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:


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! 😂


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:






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


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

Monique kiss


Between the covers book club 

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗


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:


Must’ve been a very naughty kitty! 😂

This week I read:

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:

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: 

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

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

I hope you enjoyed some quality time with your loved ones, and saw the new year dawn with the promise of good things to come. 

With just over a month to go until we see the second movie, the countdown is ON! I’m looking forward to the debrief after…

50 Shades Girl Portland shared this great piece: Escala – the changes made to the apartment we saw in Fifty Shades of Grey during the filming of Darker and Freed


This has NOTHING to do with Fifty, but I couldn’t help posting…


LOL! 😂 Is it the perfect gift for hubby, or would you burst out laughing? Making the wolf’s snout shrink and grow will be a LOT of fun, huh? 😉

My holiday was lovely, but jam packed with a gazillion things that I never get to do during the school year. My long list of to-dos is significantly shorter (yay!), but my reading time took a serious dive. Hopefully I’ll get to relax in the final throes of my hollies to meet a few smexy book boyfriends. 😉

These last few weeks I (only) read:

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ShutterGirl by C. D. Reiss, book one in the Hollywood Project series, was good. Again she impressed me with the solid knowledge she has of her character’s jobs and backgrounds. It makes for a satisfying read, coloured with the interesting details of their worlds.

Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell was a cute, (very) sexy story. I love a player turning mush for a girl. Thank you for this one, Susan.

Currently I’m reading:


Commander in Chief by Katy Evans, book two in the White House series.

Though it’s almost halfway into the fresh month, here are some of the new books we’ll see in January:





As always, these screenshots are taken from my beloved Goodreads account.


#Truth 😂

That’s it from me, girls. If you’ve come across a beautiful book, this is the place to share. Have a good week!

 Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗 

Let me kick off by saying a hearty Happy Thanksgiving to all the US readers. I hope you had a precious day feeling grateful for the gifts life brings, not least of which are gripping books. Yay! ❤️


As far as the movie is concerned, rumour has it that hottie, Lenny Kravitz, may be writing the soundtrack for Darker. Seems fitting, huh? See the Daily Mail for more.


I found this cute little meme on Facebook. Darker: doggy-style…


LOL! 😂

While we all love a good book, especially when they drip with panty melting lemons, not all love scenes are created equally. Susan shared this laugh-out-loud article from Buzzfeed featuring the Bad Sex Fiction Awards. You might still need to change your knickers after reading these, but only because you tinkled from laughing so hard. This is my favourite, terrible scene:


WTF?? LOL! 😂😂

Then, how is this for a dream getaway? Sharon sent me this author’s cruise ad run by 1001 Dark Nights


Wow!!! Imagine spending some quality holiday time with your favourite writers? Feel free to invite me along 😉

This week I read:

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Managed by Kristen Callihan, book two in the VIP series, was delightful. We met Gabriel in book one where he came across as a hard-nosed control freak, but WOW! The way she set this up, the depth of his character, and how he bloomed in this book, was nothing short of gobsmacking. I loved the roller coaster read of him falling hard for love, the tension-wrought build-up between him and Soph, and then the inevitable snap of his steely control. Good stuff! Here’s a little visual of how Gabriel became putty in Sophie’s hands…


*sigh* 😍

Breathe by C. D. Reiss, book ten in the Songs of Submission series was the one novella I still needed to read to complete the round number. What can I say about this range that I haven’t already? Exceptional writing, white-hot loving, and complex, interesting characters. I STILL love this whole series.

Currently I’m reading:


Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz, book two in the Men at Work series.

As you know, I usually adore getting my Goodreads email touting the new books we’ll see in the coming month, but the December new releases seem a little thin. 😳 Nevertheless, here they are:




Please note: these are screenshots taken from my Goodreads page, thus voiding the links.

The truth about going for drinks – at least for me…


LOL! 😉

Have a beautiful weekend, girls. See ya’ soon!

