his is the second book in the Progeny series, and it was every bit as good as the first. This is a series I totally recommend reading in order.
Shauna is recuperating from her miscarriage at the hands of Ursula, and is a week away from her sealing with Ascher. In addition to the vampire form of marriage, Ascher and Shauna have decided on a traditional human wedding as well, uniting them totally. After a honeymoon, Shauna has asked Ascher to change her, firstly because she feels she will be stronger and more able to fight Ursula, and secondly because she wants an eternity with him. There is no doubt that Ursula and her new army of Darklings will not rest until Ursula has had her revenge, the death of Shauna and Ascher. She gives new meaning to the saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned".
Katy, who is now eighteen, has fallen in love with Gabe, and they plan on following in Ascher and Shauna's footsteps within the coming year. Both sisters, after a painful childhood, have found love, security, and a new family with the Rousseau's. But after Gabe and Katy are attacked in their home by Darklings, Gabe realizes that war is coming, and the Rousseau's have got to prepare.
The sealing and wedding were both beautifully described by the author, and you almost felt as if you were there. In spite of the danger they know is coming, the whole Rousseau family joined together to welcome Shauna into the family.
If Shauna changes, will she lose her powers as a witch? Will she be able to have children? Will she be able to control the bloodlust? Will she be a danger to his sister Katy? These are all the questions that Shauna is dealing with. She wants to change, but there is always the fear of what she will become. Will she do it? Only one way to find out, read the book.
This series has sex, violence, but more than anything else it has love. The Rousseau's are a devoted and loving family, and not the monsters vampires are usually portrayed as. The characters are wonderful, and I love reading about them. But there is trouble brewing, will the Rousseau's survive?
I highly recommend this book, it has it all and I hope there are many more to come in the series. I want to learn about all the brothers and how Shauna and Ascher's lives develop.
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team