Thursday, May 24, 2012

My books are officially available on paperback!!


Aren't they pretty? =) I could just stare at them all day!  

So how to order? Here are the links to the CreateSpace store where they are available now. They will be available on Amazon in a few days but same price.  Just click on the title of the books below. Prices are based on length of books. Obviously MYM was much longer than all the others.


 YA Mature
$11.99  

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?




ADULT contemporary romance
$11.99

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.




YA Mature
$9.49
Her entire life, Sofia Moreno has dealt with overprotective brothers. With her three older 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 brother's 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. 


Adult Contemporary 
$11.99

 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.

Both MYM and bonus short story Adult Conemporary
$14.99

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.

******!!!******!!!*****
With a BONUS Sarah and Angel 11k word short story "Only Eight Days" .
Adult Contemporary
11.99
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.

 And coming real soon to paperback. My latest: 

Gio (5th Street #2)
Adult Contemporary
Price TBD
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 up 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--a dangerous obsession that can only lead to heartache--for everyone.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Gio is now availble on Amazon and B&N!

Happy Teaser Tuesday to you!






Fingers crossed that Amazon and B&N wont keep teasing you by taking forever to make live. =/

As I mentioned before I don't really have another juicy teaser that won't give too much away. So let me give you the blurb again so you can get a refresher on the plot.

  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 up 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—a dangerous obsession that can only lead to heartache—for everyone

Okay okay. One final LITTLE teaser. 

Set up: They've been invited to dinner at Noah and Roni's. Everyone is present.  



Gio’s eyes locked with Bianca’s a few times as the dinner went on. At first, he thought he’d imagined it. Maybe she’d just looked his way and their eyes had just so happened to stop at the same time. But it happened several times after that. As nervous as it made him that someone might notice he could not bring himself to stop looking her way.
She may as well have been glowing because regardless of where his eyes focused in an effort to keep them off her she always stayed in his peripheral view. He was aware of her every movement. Anytime she lifted her glass or wiped her mouth was reason enough to look her way. It came as a bit of a surprise, but it was almost annoying too that he had so little control over something so simple—staying focused on whoever was speaking.  What surprised him most was how indiscreet she was. Thankfully Felix was too busy yapping and catching up with the guys to notice her wandering eyes.

 This picture is SO perfect only both their hair is actually darker than this but the scene, the way he's looking at her. *sigh* I just had to post again! =)  

Available NOW on B&N Still waiting on Amazon! 



 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Noah temporarily only $.99 until the release of Gio!






If you haven't got your copy yet, grab it now while it's only $.99 on Amazon. B&N is being slow to update but it will be $.99 cents there as well. Once Gio is released Noah goes back to its  regular price of $3.99!  Read and enjoy so you'll be up to date when the second in the series is released REAL soon!   

Monday, May 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Gio - 5-15-12


I mentioned a hot tub scene so I thought it perfectly fitting to go with this picture for the teaser another thanks to Emily. <3





Okay set up: Though you don't get the entire hot tub scene you get the end here. This is after their long day on the slopes where things have started heating up a bit. But in an innocent playful way. *flutters lashes* 



They sat in the hot tub for another forty minutes or so but it felt way shorter than that. The mixture of the wine and the soothing water massage of the hot tub was really doing a number on Gio.
“We better get out now.” Bianca suddenly declared. “One thing is for sure. You’re going to sleep good tonight. So will I.”
Thankful to his heavily relaxed body he wasn’t immediately at attention when she stood. That is until she turned around and started stepping out, the wet sarong clinging to her every curve, giving Gio a very nice view of her glorious ass. He squeezed his eyes shut, willing the movement starting up in his shorts to stop. Think of something else. Anything else!
“Are you falling asleep?”
He opened his eyes and she was now outside the tub pulling a bathrobe around herself. “No, I’m just gonna finish up this last glass and then I’m out.”
“Okay, but don’t go falling asleep.” she warned. “I’m gonna go change but I’ll be back to check on you.”
Feeling a little warmed by her concern he smiled. “You promise?”
It was official. He was now in love with her smile. It made him feel… happy.
“I promise,” she said softly then walked out.
As soon as he heard her bedroom door close, he was up and out of the tub. He rushed to his room and changed. Suddenly he couldn’t wait to be back in the same room with her.
Once dressed, he rushed out into the game room and even though it’d been just minutes since he last seen her his heart did this weird thing when he saw she was already there looking so fresh and soft in her warm pajamas.
“That was fast,” she said.
Gio shrugged. “I just threw on my pajama pants and a t-shirt.”
He had to remind himself where he was and who he was with because as he walked toward the corner bar in the game room where she stood pouring herself another glass of wine he had the incredible urge to wrap his arms around her and kiss her silly.
He stopped just feet away from her and she turned to him. “You want another glass? I’m having just one more and then I’m done.”
“Yeah, I’ll take one.”
She started pouring another glass. This was the first time he’d ever had wine and it was at her insistence that it would do wonders to relax his muscles. At first, he’d balked at her offer but now he had to admit it was good.
“Can I ask you something?” That gleam was back. The one he’d seen in her eye earlier when she licked her lips in the car. 
“Uh, yeah,” he said already trying to conjure up as much restraint as he could in case she said anything that might push him over the edge, especially now that he’d had a few glasses of wine.
“What do you say to girls that show you their tongue?” The gleam was an all out smirk now.
Their eyes locked. Did she really just go back to that? For a moment he thought it’d be better if he didn’t tell her—make something up. But the longer he looked in those eyes, the more he wanted her to know. “That if they’re going to show it to me, they better be prepared to use it.”
Her eyes widened a little but he saw something else in them that scared him, making his heart speed up—excitement. If she licked her lips again he wouldn’t be responsible for his actions because he was going for it. His breathing was really starting to accelerate now and he was completely lost in her eyes. 


