A FREE eBook and a NEW RELEASE! Healer is here.

Hello, hello!

Today I’m bringing you a free ebook, and one new release. I’m so thrilled Healer is now here. This is Belle and Nicolas’s story, which took me on an incredibly adventurous journey back to the world of Magio.

At the moment I’m celebrating the re-release of this entire Young Adult / New Adult Fantasy Romance series with all new covers, and I’ve made sure that Book #1 is FREE! That’s right, you can download a FREE book within this adventurous Princesses of Myth series today.

Reviewer at Endless Reading ~ HOLY FREAKING AMAZE-BALLS! When I started reading Protector I instantly fell in love. The passion between Faith & Davio is so overwhelming. They make the perfect soul-bound mates. I absolutely fell in love with this book and would recommend this entire series to anyone.

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PROTECTOR, Book #1, Standalone Novel.

This five-book series is filled with adventure, fantasy, and romance. Across worlds, soul-bound mates battle against both love and land…

Available at: Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Also Available at: Nook | iBooks | Kobo


WARRIOR, Book #2, Standalone Novel.

Sink your teeth into this spell-binding second book in this hot YA/NA series.

Available at: Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Also available at: Nook | iBooks | Kobo


ENCHANTER, Book #3, Standalone Novel.

Each book in this series is standalone, but you don’t want to miss this one. Magic and mayhem ensue in this riveting story that crosses worlds.

Available at: Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Also available at: Nook | iBooks | Kobo



HEALER, Book #4, Standalone Novel.

There are two kings, a fierce battle, and a warrior she wants.

Available at: Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Also available at: Nook | iBooks | Kobo


More about, HEALER: A new release.

To love and protect…across worlds.

War rages on planet Magio, where soul-bonds are forbidden between the people of Peacio and Dralion, yet within a high-ranking inner circle, those illicit bonds exist and teeter perilously on the edge of discovery.

Twenty-year-old Peacian empath Belle Benner has been waiting two years for her soul-bound mate to claim her and when she finally meets him, she discovers he’s the last person she ever expected him to be. Her mate is a warrior healer from within the enemy’s ranks, a man she must release if she wishes to accept the greatest challenge she’ll ever undertake, that of bringing their world’s warring to an end.

Dralion warrior healer Nicolas Vegara will do whatever it takes to keep the war between the nations of Peacio and Dralion from escalating. If he must give up his forbidden soul-bound mate, he will. If dangerous lies must be told to safeguard her, he’ll utter them, and if he must lay down his life for those he’s called to protect, then he’ll do so.

It’s time for the battle of two warring nations to come to a head. Can this young mated pair bring together two battling kings to resolve their issues…and find love along the way for themselves?


“C’mon, Belle. Let’s get you inside and I’ll call Nicolas to come up.” Faith steered me back inside her room then returned to the palace balcony and hands cupped to her mouth, called over the railing, “Nicolas, are you free?”

“I am now. I’m on my way.” He stepped away from Killian then a mere moment later, he shimmered in on the balcony, wrapped his arms around Faith and chuckling, planted a noisy kiss on her cheek. A wolf whistle and a hoot echoed up from below and Faith’s cheeks went red.

I backed up a little farther into her room.

Nicolas caught my movement, lifted his chin and cast me a look through the open doors.

“Hey.” I lifted a wobbly hand.

“You’re her.” Still looking at me, he growled low to Faith, “Why did you bring her here?”

“I had a vision and saw that the two of you needed to talk. Ask Belle all about it. I’m going to leave you two alone so you can chat.” She patted his back then shimmered and disappeared.

Oh boy. I hadn’t wanted to talk to Nicolas on my own. I should have told Faith to remain so she could help me get through this first meeting. “I, ah…” My tongue got stuck.

“You have a dimple each side of your mouth and a mole above your left eyebrow.” With his intense blue gaze drilling into me, he stepped through the doors, his belted sword swaying at his side. “I saw you on Earth last week with Faith and Silvie before one of the others in your group ’ported you away. Faith told me back then that you’re a protector and an empath, one in the know about hers and Davio Loveria’s bond, just as I am too.”

