Fate Series - A Moreno Brothers spinoff series!

Fate ™ is the name of my upcoming series.
 This will be a spinoff series of the Moreno Brothers telling the stories of some of the characters in the MB series that were left without a happy ending
My plans at the moment are to include Vince and Rose's story in the first book of the series, then Brandon *from Sweet Sofie* and Sydney *from Forever Mine* then finally a new character who makes his debut in Vince and Rose's story--another Moreno! 

First up in the series, Vince and Rose's story which takes the name of the series as well

New Adult Contemporary Romance

      Fate (Fate #1)

Official blurb:

When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn’t just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her.

Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince’s best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin’s baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas.

What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different teens turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince’s troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can’t seem to even breathe without now—Rose. 

Read last weeks teaser right here:

Teaser #1 

 Spread your feet, boy.” The cop kicked Vincent’s legs open before he even had a chance to spread them.

Another cop car pulled up joining the other three that where already there. Vincent was not even supposed to be here tonight.

Vince knew when the guys showed up riled up about what had happened at school earlier that day it was a bad idea to buy booze and hang out. He’d already said he was out but at the last minute decided to join them.

Sure enough as soon as a few of them got buzzed they started talking about walking the two blocks from the abandoned car lot where they’d been hanging out to their high school and crossing out the offending tags they were so pissed about.

Now here he was face down on the hood of a cop car as a cop frisked him roughly and most likely would be thrown in jail for vandalism. He hadn’t even been one of the ones doing the tagging. In fact, he’d been the only one telling them they were stupid for doing it.

They didn’t call themselves a gang but they may as well because they sure as fuck acted like stupid thugs sometimes—like tonight for example. The guys were all pissed because someone had tagged up several of the more noticeable walls at school with the words Basset, the city just over on the other side of their high school.

Alfonso, one of Vincent’s friends since childhood had gotten in a fight over a girl with someone from a Basset gang not too long ago. They’d all been there at the party so everyone took the tagging personally. Everyone agreed they had to cross the tag out. As stupid as Vince thought it was, he agreed to go out of loyalty to his friends but he refused to do any tagging. It didn’t matter now because they were all in trouble just the same.

“What’s your name, boy?” The heavyset cop asked Vince from behind him as he handcuffed him.

“Vincent.” He squeezed his eyes shut for a second and thought of how disappointed his parents would be. The cop turned him around so he could face him.

“Vincent what?”
“How old are you, Moreno?”
“You in a gang?”
“No sir.”
“You sure about that?” The cop asked gesturing toward his friends.

Vincent glanced over at Alfonso who was now sitting on the curb handcuffed, then at the rest of them who were still lying face down on the ground with their legs spread and their hands behind their heads. Not a gang his ass.

“Yeah, I’m sure.”
“You were the only one without a marker in your possession or doing any tagging when I drove up. Why’s that? You the look out, Moreno?”

“No sir.”

The cop spun him around and smiled, crossing his arms in front of him. “So you hang out with a bunch of punks who come and cross out other gangs tags but you’re not in a gang?”

“No, sir. I’m not.” As stupid as that sounded Vince was sticking to his story. The last thing he needed was to get labeled a gang member by the local authorities. For months, he’d been trying to straighten his shit out.

After his brother Lorenzo had gotten caught shoplifting and his mother blamed Vince for being a bad influence, even though he’d never stolen a thing in his life, he swore to her he’d straighten out.

Vince didn’t even let Lorenzo hang out with him and the guys anymore if he even thought they might be up to anything that smelled like trouble. Like tonight. He was so glad now he’d refused to let Lorenzo tag along. Being arrested would be bad enough but getting his younger brother swept up into this mess would’ve been a million times worse.

“I’ll tell you what,” the cop said. “You tell me who the ringleader of your little NON gang here is and I’ll let you walk.”

Vincent chuckled. This cop was full of shit if he thought Vince was going to rat out any of his friends. Living in La Puente his whole life, he knew the drill when it came to cops. Gathering gang information was crucial to them so they could go after them and their biggest target was always the gang leaders. He’d sooner go to jail then throw any of his friends under the bus. Besides as bad as this looked he wasn’t in a gang, damn it.

“I already told you I’m not in a gang so there are no ring leaders.”
The cops smile went flat and he grabbed Vince by the arm. “Suit yourself.”

