The Progeny (#1 The Progeny Series)
by Ashlynne Laynne
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Shauna and Ascher are a destined couple right from the start. But Ascher is engaged to Ursula from the Romanian clan by as arranged marriage and he really doesn't care for at all. In fact Ursula makes him ill. I'm still not sure why he'd sleep with another he doesn't like but him thinking on that part in the beginning had me laughing. Ascher is a half bloodling--half human, half vampire that is sometimes a little difficult to follow. Shauna is half human, half Wiccan. Ursula is all vampire and to me has an extreme personality of a spoiled rotten witch. Ursula won't stand for the betrayal and revenge is the name of the game.
Who doesn't enjoy reading murder, revenge, vampires, sex, magic, and suspense mixed in a tale of romance?
It does have a few editing errors which I mostly was able to skip over with a minor notice of them. But her writing mainly flows smoothly through the majority of the book. She's created some really good characters and I look forward to the rest of the series.
The Progeny (The Progeny Series #1)
“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.
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.