OS: Welcome to Avery Duran author of Ahava is Love!
Timing is Everything
Thank you so much to Open Skye Book Reviews for hosting me today! I really appreciate the opportunity to talk about my upcoming release, Ahava is Love.
Time is a tricky thing; sometimes it seems like we don’t have enough of it, yet occasionally, it seems to drag. Like most of us, I’m really busy during the day. My children’s schedules, the day job, trying to maintain friendships, and volunteering for the parent association that shall not be named – all of these things take time. So when I started writing, the first thing people asked was, “When do you find the time?”
The night is my time – it’s quiet and it feels like I’m the only one around. My family is sleeping so the house is peaceful. My cell is blessedly silent. It’s when I do most of my writing (unless I’m sucked into a book, all bets are off when I’m reading!).
I’ve always been a night owl. It’s not unusual for me to stay up until one, two, or even three in the morning. Eventually those sleepless nights catch up with me, and I’ll conk out early – maybe by midnight. But the next night, when everyone I love is in peaceful slumber, I am happily immersed in a world I have created, a world where love conquers all and everyone gets their happily ever after. There is little I find more rejuvenating than that!
When I was working on Ahava is Love, I found the issue of timing very thought-provoking. Josh is someone with a tendency to romanticize his dates fairly quickly, so when he decides to go on a man diet and travel to Israel to explore his roots, the last thing he needs is to find a man he finds extremely compelling. Of course, this man, Yaron, is not interested in taking the time to start anything meaningful, although he is always in the market for something casual. Either way, as friends or as lovers, the relationship has an expiration date. The saying, “Timing is everything” really applies to their story.
Two men, traveling together for ten days, both with a great deal of love to offer, yet each afraid to open his heart to someone else. The attraction is instant, but nothing good can come of them getting together…or can it?
Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me and my writing process. I will be sharing more over the next week, so please join me when I visit the below blogs. They have been kind enough to host me to celebrate the release of Ahava is Love on July 5th!
Ahava is Love – Ahava is the Hebrew word for love, I think you’ll enjoy falling in love with Josh, Yaron – and Israel!
June 29 – MM Good Book Reviews
July 4 – Open Skye Book Reviews
July 6 – Love Bytes
July 7 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
July 10 – Divine Magazine
Ahava is Love (World of Love) by Avery Duran
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist Reese Dante
Release Date July 5, 2017
Brooklyn Realtor Josh Perlman desperately wants to settle down. Unfortunately he can’t find a man who wants the same. Tired of disastrous dates, he travels to explore his heritage.
Yaron is an Israeli security guard and medic charged with looking after Josh and his pilgrimage group. For Yaron, the need to protect has become more a duty than an honor since he lost his long-term boyfriend to a terrorist attack—a loss that continues to haunt him.
As they embark on their journey through the Holy Land, it’s hard to deny the attraction that sparks between Josh and Yaron. Yet with America calling Josh home, and Israel, and the death of his lover holding Yaron prisoner, it seems only a miracle can keep them together.
But Israel is an ancient land, one that has seen miracles before. Surrounded by structures that have been destroyed and rebuilt time after time, Josh and Yaron might just learn that their futures can be found in the wisdom of the past.
World of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the globe.
About the Author
Parent Association President by day, Romance Author by night, Avery Duran enjoys the best of all worlds. She’s a minivan-driving, cupcake-baking, soccer mom, who works outside the home while raising three rambunctious boys. Easily distracted by shiny things, Avery found making up stories in her head was an effective way to fool people into thinking she was paying attention. Eventually she decided to write down one of those stories, and her alter-ego was born.
She’s always been a voracious reader, Avery’s mother still brings up the time her school called because she refused to stop reading during math class. Avery is pleased to confirm that she has managed just fine without whatever important math lesson was being taught that day.
A native New Yorker, she often incorporates her favorite city into what she writes. During the day, while driving, watching endless YouTube videos, or animated shows with her offspring, she plots her stories. At night, when her husband and children go to sleep, Avery sits in a quiet house and puts those words on paper. She loves spending her down time creating a world filled with people loving and laughing their way to happily-ever-after.
She’d really love to hear from you!
Author Social Media Links
• Website & Blog: http://www.averyduran.com/
• Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Duran/e/B018RE20I0
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