Blood Bonds is the second book of The Progeny series.  It picks up where The Progeny left off.  In this installment, we learn more about Shauna and how she is coming into her power as a witch.  We also get to see her and Ascher as they begin their new marriage and sealing.

Laynne does a very nice job portraying the emotions of her characters, making them very easy to relate to.  In this book, all of the characters really started to evolve into so much more than they were in the previous novel.  I also felt that Laynne’s ability as a storyteller grew from the last book.  This one flowed so much better and the transitions from scene to scene were much smoother.  I really enjoyed seeing Ascher and Shauna take on their new role as husband and wife and as they continued to learn about each other.  The stumbles they have along the way just make them more endearing.  I do wish we would have seen more of what will happen with their enemies.  Although they did appear in the book, the appearances seemed a bit rushed. It would have really pleased me to see more of that story unfold.

The Progeny had a little more action than Blood Bonds, but I can’t deny liking the steamy scenes between Ascher and Shauna in this second book.  I will stick with the series because I am curious where the story will go next.

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From Amazon.com

“Forever. For always. For eternity.”

The ties that bind two hearts are powerful. For Ascher Rousseau and Shauna McCutchin, it’s more than just a blood bond. Their union is that of vampire legend. Their love is a predestined prophecy foretold centuries ago.

It’s a week before Ascher and Shauna’s sealing and the couple is making final preparations for their eternity, but Ascher’s ex has other plans. Ursula is hell-bent on revenge—revenge fueled by lover’s scorn and her father’s death—and she begins breeding a fresh army of newborn darklings to do her bidding.

When Ursula finds a new weapon—an ally with the capability to dismantle the Rousseau clan— Ascher and Shauna’s bond is tested and they must stand together against Ursula or lose each other for eternity.

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