I’m thrilled to have Jan Sikes here today to share her new release, “Ghostly Interference!”
Ghostly Interference is book one in The White Rune Series. I am often asked the question, “What are runes?”
Here’s the simple answer. In the academic sense, the runes are known as the characters in a group of alphabets used to write in various languages spoken by the Germanic peoples of Europe, during a period starting roughly in the first century B.C. and ending several hundred years later. Over time, the runes were gradually replaced by the letters we know today as the Latin alphabet.
However, unlike our modern letters, runic symbols had been in use for magical purposes long before they were fashioned into a writing system. The runes carried deep meanings for the people who used them, and for this reason, they never disappeared completely, even though once they were outlawed by the Christian church.
Today, it is quite common to see runes in New Age metaphysical shops and, much like the Tarot cards, are used for divination.
In Ghostly Interference, a white rune stone with the Wunjo symbol inscribed on it came into Rena Jett’s hands through a soldier who had served in Afghanistan with her brother, Sam.
Rena stood. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing Sam’s letter to me.”
Vann got to his feet with a groan. “You are most welcome. Like I said, I’m one of the lucky ones.” Pride still showed in his face. He wasn’t going to let anyone pity him.
They walked toward their vehicles. Before he climbed into the Jeep, she softly kissed his cheek. “Take care, Vann Noble, and I’ll be in touch if I find a cabin for you.”
“Thanks, Rena. I’ll drop by the diner tomorrow for a meal and to check on you.”
He got inside and slammed the door, then turned over the engine and backed out.
Rena stood until he was out of sight. She glanced at the letter she clutched in her hand and held it up to her pounding heart.
Somehow, she couldn’t force herself to go home. She sat with her back against the tree, beside Candy Kicker, and carefully opened the envelope with trembling hands.
A white, oval-shaped, polished stone that bore an odd symbol, a straight line with a triangle attached the top, tumbled out. She quickly picked it up and turned it over. An unusual warmth filled her hand and radiated up her arm.
She wiped her eyes and read the letter.
Hey, Lil’ Bit,
If you’re reading this, then I didn’t make it home
from this damned war. Writing last letters is something
all my buddies have started doing. We made promises
to each other to deliver or mail them to wives,
girlfriends, mothers, or whoever if we don’t make it. So,
after seeing lots of men go down, I decided I owed you
some last words.
I’m sure you’re wondering about the stone
enclosed. Now, don’t go thinking this is some weird
religion shit. It is a talisman. A guy I met over here
from California gave it to me, and now I want you to
have it. It’s called a “Rune”. Go to the library and look
them up. They’re from an ancient alphabet and were
used by the Norsemen hundreds of years ago. The
symbol on this white rune is called Wunjo and is the
“happily-ever-after” symbol. Sis, that’s what I want for
you. It’s what you deserve.
We had so many dreams when we were kids. I still
- I’ve never stopped wanting to go to college and
help kids like us that are stuck in a broken foster care
But, to do that, I would have to survive. Seems like
that’s what life’s been for you and me from the start,
but we now have the choice to make it better…
Throughout the rest of the story, Rena begins to understand and embrace the magic of the rune that her brother sent.
Have you ever heard of the Runes, or had any experience with them? I’d love to hear about it.
This is a photo of a set of Runes I own and a single photo of the ‘Wunjo’ symbol.
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 PURCHASE LINKS:
BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ghostly-interference-jan-sikes/1137871003?
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CS9K8DK (Author Page)