Thursday, 17 December 2015

Haven's Creed by Parker Williams

HavensCreed-400x600 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
Publisher: Parker Williams

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

 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.


Today I’m very grateful to be visiting Nephy Hart.

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 is the biggest thing people think they know about your subject/genre that isn’t so?

That there is a difference between stories told by a man and those written by a woman. There is a stigma many people have about stories that haven’t been written by a man. “Women can’t know what a man feels like, because they’re not a guy.”

Well, I’m not an assassin, but I think I understand how Haven feels.

Man/Woman/Little Green Creature from outer space. Who cares who writes the story as long as you enjoy it?

2) What are some references you used while writing this book?

Some online research about how long it takes to bleed out, some things about certain drugs, and ways to kill a person. No, FBI, I’m not a terrorist, I’m a writer. Though sometimes I think the two may be indistinguishable, at least on the page.

3) Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I do. When I was growing up as a gay kid, there weren’t stories for people like me. You see the world like you’re on the outside of a huge bubble looking in. In school you see the happy couples walking hand in hand, kissing, going to prom, growing up, getting married.

Conversely, on television, gay people used to be a joke. Someone to be pitied, or laughed at, or the killer. Things have changed somewhat, and now gay people can be the slut, just like a lot of other characters are portrayed. (Rolls eyes.)

4) What do your plans for future projects include?

Right now I’m writing with K.C. Wells and we’re doing the last Collars & Cuffs book. It’s called Endings and Beginnings, and features Darren (the salon owner from Trusting Thomas), and JJ, a young man who has a very big secret.

5) Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Yes! I wanted to say thank you. When I was a kid and my father told me that I shouldn’t waste my time on writing because it would never amount to anything, I was devastated. I loved to write, to bring characters to life and help shape their worlds. Being 14 and having him say that totally shredded my self-confidence. I pretty much stopped writing at that point (though there WAS this porn story….), until Eden Winters made me see that the stories were still there, and I needed to tell them or they wouldn’t leave me alone.

The people who’ve read my works, the ones who said how much they enjoyed it? Those people have helped to instill a sense of accomplishment in me. They enabled me to take Pitch, the first book I ever wrote, and give it to my mom so she could display it, so that her husband would have to see it and know that I DID accomplish something, no thanks to him.

  Where to find the author: Connect with Parker on:

Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor 
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14-Dec Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Multitasking Mommas, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Cate Ashwood, Wake Up Your Wild Side

  15-Dec Love Bytes, MM Good Book Reviews, Book Lovers 4Ever, A.M. Leibowitz, 3 Chicks After Dark

  16-Dec Divine Magazine, Cathy Brockman Romances, Unquietly Me, Louise Lyons, KathyMac Reviews, Havan Fellows

  17-Dec Bayou Book Junkie, Inked Rainbow Reads, Happily Ever Chapter, Nephy Hart, Iyana Jenna, Lee Brazil

  18-Dec The Blogger Girls, Carly’s Book Reviews, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Mikky's World of Books, Tara Lain, Emotion in Motion

  19-Dec Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves, BFD Book Blog, Jessie G. Books

  21-Dec Joyfully Jay, Molly Lolly, Bonkers About Books, Open Skye Book Reviews  

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