Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Two Worlds, Two Men by Joy Frawley ♥ Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Time Travel Romance)

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.
Did you know?

While writing the time travel romance, Two Worlds Two Men, it was important to me to include lots of facts not only of Scotland as a country, but also the characters. That being said, the castle in the story, Kilchurn, is a real place outside of Dalmally, Scotland. It is also a Sir Colin Campbell who is believed to have built it in medieval times. This research really helped to bring the scenes to life for me. I found Colin a fascinating, and sexy, character to write about not only historically, but also as a man who displayed decisiveness and the desire to protect those he loved; both of which are timeless and attractive characteristics of men.

Often, I found myself laughing at both heroes, Colin and Neely,as they struggled to figure out Jocelyn, the heroine. Whether a man lived hundreds of years ago or he lives in your own house, as women we know the poor things often are perplexed by how we think. As the writer I found this common thread between the sexes brought out a sense of humor in Two Worlds Two Men that had not been a goal when I started out writing Colin and Neely's characters. I hope that readers enjoy the banter as I found it quite fun to write.
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?
      
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 joyfrawley.com.
   
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27 comments :

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    1. My pleasure! This book sounds FANTASTIC!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  2. I really loved the excerpt. I love time travel stories.

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    1. I had fun writing the time travel story and all the differences between Scotland's past and present.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a good read.

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  4. Sounds intriguing! Thx for the giveaway & Happy New Year🎉

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thank you for having me today! Hope everyone has a Happy New Year! :-)

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  6. The excerpt made the story sound very intriguing and I enjoy the fun facts too.

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  7. I like the Fun Facts. They are - well, uh - fun!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and Happy New Year!

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    1. New authors like me love meeting you too! Thanks for checking out my book.

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  10. Sounds like a fascinating story.

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    1. Glad you think so, Teresa. I appreciate the feedback.

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  11. I really enjoyed the excerpt and love the cover!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This book really sounds great . I am adding it to my to be read list. Thanks for sharing it,

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  13. I liked the excerpt!

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