New Book – Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes

Jan Sikes has an exciting new book and a new publisher. Here she is to tell you about her book. Welcome, Jan.

Hi, John! Thank you so much for opening your awesome blog site to me to help spread the word about my new book, Ghostly Interference! Your generosity is much appreciated!

Today, I’m going to share some fun facts about myself that you may or may not know.

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME

  1. I am a fanatical player of word games – all kinds, board games, apps, or TV game shows – I love words. My favorite app is Words With Friends! I’ve played it since 2014. Come join me!
  2. Favorite Color – This is a hard one, because it changes, but generally any shade of Teal.
  3. Coffee or Tea – Coffee! I love a good cold glass of tea on a hot summer day, but coffee year-round. I wrote a song one time called, “You Pour My Coffee And I’ll Pour Your Tea.”
  4. Pie or Cake – That’s a hard one too because I love them both. But, pie or cobbler would most always win out over cake, especially warm with a scoop of ice cream on top.
  5. eBook or Paperback – I read mostly on my Kindle these days, but dearly love holding a paper copy in my hands. I love the way it feels and the way the pages smell.
  6. Water, soda, or juice – WATER! All-day every day!
  7. Favorite Holiday – Definitely Christmas. Once I had grandchildren, it became super important. I love watching their smiles and excitement around Christmas!
  8. Least Favorite Holiday – Fourth of July. Not only is it always blazing hot, but I am NOT a fan of fireworks, and it goes way back to my childhood. I tend to hide indoors on this holiday.
  9. Favorite Genre of Music – If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I’ve been heavily involved in the Texas music scene for many years. What you may not know is that I am a huge fan of the blues. When you hear the term, “Texas Music,” you automatically think, country, and while that is true to an extent, there is an awesome Texas Blues scene! Just think of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I also love classic country. The modern-day country does nothing for me at all. I suppose that shows my age.
  10. If you were exiled on a deserted island and could only take three things, what would they be? First and foremost, writing materials. I’d much prefer to take my computer, but without electricity, it wouldn’t last long. Secondly, I’d want to take a stack of books by my favorite authors. I mostly read on my Kindle, but again, without electricity, it wouldn’t last long. Third, a water purifier.

And just for fun, I’ll throw in one more. I love insane amounts of butter on hot cornbread or pancakes. πŸ™‚

I’m curious. Did any of my answers surprise you? If so, which ones?

BOOK BLURB

Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet, comfortable lifeβ€”to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn’t a “he”, it’s a “she”, a dark-haired beauty.

Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag’s apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghostβ€”her brotherβ€”can she trust him? And could her brother’s final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for “happily ever after,” have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common groundβ€”perhaps even love?

BOOK TRAILER LINK: https://youtu.be/NHaLVSe_flI

BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Ghostly-Interference-White-Rune-Sikes-ebook/dp/B08KW1KFMW/

BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghostly-interference-jan-sikes/1137871003?

JAN SIKES

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

http://www.jansikes.com

https://jansikesblog.com/

https://www.twitter.com/jansikes3

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CS9K8DKΒ  (Author Page)

86 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Another great post, Jan. I loved your 10 things, and there are several we share. But I was surprised by your least favorite holiday – the Fourth of July. Mine would be Halloween. Congratulations again and a big thank you to John for hosting. πŸ™‚

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    1. Certainly my pleasure, Gwen. Thanks for the visit.

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    2. Good morning, Gwen. I firmly believe my terror of loud bangs like the ones fireworks emit came from a past life. Whatever it is, I brought it with me. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by and sharing! I appreciate you and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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    3. I’m also on the Halloween as least favorite holiday team.

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    1. Thank you, Chris.

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    2. Whoo-hoo!! Thank you Chris for the reblog!

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      1. Welcome, Jan πŸ‘πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—

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  2. I loved your fun facts, Jan! I’m with you on the water, but not on the gobs of butter. That was funny. Congratulations again on your release. Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and support, Jill. 😊

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    2. Lol, Jill. Yes, I know. My poor mother used to freak out at the amount of butter I’d put on my pancakes. πŸ™‚ As an adult, I try to do better. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you for sharing Jan’s post, Sue.

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      1. My pleasure, John.

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    2. Thank you SO much, Sue, for reblogging!

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      1. Very happy to do so, Jan ❀

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  3. Enjoyed getting to know more about you, Jan. Would you believe my favorite color also changes, depending on my mood?