“That’s right, and you’re Nicolas, her healer and knight in shining armor.” I dragged in a deep breath and let it slowly back out. “That was meant as a compliment, in case it didn’t quite come out that way.”



Happy Reading!

~ Joanne

#Prizes – Ebook Bundle Prize Pack, and Jewellery – It's Magical May


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ENCHANTER: Amazon Kindle | B&N Nook | Kensington Publishing  | iTunes  | Kobo

A fabulous prize pack has been put together by the wonderful Kensington Books/Lyrical Press authors I released with earlier this month. If you’d like to enter our wicked draw, then please check out the rafflecopter giveaway further on in this post. One lucky winner will receive a bundle pack of all five ebooks displayed in the picture below. The romance stories on offer range from historical, western historical, paranormal, contemporary and new adult fantasy. I also have a personal Jewellery Prize up for grabs (running for the month of May,) and to enter all you have to do is leave a comment to go into the draw.

Here’s a new excerpt from Enchanter for you:

“I can’t believe I did that.” I stole another look at the floorboards I’d warped with my burgeoning fire skill.


“I can’t believe you ’pathed me.” Guy smiled and nuzzled my hair.


“What are you doing?” Butterflies abounded in my belly. “I mean, don’t do that.”


“Mmm, you smell like sunshine, and your hair, it’s a living flame with these strands of gold ablaze within the red.”


“It’s too curly.”


“I like curly.”


“We’re getting rather close, Guy.”


“Close is dangerous.” He pulled back and looked into my eyes. “Sorry, gotta kiss you. Now.”


His mouth stole over mine and whatever thoughts I had scattered, except for one. I wanted this kiss as much as he did. This moment couldn’t be denied, so I kissed him as deeply as he kissed me. I stroked his silky black hair. “We should have done this sooner,” I mumbled against his lips. “So good.”


“Hell, yes.” He deepened our kiss.


I was lost in the sweet taste of him. My heart soared and my soul called to his. More. He was my mate, and it wasn’t a bond to be broken. Except, damn it, we had.


“We should stop,” he growled as he pulled away.


“Absolutely. What were you thinking?” Unable to help myself, I traced his full lips with a finger.


For my own personal prize, leave a comment for a chance to win a New Zealand Paua Shell Kiwi Pendant Earring Set.

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Buy ENCHANTER (Magio-Earth #3): Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / Kensington Publishing iTunes / Kobo



Breaking News:

I just heard about this. PROTECTOR is on sale for a limited time. This is the enthralling first book in the Magio-Earth series.


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ON SALE – Limited Time #99c – PROTECTOR


I just heard this news today. PROTECTOR is on sale for a limited time. This is the enthralling first book in the Magio-Earth series.




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PROTECTOR’s award winning trailer–>

Book Trailer:

PROTECTOR ~ Magio-Earth Series Book One ~ New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

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?

Yay! Here's the Cover Reveal for ENCHANTER, Magio-Earth Book Three. Releasing Soon.

I’ve been waiting eagerly to show you this cover.


Magio-Earth Book Three

Coming May 5th, 2014

With Kensington Books, Lyrical Press Imprint.



To love and protect…across worlds.

On planet Magio war rages between Peacio’s protectors and Dralion’s warriors. Friendships and soul-bonds are forbidden, yet deadly secrets lurk within a high-ranking inner circle.

Eighteen-year-old Peacian Silvie Carver’s worst problem is completing finals until her best friend receives forewarning that Silvie is the key to keeping her enemy king from making a decision that will escalate the war. Silvie must save her loved ones’ soul-bonds from being torn apart, and all without revealing her emerging and rare fire skill during the mission.

