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Wicked Power (Someone Wicked This Way Comes # 2) by DelSheree Gladden:

 

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Wicked Power

Title: Wicked Power

Series: Someone Wicked This Way Comes, Book Two

Author: DelSheree Gladden

Published: May 1st, 2014

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Word Count: 102,500

Genre: YA mature paranormal romance

Content Warning: Violence, minor language

Recommended Age: 17+

 

~ Synopsis ~

 

“Power is what he craves. He collects it so he can turn 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.

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~ About the Author ~

 

DelSheree Gladden

 

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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~ Excerpt ~

 

“If you think about it,” Annabelle says, “if a person like us had no idea who or what they are, wouldn’t they assume one of two things? Either they were created by a god or powerful being for a specific purpose, or they were cursed by that same being as punishment for some wrong committed. Either way, someone bigger than us is responsible for what we are.”

My jaw clenches in response to her words. My head shakes back and forth slowly. “That person you just described, the one asking the questions? That was me. That is exactly how my siblings and I grew up, with no knowledge of what we were or why we’re like this. What god was responsible was the last question on my mind.”

The confusion in Annabelle’s eyes shows her naiveté. “Then, what did you think?”

“I thought we were a mistake,” I snap. “An anomaly, some accident of nature, a screwed up piece of genetic code centuries of reproduction couldn’t manage to weed out.”

I jump when Annabelle’s hand touches mine gently. She pauses a moment, but slowly wraps her fingers around mine. “Zander, you’re not a mistake. Whether you believe a god created Godlings or our hunger is a product of some kind of evolution, it doesn’t change the fact that you are an amazing being with incredible power. It’s no accident that you were put here on this earth at exactly this moment.”

“Do you really believe that?” I ask skeptically. “How can you when all we do is feed on negativity and crave the destruction of others? What god would create something so vile?”

I shove the book away from me angrily. “Who says the Eroi aren’t right to be hunting us down?”

Annabelle snatches her hand away, looking stricken. “How can you say that?”

“We’re killers, Annabelle. That is what we were made for. It doesn’t matter who made us, or what. We feed on pain, we cause suffering, and we ruin people’s lives! David wants to teach everyone control, but aren’t we just fighting what we were designed to be? Why didn’t Roberto and Giovanni get together three hundred years ago and simply decide to stop reproducing, be the last of this godforsaken race?”

The silence that fills our corner of the library is heavy and thick. It suffocates me as I stare at Annabelle’s bowed head. Part of me says I should take everything back, but I can’t. I won’t.

“I’m not a killer,” Annabelle says quietly. She peers up, looking at me with glassy eyes.

The anger and fight drains out of me in an instant. “Annabelle, I’m sorry.”

She shakes her head. “I’m not upset because of what you said. I know it wasn’t directed at me personally.”

“Then what?” I ask.

“You question everything I’ve been taught because you’ve been left alone with this so long. How could you hope to manage it by yourself with no one to guide you?” Annabelle wipes away a tear that has slipped past her control. “Zander, I don’t have all the answers. Maybe we were created as a cruel joke. Maybe the Eroi are right to want to rid the world of us. I don’t know. What I do know is that Roberto and Giovanni wanted more for us than lives lived in the shadows full of fear. I don’t know what the purpose is behind our hunger, but I do know that it doesn’t have to be used to hurt people.”

 

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