I’m beyond excited to be here today. Labelle Book feels as much home as my website and blog. I adore Jennifer. She’s always welcomed me to her cyber home with open arms.
Today, I’m here to tell you a little about the fifth book in the Progeny Series. Yearning is meant to be a companion novel for Blood Reborn and follows the exact time frame as book four. It is Katy McCutchin and Gabriel Rousseau’s first book and takes us deeper into the parallel world of Shauna and Ascher’s equally bonded siblings.
This book will join two others to become a series within the Progeny Series that will chronicle the same time periods of Shauna and Ascher’s books, but through the eyes of Katy and Gabe. The one thing that I’ve learned while I’ve been writing this series is that this couple also have a story to tell. Theirs is a story of acceptance, forgiveness, and a passion for one another that will burn for eternity.
In the beginning, Katy and Gabe were just meant to live in the background and support Ascher and Shauna’s characters. The more I got to know them, the more unique and fantastic these two became. Then I thought, why not give them their own book and see where it goes. I am proud to say that I loved where Yearning took them, and am enjoying writing the next book in their miniseries.
I come bearing gifts today. One commenter will receive both an e-copy of Yearning when it releases and the book that parallels Yearning—Blood Reborn. To be eligible you will need to:
One: Leave a good email address and your name in the comments
Two: Answer today’s question:
The contest will close on May 15th and is opened internationally. The winner will be announced in the comments section of this post on May 16th. With that said and done, here is an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming Yearning.
YEARNING: A BLOOD REBORN NOVEL (The Progeny Series #4.5)
“Destiny will not be denied.”
Like their siblings, Katy McCutchin—a powerful double Wiccan with otherworldly powers—and Gabe Rousseau—a full-blooded vampire—are destined. They’ve conquered many obstacles to be together. With their relationship at a crossroads and chaos erupting all around them, it’s time to take the steps that will finally link them for eternity.
Exclusive Labelle Books First Excerpt from Yearning (Warning: This is an 18+ excerpt that contains adult language and sexual content. Continue reading having been warned.)
He gripped her waist as everything in his eyesight muddied with blood and lust. What the hell? He was centuries old and should be able to control himself, yet she was unraveling him, stroke by agonizingly delicious stroke. “Christ. Katherine, please slow down. I’m going to—” The cuticles on his fingers tingled as the claws sprang from them.
“Ah.” Katy grasped his ass from behind, forcing him deeper into her snug warmth.
“Damn it!” The fangs in his mouth pulsated with mind scrambling desire and the need to sink them into her—her drunken state the only thing deterring him.
“Don’t be afraid. I want you to come.” Her tongue dragged across the arm he held tight around her neck. “Harder.”
Gabe’s sanity frayed, his body responding to sensation, emotion, and basic physical need. Winding his hands in her hair, he stayed her movements, using his own force to slam into her several times.
I’m officially out of control.
“Oh, Gabriel.” Katy inhaled a sharp breath, moaning his name as she absorbed the punishing lunges. “Yes.” She met each of his forward thrusts with a backward thrust of her own, their bodies an endless circle of love and desire that met somewhere in the middle. “Come on. Really give it to me.”
“It’s too rough.” The words came from his mouth even as the pleasure plateaued, heightening to the point that he could no longer contain it. She was close, and the rippling of her muscles only drove him to drive deeper until he reached her limit. His vision blurred as he dropped from the ledge of reason.
“I love it rough.” A chorus of his moaned name came with the shuttering of her sex around him. Her posture softened, her heart thundering inside her heaving chest.
“Ahhh, Katherine.” Blinded by crimson-clad desire fueled by ecstasy, Gabe’s neck craned as he succumbed to a climax that forced a hedonistic growl from his mouth. It had been centuries since he’d been in love, but even then it was never like this.
Katy let out a long sigh… a sweet mix of satisfaction and relief.
His world rocked to the core, Gabe turned her and wrapped her in his arms, kissing the salty softness of her neck. “I love you.” He swaddled her into his chest. “I love you so damned much, Katherine—too much.”
Tears flooded her eyes at his rare admission of affection. “And I you.”
Ashlynne Laynne is 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.
She 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 several novella spin offs. 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 her online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave a note in her Reader Email.
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
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. 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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I'd like to welcome Ashlynne back to Labelle Books. She's amazingly talented, a great person, and I've really enjoyed reading her Progeny Series.
If you like hot vampires, smokin' love scenes, and suspense that keeps you intrigued from the first page until the very end, you'll definitely get all of that in these books.
~Author Jennifer Labelle~