And He Dances, too…

By Pauline Baird Jones

Have you ever had a character surprise the heck out of you?

When I created Master Sergeant Briggs in The Key, (my first Project Enterprise book) he was a rough, gruff military guy who told Sara Donovan she flew — and crashed — like a girl.

Not politically correct in any way, shape or form.

And then, Sara ran into him in the gym and I thought they were going to have a throw down and instead, they, well, they…

[SPOILERS, sweetie, if you have haven’t read The Key]






…started dancing.

Like seriously cool, ballroom type dancing. Samba rolls, the cha-cha-cha, and quick steps. The whole nine yards.

The tough guy liked to dance. (It’s actually a very good workout.)

I kind of blinked and went, okaaaaay.

But all his dance partners married someone else. (Love happens)

So when I was looking for who needed a story, Briggs kind of cleared his throat.

In a really ominous way.

In an “excuse me, but I’ve been waiting a long time and I’m getting pissed” way.

But who was the right gal for a guy like Briggs?

A time rebel was a good start, but could she dance? Read Time Trap to find out.


She seemed about to say something, but instead she rolled over and got up, the movement of her body smooth and graceful.

Oh yeah, she was a girl. If he’d had any doubts after the close proximity check. Almost idly, he thought, bet she could dance a great cha-cha.

Time Trap

A Novella in the Project Enterprise Series

Hiding in time is not as easy as you’d think…

Madison lives by the rules of a time travel rebel – never tell anyone your real name, not if you want to remain alive. On the track of a traitor, Madison and her parrot partner, Sir Rupert, time travel into a trap. Their only way out sends them back in time and into the arms of a man that ignites a fire inside her.

USAF Master Sergeant Briggs is in trouble – not the kind he’d like to be, but still in trouble. He is bored out of his mind! Ordered to recuperate on a quiet bay away from the Garradian outpost, he’s ready to mutiny and go back to his beloved engines. When his friends send him a gift from Area 51, he figures it will relieve his boredom for an hour or so – until he turns it on and he gets his second present of the day.

Madison would love to get to know Briggs better, but it is just too dangerous. Unfortunately, she might not have much choice. With a Time Service Interdiction Force on their heels, can the three craft a plan that will save a base full of geniuses and technology and discover a happy-ever-after forged through time?

Appearing in….

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Release Date: October 10, 2017

Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.

Couple Dancing

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