April 21, 2015

Isaac Byler from A Way Home by @keiraandrews #RLFblog #mmromance

A Way Home
Genre: M/M contemporary romance
Author: Keira Andrews
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Will returning to their Amish roots renew their faith in each other?
Isaac and David never thought they'd go back to the Amish world. But when Isaac’s younger brother is stricken with cancer, they don’t hesitate to return. Their relationship is on the rocks after insecurity and fear drove a wedge between them in San Francisco, and David is determined to make things right. Yet if they thought navigating “English” life was confusing, being back in Zebulon is even more complicated.
Their families are desperate to bring them back into the fold, and pressure from the community builds. Isaac and David yearn for a future together, but each day it becomes harder to hide the truth about who they really are. They're caught between two worlds, and if they’re not careful it could tear them further apart.
Can Isaac and David make their way back to each other—and find a place to call home?

The Bucket List of Isaac Byler

Name: Isaac Byler
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Red Hills, Ohio
Profession: Student and part-time carpenter

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we'd like to get to know you better. Please tell us about yourself.

When someone dies, we say they "kicked the bucket." Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a "Bucket List." We'd like to know yours, please. If you haven't made one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you're at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
It’s so hard to pick. I want to go everywhere! But I really want to visit Australia since it seems like the farthest place I could go. I also want to visit Europe and take a train to all the different countries with David. He’s my boyfriend. One day he’ll be my husband, but we’re waiting a few years before that happens.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
*shifts uncomfortably* Part of me wants to say Zebulon, the Amish settlement where I grew up. I can never live there again, but my family’s still there. So I still want to visit if they’ll let me.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
The president. He’s so important, and I didn’t grow up knowing anything about the government. But I’m learning now.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Mean people. I haven’t met many out here in the world, but I see them on TV.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I kind of grew up like I’d time traveled, living as though it was 150 years ago. So I’ve done enough time traveling! I want to stay put.
What is your birth order?
I’m the fourth child of eight. Right in the middle!
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
We didn’t have the kind of toys English kids have. (That’s what we called non-Amish people—English.) I liked spinning tops and stuff like that, but my favorite thing was the pen knife my big brother Aaron left for me when he ran away from home to go into the world. I kept it with me all the time, and I still have it.
Describe your favorite food and how it's prepared.
Pizza! I have no idea how they make it, but I love to eat it. My favorite Amish food is shoofly pie, which is a sweet pie made of molasses. The women did all the cooking, so I’m not sure how it’s prepared. That’s one of the things I have to learn out here—how to cook.
Tell us about your best friend.
Well, my best friend was always Mervin Miller. We were born only a couple weeks apart, so we sat next to each other in church and everything. It seemed like we were just always friends for as long as I can remember. But he’s still in Zebulon, and it’s hard for him to accept that I’m gay. My boyfriend David is my best friend now. He’s just... *blushes*  He’s the best. Yeah. David’s my best friend.

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After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website, and on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter for news, giveaways and more.

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  1. Love that cover! Best of luck to you,
    Jacquie Biggar

  2. Welcome back, Keira! This looks great!


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