5th Street-The series


5th Street ™ is a companion series. All books are written as stand alone and there is need to read the rest of the books in the series to follow the stories. However be warned if you do decide to read out of order you will come across a few snippets or updates on couples from previous novels in the series that might be considered minor spoilers.   



In the middle of  the mean streets of Los Angeles stands an old gym "5th Street." Here the boys with the will of real men, who are able to turn their backs on the inevitable lure of gangs and drugs come with hopes and aspirations of becoming the next prized fighter. One group of young friends who've bonded here at 5th Street will capture your hearts. Each one of them jaded by hardships of growing up on the streets of LA boasts a hardened exterior. All able and willing to take on dangerous opponents. Never going down without a fight but vulnerable to what each of them think they have the power to overcome—falling in love. Meet the boys of 5th Street. Up first:

 Noah ™

    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.




     


   

      Noah (5th Street, #1)
   

 

 
 
   


I'll let you guys in on a little secret. Noah has a fetish... 


Now available on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and on paperback
In the meantime 
Read teasers 1-3 Here


And Meet:

Gio ™



Official Blurb


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


     

   

      Gio (5th Street, #2)
   

 

 
 
   


First TINY teaser of Gio posted on my fan page this past Teaser Tuesday: 

Trinidad was pronounced dead before he ever reached the hospital. Dead at only twenty two—and Gio had killed him.  

Read 1st full teaser here. -The set up
Read 2nd teaser here. - Meet Bianca 
Read 3d teaser here - The smile 
Read 4th teaser here - Innocent flirting 
Available now on both Amazon and B&N. Soon available on Smashwords and paperback.  




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... 

 Hector ™(5th Street #3) 
Coming soon!  
      

   

      Hector (5th Street, #3)
   

 

 
 
   
Yes you're seeing correctly. My first NON Hispanic heroine! I'm really excited about this (as usual) But as we get closer I always start to get REALLY excited and this one is getting intense. Release date? None yet but stay tuned! Teasers and FULL blurb coming real soon! For a first glimpse into not only Hector's but Abel's POV check out "A 5th Street Christmas" now!

First teaser introducing Hector's love interest and giving you her name is here! 

 “Go ask her to dance,” Hector whispered at Walter reaching for his drink.

“What? No!” Walter pulled back his drink before Hector could take it. “She’s with that guy.”

“Trust me.” Hector whispered a little more urgently. “That guys annoying as shit. She’ll thank you.”

Walter shook his head again defiantly, the panic already all over his face as if Hector was going to force him.

“C’mon just one more dance,” the guy said reaching for Charlee’s arm who seemed almost as alarmed as Walter.

No shit she looked alarmed the guy was a pushy asshole. Hector was glad she didn’t seem willing at all to get back on the dance floor and have him pushing himself on her again. To make things worse the song playing now was a slow one.

“Damn it, Walter” Hector whispered loudly through his teeth. “If you don’t ask her, I will.”

Just looking at Walter’s annoyingly terrified face Hector knew he wasn’t going to. Glancing back at Charlee the guy had repositioned himself on the other side of her so he could now lean in again close to her ear. There was no way Hector could hear what he was saying now but one thing was clear, the way she kept pulling back away from the guy’s face , Charlee was as uncomfortable as she had been on the dance floor.

“Here,” He handed his beer bottle to Walter roughly. “You’re seriously gonna have to man up. YOU should be doing this.”

Who was Hector kidding? There was no way Walter would do what he was about to. He took the few steps to reach Charlee and smiled at her ignoring the guy. “Dance with me?” Without waiting for an answer he took her drink and shoved it at the asshole. “Hold this.”

They both seemed stunned but neither said a word and to Hector’s relief she didn’t say no or protest him taking her hand in his as he walked her onto the dance floor.

If anyone is wondering Charlee is short for Charlotte. 


In case you missed the New Years Day teaser here is the link:  




Set up: They get a moment alone at a party.


That reminded Hector of something. Getting back to her earlier comment about not being a genius, he felt almost stupid now about being so pissed over what she’d done yesterday. “A chess scholarship? Impressive. Not that I’m surprised. I’d say only a chess genius could come up with what you did to me yesterday.” Her timid smile flat lined immediately. “I’m not mad okay? I mean I’ll did feel a little stupid—”

“I wasn’t trying to make you feel stupid,” she said quickly then added in a lower voice shaking her head softly. “I swear.”

He smiled even bigger hoping to reassure her. “I know that now, Charlotte.” He saw it yesterday when he called her that. A flicker in her eyes he didn’t know what to make of then and still didn’t now. “Do you not like being called Charlotte?”

Those big blue eyes looked up at him as she shook her head. “No I don’t mind. I just… I’m just a little surprised you remember.”

Going against everything he’d been telling himself since he walked into that party tonight, he took a step closer to her. “Yeah, I remember,” he said taking yet another step closer to her. “I also remember you having more freckles. You cover them up?”

She nodded staring at him the same way she had yesterday, the very way she had on the dance floor. Like she wanted to say more but wouldn’t—couldn’t. “Why?” Unable to hold back anymore he touched the soft flesh of her cheek with the back of his hand gently. It felt as soft as he’d imagined and the fact that she didn’t protest or even move away from him made his heart pound like it had when he held her earlier. “You don’t like them?”

