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by Joanne Wadsworth

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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.



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 couple find their place in the world?

Protector, #1
Warrior, #2
Enchanter, #3
Healer, #4
Hunter, #5 (Short Story 12,000 words) Slots into series at #2.5

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CreateSpace Publishing
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5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

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/new 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 http://www.joannewadsworth.com

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Protector 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
kamijo1010 More than 1 year ago
I was offered to read this book from the Author in an ARR, I was glad i was one of the ones that signed up in time. I normally love books that take place on other planets or with people that have abilities, but not like Witchcraft. This book did not disappoint it was amazingly unique in so many ways. I loved it, i couldn't put it down. There is not one boring part in this book. I loved all the characters, especially Faith and Davio. I found it nice that the setting of the book takes place in New Zealand, and on another planet. I was iffy at first when her dad entered the picture but then i started to like him, but towards the end i don't know how much i like him. I cant wait to read the next book to find out what happens and will the war ever end? The author did a great job in introducing the characters and having them be relate-able and well liked. She was able to get me to connect with the characters where i cared what happened to them and wanted to see them happy. This book was refreshing and a great read. Look forward to more from this author. I would recommend this book for anyone in there teens or older. I plan on telling my friends about it.
Jase0 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It was fast-paced and a real page turner. It was like chocolate, and once I started, I couldn't stop.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This was a very well written novel. Wadsworth writes the way that individuals in high school tend to speak. Being that the novel is written in the first person, the descriptions and narratives follow the same format. The novel is full of slang and short forms, but it flows naturally. Nothing is ever forces, nor is it shortened to the point that it is no longer comprehensible. That said, the adults in the novel also spoke like adults. They weren’t bound to the slang used by the rest of the characters. It was very refreshing. The characters themselves also exhibit many traits common to high school students. They have the same concerns and difficulties that many teens do when preparing for university or college. There are added difficulties for these individuals being that they are placed in the middle of a situation where 3 very different cultures merge. They need to learn to (or at least attempt to learn to) accept and embrace these differences. These cultural clashes lead to some quite interesting and very comical moments throughout the story. This all makes the characters seem very real, at least until the supernatural aspects come into play. Wadsworth also combines the concept of bonded mate pairs with the concept for soul mates for a matching that is very intense. This is played against a very Romeo & Juliet type romance between the young royals of two warring supernatural nations. The best part of this relationship? They fight for their relationship. They do not allow their nations to dictate whether or not they can be together. The main female stands by her family while the main male wants to protect his nation. They attempt to compromise day by day in order to stay together. I was very impressed throughout the story as to the number of twists and turns in the story and how they always did flow together. No matter what happened, or how unexpected it was, the reader never ends up being confused. There is a natural progression throughout allowing for an enjoyable read that you do not have to overanalyze at every turn. By the end of the novel I was left wanting more but also with a feeling of completion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an adventurous read. I can't wait to check out the other books in this series. If you love YA/NA romance, then this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i found this book at my library and fell in love right at the beginning of seventh grade. this book was epic and is defintely young adult fantasy urban fantasy and romance ans adventure
EndlessReading More than 1 year ago
HOLY FREAKING AMAZE-BALLS! I first heard about this novel when Joanne tweeted me (*Gasps* Yeah i know right) When I started reading this I instantly fell in love. The passion between Faith & Davio is so overwhelming. The passion, Love, Lust, Anger, Hate, Trust that is between them is was makes the perfect soul-bound mates. It will be a painful 7 months to wait for "Warrior" to come in November 2013... but sooooo worth the wait. I am so glad Joanne tweeted me about this book otherwise I may not have seen it to read :( I can't wait to hear what happens between the soul-bound mates and what happens between x2 known enemies and the countries they live in! Absolutely fell in love and would recommend to anyone :)
HeidiSenesac 7 days ago
Faith Stryker lived just a normal earthling’s life, never knowing she was in fact a princess from another world. Witnessing her grow into her unique skills and talents was a treat, especially when those abilities lead her to Davio Loveria. Unfortunately, he is a prince of the country Faith’s own country is at war with. I love the detailed descriptions of the characters and the world Wadsworth created in this story. The Romeo and Juliet aspect of the story never gets old in my opinion. The writing was superior and overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve read the entire series and would recommend it to anyone who reads sweet love stories.
Anonymous 6 months ago
No real ending....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, wow, wow, wow. Gimme the next book in the series now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it moved too fast and I found the main character midly annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was good, it kept you engaged, however the quality of the writing was moderate.