Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Meet Pauline Baird Jones

Let me introduce my friend and fellow author Pauline Baird Jones. She is one of Larry's favorites. (He especially enjoys her steampunk and sci-fi books.)

When my son was receiving chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma, our cat, Felix, became very protective of him—and was very comforting to my son as he dealt with all the side effects. Felix would curl up next to him, sometimes on his chest, and purr and just be there. He also licked away my tears.

Pets provide unconditional, uncomplicated love and comfort in ways hard to define with words. They need us, but I think we need them more. So, when Veronica and I conceived the idea of Pets in Space, we agreed that we wanted it to feature:
1.       Pets who are an important part of the story
2.       Stories about heroes and heroines in space
3.       Most of all, we wanted to donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity that served both veterans AND pets in some way.

When Google delivered Hero Dogs, we were beyond thrilled. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

They work to help real life heroes recover from the wounds of war.

The next question was: would Hero Dogs be willing to work with an anthology called Pets in Space, one written by science fiction romance authors? To our delight and gratitude, they were enthusiastic about working with us, not once, but twice.

So once again, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 is working to raise money for Hero Dogs. All authors involved are donating 10% of all preorders and the first month’s sales (to Nov. 11, 2017) before expenses to Hero Dogs.

As Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 gets ready to release twelve stories with new pets, new adventures, and new romances—ALL of them happening in outer space or on alien planets—we are also grateful to everyone for helping us to spread the word about our awesome charity. And of course, we applaud our readers who are supporting Hero Dogs and the anthology at its full price of $3.99.

If you love pets and love our veterans, but you’ve never tried science fiction romance stories, here is your chance to take a fictional journey to some strange new worlds with characters who love pets, too, AND help a hero struggling to come all the way home.

Embrace the Romance:  Pets in Space 2 Anthology
Release Date: October 10, 2017
The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, features twelve of today’s leading science fiction romance authors. They bring 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 journeying back to Luda where Grim is King. These stories 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 www.Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of all preorders and the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

Time Trap
A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series
By Pauline Baird Jones

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 who ignites a fire inside her.

USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble–not the kind he’d like, 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?

About Pauline
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. You can find out more about her books here:
Website:                              http://paulinebjones.com
Facebook:                          https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPaulineBairdJones/
FB Handle:                         @AuthorPaulineBairdJones
Twitter:                                https://twitter.com/PaulineBJones
Twitter Handle:                  @PaulineBJones
Instagram:                          @paulinebjones

Where to buy Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

Buy Links: (available for preorder in digital and print)
Universal Link for All Stores: books2read.com/u/3L9aYM
Pet Illustrations: Nyssa Juneau

Embrace the Romance Coloring Book: Pets in Space 2 Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Embrace-Romance-Coloring-Book-Space/dp/1548854247/
Embrace the Romance Coloring Book: Pets in Space 2 PDF: (FREE) http://bit.ly/EmbraceTheRomanceColoringBook

Website Anthology Page:  http://bit.ly/PetsInSpace2
Pets in Space Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PetsInSpace/


  1. You are so sweet! Thank you so much for having me stop by and share my story! We're so excited its out and readers can finally read the stories! lol

  2. Hi, Pauline! It's been so long since I've seen you! What a wonderful project! Best wishes for it.