Clearing her throat but not looking away she stared right at him. “No, I don’t.”

“I like them.” Feeling intoxicated by the feel of her skin against his hand he continued to caress the few freckles that weren’t concealed around her lips with the tips of his knuckles.

He knew he should stop but he couldn’t now. The tips of his knuckles moved over her lips and she closed her eyes, her lashes fluttering along with the very subtle but undeniable tremble of her body. She breathed in deeply and so did he. He had to. He was beginning to lose it. Staring at her lips for a moment he tried one last time to convince himself he shouldn’t. Nothing in him, not his pounding heart, not his hungry lips, not his aching growing need—none of it was cooperating here.
 

Coming later this year 2013


Abel (5th Street #4)
     

   

      Abel (5th Street #4)
   
   
     

Read the prologue now for a glimpse of what's to come. Warning this is an adult contemporary. Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language. This prologue contains explicit sexual content.




 Disclaimer: Some details are subject to change during rewrites. 


Abel (5th Street #4)

Prologue
“I’m game if you’re game,” Nellie said, staring at him anxiously.
A man’s burning urges often ignore all logic. Abel Ayala knew this was all this was. A day of sipping on cocktails and lying around the deck of a cruise ship watching scantily-clad bikini-wearing women giving him the go-ahead smiles had done it to him. But now he stood here staring into Nellie Gamboa’s eyes, a divorcee eight years older than he was who from what he’d heard was still carrying a load of emotional baggage—probably still held a torch for her ex as well. She was someone he would not and should not be thinking of in terms of releasing some sexual tension, damn it.
The fact that she’d turned her life around after what had been hailed by his friend’s wife and Nellie’s best friend, Roni, as one of the most grueling experiences any woman could go through didn’t help. She’d gone and shaped up and did a complete makeover from the mousy woman he once remembered her as. If he didn’t know it, he’d never even guess this sexy-as-hell woman would be hitting thirty soon. The sexual tension between them had been a living breathing thing and going on for months now. Only up until now he thought he might be imagining her requited feelings of lust.
His twenty-two-year-old ass had no business with a woman her age—no business getting involved with Roni’s best friend—especially knowing full well that he’d never take a relationship with her seriously. But this changed things. Nellie was telling him she was all for a no-strings-attached relationship. She was as interested in anything serious as he was. Coming off what she called the divorce from hell, she said she wanted to live it up now. He was glad for the liquid courage Nellie’s wine had provided. She said she was all for a fun-and-run experience and she’d had her eye on him for some time.
It was still a risk, his brain reasoned. Things could sour. This could even cause a rift between him and his good friend’s wife if any hurt feelings came from this. But the already throbbing parts of his body said otherwise.
She tilted her head in that sexy way she did so often with curved lips that practically called out for his. To hell with logic! Pulling her delicate frame against his immediately released some of the pent-up tension that had been building every time he’d been around her lately.
Swallowing hard, he stared at those lips—lips he’d wondered far too many times what they must taste like. “Hell yeah, I’m game,” he said as he took her mouth in his. Feeling a desire like none he’d ever felt before, he kissed her deeply, sucking her tongue, her lips. Damn, he wanted to eat her up.
He’d been fighting it—over thinking it—for months. This was just his ever-so-curious body’s reaction to finally giving into a longing that had peaked tonight as they’d enjoyed a few friendly dances. That’s all it was. But he needed more than just a kiss now. God he wanted so much more, and since she was game . . . He pulled away from her just long enough to catch his breath and take a look around the almost-empty deck.
“I’d invite you back to my room, but Hector and Charlee might—”
She tugged his hand and was already on the move. “Let’s go back to mine.”
The second the elevator doors closed, Abel pushed her against the wall, pulling her by the waist to him, and his mouth and tongue sucked at every inch of hers. She panted softly, running her fingers through his hair as he moved down to her soft neck and sucked softly then a little rougher.
As the moving elevator came to a stop, Abel tore himself away. No sooner had the doors opened when they were out in a rush to her room. They turned the corner down the long corridor of rooms.
“How far down?” Abel asked.
“All the way to the end,” she replied, taking even longer strides.
Feeling crazed with anticipation, Abel’s eyes searched for the ice/vending machine room like the one on his floor. The moment he saw it, he pulled her in it.
He answered her confused expression with a kiss as he closed the door and pushed her against it. “I need to refuel.”
All right, he needed to get laid more often. This was ridiculous. Obviously he’d been spending too much time training and not enough socializing, because he’d never felt this kind of urgency. Duly noted—he’d move a few things around in his schedule. She lifted her leg, bringing it around him.
“Careful,” he warned, biting her lower lip, “or I may just finish you up right here.”
“Do it,” was her only response and he froze.
Pulling back to look in her eyes, he could see she was serious. “Right here?” He asked, his hand already traveling down under her dress.
She nodded as his fingers felt the dampness between her legs and how hot she already was, pushing his heart into overdrive. He squeezed his eyes shut as he leaned his forehead against hers. “Sweetheart, don’t play with me.”
“I’m not,” she assured him breathlessly.
Abel opened his eyes, looking down at her big brown eyes. Up until that moment, he’d never noticed the golden specks that were sprinkled throughout. The desire he saw in them now was as urgent as his own, although he didn’t miss the slightest bit of apprehension. He couldn’t blame her. Anyone could walk in on them, though he was certain he’d be able to hold the door closed against the force of any one person or maybe two if they pushed against it. At least until he was sure she was decent. But he didn’t want her doing anything she wasn’t completely certain about.
“Are you sure about this?” He slipped his finger under her panties, her moisture inviting him all the way in.
She gasped, closing her eyes at his touch and nodded. “The kiss on the deck,” she said, her eyes remaining closed. Abel stared at her lips as she continued to speak a little more breathlessly with every caress of his finger to her silky wet skin. “The elevator . . . This . . . It’s exciting. I’ve never done something so . . .”
Nellie stopped to swallow, licking her lips, and Abel kissed her before she could finish. She didn’t have to. Suddenly the need to make this happen for her, make this experience with him be one she’d never forget, took over. It was just an ego thing. Nothing more. What guy didn’t like knowing they were a woman’s first anything?
Abel reached for his wallet, but his lips never left hers. She kissed him back just as urgently, her hands grasping the front of his shirt. She gasped harder at the sound of his zipper opening. So he stopped and looked at her wide eyes. “I’m sure,” she said before he could ask again, pulling him to her, and he groaned against her mouth.
Working fast, he got the condom on and reached under her sundress, pulling her panties down. When they hit the floor, he lifted her easily off the ground. “Wrap your legs around me.”
She did and he adjusted her, groaning loudly as he entered her. Kissing her harder now as he fucked her against the door, he tried in vain to stifle his moaning, but it felt so damn good to be inside her. Here he’d been under the assumption that women who had been married, especially for several years, wouldn’t be this tight. She was tighter than some of the younger women he’d been with, and it felt just too damn good to finally be doing what he could only fantasize about up until now—so good it was almost alarming.
With her arms tightly wound around his neck, she began to pant with every thrust, and he went even harder, her panting growing more frantic as he felt her begin to pulsate around him each time he slid into her. Just as her entire body began to tremble with pleasure, he felt her arms tighten around his neck as she pulled her mouth away from him to breathe and cry out. Abel couldn’t hold it any longer either. Groaning again, he came in an explosive climax. Sinking deep inside her, he pushed his body against hers, burying his face in her sweet neck. Nellie clung onto him for dear life, gasping for air.
“We’re…” Nellie started to say before stopping to catch her breath, “still going back to my room, right?”
Abel smiled, squeezing her naked behind and looked up into her somewhat embarrassed eyes. “You bet this hot little ass we are. That was just an appetizer. I hope you have all night, because what I have in mind is gonna take that long.”

