Saturday, 3 October 2015

Christine Stovell - Sitting Round My Pool

Sitting round my pool today, is Choclit author, the lovely, Christine Stovell

Hello lovely Pauline, thank you so much for inviting me to sit round your pool.  It’s such a pleasure to be here!

Describe yourself in three words
Writer, runner, poet.

Favourite Food in no more than 10 words
Granary toast with homemade marmalade.

Favourite colour in more than 10 words
The colour of the sea beyond my study window.

Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words
Wherever my loved ones are.

How many books are published under your name?
 Five (including a German edition) plus four anthology contributions.

List their titles
Turning the Tide
Move Over Darling
Follow A Star
Only True in Fairy Tales (also available as a German edition Und Märchenprinz gibt es noch)

Provide the blurb from one book
Follow A Star

Sometimes your heart’s the only navigator you need…
May Starling’s had enough of her demanding career and even more demanding ex. Responding to a ‘crew-wanted’ ad, she follows her dreams of escape only to find herself at sea with red-haired Bill Blythe.
Bill warns May that close-quartered living can create a boiling pot of emotions, but even May is surprised by the heat building up inside the vintage wooden boat. And when May and Bill tie up at Watling’s Boatyard in Little Spitmarsh, May’s determined to test her new-found feelings on dry land.
But May’s dream of escaping her former life is in danger of being swept away when several unwelcome blasts from the past follow her ashore, all seemingly hell-bent on reminding her it’s never that easy to clear the decks. 

Twitter: @chrisstovell

Thanks for popping along and meeting today's guest, please come back tomorrow for another super peep and more sunshine!

Pauline x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Eileen Schuh - Sitting Round My Pool

Sitting round my pool today, is an amazing author who really provokes emotion in her books, Eileen Schuh, all the way from Canada

Describe yourself in three words
Passionate Crime Writer

Favourite Food in no more than 10 words
I have so many...too many! Note to self: diet

Favourite colour in more than 10 words
Aquamarine, “a bluish tint of cerulean toned toward cyan”. To me, it’s a portal to all things spiritual

Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words 
the Rocky Mountains

How many books are published under your name?

List their titles
The four books in my BackTracker series:
THE TRAZ School Edition
and my two SciFi novellas:

Provide the blurb from one book


While working with the Alberta Police force, young Constable Katrina Randal has become a master at breaking through computer security in her pursuit of cybercrime but when the criminals behind the firewalls turn out to be villains from her past, her job takes on a much more dangerous tone.

Obsessed with haunting memories and wracked by emotions she can’t name, her nightmarish ordeal turns uglier as she ignores orders and takes to the street to lure the criminals from the shadows of cyberspace to face justice.

As she slides deeper into the darkness, she fears she’s waited too long to trust and love; her criminal associates from the past are on the verge of stealing her future and Corporal Chad Leslie, who she’s loved since the beginning of time, is mere steps away from walking out of her life forever.

Thanks for popping along and meeting today's guest, please come back tomorrow for another super peep and more sunshine!

Pauline x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Maureen A Miller - Sitting Round My Pool!

Sitting round my pool today it a super person who has come all the way from the USA, Maureen A Miller USA Today Bestselling Author and Founder of JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Describe yourself in three words...

Happy, hopeful, hungry

Favourite Food in no more than 10 words

Anything with mozzarella on it.

Favourite colour in more than 10 words

Blue. Specifically, the color of the Caribbean.

Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words

Alaska. Glaciers. Bears. Mountains. Peace.

How many books are published under your name?

You tripped me up with this one. I had to go count. :) Ten.

List their titles


Provide the blurb from one book


It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.

Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe.The planet Earth.

A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead.

Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.

This book is currently FREE at AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

Thanks for popping along and meeting today's guest, please come back tomorrow for another super peep and more sunshine!

Pauline x

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

October is for Sitting Round my Pool!

As we slide into autumn this month I am going to spend October with some fabulous peeps sitting round my pool and of course there is a recliner for you too. 

