The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.
"So much more than funny"
Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess....
Eliza Kempe Dorley is always left in the background. As a female, being top inventor for the Alliance of Silver and Steam has as many draw backs as perks. She's in charge of the creation of the many tools the Alliance uses in pursuit of the demons that run lose in the London Underground, which means without her, the demons would be harder to put down. It also means she misses all of the action and has never had the chance to really use any of her inventions.
To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.
"It is like being bitten by a black ribbon vampire"
Big diesel machines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business until Mike agrees to tackle a big job.
"You won't be disappointed"
"Just perfect for my almost 3 year old"
Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it: the steam engine.
"A Revelation about a Revolution"
When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte.
Grey was the man of Jason's dreams: muscular, sexy, and very outgoing. There was very little chance that he'd notice a nerdy slip of a guy like Jason. Then Jason runs into the weretiger at the sauna alone.
Steamy encounters in the bathhouse have been the stuff of erotic legend for centuries, just ask Spartacus! Shane Allison turns the stereotype on its ear in Steam Bath, a rollicking romp of pretty boys and dashing daddies doing it. From fresh faced twinks to to silver foxes and beautiful bears, Shane delivers sensational stories where every man is naked all the time! A towel-snapping good read, Steam Bath is filled with sizzling porn bodies, sexy boys next door, and tantalizing tricks that fully capture the erotic dynamic of between men.
The workshop revolutionaries who made our world have never had the attention afforded the political revolutionaries who founded this nation. But it has been these innovators, in small-town attics and on the Mississippi, in Silicon Valley and the wheat fields of Kansas, in a black woman's beauty parlor and a Dayton bicycle shop, who set America on a course to attain a standard of living unprecedented in the history of the world.
"Wait for the Unabridged audiobook."
A collection of steamy shorts to whet your appetite
Felicia Ganon is no stranger to the demons that lurk in the night. After her parents were murdered in front of her, the Alliance took her in and trained her. Vengeance became her only drive.
"A Different Experience in Audio"
When do we need vision? During times of growth, change or opportunity - so that we know we're headed in the right direction. Instead of focusing on "what's next," we need to refocus on "what's first." Getting back to the basics means knowing who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey - having a vision. When work is meaningful and connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative power stronger than we ever imagined.
"All Steamed Up!"
Candy is on a break from college and sleeping over her best friend's house - too bad she really wants to be with a man instead. Things work out in her favor, however, when she finds a dirty video and her friend's dad, ready to fulfill her naughty needs.
"You can call me Daddy. End of book."
When Amelia arrives at Nexum House she sparks the fire of revolution. Daughter of a gambler and a scientist, the 16-year-old wants revenge for her parents' murder. But not just against the killers. Amelia wants to start a catalyst that will change the world.
"Imaginative YA-Steampunk Novel"
Roberta Stephenson is the daughter of the "father of railways"--a girl almost raised in the engine works and, through her experience and education in the most advanced halls of Miss Mather's Academy for Girls, fit to become manager and designer at her father's steamship yard on the Clyde. And Britain needs Roberta's expertise, for fate in this world has dealt more kindly with Napoleon, allowing him to extricate most of his army from Moscow in 1812, and granting him at least a draw at Leipzig in 1813.
I knelt down before him, placing my hands on his thick, sinewy thighs, teasing him with my mouth only inches from his virile cock. He began to stiffen. Debbie's not looking forward to summer break - she doesn't have a job, she has a debt that's twice her rent, and she has to stay with her mother and step-father in their obnoxiously happy home. But things get interesting, and a little naughty, when the guy who lives in the room across from hers offers a unique way to pay her credit card balance off...
This series of lectures explores specific technologies, most of which we take for granted today, to offer a general picture of the economic and social development of Western nations from 1760 to 1900.
Here's a biographical profile of the Freelan and Francis Stanley, identical twins who developed the Stanley Steamers, cars powered by steam engines. In 1897 the brothers, dressed alike in overcoats, bowler hats and sporting thick black beards appeared on Maple Street in Watertown, Mass., driving a horseless carriage that was nearly soundless. Spectators were stunned by the quick pace and eerie silence. One observer later recalled: "It was like watching a pair of pants run down the street with nobody in them."