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello, lovely ladies 🤗

A lovely sunny weekend here in Aus, already H.O.T. considering it’s still Spring. Not that I’m complaining. Bring on summer! 

As far as I can tell, not much is happening in our little world ATM. And the movie’s release still feels so far away. *sigh* What are we going to do with ourselves until then? Oh, I know! We’ll READ! Yay! ❣️

And seeing as the world is colored in pumpkins, spooky apparitions, and spiderwebs, I can share this cute little pic from Sharon…


LOL! 😂

Speaking of Sharon, she had a nothing-short-of-a-magnificent-time at her Author weekend! The lucky lady got to meet (and take a seflie with Tiffany Reisz), got some off-the-hook goodies, and sounds genuinely giddy for making the effort to go. I’m soooooo jealous! Here’s a pic she snapped for us of C.D. Reiss doing the whole book signing thing. #SomeGirlsHaveAllTheLuck


Thank you for sharing your fun trip with us, girlfriend! 😉

This week I read:

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Twisted Palace by Erin Watt, book three in The Royals series was a deliciously satisfying ending to this entertaining trio. First love, four ripped brothers, ALL the drama money can buy, and a man coming back from the dead… What more can a girl want?

And in keeping with the royal theme, Royally Screwed by Emma Chase, book one in the Royally series, was a classic tale re-spun. And a great job she did of it too! No girl would mind Prince Nicholas showing up in her diner…

Currently I’m reading:

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Control, Burn, and Resist, books three, four, and five in the Songs of Submission series & Blaze – Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz, book one in the Men at Work series. I’m looking forward to seeing how Tiffany handles a story that seems less meaty than her usual epic yarn.

On my shelf I have:

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Sing, Coda, and Dominance by C. D. Reiss, books six, seven, and eight in the Songs of Submissions series & The Goal by Elle Kennedy, book four in the Off-Campus series.

Then, with the arrival of the end of October, it’s time to look at what new and delightful books we’ll see in November…







As always, the links aren’t live as the screenshots are taken from Goodreads.

Here’s something that happens to me almost daily:


Well, perhaps not a family sized, but who’s counting? LOL! 😂😂

Happy weekend, girls.

Monique kiss

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗We’re having the most glorious weather here in the eastern parts of Australia. It makes me want to kick back and suck down a couple of cocktails! Summer is definitely on its merry way. Yay! 

And with the advent of October, we welcome the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether it’s touched you personally, or colored the life of someone you know, thinking Pink is part of every woman’s life. Keep those girls healthy, ladies 🙂


With Fifty slowly simmering to a boil after the release of the Darker trailer, Coco De Mer has launched a stunning new range of delicates to tantalize in the bedroom.

Beautiful, right?

Do you remember, a little while ago, I posted news of Golden Girl, Crossfire’s Brett Kline’s tribute to Eva being turned into an actual song? That sexy laudation now has its very own music video..

Pretty cool, if you ask me… 😉

Then, before we dive into my reading week, let me share something that made me look twice…


No, your eyes are not deceiving you! B.O.B. in the the form of E.T.’s finger. And a glowing one at that. Oh my gosh! E.T.’s florid digit must be the very last way I’d want to see stars… 😂😂


This week I read:

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Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland was a lovely read, absolutely in line with the delicious stories this duo is known for. I thoroughly enjoyed having some fun with the friendly Captain of the skies, Carter Clynes.

Currently I’m reading:

Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci, book one in The Broads Abroad series. So far, I’m liking this VERY much.

Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley, book three in the Colorado Mountain series – thank you, Sharon 🙂

I got my favorite Goodreads email at the end of September, and it goes without saying that I went a little nuts pre-ordering everything I’ve been waiting for. You’ve gotta’ love ebooks! Here’s some of what we can expect to see in October:







These screen shots are taken from Goodreads which means the links aren’t live.

As always, I’ll leave you with something to make you grin…


On that note, happy weekend, girls. Let’s chat 💭

Monique kiss