He walked him over to the curb and sat him down next to Alfonso. Vincent thought about what his parents’ reaction would be when they got the call. His mother would probably cry, his father would be completely disappointed and he’d be in a world of trouble if his parents who were already struggling financially had to pay any fines for this shit.

One by one, all his friends were frisked, questioned, handcuffed then sat down on the curb. Their Miranda rights were read and then the paddy wagon arrived. They all filed in and sat down. By now, enough people from the neighborhood had gathered that his parents would probably know about his arrest before he even called them. Fucking hell! 
And now here is today's Teaser: 9-4-12 <- my mom's bday! =D
Not quite as long as last weeks but I did warn y'all not to get spoiled....
Teaser #2  I gave you the first part of this Sat morn now you can read some more! 

Pulling himself up on his elbow, Vince turned to his brother Lorenzo who lay in the other bed. Lorenzo turned over closing his eyes and making himself comfortable again. 

“How come you don’t have to go to this shit?”

Without even opening his eyes Lorenzo mumbled, “Because I’m not grounded like you, remember?”
Vince let his head hang back with a groan. God he hated these family functions with his perfect cousins who were just another reminder to his parents of what he was not. Normally he’d have a choice to stay home and clean or come along of which he happily chose the former. Now he had no choice. As his mother put it so bluntly, since he couldn’t be trusted to behave without parental supervision, he’d be treated like the irresponsible punk he’d proven himself to be. He’d now be taken along everywhere with mommy and daddy. 

Even a simple trip like this to a family party was digging deep into his parents pockets. Gas wasn’t cheap and his cousins didn’t live close. They’d also have to buy a gift. But this added expense—one they might’ve ducked out of, was necessary—necessary because of Vince.   

After a shower and grabbing what was left of the chorizo with eggs, he got dressed. He now sat grudgingly in the back seat of his dad’s old cutlass; ready to make the two hour drive to La Jolla. At his mother’s request he’d worn something suitable for a baby shower. Not just any baby shower either. His aunt was notorious for going all out and this would no doubt be huge especially since the shower was for their first granddaughters—twins to boot!

His mother had allowed the jeans and his newer dark sneakers he’d chosen but he was forced to wear one of his dad’s polo shirts.

As they walked into the backyard Vince frowned at how these parties seemed to get bigger and bigger every time. The huge canopy covered almost the entire backyard. There were balloons everywhere and the tables were as professionally decorated as they had been every time he’d attended one of these functions. He’d gotten out of attending most but the bigger ones like all the weddings and wedding showers he and Lorenzo had been dragged along. 

They stood there near the gate. His dad was already intermingling with some of the relatives they hadn’t seen since the last one of these parties. His oldest cousin Sal made his way through the crowd and to Vince’s surprise he was introducing what appeared to be a girlfriend to everyone. 

Vince laughed to himself and was about to nudge his mom to let her in on how her theory about Sal holding out on love had to do with putting his career first and to get more restaurants going, was a bust. Bringing a chick to a family party of this size could mean only one thing—it was serious. Then he spotted the young girl with them. 

Curious, Vince continued to watch as Sal introduced them to the next table they came to. Had cupid not only nailed Sal finally but he did so with an insta-family? 

As they came around giving Vince a clearer view he thought better of it. The girl whose hand Sal held was way too young to be the other girl’s mom. They were probably sisters. There was a definite resemblance. The younger girl came around the table also. Vince’s eyes were immediately on her long tanned legs. She wore a short denim skirt that showed off the muscle along the side of her upper thigh and calves nicely—an athlete. 

Vince smiled remembering the senior on the cross country team he’d hooked up with a few times. He loved running his hands up and down those soft but very firm legs. The young girl with Sal and his girl looked up meeting his eyes for just an instant until her attention was called back to the older lady she was being introduced to. Cute. 
Maybe this party wouldn’t be such a drag after all. She looked to be about Vince’s age maybe a tad younger. Even at sixteen Vince was used to older girls but he’d had his share of younger ones, too. Like most the kids in his neighborhood even the girls weren’t immune to growing up too fast. 
Something his mother reminded him and Lorenzo of often and warned they could barely afford the cell phones and internet service at their place. Grandbabies were nowhere in their budget so they better keep it in their pants. Thankfully, their dad being more realistic had provided him and his brother with a longer talk. The talk had ended with a box of condoms and made them promise that if they needed more they’d come to him no questions asked.  

