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Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

How was your week? Anything interesting to report? I think I do… I might have started to notice a new trend in our genre. Lately, in almost every book I’ve read from an established author in our genre, the lovin’ was postponed to around 2/3 in. When the FSOG craze hit the market we saw the relative fast capitulation by the lady. Her resolve to stay away from her billionaire’s magnetism crumbling along with the speedy turns of our pages. Then came the rise of first-page nooky. Quick, hard and dirty was the name of the game, but the hook-up eventually evolved into a deep and lasting connection. Now we’re seeing a host of stories where there is some sort of reason that make romantic liaisons impossible until very late in the tale. Is it only me, or do you see it too? Tell me what you think, girls. I can’t say I mind. If the story is gripping I don’t particularly care when the joyous joining occurs, but it makes me curious to see what comes next. 

This week I read:

 

Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters, book 1 in the Truth and Lies Duet series. This was a strong rec and an interesting read for me from a writer’s perspective. Firstly, the tale is a fresh take on your standard boy-meets-girl. It had lots of unusual and creative plot lines, all of which makes for a good read. However, the author’s research lets her great story down. Personally, I get stuck on serious plot holes and this one is riddled. It’s a helluva’ pity. If you can read over the gaps, she’s written great characters woven into an engaging idea. Thank you for the gift, Katherine! 😉 I wish I could edit her book and make it as awesome as it could be.

Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre was a sad disappointment. Throughout the book it felt as if she was building up to the gobsmacking twists that she’s known for, but, as I saw the place line on the bottom of my e-book’s page inch closer and closer to the end, I realised that there was less and less time for the excitement I sensed gathering to play out. In the end, the HEA was flat and gratuitous, it left so many important plot points unexplored, unanswered that I felt utterly deflated as a result. What a shame. 😔

Currently I’m reading:

When It’s Real by Erin Watt.

Before I sign off, let’s look at what June will bring thanks to Goodreads:

I’m particularly excited about the This Man novella and the new one from Christina Lauren. 🎉 Usually I wouldn’t hesitate to click that pre-order button on the latter, but the theme sounds so much like their first book in the Beautiful series, Beautiful Bastard. I loved the whole series, but BB was my least favorite, and I’m not particularly keen on a repeat. If you’re going to jump at their latest offering, please let me know if we’re getting another Chloe and Bennet, or if it feels completely new.

Let me leave you with this funny visual…

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Have a beautiful weekend, girls. Hope you spend it relaxing with a good book!

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…


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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:


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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, from a markedly cooler Brisvegas 🤗 How quickly the season has changed! I’m not looking forward to the cold AT. ALL! ❄️

This coming week sees us remembering those who fought for the liberties we enjoy on a daily basis. Happy ANZAC day, dear Australian friends.

For the sake of a peaceful future let’s hope that the powers that be will always steer clear of war.

Are you excited about the digital HD DVD release this coming week? 

Don’t hold back on us. If you’re going to buy and watch in the coming days, please share. We’d love to know if the advertised more is actually MORE. Check out this behind-the-scenes clip from Darker and unlock the rest of Seattle Independent Press if you’re following that cool site.

The Laters Baby UK Facebook page shared this link from Oprah naming FSOG as one of the most addictive books of the last 25 years. No surprise there, but it made for an interesting read. Perhaps Lissa can shed some light on some of the more obscure titles? *hint, hint* 😉

So many books, so little time…. 💜

And speaking of books, Sharon shared this cute article by Reader’s Digest – Here’s What Happens When Bookstore Employees Get Bored:

Creative! 😉

This week I read:

Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward was another excellent standalone from this duo. They produce consistently good reads with the inevitable happy ending that melts like sugar in your mouth. I’ve loved ALL their offerings. And I love that Pixie the adorable goat made another cameo appearance! 

Currently I’m reading:

Twist by Kylie Scott, book 2 in the Dive Bar series. This is another one of my favourite authors, so I’m looking forward to spending some time with her imagination. 

On my shelf I have:

 

The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan, book 4 in the Game On series & Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre, book 0.5 to 5 in The Dumont Diaries series. 

Let me end off this post with a helpful bit of diet info:

Ha! See? The perfect solution to the Easter chocolate butt expansion problem! 😂

Have a lovely weekend, girls, and happy DVD watching!

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies

Happy, HAPPY Easter if you celebrate the blessed holiday. 

