Tangled in Time [NOOK Book]


A steampunk/science fiction romance novella.

Colonel Carey (from The Key and Girl Gone Nova) takes a test ?flight? through the Garradian time-space portal, but an unexpected impact lands him somewhere and some when. As he attempts to get to Area 51, he crosses paths with Miss Olivia Carstairs, who could be Mary Poppins? twin sister. Or maybe her cousin. Olivia?s got a transmogrification machine powered by steam and a mouth ...
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A steampunk/science fiction romance novella.

Colonel Carey (from The Key and Girl Gone Nova) takes a test “flight” through the Garradian time-space portal, but an unexpected impact lands him somewhere and some when. As he attempts to get to Area 51, he crosses paths with Miss Olivia Carstairs, who could be Mary Poppins’ twin sister. Or maybe her cousin. Olivia’s got a transmogrification machine powered by steam and a mouth he'd like to kiss like it was his job. Can he convince her to join forces before she shoots him with her derringer?

Praise for Tangled in Time:

“Tangled in Time is a sweet read in so many respects. Ms. Jones is a wonderful writer whose well-written plots and likable characters always make for absorbing, exciting reads – the great news about that being that she has so many more characters from these first three books awaiting their own stories. I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one.” Two Lips Reviews, 4 and 1/2 lips!

“This story moves quickly with warm characters, sweet interaction and quirky dialogue between a 1894 bluestocking girl and a 2010 soldier guy. There is a bit of suspense and mystery that kept me wondering. Again, this story could be read alone but has more meaning and connection with the past characters and situations when read in order in the series. I was sorry this one was so short and looked forward to the next book!” Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf

“Tangled in Time is a unique story in its self but also gives an added glimpse of favorite characters from Ms. Jones’ The Key and Girl Gone Nova. The resulting humor when two people from different centuries meet and their use of their own technical vocabulary is delightfully portrayed. Well written plot, likable characters and a little twist at the end enhance the entertainment factor and leaves the reader wanting to know what will happen next. Please, don’t leave us dangling too long Ms. Jones!” SingleTitles.com

“I love original plots, quirky characters and surprises and I enjoyed every minute of Tangled in Time. Do read.” Long and Short Romance Reviews, Five Books
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148229445
  • Publisher: Perilous Pauline's Books
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Series: Project Enterprise , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 578,901
  • File size: 163 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Funniest sentence in the book

    On page 36: "She moved closer, setting off his internal proximity apparatus." Nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

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  • Posted December 10, 2010

    Great Read

    Area 51. Buzzards.and high security. Oh yes - this one had me from the start. Tangled in Time is identified as 'steampunk' and is my first foray into the genre. I worried that it would be a chaotic hodgepodge. However Pauline Baird Jones has convinced me quite otherwise.

    First off - Tangled in Time is all about a couple of quirky characters; Col. Carey's early interface with the buzzard develops reader sympathy early on, but Miss Olivia simply steals the show, hands down (or hands up, as they case may be, because she believes in being well-armed). She cares about stature and credibility we see. but her effort to establish it might leave the poor nonplussed Colonel in some doubt. She has no such troubling doubts - she knows a ruffian when she sees one, crinkly blue eyes or not.

    However, they are both find themselves in not-entirely-predictable circumstances, fabulous pseudo-scientific machinery notwithstanding. Sharing a goal, (and fixing their problems) helps to bring them together.

    Throughout, the colonel's wry humor, Miss Olivia being so herself, and the brilliant dollops of humor all contrast nicely with the hardly-subtle threads of romance. Rest assured a bit of snogging will have a role to play here, and in more ways than one.

    Time and space bend around - or force things (and people) to bend around them, in this fast paced action-slash-romance novella. That's somewhat also Sci-fi with a perhaps a dash of fantasy.so let's just forget about trying to assign it any particular descriptives. Tangled in Time has something for everyone.

    Let's face it, if you accept the time-space portal, the fact that the buzzard has some personality won't really throw you.

    I love original plots, quirky characters and surprises and I enjoyed every minute of Tangled in Time. Do read.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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  • Posted December 2, 2010

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    Reviewed for Midwest Book Review

    US Air Force Colonel Braedon Carey volunteers to be a guinea pig for an experiment to traverse space and time through an alien portal on the planet of Kikk. Instead of landing in Area 51 in Nevada in the year 2010, he thinks he's somewhere in Texas in 1944. When he stumbles across a Mary Poppins lookalike holding a parasol in one hand and gun in another, Carey knows he's in the wrong place. Olivia Carstairs, from New York circa 1894, arrives in an experimental machine trying to locate the professor who devised it. When Carey suspects his retrieval chip has been damaged in transit and Olivia's machine mysteriously disappears, the two team up in hopes of finding a way back. It doesn't take them long to realize they're highly attracted to one another but there's the frustrating issue that they're from two separate worlds. Will they be able to return to their own times or be stranded in 20th century America, or will one decide to remain with the other?

    Jones packs a wallop of a story in Tangled in Time. Humor and suspense abound in a tale filled with action. The diversity between Carey and Olivia in manner and speaking is portrayed with engaging wit and the chemistry between the two is fun and highly entertaining. Fans of Jones will recognize favorite characters from The Key and Girl Gone Nova, an added bonus. This novella will appeal to readers across genres, offering romance, suspense, and mystery all wrapped up in an intriguing Sci-Fi plot that grabs the reader from beginning to end.

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    Posted November 22, 2010

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