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

I’m excited to have Jan Sikes here today to share her new release, “Ghostly Interference!”


Thank you, Mark, for having me as a guest on your blog site today! I appreciate you helping me launch Ghostly Interference!

Have you ever known anyone who rides a Harley? If so, most likely you know that lots of Harley riders will often name their bikes.

Nicknames are as much a part of Harley history as are the bikes themselves. More often than not, the bike nickname will be female. There are a lot of theories about that, but the biggest one being the male ego and not wanting to be caught riding a bike named Bob.

In Ghostly Interference Rena Jett rides a red Harley named Candy Kicker.

The motorcycle had belonged to her brother, Sam Jett. When Sam was deployed and didn’t return from Afghanistan alive, Rena took posession of the bike. It is her sole means of transportation. She rides it whether it’s cold, hot, raining or snowing.  

While it is not entirely unusual to see a woman riding a Harley, statistically, most riders are male.

In this story, it is one of the traits that separates her from the main male character, Jag Peters. Jag is more conservative and doesn’t like to push the envelope.

Rena is all about pushing the envelope, then ripping it open. I love that the cover designer put a prominent red Harley on Ghostly Interference. It says a lot about the story.

Here’s a short excerpt:

By the time the clock turned over to 6 am, she kicked the covers off and jerked on her leather riding gear. A cup of coffee and long ride in the cool morning air would be the right combination to clear the cobwebs.

She’d never see Jag Peters again, so she might as well get that through to her head and move on. She had one thing she could count on in this whole wide world, and it sat patiently beneath her in the garage always there, always waiting, always silent. At least until she turned over the starter and let the engine roar.

She couldn’t repress a grin when she remembered how proud Sam had been the day he’d bought the Harley. And, the exhilaration and freedom she found riding behind him. There she was safe, protected by a brother who’d fight off anyone who dared hurt her. He’d asked her to name the bike, and because of its brilliant red color and quick response, she’d chosen Candy Kicker. He’d had the name painted in small script on the side of the gas tank. Yes, it was her and Candy Kicker now against the world and that’s the way it would always be.

It would be enough, she promised herself. If she could only convince her heart.

She bounded out the door and down the stairs taking two at a time. The crisp morning air teased her face and she couldn’t wait to get out on the open road. In less than a minute, she was inside the garage and pulling on gloves. She ran a hand over the shiny chrome and straddled the big machine.

She turned the key and jumped to kick-start it. Candy Kicker never failed her.

With her helmet fastened, she backed out of the garage and tore down the street, the loud pipes echoing off brick buildings.

A great Christmas gift!

What about you? Have you ever ridden on a Harley? When I was twenty, I met a man with a Harley and loved riding down country roads or city streets. I’ve never forgotten the feeling of complete and total freedom.  


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?

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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

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  1. Enjoyed the excerpt, Jan! I hadn’t ridden a Harley. My husband had two motorcycles and three dirt bikes. I had ridden on his Kawasaki. I still have my biker’s suit and helmet.
    Thank you for hosting, Mark!

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    1. It is very common especially among biker clubs for the men to name their bikes. They also give each other nicknames. I guess it’s part of the club code. Thank you for stopping by, Robbie!

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  2. Jan, you were always the adventurous one of our family. It scared me to death to see you tear through the streets on the back of that Harley. I never had the courage to even sit on one much less trust my life to the driver. I was so scared of falling. I think your experiences shine through in this book and through Rena’s character in a huge way. This is such a great story and I wish you tons of success with it. I’m so proud of you. Love you bunches.

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    1. Thank you, sister. Yes, unfortunately, I was always the adventurous one and it got me into a lot of scrapes. But I always had a guardian angel and I sure kept her busy for a long time. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by today and leaving a comment! I love you!

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  3. I love Rena and the fact she drives her own Harley:) I love the twist of roles in the story. I have no desire to be the one navigating the Harley but I love riding on it! The freedom and creativity that comes with it… nothing like it. You really capture that feeling, Jan.
    Thanks for hosting, Mark.
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi, Denise! I knew you, of all people, would relate to this post. 🙂 I love that you get to ride and have a safe driver to ride with. The freedom of the wind in your hair and rumble underneath you is indescribable, but you do a great job with your poetry! Thank you for stopping by!

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      1. I really appreciate that part in the book and the cover of course! I do my best to describe it, your book really caught the essence of the Harley! xo

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  4. Can’t wait to get this book, Jan! Thanks for hosting her today, Mark! I rode with a bunch of Harley riders, and mine was the only ‘rice burner’ in the bunch. My Honda may have been quiet, but she had some speed in her and held her own against those loud bikes. I think they let me ride along because I was the only female rider and they felt sorry for, or protective of me. Fun days.

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  5. Hi Mark, Hi Jan,
    I have never ever been on a motorcycle and much less a Harley. There are reasons.
    Mark, I have your book and it is on my List to be read between Christmas and the end of January 2021.
    Jan, you‘re really spiking the punch. With each excerpt, I am moving your book further and further up my TBR list.
    All the best to the both of you. I hope each of you have great sales.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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  6. Lovely to see you here, Jan! A wonderful post to share. 🙂 My twin sister rides a motorcycle and absolutely loves it. I’m too nervous now.
    Thanks for hosting, Mark, as always! Cheers to you both! 🙂

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  7. Great post today, Jan! And thanks for hosting her, Mark. I’ve ridden several motorcycles, but I don’t think they’ve ever been Harleys. I know the first one was a red Kawasaki. It belonged to my older sister’s boyfriend at the time, and he took me for a quick spin. The second one belonged to my ex-husband. We took it down to the Keys a couple of times. I don’t remember the brand, but it was yellow. Lol! And the third one was borrowed by a buddy of a friend, and we went for a joy ride. My brother sells motorcycles, all brands and styles. Harleys are the cream of the crop, for sure. It just depends on the kind of ride you’re looking for. 🙂

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  8. Thank you, Mark, for hosting Jan today. I’m looking forward to reading Ghostly Interference. It sits patiently on my Kindle. As for a motorcycle, I’ve not driven one but have ridden them while living in Japan. What fun.

    Congratulations, Jan, on this latest achievement and your fantastic blog tour. 💗

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    1. Hi, Gwen! Thanks so much for stopping by today. It seems that motorbikes are a common form of transportation in Japan and a great way to get around. I appreciate you leaving a comment!

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  9. Love reading these excerpts, Jan. I’ve not ridden on a Harley. (Dare I say I have ridden a Honda?) 🙂 Best of luck with the new release and a big thanks to Mark for hosting today.

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    1. Thank you, Joan! I’m thrilled that you are enjoying this tour. I hope everyone isn’t sick of me by the time I wind it down. 🙂 Riding a Honda is riding, but I have to say in my very prejudiced voice, “nothing like a Harley!” I appreciate your support!

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