Giveaway and Movie Review of 50 Shades of Grey

50sog copyGirls night was last night and a few of us got together to go see the new 50 Shades of Grey Movie. Unless you’ve been living under a rock I’m sure you know all about it.

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Please ignore the blurry photo. Why is it whenever you ask a man to take a photo for you its never focused?

We had a great time and even had specialty drinks to celebrate the occasion.

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Anyway to sub it up it was a fun night now lets get on to the movie shall we?

Just in case your head has been buried in the sand for the last year I’ll go ahead and share the trailer with you first.

REVIEW

Now what did I think of the movie as a whole? Well I’m not going to sit here and pick it apart piece by piece cause lets face it as a story line we’ve all read the book or know what it’s about at least. The thing that I think most people need to remember is that this is a MOVIE. You can’t include every little piece of a book into a movie or you would be watching it for a week. SO where some pieces of the book left out YES. Did I miss them? Sure. But was I disappointed? No, because I knew going in that the movie wasn’t going to be the same as the book scene for scene.

Now onto the cast. Where Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson my first choices for the role? No I was on the Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel train all the way. But I understand that you can’t always get the first choice of cast for a movie. Between the actor’s schedules and chemistry things don’t always work out that way. Do I think that Jamie and Dakota did a good job with the roles? Sure Do. They had me looking at the as Christian and Ana. 

So overall I have to say that there where a couple of things that I was not exstatic about I was very happy with the movie. Did I enjoy it as much as I did the book? No, but when is the movie ever as good as a book? Will I be going to see 50 Shades Darker? Yep I’ll be one of the firsts on in the theater!!

4 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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review by michelle

 GIVEAWAY

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Win a 50 Shades of Grey Handcuff Bracelet. Just become a fan of our Facebook page and then like and share this post. Come back here and comment that you did those things to be entered.

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Winning comment will be chose by Random.org 2/23/15

Houston Mashup 2014 – The Kink Unleashed – Giveaway

This last weekend was a pretty big author event and book signing here in Houston.

It was 2 days full of fun. And of course I was there to help out and partake in the festivities!

It was so much fun meeting up with some old friends and making new ones. The place was full of authors, bloggers and cover models for 2 full days !

Enjoy some of the photos that I took. Sorry for the sucky camera phone 😛

Then to round out the party, what did we get but a sexy model show ?!?!

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So of course as usual since I had so much fun I want to share some with you all. I’m going to do that in the form of a HUGE SWAG GIVEAWAY !!

But first I want to thank the following authors and models (listed in no particular order) for donating the swag:

 

Tich Brewster Leighton Riley Nikki Narvaez
Lynda Lee Anne Stacy Borel Kennedy Kelly
Sidonia Rose Shawn Dawson Isabella Kole
Jennifer Theriot Mariah Kingsley T.K. Rapp
Brenda Kennedy W. Parks Brigham Skye Warren
Savannah Grey Anne Conley Arden Aoide
Michelle Lowhorn D.L. Raver A.R. Von
Ashley Nemer Alexis Alexander Mary E. Palmerin
Anna Kristell C.C. Wood L.K. Gandy
Rose Garcia David Santa Lucia Kim Jones
Ginger Voight Alisa Mullen Lara Henley
Tara West Vicki Green Jenna Tyler
C.M. Hutton Justin Keeton A.K. Morgan
Linda Nightingale Hilary Storm Jessica Cage
Mary Elizabeth Jake Wilson Billy Dee
Sarah Elizabeth Diane Rinella L.A. Corvill
Micheal D. Smith Sharon Bayliss Kimberly Night
Rachel Rae R.S. Grey Maegan Abel
Stephanie Nicole Garza Jennifer Loren K.S. Haigwood
Lisa Suzanne Jeanne McDonald Erin Noelle
Kimberly Kennedy Amber Lin Becky McGraw
Shooting Star Book Reviews Don Allen Steffen Hughes

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Red Phoenix invades Houston – The Kink Unleashed

When I found out that Red Phoenix was coming to Houston I about had a heart attack. I have been in love with Red and her books ever since reading Brie Learns the Art of Submission (review), when she kept me up all night reading. Since then I just haven’t been able to get enough of her books and I’ve had many sleepless nights too :-)

So yesterday was the big day. The day that Red met up with her Houston fans. We all hung out at The Cadillac Bar and Grill on the Kemah Boardwalk and had a great time. This is where I have to apologize to fellow blogger, Kayla the Bibliophile, for keeping her away from Red. It seams that while I was sitting at the downstairs bar of the restaurant Red somehow snuck by me and made it to the upstairs bar. So when Kayla showed up and asked where she was I unfortunately informed her that Red wasn’t there yet. We waited an additional 20 minutes before Kayla asked if I had checked upstairs……Uh no I hadn’t. Well needless to say I don’t think Kayla will let me live that down for a long time !

