Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Two Worlds, Two Men by Joy Frawley




Two Worlds,Two Men

by Joy Frawley



BLURB:

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.




If you were able to travel back in time, what differences would you experience?
 In Two Worlds Two Men my heroine, Jocelyn, is faced with this question. She is surrounded by a strange world filled with superstition and folklore. She time travels from present to 
medieval Scotland and in the process experiences the fear and mystery of living in another world.

I have never been to Scotland so I did a lot of research about the country’s history 
because I wanted the reader to imagine the transition first hand. Even though Two Worlds 
Two Men is fiction, I still wanted to offer some historical accuracy to the storyline. 
Folklore and superstition was very prevalent in the Scottish Highlands and I wanted to capture 
some of that in the characters. 
This led me to have Aggie, the seer, display the actions of one raised up in that superstition by having her toss salt around her house to chase away evil. Aggie also gives Jocelyn a bog violet necklace which signifies for the wearer to have safe travel. 
I think it’s easy to dismiss these types of actions as silly, but they were not to 
the people of that age nor to those who still hold onto the old beliefs. 

Another factor that would be pertinent to the experience of going back in time would be the language. How would it differ from today? For this reason I had Jocelyn slowly recall how to speak the ancient language of Gaelic. It would have been very prevalent in medieval times and the longer she remained back in time the more she recalled of it.

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.


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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.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Worlds-Men-Joy-Frawley-ebook/dp/B00OJMWNUK

Resplendence Publishing: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/m8/706-978-1-60735-807-7-

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9 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me today.

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  2. Love the cover and enjoyed your comments. Is this book available in hard back? I really want to read it.

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    1. No, it is only in Ebook form. I'm glad you like the cover. I was happy with it too. Thanks for your comments!

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  3. Congratulations Joy. Loved the excerpt and thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you and you are SO welcome! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. :-)

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  4. Enjoyed your guest post today

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  5. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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