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Burdened by Desire
Elemental Sisters
Book Two
J.L. Sheppard

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: J.L. Sheppard       

Date of Publication: First Edition was published Sept 2014
Date of Publication: Second Edition, Feb 11, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-7322181-3-0 Print
978-1-7322181-2-3 EBook

Number of pages: 330
Word Count: 81,855

Cover Artist: Victoria Miller

Tagline: Drowning in regret, he’s made his greatest mistake, denying his

Book Description:

Jocelyn Davis is stuck between
two worlds but not completely a part of either. As an Elemental, her abilities
over the elements of the Earth won’t evolve until she meets her fated, the man
destined for her. Until then, she’s easy prey and coveted by Malum Inmortalis,
the rogue immortals intent on conquering the world. They abducted her once
before. Still, she’s determined to live her life to its fullest, and risking
capture isn’t slowing her down.

Alpha werewolf, Landon Waden, has
lived with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is
just beyond his reach. For months, he’s denied her. He’s had no choice. She
can’t give him what the pack needs—an heir. When an attempt is made on her life,
he can’t help himself. His instinct demands he make sure she’s safe. But then,
there’s one problem: he can’t walk away. He won’t. If only she can forgive him
for his greatest mistake…

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Excerpt 2:
He burst in and
examined the spacious room. He sniffed and smelled it—a fragrance. Familiar,
yet unlike anything he’d ever scented, and magnificent.
“Hey? You awake?
Are you gonna search the room or stand there and daydream?”
The plan had
been for him to search while Jacob stood guard, but that aroma distracted him.
He shook his head to focus his thoughts. In the middle of the bed on top of the
comforter, an indentation, like someone had lain there. He sent a silent prayer
hoping the Malums hadn’t gotten to her before them as he strode down a hall and
parted a door. That smell was there too. Fighting to ignore it, he took in the
vanity, toilet, shower, and tub. Then he backtracked, opened a set of double
doors leading into a closet, and found a mannequin wearing a white, long dress.
That scent now stronger. Walking farther inside, he froze.
In the far
corner, a petite brunette sat on the carpeted floor cradling her legs. Her face
buried in her knees.
He took a
breath. That scent infiltrated his senses yet again, the fragrance much more
powerful than it’d been seconds before.
His stomach
knotted. His heart squeezed in his chest.
He couldn’t
explain his reaction. He didn’t have time to think about it either. Swallowing,
he closed the distance between himself and the woman. “Jocelyn. I’m Landon.
Your sister sent me.”
Her head shot
up, and her gaze met his, sealing his fate. The most beautiful woman he’d ever
seen: long golden-brown hair, chocolate colored eyes, pouty lips.
His pulse spiked
as his heart thundered, pounding louder and louder until it was all he heard.
Then it all faded. The walls, the floor, everything except her. Heat hit his
chest and spread through his body. His legs buckled, making him fall hard on
his knees. Canines elongating, he shut his mouth and eyes, knowing they were no
longer their normal blue shade but an incandescent yellow, golden color. He
couldn’t see anything but her, though he kept his eyes closed. He couldn’t
rationalize fully or at all, but he knew.
He’d found
her—his fated female.
He couldn’t have
her, but he wanted her. He’d never have her, but if he could change fate, he
wouldn’t. He loved she was his.

About the Author:

J.L. Sheppard was born and raised
in South Florida where she still lives with her husband and sons.

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 first published in January 2013.


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