Saturday, August 31, 2013

Meet the Characters Blogfest

Get ready to meet some fascinating, fun, steamy, and scary characters!

This coming October I'm hosting the Meet the Characters Blogfest! 

Readers will get the chance to meet the characters in some of the hottest new YA, NA, Romance, Horror, and Paranormal books. 

Authors get to share there characters with readers who are hungry to find a great new author and characters they can get caught up in! 

Readers...mark your calendars for a month long party!

You'll get to know characters through character interviews. Find out the answers to questions about your favorite characters! Want to know what your favorite character looks like? We'll have character artwork revealed! Want all the details about that swoon-worthy character you can't get out of your head? Check out character bios! 

Authors, get out your pencils and laptops and start writing!

Sign up to share your characters through interviews, bios, artwork, and more. Get creative! That's what authors are good at right? If you have a guest post that will highlight your characters, my readers would love to see it! 

Let readers get to know the stars of your book. Make them fall in love with your characters so they can't help but run out and grab their story! Making a personal connection with readers is the best way to spread the word about your books, so sign up today to participate!


Because everyone loves winning great prizes, I'll be hosting several fun contests during the blogfest where readers will have the chance to win paperbacks, ebooks, and loads of swag. 

Meet the Characters Blogfest Main Giveaway

Enter to win a prize pack of great books! Rafflecopter entries will be available every day, so stop by as often as you can to earn more entries. 

Hottest Guy Contest
Feistiest Girl Contest
Cutest Couple Contest
Steamiest Couple Contest

Vote on which character participating in the blogfest should earn the title! Your vote enters you to win fabulous book swag and a copy of the book the winning character stars in. 

Where do you sign up to be a part of the Meet the Characters Blogfest? 

Click here to visit the SignUp Genius page. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wicked Hunger Official Tour

Book Title:  Wicked Hunger
Series:  SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes
Author:  DelSheree Gladden
Genre:  YA Urban Fantasy
Length: 95,000 words/240 pages
Publisher:  GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by:  As You Wish Tours

Setting, Setting, Setting

We’ve all heard that in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. How true is that in writing?

Where you set your story can have a big impact on the rest of the book.  Knowing how to choose the right setting, and knowing how a setting will affect not only the development of the plot, but how the reader perceives the characters and book as a whole is very important to a book’s success. People who grow up in small, rural towns may view the world a little differently than life-long city dwellers. Renters have a different outlook on a broken faucet than someone who owns their home. Someone who grew up in the mountains may have different day to day activities than one who grew up near the beach. The setting can impact so many aspects of a story that it is very important that the right one be chosen.

The first step in choosing a setting is knowing what types of settings you are prepared to write about. In other words, what settings to you know enough about to accurately recreate? Don’t write about living on a farm if you’re never so much as touched an animal that wasn’t a house pet. Readers who know about feeding pigs or mucking stalls are going to know that you have never done either. This doesn’t, however, mean that you can never write about a farm just because you’re a city kid. It means that you need to get to work researching, reading, and most importantly talking to people who have firsthand experience. An interview might seem daunting, but most people are happy to share their expertise.

What type of setting does your story require? It may be challenging to write a complex spy thriller with lots of action in a town of 100 people living in rural Iowa. Think about what events are going to take place in your novel and find a setting that is appropriate for traditional high tea, bird watching, corporate espionage, or whatever you plan to write about.

Another aspect to consider is how do you want your characters to be affected by the setting? Are they overwhelmed by moving to a big city for the first time? Are they about to be swept up into high class or political intrigue? Also, consider how familiar you want your character to be with the setting. They may be an old pro, or a newbie struggling to tread water. Is the environment hostile or restive? Create a setting that will impact your characters in a way that helps you further the storyline.

Just like a poor real estate selection, a setting that doesn’t meld with the characters and plot can significantly hurt the readability. Consider every aspect of how a setting will impact the characters, plot, atmosphere, and pacing. And don’t forget to do your research and make it as realistic as possible. Don’t give readers an excuse to put your book down.


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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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Book Trailer Contest!

It's time for another contest!

Last year, one of my readers named Kaylee Blair created a music video for Twin Souls. You can watch her video here on YouTube. This was so neat to see her video! I want to give more readers an opportunity to share their creativity, so I'm having a Book Trailer Contest! 

So, how does this work? 

Anyone who would like to participate (you don't have to have read my books) is welcome to try their hand at creating a book trailer for Twin Souls Saga, The Destroyer Trilogy, or Wicked Hunger.

You can use any of the info and pictures on my book pages for each series to create your video, or do something completely unique. 

How do you Enter?

Post a link to your video on my Author Facebook Page between now and September 15th, 2013. I'll share your link all over the place so readers can take a look and vote. 

What do you win?

The winner of the book trailer contest will win a prize pack of goodies the includes signed a signed copy of Wicked Hunger, signed bookmarks, ebook copies of my other books, Wicked Hunger tote bag, and themed ribbon bookmarks for each series. 

I'll also be posting the links for each entry on my Facebook pages, blogs, and Twitter accounts. 

The winner will be chosen based on "Likes" on YouTube, votes/comments on FB and my blog. 

Thank you for participating and I look forward to seeing everyone's videos!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tour Stop | Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden


The Official Blog Tour for Wicked Hunger kicked off yesterday! I'm a day late sharing the news because I was out of town, but here's the link for the kick-off post on Julia Hendrix blog, As You Wish Tours.

Stop b for my guest post on 10 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer and enter to win an ebook copy of Wicked Hunger!

Tour Stop | Wicked Hunger by DelSheree Gladden