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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 there, lovely ladies

What’s news on your side of the world? After a week of much-needed rain, we’re seeing bits of blue sky today. Yay!

Broadway World reports that, in little over a month’s time, we’ll be seeing the unrated Darker DVD. The releases are as follows: “Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017.” I get the unrated part, but what I’d like to know is the length of the movie… 

This week I read:

One Hot December by Tiffany Reisz, book 3 in the Men at Work series. I loved this book, probably my favourite of the 3 standalones. It was sweet, but had substance, and I love the way she writes a strong, cheeky female without making her a ball-buster.

Currently I’m reading:

Addicted by Elle Kennedy, book 2 in the Outlaws series.

From the Goodreads site it seems we have lots of good stuff to look forward to in April!

Whoo-hoo! Lots of goodies! Check out the Goodreads site for more.

Lastly, Sharon sent me this little test and I failed miserably! I could not see a single dolphin until it was pointed out to me. I guess that’s conclusive proof of my mind’s one-tracked state…

That’s it from me, girls. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. If you’re reading something good, please share.

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🤗

How are you this fine weekend? Our flaming temperatures have finally cooled a little. Thank goodness. It was ridiculously hot the last while. 🔥

If you’ve not had the pleasure of a virtual tour of Christian’s apartment, check out this cool clip that does it for you…

I saw this collage on Twitter, liked the memories it evoked, but sadly I don’t know who the clever owner is:

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And as I know how very concerned we all are with staying fit, centered, and focussed, I thought I’d share this useful video on yoga…

LOL! 😂

BC

This week didn’t see much action in the reading department – I’m too damn busy, but I must mention that I’m enjoying Fidelity more with this action packed edition to the five book series.

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Fidelity by Aleatha Romig, book five in the Infidelity series & Royally Matched by Emma Chase, book two in the Royally series.

From the Goodreads site, let’s look at what March will bring to our shelves:

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I’m delighted to see a new one by Tiffany Reisz! Yay! 😍

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Anyway, that’s all I have to share with you today. I hope you have a stunning weekend, girls. Let’s chat!

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Between the covers book club 

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

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Happy Valentine’s Day! While I love the institution of V-day, I do hope you love your loved ones HARD – Every. Single. Day! 😍

So, by this time, I’m guessing most of you saw the movie. Whatever will be chat about now? LOL! 😂 But despite the proverbial show being over, I do have some news:

Firstly, Susan shared this, a fantastically entertaining review of Darker on Buzzfeed.

Then, I saw some clips on YouTube during the week showing the Easter Egg that came after the credit roll of Darker, but as far as I can tell, they’ve all been removed. I suspect copyright infringements. 😳

Movie Pilot chats about the H.O.T. scenes that ended up on the cutting floor because they were apparently too H.O.TTTTT for the movie going public.

From the 50 Shades of Grey Support page on Facebook I saw an ABNewswire report on the launch of a new book: Fifty Shades Deeper, a book by fans, for fans. If you’re keen to “delve deeper into the messages and insights of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy” this might be the read for you. 

And lastly, Sharon sent me the following: Cringeworthy Sex Ed Stories, again as featured in Buzzfeed (boy, there are some real winners in there), plus this cute kitty meme in honour of V-Day:

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Must’ve been a very naughty kitty! 😂

BC
This week I read:

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Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn, book one in the Larson Brothers series. I read my first book by this author not long after I turned to this genre, and despite having one of the worst book covers I ever saw, I LOVED her story and style. It’s been a long while since I’ve had the pleasure of reading a new book by her, but, I can confirm that I STILL love her writing. I am going to be totally cliched and say that she has a way with words. These may not life changing stories, but consistently good ones with just the right side of yummy.

Currently I’m reading:

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Fidelity by Aleatha Romig, book five in the Infidelity series. Let’s hope THIS is the final one. Five books for this particular range is a book or two too much – at least IMHO.

On my shelf I have: 

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Royally Matched by Emma Chase, book two in the Royally series. I loved the Cinderella-esque nature of the first novel, so I’ve got high hopes for this.

And finally, this week, in the search of the perfect V-day gift for my hubby, I came across this… uhm… practical gift…

Imagine the fun your man could have with this in the shower!! 😂 And I love the “ONE SIZE FITS MOST MEN” disclaimer! 😂

Have a beautiful weekend, girls. Remember to share your loveliest reads with us. 😘

Monique kiss