Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: Blood Bonds (#2 in the Progeny Series) by Ashlynne Laynne

Blood Bonds (#2 in the Progeny Series)
by Ashlynne Laynne
Erotic Paranormal Romance


Where's the ice? Oh forget that! Where's the closest walk in freezer?  I need a moment or 60 because this book was on fire.

You must read book 1st book first as Blood Bond picks up right where book 1 leaves off. 
We continue the story of Ascher and Shauna and there's Katy and Gabe's relationship that begins to blossom. The romance with both build to the point sometimes it was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes while reading. I'm so not a crier. And it's such a hot read! To have both ends of the spectrum in a book is delicious.  We still get the suspense, mystery, sex, romance and more with these awesome magical characters. And you can tell Ashlynne has grown as a writer with this book. I simply loved it!

Naughty Bit! Okay a large Naughty Bit! 

Fire and ice now coursed every sinew in her body, existing everywhere at once, just as pain and pleasure sometimes inhabited her when they made love—each exerting its will, refusing to be conquered. She felt powerful and submissive. He did that to her, made her conflicted and his morphing eyes did nothing to remedy that affliction.

He growled then grabbed her to him, claiming her mouth with his demanding kiss and impatient tongue. Her neck fell back in invitation, and he obliged her with tender kisses and gentle sucking against the soft skin, while his touch sent sensual voltage to her core.

He flashed his bright red eyes as their bodies hovered and flipped with his body on top.

The sexual tension coursed heavy with the shockwaves of current passing between them. Each touch was a jolt, burning her wherever his fingers lingered. Clothing disappeared amidst a soundtrack of the falling rain, ravenous moaning and the ripping of fabric. She didn’t care about anything but being closer to him and having his hands on her, their bodies together with no boundaries obstructing their passion. Her heart raced—beating so furiously that she thought she might have a heart attack. His cock breached her waiting pussy, fueling and quenching her yearning for him with deeply penetrating thrusts.

“More,” she pleaded in a voice thick and heady with hunger. She couldn’t get him close enough. No depth of penetration seemed to reach the fire blazing inside her. Her frustrated arms forced him closer, cementing their bodies until their pelvic bones rocked against one another. He was a perfect fit, completely filling her with the reassurance that their lovemaking always brought.

His body quivered as he pierced her with crimson colored eyes.

“Faster!” she demanded, thrusting her body against his, intensifying the strokes.

His breaths quickened as his eyes rolled in his head.

Twining her legs around his waist, she meshed him to her, squeezing herself around him. The tingle was there, taunting her, spurring the itch that only her orgasm could scratch. She wanted it and she wanted him deeper. 

He plunged inside of her, the slow movements stirring and bringing her closer to the brink.

“Yes…yes…don’t stop!”


Ascher groaned, “Shauna,” through clenched teeth while clutching her hips to control her wild thrusting. “What’s with you tonight?”

He was stiff as steel, his heart hammering and pulsing out a pleading rhythm. She was anxious and squirmy, her nails tearing at his flesh. He’d never seen her so voracious. The pulsations inside her and the rough thrusting lashed at him, bringing him into the danger zone. She’s your human wife and you can’t hurt her. Slow things down. “Sweetheart, wait. I could hurt you if we aren’t careful.”

“You won’t hurt me. Don’t worry and whatever you do, don’t stop!” Her neck craned back, the skin taut and her carotid pulsating. “Oh, God.”

Thunder boomed outside.

She pulled his lips to hers, driving her tongue into his mouth. Each flick forced the fire closer to his shaft, the stiffness turning into an engorged type of pain. He was worried about hurting her, but she was hurting him.

Lightning flashed outside and rain crashed against the window. The raging storm only mimicked the surge of adrenaline, hormones and fever erupting in him.

A string of demands flew from her mouth. “More…deeper…faster…don’t stop!”

His heart thundered as he pounded into her with everything he had, his head still foggy from the crash. He stroked her deeper, harder, with as much force as he could muster, the lightheadedness blurring his thoughts and vision.

Release was coming—hers and his.

Another bolt of lightning flashed outside, striking a tree near the pool. A loud swoosh came as a limb plummeted into the water.

Goosebumps prickled the surface of his skin as her nails dug into his back. “Oh God, baby.” The prickles became currents of pure ecstasy rushing along his nerves.

“Ah,” she moaned against his neck, gripping his ass to urge him deeper.

“You want me deeper?” he asked in a husky voice that signaled his nearing the edge of the precipice. He fought to restrain himself, but found that his cock now had a mind of its own. He couldn’t stop. “Oh, fuck,” he whimpered as he delved deeper and pushed harder. In. Out. Each slick stroke forced more electricity to his spine, crushing his control and blurring his vision with blood. His head fell back as he felt himself swell inside her.

Shauna bent her legs, placing the soles of her feet on his shoulders until her pussy completely enveloped him with its warm silkiness. Her insides clenched, then clamped down around him as she met each of his thrusts with one of her own. “Come on, Ascher.”

“It’s so good,” he groaned, darting his tongue into her mouth, absorbing the tantalizing taste of her. “Baby, you feel so fucking good.”  His eyes rolled as he lost himself in the her. It was hard for him to believe that he went his entire existence without the extraordinary pleasure of a climax inside the woman he loved. Sensual explosions erupted as his release rocked him, bringing a satisfying surge of relief.

He stilled, bringing her legs down and around his hips, pressing his head against her chest to listen to the sweet thumping of her precious heart. Her fingers gently raked through his hair as they lay completely silent, listening to one another’s breaths. Repositioning himself so that they were side-by-side and face to face, Ascher fixated his stare on her eyes as he slipped inside her aching sheath. Their mouths joined, his tongue imitating the slow circling of his hips and strokes inside her, dipping and probing while slowly stroking in and out.

This relentless rhythm was the best way to make her come.

She cried out his name as her body convulsed beneath him. The storm ceased with her orgasm, slowing as her heartbeat and breathing returned to normal—he’d never experienced anything like it.

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.

About Me

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 book 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.

Where To Find Me

You can find Ashlynne on Facebook, Twitter, Manic Readers, on her Blog and Website. Visit The Progeny Series Facebook Page to 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.

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  1. Awesome review!!!!
    This is a beautiful blog you have here. I'm a HUGE Progeny fan and dream of Ascher (shhh, don't tell Shauna).

    1. Thank you! And I will be sure not to tell her. ;)

  2. Great review! Such a steamy scene! Love this series!


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