HEAVENLY DESIRE by J. L. Sheppard #bookreview #giveaway @goddessfish


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

Jade Ashley has a past she’d like to forget and a destiny she isn’t aware of. A stranger, Clyde, saves her from an attack and demonstrates extraordinary abilities she believed only she possessed. She soon realizes he’s her guardian angel sent to reunite her with her long lost sisters, who like her are part of a new breed of immortals, Elementals, prophesied to determine the outcome of the upcoming war.

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 curses his existence, knowing she can never be his. Will he sacrifice his wings for a woman he loves but can’t keep?

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Read an excerpt from the book:

In two thousand years, he had never met a woman whose laughter could light up a dark pub, highlighting her features as everything else, all surroundings and distractions, faded away.

There was something about her that captivated him, enticing him away from all else and lured him toward her. And the more he gazed at her, the more he felt a twinge of something he couldn’t quite describe, an unknown surge that bubbled inside him from the first moment he’d caught sight of her, and it wouldn’t release him.

He didn’t mind watching her work or talk or laugh. No, he didn’t mind guarding her at all.

Her brows drew together seemingly speculating his thoughts. He said exactly what was on his mind.

“I would not mind that at all.”

Her eyes widened, then she looked away from him. She attempted to put some distance between them, but his arm, firmly wrapped around her waist, held her still. He didn’t want to let her go. He wanted to enjoy the warmth of her body against his. It would be a fleeting moment until their stop, but he wouldn’t relinquish her until then.

My review:

I didn’t read the previous two books and I was a bit confused in the first two pages but quickly caught up and began to understand the Elemental story. The Elementals are a new breed of Immortals that are prophesied to win the war against the Malum, and evil sect of fallen angels and demons. Each immortal has a destined mate to help them through their long life. Ashley aka Jade was separated from her sisters at an early age and her mother is believed to be dead. You meet Ashley and Clyde early in the book. The book was very fast paced in the beginning. Ashley and Clyde’s relationship moves very quickly due to Ashley’s former guardian angel, that has now fallen, tries to kill her/force her to bond with him. I am definitely curious now to read the other books now plus the next two to find out what happened to her other sisters.  My only critique is that parts of the book in the middle lagged a bit and some of the characters could have been expanded upon more so the book could be a total stand alone. 4 stars from me.

About the author:

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

Previous Releases:
Demon King’s Desire, Elemental Sisters I: January 2013
Burdened by Desire, Elemental Sisters II: January 2014

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  1. Mary Preston says

    A helpful review.

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me! Any readers have questions, please feel free to ask. I’ll be online all day!

  4. Great excerpt, thank you.

  5. Great Review! Thanks for sharing Heavenly Desire and the tour! I love this series!

  6. The excerpt’s interesting

  7. Very interesting blurb and awesome review!

  8. Jen Frederick says

    Great excerpt and I liked the review. Sounds like a great read.

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