Her eyes sparkled now with excitement and she nodded. Hot damn! She was going to be more fun than he’d expected.
More teasers 

Teaser 2 copy pasted from fan page.

*unedited & details subject to change since this is still a WIP. (Language)

"So is it true?"

Abel walked into one of the open shower stalls and turned on the water. He turned back to Noah who sat down on one of the benches on the other side of the stall's pony wall that came up past Abel's waist so he could still see Noah's curious expression. "Is what true?" Abel asked pulling off his trunks and briefs and stood under the shower.

"That you and Rachel are real serious?"

"What?"

Noah laughed. "Roni saw it first and asked me about it but just last night I was flipping through the channels and it was on like two different tabloid shows. They have pictures of you and her earlier this week having sushi and then getting back in your car so apparently it's real serious."

"It's bullshit. We had lunch. That's all. Andy said they'd do this once we got closer to the fight." Not wanting to look at him now he stood under the shower for a few seconds lathering up before asking. "What did you tell Roni?"

"I figured as much. So I told her you've just bagged the girl a few times and that's probably all this time was, too."
Abel squeezed his eyes shut. Fucking great. As if he needed to give Nellie more reason to feel free to jump in bed with someone else. If she thought he was doing it why shouldn't she?

Noah stood up now. "Is that who you're seeing tonight?"

This wasn't like Noah. He never asked Abel details of his conquests and he knew better than anyone, Abel wasn't one to be talking about his personal life. The only reason Noah even knew about Rachel was because she's the one that told everyone. There could be only one reason Noah was asking now. The same reason he'd ever asked before so Abel had to ask but he still wouldn't look at him."Why?"

"Just wondering."

"No you're not." He turned to him now the irritation that had built all week and he had to fight to keep under control in Nellie's office today was peaking now. "You don't wonder about my personal life and you know I don't talk about it. Ever. So what gives? The little wifey put you up to this?"

"First of all." Noah pointed at him with a murderous glare. "You watch that fucking tone when you talk about Roni. You hear me?"

Abel turned back to the shower leaning his head under it. He seriously needed to get a grip. He might as well just tell Noah he had no idea how to deal with knowing Nellie would be on a date tomorrow night and it was driving him batshit crazy since he was being so damn transparent about it.

In case any of you are wondering if this will be another conflict about their age difference like in Noah's story. Let me assure it is not. There will be a whole other conflict these two will be dealing with in the midst of getting it on and on and... well you get what these two might be doing a lot of. Right? ;)
    

153 comments:

  1. Can we get a release date please?????

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  2. Can we get a release date please?

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  3. Almost finished with Noah. Absolutely amazing so far!! Cant wait to read Gio. Im sure because its written by you itll be fantastic! <3

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  4. Noah's story was AMAZING!! and now I can't wait for Gio to come out!

