Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Two Worlds, Two Men Blog Tour! (+$25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Two Worlds, Two Men
Author: Joy Frawley
Series:  N/A
Pages: N/A
Date Published: October 15th, 2014
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Format: eBook
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
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.
~Guest Post!~
Why not taking yourself seriously is a good thing

When I began writing my time travel romance, Two Worlds Two Men, I was completely and utterly aware that I was a young grasshopper. I had never written a book before and was clueless on how things worked in the literary industry. However, having my book recently published I can look back and honestly say that those features were not all necessarily negative.

What? Am I crazy? That may be up for discussion. Still, I think my innocence about writing left me open to the realization I needed some help from others. This same innocence made me not only respect, but value the opinions of those who had gone before me in the literary community. For example, when I had one publisher request chapters of my book I was like any new writer; positively ecstatic. And as the process continued that same publisher requested that I add some more spice to the opening of the manuscript and offered a few suggestions on how to accomplish it. These suggestions not only strengthened my ability as a writer, but they also taught me how to take constructive criticism. Both of which are important qualities for any writer to learn. 


Though there are several things I would do over again, being a wide eyed grasshopper would not be one of them. By maintaining humility I was able to glean a better manuscript which is, quite honestly, what any writer hopes to achieve. And a better story means a better read for book lovers everywhere.

~Try an 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?~Meet Joy!~  
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.

A $25 Amazon/Barnes and Noble gift card to one randomly selected winner during the tour.

14 comments:

  1. thank you for the excerpt, i enjoyed reading it :)

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    1. You are so welcome Lisa. Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback, Mary. I was really happy with it too when my publisher showed it to me. I thought it was pretty sexy!

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    1. So glad you liked reading it. It's funny how being a newbie can sometimes be a good thing, isn't it?

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  4. Sounds like a great book. Great start with the excerpt!

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  5. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting, Glenda. Happy New Year!

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  6. I liked the excerpt best. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. I will totally have to add this book to my "to-read" list.

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  7. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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