A warm welcome to author Avery Duran joining us today here at Love Bytes to talk about new release “Ahava is Love“.
Avery talks about language and brought a giveaway to participate in!
Welcome Avery 🙂
Thank you so much to Love Bytes for hosting me today! I am so grateful for the opportunity to talk about my upcoming release, Ahava is Love.
One of the most interesting things I learned while writing this book was that my English, is not the same as everyone else’s! I always knew American English was different from that spoken in other countries. What I was surprised to find was just how different it is within the United States.
A little background, I have lived in NYC, or one of its suburbs, my entire life and grew up with two city raised parents. The following are some terms that I (incorrectly) assumed were used the same way throughout the United States:
Waiting on line – Apparently only in NY do we wait on line, the rest of the country waits in line.
Stoop – A short staircase with a platform in front of a house or apartment building.
Bodega – A small neighborhood convenience/corner store.
The City – Even within the five boroughs of NYC, “the city” means Manhattan.
While editing Ahava is Love, I realized that this was something that Brooklynite, Josh, would encounter while on a group tour consisting of twenty young adults from across the USA. I added a scene where he is called out on his NY accent. I laughed out loud as I wrote it – after all, I clearly have a lot to learn about regional dialects!
What phrases are unique to your hometown?
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
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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- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14742913.Avery_Duran
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