Dralion warrior and enchanter, Guy Moyer, has been fighting his soul’s demand to find his mated one…who also happens to be his enemy. Except Silvie shows up on Dralion’s off-world Australian Outback station and though they renounce their bond, his soul demands he aid and protect her.

When Silvie finds herself impersonating a warrior, she’s pulled to the fiery edge of her control as she seeks to influence the king’s decision. Can the mated pair turn the tide of the war and find their place with each other?


In ENCHANTER, the heroine Silvie, is Faith’s best friend and the sister of Hope’s soul-mate. Silvie featured regularly in book one and two, and I couldn’t wait to write her story. I knew exactly what I’d be putting her through, and that she’d be more than ready for every challenge I threw at her. Silvie learns she is not only mated to a warrior enchanter, but holds the most deadly of the battle skills.

I also have some fabulous news for fans of this series. I’ve been waiting for Protector and Warrior to re-release with Kensington Books/Lyrical Press Imprint. After two months, the first two books in this series have hit the market again. Here are the covers, and below the buy links. If you haven’t had a chance to try out this series, give it a go. This is fast-paced adventure, and all packed with sweet romance that has you gunning for these characters to work things out. Each book is stand-alone, so start anywhere you like.

Feel free to click the picture for the AMAZON buy link. The KOBO buy link is also below. (PS: These books will be available wherever ebooks are sold, including B&N and iTunes, but will take another 7 days to show.)

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Witness Pursuit has also re-released with Kensington Books/Lyrical Press Imprint, and the same applies as above.

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~~ Joanne Wadsworth’s Books ~~

Buy HIGHLANDER’S CASTLE (Highlander Heat #1) at: Amazon Kindle

Buy HIGHLANDER’S CAPTIVE (Highlander Heat Novella) at: Amazon Kindle

Buy HUNTER (Magio-Earth Novella) at: Amazon Kindle

These books below are available on Amazon, but will be up on B&N, iTunes and Kobo within the next 7-10 days.

Buy WITNESS PURSUIT (Bodyguards #1) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy WARRIOR (Magio-Earth #2) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy PROTECTOR (Magio-Earth #1) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Thanks for joining me. Take care this week. :)

HUNTER – My YA/NA Fantasy Romance Has Just Released. Come Check it Out.



To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Peacian protector and hunter, Cole Cyrano, is driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he ignores his soul’s call. Except Lieska shows up during a fierce training session inside his protectors’ arena, and his soul demands he protect her.

Completely, yet impossibly matched, they decide to renounce their bond, only not all goes as planned when Lieska receives word bushfires rage across her Outback station. She leaves, and now nothing can keep Cole from the hunt. He joins Lieska in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river, and the chase is on…against both nature and each other. Can the mated pair find their place together in a world at war?

A Young Adult, New Adult Fantasy Romance

REVIEWERS: “Another great read from Joanne. I can’t wait for the next FULL instalment in this series ‘ENCHANTER.'” -Nicola Horner ~ Endless Reading

“I loved the humorous and sweet relationship between Cole and Lieska. This series has quickly become a favorite.” – Holly Underhill ~ YA/NA Reviewer

“Hunter is exciting, unforgettable and charming. Hunter is a must read for those who love this series as much as I do.” – Angela McPherson ~ Nocturne Romance Reviewer  

~~ BUY THE BOOK: Amazon Kindle ~~


HUNTER has just released, a story which will take you deep into the Australian Outback and across those great plains. This is a stand-alone novella within my fast-paced YA/NA fantasy romance line, where across worlds, soul-bound mates battle against both love and land.

Before I bring you an excerpt, I just want to take a moment to thank all those fans who’ve embraced this series. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me, to where imagination and magic soar. It means the world to me.

And if you haven’t tried any of the books in this series, then don’t miss this one. HUNTER is the perfect short story to get you started, and likely hooked. PROTECTOR and WARRIOR (the first two books) have released, and ENCHANTER (book three,) is coming summer 2014. I simply adore reading books within a series, and in this line, each book is stand-alone, featuring a separate heroine and hero, so start anywhere you like.

