Please tell us about yourself.
First, I’d just like to say hi to you, Cassidy. Thank you for having me on your blog. I read on your blog that you’re gaming enthusiast. So is my husband. He lives to watch Twitch and then use what he learns to play his many games. I don’t get it, but he doesn’t get my obsessive need to write either.
As for me, my name is Ashlynne Laynne and I write erotic, interracial paranormal romance that features vampires, witches, angels, demons and fae. I’m the eldest of two daughters. I’ve been married to my husband for twelve years, and I have a son.
Seeing Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire started my life-long love of the fanged ones, and I’ve been head over heels for them since. Witches and vampires are actually my two favorite paranormal creatures, so I am thrilled that I get to write both of them.
I write part-time and work a fulltime job outside of the house four days a week. The company I work for has been very flexible with my hours, which affords me an extra day to write during the week.
Tell us about your book.
Blood Bewitched is actually the sixth book in my Progeny Series. It continues the love story of half-blooded vampire, Ascher Rousseau, and his eternal love, Shauna McCutchin. In this installment, bonds are tested, lies are revealed, and we get to meet Ascher and Shauna’s new bundle of joy. It’s pretty exciting stuff for those who have followed the couple since book one.
The idea for this series came after a dream that I had about Ascher back in October of 2010. I get up for work really early in the morning, and that particular day I was zonked when I got home, so I crashed. I dreamed him exactly the way I write him and with the amulet he and his brothers wear in the series. I can remember waking up from that dream and having no clue what it all meant. I sketched this hideous picture of the amulet that only my fan artist and husband have ever seen.
How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?
I would say that I spend between fifteen and twenty hours a week writing, editing, and doing things to run my tiny publishing company.
If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
Stephen King. Anne Rice. Sylvia Day.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on Belonging and Blood Rising, which are the seventh and eighth books of The Progeny Series, and a spin off novella series of these books called The Men of Malore. So yeah, my plate is pretty full at the moment.
It has been my absolute pleasure appearing today. Thank you for allowing me to touch base with your readers. I hope to come back again soon.
Title: Blood Bewitched (The Progeny Series #5)
Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
“Nothing in life is a coincidence.”
Forces are aligning in Shauna Rousseau’s life. A gifted Wiccan warrior and unique true half-blooded vampire, she is fate personified with an incredible destiny to fulfill. The ultimate war between good and evil is brewing, a revolution that will change our world forever.
Sides are being chosen, but Shauna has some unfinished family business. With her siblings and husband by her side, the pregnant newborn travels to Louisiana to shake her family tree. Lies are uncovered that will irrevocably damage the siblings’ lives.
Everyone has a past. It’s time for Shauna Rousseau to face hers.
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
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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