Book Tour for The Edge of Too Late by Jan Sikes

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Harbor Pointe Series, #5
Jan Sikes
Ghost Suspense / Contemporary Short Stories / Action & Adventure Romance
Publisher: RiJan Publishing
Date of Publication: November 28, 2023
126 pages

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The Edge of Too Late cover. A lighthouse atop a rocky cliff. Big birds flying in a gray sky.

Brandon Miller has his dream job, financial security, and he’s madly in love. Only one thing is missing—a commitment.                                                                

Angela Cooper’s ex-husband left her with deep scars, souring her on the concept of marriage. She’s not interested in a do-over. Not with Brandon or anyone. Her heart is locked securely away behind a thick wall.                                                                              

With a ring in his pocket and hope in his heart, Brandon arranges a romantic getaway to the historic Harbor Pointe Inn, where he plans to pop the question.                                                                              

Before they reach the inn, Angela’s got her camera in hand and ghosts on her mind. But they arrive to find a much more tangible horror.                                            

Accident or foul play?                                                         

Someone is up to no good, and Angela is the next target. When suspects can be worldly or otherworldly, danger and secrets lurk everywhere.                                                       

Poised at the perilous edge of too late, Angela and Brandon face the fight of their lives.

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While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. The series is connected through the setting of Harbor Pointe where there’s a charming inn, and in this story we get a nice introduction to the romantic place through the wonderful descriptions by Sikes. She uses all of our human senses, and I could see the sunlight that cast lazy shadows on the ground, hear the birds singing, and taste the salt from the ocean on my tongue just like the characters did.

It was fun to go to that special place with Brandon and Angela and experience all that they did while there. Well, maybe not the danger. 🙂 But the romantic moments, as well as the tours of the property, especially the lighthouse. I’ve long had a fascination with lighthouses and visited several in Michigan when I lived there. This virtual visit was such a pleasure.

Along with Brandon, I had to smile at Angela’s delight in seeing the ghostly apparitions, as well as how pleased she was to get a perfect photo of something special they found on their walk through the woods.

The romance in the story took center stage, and Sikes does a good job keeping the reader guessing as to whether Angela will say “yes” when Brandon pops the question. The tension worked well through most of the story, but for me, the fact that he did that in the midst of the most dramatic moment of the mystery thread of the story was a stretch of believability.

The introduction of ghosts to the story was a nice touch, and I liked that Angela wasn’t the only one to believe in the ghost that she had seen on the Widow’s Walk of the old lighthouse. Without that validation, Angela would come across as a bit insipid, but she is definitely not. Despite her past romantic hurts, she’s a sweet, fun-loving, and adventurous woman; a character anyone would love spending time with.

Starting the story with a possible murder is a good way for the author to introduce the air of mystery and suspense. When The innkeeper glosses over what happened to the woman who fell going down to the beach, Angela and Brandon both are left with a feeling of disquiet. That little niggle of unease continues to play a part in the story, and the reader is not sure if the man who lives on the beach is someone to be afraid of or not.

For me, the mystery angle was handled a little too lightly, and the resolution came so quickly that I was surprised it was over.

Still, The Edge of Too Late is an enjoyable read, and I can recommend it to readers who like a little bit of mystery with a sweet romance story.

Small Banner with wordage: About the Author
Author photo. Smiling woman wil long blond hair wearing a pink blouse under a black jacket.

Jan Sikes writes compelling and creative stories from the heart.

She openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fictional creation. She brought the entertaining true story to life through fictitious characters in an intricately woven tale encompassing four books, accompanying music CDs, and a book of poetry and art.

And now, this author can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published numerous award-winning short stories and novels.

Jan is an active blogger, an avid fan of Texas music, and a grandmother of five. She resides in North Texas.


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1st: $20 Amazon gift card
2nd & 3rd: audiobooks of The Edge of Too Late
4th & 5th: eBooks of Flowers and Stone
(US Only; ends midnight, CST 12/15/23)


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23 thoughts on “Book Tour for The Edge of Too Late by Jan Sikes”

  1. There is a lot packed in to this novella! I agree that the author’s descriptions are well done. And I definitely wanted more mystery! I would pick up another of her books without hesitation. Thanks for sharing your review!

  2. Thank you, Maryann for sharing your thoughts on this novella. With a short story, it’s sometimes hard to go deep into the plot, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!

    1. I know what you mean, Jan. I’ve written a couple of novellas and it is hard to juggle plot threads. This was a fun story and I’m happy to help spread the word. Merry Christmas to you, too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nicholas. I’m a big fan of series books, too. Like to follow a main character, or place, and enjoy a new story that has a satisfying ending, which is true for The Edge of Too Late.

    2. I agree, Nicholas. I love that each of these books can be read as standalone and you won’t ever be lost because each is a totally different story. Thank you for visiting!

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