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Book Review: Haven’s War by Parker Williams

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Haven’s War
Author: Parker Williams
Series: Safe Haven #2
Heroes: Haven/Sammy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 411 Pages
Publisher: Pride Press
Release Date: June 11, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  With Haven on an extended honeymoon with Sammy, bad guys around the world are breathing a lot easier. No one is better at permanently removing these lowlifes who target children—and the brutal murder of two teenage girls makes clear it’s past time to return to work. Haven’s first assignment back results in a new family member and a renewed sense of urgency to protect and avenge the innocent.

There is nothing ‘usual’ about the business of hunting predators, but when several of Haven’s fellow agents are killed, a pattern emerges. The hunters have become the prey, tools in a bitter vendetta for a perceived wrong.

Despite years of working alone, when the target shifts to someone unexpected, Haven calls in reinforcements—a friend to stand between the family he loves and a ruthless killer. Teamwork may be the only way to win this fight—unless it’s already too little, too late.

Haven tries to approach this as he would any other assignment. Find your enemy and make sure they suffer before you eliminate them. But when a member of his team goes off-book and ends up dead, everything changes. It’s no longer a battle.

Now it’s war.
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Book Review: Before You Break by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Before You Break
Authors: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
Series: Secrets #1
Heroes: Ellis/Wayne
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 340 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Six years ago Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s Specialist Firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends. When Wayne begins to notice changes—Ellis’s erratic temper, the effects of sleep deprivation—he knows he has to act before Ellis reaches his breaking point. He invites Ellis to the opening of the new BDSM club, Secrets, where Wayne has a membership. His purpose? He wants Ellis to glimpse the lifestyle before Wayne approaches him with a proposition. He wants to take Ellis in hand, to control his life because he wants his friend back, and he figures this is the only way to do it.

There are a few issues, however. Ellis is straight. Stubborn. And sexy. Wayne knows he has to put his own feelings aside to be what Ellis needs. What surprises the hell out of him is finding out what Ellis actually requires.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author Q&A: Parker Williams + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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My name is Parker Williams (or Will Parkinson if you prefer). I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband, our four dogs, and three cats.

Haven’s Creed is a huge departure from anything I’ve ever done in the past. Haven is not a nice man. He’s an assassin whose job it is to protect the innocent when he can, and avenge them when he can’t.

When did you write your first story/book? How old were you?

I was 14 years old. I wrote the story of Grant and Rusty, two gay high school students who were coming out in the 80s. In my story, they didn’t even hesitate. They did it because they were in love. It’s the only story I have that survived the purge after my father told me I shouldn’t waste my time with writing, because it was never going to amount to anything.

Are you a plotter or pantser?

I’m a pantser. I tried plotting, but the characters always seem to know better, and I figure I might just as well go with the flow.

BUT! When I work with K.C. Wells, we tend to work out a timeline at the very least. We think it helps us to stick to a plan….until the characters tell us we’re not doing it right, then they want something different.

Men. Can’t live with them, can’t sell them for parts.

What do you think makes your book stand out from the crowd?

In Haven’s Creed there are a few things that are different from a lot of books. Haven isn’t a nice man. He does things that would turn most people’s stomachs, but he does it for a good reason. The thing is, after so many years of doing it, cracks are beginning to show in his armor, and he’s afraid the only way out for him is by swallowing his gun.

Then into his life comes Samuel, who is going to show Haven the good he’s done, and why he needs to keep fighting the good fight.

How do you find or make time to write?

That’s tough lately. I own Pride Promotions, and we’re busy at this time of the year, so I squeeze in writing when I can. K.C. Wells and I are working on ‘Endings and Beginnings’, the final book of the Collars & Cuffs series, and in order to do anything, I write scenes that we try to slot into the book. I love watching K.C. work. She takes what I’ve given her, and turns it into this lush, amazing story that flows so beautifully.

What do you like to read in your free time?

What is this ‘free time’ you speak of?

