By Pauline Baird Jones
Welcome to Perilous Pauline’s office space. Okay, PP’s cleaned up office space. It was a debris field of books, my Diet Dr. Pepper can, snacks (okay, full disclosure: Junior Mints and Hint of Lime Doritos), and random correspondence that I’m still figuring out where to put. So I dug down to the surface so I could take you on a short tour (and so I could remember what it looked like. Wow, that looks pretty good…)
There’s my computer (I hid my computer’s desktop because I was too busy to clean up – LOL) and to the right is Fang. If you squeeze the back of his head, you find out why I called him Fang (visuals available in my Facebook Live videos or YouTube channel). To the left, my mid-century modern lamp with my less lethal mascots (including a Sir Isaac Newton finger puppet for when I need to make up some science). And then you can see my books in print. It’s a little harder to see my octopus book ends. If you can’t read it, my sign says, “I’m a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.”
And that’s it. I’m not sure if my space explains my quirky plots or defies them. But this the spot where I write “Time Trap,” my short story in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2.
Pauline 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.
Pauline is the author of Time Trap in the anthology Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2.
Time Trap – A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series
Hiding in time is not as easy as you’d think…
Madison lives by the rules of a time travel rebel – never tell anyone your real name, not if you want to remain alive. On the track of a traitor, Madison and her parrot partner, Sir Rupert, time travel into a trap. Their only way out sends them back in time and into the arms of a man that ignites a fire inside her.
USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble – not the kind he’d like to be, but still in trouble. He is bored out of his mind! Ordered to recuperate on a quiet bay away from the Garradian outpost, he’s ready to mutiny and go back to his beloved engines. When his friends send him a gift from Area 51, he figures it will relieve his boredom for an hour or so – until he turns it on and he gets his second present of the day.
Madison would love to get to know Briggs better, but it is just too dangerous. Unfortunately, she might not have much choice. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and discover a happy-ever-after forged through time?
The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journhbits of eying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!
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Release date: October 10, 2017 ~ Preorder now!