The Progeny By Ashlynne Laynne
"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.
Asslynee Laynne brings us a fantastic paranormal love story, her writing is good, I really enjoyed this novel and I hope there is more to come in the future. The character descriptions were done well and her words flowed easily giving the reader enough information to understand what is going on in the story. Asslynne has written two great characters in Ascher and Shauna and you feel for them throughout this story. There are some small grammatical errors but I tend to skim right by them as they weren’t enough to make be dislike this book.
Ascher Rousseau is half human, half vampire, all his life he feels out of place and not sure why he exists. Being a hybrid he feels like he doesn’t belong to any group; humans or vampires. Ascher can walk in the sunlight making him very different from the other vampires and as far as humans go they have no idea what he is.
Shauna is half human, half Wiccan who works in Ascher brother’s bar she is beautiful and she sure peaks his interest. Things start to change for Asher he knows he should stay away from her but he can’t seem to help himself he wants Shauna to be his.
Then we meet Ursula, the woman Ascher has been arranged to marry, knowing he has found his true mate in Shauna he must fight to keep her safe. But with Ursula out there knowing his secrets can he really protect Shauna. You must read to find out more.
I really enjoyed Asslynne Laynne book and she has written an explosive love story I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and please tell me it won’t be that long.
I have rated this novel 3.5 stars and would clearly give it 4 if the grammatical errors were fixed. Overall though I enjoyed it and would recommend The Progeny to anyone who loves to read paranormal love stories.About the Author:
The infinite possibilities, for such a wickedly unique 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 loves writing on the edge and teetering between the erotica and romance genres. She thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the damned version of Romeo and Juliet.
She’s currently working on book two of the series entitled Blood Bonds. In her spare time, Ashlynne enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. Ashlynne 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.
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