Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies :)

I trust this weekend is treating you well!

Firstly, the Spanish readers will be delighted with the next translated chapter in the sidebar! Thank you, Kereny! ;)

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There doesn’t seem to be much movie news at the moment , but I’ll share what I have…

From the Laters Baby UK Facebook page; this cute Facebook based personalised invitation to buy the DVD

Venture Capital Post speculates on Michael Fassbender’s chances of playing Dr Flynn

And a cruise line cabin stewardess’s sense of humour….

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LOL! LOL! LOL! ;)

The Laters, Baby site has a great DVD review

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This week I read:

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The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan, book one in the Game On series was a great little find. Well written with a good measure of angst, some whopping emotion, and a side of deliciousness that packed just the punch I needed. I really enjoyed this book.

All Things Pretty by M Leighton, book three in the Pretty series was another great read.  (Yes, I’ve forgiven her for the crappy ending in Pocket Full of Sand). I loved that the female protagonist wasn’t the squeaky clean stereotype that we see so often, but there is a part two of this book (3.5) that really belongs with part one, not broken up into two books. Though the author admits this, she states publisher contractual clauses as the reason. I just don’t understand why a publisher would be stupid enough to make an author split a book like this. It’s not as though they make money off the second which Leighton has published for free. Can you say: odd!!??

Currently I’m reading:

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All Things Pretty Part two by M Leighton.

On My shelf I have:

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Spencer by Kerry Heavens

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Love this saucy girl…

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That’s it from me. Have an awesome weekend, girls ;) 

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Lots of news today! If you’ve not seen Christian’s apartment yet, check out this link…. The Red Room is now open!

Then, on YouTube, a Happy Birthday, Jamie clip:

Combined scenes to “Love Me Like You Do”…

Alternative ending tease…

And here is the teaser for Darker….

The Laters, Baby! site reports that Darker will possibly have a thriller-feel…

This, also from the Laters, Baby! site: a behind the scenes look at shooting the movie:

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This week I read:

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Pocket Full of Sand by M Leighton was interesting. I’m not sure how I feel about this book. As always the writing was great but the ending was not in the usual style. It almost feels as if she wasn’t able to commit to the outcome of a certain direction and then left it up to the reader to decide. Also, just as a warning, the background story of the female protagonist and her daughter was very confronting.

My Wicked Valentine by Ann Mayburn, book one in the Club Wicked series, was not for me. It ticked all the boxes; broken billionaire playboy hottie meets sassy good-hearted woman, both fall hard and fast for kinky love neither was looking for, but it’s all been done before – thoroughly. To me, it felt contrived. However, if you’re keen on a repeat performance, then you’ll love this steamy read.

Currently I’m reading:

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 Overruled by Emma Chase, book one in The Legal Briefs series. So far, it seems to lack Emma’s trademark wit, but I’m reserving my opinion until I get to the end.

On my shelf I have:

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The Mistake by Elle Kennedy book two in the Off-Campus series.

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These are the books we can expect from our fav Authors for the month of May. These screen grabs were taken from the Goodreads site. Please note that the links are not live.

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I’ve always thought these little doggies look naughty. Now I know for sure….

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LOL! ;)

That’s it from me, girls. Have a lovely weekend!

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Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies ;)

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. My SHORT break has come and is almost gone *sigh* But, I seem to be out of my book slump, so that’s something, right? 

Luckily for the Spanish readers Kereny is on fire! I’ve just posted chapter 50, (the second one for this week) for the Spanish readers :)

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Angelique shared this edited movie clip with me; one that really tugs at the heart strings…

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This week I read:

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Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, was, as predicted, an awesome read. Mal is still my fav but this one came a close second. I love the Stage Dive guys and Kylie writes them so well.

Knight and Play by Kitty French, book one in the Knight series, was another good read. This is my first time reading this author and I’m pleasantly surprised. Not only was it well written but dang, it all but melted my phone for all it’s scintillating scorch! Under normal circumstances this much nooky will put me off but nooooo, she keeps it smokin’ though she never drops her eye from the underlying story-ball. I went straight from book one to book two…

Currently I’m reading:

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Knight and Stay by Kitty French, book two in the Knight series. It’s not hard to imagine Alexander Skarsgard when you get to know Lucien, the Nordic hottie that keeps our girl Sophie warm at night ;)

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Here’s a little taste thanks to the Totally Booked Blog

On my shelf I have:

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Knight and Day by Kitty French, book three in the Knight series. No surprise there… LOL!

What time is it, girls?

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You guessed it; it’s READING time! ;)

And here’s another little home truth that needs saying:

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Have a good week, ladies and please, don’t forget to share, share, share!

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Good morning/evening, ladies ;)

I’ve had a harrowing morning dealing with plagiarism. Please, let me just take a moment to vent… I’d like to remind the world in general that though this may be fan fiction it is still absolutely and completely my own work and thus subject to copyright. It is not to be copied, translated, distributed, or anything that I can’t think of right now without my express permission. And though I’m flattered that folks love it enough to want to redistribute it; a reblog or the posting of a link to my site are the only acceptable, reasonable, and respectful things to do to me and my translator’s hard and honest work. Also, this site is for ADULTS! – Rant over :P

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Thanks to Kereny I’ve posted the following Spanish chapter, chapter 48. Please enjoy, ladies ;)

News regarding the movie is as follows: 

The director, Sam Taylor-Johnson has officially left the FSOG movie franchise according to Deadline. I can’t say that I’m surprised but so far none of the news titbits we’re getting bode well for the swift making of Darker…. 

