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USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.

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Okay, confession time. I’m a coward. I do not like horror movies and have to be careful about scary movies. 


I think it is an imagination problem, too, though mostly it is a coward problem. 


I used to be afraid of what was under my bed. When I’d have a nightmare, I’d stand up and jump as far from the bed as possible, hit the ground running, and slam into my parents’ bed.


I’m sure they loved that. 


And getting back onto the bed if my...that. 


Andbed.


I’mproblem. 


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Dale Thele Pauline, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


AuthorIsland Congrats on the new release Pauline!!!

Today on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com , we are celebrating a fun new sci fi adventure romance from Pauline Baird Jones.

KICKING ASHE by Pauline Baird Jones

A science fiction romance novel
With hearts and lives on the line, a kiss may be all they have time for...

Time has dumped Ashe on a dying planet and she needs to figure out why before she ceases to exist. Or gets vivisected by some Keltinarian scientists. Or worse.
Vidor Shan might help - since someone somewhere is trying to hose him, too - if she can convince him to trust her. Probably shouldn't have told him that only someone he trusts can betray him. Also wouldn't mind if he kissed her on the mouth.

Vid would love to kiss the girl, but his brother is lost, he's got hostile aliens on his tail, and the stench of betrayal all around him. Can he trust the woman who told him to trust no one?

Then a time quake hurls them to a nasty somewhere and some when...

LEARN MORE AT www.PaulineBJones.com

WIN - Leave Pauline a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a $25 AnaBanana's Gift Card!!


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Pauline Savannah wrote: "Pauline, thank you for the friendship."

You are most welcome! Ditto that! :-)


Savannah Pauline, thank you for the friendship.


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Pauline Oh wow, its a double answer. Been writing since I was little, but writing for publication since around 1988, maybe? My first sale was a children's story, then in 1992, wrote my first novel, Pig in a Park. It was set during the first Gulf War, which I watched while writing it. I know. Weird. LOL! Took me to 1998 to get published and will release my 12th novel next month. Wow again.

What's your favorite genre? Author? Do you read on an device or paper?

I love digital books and digital reading, but still have some paper books that I love and keep close. :-)


Christine Hatfield i think this is a great website and your welcome

how long have you been writing?


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Pauline Thanks, Christine! Goodreads is good fun for readers, isn't it? I love reading and love talking books!


Christine Hatfield i'm glad that we're friends on this website


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Pauline Thanks, Beth! Nice to type to you here! :-)

Beth wrote: "Hi Pauline,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author here on Goodreads!"



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Beth Hi Pauline,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author here on Goodreads!


AuthorIsland Congrats on being included in Dreamspell's new Steampunk Anthology!

Today at www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com we celebrate the digital release of a new Steampunk anthology from L&L Dreamspell featuring a story by our own Steampunk Queen, Pauline Baird Jones.


DREAMSPELL STEAMPUNK VOLUME 1
Enjoy four Steampunk stories in this one anthology.

Steam Time by Pauline B Jones
The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn’t planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn’t heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly’s son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel—one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships.


Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl?

The Prometheus Engine by Chris Samson
When an airship is shot down over the desolate Kashmir landscape, seven survivors of disparate backgrounds must band together to escape. As a swarm of marauders approaches, the survivors’ only hope lies in the untested Prometheus Engine.

Steambot Rampage by Heather Massey
On the eve of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a no-nonsense secretary and an intrepid reporter join forces to battle a bizarre automaton on a rampage.

Angelina by Linda Houle
Valerie is fascinated with an antique ruby and diamond pendant. Where did it come from and why was it hidden in a makeshift wall safe? An old log cabin on her new husband’s ranch holds the answers and a lot more, but once Val goes through a secret door will she ever find her way back home?

Learn more at www.PaulineBairdJones.com

WIN - Leave Pauline, Linda, Chris and/or Heather a question today at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a $15 Amazon Gift Card!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


FYI - today's the last day to enter to win the Steampunk Gift Pack Pauline Baird Jones has up for grabs over on her website - check it out at www.PaulineBairdJones.com!


AuthorIsland Morning Pauline! Super congrats on the new release!!!

Today on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com , we celebrate the digital and print release of Pauline Baird Jones' romantic steam punk sci fi action adventure, STEAMROLLED.

STEAMROLLED by Pauline Baird Jones

With all of time at risk, it's a bad time to fall in love...unless it's the only time...

Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any information be, coming from a steampunk themed bowling alley/museum?

It's pretty crazy, but he's been there, done that, and thinks he can handle it. And then he meets the proprietor/curator...

Emily Babcock. Emily grew up in crazy, still lives in it - hey, it's her freaking zip code. So no worries when Robert and his team walk into her bowling alley. The first visitors ever to her museum.

