Following the release of The Key I realized that some readers didn't know that my series is set in the present day, in a kind of alternate reality. Unless there IS a secret project taking our people to the stars and beyond. If that's the case, it is accidentally true.
A science fiction/action adventure romance novel
Doc—Delilah Oliver Clementyne’s—orders are simple: do the impossible and do it yesterday. 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.
The only way it could get worse? If the heart she didn’t know she had starts beating for the wrong guy…
Tags: space opera, science fiction romance, connected series, no sex, sexual tension, alternate universe, some swearing (mild).
What others have to say about Girl Gone Nova:
"I'll admit that I was a bit
apprehensive of a science fiction romance. While I adore romance, I'm
not a big fan of sci-fi. However, when a book starts with the line,
“It was a party on an alien planet in a galaxy far, far away.”
you know it's going to be a great book. I love that this book had
such a fun feel to it.” A Girl and Her Kindle
"I love the adventure, the alien setting, the action and the humor of these stories. Pauline sets up a believable time travel scenario with all the paradoxes that should be expected. The characters are rich and likeable; even the pirate, bad boy Vidor, has engaging qualities. The writing has a wonderful fast pace that fits the tale. This can be read alone but it works much better if you read The Key first." Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
"Pauline Baird Jones has been one of my favorite authors since I read her Eppie award-winning Out of Time, a World War II time travel that truly captured the flavor of that wartime era. I also read The Key, the exciting prequel to Girl Gone Nova, and this book blows them both away. Like its predecessor, Girl Gone Nova is set in the present day. With all its twists and turns – enough to rival a West Virginia highway – Girl Gone Nova is one of the most wildly unbelievable, yet believable books I've ever read. It's simply one of the best sci-fi romances ever written." Two Lips Reviews, Five Lips!
"Girl Gone Nova is an action-filled science fiction treat! Stuffed full of intrigue, time-traveling, wisecracks and every girl’s dream of love and happily-ever-after, it’s a sure-fire hit with any lover of the genre. Ms. Jones has a talent for bringing unusual characters forth and making them seem like ‘one of the guys’, it’s a talent you’re sure to remember for a long time to come, as is her amazing novel, Girl Gone Nova." Long and Short Romance Reviews
"After a multiyear absence, Baird Jones makes a very welcome return by once again visiting the alternate reality first explored in The Key. Time paradoxes run amok in this extraordinarily complex tale. Amongst the densely packed and mind-bending action, there's also some welcome humor. A spectacular ride!" Romantic Times Magazine, Jill Smith, 4 and 1/2 stars!
"Jones is adept at creating kick-butt women characters who can give as good as they get. Doc is mentally quick and physically lethal. She's a woman who has never felt like she fit in until she meets Giddioni, whom she is instantly attracted to. But that doesn't stop her from doing her job, even if it means battling the Gadi leader and his minions. The action is nonstop, the suspense gut-wrenching, and the plot rollicking fun." Midwest Book Review
"Ms. Jones’ writing reads like poetry. Never a dull moment, GIRL GONE NOVA is replete with action and wit. A must read for all lovers of Sci Fi romance!" Single Title Reviews
"Pauline Baird Jones has created an amazing universe with lots of fun and quirky characters. The main female character is a riot to read, and I really enjoyed getting a peek into her head. Her writing style is fun and amusing. I really enjoyed this book a lot and plan to go back and read the Key so I can catch up on what I missed. If you enjoy science fiction and romance, this book is definitely for you." Coffee Time Romance & More
"This is a WOW-WONDERFUL Sci-Fi, romance. The sequel to The Key. I am amazed at the depth of the world created and how well the author kept track of all the details!"Martha Reads Blog
"Pauline Baird Jones does a wonderful job of getting into the minds (and hearts, and other parts of the anatomy) of her protagonists as she crafts a supple plot shot through with sexy romance. Pitch-perfect notes of villainy, heroism, and courage enhance the romantic story. Girl Gone Nova is either the most engaging and fun of any way-over-the-top SFnal adventure I've ever read or the most way-over-the-top of any engaging and fun SFnal adventure I've ever read. . . ." Alexis Glynn Latner, Hurricane Moon
"Girl Gone Nova had interesting characters that I cared about—especially the lead female and her quirks and flaws, an interesting universe and interesting situations. It was fast paced and action filled, it kept my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. “Dr. Eileen K. Stansbery, Space Physicist.
"Girl Gone Nova is available in print and eBook form, and it is a fun yarn for light summer reading." Pam's Pages
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