SWEET DESIRE, WICKED FATE
Fifteen year-old Jaden Lisette never imagined that she might not live for three more weeks 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 eighteen-year-old 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 world she could only imagine in horror movies.
There’s nowhere to run. To survive, she must kill.
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What Jaden knew for certain:
#1: Buried family secrets can be deadly when uncovered.
The hairs on Jaden’s arms rose up as the jug’s strange contents slowly unfolded. Tiny limbs stretched out, boney fingers moved the ceramic shards off a distorted face, and citrine-colored eyes sprang open. Jaden’s body went rigid. She sucked in a ragged breath as wiry tendrils lashed out from the malformed thing and plunged their sharp tips into her ankle.
#2: She wanted Briz.
The innocent girl Jaden had been earlier today, trembling from her first kiss, was nowhere to be found. Now she wasn’t feeling the least bit pure or virtuous. Taking hold of Briz’s shoulders, Jaden drew him closer, letting her lips fondle his. This time he didn’t stop her.
#3: The American poet e.e. cummings was right.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.