Meet author Delsheree Gladden

It's Ketchup's turn to steal the spotlight!

Normally, Zander and Van get all the attention when it comes to Wicked Hunger. I know it’s their story, technically, but I’ve been a part of this whole mess pretty much from the beginning. You might be wondering how I got tangled up with a family of…well, whatever they are. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the whole feeding off pain and suffering thing. Regardless, Van is worth whatever weirdness she tries to throw at me. Back to how we met, though.

Normally, I don’t get nervous about new situations. First day of kindergarten was different because my
parents were fighting a lot and we had just moved to a new school district. I didn’t really know anyone, but I had seen Van around the neighborhood with her big brother. I don’t think she noticed I me until I sat down next to her at lunch. Even still, nobody really paid me any attention until I started emptying ketchup packets all over my sandwich. Trust me, if you want to get a girl’s attention, that’s a pretty surefire way to do it! Van was the only one didn’t get grossed out. I don’t know if she thought I was weird, or just interesting, but she sat by me the rest of the day and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

If you’re thinking that’s the beginning of a love story, you’re wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally in love with Van and I always will be. I know she’s in love with me too, even if she won’t admit it. Stuff keeps getting in the way of us being together, though. Some of it’s the normal kind of crazy that seems to follow Van around, like her oldest brother losing it, her other brother, Zander, wanting to kill me…literally, and her fear that her bizarre powers will one day get me killed. I can deal with all of that. It’s Noah that’s really got me itching to punch someone right now. Preferably Noah.

That guy is definitely hiding something. Van is too fixated on Ivy Guerra right now to deal with any suspicions over Noah. Not that I blame her. That chick is pretty weird. I mean, she’d have to be in order to be interested in Zander. I seriously don’t know girls see in him. Sure, he’s the most popular athlete in the school, but he has zero personality…although, maybe that has something to do with the fact that his hunger wants me for dinner. Anyway, while I help Van figure out what Ivy is up to, I’m going to keep an eye on Noah. I know Van is worth the insanity her life brings into a relationship, but Noah should have been scared off by now after what he’s seen. I’m not going to trust him, and neither should you.

Come see what Ketchup and the others are up to in Wicked Hunger!
“Save him and hurt him, don’t save him and hurt him. Pain, either way. Delicious pain. Hunger will be the only one that wins. Hunger always wins.” 

Vanessa and Zander Roth are good at lying. Their whole life is a giant web of deceit made in an effort to conceal the deadly secrets that plague their family. 

Zander will do anything to forget his mistakes, including pushing everyone away. He was barely surviving in his self-forced solitude before Ivy Guerra entered his life. The new girl in school, with her pink-striped hair and unyielding curiosity, incites something wicked inside Zander that can only be blamed on his family genes. Now Zander is forced to fight an internal war and make a choice between loving Ivy Guerra and killing her. 

Vanessa wants nothing more than to shed the strange powers she wields and be normal. Because if Van were normal, she’d be able to have normal things… Like a relationship with the boy she’s been secretly in love with for years. Unfortunately, her life is anything but ordinary. That boy who owns her heart just happens to be her brother’s kryptonite and a potential liability for her entire family. When choices between love and family loyalty have to be made, Van finds herself faced with an impossible decision. 

As if the Roth family needs anything more to worry about, a vicious plot to expose Van and Zander for what they are is uncovered. When it becomes apparent that someone close to them is at the center of this devious plan, the fight to maintain control and keep their cover ensues. It's a seemingly impossible battle because something is causing their powers to stir stronger than ever before… and it won’t stop until Van and Zander give in to their wicked hunger. 

Get your copy of Wicked Hunger today!

Keep your eye out for the next book in the series, Wicked Power, coming 

May 2014
“Power is what he craves. He collects it and turns it into wicked glory, the glory of ruling everything and everyone.”

Vanessa and Zander Roth sit balanced on the edge of impending death and unthinkable power. The Eroi hunting them hide in the distance waiting for their chance to strike, but the Godlings who have taken over the Roths’ lives keep them at bay for now. Their protection is the one benefit to having them around. 

Even though the Godling training that the arrogant and insufferable David provides Van and Zander is indeed improving their control, his methods are cruel and harsh. Van is barely able to restrain her anger when it comes to David. Zander, however, embraces the training because it is his only hope of redeeming himself after falling into Ivy’s trap and putting his family’s lives in danger. 

In search of a distraction from everything Godling, Van focuses on the nagging feeling that something terrible is on the horizon. The intuition strengthens into frightening visions and leaves Van fearing the future. She is desperate to protect her brother, but with her sixteenth birthday looming and the eruption of the full strength of her hunger on its way, she has her own problems to deal with. 
Redemption and protection both take a back seat when a shocking discovery puts everything they have worked for in jeopardy. The choice between safety and freedom has never been more important, and in the end…they may not have a choice at all. 

Wicked Power is the second book in the all-new paranormal series, Someone Wicked This Way Comes.

About the Author
DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn’t speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.

Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their seventeen cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist.

DelSheree has several bestselling young adult urban fantasy series, including Twin Souls Saga and The Destroyer Trilogy. Wicked Hunger (Someone Wicked This Way Comes Series) was recently released with Clean Teen Publishing, and her first contemporary romance, Date Shark, will be released with Limitless Publishing May 13th, 2014.

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  1. Okay, I am thoroughly confused. Exactly WHAT is the hunger? I guess I need to read to find out.

    1. Lol, it's a bit of a mystery even to them :) Thanks for stopping by Janet!

  2. hahahaha, I think Ketchup always steals the spotlight. He's the best. And if anyone in this family can have a relationship with someone outside the hunger, it will be Van - because of Ketchup. Now, show me Oscar, up close and personal. He intrigues me.

    Pain, it's the hunger. Pain, Janet Taylor-Perry. And the concept is brilliant. Yes, I would definitely suggest you read Wicked Hunger - you'll be hooked. I am. I hope you don't stop at three books, Ms. Gladden.


    1. I certainly don't plan on stopping :) getting close to 20k on books 3. You'll get to see more of Oscar in Book 3 as well. Thanks for stopping by Susan!!