~~ BUY THE BOOK: Amazon Kindle ~~

Here’s an excerpt to tempt you:

Chains cranked, and the solid paneled iron gates at the entrance rolled open. This was what I’d been waiting for. Finally I’d be able to see inside the three-story high open-aired arena. It was a beauty with its ancient circular architecture.

“Wow. Do you see that?” Hope whispered to me from where we hid in a bush.

I shoved the brush farther aside, and we both poked our noses in. The protectors’ arena was close in size to our fighting force’s in Dralion. Their blocked seats were layered back and up and able to hold thousands of spectators. Groups of protectors trained on the central sandy floor with swords and spears and axes, with likely more beyond. Some of the men wore red tunics with leather-flapped skirts, and they lunged and parried, as accurate with their brutally sharp weapons as any warrior would be. The women trained in their battle leathers. So close. This was the chance I’d been waiting for. It had definitely been right to bring Hope. Hopefully she’d be able to help me keep a level head.

“Let’s go.” I gripped Hope’s hand and ’ported us. Everything darkened as I made the short jump through space.

Hope wobbled as we arrived near the wall. “Lieska, what the heck are you doing?”

“You saw the gate open. It’s an invitation I can’t turn down.” I plucked the sides of my hip-hugging black leather pants. “Look at us. I’m dressed no differently to any of the protector women, and you’re completely unassuming in jeans and a t-shirt. Except for this. The Stetson has to go. It screams Earth.” I nabbed it and tossed it behind a flax bush growing beside the wall. “Now no one’s going to suspect we’re from Dralion unless we announce it. We’ll be normal people, not catching a second glance.”

“Geez, I hate how my own words come back to bite me.” She shook her head. “Just make sure you don’t announce our arrival your way. No throwing any daggers at the protectors, because that would be announcing it, in case you weren’t aware.”

“I’m aware, and I’ll try and keep them sheathed, maybe.” I couldn’t stop from rubbing my hands together. Finally I’d have a chance to sort this problem. The hunt was on. I strode in and the breeze lifted my long brown locks and swept strands across my face. Two men battled close by and one of the men’s blade’s struck flesh and bone. Blood spurted in a wide arc. My blood thrummed to join the fight. Oh yeah. I wish I’d been the one to inflict that wound. The injured man grasped his arm, holding the edges closed. His blood ceased running and his skin began to knit together. A fast-healer. Damn. What a shame.

“Ew.” Hope puffed as she caught up. “Are your senses still on fire?”

“Burning bright. So stay close in case I need to ’port us out of here quick.” I followed the safety rail around the perimeter. My senses flared. There. A man in black jeans stretched as if readying himself for training. The denim molded his butt. Mm-mmm.

He selected a two-handed sword from the rack and twirled it in a precise figure eight. Slowly he built up speed, and moved through a series of fluid training moves. He held the battle skills, and only those who had such an affinity for their weapon did.

“Is that him? The one you’re after?” Hope hauled me to a stop.

“Yes, and it appears he needs a battling partner. Wait here.”

“I’ll wait provided you agree not to kill anyone.”

“We’ll see, just don’t draw any attention to yourself.”

“Huh, I can’t believe you’re telling me not to draw attention to myself. Hello. Give yourself your own pep talk.” With a harrumph, she snuck under the railing. She plopped onto the wooden bench and grasped the edge under her knees, squishing her knuckles.

“I would take my own advice, except I don’t think I’m up for listening. That’s why I have you.” She was one of my best friends, even though she’d accepted a protector as her mate. I could deal.

Stroking the hilt of my ever-present side sword, I walked toward the one my senses had flared on.


I hope you all enjoyed that.

