Character Interview with Sila Carver of WARRIOR by Joanne Wadsworth (31 Days of Halloween)

To love and protect…across worlds.
Eighteen-year-old Hope Wincrest calls the Outback of Australia
her home away from home. She is a princess of Dralion from the planet Magio,
where the two leading nations are at war. While in the Outback, Hope is warned
by her warrior father–who holds the prophetic ability of forethought–that she
is about to meet an enemy protector. She doesn’t expect him to be her
soul-bound mate, a man she must now work with to piece together her unknown
mother’s lost heritage.
Peacio’s Silas Carver follows the calling of his soul to
Australia, only not all goes as planned. Discovering Hope is his mate has him
demanding his release from their bond. She agrees, but only if he first helps
her learn about her mother.
Hope must lay her life in Silas’s hands during a journey which
takes them deep into foreign lands. Waging a battle of the heart, and of the
land, can the young mated pair find their place with each other?
A Lyrical Press
Young Adult Fantasy Romance.

Where Romance Meets Fantasy and Adventure…

Reading romance books captivated Joanne Wadsworth
as a teenager, particularly when she tucked herself into bed at night and
continued to dream those stories as she slept. She’d visualize the direction,
taking the hero and heroine on an adventure unparalleled to what she’d read. Today
she is devoted to writing romance, bringing her imagination to life within the
lines of young adult, contemporary, and historical Highlander.

Born in New Zealand, Joanne works both as a writer
and a financial controller, all while keeping up with her four energetic
children and dreamy husband.

Visit Joanne Wadsworth at

Hi, and thank you so much for having me on your blog
Warrioris book two in my Magio-Earth series, a YA fantasy
romance line with Lyrical Press NY. I’m sitting here with my latest hero, Silas
Carver, from WARRIOR. Silas is a protector from Peacio, and he’s soul-bound to Hope,
aprincess from the enemy nation of Dralion.
Hey, Silas. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and sit with me over
here at Brynna’s.So, I’ve got to ask. Did you ever consider your soul-bound
mate would be the enemy, a princess of Dralion?
Joanne, I swear we need to have words about that. I had no idea what you were
cooking up for me. Sure, my people have always revered the bond, but we haven’t
had a soul-bound match between my people and Hope’s in over forty years. My
people can’t even get into Dralion since there’s an energy field over their
Oh, then how did youactually meet Hope? Can you spill the details?
felt the soul-calling of our mated bond toward Earth. Since our people can
teleport, and we’re usually mated to our own, I figured my mate must be
visiting there. I got the shock of my life when the calling led me to the Outback
of Australia and Hope. I couldn’t believe she was a princess of Dralion and that
she spent half her life on one of their off-world holdings.
happened next then?
tried to end things, only Hope had a different plan in mind. She’d just been
given the task of finding out all she could about her unknown mother’s lost
heritage, and apparently I was the key. I had to get over the fact she was a
warrior pretty quickly, and then that whole mated bond thing kicked in.
don’t like being mated?
his hand on his chest*To begin with, being mated drove me completely insane. I’m
a protector and Hope is a warrior. The two fighting forces simply don’t mix,
although because of the bond, I was driven to aid her as she needed.
a tough one. You must have had a lot of issues. Did you find a way to, you
know, find the right mix?
might be smart, funny, caring, sexy– *blows out a long breath* Yeah, I’ll just
stop there. There was mixing involved.
Okay, I can see you’re not going to give away any secrets, so how about a fun
question. Chocolate or marshmallows?
Marshmallows. Hope and I had so much fun one night with marshmallows. I cooked
them over a fire so they become all gooey and– Right, I better stop again.
tease. Still, thanks so much for joining me, Silas. I really enjoyed writing yours
and Hope’s story. I can’t wait to share it with readers.
an excerpt to tempt you:
Silas extinguished the lamp, and
moonlight filtered through the tiny square window. He rolled to his side,
facing me. “We’ll stay close. I can’t dismiss the mated bond. Our souls call to
one another and it’s strong.”
I felt it too.
“I can’t keep my distance from you,
Hope. That would result in your death.”
“Yeah, but yours would result if my
grandfather, Donaldo, ever found out about you. The need to protect goes both
A low growl rumbled from his throat. “It
sounds like you’re arguing with me.”
“I’m pointing out the facts. Alexo keeps
the knowledge of Faith’s relationship with Loveria a secret.”
“We don’t have their kind of
“So this is a non-relationship?” I
smiled. That actually suited me.
“Okay, honey. I got it.”
He pulled me to him. “I have no idea
why, but I like you. You have a smart mouth.”
I snuggled closer, resting my cheek
against his chest. “Mmm-hmm. So do you.”
He let out a slow breath and it fanned
over the top of my head. “I still want to kiss you.”
“Hell, no.” I grinned to myself.
“Are you repeating my earlier words?”
“Yes, I am.” He rolled me, coming up
over top. My heart raced. “Don’t–”
His kiss was potent as he claimed my
I had no response. I was lost,
hypnotized as we shared breath and a moment more special than any in time.
He cupped my face in his hands and
stroked my cheeks, his thoughts escaping for the first time.
I read them so clearly within the merge.
He wanted this moment to last.
My heart soared and my soul called to
his on the deepest level. “We are in a world of trouble,” I murmured against
his lips.
His hold tightened, intoxicating me.
Then he eased away an inch, maybe two. “You have the most beautiful spun-gold
hair. It catches even the moonlight and glows like silk.”
I cleared my throat. “I know I just said
trouble. You should stick to your side of the bed in this non-relationship.”
A wicked grin widened his mouth. “I
could drown in the brilliant violet of your eyes.”
“Do I need to slap your face?”
He laughed. “Yes.”
I pushed him away, trying to get my
heartbeat to slow. “Go away.”
He rolled into me, held me close. “I’ll
be good. Just keeping you warm. It’s my right.”
I curled up, squeezing my eyes shut. “I
can’t believe I’m sharing a bed with you. Do you snore?”
“Terribly. I’m also a bed-hog.”
I heard the partial lie, but to which
half of that statement? “Hmm, since I’m squished between you and the wall, I’m
picking you’re a bed-hog.”
“You feel all warm and soft. I’m not
going anywhere.” He nuzzled my hair and yawned. “Go to sleep. You’ll need your
rest if you want to be on your toes tomorrow.”
I didn’t doubt it. The minutes ticked
by, and I slowly relaxed. My soul-bound mate lay beside me. For one night, or
perhaps for more? I had no idea.
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Thanks again for inviting me over, Brynna.