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Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate by Wray Ardan - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate
Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate Book 1
by Wray Ardan
YA Romantic Fantasy Thriller

Discovering long lost relatives can be a real nightmare. Do you know who or what
you're related to?

Jaden Lisette never imagined she might not live through the month to see
her sixteenth birthday, or that befriending reclusive triplets and a
mentally challenged man could be her only chance of survival. Days
after coming to Louisiana, Jaden falls for the irresistible Briz
Nolan. Then she falls into a living nightmare when she discovers a
side of her family that she never knew existed. Once she uncovers her
family's deadly secret, Jaden is forced into a world she could only
imagine in horror movies. There's nowhere to run. To survive, she must kill.

Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate is the first book in a YA romance, fantasy,
thriller trilogy that is filled with danger, humor, and the
intoxicating passion of first love.

Imagine Jade Gone
Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate Book 2

The bayou holds terrors that can devour her alive.

All sixteen-year-old Jaden Lisette wants to do is spend time with the
sweet and sexy Briz Nolan. But falling in love may not be their
 When a new, deadlier species of creatures is set loose, Jaden and Briz's
chance of survival quickly becomes as murky as the bayou water
surrounding them. As Jaden battles her new living nightmares, an old
adversary returns, intent on revenge. This time, every last ounce of
her strength and courage may not be enough to save the ones she
loves...or herself.

Imagine Jade Gone is the second book in the YA romance thriller series Sweet
Desire, Wicked Fate. If you like original fantasy creatures, dark
suspense, and simmering chemistry, then you'll love Wray Ardan's
captivating tale.

ESERE felt a dense pressure pushing against his eyelids, forcing them to stay closed. Engulfed in darkness, gasping for air, he swallowed hunks of dirt. More filled his mouth as he attempted to spit it out. His heart pounded as he realized he’d been buried alive. He forced his fingers to move through the weight surrounding him and continued to dig. His hands finally broke free from the earth, and the damp air soaked into his leathery skin as he clawed his way out.
Crawling out of his shallow grave, he sat upon the fresh mound of dirt. His skin rippled over his bones as he shivered and stared into space.
“Where am I?” His throat was thick with particles of dirt. “How’d I get here?”
Had he upset Datura, and this was her way of punishing him?
“No. No…” He paused and spit out pieces of mud. “I remember bein’ with the others and torturin’ some man in a truck.”
He looked at the dirt on his hands and the remnants of roots that were sprouting from under his claws. He reached up and felt sprouts on the tips of his ears and on the horn on the top of his head. A smile filled his ashen-colored face as he considered what a truly unusual creature he was—that all the Mal Rous were. How clever the Professor had been, creating him with DNA from scorpion, Calabar bean, vulture and newt.
Esere and each of his four siblings had a unique blend of rodent, insect and poisonous plant DNA—and most importantly a tad of the Professor’s own DNA. The Professor had always believed the combination made the Mal Rous virtually indestructible.
Esere lay back in the hole and stared up at the sky, watching the clouds. Feeling the rain wash the dirt from his skin, he had the sensation of seed pods germinating in the core of his cells, pushing runners through his veins and the entire length of his twelve inch body—filling him with life.
When the sensation of movement in his veins diminished, he sat back up.
A secretion oozed from the tip of his chin horn. Slowly sliding his long tongue over his dry lips and extending it down toward his chin, he lapped up bitter drops of
his scorpion venom.
When the precious nourishment dwindled, Esere’s tongue slithered back into his mouth like an eel into its den.
Esere looked out over the bayou as he removed hunks of dirt from his ears.
“I has been here before.” He coughed, clearing his throat. “I recall lookin’ out at this view with the Professor.” Swiveling his head from side to side, Esere took in his surroundings. “I must be near the Professor’s cave.” Esere called out with his weak voice, “Datura, Tig…Ivan, Anders…”
He waited for an answer. All he heard were insects chirring and buzzing.
His eyes moistened.
“I gotta find my family.”

Wray Ardan lives on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with an
artist, four cats, and a parrot. She is the winner of the Readers'
Favorite 2015 Gold Medal for YA Horror for her novel Sweet Desire,
Wicked Fate, and the 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for the
second book in the series, Imagine Jade Gone. The stories were
inspired by sculptures her partner in life and business, artist
Steven Lee Smeltzer created. Currently she is working on book 3. With
a desire to promote teens that are PONO, Hawaiian for "doing the
right thing," she set up Dakine Teens+ at

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