I love shifter stories. Silvia Violet does some of the most amazing ones, and she’s also got one of my favorite characters in Wes from the Wild R Farms series. He’s a pure human, but he’s so damned alpha that you can’t help but shiver when he’s on page. He’s paired perfectly with Tristan, a horse shifter, who longs for Wes to break him, but isn’t going to make it easy for him.

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About Haven’s Creed

HavensCreed-400x600An act of violence destroys his family and ends the life he knows. To escape his haunted past, he joins the military, where, as a sniper, he is trained to kill with precision and detachment. When a covert organization offers him a new purpose, he becomes Haven, an operative devoted to protecting the innocent when he can and avenging them when he cannot.

After ten years of battling the evil in the world, the life no longer holds the attraction or meaning it once had, and he’s ready to walk away. Then he meets Samuel, a young man forced from the age of twelve to work as a sex slave. If ever a man had a need for Haven, it is this one.

Yet nothing about this growing relationship is one-sided. Sammy gives Haven a stability he’s never known, and Haven becomes the rock upon which Sammy knows he can depend.

When Sammy reveals something about the enemy Haven has been hunting for months, Sammy fears it will destroy what they’ve built and he’ll lose his home in Haven’s heart.

Available at: Amazon

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An Excerpt from Haven’s Creed

When I was fifteen, I killed my first man. Every time Arnie, the guy my mother was shacking up with at the time, drank, he got it into his head she was cheating on him. He’d start slapping her, and that turned into full-fledged beating within a few months. When he was done, he’d start on my sister.

There were nights she’d crawl into bed with me, sobbing. For the longest of times, she wouldn’t tell me what happened, but when I found blood on her pajamas, I knew. I’d tried to stand up to him, but he beat me badly enough that I couldn’t go to school for two weeks until the bruises faded. But I got off lucky. The things he did to Chrissy gave me nightmares. I’d hear her cry out and knew there was nothing I could do but hide in my bed, my pillow covering my head. He was bigger, meaner, and stronger than me, and he reminded me of that fact constantly.

The old lady never said boo about it. She always forgave him and tried to justify what he did by telling me how much stress he was under. How he was a good man and didn’t mean it. It was just the drinking, she swore. It was more like he was a bastard and she was his meal ticket.

I came home one night and found him whaling on her, my sister’s body crumpled in a heap, her head smashed in. The son of a bitch had a gun in his hand, slick with blood, and he threatened to kill them both, screaming he wouldn’t let her leave. She slapped him. It wasn’t hard, but it shocked him enough that he dropped the gun. I picked it up. He sneered at me and called me a weak-willed fag.

I looked at the gun I held in my hand. The instrument of my revenge. The means to saving my sister.

“Give me the gun, you fuck. It’s not a dick, you wouldn’t know what to do with it.”

The bullet I put in his forehead showed him how wrong he was. He lay on the floor, blood bubbling from the wound, and his eyes locked on mine as he took his last breath. I wanted that fucker to know it was the weak-willed fag who had done this to him.

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About Parker Williams

Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that come with melding lives together.

Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Parker held his job for nearly 28 years before he decided to retire and try new things. He enjoys his new life as a stay-at-home author and also working on Pride-Promotions, an LGBT author promotion service.

Find out more about Parker on Twitter, Facebook or his Website.

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As part of this blog tour, Parker is giving away a $30 Amazon Gift Card!! To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Haven’s Creed to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Haven’s Creed by Parker Williams

Reviewed by JustJen

28017836Title: Haven’s Creed
Author: Parker Williams
Heroes: Haven/Samuel
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 256 Pages
Publisher: Parker Williams
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  An act of violence destroys his family and ends the life he knows. To escape his haunted past, he joins the military, where, as a sniper, he is trained to kill with precision and detachment. When a covert organization offers him a new purpose, he becomes Haven, an operative devoted to protecting the innocent when he can and avenging them when he cannot.

After ten years of battling the evil in the world, the life no longer holds the attraction or meaning it once had, and he’s ready to walk away. Then he meets Samuel, a young man forced from the age of twelve to work as a sex slave. If ever a man had a need for Haven, it is this one.

