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“10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being An Author” + Giveaway & Review | Fierce & Fabulous by Elizabeth Varlet

“10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being An Author” + Giveaway & Review | Fierce & Fabulous by Elizabeth Varlet


Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Fierce & Fabulous blog tour. For today’s tour stop, please enjoy our review of the novel, an exciting guest post, and enter to win a gift card + a copy of this exciting novel!





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I received this book for free from the mentioned source in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

“10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being An Author” + Giveaway & Review | Fierce & Fabulous by Elizabeth VarletFierce & Fabulous by Elizabeth Varlet
Series: Sassy Boyz #1
Published by: Carina Press on June 27th 2016
Genres: Adult, 18+, MM Romance, Romance
Pages: 246
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour, NetGalley

View on: Goodreads
Grab it: Buy on Amazon

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Fans of Heidi Cullinan will devour this scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz's seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless.

Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer's lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can't shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He's longed for this passion all his life—he just never dreamed he'd find it with another man.

Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn't need. Spotlights aren't made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing.

Though Ansel tries to pretend that what's between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there's something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel's world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you'd be a fool to let it go.






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Holy. Freaking. Hell.


Why didn’t I read this book sooner?

WHEN can I have the next one?


I must admit, my sole reason for requesting Fierce & Fabulous was sheer curiosity. I mean, how could a lap dance change a person’s whole freaking life? Impossible right? But it happened to Fitch and Ansel, and I must admit, it happened to me right along with them.


Reading Fierce & Fabulous is like dousing yourself in glitter and strutting around Central Park in sexy lingerie. It’s a meat market of amazing. M/M romance is not something I read often — if ever. But something about the blurb and hot males on the cover (you know that cover is exceptionally hot) left a bold, hungry taste in my mouth. The raw salivating kind. I needed to read it. I needed to know what transpired between those 246 pages. Thank my lustful heavens I wasn’t disappointed.


It starts blazing hot. Each page shifting between the unequivocal desires of a straight man and flamboyant personality of a broken dancer. I could not put this book down! Why would you want to? It’s been a while since I’ve read so much honest, real, passionate chemistry between two people that melted off the pages. Like I lit them ablaze myself and watched them burn slowly before my eyes.


I laughed.


Gods I laughed. It’s sexy sweet humor kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know more about the two men and where this forbidden passion would take them. It was worth every page. Worth the tingle in my toes. Worth the tingles everywhere. I really don’t stress over labels, titles and the such when it comes to sexuality and gender (people are people to me), so I’m not sure if Elizabeth Varlet handled all that correctly (I’m sure there’s a review somewhere on Goodreads with that info), but what I can say is — I didn’t care. What captivated me were the characters. Each with their own set of rules, values, and misconceptions about love and life. I found it all relatable in some way and enjoyed watching them figure each other out. Not knowing what could come of their bizarre connection. The complicated mess that connection makes.


It’s fierce and fabulous (all puns intended).


Overall, if you love your romance hot, edgy, wild, a bit complicated, and laced with sparkles of glitter, get this book. I highly recommend every 4.5 Controller word! Spoiler ALERT: You will not be sorry.



My Rating

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Hello, Everyone! Thank you for having me here at Mother/Gamer/Writer. I’m here today to share with you the 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being An Author.


  1. An Author’s work is never over. Even if we’re not writing we’re often thinking about writing. Everything we see, hear, touch, taste, or feel becomes potential inspiration for our next book. This can become very tiring. Especially on those days when inspiration calls and you can’t get the story out of your head when you are supposed to be concentrating on other things.
  2. Your dreams will change. At least this is what I’ve found. When I’m deep into a story, my dreams change and I often wake up with little bits of new information.
  3. Carry a notebook everywhere! And I mean, everywhere! You never know when you’ll finally have that breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. It could happen, and most likely it will, at the LEAST convenient time. So, be prepared.
  4. People closest to you will become your worst enemies. When you’re on deadline or deep into writing mode you will growl at the people you love because they will be distracting you from your work…even if it’s for your own good. Don’t bite their heads off, because later when you’re coming down from the high of finishing, you’ll need their help.
  5. Being an Author is not glamorous. Do not expect to sip cappuccino all day at a local café while you type away, remaining beautifully stress-free and getting everything done without mishap. That will not happen. Even if you do sip cappuccino at a café, you’ll still have bad days where you’ll want to tear your hair out. You’ll have days where it’s a struggle even to get out of bed.
  6. It’s hard. Like, really, really hard. Even if the first book comes out of you like a geyser, the next one might not. And being an Author means writing anyway, even if those words aren’t coming.
  7. You will not get rich. Most Authors, even those who’ve hit bestseller lists and have more than twenty novels to their name still struggle to pay their bills.
  8. Reviews will make you cry. No matter how prepared you are, how strong you think you are, or how many times your work has been critiqued. Someone’s negative review will make you cry. Just know, that’s okay. It’s like a Rite of passage.
  9. Your loved ones may not understand why choose to be at the computer instead of spending time with them. No matter how much they love you, sometimes they will get irritated and jealous.
  10. It’s the best job in the world. If you’re willing to work hard and go through all the torture, you’ll never be disappointed because you’ll get to dream every single day.





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About Elizabeth Varlet

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Elizabeth Varlet is a nerd at heart and spends way too many hours binging on episodes of her favorite television shows. If you love Doctor Who, Supernatural, Stargate, Star Trek, Sherlock, or Firefly you are already her best friend.

She started writing stories in high school and hasn’t stopped. Now, her characters like to get frisky under the covers – or the stars, they’re not picky. She’s a thirty-something, newly married, world traveler who devours books like they were candy.