Sunday, July 27, 2014

5th Street Cover tease!

Did you guys have fun trying to guess which 5th Street hottie last weeks cover tease was? 

Well here's another tease and a chance for you to win one of 8 more signed 5th Street books with the OG discontinued covers!

2 Noah
2 Gio
2 Hector
2 Abel

That's 8 total winners!  

I gave you a delicious shoulder to feast last week how about some hard side abs this time? Again there is a hint. If you picked up on last weeks hint (especially after I told you who it was) you should get this!



Any guess right or wrong here or on FB will get you entered! Happy guessing and have a wonderful week.

Winners will be announced next Saturday. =)

  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When You Were Mine release date!

Well I said August but I had no idea how soon in August. Ready for this? It'll be out in just a little over a week!



When You Were Mine official *release date is 
Monday August 4th!!!! 

* I will upload in hopes of a August 4th release but once uploaded it's entirely up to the retailer to have it go live on time. 

Pre-order links: (more to come)




Official blurb:


When You Were Mine is a prequel NOVELLA to Always Been Mine. Approximately 49k words long. Giving you a more in depth look into the beginning of Alex and Valerie's tumultuous relationship leading into their full length novel already out! Also enjoy a very early excerpt of Felix (5th Street #5) coming November 13th 2014.

When her head was screaming “enough,” her hopeful heart continued to whisper “wait.” 


It's the only way Valerie Zuniga can justify her ongoing addiction to the amazing but ever, elusive Alex Moreno. Mesmerized by the profound connection neither has ever quite understood, Valerie accepts their crazy relationship for what it is—non-exclusive.

That is until the incredible highs no longer numb the sting of the intense lows.

As tasteless and slippery as pride can be, for Alex it's always been the hardest pill to swallow.

Faced with a final ultimatum, the choice is a no-brainer for Alex. Despite his insanely busy life he's determined to prove to Valerie, that not only is he ready to commit, it's what he's always wanted—to claim Valerie as his exclusively.

But just as it kept him from admitting his real feelings all those years, will his obstinate pride once again step in and ruin things just when they're finally getting it right? 


How about a little teaser?!!!  

You remember Alex and Valerie's first meeting in Forever Mine? Ever wondered what was going on in Alex's head? Well let's go back to that as Alex recalls that day.


“Very nice,” he said under his breath still ogling her as he approached the booth where Sarah sat eating alone. “Is that Valerie?”

Sarah flinched, nearly spilling her drink, and looked up at him wide-eyed and already blushing. He apologized for startling her. Feeling guilty about obviously embarrassing her, he had mercy on her and brought his attention back to Valerie instead. She was still at the buffet.

“Well”he smiled“I’m partial to brunettes, but a cute little blonde every now and then could do a body good.”

“That’s really romantic,” Sarah said.

Alex turned back to Sarah, picking up on the sarcasm in her tone, and slid in next to her with a playful smirk. “You think so?”

As usual, Sarah timidly attempted to pretend he hadn’t unnerved her by sitting up straight and playing with her food. “I didn’t think you were here today.”

“I just got here,” he murmured, feeling a little evil about how easily intimidated by him Sarah was, but no way was he going to tone it down now. This was too much fun. “You missed me?”

Her cheeks tinged with color instantly, and he had to smile.

“No,” she said again, doing her best to stay composed. “Valerie asked about you, actually.”

That made him turn in Valerie’s direction again. She was already  ambling toward them with a full plate. She wore a big smile and looked him straight in the eyes, self-assured, so unlike her cousin.

“Did she now?” he asked, raising a curious eyebrow as he took Valerie in again from top to bottom.
Valerie put her plate down on the table and sat across from him. 

Sarah immediately introduced Alex to Valerie then turned to her cousin with a humorous smile. “I think you know who Alex is, right, Valerie?”

“Of course I do.” She reached her hand out to shake his, squeezing firmly. “I’d have to have been buried for the last few years if I didn’t.”

“Really?” Alex said, his eyes going from hers to her smiling lips, and then it dawned on him. “I remember you now.” To his surprise, he caught the slight roll of Valerie’s eyes. “I saw that.” he said.

“I wasn’t trying to hide it.”

Her laugh was sultry—sexy—inviting. Just like that, she had his full attention, and he laughed too, unable to take his eyes off her. They were even bigger this close.

“You don’t think I remember you?”

“Nope,” she said simply and dug into her food.

He watched as she ate without a care, and for a moment, he was distracted by her tongue wiping her bottom lip clean. He cleared his throat, remembering what she’d just said about him not remembering her. “You wanna bet?”
   


