Excerpt from the Samantha Macleod blog

“I’m delighted to host author Avery Duran, who is joining us today for a special Chanukah blog tour with her romance Ahava is Love!

I always enjoy hearing how other authors work their magic, so read on to discover what inspired Avery, how she became a “converted plotter,” and how you can enter to win an Amazon gift card.

Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy!

Welcome to my blog, Avery! Please tell us a bit about your book, Ahava is Love.

Ahava is Love by Avery Duran, Gay Romance, finding love in IsraelWhile exploring his heritage in Israel during Chanukah, Josh, a Brooklyn Realtor meets Yaron, an Israeli security guard haunted by tragedy. The attraction is immediate, but Yaron prefers to play the field, and Josh is tired of dating players, so they decide to remain friends. They spend their days together exploring ancient sites, and their nights as roommates. Eventually, they give in to their passion, knowing that they will have to go their separate ways at the end of the trip. The more time they spend traveling, the deeper their feelings grow. But this relationship has an expiration date, and it will take a miracle to keep them together.

What inspired you to write this story?

I went on a trip similar to the one described in the book, and it was life-changing. I left home in kind of a rut and came back inspired and energized. While I didn’t fall in love, many people have met their life partners on these trips. When I heard that Dreamspinner was looking for stories from around the world, I immediately thought of my experience in Israel, and Josh and Yaron’s story just popped into my head – I HAD to tell it.”

Click here to read the full post on the Samantha Macleod blog.