Chloe Watson is just starting to get used to her inter-dimensionaly career, her covert relationship with the boss and her life as a cross dimensional traveler. Then a last minute promotion, a galaxy wide tournament and an unexpected stow-away manage to throw a wrench in her status quo.
Now she's left to sort out a string of parallel abductions, deal with an infestation of Lemurian bedbugs and get her local pet store associate back home before the woman blows the whistle on everything Chloe had going for her.
Just for fun, her relationship starts looking more than a little rocky, her job is on the line and her boyfriend/boss is keeping secrets that could cost them both a lot more than just their salaries.
An Awe-Struck Release
Frances Pauli was born and raised in Washington State. She grew up with a love of reading and storytelling, and was introduced to Science Fiction and Fantasy at an early age through the books kept and read by her father.
Though she always held aspirations to be a writer, she chose to obtain her Bachelorís degree in visual arts. The stories, however, had other plans for her. By the time she entered her thirties, they were no longer content existing solely in her head. Compelled to free them, she set aside her easel and began to write in earnest.
Her original love of Speculative fiction combined with her covert excursions into the Romance section led her into the realms of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, where she finds herself quite comfortable. Her fascination with Science Fiction and a growing passion for the NASA channel divert her happily into tales of the far future, alternate dimensions, and the wonders of space, usually with at least a touch of romance.
Frances currently resides smack in the center of Washington with her husband and two children. When not writing she dabbles in insane things like puppetry, belly dance and playing the ukulele. She collects rocks, and is a firm believer in good wine, fine chocolate and dangerous men. Her short fiction has appeared in Alternative Coordinates magazine.
Visit Frances online at http://francespauli.com
Aspect Ratio is Book 2 of the series Shift Happens. This is a nice, standalone book...the story really gets moving. I'd call this a fun book because I love the strange guests at the hotel and their particular idiosyncrasies...Frances Pauli created a very strange, but fascinating world of parallels and inter-dimensions that leaves you wondering what is going to show up next. A fun read.Kathy F. -- The Romance Studio
5 Book review! Wonderful!
Ms. Pauli has written a many layered fantasy story here. It's sprinkled with humor, has a side of danger, and two of the main characters face a relationship crisis. She has created interdimensional worlds with "aspects"...The author does a very good job of fleshing her world out and getting you interested in her characters. The story moves right along and each page adds another puzzle for the characters to resolve. If you like fantasy and using your imagination, you'll love this story. And the best news? I'm pretty sure Stevie will be back again in another book in this series. I hope to read more about this character and this world. Why not "taste" it for yourself?Aloe -- Long and Short of It Reviews