekend, girls. Please share your best bookish finds with us.

 

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.