Our next featured author is Pauline Baird Jones. She has donated both her current SFR, Core Punch, and the brand new sequel, Sucker Punch, which will be released next week to our raffle, so be sure to enter!
About the Book…
Spinning off The Big Uneasy Series and with a guest appearance from Project Enterprise…
Welcome to…An Uneasy Future 1.0:
A Baker & Ban!drn Adventure
A kiss may be all they have life expectancy for.
When an intergalactic cop exchange program serves up an alien partner for NONPD Detective Violet Baker, she can’t help wishing the handsome alien would be a little less Joe Friday about keeping the pleasure out of their business. Yeah, he’s kind of purple and she can’t pronounce his name to save her life, but he’s almost the only guy in the New Orleans New police department that she’s not related to.
Dzholh “Joe” Ban!drn has come a long way hunting the evil that has infiltrated Vi’s floating city. When he meets his charming partner, he discovers another reason to stamp out evil. If only he wasn’t keeping so many secrets from her…
When an epic hurricane heads their way, they are sent dirt side to New Orleans Old (NOO) on a rescue mission. But murder and sabotage strands them in the heart of the raging storm.
As they fight for their lives, Joe realizes that the evil he’s hunting is actually hunting them….
Pauline Baird Jones had a tough time with reality from the get-go. After “schooling” from four, yes FOUR brothers, she knew that some people needed love and others needed shooting (fictionally of course). Romantic suspense was the logical starting point, but there were more worlds to explore, more rules to break and minds to bend. She grabbed her pocket watch and time travel device and dove through the wormhole into the world of science fiction and even some Steampunk.
Now she wanders among the genres, trying a little of this and a lot of that, rampaging through her characters’ lives like Godzilla because she does love her peril (when it’s not happening to her). Never fear, she gives her characters happy endings. Well, the good characters. The bad ones get justice.
Q. When did you realize SFR was a genre?
A. When someone told me I wrote one. I thought I’d written an action adventure romance (which it totally is, but….)
Q. What SFR book had the most impact on your reading and/or writing?
A. A reviewer did one of those “if you like XX, then you’ll like this book” for The Key when it released. The XX was Linnea Sinclair. I went, wait a minute. I have at least one of her ebooks in my library (before NY found her), but I went online and bought the Accidental Goddess and loved it, so I glommed, er, got all her books and loved them. Her books hit the heart of what I love in a book: a fun romance, lots of action and adventure and a sense of humor.
As an author, I’m always pushing myself to hit that mark.
Q. Do your books lean more SF or Romance?
A. Well, my books are “soft” and occasionally “squishy” science. I pretty much make it all up, which hard SF readers probably wouldn’t like. And my romance is, well, romantic, rather than explicit. In fact, my characters are lucky when they get to kiss each other. LOL So not sure what that makes my books?
Pauline’s question for you:
What makes you love a book so much you put it on your keeper shelf?
Answer for an entry in our drawing!