Note from Brynna - Ms. Wadsworth is giving away one ebook copy of Protector. To enter, leave a comment with your email address. Winner announced March 1st.
Where do you hail from and what do you love most about your hometown?
I call New Zealand home. Where I live we have white sand beaches for as far as the eye can see. My hubby and four kiddies love to snorkel and swim--and I’m never far away from them when they do.
Tell us about your latest book. What inspired the book?
Protector is about one young Earth woman who discovers she is soul-bound to a prince from another world. I love the fantasy romance genre, and being able to immerse myself in world-building. With Protector the other world is also an age-old time, where there are castles and kings, and fighting forces who battle with the sword.
I was inspired to write this book when I envisioned the world of Magio. I grabbed pen and paper and drew up a cast of heroines and heroes, along with a scourge of villains. I set out several storylines, and within a week had a series of books planned. Protector is the first book in that series, and now I’m busy at work writing the others.
Do you have anything new in the works and can you tell us a bit about it?
I’d love to. Warrior is book two in this series I’ve spoken about. It’s the story of Hope and Silas, and is set both within the Outback of Australia, and the other world of Magio. I love combining both worlds. They come from opposing nations, but are mated, their soul-bond causing havoc as Silas is drawn to aid Hope in her endeavor to discover her unknown mother’s lost heritage. Theirs is a journey which takes them deep into foreign lands. And I’m pleased to say Warrior releases later this year on November 4th with Lyrical Press.
Who is your favorite author and why?
That’s got to be Nalini Singh. She has some wonderful series out, but my favorite is her Guild Hunter Novels. It’s a darkly seductive series of angelic rulers, and I’m always so intrigued by her ability to world-build.
To love and protect…across worlds.
Eighteen-year-old Faith Stryker is prepared to leap out into the unknown world beyond her home shores of New Zealand to experience life. Only she never expected to encounter Magio, a planet with two warring countries, where its people reach adulthood at eighteen by coming into their strength and prophetic abilities. Only after Faith discovers she’s a Halfling--thanks to her warrior father she’s never met--does her own skill of forethought develop.
Peacio’s Prince Davio Loveria is sent to the young Faith Stryker by his grandfather, but not all goes as planned. Davio discovers Faith isn’t just a Halfling, she’s also his soul-bound mate--an intense relationship he cannot, nor will not, give up.
With two wars now waging…one of land and the other of the heart…can the young lovers find their place in the world?
Davio leaned over me, all six foot four of him, his warm honey-brown hair falling forward to curl snugly around his neck, and I longed for him, just as I had during my first sighting of him in the classroom.
“What’s happening is the bond, my mate. It will become difficult for me to keep my distance both physically and emotionally unless I leave and end this now.”
My heart hitched. “You want to leave?” I swayed closer on impulse. “Is that how this bond works? We find each other and then you leave?” God preserve his people if it did.
“No, it is not. Those mated are bonded for life if we allow the link to grow. Except that would be the most unwise choice for us to take. You are, quite clearly, neither from my country nor from my world, and as such will have no allegiance to me or my people. I have no wish to join with one who does not wish to join with me in all ways. With that being the case, I will find another when the time is right. As should you,” he added solemnly.
I frowned. Hold on--did he just say he would be joining with another woman?
I bit my tongue. That was good? I should leave it at that, right?
Jeez, what was wrong with me for questioning that choice?
“I’m sorry. We just met, and you’re right. Go find your, your--” Strangely, I struggled to get the words out and finally gave up. “Well, have yourself a nice long life, and all that.” I patted his chest roughly.
That was more like me.
The clock ticked and time slowed.
He didn’t move.
“Look at me.” He tipped up my chin, directly staring at me. “This would never work.”
“I understand. It’s been pretty awful meeting you too.” I leaned back, only to feel the pressure of his hand move around my waist to the small of my back, preventing me.
I moved to grip his arm. “Okay, you were going.”
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