Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Relatively Risky," by Pauline Baird Jones

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 be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy? Mystery, romance, and suspense from acclaimed author Pauline Baird Jones!

Relatively Risky (The Big Uneasy), by Pauline Baird Jones

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading Relatively Risky, The Big Uneasy Book 1 by Pauline Baird Jones. The story deals with two people, Nell and Alex, who are opposites but are attracted to each other. It involves surprises and secrets, only children verses a dozen siblings, along with police families and the mob families. As I read, I began to care for the two characters and through their eyes was able to experience some of the unique flavor of New Orleans. Besides the good writing, character development and sense of setting that I found while reading this book I loved how Ms. Jones could turn a phrase. Just one example is when Nell thinks about when she was younger how she wanted to fly to the moon or at least fly the coop. A wonderful way with words!" -- Amazon reviewer

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 be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy?

Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, getting a publisher for her children’s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind. When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfect…until a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.

The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life: solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten. That is, until the day the quirky children's book author foils a carjacking, becomes a target for the mob, and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no-kids thing. If he doesn’t protect her, she’ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation.

As bullets start to fly, Nell can’t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past, and Alex must protect the irresistible kid-magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.


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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. She figured she could handle 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 Steampunk. Let's face it, she's been making up science her whole life. (Sorry science teacher!)

And while she loves mayhem, doing it legal, by doing fictional, is way better than getting strip searched or going to jail. So she goes "Godzilla" on her characters and then gives the good ones a happy ever after.

In her real life, Pauline loves her family, chocolate, bacon, Diet Dr. Pepper, TV, movies and taking it easy. And she loves taking the scenic route.

To find out more about her fictional mayhem, visit her website at www.paulinebjones.com

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