Maribel “Fancy” Alvarez is a trendy socialite who has it all: enviable looks, popularity and a closet full of designer threads. She lives an amazing life. At least that’s what she’s led everyone to believe. Fancy goes to great lengths to keep up a façade of perfection, but when a series of unfortunate events rattles her world, everything begins to fall apart.
She’s always been taught to use what she’s got to get what she wants but deep down inside Fancy knows there is truly more to her than just a beautiful face and perfect body. Will she abandon the superficial lifestyle she’s come to know or succumb to the temptation of the almighty dollar?
Fancy chronicles the life of a woman torn between the person she is and the person she wants to be. This iconic story will resonate with readers who, like Fancy, have battled issues within, as well as outside influences, while struggling to find themselves amidst a world of chaos.
Get to know Fancy:
1. Tell us what this book is about?
Fancy is about a young woman who is very much into designer clothes and living the party life. People assume that because she’s always seen in VIP popping bottles while rocking Gucci and Prada that she must be living the good life, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Although Fancy portrays herself to the world as being wealthy, popular and happy, in actuality she is really poor, lonely and miserable.
2. Why did you choose to write this book?
I wanted to write a story I haven’t seen done before, and a the same time, create a story and characters that readers could relate to. I figured since we all know people who “fraud” and pretend to be more than what they are, that would serve as a good premise for the book.
3. Tell us why your writing is unique?
The first thing people usually notice about Fancy is that it is written in the present tense as if it is currently happening. That present tense combined with my descriptive writing style and the way I paint the picture of everything that is happening, makes for what some readers have referred to as movie-like vivid imagery.
4. What can we look forward to from you?
I will be releasing my next novel, Knock-of Nina in July and a paranormal erotica e-book short entitled The Succubus, in October. The City of Brotherly Blood, a collaboration with my husband, Cal Akbar, is coming later this year.