I'm excited to have Parker Williams on Up All Night Read All Day today! I have been working with him for a while through Pride-Promotions a LGBT author promotions service and now I have him here and get to know him better! Thanks for stopping by Parker...I asked Parker why he began writing, find out what he said...
Author Name: Parker Williams
Book Name: Scent of the Heart
Series: Shifting Needs
Series should be read in order
Release Date: June 15, 2015
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.
Pages or Words: Approximately 69,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Romance, Paranormal, Bisexual, Fiction, Gay Fiction, New Adult
“This night is shot,” Casey mumbled. “Hakii, if you’re there, I’m sorry. I need to find him. I’ll try to be back as soon as I can. Oh, and if you’re not there, I hope you’re getting a damn good laugh at me talking to myself.”
The night air had chilled considerably. Casey threw on a sweater and hurried to the Alpha’s house. Before he could pound on the door, it swung open. Jake stood there wearing nothing at all.
“Oh god, my eyes.”
Jake sighed. “You’ve seen me before. A lot, if I recall correctly.”
“And every time I do, I remember that I need to create eye bleach.”
Jake faked a laugh. “Yeah, you’re hilarious. What do you want?”
“A guy came to my house tonight. His name is Sev, and I think he’s in trouble.”
All humor fled from Jake’s face. “What happened?”
Casey told him about the visit. “He…called me his mate. What the hell is that about?”
“Later. We’ve got to find him.”
In an instant, Jake transformed into a beautiful black jaguar. Zak came rushing to the door. “What is wrong?”
Before Casey could answer, Zak grabbed a heavy coat and squirmed into it. “Jake will track him. You will come with us.”
“Zak, he called me his mate. Why would he do that?”
“You worry about this now? I do not see where this matters. If you prefer, you may stay behind.”
Casey sobered immediately. “No, you’re right. I’m sorry.”
They tracked Jake as he hurried to the woods. When they heard him roar, Zak and Casey ran to the edge of the forest. Jake had transformed back to his human form and, man, was he pissed.
“Come out here, now,” he demanded.
There was no movement, but Casey heard a clicking noise, followed by the familiar stamping of feet.
“You spray me and I swear to the gods I will neuter you. Put your damn tail down and face us as a man, Sev.”
About the author:
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.
Why I Write by Parker Williams
I’m not sure there’s a single reason now, but back when I was a kid (about a billion years ago, when I still worked on a typewriter), it was because I was lonely. Growing up and realizing you’re gay, it’s not easy. Today the world is full of gay positive athletes, actors, singers, authors…back then? It was a secret you didn’t talk about. You never mentioned it to people, and you sure as hell didn’t tell your family. So I created worlds in my head where it was okay to be gay. Where characters were strong and unafraid to admit who they were. It was cathartic being able to get my thoughts and emotions down on paper, and to help people like me find a happily ever after that I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to find.
Fast forward a few years when my father told me that writing would get me nowhere in life - even though he’d never read any of my stories - and it hurt so bad that I pretty much stopped writing. During that time school became more and more difficult, because I didn’t have an outlet. I was a loner, and people ignored me, which was okay with me, or at least that is what I told myself.
Some time after graduation I met a man and we fell in love. We’ve spent the last 26 years of our lives together. It was here that I found the joy of writing again, thanks to Eden Winters. The stories were still there, and wanted to be written, and she convinced me I should listen.
So, that’s why I write, and hope to continue doing so for many years to come.
Where to find the author:
Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor
Or you can visit his website: http://www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092418.Parker_Williams
Publisher: Parker Williams
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
Tour Dates & Stops: June 15 – 19, 2015
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