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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Moreno Brothers Series by Elizabeth Reyes

Forever Mine (Book #1)

Mature YA - Aprx 87k words

Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.

Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.

With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?

Available now on 
Amazon US, UK, Germany , France  B&N Nook & Smashwords  

Always Been Mine (Book #2)
Adult Contemporary - Aprx 98k words

After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she’s far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She’ll resist him even if that means using the one thing that’ll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man.

Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he’d missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he’s determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for.

Available now on 
Amazon USUKGermanyFranceB&N Nook, and Smashwords  

Blog posts/excerpts/teasers of ABM

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Sweet Sofie (Book #3) 

Mature YA - Aprx 58k words

Her entire life, Sofia Moreno has dealt with overprotective brothers. With her three older brothers always lurking, no boy would dare reach out to her. Luckily for
Sofia, the one boy she's got her heart set on has always been within reach: her brother's best friend Eric, even though his loyalty to her brothers runs deep. Sofia knows there is only so much he can do before giving in to her.

Two years older than her, Eric Diego has always known there would be hell to pay if he messed with his best friend's kid sister, Sofia. Through the years, he watches as she blooms into a beautiful young lady right before his eyes. With teenage hormones raging and
Sofia more than willing, Eric agrees to the unthinkable: a forbidden secret romance. Feeling emotions and a feverish passion that's new to them both, neither is ready for how quickly their romance spins out of control.

Available on 
Amazon USUK Germany , FranceB&N NookSmashwords

Blog posts/excerpt/teasers of Sweet Sofie

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Romero (Book #4)  
Adult Contemporary - Aprx 89k words

Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can’t begin to understand. She’s unwilling to walk away—even when her instincts are screaming at her to run.

Romero has no idea what he's getting himself into when he first kisses Isabel. Shocked at the passion she invokes in him, he believes he can keep his usual short fuse under wraps. Falling fast and hard for someone so flawlessly sweet only makes him more aware that he’s far from perfect. If she is ever witness to his biggest imperfection, he’s sure she’ll bail. But when her meddling sister does the worst thing imaginable—bring other men between him and his Izzy—that fuse is lit and all bets are off.

Available on 
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Blog post/teaser/excerpt of Romero


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Making You Mine (Book #5) 
Sal's Story coming end of December 2012.
Blurb to come for a short excerpt teaser click here.

Exact word count to be determined still in rewrite stages but at first draft 118k words

About The Author:
I was born and raised and continue to live in sunny southern California. I'm married and have two wonderful teens. My love for writing began when I was just a kid though, I never really had any dreams or aspirations of doing it for a living. Then along came the age of eReaders and I saw an opportunity to get my writing out for the world to read without jumping through hoops and getting past the red tape of trying to get traditionally published. The Moreno Brothers series has literally changed my life. I now wake up to go to work a few yards from my bed. 

Forever Mine is the first in the series and is currently still free on Amazon but I anticipate that changing real soon. Always Been Mine is the second in the series, then Sweet Sofie and recently released Romero is the fourth. Making You Mine is the fifth in the series and will be available tentatively this December 2011. I already have another series in mind that will immediately follow this one. (No I won't be taking any vacations from writing!) I will have more info sneak and peeks of that series which will be out in 2012. But I have so many other stories screaming to be told I only wish I could write faster!

I love hearing from my readers and try to always respond as soon as I can, so feel free to reach out!
List of characters in series: 

Main characters in order of how they are introduced in books. (I'm sure someone will correct me if I get the order wrong. LOL 

Sarah Fierro: Moves to La Jolla at 17 when mom is sent to jail meets Angel and falls head over heels. 

Sydney Maricopa: Sarah's (male) childhood best friend back in Arizona and cause of much angst in FM. 

Angel Moreno : Youngest of the brothers, part owner of Moreno's restaurant in love with Sarah.

Valerie Zuniga:  Sarah's cousin who first tells Sarah about the Moreno brothers and has been crushing on Alex since grade school. 

Eric Diego: One of the Moreno Brothers childhood best friend and has been in love with their sister Sofia since they were kids. 

Ramon (Moe) Romero: Their other childhood best friend who goes by his last name and falls hard for Valerie's roommate Isabel (Izzy).  

Sofia Moreno: The Moreno Brother's overprotected baby sister. Involved with the family restaurant(s) but has her own writing thing going and in love with Eric ever since she can remember.

Alex Moreno : Middle brother but physically the biggest. Hot head of the three part owner of Moreno's     and in love with Valerie. 

Sal Moreno:  Oldest of the brothers, stayed in school longest to earn his master degree and perfectionist of the three. Overseer of all the Moreno restaurants and in love with...?  ; )

Isabel Montenegro (Izzy) Valerie's college dorm roommate who later becomes her apartment roommate. Middle school teacher who falls in love with Romero.

1 comment:

  1. I love series of books. This is a new one for me, but will be checking it out. Been following along with the tour. I would love to win and read this. I will have to add to my must buy list. Picking up Forever Mine this weekend to try it out.


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