Frequently Asked Questions & Announcements!





There are a lot of questions that I seem to get asked quite often so I've compiled a list of them here. If there is any question I didn't answer or anything you have further questions about feel free to comment on my blog or email me at EliReyesbooks@Yahoo.com But check here first. I will update as I get more repeat questions and add it here.

UPDATED September 2014!!

Will you be writing Felix's story? It's written guys and I can't tell you just HOW excited I am about it! =D When will it be released? Check out the cover reveal, blurb and teaser HERE!


First of all even though these stories are already out I STILL get asked, will there be a story for Vince and Rose?  Brandon? Will there be more Sarah & Angel? The answer to this is YES and they're all done and published! Here is my Goodreads author profile with a list of all my titles that are available to purchase.  

Will there be more Moreno books? More 5th St? More Fate? Yes, yes and yes. The first question up there ^ answers the 5th Street one. The fifth book in my 5th Street series Felix is coming in November 2014. I just recent released the prequel to Always Been Mine. It's available now everywhere read the blurb and teaser HERE.  And I have another Moreno novella "Tangled" coming in time for the holidays. So stay tuned for all those announcements, cover reveals and not to mention a few more surprises. ;)



As for more in the Fate series? Absolutely. Sydney and Lorenzo have their own stories coming no ATA at the moment but check back I'll make announcements as soon as I know more. But there could be more to the Moreno Spinoff series in the future. Remember this guy? ;) If you don't remember him go read Forever Yours. It's still free right now but won't be for long!! I'm not promising anything but I will say I never say never anymore. I have been asked often enough that there is a story beginning to brew. ;)

Is there more Desert Heat coming? YES! If you haven't already read the first in the series it is currently on sale for $2.99 and since this is my traditionally published book I have idea how long it will be at this discounted price. So if you haven't already go download Desert Heat and get to know the Santiago Brothers! 
         
 Will your books ever be made into movies? As of yet Hollywood has not come calling but I can dream right? The process for turning a book into a movie is quite complicated from what I'm told and one that I'm not familiar with at all. But y'all know me if anything like that would happen you guys would be the first to know I promise. I'll post here in big shouty capitals the moment anything like that happens. =D  



Will Nellie get her own happy ending? Yes she already has and you can read about it now in Abel (5th Street #4)

Which of your alphas/books is your favorite? Asking me this is like asking a mother choose her favorite child. I poured my heart, sweat and tears into each and every story. But I will say I probably had the most fun writing (only because I remember laughing so much every time I read the same certain scenes that STILL make me laugh) is Romero. He is also, as everyone who has read the entire series or even all my books knows, my MOST alpha of them all. But idk... I have another Alex Moreno story coming.. in this one he is younger and less in control of his temper. So it's still very hard to say. ;)  Plus I'm always writing and have so many more coming I'll never be able to choose just one. 


What date is the next book coming out? I'll never be able to give an exact date because not only does something always happen that seems to throw a wrench in my plans but beyond letting everyone know once a book is uploaded Amazon and B&N have control over when a book actually goes live. But I always have a rough estimate of around what month I foresee it being ready and I will at least give you guys that. =)

What is the next book we can expect you to release? When You Were Mine.  This fall! Exact release date TBA! But the cover reveal is coming July 23d! Hopefully I'll have more info by then as far as a more accurate time of release. 
 
Updated 9/22/13 Why aren't your books available on paperback? Will they ever be? ALL my books are available on paperback via Amazon and CreateSpace. They are also now available on audiobooks as well. =) (with the exception of Abel, Breaking Brandon & Forever Yours)  

Are your books available in any other ebook stores other than Amazon & Nook?  Yes they are available through Smashwords, iTunes, and Kobo ebooks.

Does your series have to be read in order? No. ALL my books can be read as stand alones However while you can read each book individually and I've written them all so they can stand alone without you being lost if you haven't read the others, I have been told it's a much better experience to have read them in order so that you have a better feel and become even more acquainted with all the characters with each book you read. And to avoid some minor spoilers about the side characters stories.

