Monday, April 7, 2014

Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden: Tens List and Excerpt

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What 10 things absolutely drive you insane?

  1. Slow drivers. I’m not a speed demon by any means, but it really drives me nuts to go under the speed limit. I swear, I will get stuck behind someone going ten miles an hour under the speed limit every time I’m in a hurry. Please, for the love of timeliness, just go the speed limit!
  2. Pants that don’t fit quite right. Where are all the jeans for people with no hips and more legs than torso?
  3. People who talk through movies, or tell me the end of the movie I’m in the middle of watching. Seriously, if I wanted to know the the ending before I actually get to it, I would have just looked it up on Wikipedia.
  4. Spammers. Social media is a fun way to keep up with everyone and share news, but when my entire news feed is filled with one person’s posts, pins, tweets, or shares, I skim over all of them. Nobody needs to know every thought running through a person’s head.
  5. Contact lenses. Why do they dry out so fast? I can’t stand wearing them, but I have to for work. I either spending my day blinking and squinting to try and clear up my vision, or looking like I’m in the middle of a breakdown from too many eye drops.
  6. People who only talk about themselves. Nobody’s life is so interesting that they can’t take a few minutes to ask how the other person is doing. If it were, we’d all be watching the movie of their life, not trying to think up a good excuse to get out of the conversation.
  7. Doing laundry. It never ends. Okay, let’s just lump cleaning in general into this category. For once, I would really like the house to stay clean for more than five minutes.
  8. Whiners. This doesn’t just apply to my daughter when she’s bored or feeling picked on. Adults whine just as much a kids do, and it doesn’t do them any more good than it does small children. 
  9.  Having to repeat myself. Whether it’s when I’m talking, or through emails, it drives me crazy to have to repeat something I’ve already explained. I’m not a DVR box you can rewind, so listen the first time.
  10.  The wind. Okay, that probably needs to be explained. Spring in the high desert means a ridiculous amount of wind. It blows sand in your eyes, stirs up all the plants and pollen and kills your allergies, and trashes your hair. It gets old fast.

Wicked Hunger Cover photo Wicked-Hunger.jpgTitle:  Wicked Hunger
Series:  Someone Wicked This Way Comes Series, Book One
Author:   DelSheree Gladden
Published:  Date April 1st, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing
Page Count:  358
Genre:  YA Mature Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:   Violence, minor language, romance
Recommended Age:  17+

Synopsis:  “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.


About the Author:

Wicked Hunger-Author photo DelSheree-Gladden.jpgDelSheree 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 reading, painting, sewing, or working as a Dental Hygienist. Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin Souls Saga, The Destroyer Trilogy, and Invisible. The first book in the Someone Wicked This Way Comes series, Wicked Hunger, is scheduled to be released through Clean Teen Publishing on April 1, 2014.

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1 comment:

DelSheree Gladden said...

Thank you so much for sharing Wicked Hunger with your readers Laurie!! I hope they enjoyed the guest post :)