Elemental Sisters 3
by J. L. Sheppard
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?
“There’s nothing to worry about.”
She was still in his grasp, her body pressed against his. It took him too long to answer because he could barely think. She’d kissed him. She’d initiated it. She wanted him. He loved it, her initiation, her kiss, her.
Closing his eyes, he forced himself to concentrate.
“Yes, there is. It’s dangerous.”
“I meant there’s nothing to worry about with Jake. He’s just my friend.”
What the hell would it take to convince her?
Demons were unpredictable and dangerous. She could get hurt in the crossfire, and he wasn’t willing to risk her.
“You can’t watch him turn, Ash. It’s dangerous.”
“But you said—”
“I know what I said, but this is different.” Because it’s you, he thought, but left the words unspoken.
She shook her head. “No, it’s not. Jenna is around them all the time. They’ve never hurt her.”
“Jenna is Jenna. You are not Jenna.”
She pulled away from his embrace, her eyes narrowing. “What’s that supposed to mean? I’m not strong like Jenna?”
“It’s not about being strong. It’s about you being you, and it’s about me being me. I’m not willing to risk you because I can’t live without you in this world.”
She placed her hand over her heart as if his words caused it to ache.
He grabbed her wrist and pulled her toward him until their bodies touched, then he snaked his other arm around her waist. “I can’t let it happen. I can’t risk it. I have to protect you, and I will. With every breath in me, I will.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
J.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.
Demon King’s Desire, Elemental Sisters I: January 2013
Burdened by Desire, Elemental Sisters II: January 2014
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