Friday, November 21, 2014

SUNNY - BLOG TOUR, GUEST POST, REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: "Felix" by Elizabeth Reyes



We are so excited to offer you something extra special today for the Felix Blog Tour! We have a very special Guest Post and Excerpt along with our review. 

Felix 
(5th Street, #5)
by Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2014

Summary: 
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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Felix Sanchez
Ella Castellano


Felix was a highly anticipated book for me. I wondered who the author would write to capture this particular bad boys heart.  He is a champion boxer living the high life of celebrity-dom.  I really like where Elizabeth Reyes took this story. 

The author gave Felix exactly what he needed, even if he didn’t know what he wanted.  On the surface, Ella is the opposite of Felix – living a humble life in the neighborhood, fierce and passionate about a cause, not interested too much on material gains or goods (well, except for Disneyland – no spoilers here). She is as down to earth as they come and strives to be as authentic as she can be. But what they do have in common is that they are both survivors and that’s part of the reason why they click.

The best part of the story starts about 75% into the book.  The first 2/3rd is dedicated to getting to know one another, overcoming the kind of obstacles you would expect when a celebrity is interested in a “civilian.” This part dragged a bit.  It is a slow development, one step, one interaction at a time.  (Remind me of this critique the next time I complain about insta-love.)  There is a dramatic turn and I found this part very emotionally gripping.  There are parts that brought tears to my eyes. 

IN A NUTSHELL
Although it took a while to get started, I thought Elizabeth Reyes really TKO’ed the finished.   I’m very happy for the opportunity to read this book.

By Elizabeth Reyes
The Bucket List

Like every author,  I imagine anyway, I too have a bucket list. Here it is in no particular order. Some I've checked off my list others are still pending.

1.  Write and self publish a book.

2. Visit New York. 

3 Take my kids to Disneyworld.

4. Get an agent

5. Get traditionally published and see my book on a bookshelf of a major books store like Barnes & Noble. 

6. Do a signing or two or three....

7. As a story teller  I have many many stories I've begun and would like to someday finish.  So part of my bucket list is to write and publish several stories that are a bit out of my usual genre. Like with any story I ever write.  All these pending stories excite me very much. Like I have a paranormal waiting in the wings. I have a bit of a thriller/horror but I'm a big sissy so it wouldn't be too gruesome. I also have a mystery/thriller type story—think Gone Girl but quite different if that makes any sense.

8.. I've made the USA Today  Best Seller list and I'd be lying if I said wouldn't like to make the New York Times best seller list. But honestly it's not a huge priority just something that would be nice to kick off my bucket list.

9. I'd LOVE to write The Morenos. The epic saga of the Moreno parents coming to America. How they met, fell in love, got their restaurant going and then started their family. I'm going to do this! I swear I am!

10. Semi-retire from writing. Meaning I'll always write but I won't feel like I need to, to make a living and pay my bills. I'll do it just for the love of it.         




Special Excerpt



Meet the 5th Street Boys


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USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes 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 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has 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.
In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self published books as well.


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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.