Steamrolled

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A steampunk/science fiction novel.
With all of time at risk, it's a bad time to fall in love...unless it's the only time...
Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any ...
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Overview

A steampunk/science fiction novel.
With all of time at risk, it's a bad time to fall in love...unless it's the only time...
Robert Clementyne is going on a transmogrification machine hunt. He fears finding the machine will be as difficult as pronouncing the name. How can the steam-powered device perform as advertised, and how useful can any information be, coming from a steampunk themed bowling alley/museum?
It's pretty crazy, but he's been there, done that, and thinks he can handle it.
And then he meets the proprietor/curator...Emily Babcock.
Emily grew up in crazy, still lives in it-hey, it's her freaking zip code. So no worries when Robert and his team walk into her bowling alley. The first visitorseverto her museum.
But neither of them is prepared for what happens when they open the door to the past...and the future. With a side trip through Roswell...and a face-to-face meeting with an evil genius/wannabe-who is on his way to becoming evil overlord-of-everything...
Praise for Steamrolled:
"Pauline is the Queen of Steam! Steamrolled is a wild adventure full of wit, intrigue, and an evil overlord to boot. Every page was better than the next!" FirePages
"Pauline B Jones has designed a rollicking time traveling tale set in a deteriorating steam punk world that will blow your mind. Crossing time, space and worlds with technology from steam-run automatons and flying airships to nanites that exist inside the body to help thought processes and healing, STEAMROLLED is a must read for science fiction lovers." Single Titles
"I never knew time could be so much fun or hold so much peril.Steamrolledis packed with adventure, romance, and danger. I loved the nanites. They were full of personality and added a real touch of humor to even the most deadly situation. InSteamrolledPauline has produced the perfect blend of Science Fiction Romance and Steampunk making fans of both happy." Mixed Book Bag
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494982157
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/22/2014
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Baird Jones had a tough time with reality from the get-go. After "schooling" from four, yes FOUR brothers, she knew that some people needed love and others needed shooting. Pauline figured she could do both. Romantic suspense was the logical starting point, but there were more worlds to explore, more rules to break and minds to bend. She grabbed her pocket watch and time travel device and dove through the wormhole into the world of science fiction and even some Steampunk.
Now she wanders among the genres, trying a little of this and a lot of that, rampaging through her characters' lives like Godzilla because she does love her peril (when it's not happening to her). Never fear, she gives her characters happy endings. Well, the good characters. The bad ones get justice.
Pauline released her 13th novel, Relatively Risky, in 2013. She's not superstitious about it, well, maybe a little. But the whole loving/killing thing that needs to be done? Doing it fictionally is just better for everyone. And for Pauline, who hates the thought of getting strip searched and jailed. Ahem.
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  • Posted May 27, 2011

    Classic Read

    Steamrolled, the new steampunk novel by Pauline Baird Jones loses nothing of the whimsy of her prior work, may have even imported some extra energy, and teams that with some pretty interesting characters. Robert Clementyne meets Emily Babcock and, in any other romance the plot would be easy to predict from this point forward. That is anything but the case here, making this a quick and constantly engaging read.

    You have to forgive a certain level of silliness that might be a tad over the top; I suspect its all part-n-parcel to the genre. However, I did find a lot more weight on action than characters in this particular work: the action is great, characters okay. The good are good (if weird) the bad are bad (and easy to identify) and they are solid enough, it's just that they are always in the midst of some happening!

    There were plenty of funny moments, time travel (backward, forward, and I think maybe sideways.) and you can certainly not predict what will happen next. It sounds like a crazy, complex plot (it is, it is!) but it's not confusing in its complexity.it's quick, engaging and surprising. Through it all you grasp this fact: A girl's best friend has got to be a Wonder Wrench 2000 (must get one!).

    Although you'd think it a huge advantage to be a genius (like, say, Robert), pretty quickly we realize that everyone is a genius. Good/evil, whatever. secondary characters get plenty of play here, and are certainly as believable as individuals as anyone else in the story.

    Something about the falling into stream-of-consciousness is grating (perhaps I mean exhausting) over the long haul, but is, I realize, especially enjoyed by some readers. I think this will be a hit with steampunk fans in general, and if you haven't already tested out the genre, any work by Pauline Baird Jones would be a fine place to start. She's just a talented, entertaining author.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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