Frequently Asked Questions
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.
I just noticed that I had the email address where you could send your questions typed in wrong. I had a . instead of a @ so for those of you who may've sent an email and never got a response. I'm so sorry I never got! it!
Updated 4/1/13 Will you be writing Felix's story? Yes. When will you release? Thats a tough one I have several books ahead of his I still need to write but I will keep you guys updated.
Updated 7/12/12 Will there be a story for Vince and Rose? Sydney? Brandon? What's next now that Making You Mine is done? Ok I had to update the answer to these. Yes, Yes, Yes and as you all know now 5th Street is up next with Noah and Gio are already out now I'm taking a little break from 5th Street and am currently working on to Fate (Vince and Rose's story) This is part of the spin off series of the Moreno Brothers so technically their story wont be Moreno Brothers #6 but #1 in a brand new series entitled Fate. For more info on this see the post about Fate.
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
How many books will be included in the 5th Street series? This could change as it did in the MB series but at the moment I have 4 planned. Noah, Gio, Hector and Abel. In that order.
Will Nellie get her own happy ending? Yes and I think you guys will be pleased. ;)
New 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.
Will you write another book about Angel and Sarah? This is probably the one I get the most. While I'm flattered that you guys like their story so much you want more, the simplest answer to that is NO. I just can't put them through another entire book of conflicts and heartache. Haven't they been through enough? *sobs!* And the answer to my own question is not quite. For you Sarah and Angel diehards who can't seem to get enough of them if you haven't already read Making You Mine, you'll be happy to know it includes a Sarah and Angel 11k word short story at the end. =D
When 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. =)
Updated 7/12/12 What and is the next book coming out? Now that bot Noah and Gio are out the answer to this question has changed. The next book due out is the first in my new Moreno Brothers spinoff series Fate. As for when see previous question. =/
Is Sal's story really the last in the series? It is but as I mentioned above I am working on a spin off series and you can rest assured the Moreno brother characters will all make appearances so you will continue to revisit your favorites. =D
Updated 7/12/12 What is after The Moreno Brothers? Most of you are probably already aware of this and for those of you who are not 5th Street is the latest series I'm working on. Noah and Gio the first two in that series are already out and you can read more about that series on the 5th Street page. I am now working on my new series Fate. But I have two more 5th Street books coming.
Updated 7/12/12 Why aren't your books available on paperback? Will they ever be? With the exception of Gio that isn't out on paperback all my other books are available on paperback now via CreateSpace and Amazon. And stayed tuned for an announcement on another way they will soon be available.
Are your books available in any other ebook stores other than Amazon & B&N? Yes they are available through Smashwords, iTunes, Diesel ebooks and Sony ebooks. Unfortunately because it is a longer process to format for these stores it usually takes a few weeks longer for the books to be available after I first release through B&N and Amazon. I thank you for your patience!
Does the series have to be read in order? No. 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.
How long is each book in the series? I've listed word count of each book in the Moreno Brother page.
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 as the series gets more popular it's beginning to get a little overwhelming to keep up so if there is a question that is being asked by many of you what I'll do rather than answer it 20 different times is I'll post it here so check back here often. Which leads me to the next question that I'm beginning to get a lot. I may have to move this next question up to replace the "Will there be another Angel and Sarah story?" since that one has already been answered.
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.
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! <3
Team Jacob or Team Edward? Jacob of course. He so could play one of my Moreno's in a movie version! Sorry Edward lovers nothing against him. It's just that given a choice between a cold vampire and hot blooded, hot tempered LITERALLY Alpha Male? Swoon!!! lol