He watched as Sal, his girl and the younger girl continued to zigzag their way through the crowded backyard, stopping at just about every table.

“Let’s get a table before there are none left.” His mother hurried in the same direction Sal and his girlfriend headed. 

Just as Sal, his girl and the younger girl got to one of the last empty tables available, Vince’s mom reached and claimed the remaining seats at the same table. Perfect.

Just so y'all know. This is SUCH the calm before the storm! ;)  We're gettin REAL close! Stay tuned!!!  

Teaser #3

 Vincent was an odd one to understand. Having just met him he seemed nice enough yet his family was obviously making it clear that he needed to be watched closely. Sal had even warned him to be on his best behavior. Something Rose noticed had bothered Vincent.

Even before his explanation about his tattoo she didn’t think he looked bad but especially now after having spent some time talking to him she was even more convinced Sal was maybe being a little hard on him. He’d been perfectly respectful except for the few times he slipped and gave way to the foul language. But that didn’t bother Rose. Just about everyone at her school cussed.

They reached the front porch of Alex’s large home and Vincent smiled. “Yep it’s still here.” He walked up the stairs of the porch and sat down on the porch swing then patted the seat next to him. “Have a seat.”

He may be polite and sweet but one thing Rose had noticed is he was also smooth. She knew the type. Here she’d never even held a boys hand and yet she was already sure Vincent had done much more. Even at only sixteen and even though they’d just met, Rose could’ve sworn there’d been a few times he may’ve been flirting with her already. She even caught the way he’d checked out her legs and wasn’t at all phased when he realized she’d seen him do it. Instead he’d smirked in response to her own goofball embarrassed expression. He must think her so lame especially after her, “anti-drugs,” rant.

This after he’d just finished telling he’d tried them and even got a tattoo in the process. Sure he’d regretted it but she still could’ve spared him that and her, “my body is my temple” speech.

Determined to leave a better than lame impression, she cleared her throat ignoring her very inexperienced fifteen-year-old pounding heart and walked up the stairs.

He stood up just as she reached the porch swing. When he realized how close she actually was and their faces were now only inches apart she saw the corners of his lips lift slowly into one of the sexiest smiles Rose had ever witnessed. “That wasn’t very gentleman like of me.” Without taking his eyes off hers he waved his hand over the swing making her heart pound even harder. “Ladies first.”

She prayed he didn’t hear the enormous gulp she took as she sat down. Trying to understand why she was suddenly so nervous when she’d been just fine in the backyard with by the koi pond, she mentally chastised herself for being such a baby. Plenty of the girls on both the soccer and volleyball team at school had boyfriends. And she’d sat next to boys at school many times. She could do this without going into cardiac arrest for the love of Pete.

“What was that?” Vince smirked as he sat down next to her closer than she’d expected.

Her eyes grew wide as mortification set in. Had she said that aloud? She often thought out loud without even realizing, especially when she was nervous. Grace caught her all the time.

“Huh?” She raised her eyebrows feigning confusion and wondering how much of it she’d said aloud, trying desperately to appear cool about feeling his thigh against hers. 

“You love Pete?” He sat so close to her she could feel the heat of his body radiate off him, and that sexy crooked smile of his wasn’t helping. “Is that your boyfriend?”

“No uh,” she shook her head feeling like a complete idiot. “It was nothing. I was thinking about something else.”

“Of a guy named Pete?” He pressed, humor lacing his eyes as he waited on Rose’s response.

“Well, no it’s,” she stammered the frustration mounting as his smirk grew bigger watching her make a total fool of herself. She never got this tongue tied. Ever. “It’s just a saying. You know ‘for the love of Pete.” She shook her head. “Never mind. But no I wasn’t thinking of any guy and I don’t have a boyfriend.”

He smiled even bigger now. “Really? Why’s that?”

Mercifully, Sal and Grace came around the corner and Rose loved them at that moment for their


Breaking Brandon ™ (Fate #2)
Available now! 

He ruled out attachments years ago. Then one day he crosses paths with a beautiful but pampered daddy's little princess. History has taught him one thing about women like her—steer clear.

