|Burdened by Desire|
About the Book
Title: Burdened by Desire
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Name: J.L. Sheppard
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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?
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About the Character
Name: Landon Wadden
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Werewolf
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars:
His crystalline blue eyes, brown hair styled in a military-style crew cut, and he wore a short-sleeved polo shirt revealing the tribal tattoo that covered the length of his right arm.
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Jocelyn, an Elemental.
What are the qualities of his voice? (pitch, quality, volume)
He has a deep, rich voice, and has tendency to yell when he's angry.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He lives extravagantly and has the means as alpha werewolf.
What does he have a knack for doing?
He has an knack for pissing off his fated female.
Is he close to family?
He's close to his sister, Olivia. She's more than a century old, but he's very protective of her and often treats her like she's still a child.
What is your character's biggest need at the beginning of the story?
His fated female.
What is your hero's biggest hopes and dreams?
He hopes for a world where he can claim his fated, a world where he could claim his fated, the woman granted for him despite their breed. "Her soft lips against his made him want to create the perfect world where they could live together regardless of breed."
What is your hero's biggest personal flaw?
Interview with Landon Wadden
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I suppose most immortals believe in it. Immortal men have the ability to recognize the woman fated for them. It's a gift, a cosmic gift destiny grants us during the span of our long lives. We wait and wait until we are granted this woman, this precious gift.
Sounds like you've met her?
(His eyes sparked yellow and he growled.) Is there a question in there somewhere?
Yes, Landon. Have you met your fated female?
(At immortal speed, he stood and shoved his fists in his pockets.) That's none of your business!
Are you often quick to temper?
No… yes… It depends. (He sits then shoves his fingers through his hair in frustration.) I have been quick to temper lately.
Why is that?
Because…Because there's something I want that I can't have.
And what is that?
I want my gift. She's mine. It's not fair I can't have her.
Why do you think you can't have her?
(He sighs heavily, and looks away from as if lost in a memory.) Because… she's not of my breed, which means she can't grant me an heir, an alpha like myself.
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Because I'm burdened with the knowledge my fated could never be mine.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
What do you wish your writer would write next?
She'll continue the series, the love stories of the Elementals and their mates.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
My sister, Olivia. I'd like to see her settled down with a good man, a werewolf.
J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in
where she still lives with her husband. Miami, Florida
As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended
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. Florida International University
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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