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  5. You guys have no idea how relieved I am. I was so worried I was a one series wonder. LOL The rest of 5th Street is on it's way! =D <3

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  6. I loved it!! Gonna have a review on my blog soon. Are you doing a blog tour for any of the 5th Street books?

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  7. Thanks Karen! And no at the moment I don't have any plans for a tour of any kind but if I decide to I'll be sure to make announcements for anyone interested in participating! =D

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  8. I was wondering if you know when it is going to be available on iTunes.

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    1. The earliest I'll have it up on Smashwords which is how it goes to iTunes is the 15th but they take time before approving the format and then sending it out to the 3d party stores so it may be a few weeks still. =/

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    2. Oh ok :( thanks, can't wait!!

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  9. I just finished reading Noah it was sooooo good. I could not put it down. Noah's story was amazing and I'm glad Veronica finally let her feelings out!! I can't wait for Gio.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed! =D

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  10. Is this book available in a paper format?

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  11. No currently none of my books are available on paperback but I anticipate having them all out on paperback this year. *fingers crossed*

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  12. I just finished reading NOAH and let me tell you i didnt want the book to end:(. Everything was perfect!!!! noah was a sweet heart. i cant wait to meet Gio( do we have to wait along time for it? lol). keep up the good work!!!! take care.

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    1. Thank you, Rosa! Gio is coming later this year. I will start posting teasers for his story in a few weeks. =D

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  13. Wow!!! I just finished Noah and I'm amazed. I loved this story. How you build up their felings and the relationship. I don't really like the novels when the couple kind of fall in love at first sight. It so fake, this things doesn' happen. So I really loved how you build up their story. And it was very emotional. Really good. Congratulations.
    And Noah is SO amazing and sweet and at the same time so mature. Really good. He surpresed me a lot. I was so sad when i finished, i didn't want to end. =/
    I must tell you that this was your first book that i read. And if your other stories are so great asthis one... i need to check it out.
    I'm really curious to know who is going to be Gio's girl. It would be awesome if it was Nellie.
    Are you going to write a book to each one of them? (Abel and Hector too?)

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm so glad you've discovered my books. I hope you enjoy the rest as well.

      You're not the first person to suggest Nellie and Gio btw but I have other plans for her. I think you will approve. ;)

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    2. read the Moreno Brothers Series, you will fall in love with them!! :)

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  14. LOVED Noah! I was worried that sweet Noah wouldn't be able to "hang" with my beloved Moreno brothers but boy was I wrong. He fit right in! Love the story and Roni's vulnerability. Noah proving that age is nothing but a number. Wonderfully written Ms Reyes! You have done it AGAIN! Cannot wait for Gio!!

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  15. Thank you so much, Jamie! With every story I put out I'm worried about something. With Noah is was the whole age difference thing, with Gio... just wait. ;)

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  16. I thought the age difference thing was done brilliantly! I loved it! I am married to a younger man so I "get it". LOL! Anyway, Maryse, who does a book review blog, wrote a glorious review of Noah. Thought I would share it with you. She has a huge following and, believe it or not, she hasn't yet read the Moreno Brothers. I have been bugging her like CRAZY to read them because like me and a TON of other women she is a HUGE alpha male fan. So...she is going to read the Moreno Brothers now that she read Noah and....well...read what she wrote. Keep up the awesome work! We will be waiting for Gio!

    http://www.maryse.net/books/rock-stars-bad-boys/book-review-noah-by-elizabeth-reyes.html

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    1. Yes! I saw the review the day it went up and I loved it! I'm so glad She enjoyed and I hope she enjoys the MB brothers, though I'm worried about FM and SS because I get the feeling she is not into YA though both are YA Mature but we'll see. *fingers crossed*

      Thanks for getting the word out about my alphas! =) <3

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  17. Finished reading Noah and I absolutely LOVE IT! I can't wait till Gio comes out! <3

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  18. Thank you Kelly! I can't wait either! =D

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  19. Iv read all of The Moreno Brothers books and loved them all. Noah was amazing. I can't wait for Gio. When are you expecting it to be out? You are an amazing writer and I really hope their are many many more series to come :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm thrilled you enjoyed all of them. I took a week off of writing after the release but tomorrow it's back to the grind. I'll post announcements in the coming months along with Gio teasers... soon. ;)

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  20. I LOVED NOAH!!! It was completely mesmerizing and I can't wait for Gio to come out!!! So excited to see what you have planned for him!!! Are you going to write a book for Abel...cause he is YUMMY and I really wanna know more about him! =)

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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed! Yes all four boys are getting a book even Hector. You'll hear and see more of him in the next books so you'll get to know him a little better as well. Abel's up last.. if all goes as planned. =)

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  21. I've read all of your Moreno Brothers, and I just finished Noah. I am in love with this couple. I really need to know more about them. I loved how you let their relationship grow, and really felt the angst...but because their foundation was so well laid, I don't want my time with them to end! I know there's another story or two between Noah and Roni as their relationship continues to grow and evolve. I'm all for reading Gio's book, but I'll be eagerly awaiting to snippets within his book that will update me on Noah and Roni. I know it's probably not your style, but with these two characters, I'll plead for another book or two. I think their story begs for it!!!

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    1. Thank you, Tori! And I always take readers suggestions into consideration. This is why Romero and Angel and Sarah's short came to be. You'll definitely be hearing more about Noah and Roni. ;) And thanks so much for the feedback! =)

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  22. I love all of your books so much! Can you give any hints on who Gio's love interest is??