So please visit each day, help yourself to a glass or three of bubbly and meet my super guests.

*Clinks Glasses* Cheers!

Pauline x

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Thousands of Words, Thousands of Metres

I hope you are enjoying your summer and the weather is sunny, bright and hot!
Here it is very hot, too hot most of the time as we have had calima’s this last week… phew!

But not withstanding the hot weather, I took part in the 10km Barranco del Quiguere on the 1st August. It was a cliff top / ravine run and I have never done trail runs before, so it was a first for me and I admit it was tough, but I finished and I wasn’t too upset about my time. And before you ask, yes I would do it again!

These days I love running as much as I love writing and I find both challenging in different ways, though they both have one thing in common; success is measured in thousands: metres and words!

On the words success this week I received, on Amazon, a wonderful five star review for In The Cold Light of Day and like my running, it took my breath away at how the reader immersed herself into the story so much that she did not want the book to end. In fact she sited that as a fault… you can see below why…

I'm afraid that’s about it for today, so I’m away to continuing pounding my keyboard with my latest WIP, A Sense of Shame and then onto the pavements in my trainers.

Five Star Review on Amazon…

Risking it all for the thrill, 10 Aug. 2015
By Eileen Schuh "Author THE TRAZ & "Schrödinger's Cat""
This review is from: In the Cold Light of Day (Kindle Edition)

The only thing wrong with Pauline Barclay's novels is that they end. I fall in love with her intense characters and want to move in with them and love them, scold them, support them and live with them forever..then the story ends. It's not that IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY ends poorly, all plot lines are nicely wrapped up. It's just that Barclay always promises her characters a future and...I want to be there with them. This is a wonderful story about a gambling addiction and the effect it has on the gambler and his loved ones. If you've ever wondered how someone could risk it all for the thrill, here's how. I recommend this novel to all those who love stories centred around the human heart and mind.

A BIG thank you for stopping by and you know I very much appreciate seeing you here. Have a great day and keep smiling, I will if you will.

Pauline x

Friday, 31 July 2015

Summer Free Reads

Shades on it's summer time, it's holiday time and it's time to settle down and chill out!
If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you might be pleased to know that three of my books are FREE there!

Now whilst you are relaxing with a great book, I'm away to write more words to my latest, A Sense of Shame; a deep, dark and moving story.

Until next time, keep smiling, I will if you will

Pauline x

Monday, 13 July 2015

Legging It!


Of late I’ve not just been pounding the keyboard on my latest WIP, but the streets as well! I’ve now managed to run 10km and recently I decided to run a 10km run for Cancer Research UK – Run for Life.

I’ve seen that events for Run For Life are taking place all over the UK, but as I don’t live there, I decided to do one of my own here on the island! I know it is hot here now, but ignoring the heat I invited my two wonderful running friends, Sabrina and Susan and although are abilities and ages differ (mid-thirties, mid-fifties and early sixties) we hit the pavements running on Saturday 20th June and completed our 10km charity run.  And to add more excitement to this our Just Giving Page totaled £504.40!

I cannot express a bigger or louder thank you to everyone who has supported us. We are honoured and humbled at everyone’s generosity. Sadly, this dreadful disease has a nasty habit of affecting everyone in one way or another. So if putting on our trainers and legging it will help make a difference, then we’ll do it all over again J

For everyone who kindly donated you will find a message on our Just Giving Page to say MASSIVE thanks. Here is the link

As for continuing my running, the answer is yes! I’m now training for a half marathon, 21km and who knows one day I just might make the full marathon. You have to set the bar as high as possible sometimes and I promise to let you know how it all goes and of course an update on my latest WIP. That too is like running marathon at times, but I’m working away at it and already have a working title - A Sense of Shame. I'll give you an update on this very soon too!

That’s it from me for now. Have a fabby day and I hope the sun is shining in the sky and in your heart.

Pauline x