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Felix-CoverAuthor: Elizabeth Reyes
Title: Felix
Published On: November 13, 2014
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it? 

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it.

Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella.

The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time.

Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.



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Elizabeth is offering a signed set of the 5th Street series (Noah, Gio, Hector, Abel & Felix). The giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway ends Nov 24th at 11:59 PM CST.

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interview

Why did you decide to become a writer?

I don’t think I decided to become a writer more so than I decided to publish one of my stories. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember though I’ve always said I consider myself a story teller first, and a writer second. Because even as I child I’d make up stories in my head that would go on for days. I’d tell myself these stories when I couldn’t fall asleep at night or in the shower or on long road trips staring out the window. But I didn’t actually put any of these stories down on paper until late grade school maybe middle school? So long answer is technically I decided to publish in 2010 because I was curious what readers would think of my stories.

Who/what are your writing inspirations?

Inspiration comes to me from EVERYWHERE. My life experiences, relationships. My kids, my family, friends, other books, movies, songs. You name it. Even overhearing someone arguing on their phone at the market has a potential for a juicy story. lol

What are your favorite genres to read?

Romance of course. But curiously I also enjoy a good mystery thriller from time to time. I get hooked sometimes on a certain author or genre like true crime stories fascinate me. Not so much the gory crime but getting into the murderer’s head. Learning about their past and what drove them to commit such a crime. Then how the detectives piece the tiniest clues together is always interesting too.

Favorite writing food / snack?

Well I write ALL day so I eat my breakfast lunch and dinner in my cave most of the time. But one of my favorite things to have especially in the winter because then it’s not always just in the morning is hot coffee with my Lorna Doone cookies.

What do you hope readers take away most from your writing?

A good ride. I love to hear readers say they couldn’t put my books down and gasped cried and laughed all a span of several hours. I hope they fall in love with characters as much as I did creating them.

Who’s the favorite character of yours that you’ve written and why?

This question is almost as impossible to ask as “Who is your favorite child?” I’ve poured my blood sweat and tears into each and every one of my stories but I suppose some I remember a bit more fondly because of the type of characters they were. So Romero and Tangled were very fun to write because of the humor in them. But seriously  ALL my characters hold a very special place in my heart for their own unique reasons.   

What is your writing style? Outliner/Planner or Seat of the Pantser?

Seat of my pants. I think Noah is the only one of my stories that came to me from beginning to end with all the middle stuff already there. For that reason it’s the only one I’ve ever outlined. But normally I just sit and write as the story comes to me and my muse has a mind of its own. Many many times I’ll be sitting here typing away then suddenly sit up straight and glare at my muse. “What did you just do?!”

If someone wanted to become a writer, what tips would you give to them?

My main tip is if this is truly your passion. You really LOVE to write then never ever give up. There are also many technical tips I can give them and because I get this question so often I’ve actually listed it in my websites FAQ’s section.

Have you ever purchased something from a late-night infomercial? If so, what?

Yes! OMG and it was soo stupid too because my father-in-law owns a store that specializes in oldies music. I got sucked into one of those collections of oldie but goodies cds! lol

If you could collaborate with any other author(living, dead, or undead) who would that be and why?

I’d LOVE to collaborate with Lori Foster. She introduced me to the chest pounding alpha males, alternating POV’s and stories written in third person. I was addicted to her books for many years. Only reason I’m not anymore is because sadly I don’t read NEARLY as often as I should. =/

If you weren’t a writer, what would you do?

Hopefully a homemaker. I love to cook, and garden so staying home and tending to my garden and cooking up yummy stuff all day would be ideal. Otherwise I’d have to look into sales or communications because that is my background.  

Coke, Pepsi, or?

Diet Coke ALL THE WAY! You hear that Hoover!?!

What’s one thing people should know and/or don’t know about you?

I don’t know about should but I write in many different genres. My mind is a very crazy thing and I have stories coming at me in genres like thrillers, mysteries, paranormal even horror! =O One of these days I hope to get something out in a different genre.    

Is there a character that has the most “You” in them? Or the opposite of you?

Sofie Moreno is very feisty and a bit of a risk taker.  While she respects her brothers she goes after what she wants regardless of any restrictions put on her. I think I wrote a lot of myself in her when I wrote her part from the very beginning as a side character in Forever Mine. I also have a bit of a potty mouth so for those who’ve read my books you know it comes across loud and clear. Believe it or not I DO go back and tone down the language after the first draft.

If we lived in a Fahrenheit 451 culture, which book would you want to memorize.

ALL of Judy Blume’s books but especially “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.” I was at the very age Margaret was and so it spoke to me on so many levels.  It’s what really started it all for me. I think that was the time in my life when I really grew to adore reading.    

Has anyone written a fan fiction based on your work?

Nope. Not that I’m aware of.  =)

Fahrenheit 451

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About Elizabeth Reyes

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

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published six more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She’s also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno Brother’s spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers living in Las Vegas.

When she’s not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat, Tyson.