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cover reveal and blurb to When You Were Mine

Here it is!

When You Where Mine 
(A Moreno Brother's novella)







When her head was screaming “enough,” her hopeful heart continued to whisper “wait.” 

It's the only way Valerie Zuniga can justify her ongoing addiction to the amazing but ever, elusive Alex Moreno. Mesmerized by the profound connection neither has ever quite understood, Valerie  accepts their crazy relationship for what it is—non-exclusive. 

That is until the incredible highs no longer numb the sting of the intense lows. 
  
As tasteless and slippery as pride can be, for Alex it's always been the hardest pill to swallow.  

Faced with a final ultimatum, the choice is a no-brainer for Alex. Despite his insanely busy life he's determined to prove to Valerie, that not only is he ready to commit, it's what he's always wanted—to claim Valerie as his exclusively.  

But just as it kept him from admitting his real feelings all those years, will his obstinate pride once again step in and ruin things just when they're finally getting it right?  


Release date: As of right now I can only say August 2014 but it COULD be sooner. Stay tuned I'll be sure to make an announcement as soon as I know. In the mean time, 



If you haven't read the teaser yet here it is. But I'll have new ones coming in the next week!




"Why are you here?" she demanded.

"I wanna talk to you?" he asked hopefully.

"No," her response was too quick—abrupt. "I'm busy now. Try me another time."

Okay maybe he deserved that. But he knew she wasn't busy. He knew he had to convince her to hear him out. Alex was determined to say everything he came here to say to her tonight. And then he saw it. The movement behind her. His eyes zeroed in on a guy sitting at her small kitchen table looking equally as relaxed as Valerie texting something on his phone and there were two glasses of wine on the table. 

Alex took him in for another second from top to bottom as the slow boil inside him began to bubble. The guy put his phone down then reached for the bottle of wine and poured them each a little more. 

On instinct Alex put his hand on the door in case she even thought of trying to slam the door on his face. That wasn't happening now. And any hope of this night ending amicably like he'd been optimistic about was instantly squashed. He turned to Valerie whose earlier incensed eyes looked a little panicked now. "Who the fuck is that?"  
 


When You Were Mine 
is the prequel to

The USA Today and Amazon top 100 Best
selling novel in the Moreno Brother's series.  


Share and win a signed copy of 
Always Been Mine!


Monday, July 21, 2014

TGIM! So who was it Felix or Alex?




First off thank you all for the tremendous enthusiasm about this and your participation! I hope you had fun trying to decipher it though the majority had it right! 

Our randomly chosen winner for this giveaway is Brandi Franklin!!! Please email me Brandi at EliReyesBooks(at)Yahoo(dot)com with your choice of one of any of my book's and your mailing address where I can send it. 

Below I copy pasted the scene again only this time using the names of the characters so you can see it who it really was AND get a little insight further into that story. ;) 

Please continue to read after the scene for some more exciting announcements and news. 

TGIM everyone! Have a great week!   

As much as Felix knew he should respect the fact that Ella said she was tired and he clearly hadn’t been invited over, he needed to talk to her, and he wanted this conversation to be in person.

Felix took a shower in record time then changed and rushed out. He was so tempted to call her because the more he thought about it the more he needed to know now.

“It’s all in your fucking head,” Felix had begun to mutter as he turned onto her street, and then he saw it.

A truck was parked in her driveway. Felix was still more than half a block away, but he’d already prepared himself that someone might be there, so seeing Grayson's truck there instead was even worse. Had he been there all day? Or had he hung out when he dropped her off after their day together?

Felix’s stomach had already taken a dive, and then he saw Ella walk Grayson out and stand by the porch, smiling as Grayson said something to her before getting in the truck.

The moment her eyes saw Felix's car, her smile flattened. She glanced down at her phone then slipped it in her pocket. 

Felix swallowed hard as the truck drove away. He didn’t know if Grayson had seen him or not, and he really didn’t give a shit. He tried to calm himself as his heart went into overdrive. This wasn’t what it looked like. She’d explain soon enough. He just needed to stay calm.

He drove into her driveway, staring at her as she walked down the porch steps and toward him. She was so beautiful it hurt. Bracing himself, he got out of his car as terrified as he was angry. 
 
 
 
So if you guessed
 
 
 You were right!!!
 
