Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Series: The Progeny Series
Publisher: Q-Rotic Press
Cover Art: Cora Graphics
Expected release: Fall 2014
BLOOD BEWITCHED (The Progeny Series #5)
“Nothing in life is a coincidence.”
Forces are aligning in Shauna Rousseau’s life. A gifted Wiccan warrior and unique true half-blooded vampire, she is fate personified with an incredible destiny to fulfill. The ultimate war between good and evil is brewing, a revolution that will change our world forever.
Sides are being chosen, but Shauna has some unfinished family business. With her siblings and husband by her side, the pregnant newborn travels to Louisiana to shake her family tree. Lies are uncovered that will irrevocably damage the siblings’ lives.
Everyone has a past. It’s time for Shauna Rousseau to face hers.
First Excerpt from Blood Bewitched:
“Don’t worry, baby,” Shauna whispered, remembering their Irish dirty dancing of not long ago. “I’ll lead.”
Shauna’s pulse was off the charts, her heartbeat pacing to emulate the driving beat encapsulating them. With a come-hither crook of her finger, she lured him closer, grinding her body against him and loving the way his movements mirrored her own. They were like two halves of whole, their bodies in perfect synchronization. Her skin prickled with an ache that only his touch could soothe. Hoping to entice him with a silent invitation, she channeled, It’s all in the hips, baby. She focused her gaze deeper before circling his ear lobe with the tip of her tongue. Then again, you know how to use those, don’t you? She was beyond turned on, wanting him to see her expression as she gave his ass a hard squeeze.
Ascher’s hold on her tightened, his hands gripping her hips, pulling her into each roll of his. “It’s insane how much I want you right now. It’s as if that morning sex never happened. Feeling you like this…your body writhing against mine. It reminds me of the times when you take me.” His lips puckered against her neck, his breath hot against the sensitive skin. “I love when you have your way with me.”
“That’s because you’re mine.” She floated a feather soft line of kisses along the two moles on his neck.
He thickened against her belly, sending a coursing of chills along her spine.
The new vamp looked forward to any time they spent together and had to admit being mesmerized by immortal nightlife. She wondered how many decades would pass before she tired of it all. She was young and still naïve to some ways of the world, but Ascher never cheated her out of experiences, desiring for her to live a fulfilled life.
Crushing him to her, Shauna brought her lips to his, taking his mouth with a deep kiss that caused the breath to hitch in his throat. The whole nightclub atmosphere coupled with the sight of screwing bodies ratcheted her hormones to a new high, the primal compulsion to fuck replacing common sense. Her arms circled his neck, one hand winding under his locks and grasping his nape. She took his mouth again, bruising it with her ferocity. Growling, she ran her tongue along his lower lip, and then nipped it.
Anticipation was always half the fun of sex with Ascher, the build up to the actual event usually setting the tone. If their dirty dancing was any indication of what was to come, she was in for a wild night.
Ashlynne Laynne is a songwriter, poet and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance, who has always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing creatures of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music that is of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny.
She loves writing on the edge—combining the erotica and romance genres—and thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the wicked, damned version of Romeo and Juliet. She is currently working on book six of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Alterity Series, and several novella spin offs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively one day soon. Find and follow her online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave a note in her Reader Email.
She lives in the Carolinas with her husband and son.
More About Ashlynne
Favorite Music Genres: Alt Rock, 90’s Grunge, Pop
Favorite Musical Acts: Maroon 5, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Adele, Rob Zombie, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Drake, Justin Timberlake
Favorite Movie Genre: Horror
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Anne Rice
Foods: Yogurt, Chocolate Milk, Chicken Alfredo
At its core, The Progeny Series is simply about a man and woman who fall in love. The fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. This series encompasses a family dynamic of which we’ve never seen.
The Rousseaus share a common mortal and immortal bloodline, but loyalty is the thread binding this vampire clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that have existed for ages.
This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults and contains strong sexual content, adult sensuality, language and themes.
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Other Novels of the Progeny Series:
THE PROGENY (The Progeny Series #1)
“No fate other than the one I choose.”
The timeless creed and tattoo bore by the Rousseaus— a vampire clan with the purest bloodline of any vampire family. Out of this clandestine group came one who was different, yet the same: Ascher, a half-bloodling— half- human, half vampire.
Ascher questions the purpose for his existence and which world he truly belongs to: the human world or the vampire world. Two months from sealing to Ursula—a prearranged union to a woman he abhors —he’s at his wit’s end. He knows if he calls off the sealing, the Romanian clan will strike with deadly force, but he cannot see eternity with a cold empty shell of a woman like Ursula.
Just when he thought life was complicated enough, he meets Shauna—a beautiful, bi-racial human Wiccan—and immediately develops an unshakable attraction to her. She makes him feel alive and vital despite his origins and Ascher makes a decision that turns his immortal world upside down.
BLOOD BONDS (The Progeny Series #2)
“Forever. For always. For eternity.”
The ties that bind two hearts are powerful. For Ascher Rousseau and Shauna McCutchin, it’s more than just a blood bond. Their union is that of vampire legend. Their love is a predestined prophecy foretold centuries ago.
It’s a week before Ascher and Shauna's sealing and the couple is making final preparations for their eternity, but Ascher's ex has other plans. Ursula is hell-bent on revenge—revenge fueled by lover's scorn and her father's death—and she begins breeding a fresh army of newborn darklings to do her bidding.
When Ursula finds a new weapon—an ally with the capability to dismantle the Rousseau clan— Ascher and Shauna's bond is tested and they must stand together against Ursula or lose each other for eternity.
BLOOD PROMISE (The Progeny Series #3)
“Their love is fated by an ancient prophecy. Now the promise is fulfilled.”
Ascher Rousseau is a half-human, half vampire whose life has been a series of prophecies and predictions. After finding incredible love and passion with Shauna—a Wiccan with powers beyond anything he’s ever known—he seals to her and hopes for happiness. But his enemies seek to destroy all that he loves, and he finds that happiness never lasts for long.
Darkness is descending and a vampiric revolution is nearing. A new brood of hatchlings is born to join their darkling brothers, in preparation for war. A preordained chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the rise of the demonic “cloaked one” and his half-human fallen children, while ending humanity—as we know it.
Can a supernatural love and the loyal bond of a family save the Rousseaus and the world from certain extinction?
BLOOD REBORN (The Progeny Series #4)
“Hell hath no fury like a Wiccan reborn.”
Shauna McCutchin and Ascher Rousseau share a deep and passionate bond that merges their Wiccan and vampire worlds. Destined, they’ve endured trials and suffered unimaginable pain in their quest for a happily ever after.
Endowed with amazing supernatural abilities and the added attributes of her new vampire existence, Shauna is a force to rival all others—a dangerous new breed of vampire that defies conventional wisdom.
Darkness shrouds the couple’s pasts and enemies are determined to ruin their future. Will Shauna surrender to the evil side of her nature, or will she stand by Ascher’s side as the Rousseaus prepare for the revolution?
Shauna will either be an immortal miracle or an unholy menace.
YEARNING: A BLOOD REBORN NOVEL (The Progeny Series #4.5)
“Destiny will not be denied.”
Like their siblings, Katy McCutchin—a powerful double Wiccan with otherworldly powers—and Gabe Rousseau—a full-blooded vampire—are destined. They’ve conquered many obstacles to be together. With their relationship at a crossroads and chaos erupting all around them, it’s time to take the steps that will finally link them for eternity.