Blog Tour Stop: Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden

Book Title: Wicked Hunger
Series: SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes
Author: DelSheree Gladden
Release Date: July 9th
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Length: 95,000 words/240 pages
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
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The Road to Publishing Can Be…Interesting

When I first got serious about writing, I did what probably every other writer does. I sent out what seemed like a million query letters and got back a whole stack of rejection letters. No, I was not one of those lucky instant successes.

What was frustrating about the experience was that the people reading my books (and no, it wasn’t just family members being nice) all seemed to enjoy the books and find them quite engaging and interesting, but despite that, not a single publisher or literary agent wanted to take a chance on me.

Eventually, I got tired of trying the traditional route and decided to self-publish. I was unsure how it would go at first, so I started out with a standalone book, Escaping Fate. I took a while to get all the different formatting techniques figured out and decide where to list the book, but eventually I got the book on all the major ebook websites. I actually had a lot of fun doing it. Marketing was a bit trickier. I had little extra money to spend on marketing, and I had just decided to go back to school for a career change, so I largely had to rely on word of mouth…which took a while. It was about one year and three books later (Twin Souls Saga) that I really started selling books at a decent rate.

At this point, I felt comfortable with the idea of continuing to self-publish. It wasn’t until a friend of mine recommended her publisher to me that I started considering a traditional publisher again. I was elated when the wanted to sign me for a three book deal. Unfortunately, that relationship did not end well and I again returned to self-publishing for my next series, The Destroyer Trilogy.

After the terrible experience I had with my publisher, I was dead set on staying with self-publishing for the rest of my books. It was only by chance that I ended up reconsidering.
For those of you who blog, you’re probably familiar with the fun blogger awards that circulate around the blogosphere. My blog was nominated for one, and along with accepting the award I had to answer questions about the book I was currently writing. This book was originally titled Godling Hunger, the first book in The Godling Chronicles.

I didn’t realize at the time that there was already a series by that name, written by the talented Brian Anderson. When his publisher, Kitty Bullard from GMTA Publishing contacted me about the duplicate name I had no idea that it would lead to me sending her my manuscript, signing a contract, and finally finding a fantastic small press publisher to work with. My novel was renamed Wicked Hunger, book one of the SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes series, and working with GMTA has been a great experience. I’m excited to have my new book published with GMTA under their Mythos Press imprint.


Vanessa and Zander Roth are good at lying. They have to be when they are hiding a deadly secret. Day after day, they struggle to rein in their uncontrollable hunger for pain and suffering in order to live normal lives. Things only get worse when Ivy Guerra appears with her pink-striped hair and secrets. The vicious hunger Ivy inspires is frightening, not to mention suspicious.

Vanessa’s instincts are rarely wrong, so when they tell her that Ivy’s appearance is a sign of bad things to come, she listens. She becomes determined to expose Ivy’s secrets. Vanessa tries to warn her brother, but Zander is too enamored with Ivy to pay attention to her conspiracy theories.

One of them is right about Ivy … but if they lose control of their hunger, it won’t matter who is right and who is wrong. One little slip, and they’ll all be dead.

Delsheree Gladden's first book in her new YA series SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes is a riveting story of uncontrollable bloodlust that turns dealing with family, friendships, trust, devotion and love into a WICKED HUNGER~~~Susan Stec, author of Dead Girls Never Shut Up and The Grateful Undead Series.

DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually teaching yoga, coaching gymnastics, reading, painting, sewing, or working as a Dental Hygienist. Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin Souls Saga, and The Destroyer Trilogy. DelSheree's newest series, The SomeOne Wicked This Way Come series, follows Vanessa and Zander Roth, siblings with an uncontrollable hunger for pain and suffering that will either gain them limitless power or lead them to their deaths.

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  1. Determination will get you where you want to go! Don't give up. Your books sound great!

  2. Thank you for sharing Wicked Hunger with your readers April!

  3. Congratulations on the new book. I love to read (and I have a stack of books to read), but my time has been so limited. Wicked Hunger sounds like it would keep you on the edge of your seat!

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  4. It's encouraging to read your story! Clearly, perseverance pays off. I'm writing my first book, for single moms, and after that hope to begin a career in fiction. I've been meaning to write fiction since the first time I saw a book!

  5. I am thankful that you were determined and didn't give up after receiving all the No's. I loved your book and I highly recommend others to check it out. ;) I am grateful that I had the opportunity to review your book. I loved the characters (their names) and I was able to relate to some of the issues that the plot was based upon.

    This would be a great book for teens as well.

  6. What a great success story! It's always helpful to hear how entrepreneurs persevere and that it pays off.