ARC Reviews


Chasing Victory , The Winters Sisters #1 by Joanne Jaytanie. Blog Tour, Excerpt, My Review + Giveaway.

Victory Winters is a world-renowned geneticist and possesses an unusual innate sense of communication, bordering on telepathic when relating to animals. She is kidnapped by Lawrence Braxton. Braxton is the madman CEO who runs Biotec, and forces Victory to pursue her research on canine DNA.

Naval officer Tristan Farraday is sent undercover to track Biotec’s experiments. These experiments involve the implantation of canine DNA into humans, thereby manipulating their genetic makeup. The goal of Biotec is to create the perfect soldier.

Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail follow as Tristan realizes Victory has been pulled into Biotec’s world against her wishes. She refuses to divulge the genetic answers Braxton demands. Victory knows Biotec wants to exploit her findings, by administering them in a destructive manner. Will Tristan rescue Victory from this madman’s grip and save her family? Can he keep her discoveries away from enemy hands?  

I was lucky enough to receive an A.R.C. of this but that does not colour my review in any way.
I could not put this down. A very fast paced story,  full of fun , danger and a little hot romance.  Both our hero and heroine are intelligent, strong and of course sexy.
Victory is forced to work for people who are experimenting on human D.N.A.  The powerful company seem to have limitless resources.
Tristan has been tracking the people involved in this research and finds out about Victory. When they team up they discover the heightened abilities each have will help them out of more than a few difficult situations.  The way Tristan can communicate with his brother and later with Victory comes in very handy. Victory's ability to understand the feelings of animals and her connection to the sounds around her are vital.
I must admit to wishing the Dobermans had a more active role. Maybe they will in the next book. The secondary characters also make you yearn for more. I for one will be waiting very impatiently for the next sister's story.

“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.

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 Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

Joanne writes paranormal, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character’s lives along with the trouble they find themselves involved in. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.

Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and past President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.


  1. Thanks for hosting the Chasing Victory Blog Tour. I sincerely appreciate your review and have placed it in the Amazon Editorial Reviews.

  2. Happy Blog Tour Joanne! Wishing you much success...and many clicks! Ange xo


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