JAGGED FEATHERS, ON TOUR! @jansikes3 #New Release #Romantic Suspense #WhiteRuneSeries

Hello Everyone,

I first met Jan Sikes when she was a member of the RRBC. To say that she is a fantastic writer is an understatement. What I like about her stories is the intrigue which she breaks down into tiny pieces and feeds to her readers, bit by bit, as if they were pieces of chocolate.

So, welcome, Jan. It is a pleasure to have you here.

Shalom aleichem

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

I love playing word games. I have played Words With Friends on my phone since 2014. Creating words out of random letters is fun and exciting to me. But there is another type of word game that’s often used by therapists as a way of getting to know their patients better and by people who simply want to know more about each other while keeping it fun and light. 

So in my book, I set a scene where Vann and Nakina played this kind of word game to pass the time but also to learn more about each other. 


Vann sipped the coffee he’d brought with him from the restaurant, and Nakina stared out the window lost in her thoughts, all the what-ifs, and whys. 

She glanced at Vann and wondered if he was doing the same. 

“How much longer do you think it will be?” 

“No way to know. Once the wreckers get here, they’ll clear the roadway pretty quick.” 

“I’m anxious to get there.”

“That makes two of us.” He faced her. “When I was a kid and took road trips with my parents, we’d play games to pass the time. Wanna play?”

She grinned. “Sure. What game?”

“I say a word, and you say whatever comes in your mind first, without thinking. Then you do the same.”




He laughed. “Your turn.” 



“Very good,” she said. 

They continued tossing words back and forth, and before long a police officer motioned for them and the long line of cars behind them to move into one narrow open lane. 

Nakina breathed a sigh of relief. Now maybe there wouldn’t be any more delays. But the word game had served to give her a more intimate look into the man behind Vann Noble.  

The unknown lay ahead. But one thing she knew with certainty. Vann would face it with her. She was not alone. That thought brought a blanket of comfort. Somehow, everything had to turn out okay. It just had to.

***Now, it’s your turn. Do you like to play word games? Have you ever played any of the games with your friends such as Cards Against Humanity? They can certainly give you insight into a person’s head. Do you play Words with Friends? Find me. Let’s play! 



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?


WEBSITE: http://www.jansikes.com

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

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38 thoughts on “JAGGED FEATHERS, ON TOUR! @jansikes3 #New Release #Romantic Suspense #WhiteRuneSeries”

    1. I’m glad the book intrigued you, Joylene! I hope if you pick it up, you’ll enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  1. I’m late to the party, but had to drop by to cheer on Jan and say how much I enjoyed Jagged Feathers.
    Thanks so much for hosting, Pat!

  2. Hello, Jan! Thank you, Pat, for “touring” Jan’s Jagged Feathers. The cover is spectacular, I enjoy the genre, so it’s high time I read this book.

    By the way, Scrabble is the only word game I’ve played. I’ve being invited to play Candy Crush, but haven’t caved. What am I missing?

    1. Thank you, Marian, for stopping by and leaving a comment today. I’m so glad you love the cover. I do too! And I agree with you about reading the book. 🙂 I have never played Candy Crush, so I can’t say what you’re missing. Probably not much. It’s not a word game, but when I was a kid, my sister, our mom and I played Scrabble a lot. I still love it.

  3. Hi, Jan! Hi, Pat! I’ve always enjoyed word games and played Words with Friends for years. Now I play Wordament, a form of Boggle I can play against myself. That game Cards Against Humanity sounds like fun, and I’d love to try that one! Your addition of the word game in your story was a great way for your characters to interact while they waited, Jan. It also gave the reader a breather between high tension action scenes. Loved it. What a great intro to Jan you wrote, Pat! Thanks for hosting her.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Patty. I will have to check out Wordament. 🙂 Just what I need. Another word game to play. I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt and you are right. The story needed a breather and a chance for Vann and Nakina to get to know each other better.

  4. I love word games, but I haven’t played that one before. I loved the excerpt, Jan. Wishing you continued success. Thanks for hosting today, Pat!

  5. I’ve never played Words With Friends, but I sure am hooked on Wordle these days. We’ve played Cards Against Humanity and you’re right – you sure can learn a lot about a person, lol. Thanks for hosting, Pat!

    1. I’m dabbling with Wordle, Teri and think I’ll quickly become addicted. 🙂 I love the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  6. Thank you, Pat, for hosting the blog tour for Jan Sikes’s and her book, “Jagged Feathers.” I enjoyed reading about how Jan uses Words With Friends in the excerpt from the story.

  7. I enjoy playing word games and have played Against Humanity before. It is a good way to get to know how a person thinks and have a few laughs along the way. Another great stop on your tour, Jan 🙂

    Thanks for hosting, Pat!

    1. I have played Cards Against Humanity and it is certainly a way to see just how a person thinks. 🙂 And yes, it’s good for some laughs. Thank you for stopping by, Denise. I appreciate your support!

  8. How wonderful to see Jan featured on your blogsite, Pat. I enjoyed the scene very much, and I’m one of those who like word games. Congratulations, Jan, and thank you, Pat. 🎈🎉🎈

    1. Thank you, Gwen, for stopping by! I’m glad you enjoyed the scene. I’m not surprised that you enjoy word games as well. I think everyone who writes has a fascination with words. I appreciate your support!

  9. Pat, how lovely to see Jan here and read your comments. I enjoyed the scene you included in the post. Jan, I have Ghostly Interference on my Kindle and will be getting your latest. You are a wonderful writer! Good luck with your tour!

    1. Hi Maura Beth,
      Thank you for coming by. Ghostly Interference was the first full-length novel, I read by Jan, and I enjoyed it tremendously.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Oh,, how wonderful, Maura Beth! I’m thrilled that you picked up Ghostly Interference and sincerely hope you enjoy it. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment today!

  10. Word games are fun. I always played them with my kids on trips. Now, I’m addicted to Wordle. 😊

    Wishing you much success with your release, Jan. Pat, thanks for hosting.

    1. I’ve explored Wordle briefly, but need to give it another go. I think word games are a fun way to break the ice at a party or even with family sometimes. Thank you for stopping by, Staci!

  11. Terrific excerpt today! I remember playing Mad Libs with my best friend. We had so much fun. These days I enjoy doing word finds and Jumble. Thanks for hosting Jan today, Pat!

    1. I never played Mad Libs, but it sounds fun! I love it when you have to spontaneous with your answers. It’s honest. Thank you for stopping by, Jill! Have a great Friday!

  12. I had the occasion to play Cards Against Humanity with a bunch of college kids. I don’t think I ever laughed as hard at some of the responses. Thank you, Pat for sharing your post with Jan. Congratulations, Jan.

  13. I love word games. When I was little, I loved playing the crossword puzzle and Jumble Words in the newspaper. My sister and I always play card games with the kids on our camping trips, and our most recent add was Kids Against Humanity. We laugh so much with that game. Great post, Jan! Thanks for hosting, Pat! 🙂

    1. Oh, I didn’t know they had made a Kids Against Humanity game. I am going to have to pick that up for our Spring Break trip! I think it’s safe to say most writers do have a love affair with words. Thank you so much for stopping by, Yvette! Happy Friday!

    2. Hi Yvette,
      Thanks for coming by to support Jan. It sounds like you have lot of good old fashion family fun when you are on camping trips with your family. That’s makes my heart happy.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

      1. We do, Pat! Our kids are only getting older, so we treasure these moments when we are out in nature just enjoying one another’s company. 🙂

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