Ashlynne Laynne, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Blood Promise.
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing
Cover artist: Faleasha Myers
Length: 320 pages
Heat rating: 4
Tagline: 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?
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Ascher Rousseau- 87 year old half-blooded vampire, one third owner of Rousseau Incorporated and medical student
Shauna McCutchin-Rousseau- 21 year old bartender and second year college student
Cuff me...is she for real? Of course she means it, you idiot. What did you think the handcuffs were for? Now anxious with anticipation, he obeyed her command, allowing her to restrain his wrists in the cool metal. Stepping backward and keeping his gaze riveted on his brutally hot wife, Ascher fell back into the sofa, naked and with bound hands that rested at the small of his back.
Straddling his lap, her hips circled against his hardness, pushing his restraint to the bitter edge. Her kiss was different, her tongue deeply probing and her lips crushing against his, brash to the point that they bruised the flesh, causing a dull ache that radiated to every cell in his body.
“The venom, baby, please be careful.” Overcome with lust and approaching the brink of his sanity, he was still lucid enough to remind her about the poison in his blood. He was grateful that the venom only bonded with vampire black cells; otherwise, he’d never allow her to go down on him. The pleasure wasn’t worth the risk of turning her.
She nodded as though she understood, kneeling in front of him. “I was going to blindfold you but decided against it. I want you to see what I’m going to do. You’ve been a very bad boy.” Tilting forward, her ruby lips formed an “o” as she blew a teasing stream of breath against his rod, initiating contact and taunting him until his fevered body pained with the need for any form of her. With a stiff tongue, she lapped a slick circuit along the veins coursing his pulsing length and around the delicate skin of his cockhead.
A wave of desire swept him, submerging his human nature, awakening the primitive beast within. A throaty growl emerged from the depths of his belly as her mouth slipped up and down his thickened shaft. Her full lips drew in his swollen crown, gently pulling on the tender tissue. His eyes rolled as her tongue tunneled into the sensitive slit, leaving behind her crimson lipstick kiss as she extracted a thick bead of pre-cum.
The telltale tingles in his hands preceded the claws springing from his fingertips, as the lengthened points of his fangs bit at his bottom lip. A combination of wet warmth, hard suction and expertly timed motion lashed at him, bringing his release painfully close to the cusp.
She seemed just as turned on as he was. Her moans reverberated through his dick, while her eyes fixed on his unmoving gaze. Steadily fisting him with her right hand, Shauna’s left hand masturbated her clit as her head bobbed up and down--working him hard, milking him with a gentle strength that echoed her familiarity with his cock and what made it explode.
Blood pounded in his head and swirled in his vision until he was lightheaded and panting for more, begging for mercy. His hips pushed upward, meeting each thrust of her mouth with one of his own. Pleasure ebbed and crested as everything inside him coiled and tightened with tension, his vision blurring blind with fang pulsing, blood boiling insanity. “Yes--yes--fuck me with your mouth, baby...make me come.”
Ascher’s throat rumbled with animalistic growling that mimicked the most primitive of mating sounds. A hot mix of heat, bloodlust, and unbridled strength welled inside him. The flexing of his hands slackened the bite of the silver manacles, until the sound of twisting metal pierced through Shauna’s mouth-filled moans.
He was free, but remained glued to the couch as climax weighted his yearning body. Heated waves travelled through him, bringing the pleasure and prompting the pain of a release brought on so violently...so quickly. “Oh, God.” A moan resonated from within. “Suck me harder, faster...Oh, Shauna--baby, I’m going to...”
What do you enjoy most about writing?
The thing I enjoy most about writing is connecting with readers and chatting with them about my books and characters.
If you could choose anyone to be your mentor who would it be?
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
All of the time. This drives my husband crazy, because he’ll read a part of one of the books and say, “Hey, I remember saying that to you once.”
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
I currently work full time for a major power company.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I’m a romance junkie, and I will read any sub-genre of this genre.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
Honestly, I believe that e-books will become the majority of book sales in the future, leaving a small portion of sales as paperbacks.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving, because I enjoy cooking a huge family meal.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
My guilty pleasure is watching Lifetime in my pajamas.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
I’ll say pink, because it happens to be my favorite color.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."
Please complete the sentences
I love pizza with pepperoni, black olive and mushroom.
I'm always ready for sex.
When I'm alone, I write.
You'd never be able to tell, but I write erotica.
If I had a halo it would be in flames.
If I could disappear, I'd prank my friends.
I can never skydive because I’m a big chicken.
The Progeny (Book One)
Blood Bonds (Book Two)
Books Coming Soon
Blood Promise (Book Three)
For one commenter, I am offering free PDF copies of all three Progeny series books and two autographed Progeny series trading cards (Ascher and Shauna).Open to US addresses only.
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