She was starting over. She moved back to her home town, took a new job assignment, and left her past behind. For the first time in over eighteen months, she's even intrigued by a man—a sexy but cold and indifferent drill sergeant. Despite feeling drawn to him, she has no time to figure out his inexplicable aversion to her.
Then Fate steps in one night, forcing them together. There's a connection neither can refute, and they both consider giving into the undeniable attraction
Fate however can also be cruel. Just when they surrender to their heart's desires, past demons resurface in the most unexpected way, threatening the happiness neither realized they so desperately needed.

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Read the latest teaser here and stay tuned for the cover reveal this Friday November 8th 2014!   

One more teaser! 



  1. Oh boy,can't wait to read it. When does it come out?

  2. No release date as of yet but I.ll be sure to announce as don as I know!! =)

    1. When does the second book come out? I'm dying to read it!

    2. does the rest of the series come out? I love the the other series and I going to love this series

    3. I need more of this series badly. It the best series that I know of.you need more for this series.

  3. I cant even wait! My tummy has butterflies!

  4. Ahhhh PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E, P.L.E.A.S.E don't keep us waiting too much longer, I can't wait to download this book!!!

  5. Seriously can not wait the anticipation is killing me!

  6. If it comes out on my birthday, Sept. 25 i would seriously die! It would be the coolest thing ever like ever!!!! Anyways soooo exicted for this book!!!!!!!!!! It seems sooooo good!

    ~Sophomore Girls are Boss

  7. I bought every book in the MB series and read them all in like 2 days! I can't wait for this book! Thank you for the teasers! :-)

  8. Is the last book about Lorenzo?

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  10. Just finished reading Fate, Absolutely LOVED it!!Who am kidding, I absolutely love ALL your books!!! Keep up the good work, Girl. Que Dios de bendiga

  11. ok, just got done reading this book! loved it!, thank you for another great one.... wish we could have gotten to read a little more about when they were together. but Im sure we will hear more in the coming books. cant wait! wish there was another out already. im tore to start the 5th street series because i love the Moreno's so much!

  12. read it! and like all the Moreno Series (which I started reading cuz that's my maden name) I LOVED IT!! I can't wait for the rest of the series to release!!! I live in San Diego and I feel like I know the Morenos. Well I do know the Moreno's but completely different ones! lol. Good Job on all of your books, you really are talented!!

  13. What is the nationality of both characters? Not that it matters but I'm just curious :)

  14. Hello everyone! Sorry I've been so slow in responding to all your wonderful comments. Thank you so much and I'm so glad you've all enjoyed Fate among my other books. Your comments, reviews, emails and enthusiasm is what keeps me inspired to continue write write write! So I can't thank you enough! I'm so excited about what's coming next and about the lineup I have for next year. Stay tuned and I will be making announcements and doing a cover reveal for my next book real soon! <3

    And Louise, much like all my characters have been (until now) Both Vince and Rose are Hispanic. =)

  15. Question I read this book yesterday amd was wondering who will be involved in the next book in the Fate series?? Enzo?? I would also like to know how many books you intend there to be in this series

  16. Loved the book :) Any chance the other Moreno character is Lorenzo? :)

  17. I absolutely loved this book!! Vince and Rose's story was perfect just like all of the other MB books. I am so happy this book was a spin off from the MB series because I just love the characters and their stories. This is honestly the best series of books I have ever read. I am so excited to read about Lorenzo's story because the fact the characters are still in them from the previous books makes it an even better read. Thanks so much for these stories.

  18. This book had me holding my breath! I wont say too much, wouldn't want to give away anything. But you did an amazing job and I absolutely enjoyed every moment of this book.

  19. I couldn't wait to start reading this after finishing the Moreno series. All i can say is this is I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day. Loved it

  20. Fate was just as awesome as the MB series. Do youknow when the next book in the series will be released?

  21. This was one of my favorite stories about the Moreno Family. Do you plan on writing a book about Lorenzo? Also are we going to find out if Grace had her baby? Are we going to get an update on Rose and Vincent in the next books in the Fate series?

