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Running Wild by J.L. Sheppard

Running Wild, Hell Ryders MC #1, is available in digital, paperback, and audio formats.

When the perfect life Alyssa Holden planned turns out to be a life of lies, she runs to her brother, the only person she can trust. She has no idea she’s running straight into a world of badass bikers who live and ride by their own rules. One tatted rebel in particular calls to her wilder side, and while everything in her draws her toward him, every experience she’s had with men warns her away.


Jace Warren is doing what he’s done his whole life—trying to survive, making the best with what he’d been given. The only life that makes sense after the military is Hell Ryders Motorcycle Club, but the sweet innocence of his army buddy's sister promises a different life, one a man like him can only dream of. Problem is, being his MC brother’s sister puts her off limits. Hard as it is, he keeps his distance. Then she kisses him, and all bets are off.

RONE Award Nominee 2017:

Steamy Contemporary Category


“Oh. My…. Let me compose myself…. YOU HAVE TO FREAKIN’ READ THIS! If you want a dominant, caring, freakin’ awesome hero, an amazing heroine and a hell of a lot of heat. Give this a read!”

- Coffee House Press


“The author uses a sensitive subject matter to create a beautiful story of justice and love finding the right path.  A great beginning to a new MC series!”

- InD'tale Magazine

      “An amazing read, J.L. Sheppard truly captures the essence of a marvelously strong MC romance.”

- Tome Tender 

“[Running Wild] has everything: mystery, intrigue, anger, uncertainty, and most important, love... The kind that hits you at first sight and just won't let go.”

- RomCon Reviews

“Ready for some hot bikers? J.L. Sheppard has a new series for you!”  

- Night Owl Reviews

“Yes, this is another MC story, but there’s so much more to this book than other MC stories! It’s exciting and hard to put down, and I loved every single second of it!”

- Alpha Book Club 


Running Hot, Hell Ryders MC #2, is available in digital, paperback, and audio formats.

​​​Thomas “Cuss” Layne has never wanted for anything, except the beautiful girl he saved so long ago. But she’s a rich girl, and he’s a biker. For years, he hasn’t had a glimpse of her. Still, he's never been able to get her out of his mind. When her life’s in danger, he rides to her rescue once again. This time, he’s determined to do what he should’ve done long ago—make her his, in every possible way.

Tiffany Hamilton has never gotten over the bad boy with the sapphire eyes and midnight hair, the boy who once saved her. She wants him—a touch, a taste—but he’s never wanted anything to do with her. It’s past time to move on. When the sexy biker barges back into her life, saving her yet again and making demands, he makes it impossible to say no to his raw magnetism. She’ll finally have everything she’s dreamed of…but will it be enough?


TBR Pile's Book of the Month Nominee: June 2017

RONE Award Finalist 2018: New Adult Category


Running Hot is impossible to put down! A great read for anytime of the year!”

- InD'tale Magazine

“[Cuss and Tiffany’s] story is epic and thrilling... Running Hot is an amazing second book in a must read series!” 

- TBR Pile     

“Strong and slow building storyline, Running Hot was a great MC read... A friends to lover story with a slow building romance and enough heat to ignite the pages.”

- Tome Tender

“I can assure you, the story of [Cuss and Tiffany's] love will pull you in deep—so deep that I managed to complete this one in a single sitting, unwilling to put the book down for a single moment.”

- Bibliophile Ramblings


Riding Blind, Hell Ryders MC #3, is available in digital, paperback, and audio formats.

Hell Ryders MC officer Bryce “Ripper” Knight never knew love until he met Em. Then she disappeared and he was lost. Now, years later, her cousin—a rival club leader—needs him to find her before his enemies do. Ripper has no choice but to protect her, but he’ll be damned if he lets her under his skin again. One look, though, and he can’t deny she still sets him aflame.

Leaving Ripper almost destroyed Emelia “Em” Kenna, but in the midst of a bloody club war, she couldn’t choose between the two men she loved most or raise the child growing inside her with a man who didn’t want to be a father. Suddenly, Ripper is back in her life, and she’s riddled with guilt over the secrets she’s kept. Everything’s changed except two things—the reason she left and the fire he ignites.


“You won't want to put [Riding Blind] down until it's over. And even then, you'll want more... Ripper gets to your heart in the most alpha way, you'll swoon right off the back of his bike...”

- Sweet & Spicy Reads

“J.L. Sheppard has written a beautiful second-chance love story... Can't wait to read the first two books of this series!”

- Beyond the Covers

 “You HAVE to get this one for sure! Any fan of MC romance will absolutely love this story of Ripper and Em.”

- Indie Book Blog


Riding Hard, Hell Ryders MC #4, is available in digital and paperback.

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.

“The tension and attraction portrayed in the story is beautifully written and makes for a delicious and sexy read!”

- InD'tale Magazine

“…The story line is unique, intense, and will pull at your heart strings. I think this is the first MC story to actually make my cry…”

- The Laundry Librarian

“Wow! Riding Hard sent me on one wild ride of emotions that left me speechless at times! So many unexpected twists and turns that will leave you breathless!”

 - Beyond the Covers

“Biker Romance done right… [Dodge and Lex's] chemistry is off the charts… TOP 2019 MUST READ list!”

- The Guide to Romance Novels

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