Today is a day of revelations, and I am pleased to have Ava helping me to give everyone their first look at Blood Reborn, the fourth in the Progeny series. In celebration of book four, you can comment below for your chance to receive a PDF copy of book three, Blood Promise. Today’s picture is entitled Shauna the Immortal and was created by Progeny Series fan artist, Faleasha Myers. So, thank you Faleasha for such beautiful pictures of the ever evolving Ascher and Shauna. You will find links to her work below. So without further delay, here is the first look at immortal Shauna and her eternal love.
Blood Reborn (The Progeny Series #4)
“Hell hath no fury like a Wiccan Reborn.”
Shauna McCutchin and Ascher Rousseau share a deep and passionate bond that merges their Wiccan and vampire worlds. Destined, they’ve endured trials and suffered unimaginable pain in their quest for a happily ever after.
Endowed with amazing supernatural abilities and the added attributes of her new vampire existence, Shauna is a force to rival all others—a dangerous new breed of vampire that defies conventional wisdom.
Darkness shrouds the couple’s pasts and enemies are determined to ruin their future. Will Shauna surrender to the evil side of her nature, or will she stand by Ascher’s side as the Rousseaus prepare for the revolution?
Shauna will either be an immortal miracle, or an unholy menace.
Exclusive Sneak Peek of Blood Reborn
“Quinn! Father! I need some help here!” Ascher watched his newborn wife gasp that first existence affirming breath of half-blooded immortality.
The epitome of an immortal angel clad in a pink eyelet nightgown, Shauna was anything but. She snarled and fought against her husband’s touch—clearly out of control and scary strong, much stronger than he’d expected. Her eyes closed, she writhed beneath him, her muscles straining with uncontested might. The brunt of his strength was not enough to restrain her. She was a typical newborn coming out of transformation—confused, angry and mad with thirst.
“Shauna,” he whispered in a gentle, even tone, hoping to soothe her into calm.
Her teeth gnashed, the razor points of her new fangs flashing at him. Even though the demonic daggers were in their beginning stages, Ascher knew that they’d hurt like hell if she nipped him. With a sudden jolt, her hand wriggled free of his hold. The delicate claws on her fingertips lashed his cheek, leaving a stinging pain on his hot face.
“Damn it!” Ascher clenched his jaw and bit back a roar, taking a deep breath to halt the blood threading his vision.
The entire cottage shook with the force of her newly intensified Wiccan abilities. She would either be an immortal miracle or an unholy menace. From the looks of it, she was the latter and had seclusion in her future.
Booming thunder rocked the early morning sky—another bad sign, the meteorologists only forecasted beautiful weather all week. They surely hadn’t accounted for the immortal storm now known as Shawnette Rousseau.
“Having trouble handling your wife?” Quinn smirked, as he assisted his brother by weighting Shauna’s flailing arms with his own.
Ascher concentrated his efforts on subduing her kicking feet. “Shauna. It’s okay, sweetheart. I need you to open your eyes for me. Can you open your eyes?”
Her answer to his even-tempered request was a chorus of animalistic growls that Ascher struggled to reconcile with the compassionate soul he’d grown to know and love. What the hell have I done? Had the venom killed the best parts of his wife, leaving an unruly and savage beast behind for eternity?
About Ashlynne Laynne
Ashlynne Laynneis a songwriter, poet and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance, who 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—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 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 exclusively one day soon. Find and follow here online on TwitterManic Readers BlogWebsiteReader 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 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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