The Novel Approach welcomes author Parker Williams today on his Scent of the Heart (Shifting Needs: Book Two) blog tour. Parker chats a bit about the paranormal and what would happen if we suddenly discovered shifters and other supernatural creatures were real. Enjoy and then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win a $25 E-tailer Gift Card and a skunk Beanie Baby.
I’ve actually given thought to this, and I’m afraid the answer isn’t a good one. The way many people are, paranormal creatures wouldn’t stand a chance. If it’s not the hunters who will think of it as bagging the ultimate prey, it will be the scientists who insist on studying them. There will, of course, be groups of people (me, for example), who will welcome them with open arms, because seriously? A real life werebear? Hell yeah! Well, unless they’re going to eat me, in which case I gotta go with boo. But I look to Silvia Violet for shifter behavior, so I think I’ll be safe.
If shifters or any other preternatural being was real, do you think they’d want to come out? Not bloody likely. The chance they’d end up on the dissecting table is just too high.
It makes me think of something I read once about Bigfoot, where a scientist said they would want to study one, and check it out to see what they could learn from it. Never mind that it might be a sentient creature, they always go with the cutting and crap like that.
I love science, but some of them kind of scare me, what with their need to take things apart to see what makes them tick.
If I was a shifter, I don’t know that I would ever tell anyone, because people can be far scarier than any supernatural creature.
Blurb: 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.
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.