Reading order for The Moreno Brothers
Reading order for 5th Street
Reading order for Fate

Many more announcements to come, including an exciting one regarding 5th Street! ;) 

Do you respond to your comments and messages on your blog as well as your fan page? I try to. I really do. For those of you who have posted in the past you know that I really do but there are many times when my characters have me tied down in the cave for DAYS at a time. So please be patient
with me!

****Do you have any specific editors, formatters, and or cover artist you would recommend? 

My editor Theresa Wegand does all my editing and formatting. I can't say enough about her. I've had several editors I've worked and she is hands down the best! But you need to book in advance because she is high demand!! So worth the wait and every penny!

Cover artist I've worked with more than one. Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations and Amanda Simpson of Pixel Mischief Design . Highly recommend either of them. They are both highly professional and excellent to work with! =)

 
What advice would you give aspiring writers?/I've written a book and want to self publish can you give me advice on where to start? I've read this often and I have to say it is probably the most important thing to expand your creativity and level of what to but also what not to do in order to  write a good story. Write a lot but read even more.

As far as where to start. First of all be sure that you've had some input on your writing before you just put it out there. You may be in for a very rude awakening. I say this kindly because when I first wrote Forever Mine YEARS ago. I thought we were good to go. I decided to try a few free critique sites. I won't tell you how bad my writing used to be because quite honestly it's embarrassing. I'll just say this I came across one of the very first drafts of it that I hadn't seen in so long and I couldn't stop blushing it was that bad. But I'm glad now that I had the feedback from other writers, some of which are professors and had some very valuable advice and input. Their are many sites my favorite is Critique Circle.  You can trade critiques with other writers. Very VERY helpful I highly recommend it.

As for self publishing there are many many resources on line. Amanda Hocking has some great advice over on her blog on everything she knows about publishing.  She mentions reading Konrath's blog post A newbies guide to publishing.  I agree it's a must read for beginners. Jamie McGuire has a post on this as well. Very informative and like her I CANNOT stress enough. Never ever EVER pay to be represented or published. They all get paid when you get paid. Nothing upfront from you to them anyway. And here is another great MUST READ post for aspiring writers, by Author Steph Campbell on "things she knows" about writing!

On a personal level, my advice to anyone who TRULY believes in their dream of becoming a writer and doing it for a living. Never EVER give up. Self-doubt is the number one killer of creativity/dreams. It'll never go away. No matter how big and popular your books get. The only thing you can do is crush it down to a barely audible whisper with perseverance. Believe in your dream and follow it! DO IT!      






     

67 comments:

  1. Your are AWESOME!!
    i live & breath your books :D
    So i had a suggestion that i wanted to share with you...just like others i would LOVE for u to write a part 2 on Angel & Sarah..But i know you made it clear that you won't :( BUMMER!! so then i remember you mentioning the books soon will be available in paper back..SUGGESTION...Ever thought of maybe making an "extended version" of the book. For instance including how he asked Sarah to prom or how it went because i notice that was left out but was mention on "Sweet Sofie" . Its will be awesome if you added a few more capters. I would appreciate it and i know everyone else would. If you do we will most likely stop bugging you about wrtting another book about them. LOL! I really hope you think about it and consider the idea:D PLEASE!!!!!!

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  2. Thanks for the compliments and the suggestion Priscilla. I will definitely think about doing something like or similar to that. It would be nice to add some kind of bonus especially if anyone is going to purchase the entire collection all together. I think once you read Making You Mine you'll see this is the end of the Moreno's ...but not really. ;)

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  3. when will Making You Mine come out?

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  4. I will post an "upload" date as soon as I know. As far as it publish date that is out of my hands once I upload. But I will say this... soon! =)

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  5. I was wondering, would you ever write a book about Sydney?

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  6. At the moment I don't have plans to but I learned to never say never. Some of these stories just come out of no where and if I wake one morning and his story just comes to me. It's ON! You do get to hear more about what's going on with him in the next book. =)

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  7. YES!! I loved the mini prequel to FM, it made me love Sydney even more :)

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  8. After not having read the prequel in so long I got all into it myself. =)

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  9. Sydney seems like such a sweet guy :) I loved his and Sarah's friendship, and how protective of her he is!!

