Guest Author, Jan Sikes and Auras #GhostlyInterference #NewRelease

Hello, everyone! After two months away from blogging—November for NaNoWriMo, and December for a business move—I’m happy to be back at the keyboard again and back in the blogosphere. Even better, I’m kicking off my first post of 2021 with the delightful Jan Sikes, friend and talented author. She’s here to share her newest release and also an intriguing post about auras. Take it away, Jan!

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Thank you, Mae, for allowing me to take over your blog today and talk about my new book release! I deeply appreciate your generosity!

In Ghostly Interference, Charlotte Peters, Jag’s mother, has the ability to read and see auras around people. It’s something she’s done since Jag can remember. That ability makes it difficult for him to hide his true feelings from his mother. 

Book cover for Ghostly Interference shows ghost image of kneeling GI in background, motorcycle and road in foreground

Here’s a short excerpt from “Ghostly Interference.” 

Fifteen minutes later, he perched on a stool at the kitchen counter while Charlotte Peters put the finishing touches to a vegetarian lasagna. She hummed a classic rock song from the sixties.

Jag never ceased to be amazed at how his mother held her beauty even in her mid-forties, with slender frame and long blonde hair she kept tied back in a pony-tail or in a braid. And, although he didn’t mention it, he often wondered why she hadn’t remarried after his dad died.

She slid the lasagna into the oven and handed him a chilled Perrier. “You look like you’ve had a day. Wanna talk about it?”

Jag waved away the bottle. “Can I have a glass of wine instead?” 

She nodded and turned to retrieve a bottle of Cabernet and two glasses. 

“How do you do it, Mom?”

She raised her eyebrows. “Do what?”

“Always know when things are out of sync with me.”

A smile spread across her face. “You forget I can read your aura, dear. You normally have a lot of yellow and pink around you but today there is red and orange. It’s really quite simple.”

Jag sighed. “Of course.” He’d grown up knowing his mother had special gifts. But, it seemed to him that she’d only allowed herself to be more open about them in the past few years.

Here’s what I’ve learned about auras and reading them. 

Anything that has an atomic structure will have an aura, an energy field that surrounds it. Simply put, the aura is the energy field immediately surrounding a person or thing. I have seen auras around inanimate objects as well as living entities. Children are very good at seeing auras, and often depict them in crude drawings by placing a ring of some color around a person’s head. 

To see an aura around a person or even an object, you must look a little off center and continue to stare. If you blink, the aura disappears and you start over. Sometimes you can see it right away and other times it takes a few minutes. I very often can see auras around heads in an oval shape. The color of auras tell what the person is experiencing at that time on a physical and emotional, even spiritual level. It helps if the background behind the person is either black or white with natural light.

Here are a couple of Aura photos I had taken through the years.

The first was in 2012 in Denver, Colorado and the second taken in Sedona, Arizona two years ago. The colors are completely different. 

What some colors signify:

1. Deep Red – Hardworking, physical, action, power, survival, realistic, vital, grounded, strength, stamina or physical explorer.

2. Red – Excitement, Physical, energetic, competitive, leader, winner, achiever, courage, will-power, sexual, entrepreneur, or promoter.

3. Orange – Pleasure, enjoyment, challenge, thrill, positive, action-oriented, creative expression, adventurer or business.

4. Yellow – Playful, sunny, creative, fun, learning, light, movement, entertainer, radiates optimism, warmth, charming, or easy-going.

5. Green – Social, nature, content, harmony, teacher, loves to communicate and share with others, perfect host or hostess.

6. Blue – Caring, sensitive, loving, helpful, loyal, helper, compasison, peaceful, desire to be of service and to help support others.

7. Indigo – Clarity, calm, deep inner feelings, love, seeker, introverted, inner knowing, authenticity, high sense of inner values, or artistic.

8. Lavender – Imagination, mystical, daydreamer, fantasy, artistic, soft, creative, fragile, sensitive, often appear spacey, unrealistic or etheric.

9. White – Transcendent, transformation, spiritual, healing, quiet, enlightened, sensitive, or live in higher dimensions.

10. Black – Black is probably the most negative colour to appear in one’s aura. It is associated with mental illness, stress, depression, hatred and negative feelings. It can also indicate the person’s habit of acting miserly.

Of course, there are many more colors, but these are a few of the basics. 

I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve had any experience with auras, please share them! 

