Promo Event & Giveaway: Elizabeth Reyes

by - Friday, September 06, 2013

What comes to mind when you hear the name Elizabeth Reyes? Hot guys, Hot romance, and Hot books! In honor of her first book release three years ago, September 6th-17th is everything Elizabeth Reyes! From Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers, #1) to Abel (5th Street, #4) nothing is left out of this celebration.

Many blogs will help celebrate by posting about their favorite books by Elizabeth Reyes and different guest posts by the author.

Also, the author will have Noah and Forever Mine both on sale for $.99 cents!

Buy Elizabeth Reyes Books here:

Also come join the fun by visiting and liking her fan page on Facebook

Additional places to find out more about Elizabeth Reye’s books:
Link to prologue of Abel. Feel free to copy paste scene if you prefer.  
Moreno Brothers Page on my blog with LOTS of excerpts and extras.  

5th Street page on the author’s blog. Lots of excerpts and teasers of each book in series. 
Author’s Favorite Quotes from the 5th Street Series

By Elizabeth Reyes

I have favorite quotes for different reasons: some because of the meaning behind said quote and others because of what the quote does to the story itself.

From Noah

“Don’t get all weird on me, Veronica. If there’s one thing I’ve learned my whole life, time and age are but an illusion.”

Because of the age difference I was worried about how the readers would take this. So having Noah set out to prove this statement, which I think he did effectively, makes this one of the most satisfying quotes of his book.

From Gio

“I know it isn’t. I don’t know what else to tell you, man. You can’t fight love. Trust me. I tried.”

This is Gio's response to Abel telling him that moving in on his friend's girl was not cool. Again I think Gio more than proved that he really did try to fight it. It just was inevitable. He and Bianca were meant for each other.

This next one is also from Gio: Gio was trying to explain to Noah on the phone how this could have happened—how he could have fallen for his friend’s girl—when he suddenly hits a nerve by bringing Noah's girl into the mix.

"She’s just different, Noah. I’ve never felt anything like this for any girl. The only connection I’ve ever had with a chick where I can actually talk so openly like this is maybe Roni, but that’s different. With Bianca—”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back the fuck up. Roni?”

“No, not like that.”

“You just said it! A connection with Roni? Are you shitting me?”

It's always fun to bring a little of my guys’ ready-to-roar alpha into even a serious conversation like this. LOL

From Hector

“The heart is forever inexperienced.”

This is a Henry David Thoreau quote that was previously mentioned in Noah as well. It was something that Jack, the late owner of 5th Street and only father figure any of these guys ever had, said to them so often it stuck. It's something that I believe in as well. Regardless of age and everything we go through in life, the heart is always learning—forever inexperienced and hopeful.

From Abel

As soon as he was in the shower with her, his hands were all over her wet body, and he kissed her softly. “You,” he said, kissing her bottom lip softly. “Are so,” he brought his hands up to her face, cradling it as he kissed her again, “fucking beautiful.”

The reader knows from the get-go that with Abel and Nellie it's nothing but a physical thing. Neither was supposed to be feeling any other kind of connection, so it was important to me that, even in the most sensual of moments, his feelings, which he was having a much harder time concealing, naturally shone through. I love that even at a moment like this his true emotions come through loud and clear. I also hope it makes the readers sigh. =D
By Elizabeth Reyes 

I've mentioned this before, but some may not have read about it. The idea of "5th Street" came from my husband’s childhood street name and the street his parents and many of his friends still live on: 5th Street. Very often the street is referred to as a place. "So where you gonna be for the 4th of July?" "We'll be down at 5th Street as usual." I really liked how they thought of it as an actual place, not just a street, so I decided since this would be taking place in East L.A. really close to the 5th Street he grew up in, why not? I still get ribbed by some of his friends and brothers saying I owe them royalties for their stories. (Insert eye roll.) LOL. No, none are boxers.

Most of my stories come to me in bits and pieces, and then the story comes together as I write it. Noah and Gio are probably two of the only stories I've written (with the exception of Breaking Brandon, which I'm still in the process of writing) that have come to me in their entirety from beginning to end.

I've never cried as much as I did writing a certain event in Gio. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say it's the twist no one see's coming. =/

As popular as the motorcycle riding bad boy heroes are these day, Noah and Gio are my only two heroes ever to ride motorcyles because I personally think they are so dangerous. Even then, I made sure they wore their helmets. If you recall, Roni didn't let Noah drive it in the rain, and again in Abel there is mention of her not allowing him to use it until he gives it a major overhaul. LOL. I'm such a mother hen even with my fictional characters. Anyone who has read all or most of my novels knows my characters always wear their seatbelts. They never talk on the phone while driving unless they have a hands free gadget of some kind, and they always wear protection. Unless of course the plot warrants they don't. ;)

The plot for Hector came to me one day when my son came home from school one day and announced that he had finally joined the chess club. He is an excellent chess player, and I'd been trying to convince him to join the chess club forever, but he kept saying the chess club was for nerds. He shared lots of stories with me about the characters in the club, and when I teased him about there being any cute girls, he didn't immediately say no as I expected him to. Instead, he thought about it for a second before responding, "Yeah, but they're all so shy." My son is outgoing, spends most his time in the gym, and was a typical jock in high school. He in no way looked like a shy introverted chess player type, so the thought occurred to me what if, and the story was born. =D

As with my novel Fate, while I feel Felix's story is part of the 5th Street series it's also feeling like a stand-alone or at the very least an extension of the series. For starters, I don't anticipate the title being "Felix." Also, I have something planned for his story that will set it apart from the others. I'm very excited and nervous about this by the way.

I Googled pictures of De La Hoya's training complex up in Big Bear to better be able to describe a cabin of that caliber.

I have a friend who very often cracks herself up most of the time before getting through whatever story she is telling. While she doesn't do the squeaking thing like Bianca, once she gets going, it's incredibly contagious, and I always find myself cracking up with her, even if I don't know what the heck she's laughing about. This was my inspiration for Bianca's moments when she'd crack herself up. I even cracked up a few times, picturing my friend as I wrote the scenes.

About the Author:

I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion."
~Elizabeth Reyes~

Elizabeth continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 10* novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered have far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.

Event Giveaway:
(3) Kindle Paperwhites – US Only
(2) Audio book sets of The Moreno Brothers Series + Fate – US Only
(2) Audio book sets of 5th Street Series (Abel is not included as it is not on audio yet) – US Only
(1) Signed set of The Moreno Brothers including Fate, the first book in the spin-off series, plus swag – International
(1) Signed set of the 5th Street series plus swag – International
(9) eBook copies of any Elizabeth Reyes title, winner’s choice – International
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  1. I have just discovered the joy of audio books, thanks for the chance to win!

  2. I just got two of these books! Cannot wait to read them!

  3. Thanks so much for the generous
    giveaway and chance to win :)
    SAnn C.

  4. I just love all of these series'. They are part of my top 10 series that I've read. Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaways.

  5. Congrats on the 3-year Author Anniversary!! Thank you for celebrating with us with these amazing giveaways :)

  6. I haven't read a book by Elizabeth Reyes yet but want to! :)

  7. This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you, ladies!!!

  8. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Thank you for the giveaways! :-) Good luck all!