Monday, September 16, 2019

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Primal Instinct by Ally Parker @AllyParker01 @XpressoTours

Primal Instinct
Ally Parker
(Prowlers #1)
Publication date: September 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Freedom has been a pleasure denied to Mackenzie for the last five years. Forced to do the bidding of a crazed man to keep both her sister and her self alive, she is sent on a mission to infiltrate a group of people. Payment; their release. The only problem, no one mentioned they weren’t human. Or, that she would be drawn to a certain sexy, addictive male.

Which will she decide, her heart? Or her freedom?

In a world filled with despair, Jaxx’s only chance to save his humanity is tethered to a woman he hasn’t met. Finding her in an underground facility with his kidnapped protégé, was the last place he thought to find his savior. In a web of corruption, he will have to find the truth and convince his mate, she is his.

Before it’s too late.

Interview with Ally Parker

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Wolf. I’ve always been drawn to the connectedness they share within their pack. Everyone has a place and they all stick together.

How many hours a day do you put into your writing?
On the days I don’t work I put in six hours in a day while my monsters are at school. Not all of my hours are writing a book, but may include other aspects like; edits, planning, graphics, newsletters, site management, etc. On the days I work my day job, I still aim for an hour writing before my shift, and when I get home I mainly focus on edits—by that point I’m lucky if I still make sense when I talk, lol.

Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?
I do. Reviews are sacred and coveted by every author—even star ratings. I take on board any feedback that people have taken the time to share with me.

Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?
No, I don’t. I’ve actually tried to shout my messages in every chapter, lol… that even if you’re a bit bent or frayed around the edges, you still deserve to be connected to your pack, that you deserve a happy ever after too—so don’t give up!

But, hidden messages sounds like a neat idea. I might incorporate that into future books.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Primal Instinct?
Sure. I love talking about my characters.

Primal Instinct introduces Jaxx—a shifter male that has an evolving wolf glyph tethered to his humanity. The more developed the tattoo like markings, the less humanity he has left. When his glyph is complete, he’ll turn rogue—a creature that kills mercilessly. His only chance of survival, is to find the one female that is strong enough to leash his beast. Jaxx has a dark past and a glim future. Deep down he has a good heart, but his actions end up having a domino effect that may cost more than he’s prepared to pay.

Mackenzie is a pawn caught in a web of corruption. She is forced to do things she’s not proud of to keep both her sister and herself alive. Kenzie blames herself for her sister’s situation and is determined to gain their freedom. Plans go to hell when her handler makes her the next test subject in some kind of underground experiment. Kenzie finds herself surrounded by creatures with glowing eyes, sharp claws and their sights set on her. Decisions will be forced, freedom will be lost and when she finds out the truth, it’ll be too late.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?
I have Prowlers, Prowlers, and more Prowlers planned, lol.

Primal Captive (book 0) is available now. You can find it here;

Primal Night (book 2) is coming out in late November or early December this year!

Primal Need (book 3) will come out early 2020.

Primal Possession (book 4) will be released mid 2020

I do have two other book series that I work on when I can. Both are adult paranormal romance. One is a dystopian vampire series, the other is a mirrored earth realm with various paranormal creatures.

Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?
I try to stick to a writing routine. But, it doesn’t always work out. As long as I get 1k of words done a day, I’m happy.

Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day?
I aim to write 2.5k of words, but I’ll settle for 1k if I have a lot going on that day.

What inspires you to write?
The real motivation is a result of a rough time I went through… In 2009 I struggled with postpartum depression. It was horrible and something that I thought would never happen to me. Reading got me through it. Books were my escape when I needed one. Every vampire or shifter helped keep me level when I needed to be. That’s when I decided I wanted to provide escapes for other people that might need one.

Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction. I like to read to escape reality, I don’t want to read about it. I think that’s one of the reasons why I love paranormal romance so much, you’re thrown into amazing worlds with impossible odds and a hero and heroine that need to find their happily ever after.

Read series or stand-alone?
Series. I’m a greedy book hussy, lol. The more books in a series, the better. I’m what they call a whale reader. I devour books, lol.

Read Science fiction or horror?
Science fiction.

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz
Stephen King.

Read the book or watch the movie?
Read the book—then watch the movie.

Read an ebook or paperback?
ebook. I like to have my library with me everywhere I go.

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only?
If I’m honest both sound like heaven, lol. As long as I have access to read online, I’d pick the computer and wi-fi, because other than reading I have a big social media addiction too!

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online?
It would be fun to do a cross-country book store tour one day. At the moment writing, working my day job, caring for my dad and looking after my family makes that impossible. Not to mention I’m the most socially awkward person you’d ever talk to… seriously, it’s an issue, when I’m nervous words just pour out my mouth. It’s like watching a slow train wreck.

As a reader and an author I love online blog tours. You meet people from the comfort of your own home, the bloggers do a great job of drawing out interesting information about my favorite authors and I don’t have to make anyone endure my awkwardness, lol.  

Thanks for having me, Nancy. I’ve had a great time!

Thank you for being here! Yes, it has been great!

Author Bio:

Paranormal romance author, Ally Parker brings you dark, dangerous, and deadly tortured heroes and the women strong enough to save them. Her action packed writing will keep you turning the page until the very end.

When not writing her heart pumping paranormal romance, Ally is a nurse by day and a mother twenty four seven. If she’s not working on her next book, you’ll find her practicing archery (in case of a zombie apocalypse), chasing her kids or storms to capture amazing lightning shots. In her down time, she normally is reading a vampire or shifter book, hanging out with her family or feeding her social media addiction.

Smoldering hot shifters – Gotcha covered.
Tortured heroes – Gotcha covered.
More attraction you can poke a stick at – Gotcha covered.
Happily ever after – Guaranteed!



Ally Parker said...

Thank you for having me. I enjoyed ever second!

ShirleyAnn said...

Congratulations on your new release Ally. I enjoyed the post it was great to read about a new author to me.

Ally Parker said...

Thanks Shirley, it was a lot of fun being on the Avid Reader. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Teenyluvkins said...

Congratulation on the release :) Can't wait to start it!! I'm on a shifters binge and this looks to be a promising book

Ally Parker said...

I hope you enjoy it, Teenyluvkins :)

tiffanynichole89 said...

Great cover and it sounds like an interesting book.