Getting things straight with Vanessa Roth (MC of Wicked Hunger)
First off, let me thank you for inviting me on your blog to get a few things cleared up before Wicked Hunger comes out in April. Given that this is my story, well, me and my brother Zander’s story, I want to clear up any misconceptions before it hits the shelves. There are a few of those floating around, unfortunately, so here we go.
Number one: I am not a vampire. Zander is not a vampire, either. No one involved in our story is a vampire. This stupid curse, or whatever it is, has nothing to do with drinking anyone’s blood. It’s just the pain I care about. The suffering. It’s sick, I know, but nothing we’ve tried will get rid of the hunger, so we do our best to suffer through it and live as normal of a life as we can. Sometimes it works…sometimes it doesn’t.
Number two: I am not crazy. Yeah, I may act a little weird, and occasionally I might do something that causes people to stare, but that doesn’t mean I’m crazy. I can understand this coming from some of the kids I’ve known since kindergarten. There was a lot more biting and kicking back then. It wasn’t personal…most of the time. It was largely a combination of this blasted hunger and me being too young to control it. Okay, maybe a few times I really just thought someone deserved to be bit.
Number three: I am not a freak. Okay, scratch that one. I’m totally a freak, but I can’t help it. Yes, I can heal myself in minutes, and I am stronger and faster than your average college football player, and sure, I’ve saved the lives of each of my friends, and there’s the whole hunger issue as well, but I do the best I can.
Number three (for real this time): I am not stuck up. I’m actually a very nice person once you get to know me. If I don’t say hi to you at school, it doesn’t mean I’m self-absorbed. It just means I’m trying not to kill you.
Number four: Ketchup is not my best friend’s real name. Obviously. As for what his real name is, that’s not my secret to tell.
So, if readers want to find out who and what I am now that they know I’m not a vampire, crazy, or a mean girl, they can read my story April 1st, 2014 and dive into my world, a world of secrets, lies, and wicked hunger.
Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden
Book 1 of the SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes series
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
About 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."Source: Info in the About Wicked Hunger was from the press kit from the publicity team.
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.
Wicked Hunger is the first book in the all-new paranormal series, Someone Wicked This Way Comes.
KIRKUS Review of WICKED HUNGER
Teenage siblings with a dark secret find their lives complicated by the arrival of a mysterious girl.
Zander and Van are tougher and heal faster than ordinary teenagers. However, the price is a terrible, mysterious hunger—a bloodlust that becomes intensified by specific individuals. Younger Van does her best to suppress it so she can have friends and a normal life; Zander instead keeps everyone at arm’s length and warns Van that once her 16th birthday hits and her powers reach full strength, she should do so as well. Ivy, a new girl—cousin to one of Van’s friends—puts everything at risk. Both Zander and Van hunger to hurt her, but Zander falls for her in a push-pull love story reminiscent of Twilight, right down to Zander’s sneaking into Ivy’s room to watch her sleep. Van, however—when she’s not busy with a love triangle of her own, with a mysterious boy she’s just met and her trusty best friend, Ketchup—is suspicious that certain things don’t add up with Ivy. The conclusion, made strong by unraveling secrets and formula-shattering twists, sets up a sequel.
Meet The Author:About DelSheree:
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 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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