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Monday, December 14, 2015

An #interview with Parker Williams ~ author of Haven's Creed #GayFiction #Thriller #Giveaway



Please welcome Parker Williams, author of Haven’s Creed.

Hi everyone. I’m happy to be here.

Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband, our four dogs, and three cats. For nearly twenty-eight years I was a server at a hotel in Milwaukee where I got to meet a lot of famous people.

Was there a basis for you story? A previous experience or something else?

It was an experience at my job. A former coworker who had burrowed her way beneath my skin and irked me every day. The worse she got, the more I realized she needed to go. Since I didn’t have the authority to get rid of her (and management wouldn’t, despite obviously needing to), I made her a character in a book. And we all knows what happens when a writer adds you to their story. J

What skills do you think a writer needs?

To be able to take an event and craft a story for it. Have you seen almost any movie lately? They take an idea and weave a world from it. That’s kind of what a writer does. In Haven, I started out with the main character—who is an antihero, by the way—and made a life for him. Assassin who takes the phrase ‘eye for an eye’ way too literally, but is determined to be the savior of children when he can, and their avenging angel when he can’t.

What for you is the perfect book hero?

I love alpha men. Those who step in and take charge of a situation, then take their object of affection to bed, and show them why alpha guys are so shiver-inducing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I’ve been writing for about two years now (not including the time I spent writing when I was a kid). I love the fact that each person—author or editor—I come in contact with can teach me something new. My challenge is to take that information and weave it into my writing.

Tell us about your favorite childhood book.

Absolutely no contest on this one. “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George. When I was a kid, I wanted to do exactly what Sam Gribley did. Up and leave for the great outdoors, live in a hollowed out tree, and have a falcon named Frightful.

In the end, though, I settled for a bowl of ice cream.





Haven's Creed by Parker Williams

Release Date: December 14, 2015
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.

Warning: This book contains violent and dark scenes

Words: 95,000 words










Excerpt:

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



Publisher: Parker Williams



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