K.A. Merikan on One Step Too Close ~ Excerpt

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Title: One Step Too Close
Author: K.A. Merikan
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, M/M Romance, Taboo, Thriller



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 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.


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

Genre: M/M erotic romance, suspense, drama

Length: ~135,000 words standalone novel

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


We are proud to present our newest book, One Step Too Close. It is the #6 in our biker-themed series, Sex & Mayhem, and for the first time, both of the main characters will be actively involved in the outlaw lifestyle. Members of the same club, big, strong, and yet very lost in what they feel for one another. The fact that they had been raised as brothers, despite not being at all related, doesn’t make things any easier.

We came up with the two MCs while writing our previous release, Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood, where they fill in the roles of secondary characters. One Step Too Close, is going to be all about them. Jed and Ryder will have to face long-held secrets, fierce jealousy, a love that shouldn’t have happened, and a threat that could cost them both their lives. Loyalty to their motorcycle club will clash with a forbidden love affair. Jed’s daredevil, self-destructive attitude will clash with Ryder’s ambition, and controlling nature. They will both have to learn how to compromise instead of butting heads. Oh, but the compromises will be most delicious!

RELEASE DATE: 11/18/2015

If you want to see our inspiration photos for this book, check out the One Step Too Close Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/KAMerikan/one-step-too-close-sex-mayhem-6-by-ka-merikan/


Ryder trembled uncontrollably, overcome with a sensation he couldn’t describe. He never felt anything like this. “You’re on my mind all the time. I love your hair. You’re so pretty I just want to lock myself up with you so that no one can see us.”

Ryder didn’t even care about the rain anymore when he got a kiss in return for his confession. Fucking Max had been unnerving and eye-opening, and freaking hot at that, but this was something else, something deeper, more intense, fueled by many forces other than lust.

“Sometimes, I get a bit closer to you so I can smell you,” Jed whispered, and pushed against Ryder, sliding his hand down Ryder’s stomach, all the way to the cock in his pants.

Ryder gasped and got the quickest erection in his life as his mind blanked from blood rapidly draining south. “I do that too. I imagined fucking you while you were wearing my clothes,” he uttered, blindly massaging Jed’s chest. It was so gloriously meaty under the clothes. No one before had felt like this. None of the girls Ryder thought he loved. Certainly not Max. It was Jed who made shivers travel all over his body.

“You did?” Jed’s eyes went wide, but it was lust in them, not repulsion, as he gave Ryder’s cock a squeeze that was better than many blowjobs Ryder got in his life. Everything with Jed seemed intensified. As if Ryder had been living in a black and white world, and woke up to Technicolor. “I slept in your T-shirt when you were away, just to feel closer to you.”

Ryder’s breath shook, and he pulled Jed closer, drinking from his lips as they kissed. “You have me now.”


One Step Too Close on Goodreads
Acerbi & Villani ltd.
Amazon US
Amazon UK
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About the Author


  • 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: 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

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6150530.K_A_Merikan

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/KAMerikan/

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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