Ghostly Intervention, my favourite book from “Readers Favorite” 2020.

Please welcome Jan Sikes, award-winning author, music lover, and jail-bird’s wife!

Hello, Sarah! Thank you so much for inviting me to stop by your blog today and talk about my new book. I am deeply grateful.

Hi , Jan, my friend from across the pond in Texas. First, tell us more about Ghostly Interference.

In “Ghostly Interference,” Jag Peters has a passion for music. He plays keyboards, and in his younger days, dreamed of being a rock star. But life happened, and he settled for comfortable versus excitement. And yet, his most rewarding and peaceful moments are spent with his fingers running across the keys.

Jan is giving us a peep!

Jag finished setting up his instrument and pulled in a chair from the kitchen, wishing he’d thought to throw in a piano stool. By the time he finished, others came through the door.

Colt made introductions, then he and the bass man plugged into amplifiers and tuned their instruments while the other man assembled a drum kit.

His nerves wound tight, Jag flashed a grin at Rena, glad she seemed at ease perched on the leather sofa. A woman with long brown hair in a single braid, dressed in jeans and t-shirt joined her. He guessed her to be in her early thirties and from the introductions, learned she was Eleanor, the bass man’s wife.

He breathed deep, anxious to get started. When he ran his fingers nimbly over the keys, confidence and calm came over him. This was his comfort zone, his niche.

Colt held up his hand. “Before we dive in, I have sweet-iced tea, water, beer, and wine in the refrigerator.” He motioned to Rena and Eleanor. “Would you girls mind bein’ our waitresses?”

Rena’s face lit up. “Of course not. It’s what I do. What does everyone want?”

Once she’d collected orders, she brushed against Jag’s shoulder on her way past him.

He almost reached out for her but thought better of it. She wouldn’t take public affection too well, he was sure of that. But that she’d intentionally brushed against him made his heart beat faster.

He was glad Colt included her and made her feel useful. Once again, he thought what a lucky guy he was.

In no time, they all had drinks of their choice. Jag had asked for wine and noted that Rena helped herself to a beer. They were opposites and yet much alike. They both needed and wanted to be loved. That much they had in common.

“I play a variety of cover tunes as well as some originals,” Colt said. “I’ve never been tied to any one certain genre. So, let’s start with a standard, I’m sure everyone knows. In the key of C, let’s do Sweet Home Alabama.”

Jag easily followed along and took a ride when Colt nodded to him. Although you’d never guess by looking, Colt played the guitar like a pro and the bass player and drummer kept the back beat going in sync.

Music was undoubtedly Jag’s passion, his inner peace, his first love. Why had he let his father turn him away from it?

Intriguing, Jan, but I’d like to add my review Readers’ Favorite review here. Ghostly Interference is so different from your other books.

Within Ghostly Interference lies a powerful action-packed story of two vastly different worlds that collide, literally. It opens with Jag Peters driving his car with his mind on work and almost knocking Rena Jett off her motorbike. Jag comes from a comfortable, privileged, background, and his driving force is to protect his karma. Rena is fiercely independent. Her only companions – nobody is her friend – are bikers. Rena herself rides a candy apple red Harley. Does she mean to be noticed? How could a girl who scrapes a living working in a diner afford a Harley? What are the secrets of her past? With the paranormal, Jan Sikes has taken Ghostly Interference: Book 1 of the White Rune Series a step beyond interesting to utterly captivating.

Jag Peters is an only son from a wealthy family. He is close to his widowed mother, a yoga teacher, and she is the one who takes him seriously when he describes his encounter with a gun-toting soldier in full combat camouflage gear. Jag does not believe in ghosts, but this one has unfinished business, and he’s determined to recruit Jag. Rena Jett, alone since her brother, Sam, was killed in Afghanistan, trusts nobody. She wears Sam’s dog tags and, eventually, a soldier friend brings her Sam’s last letter, and the envelope contains a stone. “The symbol on this white rune is called Wunjo and is the “happily-ever-after” symbol.” Is a happy ending possible for two people poles apart? Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes holds the answer, but from start to finish it’s an electrifying ride.

Purchase links, and ways of contacting Jan, are at the end of this post, and “music lover” has been shown. So, that leaves “jail-bird’s wife”! I’ve found a picture, but I’ll let Jan tell you more about this man who suffered so much for “doing the right thing”, and played and sang like an angel. Jan?

I first met Rick Sikes in 1970 in Abilene, Texas. He was the bandleader of a highly popular country band. I was fascinated. We fell deeply in love. Oh, how I treasured being a part of that world. He had a song that went to Number One in 1964 called “Den of Sin.” It is a reverse love song, as he used to say.

Rick passed away in 2009, taking with him a piece of my heart. Afterward, I was compelled to tell his story and, along with it, mine. It took four books to cover the entire story from beginning to end, but each book revolves and evolves around a passion and love for music. If true love stories that include music interest you, I’d love for you to check out these books on my Amazon Author page.

Here is my review of Flowers and Stone

Driven from home by strict no-dating rules, naïve Darlina gets a job dancing in a club where she falls in love with the lead singer of a rock group. Luke Stone is older, separated from his wife but tied down by his love for his children, and into kinky sex, drink, and drugs. Jan Sikes shows a deeply moving, passionate and explicit, love affair, which keeps you wondering if Luke will survive, or if he does, drag Darlina with him down the slippery slope to addiction and death.

And the rest of the books are as powerful! The Convict and the Rose has an unbroken record of five-star reviews.

