Thursday, March 13, 2014
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. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character’s lives and the trouble they find themselves involved in, coupled with building an everlasting relationship. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and most of all romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and an active member of Debbie Macomber’s home chapter, Peninsula Romance Writers, where she currently serves as the President.
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Payton’s Pursuit, Published by Books To Go Now, January 2014
Payton’s Pursuit Blurb:
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?
Excerpt from Payton’s Pursuit:
Collin sat motionless and watched Payton’s every move. What the hell happened back there? One minute he experienced another of his uncontrollable fits of rage, and the next moment a blanket of calm and serenity wrapped around him. Amazing feeling after so long. Those hazel eyes were gorgeous, but women never made him feel serene, no matter how pretty. All three of the sisters were something, but Payton was the pick of the litter. As breathtaking as Payton was in her designer blue suit with her shimmering wavy cinnamon hair that fell past her shoulders, she still couldn’t be the source of the calm that enveloped him.
“Get a grip, McBain,” Collin scolded himself. She didn’t even notice him. Hell, she hit the floor out cold the second he looked up at her. Collin didn’t even get a chance to properly introduce himself— not that she would care. He got the distinct feeling Payton would never forgive him for kidnapping her sister. What does it matter? Not like he would spend much time around her anyway. Like Victory said, he wasn’t in his right mind when he kidnapped her last year. Victory forgave him, if Payton was petty enough to hold a grudge, he’d do his best to avoid her. Who am I trying to kid? She will make my life miserable the entire time I live on her campus.
Romance through the mists of time and Love through the dimensions of reality
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