Moreno’s by Elizabeth Reyes – Cover Reveal

Hello and welcome!

Here is the cover for a story coming soon from one of my fave authors. I am looking forward to reading it.

They’d been sweethearts since grade school and by high school knew they were soulmates. Nothing would keep Alejandro Moreno from marrying Isabella as soon as she was of age. Making no bones about it, he made sure everyone in el pueblo who might get ideas about her, knew he’d set his very respectable claim on her.Until the unthinkable happens.How long do you wait for your soulmate? Months, years, forever? Or do you eventually move on?

Here is an excerpt from the book, where Isabella, the heroine, has just overheard a girl flirting with the hero, Alejandro. For years they’ve referred to each other as just friends because they’re too young for more but she’s silently always hoped/felt there was more to their friendship…

Despite the gesture and his sweet words, her head was back to what she’d been thinking before he handed her the candy. Trying to hide the jealousy she still felt over the possibility of him hanging out with Imelda at the dance that weekend Isabella glanced away when their eyes met.

As usual he picked up on her disquiet immediately because when she turned back to him, his eyes narrowed. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing.” She lifted and dropped her shoulder.

The girl waiting on her esquites from Cido interrupted Isabella’s thoughts with her loud question. “How come I never see you guys at the rio parranda’s Saturday nights anymore?”

“Because those river hangouts are for middle school kids,” Cido said taking her money. “We’re preparatoria men now. We’ll be at the dance this Saturday instead.”

Isabella rolled her eyes. Ever since Cido and Alejandro started high school in the city he acted like he was all grown up. It’s why it was so hilarious when he made his dad mad and he was called a clueless mocoso in front of everyone.

Another group of kids walked up to the vending cart and ordered cobs from Alejandro. One of the guys in the group, Juan Carlos, a boy in Isabella’s class was immediately smiling when he saw her.

“Hey, Isabella. You going to the parranda this Saturday?”
Alejandro noticeably slowed his slathering of butter on the cob and eyed Juan Carlos, but then went back to focusing on what he was doing.

Juan Carlos hadn’t lived in Pueblo De Oro long enough to know about her and Alejandro’s history. Taking advantage of this, Isabella smiled feeling evil. But it was a necessary evil.

“I might, since I’m not allowed to dance yet.”

Juan Carlos smiled even bigger. “I’ve only been to a couple since I moved here, and they’ve been cool. I looked for you both times.”

“Yeah, I haven’t been to any lately. But I have been before and you’re right, they are fun. I’ll try and make it out this weekend.”

“Good.” He smiled sheepishly. “Last two times I brought my guitara. I’ll bring it again and play for you.”

As Alejandro finished preparing Juan Carlos’s corn and then his friends, Isabella asked Juan Carlos more about his guitar playing. She knew Alejandro as well as he knew her, to instantly pick up on his change in demeanor during the conversation she continued to have with Juan Carlos. Even if he hadn’t said a word throughout.

Isabella made sure to lay it on thick and did a little extra giggling at anything even remotely silly Juan Carlos said. When Alejandro was done with their food, she realized she may’ve laid it on a little too thick because Juan Carlos was suddenly a little too confident.

“So, what are you doing now?”

“Um . . .” She glanced at Alejandro whose intense glare practically burned a hole through her, then she turned back to Juan Carlos. “Nothing. Just hanging out.”

“Come hang with me at the placita. We’re just—”

“She can’t,” Alejandro said making her heart spike.

Juan Carlos’s eyes narrowed in obvious confusion. He glanced at Alejandro, then Isabella and back at Alejandro again. “Why not?”

“Because she’s hanging out here,” he said simply then added. “With me.”

It took a moment for Juan Carlos to understand Alejandro’s attitude, but once he did, he nodded, even as his friend chuckled. Lifting his elote at Alejandro, he then tipped his bangora at Isabella but said nothing before walking away.

Alejandro eyed Juan Carlos then turned to Isabella. “I’ll be there with you at the parranda this weekend.”

Isabella did her best to hide the smile as her insides burst with excitement. “But I thought you’d be at the dance?”

“Is that where you want me to be, Isa? While you’re at the river listening to this guy play guitar for you?”

“No,” she said too quickly, then backpedaled. “I mean I heard you tell that girl you might be at the dance.”

“That was just me being polite with a customer. Why would I want to go to a dance without you?”

