Snippets of reviews of Payton’s Pursuit ~ Thank you all for your wonderful words!

5 Stars ~ LOVED!

By jennifer schultheis on May 24, 2015


Payton’s Pursuit is book two in the Winters Sisters series and as much as I loved the first book Chasing Victory, I love Payton’s Pursuit even more. This was yet another book by this author that hooked me from the beginning. The combination of suspense, tension, and romance had me eagerly turning the pages…Reviewed by Jennifer for MNP



5  Stars ~ Don’t miss this book!

By Marla Hunter “Mango Mar” on May 23, 2015


Payton’s Pursuit, Book Two of the Winters Sisters Series, is a book you won’t want to miss. Ms. Jaytanie wove together rich characters, a suspenseful plot line, and just the right measure of sexual tension to keep me turning the pages.




5 Stars ~ I couldn’t put it down

By Karen Leaon May 17, 2015


As soon as I started reading Payton’s Pursuit, I was caught up in this wonderful story that I had a lot of trouble putting down. Not only did it contain a paranormal aspect but there was suspense with a little bit of romance thrown in. In other words, Payton’s Pursuit was a trifecta and I felt like a winner because I had found this terrific book.


I don’t like reading predictable books and Payton’s Pursuit is anything but predictable…
I gave Payton’s Pursuit 5 stars.
Written by Karen from A Thousand Lives Book Blog




5 Stars ~ I am beyond glad I did

By The Naughty Librarian on May 11, 2015


I absolutely could NOT put this book down. Ms Jaytanie is definitely part of my must reads from here out. The non stop action runs from cover to cover in this book. I am not normally a fan of scifi, and might not have tried it normally…To grab my interest on a topic such as genetics, and human testing is a huge step. Payton has one hell of a time in this book. From kidnapping, murder, mayhem, and sexual electricity. This book has it ALL.

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Saints & Sinners Review of Payton’s Pursuit

Joanne Jaytanie has delivered another amazing romantic tale littered with suspense and intrigued. Payton’s Pursuit follows Victory Winters (sister of the lead character of the first book of this series) and a former military man named Collin. Collin’s kidnapping turned into a massive nightmare as he became a human test subject by being injected with Wolf DNA. This foreign DNA invasion leaves with him new, uncontrollable talents. He’s a danger to everyone around him except Payton. She’s like his lightning rod. She grounds his wolfly urges. With Payton’s help, they both seek the answers to his kidnapping and her mother’s genetic research.

Jaytanie has created a literary world filled with some of the most unique characters I’ve ever read about. Her ability to pull you into the story makes you feel as if you are the lead character living in this bat shit crazy world. Expanding on the characters, Joanne’s secondary characters never feel as if they are the flower wavers in the background to the lead characters. I love that we are given the chance to get to know them as well. This series perfectly blends paranormal, romance, suspense, humor, and intrigue all into one tightly, well-written bundle of goodness. Payton’s Pursuit is howling-ly good!

Night Owl Reviews of ~ Uncharted Love

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Uncharted Love

Places to See, #4


4½ Stars
Author: Joanne Jaytanie
Review by: PaulineMichael
Genre: Romance
* Contemporary
Publisher: Books to Go Now

Joanne Jaytanie sails readers off into the sunset with this sweet and suspenseful romance. Ellie is an interesting heroine, I wasn’t expecting her to embrace her vacation so whole-heartedly because she seemed such a determined workaholic but it was easy to see how she was lured away from the work she took along. Jax was so stern at first meeting that I was afraid he had spoiled his chances with Ellie but I’m glad he came around and relaxed his guard even though I totally understood why he did react the way he did. The supporting characters were entertaining and interesting and truth be told I’d love to see Jax’s friends have their own stories as I believe the opportunity for adventure is waiting there. I enjoyed the description of the cruise ship and it makes me want to take one myself even more so. The swift moving mystery was such a nice bonus to this short love story and I enjoyed it immensely. If you are looking for a wonderful quick read and sweet romance with a little suspense is your favorite well than this is a must read!

Ellie is a workaholic who agrees to a vacation after losing a dear friend and agreeing to keep one last promise. However her relaxing vacation is anything but when her cabin safe is robbed and her most precious family heirloom is stolen. First her ex steals from her business and disappears and now when she is finally moving forward this happens. Jax has also been jilted and robbed by love but he’s determined to find Ellie’s lost treasure. Can they also find healing love with one another?

Book Blurb for Uncharted Love

Nine years ago, Ellie’s now ex-boyfriend was the finance manager of her publishing house. He drained all her bank accounts and disappeared. Since that time, she has not made any effort to pursue a new relationship or even date. Her life revolves around her growing business and small group of women friends, who are all single, about the same age, have no kids, and are driven to succeed in their careers.

Jax’s one serious attempt at love ended in disaster. While stationed on a destroyer and out to sea, his fiancée fell in love with his childhood friend. They emptied his house and his bank account never to be seen again. From that day forward his promised himself that he would maintain course and follow his charted life plan.

To fulfill a promise to a dead friend, Ellie books a cruise aboard Jax’s ship. They are thrown together after someone breaks into Ellie’s stateroom and steals her ring and family heirloom. Can a small town girl and a globe-trotter find common ground and discover their uncharted love?

