Happy Release Day to K.A. Merikan
The Cattery was born out of need for a bit of light-hearted writing during a month of constant traveling and overall chaos in our lives. During our vacation in Croatia last year, we spoke to many local residents about the ups and downs of working in the tourist business. It inspired some elements of Goran’s backstory. With his family in debt, he is seeking a way to earn the money they so desperately need, but his big mouth and all-too-straightforward attitude aren’t making him any friends. How ironic that it’s a sketchy-sounding online advert that changes Goran’s fate.
He joins a group of handsome men, who spend their days having fun, and whose only job is to, every few days, pretend they are cats. As weird as it sounds at first, Goran quickly immerses himself in the outrageous luxuries of the cattery. While the promise of a large financial reward at the end remains the main motive behind his stay, the stakes become much higher when Goran’s interest in Ollie, a guy whom he antagonized at the beginning, turns from lust into something much deeper. As their feelings grow in secret, it becomes increasingly difficult not to acknowledge that they are breaking the cattery’s rules, and if their master finds out, Goran will have to leave without the money he staked everything on.
Release Date ~ 8th April 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance. Kink
--- Role-playing a cat for six months? You said you’re paying how much? ---
Goran’s mouth has no filter, and it’s losing him job after job. Desperate and a week away from being homeless, he finds an offer online that sounds too good to be true. Spending six months in a mansion by the beach in return for a hundred thousand dollars as long as he sticks to the house rules.
This might be the one job where his unruly mouth doesn’t get in the way. After all, saying the wrong thing is impossible… when you’re role-playing a cat.
Meeting all the other guys at the cattery seems to be the icing on the cake, but the inconvenient truth he dishes out turns out to be too much. Goran makes everyone his enemy, but worst of all, Ollie, the prettiest cat of the bunch, the one who’s been in the cattery the longest, and the one who makes Goran’s heart skip a beat.
Ollie’s big blue eyes hold secrets Goran is intent on cracking, but to do so, he will need to learn to bite his tongue and listen. Too bad the pretty blond ice prince is set on getting Goran kicked out of the cattery for good.
Themes: debt, enemies to lovers, cat-play, Miami, immigrant, billionaire, love triangle, social anxiety, rent boy, backstabbing
Genre: M/M contemporary romance, sugar kink
Length: ~61,000 words (standalone novel)
WARNING: Adult content that might be considered taboo. Explicit content, strong language, multiple partner scenes. Reader discretion advised.
Meet K.A. Merikan
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. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org