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Pauline Baird Jones
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Beware of aliens bearing gifts 

This collection includes the evocative and haunting, ”Riding for Christmas,” and the offbeat and heartwarming, "Up on the Housetop.” 

Riding For Christmas:

A mesmerizing tale of interstellar time travel and romance!

Jane MacKenzie, visiting her grandfather’s abandoned ranch, discovers something in the snow. When she opens the ribbon-wrapped box, it mysteriously returns Sam Harrington, who “disappeared” in an 1885 blizzard. 

There’s nothing alien in this enduring tale of holiday homecomings and the hope of love that lasts a lifetime. 

Up on the House Top:

Will her Christmas be ho, ho, ho? Or oh no, no, no?

Gini knew Christmas in Wyoming would be challenging as she headed over the frozen crick and through the woods to the family cabin. The lights are going out in her mom’s attic, the guy who broke her heart is on the porch…and there are aliens on the roof.

According to her mom, it’s going to be the best Christmas ever.


Do something for you (0r someone you love) and make this book what you GET for Christmas! 

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About the author

 Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist, journalist, and produced screen and television writer living near the beach in Los Angeles. Her novels include mystery thriller Marathon, romantic suspense titles The Model Man and Five O'Clock Shadow, and the literary noir, Dreamtown, with two brand new books and an exciting re-issue coming soon. And, writing with Linda Marr, there's the fabulously fun light romantic suspense of Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. She’s a winner of RWA’s Passionate Plume Award. You can see her work in the arts on her own www.diversionsLA.com

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 at: paulinebjones.com


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Publisher
Pauline Baird Jones
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Published on
Nov 10, 2015
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Pages
177
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ISBN
9781942583103
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Pauline Baird Jones
Winner of Eppie 2007 - Mainstream

A time travel/action adventure/romance.

What happens when a twenty-first century woman on a mission to change the past meets a thoroughly 1940s man trying to stay alive in the hellish skies over war-torn Europe?

Melanie “Mel” Morton is an adventure reporter, who lost her grandfather in World War II. With no family left, she’s all about doing her job and finishing her grandfather’s biography.

Enter Jack Hamilton, sexy octogenarian, genius/scientist and former WWII bomber pilot.

What he tells Mel sends her on her craziest adventure yet—straight into the past to save her grandfather’s life—and change Jack’s future—if she doesn't accidentally end it.

All Mel has to do is outmaneuver the entire German army—and not fall in love with Jack.

Unfortunately, eluding the German army is the easy part….


Praise for Out of Time:

“Out of Time has Oscar nomination written all throughout it’s very well written and adventurous pages. I can see this being turned into a movie because it is so fleshed out; details are so vivid and the dialogue matched true to the characters that they seem to jump off of the pages. Ms. Jones has a winner with this story and it’s going on my keeper shelf.” Long and Short Reviews, Best Book

"Jones is back and taking on new genres and challenges in this high-intensity time-traveling war thriller. Love can truly span generations, as these soul mates born out of time prove. Adding in the drama of being trapped behind enemy lines ratchets up the tension and thrill factor! " Romantic Times

"What a great time I had reading ! I got in trouble at work, at home and I could not put it down. Ms. Jones made me feel I was right there with the Time Machine crew in the freezing skies over France and the French countryside with the Resistance trying to help downed flyers was all too real. Even the deaths were done true to life. I can't express how much this book made me think of other folks' relatives who lived and died for our freedom." Manic Readers

"Out of Time is a remarkable story that kept this reader glued to the pages. Mel is electrically charged as she steps into a time-travel that spins with excitement and thrills while trying to keep her heart at bay with Jack. They share a chemistry that is marvelously created. It is love at its finest as they try to sort out a past to produce a future for everyone. Ms. Jones originates a performance with her characters that puts the reader in the center of the stage. With the enemy beckoning to stop Mel at every turn, she pens a fabulous read that shouldn’t be missed as she captivates the audience with suspense, romance and just the right edge until the final conclusion. The reader is transported into yesteryear during a time of war where our heroes should never be forgotten in a war that costs so many their precious lives and loves, in a heart-felt story that spins with much creativity." Five hearts! The Romance Studio

"...the story is magical, romantic, and funny. It's a hoot to see Mel, a thoroughly 21st century woman, trying to cope with the culture, and the uncomfortable shoes, of wartime England. When she joins the crew in a mission to occupied France, the reader can imagine what it must have been like inside the bomber, trying to complete their mission under terrifying circumstances. In this homage to the Greatest Generation, Jones takes us on a wild and often poignant ride through time." Over My Dead Body Reviews 
Book 5
Three complete, award-winning novels and a short story! 900 pages, over 300,000 words for one low price!


