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Time Echoes

Sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd has a great life traveling where the careers of his father, an investigator, and mother, a renowned violinist, take him … until his parents are found murdered. Left with only a mirror and notes from his father’s last case, Nathan goes into hiding at the remote country home of Tony, his father’s college buddy, and Tony’s teenage daughter, Kelly. The mysterious mirror must be a clue to what happened to his parents, and when images appear in it — people and things that don’t exist — Nathan and Kelly painstakingly gather evidence. But the killers want the mirror too, and danger threatens the teens at every turn. As it becomes evident that Nathan’s father had stumbled upon dark forces at work in the world, several questions arise. Could it be that the mirror is a portal to a parallel world? Could this technology be used for evil purposes? And could his parents still be alive, trapped in another world Nathan and Kelly struggle to solve the mystery while trying to avoid becoming victims themselves. This chilling, hair-raising adventure is jam-packed with action in a fantastical world where nothing is as it seems, and even mirrors tell lies.

Thunderball

“The girl looked him up and down. He had dark, rather cruel good looks and very clear, blue-grey eyes. He was wearing a very dark-blue lightweight single-breasted suit over a cream silk shirt and a black knitted silk tie. Despite the heat, he looked cool and clean. ‘And who might you be?’ she asked sharply. ‘My name’s Bond, James Bond …'”
When a stranger arrives in the Bahamas, the locals barely turn their heads, seeing another ex-pat with money to burn at the casino tables. But James Bond has more than money on his mind: he’s got less than a week to find two stolen atom bombs hidden among the coral reefs. While acting the playboy, Bond meets Domino, sultry plaything of secretive treasure hunter Emilio Largo. In getting close to this gorgeous Italian girl, Bond hopes to learn more about Largo’s hidden operation …

Three New Deals

**From a world-renowned cultural historian, an original look at the hidden commonalities among Fascism, Nazism, and the New Deal**
Today Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal is regarded as the democratic ideal, the positive American response to an economic crisis that propelled Germany and Italy toward Fascism. Yet in the 1930s, shocking as it may seem, these regimes were hardly considered antithetical. Now, Wolfgang Schivelbusch investigates the shared elements of these three “new deals” to offer a striking explanation for the popularity of Europe’s totalitarian systems.
Returning to the Depression, Schivelbusch traces the emergence of a new type of state: bolstered by mass propaganda, led by a charismatic figure, and projecting stability and power. He uncovers stunning similarities among the three regimes: the symbolic importance of gigantic public works programs like the TVA dams and the German autobahn, which not only put people back to work but embodied the state’s authority; the seductive persuasiveness of Roosevelt’s fireside chats and Mussolini’s radio talks; the vogue for monumental architecture stamped on Washington, as on Berlin; and the omnipresent banners enlisting citizens as loyal followers of the state.
Far from equating Roosevelt, Hitler, and Mussolini or minimizing their acute differences, Schivelbusch proposes that the populist and paternalist qualities common to their states hold the key to the puzzling allegiance once granted to Europe’s most tyrannical regimes.

(source: Bol.com)

Thistle While You Work

Thistle Winchester never thought of herself as responsible, but when Overlook helper Belinda gets a chance to go to a special conference and learn about opening her own business, Thistle volunteers to watch Belinda’s daughter Annie.
Thistle was the queen of rotten children so she thinks Annie will be easy. How hard can one child be to handle, after all? That feeling only lasts until Annie disappears into the frigid woods surrounding Hemlock Cove.
Thistle is at a loss and desperate to find her, so she calls for reinforcements. After that it’s a mad race, with everyone who loves Annie tearing apart the town to find her.
Answers are never easy, and when clues start rolling in Thistle and Aunt Tillie are left to piece together a puzzle that is years in the making and could have dire consequences.
It’s all hands on deck for another Winchester adventure. When the end comes, Thistle finds her belief system shaken to its very core … something she will gladly overcome to get Annie back.
Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It is set between The Trouble With Witches and Murder Most Witchy.

Thinking the Twentieth Century

The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, *Thinking the Twentieth Century* unites the conflicted intellectual history of an epoch into a soaring narrative.
The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas – a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, *Thinking the Twentieth Century* is a tour de force, a classic study of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers.
The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure – a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt’s astounding eloquence and range are on display here as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now.
In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, *Thinking the Twentieth Century* opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: *Thinking the Twentieth Century* is about the life of the mind – and the mindful life.

The Thing in the Stone

**A mind-opening collection of short science fiction from one of the genre’s most revered Grand Masters.**

Legendary author Robert A. Heinlein proclaimed, “To read science fiction is to read Simak. A reader who does not like Simak stories does not like science fiction at all.” The remarkably talented Clifford D. Simak was able to ground his vast imagination in reality, and then introduce readers to fantastical worlds and concepts they could instantly and completely dig into, comprehend, and enjoy.

