Aug 24, 2012
Ashlynne Laynne has kindly agreed to share a Character Interview starring Ascher and Shauna Rousseau in her newest release, Blood Bonds.
About The Author:
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 vampires with werewolves.Ashlynne loves writing on the edge and teetering between 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 books three and four of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Rocker Series, and an untitled novella WIP. 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 full time one day soon.Ashlynne lives in North Carolina with her husband and teenage son.
Ashlynne Laynne’s Interview with Ascher and Shauna Rousseau
Ascher and Shauna both appear through the bi-fold patio doors that lead to a cozy lanai, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Ashlynne:(stands and hugs Ascher) “Ash, it’s so good to see you.” (hugs Shauna) “Shauna you look fabulous. You’ve been working out?”
Shauna:(sits in a wicker chair opposite Ashlynne) “I’m facing the trials soon, so I have to focus on my conditioning.”
Ashlynne:“So, what are you doing to prepare?”
Shauna: “Ash and I run a lap around the island every morning and he’s teaching me to use a javelin and daggers.”
Ashlynne: Is Ascher fair or does he run laps around you while using his vampire speed?”
Shauna: “You know Ash; he’s such a practical joker sometimes. He’s always jeering me and telling me to move my butt.”
Ashlynne: “You look great, Shauna. I’m sure you’ll pass with flying colors.”
Ascher:(disappears for a second, then reappears with tea and sandwiches) “I hope you like tea, Ashlynne,” Ascher speaks in his sexy French accented English.
Ashlynne: (smiles) “Tea’s fine, Ash.” (turns to Shauna) “Have you gotten used to his vampire speed yet?”
Shauna: (giggles) “He’s showing off, he hardly ever does that anymore.”
Ascher: (settles down in the chair next to Shauna, his hand lovingly placed over hers) “It’s nice to have you here on Tranquility, Ashlynne.”
Ashlynne: “It’s so beautiful here, and I have to admit, I’ve always wanted to come to Hawaii.”
Ascher: “Shauna and I love it here. I think we’ll be sad to go back to Langley.”
Ashlynne: “So, married life seems to be agreeing with the both of you. Has it changed your relationship?”
Shauna: “Not really…we were committed to one another before the ceremonies, so a certificate and wedding band don’t mean a whole lot.”
Ashlynne: “Speaking of wedding bands…can I just say, wow! Those rings are gorgeous. Who picked them out?”
Ascher: “Gabe helped me to pick them out.”
Ashlynne: “How are Gabe and Katy?”
Shauna: “They’re down in Miami taking a breather for the summer. Kat’s really happy.”
Ashlynne: “I heard that they got engaged. Tell her congratulations for me.”
Shauna: “I will.”
Ashlynne: “We’re on a private island, swarming with security, so I’m assuming that Ursula is at it again.”
Ascher: (a swirl of Crimson flashes in his eyes as his jaw tightens) “They are the reason that we had to come here, in the first place.” (his eyes soften) “We’re grateful to Tris and Kara for allowing us to use their home. We’ve have had a lot of fun.”
Shauna: (blushes as she meets Ascher’s gaze) “We sure have.”
Ashlynne: “Excuse me if I’m being nosey, but does that fun happen to include trying to conceive a baby?”
Shauna:: (glances at Ascher and they both smile at one another) “Yes, we’re trying, but we haven’t had any luck yet.”
Ascher: (chuckles deviously) “I’ve rather enjoyed the practicing.”
Ashlynne: “Well, you know what they say, practice makes perfect.”
Both Ascher and Shauna grin.
Ascher: “Trust me, Ashlynne, you’ll be the first to know.”
Ashlynne: “How is the conversion to animal blood going?”
Ascher: (frowns) “I’m better but it’s still tough. I’m determined to succeed and Shauna is very supportive.”
Ashlynne: “I have one more question and I’ll have everything that I need for the interview. Ash, you’re wearing a flowered shirt. Does that mean that you’re conforming?”
Ascher: (chuckles) “Hell no. Shauna got this hideous thing for me to wear for the interview, so that I didn’t scare the crap out of you.”
Ashlynne: “I’m not afraid of you, Ascher, but Shauna did a great job. It’s an unexpected change from your usual attire. You should wear non-black clothing more often.”
Ascher: (tugs at his shirt collar) “I don’t know about that, Ashlynne.”
Shauna stifles a laugh.
Ashlynne: “I know you guys have a ton of things to do and I think I have what I need for my blog. Is there anything you’d like to say in conclusion?”
Shauna: “It was fun having you here and there’s an open invitation for you to visit Bonheur anytime.”
Ascher: “Yes, let’s do it again really soon.”
Ashlynne: “That’s awful sweet of the both of you. Thanks for the interview and have fun working on the little Rousseau.” (hugs Shauna) “Take care doll and say hello to the others for me.”
Shauna: “I will and you take care, too, Ashlynne.”
Ascher: “I’ll show you out.”
“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.
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About The Progeny Series:
At its core, The Progeny is simply a story about a man and woman who fall in love, and the fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. When we meet Ascher, he’s grumpy. Frankly, who could blame him? He’s engaged to seal to Ursula—a cold and careless vampire who wants nothing more than to get her hands on a bloodstone— and he feels conflicted about his existence.
All of that changes when he meets Shawnette McCutchin. She’s beautiful, intriguing and possesses some of the most potent blood that he’s ever smelled. A war immediately begins inside Ascher. He craves Shauna’s blood just as much as he craves her body and the closer they get, the harder it is for him to control his urges. After Ascher calls off the sealing to Ursula, the trouble begins. His family’s peaceful period ends when Ursula’s army attacks the Rousseaus.
This series is about a family of which we’ve never seen before. They share a common mortal and immortal bloodline but loyalty is the thread that holds this clan together. Once you become a part of this family, the others will risk their lives to protect you. We see examples of this throughout the journey. There is no shortage of romance, steam and surprises in The Progeny Series but these books are for adults and contain adult sensuality, language and themes.
Book one of the Progeny Series—The Progeny—re-released on May 7, 2012. Book two—Blood Bonds—released July 14, 2012. You can find Ashlynne on Facebook, Vampire Book Realm, Twitter, Manic Readers, on her Blog and Website. Visit The Progeny Series Facebook Pageto learn more about the characters and to keep up with the latest series developments. Ashlynne loves to hear from readers. Contact her by Reader Email.
The Progeny Series is available for purchase worldwide at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Amazon Spain, Amazon France, Amazon Austria, Amazon Italy, Amazon Germany, ARE Blood Bonds, ARE The Progeny and Smashwords.
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