#NewBook: Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3

Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a good Chistmas. Today it gives me great pleasure to have fellow author and friend, Jan Sikes, over to visit. She has a new book that’s just released. I’ll let Jan tell you all about it. In the meantime, help yourself to mince pies and drinks … we’ve plenty! 


Karma is a word meaning the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions.

 

In my book, Ghostly Interference, Jag Peter’s main goal in life is to keep his Karma slate clean.

 

So when he almost collides with a motorcyle at an intersection, he is compelled to go find the rider and apologize.

 

Was he in for a surprise!

 

Excerpt:

 

His heart in his throat, he circled twice before finding the courage to take a parking space. Long seconds passed before he managed to pry his hands from the steering wheel and open the car door. He took one more deep breath, swallowed hard, and headed toward the entrance of O’Malley’s Irish Pub.

He hated confrontation almost more than he hated the taste of whiskey.

Inside, he slid onto a bar stool and surveyed the room. Leather clad bikers yelled to be heard over ZZ Top blasting from the jukebox. Bottles clinked as the bartender chunked them into an empty bin at the end of the bar. The air thick with cigarette smoke, Jag blinked to keep his eyes from watering. Two burly men at a pool table, slammed the balls with a resounding clap.

“What’ll it be, mister?” the bartender raised his voice to be heard over the noise.

“I’ll have a mineral water, please,” Jag yelled.

“This ain’t no damn country club, kid. Ain’t you a little out of your white-collar territory?”

“Sorry. Give me a draft beer.” Dammit! What had he been thinking to come in here?

“Humph”, the bartender pulled a heavy mug off the shelf and filled it.

Jag continued to look around, wondering which of the leather-clad group was the one he’d almost hit.

After a sip of the bitter ale, he stood and walked toward the faded restroom sign, hoping no one paid him any attention. He had to finish what he came here for and get the hell out!

Just as he turned the corner toward the door, he collided with a stunning dark-haired woman who wore a scowl to match her hair color.

“Excuse you.” Sarcasm dripped from her tongue.

“Oh sorry,” Jag muttered. “I wasn’t looking.”

“Yeah, well that makes twice today I’ve nearly been run over by some bastard that wasn’t looking.” She stomped toward the bar, her black motorcycle boots thudding on the wood floor while the jukebox lapsed into a short-lived silence.

Stunned, Jag turned slowly back to the restroom. It was a girl. He’d almost run over a girl.

Inside, he splashed cold water on his face and stared into the dirty cracked mirror. This business of keeping his karma straight turned out to be a lot of work. If he lived through the next thirty minutes, he’d be lucky.

***

I’m curious. What is your belief about Karma and how far are you willing to go to keep it clean?

BOOK BLURB

Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet comfortable life—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 ghost—her brother—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 ground—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?

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ghostly-interference

iTUNES: https://books.apple.com/us/book/ghostly-interference/id1535082886

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=PCwNEAAAQBAJ

 

JAN SIKES

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

http://www.jansikes.com

https://jansikesblog.com/

https://www.twitter.com/jansikes3

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks

http://www.pinterest.com/jks0851/

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CS9K8DK (Author Page)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7095856.Jan_Sikes

 

 

 

 

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Mar

I love the whole idea behind the karma slate. I’ve never thought about it in those terms but gonna have to keep that one in my mind. Thanks for hosting, Harmony! Hope you all are doing well. 🤗

Jan Sikes

Hi, Mar! I’m so glad you stopped by today! I think we can all benefit from keeping our karma slate clean. 🙂 Hope you are doing well. Hugs!

Tonya Lucas

I am Loving this book. You are a marvelous author.

Jan Sikes

Awww, thank you so much, Tonya!

Harmony Kent

That’s fantastic, Tonya 🙂

Jan Sikes

All of the comments have been fun today, Harmony! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for hosting and helping spread the word about “Ghostly Interference!” You just earned yourself some good karma. 🙂 Happy New Year!

Sarah Stuart

Happy New Year, Jan and Harmony.

Jacquie Biggar

I definitely believe in karma and try to never invite the angry gods to bestow a lesson on my head (though it has happened on occasion :))
Happy New Years, Jan and Harmony!

