Monday, September 08, 2014

Guns N’ Boys (Book 1: Part 1) by K.A. Merikan ~ *48 HOUR* ARC Giveaway & Guest Post


A Word from K.A. Merikan

Some time ago, we were visiting Sinfully Sexy and proudly claiming we will have a new serial coming out called ‘Guns n’ Boys’. Well, things changed since then, but I hope that the change will be for the better.

Some things are just as true as they were - it’s a dark, violent, twisted love story with morbid humor and hot sex, but after weighing all the pros and cons, we decided to publish the story as a series of full length books instead of a serial. We really want our readers to be able to sit down with the story for a good few hours or days instead of only whetting their appetite. One of the reasons we wanted to do a serial was that the books are very sex-heavy. These guys don’t express their feelings very well, and sex is full of moments of vulnerability which they don’t convey in everyday life. Their relationship starts violently, so seeing how it changes through the lens of sex is very important. Sex in ‘Guns n’ Boys’ isn’t always there just to be hot and titillating. Sometimes it’s angry, scary, full of conflicting feelings, a struggle for power, a means of asserting dominance. So when the sex gets to actually be about feelings of attachment and tenderness, it is so different than what they had before. Whatever it is though, it pushes their relationship forward.

We thought that making it a serial, dividing into smaller chunks would help readers not get too sated with the sex, but then, just a month before publishing, we decided against that and did a crazy last minute change. We strongly feel that as long as readers enjoy sex scenes, they won’t get bored with the ones in ‘Guns n’ Boys’ even with the first book being a whopping 200,000 words. Each scene conveys something different in terms of feelings, relationship development and portraying the characters.

This is a long series with each book having it’s own smaller arc, so because of its length we did decide on dividing the first book into two chunks, each around 100,000 words. That’s also what we’ll do for future books in the ‘Guns n’ Boys’ series, and there are many to come in this epic love story!

So if you’re ready to go on this crazy wild ride, read all the warnings (or ignore the seatbelt whatsoever!) and hop on! :)




Guns N’ Boys (Book 1: Part 1) by K.A. Merikan



Publisher ~ Acerbi & Villani Ltd.

Genre~ M/M Dark, twisted erotic romance / crime thriller

Length: ~110,000 words



--- Love is sour like a Sicilian lemon. ---

The Family is always right.

The Family doesn’t forget.

The Family pays for blood in blood.

Domenico Acerbi grew up in the shade of Sicilian lemon trees ready to give his life for the Family. Ready to follow orders and exceed expectations. A proud man of honor.

When Seth, the younger son of the Don is kidnapped, it’s Domenico who is sent to get him back. The man he finds though, is not the boy he knew all those years ago. Lazy, annoying, spoiled, and as hot as a Sicilian summer.

Seth Villani wants nothing to do with the mafia. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get a say when the Family pulls him right back into its fold after his mother’s death. Thrown into a den of serpents otherwise known as the Villani Family, Seth has to find a way to navigate in the maze of lies. But when Domenico Acerbi, the most vicious snake of them all, sinks his fangs into Seth, the venom changes into an aphrodisiac that courses through Seth’s veins.

Domenico knows his life is about to change when he gets the order to train Seth up to the role of future Don. Seth isn’t made for it. He isn’t even made. But a man Domenico knows he would never have to fear might just be someone he’s always needed.

If Seth is doomed to follow in his father's footsteps, he might as well enjoy himself--with the most intoxicating man he’s ever met. Maybe he can even fool himself into believing that Domenico isn’t a handsome sociopath who kills for a living.


Themes: Enemies to lovers, mafia, homophobia, assassin, organized crime

Genre: Dark, twisted erotic romance / crime thriller

Erotic content: Explicit gay sex, coercion

Length: ~110,000 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.

Expected Publication ~ 11th September 2014


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About K.A. Merikan


6150530_thumb2_thumbK.A. Merikan is a joint project of Kat and Agnes Merikan, who jokingly claim to share one mind. They finish each other's sentences and simultaneously come up with the same ideas. Kat and Agnes enjoy writing various kinds of stories, from light-hearted romance to thrillers. They love creating characters that are not easy to classify as good or evil, and firmly believe that even some villains deserve their happy endings. It is easiest to find them in galleries, good restaurants and historical sites, always with a computer or notebook, because for Kat and Agnes, every day is writing day. Future plans include lots of travel and a villa on the coast of Italy or a flat in Paris where they could retire after yet another crazy venture, only to write more hot homoerotic stories.
Kat and Agnes started as popular authors of online serials written in their native language, but are now focused on reaching a wider readership by writing in English. As K.A. Merikan, they have published a number of books, which cross genres while always staying homoerotic.
We have always valued the feedback we receive from our readers, so if you have any suggestions, comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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  1. I can't wait to read this! Sounds so good!

  2. the first book sounds great and would def read it as a series

  3. Sounds good. Please count me in.

  4. Just what I like a big, long, sexy read.

  5. Definitely a series. Loved Road of No Return.

  6. much prefer series to serials :)

  7. jfkaljdflasjdfklasjdklfasjdklf yes please............count me in ;)

  8. I prefer series to serials. Serials are usually a little to short for me to really get into.
    This sounds fantastic.

  9. Glad they did. I am so tired of serials. They charge you 2.99 for 50 pages and it's ridiculous. Would much rather read a series and be able to read a book instead of short story!

  10. I like that it's going to be a series instead of a serial. I don't always want to wait for the next installment to be released. Give me something lengthy to read. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Personally, I don't like serials so I most likely wouldn't have read it. Very much like the idea of a series!!

  12. I'm glad, because serials are a little to short for me. I prefer series :)

  13. I'm not that keen on serials - I always wait until the end before I read them!

  14. I am happy because I do not like serials. Good change!

  15. I don't like serials and wait until all are published or made into volumes anyways. I can't wait for this!!!

  16. I like series. This sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.


  17. With this type of story line you are going to have so much to take in with some many characters that a series is the only way all can be covered and explored. I cannot wait for this, it sounds amazing.

  18. I like series and it sounds like this one will be epic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I like series better in general.

  20. I'll rather see it as a series than a serial. I'm patient but I feel a series will be more fulfilling in the long run than a serial will be.

  21. Can't wait to give it a try!