Series- Book #1
By- Ashlynne Laynne
Genre- Rocker Romance/Contemporary
Publisher: Q-Rotic Press
Passion. Love. Music.
A man struggling to gain his independence…
Every aspect of Austin MacKenzie’s life is governed by a generations-old code instituted by his Scottish forefathers. But rather than be groomed to take over the family empire, he struggles to free himself from the bonds of an arranged marriage to a woman within Scottsdale’s societal circles.
A woman simply struggling to survive…
Raised by a drug-addicted mother in one of the roughest parts of Phoenix, Liz Carlisle just wants a way out. A nursing student, she’s determined to make a difference and reach her ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric nurse.
With music as a common ground…
After a chance encounter at a band audition, Austin and Liz discover that they share a love of music. Despite their differences, an attraction forms that will alter their lives forever and rip their worlds apart.
Character Bio: Austin
Birth name—Austin Thomas Collier MacKenzie
Physical Characteristics—6’2 1/2”, 181 lbs, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair
Future Aspirations—to become a doctor and a rock star
Occupation—Student and Lead Male Vocalist of Indie Rock Group, Cupid’s Crush
Best Friend—Arthur “Artie” Sheppard
Favorite Austin Quote from Alterity: “I should’ve clarified myself when I said that I would wait until marriage. So, let me be clear. My body won’t join with another until I wed, but I’ll be damned if that means I cannot taste you.”
Austin was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. Born to a blue-blooded father of strong Scottish stock and an American mother of lesser status, he’s expected to uphold the standards of his paternal forefathers and save himself for the woman he is to marry. He is a man of deep faith and conviction. The MacKenzies are part of Scottsdale society, but Austin wants nothing to do with this or his pre-arranged marriage to beautiful socialite, Jennifer Clawson.
Austin is in his final year of Pre-Med and plans to attend Berkley to finish his undergrad. He is currently undecided about which field of medicine he intends to practice. Piano was his first instrument and guitar his second.
Austin’s favorite foods are shortbread, rotisserie chicken, and shrimp & grits. He is a semi-vegetarian as does not eat beef. He enjoys composing music, doing Mixed Martial Arts and performing charity work in his spare time.
Ashlynne Laynne is the author of contemporary romance and the award-winning erotic paranormal romance succession, The Progeny Series, as well as an accomplished songwriter and poet. She’s an avid horror movie fan, admitted vamp groupie, and lover of all things Celtic. A hopeless romantic, she’s always had a thing for the fanged ones and hot guys in kilts.
Ashlynne writes on the edge and combines erotica and romance in sensual tales that always feature heroes with heart. A flexitarian, Ashlynne enjoys cooking vegetarian recipes that support a healthier lifestyle. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch crime shows, and spend time with her family. Ashlynne juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively in the future.
Ms. Laynne is an advocate of autism research and is always looking for projects to benefit the cause. She lives in the southern United States with her husband and son.