Parker Williams on Scent of the Heart (Shifting Needs #2) ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Scent of the Heart (Shifting Needs #2)

Author: Parker Williams

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Laura Harner

Genre: Bisexual, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Paranormal


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.

Twelve favorite book covers

To me a cover has to tell a story every bit as much as the book does. I find new covers I love all the time, but these are some of my current favorites.


Branded: It’s a new book. I don’t know what it’s about, but based on the cover, I have to read it.

Beacon Hill, Boston in snow.

Beacon Hill, Boston in snow.

Christmas in His Heart: A snowy hamlet, where people love their neighbors.

cliff's edge

Cliff’s Edge: I love Laura Harner’s covers for the Willows Springs Ranch. They are hella sexy.

dance with domination

A Dance With Domination: That pose gets me every time.

eye and the arm

The Eye and the Arm: This cover is simply mystical.

if wished were horses

If Wishes Were Horses: Okay, I know that the cover doesn’t really reflect the book (which was amazing), but it’s so pretty.

key of behliseth

The Key of Behliseth: OMG, this cover was my favorite for a long time. It has a beauty to it that is transcendent.

the pinch of the game

The Pinch of the Game: I’ve never seen a style of cover like this, and I found it to be extremely eye-catching.

water witch

Water Witch: Storm and water and a witch? Yes, please.

jewel cave

Jewel Cave: The cover alone makes me claustrophobic. It’s exceedingly well done.

would I lie to you

Would I Lie To You? I don’t think that Brad Vance could have found a better picture for this cover. Everything about this man screams con artist.

the storm before the calm

The Storm Before the Calm: It’s a new book, and I am in love with the beauty of the cover.


“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.”

“And every time I do, I remember that I need to create eye bleach.”

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:

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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9 thoughts on “Parker Williams on Scent of the Heart (Shifting Needs #2) ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. You get to see a lot of covers and to have made the short list is an honor – for Sam, the cover artist. 😀 I wish I could take more than a smidgeon of credit, but AngstyG deserves it all.

    That said, I love this book of yours and you deserve all the praise it gets. Keep em coming. 😉

  2. HI, Parker! Congrats on the new release. I need to pick this and the first one up, they sound like great reads. I’ve enjoyed everything of yours and I’m sure these will not disappoint. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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