Joanne Jaytanie


Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.


Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.


Joanne is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD), Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime (SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.



Books By This Author


“Building Up to Love was an awesome read. It was filled with action and romance. Laura draws Travis' name but before she can ask him out, she hires him to help with the remodeling. She won't ask him out as long as he works for her. Laura keeps drawing names with no luck. Travis and Laura spend alot of time together because of the remodeling project. It takes an accident for her to realize what she has been looking for has been in front of her all along. Is it too late for her to act on how she feels when she sees Travis with another woman? Joanne is a wonderful author who brings her characters to life and make you feel part of the storyline. I really enjoyed the storyline of how this couple comes together. Laura and Travis are perfect for one another and you feel that in Joanne's writing. I am looking forward to reading more of Joanne's books in the future.”

“This is an all action story, that grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go. It is the forth book in a series that needs to be read in order, or you will not understand why there is danger, or what makes our characters so special. I am completely addicted to this series. There is always something new happening. Wonderfully written ,with humour and emotion. The whole cast of characters are fascinating and fun.”

“I loved this book and I can't wait for the next in the series. I recommend everyone give this new author a try. Victory was born with ultra keen hearing. She recently discovered her ability to telepathically communicate with animals. Her telepathic link with Tristan, the hero, developed when they were first thrown together and he had posed as her lab assistant. She was kidnapped by Lawrence Braxton, CEO of Biotec. She was forced to continue her work on foreign DNA, a project that was dear to her heart. Braxton had all but destroyed her work. He injected two men with wolf DNA and forced her to lead his insane pursuit to create the perfect super soldier. If it hadn't been for Tristan and his SOCOM Team, she wouldn't be here today, nor would Morgan and Collin, the two test subjects. Her sexy hero and strong, intelligent heroine are a perfect match for this paranormal romance.”

“I love this book. I love the interaction between the characters. The banter between Juliet and Colton makes me laugh. I think the short little book is so well written and I REALLY enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. The whole series was amazing.”

“A fantastic short story by Joanne, it's nicely crafted and characters are well developed. I haven't felt boredom at any single point of time. Jax and Ellie, both are dumped in their respective previous relationships, now they both get into unfortunate adventure and end up with a big success with their careers. This short wont take more than a half day for average reader, on the moment of climax you will defiantly feel you had time with a beautiful short story. I even don't want to miss other books written by JOANNE.”

“If you are looking for a book that draws you right into the story and you don't want to put it down then this book is for you! Very well written and the author's description of all of the characters is incredible, even through the paranormal activities. The plot was fabulous and you always wanted to turn the page to see what happened next. Full of suspense, surprises, love and loyalty! Can't wait for the next book from this author!”

“Payton's Pursuit is the sequel to Chasing Victory, which was also a five star read. Payton and her sisters have discovered they were genetically altered before birth by their mother with enhanced powers. What they don't know is exactly what was done and the extent of their abilities. An unscrupulous corporation looking to build the perfect soldier through mixing human DNA with that of a wolf is involved in a determined search to find the sisters and the men who were the subjects of the experiments after the men and sisters escape from the compound where they were held. This is a roller coaster of a romantic story. Payton and Collin are a couple who can't live with each other yet can't live without each other either or so they think:) She is the force, the only psychic force, that can completely control the violent emotions that remain from the experiments done on him. The problem is: she has no idea how her power works and initially dislikes Collin an isn't keen on helping him. The author who has three dobermans and has a good amount of experience with dog shows, includes some fun scenes involving the canines and their owners. If you like paranormal romance with a little sci-fi, and action, then you'll thoroughly enjoy Payton's Pursuit. It is a stand alone and you don't have to have read Chasing Victory first.”

“Beautiful story of friends coming together to save the town christmas tree farm. I absolutely loved this story, from the town to the characters. Taking a chance Juliet and her friends decide to drop everything and make their dreams come true. But when Colton Weatherly comes to town on a business venture to take over the local ski resort that neighbors the farm will they be lost in the shuffle? Or will they be able to make this a Christmas to remember Forever...”

“In this third book of the Winters Sisters series, the saga continues. Oh. My. Gosh! This is an exciting…no wait, not just exciting…exciting as in can’t-turn-the-page-fast-enough-edge-of-your-seat-with-every-paragraph exciting! Ms. Jaytanie has done it again…time after time she churns out what I deem the best book only to be fooled by the next one being better.”

