Monday, January 11, 2010


Author Pauline B. Jones (THE KEY) wrote her second science fiction romance, GIRL GONE NOVA (April 2010). Not only that, but she has a forthcoming steampunk romance novella as well!

Read on for more information about GIRL GONE NOVA...and the contests!

About the story:

"Doc--Delilah Oliver Clementyne’s—orders are simple: do the impossible and do it fast. 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.

She could handle all that, but her biggest challenge—and the reason the impossible might be not possible this time—is that she’s fallen in love.

Wrong time, wrong man, wrong everything. So why does it feel so right?"

Click here to read the excerpt.

To celebrate the release of GIRL GONE NOVA, Pauline B. Jones is giving away a prize a month until April. Details excerpted from the “Contests” post at Author Island:

"To be entered to win, just visit and email Pauline with your favorite item from her Adventures in Reading section (in her navigation bar).

Email your answer to along with your name and address and put GIRL GONE NOVA COUNTDOWN in the subject line!

Check back in February for a new question and prize!"

Also, the author is having a contest for her as-yet-unnamed forthcoming steampunk romance novella. Help her come up with a title and you will be entered to win a shiny steampunk necklace! Details to enter this free contest are here. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2010.

For more information about the author and her work, you can read an interview I conducted with her in 2008 for my Catch A Rising Star feature.

Congratulations, Ms. Jones!

Joyfully yours,