Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Voodoo or Destiny: You Decide” by Author, Jan Sikes, @rijanjks

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Title: Voodoo or Destiny: You Decide

Amazon Author Page: Jan Sikes

Formats: Kindle

Genres: Occult Fiction, 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads, Occult Horror


In the Author’s Words

Claire Winters is heartbroken when her husband of many years says he’s found a new love and wants a divorce. While having a pity party with her best friend, Jade, they come up with a daring idea. Together, they construct a Voodoo doll and with the help of several bottles of wine, create a ceremony to bring the same heartbreak to Daniel Winters as he brought to Claire. But do they go too far? You decide!


One afternoon, over a few glasses of wine, Claire Winters finds herself constructing a crudely made voodoo doll along with her best friend Jade, whose grandmother is descended from one of the fifteen Voodoo Queens in New Orleans.

Clair is determined to break her cheating husband’s heart, just like he broke hers when he told her he was in love with someone else and wanted a divorce.

Would you dabble in the dark arts to seek revenge over a cheating husband?

In this electrifying short story, the reader gets the opportunity to decide the outcome of this story for themselves. From the first page onward, Sikes interjects the right amount of creepiness, coaxing the reader toward the final scene.

But I want more! What happens next?

With this hair-raising short story, Sikes has the opportunity to take this tale further and to create a macabre novel filled with love, Voodoo, and revenge. Will she do it? I, for one hope so!

Now, where did I put my poppet? Jan Sikes… write the novel!


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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.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. Ooer!!! 😳

  2. Great Colleen and Jan.. wish I had this manual to hand 42 years ago… I would have saved a fortune…hugsxx

  3. Oooh, I hate hanging endings!!

  4. D.L. Finn, Author

    Great review, Colleen:) I loved this short story!

  5. I read this one and loved it. So glad to see it getting some press.

  6. I love your review Colleen. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, Colleen, this made my day! I am laid up with fractured ribs and have not been on the computer much at all, so I am so happy that the Angels nudged me to get on today. But, when I saw this, my heart soared! My ribs will heal and I’ll be back full force!! Thank you, my dear, from the bottom of my heart!

  8. Jan I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell! This review is awesome, Colleen. I’m so looking forward to reading it. As for my ex …. lol. Can I claim the 5th amendment when I’m Australian? No.Then my lips are stitched shut … oh, wait!

    • LOL! Soooz, Sally Cronin thinks we should start an ex’s club! LOL! This was a fun read! Enjoy, my friend. ♥️

    • Lol, Soooz! You can claim the 5th amendment anytime. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am trying to take it easy and let my body heal, but it is killing me just sitting and watching myself get farther and farther behind on everything. Sigh…..oh well. You know about that don’t you, my dear? Hugs across the waters!

  9. This sounds like an intense book! I kind of want to know more!

  10. A fabulous review to celebrate, Colleen. Thanks for sharing. Bravo to Jan! 🙂

  11. Thank you, Natalie!!!

  12. Hi, Colleen! I read Jan’s short story and really enjoyed it. I agree this story could be made into a novel. Congrats to Jan on another 5-star review! 😀 xo

  13. What an interesting premise! I wouldn’t dabble in voodoo and just reading about Jan’s teasing with the story gave me the chills. I’m so intrigued! Thanks for the recommendation, Colleen, and congrats to Jan on the great review. 🙂

  14. Thank you, Diana! If you decide to pick it up, I hope you enjoy it!

  15. Another super five fairie review. 🙂

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