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    1. Is this Emily? LOL After hitting the 1500 milestone in likes for my fan page and now that I'm so close to 100k pageviews of my blog. I'm considering doing a little something to celebrate when I actually hit 100k. Maybe revealing his love interest or even the official blurb...we'll see. Thanks for the interest! <3

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    2. That would be great! I'm not an Emily, sorry. Lol I am a Courtney though, yes I have the same name as an evil witch of a sister of Nellie's. Unfortunately for me my name always is the same as the witch of books. In not sure why...
      :'(

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    3. ah! Well if makes you feel better I'd been thinking about using it for one of my heroine but it just popped in my head when Nellie got the call from her sister in the very beginning then it just stuck. =/

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    4. Thanks. That does make me feel a lot better. Iol it's a great name you should totally use it for a heroine! ;-)

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    5. umm am confused.. :P does's this nelli's sisters is one of your heroines ...

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    6. No I had thought of using the name as one of the heroines but no Courtney will not be one of the heroines.

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    7. yah!!! cuz I really didn't like her:(... for a while I thought gio's h would be courtney or nellie :P
      thanks courtney's confo made my day.. can't wait till gio :)

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  23. It wasn't me!! But I like the question!! I am not surprised by all the likes and how many people view/follow your blog! You are wicked awesome after all! But I got my teaser out of you after all!!

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  24. Love the progress bar for Gio! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  25. I LOVE this cover!!!!!!!!!! the blue looks so good! i like how the gloves are photoshopped in it looks really cool! Also the picture of Gio and the girl is blurry makes me think about whats gonna happen to them! Sooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your the best author ever!!!!!!!!

    ~ Freshmen Girls are Boss

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  26. I just read Noah's book today, I was putting it off because, honestly, I was a little unsure about Roni and Noah's age difference (I will admit that I personally am not a fan of a woman being older than a man in a romantic relationship. I personally wouldn't date a guy that is younger. It doesn't bother me with other people too much (I guess I am old fashioned), but I at the same time I know the heart wants what the heart wants <3) After saying that I was kinda shocked how much I fell in love with this couple, they are PERFECT together! I loved how it took Roni little time to get over, the age difference, sure she mentioned it, but it never stayed in her head long! I loved watching Roni grow through out the book, she went through so much, and Noah too, it was heartwarming to see them get their happy ending <3 I am so excited to read Gio's story next :) You probably get asked this constantly, but I was wondering when we would start getting teasers for Gio?! I ABSOLUTELY loved this book <3 it was SPECTACULAR keep up the AMAZING work, I can NOT wait to read other books from you <3

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  27. Thanks everyone! Gio's story will have an element that none of my other books have had. So of course I am worried about this but as usual I will stick with my gut and just go with it.

    And the age difference thing with Noah was another thing I was very worried about so I'm glad that it's gone over well. So happy that you guys enjoyed! I hope ya'll Gio's just as much! =D

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  28. Hi Eli!!
    I just wanted to tell you that every time I see the work count go up for Gio I do the happy dance!! LOL! Can't wait!

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  29. Can we get the name of Gio's girl? I can't remember any mention of a girl best friend in Noah's story...

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    1. Her name will be included in one of the first teasers of Gio coming in April! ;)

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    2. YES!! I have been beside myself with exitement for Gio's teasers to come out :) I can't wait <3

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  30. Eli I LOVE the new look but I wanted to let you know you may want to change the font color. We cant see any of the comments because they are in white. Just FYI.

    Luv ya!
    Trini

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  31. I already read all MB books and Noah....I cant wait for Gio, I´m so sure that book will be as amazing as the others. I´m from Venezuela and I can say you have a lot of fans here. Keep doing this excelent work!!!!

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  32. OMG Andreina! that is SO exciting! Thank you so much! And Gio's story is getting outta control! I'm getting nervous... but I always do! thank you for sharing! <3

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  33. I just found the Moreno Brothers on Kindle this past winter and was instantly hooked. I read through the whole series! I was excited to find Noah this weekend. I just finished reading his book! It was such a good read. I could picture the gym. Now I want to know what's going on with the rest of his friends! Reading your books is a nice escape. Thanks for writing the Moreno Bros. and now of course Noah. I won't even ask how you decided on Noah's fetish. LOL~!

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  34. I really enjoyed reading Noah and all of the Moreno series. (Usually to much I have to stay up till the early morning because I can't put them down!) After reading Noah I was wondering and hoping that Nellie would be able to find her happy ending. Any thing going on there that we can know about? Thanks!

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  35. I just finished Noah and it was so good! Just as good as the Moreno boys just different! I so can't wait to read Gio......any ideas how long we have to wait? No pressure! lol

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  36. Thanks again everyone. Remember to check my FAQ section often now that Noah is out I'm getting the same questions from a lot of readers so when that happens I add it there. Noah's fetish... uh yeah that ones not going on there. LOL And Gio is coming along I can't give an exact date but I will update as soon as i get closer to the end! =D Thanks for the feedback I LOVE hearing from you always!! <3

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  37. Will Noah be available on the iBook store?

