Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Tour for Two Worlds Two Men by Joy Frawley (GIVEAWAY)


Fans of time travel romance will be intrigued by this compelling story of a woman torn between two different men in two different times.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of Two Worlds Two Men by Joy Frawley, along with her thoughts on both her heroes, and learn even more about this book by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 bookstore GC too!

Two Worlds Two Men is a time travel romance about a woman, Jocelyn Stewart, who finds loveable traits in two men who are almost opposite personalities. Colin, the clan leader, offers Jocelyn strength, tradition, and protection in a brutal medieval world. Neely, the present day innkeeper, offers Jocelyn fun, companionship and hope that she has found her true soul mate. Neither choice, nor man, is necessarily lacking. They are just very different. It is simply a perspective and I wanted the readers to feel that. 
I also hoped to convey the characters emotions so that the reader could relate with empathy. For example, Neely was faced with the knowledge that Jocelyn was in love and sleeping with Colin in another world. I felt having Neely respond with anger and a sense of helplessness was what any man would feel if he was faced with those circumstances. Hence, the character responded with those emotions. Neely also had other scenes where he took off by himself in order to process the doubt and jealously. We all occasionally need space or a quiet place to process our thoughts when we are faced with conflict and as people we can appreciate that. 
I also wanted the banter between the characters to grab readers, especially humor. To me, men are just funny! They like to play with words and wit. Neely, who is a present day man, is very vocal with his wit and snide comments because we have as a society become more open with our feelings. However, Colin is from medieval Scotland and propriety did not allow a person, especially a man, to relay emotion publically. That is why the laughing scene in the castle with Jocelyn and Colin is so dear to me! In that scene Colin is himself, a man, not the menacing clan leader he must uphold for the world. The laughing, bordering on hysterics, between he and Jocelyn would never have been relayed outside the privacy of the castle doors. And it’s those precious moments between men and women where we let our guard down and show ourselves vulnerable that I hoped to make the reader relate to. 
As a writer I have so much yet to learn. Still, I hope Two Worlds Two Men entertains readers and brings a few laughs as well. Regardless of which man you secretly root for, both Colin and Neely bring many of the attributes that we know and love about men in all their varying personalities. And that is why I hope others enjoy reading Two Worlds Two Men as much as I did creating it.

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.

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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AUTHOR INFO:

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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30 comments:

  1. I appreciate you having me today!

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  2. Great excerpt-congratulations.

    Thank you for the giveaway !!

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    1. Thanks so very much for your kind words, Sandy. I appreciate your stopping by!

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  3. Reading the author's bio is always fun and interesting!

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  4. The excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I am nosy by nature, so I love hearing about the author's personal life!

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    1. I wish I personally did have a hunk in two different worlds. Still, if I did I may keep that information, and the hunks, to myself! Ha! Thanks for stopping by, Kelly.

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  6. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thank you for hosting.

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  7. I love Time Travel books. Thank you for the excerpt.

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  8. Thank you, Rita and John, for taking the time to read and comment. Glad you enjoyed what you saw!

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  9. I enjoy reading time travel. It will be interesting to find out how this story ends.

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    1. Please be sure to let me know your feedback when you finish it at joyfrawley@gmail.com. :-)

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  10. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. I cannot wait to read the book.

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    1. I can't wait to have you read it either, Natalie! I hope you enjoy it and please be sure to drop me a line on your impressions at joyfrawley@gmail.com.

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  11. Enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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  12. Thank you for your comment, Nikolina!

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  13. Hope the tour is going well, enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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