Beware fair folk bearing gifts

Timing had never been Reg’s strong suit. It seemed like she was always arriving late or on the wrong day, starting a new venture at the worst possible time, or otherwise fouling things up. But her bad timing was nothing compared to that of Orri.

If you are going to take it upon yourself to be a harbinger, you should at least pick the right time to appear, right? But the guy can’t seem to get his facts right and Reg is losing patience.

But one warning will change everything.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love this series and cannot imagine how Ms Workman keeps thinking up such adventures, but am glad she does.

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?

Release date: February 18, 2022

Publisher: pd workman

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Author's notes may contain spoilers!

Some years ago, I had a dream about quadruplets who were actually time-travel clones of each other rather than siblings. I jotted down a few point, and this note sat on my Reg Rawlins file for quite some time before I finally found a place to use it:


Dream quadruplets time travel

"All those rules don't apply"

They are not actually identical quadruplets, but time travelers from past and future.
There is actually no paradox, multiple copies of each person can be in the same timeline at once. No rips in the space-time continuum


I had experimented a bit with time travel in Delusions of the Past, and Reg has recently started using her ability to transport herself from one place to another, so it seemed like a good time for her to be challenged with the impossibility of time travel. On my brainstorming for Reg Rawlins book #14, I posed the question to myself: "who can get in if Reg has locked the bolt and is in trouble?"

While there are several people/beings who can get past her magical protections, the natural answer seemed to be "a time traveler." Enter Orri, a harbinger with a warning for Reg about the future—except he keeps getting the timing wrong and telling her about the past instead. 


He frowned and looked around as if trying to figure out why he was there. “Have I been here before?”

“Yes. You showed up during a seance. Gave all my ladies quite a thrill. That time it was a warning about gifts from fairies.”

He rubbed his forehead, frowning. “I’m not very good at this.”

“You’ve done fine,” Reg assured him. “Really. You found me, you gave me the message, what more could you do?”

He shook his head, clearly irritated with himself.

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