Jan Sikes

Well-said, Jacquie! 🙂 We never want to invite the angry gods in to teach us a lesson. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you as well!

soooz

Another great excerpt, Jan. Thanks for sharing Jan’s exciting new release with us, Harmony. Wishing you all a positive, peaceful, and harmonious New Year. ❤

Jan Sikes

Thank you, Soooz! I’m happy you stopped by and wish you the same!

D. L. finn

Another great post and excerpt, Jan. Yes, I believe in Karma. I’ve had to atone for some of my youthful experiences. Now, I’m careful of my actions and words.

Thanks for hosting, Harmony:)

Jan Sikes

A great way to live, Denise! Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

Yvette M Calleiro

I believe in karma. Everything and everyone is made of energy, and I believe the energy we bestow upon the world surrounds us and then attracts similar energy to it. So, I try to always keep my energy bubble in the positive. This was a great excerpt, Jan. I love Jag’s inner thoughts. Lol!

Jan Sikes

I love that you make every effort to keep your energy bubble positive, Yvette, and it shows! Your smile is genuine because it comes from the inside. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Pat Garcia

Hi Harmony, Hi Jan, Jan, once again, you have posted an excellent excerpt. Thanks. I know people whom I mingle with here who believe in Karma and that’s okay with me. I respect their belief. But I don’t believe in Karma. . I believe in the grace of God. I’ve had too many messed up ditches in my life where I thought things would never change but they did through the grace of God. Harmony, thank you for hosting Jan. I think I will have my cup of tea now with some popcorn. Wishing you both the best in 2021.… Read more »

Jan Sikes

Hi, Pat. I also believe we are given grace in our lives, with the responsibility to own our own stuff. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt and thank you for following along on this tour! I wish you a healthy, prosperous, and peaceful new year!

Jill Weatherholt

I enjoyed the excerpt, Jan! I do believe we reap what we sow, and karma can be a good educator when it comes to knowing right from wrong. Thanks for hosting, Harmony!

Jan Sikes

I like that, Jill. Karma can be a great educator and the more we take responsibility for our actions, the more we open ourselves up to wonderful gifts from the Universe! Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year!

Sarah Stuart

Nice to catch up with you, Jan. I’d be happy to host you on my blog if you have a day free on your tour. Harmony has visited, twice, and Gwen Plano spent a day with me recently.

I reviewed Ghostly Interference for Readers’ Favorite, and it was one of my top five 5-stars of the year, so do treat yourselves to a copy folks.

Delicious mince pies, Harmony, and mine’s a mulled wine. 🙂

Jan Sikes

I greatly appreciate your Reader’s Favorite review, Sarah! In fact, I got all 5-star reviews from Reader’s Favorite reviewers and I am honored! I am setting blog dates into January and I’ll communicate by email to set a date to visit your blog. I’d be thrilled! Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Sarah Stuart

Hi Jan
I got a Google Alert about your Readers’ Favorite reviews, so I knew the others agreed with me.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Gwen M Plano

Another great excerpt, Jan. What fun! Thank you Harmony for hosting. All the best to both of you. 💗

Jan Sikes

Thank you for your comment, Gwen! I’m glad you enjoyed the post today.

Joan Hall

Another intriguing excerpt, Jan. I’m like Priscilla, I need more grace than karma.
Thanks for hosting today, Harmony.

Jan Sikes

Lol, Joan. Grace can go a long way toward fixing karma, for sure. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Happy New Year!

John Howell

Excellent excerpt, Jan. More excitement a foot. Thanks, Harmony for hosting Jan today.

Jan Sikes

I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt, John! Thanks for all of your support!

CS Boyack

Nice seeing jan here today. This is a great excerpt, and I hope you’re moving a ton of copies, Jan.

Jan Sikes

Hi, Craig. Thanks for stopping by. I am very pleased with my Amazon numbers, but sadly, with a publisher, I won’t know until March how many copies have moved. 🙂 Oh well. That’s just around the corner. Have a great day!

Priscilla Bettis

Fun excerpt! To answer the question, I’ve screwed up so many times that I pray for grace rather than hope for good karma!

Jan Sikes

Lol, Priscilla. I think we could all say that. But as I told Joan, grace can go a long way toward fixing karma. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!