Monday, November 10, 2014

The Progeny Series By Ashlynne Laynne Excerpt~Author Interview

Title: The Progeny (The Progeny Series #1)
Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.

Ashlynne Layne is an award winning songwriter, poet, and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance. She’s always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing night stalkers of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny.
Ashlynne 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 books six and seven of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Alterity Series, and a novella spin off. 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.

She lives in the Carolinas with her husband and son.                         

More about Ashlynne
Zodiac: Leo               
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

About The Progeny Series

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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Book Excerpt

Ascher gently twinned their hands, clasping their fingers together while burying his head in the pillow to escape the desire to bite her. With each thrust, she groaned and dug her nails into his palms. His body hyperaware of her every breath and heartbeat, he stroked her softly, gently, his hips swiveling in the slowest circular motion. After several gentle thrusts, he finally broke through her virgin’s barrier. The urge to bite her resurfaced as the smell of her lost innocence smacked him in the face. Damn it to hell.
“I can’t get close enough,” he whispered into her ear, wanting to climb inside of her and lose himself forever.
She rocked up to him at the precise moment he gave her a gentle thrust. “I want to be closer, too.”
Pleasurable waves sped up his spine, resulting in pleasurable grunts. After the desire to bite her passed, he lifted his head from the pillow. The love in her dark eyes flashed a blinding light back at him. He never would have imagined that he could love someone so much. Nor could he imagine that she would so easily adapt to his reddened glare. She stared into his eyes with the same blind love that she always had.
An internal struggle began.
The gratifying sensations filling his body felt too good, and a swift urge to bite her gripped him as he remembered the deliciousness of her blood. Rivulets of sweat saturated his forehead as the fangs burst through his gums, demanding a blood sacrifice for their efforts. Be gentle. Be gentle. Don’t hurt her. He threw his head back into the pillow to hide from the hypnotic pulse of her carotid. A low growl escaped his clenched teeth. He wouldn’t hurt her and he didn’t care how much it pained him to abstain.

Author Interview
Describe your books in 3 words?
Adult. Paranormal. Heartfelt.
If you could be any character from one of your books who would it be?
Shauna. So much of my temperament and demeanor already exists in her already.
What is your greatest fear about being an author/publishing your book(s)?
There is always that moment of fear once I release my baby into the world. I worry about if the world will embrace it.
Would the 10 year-old version of yourself kick your butt or praise you for what you've accomplished in life?
Ten year old Ashlynne would praise me for overcoming the things I have surpassed.
What do you do when you finish your book and turn it in to the editor?
I usually start a new book.
What is your favorite Genre and why?
Paranormal romance written erotically is my favorite genre. While I love paranormal romance, I prefer some sizzle with my story.                                            
What is one thing that would surprise us to know about you?
Despite what I write, I am very shy.  
Was there an Author who inspired you to write?
Anne Rice is one of my favorite writers. I consider her the mother of the modern day vampire. Her books began my life-long love affair with the fanged ones.
How did you come up with the characters in your books?
This series started with a dream about my hero, Ascher. I wasn’t exactly sure what it meant at the time, but I immediately woke and began sketching the amulets that he and his vampire brothers wear. Those sketches are pretty hideous, and only my fan artist and husband have ever seen them.
Do you prefer to write alone or do you like to collaborate with other authors?
To date, I have not appeared in any anthologies, but if the right project came along I would definitely consider it.
Everyone uses computers, tablets, phones and no one uses handwritten form or typewriters, what do you prefer to use?
I’m a product of the digital age. I often tell my husband that I wouldn’t have survived as a writer thirty years ago. I use a desktop and laptop to write. I use my Kindle to edit and read my work. I use my table and phone to take notes. But I also keep notebooks in every room of my house. You just never know when inspiration might strike.
Is there a ritual you do everything before you begin your book?
I usually try to outline each project, but my characters are becoming resistant to this the further along I get in the series.

Now, let’s do some Fast Fairy Questions
Apple or Windows? Apple
Dog or Cat? Dog
Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Summer or Winter? Summer
Fairies or Angels? Angels
Dark or Light Fae? Light Fae
Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires
Amazon or Barnes and Noble? Amazon
Funny or Serious? Serious
Print or E-book? E-book
Eyes or Smile? Eyes
Dean or Sam (Supernatural)? Neither.
Dream spot to visit? Hawaii

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