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Jagged Feathers – @jansikes3 #NewRelease #RomanticSuspense #WhiteRuneSeries

Posted on: February 11, 2022

I am excited to be part of a blog tour for author Jan Sikes and her latest release, Jagged Feathers, Book 2 of the White Rune Series. Since you know of my fascination with runes, you can see why this book has caught my interest. I´ll let Jan tell you more about the book. She will also share a couple of excerpts.

Thank you, Darlene, for inviting me to your blog site today to talk about my new book, JAGGED FEATHERS! I appreciate your generosity.

Jagged Feathers is Book 2 in The White Rune Series. The one commonality each book has is a single white rune that gets passed from book to book. Rena Jett from Ghostly Interference (Book 1) gave the rune to Vann Noble on her wedding day. The Wunjo symbol on the rune portends a happily-ever-after. Vann keeps the stone because he promised Rena he would, but he really doesn’t believe a happy ending exists for one as broken as he. How could a stone possess any kind of magic?


Vann cleared his throat, a sudden tightness in his chest. “Sam would like that. He would have made a great uncle.”

“Since Sam isn’t here, I guess you’ll have to be the fill-in uncle.” Rena turned to Nakina. “Sam died in Afghanistan. Vann came all the way to Texas to bring my brother’s final letter. Inside, with the letter, I found a white rune that worked some magic for me and Jag.” She faced Vann. “Do you still have it?”

Nakina asked, “Is it the one on the dresser?”

Vann nodded. “For some crazy reason, when Rena and Jag got married, she decided I needed it.”

“And you do.” Rena leaned forward. “The Wunjo symbol on the rune signifies a happily-ever-after, and if anyone on earth deserves that, it’s this man.”

“Oh hell!” Vann squirmed. “It’s just a rock.”

“A magic rock.” Rena took a long drink from her water.


Nakina’s gaze lingered on the rune. She considered putting it into her pocket but stopped. This wasn’t for her happily-ever-after. It was Vann’s.

After another hesitation, she reached for it and walked into the kitchen.

“Here. Hold out your hand.” She dropped the rune into Vann’s palm. “You need to carry this with you. It helps create a stronger magic.”

“I wish I believed that, but I don’t think magic works for a guy like me.” However, he shoved it into his pocket.

“Magic especially works for a guy with a heart as big as yours.”


If you follow my blog, you know I did an entire series on runes and their meanings last year. I love all things metaphysical and that includes these symbols that have survived for centuries. I see them as tools to help navigate the waters of life. Have you had any experience with runes, or ever had a rune reading?


Vann Noble did his duty. He served his country and returned a shell of a man, wounded inside and out. With a missing limb and battling PTSD, he seeks healing in an isolated cabin outside a small Texas town with a stray dog that sees beyond his master’s scars. If only the white rune’s magic can bring a happily ever after to a man as broken as Vann.

On the run from hired killers and struggling to make sense of her unexplained deadly mission, Nakina Bird seeks refuge in Vann’s cabin. She has secrets. Secrets that can get them all killed.

A ticking clock and long odds of living or dying, create jarring risks.

Will these two not only survive, but find an unexpected love along the way? Or, will evil forces win and destroy them both?

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




Jan Sikes writes compelling and creative stories from the heart.
She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. The entertaining true story comes to life through fictitious characters in an intricately woven tale that encompasses four books.

And now, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published numerous award-winning short stories. She published her debut paranormal romance novel, Ghostly Interference, Book 1 in The White Rune Series, in 2020, which won a bronze medal award from Reader’s Favorite. Jagged Feathers releases January 31, 2022, as Book 2 of that series, and Saddled Hearts will release later in 2022.

She is an active blogger, an avid fan of Texas music, and a grandmother of five. She resides in North Texas.


WEBSITE: http://www.jansikes.com

BLOG: http://www.jansikesblog.com

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/jansikes3

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJanSikesBooks

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/jks0851/

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

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jan-sikes

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jansikes/

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Sikes/e/B00CS9K8DK

95 Responses to "Jagged Feathers – @jansikes3 #NewRelease #RomanticSuspense #WhiteRuneSeries"

Jagged Feathers is my next but one read. I can’t wait!

That is music to my ears, Jaye! Thank you so much for leaving a comment today and I sincerely hope you enjoy the story!

All the best to Jan for the latest release!!

Thanks, Liz. This one looks like a winner.

You’re welcome, Darlene.

Thank you, Darlene, for allowing me to use your blog space today to talk about my newest book release! I sincerely appreciate your generosity!

You are so welcome. Thanks for the shout out about my latest book on your blog. I wish you all the best with this story!

More great excerpts! Thanks for hosting Jan, Darlene!

Thank you, Jill. I’m happy you stopped by!

Great excerpts. I love the idea of the one rune getting passed along from book to book. Best of luck with your new release, Jan. Thanks for sharing, Darlene 💕🙂

I love these excerpts! And the rune is an important part of the story.