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  10. Sydney IS a sweetheart. You'll get more of him in Sarah and Angel's short. I hope you enjoy! =)

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  11. Thank you, I can't wait to read it! I LOVE your series, and I'm sure I will love the Sarah and Angel short :)

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  12. Your books came at a time in my life when I really needed them. Thankyou. When is making you mine coming out? Is it really coming out before christmas?
    x

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  13. =) Awe I'm glad my books helped you get through whatever you had to. MYM should be out within the next day or so. EXCITED!

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  14. im just wondering. i know making you mine is available on amazon now. do you know when it will be available for purchase on barnes and noble? i'm anxiously waiting to read it!!!

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  15. Omg! I'd LOVE to read a book about Sydney! I was sad when he wasnt really in the books after Forever Mine and Id love to see him brought back in his own book.

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  16. If you had a movie version of the books made who would you have play each character?

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  17. oooh I love this question and since I've been getting it a lot I will be adding a new page soon "My blog" and in it I will have lots of fun post's like this "Who would play them?" with pictures and everything. Man I have a busy year coming!

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  18. omg now i cant wait! :D

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  19. yes! finally get to see your image of Alex, wow.

    Which one out of the boys do you think could hit some high notes at a karaoke night? haha (always been curious)

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  20. I just wanted to say thank you for your series. I bought the first book after stumbling across it on amazon while searching for some inexpensive books. Truth be told I'm not really one to actually pay for anything on my Kindle but at your price & it sounding like a good read I thought I'd give it a try. Little did I know I'd read them all & be checking back everyday for the release of MYM. I loved they way you covered different time periods within your books- it really felt like us readers got to grow up with the Moreno family :)

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  21. Thank you so much my awesome readers! First to answer the question since Eric seems to be a bit more in touch with sensitive side I think he'd be most likely to belt out something for Sofie at a karaoke bar! ;)

    Shayla thank you so much for taking a chance on my series! So glad you found it worth it! =)

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  22. I love your Moreno series! Thank you for the hours of escape that you have provided me and all of your readers. I have also enjoyed discussing the stories and characters that you have created.

    If you have a moment to address something that we have been discussing in the Amazon reading forums (Elizabeth Reyes discussion), I would really appreciate it. In Eric and Sophie’s story, there is a part where Eric is in the club in Spain and his behavior is definitely not hero-esk, especially not one of your heroes. I don’t want to post spoilers but I am sure you know what I am referring to. We have been discussing the possibility of the action being an act of revenge, an eye for an eye, but when we see his inter dialogue he rejects that idea. The fact that this incident was never discussed nor brought up confused a few of us book lovers because the circumstances where so similar with the two characters yet one seemed to be held accountable at a much harsher degree than the other. Is there anything that you can tell us to clarify that?

    Thank you in advance for your time. I am looking forward to reading your new series but please write more Moreno books!

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  23. Hi there! Took a peek at the discussion but I'm leery about posting over there I know how much they frown upon authors doing so. I got tempted once but quickly deleted. I know what a chicken right? I'd be happy to answer this and clarify a few other misconceptions however too many spoilers here. If you don't mind emailing me I'd be happy to respond that way EliReyesBooks@yahoo.com

    Look forward to it! And thanks for your continued interest in my books! <3

    Eli

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  24. Will your books ever come out in a hard copy?

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  25. Yes I am currently working on getting them all on paperback. I can hardly wait to get my own boxed set! =) Of course I will make announcements. In case you haven't noticed I love making dramatic announcements. lol

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  26. I know you answered this question already but I would totally love to see another Sarah and Angel book with Sydney somehow involved with Sarah's life. Maybe how Sarah has to help Sydney with his NEW future since he is having problems. Don't want to give that story line away in case some readers haven't read the newest book. I love the whole Angel, Sarah and Sydney storyline. :)

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    1. I do have plans for Sydney. That's all I'll say for now since his story is still a few books down the line. =D

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  27. Now the question is Team Peeta or Team Gale???????

