Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Fierce by Rob Rosen #giveaway

Welcome all!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Rob Rosen author of Fierce!

Hi Rob, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

What were you like at school?

Outgoing and creative.

Were you good at English?

Ironically, I have a BS in Biology. Still, in high school, I got all A’s in English.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Literary world domination!

Which writers inspire you?

Felice Picano, Christopher Bram, and Michael Cunningham.

So, what have you written?

My novels: Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, Midlife Crisis, and Fierce.

My short stories have been featured in more than 200 anthologies.

I am also the editor of the anthologies Lust in Time, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015, Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 and Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included)

All websites that sell books sell my works. Or you can find them here: www.therobrosen.com

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Here, I’ll let him tell you:

Hello, I’m Fierce. I was raised by wolves. I have super powers—like, seriously, super. I mean, I can’t leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but I can see farther, run faster, and smell and hear better than anyone else on planet. FYI, I adore being super. I live to do good things for humanity. Also FYI, I love the press, love being on the news, love being, you know, revered. Third FYI, yes, superhero, at least in my case, equates to superego. Oh well. In any case, like I said, I’m a superhero and proud of it. Still, when I landed this job, I thought I’d save some lives, put the bad guys behind bars, and make the streets a little safer. But life, I was quick to find out, even superhero life, isn’t so black and white. I mean, to do good, I sometimes have to do bad. To put the criminal away, I might have to hurt people, even innocent people. Plus, what if I have to kill the bad guy? What if I have to put someone I know in jail? What if my powers are actually meant do evil things? Tack on trying to protect the world and my family at the same time, all while going to college, leaving home for the first time, trying to find love as I try and find myself, and you can see why my life is so utterly grey these days. FYI—last one, promise—I’d sure like a little black or white again. Just saying.

What are you working on at the minute?

My 13th novel, Easy.

What’s it about?

It’s a mystery wrapped in a dark romantic comedy.

What genre are your books?

All my books are romantic comedies, but all are in different genres. I’ve written about werewolves, vampires, zombies, superheroes, everyday people, and lots and lots of drag queens.

What draws you to this genre?

I like to laugh and I enjoy making other people laugh.

When did you decide to become a writer?

The minute I bought my fist computer, I started to write. That was 17 years ago. I haven’t stopped since!

Why do you write?

I couldn’t not write just like I couldn’t not breathe! Over-dramatic, but true.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

I have a 9 to 5 job. Writing is my 5 to 9 job. Still, I’d say full-time, seeing as I’ve been at it for so long now.

Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

Laptop. I mean, longhand? No friggin’ way!

Where do the your ideas come from?

My twisted brain.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I go with the flow. The outline is in my head. I rarely keep to it.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Writing is easy. Writing is pure bliss. Marketing is no fun at all. Apart from this interview, that is.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Including editing, six months, tops.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

Put your story down for a day, then come back to it. Your brain usually figures out the problem without your help. Works for me every time.

How are you publishing this book and why?

Through JMS Books. They rock! Check them out!

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

If you love writing, then write. It’s a tough business, but the art of creating is worth all the bullshit.

How can readers discover more about you and you work? Please visit me at my website, www.therobrosen.com

Title: Fierce
Author: Rob Rosen
Release Date: March 25th 2017
Genre: MM Romance, Comedy


Lucas has a typical life -- apart from being abandoned as a baby, raised by wolves, and having super powers. Still, inside, he feels like two people, both vying for control of himself. He's a superhero and a nerdy college freshman. He's both feral and tame. He wants to do good in the world and, at the same time, he wants to do nothing. And most of all, he wants to find his birth parents.

In this comedic tale of romance, mystery, and adventure, our hero is joined by his hunky boyfriend, his acerbic boss, an uptight college science professor, and his ex-boyfriend/once crime-fighting partner -- not to mention a whole pack of wolves -- to help foil his nemesis and uncover the secrets of his past to save his future.

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Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | JMS Books | iBooks


As a baby, I was raised by wolves in the mountainous wilds of Montana.

I have super powers. Like, seriously super.

I catch bad guys for a living. For free! Minus, of course, the well-merited and desperately sought-after publicity.

But, you ask, raised by wolves? Come on now, Fierce, really? Does that actually happen? Wolves eat babies, don’t they? I mean dingoes do— or so I’ve heard, a la one Miss Meryl Streep— so it stands to reason that wolves do, too. Though not these wolves. These were tame wolves. Well, tameish. They were zoo wolves, hand-raised by humans. Except, they escaped during a freak storm, back to the wilds from whence their ancestors came, never to be seen again.

I saw them right off the bat, though. Well, sawish. I mean, I was a baby at the time, my eyesight not what it is today— which is freakishly strong, by the way. And yes, toot, toot, my horn doth bloweth, yet again. Gabriel in the heavens up above turns green with envy at my tooting abilities. Oh, and in case you hadn’t already surmised it, superhero, at least in my case, equates to super ego. Freud missed out big time on the likes of yours truly.

But I digress. Back to the wolves.

Best I could figure it— seeing as, again, I was just a baby at the time— the initial wolf pack consisted of ten wolves that once inhabited a small zoo on the outskirts of Billings, Montana. One fateful day, a tornado hit. A big one. Huge even! Dorothy would’ve shit her panties it was so friggin’ massive. Anyway, from what I’ve read, the storm struck quite suddenly, too suddenly for the folks at the zoo to be able to corral all the animals beforehand, so, when the fencing to the wolves’ enclosure twisted and uprooted, out they sped. The zoo figured they died in the storm, except, well, duh, they didn’t. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be hearing this account right now, right? Then help! would’ve been lost to the cosmos. A truly sad thought, I know.

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About the Author

Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, which was the winner of the 2016 TRR Readers' Choice Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy as well as a 2016 Rainbow Awards Finalist for Best Gay Romantic Comedy, Midlife Crisis, and Fierce. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great interview and being part of the tour xxx