Monday, April 30, 2012

Revisiting Interview With the Artist


A second edition of THE PROGENY and its sequel, BLOOD BONDS, are set to release soon and I thought it'd be fun to revisit this earlier interview with the woman behind these beautiful covers- Faleasha Myers. Her amazing work is featured in the first two covers of the Progeny series.


 Welcome Faleasha!



Ashlynne: Have you always wanted to be an artist?

Absolutely! I've always loved drawing and bringing characters to life. I remember in school when we were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, I would always answer that question with "being an artist". I find drawing to be very soothing and I love getting lost in a new picture.


Ashlynne: What was the first thing you ever drew?

This question is really hard to answer because I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. I've drawn so much and for so long that I can't remember my first drawing. I do remember trying to draw the Disney Princesses all the time. 

Ashlynne: What is your favorite piece of work that you’ve drawn?

This is another difficult question to answer because I try to improve with every drawing I work on so what usually happens is whatever I am currently working on ends up being my favorite piece of work.

Ashlynne: What inspires you to draw?

I really enjoy looking at my favorite artist's work on DeviantArt. When I see beautiful work by other artists, I want to dive in and try to make something fun that others will enjoy looking at.  Also, looking at my favorite artists work helps me when I'm feeling discouraged.

Ashlynne: Do you listen to music while you draw?

I do, actually. It really helps to pull me into my work. I have a really weird and random collection of music that I listen to while drawing. I listen to everything from wrestling theme music, Spice Girls, Rob Zombie all the way to soundtracks to movies like RENT, Death Proof and REPO:The Genetic Opera. Yes, I am strange like that. haha

Ashlynne: What is your favorite genre of books?

I love books that deal with magic and the Paranormal. 

Ashlynne: What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy watching horror movies, hanging out with my best friend watching random tv shows and one of my favorite things to do is play with my four dogs!

 
Ashlynne: What projects are you currently working on?

Currently I am working on a piece for Blood Bonds. I also have a list of fan art I want to draw for my Youtube channel and my blog.

 
Ashlynne: Where can we find you on the internet?

I have many sites where you can find me:
Also, I am currently putting together a tumblr account that you can follow at:http://www.faleasha.tumblr.com/

It's been a pleasure talking with you. Hope to have you back again, soon.


Peace and Love,
Ashlynne


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday Excerpt...


The magnetic pull of their attraction concentrated, surging between their anxious and waiting lips. She stepped backward, leaning against the wall behind her. He leaned into her, angling her head up to him. Gently, as if the fate of his existence rested on this one small moment, he pressed his lips to hers and gave her the softest flutter of a kiss.
Her eyes opened, a wide smile exposing her deep dimples. “I was wondering when you’d get around to that.”
“You have just as much free will as I do. You could’ve kissed me.”

(Ascher and Shauna's first kiss)

From the upcoming revamped "The Progeny" set to release soon.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Taking the plunge into erotica...

I've made a big decision. I've recently been considering writing more erotic type novels. Filled to the brim with encouragement and a healthy dose of courage, today I took the plunge. I wrote my first erotica scene that will appear in the third installment of my Progeny Series entitled, Blood Promise. I've also been busy working with some jewelers to recreate the Rousseau family amulets and Shauna's ruby heart necklace from the Progeny Series. I'm building a brand, not just writing books. It's slow going sometimes, but I'm on the right track now and am building a network of people that I trust to help me guide me.

Also look for three new series in the works( 1 erotica, 1 YA/romance, 1 sci-fi/futuristic), one of which is already written and just in need of polishing. I'm branching out into different genres, and really I'm loving it.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Romance With A Bite: Ashlynne Laynne and The Progeny

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Labelle Books: GIVEAWAY: A Re-vamping Celebration & Double the Pr...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

From the Shadows: Q+A with Ashlynne Laynne (The Progeny)

From the Shadows: Q+A with Ashlynne Laynne (The Progeny): Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Ashlynne Laynne.  Ashlynne is the author of The Progeny . EJ:  When did you begin writing? ...