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It’s Launch Day! The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum is here!

Written by David McLain and illustrated by Felix Eddy, The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum is really a marvel. It’s our longest and biggest book yet, fully illustrated, and it somehow manages to dip it toes into every genre that we publish. It’s not just a time travel novel, it’s got elements of fantasy, science fiction, romance, adventure, and best of all, comedy. It’s an ambitious, far reaching tale that spans the history of time itself from somewhere in the ice age to San Tiempo, an island out of time.

We’ve created an ebook version, a paperback version, and a hardcover version of this book, so whichever is your preferred method of reading, I encourage you to pick this book up and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed. coverimagettrm

Title: The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum

Author Name: David McLain

Illustrator: Felix Eddy

Genre(s): Time Travel, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Steampunk

Release Date: November 17, 2016

Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing

(http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/)

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About The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum:

 “If you need to know men’s secrets

Or if there’s something you need to find 

If you want to see the dinosaurs 

Or the insides of your mind.

If you want to watch the earth begin,

Or see what the apocalypse will leave behind,

You need to thank Alice Anderson,

For Alice is the mother of time.”

That was how the rhyme went. Every time traveler knew it. Everyone that is, except of course, for Alice herself, since she hadn’t invented time travel yet. Since returning to London, Alice’s life has been turned upside down. She’s been accused of murder and lost her position in the scientific community. Her only ally in this journey is a strange man who seems to think that Alice may be about to open up a strange new world of possibilities, but is probably not telling her everything he knows.

 

Read an Excerpt:

xtra-somethingfortheback“Hello,” Alice said, with a certain degree of reluctant enthusiasm.

“You sound American,” an annoyed voice on the other end of the line said.

Alice dropped her bag. “I’ve been in New York for three years,” Alice said. “You’re lucky I don’t sound like I’m from the Bronx.”

It was Alice’s sister, Wendy, giving what by her standards was a remarkably warm and friendly greeting. “You’re lucky I don’t steal your passport while you’re here and force you to teach Electrical Engineering at the University of the Orkneys. Electrical Engineering, that’s what you do, isn’t it?”

“You do realize that I just spent an entire evening in a metal tube, sitting on a very small seat that appeared to have been made from rocks confiscated from terrorists at security?”

“Terrorists use rocks these days?”

“Well, they’re harder to spot going through metal detectors, aren’t they?”

Ending a sentence with a question apparently sounded appropriately British and Wendy seemed to ease up a little.

“How was the flight, then?” she asked.

“I believe I aged three years,” Alice answered, looking for the way to the exit. “Do you want to have a drink?”

“Is that a rhetorical question?”

“In America, it’s considered polite to ask.”

“I believe that the University of the Orkneys has early tenure.”

Wendy took pride in her absolute loathing of all things American. She saw Alice’s decampment to New York as nothing less than a complete betrayal.

“Would you mind if we met in at my hotel?” Alice asked, trying to sound as if this were a polite request and not a desperate plea.

“I don’t know,” Wendy said. “There aren’t going to be a lot of randy outer-space types there, are there?”

“It’s an astronomy conference,” Alice insisted. “Not a Sci-Fi convention.”

There was the unmistakable sound of pursing lips on the other end of the phone. “What hotel are you staying at?” Wendy asked.

“The Kensington.”

Wendy thought about it. “I’ll meet you, but let’s meet somewhere else. There’s a pub down that way that I’ve had my eye on.”

“Wendy–”

“I have to drive in all the way from Brixton. You can walk a hundred metres out of the hotel lobby.”

Alice sighed. She decided not to point out that in fact she had come quite a bit farther than hundred meters. “What’s the name of the place?” she asked.

“The Gristle and Thorn,” Wendy said.

Alice spotted the word “EXIT” on the far side of the hall. “Couldn’t find any place with a ghastlier name? Was the ‘Skull and Crossbones’ already booked?”

“Just meet me,” Wendy insisted, and for a moment, she did her best to sound kind. “I’ve missed you.”