    Naturally, there is something to say about the Texas music scene. Stevie Ray Vaughn was a great one. So many have passed on now – Doug Sahm, Guy Clark, Towns Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker (not a native Texan but he’s one of ours). πŸ™‚ I’m like you, today’s country music does nothing for me.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Joan. Texas music is very special.

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    2. Good morning, Joan. Yes, we have lost so many of our great Texas musicians, and this year the losses hit us especially hard. I would venture to say that favorite colors and mood relation is not as uncommon as one might think. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. We do have a few things in common, one being Vaughan music and the sneaking suspicion there just might be something to this paranormal stuff. Interesting post, Jan.

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    1. Thank you for the support, GP. 😊

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    2. Lol, GP! Yes, there just might be something to this paranormal stuff. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by and glad we share a love for Stevie Ray’s music! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Love your list and this is a great site to post it on. I think I’ll run my blues playlist during the commute this morning.

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    1. Sounds like a great idea. 😁

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    2. That sounds like a fabulous idea, Craig. I remember being shocked to learn that you are an Ally Venable fan. Somehow I think that Texas music doesn’t filter much past its borders, but I am wrong. And Ally is amazing! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! I appreciate your support!

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      1. She is amazing. More people should learn about her.

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  6. Hi John, Hi Jan,
    Jan, if you add maple syrup to that butter, you’ve hit one of my cravings. I love cornbread with butter and syrup,. I don’t have to have any meat or any kind of side dish. I’m happy. As for music, I love almost any kind. I had the privilege of attending the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and on that night Jean Shepherd, Josh Turner, and some others. That was my first time hearing Josh Turner and I came out of the show and bought all three of his CDs.

    John, thank you for hosting Jan. It is nice visiting the tour. I am getting to know Jan.

    Wishing you both a Merry Christmas.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments, Pat. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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    2. Hi, Pat. Funny that you should mention syrup on cornbread because it makes a GREAT dessert. πŸ™‚ What fun to have attended the Grand Ole Opry. Josh Turner has a unique and amazing voice. I’m quite sure it was a fabulous show. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment today! Merry Christmas and I appreciate all of your wonderful support!

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  7. Hi John, Hi Jan,
    II lost my comment or at least it didn’t appear. If this is doubled, I’m sorry.
    Jan, I love cornbread and butter, but one thing is missing, maple syrup. If I have cornbread, butter, and maple syrup, I am as happy as a baby eagle. I don’t need meat and a side dish. Just give me the hot cornbread with lots of butter and maple syrup. My family always cracks up when I go home to visit because my tastes are so simple. I always tell them these are the things I miss in Europe.
    As for music, I love almost all kinds of music. I was in Nashville the summer of 2008 on vacation. I had the privilege of going to the Grand Ole Opry and I saw Jean Shepperd and Josh Turner. It was my first time hearing Josh Turner. I am a big fan of his. I left the concert and bought all of his CDs.

    John, thank you for hosting Jan. This tour is nice. I feel like I am getting to know her.

    Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and I hope I don’t lose this comment.

    Shalom aleichem

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    1. It was there. Thanks, Pat. 😁

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  8. Good morning, John! Thank you so much for hosting me here today. I appreciate you and your awesome support! You’ve been with me every step of the way on this tour. I wish you and your wonderful wife a very Merry Christmas! Oh, yes, and Twiggy and Lucy too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. I know how pleased you were to find a publisher and how exciting it is to launch a book. I feel honored to be able to help anyway I can. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 😊

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  9. What a fun post, Jan! Loved your answers and learning more about you.

    As for holidays, I’m with you on the heat and noise of 4th of July, neither of which I like, BUT–I dearly love watching 4th of July fireworks on TV! I’m in the a/c and can thoroughly enjoy how beautiful and inspiring they are, as long as I can adjust the volume. πŸ˜€ I especially like seeing them light up the sky above the Statue of Liberty, and things of that sort. πŸ™‚

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, too, though I start that morning, and every other morning, with a cup of tea. Mark’s the coffee drinker around here. And I agree 100% that children, and then grandchildren, make Christmas the most fun day of the year! πŸ™‚

    Really enjoyed your “Ten Things” list, and I wish you the very best with your new book! It’s awaiting me on my Kindle already, and I’m looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for having Jan today, John. Super fun post, you guys! Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

