When faced with the choice between saving Milo’s life and embracing her destiny, Libby Sparks knew there was only one answer.
Become the Destroyer.
Libby is about to learn that accepting her fate is only the first step in figuring out what being the Destroyer truly means. Libby must reign in and develop her talents while planning to rescue her captive army of Ciphers from the hands of Guardians.
Rescuing the Ciphers is already dangerous enough, but everything becomes even more precarious when Cipher hunter, Braden, pushes his way into Libby’s life. The strange connection they share frightens Libby, but it also pushes her to trust him despite her better judgment. When Libby’s feelings of trust begin to morph into something more, her relationship with Milo isn’t the only thing tested. If she is wrong about Braden’s motives, everyone involved in the Cipher rescue may pay the ultimate price for her mistake.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
One of the hardest things about writing YA fiction is finding the right voice for your characters. The characters have to sound like teenagers. Other teens can spot fake teen attitudes and voices right away. If they sound like adults who are too calm, too responsible, or too grown up young readers won’t connect like you want them too.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read the genre you want to write. Sometimes writers pick a genre because it’s getting a lot of attention even though it’s not something they normally read. If you’re not familiar with the details of a particular genre, dedicated readers will see it within the first few pages. Also, make some writers friends, especially ones who write in your genre. Networking with other authors lends support and ideas when you need them most.
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. Look for, Wicked Power, the next book in the SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes Series, Intangible, book two in the Aerling Series, and Soul Stone, book two in the Escaping Fate Series, coming 2014.
Secret of Betrayal is the second book in The Destroyer Trilogy, but the inspiration for this book was more than just needing to continue the series. At the end of book one, Libby makes her decision about whether or not to follow her fate, but like many big decisions, it’s only the beginning of her journey. Libby faces a whole host of problems in this book, and I wanted her to be someone teens could relate to. Libby doesn’t always make the right decisions, she doesn’t know what to do at times, and she doesn’t see all the bad things coming. She’s human, but she still has the potential to do great things, and I hope readers can see that in themselves as well.