Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the shelves – #Shortstory #Horses Satin and Cinders by Jan Sikes

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Jan Sikes. A short story, Satin and Cinders.

About the story

A wild black stallion has cautiously watched a beautiful white mare, from the safety of the forest for many years. He longs to be with her, and ventures close to the barn nightly to communicate with her. They share their deepest desires and secrets. Now it is winter, and the rest of the wild herd has moved on, but the stallion stays. He cannot stand the thought of being so far away from her. The scent of sweet alfalfa hay and the enticing lure of the white mare is too much for him. He must find a way to be with her. But will it be worth the risk? Satin and Cinders is a story of courage and determination.

One of the early reviews for the book

SATIN & CINDERS. What an interesting title (and a beautiful cover!) This little micro read was also an interesting read. I’m amazed at how the author chose these two animals to deliver that hugely powerful message found in the book. While reading it, I wondered, out of all the animals in the world, how did she decide to use a stallion as her leading man? And, a stallion on a mission to reach his true love. Descriptive and heart-warming, I felt the love between Satin & Cinders from beginning to end. Kudos to the author for making me “feel” the human-ness in the animals.  A cute little read that you’ll enjoy from beginning to end!

Read the reviews and buy the book (as of 15th March the book was free): Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

A selection of  books by Jan Sikes

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And Amazon UK: Amazon UK

And find more reviews and follow Jan: Goodreads

About Jan Sikes

Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing career as a young girl. Her first work was a gospel song. She had an uncle whom she loved dearly, but he was an alcoholic and his drinking caused such family discord that at times, resulted in him being banished from their home. So, she wrote a song about Uncle Luke finding Jesus. That is her first memory of feeling the passion deep down to her toes for writing and for music.

When her husband passed away in 2009, she thought someone would come along and write the story of his unique and inspiring life. She awoke one morning to realize she was the only one who could write it, since she was the only one there with him through it all. So, she took several Creative Writing courses at local community colleges and went to work.

Her books are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart there is something worthy of sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories and yet this is truth. The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction fits these stories.

She also releases a music CD of original songs along with each book that fits the time period of the story. Why? Because the stories revolve and evolve around a passion for music.

Jan has also developed several writing workshops that you can get more information about on her website.

She is widowed, lives in North Texas, volunteers at music festivals, has five incredible grandchildren and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Authors Institute of History, The North Texas Book Festival and the Texas Musicians Museum.

Connect to Jan

Website: Jan Sikes
Blog: Jan Sikes WordPress
Facebook: Author Jan Sikes
Twitter: @rijanjks

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to check out this new book and the others by Jan Sikes.. thanks Sally.

26 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the shelves – #Shortstory #Horses Satin and Cinders by Jan Sikes

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