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  38. Ok, where is the work count cause I can't find it??=\
    ~Rossie

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  39. Sorry I just saw this! The word count is on the top right hand corner just above where you could read the first few chapters of Forever mine. It says Progress for Gio with the word count and the percentage of what I have so far. I will update again tonight. =D

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  40. Fabulous!! I love your writing. Read Moreno Series and just finished Noah. Five stars!!!

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  41. I just finished Noah and I loved it. I can't wait for the rest of the series, and I'm so happy to hear that you have plans for Nellie. That sweat girl needs hea bad. I can't wait to see what you have planned for her.

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  42. Thanks guys! And yes Stephjx I'm excited about Nellie's HEA. You will get more on that in Gio. ;)

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  43. I want to say Thank You to the best author ever! I found out a few weeks ago that I have thyroid cancer. In just a 3 week time span, my GYN felt a lump, sent me for an ultrasound, confirmed a tumor, went for a biopsy, confirmed it was 100% cancer, went for a scan - where they found that it had already spread to several lymph nodes, and finally, last week...had surgery. I'm 29, with 2 babies at home and it was just a shock. After the surgery, I had a rough week or recuperation. While my Mother and amazing husband took care of my babies, I spent 5 days sitting up in bed (since I couldn't lay down) and re-read EVERY SINGLE ONE of your books! All of them. Again! And I loved it. Through the pain, I was just peacefully reading the MB series. It turned into a nice 5 days. So...thank you! :)
    *Cannot wait for Gio!

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    1. Desiree, first of all let me give you a huge virtual *HUG!* I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering and I pray all is well with you now. I'm also glad to hear you have your mom and your amazing husband to help you through this! I'm deeply humbled that my books were a comfort to you through all this. You made my morning ... my weekend ... my month! =D Please keep me updated on how you are doing and if I may ask can I get you email?

      Thank you for sharing! <3

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      Eli

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  44. I think i loved Noah even MORE than all of the Moreno series combined and thats saying something. Cannot wait for Gio. I only wish i had waited a little while before reading Noah so the anticipation wouldnt be this great but i loved it and im glad i read it!

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  45. I have read all of your books!! I am in love with all of the Moreno Brothers!!! Can't wait for Gio!!!

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  46. Omg, cannot wait until it comes out !! I am so excited. The cover is awesome and loved the teaser, I just didn't get the understanding of what it was about. All in all im excited, and read the moreno brothers, awesome !!!!

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  47. OH MY GIO!! You're done and now on rewrites!? Holy cow!! So close yet so far away! I do have to say that was mighty fast. You are one talented author!

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  48. Thanks guys! and Yep I'm done but still a ways to go with editing rewrites etc. But it's coming along! =D

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  49. Hi, I've just read Noah and loved it...I love a 'love story' that progresses at the pace you set Noah and Roni's romance. This was the first book I have read by you and I'm glad I found you! I'm going to read your other books now and look forward to the new ones to come as well. Congratulations, you are an excellent writer.

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  50. Please for my sanity write fast. It is so hard to find a good book that has a plot, well written, and worth reading. I love all of your books and can not wait to read Gio!

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  51. Both the teasers and the blurb had me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to read it!

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  52. <3 you guys! I'm done writing it ladies. Been done. I'm just waiting on all the stuff that comes after but we're down to the wire with the last one--the editor. So we're REAL close! ;)

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    1. My sister and I both are very happy to hear it! I got her hooked on the Moreno Brother's books (even though I had to translate most of the Spanish haha) and we are both excited about your new releases!

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  53. cannot wait to read GIO !!!! ive read all your books and i love them , each one is better than the last ( though i love them all equally!) and i cant wait to hear gio and biancas story!

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  54. Awe thanks Maddy! I'm very anxious to get Gio out and we are SO close!

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  55. LOVED GIO! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

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  56. LOVED GIO!!!! VERY GOOD, IT HAD ME HOOKED FROM THE BEGINNING. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK ABOUT THE GUYS! I AM ALSO EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT BOOK IN THE MORENO SERIS AS WELL... LOVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!!

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  57. I loved Noah and just started Gio. It is everything I hoped it would be. I can't wait to see who is coming up next!

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  58. I started off by reading the Moreno Brother's Series and was hooked right off the bat. I was so depressed when I read the last book, because I had nothing more to look forward to reading. Then you came out with this series and I am hooked again. Loved both stories in this series and can't wait to read more. I'm glad to hear your going to add to both series and I for one can't wait!

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  59. When will the third book come out?

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  60. Thanks everyone! I've been caving it lately and neglecting to follow up and answer questions. Book three in the 5th Street series will come after Fate. That's all I can say about that now because at this point I'm not even entirely sure when Fate will be out. However I have started on both Hectors AND Abel's story. So they are already coming along though I'm devoting most of my writing time right now to Fate. =) Thanks for the interest and all your kind words! <3

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  61. Hi Elizabeth :)
    After stumbling across your Moreno Brothers series i have devoured all your books so far, and i loved Gio! what a fantastic angle... I found it hard to read at first as trust is a serious issue for any relationship and staying true to the person you are! its hard to read, but you soon hope that it will all turn out ok! as we are all human and ppl make honest mistakes in life!
    i love your moreno series so much! they feel like they are my extended family!!
    Thank you for your books :D xox

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  62. I have read the Moreno Brothers series and loved it. How many books are going to be in the 5th street series?

