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I’m a reader. I didn’t get in trouble for much when I was small (and a wimp) but I did get in trouble for reading novels behind my textbooks. My problem was, I always get lost in the story, which makes you easy to catch. If you’ve read my blog much, you know I also love eBooks, because they don’t take the shelf space of print books. Because I can carry 200+ on a single device. Because people only know what I’mreading if I want them to. Hey, I like romance and some of the covers are hard to take out in public. Or the titles are lame, even if the books aren’t. So I like the privacy of reading with a device.


But, for my favorite authors, my keeper authors, I buy print and digital. I buy digital because I get it (or used to get it) faster. And print so I can put it on the shelves with the other books by that authors and maybe browse through it again when I need the time with an old friend. One such author released a new novel yesterday. Linnea Sinclair’s Rebels and Lovers is the latest in her Dock Five series. I always have a hard time when asked which is my favorite, because what defines a keeper author for me is loving ALL their books. So my answer is usually that I love the book I’m with. Rebels and Lovers does not disappoint on any level, either as solid good, kick butt, romantic fiction and it earns it’s place on my keeper shelf, even if the other books didn’t exist. I started it, thinking I’d take it slowly, read a little each night. Next thing I knew, I was at the end and hungry. I did mention I tend to get lost in books, didn’t I?


Other books by Linnea Sinclair that you might want to check out:


The Accidental Goddess
Finders Keepers
Games of Command
The Down Home Zombie Blues



And the Dock Five books:
Gabriel’s Ghost
Shakes of Dark
Hope’s Folly
Rebels and Lovers


This week The Twilight Saga: New Moon released in DVD, so I finally got to see it. I think they did a good job with filming this book, but my problem with it remains the problem I had with the book: not enough Edward. I’m on Team Edward. (Why be on the team that doesn’t get Bella?) and I’m sorry, Jacob fans, but he is such a kid! Anyway, don’t get me started on what bugged me about this side trip from the main event. LOL! Eclipse was my favorite book, so really looking forward that release.


On the personal good news front, The Key is being featured here. Chapter One Zone is a great place to read first chapters of books and enter to win books. And, as we get closer to the release of Girl Gone Nova, reviews are trickling in. I don’t have the actual review from Romantic Times yet, but do have their rating: four and one half stars. I know I’ve never seen them give out five, so I’m pretty excited (which isn’t to say no book ever got five stars, just that I haven’t seen it!) There’s still time to enter my Author Island contest. It will run until the release of Girl Gone Nova.
And if you’re in the mood, my book video for Girl Gone Nova could use some more votes in the Gotta Read Book Videos contest.


First two reviews (in addition to the RT reviews):


“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


The sad part of April is that I haven’t gotten our taxes done yet. Way to ruin a great month, government!


Up next: Lisa Shearin’s Bewitched and Betrayed. Not available for digital order yet, but hoping! That digital delivery kicks the post office’s tush. Of course, right now a two year old could take them, too.


May April bring you good books, a tax refund, and the right amount of showers!
Perilously yours,
Pauline