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    1. Good morning, Marcia. It’s a funny thing, that as Rick got older and in worse health, he stopped drinking coffee and went entirely with tea. That was the inspiration for my song. πŸ™‚ He’d pour my coffee every morning. Yes, I certainly can enjoy all the beautiful fireworks from indoors. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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      1. An interesting thing about tea, Jan. It may have saved my life when I fell a year ago and cracked my head on the ceramic tile floor. Not two months earlier, after a bone density scan, my doctor told me I had the “hardest bones she’d ever seen in a (then) 75-year old.” The blow to my head scrambled my brains for weeks and left me with some issues that still aren’t gone, but it didn’t fracture my skull.

        Black tea (as opposed to green or other teas) has been proven to reduce the chances of osteoporosis by 30%!! I’ve been a confirmed tea drinker since my 20s, and I’m convinced that’s why I’ve got such strong bones. (Lots of other issues, of course, but at least my skeleton is holding up! :D)

        So, while I don’t think osteoporosis as common among men as women, your husband’s switch to tea is still likely good for his bones, at the very least! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    2. Thank you for the comment and visit, Marcia. Merry Christmas to you. 😁

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  10. Loved your ten things, Jan. I could also eat gobs on butter (baked potatoes, pancakes, etc). My youngest son is considering a move to TX after graduation and the TX music scene is one of the reasons. He’s been a musician for over a decade.

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    1. Oh how cool, Teri! I certainly wish him the best. That’s exciting. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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    2. Sounds great, Teri.

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  11. Very fun, enjoyed reading the answers β„οΈπŸ“š;))

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! I’m happy you enjoyed the silliness today! Merry Christmas!

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      1. Yes & Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„β„οΈπŸ’œπŸ˜€

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  12. The book looks interesting, good luck with that. Thanks for adding the butter answer. It’s good to know I’m not the only one.

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    1. Lol, Dan. I’m happy you stopped by today and glad we have something in common. πŸ™‚ Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    2. I think there are a lot of us out there, Dan

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      1. If I’m eating a piece of toast, Maddie stares at the part with the biggest glob of butter likes she calling dibs on that as the “last bite” that she gets.

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      2. Of course she does. 😁

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  13. petespringerauthor · ·

    It’s fun to read these “About Me” profiles. I’m with Jan when it comes to fireworks. This year we have yahoos still setting off loud mortar fireworks in December. They freak our dog out every time.

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    1. I would like to answer with a real mortar. I’ll bet it would get real quiet real fast. 😊 Thanks for the visit, Pete.

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    2. Yay, Pete! I’m glad to find someone else who abhors fireworks. They are pretty to look at, but that’s only from a distance. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Oooh… Dang it. There goes my decision to NOT buy any more books… Adding this to the Kindle!
    Thank you for sharing Jan’s latest, John.

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    1. My pleasure, Dale.

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      1. πŸ€—

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    2. Whoo-hoo!! One more book won’t hurt, Dale. πŸ™‚ Thank you, sincerely, and I hope you enjoy the story! Merry Christmas!

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      1. That’s what I keep saying… πŸ™„
        Merry Christmas to you and yours! πŸ™‚

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  15. We have several things in common, but coffee is not one of them. Lol! I can’t stand the smell or taste of it. I’m all about tea, though. It doesn’t matter if it’s cold or hot, black or green or somewhere in between. Lol! This was a great post, Jan. Thanks for sharing her newest book, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol, Yvette. Your response made me laugh. Tea it is! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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    2. Thank you for your visit and comment, Yvette. 😊

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  16. I enjoyed your top 10 list Jan. How about Johnnie Winter and my favorite of all the Texas bluesmen, Lightnin’ Sam Hopkins?

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    1. Oh my goodness YES, Liz! Johnnie Winters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leadbelly….Texas has a rich musical heritage! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I share many things on your list, Jan, such as word games, books, coffee, and pie. We don’t hand out candies on Halloween for many years. We closed the blinds and turned off the light, stayed in a room away from the window. There were vans taking kids to our neighborhood for trick-or-treating. They were not our neighbors’ kids anymore. Enjoyed this post. Thank you for hosting, John!

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Miriam.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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    2. Hi, Miriam. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, especially since I can go trick-or-treating with the grandkids. It is sad when parents truck kiddos into neighborhoods instead of staying in their own surroundings. Thanks for stopping by!

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