Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Romance #Paranormal Saddled Hearts (The White Rune Series Book 3) by Jan Sikes

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Jan Sikes Saddled Hearts (The White Rune Series Book 3) on pre-order for October 19th.

About the book

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.

Here is my advance review for Saddled Hearts 15th October 2022

Having enjoyed the other books in this series I was delighted to be asked to review an advance copy of Saddled Hearts. I knew I could expect to be swept away in to a well crafted and exciting adventure.

Central to this series is a powerful rune that is passed from the lead characters to someone else who is in need of some kind of resolution and healing of past events in their lives.

In Saddled Hearts, that resolution is much needed for Colt Layne whose mission in life to protect the legacy of his grandfather who brought him up. His life is filled with his rescue horses and music but finding the love of his life was not in his plans and he assumed it never would be. Despite his amazing upbringing by his grandfather, there is tragedy and rejection that he has never fully come to terms with until a series of events threaten all that he has in the present.

He didn’t count on meeting the force that is Sage Coventry whose gifts enable him to delve into the past and confront both the events and emotional turmoil they left in their wake. Their slowly building passion for each other, despite Sage’s reservations and the dire circumstances that brought them together, give him the strength to face both the past and the present.

With help from those who have passed away, the mystery of who is behind the violence and destruction to those around Colt begins to unravel with some surprising and shocking revelations. With a race against time, the action races towards a dangerous climax as the final pieces of the puzzle come together.

As always the author brings together wonderfully crafted and diverse characters, in an action packed, passionate love story with elements of the supernatural, that will keep you turning the pages to the end and one I can highly recommend.

Buy the book on pre-order until October 19th: Amazon US And: Amazon UK

A small selection of other books by Jan Sikes

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – Website: Jan SikesGoodreads: Jan on Goodreads – Twitter: @rijanjks  


About Jan Sikes

I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I can still remember the excitement that surged through me the first time I realized I could decipher words. There’s nothing I love more than losing myself in a story.

Oddly enough, I never had any ambition to be a writer. But I wound up in mid-life with a story that begged to be told. Not just any story, but a true story that rivaled any fiction creation. Through fictitious characters, the tale came to life in an intricately woven tale that encompasses four books. Not satisfied to stop with the books, I released music CDs of original music to match the time period of each story segment. In conclusion, to bring the story full circle, I published a book of poetry and art. I was done.


The story ideas keep coming, and I don’t intend to turn off the creative fountain.

I love all things metaphysical and often include those aspects in my stories.

I am a member of the Author’s Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, Story Empire, and the Paranormal Writer’s Guild. I am an avid fan of Texas music and grandmother of five beautiful souls. I reside in North Texas.


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books… Sally 

89 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Romance #Paranormal Saddled Hearts (The White Rune Series Book 3) by Jan Sikes

  1. Wonderful spotlight and review, Sally. Thank you for sharing. My sincere congratulations to Jan. Saddled Hearts sounds like an incredible read. 🎉

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  2. Great tease, Sally, for Jan’s new release. The last paragraph of your review sums up what I’ve come to expect from Jan’s stories. I’m looking forward to seeing this one land in my kindle. Not long now! Congrats to Jan.

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  3. My dear Sally, I am overwhelmed and truly humbled by your amazing review. I am SO glad you enjoyed the story. I truly enjoyed crafting it. Thank you is not big enough to express my gratitude. Sending huge hugs across the ocean!

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  4. Lovely to see Jan here today, Sally! And this is another series I plan to read straight through, which I love doing when I can. I expect to read several series this way over my next few weeks of R & R and the White Rune books will definitely be one of them! (Thanks in part to this lovely review!)

    Congratulations, Jan, and best wishes for huge success with Saddled Hearts!

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  5. I hope Jan has continued success with the next book in the series. I feel like I already know Colt and many of the other characters from the first two books in the series. Sage seems to be an interesting addition.

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  7. What a fabulous review of Jan’s upcoming release! I’ve got this one on pre-order and am looking forward to diving into the story. I throughly enjoyed the first two novels in her White Run series.
    Congrats to Jan!

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