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Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet comfortable life—to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn’t a “he”, it’s a “she”, a dark-haired beauty.

Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag’s apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghost—her brother—can she trust him? And could her brother’s final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for “happily ever after” have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common ground—perhaps even love?



Connect with Jan Sikes at the following haunts:
Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Author Page

I hope you enjoyed Jan’s post and are looking forward to meeting Jag and Rena in Ghostly Interference. I’ve already got my copy loaded on my Kindle, waiting on my TBR. Please kick off the New Year by taking a moment to drop Jan a comment and share the news about her release by using the buttons below.

118 thoughts on “Guest Author, Jan Sikes and Auras #GhostlyInterference #NewRelease

  1. Thanks for hosting, Mae. And welcome back!

    Congratulations on the release, Jan. And on the tour still going strong. This is fascinating stuff. Tell me, how do you have an aura photo taken? I’d love to have one done.

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    • Hi, Staci. Thanks for stopping by. The first time I heard of aura photography was at a metaphysical conference in Denver, Colorado. It fascinated me. So, that was my introduction. Then when I had the opportunity to have another photo taken in Sedona, Arizona, I jumped at it. Google new age or metaphysical shops in your area, then contact them and ask if they ever have anyone come in who takes the aura photographs. It is fascinating how each one is different depending on where you are in life and your emotions. Good luck! I hope you find a place and when you do, share it! Have a great day!

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  2. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an aura, but I do know that I feel them all the time. The empath in me picks up on people’s energy without me even trying. Now, I want to try to focus more on colors. Great post, Jan. Thanks for hosting, Mae. 🙂

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    • It is easiest to tune in to the auras when you are fresh from a meditation. Experiment looking at a plant and look just a little off-center. You’ll find that the energy surrounding it will come into focus. Then you will start to see them around people and inanimate objects. Let me know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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  3. Congratulations to Jan on this new release! I pick up quickly on others’ emotions (both good and, unfortunately, bad) for whatever reason, but one day it seemed to go further than that. I was running with my friend, and I suddenly said, “You’re glowing!” She was golden. She said right at that moment she had started praying to get us UP that hill we were on.:-)

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  4. Glad you’re back, Mae! And thanks for hosting Jan. I haven’t had any experiences with auras, but it’s a fascinating topic. I finished a series back in the fall where characters had different colored auras based on their “gifts”.

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  5. Glad you’re back, Mae! I’ve been interested in auras for a long time. I took my daughter with me to a fantasy conference years ago, and we each had photos taken of our auras. Hers was a huge golden ball surrounding her. Mine had a lot of green, white, and orange with a tad of lavender. I’ve never been able to see auras, but one of my daughter’s friends could. I think that would be a wonderful gift. Interesting post, Jan, and good luck with your book.

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    • What a wonderful experience, Judi Lynn! I’d love to see your aura photo. The golden ball surrounding your daughter is amazing. She was in a really good place emotionally, physically, and spiritually! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing! Have a great day!

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    • Wow, that’s so interesting, Judi. That’s certainly an experience to remember! Thanks for sharing. What a perfect fit for Jan’s post.

      Thanks for the welcome back, too. It’s great to be chatting with everyone again. Happy New Year!

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  6. Welcome back, Mae! Happy New Year!

    Jan, this post was absolutely fascinating. I’ve been interested in auras for years. Thanks for sharing the meanings of different colors. Your book sounds like a winner. Best of luck!

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    • Hi, Noelle. Still finishing up some of the renovations, but the worst is behind us, LOL.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Jan’s post. She shared some intriguing information. Wishing you a belated Happy New Year, too! 🙂

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    • They certainly do make you think. I used to love the old mood rings from the 1970s. I wonder if they were / are inline with the colors of our auras.

      Thanks for the welcome back. December was exhausting, but fun too.
      So glad you enjoyed Jan’s post today!

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  8. Welcome back, Mae! This is such a great way to kick start a New Year! Bravo on the new release, Jan. I’ve been able to see aura’s since I was very young, but it took years to discover what they were. My darling mother-in-law passed some years back, and I was blessed to spend her final days with her. When I first arrived her aura was a soft muted Indigo. She’d refused pain relief as she wanted to be clear and focused on her family as always. Just hours before she passed her aura began to glow white, and she slipped peacefully away. It brings me comfort thinking about it. Thank you.❤

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  9. Hi Mae, Hi Jan,
    Jan, I’ve never really thought about the colors I wear. I do know that I am a fan of deep red, red, blue, green, and yellow. I have to pay more attention to the reasons why I love these colors.
    Mae, thank you for hosting Jan.
    Wishing you both a great 2021.
    Shalom aleichem

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    • We are drawn to certain colors, Pat, and at different times those can change. It totally relates to our energy and what’s going on with us at the time. Thank you so much for stopping by! You have been an awesome support on this blog tour!! Thank you!