  22. When does the next book come out in the Fate series and will it be about LORENZO?

  23. I loved the Moreno series! But I think Fate#1 Vince and Rosies story has been my favorite!!!

  24. Again trying to catchup with my comments before hitting the cave hard again! Thank you all so much for you love and enthusiasm. Your the reason why I keep writing nonstop! 2013 looks like a busy year for me. I can hardly wait for whats to come! Stay tuned lots of announcements to come! <3

  25. Can't wait for the next book to come out love Fate

  26. When is the next book coming out?

  27. Favorite out of all the Moreno books besides angel and sarah and Alex and valarie even though I really liked Sophie and Eric a lot but you don't hear a lot about them in any of the books like you hear about the others but I really want to hear about Lorenzo

  28. I LOVED the MB series and the first book of fate. I read them all in just under a week and a half and i cant wait for the rest of the fate series to come out. I can not wait to read about the new characters and to find out their stories. Brandon, Sydney and im hoping that lorenzo is the other character in the series, i want to know more about his story and what he is up to now.

    1. You should start the 5th street series it's also really good...I loved them!!

    2. You should start the 5th street series it's also really good...I loved them!!

  29. is Lorenzo going to have his own book???

  30. OMG I am crazy about this book I want to read it so BAD!!!! Can't buy it though. CAN YOU PLEASE make it FREE on SMASHWORDS????????!!!!!?????!!!!????

  31. When is the next book going to be coming out? And who is it going to be??

  32. Love all your books MB and 5th street.can't wait for another book.you are amazing, i can not put he books down once I started reading them.:)

  33. When will you be adding more books to this series? I enjoyed the 1st one and have reread it so many times! Can't wait for the 2nd book of this series to come out!

  34. Eli, what's your email just in case we have questions?

  35. UGH!When does Fate#2 come out? I dont care who its about. I need more!

  36. I absolutely loved this book! I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out. Any idea on when the second one will be coming out?

  37. Cannot wait for the next books to come out

  38. Wondering when the next book is going to be coming out????? I cant wait to read it!!! I Just loved the Moreno Brother Series, and I just loved the FATE series (the first book) and I cant wait for the next one to come out..

  39. Hiya are u writing a book about enzo cuz I really liked him and would love read his story?? Loved all the books cnt wait read the reast xx

  40. Please release the next book in the fate series. The waiting is so intense and I'm sooooo excited for this series!

  41. Loved the Moreno brother series. Just can't wait for the next story i.e breaking Brandon. So could you please tell the release date for this book..

    1. Hi there! And thank you for the interest! Breaking Brandon is up next as for a release date. I don't have one yet. However I do anticipate it to be later this year! =D

  42. Cant wait for Breaking Brandon to come out!! I now need to read ALL of the Moreno Brothers books and The first of the Fate Series! i gotta get back in the loop again!! Cant wait for Breaking Brandon!!!

  43. When is breaking Brandon coming out?????

  44. Breaking Brandon is coming out when?? I and everyone else would like to know!! Please be sooner rather than later!!

  45. I'm sadly confused :( I thought Sofia ended up with Eric. I hope their HEA hasn't been ruin...

  46. I am sure you have answered these questions or very similar ones. However I can't see them or the answers anywhere. I want to know if you ever plan on writing Sydneys story or if you have a pic of what you imagine Eric looks like? Thanks and love all your work..

  47. OMG I am sorry. I just found the answer to my Sydney question in the obvious frequently asked question area.. I still can't find the Eric pic if there is one. I love all the other pics.

  48. Do you have a release date for the Fate # 3 book? I have read straight through all the Moreno Brothers books and Fate 1 & 2. I am having withdrawal waiting for the next story..... I love love love your books...... Thank you for writing such great stories. Once I pick up the book to read, I cannot put it down. I have stayed up until 2:30 in the morning reading because I just couldn't put it down. :o)

  49. Who is the 3rd book in the Fate series going to be about?? Im dying to know!!!!

  50. Are you going to write about Ben from the Vince and Roses story? I would like him to have his own story too.

  51. I love your work. You have built such a wonderful world with every story you write. I can't help but re-read your books every now and then. Thank you for sharing your work with us!

  52. I just have to say that I love love love your Moreno brothers series and fate series I just finished breaking Brandon and I hope you have another one coming out soon!

  53. Love the Brandon story - the outsider finding love and HEA. I wish there was a novella on him and Regina. When I read Fate#2, my view on the Morenos was tarnished a bit.