Well we eventually found Red and the group of ladies who actually met up in the right spot and had a fabulous time. It was so fun meeting up with friends that I usually only get to talk to on Facebook and also making new friends in the process. I think the highlight of my night might have been when the waiter came by to make sure he had my order correct and when he asked if I had a DP. Here is how Red tells the story:

Cute story:

He was listing what drinks people had purchased and mentioned that one of them was a DP. Kayla was like, “What did you just say?” “It’s a DP” We all started giggling hysterically and he totally turned a cute shade of red.

When asked if he knew what that was he replied, “I’m supposed to be the younger kinkier one of the group.”

My hubby told him, “You have no idea…”

Turns out a DP is simply a Dr. Pepper. LOL

think we might be a group that the poor server wont forget for a LONG while 😀

Now for the photos !

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THE CRAZY GROUP OF LADIES !

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giveawayI’m so excited about finally getting to meet up with Red that I decided to have a little giveaway.

1st Place: 1 Ebook copy of – Brie Embraces the Heart of Submission: After Graduation (Brie Series Book 2) – to be gifted from Amazon.

2nd Place: 5 winners will receive a set of Red Phoenix trading cards & a Red Phoenix temporary tattoo.

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The Kink Unleashed – Wild Wicked Weekend

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I know I am behind posting this but I just wanted to share a little bit about my weekend in San Antonio last month when I visited Wild Wicked Weekend. This event was put on by six wonderful authors, Brenna Zinn, Cerise Deland, Dalton Diaz, Desiree Holt, Regina Carlysle, and Samantha Cayto. Let me just say these ladies know how to party.

The event was held at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio Texas. Which is located right next door to the Alamo. It is supposed
ly the most haunted hotel this side of the Mississippi. All I have to say is I am glad I was in a new wing of the hotel and didn’t have to worry about that !!

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We started the weekend off right Thursday night with a trip too Hardbodies Ladies Club. Ladies if you are ever in San Antonio you have got to check this club out. Not only are the guys extremely sexy but they are amazingly talented. I’m talking about full out shows including group choreographed dance numbers and even fire juggling. I had an absolutely fabulous time for my first trip there. However I will definitely be back the next time I am in town.

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Friday started out with a book signing including all of the attending authors, which were quite a few. Unfortunately since I am a pansy a$$ and was up so late the night before I missed this. But I did get to meet quite a few of the authors throughout the weekend so that made up for it .:-) We had a fabulous lunch with some amazing prizes and then followed it up with separate events depending on what you wanted to do. I of course attended the lap dance lessons.

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It Looks like Brenna & Dalton are having a great time with their lessons !! LOL (thanks to author Lori Kink for the photo!)

Oh and did I forget to mention that we had some very sexy Cavemen Hosts for the weekend. Cole, Taylor and Antonio from Ellora’s Cave were awesome enough to join the festivities for the weekend. Wouldn’t you like for these guys to teach you the art of lap dancing ???

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(another photo from the awesome Lori King!)

I also got to take my first trip to a dungeon on Friday night but of course cameras weren’t allowed so you’ll just have to use your imagination. <3

Saturday was another wild day filled with great food tons of prizes and a discussion on BDSM from the local Doms from Thursday night’s dungeon trip along with a demo from one of the Dom’s and his sub. Then we rounded Saturday night out with a drag Queen pageant. I was a spectacular event hosted by Alayna Marquez. The contestants were Shayna Towers, Harmony Leigh, Mocha Nicole Dior and there was a special performance by Natalie Da-Sayo Cutrone.  They all put on a fantastic show and I even got my boobs played with by a drag queen !!! 😛

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Thanks to Brenna Zinn for the great photo !

All in all this was one AMAZING weekend and I can’t wait for next year. I already told hubby I will be away for a weekend in Feburary 2015 its already on my calendar !!

Now for the goodies. I am giving away 3 custom bags that I made each filled with different swag items that I gathered from the trip. Use the Rafflecopter to enter.

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The Kink Unleashed – Houston Bookrave 2013

OMG I had an awesome time at The Houston Bookrave this past weekend. Let me just say that TrinDee Events knows how to throw a party. I got to meet some awesome Authors as well as meet up with some of my fellow bloggers & book club organizers who up until now I have only had an online relationship with. I might have went a little overboard with the book purchases but it was so worth it and I can’t wait until TrinDee’s next event !!

Cherrie LynnAuthor Cherrie Lynn was such a sweetheart. I know the photo is bad but the table between us was so large we both had to stretch :-)

Katy EvansI got to meet with Katy Evans and of course we couldn’t take a photo without including Remmy!

Sophie JordanSophie Jordan told me all about her new book Foreplay which is releasing today. It is about a college student who happens to go to a school that has an underground Kink club. Right up our alley don’t you think ???

J KennerJ. Kenner aka Julie Kenner aka J.K. Beck was fantastic and I found out she will also be attending the Wild Wicked Weekend in February. I can’t wait to see her again !

I had so much fun but of course I couldn’t go without grabbing some goodies for all of you. So I thought I would do an awesome giveaway. Keep reading to find out more :-)

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Prize 1: A Forever Romance bag filled with the swag I picked up. Some of it signed by the awesome authors I met.

Prize 2: A Forever Romance bag.

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