We humans are obsessed with time. It’s a fickle creature. As children, it seems to pass with maddening slowness. As we age, time passes more and more rapidly until we wonder where it all went.

Perhaps that is why we are equally obsessed with time travel. If we could just control it…

And we do, kind of. We manipulate our days with Daylight Saving Time, for example, like we did just yesterday.

(Was it intentional or a remarkable coincidence that the movie version of A Wrinkle in Time released on Daylight Savings Time weekend? Hmmm…)

Time is my most precious resource. I would far rather spend money (which I thankfully have as an option) to save time. I hire a housecleaner for that purpose, for example.

Still, there never seems to be enough time.

Hence, the aforementioned obsession.

And while I can’t offer you a real-world solution to our problem of time, I can certainly offer you some fictional escapes that involve time travel.

While we have many titles that use time travel as a plot point, the most prominent one is the Thunder Mountain series.

If you haven’t read this series yet, you’re missing out. An innovative series that defies genre classification, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith’s Thunder Mountain Series offers a compelling mix of science fiction, time travel, historical fiction set in the Old West, and even a dash of romance.

Your most economical entry into this series is through The Thunder Mountain Starter Bundle, which includes the first three books in the series: Thunder Mountain, Monumental Summit, and Avalanche Creek, and is available in ebook for $7.99.

The series totals 12 books so far, and all are available in ebook and trade paperback. Additionally, the first 8 books are available in audiobook.

So, go ahead and give yourself permission to lose track of time for awhile. That’s better than losing it, to be sure.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.