New Release! “Ghostly Interference” by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #newrelease #mustread #newage #runes #solider #ghosts

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

  1. 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?







77 thoughts on “New Release! “Ghostly Interference” by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #newrelease #mustread #newage #runes #solider #ghosts”

  1. Congratulations, Jan! I’m looking forward to reading Ghostly Interference. Wonderful excerpt and wonderful presentation. Thank you, Denise, for showcasing Jan’s book. 💗

    1. This sounds like the perfect Holiday read, Joan 🙂 I’m excited to have Jan here to share her new release!

  2. I love the “message from beyond” concept. I don’t think I ever saw it from a rune before. Well done. Wishing you all the best with this one, Jan.

    Thanks for hosting, Denise.

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a rune theme, Staci, either. Looking forward to this story and happy to share the release:)

  3. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Denise, for being the first stop on my book launch tour! I appreciate your amazing support and generosity in sharing your blog space!

    1. I’m so happy you’re here today, Jan:) Your cover has my attention with my love of riding. The blurb and except captures my imagination and I can’t wait to read it! It’s up next on my TBR list. I wish you endless success with your release. Xo

  4. Congratulations Jan, cheers! Wishing you great success with this book too. Thanks for explaining “runes,” I had no idea about this term. Thanks to Denise for being an awesome supporter.

  5. Wow! How can I possibly resist this one? I’ve long been fascinated by Runes, and that excerpt grabbed me hook line and sinker. Huge congratulations, Jan! Thanks so much for sharing Jan’s exciting news with us, Denise.

    1. I was thrilled to be a part of spreading the news, Soooz:) This is one I’m looking forward to reading.

    1. I’m a fan of the cover, too, Jacquie:) I don’t know a lot about runes and can’t wait to learn about them when I read this book.

    1. I found it fascinating learning more about Runes, Vashti. I have a lot of good reading ahead this month:)

  6. Hi D.L., Hi Jan,
    Living in Germany and having been in concert in Northern Germany often, I think Rune Stones have not gone out of existing. Especially in cities and small village towns by the North Sea where one can catch a boat and cross the waters to the U.K.
    Very interesting piece of information Jan. Thank you for sharing it. I didn’t know that the Stones originated from German.,
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

    1. Hi, Pat! Thank you for popping in to leave a comment about runes! I love that they have not gone out of existence in your area! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and share today!

  7. Hi D.L., Hi Jan,
    Living in Germany and having been in concert in Northern Germany often, I think Rune Stones have not gone out of existing. Especially in cities and small village towns by the North Sea where one can catch a boat and cross the waters to the U.K.
    Very interesting piece of information Jan. Thank you for sharing it. I didn’t know that the Stones originated from German.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

    1. Hi Pat:) Sorry for the confusion with your post. It was waiting for me to approve when I woke up this morning.
      I didn’t know the Runes were German either. I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for stopping by and supporting Jan!

    1. I don’t remember that from The Hobbit, Robbie. I will have to go back and do a re-read and look for the runes. I keep thinking it would be associated with the elves.

    2. Hi, Robbie. Yes, runes were mentioned in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Now I’m wanting to go back and reread them to see what mystical powers the runes provided to them. Thanks for the reminder! And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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