“Chasing Victory is perfect and masterful blending of science fiction, romance, and the paranormal into one tight perfectly delivered book. Page after page, I found myself becoming more and more engrossed with the story and its characters. ”

“If you want a twinkle to shine from your eyes while you are enjoying this wonderful romance than look no further. This is the first time in reading this author for me and shame on me she knows how to write. This is from a series but also is a stand alone. Four women have been getting together with what was to have been a book club to meet single local men ends up with them coming up with The Love List. To find out more about the other girls make sure you read the others even though not necessary to enjoy this one. Laura was the last of the friends to act upon her name of the local she chose but dragging her feet she was. Also though she is busy turning her grandparent's 100 yr old Victorian home into a bed and breakfast. Now she needed some help and the internet just was not cutting it so a sign she hammers into front yard. Low and behold who should come asking after a job was the name from her paper-Travis. She does hire him but even though there is a attraction employees are a no no in her book. From there you are given a wonderful journey on these two working together but her trying not to, him wanting too. Humor and a wonderful writing style in romance puts the twinkle in your eye plus warms the heart. The journey also for these two is the best part of the reading of the book and it has finesse with it. She does know how to cook too which will be needed since it is a bed and breakfast she will be wanting. That is also still another way to a man's heart or should say one yummy food. So love reading as she is losing the battle (thank goodness) because Travis is melting her heart. A rather tense situation happens that will have you on edge until you see the outcome which is the icing on loving this novel even more. He does let a cat out of a bag but good thing he already holds her heart. She reveals the list and he turns in his notice. A must read on what that really means.”

“Thank you. What a wonderful book to read. I will definitely recommend this book as a delightful story. Great job. ”

“Juliet loves her home town of Glenville, WA and will do anything to protect it. Her and 3 other friends get together to purchase the Christmas Tree Farm to keep the tradition alive. The only obstacle is Colton Weatherly, who is there to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort and Christmas Tree Farm. Juliet and Colton clash when she realizes what he is up to. But the more time Colton spends with Juliet and the town, the more he comes to love both of them. When Colton realizes what his company is really up to, he tries to save the town he has come to love. I really love the Christmas Forever series. We have some very amazing authors with some very amazing stories. Joanne is an excellent writer. I love her style of writing and I love the characters and storyline. She has a way of drawing you into her stories. You feel very much part of the story and feel all the characters emotions. I loved all the chemistry between the characters. It felt so real including the connection and passion between Juliet and Colton. I love Joanne's books and I am looking forward to reading what she writes next. I highly recommend you read her books and the Christmas Forever series. ”

“All of the books in this series are terrific reads. They are non stop action and can't put down books. This one is Kenzie's story with lots of twists, turns, romance and good reading.”

“I enjoyed this book, it is not compared to anything I have read before. The author did a wonderful job bringing not only Romance in to the book but suspense, action and adventure. She caught the reader in the first chapter.”

“Joanne Jaytanie has done it again with Uncharted Love, Book 4 in the Places to See series. This lovely short story captured my interest from the first line. While I did have thoughts of the old TV show, the Love Boat, floating around in my head (only because I'm old and it was one of my favorite shows) this short story is nothing like the TV show. Regardless of their surroundings or life issues, Elle and Jax are meant to be together. This delightful story will make you smile...which is something rare these days when you read books. Thanks, Joanne, for another stellar work of art! Keep them coming!!!!!”

“Wonderful characters and believable plots make this a truly good read.”

“Victory receives a call from an ex saying he needs her help with something and to meet at their old picnic spot. When she gets there she ends up witnessing his death. Now she is on the run. She knows that they will be after her so she goes to her sister. She can sense that someone is following her. There is something more to Victory than meets the eye. Tristan is Military and works under his brothers command. He was already following Victory's ex. Now his goal, since they now know Victory is innocent, is to keep Victory safe. There is also something special about Tristan and his brother. They are Telepathic. Turns out to keep Victory safe they end up having to work very close together after Victory is kidnapped and forced to work for the enemy. Turns out Victory is Telepathic also. Which may work in their favor. Turns out Biotec, the bad guys, are experimenting with injecting canine DNA into humans and they now want Victory as they feel she is the most qualified person for the job. They were determined to get her help any way they could. I LOVED this book! I wasn't sure what to expect really. Joanne throws some curves at you and keeps you on your toes! Once you start reading you don't want to put it down, at least I didn't. I'm highly anticipating book 2! I would definitely recommend reading this book!”