Thank you, Harmony. I’m glad you enjoyed the bit about the white rune!

Best of luck to Jan and her new book. Nice share Darlene. x

Thanks, Marje. I love the idea of the rune playing a part in these books.

Yes, I agree, sounds fascinating. 🙂

Thank you, Marje! I appreciate you leaving a comment!

Jan, I love your use of the paranormal and metaphysical in your stories. Rather than being the focus, they add depth to your characters. The rune ties the series together, along with the relationships among the characters in all the books. Thanks for hosting Jan, Darlene!

I love that the rune travels friend to friend in this series. These were lovely excerpts from a great book. Congratulations and best wishes, Jan.

Thanks for hosting, Darlene.

Thank you for your kind words, Staci! Much appreciated!

Great to see Jan’s book making the rounds to your site, Darlene. I loved her rune series, and as a keeper of goodluck charms, I like the idea of the rune being passed from person to person. I look forward to the reads. Thanks for hosting!

I’m glad you enjoyed today’s post about the runes, Diana. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment!

I love your series on runes, Jan!! You’ve taught me so much and always make my fascination increase. The passing of the rune in your books is such a neat idea. Gives it an extra beautiful meaning, I think. Darlene, thank you so much for hosting Jan & opening your site to us. It’s a great celebration for sure!

Thanks for stopping by Mar. I’m happy to host Jan and wonderful new book.

Thanks for stopping by, Marlena, and I am so glad you have enjoyed the rune tutorials on my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment today!

Congratulations to Jan. Thanks for hosting Jan today, Darlene.

Great tour, Jan. Best of luck with your new book. It has a lot that is appealing about it!

I am so glad to hear you say that, Jacqui. I’m happy the book is appealing to you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Thank you Jan and Darlene. This series of books sounds fascinating. Definitely on my To Read List!

That´s great! Always good to learn of new (to you) writers!

I am so glad this series appeals to you, Christa! I sincerely hope you enjoy each story!

Your rune series was great, Jan, and I encourage everyone to go to your site and check it out. This was another great post. Thanks for hosting, Darlene! 🙂

Thanks for popping in, Yvette. I too enjoyed the rune series.

Thank you for your kind words and support, Yvette! Much appreciated!

I love how the rune and friendship connect the stories. This one been my favorite to date 🙂

Thanks for hosting Darlene!

I love that too. Thanks for visiting.

Thank you, Denise, for taking the time to leave a comment today. I appreciate your added recommendation of the book!

Thank you for sharing this, Darlene. Best of luck to Jan for her new book!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Thanks, Donna. Jan is a great storyteller.

Congratulations on the new release! What a beautiful cover for such a gripping story.

Thanks, Patricia. I agree, it is a fabulous cover.

Thank you, Patricia! I do love the cover. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment!

Another great tour stop, Jan. Jagged Feathers is getting a lot of well-deserved exposure in the blogosphere. It’s a fantastic read.

Many thanks for hosting today, Darlene!

I’m enjoying this blog tour, Jan. I’m reading Jagged Feathers now and I can’t wait for Vann to get his happy ever after!

Thanks for hosting today, Darlene.

This has been a great blog tour. Glad you are enjoying the book, Joan.

Thank you, Joan! I am so glad you are enjoying Jagged Feathers!

I can hardly keep up with Jan as she flies around the blogosphere. I’ve already picked up Jagged Feathers which she should take as a compliment as I don’t read many romance novels even though I’m really a big sap—the kind who gets weepy during a dog shelter commercial.

I do take that as a high compliment, Pete! In fact, I am doing a happy dance. Thank you!!

Thanks, Pete. Glad you picked up a copy of the book.

I love the cover concept for this book- congrats, Jan!

Thanks, Jacquie! I love the cover too.

Thank you, Jacquie!

Love the metaphysical layers in this series!

Thank you, Wendy. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Wendy. Jan has put together a great story.

I know Jan from another writers’ group and admire her persistence. This line surely fits her: “And now, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen.” Even with a day job she comes up with award-winning books. Love the cover, Jan! Thanks for featuring this mighty author here, Darlene! (I love the trailer too.)

Thanks, Marian. This writing community is a close-knit group. That is a terrific trailer. Happy to feature Jan and be part of this tour.

Thank you for your comment, Marian. I truly appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I’m glad you love the cover. I do too!

Congratulations to Jan – it’s lovely see her here. I loved the excerpt and that luscious cover. Toni x

Thanks for stopping in Toni. Such great excerpts!

Hi, Toni! Thank you for visiting Darlene’s blog! I’m thrilled that you like the cover. I am very pleased with it. And I’m glad the excerpt piqued your interest!

I love blog tours! tx for hosting Jan 🙂

Blog tours are a great way to get the word out!

Thank you, da-AL for stopping by and leaving a comment here. Blog tours can be exhausting, but also so worthwhile when you have a new book to promote.

wishing it pays off for you big time 🙂

Loving the cover of this lovely book!

It´s a fabulous cover.

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