Now, folks, before you scroll down to all Jan’s links… or start filling your Kindle… please add your comments and questions. Jan will be popping in and out all day, and there must be something about this captivating lady I haven’t told you, or perhaps you’d like to know more about runes and karma???








Author: authorsarahstuart

Sarah Stuart is an award-winning author whose books are based on her show business experience, her concern for animals, the challenges of her Christian faith, and her passions for history and travel. Sarah's hope is that readers will enjoy her novels as an escape from reality, but be left understanding that fame and fortune often comes at a high personal cost. Also, an increased perception of the threat to animals: those shot in the name of sport for trophy heads, endangered species, many poached for their fur and ivory, and tragically discarded pets.

52 thoughts on “Ghostly Intervention, my favourite book from “Readers Favorite” 2020.”

  1. Another great post, Jan. Congratulations! Thank you, Sarah, for spotlighting Jan and Ghostly Interference. I’m looking forward to reading it very soon. 😊

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    1. Hi, Theresa! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I truly hope you picked up a copy of “Ghostly Interference” and that you enjoy it! As Sarah said, it is so much more than a love story. 🙂

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  2. Hi,
    Jan, I enjoy your tour because I am learning so much about the books that I have purchased by you that I haven’t read yet. I look forward to reading Flowers and Stone.

    Sarah, thank you for hosting Jan. I must look at one of your books. I do love romantic suspense.

    Wishing you both a great 2021.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Welcome, Pat, and thank you for stopping by.

      I love Jan’s books too. When you’ve read Flowers and Stone, you won’t stop until you reach the end of book 4.
      I had to wait; I read them as they were published, so you are very lucky!

      You’ve inadvertently pointed out an overdue update to my website, so I’m going to be a bit sneaky here and give you the link to the best value romantic suspense.

      2021 is looking a bit dark right now, so we must pray for better times… keep our karma slate clean, Jan?

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      1. Most definitely, Sarah, we must keep our karma slates clean! If only everyone understood that simple concept. I appreciate the kind words about my biographical fiction books and thank you from the bottom of my heart for hosting me here today!

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    2. Hello, Pat. I’m so glad you are enjoying the tour and thank you for riding along. I hope you enjoy “Flowers and Stone,” and I thank Sarah for posting her review for it here today. That was actually when I first met Sarah. At any rate, have a wonderful day, and just know that I appreciate your support!

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  3. Hi, Sarah and Jan! Another wonderful tour stop for Jan. Ghostly Interference is on my Kindle and my reading queue. I’m looking forward to cracking it open as soon as I catch up with a few other titles I’m behind on.

    I also have to add that I LOVED Jan’s Flowers & Stone series. Her tale of her life with Rick is a tale of true soulmates!

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    1. Awww, thank you for the wonderfully kind words about mine and Rick’s story series. I am so thankful for your support and glad you stopped by today. I will look forward to your feedback after you read “Ghostly Interference!”

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  4. Hi Mae, and thank you for stopping by.

    “Soulmates” is exactly the right word!

    I’m not sure, with all these wonderful tidbits and excerpts, how you’re resisting letting Ghostly Interference jump the queue. I couldn’t believe my look when an advance copy popped up on Readers’ Favorite. You’re going to absolutely love it.

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    1. Reader’s Favorite offers such a wonderful opportunity to garner early reviews and I am super grateful for the 5-Star reviews “Ghostly Interference” received. I need to remember to add that seal to some of my memes. Thank you, Sarah, for your enthusiastic response!!

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  5. Hi Jan

    It’s great to see you here. It’s a long blog, and there are STILL gaps. None of the Readers’ Favorite reviewers are easy to please – I know them, though I wasn’t aware they were reading Ghostly Interference at the time, but five stars all the way is an excellent result.

    I’m glad you like “different”. I couldn’t resist “Jail-bird’s Wife”. You know perfectly well you made me fall in love with him… about book three. 🙂

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  6. Hi Jan. Have you always have an interest in runes, or did you research them for your book? I did quite a lot of research for my mystery, The Silence of the Stones, set amid the wonderful Welsh hills of home, and found the subject fascinating. I even tried some rune casts using Scrabble letters and used the results to move my story forward. It was quite spooky at times how well the results fitted the story. Have you tried rune casting?

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    1. That is so interesting, Rebecca. I got interested in and started learning about runes in 2011. I’m still learning. 🙂 Very interesting using Scrabble letters. Spooky is the only thing that fits sometimes in this crazy journey and that’s what gets me excited! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment and for the reblog!

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    1. Hi Rebecca.

      Thank you for the reblog; Ghostly Interference will reach a whole new audience.

      I shall be very interested on her comment on the runes. I didn’t know The Silence of the Stones was influenced like that, but I believe it. It’s a story with a very spooking twist, as is Jan’s, though they are completely different in every other way.

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    1. She is a talented author, but she is also a dear friend… the way you can be even though you never meet. It’s been a joy and an honour to host a day of her block tour.

      It’s “tomorrow” here in the UK, so I’m logging off, but Jan has hours yet to read comments and answer questions.

      Thank you for stopping by and goodnight.

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      1. Good morning, Jan

        Very carefully chosen excerpts I thought. Lots of interest without giveaways, and I’ve been following the tour.

        I love the “tour bus”. Modelled on memories of music tours, I guess?

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  7. Yes, Sarah, the tour bus was modeled after many of the artists’ tour busses I’ve seen over the years. 🙂 I had thought about doing giveaways on this tour and did at a couple of stops, but I had so many, I simply couldn’t financially afford it. Thank you again, for being such an awesome host!

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