In the title story, a man’s newfound ability to walk in the past allows him to dwell among dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers . . . and something even more timeless. In “Construction Shack,” the first manned expedition to Pluto reveals that no matter how advanced aliens may be, even they don’t always get everything right. And in “Univac 2200,” the thin line between humans creating technology and humans becoming technology is about to be crossed—and there may be no going back.

*Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.*

Then Came Wanda…with a Baby Carriage

There’s almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she’s almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soul-satisfying work with her best friends as part of OOPS—a paranormal crisis hotline.
Yet still, there’s a tiny hole in Wanda’s heart she longs to fill with a baby. As she and Heath explore adoption, and finally bring home a beautiful baby boy with the support of their friends and family, everything that can go wrong, does.
First, no one, not even Nina the baby-loving vampire, can soothe the cranky infant. He’s cries constantly, bringing Wanda’s insecurities as a new mother out in full force. Then banshee, Sal Brice and sexy skinwalker, Grey Hamlin show up, and yikes, do they have a tale to tell—one that involves a diabolical plan that threatens Wanda’s newly formed family!
You know what that means, right? Hell hath no fury like the OOPS women on a case!
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There’s almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she’s almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soul-satisfying work with her best friends as part of OOPS—a paranormal crisis hotline.
Yet still, there’s a tiny hole in Wanda’s heart she longs to fill with a baby. As she and Heath explore adoption, and finally bring home a beautiful baby boy with the support of their friends and family, everything that can go wrong, does.
First, no one, not even Nina the baby-loving vampire, can soothe the cranky infant. He’s cries constantly, bringing Wanda’s insecurities as a new mother out in full force. Then banshee, Sal Brice and sexy skinwalker, Grey Hamlin show up, and yikes, do they have a tale to tell—one that involves a diabolical plan that threatens Wanda’s newly formed family!
You know what that means, right? Hell hath no fury like the OOPS women on a case!

The Royal Sorceress

It’s 1830, in an alternate Britain where the ‘scientific’ principles of magic were discovered sixty years previously, allowing the British to win the American War of Independence. Although Britain is now supreme among the Great Powers, the gulf between rich and poor in the Empire has widened and unrest is growing every day. Master Thomas, the King’s Royal Sorcerer, is ageing and must find a successor to lead the Royal Sorcerers Corps. Most magicians can possess only one of the panoply of known magical powers, but Thomas needs to find a new Master of all the powers. There is only one candidate, one person who has displayed such a talent from an early age, but has been neither trained nor officially acknowledged. A perfect candidate to be Master Thomas’ apprentice in all ways but one: the Royal College of Sorcerers has never admitted a girl before.
But even before Lady Gwendolyn Crichton can begin her training, London is plunged into chaos by a campaign of terrorist attacks co-ordinated by Jack, a powerful and rebellious magician.
The Royal Sorceress will certainly appeal to all fans of steampunk, alternate history, and fantasy. As well as the fun of the ‘what-ifs’ delivered by the rewriting of our past, it delights with an Empire empowered by magic – all the better for being one we can recognise. The scheming and intrigue of Jack and his rebels, the roof-top chases and the thrilling battles of magic are played out against the dark and unforgiving backdrop of life in the sordid slums and dangerous factories of London. Many of the rebels are drawn from a seedy and grimy underworld, while their Establishment targets prey on the weak and defenceless. The price for destroying the social imbalance and sexual inequality that underpin society may be more than anyone can imagine.

The King’s Sorcerer: The Caldronian Guild : Book 3

Book 3 of The Caldronian Guild.
PRINT LENGTH 350 Pages
YA Fantasy Fiction
With the overwhelming forces of Belaria pushing forward, the capital city of Surmont is once more under threat. Outnumbered and without allies, can the Caldronians and its much revered guild, survive another onslaught? With defeat looming, the country’s future is entrusted to one special young sorcerer, as Leo once more finds himself at the centre of the troubles, and with the help of a few of his friends is left to restore the nation’s sovereignty.
Language : UK **
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Book 3 of The Caldronian Guild.
PRINT LENGTH 350 Pages
YA Fantasy Fiction
With the overwhelming forces of Belaria pushing forward, the capital city of Surmont is once more under threat. Outnumbered and without allies, can the Caldronians and its much revered guild, survive another onslaught? With defeat looming, the country’s future is entrusted to one special young sorcerer, as Leo once more finds himself at the centre of the troubles, and with the help of a few of his friends is left to restore the nation’s sovereignty.
Language : UK

Tess of the Road

Award-winning Rachel Hartman’s newest YA is a tour de force and an exquisite fantasy for the #metoo movement.
” *Tess of the Road* is astonishing and perfect. It’s the most compassionate book I’ve read since George Eliot’s *Middlemarch*.” (NPR)
In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is…different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can’t seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. What she’s done is so disgraceful, she can’t even allow herself to think of it. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess’s family decide the only path for her is a nunnery.
But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She’s not running away, she’s running towards something. What that something is, she doesn’t know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else – a life where she might belong.
Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in the award-winning, *New York Times* best-selling novel *Seraphina* , Rachel Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy.
Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, *Boston Globe* , The Chicago Public Library, *Kirkus Reviews*.
“The world building is gorgeous, the creatures are vivid and Hartman is a masterful storyteller. Pick up this novel, and savor every page.” ( *Paste Magazine* )
**PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.**

