Jan Sikes

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Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, weaves stories in a creative and entertaining way. She has been called a magician and wordsmith extraordinaire by her readers and peers.

Jan Sikes 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. You simply can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to tell the story through fictitious characters, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way.
She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to bring the story full circle.

And now that the story is told, this author can’t find a
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Jan Sikes I absolutely love telling people I just met that I am an author. The best thing about being a writer is the joy of creativity as it flows.
Jan Sikes The one thing that inspires me the most to keep writing is when I get a message from a reader who just finished one of my books and they loved what th…moreThe one thing that inspires me the most to keep writing is when I get a message from a reader who just finished one of my books and they loved what they read.(less)
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Special RunI read Special Run by Lena McCoy as part of a book review exchange through IndieTribe. I have to say that I haven't read many paranormal mysteries, but I was captivated from the first page. I have personal experience and interest in all things psychic, so to find white and black witches, Lycanthropes, Mediums, Fairy conjurers, psychokinetics and an animal psychic piqued my interest imme Read more of this blog post »
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Love's Enigma by Charles Breakfield
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I love the idea of this story. It starts with a high tension rescue that grabbed me right away. Buzz and Zara have dark pasts, but they deeply love each other. This short story covers a span of several years within the twenty-five pages, which leaves ...more
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I loved this short story! From the setup to the conclusion, it gripped me. When Silena, a widow and mother of a young daughter is tempted to use magic for selfish reasons, the results are heartstopping - literally. William is an arrogant, egotistical ...more
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The Agent of Death by Joy Lo-Bamijoko
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As the blurb says about this short story, death is inevitable, but when so many family members are dying within a short period of time, there has to be a reason. A journey to find the reason for all the deaths, takes this character into darkness, int ...more
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Not Again, Grandma by Joy Lo-Bamijoko
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This is a very short entertaining read that depicts the struggles of aging with humor. A grandmother cannot find her glasses and it's time to go to mass. She won't miss mass no matter what. Anyone over the age of fifty will relate to the situation Gr ...more
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The One Discovered by Yvette M. Calleiro
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This is book one of the Diasodz series and I will most definitely be reading the books that follow this one. Sofia is a normal teenage girl, just about to graduate from high school and getting ready for college. She has a boyfriend who has been her b ...more
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This is the third book in a series and I've read all three. I absolutely love how this author approaches the theme of good vs. evil and "This Last Chance" brings it all into an unexpected culmination with a touch of romance thrown in. This is my favo ...more
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This short micro-read is extremely well-written and the author drew me right into the flight for life! Two teenage boys scared out of their wits by a movie have to walk home late at night. I was right there, walking/running, with them. From the way t ...more
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This short read from Mae Clair is funny and filled with quirky characters. When Brady mistakenly sells his girlfriend's painting, her talisman, her treasure, he will move heaven and earth to get it back. He grabs his best friend, Declan and the two s ...more
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“Whenever you have an unpleasant task to do, my favorite quote is from my mom. "Just back your ears and do it!”
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“Whenever you have an unpleasant task to do, my favorite quote is from my mom. "Just back your ears and do it!”
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