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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 ...more
ebook, 225 pages
Published March 25th 2017 by JMS Books, via Smashwords
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Serena Yates
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Based on the blurb alone, I suspected I would like this story. A superhero who was raised by wolves in the wilds of Montana until age seven, who is now a teenager with several secrets in his past, has an enormous ego and an almost pathological need to become famous combined with Rob Rosen’s trademark humor, after all, is bound to be amusing. But that isn’t all this novel has to offer. I also got a significant dose of suspense, conspiracies out the wazoo, hilarious references to other superhero f ...more
Chris, the Dalek King
I’ve had a terrific run of off-the-wall superhero/villian stories lately, so I was kinda all over this book when it came up for review. The story of Lucas who figures out he is a super-human, who then sets out to become a superhero, with a wild and interesting cast of enemies and friends alike, sounded like a lot of fun. And the blurb did an excellent job of selling this book. It sounded right up my alley.

Unfortunately, from page one (from almost paragraph one) I ran into trouble.
“Help!”

I kno
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Joyfully Jay
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


You guys, I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. Seriously, this is my favorite book of the year thus far. It had everything…romance, action, intrigue, sex, and a whole lot of humor. Every single character was perfectly written and fit perfectly with all the others. Even the wolves had roles to play and they totally rocked it.

Now, I can’t give away too much because if I tried to sum up the plot other than what I wrote in the first paragraphs, I’ll ruin it for
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Tinnean
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
That ended much better than I'd feared! Good story, very enjoyable, and the only quibble I would have had was dealt with. Still, I would have liked to see the senator sweat. *evil grin* ...more
Jim  Nichols
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super Heroes. Super Villains. Super Funny. Just Plain Super.

If you’ve ever read any of Rob’s books, you know to expect a straight-talking (pun intended, it’s 1000% more gaily forward than straight) stream-of-consciousness style that grabs you from page one and holds on until the end. The creativity in this story takes the reader even farther to the edges of suspended disbelief than Rob’s past works. And THAT is saying something.

A boy raised by wolves in Montana. With superhero aspirations. A sh
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Jaymie
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Rob Rosen knows how to write comedy. I have to remember not to read his books late at night in bed because I tend to wake the whole house with my cackling.

Fierce is a story of a Young Nerdy Superhero with amazing abilities and a talent for letting his oversized ego and raging libido get the better of him all while saving the world or at least his small college town in Montana. Finding his birth parents and the truth of his existence is a quest that leads him places he never imagined. Wo
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W.S. Long
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed "Fierce." I like the quirkiness of the character, the self-doubts he has, the teenager-filled moments. He's not a superhero in the true sense of the word, but he is interesting. The writing was crisp, the similes popped out to entertain and the story made me smile. Definitely YA-ish, and recommend. ...more
Dan
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Rob. Thanks for the snarky Fierce...
RomanticComedyLover
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A riotously funny novel with a ton of heart.
Zombierus
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advance reader's copy of Fierce. God, what a great book! Fierce is one part superhero book, one part romance, one part comedy, one part mystery, and a 100% enjoyable. Rosen takes the superhero genre to a whole new level, giving his hero, Fierce, foibles and real-life problems that he needs to overcome, all while saving his friends and family from certain harm. And all while a freshman in college, no less. This book is sexy and funny and fresh! LOVED it! ...more
Lisa The Novel Approach
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
~ 3.5 Stars ~

I totally enjoyed this book for what it was, and I personally really liked it; though, admittedly, it won’t be for everyone. There is a specific reader group out there for this type of book. If you are a reader who prefers a lot of substance and angsty-drama (which is something I usually go for, but needed a break from) it definitely doesn’t fit that mold. Also, it’s pretty much YA, with a lot of references to sexy times, without a lot of description of them when they happen (thoug
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Kragthang
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
*I won this book in a giveaway sponsored by Love Bytes Reviews.*

This was great. Witty and fast-paced, with a super extroverted MC, who told the story from his point of view. The whole book was comically exaggerated. Loved that. Lots of awkward situations only youngsters can create and survive without dying of embarrassment.

The book starts off with Lucas telling us how he grew up and how he became a superhero with the help of his friend and lover Craig. Due to different opinions about morals and
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Elisa Rolle
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Fierce Rob Rosen
1) Laugh out loud funny with lots of grins and groans, which I'm sure the author hoped for. Super cute and adorable. The romance is sweet, the plot solid and the supporting cast well drawn. The hero of the story steals the show, however, with his completely uncool sense of humor and unspoiled moral compass. I was cheering him on from the very first page.
2) I enjoyed "Fierce." I like the quirkiness of the character, the self-doubts he has, th
...more
Peter Ang
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of queer superhero novels, which are few are far between. And so, with delight I devoured Rob Rosen's latest. Unlike most superhero books, this was also a romantic comedy, with laughs aplenty and lots of poignant moments. But it's also a mystery. Where did Lucas get his powers from? Why is there a strange lab up in the mountains, a lab somehow connected to Lucas? What's the senator's involvement with the lab, with Lucas? Is Lucas's ex evil or good? In other words, I came for the s ...more
Finnegan
This book reminded me that teenage boys are basically hormones in a skin, as Lucas showed so aptly during the story. So I had fun with the superheroing, I liked Todd and Doug and Simon and found Fierce amusing. All the mentioning of dicks, sex, buckets full of sperm was not so fun, though. After a while, it is not hot anymore, it is tedious.
Ada
Utter thrash. Nonsensical. Boners were mentioned way too many times.

I loved it.
Jessica
Such a crazy book and I loved all the zany one-liners!
VVivacious
A ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Review. This review can also be found here.

2.5 Stars

Lucas has superpowers or as he likes to call it, he is super. He was raised by wolves, is as hairy as one and is in love with his best friend Craig. But as luck would have it Craig reciprocates Lucas’ love and also knows his super secret.

In the summer before senior year Craig and Lucas start a relationship and become a superhero duo that saves the world, but as they are superheroing the differences between Craig
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J1B
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a gay, campy, and funny wild ride through the life of a teenage super 'hero' and the family he surrounds himself with. Loved it! ...more
Melanie
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

for the full review, visit http://wp.me/p220KL-ag0

From that review: "I absolutely love Rob Rosen's humor. I doesn't matter whether he's writing about teenage superheroes or drag queens fighting zombies or anything in between, he always manages to make me laugh out loud while throwing in a genuine sniffle or two. Its that ability to mix pathos with laughter that I've always found to be a hallmark of his and it works once more he
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Shelves: paranormal, lgbtq, romance
Cute and funny with a really engaging (super)hero.
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Multi-award-winning and best-selling author/editor/anthologist Rob Rosen is the author of 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, Fierce, And God Belched, Mary, Queen of Scotch, and Ted of the d'Urbervilles. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. ...more

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