Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book Release: Guns & Boys - Bloodbath by K.A. Merikan



Domenico and Seth are back! With the possibility of a safe return to Italy in sight, and they are prepared to do anything to make it happen, even risk their lives by going undercover. Toro, a powerful arms dealer from Colombia is a man as ruthless as he is obsessed with his own safety. He is also their new target. When the plan to infiltrate his organization goes awry, Seth, Mark, and Dom are forced to improvise, but how long will they be able to succeed as the the difficulty of the situation tears at the seams of their little family?




“I don’t even know who I am anymore.”
“All you need to know is that you’re mine.”


Seth would follow Domenico to the depths of hell. He promised to always be at Domenico’s side. But hell becomes all too real when they infiltrate the world of Toro - a notoriously security-obsessed arms dealer, who has eyes and ears everywhere.

Seth becomes unable to steal even a moment of intimacy with Domenico, and the tension grinds them down each day. Beyond the deceptive paradise of Toro’s villa, violence is an everyday occurrence, and the swimming pool could just as well be filled with blood. To survive, Seth has to become the man Domenico needs him to be, but in the process, he might lose who he truly is.

With Seth trained up, and Mark as backup, victory is so close Domenico can taste it. They just need to prove themselves to Toro as valuable assets. With each day though, Seth seems to be drifting away from Domenico, hidden behind a mask of cruelty and indifference. It is exactly what Domenico asked of him, so why is it so difficult to see Seth become his mirror image?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: mafia, cartel, assassin, organized crime, homophobia, human trafficking, undercover, family ties

Genre: Dark, twisted romance / crime thriller

Erotic content: Explicit scenes

Length: ~115,000 words

WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you. ‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.



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EXCERPT

Seth looked at the bottles to his right, so that he wouldn’t have to face the truth in Domenico’s words. They were trapped in a hell of their own making.

Domenico looked at him for the longest time. “We have a lot of time to think about possible solutions. But that’s the extent of how far I am willing to go. Your safety is my priority,” he said, and leaned in the last few inches to press his lips against Seth’s.

Seth leaned the back of his head against the cool wall, but there was only so far he could go. “I don’t deserve it. I don’t deserve to be safe.”

Domenico only pushed closer, until his body trapped Seth against the wall. “Why not?” he asked, standing so close their lips were rubbing together as he spoke.

Seth glanced into Dom’s eyes, but then quickly looked away. Would this be their secret meeting spot for the next few months? He loved it and hated it already. “Because I’m knee deep in this business. I’ve killed people today, and I hated to see them die, but I don’t feel sorry for them either.” He had no idea what that said about him. Even knowing that Angelo had betrayed them, cutting his throat was something that shattered something deep inside Seth, whereas today, it seemed that there wasn’t much left to break within him.


Domenico nodded. “But that’s good. You shouldn’t feel sorry for anyone who isn’t close to you. That would make you weak.” He licked his lips, and his fingers tightened slightly on Seth’s throat. “It is all about our family. We are the only ones who deserve to be left standing after this is over.”

Seth invited the touch and put his hands on Domenico’s shoulders. “Only family,” he said, watching Domenico’s eyes more boldly. They were building something together, and Seth couldn’t let Dom down.

Domenico’s mouth curved. He had the most intoxicating smile when his eyes remained so intense. “Only family,” he agreed and kissed Seth again. “Trust me. I have everything under control. I will not let you slip.”

“Are you sure?” Seth still questioned, but he craved to hear that the responsibility wasn’t his, that Domenico knew what to do, and that soon enough he’d have all of El Encanto under his thumb.

Domenico nodded and brushed his thumbs over Seth’s cheeks. “Am I not taking good care of you?” he asked, and suddenly Seth’s fear was replaced by a sense of heat burning where their bodies met.

“You are. You have.” Seth slipped his hands all the way to Dom’s nape, wishing that they could stay in this dingy cool cellar, and only come out to deal with the shit up on the surface when it was necessary.

Domenico hummed and kissed Seth once more while his knee went up, rubbing against the inner side of Seth’s thigh. “Then we’re in agreement. You will get out of here, and be the tough guy that you are. Once I’m done with you.”

Seth swallowed, watching Domenico, unsure all over again. “I— It’s not really safe here, is it? Even this”—he gave Dom a gentle kiss—“could get us in trouble. We’re lucky we even got the chance to talk.”

Domenico smiled. “Didn’t you say the camera’s not working in the kitchen? If someone sees us, I’ll take care of them,” he said, and the predatory glint in his eyes went straight to Seth’s balls, reminding him what attracted him to Domenico in the first place. And it wasn’t his manners. His confidence was like fuel to the fire in Seth’s chest. “No one’s stopping me from this. I am going to have you.”



About the Author

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are mistaken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of - it will be full of surprises.

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