Hello and welcome to my blog for another round of Meet the Characters! Today I am featuring a guest blogger who has graciously agreed to let me do a character interview, which is my favorite kind of interview. Join me in welcoming author,Joanne Wadsworth, and her characters from Protector. It’s a fantastic romance with wonderful characters so without further ado here is the interview with Davio and Faith.
How did you first meet your writer?
Faith: Joanne was sitting in her car, waiting for her youngest son to finish his pre-schooling session, when she had an idea and snatched up pen and paper. She created the world of Magio, including a hunky prince who had a ton of villains after him and a world of problems. Then she decided to throw me into the mix. Yep, I’m an innocent young Earth woman (with an unknown father,) and she saw that as an opportunity to cause chaos. Like a ton of it.
Davio: Okay, first, just let me glory in this moment for a micro-second. My girl never calls me hunky, ever, I’m not even sure my ears are working and I heard her right. *grins as he taps his ears* But back to the question, I met Joanne when she had me tracking Faith through our soul-bound bond to Faith’s location on Earth. Never have I been more frustrated and elated to meet someone in my life. Let me say, the soul-bound bond with Faith is not simple, by any means.
What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
Faith: Davio, I said “a world of problems,” and I know I mentioned “I was thrown-in.” Sheesh, men. Okay, so for sure my favorite scene in this book is when I caused the most trouble. *lips lifting* Oh yeah, I had to escape Davio and his band of protectors in order to meet my unknown father–that was awesome. Yes, it’ll be a moment forever etched in my memory.
Davio: *groans and looks at Faith* Damn, I wish you’ve never met him. Your father is my worst– *Faith claps a hand over his mouth with a quiet tut-tut*
If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Davio: *takes Faith’s hand and tugs her closer* I have an easy answer for that. I’d ensure my girl never left my side. I couldn’t stand it when Joanne kept giving Faith the ability to slip out of my grasp so easily. The writer and I still need to have words over this.
Faith: Joanne rocks. I wouldn’t change a thing. She gave me a soul-bound mate who adores my feisty temper. *Davio stares at her with raised brows* That’s right–just ignore Davio. I have yet to train his awful dominant attitude out, but I’ll get there. Earth woman are very clever. Like the cleverest women ever.
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.”
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, and thrilling romantic suspense.
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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