About The Last Enemy:


A witness on the run. A marshal on the hunt. They’ll need to trust each other to avoid a hitman’s crosshairs… 


Dani Gwynne is a lone witness with the power to put a killer behind bars. Making it to the trial alive is the romance author’s sole purpose after the haunting death of her son. But when her safehouse is compromised, she takes to the streets of Denver in a last-ditch effort to survive…


Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby is the only thing standing between an innocent woman and a ruthless killer. Tracking her down in the sprawling city was supposed to be the hard part, but winning the intriguing woman’s trust is a new level of complicated. Things get even more complex as burgeoning new feelings put both of them in more danger than they ever thought possible…


The Last Enemy is the first book in a series of suspenseful mysteries with a dash of romance. If you like fast-paced action, relationships worth rooting for, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love the first book in Pauline Baird Jones’ captivating Lonesome Lawmen series. 


Buy The Last Enemy to climb into a mile-high mystery today!



About Byte Me:


A virtual vigilante with a killer in her sights. A deputy marshal caught in the middle. Can they go beyond the law to make things right?


Phoebe Mentel has been honing her hacking skills with one mission in mind. While the man who murdered her sister thinks his money and connections will keep him safe, Phoebe has other plans. She and her gang of vigilante hackers are hot on the killer’s trail, but they aren’t the only ones on the prowl…


US Deputy Marshal Jake Kirby wishes he would’ve ignored his gut feeling. If he had, he never would’ve walked into Phoebe’s Colorado country western bar, and he certainly wouldn’t have had to arrest the alluring hacker. While he doesn’t blame her for seeking vengeance, even the woman of his dreams isn’t above the law…


But as Phoebe and Jake broker a deal to work together, the killer they seek is willing to break every rule in the book to keep his freedom…


Byte Me is a suspense-filled mystery with a dash of humor. If you like tech-savvy thrillers, eccentric characters, and romance under fire, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ next standalone installment in her Lonesome Lawmen series. 


Buy Byte Me to decode this virtual mystery today!


About Missing You: 


A detective in mourning. A mysterious amnesiac. Her past is about to haunt them both…


On the anniversary of his wife’s death, all Luke Kirby wanted was to be alone with his memories. The homicide detective treks to his secluded family cabin high in the Rockies. But he never expected to find a beautiful, injured woman searching for memories of her own…


She can’t remember her name or how she made it to the kind stranger’s cabin. The few memories she has don’t seem to add up, but something tells her the reason she sought out Luke’s help is a matter of life and death…


When a massive storm threatens the cabin, the unlikely duo heads for lower ground. As an unknown force pursues them down the mountain, the only thing this Jane Doe knows for sure is that she wants Luke by her side. Maybe they’ll even have a chance, if they make it out of the Rockies alive…


Missing You is a suspenseful mystery infused with heart and humor. If you like puzzling whodunits, panoramic backdrops, and the healing power of love, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ sensational standalone in her Lonesome Lawmen series. 


Buy Missing You to start a high-altitude adventure today! 


Grab this award-winning series now!

Book 4
Two novels and a short story from The Big Uneasy series.

The Big Easy ain't always easy for the law-abiding Baker family.

Relatively Risky 

A quirky artist must unravel her parent's secret past before the mob erases her future. But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective, Alex Baker, be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy?

The oldest of thirteen, Alex Baker does two things: he solves murders and avoids children. Until the day Nell Whitby foils a carjacking, knocks Alex off his feet and turns his life upside down. 

When the shots start flying and every rock he turns over reveals another wise guy, Alex decides he needs to stick close to the quirky yet captivating children’s book author while he discovers who is behind a series of mob hits. But can he resist the urge to kiss the kid magnet now in the crosshairs?

A relative newcomer to New Orleans—with no family but her college friend—Nell spends her days in seeming obscurity, sketching tourists in the French Quarter and serving canapés for her friend’s catering business. When a chance encounter makes Nell the target of a mob hit, the only silver lining is meeting the cute cop who is determined to protect her.

But when she finds herself at the head of a second line made up of goons and gangsters, and secrets start bubbling up out of her own past, Nell must figure out what she's made of so she can live long enough to kiss the cop again…


In “Family Treed,” a short story, will Nell survive dinner with the “killing cousins?” 

Nell’s not sure why the mob wants to have dinner with her. She is sure she wants a cop at her side. 

Alex wouldn’t let Nell go in without him, despite much unease from his many siblings. 

But will they get out alive?

And in Dead Spaces “be careful what you dig for.” 

A forensic surgeon in the New Orleans Coroner’s Center—and part of her dad’s Baker’s Dozen—Hannah Baker thought she knew where to dig, how and what to slice, and when to walk away. 

But when her big brother gets her involved in the exhumation of a couple of old coffins, she realizes the past can’t be ignored. Not when its been simmering up a big pile of trouble for longer than Hannah’s born days. 

Only New Orleans could produce a “Baked” gumbo of the mob, shadowy figures from the past, annoying figures from the present, murders, attempted murders, and a really cute detective who is technically off limits on account of he’s her big brother’s partner.

Good thing NOPD Detective Logan Ferris doesn’t know the meaning of “off limits,” because once more the Big Easy is getting mighty uneasy.

Pauline Baird Jones has won awards for her tightly plotted, funny, and fast-paced novels of romantic suspense. Get two complete novels and a bonus short story for one great price! 

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