Road of No Return is the first in a series of outlaw biker books. The series is called Sex & Mayhem and will include both longer and shorter stories. Most will focus on gay relationships, but we do have a straight book planned in the series that will be published under our future M/F pen name. The books in the Sex & Mayhem series will generally be standalones, tied only loosely by cameos and mentions of clubs.
We already have plans for future books which include an amputee fetishist, a male prostitute, and a biker called ‘Tooth Fairy’ for his gruesome technique of ripping out people’s teeth.
One of the characters in Road of No Return is Crystal, Stitch’s ex-wife, and it’s her I want to focus on today :) While she didn’t appear in the first plot draft, we soon decided that a family would work great as a vehicle to show certain aspects of Stitch’s personality without being blunt. And so Crystal appeared, a gorgeous young woman who at first glance might appear to be the typical evil ex-girlfriend stereotype. But is she? She might be a pain for Stitch, but he isn’t all that great for her either. Just because he says bad things about her through his point of view doesn’t mean it’s true, or that he’s right. We hope that the readers will be able to see beyond the unreliable narrator that is Stitch and decide for themselves who is really at fault. They are recently divorced and forced to still live together due to economic reasons and Stitch’s attachment to his daughter, even though Crystal already has a new partner. This is conflict waiting to happen.
And while some of her actions aren’t perfectly reasonable, she is very young, a bit lost, and never got the chance to live her life as a single woman. There are people like her everywhere. Besides, she has legitimate reasons to be angry at her ex for Stitch is no angel. As the story unfolds, we got to show more of Crystal’s personality and her relationship with Stitch, which is much deeper than it seems on the surface.
We’re always trying to include interesting female characters in our books, and Crystal is an attempt to create a realistic ex-wife for a closeted gay character without making her a villain. We hope that readers will be able to recognize how hard it is for her to understand that her ex-husband is gay and where her anger stems from. Maybe they’ll even cross their fingers for her kicking his ass for once ;)
— Don’t talk to strangers. —
Zak. Tattoo artist. Independent. Doesn’t do relationships.
Stitch. Outlaw biker. Deep in the closet. Doesn’t share his property.
On the day of Stitch’s divorce, lust personified enters the biker bar he’s celebrating at. Tattooed all over, pierced, confident, and hot as hellfire, Zak is the bone Stitch has waited for life to throw him. All Stitch wants is a sniff, a taste, a lick. What follows instead is gluttony of the most carnal sort, and nothing will ever be the same. Forced to hide his new love affair from the whole world, Stitch juggles family, club life, and crime, but it’s only a matter of time until it becomes too hard.
Zak moves to Lake Valley in search of peace and quiet, but when he puts his hand into the jaws of a Hound of Valhalla, life gets all but simple. In order to be with Stitch, Zak’s biker wet dream, he has to crawl right back into the closet. As heated as the relationship is, the secrets, the hiding, the violence, jealousy, and conservative attitudes in the town rub Zak in all the wrong ways. When pretending he doesn’t know what his man does becomes impossible, Zak needs to decide if life with an outlaw biker is really what he wants.
As club life and the love affair collide, all that’s left in Zak and Stitch’s life is mayhem.
WARNING Contains adult content: a gritty storyline, sex, explicit language, violence and torture
Themes: Outlaw Motorcycle Club, organized crime, homophobia, family issues, coming out, first gay relationship, tattoo, piercing
Genre: contemporary homoerotic dark romance
Length: ~ 100,000 words (Standalone novel, no cliffhanger.)
K.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, restaurants and historical sites, always with a computer or notebook, because for Kat and Agnes, every day is a 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.
As K.A. Merikan, Kat and Agnes have published a number of books, which cross genres while always staying homoerotic.
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