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  63. Elizabeth, Its been a while now since you wrote the post a few above about the 3rd 5th st book coming after Fate..... Do you have any idea now when any of your books will be coming out that way I can write it down and look for them :) I am IN LOVE with your book! I can't get enough. Thank you for writing them and PLEASSSSEEEE KEEP THEM COMING!!! Can't wait to read about Hector, Abel, Nellie, and hopefully Felix as well. Fate series- loved the Moreno's cant wait to see what comes next. Your amazing. Please let us know some dates as soon as you can. Thank you.

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  64. I agree with Sammy Jo! Loved all the books! I am looking forward to the next book. Do
    you any dates yet?

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  65. Omg! After I read Angel and Sarah's story I have to admit I'm hooked!! Lol I love all of your books :) I ant wait to read the next book you release!!

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  66. After reading Fate first, I then read and fell in love with the Moreno brother series. I love each of their stories, especially Romero. They were all so endearing characters thatbi craved more. So then, I read the fifth street books and fell in love with Noah and roni and their story as well as Gio and Bianca's. I love how we in Noah and roni's story weaves into Gio's. I can't wait to read about Abel and smartie pants Hector. I can't wait for their teasers!!

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  67. Thank you all so much for stopping by and a million apologies for being so slow to respond! I'm currently working on Hector my next one out. At the moment I'm thinking there will be 4 5th Street books. But you never know that could change.

    Again thank you for the kind words. I'm very excited about Hectors story right now. I love that about my life. For months it was ALL about Vince and Rose. I thought about them night and day and now it's all about Hector and .... well we'll have a name soon along with a cover reveal! Stay tuned! ;)

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  68. Do you have an approximate release date for Hector?

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    1. No date yet but I do have something Hector related coming next Tuesday that I'm REALLY excited about!

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  69. I just finished the Moreno brother series just last week and already finished Noah and Gio. I just love your books and I'm glad I'm on holiday right now or id be in big trouble :) I even had a translator open up because i didn't wanna miss a single word lol :) Just before i move on to read Fate, I wanted ask whether Felix is getting a book? I saw you said your only doing four books and im guessing the fourths gonna be Abel so does that mean your not gonna do Felix?

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    1. I wasn't planning to but never say never. I wasn't going to write Romero either when I first started the MB series and then his story suddenly came to me. Already there's been a development in Hectors story that might change things! We shall see! =)

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    2. Ohh now that's great news. BTW just wanted to let you know how much you made me cry reading Vince and Rose, their story was heart breaking.
      Anyways Just saw Hectors cover and it looks awesome, cant wait to read it :)I was just reading the extra blog interviews and stuff of the Moreno brothers and came across some interesting hints and teases here and there and very much looking forward to more book in the future from you. I'm really glad i came across your books after you've finished the Moreno series LOL cz other wise id be going nuts waiting for the books to get out like im am right now waiting for hector to make an appearance :)

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  70. when will we start getting teasers on Heckers storie?
    Good luck in your writing,i preay it comes to you fast :)

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    1. It'll be a while before teasers come but there will be some exciting stuff coming real soon! Next Tuesday I have a surprise! =)

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    2. oh i cant wait!!! ill remember to check back. keep up the great work, i LOVE your books! im at a lose right now, i have nothing to read, i think i may reread them all

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  71. I have absolutely loved every book you've written. I'm really excited about Hector's story as I have been for eveybody's story. I do hope you give Felix a story as well...time for him to figure out what he wants in life. Thank you for the MB, Fate, and 5th Street...

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  72. I Look forward to reading Hector's story I also shared it on my wall :D

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  73. I shared the post on my facebook!! I really hope I win the books or the amazon card so I can buy your books.... I read the entire Moreno Brothers series and I am now a fan for life!!! Can't wait to start this new series!! THanks so much!!

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  74. I shared the post on Facebook

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  75. Shared on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/sarah.handrich/posts/501470543231467

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  76. Hi!!! Happy New Year I SHARED!!! ENTER ME in your amazing give away pleasseee!!!

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  77. Oh my! Waiting on Pins and Needles! Absolutely Love Your Series!!

    Shared on my timeline!

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  78. I shared on Facebook!! I'm currently reading Noah! :D

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  79. Shared on blots page ATasty Read

    Lisa
    atastyread@live.com

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  80. Woo hoo!1 Just shared via twitter/facebook :) Loved the Moreno series and can wait for Hector to come out :)

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  81. I don't care about winning I just Shared on my twitter, fb and our blog fb page! You know we love you! I am so excited about Hector! I think I'm more excited about his book!

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  82. Any idea when Hector will be released?

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  83. I will share with everyone! Love your books and cannot wait for HECTOR....and anticipating ABEL......any release dates yet? Posted on Facebook for everyone to see. Just saying...write faster PLEASE!!!!!

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  84. SHARED!!!! I can not wait!!!!!! :)

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  85. I shared and I can't wit until Hector comes out!! I got 4 of my friends to read The Moreno Brothers series and they are hooked too!! Love, love, love your books!!!

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  86. What an interesting story line--the 5th Street Guys. Makes me think of all the great "fighter" movies I've seen with Stallone and Wahlberg. But I've always loved reading books better than watching movies...so I thank you for your great story ideas.

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  87. I loved the Moreno Brothers series and am now jumping on the 5th Street bandwagon!

