Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Ashlynne Laynne. Ashlynne is the author of The Progeny.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Ashlynne: From the time I was eight and placed third in an oratorical contest, I was hooked. I was mostly a poet and songwriter before October of 2010- this is when I really got serious about my craft and honing it. I hope to place a piece of my original poetry in each of my novels. The selection, Blessed Eternity, appears in the epilogue of The Progeny and was written three years ago (and before writing novels ever crossed my mind). How's that for destiny?
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Ashlynne: I've always loved horror movies and I must admit I have a soft spot in my heart for vampires. Besides, have you seen how gorgeous they've gotten in the last fifteen years? What girl could resist them?
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Ashlynne: I'd definitely be a vampire. They have the whole mind control charm thing and eternal life. Imagine the things a vampire could experience in an existence. What's a little blood consumption to live multiple lifetimes?
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Ashlynne: The Progeny has something for everyone. Sci-fi enthusiasts will be wild for Ascher's back story and origins. Lovers of action will like the fight scenes and adventure elements. Romantics will swoon over the tender love story and forbidden love plot weaved in. Vampire lovers will love the vampire story while lovers of witch stories will love Shauna's story. There were just infinite possibilities for such a wicked couple and I've enjoyed exploring them all.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Ashlynne: I wrote The Progeny with a picture of the fantastic actor, Thomas Dekker, staring at me everyday, for inspiration. I just love him, so it's no wonder that I wrote Ascher in his likeness. I think he is so ridiculously talented and he isn't hard on the eyes either. He would be the only choice for Ascher, in my opinion. For Shauna, Zoe Kravitz would be an awesome representation for her. Besides her beauty, she has an intensity that definitely comes through on screen.
The Progeny by Ashlynne Laynne
“No fate other than the one I choose.” The timeless creed, and tattoo, bore by the Rousseau’s— a vampire clan with the purest bloodline of any vampire family. Out of this clandestine group came one who was different, yet the same: Ascher - a half-bloodling— half- human, half vampire.
Ascher questions the purpose for his existence and which world he truly belongs to: the human world or the vampire world. Two months from sealing to Ursula— a prearranged union to a woman he abhors — he’s at his wit’s end. He knows if he calls off the sealing, the Romanian clan will strike with deadly force, but he cannot see eternity with a cold empty shell of a woman like Ursula.
Just when he thought life was complicated enough, he meets Shauna— a beautiful, bi-racial human wiccan — and immediately develops an unshakable attraction to her. She makes him feel alive and vital despite his origins and Ascher makes a decision that turns his immortal world upside down.
Thank you Ashlynne for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Ashlynne Lane and her books, please visit her website.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Q+A with Ashlynne Laynne (The Progeny)
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.