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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Author Interview- J.L. Sheppard

Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
Adventurous, Blessed, Caring.
Happy Tuesday readers. 
Today I've got author J.L. Sheppard sharing her book, Heavenly Desire, which is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!

What are your three favorite things?
Family, friends and books.

Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)?
I’ve published four books, all through publishing companies. My first, Demon King’s Desire, was published with Cobblestone Press. Burdened by Desire, Heavenly Desire and Awaiting Fate were published with the Wild Rose Press.

What for you is the best part of writing? What is the worst?

The best part about writing is getting ideas. The worst can be editing. (It depends on how much you have to edit and whether you agree with your editor.)

Is there a process you stick to, or do you just write as it hits you?
I write as it hits me. I do not plan at all, which means I edit a lot.

Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?
Heavenly Desire is part of the Elemental Sisters Series, and there will be two more books to the series. One of which is written. Awaiting Fate, my latest release, is a part of a series, a spin-off to the Elemental Sisters Series. There will also be more books to that series.

When not writing, what can you be found doing?
Caring for my 7-month-old.

Favorite writer, book?
Too many favorites! My favorite authors: Kresley Cole, Jeanine Frost, Lynsay Sands and Kristen Ashley. My absolute favorite books: Demon from the Dark, A Hunger like No Other, Own the Wind, Lady Luck, One Foot in the Grave and Vampire Interrupted.

When writing, which do you prefer to write with, computer or paper and pen?

Heavenly Desire, Elemental Sisters III

ON SALE - $.99 Cents June 26 thru July 10th
By: J.L. Sheppard
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length/Pages: 324

Will he sacrifice his wings for a woman he loves but can never keep?


Clyde, an angel, battles the one thing he believes will lead to his fall from heaven—his new found emotions, forbidden among his kind. Nonetheless, the Angel Lords promise to promote him to warrior when he completes his last assignment—to find Jade. When he does, emotions he never knew possible arise. For the first time in two thousand years, he cursed his existence. Knowing she can never be his, will he sacrifice his wings for a woman he loves but can't keep?


He bent toward her, wrapped one arm around her waist, the other around her back, then buried his face in the crook of her neck and inhaled.
Relishing the feel of her body melded against his, he forgot the worries consuming him. She soothed his ache with a mere touch, with a mere embrace.
Exactly what he’d wanted, exactly what he needed.
She then pressed her full lips against his cheek, kissing him lightly.
An innocent kiss. There was no passion behind it, but an unconscious consuming need, one he’d never felt, swelled inside him—desire. It was exciting, overwhelming and terrifying, blocking logic and reason.
All he wanted now was a single kiss. All he could think about was how her soft lips would feel pressed against his.
Marvelous, he concluded.
It was absurd to want what he did and feel what he felt, for he was an angel. Carnal desires even as insignificant as kisses were for others, for all others except his breed, and yet he felt it so deeply it seared him.
The desire that gripped him didn’t release him even after she unhooked her arms from around his neck, and the warmth of her body melted away.
There he stood, immobile, battling the desire she’d sparked. He didn’t want to leave yet knew he had to before he’d acted out his longing.
He willed his body to move. Finally, he placed one foot behind the other, stepped back and strode away praying the yearning he had no right to feel for a woman who would never be his would soon subside.




“The author brings the story to life with well written scenes that capture the imagination while the suspense and drama draw the reader into the story and the characters are strong, bewitching and ensnare the readers from the very beginning.”
– Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars

“…Love this series… [Heavenly Desire] is full of romance, surprises and secrets… If you love paranormal romance, do not miss this series.”


J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband and son.
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.


Demon King’s Desire, Elemental Sisters I: January 2013
Burdened by Desire, Elemental Sisters II: January 2014
Awaiting Fate, Fated Immortals I: March 2015



  1. That is one hot book cover! Wowsers! Good luck with your new release!

    1. Thanks, Susabelle. It's been out for a while. It's now on sale for $.99 cents.

  2. Best wishes with the sale. Lovely cover and blurb.

  3. Beautifully written excerpt. Best of wishes with your sale!

  4. I love that cover! great interview. Best wishes with your sale!

  5. Enjoyed. You've led an interesting life. It's wonderful to fulfill a goal and dream. Good excerpt.