Author Name: Parker Williams
Book Name: Scent of the Heart
Series: Shifting Needs
Series should be read in order
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092418.Parker_Williams
Publisher: Parker Williams
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
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.”
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.
Where to find the author:
Connect with Parker on: Twitter: @ParkerWAuthor
Or you can visit his website: http://www.ParkerWilliamsAuthor.com
Guest post with author Parker Williams
Wicked Faerie's - Parker, can you share with us why you started writing?
I started writing for a very selfish reason. Growing up and realizing I was gay, I was mortified. I had no one I could talk to, and at the time there weren’t young adult novels that were meant for people like me. I began to write because I needed the outlet to express my feelings. To be able to tell another guy, even if it was on paper and from the mouth of another person, I loved them. Then someone I hoped would encourage me told me I was wasting my time (without having ever read anything I’d written), and I stopped writing for the longest. Then I found a book called ‘The Telling’ by Eden Winters, and it opened up the world of MM literature to me. I wrote to Eden to tell her how much I loved her book, and figured I’d never hear from her, because come on! Authors are super-famous and don’t have time for people like me.
Within a few hours I got a reply, and it started a conversation that led up to her asking if I wrote. I told her I used to, but not anymore. She wanted to know why, and I told her. She reminded me that stories don’t go away, no matter how we wish they would, until they are shared with other people.
I decided to try again, even with that nagging voice in the back of my head telling me I was wasting my time. I wrote a book called Pitch, which I submitted to Harmony Ink (division of Dreamspinner Press), and another called 500 Miles that went to MLR Press. I got contracts for both of them.
When I got my paperback copies of Pitch, I sent one to my mom so she could display it where the person who told me I was wasting my time would see it, and know that I succeeded, despite him.
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