Guns n' Boys Series Blog TourBook #1 He Is Poison
Book #2 He Is Mine
Book #3 Homicidal Instinct
Book #4 Swamp Blood
Book #5 Chokehold
Book #6 Bloodbath
Book #7 Gilded Agony
In March 2018, we published the seventh volume of Guns n’ Boys. It’s a passion project, but not easy to write. Unlike most of our other works, this series follows the same couple through events that revolve around two core storylines--the crime/mafia plot and relationship development.
Romances about established couples can be difficult to pull off, because once the leads are together, the romantic tension becomes milder. Authors tend to deal with this issue by introducing external conflict, but we decided very early on that this couldn’t work in Guns n’ Boys. Domenico and Seth have difficult personalities, and no matter how much we romanticize it, love itself isn’t enough to keep a relationship working, especially when the life they lead--constant danger and alienation--comes with its own set of stress and difficulty.
As gay mafiosi, the MCs can’t openly be together, but taken away from the world they know best they undergo many changes, both personality-wise and as a couple. Each novel has its own arc, which in turn fosters character development by allowing Domenico and Seth deal with their flaws and come together through the process. Effectively, the men we read about in chapter one are not the same men we say goodbye to in the final chapter.
Despite many problems that arise on the way, including those resulting from the fact that personal development doesn’t always happen simultaneously for them both, Domenico and Seth can’t live without one another, even when their relationship turns toxic. In a world that’s out to get them, they are the only ones for each other, finely-tuned to one another’s needs yet always on the verge of explosive conflict.
The stress constantly ripping at the fabric of Domenico and Seth’s relationship could irreversibly damage most couples, but those two always make it work, because they know that nobody could ever replace their current partner. It’s not the kind of desperation that forces people into fear of loneliness but a genuine sense that they have already found the one. When that chosen man undergoes change, that’s not a reason to reject him but to fall in love all over again.
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To begin your journey with Seth and Domenico you should start here, with Book One: He Is Poison.
--- Love like butterfly knives in the stomach. ---
Domenico Acerbi. The Villani Family’s best assassin. Ruthless. Vicious. With no patience for weakness.
Seth Villani. The Don’s son. Clueless. Stubborn. In dire need of someone to keep him in line.
Domenico Acerbi grew up ready to give his life for the Family. Ready to follow orders and exceed expectations. A proud man of honor.
The last thing he wants to deal with is training the Don’s son for his future role within the organization. Lazy, annoying, spoiled, and as hot as a Sicilian summer, Seth Villani is no mafia material. But a man who could never become a threat might just be what Domenico needs.
Seth Villani wants nothing to do with the mafia. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get a say when he’s pulled back into the fold. Thrown into a den of serpents otherwise known as the Villani Family, Seth has to find a way to navigate the maze of lies. But when Domenico Acerbi, the most vicious snake of them all, sinks his fangs into Seth, letting go becomes impossible.
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, forced proximity
Genre: Dark, twisted M/M romance / crime thriller
Length: ~110,000 words
WARNING: Adult content. Sizzling hot scenes. 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.
K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.
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