Monday, September 9, 2013

SUNNY: AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Celebrating Elizabeth Reyes with a Guest Post and Giveaway

Author Spotlight
Join me in celebrating the third anniversary of Elizabeth Reyes' first release!  In three short years, she has given us readers the pleasure of the Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series.  Today, enjoy a guest post, Noah and Forever Mine for $.99 and an extravaganza giveaway.  

I found Elizabeth Reyes via a recommendation from another author, and have been eagerly anticipating each new book since.  So, if you haven't tried the Moreno Brothers, the gang at the 5th Street gym, or Fate, go ahead, this is a good time to try them out. Enjoy!

About the Author

 "I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion."

~Elizabeth Reyes~

 Elizabeth continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 10* novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered have far exceeed her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.

Find Elizabeth on social media:
Keep up with all her upcoming books/events/signings by visiting her website. Also come join the fun by visiting and liking her fan page on Facebook. 

 Guest Post
Here's a guest post about my favorite series, 5th Street: 

By Elizabeth Reyes

I've mentioned this before, but some may not have read about it. The idea of "5th Street" came from my husband’s childhood street name and the street his parents and many of his friends still live on: 5th Street. Very often the street is referred to as a place. "So where you gonna be for the 4th of July?" "We'll be down at 5th Street as usual." I really liked how they thought of it as an actual place, not just a street, so I decided since this would be taking place in East L.A. really close to the 5th Street he grew up in, why not? I still get ribbed by some of his friends and brothers saying I owe them royalties for their stories. (Insert eye roll.) LOL. No, none are boxers.

Most of my stories come to me in bits and pieces, and then the story comes together as I write it. Noah and Gio are probably two of the only stories I've written (with the exception of Breaking Brandon, which I'm still in the process of writing) that have come to me in their entirety from beginning to end.

I've never cried as much as I did writing a certain event in Gio. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say it's the twist no one see's coming. =/

As popular as the motorcycle riding bad boy heroes are these day, Noah and Gio are my only two heroes ever to ride motorcyles because I personally think they are so dangerous. Even then, I made sure they wore their helmets. If you recall, Roni didn't let Noah drive it in the rain, and again in Abel there is mention of her not allowing him to use it until he gives it a major overhaul. LOL. I'm such a mother hen even with my fictional characters. Anyone who has read all or most of my novels knows my characters always wear their seatbelts. They never talk on the phone while driving unless they have a hands free gadget of some kind, and they always wear protection. Unless of course the plot warrants they don't. ;)

The plot for Hector came to me one day when my son came home from school one day and announced that he had finally joined the chess club. He is an excellent chess player, and I'd been trying to convince him to join the chess club forever, but he kept saying the chess club was for nerds. He shared lots of stories with me about the characters in the club, and when I teased him about there being any cute girls, he didn't immediately say no as I expected him to. Instead, he thought about it for a second before responding, "Yeah, but they're all so shy." My son is outgoing, spends most his time in the gym, and was a typical jock in high school. He in no way looked like a shy introverted chess player type, so the thought occurred to me what if, and the story was born. =D

As with my novel Fate, while I feel Felix's story is part of the 5th Street series it's also feeling like a stand-alone or at the very least an extension of the series. For starters, I don't anticipate the title being "Felix." Also, I have something planned for his story that will set it apart from the others. I'm very excited and nervous about this by the way.

I Googled pictures of De La Hoya's training complex up in Big Bear to better be able to describe a cabin of that caliber.

I have a friend who very often cracks herself up most of the time before getting through whatever story she is telling. While she doesn't do the squeaking thing like Bianca, once she gets going, it's incredibly contagious, and I always find myself cracking up with her, even if I don't know what the heck she's laughing about. This was my inspiration for Bianca's moments when she'd crack herself up. I even cracked up a few times, picturing my friend as I wrote the scenes.

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

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.


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.

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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Elizabeth Reyes is celebrating with her friends by conducting a giveaway.  Here's your chance to win 
  • One of (3) Kindle Paperwhites – US Only 
  • One of (2) Audio book sets of The Moreno Brothers Series + Fate – US Only 
  • One of (2) Audio book sets of 5th Street Series (Abel is not included as it is not on audio yet) – US Only
  • A signed set of The Moreno Brothers including Fate, the first book in the spin-off series, plus swag – International
  • A signed set of the 5th Street series plus swag – International 
  • One of (9) eBook copies of any Elizabeth Reyes title, winner’s choice – International

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Title: The Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate Series

Author: Elizabeth Reyes

Genre: Contemporary romance

Age Group: Adult and New Adult


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