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    • Hi, Pat. When it comes to clothing I’m drawn to certain colors too….especially any shade of blue. I also like black, purples and deep reds. Most of my wardrobe is made of those colors!
      Thanks so much for visiting to cheer on Jan. Wishing you a fabulous 2021 as well!

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    • Hi, Flossie! How wonderful to see you here today! I’ve never given any thought as to who came up with the chakra colors and how the information got passed down. Now you’ve got my curiosity up. I’ll have to check it out! I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

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  10. What a great way to start off your 2021 blogging, Mae! Thank you for hosting! Looking forward to what the year brings you. 💜 Jan, this may be one of my favorite posts! I’ve become fascinated by such topics as auras and spirituality, etc. I love that this plays a role in your book. Simply another reason I’m gonna have to read it.

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  11. Fun post, Jan:) I like to get my aura pictures done once a year at a local festival and the readings are very accurate. I have several years and it’s fun to watch my change and progression. I usually always get the why color or yellow and a few white orbs too. I guess getting the why would tie into writing, always asking why? I can see aura’s in nature, like the ocean or trees, but I haven’t seen them on humans yet. I think they’d have to sit still for me to pick it up. I love how your book brought this and other subjects up.

    Thanks for hosting, Mae, and welcome back xo

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    • Wow, that is so interesting, Denise. And fascinating that you can see auras in nature. You definitely have a gift! I like your thoughts about why yellow as well.
      Thanks for sharing and cheering on Jan during her tour!

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    • Thank you for your awesome comment, Denise. It makes total sense to me that you can see auras in nature because there you are quiet and tuned in. What a beautiful gift!! It is so interesting to me how the aura colors change as we grow in life. I can see yellow as very fitting for you, as it signifies your inner child. And of course, the why color is perfect for a writer. The orbs are your spirit guides and angels that are always with you. 🙂 How wonderful that you get the opportunity to get your aura photo yearly. Again, thank you for your wonderful comment. Hugs!

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  12. Hi! What an awesome blog site. I actually loved this segment of the story and used it in my review. Jan, this is an exciting story! I know your series is going to hit big.

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  13. It’s great to see Jan here, getting some more press on her new book! Thanks for hosting, Mae, and welcome back. Fascinating information on auras, Jan. When I was training to become a Reiki practitioner (decades ago) I tried to hone my aura-seeing skills and was a total failure. Lol. The photos and explanation of the colors are so interesting. Thanks for sharing. ❤

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    • Hi, Diana. I’m curious as to whether or not you completed your Reiki training. I actually bring Reiki into my second book of this series. Seeing auras is a learned practice for those of us not gifted with it. You can do it. 🙂 So glad you stopped by!

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    • Thanks for the welcome back, Diana. That’s interesting about auras. I would say you have a different set of gifts, perhaps. Quite an interesting story, though.
      Thanks for sharing and for visiting Jan today!

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  15. Thank you, Mae, for hosting Jan’s incredible tour. I’ve never had an aura photo, but some folks naturally read them and have mentioned mine. I don’t have that skill. Thank you for sharing, Jan, and all the best in the New Year.

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    • Hi, Gwen. Thanks so much for stopping by! I can tell you that when I met you in person, you had a glowing clear aura around you. It reflects your beautiful spirit! If you ever have the opportunity to have an aura photo taken, you will see what I mean. 🙂 Hugs!

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    • It’s my pleasure to host Jan as my first post of 2021, Gwen. That’s great that others can see your aura. I’ve never encountered anyone like that and can’t see them myself. It certainly gives one pause to wonder.
      Thanks so much for visiting, sharing your thoughts, and supporting Jan!

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  18. Another interesting except, Jan! I enjoy your blog tour. Auras reading is very interesting. The way you described how to read auras reminds me of the optical illusion reading which was popular a while back. Congratulations again on your new release. Thank you, Mae, for hosting Jan’s launch tour.

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