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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Interview of Author Joanne Jaytanie

Today I'd like to present an interview of romance author, Joanne Jaytanie.

Latest Book: Debut novel, Chasing Victory
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I was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills, and a wonderful place to grow up and call my hometown. During my college years I slowly crept across the country. Stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California and finally Washington State, which I now proudly call home. My husband and I live in a beautiful home that is located on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains. Just a ferry ride away from Seattle.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Business. I spent a number of years in business administration, thirteen of which involved owning our own forensic engineering firm. For the past thirty years I have trained and shown dogs.

I am a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and of the Greater Seattle Romance Writers. I am the President of RWA's Peninsula Chapter.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: Call my husband, texted my sister and my step-daughter. Then popped a bottle of champagne!

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write?
A: I guess the first one that comes to mind is my scene at the dog show. I spent one to three weekends a month at a dog show for over fifteen years, so the sights, sounds, and smells are embedded in my mind.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: My hero, Tristan. He is so multi-dimensional. He’s tough, yet compassionate. A jokester with his twin brother and loyal to his country, but hates the restraints of the military. He was fun to write.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: I have a variety of hobbies that I love to take part in. Yoga is one of my favorites. It gives me a chance to clear my head, so that I can refocus on my writing.

I love, love, love to read. Print books, eBooks and audio books. I never leave home without an audio book.

I love my dobermans. This breed has been part of my life for thirty-one years. It is a treat to pack up our travel trailer, load the dogs in the van and head out for a weekend getaway.

Q: What is your favorite romance book that you’ve read?
A: I would have to say Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I don’t think it is only the book, but what it stood for. It was the very first book of Sherrilyn’s that I ever read, and instantly fell in love with her writing style. I have read the complete Dark Hunters Series two times. I love every one of her books.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Facebook, only because I have used it the longest. I am just delving into the world of blogs, chats, and Twitter, they are all still a mystery to me.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Twitter @joannejaytanie

The Winters Sisters Series- Doctor Doolittle in female form creates X-Men on steroids. Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail follow as world-renowned geneticist Victory Winters is forced to pursue her research on canine DNA. Victory possesses an unusual innate sense of communication, boarding on telepathic when relating to animals. This unique ability has elevated her status to world renowned genetic research specialist. She is kidnapped and blackmailed with threats to her family, forcing her to work for a rival corporation, Biotec and run by a madman CEO. Naval officer Tristan Farraday is sent undercover to track Biotec’s experiments. These experiments involve implanting genus canis DNA into humans thereby manipulating their genetic makeup, in hopes to create the perfect soldier.


“Tristan.” He turned to find her right behind him. “Take this bottle with you. You can take two more pills in an hour if you aren’t any better.” Damn, he must look as bad has he felt.

“Thanks.” He opened the bedroom door and turned back, smiled at her and before she knew what was happening, leaned towards her and kissed her ever so lightly on her lips. “I’ll see you first thing in the morning. I’ll come back here and go with you to breakfast.” He headed straight for the hall door, leaving Victory frozen at the threshold of her bedroom. “Make sure you lock the door as soon as I leave,” he casually tossed over his shoulder.

“I will,” she stammered.

Had sparks flashed from their lips?

Knowing full well that a lock wouldn’t stop Braxton or his people if they wanted to enter her room, Tristan walked out into the hall and waited for the click of the lock. He was bewildered by the electricity that sparked between them at the second his lips touched hers and wondered if she had felt the same sensation. He really needed a little down time if he was going to be any help to Victory.


Sandy said...

Joanne, I enjoyed reading your blurb and excerpt. It was nice to learn about you, as my husband and I are huge animal lovers. We donate to several shelters.

Thank you for being here today.

chris karlsen said...

HI Joanne,
Nice interview and I love the cover with the doberman.
Chris K.

jean hart stewart said...

Great cover. Animals are always great on covers, and are great enticements to readers. Huge luck with this one!

Joanne Jaytanie said...

Thanks so much Sandy! I too am a huge animal lover. I have been the President of my local All-Breed Dog Club for nine years. During that time it has been a primary goal to give back to our community. We have supported the police K-9 units, drug dogs, Prison Partnership, Vet Scholarships, and one near and dear to my heart, our local 4-H; for they are our future!!

Joanne Jaytanie said...

Thanks Chris!! That is my Dax! He was a wonderful guy.

Joanne Jaytanie said...

Thank you for stopping by Jean and for your good wishes!

Cara Marsi said...

Congratulations on your debut novel. The cover is great. You have a very interesting bio. It's good to get to know you.

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats on your book! I love the cover! Do you think you will continue to have animals in your books?


Joanne Jaytanie said...

Thank you Carla and Melissa! The Winters Sisters live with 4 Dobermans, so you will see them pop up in all my books.

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