Girl Gone Nova

Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Pauline Jones

Publisher : L&L Dreamspell

ABOUT Pauline Jones

Pauline Jones
Pauline Baird Jones is the award-winning author of twelve novels of action-adventure,  science fiction romance, steampunk romance, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery. She's also written two non-fiction books, Adapting Your Novel for Film and Made-up Mayhem, and she co-wrote More...


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?

About Girl Gone Nova: Doc--Delilah Oliver Clementyne--is on a impossible mission to the Garradian Galaxy. A genius/bad a**, she does the impossible on a regular basis, but this time the impossible might really be impossible. Then the truly, completely impossible happens: she falls in love. Wrong time, wrong man, wrong everything. So why does it feel so right? The Interview: Me: So, you finally finished another BAB (i.e. big a** book)? Myself: Finally. Though I would like to point out, it is not as big as The Key. Me: Yeah, that five, six thousand word difference is huge. Myself: Are you going to make editorial comments or ask me questions? Me: Can I think about it? (I glare at me and myself in the monitor) Okay, fine. A question. I heard a rumor that this book almost made our head explode. I'd like to have seen that. Myself: We'd have to be looking in a mirror for that to happen. And still not a question. Me: Why did it almost make our head explode? Myself: I know I have something of reputation for complicating my plots, but I exceeded all previous complicated plots with this one. And it started out so straightforward, too. Doc (my heroine) arrives in the Garradian galaxy with a simple mission: retrieve the people who went through a Garradian portal during the war two years ago. Introduce some complications and a love interest, maybe blow up some ships and then provide a happy ending. Nothing in that to make my head explode. Me: It's the complications that get you every time. And you can't tell us what they are without giving too much away. Myself: Makes it hard to write the book blurb, too: Doc travels to another galaxy to face (author) head exploding complications in the Garradian Galaxy. Me: I'm sure you'll think of something. Unless your head really does explode. (to read the rest of the interview go to and browse the GIRL GONE NOVA book page.)

"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!

"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." LeeAnn, Reviewer for 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.