Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Two Worlds Two Men NBtM

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.

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, thanks so much for stopping by. So, how did you get started writing?
I began writing as a creative outlet. Once I began writing I couldn’t stop until the manuscript was completed. I was completely enamored with the process.

What was the inspiration for your book?
I had several incentives to write Two Worlds Two Men. First, I wanted to use my love of words to achieve a creative fulfillment and prove that I could do it. Also, to create a book that would entertain readers and engage them in my fantasy world. I hoped that readers would connect with my characters and find them memorable.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
I really enjoy the medical thrillers about Dr. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell. The whole series is very engaging to me as a reader. However, please see my answer to the next question that ties into this and explains things better from my perspective.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I think medical or political thrillers are amazing reads. I would like to write one someday, but the truth is I probably won’t because I am not certain I’m disciplined enough to educate myself to do it right. I think many writers of those genres have a background of some kind in the medical field or law enforcement etc. that makes the whole process less intimidating. Having a background of some sort in your genre can also gain you access to firsthand experience. Obviously, every writer does not have “hands on” experience for their thriller, but I am not confident that I could manage a top notch manuscript. There are so many details we take for granted as readers on these kinds of books and when an author is not able to calculate those details due to inexperience or knowledge it isn’t beneficial for anyone. 

So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
I am currently working on a nonfiction book about how to achieve your goals.

Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Peach. I am a complete lover of deep luscious peach and enjoy complementing it with turquoise or fire engine red colors to create a cozy environment.

Favorite movie?
Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. Love it! It’s such a feel good, woman power movie that always inspires me.

Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?
I would fly because I could travel all over the world anytime I wanted with no limits. Superman could fly anywhere in a moment’s notice and I would like to do the same. It’s a great big world out there and I have so much left to see of it.

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
I would have dinner with author and speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer because he has devoted his life to the masses on how to find fulfillment. I would also want to meet Oprah Winfrey because she has overcome amazing odds to become a woman who makes her own rules for happiness which is admirable. I am not really sure on the third person, but actors Reese Witherspoon or Will Smith come to mind because both have managed to morph themselves from just being in the movies to making the movies. I respect their ability to foresee a new place in their industry and have the courage to do it. It’s not always easy to flow with change and some people won’t embrace it and become stagnant.

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
I am kind of a cross between Jocelyn and Neely. The character Jocelyn faces the unknown, but still manages to press onward regardless of the consequences or how hopeless it may seem. I can honestly say that I’ve done that more times than I can count to the exasperation of many. On the other hand, Neely is a character with a good and decent heart that is extremely loyal. He seeks to find the humor in most things and I have those attributes as well. 

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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.

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  1. Thank you for having me today!

  2. The impressive cover is what I like best from today’s post.

  3. I loved the interview~so interesting! Thank you for the great post and contest!

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Betty. Thanks for your comment.

  5. My favorite part is the Q&A . ... and when she was unable to respond to the "person" holding the sign (we all can relate) - shaunie

  6. I'm happy you enjoyed the Q & A. It was great fun doing it too!

  7. I really enjoyed your comments. I absolutely love this story.

    1. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, MomJane :-)

  8. That's a great cover. I really liked the interview and I enjoyed the excerpt. Time travel and a Scottish Rogue , what more could you ask for. It's on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks to all.

  9. Enjoyed reading the interview

  10. I absolutely loved the entire post! I have added Two Worlds, Two Men to my WANT TO READ LIST!

  11. I enjoyed the interview! Thank you!