Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Favorite Reviews #3

My favorite reviews



 Book reviews (good or bad) provide important feedback to the authors and without reviews, a book gets lost in the thousands of other books that are released every month.

Every author appreciates and values the opinion of readers but we’re strongly discouraged from engaging with readers and thank them for their reviews on publishing sites.

The authors of Our Author Gang celebrate and appreciate the readers by posting our favorite reviews between September 10 and 22. Every day a different author of the group posts about their books and quote from their readers’ favorite reviews.

     Thank you for your interest in our books and happy reading!
My favorite reviews 
 
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Chasing Victory was the first book I published. I am beyond grateful for my reader’s support and their wonderful reviews. The review below is one of my favorites because it makes me laugh, while at the same time making me extremely proud that I followed my dream.

"WOW!! This is the kind of debut novel that every author dreams about writing! 

Chasing Victory is perfect and masterful blending of science fiction, romance, and the paranormal into one tight perfectly delivered book. Page after page, I found myself becoming more and more engrossed with the story and its characters. You can even ask my husband when I tell you that he missed a meal because of this book. I think one of the biggest reasons why this book resonated with me so much is that it pulls on my career heart strings as I am a cancer research scientist. It’s not often that you see a bit of science thrown into a book such as this. 

Joanne’s characters are very well thought out and developed. Her hero is the perfect balance of intelligence, brass, and sex appeal. Tristan will melt your panties off with a smile while boggling you with his wit and intelligence. Yet, I am pulled more towards Victory. She’s special to me both in the sheer fact she’s a sassy female scientist (YOU GO GIRL) and her additional abilities. I have often wondered what my cats or puppies are thinking at times and she gets to do that!! Outside of Dr. Doolittle and the wild world of werewolves and shifters, do you ever see a human woman with these kinds of abilities!! Braxton is the perfect anti-hero. He’s willingly to do whatever it takes for his company and his ideals to succeed including kidnapping a woman and forcing her to work on her pet project. Just the sheer evilness of man who threatens peoples live in the name of science just screams evil genius to me!

Joanne Jaytanie has delivered the perfect paranormal romance & suspense novel. Like me, I bet you’ll find it difficult to put it down. So before you pick this one up, and I know you will, you might want to just clear your calendar for a few hours. I look forward to reading by Joanne!" – Lauren, Saints and Sinners Books


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One of my biggest concerns when releasing a new book is ~ will my readers like this book as much as the last book. 

“Joanne Jaytanie shows us that "Chasing Victory" was not a fluke. Her talents again shine in "Payton's Pursuit" with well developed characters and a plot that flows smoothly and quickly. The drama never slows as it builds to it climatic end. The chemistry between Payton and Collin is off the charts but the chasm they must cross to reach forgiveness and love is wide and one they are not always willing to traverse. Adventure, intrigue, suspense, paranormal abilities and romance abound. Join the second Winters sister as she learns about her abilities and connection to Collin and some of the others on campus. Another great read to be savored and enjoyed.” 
- DelAnne for NetGalley


There’s nothing I love more than a reader saying that they couldn’t put my book down. 

“Wow! Just wow! I’m finding it hard to express just how much I loved Willow’s Discovery. I may be wrong, but I think I may have achieved a new PB when I finished reading this book. I just didn’t want to put it down and I got a bit snarky when life got in the way of my reading time.

I’ve read the first two books in the Winter Sisters series. Willow didn’t play a big part in either of these books so I wasn’t sure if I would love Willow’s Discovery as much as I loved the first two books. I was wrong, but I’m glad I was.

The books in the Winter Sisters series tick all the boxes as far as I’m concerned – characters to love or hate, hot guys, suspense and the icing on the cake, paranormal content. This book held me in its grip from the very first page right until the last. It was full of unexpected twists and it definitely wasn’t predictable…” - Karen from A Thousand Lives Book Blog
I’m extremely honored that Chanticleer Book Reviews gave each of The Winters Sisters glowing reviews. Willow’s Discovery and Corralling Kenzie were awarded, First in Category for Paranormal Awards, in the Chanticleer International Writing Competition, for two consecutive years. Thank you.
  
