"No fate other than the one I choose."
©2012 Ashlynne Laynne (P)2014 Q-Rotic Press
The timeless creed and tattoo bore by the Rousseaus - 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.