Then, hee-haa! Just Jared claims we’ll be able to buy the DVD on the 1st and the 8th of May and that it will include two hours of bonus features. I just hope that those scenes will be… MORE! 

Thank you to all the lovely ladies passing on links and news this last week. I appreciate you thinking of me and sharing. 

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 This week I read:

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Monster in his Eyes by JM Darhower, book one in the Monster in his Eyes series, was a good read, if a tad intense. I will be looking at the follow-on books but only after I’ve read the yummy latest releases I have calling my name.

The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz, book three in the Original Sinners White Years series, was, as always, an excellent read and marked the true end of my book slump. If you’ve not had the pleasure of Nora’s company, and you don’t mind the harder edge of kink, then you’ve got to take a peek at these phenomenal books.

Currently I’m reading:

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Manwhore by Katy Evans, book one in the Manwhore series. I’m going to reserve my judgement on this until I’m done but in the mean time I can leave you with a little taste; a fan made trailer of Saint’s deliciousness:

On my shelf I have:

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Deep by Kylie Scott, book four in the Stage Dive series, will appear on my shelf by the 31st due to the wonders of pre-ordering. Yay!

Incandescent by River Savage, book one in the Knight’s Rebels MC series was a strong recommendation and I look forward to reading all about the hot bikers… Thank you, MAC ;)

Here are the delicious reads coming our way in April from Goodreads:

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Please note that the links in the above pics are not live. They are screenshots taken from the Goodreads site.

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Here’s a little joke I thought was very appropriate. I hope it makes you smile too :)

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Have a an awesome weekend, girls. Let me hear from you and your best reads! ;)

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

I trust you are well into enjoying a relaxing weekend. For all the Irish readers, I hope you had a great St Patrick’s Day! ;)

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Then; I’d like to welcome the slew of new readers this week. I don’t know if you are just more vocal in sharing your thoughts or whether I’ve had a run on the site, but I love that you’ve had a good time sharing this tribute to FSOG! 

This week I got these two beauties from Angelique because…. we always want more ;)

I love the series of kissing scenes *sigh* – Thank you, Angelique ;)

My horrid book slump continued this week but luckily got better by the end of it….

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This week I read:

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I wasn’t quite ready to delve into the dark depths of Monster In His Eyes so I thought I’d start with something lighter beforehand… Big, BIG mistake! LOL!

Sexual Awakenings by Angelica Chase, book one in the Sexual Awakening series, though technically good, was pages and pages of gratuitous sex. Now, in our world, that might seem like a good thing but, for me, without feeling the love grow along with the desire as the connection develops between two (or sometimes three) characters, it’s simply sex – a hollow echo of what could be. It might still unfold as the series progresses but it’s lost me and I will not be pursuing the rest of the books. If you are into lots of nooky then feast away.

Friends With Partial Benefits by Luke Young, book one in the Friends With Benefits series was another letdown. I was intrigued that a male writer tackled an older woman/younger guy story but I’ve never come across a book where an author writes so much without saying so little. The story was slow and the comedy contrived. As much as I dislike dishing negative reviews I can’t even call it a poolside read.

Currently I’m reading:

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Monster In His Eyes by JM Darhower, book one in the Monster In His Eyes series, is well written but from early on you feel the intensity brewing. Now, at almost 90%, I feel like I can see the trainwreck coming….

I’m soooo looking forward to Manwhore this coming week. Katy Evans always brings it!

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I saw this the other day and thought it a helluva’ tool for those of you with teens…

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Good one, right? LOL!

Let’s hear from you, girls. Share those reading treasures as you find them ;)

Monique xx

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Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies ;)

Is it just me or is this year flying by? I cannot believe that it’s almost Easter!

I’ve had a very frustrating reading month so far. I’m not really getting into anything. I’m looking for something GREAT to sink my teeth into, something that’ll call to me from my iBook app, stealing my sleeping hours and filling them with seductive words….*sigh*

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This week I read:

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Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh, book three in the Elite Ops series, was a good read but not as great as the previous ones. If you enjoy well written, consuming action along with intense, heated need between the characters then you’ll love this series.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy, book one of the Off-Campus series, was a good read. Think Beautiful Disaster with a delicious side of hotness.

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn, book one in the Nine Minutes series, was…. interesting. I was concerned that the premise of this story would be too upsetting for me, but despite my reservations, that was not the thing that bothered me. This book is very well written; I can’t fault the author’s writing, and it has a twist in the end, but the whole soft-hearted, hardened criminal duality, I felt, was not plausible. Also, I seriously missed the steamy lovin’ that we’ve come to associate with a great read.

On my shelf I have:

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Monster In His Eyes by JM Darhower, book one in the Monster In His Eyes series.

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For those of you with kiddos….

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I hope you have a beautiful week, girls and PLEASE, share your great reading finds with us. 

Monique xx

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Spanish Chapter and news

Hello, girls :)

Just a quick one to let you know that Kereny has sent me the next Spanish chapter. Please find chapter 47 in the sidebar. Thank you, girlfriend! ;)

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The following is all from the Laters Baby UK Facebook page:

An article from The Daily Mail confirming that Jamie is doing the sequel WITH his lovely wife’s blessing. 

The Daily Mail claims ten minutes of extra hotness on the director’s cut DVD. Personally I think the movie had enough sex. What I’d like to see MORE of is the connection between the two. I want to see how our inscrutable man falls – HARD – for our girl… And ten minutes??? WTF?! LOL!

Then this! Sooooo cute! Fifty Shades of Toy Story: