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

Between the covers book club

Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗

Wow! Another crazy week and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. What’s going on? It feels as though someone hit the fast forward button on my life! 😝

The good news is that this coming week is MOVIE WEEK! Yay! 🎉 And with that the Australian movie competition winners! Congratulations to Aussie babes: KATH IMLACH & KATRINA STUBBS! Enjoy the movie, girls. You’ll be hearing from me shortly. 

And seeing as we’re chatting about Darker, let’s lay down some ground rules for our debrief next Saturday/Sunday. Though I will be seeing the movie on Wednesday, I will NOT be posting about my experience until the Book Club post that weekend. If you’d like to share something before then, feel free to do so, but please do it privately via my email, Facebook messenger, or Twitter message service. By the same token, if you’re seeing the film some time AFTER next week, please note that the special movie post (that will come with the regular Book Club) WILL BE FILLED WITH SPOILERS. So don’t drop by if you’re not ready to see the movie bones picked clean. 

Then, I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, but for the sake of any new readers, please play nicely. We are an extremely varied group, hailing from all over the world, each with different backgrounds and beliefs. Please respect other’s opinions. We don’t all have to agree. I don’t like being a cow, and I very rarely exercise my right to delete a comment, but I will if you don’t share in a kind manner.

Official stuff over, let’s look at some movie news as we race to the big reveal:

Listen to Sia’s Blank Page as featured in Darker:

On Popsugar, see Dakota on The Tonight show doing a Fifty Shades Skit.

Watch Jamie turn Conan’s desk into a pommel horse!

And lastly, on Just Jared, check out Ellen tying up Jamie on the Ellen Show.

And completely unrelated to Fifty, I think I may have found the perfect exercise tool for your man… I challenge you not to laugh!

Oh my! LOL! 😂😂

BC

This week I read:

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre. This writer is amazing in the sense that her books are so varied, her style changing from story to story so that every one feels fresh. This novel was no different. I loved the drawn-out tension between the two main characters, and then the ensuing delicious heat. A great read and a definite thumbs up from me.

On my shelf I have:

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Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn, book one in the Larson Brothers series. I so love a story with a fighting theme.

Ever wondered what Aladdin looks like without his pants?

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LOL! 😂😂

Have a wonderful weekend, girls. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and your Darker adventures next week.

Monique kiss