Okay so now you know. However I do want to clarify something. Many of you thought this couldn't be Alex because he wouldn't be this calm. Let me assure you, under normal circumstances Felix would be just as ready as any of my alphas to block the driveway, jump out of the car, kick some ass, then ask questions later. LOL But there is very good reason why he needs to stay calm. And even more reason why he's as terrified as he is angry here. Just think about it... ;)
 
So now for more announcements. This Wednesday is the cover reveal for When You Were Mine. Please stay tuned for that. I will also have a blurb and very possibly a release date that is looking to be a lot sooner than I expected so mark your calendars! 
 
Now for the giveaway! 
 
As mentioned before, 5th Street has undergone some revamping! Brand new covers for all 4 books! The reveal will be happening August 13th and you have no idea how incredibly excited I am about this! 
 
Here is a sneak peak of one of them. 
 
          
 Can you guess which of my 5th Street boys this delicious shoulder belongs to? There is a hint in the photo already. 
Right or wrong any guess enters you to win one of EIGHT signed copies of *5th Street books. So 8 winners total! ;)
 
*Winners will receive a signed copy of the original (discontinued) covers as I don't have the books with the new covers yet. I will choose 2 winners for each book in the series. So just to be clear. That's
2 winners of Noah
2 winners of Gio
2 winners of Hector
&
2 winners of Abel.  
 
 
So start guessing here or on my FB page either way gets you entered. Happy guessing!!
     



 

Friday, July 18, 2014

TGIF TEASER!!!



Let's have a little fun shall we? How many of you remember way back when I was writing Romero and Sal's stories simultaneously? (Talk about having to switch gears there! lol) Do you remember the teasers I did every now and again minus the character's names? Well now that I have Alex AND Felix's stories done let's do it again! 




This one was tough. Because most of you know Alex and Val so well and ANY mention of the gym or boxing would be a dead give away this is Felix. But I found one! Or rather my editor suggested it. lol But still! It's a good one! So you ready? Here we go. No set up. No hints. Only thing I'll clarify because having no names at all read too confusing so keep this in mind.
H = maybe Felix or Alex.
h = maybe Val or our new heroine.
A =  our hero's antagonist. 






?      Which is it?          ?









 As much as he knew he should respect the fact that she said she was tired and he clearly hadn’t been invited over, he needed to talk to her, and he wanted this conversation to be in person.

H took a shower in record time then changed and rushed out. He was so tempted to call her because the more he thought about it the more he needed to know now.

“It’s all in your fucking head,” H had begun to mutter as he turned onto her street, and then he saw it.

A truck was parked in her driveway. H was still more than half a block away, but he’d already prepared himself that someone might be there, so seeing A’s truck there instead was even worse. Had he been there all day? Or had he hung out when he dropped her off after their day together?

H’s stomach had already taken a dive, and then he saw h walk A out and stand by the porch, smiling as A said something to her before getting in the truck.

The moment her eyes saw H’s car, her smile flattened. She glanced down at her phone then slipped it in her pocket. 

H swallowed hard as the truck drove away. He didn’t know if A had seen him or not, and he really didn’t give a shit. He tried to calm himself as his heart went into overdrive. This wasn’t what it looked like. She’d explain soon enough. He just needed to stay calm.

He drove into her driveway, staring at her as she walked down the porch steps and toward him. She was so beautiful it hurt. Bracing himself, he got out of his car as terrified as he was angry.


Think you know who it is? 
Take a guess here or on my FB page and enter to win a signed copy of any of my books!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

First sneak peek of When You Were Mine cover!

When You Were Mine 
(A Moreno Brother's novella)



Hello everyone! Well as promised last night today you get a teaser of Alex. Let me clarify. I said Alex because this isn't an actual new teaser of the story. This is a teaser of "Alex." A teaser of his cover. We all know what the Always Been Mine cover looks like right? In case any of you need a refresher here he is in all his glory.     




Well in keeping with tradition. Just like I gave you more Angel and Sarah in the cover to their follow up novel, you will get more Alex in his next book. ;)

Another clarification. When You Were Mine is not a follow up to Alex and Valerie's story, rather a prequel to their story. You've all heard about what they were like in college right? I don't have a blurb for you yet but I do have a few quotes from the other characters in some of the past stories that can give you a hint of what you're in for. In case you need any reminding. 