Thank you all for helping me celebrate the release of HUNTER by joining me today. Thank you. Thank you. 🙂

~~ Joanne Wadsworth’s Books ~~

Buy HUNTER (Magio-Earth Novella) at: Amazon Kindle

Buy WITNESS PURSUIT (Bodyguards #1) at: Amazon Kindle / Amazon Paperback / B&N Nook & Paperback / iTunes / Kobo

Buy WARRIOR (Magio-Earth #2) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy PROTECTOR (Magio-Earth #1) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy FIRST FROST, A Lyrical Press Anthology (including Highlander’s Captive by Joanne Wadsworth): Amazon KindleAll Romance Ebooks


Hunter, a Magio-Earth Novella Cover Reveal. Wow. Check it Out!

HUNTER, a Magio-Earth Novella (YA/NA Fantasy Romance)

Releasing December 2013

Yay. I just received the cover for HUNTER. You have to check it out and let me know what you think. I was certainly stunned. This cover blew me away. I just love seeing the heroines in my Magio-Earth series come to life in such an amazing way. I know these characters inside out, but to see them take the stage on their own cover is the best feeling in the world. (This cover art was done by the extremely talented Renee Rocco of Lyrical Press.)

HUNTER is a Magio-Earth novella which forms part of my YA/NA Fantasy Romance series. And if you’d like to check out all my awesome covers in one spot, here’s the link: http://joannewadsworth.com/books/

Here’s Hunter’s cover and blurb. I hope you enjoy.


To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Protector Cole Cyrano, of Peacio holds the hunter skill. He’s driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he decides to ignore his soul’s call. Except Lieska arrives, and during a fierce training session in his protectors’ arena, he discovers his mate holds the same skill as him. Now nothing can keep the hunter from the hunt, and he’s drawn into an unexpected chase as bushfires rage across his mate’s Outback station.

Cole joins Lieska and aids her in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river. And the chase is on…against both nature and each other. Can the mated pair find their place together in a world at war?

A Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy Romance.

HUNTER will release in just a few weeks, so keep your eye out for it.

All of the books in this series are stand alone and feature different heroines and heroes, so you can read any one you like first. The series is connected through characters and the worlds of Magio and Earth, and I’ve made certain your favourite characters pop up so you’ll never miss the chance of catching up with them along the way.

For fans of this series, I’d love to share an interesting tidbit about HUNTER. You first meet the heroine Lieska Alura in Warrior, and Lieska received her name from a woman I’ve never met, but who lives in the same town as me in New Zealand. How did that happen? I’d just gotten a nasty stone chip on my windscreen, dropped into the glass smith and the man replacing it mentioned how his wife, Lieska, had read Protector, the first book in my series, and loved it. I wasn’t aware the locals knew me that well. A really nice surprise. Yep, I grinned with delight. Then I couldn’t help but notice how unusual his wife’s name was. I asked him about her name and where it had come from. He said she’d never met another person with it since it’s so rare, and the origin of her name was listed as unknown.

Ahh, now a beautiful, unique name with an unknown origin sounded like a temptation to me. Those were the kinds of names I was after for the fantasy world I’d created. I told him her name was perfect for my warrior hunter, and if his wife needed an origin for her name, it was now founded on the planet Magio as “hunter, tracker, pursuer.”

To continue with that story, a couple of months ago I got another stone chip, and dropped in to chat to the same glass smith. I mentioned to him his wife’s namesake was now getting her own book. Lieska was no longer a supporting character. He was thrilled for his wife, and said his Lieska would be over the moon to hear that. I’ll certainly be dropping by the glass smith now I have the cover to ensure his wife gets a copy. I really hope she likes it as much as I do.

Okay, that’s me for today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget if you want to drop me a comment, make sure you do. I love, love hearing from you guys. (I really can’t say that enough.)

And lastly, if you’d like to read one of my books from my thrilling Young Adult Fantasy Romance series then by all means, check out the book links below to pick up your copy of PROTECTOR or WARRIOR.

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Buy PROTECTOR (Book One) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo

Buy WARRIOR (Book Two) at: Amazon Kindle / B&N Nook / iTunes / Kobo