#BadMoonRising Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes #ghost #supernatural

Today’s author is here with her award winning novel, the first in a series (so you can get started now!). The only reason you’d find her with a haunted doll is if she was attempting to exorcise it. What a Good Samaritan she is. Welcome Jan Sikes!

Which Stephen King novel unsettled you the most?

Hands-down, “Misery.” The thought of being trapped in an isolated, remote location with a deranged psychotic person who loves you to death is about as unsettling as it gets for me. It was such a great story premise, and the movie was equally as good as the book.

Would you buy a doll that you knew was haunted?

Not only NO but Hell No! Why invite trouble when life is hard enough! I might try to find a way to destroy the haunted doll and release the spirit, but I’d never knowingly bring one into my home.

Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

Yep. Myths and legends get started from somewhere or someone’s experience. So, I definitely believe some of these myths and legends come from actual occurrences. I haven’t seen any mythical monsters, but I have seen ghosts and UFOs.

How do you use social media as an author? 

I think my response would be what most authors would say, and that is to forge connections and gain readers. I use Twitter exclusively for all things author-related. I use Facebook for personal reasons, as well as authorly. But ultimately, all social media platforms need to serve a purpose, or I won’t use them. My favorite social media platform is my blog.

Have you ever traveled as research for any of your books? 

Yes! In May, I took a trip to a certain part of Missouri to learn about the area and to actually lay eyes on the landscape. I utilized a local library to go through reels of microfiche from the time period my story takes place. I found some pretty coincidental things such as a death notice for a person with the same last name of my character, which I adopted as my character’s father. It was also helpful to see the price of items in 1947.

What are you working on now?

This question goes hand-in-hand with the traveling for research one. The book I am currently working on is Literary Fiction or Historical Fiction set in 1947 in a tiny town in Southwestern Missouri. The title is “A Beggar’s Bargain.” And I am past the 50,000 word mark, so it is coming along. This is different from anything I’ve ever written. There are lots of challenges to staying true to the time period, but I am loving everything about this story!

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?


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 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 was released on January 31, 2022, as Book 2 of that series and garnered an Honorable Mention from Reader’s Favorite, plus won 4th place in the North Texas Book Festival Book Awards.  Saddled Hearts, Book 3,will release on October 19, 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:  https://jansikesblog.com/

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

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

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

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CS9K8DK 

76 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes #ghost #supernatural

  1. petespringerauthor

    I enjoyed reading Jan’s responses to the interview questions. Stephen King is a talented writer, but I typically don’t go down that road because I dislike that type of fear. It is interesting to wonder when suspense crosses over into terror. Give me a roller coaster or some other cheap thrill. I’ll stick with the mysteries.

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    1. I’m not a big fan of horror stories, either, Pete. And you raise an interesting question. When does suspense cross the line over into terror? I think the answer would depend on the individual. I refuse to watch movies that make me fearful of turning out the light. Life’s too short to spend a minute of it being afraid. 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Pete!

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  2. Great to see Jan here today,Teri, and an excellent book to feature. I laughed at her doll answer and I think I knew about the UFO and ghost sightings. Loved hearing about the new book in the works too. Congrats on the fun post, Jan. 🙂

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author

    Misery was a good choice, Jan 🙂 Like you, I’ve seen a UFO and ghost, still waiting on the rest. It is so cool you made that trip to see that area for your writing. I really look forward to reading that story!

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  5. I adore Jan so much! It’s great to see her featured on your site, Teri. What a great idea-Bad Moon Rising! Thank you both for sharing with us!
    Jan, your opinion on myths and legends is similar to my own. I’ve always felt like so many of those stories had to come from somewhere! Great share!!

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  6. Good to see you here, Jan! I’m with you on the haunted doll. I saw a “strange” looking one on a ghost walk in Vicksburg one year. Don’t know if it was haunted, but the thing gave me the creeps.

    I’m excited for you with your work in progress.

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    1. I started reading horror in grade school, and they’re still some of my favorite books, Michele. I blame my dad for getting me interested in the dark and creepy things. But bringing something haunted into my house? We’re on the same page with that one. Thanks for visiting!


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