It has been said that all journeys begin with a single step, and while it might seem that Alice’s journey began all the way back at JFK, in actuality the first step of Alice’s journey began with a decision. It was not a big decision, not the kind of thing that would strike a historian as a significant chapter in the decline and fall of the Western Empire, but for Alice Anderson, it was the equivalent of crossing the Rubicon. It was the simplest thing really – a choice of restaurants.

“The Gristle and Thorn it is,” Alice said, picking up her bag again and shuffling through the crowd.14731184_1306675979395903_3666018888957435109_n

Meet the Author and Illustrator:

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David McLain is the author of the two novels: Dragonbait, and The Life of a Thief. His stories have been published in the anthologies Metastasis, Penny Dread II, and the Doctor Who Anthology Time Shadows, as well as over two dozen magazines. He has been featured on NPR’s Off the Page and the History of England podcast. He lives in New York.

Felix Eddy graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Alfred University. She is the author and illustrator of A Bestiary Alphabet, and has illustrated several book covers and children’s books. You can find out more about her at www.felixeddy.com

Connect with David McLain:

Website: http://mydogisgross.tumblr.com/

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mclain-63b77963

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DavidMcLainDragonbait/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5814869.David_McLain

Publisher’s Website: www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/our-authors-2

 

Purchase Links:

MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING:

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New Worlds Await

If you like one of our books, chances are you’ll like them all.

Which is why we’ve developed our membership program. For less than $20 you get a year of unlimited access to the entire Mirror World e-book collection. You also get early access to all new releases, a discount on paperbacks ordered through our online store, and an exclusive access to our Facebook community of readers, authors, and publishers. Click here to get your library card, or to learn more about the program.

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So in the spirit of growing our community of readers and fans, we’re doing a giveaway!

The prize: 1 Year Free Membership!

Entering is easy; simply read one of our books and send us a review. You can either send us the link to a review on goodreads, amazon, your blog, our own store, or you can email it directly to info@mirrorworldpublishing.com

At the end of July, we’ll pick a winner and announce it here on the blog!

So what are you waiting for? Get reading!

Here’s just a few of the many worlds you can discover:

  1. tltkataoa-500Atlantis

If time travel is your thing, you should definitely check out Sharon Ledwith’s The Last Timekeepers Time Travel Series. In it, Atlantis is the central locale the timekeepers visit before each mission through a weathered stone arch that is actually a time portal. Through the Arch of Atlantis, a team of quirky kids and two adult chaperones visit Sherwood Forest among other places and times to keep the evil Belial from messing with history.

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2. The Bayou

The talented author/artist Rita Monette takes us to the bayou with her Nikki Landry Swamp Legends Series. See what it’s like to be a kid living in a houseboat on the wrong side of the levee and follow Nikki and her beagle Snooper on their wild adventures through the swamps of Louisiana.

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  1. Hearth

Just this year, the award-winning K.S. Jones released her book, Black Lightning. In it, you’ll discover Arizona through the eyes of a grief-stricken ten year old boy. From there, you’ll travel with Samuel to the alien land of Heath which exists somewhere beyond the veil of the mysterious phenomenon known as ‘black lightning.’

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  1. Small town, middle of nowhere Canada, where Vampires are real?!

Yes, that’s right. In our newest release, This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J. M. Walker, the dead walk, talk and bite people. Otherwise, it’s just highschool as usual with the former nerd girl Lana, her crush-of-a-lifetime Pete, and her uber-annoying-stalker, a vampire hunter named Alan.

 
Check out these worlds and more in our bookstore, or order them from your favorite book retailer!

Announcing Our 2016 Line-up!

Last year we released a whopping TWELVE books, so this year our goal was to be a bit more conservative and aim for three to five new releases. It looks like five is the magic number. Here’s a little bit about what we have lined up for you this year. And remember, members get all these books either discounted or free AND they get them BEFORE launch day. You can learn more about how to become a member, or sign up here. Promo code: MEMBERS will make the cost of membership only $14.95!

