A Witch in Time
A young woman in Belle Epoque France is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist.
In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother — a witch — botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist through time, damning her to re-live her affair and die tragically young lifetime after lifetime as the star-crossed lovers reincarnate through history.
Luke Varner, the worldly demon tasked with maintaining this badly crafted curse, has been helplessly in love with his charge, in all her reincarnations, since 19th century France. He’s in love with Nora, a silver screen starlet in 1930s Hollywood. He’s in love with Sandra, a struggling musician in 1970s Los Angeles. And he’s in love with Helen, a magazine exec in present-day DC who has the power to “suggest” others do her bidding.
In this life, Helen starts to recall the curse and her tragic previous lives. But this time, she might have the power to break the cycle…
A Witch in Time is perfect for fans of A Secret History of Witches, Outlander, and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Select praise for A Witch in Time
Fresh and original... a narrative rich in historical detail, brightened by flashes of humor, and filled with colorful characters and fascinating settings. A most rewarding read!Louisa Morgan
Sayers traverses time periods effortlessly with lush, graceful descriptions of each era...This spiraling narrative will appeal to fans of historical fiction and complicated love stories...Publishers Weekly
Sayers cleverly twists the loves-lost-through-time motif...A smart, engrossing debut from a writer to watch.Kirkus
A captivating tapestry of a tale, A WITCH IN TIME weaves together the supernatural, historical fiction, and a humorous present day heroine, while traveling the macabre brambles of a dark curse—through lifetimes—with a compass to the heart.Gwendolyn Womack, bestselling author of The Fortune Teller & The Time Collector
A sweeping story of magical, star-crossed love, as glamorous as it is romantic. Prepare to be dazzled.Alma Katsu, author of The Deep, The Hunger and The Taker trilogy
I fell in love with Sayers’ perfectly plotted debut. There’s history and romance, humor and heartache, Paris and Hollywood, and a protagonist who’s bewitching no matter the decade. It’s time travel with a fresh twist!Karin Tanabe, author of A Hundred Suns
With lush historical details and a wicked sense of humor, A Witch in Time fully immerses the reader in the story of Helen and her fated demon, unpacked like nesting dolls across time and lives, fortune and chance. From Belle Epoque France to modern-day D.C., from worlds pastoral, decadent, flashy to commercial, Sayers weaves a spell of love, lust and magic to create a page-turner like no other. All the thrill of a Discovery of Witches, with all the mystery and epic romance of Richard Matheson's classic Somewhere in Time.Steph Post, author of Miraculum