But neither of them is prepared for what happens when they open the door to the past...and the future. With a side trip through Roswell...and a face-to-face meeting with an evil genius/wannabe - who is on his way to becoming evil overlord-of-everything...

Learn more at www.PaulineBairdJones.com

WIN - Leave Pauline a question about her new book today at her Cyber Launch Party , and your name goes in the hat for a $20 Amazon Gift Card!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

Readers - be sure to head to Pauline's website to check out her contest for the great steam punk prize package she has up for grabs!


AuthorIsland Super congrats on the release of THE SPY WHO KISSED ME! To celebrate we're throwing you a cyber launch party today - thanks so much for offering up a $25 Amazon Gift Card for one of our party goers today!

Hope the new release is your biggest seller yet!

Today on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com , we celebrate the digital and print re-release of Pauline Baird Jones' romantic comedy action adventure, THE SPY WHO KISSED ME (previously titled Pig in a Park - this revised edition has new content, including an all new epilogue!).

THE SPY WHO KISSED ME by Pauline Baird Jones (Previously Pig in a Park this revised edition has new content, including an all new epilogue!)

1998 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Nominee - Favorite E-book of 1998, Book Reviewer's ListServ - Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, 1998

Isabel "Stan" Stanley's mother has been hoping a man would fall in Stan's lap. But when a handsome spy dives through the sunroof of her car in a hail of bullets, Stan's sure this wasn't what momma had in mind. Bad guys beware. Stan's packing a glue gun and she knows how to use it... Sort of.

"Pauline Baird Jones' debut contemporary, Pig in a Park is a delightful madcap romp that will leave readers eagerly anticipating future works by this amazing new talent." Patricia Rouse, Romantic Times Columnist

"Pauline Baird Jones' humor is exquisite comic genius! Her characters are phenomenal and colorful as a rainbow. Move over James Bond!" Suzanne Coleburn, The Bells and Beaux of Romance

"...a remarkable new talent...Pauline Baird Jones and her hilarious novel PIG IN A PARK make their debut. Written in first person, this adventurous romp is a 14 karat gem, and I for one would love to see more from this vastly amusing author." Four & 1/2 Stars from Romantic Times

"A romantic suspense, action-packed mystery, or a sizzling romance, the choice is yours because PIG IN THE PARK is all three, and more... The characters are many, varied, and unusual. The plot has as many twists as a kitten-snarled ball of yarn, but Ms. Jones manages to smooth out every kink, unsnarl the impossible, and deliver a book that is absolutely engrossing, engaging, and balm for your funny bone." Under The Covers Reviews

Learn more at www.PaulineBJones.com

WIN - Leave Pauline a comment or question today at www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com and your name goes in the hat for a $25 gift card from Amazon! Good Luck!


AuthorIsland Hey Pauline! Congrats on the reissue of DO WAH DIDDY DIE!!! To celebrate we're throwing you a cyber launch party today!!!

Best of luck with the book!

Today at www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com we celebrate the digital and print re-release of Pauline Baird Jones' romantic comedy suspense, DO WAH DIDDY DIE.


DO WAH DIDDY DIE (aka I LOVE LUCI – WHEN I DON'T WANT TO KILL HER)
A romantic suspense by Pauline Baird Jones

Luci Seymour - sexy & free spirited - returns to steamy New Orleans in search of the father she's never met. She finds murder, mayhem, love and adventure when her timing puts her directly in the sights of an elderly hit couple and a con man's last scam.

Available in multiformat including kindle/nook/sony etc. from Fictionwise and in print.

What others have to say about Do Wah Diddy Die:

"When it comes to creating stories with offbeat humor and outrageous situations, Pauline Baird Jones is in a class by herself. A most excellent experience!" Jill Smith, Romantic Times; 4 Stars.

"Once again, Pauline Jones has managed to write a book that rivals anything other comedy writers have put out there for the discerning reader. Ms. Jones' tongue-in-cheek writing style will appeal to anybody, with or without a sense of humor. I spent half my time roaring with laughter and the other half enthralled with the mystery of 'whodunit'. This book is a must read of the highest caliber for anyone who just loves a great book, a good laugh and a fantastic story." Ariana Overton for Midnight Scribe, Murder List, WordWeaving, Tracy's Book Reviews, ebookconnections.com and Sharpwriter

"I could hardly bear to put this book down for anything. I kept wading through dead bodies to discover the tie in and get this mystery all figured out. I look forward to more hilarious reading from Pauline Baird Jones." Five thumbs up from Kathy Boswell, Kathy's Faves and Raves

Pauline Baird Jones has definitely carved a niche for herself in the category of romantic comedy, with talent that rivals the best and a sense of humor that is sure to leave readers breathless with laughter. If you love romantic comedy and haven't had a chance to read DO WAH DIDDY . . . DIE, you don't know what you're missing. This one is a must read!
—Reviewer's Choice Award from Scribes World

Learn more at www.PaulineBairdJones.com

WIN - Leave Pauline a comment or question today at her cyber launch party and your name goes in the hat for a $25 gift certificate from Amazon! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


AuthorIsland Hey Pauline! Congrats on the new release !!!!