“…For fans who are caught up in the lives of the Winters sisters, they are in for a big surprise with Jaytanie’s fourth installment. Up to this point, books one thru three have mainly concentrated on Victory, Payton, and Willow and KG’s sinister schemes directed toward the girls. But with the addition of the sisters’ neighbor Kenzie, Jaytanie opens the door to a whole new world of outsiders who have fallen prey to DNA tampering. Although pseudo-realism in design, this chilling realm into the dark side of medicine is reminiscent of the grisly experiments on children throughout history.

Jaytanie does a stellar job balancing the bad and ugly with the good, and “good” comes in various forms, the most obvious from the alpha-male SOCOM team and the Winters sisters. But on a deeper level, Jaytanie has created relatable characters; their near-realistic personas are riddled with strengths and weakness, even on a romantic playing field. Certainly, when Logan and Kenzie get their mojo on, it’s steamy. Leading up to those moments, Jaytanie sets an example of what a beautiful friendship should look like—slow but steady.

As with all of the books in this series, "Corralling Kenzie" functions perfectly well as a stand-alone read. There is richness when readers start from the very beginning of the series. Let’s just say that Jaytanie is a master of all things and will thrill and delight new readers as well as her loyal fans with this new installment.

The exciting aspect of this series is that book four does not complete the set. Closing on a major cliffhanger, Jaytanie has much more in store for her beloved audience. Stay tuned!” – Chanticleer Book Reviews

A heartfelt "thank you" to every reader who has left a review.


Favorite Reviews #2

Our Author Gang's Favorite Reviews


Book reviews (good or bad) provide important feedback to the authors and without reviews, a book gets lost in the thousands of other books that are released every month.
Every author appreciates and values the opinion of readers but we’re strongly discouraged from engaging with readers and thank them for their reviews on publishing sites.
The authors of Our Author Gang celebrate and appreciate the readers by posting our favorite reviews between September 10 and 22. Every day a different author of the group posts about their books and quote from their readers’ favorite reviews.
Thank you for your interest in our books and happy reading!

My favorite reviews

"It is, at its core, a romance novel. But it is also a thriller with dark undercurrents of mysterious and dangerous forces at work. As a first book in a series, it sets the stage for an epic saga about complex characters, relationships, and secret traditions. I enjoyed this one greatly and am anxious to read more about Ilona, her gifts, and her family." ~Ed Drury


My most favorite review really touched my heart. I gave an advanced copy of this children's storybook to an editor for editorial review and this is what he wrote:

"I received a copy of this book before publishing, and I can honestly say that this is by far the best children's story I ever read to my seven-year-old son. He hung onto every word and displayed a wide range of emotions throughout the story such as sadness, fear, excitement, and sheer joy. What I value most is when we finished the book he said to me, "Dad, I wish I had a dog like Peanut." At first, I thought that he's just like any other little boy is wishing for a dog, but then seeing his unusually sad expression, I asked him why he wants a dog like the one in the story. He said, "Because a dog like Peanut could save me from Connor." My heart jumped into my throat because I never noticed any sign that my son was bullied. When I asked him why he didn't tell us before, he said because he thought I would be mad at him for not being able to defend himself. This story encouraged him to tell me and we are working on solving his problem together."
~ Brian VanBramer


I love this review because it's short, to the point.
“Cursed Bloodline” is a fine novel full of suspense and mystery, marked by the author’s sure-handed skill with the art and craft. The cast richly and realistically come to life from the very first page and the crisp prose drew this reader ever forward, turning pages. Ms. Skabo has a great feel for the pulse of artful realism. Emily’s story cannot be missed."~Greg Jolley


"I love that this book conveys so many positive messages for children and their families. The illustrations are beautiful and it is printed in English and Spanish on alternate pages giving the reader the option to read in either language. As a bilingual teacher, I am excited about sharing this book with my students and think it would make a wonderful addition to all school libraries. 5 stars for Pico the Bilingual Parrot!" ~Janet Balletta

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