I know, it’s Tuesday and I don’t post on Tuesday. This Tuesday is different. This week, I am helping Jan Sikes spread the word about her new novel! Saddled Hearts. I’m going to turn this over to Jan so I can go vote (yes, election day here in the US). But be sure to check out the links at the end. They show you how to connect with Jan and how to purchase the book. Also, there’s information about entering for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! OK, now to Jan.

Dan! You’re place is the twelfth stop on my blog tour, and I am so excited to be here and talk about my new book with your followers. I deeply appreciate your generosity and support.

A large portion of the story in Saddled Hearts revolves around Colt Layne’s deceased grandfather, Buck Layne. Colt inherited the ranch from Buck when he died. But apparently, Buck took some secrets with him to his grave, and Colt needs desperately to uncover them before it’s too late and he loses everything.

Buck had an obsession with keys. He collected a lifetime of odds and end keys. And these keys are a part of uncovering the secrets. But sometimes, the keys only unlock more secrets. Take a look.

    The dream Colt had about keys and locks could be a message.
His grandfather’s voice echoed in his head with the same words for the second time. You’ll figure it out, boy. The answers are there for you to find.
    It was time to look.
An hour later, after he’d devoured two sandwiches and washed them down with another cup of coffee, Colt trudged up the narrow pull-down stairs that led into the attic.
    Even though the day was mild, the musty cool air inside the attic prickled his skin. Stale memories, forgotten lifetimes, and nostalgia filled the cramped space.
    He shuffled around a few boxes and bins, then pulled out the footlocker where he’d stored his grandfather’s journals. First, he’d have to find the key that opened that lock.
    His next search took him to a large metal bin that held trophies, newspaper clippings, and a menagerie of keys.
    Funny that he’d never thought to ask his grandfather why he collected keys, but they obviously symbolized something important to the old man.
    Methodically, he tried key after key until the lock clicked.
    When he lifted the lid, at least twenty journals lay inside. And some of them had locks. “Damn!”
    This was going to take a while.

Have you ever known someone who collected keys? I can honestly say I haven’t, so Buck Layne’s obsession came as a surprise to me when I was writing the story. Don’t you just love when that happens? How about other odd collections of things? Or maybe you collect odd things. I collect gemstones and can’t even tell you how many I have in the house. My kids are going to have fun going through them all when I die. Let’s talk!

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.

Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! Hidden within the blog posts are clues you will need to look for.
The theme is “Things You’d Find On A Ranch.”
When you find these clues, email your answers to me at
In the subject line.
The person with the most correct entries will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
The runner-up will receive an eBook of Saddled Hearts!
It Pays To Play!














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