* ** Coming REAL soon! ***

Monday, May 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Gio - 5-8-12


Teaser plus some bonuses this week. First an addition to the Gio soundtrack, "Fantasy"


 
Next, dream casting for Bianca: Vanessa Hudgens
 
And now for the teaser: I call this one, "Innocent flirting" Because that's all it is right? ;)
Enjoy and as always let me know what you think! 

The set up: They've been on the slopes all day and Gio is beginning to feel real comfortable with Bianca. Not to mention other things... we're in her POV now so lets see how she's feeling.       
 

She elbowed him playfully. “Actually I think we should call it a day. You’re going to be so sore tomorrow.”
Gio made a exaggerated face of shock or utter disbelief. She suspected he meant for it to be funny, instead it was as breathtaking as all his other expressions were. “Are you even capable of making any unflattering facial expressions?”
His expression dissolved and those eyes now stared at her making her breath catch. “Are you?”
For the first time that day, her laugh was a nervous one and the schoolgirl butterflies were back in mass. She proceeded to scrunch her face up. “See?” Then stuck her tongue out at him, closing her eyes.
When she opened her eyes, she expected to see him smiling but he was staring at her mouth and he seemed stunned for a moment then he smirked, his heavy lashes lowering over the tops of his now smoldering green eyes. With her insides lit, Bianca was literally mesmerized. “I’d say to you what I say to most girls when they show me their tongues but I won’t.”
Swallowing hard and trying not to let on what his eyes and words were doing to her, she managed to stammer out, “Why not?”
“Because Felix might not like it.” His eyes left her mouth and met hers with a smile. “Let me rephrase that. I know he wouldn’t like it.” His eyes locked on hers for an instant making Bianca’s heart pound, before having mercy on her and glancing away. “Let’s go.”
He started off down the small hill leaving her breathless and confused. She squeezed her eyes shut for a moment making a mental note. Never show him your tongue again.
With a deep breath, she went after him but only because he turned to see if she was. Otherwise, she might still be glued to that same spot. She cleared her throat as she caught up to him and tried to sound as casual as possible. “I was serious you know.”
He glanced at her, his eyebrows pulled together. “About what?”
“You’re gonna be sore tomorrow.”
He chuckled now really reminding her of Felix and how cocky he’d been about it his first time out. “Did you forget I work out everyday?”
“I knew you’d say that because it’s exactly what Felix said. This is a different work out, Gio. You’re gonna feel it tomorrow—everywhere. I promise.” He smiled obviously not worried about it. “I mean it. You might even consider soaking in the hot tub tonight. Felix was so sore the next day and he didn’t even go as long or as hard as you did.”
A sudden evil smile spread across his face and his eyes just about sparkled with humor. “Is that right? So you’re saying I went longer and harder than your boyfriend?”
Bianca felt the flush clear down her neck but she couldn’t help laughing and went along with her own smirk. “Yes, you did.”
She sped up and away from him no longer able to be that close to him knowing that her apparent crush on him was obviously coming through loud and clear and he was now having fun with it.
“Bianca, wait up.”
At first, she didn’t wait up. She needed to give her heart time to settle. After a few minutes, she slowed a little reminding herself that even though he’d been a fast learner he was nowhere near her level of skill. He came up alongside her. “You know I’m just teasing right?”
“Of course.” She glanced up at him and his perfect smile.
“I mean I’d say something like that even in front of Felix.” He laughed. “Just to piss him off, but I hope I didn’t offend you or anything.”
“No, not at all.” She realized she was blurting out her auto-responses but she wanted to be perfectly clear on this. This was nothing more than innocent flirting. He was just being playful after having spent the entire day with her, but secretly she was surprised not only by how thrilling it was but how she in no way wanted to discourage it.
The main lodge to the resort was just up ahead she’d been so distracted by his teasing, the time it took them to get there just flew. “Felix says things like that all the time, too. Nothing shocks me anymore.” She lied through her teeth.
“Yeah, but he’s your boyfriend.”
She shook her head. “But I get it. You two are funny. There’s nothing you can say that will weird me out. I promise.”
The teasing smile was back and she braced herself. “You’re making a lot of promises today.”
            That confused her and she searched his eyes then he laughed. “God, those eyes of yours, Bianca.”  This time he shook his head. “Back there, you promised I’d be sore tomorrow.” 

She started to smile remembering her own words, then stopped when she was caught in those molten eyes of his again. “I’ve made that very same promise a few times.” He stared at her a bit longer and harder before the corner his lip lifted slowly into a sexy crooked smile. 


Let the fantasies begin Bianca or in her case dreams! ;)

And the final bonus this week? Read the official blurb to Gio here!! 


A very special shout out to Emily Lamphear who helped come up with this weeks pics and PERFECT song! Thank you so much!!!  <3 <3<3  

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