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Awaiting Fate

(Fated Immortals #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Awaiting Fate, Fated Immortals I

Cain Thaler’s lived more than four hundred years fighting rogue immortals, avenging the family he’d lost. It’s all he’s needed, all he’s wanted. That changes the fateful day he lays eyes on his fated mate.

Olivia Waden, a werewolf princess, is nothing like him. Unwilling to give her up, he sets a plan into motion: ignoring his need to claim
ebook, 309 pages
Published March 27th 2015
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J.L. Sheppard is a new to me author - Her book Awaiting Fate sounded fairly good so picked it up. This book seems to be a spin off of her previous series "Elemental Sisters". I didn't feel in anyway I needed to read them before this so that was nice. I really liked her writing style.

Awaiting Fate is about Cain and Oliva. Cain recognized Oliva as his mate 5 months previously but decided to take his time and make her feel comfortable with him, form a friendship, and in the mean time woo her.
What is one pretty consistent thing about fated pairs in paranormal romances? Instant attraction, right? Instant need to be together, no matter what, am I right? Meet Cain, the immortal demon warrior with more self-control and insecurities than any warrior hero I’ve ever met. Cain thinks he has nothing to offer his fated mate, Olivia, a werewolf princess, as she is royalty and he is simply an adopted demon, even though his adopted family is royalty, he is still a man without roots. Feeling ...more
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
It's been awhile since I've read a paranormal romance. They tend to be a hit or miss for me so I don't read them often. I really enjoyed Awaiting Fate. Cain was super alpha but sweet. Olivia was an ok heroine. She was really sweet & shy. Although, I don't mind sweet or shy, sometimes it can come across as weak. I like my heroines to be a bit more on the stronger/confident/sassy side. At times, both Cain and Olivia were a bit too insecure for my taste, which drove me a little nuts but overall ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First off, congrats J.L. Sheppard, on the new series, how exciting it must feel to have it released! Let me start off by saying, fans of the Elemental Series are going to feel right at home reading Awaiting Fate. While reading the novel, it felt like a good kind of romantic soap-opera where the readers knew more than the characters in the story! Which made me feel all giddy inside, what made the experience better were the character’s reactions to situations we were waiting to unfold. I really ...more
Melissa Ann
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I went in open minded as this is my first read of a paranormal book. I loved Cain the and how fiercely he loved Olivia, despite her being a werewolf princess, he still want after her and proved he loved her. Great story!
Chrissy Dyer
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story!! I love the fact that Cain is absolutely the sweetest!!!
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
O-M-G Cain!!! I didn't think I could love another after reading Jacob's book, but oh boy was I wrong! Cain was absolutely perfect!

I started Fated Immortals, a spin-off series of the Elemental Sisters, without reading that first but it's not necessary. I felt the need to read this book because I absolutely fell in love with Jacob, that I just had to get my hands on another sexy sweet hot tempered demon. I didn't think I'd love another, but I was so wrong. I freaking loved Cain! He was
Catina Lewis
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After wanting centuries for his mate he finally finds her while watching over the King's wife's sister Jocelyn. Cain, at that moment had the distant instinct to take her and make her his own. He followed her for a little while and found out she was also an immortal but a werewolf. Her brother is also the alpha of the pack.

Olivia doesn't know much about the immortal world because her brother is a little bit overprotective of her. She is also kept on watch and is always left in her home away from
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is here to stay, thank goodness! I actually read the second book in this series first and I stated in that review one of my favorite things about this series is that there are many different types of paranormal. These books are all about the couple and romance, hot nail-biting romance.

Many times during paranormal romance books, really any romance genre books, I will comment on the action and mystery that the novels have as well. These books so far do not really have those aspects,
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this so much. I read this one not realizing it was a spin off from another series, but it wasn't necessary to read the other series first even though I do have a feeling I would understand some of the characters more if I had. However, it is NOT needed at all. Cain is so hott. He is a demon, he is sexy, and when he turns demon so much yummy. He has insecurities and jealousy. He loves his mate so much but is worried she won't want or need him so he takes his time. Olivia is amazing. She ...more
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Mar 30, 2015
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance & Anthors That Rock.
Cain Thales has been fighting rogue immortals for over 400 years. He is revenging his family he lost to them. He though that was all he needed until he met Olivia Waden. Olivia is a werewolf princess, and the exact opposite of Cain. They become friends and Cain fights his need to claim Olivia. Olivia has fallen really hard for Cain but doesn't know he feels the same way so she runs away. Is their love enough to overcome their
Eva Millien
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After centuries of waiting Cain has finally found his fated mate but to protect her, he befriends her to give her time only he may have waited too long and their differences may tear them apart in this heartfelt paranormal romance. I was completely enthralled with Cain and Olivia’s story and of course I can’t wait to read the next one and hopefully hear more about the newest characters introduced to all the familiar characters that I already love.

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Paranormal Romance Junkies
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Although this is a new series for this author, it feels like a old favorite because you are still in that same world of the Elemental's. Cain and Olivia's story is every bit as good as previous stories and I look forward to reading future books in this series. From the beginning Cain has been a favorite of mine so it was great to see him get his fated mate and find his happiness. If you liked previous works by this author than you will absolutely love this one too.

J.L. Sheppard
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)


Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read of Ms. Sheppard's
While I was told that this was derived from a previous series, from what I can tell, I didn't feel that I was lost in any way by not having any history of any of the characters. This book holds such a sweet, beautiful love story. It proves that no matter the species, love wins, when you believe in it! I recommend this to anyone who loves an endearing romance, that is also paranormal. Onward to Fate Forgotten (Fated Immortals #2)
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cain and Olivia.
Cain is a Demon warrior, Olivia is a werewolf princess, they are both immortal, they are both fated mates Cain knows it the moment he feels Olivia's presence nearby, Olivia is utterly clueless waiting for her mate to find her.
I love a good supernatural romance with loads of drama, action and adventure, awaiting fate has it all, stubborn sexy alpha men and their even more stubborn female mates, it's a combination sure to keep you entertained.
InD'tale Magazine
The “fated mate” trope is fairly popular, and it can be done really well.

Read full review in the 2015 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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J.L. Sheppard currently lives in South Florida with her husband and sons. She has an extraordinary passion for books, reading, and writing.

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