Today over at www.CyberLaunchParty.Blogspot.com we celebrate the release of GIRL GONE NOVA, the sequel to Pauline Baird Jones' award-winning novel THE KEY.

GIRL GONE NOVA, a new sci fi adventure from Pauline Baird Jones is L & L Dreamspell's 100th release!

Doc - Delilah Oliver Clementyne's - orders are simple: do the impossible and do it yesterday. A genius/bad ass, she does the impossible on a regular basis. But this time the impossible is complicated by an imminent war between the Earth expedition to the Garradian Galaxy and the Gadi, an encounter with some wife-hunting aliens, and not one but two bands of time travelers. The only way it could get worse? If the heart she didn't know she had starts beating for the wrong guy...

"After a multiyear absence, Baird Jones makes a very welcome return by once again visiting the alternate reality first explored in The Key. Time paradoxes run amok in this extraordinarily complex tale. Amongst the densely packed and mind-bending action, there's also some welcome humor. A spectacular ride!" Romantic Times Magazine, Jill Smith, 4 and 1/2 stars!

Learn more at www.PerliousPauline.com

WIN - Leave Pauline a comment or question today at www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com and your name goes in the hat for a $25 gift card for your choice of B&N or Amazon. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


Penelope Marzec Hi Pauline! Nice to see you here. :^)


AuthorIsland Today we're celebrating the release of A BOX OF TEXAS CHOCOLATES, the third annual anthology by the talented Final Twist authors over on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com!

Their first two books, DEAD AND BREAKFAST and A DEATH IN TEXAS are both mystery anthologies, while their new anthology includes other genres.

Just like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get with this delicious assortment of fourteen stories. Mystery, Suspense, Romance and Sci-Fi themes, all set in Texas, with a serving of chocolate!

Stories and Authors: A Box of Texas Chocolates by Linda Houle; Getting a Clue by Pauline Baird Jones; Dying for Chocolate by Laura Elvebak; The Invisible Hand Will Smear Chocolate on the Face of Tyranny by Mark H. Phillips; A Recipe To Die For by Sally Love; The Bavarian Drop Killer by Cherri Galbiati; Bitter Sweet by CeCe Smith; The Cowboy's Rose by Betty Gordon; Books and Bon Bons by Charlotte Phillips; Valentine's Day by Diana L. Driver; Jadead by Iona McAvoy; Deep in the Heart of Texas by Autumn Storm; Truffles of Doom by Mark H. Phillips; A Bona Fide Quirk in the Law by Cash Anthony.

WIN - Join the party by leaving a question or comment today over on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com and you'll get your name in the hat for a $40 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of The Final Twist Authors! The more comments you make, the more times your name goes in the hat!



AuthorIsland Today we celebrate the audio release of Pauline Baird Jones' award-winning novel THE KEY with a Cyber Launch Party over on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com

An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.

After she's shot down and manages to land safely on an inhospitable planet, Sara encounters Kiernan Fyn - a seriously hot alien with a few secrets of his own - he's a member of a resistance group called the Ojemba, lead by the mysterious and ruthless Kalian.

A mysterious, hidden city on the planet brings Sara closer to the answers she seeks - about her baffling abilities and her mother's past. The Dusan and the Gadi want the key. So do the Ojemba. They think Sara has it. They are willing to do anything to get it. Sara will have to do anything to stop them in this fast paced sci fi adventure from Pauline Baird Jones.

This award-winning book is also available in print, ebook and has just been released in audio!

Learn more at www.PaulineBJones.com

WIN - Join the party and leave Pauline a question or comment today over on www.CyberLaunchParty.blogspot.com and you'll get your name in the hat for this beautiful Key necklace and purse charm! The more comments you make, the more times your name goes in the hat!


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Ed Many thanks for the add, Pauline. Much success for THE KEY and good reads to you. I'll TBR it. I read science fiction sometimes. Have a great week.

Ed Lynskey
author, PELHAM FELL HERE


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Pauline, Thanks so much for the add. I am in awe with all your work!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Pauline Hi, Rosemary! We are, thanks! Tough times behind us and we're looking ahead now. :-)
cheers! pauline


Rosemary Hi, Pauline. Great to see you on Goodreads. I hope you and your family are well and enjoying this gorgeous spring weather.


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