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Author Name: Parker Williams
Book Name: Haven's Creed
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Pages or Words: 95,000 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Thriller, some romantic elements, some dark and violent imagery
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.
Warning: This book contains violent and dark scenes
with author parker williams
I'm so happy you stopped by today. I tried to make it warm and cozy for you so if you are ready...Let's get started....
Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
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.
1) What’s the easiest thing about writing?
Creating a character with hopes and dreams. Trying to breathe life into them, make them as if they were flesh and blood, someone you’d like to spend time with.
2) Name one author (living or dead) you’d like to write with?
Well this one is a cheat, because I already co-write with K.C. Wells. I’m really proud of the books that we’ve put out together (Someone to Keep Me, Damian’s Discipline, Dom of Ages – coming out December 21, and the final book ‘Endings and Beginnings’, due out in 2016.
I love the Collars and Cuffs series and Dom of Ages is on my TBR
3) Tell us about your cover and how it came about.
A friend of mine had bought some credits on a stock photo website and asked if I wanted to take a look to see if there were any pictures I wanted. I went to check it out, and saw the picture on the cover of Haven. If this picture had been posed specifically for my book, it could not have been more appropriate.
The cover is incredible
4) Is this book part of a series? Do you have ideas that could make it into a series? If it is a series, tell us a little about it.
Wellllllll….I have an idea for a story that could make it a sequel, but I’m not sure if I will go with it. I suppose it depends on how well Haven is received.
Now... for fun
5) Word association. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind when you read these words.
Ketchup - Mustard
Flakes - Relatives
Elastic - Snap
Timer - Late
Google – Porn (What? How do you think I find it?)
Flakes and Relatives??? LOL Good one. This was fun, and I hope you will come back again.
Now... Anyone want a sneak peek at Haven's Creed? This excerpt is intense and I can't wait to read the entire book.
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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Meet 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.
Where to find the author:
Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor
Or you can visit his website: www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28017836-haven-s-creed
Publisher: Parker Williams
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