Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Two Worlds, Two Men by Joy Frawley: Interview with Excerpt


 Welcome!!  Thanks so much for this chance to find out a bit about you and your work.  I Appreciate your agreeing to answer a few of my burning questions.  J  If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grump bear?

 I am definitely a chirpy bird. I’m the kind of person who can aggravate those who are not wide eyed and bushy tailed first thing in the morning. Luckily, my sexy boyfriend and my dogs are all happy early risers as well. I get up about 5-5:30 am and can do coffee and full blown out conversation as soon as I roll out of bed. Yes, I know. I’m already making some of you groan!

 Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.

 The best ever.

 What one word best describes you?


 Do you friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?

 They would say I’m an extravert who laughs loud and has silly warped humor. I would have to agree.

 Tell us about a favorite character in your book.

 I think Neely Cochlin is a sexy fun character. He is the present day love interest for my heroine Jocelyn. Neely is the guy with the grin just behind his lips and the twinkling eyes. He is an ex-rugby player who’s had his fair share of women and has sown a lot of oats in his life. However, now he finds himself mystified over Jocelyn and is trying to figure out why she has stolen his attention completely. It’s all new to him which makes him vulnerable and frustrated all at the same time. He uses his charm and humor as a way to manage it all and his funny comments throughout the book are some of my favorite moments in Two Worlds Two Men. I love male humor and Neely is to me a prime example of the charismatic charm that men can entail.

 If you were stranded on a desert island what are the five things you would most want with you?

 I would want lipstick, preferably a dark peach color. Also, a water bottle with a straw to stay hydrated (yes, I know this is make believe) along with a lifetime of nachos. I’d also want my sexy boyfriend with me not only for his company, but also because he is the cleverest man I ever met and can fix anything. This way he can build us some wonderful island hut and keep the snakes away. I don’t like snakes. My pups would be the fifth thing I’d want because they’d offer companionship while I wandered around the jungle. And as an added bonus they would keep the wild beasts at bay- especially my Corgi who has an alligator sized mouthful of large teeth.


Two Worlds,Two Men

by Joy Frawley





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?



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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  or


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Joy Frawley said...

I am glad you liked it, Curtis. I especially liked answering the desert island question. I had to face the fact building shelter and self sufficiency are not my strong skills! I would definitely need all the help I could get. Ha! said...

I loved the excerpt.

Joy Frawley said...

I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

Natasha D said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Joy Frawley said...

Thank you for your comments and stopping by, Natasha!