Ascher and Shauna both appear through bi-fold patio doors leading 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?”
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 ass.”
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 herbal tea, Ashlynne,” Ascher says 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 visit 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?”
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, so I’m assuming that Ursula is at it again.”
Ascher: (a swirl of Crimson flashes in his eyes as his jaw tightens) “The Vasilles are the reason 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 had a lot of fun.”
Shauna: (blushes as she meets Ascher’s gaze) “We sure have.”
Ashlynne: “If I’m being nosey, tell me to shut up, 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.”
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 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 call Dustin and show you out.”
Blood Promise (The Progeny Series #3)
“Their love is fated by an ancient prophecy. Now the promise is fulfilled.”
Ascher Rousseau is a half-human, half vampire whose life has been a series of prophecies and predictions. After finding incredible love and passion with Shauna—a Wiccan with powers beyond anything he’s ever known—he seals to her and hopes for happiness. But his enemies seek to destroy all that he loves, and he finds that happiness never lasts for long.
Darkness is descending and a vampiric revolution is nearing. A new brood of hatchlings is born to join their darkling brothers, in preparation for war. A preordained chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the rise of the demonic “cloaked one” and his half-human fallen children, while ending humanity—as we know it.
Can a supernatural love and the loyal bond of a family save the Rousseaus and the world from certain extinction?
The Progeny Series Extras
THE PROGENY/BLOOD BONDS TRAILER
About Ashlynne Laynne
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. Find and follow here online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave her a note in her Reader Email.
Ashlynne lives in North Carolina with her husband and teenage son.
About The Progeny Series
At its core, The Progeny Series is simply 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 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 clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the archaic beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that has existed for ages. This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults, as it contains adult sensuality, language and themes.
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