Ten Years Later…

The one who got away?and came back
What was he doing back here, disrupting Brianna McKenzie’s cozy world? Sebastian Hunter, heartbreaker extraordinaire, had actually shown up to their high school reunion. All at once, she felt that unshakable chemistry again, the life that might have been if he’d stayed in Bedford. Broken promises and regret. Why would she even consider getting involved with him again?
If it weren’t for his mother’s suspicious encouragement, Sebastian would never have attended the school function. But then he saw Brianna, the woman he’d blocked from his thoughts for years as he threw himself into his work. The past?those feelings he never quite forgot?came rushing back. This was his chance?to walk away again or face the person who’d captivated him, body and soul.
(source: Bol.com)

Tea

This book is a fascinating history of tea and the spreading of tea throughout the world. Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years. The most extensive and well-presented tea history available, Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. From the tea houses of China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907,) to fourteenth-century tea ceremonies in Korea’s Buddhist temples’ to the tea plantations in Sri Lanka today, this book explores and illuminates tea and its intricate, compelling history. Topics in Tea: The Drink that Changed the World include: From Shrub to Cup: and Overview. History and Legend of tea. Tea in Ancient China and Korea. Tea in Ancient Japan. The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Tea in the Ming Dynasty. Tea Spreads Throughout the World. The British in India, China and Ceylon. Tea in England and the United States. Tea Today and Tomorrow. Whether you prefer green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, chai, Japanese tea, Chinese tea, Sri Lankan tea, American tea or British tea, you will certainly enjoy reading this history of tea and expanding your knowledge of the world’s most celebrated beverage.
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It’s this unveiling of both the sordid and sublime elements of tea’s evolution that make the book such a fantastically riveting read-one served best with a bottomless cup of your most beloved blend. -Conscious Choice magazine Tea: The Drink That Changed the World is an engaging and offbeat exploration of the rise of tea around the world. -Tea: A Magazine Martin uses both anecdotes and practical information to tell the story of tea’s route through history. -Fresh Cup magazine As a tea lover, I really enjoyed this one. Martin starts with the legends about the discovery of tea, then follows it through China (where it was originally a bitter drink prized mostly as a stimulant) to the discovery baking and drying it would make it taste good. What followed was a mix of steady growth, coupled with more than a few dark sides… -Goodreads It provides the history of tea and its introduction to the various parts of the world. The history of tea trade is really quite interesting with wars, drugs and secrets filling the stories. This book does a lovely job of giving the history and sharing the various cultures views and methods of tea. -Crafty Moms Share blog
(source: Bol.com)

Taboo: Cuffed by the Cop

Please, ‘Peek Inside’ this book to see the taboo description.
This title was previously published under a different title.
This title is also available as the non-taboo ‘Cuffed By The Cop.’
Emma gets pulled over once too often, this time it means an arrest… Unless she can think of some way to talk the hot, young officer out of taking her in, and into just taking her.
Approx. word count 10,000+ (Not including supplementary material)
Bonus sample of Taboo Times Two- Public Taboo Ménage at the end of this short.
Genre: contemporary romance, new adult romance, erotic romance

Taboo Times Two: Amusement Park

A short, down and dirty, Taboo, menage, public, amusement park ride romp for your enjoyment. ‘Peek Inside’ for more. *****This short is also available as the less taboo “In Public- Amusement Park.”***** Bonus excerpt of “Taboo Times Two- Public Taboo Menage” at the end of this short story. Aprox word count- 3,400+ words (not counting supplementary material)

Tablet of Destinies

tory’s twin babies are changelings and she must journey into the fourth dimension to reclaim her own … Book 2 in the Celestial triad trilogy takes tory and Maelgwn into the realms of the Devachan, the Fourth Dimension. they and their clan have had many peaceful years on the planet of Kila until tory’s new twin babies, only a few days after their birth, are switched with changelings … the babies now exhibit all the characteristics of fairy folk and, as with all deva infants, they are neither male nor female. tory seeks the counsel of the tablet of Destinies and is told that the changelings are the first of the Devachan to venture into human existence and that her twins are the first humans to choose to experience the world of the Devachan … and all the babies are psychically linked. to reclaim their children tory and Maelgwn must journey to the Fourth Dimension. At the same time, other human breeds are on the brink of war and tory and Maelgwn must divide their energies. the changelings prove to be of inestimable value in aiding their foster parents to unite the human clans of the galaxy and in guiding tory into the Fourth Dimension …

Surrounded

A Black Bat Mystery. A “caper book”, the second in a suspense series featuring Mike Tucker, art dealer, heir to a large fortune and professional thief. An early Koontz mystery using one of his pseudonyms.