Bloggers Wanted!!

PAYTON’S PURSUIT ~ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY HOP!

Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of Payton’s Pursuit! In celebration of this day we are running an Anniversary Giveaway Hop for the month of February!! I would love for all of you bloggers to join in the fun!!

Here is the list of Giveaways~
5 Audio Books – winners choice from my books

An autographed copy of Payton’s Pursuit

A $10 Amazon Gift Card

A special goodie on Valentine’s Day

If you would like to join us, please fill out the form below~

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Today’s Interview on StoryFinds…

Friday, January 23, 2015

Readers Get Cozy with Paranormal-Romantic Suspense Author Joanne Jaytanie

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Author Joanne Jaytanie

Q: Your books focus on the paranormal and romantic suspense, what is it about these genres that inspire you as a writer?

Suspense has always been a draw for me; you are never sure which direction a story might turn. I love to immerse myself in a story, the suspense, tension, danger, and drama, are all pluses in my book. Throw in the paranormal element and you can create heroines and heroes that are larger than life. These two genres give me freedom and opportunity to go in any direction. I have the ability to intertwine a story that you, the reader are never one-hundred percent sure of where it may take you.

Q: Can you tell us a little about the Winter Sister Series?

The Winters Sisters Series is romantic suspense with paranormal elements. The series is about three sisters, all of whom have ‘special’ abilities that each were born with, but may not be natural. The main thrust of the series revolves around the sisters working with an élite group of military men called SOCOM, which stands for Special Operations Command. The men in this team also possess supernatural abilities. Together they are tracking an enemy whose goal is to create the perfect, supernatural soldier….

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The dogs in my life

The magnificant 5

I purchased my first Doberman as a gift to myself for my 21st birthday. Tashia was my canine soul mate and always by my side. She taught me a great deal and introduced me to the world of obedience and therapy work. Together we learned by trial and error.

Years later my husband and I bought a home on the Kitsap Peninsula with a great view and acreage. We had the room, so we decided that Taisha needed a canine companion and along came Misty.

Misty became my obedience dog and immersed me into the world of the American Kennel Club, AKC for short. I became involved in the local All-breed Dog Club, where I served on the board for nineteen years, nine of which as President. I’m also a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and three other Doberman Clubs and have served on their boards.

As the years went on Dax and Kes became part of the family and I showed them in Conformation. Kes was the first Doberman I finished an AKC Championship on. I bred her and kept two puppies from the litter, Captain and Anya. Anya produced an outstanding litter and again I kept two puppies, Tristan and Maya. They were my first two homebred champions.

I spent nearly every weekend at dog shows and set myself on the path to apply for an AKC Conformation judgeship. Still, the need to write pulled at me, as it had since my high school years. I tried to convince myself that I could write and become a judge, knowing full well that my writing would fall by the wayside once again if I continued down that road. The time had come when I had to make the decision to put my writing first or put it down. Deep in my soul there was no decision, to write was what I needed to do.

I have left the days of showing dogs behind, but not my love of the breed or sport. You can find me ringside when there is a show in the area. I came up with a way to merge my love of dog shows and my beloved breed in my stories. There is a thread that runs through the Winters Sisters series which portrays my love of the Doberman by intergrating them into the Sisters family. The Doberman is a greatly misunderstood breed; I make it a point to depict the dog’s true nature by showing the reader its intelligence, commitment, dedication, tenacity, and unconditional love. The Doberman truly is a unique breed, bred for companionship.

A funny thing how the love for my dogs could change the course of my life. Are you an animal lover? Have they somehow impacted the course of your life, in either a major or minor way? I’d love for you to share your story.

My favorite Island…

Have you ever sat and thought about the places you would like to visit and the things you would love to see? I have, on a daily basis. What about an island? There are tons of islands the world over, some with white sandy beaches and a warm tropical breeze, with an icy mojito within your grasp. Maybe you would enjoy the rugged, wild island, sheer cliffs and wild animals at every turn.

I have explored a few islands and was dazzled by each and every one. It’s been a few years since I’ve had the opportunity to experience a new island. However, I do have one island that I can visit any time the need arises, you don’t have to book a flight and it’s free! I don’t get to sit on the beach, bask in the sun, or rock climb a treacherous mountain. But I can sip on a drink of my choosing, nibble on cheese and crackers and delight in the company of many friends and family.

What island is this you ask and how can you get there? It’s easy. You don’t even have to walk out your front door. The island I am referring to is the one in my own home ~ my kitchen island. It’s the place where family gathers and friends congregate. We talk about the day’s events, the hopes and dreams of the future, sometimes the defeats or tragedies.

In this day and time, with the World Wide Web, Facebook, tweeting and Pinning, it’s my safe haven. A place where I can go, unplug and know I’ll get the support and advise that I need. Have you visited your island lately? When was the last time you gathered there with a friend? Those are the times to just be yourself and enjoy the warmth and adventures of your life.

Take the time and visit your island, I promise, if you bring the right person it will rejuvenate you in a way a warm sunny beach never could…