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.
TAKE CARE. 🙂