“Once again Joanne Jaytanie wrapped me up in the warmth of a lovely story of a strong yet vulnerable woman working to restore an historic home into a marvelous B and B. In walks the great guy that has so many of the answers to what she needs not only for the house, but for herself as well. Travis and Laura play off of the strengths of the other beautifully. I could just feel the warmth of the small town and the people in it, the friendships and the care. I so completely enjoy this little respite from the day to day obligations, worry's, work and household chores. Thank you Joanne! Keep them coming.”

“Ms. Jaytanie is a stellar storyteller. Her knowledge of her subjects is spot on and the way she weaves mystery, intrigue, and romance is likened only to Cindy Gerard. I could not put this book down...and I cannot wait for the next one to release. Kenzie has become one of my favorite characters. ”

“OMG! What another fabulous 5 star must read in this series!! ... I have never read this author before, but I love her style of writing & can't wait to get my hands on her other books now :) ... Each book stands alone, but I strongly recommend you read all 4 in order!... This book 4 is another fun, contemporary romantic read with a portion of humor & a dash of suspense to engage you & keep those pages turning, but then leave you wanting more! :o .... So grab all 4 of these awesome books in The Love List & prepare to be entertained!! ... I received this to read in exchange for an honest review & I honestly loved this book and can't wait to read more of this talented author's other works :)”

“Joanne Jaytaine has written a most exciting, edge-of-your-seat novel! Following the journey of her main character, Victory, leaves one wanting more. Can't wait to read the sequel, Payton's Pursuit.”

“I could go on and on about the content of this wonderful book, but suffice it to say, I won't. You will have to pick up a copy (which I highly encourage you to do) and find out for yourself one of the best kept secrets in the reading world....Ms. Joanne Jaytanie. The unravelling of Biotec and The Kaleidoscope Group continues in this gripping tale of intrigue in Payton’s Pursuit. Joanne Jaytanie is a master of excellent story weaving including her descriptions of biological warfare and governmental involvement, both putting many lives at stake. This is the 2nd book in the Winters’ Sisters’ series. I cannot wait for Book 3 to find out what is next for our super sleuths as they take out the bad guy and research personal issues that affect all involved. A definite must have for your library. It certainly is among my top ten all-time favorites that I’ve read.”

“The Winters Sisters Series are filled with intrigue, murder, suspense and romance. The fast paced action leaves the reader on the edge of their seat, turning pages fast, and wondering what happens next. The characters are developed and their personalities help bring them alive. I have come to love reading Joanne Jaytanie's books and look forward to reading more of her writing.”

“In a word where so many books are the same and predictable, Jaytanie has mastered the knack for creating different and engaging stories. Each book in this series is a scientifically romantic gem that paranormal lovers looking for something a little bit different than sexy vampires and shifters will enjoy.”

“OK The Second book in the Series....About the Winters Sisters!!!! It was AWESOME!!! You never know how the next in a series is gonna turn out!!! It was As Wonderful as the First!!! Loved Chasing Victory!!! Now Paytons Pursuit! ...Its a wonderful Suspense Romance! Really Enjoyed this book Beginning to the End....I dont do spoilers....But if you like Suspense and a bit of Romance mixed in....this Series....Is Wonderful!! I cant wait....for the next book about the 3rd Sister Willow....With each book more of the Mystery is answered about the Sisters...and there DNA....Not gonna tell you more!!! READ THE BOOKS!!! you will be happy you did!!! I really Love How Joanne tells a story....I am waiting to see when next book is Released...and I WILL PRE-ORDER!”

“Lovely short story! It was a great read before going to bed. I didn't fall asleep until I've finished reading it. I like the main characters and their little adventure. It’s interesting how an unfortunate situation can change lives in a good way. Here is a quote I like and would love to share: …life is too precious. I would rather move forward than worry about the past.”

“Anyone who loves the country, horses and dogs is my kind of person. And can I just say location, location, location!?! Location is everything in tying her into this interesting and exciting storyline as well. Logan can come keep watch over me anytime. ;) While Kenzie sometimes gives him a shoulder as cold as the image on the cover, they actually have a fantastic chemistry between them and that smolder keeps things hoppin’. Seriously, this book is action from the word Go! ”

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