Saturday, July 20, 2013

Elizabeth Reyes

About me? Well, I was born and raised and continue to live in sunny southern California. I'm married and have two wonderful teens. My love for writing began when I was just a kid though, I never really had any dreams or aspirations of doing it for a living. Then along came the age of eReaders and I saw an opportunity to get my writing out for the world to read without jumping through hoops and getting past the red tape of trying to get traditionally published. The Moreno Brothers series has literally changed my life. I now wake up to go to work a few yards from my bed. 5th Street is my second series with 2 out Noah and Gio and two more to come. I'm currently taking a break from 5th Street to work on my next series Fate a spinoff of The Moreno Brothers series. The first one in that series Fate (Vince and Rose's story from Making You Mine) is due out this year. I love hearing from my readers and try to always try to respond as soon as I can, but if there is a certain question being asked over and over instead of answering it 20 times I will post on my FAQ page so check there often! End of this year will be crazy for me between keeping up with the response to MYM and getting ready for my blog tour I'll be super busy so please bear with me if I'm not quick on responding to your messages/comments!
 Elizabeth Reyes is a USA Today Best Selling Author.
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Interview

1. This has nothing to do with writing but I saw on your bio you love deviled ham, what is that?
LOL It's minced and spiced ham. It's used like a spread on crackers. But (the one I buy anyway) comes in a small can and resembles cat food. Most people have the same reaction when they see it. "Eeuww!" But it's really quite tasty and makes for a quick meal or even finger food. My husband always makes a face when he sees me eating it yet he's always happy to take a cracker if I spread some on it for him. =D

2. What made you decide to write new adult?
I think it's one of the most exciting times in a persons life. It's the time in life when most people experience their first big everything. A story is a journey and I think when most people look back to the most exciting part of their life's journey it's that time in their lives. When they were trying to figure things out and finding themselves. That very special place between being a young adult and becoming a full fledged adult. For the record I didn't even realize I was writing New Adult. I just wrote my stories. Then I read more into what the genre entailed and thought, "Hey that's where most of my characters fall!"

3. When you have time off from your writing, who's books do you like to curl up with?
There are so many and sadly I don't get to read as often as I did once upon a time. But when I do I usually stick to authors writing in genre's similar to mine. Tammara Webber, Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Liz Reinhardt, J. A. Redmerski just to name a few but there are so many more I've enjoyed in the past when I had more time to read. Lori Foster has always been a favorite of mine as well.

4. Your favorite guilty pleasure?
I have several like watching movies that I've seen SO many times but never tire of them like Grease, Pretty in Pink, and Tombstone. One peek in my closet and you'll immediately know what my other two guilty pleasures are purses and fuzzy slippers. Since I live in my jammies most of the winter warm fuzzy pajamas is another.

5. In your 5th street series you write about boxing. Are you a sports fan or did you pick the sport for another reason?
My husbands family has always been big about getting together and watching the big bouts. So while I'm not a huge boxing fan I usually know the story behind each big fight. I thought boxers would make great sexy heroes and since I grew up around the East LA area I figured it was the perfect place for it to take place. Also true story my husband grew up on and his mom still lives on 5th Street. =D

6. What is your favorite song to sing when you do karaoke?
I haven't gone in a LONG time but usually it's old stuff. One of my favorites is Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

7. As an author putting your work out there for others, do you find yourself looking on sites like goodreads & amazon to see what readers are saying?
No not really. I respect that everyone has their own opinion and the right to express it but I decided a while back reading the negative stuff does nothing for my writing mojo. So it's best to stay away and not read at all. Also with the amount of books I now have out I simply wouldn't have the time to keep up with all the reviews even if I wanted to. So while I do occasionally it's no where near as often as I did back when I had say one or two books out. If I did I'd never have time to write! lol

8. You mention knowing and respecting that everyone has their own opinion but are there any types of reviews that really grate you?
I'm not going to lie no matter how many books I put out all bad reviews will always sting. That's why I long ago stopped reading them. But when I did read them I guess the ones that really bugged me most for a different reason were the one star reviews I'd get from readers that claimed to be big fans of mine and loved ALL my other books except that particular one. I'd think, fair enough you can't win them all. Then I'd go look for the other reviews by them of my books and there were none. So it would really upset me because I'd think "Where's the love?" You loved all my books but only took the time to review the one you didn't like? And you're claiming to be a big fan? It just hurt I guess more than grate. 

