#NewBook: Saddled Hearts by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 @wildrosepress #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance #NewRelease @StoryEmpire

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Hi everyone! Today, it gives me great pleasure to welcome author, friend, and fellow Story Empire contributor over to my place with some exciting news … Jan has a new book! Grab a drink and a snack, and sit back and relax while Jan tells you all about Saddled Hearts, the final book in the White Runes series πŸ™‚ >>>

Thank you, Harmony, for allowing me to visit your blog today to talk about my new book, Saddled Hearts! I am deeply grateful for your generous hospitality.Β [It’s so wonderful to have you over to visit, Jan!]


Have you ever walked into a wine cellar that just blew your mind? In this story, my character, Sage Coventry, is just getting to know Colt Layne, and he is continually surprising her by stepping out of his rustic cowboy character.


And that is exactly what happened in this scene:Book banner for Saddled Hearts by Jan Sikes. Book in woven basket with bottles of wine. Text reads: "Close your eyes." With his hand guiding, her fingertips brushed against the tops of the bottles. She whispered, "Are we there yet?" "Almost."


Colt pointed toward what resembled a barn door. β€œThe wine is in there. You choose.”

Sage blinked when a light automatically came on as she opened the door.

Inside, she gaped at the wine fridge and large wooden rack filled with choices.

She turned back toward Colt. β€œWow! How do you ever decide?”

He shot her a crooked grin. β€œI just close my eyes and grab one. I like surprises.”

Why did it feel like that statement carried a much deeper meaning? It told her more about this cowboy that continually shocked her.

He was a man of many contrasts who broke every stereotype.

As she turned back to the wine, Colt joined her.

Her heart thudded when he put an arm around her from behind. β€œHere. Like this. Close your eyes.”

She did as he instructed. His warm touch on her hand brought a gasp.

Never had she experienced anything as sensual and exciting. With his hand guiding, her fingertips brushed against the tops of the bottles.

The nearness of his chiseled body, his breath ruffling the top of her hair, and the scent of his earthy aftershave were almost more than she could take.

She fought for composure and whispered. β€œAre we there yet?”

β€œAlmost.” His baritone voice reverberated against her neck. β€œThere.” He stopped moving her hand. β€œYou can open your eyes now.”

After a glance up at him, she pulled out the bottle. β€œPerfect. A Pinot Noir. One of my favorites.”

As if nothing had happened, Colt dropped his arm, flashed an irresistibly wicked grin, moved out of the pantry back to the counter, then picked up his knife.

Sage took a deep breath before closing the door.




I loved writing this. It is the most sensual scene in the book, in my opinion. I’d love to know what your reaction would be to such an out-of-character reveal, such as this amazing wine closet. Have you ever been surprised like that by someone you are just getting to know?

Let’s talk!




Book cover for Saddled Hearts by Jan SikesColt Layne owns the Layne Horse Sanctuary. He lives an idyllic life between caring for the animals and playing music with his band. That is until a stranger appears with unreasonable demands. When someone murders the man, Colt is arrested. He’s been framed, but by whom and why?Β 

He needs to talk with his deceased grandfather. But that’s impossible. Or is it?

Sage Coventry is gifted with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Skeptical but desperate, when Colt consults with her, he gets more than messages from beyond the grave as she breezes into his heart with sweet patchouli fragrance and tempting lips he longs to kiss.

The race against time to clear his name and save the ranch launches them on a mission that brings shocking revelations.

Competition banner for Jan Sikes' blog tour. Text reads: Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! Hidden within the blog posts are clues you will need to look for. The theme is β€œThings You’d Find On A Ranch.” When you find these clues, email your answers to me at SaddledHearts@gmail.com With CONTEST In the subject line. The person with the most correct entries will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! The runner-up will receive an eBook of Saddled Hearts! It Pays To Play!

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39 Comments on “#NewBook: Saddled Hearts by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 @wildrosepress #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance #NewRelease @StoryEmpire

  1. Another great stop along your tour, Jan. I like seeing this side of Colt, and, of course, I’m anxious for more! Harmony, thank you so much for sharing your site with us today! Hugs to you both!

  2. It is a fun way to see a new side of a character, Jan. Plus, a nice hint of their obvious chemistry. Thanks for hosting, Harmony πŸ™‚

    • Right? It was so sexy. It was fun scene to write. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting, Jacquie!

  3. I’m reading (and enjoying) Saddled Hearts now. I think it’s my favorite of the series. Thanks for hosting today, Harmony. Wishing Jan much success!

    • Oh wonderful, Joan! I’m so glad you are enjoying it. I do think it’s my favorite of the series too. πŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting and for sharing!

  4. I can’t wait to read this book. I’m about three weeks out (because of my book launch), but don’t be surprised if I can’t wait that long!

    • I know you are as busy as I am, Jacqui. When this tour is over, I will need a blogging break. Your books are coming up soon for me, and I can’t wait. I know they will each be amazing! Thank you for following along on this tour and participating! Much appreciated!

    • Thank you, Staci! It was one of my favorite scenes in the book to write. I wanted to be in Sage’s shoes. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting! Hugs!

    • Thank you, Kymber! I hope you enjoy it should you decide to read it! Thank you for joining in on the tour!

    • Yay! … Or, if your TBR is as BIG as mine … ooops! πŸ˜‚ So glad you like the sound of Jan’s book. Thanks, Kymber πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you Harrmony..A great introduction to a new Jan Sikes book. You’re always so generous to authors. Congratulations to Jan on the new book, I wish you much success with it..You’ve captured quite a moment in the snippet. i’m sure that won’t be the last surprise the book has. Good Luck!
    Hugs Harmony

    • Thanks for your lovely words, David. Jan’s book sure looks like an entertaining read! Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    • Hi, David! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the snippet, and you’re right, there are lots more surprises in store for both Colt and Sage!

  6. Thank you so much, Harmony, for allowing me to visit your blog today to talk about Saddled Hearts! I am deeply grateful for your generosity. Hugs!

    • It’s my absolute pleasure to have you over to visit, Jan! Wishing you every success with this and your other books. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  7. Fabulous scene! I have been surprised by someone I was just getting to know. My old boss surprised me when I found out this tough, no-nonsense guy was also an artist (an oil painter).

    • I love that, Priscilla! Sometimes people step out of what we perceive as their character and become something totally different. How awesome to discover that about your no-nonsense boss! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

    • I love when people surprise us (in a good way, lols). Thanks, Priscilla πŸ’•πŸ™‚