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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #11

1 Jun

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the WeekIs there a super hawt & smexy book that you’ve read and loved but would die if you ever caught your mom reading?

My mother is quite elderly, so I would have to say there are a lot of books I wouldn’t recommend to her, purely because I don’t think her heart could take it! The first one that comes to mind, though, is Fifty – of course – and my embarrassment goes a bit further than usual with that one because I was part of the editing team on the second and third books. The series got huge publicity here as a book to buy mums for Mother’s Day, but no way would I buy that for mine! And even though my name is in the front acknowledgements of Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, I’m not admitting that to my mum either!

What would shock your mother? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme.

29 Feb

“The J.K. Rowling of erotic fiction”! W00t!


Update: Another article, this time from the British Daily Mail:


Also, the book is to be discussed on the Today show on March 1 (US time)!


Bookish Temptations

In case you haven’t seen it yet there’s a great article written by Dana Schuster about one of my most fave books (series) that has been published in the New York Post…Yup, Christian Grey from the Fifty trilogy by E.L. James is in the news. Awesome!

You can read the entire article here.

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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #1

27 Feb

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines. I’m very late to the partay with this one, but it’s still the weekend in America so here I go joining in the fun!

Question of the week: If you could have a girls’ night out (or guys’ night out) with three of your favorite authors who would they be and why?

  1. E.L. James – I’m part of her editing team but I’ve never met her in person. I think she would be great company for a night out on the town, especially if it was in her hometown of London 😉
  2. J.R. Ward – I could pick her crazy brain, give her a few suggestions, and maybe find out what she looks like without those sunglasses!
  3. Kresley Cole – She sounds like a really fun chick – and she might bring Paul Marron with her!

If I could invite a man along (other than Paul, of course!) I might include Sylvain Reynard, because he would be a great conversationalist and he gets on well with Ms. James. Seeing them together would be a blast!

So what about you? Who would you take on a night on the town? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme.

Fifty Shades Darker, by E.L. James

15 Sep

Format: ebook
Published: September 15, 2011
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Back cover blurb:
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

My review:

Christian Grey is so addictive, it is no wonder Ana Steele can’t stay away from him for long. The man is sex on a finely tailored stick, and reading about him should come with a warning about the likelihood of becoming excessively hot and bothered. And desperately in need of ice cream.

Fifty Shades Darker begins just where E.L. James’s first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, left off, with Ana and her Fifty apart and miserable. Thankfully, they don’t stay that way for long.

Ana opens her eyes to the possible pleasures awaiting her in the Red Room of Pain, but the darkness of the title places numerous obstacles in the couple’s way. One of these obstacles comes from an unexpected quarter, leading to a truly shocking ending for the book.

James’s writing is fast-paced and descriptive, and she infuses her characters with a lot of humor. As with the first book, some of my favorite exchanges were the e-mails Ana and Fifty fired back and forth, which epitomized the flirty, fun side of their relationship.

I could not put this down and, after that cliffhanger ending, cannot wait for book three.

My rating: 5/5