Blast from the past!
Spring equinox was supposed to be a fun time in Black Sands.
The magical Spring Games are being held in town, with all kinds of new talent and tourists pouring money into the economy. Of course, Reg wasn't invited to participate, but she figured she'd have a good time watching the entertainment, learning more about how magic works outside of fairy tales, and maybe making some coin with psychic predictions for the tourists.
But instead of the promised state of balance the equinox was supposed to bring, a power shift within the community has disrupted everything, Reg is under investigation for magical crimes, and her footing in Black Sands is more precarious than ever.
“Tell me again how this was all supposed to be fun?”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ P.D. Workman's witchy writing carries you through a world that can make you stop and wander. Could something like this really happen? Could it be possible? You sure wish it could be. Even the smile you have at the end says this might just be the beginning of a magical new life.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book has all my favourite things: heart, great writing, nearly-flawless editing, something unusual in the air, and a cat.
Like paranormal mysteries? Psychics, witches, fairies, and more! Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Author P.D. Workman waves her wand to transport readers to the myth- and magic-filled small town of Black Sands for another paranormal cozy mystery to be solved by Reg Rawlins and her friends.
A self-professed con artist practicing as a contact to the dead, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock, and a psychic cat—what could go wrong?
Fall under Reg's spell today.
Release date: July 16, 2021
Publisher: pd workman
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Behind the book
Author’s notes may contain spoilers!
After mentioning the Magical Games in a couple of books, I knew that it was time to actually write about them, though I didn’t know whether the games themselves would be a major part of the plot or a subplot.
I think that what I loved best about Magic Ain’t a Game was delving into Reg’s past to get a little more insight about what things were like for her as a kid and what some of the signs were that she had powers, even if the adults around her wouldn’t believe her. The reappearance of Julian Sabbat let me explore their shared memories to see some of the things that Reg had suppressed or forgotten.
One of the challenges with creating a magical hero like Reg is to keep things in balance. She has to have weaknesses as well as strengths. To be vulnerable to others but still to be able to somehow overcome her challenges, often with the help of her friends. She is not the “chosen one,” but at the times she is faced with dangers and problems that could have global consequences. Every time she succeeds or gets stronger, there is a price, consequence, or setback.