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December 03, 2013

Burdened by Desire by J.L. Sheppard / Book Blast

I have J.L. Sheppard on my blog today sharing her new book, Burdened by Desire, the sequel to Demon King's Desire.

Isn't the cover gorgeous?

Title: Burdened by Desire
Author: J.L. Sheppard
Series: Elemental Sisters (Book Two)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Jocelyn, an Elemental, is stuck between the mortal and immortal worlds, yet not quite a part of either. Her power over the elements of the Earth won’t evolve until she meets her mate. Before then she’s an easy prey and a coveted possession for the Malums Inmortalis who wish to conquer the world.

Alpha werewolf, Landon, has been living with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is just beyond his reach. For months he’s forsaken her, refusing to accept his mate because she can never grant him a much-needed heir for his nearly extinct pack.

Despite his decision Landon finds himself drawn to Jocelyn and when an attempt is made on her life, he realizes his destiny lies with her.  Can they overcome the long-held prejudices of his kind and defeat their enemies in time to find what the future holds?



His heart-wrenching confession took Jocelyn by surprise. As his eyes continued to bore into hers, her heart skipped several beats. Was he being truthful? She wanted to believe he was. Maybe it was the way he stared at her, consuming her like nothing else mattered, like she was the center of his universe. She wanted to believe he was sorry and that she excited him. It would comfort her knowing he was as drawn to her as she was to him. But were the words he spoke true?

He pulled her a touch closer, his body rubbing close to her own, she felt every muscle on his chest and his heat, the warmth from his body soothing her. Her eyes settled on his lips and she imagined what would happened if he kissed her again? What would she do? She was supposed to be angry with him but the reason was beyond her grasp.


The endearment caught her off guard, and her eyes drifted to his again. She fought to catch her breath as his gaze enveloped her. If she waited any longer, his scent would once again devour her. Was he waiting for, a response? What was she supposed to say? Did he ask a question? She couldn’t remember. All she wanted now was a kiss. Just one mind blowing, gut wrenching, searing kiss. 


J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband. The product of two Cuban parents, she enjoys both American and Cuban customs. She was raised in a large family with four sisters and numerous cousins.

As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was published in January of 2013.

Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

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I am happy to host J.L. today! :)

What do all of you think of her book?


Kelly Hashway said...

Wow, so many great book deals going on lately. Now if I only had more time to read them all.

Chrys Fey said...

I feel you, Kelly. lol I have a list that I want to try to read in December and January. So many books, so little time! ;)

Ashantay said...

Downloaded Burdened by Desire and look forward to reading it soon!

Enjoyed the blurb, excerpt and author bio - and wishing you much success with your new release!

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Ashantay. And that's awesome that you got your copy of Burdened by Desire. :)

Unknown said...

I have to agree with Kelly - I've no time to read all these great freebies! I'm off to download it in the hopes my life allows some more 'me' time in the near future.

Chrys Fey said...

Freebies are awesome, until you don't have time to read them all. lol

J.L. Sheppard said...

Hope you enjoy!

J.L. Sheppard said...

Happens to me all the time!

Unknown said...

Thanks! Downloaded it. My wifes B-day is tomorrow...yes I can be cheap, but I can give it to her as an extra gift right?

Ilona Fridl said...

The book sounds excellent, JL! I love the chance to get free downloads and TWRP books are so good.

Chrys Fey said...

You can definitely give it to her as a gift! That is a great idea! :D

Chrys Fey said...

TWRP authors are an amazing bunch with excellent books. Thank you for downloading J.L.'s ebook! :)

J.L. Sheppard said...

Hope you enjoy!

Unknown said...

Too bad I missed this! I can't keep up, lol. Books, reviews, blogs, school visits and more! The cover looks fantastic and it sounds like a very interesting read. I wish J.L. Sheppard much success with her book!

Chrys Fey said...

Gina, it's still free to Saturday. Get it while you still can! :D

Author Kat de Falla said...

My favorite genre! Downloaded and excited to read!

Chrys Fey said...

That's great! :D