Yet nothing about this growing relationship is one-sided. Sammy gives Haven a stability he’s never known, and Haven becomes the rock upon which Sammy knows he can depend.

When Sammy reveals something about the enemy Haven has been hunting for months, Sammy fears it will destroy what they’ve built and he’ll lose his home in Haven’s heart.
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Book Review: Scent of the Heart by Parker Williams

Reviewed by Nikyta

Scent-400x600 2Title: Scent of the Heart
Author: Parker Williams
Series: Shifting Needs #2
Heroes: Casey & Sev
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Casey Scott grew up being told he’d never amount to anything, and despite the unwavering love and support from his best friend, Jake, the idea sticks in the back of Casey’s mind. When he discovers he has a unique destiny in an enclave where shifters and humans live together, he seizes the chance, wanting for once in his life to be someone special.

Tsvetok Yerokhin lost his parents to the evil ruler of the enclave when he was a boy. The responsibilities of raising his two younger brothers nearly overwhelmed him and self- doubt took over. When the new Alpha and his Protector arrive in time to save his life, Sev is grateful, but he’s even more shocked when he scents his mate with them.

Casey isn’t prepared for the feelings that sweep over him when he meets Sev, but he refuses to act on them because he’s straight. Still, there is something so alluring about Sev that Casey can’t help being drawn to him.

As the two explore the edges of their new discovery, an evil returns, determined to control the enclave or destroy it. The Alpha and Protector are powerless to stop it, but Casey holds the key to victory. If he can discover what it is, he has a chance to save them all. To be the hero.

Unfortunately, the hero has to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, and for Casey that means losing his heart.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honorary Blogger Parker Williams: Love Stinks + Giveaway!

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Love Stinks

by Parker Williams

I’d always known Casey was destined to be with another man. He was just too good a character to pass up an opportunity with. In Protector of the Alpha, Casey gets sprayed several times by a skunk. The SAME skunk. I knew that was his mate, even before I wrote the parts. I had actually done a little research on skunks in Alaska and was surprised to find out there aren’t any, so Sev was unique. What I didn’t know was going to be Sev’s background. When Jake, Zak, and Casey came upon them, Sev was being beaten by the crowd for stealing food. Zak put a stop to it, and we don’t hear from Sev again until the end of the book when he drops his bombshell on Jake.

I had thought about making each book self-contained, but I liked the idea of leaving it as a cliffhanger, if for no other reason than hoping people would like the story enough to want to pick up the second part.

In this book, Sev gets his chance to shine. Casey learns the truth about his destiny from an unlikely source, who may or may not have implications for his future, and they have the chance to be the heroes for a change.

Unfortunately no one gets to be a hero without being willing to pay a price of some sort. And for these men, the price may very well be much too high.

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About Scent of the Heart

Scent-400x600 2Casey Scott grew up being told he’d never amount to anything, and despite the unwavering love and support from his best friend, Jake, the idea sticks in the back of Casey’s mind. When he discovers he has a unique destiny in an enclave where shifters and humans live together, he seizes the chance, wanting for once in his life to be someone special.

Tsvetok Yerokhin lost his parents to the evil ruler of the enclave when he was a boy. The responsibilities of raising his two younger brothers nearly overwhelmed him and self- doubt took over. When the new Alpha and his Protector arrive in time to save his life, Sev is grateful, but he’s even more shocked when he scents his mate with them.
Casey isn’t prepared for the feelings that sweep over him when he meets Sev, but he refuses to act on them because he’s straight. Still, there is something so alluring about Sev that Casey can’t help being drawn to him.

As the two explore the edges of their new discovery, an evil returns, determined to control the enclave or destroy it. The Alpha and Protector are powerless to stop it, but Casey holds the key to victory. If he can discover what it is, he has a chance to save them all. To be the hero.

Unfortunately, the hero has to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, and for Casey that means losing his heart.

Available at: Amazon

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About Parker Williams

Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that come with melding lives together.

Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Parker held his job for nearly 28 years before he decided to retire and try new things. He enjoys his new life as a stay-at-home author and also working on Pride-Promotions, an LGBT author promotion service.

Find out more about Parker on his Website, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.

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As part of this blog tour, Parker is giving away a $25 gift card and a skunk Beanie Baby! To enter, just click the link below!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

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Book Review: 500 Miles by Parker Williams

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: 500 Miles
Author: Parker Williams
Series: MLR Mixed Tape Anthology
Heroes: Mark/Jase
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 37 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: June 7, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Since he was fourteen, Mark knew he loved Jase, his brother Eric’s best friend. As Jase and Eric leave for the Army, Jase leaves Mark something to hold onto, but when the two men are shipped to Kuwait, things change when Jase tells Mark he’s met someone.

Confused and hurt, Mark is left to wonder what happened. Eric returns, but with devastating news – and needing Mark’s help. Can Mark help the man who broke his heart? Or will he let Jase push him away – for the second time?
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Book Review: Protector of the Alpha by Parker Williams

Reviewed by Nikyta

5Title: Protector of the Alpha
Author: Parker Williams
Series: Shifting Needs
Heroes: Jake Davis/Zakiya Incekara
Genre: M/M Paranormal/New Adult
Length: 195 Pages
Publisher: Parker Williams
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Available at: Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Adopted at an early age by a wealthy family, Jake Davis has always seemed to have an easy life. Even in college he was blessed with good grades and an apparently clear path to a pro football career. Good thing his best friend keeps hanging around to keep his head from getting too swollen.

Zakiya Incekara has always been…odd. Being fluent in six languages and having a flair for international cooking should open the world to him, but those skills leave him isolated.

When Jake sees Zak for the first time, with water beading down his slender form, something inside him shifts, and it hungers for Zak. To have him. To claim him. And Jake knows that whatever it is, it won’t be denied.

When they are approached by a man who claims knowledge of a secret past they share, Jake and Zak are thrust into a world they would never have believed existed. The forests of Alaska might seem an odd place to find your destiny, but these men will meet the challenges head on, as they learn that sometimes you have to make sacrifices to be Protector of the Alpha.
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Protector of the Alpha by Parker Williams: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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An Exclusive Excerpt from Protector of the Alpha

Jake crossed the campus to get his car and head for home. He was so embarrassed. Jake wished he’d gone home instead of hanging out on campus until practice. People would snicker whenever he walked by, and several teased him with chess references. He was grateful to finally be headed home. He could only hope that Casey—

“Chess, JD? Really? That’s the best you could come up with? Sad, bro. Your excuses are usually a lot more…inventive. I think in the nineteen years I’ve known you that was probably the lamest one you’ve ever come up with.”

Casey fell into pace with Jake, nudging him with a slender shoulder.

“What? I play chess.”

Casey struck a pose, hand on hip, his expression telling Jake he was waiting to hear the truth.

“Fine, I play checkers. The board looks the same.”

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About Protector of the Alpha

Protector of the AlphaAdopted at an early age by a wealthy family, Jake Davis’s life appears easy. Even in college, he is blessed with good grades and an apparently clear path to a pro football career. Good thing his best friend keeps hanging around to keep his head from getting too swollen.

Zakiya Incekara has always been…odd. Being fluent in six languages and having a flair for international cooking should open the world to him, but those skills leave him isolated.

When Jake sees Zak for the first time, with water beading down his slender form, something inside him shifts, and it hungers for Zak. To have him. To claim him. And Jake knows that whatever it is, it won’t be denied.

Available at: Amazon, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

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About Parker Williams

Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that comes with melding lives together.

Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Parker held his job for nearly 28 years before he decided to retire and try new things. He enjoys his new life as a stay-at-home author and also working on Pride-Promotions, an LGBT author promotion service.

Find out more about Parker on his Website, Twitter or Facebook.

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As part of this blog tour, Parker is giving away a Protector T-Shirt and two $10 gift cards to All Romance eBooks!! To enter, just click the link below!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Good luck!

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