Parker Williams

KC Wells hits #1 on Amazon!

KC#1My co-writer for Someone to Keep Me hit #1 on Amazon today with her story Making It Personal.

Blake Davis is in the closet. And he’s going to stay that way. Because if his father finds out he’s gay, Blake could lose everything he’s worked so hard to achieve during the last six years as CEO of Trinity Publishing, the fastest rising star in the publishing firmament. Not that coming out wouldn’t solve a couple of problems. Maybe then his father would stop trying to set him up with yet another empty-headed, social-climbing girlfriend. And better still, Blake could stop using that escort agency when he wants a night of hot sex with a cute guy…

Will Parkinson has had a tough life so far, but he’s back on his feet. Okay, so he’s working as an escort – with ‘benefits’– to pay off his student loans, but that does have its advantages, such as the really hot guy who hired him. Yeah, Blake rocked his world last night – several times. So imagine how Will feels when he arrives to be interviewed for his dream job as PA in a publishing company, and the guy who’s hiring is….. Blake.

And then things get really complicated….

Mardee Condit, Max Vos, and I are SO freaking proud of her!

Congratulations KC.

 

Mr. Average to be published by MLR!

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Lucas

 

Today I got a contract for a story that I did for MLR Publishing called Mr. Average.

 

The story of Lucas Manetti, an attorney who has always had his pick of sex partners. He realizes one day he’s got the hots for his garage mechanic, Kyle. He hopes to woo Kyle and get him into bed. The thing is that there is nothing special about Kyle. He’s okay looking, but nothing great. Lucas has no idea what draws him to Kyle.

When he makes his move he finds out that just because something is average doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.

 

 

Collaboration is so different…

Writing is intensely personal. You’re building a world from the ground up. Every molecule, every atom, every bit of information bends to your whim. It’s akin to being a god.

What happens when you have two gods, each wanting to remake a world in their image? It becomes give and take.

Kc Wells and I are working on a story together called “Someone to Keep Me”. It’s about Scott, an American boy who is desperate to get away from his controlling parents. He finds someone who makes all the pretty speeches and tells him they need to be together and that Scott should come to England. Scott, blinded by an opportunity to live his dream, agrees and takes off. Upon his arrival, however, things are not what he was expecting them to be.

This story has taken many hours of Skype conversations between Kc and me. We discuss the plot down to the cellular level, each making sure the other is satisfied with the direction that the story is going. (Plus changing some words around because even though she’s from England, I question her English speaking abilities sometimes.)

It’s been a great joy to work with Kc. She brings compassion and character to our boys. I bring angst and hurt.

All in all, it works out beautifully.

Ben Winters

Ben Winters

Scott Keating - American

Scott Keating – American

 

We’re about 58,000 words into it and I’m having a blast.

We’ll be ready to submit the story soon (fingers crossed), so if it gets accepted you’ll soon be able to meet Ben and Scott, and hopefully fall in love with them in our first collaborative effort.

What does this say?

(First off, feel free to click the book covers to see the listing on Amazon!)

In the last couple of months I’ve been granted many honors from authors.

Mr. Webb and Laura Harner mentioned me in dedications for their books.

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Starry Knight by Mr. Webb

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Deadly Shades of Gold by Ms. Harner & Mr. Webb

KC Wells mentioned me in dedication AND named a character after me (okay, I was a male escort, but still…) in her book, “Making It Personal”

Making It Personal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(MAKING IT PERSONAL IS COMING SOON!)

N.R. Walker named a character after me in her book “Blindside” (I was in love with Mark, one of the three greatest characters she’s ever made (the first two being me and Mark’s mom))

Young man in the city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvia Violet named a shifter for me (and I LOVE my shifters!)

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What does this tell me? I’ve impacted the lives of others. Some for the good (Mr. Webb, Ms. Harner, Kc Wells, and Silvia Violet) and some for the bad(?) (N.R. Walker, who named a character after me because she said it was MY fault she wrote the story. Heck, as long as I got a story about Mark, I’m happy to take the blame!) Even if I never wrote another thing as long as I lived (which won’t happen, I’m having too much fun!), I would know that I contributed to these wonderful folks and it fills my heart with pride.

What an incredible journey!

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If you had told me a month ago that I would be rushing to Amazon to check the rating of 500 Miles, I would have laughed and asked, “Why? How far down do the ratings actually go?”


Yet here I was, for a few days straight, having friends like Kc Wells and Becky Condit checking the ratings almost every hour. When I woke up yesterday and got the text (and voicemail) from Mrs. Condit telling me I *HAD* to wake up, and I *HAD* to check my ratings, I was dead to the world. Fortunately, my friends took care of me and gave me screen shots.

For most of the day on Saturday, 6/15/13, 500 Miles vacillated between #2 and #3. This was HUGE for me. I would never have dreamed it was possible that I could have a book anywhere near the top of Amazon, let alone in the second position.

So here I sit, a big grin on my face, because people actually enjoyed my story. They fell in love with Mark, Eric, and Jase (even if, as Piper Vaughn and Kris Jacen said, they wanted to slap someone) and that just tickles me to death.

So thank you to all the wonderful folks who let my boys into their heart. I want you to know how much this has meant to me, and how this journey has given me more confidence.

You all rock SO hard and I’m grateful to each of you.

 

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