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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ONE STEP TOO CLOSE | SEX AND MAYHEM SERIES ~ BY K.A. MERIKAN



--- One love. One motorcycle club. Two stepbrothers. ---


Ryder. Controlling. Ambitious. Protective.

Jed. Self-destructive. Trapped. Lonely.
Their love? Forbidden. Taboo. All-consuming.



For Jed, the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club is family. With them, he learned how to think, what to enjoy, and how to fight, but there is one thing he knows his friends can’t find out about. They would never accept him as gay, and so his life is a constant struggle with desires that fill him with despair. Only there is a much darker secret lurking in Jed’s heart. His feelings for his stepbrother, Ryder, go far beyond brotherly. Trapped with a yearning that can never be fulfilled, Jed spirals out of control and unwillingly puts the love of his life in danger.



Ryder is climbing up the ranks. Recently promoted to sergeant-at-arms, he has it all: drive, respect, and the love of his biker family. When his stepbrother gets into trouble with the law, Ryder decides to take the blame and save him from a long sentence. Deep inside, he knows there is nothing he wouldn’t do for Jed, but through a desperate attempt to suppress his own hidden desires, he might irreversibly break the man he secretly loves.



But finding out what they feel for each other will test their loyalty to the Coffin Nails MC and change their lives forever.




POSSIBLE SPOILERS:



Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, criminal activity, forbidden love, stepbrothers, blackmail, homophobia



Genre: M/M dark romance, suspense, drama



Length: 135,000 words STANDALONE novel


WARNING: Adult content that might be considered taboo. Explicit sexual content, strong language, violence. Reader discretion advised.



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REVIEW


This is by far my favorite one of this series. 
Jed and Ryder, to me, outshine Tooth and Luci. 
Maybe it's because I got a sneak peak from Swamp Blood, 
but they've wormed their way in regardless. 


Dana, Dana, Dana...
same cold hearted bitch we've come to know and hate,
 and love to hate. 
It only gets worse. 
I am still wondering what that beeyotch is up to. 
We still don't get to find out!! 

The wait is going kill me!! But, enough about her. 


Ryder

Jed

Deeply closeted Jed has a secret thing for his step-brother, Ryder. 
Bi-curious (but hasn't done anything about that yet) Ryder, has a deeply hidden thing for Jed as well. 
Some things go down and Ryder takes the fall for Jed,winding up in jail. 
Let's just say it was very eye opening for Ryder and brings his feelings for Jed into a new light. 


I adore how possessive and protective Ryder is to Jed. Not just as a "big brother". When he sees how he's failed Jed 
*ah-hem* " the bridge scene " ..


he vows then and there that he will do anything to protect him, even from himself, and right now, Jed's his own biggest enemy. 

 Ryder tries to balance too much on his shoulder. 
The club, his ex, Jed...
 That it all blows up in his face when an important deal goes bad (thanks Dana). I loved that this was such an underdog of a club. There were so many fuckups, but isn't that just human nature? It made the story that much better. 



After Jed blows his top, he's kind of forced to make a decision, and where Jed goes, Ryder goes. 
I loved this HEA, as they got to be free and happy and to do what they want when they want. 



This was probably the most emotionally involved Sex and Mayhem for me. 
Some of the scenes just shredded me, and I loved every minute of it.





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STALK THE AUTHORS

K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken 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.

Inspiration never failed them so far, but they are ready to hunt down the exotic and unique. Kat and Agnes are pursuing their dream of becoming full fledged virtual nomads. Having gotten rid of their apartment and with most of their belongings put in storage, they are choosing their own path in life, ready to experience all the world has to offer while working on their books.

e-mail: kamerikan@gmail.com

More information about ongoing projects, works in progress and publishing at:
K.A. Merikan’s author page: http://kamerikan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KAMerikan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KA_Merikan
Agnes Merikan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgnesMerikan
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/KAMerikan/

Trivia:

- We are Polish,
- We're neither sisters nor a couple,
- Kat's an artist, and Agnes is a psychologist but neither works in her field,
- Kat's fingers are two times longer than Agnes's.

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