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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blog Ring of Power Interview with Pauline Baird Jones

Today's interview with the Blog Ring of Power is Pauline Baird Jones.  Today's topic is the creative process.  In case you've missed the other parts of her interview here are the links to the other four sections of Pauline's interview. 

  If you've been reading the other parts you can skip this introduction and jump to the paragraphs next to her picture.  If not read on about this fascinating author.

Pauline Baird Jones began her writing career penning romantic suspense (fictional murder doesn’t get you strip searched!) but she had a secret longing to ramp up the spills, chills and daring do.  By chance she wrote a science fiction romance, realized she’d been mixing fiction into her science since high school (oops, sorry science teachers!), and thought, why not go where she hasn’t gone before? After that, it was easy to stir in some steampunk. The Key was the first in her Project Enterprise series, which will conclude with #6, Kicking Ashe.  



So Pauline, lets sit over here and chat about About Your Current Work
 
First off, tell us about your new book and when it is out? Where can people purchase it?

My latest release is KICKING ASHE, a science fiction romance in the space opera category. It is the last installment in my Project Enterprise series of connected books and stories. Each book and story can stand alone, but are better enjoyed read together. I always include a few inside jokes. It released the end of February and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Omnilit, releasing soon to Fictionwise. 

Here's the blurb:

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...

Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject?

I am told that all my books are unusual. LOL! KICKING ASHE involves time travel, but also alternate realities and a time tracker who is cut off from her support team (except for her faithful sidekick/nanite, Lurch). RT Book reviews called it fun and fast paced. I think whacky has also been bandied about. 

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

My life. During the time when I should have been working on the book, my husband had hip replacement surgery. It was intense and time-intense. Luckily I have an awesome publisher who was able to push back the release date. In my mind, it was going to be "just a novella" and I thought it would be quick and easy to write after my BABs (big a** books). It turned into a mini-BAB of about 70,000 words. LOL!

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

I always love the happy ending. Since this book concluded the series, there is a sort of touching base moment where readers get a glimpse into what happened to the other characters in the series, so that was very fun to write, but also a bit poignant, since I've been writing these characters and books for about six years. 

Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?

That my head won't actually explode, not matter which diverse paths I take through my story?


So, give us all the places we can find more about you and your work:  



What format is your book(s) available in (print, e-book, audio book, etc.)?

Trade paperback, most digital formats. I have one book available in audio: THE KEY.

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...

1 comment:

Pauline B Jones said...

Thanks so much for having me on the blog today! Have enjoyed the different parts of the blog tour!