Ashlynne Laynne 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. The vampire/witch pairing is unique and different when most books pair them with werewolves. The infinite possibilities, for such a wicked couple, intrigued her. There is no shortage of romance, steam and surprises in The Progeny. These books are for adults and contain adult sensuality and themes, but minimal profanity. She likes to think of Ascher and Shauna as the damned version of Romeo and Juliet.
Ashlynne lives in North Carolina with her husband and teenage son.
MP-In Progeny Ascher has to walk the line, as a writer have you ever felt you needed to walk a line?
AL-No. I actually love to ride the fine line between erotica and romance. I’ve never been one to conform, so I’m comfortable letting my work define itself without placing too many labels on it.
MP-Do you think you’d turn this into a series and if so would you include another paranormal creature?
AL-The Progeny is the first book of The Progeny Series. Book two, Blood Bonds, is coming in June. I’m currently working on book three. I think vampires and witches are quite enough for one series!
MP-Is this a self-published work or do you have a house you’re connected with?
AL-Novel Concept Publishing is the home to my Progeny Series.
MP-Would you say this book is an akin to the True Blood series?
AL-I think any vampire series is going to have like attributes to others but I really strived to make The Progeny something truly special and unique. I wanted my couple to be unforgettable.
MP-Do you have any future project that we can look for?
AL-Blood Bonds will release around June. The third installment is in the works and has no release date.
“No fate other than the one I choose.” The timeless creed, and tattoo, bore by the Rousseau’s— 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.
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