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  28. AHHHHH!!! I cant believe you're writing a book for Sydney and Brandon! Im literally jumping in my seat I'm so excited!!

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    1. It'll be a way down the road but yes their stories must be told! <3 Sorry I've taken so long to respond. Sometimes these comments just slip by me. =/

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  29. I absolutely cannot wait for Rose and Vincent's story! As well as Sydney's of course..I wasn't the biggest Brandon fan in the books but I'm curious to see what you're going to do with him in the upcoming books!

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    1. A lot people were not fans of him but he was misunderstood. You see he has this vulnerable side he thought he'd only ever share with Sofie...

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    2. Also you weren't supposed to be rooting for anyone wanted to steel the female MC but you know I've had so many tell me they were! tsk tsk!!!

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  30. Yours books are amazing, cant wait for your next books, love all of your books there AMAZING!!!

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    1. Thank you!!! So VERY humbled and flattered! Next time leave your name so I can thank you by name. ;)

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  31. So... "The shit hit the fan" comment totally killed me! I can't wait for the spin-off! I read all kinds of different books but I was really enjoying both your series when I wanted a cute contemporary romance. I'm all caught up and can't wait for Vince and Hector! Swoon! My favorite so far has been Sal and Gio, my question to you is: Who is your favorite? or if you don't have one, which alpha male has been your easiest to write? Hope to hear from you soon! If you ever need a beta reader - holla! :)

    Thanks for the reads!

    Mimi - Mimisgoodreads@yahoo.com - We are Goodreads friends too :)

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    1. Hi Mimi! *waves!*

      The second I wrote that sentence I cringed thinking OMG they're so gonna call me a tease especially since I knew I wouldn't be writing their story until I had at least a couple of the 5th Street books out. =)

      You're right I couldn't possibly pick a favorite but I do remember laughing my butt off as I wrote Romero's so his was probably the most fun to write. =) I should add this to my FAQ. I get this A LOT! Thanks for stopping by and your feedback! I LOVE hearing from you guys!

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  32. Can't wait for Fate! I've read all ur books twice! Plus all ur suggestions. Need something to pass the time till ur next "best seller" is out. Any other good books out there??

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  33. Did you ever come up with middle names for any of your characters?

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    1. Some have middle names like the infamous "Lynni" for Sarah. I'd have to revisit. I don't think she is the only one.

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  34. Hi I have just discovered your books on amazon, they are amazing. Was just wondering when rose and vince will be available on amazon UK. I am soooo desperate to read it xxxx

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    1. Hi Michelle! Fate IS available in the UK. Has been since day one I believe. Here is the link to it! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fate-1-ebook/dp/B009KET11G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349985874&sr=1-1

      And P.S. I LOVE the name Sienna! <3

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  35. Also my daughters name is Sienna. Ccouldnt believe that was the name of one of alex and valeries girls x

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  36. Hi Elizabeth. Great books, I'm really enjoying the series. What really struck me is how much I love the covers. So often photos of couples or toples guys on covers look too schmaltzy for my liking.

    How did you come up with these? Did you have a hand in these covers yourself? If not, how did they happen? I absolutely love the photo of Angel & Sarah - I feel like that's exactly what the characters would look like!

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  37. HEY i have read forever mine and I LOVED IT ! i was just wondering if you can tell me the name of the book series in Order ? please and is there any other book about sarah and angel ?

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  38. will you make a movie of the series ? or is there any movies out fro them ? ASAP :) i realllllllly LOVE your books they helped me ALOT through my break up :) thanks ill never forget u <3

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  39. Again my apologies for being so terrible lately about responding to comments. Michelle I've always loved the name Sienna so I thought it was perfect for one of Alex and Valerie's beautiful little girls

    As for the covers. With the MB series I picked out most of these photos. It took me hours and hours and DAYS of searching for the perfect ones that jump at me and says "That's them! Or him! or HER! I couldn't agree more about the FM cover. I LOVE how possessively Angel is holding Sarah and that intensity in his face is just so Angel.. or I should say Moreno! lol

    Amanda the order of the series is in the Moreno Brothers page. Just click on the tab at the top of the blog and their page has all that info including a bunch of extra stuff about them. =)

    Movies of my books. I can dream right? But at the moment there is nothing in the works.