Books
The Moreno Brothers Series
 The stories of three very sexy intense brothers living in La Jolla. Enjoy the romance including the story of their highly guarded but risk taking little sister Sofie and their crazy-possessive best friend Romero.
  Mature YA-romance Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno. Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl. With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home? Forever Mine is free for the holidays and Amazon and Smashwords! And you haven't already, read the Forever Mine mini prequel on my blog!
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  After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she’s far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She’ll resist him even if that means using the one thing that’ll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man. Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he’d missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he’s determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for.
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  Her entire life Sofia Moreno has dealt with her overprotective brothers. With three overbearing brothers always lurking, no boy would dare reach out to her. Luckily for Sofia the one boy she's got her heart set on has always been within reach: her brothers best friend Eric. Even though his loyalty to her brothers runs deep, Sofia knows there is only so much he can do before giving in to her. Two years older than her, Eric Diego has always known there would be hell to pay if he messed with his best friend's kid sister Sofia. Through the years he watches as she blooms into a beautiful young lady right before his eyes. With teenage hormones raging and Sofia more than willing, Eric agrees to the unthinkable. A forbidden secret romance. Feeling emotions and a feverish passion that's new to them both, neither is ready for how quickly their romance spins out of control.
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  Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can’t begin to understand. She’s unwilling to walk away—even when her instincts are screaming at her to run. Romero has no idea what he's getting himself into when he first kisses Isabel. Shocked at the passion she invokes in him, he believes he can keep his usual short fuse under wraps. Falling fast and hard for someone so flawlessly sweet only makes him more aware that he’s far from perfect. If she is ever witness to his biggest imperfection, he’s sure she’ll bail. But when her meddling sister does the worst thing imaginable—bring other men between him and his Izzy—that fuse is lit and all bets are off. Can two people who are worlds apart teach each other how to love, or will the reality of their differences drive them apart? 
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  Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper. Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did—screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal's secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for—his relationship with the love of his life—Grace.
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5th Street Series
Life in the streets of East Los Angeles is tough. But this group of friends stays out of trouble by staying in the gym-5th Street with aspirations of becoming the next big thing out of LA since DeLaHoya. But things get interesting and romances start to sizzle when they each meet their match outside the ring. 
  Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she’s left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her twenty-eight years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be—perfectly chiseled, supportive and motivating. Add to that, he’s incredibly sexy. He’s everything she’s ever looked for in a man. What she least expected was for him to fall for her, but he has. There's just one glaring problem: Noah is eight years younger. Noah Quintanilla has his eye on a boxing title—someday. Down for a few months with an injury, his maintenance-boy pay at 5th Street Gym won't cut it. He’s finally given the opportunity to train. The catch? His trainee is an out-of-shape woman with a free week pass. Taking on the challenge, Noah stumbles into one of the closest friendships he’s ever known, and before he knows it, he’s in love. But Veronica’s not having it—the age difference is too much. Their platonic relationship means having to watch her date other men—something that would make him crazy. Believing he's the man for her, Noah sets out to prove that age is but an illusion, and there's more to him than just a number.
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  When tragedy strikes in the ring, Giovanni Bravo falls into a deep depression, walking away from his dream of boxing to train instead. He agrees to a two month get-away, helping train Felix Sanchez, his high school best friend and now welterweight champ of the world. Once at Felix’s lavish boxing complex, he’s reunited with Bianca Rubio, someone he remembers only as the girl with the innocent doe eyes back in high school. Her refreshing, cheerful demeanor not only takes Gio’s mind off his troubled conscience, he finds himself falling for her fast and hard. The problem—Bianca is Felix’s girlfriend. Having a sexy, famous boyfriend has its perks, but they come with a price. Bianca not only has to deal with the ongoing tabloid rumors about her boyfriend hooking with other women, but also his constant absence when he is on the road. So now that Felix will be in town for two whole months to train for his next big bout, Bianca is thrilled. He’s even asked her to move into his cabin while he's there. But when he leaves for days at a time to promote his fight, Bianca spends time getting to know Felix’s gorgeous new trainer and good friend, Gio. Increasingly drawn to his sweet smile and smoldering green eyes, she finds herself saying and doing things she normally wouldn’t. As it becomes more and more difficult for each to resist the other, Gio crosses the line between them. He hopes that one kiss will alleviate the overwhelming temptation and clear both their systems, but it does just the opposite. Their temptation suddenly becomes an obsession--an obsession that quickly forces Gio to realize this is more than just lust. He's fallen hard and to his delight so has she. Now he's forced to make the hardest decision of his life. Risk losing his long time friend or walk away from the only girl he's ever loved. 
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  Womanizer—check. Cocky—check. Dangerous—checkmate. Staying away from him was indisputably the sensible thing to do. The problem? She wasn’t just drawn to him; she was utterly mesmerized... Charlotte Brennan is no stranger to heartache and mortification. Her past is full of both. So when amazing and incredibly intense Hector Ayala, literally jumps into Charlee’s life, her walls are immediately up. Letting her guard down and sharing her past and deepest secret is not happening. Charlee is not looking to get her heart crushed once again. However, her willpower proves to be no match for Hector’s mesmerizing pull. Guilt is a profound emotion to deal with and no one knows this better than Hector. So when he gets the chance to make up for a past indiscretion that’s been gnawing away at him for months, he takes it. Doing so means he’ll also have to pass up pursuing Charlee, the only girl he’s ever been so fascinated by. But his inability to explain why they could never be has him dealing with a new kind of guilt—the guilt of knowing he is unwillingly breaking her heart.
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 Coming off the worst divorce in the history of marriages, Nellie Gamboa’s looking to let loose and make up for years of neglect. When months of building sexual tension between her and the young hot boxing stud, Abel Ayala, finally peak, she makes him an offer no man would refuse. No promises. No demands. Just pure unrestrained passion. Abel’s training for the biggest fight of his career. He has no time for a social life, much less a relationship. So this arrangement couldn't be more perfect. A beautiful woman asking him to help her alleviate her neglected desires—no strings attached. What more can he ask for? As the lines between lust and something much deeper, begin to blur, Abel finds himself in an even bigger fight. The fight to regain control of his now demanding heart.
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Fate Series