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Black Lightning Cover FinalMay 17th – Black Lightning by K.S. Jones

First up is a middle grade science fiction/fantasy adventure by the award-winning K.S. Jones. We recently revealed the cover of this lovely book and we’re currently accepting pre-orders. If you want to learn more about this book, or pre-order it, you can do so in our store. There’s also a trailer you can watch here.
June 17th – This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J. M. Walker

This Night Sucks is a comedic vampire novella and is Elizabeth J. M. Walker’s second book. Her first, She Dreamed of Dragons, is available in our store. You can read all about This Night Sucks on our coming soon page, but let me just tell you that Elizabeth J. M. Walker has outdone herself with this novella. It will have you laughing from start to finish.

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*May 17th and June 17th, respectively – Audiobooks for Black Lightning and This Night Sucks

It’s been a bumpy road and a learning curve so far, but this year we are also tackling audiobooks. We’re pleased to announce that there will be an audiobook version released for both Black Lightning by K.S. Jones and This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J. M. Walker. These will be available for sale in our online store as well as audible.com and other audiobook retailers. Our goal is to release the audiobook versions at the same time as the ebook and print versions, but as we are still in production for both of them at this time, we will have to keep you posted on their official release dates.

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*September 17th – The Secret in Mossy Swamp by Rita Monette

The third installment of the Nikki Landry Swamp Legends series is coming this fall! If you need to get caught up, this middle grade adventure set in the Louisiana Bayou is available in our store! In the third book, Nikki investigates the mysterious disappearances in Mossy Swamp and their possible connection with the legend of the Rougarou!

tltkataoa-200legendofthetimekeepers-500*October 17th – The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret by Sharon Ledwith

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis along with its prequel, Legend of the Timekeepers, can be found in our store, but this fall we will also be adding The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret! This middle grade/ young adult time travel adventure features Jorden Jensen as its main character and follows the Timekeepers team to the dangerous era of World War II.

*November 17th – The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum by David McLain

And last, but certainly not least, is the massive time traveling epic that is The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum. We’ll be looking for Beta Readers for this one soon, so if you’re inclined to read it and help out before the manuscript is finalized, then get in touch with us! info@mirrorworldpublishing.com More info on this book is available on our coming soon page!
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Introducing… David McLain!

Every once and a while a book comes along that really blows you away. Our newest acquisition, The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum is one such book. With a creative and ambitious premise and a unique voice, David McLain has outdone himself with this, his third novel. Which is why we are pleased to announce that he is joining the Mirror World family and at some point this year (official launch date to be determined) we will be releasing his book, which we know you will all love as much as we do!

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David McLain studied writing at the University of Massachusetts, and at Purchase College, where he directed a production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. He is the author of the two novels: Dragonbait, and The Life of a Thief.His stories have been published in the anthologiesMetastasis, Penny Dread II, and the upcoming Doctor Who Anthology Time Shadows, as well as over two dozen magazines, including Harvard’s Dudley Review. He has been featured on NPR’s Off the Page and the History of England podcast. He lives in New York.
Regarding his upcoming novel, David McLain said in his query to us,

I swore for a long time that I wasn’t going to explain what the Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum is about; I was only going to explain the things in it. It’s a book with dinosaurs, Nazis, Pirates, King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, androids, a circus, a biplane, a dirigible caught in a dogfight, two motorcycle chases, a wizard and a dragon. There is no explanation for these facts that doesn’t make me sound crazy. Here goes…

The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum is the story of Alice Anderson, the mother of time, who falls in love with three men: one from the past, one from the present, and one from the future. She misjudges them all.

“If you need to know men’s secrets

Or if there’s something you need to find

If you want to see the dinosaurs

Or the insides of your mind.

If you want to watch the earth begin,

Or see what the apocalypse will leave behind,

You need to thank Alice Anderson,

For Alice is the mother of time.”

That was how the rhyme went. Every time traveler knew it. Everyone that is, except of course, for Alice herself, since she hadn’t invented time travel yet. Since returning to London, Alice’s life has been turned upside down. She’s been accused of murder and lost her position in the scientific community. Her only ally in this journey is a strange man who seems to think that Alice may be about to open up a strange new world of possibilities, but is probably not telling her everything he knows.

We hope you will join us in welcoming David McLain and congratulating him on his upcoming novel! To keep up with the progress of The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum, please subscribe to this  blog or check back often!