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