By Marisa Webber

Getting teenagers to read can be a challenge, but not when given Bailey Ardisone’s latest book series. This local author has recently released the third book in the Sweet Series, which is guaranteed to capture the attention of young adults.

Ardisone’s newest book, Sweet Requiem, is a paranormal, indie fantasy novel targeted for the teenage reader. Like the previous books in the series, it is filled with mystery, romance and tragedy and intrigues the reader with each chapter. Without skipping a beat, book three continues from book two, Sweet Escape.

“Nariella, one of the main characters, has just escaped evil but ends up running head first into a new evil – one that tests her limits beyond what she could have imagined,” said Ardisone of her newest novel in the series.

The first book, Sweet Oblivion, was chosen as one of the top 50 Indie Books for June 2014 by Indie Author News. She has one more book planned for the series and after that is looking for new genres to explore aimed toward different audiences.

“I would love to branch out of the Young Adult Urban Fantasy genre into more of the Contemporary sort, especially New Adult. I’d also like to try a short series geared toward adolescents, such as the 8-13 age range,” Ardisone said.

Her love for writing has created a lifelong career for this new, yet accomplished author.

“Originally, we moved to Florida because we wanted a change of scenery and to go where it was warm,” said Ardisone of her and her husband’s decision to move to Brandon, then to Ruskin where they bought their first home.

Married to the love of her life at the age of 19, Ardisone and her husband will be celebrating their nine-year anniversary this October. They have a dog and three bunnies which, to her, are like their children. Other than writing, Ardisone enjoys many other activities such as drawing, watching movies, traveling and listening to music, especially live concerts.

“My favorite thing to do, though, is travel. My dream is to travel the world,” she said.

Her dream to become a writer began when she was young, but she never truly thought it was a realistic dream until her husband pushed her to write her first book.

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