Character Interview with Neely Cochlin from Two Words Two Men – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Tell us about yourself: Well, I’m an innkeeper in Edinburgh, Scotland. I had previously been a professional rugby player and was quite good at it. Then, my mum died and I decided to keep the inn and run it myself. I pretty much grew up in it anyways and I like the people who pass through here on holiday. I get a diverse crowd and I like that.

What is your part in Two Worlds Two Men? Besides being charming, I am the present day love interest to Jocelyn Stewart. The story is a time travel romance and I help Jocelyn juggle the past and present. She has a lot of crazy things to face about her past and medieval Scotland. It would be a lot for a lass to deal with alone. What I didn’t expect was to fall in love with her.

Can you elaborate on that part? Why didn’t you expect to fall in love with her? Hey, I’ve heard about guys meeting a lass and everything changing in his life. But really, me? That stuff doesn’t happen. I mean, I’ve been around the world playing rugby and am somewhat of a celebrity. I never met a woman, and I’ve met many, that made me want to change or settle down. Never. But Jocelyn? She scares the hell out of me. Plus, she has her past life lover, Colin, always sitting in the wings causing havoc between us. I try to be patient with her concerning him, but really, how much can a man take? It’s bloody crazy. Still, I admire the woman’s courage and ability to face the unknown.

How would Jocelyn describe you? Good looking. Funny. A real charmer. Oh, and I’m a beast in bed. I can’t forget that part because Jocelyn would DEFINITELY say that. But really, I’m just an average guy who tries to do right by everyone. Like most blokes, I kind of just do my own thing and leave the rest alone. When Jocelyn and I met she was a really confused and felt very alone. She had her world unraveling and had no idea what was going on. Of course, I couldn’t let her do it by herself. I wanted to help and it’s almost like I had no choice. As if, her life was connected to mine in some way. Like I said, the whole thing is bloody crazy.

What is the scariest thing your character has to face? That’s easy to answer, being helpless. I hate not being able to protect Jocelyn when she is traveling through time. I can’t be with her and it drives me nuts! All I can do is wait till she returns and hope that Colin manages to not screw things up and keeps her safe. But if I’m honest….I’m also scared that one day she won’t come back to me.

4_7 two worlds Cover_Two Worlds, Two MenJocelyn 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.

Enjoy 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?

About the Author: 4_7 two worlds AuthorPic_Two Worlds, Two MenJoy 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 hosting

  2. The amazing cover is what I like the most.

  3. Joy Frawley says:

    Thank you for hosting today!

  4. momjane says:

    I loved the comments from Neely. This is such a great sounding story.

  5. Love those character interviews. Enjoyed reading the excerpt too.

  6. lori faires says:

    The character interview with Neely was great. Of course I love all things Scottish, including my hubby. I enjoyed the excerpt. Time travel romance is one of my favorite genres. Two Worlds Two Men is on my TBR list. Blessings & Thanks to All.

  7. Shannon says:

    Great character interview but of course now I am pulling for Neely

    • Joy Frawley says:

      Ha! I love your comment. Neely really is quite the charmer. That character was fun to develop.

  8. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the character interview.

  9. Claudia says:

    I like reading the book excerpt, Thank you!

  10. Ree Dee says:

    I loved your character interview! It’s fun getting know Neely.

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