  When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn’t just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her. Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince’s best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin’s baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas. What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different people turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince’s troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can’t seem to even breathe without now—Rose. Mature YA - New Adult Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series.
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Breaking Brandon ( Fate #2)- Coming December 2013  

 

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29 comments:

  1. I've read all her books! :) x

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  2. I have read all of the Moreno Brothers books. I bought Noah and Gio. I'm looking forward to starting that series next. I would love to read the fate series too.

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  3. I have not read any of her books yet but I heard/saw great things from her The Moreno Brothers Series series that has me interested.

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  4. i have read all of her books so far

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  5. I have read all of her books that are released, except Fate. I love them all, but especially the 5th street series!

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  6. I have read ALL of Elizabeth Reyes books. Once you pick up one you just can't stop!!! I can't wait to read Abel's story and Breaking Brandon (Fate #2) :)

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  7. I have read them all except Hector
    ...I love Elizabeth's books!

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  8. I haven't read any of them so Elizabeth Reyes is nrw to me.

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  9. I've read The Moreno Brothers Series

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  10. I haven't read any of these, but would like to try out the 5th Street ones =)

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  11. I have read all her books but Hector .

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  12. I LOVE all her books! Can't wait to read Abel :)
    So far Forever Mine has been my favorite and I always go back to my favorite part and read it over and over again <3

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  13. I haven't gotten a chance to read the books yet, but I would love to start with the Moreno brothers series.

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  14. Every book in the Moreno Brother series!

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  15. I love her series i have only read gio in the 5th street series so far but have read the Moreno brothers loved it

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  16. i just love her books and i have all of the Moreno Brothers books and i have the first one of 5th Street series and i want the rest of them so bad.

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  17. AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!! Thank you for the chance! LOVE, LOVE , LOVE her books, but there are more than I thought missing from my collection! *fingers crossed* :-)

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    1. Btw, I've read about Angel, Alex, and Sofia! REALLY all of the rest. Everything I have read has been gold, so.....

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  18. I have not read anything by this author but they all sounded good

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  19. No, I haven't read Ms Reyes books, but I've been seeing them for a while and want to. They seem to be great reads. Hoping to do well in the giveaway so I can. Thank you.

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  20. I own EVERY book Elizabeth has written and left reviews on Goodreads, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. There's some love. MMmmmwwwaaa! Luv ya Elizabeth. Can't wait for Able and Brandon!

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  21. I enjoyed the interview thank you & The Moreno Brothers Series looks fabulous.

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  22. So this is the first I've heard about these books and I must say I really want to read the Moreno Bro series, especially Sweet Sofie. I've go a soft spot for stories about falling for your friend's sibling.

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  23. Read all of your books so far. Cant wait for Abel AND Breaking Brandon. August needs to get here sooner sooo ready for Abel.

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  24. read them all and loved them can't wait for new book

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