Title: Haven's War
Series: Safe Haven #2
Author: Parker Williams
Genre: M/M Dark Romantic Elements
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Buy Now: Universal Link
Buy Now: Universal Link
With Haven on an extended honeymoon with Sammy, bad guys around the world are breathing a lot easier. No one is better at permanently removing these lowlifes who target children—and the brutal murder of two teenage girls makes clear it’s past time to return to work. Haven’s first assignment back results in a new family member and a renewed sense of urgency to protect and avenge the innocent.
There is nothing ‘usual’ about the business of hunting predators, but when several of Haven’s fellow agents are killed, a pattern emerges. The hunters have become the prey, tools in a bitter vendetta for a perceived wrong.
Despite years of working alone, when the target shifts to someone unexpected, Haven calls in reinforcements—a friend to stand between the family he loves and a ruthless killer. Teamwork may be the only way to win this fight—unless it’s already too little, too late.
Haven tries to approach this as he would any other assignment. Find your enemy and make sure they suffer before you eliminate them. But when a member of his team goes off-book and ends up dead, everything changes. It’s no longer a battle.
Now it’s war.
Oscar glared at Haven and Sammy. “Wait. I’ve got to do what?”
Sammy grinned. “Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews wants a post for Haven’s tour.”
“Okay, so why do I have to do this?”
“Because I need Haven’s help in the bedroom.”
“Oh, don’t shit me. If you’re going to fuck, at least have the decency to say so.”
Sammy shrugged. “Fine. We’re going to go fuck.”
“Can I watch?”
“Nope. You’ve got a blog post to write.”
Oscar’s gaze narrowed. “I hate you.” He glanced at the computer. “So what’s it about?”
“How about your top ten favorite songs when you’re working?”
“Sure.” Oscar grinned. “I can do that.”
Haven frowned. “He’s going to get us in trouble, isn’t he?”
Sammy nodded. “Oh, yeah.”
After Haven and Sammy left the room, Oscar sat down and pulled out his phone.
“My ten favorite songs while working, huh? I got this shit covered.”
“Okay, listen up readers! Chris asked for it, so blame her.”
10: Billy’s Got a Gun from Def Leppard. Let me say, this one is great for those times when you’re trying to get information from someone. It’s slow, heavy, and just loud enough to cut off the screams.
9: Two Tribes from Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Been in war. It sucks. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But our job was necessary, just like the one I do now is. Sammy explained it that people need us to stand between them and the horrors they can only imagine.
8: How Many Fools from Assassin’s Creed 3: Okay, I love this game. You’d think that my job would have me looking for other means of entertainment besides killing, but come on. I’m good at what I do, plus I think the guy in the song would look great bent over my bed.
7: War by Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The words themselves speak volumes. Like I said, sometimes war is necessary, but why do those who are just starting their lives the ones who get sent out to wage it? Why not those who are responsible for protecting us from war?
6: 500 Miles by The Proclaimers: I’d dismissed this song for years, until I heard about it from my friend, Jase. He told me how the song had been a promise to someone he loved that he’d come back home. I listened to it with new ears after that. We lost touch, but I hope that Jase and his guy got a happy ending. After what he went through, he deserved it.
5: Broken Heroes by Saxon: The opening riff of the guitar isn’t enough. This song tells us about the consequences of war. About the people who get lost after they’ve given all.
4: Blue Monday by New Order: This is another one that probably doesn’t belong on the list, but I find it works when I’m working someone over to have them listen to it. The refrain of ‘how does it feel?’ works on so many levels.
3: Cherry Bomb by the Runaways: It’s a silly, sexy, fun song. Plus there’s something about someone dying as the song plays in the background. I wanna say who can be miserable listening to this, but I guess if you’re bleeding out, it can be a bummer.
2: I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: This song has a special memory attached to it. My first fake ID, my first trip to a bar, the blow job I got in the alley while the place vibrated with this song? Yeah, it kinda sinks in and stays with you.
1: The Warrior Song – Hard Corps by Sean Householder: This! My favorite song in the whole world. It’s got a depth and intensity to it that makes it perfect for a long-burn workout. Plus, it’s a tribute to the Marine Corps. Say what you want about the military or the people in it, overall they deserve our utmost respect. This song makes my chest swell with pride for my country.
(Warning: This may be considered a trigger for some people. The images used in the video are stock photos and not real pictures of violence against children.)
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.