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 4.50

Cyn’s Reviews of Payton’s Pursuit

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5 Stars
Payton’s Pursuit: The Winters Sisters, Book 2

Written by: Joanne Jaytanie
Narrated by: Robin Rowan
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Series: The Winters Sisters, Book 2
Unabridged Audiobook

I totally love this series Ms. Jaytanie has me hooked, this is so different than any other book of this nature. Military soldiers were injected with wolf DNA but they do not turn into a wolf, they do not grow fur or sharp teeth. What they do have is the power, their eyes change color etc. The winter sisters are finding out things about themselves they did not have a clue about. They each have special abilities that started before they were born, they are just now leaving them unsure of their past, their parents and so much more.

In Payton’s Pursuit we learn more about Payton Winters who is the CEO of The Winters Corporation. She learns her abilities deal with a grounding force to people who possess psychic powers. Payton is a wonderful character as are her sisters. She has trouble dealing with what she can and can’t do, she feels more than most which causes trouble for her. She has brains and beauty with a wonderful personality what is there not to love she is just a wonderful lovable character.

Collin we meet in book one he is a real hot head and must learn to control his self. After kidnapping Payton’s sister which he hoped she could help him get back to normal there is a few touch and go moments between these two. With Payton’s help he could learn to control his self but at what cost to Payton? I just love Collin as I did in book one he is a true stud muffin with his military background he is a man to watch out for. When you add the wolf DNA you have one super power male who kicks butt and takes no names. He is truly one gentle man until you make him mad or try to harm those he loves than he wolf side comes out and you better hit the ground running.

Robin Rowan as the narrator is outstanding she had me on the edge holding on more than once. She even gave me a few chills as she tells the tale the author gives. I could listen to her all day with her many different voices you can feel the pain, lose and sorrow these characters must live with. Her tones are right on the mark as you listen you felt as if you are there. Before you know it the book is over leaving you wanting more. She really did an outstanding job narrating the outstanding read.

As in book one the author gives you a wonderful believable story of pain, sorrow, lost, starting over, control, mystery as she twists the story it is anyone’s guess at the outcome. This author doesn’t give anything way as she turns a compelling tale of what life could be if some mad man got his hands on drugs mixed with animal DNA. She gives you wonderful characters you can fill their pain it rips your heart out to see how normal people are changed and lose control, why bad men use this power to gain the upper hand in most likely a war yet to come. You get to watch love grow between two people who are unsure and who could mostly likely kill each other if they do not learn how to control their abilities.

As a reader you want to reach out and help these characters take down the men who are trying to take over the world. You have to wonder what this author has in store in the rest of the series. There are many ways she can take this but I feel sure whatever she decides will keep you on the edge of your seat with your breath held for the outcome. I for one was glad to see the outcome in Payton’s Pursuit but it does leave you wondering who or what will be coming up next to give the world evil and what their plans are for these poor helpless children who have no control over their lives. This author has got me hooked on Paranormal I can’t wait for the next one in this series. I have only one question WHEN WILL BOOK 3 BE OUT? I can’t wait and want it now.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they might be interested in Paranormal this author just might turn you around as she has me. If you love Paranormal this is a must read to add to your book collection. I am sure before long she will be one of your favorite authors as she is mine.

Book Description
Payton Winters is thrust into the position of CEO of The Winters Corporation after the sudden death of her parents. Confronted with the knowledge she was born with special abilities, she finds herself in the dilemma of being a grounding force to people who possess psychic powers. She has unwillingly become the mental anchor to the one man she wants no part of, Collin McBain. While on a routine mission, Collin is drugged, tortured, and injected with wolf DNA. Now believed dead, he is secretly assigned to the Winters Campus.

Faced with the reality that her life is based on half-truths, Payton is on a pursuit to uncover her mother’s scientific research. She desperately needs to understand why she and her two sisters were genetically altered before birth. Payton’s path to discovery is littered with danger as she finds herself embroiled in a world of secrets, lies, kidnapping, and murder. She struggles to understand the events of the past in order to cope with her future. Will Payton’s pursuit for the truth be her last?

Night Owl Reviews ~ Christmas Reflection, Book #1 of The Forever Christmas Collection


Christmas Reflections

Forever Christmas, #1

Juliet Swanson was like most teenagers wanting to spread their wings and move out of their small towns. When she did move to California to attend college, she realized that there was something missing from her life. She longed for that small town quaintness that Glenville, Washington offered her while growing up. After acquiring her job, she knew deep down that it wasn’t for her and she made her way back home. Now, the unthinkable is happening. The Glenville Ski Resort and the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm is being acquisitioned and the firm is hanging in the wings ready to convert these two businesses into a strip mall and casino. Juliet and her girlfriends won’t let this happen so they chip in and buy the property. Little does Juliet know that Colton Weatherly will do whatever he has to in order to get his job done. In the process, neither plan on feeling an attraction for one another. Can they make it work between them? Does Colton convince Juliet and her friends to let the property go over to the acquisition firm he works for?

I absolutely loved this small town story and I couldn’t help but love the characters. Ms. Jaytanie is a wonderful writer who knows how to create interesting settings and characters and has her readers begging for more. I liked Juliet and her friends and I had hoped that something could happen between her and Colton. Although this was a shorter story, the author did very well in creating a storyline with enough details that made the reader feel satisfied in the end. I understand this is book one in the Forever Christmas Series and I’d love to read the rest of the books as well. I highly recommend this book and feel it’s a great story that you can read any time of year. Well done, Ms. Jaytanie!

Book Blurb for Christmas Reflections

As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn’t wait to get out of her home town of Glenville, WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn’t take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn’t the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fell in love with the ‘family feel’ of living there and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.

Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breathes his career as a project manager for a acquisitions corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn’t plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average ‘local girl.’

Reflecting on one’s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed.

Story 1 in the best-selling Christmas romance series, Christmas Forever.

The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 5.00


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