From Angel in Forever Yours:

“Aren’t your worried about Valerie seeing the photos of you with those girls?”
Angel looked up just in time to see his brother’s face go hard. “I don’t ask her what she does when I’m not around.”
“Why is that?” Angel asked, even more exasperated now at how unfair it was that Alex didn’t seem as worried as Angel felt. “Because it sure as shit pisses you off to see her with other guys.”
Alex didn’t say anything; he just got in bed, pulling the blankets over him and shrugged. Angel would never get it. He’d never be able to deal with the possibility of Sarah hanging out with other guys when he wasn’t around in that type of atmosphere, especially if she was a flirt like Valerie. As much of a hothead as his brother was, Angel couldn’t for the life of him figure out how he did it.
“Doesn’t it bother you to think she might be with someone else when you’re not—?”
“I don’t ask because I don’t wanna know, all right?” Alex snapped suddenly, officially sounding as agitated as Angel felt. “Now shut off the lights and get your ass in bed. Tomorrow’s gonna be a long enough day as it is.”




From Sarah in Forever Yours:

Sara turned to her with a disapproving glare. “I’ve already told you. You and Alex can insist you’re not exclusive until you’re blue in the faces. Both of you are equally and ridiculously, I might add, obvious about how pissed you get when hearing about the other one possibly hooking up with someone else. I will not take you with me to meet my brother.” Sarah closed out the photo and her laptop. “How awkward would that be if you two actually hit it off?”


From Eric in Sweet Sofie:


Angel ran out in the street, and Alex threw the football at him. A car turned into the cul-de-sac and slowed. Angel moved out of the way, smiling at the driver. When it was close enough, he saw it was Valerie, Sarah’s cousin. Eric wasn’t surprised she was still coming around. She and Alex had been on and off since high school. Alex put up an act that their relationship was just for fun, but as much as Mr. Tough Guy played it down, Eric saw the way he looked at her when they were together. He wasn’t fooling anyone.

  
And finally as Romero so nicely puts it in Romero:


“No, I’m driving. Valerie didn’t bring her car,” Isabel sighed. “But she is taking long. I hope she’s okay.”
“Why wouldn’t she be?”
She seemed apprehensive but finally said, “I think she was upset about something she and Alex talked about.”
“Ah,” Romero nodded, remembering all the drama those two had gone through over the years. “The never-ending booty call.”
“Is that what he calls it?”
“No.” He smirked at her murderous glare. “It’s what I call it. Those two have been going back and forth forever. They should just get it together or get it over with.”


In short. You guys are in for a wild one! I did share a couple of teasers already so before I give you a tease of the cover, for those of you who might've missed these teasers here they are. 
  
*unedited

Teaser 1:

Just like that, her heart was already beating faster as his intense eyes stared into hers. She knew he was going to kiss her and she was going to let him. He did. Softy. Sweetly. And she kissed him back.

 "Why do you get so crazy?" he whispered.

 She pulled her lips away from his pushing her hand against his chest again. "Why do I get so crazy? What about you and your bulldog? You know that little tag team thing you guys pull every time you see me talking to another guy or even when you do it on your own is getting old, Alex. You can't just—"

 "Yes I can," he said immediately pressing his big body against hers then traced her lips with his tongue. "And you know I will," he nipped her bottom lip. "Every time." He kissed her deeper this time, longer. Like he usually did when they were about to make love, making her tingle in all the right places at that most inopportune moment. He finally eased up and came up for air. "And for the record I've never asked Romero to do anything." He laughed against her lips. "You know that guy. That's all him."

Teaser 2: 

"Why are you here?" she demanded.

"I wanna talk to you?" he asked hopefully.

"No," her response was too quick—abrupt. "I'm busy now. Try me another time."

Okay maybe he deserved that. But he knew she wasn't busy. He knew he had to convince her to hear him out. Alex was determined to say everything he came here to say to her tonight. And then he saw it. The movement behind her. His eyes zeroed in on a guy sitting at her small kitchen table looking equally as relaxed as Valerie texting something on his phone and there were two glasses of wine on the table.

Alex took him in for another second from top to bottom as the slow boil inside him began to bubble. The guy put his phone down then reached for the bottle of wine and poured them each a little more.

On instinct Alex put his hand on the door in case she even thought of trying to slam the door on his face. That wasn't happening now. And any hope of this night ending amicably like he'd been optimistic about was instantly squashed. He turned to Valerie whose earlier incensed eyes looked a little panicked now. "Who the fuck is that?"


And now for the cover tease!!! Ready?

I give you





More





Alex! 







 Well a little bit more! Full cover reveal to come on August 23d with the blurb and very possible a tentative upload day! AAAAND teasers for the new 5th Street covers start in a couple of weeks! I'm DYING to show them off! ;)