Monday, August 19, 2019

Interview- Riding Hard by J.L. Sheppard #BikerRomance #authorinterview

What inspired your story? 

I got the idea of Riding Hard as I wrote the first in the Hell Ryders Series; however, I wrote two other books in the series before I decided to write Dodge’s story.   

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be? 

I always wanted to be a writer, but as a kid, I figured I could teach and write. I’ve never taught though. In college, I studied journalism and went on to work at WTVJ, NBC Miami for a few years afterward.

How long did it take to get your first book published? 

A year. 

What genres do you normally write in? 

Paranormal Romance and Erotic Romance.

What was the first book you ever published? 

Demon King’s Desire, which is the first in the Elemental Sisters Series, is the first book I published. I went on to write the second, third, and fourth of that series: Burdened by Desire, Heavenly Desire, and Blooded Desire. The fourth hasn’t been published yet. I then wrote two others and published those, part of a spin-off to the Elemental Sisters Series, the Fated Immortals Series: Awaiting Fate and Fate Forgotten. In 2014, I began writing and publishing my erotic romance series, Hell Ryders MC: Running Wild, Running Hot, Riding Blind. The fourth, Riding Hard, is releasing August 19th, 2019.

Riding Hard

Hell Ryders MC

Book Four

J.L. Sheppard

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance Biker Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: August 19, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5092-2575-0 Paperback
978-1-5092-2576-7 Digital

Number of pages: 380
Word Count: 93073

Cover Artist: Diana Carlile

Tagline: What's luck got to do with it?

Book Description:

Biker Dave "Dodge" Roth has never cared about his bad luck with women. He has other things to worry about—paying off debt his ex accumulated and most importantly, raising his three-year-old son, Cullen. When a new neighbor moves in, his boy makes it impossible to ignore her. Hard to miss, she's beautiful, smart, sexy, perfect.

After her last failed relationship, kindergarten teacher Alexa "Lex" Millen has decided to do without men. She's bought her first home in a small town in California and remodeled it to her liking. Naturally, she's managed to move across the street from the world's biggest jerk. His son's adorable, but he won't mind his own business. If only her engines didn't rev every time he came around.

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Excerpt 3

He pulled up to her house, parked, and unbuckled his seat belt. “What’re you doing?”
He turned to her. “Walking you to your door.”
She lifted a brow. “You’re walking me to my door?”
“Yeah. A man drops a woman off, he walks her to  her door, makes sure she gets in, and locks the door behind her.” 
For some fucked reason, he was rewarded then, the kind of rewards that proved God remembered your name. To him, it happened a lot. Having Cullen was a reward every day.
She laughed, loud, and he got to watch—her strawberry hair around her smiling face, sounding flawless, looking gorgeous. A beautiful laugh, another thing perfect about her.
Even having no idea what she found amusing, he couldn’t help but chuckle.
“You’re funny.”
He wanted to ask what made her laugh.
He wanted to tell her he liked he’d made her laugh.
He didn’t share any of that.
Instead, he climbed out of his SUV, walked her to her door, made sure she locked it, and headed back to work.

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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1 comment:

J.L. Sheppard said...

Thanks so much for hosting me!