    Again I appreciate your patience and I will try to get better about responding to your comments and questions. Also many of your questions are already listed in the FAQ page. This way you don't have to wait for the answer! =)

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  40. Would you ever attempt to write a book for Joey and Taylor, they are my favourite couple and I love them so much? :)

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    1. Ah this is a new one. Never really thought of it. I'm sure I could take every one back when they first met and tell their love story though I probably never would only because I don't know that I'd be able to do the M/M aspect of their love story any justice. But never say never. Maybe if I did enough research right? ;)

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    2. I want you too make FOREVER MINE a MOVIE please!!!!!!! ! LOVE that book

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    3. ICried when ifound out there was no movie !! Ihope there is one soon is be super happy!!

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  41. I seriously love your books ! They are sooooo goood ! lOl :P
    They should make a movie, hopefully they do *cross-fingers*
    the guys book covers models are dead drop gorgeous! Can you tell me where you found the picture for forever mine ?
    Or what's the name for the sexy guy in forever mine ?
    BTW: AWESOME WRITER ! ;)

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    1. It's a stock photo with no name for the models. I wish I knew. I heard there is an app to try and figure that stuff out but I don't know what app it is. =/

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    2. And thank you for your kind words! So glad you've enjoyed! <3

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  42. Will you be writing a book for Felix? Or will we hear more about him in snippets from Hector and Abel? I felt like I wanted to know more about his story and how things would end up for him after reading Gio.

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    1. Just like with Romero originally I said I wouldn't but as the time passes and I write the other books his story has been building in my head and once that happens forget about it! So we shall see! ;)

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  43. Elizabeth I love your books. I have them all and have read each one several times. I can’t wait till Hector comes out. But my question is in every series you mention all these great Mexican dishes and I know I read somewhere these are all your recipes. Have you considered writing a cookbook or sharing them with us readers?

    Thanks!
    Marysol =)

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    1. I have actually. At the moment I have so many other projects on my plate I don't know when but someday I do hope to get one out. =)

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  44. Elizabeth I stumbled across your books by accident and let's just say it was the best accident ever! I read them all in one week and even took a day off work. Your books have evoked so many different emotions. I love Angel and Alex. I love every character's passion and the closeness in the family. I really really wish you would write more books about them or turn the stories into films. I cannot begin to describe how much I love your books! Please please please write more books about the moreno family!! Angel and Sarah's brought me back to my high school days and I felt every emotion with them. Even their short story made me cry. I felt Sarah's pain about wanting to have a baby and feeling jealous. Been there and still going through it. Her story gave me hope. Thank you Elizabeth for such beautiful stories.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad my stories have move moved you and even though the MB series is officially over never say never. As long as ideas keep coming to me to the point where I can no longer contain them never say never. As a matter fact I have a BIG MB series announcement coming later this year so stay tuned! ;)

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  45. Elizabeth, Have you thought about putting a soundtrack together for these books, and if there is one available, how can I purchase it? I loved your books so much, I am always thinking of different songs that would fit the characters in the stories or for the different scenarios or situations that they were in. And I am definitely looking forward to a future cookbook from you. I am hispanic and have grown up with most of the foods mentioned in your books, so it always brought a smile to face when you mentioned the dishes. What about doing a Lifetime movie?? Just a thought.

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  46. Elizabeth, I just wanted to say that I really love your books. My favorite series are the Morenos and 5th street. I am so in love with every hero in these two books. I can't wait for what you have in store for Felix. I'm a big fan and will be looking out for all your future releases. Now get writing!

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    1. By the way, I love Abel and Nellie! I just wanted to add that you introduced me to a great new band with Slightly Stoopid. Rock on! oh, typo - I meant "these two series."

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  47. I just finished reading Breaking Brandon and I loved it. Keep writing these great stories. I can't wait for the next book.

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  48. Do you know when the Fate # 3 book will be released? I am hooked on these books. I read them straight through and am having withdrawal now, Lol.

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  49. Can you recommend an editor for a newbie Romance author?

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