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Saddled Hearts Blog Tour, @jansikes3 – #newrelease #romance #suspense

Hello friends!

I am thrilled to welcome author friend, Jan Sikes, to my site today. We’re celebrating her new release and taking part in an awesome blog tour. Before I turn the post over to Jan, let me say this… If you haven’t read any of her books, do yourself a favor and make it happen today. She has so much talent!!

Thank you, Marlena, for offering to host a stop on the Saddled Hearts blog tour. I deeply appreciate your support.

Colt Layne lost both of his parents at the age of twelve. His mother died of cancer, and his father disappeared, leaving Colt to be raised by his grandfather, Buck Layne. So, when his estranged father shows up in the middle of a band event, Colt is shocked. Then anger takes over, along with a lot of distrust. I’ll show you.


Colt sensed him before he saw him. The same man he’d seen earlier that had looked hauntingly familiar. He studied his face while Deryl finished out the song. 

The man smiled and nodded, then removed his hat. Colt sucked in a breath.


Through sheer willpower, Colt got through the last few minutes on stage. The shock of seeing his father—a man who had been MIA for almost sixteen years—took the wind out of him. 

The minute the final strains and thank yous faded, ignoring everyone around him, he strode toward the stranger, fists balled by his side. “What are you doing here?”

The tall, thin, gray-haired Barrett Layne stuck out his hand. “Son.”

“I said, what are you doing here, Dad? If I can even call you that. Or a better question is, why are you here?” He ground out the words and ignored the outstretched hand.

“Look, Son, this isn’t the time or place to get into a long discussion.” He glanced around at the crowd of people. “I’m staying in town for a few days. I want to come back tomorrow if that’s okay with you.” He put his arm around the woman beside him. “This is my wife, Sanuk.” 

The dark-haired Asian woman beside him bowed.

“Ma’am.” Colt removed his hat and raked a hand through his hair. “After sixteen years? Really? I don’t know what in the hell to say. I damn sure want to say a lot that you probably don’t want to hear.”

How would you have reacted to a father who has been missing for almost sixteen years? Would you feel some of the same things Colt did? He certainly had a lot to work through with his dad, plus the idea of a stepmom. Let’s talk! 

Book Blurb:

Colt Layne owns the Layne Horse Sanctuary. He lives an idyllic life between caring for the animals and playing music with his band. That is until a stranger appears with unreasonable demands. When someone murders the man, Colt is arrested. He’s been framed, but by whom and why?  

He needs to talk with his deceased grandfather. But that’s impossible. Or is it?

Sage Coventry is gifted with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Skeptical but desperate, when Colt consults with her, he gets more than messages from beyond the grave as she breezes into his heart with sweet patchouli fragrance and tempting lips he longs to kiss. 

The race against time to clear his name and save the ranch launches them on a mission that brings shocking revelations.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!! If you’ve missed the other stops of Jan’s tour, check out her blog! You’ll find a post with all the links listed. You’re welcome! 😉


29 thoughts on “Saddled Hearts Blog Tour, @jansikes3 – #newrelease #romance #suspense”

    1. Thank you, Staci. I felt Colt’s emotion when I wrote that shocking scene. He needed some resolution, and forgiveness did not come easy. I appreciate you visiting and leaving a comment today! Hugs!

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  1. You captured that exchange well, Jan. I would have felt the same way, and did, when a missing parent suddenly returns. Thanks for hosting, Mar 🙂 xo

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  2. It’s great to see Jan here with her book, Mar. A marvelous tour. I don’t think I’d be very forgiving of a father who disappeared for 16 years, but Barrett does a decent job of apologizing and earns forgiveness in the end. Well done, Jan, with handling that emotional part of the story.

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