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  88. Shared! Yay! I just discovered your books! They are awesome!

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  89. Shared the post. I have said this before but you happen to be one of the best story tellers. I have read everyone of your books multiple times. I cannot wait to read Hector. Thanks again for writing and sharing your gift.

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  90. Shared, loved all your books so far i know I'll love this one.

    Sabrina Kraft <3

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  91. i looooved coming home from work to see this :D mainly because I was thinking of blowing up your wall and nagging you about giving us a teaser! delayed gratification with you, always :P can.not.wait!

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  92. I get exactly what Hector is feeling! I feel an aching growing need to have this book in my possesion already! Jeesh! That was steamy! Loved it, can't wait for more!!! xoxo

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  93. I shared the post on FB :) I haven't read these books yet but the Moreno brothers series I have read all of! and LOVED them.

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  94. Lea Krawczynski SeelyJanuary 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Just shared on my twitter page! I dont have to tell you how much I love your work! I know I've told you what feels like a million times already! Lol You truly are my very favorite author!

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  95. I am absolutely OBESSESED with your books! I ran into Forever Mine on ebooks and fell in love with it. I love the way you write and was soo exited when I found all the brothers had a story!! I read the books in less than a week and I can't wait for Hector to come out!

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  96. since Christmas, I have read all the Mb books and now just finished gio and Noah, really addictive and can't wait for more x x x

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  97. I LOVE it!! I cant wait!! Those Moreno brother are Lethal. As a true Latina...Yummm!!! I actually have the Cover of Alex's book as my loCk screen on my phone..;-) Deliciousness!! 5th St. Series is awesome so far. Also, can't wait for more Fate Series..You are fabulous!!

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  98. Read Hector in a day... LOVED IT!!!!! Can't wait for Abel, just wish I didn't have to wait so long... Thanks again, was a great read!

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  99. Just finished Hector a book that you just cant put down truefully epic. I loved how he was ONLY into Latina girls and that his mum was abit judemental but Charlee won them out. I was wondering if you have a release date for Abel's story? I'm becoming impatient lol, I just want to see what you have im store for him and Nellie

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  100. I am also very impatient and super Excited to read Abel and Nellies story! Is there a known release date yet???

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  101. Can't wait for Abel's release date! More teasers please!

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  102. Love the 5th street series cant wait for abel, getting very excited now, any idea about a release date yet?

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  103. I just finished Hector. Can't wait for Abel. Yes please let us know of the release date!

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  104. Is there a release date for Abel yet?

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  105. I just finished Hector. <3 I absolutely loved it!! I couldn't put it down. I've read all of the MB series, Fate and all 3 5th Street. I can't wait for Abel's story. :) I was excited to see he's with Nellie. Hopefully we hear the release date soon. I love the cover. :D

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  107. I started reading the Moreno bros series like 2 months ago and I have read that whole series and then I read fate then went to the 5th st. Series I have read all of them and can not wait to read Abel and Nellies book I love your books you are an amazing author.please let me know when I can expect to get this book I am super excited for it to come out. Please hurry the wait is killing me.

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  108. I can't wait for Abel! Your books are amazing

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  109. Can't wait I have read and loved all your books. Sending love from Imperial Valley, CA

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  110. When is Hector coming out in paperback?

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  111. I have read Noah, Gio, and Hector twice. I love them 5th Street boys as much as I love the Moreno boys (read all those books twice too), but I'm thinking Abel will be my fav, I'm not sure why but I got a good feeling about this bad boy!!!August 13 plz get here.

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  112. I just finished reading Gio and loved it but my first thought after it was over was Felix. I was wondering if you'll write a book on him?

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  113. I just finished reading Abel, I love that you write romance novels with realistic, original scenes. I've read all of the 5th Street books up to now more than once. Noah will always be my favorite, you created such unique and lovable characters. And that "Baby it's Cold Outside" scene is so sweet, it could have passed for a short story on its own.
    Abel's story was very well done, I was entertained from page one, it was just awesome. I don't want to go into detail just yet because it was recently released, but it is a definite must read.
    I personally don't think Felix deserves his own story. Then again, I wasn't very fond of Hector or Abel from the first book, yet their own stories are wonderful and I've come to adore them as I've read through the series. With your talent, I'm sure I'll develop a soft spot for Felix as well.
    Thank you for writing these stories and for sharing them with us. I've been reading the Moreno brothers series as well and I look forward to your other works, past and present.

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  114. Hello everyone! Sorry I've been so bad about responding to comments lately. I've had a million things going on. Still do and it's only going to get worse in the coming months! Yikes! but I'll try to catch up a bit first.

    First off thank you all so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Thank you for your continued love and support and patience while I try to get more out to you!

    I'm so glad my stories have resonated with you all and have given you a few hours or entertainment and escapism. I promise I have so much more to come. I'll be revisiting familiar characters but also bringing you a whole slew of new ones.

    As for characters possibly not deserving their own stories I think you nailed it by saying you weren't fond of Hector or Abel and then came to adore their stories. I learned my lesson with Romero when I was worried about giving him his own story even though he hadn't exactly been a sweetheart in the rest of the books. Everybody has their own vulnerabilities. Once we're in their heads and get to feel them first hand we might just fall in love with the misunderstood characters! ;) Speaking of misunderstood characters, back to the cave to spend more time with Brandon!

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