Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NBtM: Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway - Two Worlds, Two Men by Joy Frawley

 

Two Worlds, Two Men

by Joy Frawley 

 
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Jocelyn and Neely are having a perfectly pleasant dinner at the Sheep Heid Inn when it happens: Jocelyn suddenly finds herself sitting across the table, not from Neely, but a strange man dressed in medieval garb. This man is no apparition. His eyes, the deepest brown, clearly look on her in intimacy; his touch causes her pulse to rise.  Jocelyn realizes two things: from his clothes, he is clearly an aristocrat, and that she, Jocelyn Stewart, seems to be in some sort of romantic relationship with him! Minutes later Jocelyn returns to Neely, in the present day, weak and terrified. Together they begin to unravel the forgotten past and find themselves facing the reality of medieval Scotland. A strange world steeped in folklore and superstition; where life begins and often ends with the sword. As Jocelyn travels back to medieval times she learns that the man she keeps seeing is no other than Sir Colin Campbell of the powerful Campbell Clan. When Jocelyn is with Colin, she wants never to leave his side; then she returns to the present and cannot imagine herself with anyone but Neely. Jocelyn struggles with a choice. Which man will gain her heart when both offer such different love? She is in love with two different men in two different worlds.
 

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EXCERPT:
 
Jocelyn looked around for the driver who was supposed to be waiting for her arrival with a sign. She had hired someone to pick her up because, as an American and first-time visitor to Scotland, she had figured it would be less stressful.

She didn’t see the driver anywhere; then, just as she started feeling nervous, she saw a man holding a sign with her name on it. And what a man he was! He was broad shouldered, strong and had dark brown hair with reddish tints. He exuded masculinity like some cologne, and even across the airport, she thought she could smell it. Smoothing her unruly hair, she started to walk over to him. 

The man, seeing her approach him, took a step toward her. “Are you, Jocelyn?” 

When he spoke her name, she found herself frozen in place unable to respond. She’d heard this voice before; she knew this voice. This man spoke her name exactly like the dream she had had all those years ago! She had been stirred awake in bed by a voice of a man, who spoke her name with a Scottish accent. His voice was gentle and low; as if he wanted to gain her attention, but not cause her alarm. Jocelyn had clutched the sheets to her chest and stared out into the darkness of her bedroom almost feeling his intimate presence beside her. She lifted her hand up to her ear having sworn his warm breath had brushed her skin. Jocelyn remembered she had turned her head, anxiously, toward the pillow next to her and almost thought she would be looking into the eyes of a stranger; yet she had not been frightened. This man, his voice, somehow comforted her.

Now, she stood in the airport and caught her breath as she faced the man before her. Her eyes searched his face for something; though what it was she wasn’t sure. Jocelyn felt her heart beating so fast she was certain the man could hear it as memories flooded her mind of that night so long ago when he or someone spoke her name in the darkness. Was that the reason for her vacation to Scotland? Was she unconsciously trying to find the man?

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Let's learn a little about author Joy Frawley!

 
 
What is your writing environment? 
It varies because I work most anywhere whether it be from home at the kitchen island or a quaint coffee shop in town.  The project and my mood usually dictates where I am.
 

Who is your perfect hero and why?
 
A hero who is humorous and emotionally strong in a crisis is attractive to me. I think it is the best of both worlds, a man who can make me laugh, but also be counted on when things get rough.
 
What type of book have you always wanted to write? 
For me, a non-fiction book that inspires others to believe in themselves enough to pursue their dreams would be the ultimate.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?
 
Travel, Travel, Travel! I’ve really eliminated material stuff in my life the past year and with it I have found a great freedom. So obtaining more things is not of much interest to me. But the world is marvelous and large. I desire to see as much of it as I can.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
 
I was walking my dogs and was inspired with all the characters and backdrop in one burst of inspiration. It was something I had never experienced before, but I went to work immediately on writing Two Worlds Two Men.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?
 
I might have to comment on two scenes because I have two male characters, Colin and Neely, who both have great moments with the heroine Jocelyn.  
I enjoy the scene at Edinburgh Castle when Neely and Jocelyn are spending the day together being tourists. Jocelyn goes alone into the chapel and finds herself overwhelmed and crying. She turns to find Neely quietly waiting for her in the back of the church where he silently holds out his hand to her to join him. I like the chemistry between them in this scene because Neely’s support is felt without words and Jocelyn realizes she has been alone a long time and has missed that with someone.  
My other favorite is the scene between Colin and Jocelyn at Kilchurn castle. They are having a big feast and Jocelyn gets very tipsy which causes her to begin to flirt boldly with Colin. He in turn finds her behavior not only a turn on, but also refreshing as he is not use to people playing with him. He is more use of others fearing him. They exchange some words, though light, that relay a lot about Colin’s life as a clan leader and the pressures that entails which is not something he normally would share. They laugh hard and long in a precious intimate moment that Jocelyn treasures.
 
What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
 
I am working on a fiction and nonfiction book right now. Basically, I am juggling to find a home for both of them and market Two Worlds Two Men at the same time. I love multi-tasking so I am completely in my element.
What do you like to do when you are not writing? 
I am really into outdoor activities so I enjoy walking, hiking, and the beach. Trying out new restaurants is also a major joy I like to do and broaden my taste buds. I never pass up an opportunity to explore new areas and towns so I am the type of person always planning my weekend’s way in advance in order to take advantage of whatever is going on at the time as far as dance tours, musicals or art. 
What would you consider a perfect date? 
An interesting man who has exciting stories to share over exotic food. The kind of conversation that leaves you speechless to hear more and the evening is over much to fast because your curiosity has been perked.  

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?
 
I don’t watch a lot of television. If I do watch anything it is often cooking shows, PBS or BBC. At my last place I didn’t even have a television which some people thought was really strange.
 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Joy Frawley is an author and writer of the upcoming romance novella; Two Worlds, Two Men due to release on October 2014 by Resplendence Publishing. Joy lives in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan relishing in living the life of the classic “townie” with her two dogs Piggs and Diggs. You can reach her at joyfrawley@gmail.com  or http://www.joyfrawley.com.

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Buy Links:  Resplendence Publishing  *  Amazon
 
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Giveaway:
 
Joy will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE
  

16 comments:

  1. I love the intriguingly super hot cover!

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    1. I love the cover too, Mai. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Enjoyed reading your interview today. Question about Jocelyn...does she have the same name regardless of the time period she is in?

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    1. Hi Karen! Yes, she has the same name in both worlds. Thanks for your question and for checking out my book. :-)

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  3. I love the cover, it's beautiful. Great interview, yes, people do think you're odd if you don't watch TV. If DH isn't around, the TV doesn't go on. I'd just rather read or play on the computer.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I agree about the tv! Lol. I'm glad you enjoyed what you read.

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  4. I really love this excerpt. This sounds like such a great story.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the excerpt. Thanks for your comments.

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    1. I'm happy you liked what you read, Angela. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt sounds good. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  7. I really enjoyed the interview.and the excerpt! Thank you.

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  8. I really enjoyed the interview.and the excerpt! Thank you.

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