Feeling her heart flutter Isabella shrugged. “Well I thought because Cido said you two—”

“Cido,” he said openly and without bothering to lower his voice since their other best friend was busy flirting with three girls buying esquites. “Says a lot of shit, but you should know by now, he doesn’t speak for me. So, wherever you’re at Saturday night, I’ll be there right next to you.”

This time Isabella did smile. She was not about to argue. Not when she’d gotten exactly what she’d wanted. Confirmation that even as he’d gotten older and was now going to high school in the city with older girls, Alejandro was still one hundred percent feeling for her what she felt more profoundly for him with each passing day.

Release date is still TBA, but you can check back the author’s sites for news.

Author Bio

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

Award winning, 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 more in that series, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She’s also published a second series, 5th Street. Her Moreno Brothers‘ spinoff series Fate is also available. There are other series to discover, Boyle Heights, The De Luca Boys and The Looking Glass. Her debut traditionally published title is DESERT HEAT and her latest release is her first ever three-part romance serial called DEFINING LOVE.

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

Keep up with all her upcoming books/events/signings by visiting her website or follow on any of the social sites.



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My Chat with Persephone – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 11

Hello and welcome!

I am chatting with a Goddess today and what a treat! Read on…

What is your full name?
Persephone, Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld

Do you have a nickname?
Seph, but only my nearest and dearest dare use it

What is one word best describes you?
Only one? LOL. I’d have to say driven.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m dressed for war today. I have my black pencil skirt, crimson silk blouse, black blazer and my favorite red soled, black patent leather pumps on. Of course, my hair is in a French twist and my makeup is flawless. Always be prepared for battle, I say. Hades and I are going to see the Oracle of Delphi today.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Olympus, no, Hannah Earl is a jealous bitch. She is all about that baby goddess, Amyara, and making herself look good to Zeus. She barely tells my side in the whole thing. She has no idea why Amyara must be stopped. At least, she got my sexual prowess correct.
Oh Oh! I would not say that out loud. You know what they say, right? Authors put people who they don’t like in their stories and they get killed, just saying…

What makes you laugh out loud?
Those who think they can outwit me

What is your favourite dessert?
Death by chocolate with pomegranate sauce

quickly checking on the web OH YUM that looks decadent

What is your favourite drink?
Pomegranate martini. Every time I share one with Hades, I’m reminded of those tiny seeds I ate while captive in his realm which sealed my fate as his Queen.

What is your greatest fear?
Darling, I fear nothing. Did you miss the Queen of the Underworld part? I’m also quite a powerful goddess in my own right as well.

What is your favourite colour?
Red, crimson, the darker the better.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing at all. Pajamas are for children and lingerie is a human thing.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Hades once took me on a moonlit picnic to the top of an erupting volcano. That was special.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Queens are not ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Spring lilacs, they remind me of life on Mt. Olympus.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Confidence and a powerful stature. I could never be with a man below my station.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
My beloved King Hades, of course. He is the son of the Titans, a god on equal to Zeus and Lord of the Underworld. He has a whole realm named for him. Not even Zeus can say that.

What is one word best describes him?
He’s the King, darling. He is my past, my present and my forever. What else would you ask for in a man?

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My story is my own, entitled Freeing Persephone. It will appear in the Sinners and Saints Anthology. Hannah Earl has a series called Amyara, Daughter of Eros. It follows the baby goddess Amyara on her journey from human teenager to goddess. I make a few little cameos along the way. There are three novels and a short novella available on Amazon now and an all new novel coming later this year. I may make an appearance in the next book as well. 😉

Thank you Persephone for chatting with me, it was a pleasure. Looking forward to reading your story.


So what did you think?

As she mentioned, her story is Freeing Persephone by Hannah Earl, a new author for me.

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, isn’t threatened by much but when a new Greek goddess hits Mt. Olympus she sees her own demise in the near future. The baby goddess must be stopped at any cost and Persephone is willing to do anything to prevent that from coming to pass, even if she has to defy Hades and Zeus to do it.When her plans get discovered by Zeus, she gets imprisoned by Zeus in Poseidon’s under water prison. She will do anything to get released and resume her campaign against the new goddess.

Author Bio

I currently live in the Daytona Beach area of Florida. (No, it is really not the party spot you think it is.) I have been an avid reader since childhood and even though I have always told my tales of fiction to friends, I never thought to start writing them down until recently. I have always needed a creative outlet in my life and have trained as a singer and actor. Now I really love writing.

When I’m not writing I love movies, theater, and baking. I hope you all enjoy my stories and would appreciate all reviews.



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