Jed & Ryder
by K.A. Merikan
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!
About One Step Too Close
— 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 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 irreversibly.
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Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of One Step Too Close!
An Excerpt from One Step Too Close
His heart was beating like a drum as he neared the pale doorway, already choked by the heavy scent of perfume coming into the corridor. The visitation space was full of couples holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes over the table, and a few sad heart-shaped helium balloons wiggled in the air every time someone walked by.
As he looked for Jess’s dark curls, it was dark blond that he found instead. Jed got up with a squeak of the chair when he saw Ryder, and smiled widely, dimples prominent under his stubble, blue eyes bright and happy to see his brother. Maybe something important did come up last week? Jed would never just forget about him.
It suddenly hit Ryder just how enticing those eyes were. Being with Jed was like flying close to the sun without getting burned by it, but he found himself stalling on the way to their designated place when the reality of what he was seeing kicked in. Jed was fine. Finer than he’d ever seemed, with broad shoulders that Ryder no longer saw as just a token of masculine strength. He wanted to hold on to them and then slide his hands to Jed’s pecs, which seemed so appetizing under the tight white shirt.
Ryder blinked, bringing himself out of the stupor and walked over, pulling Jed into his arms, only to get buried under a scent reminiscent of sandalwood mixed with soap. Was it Jed’s shampoo that tugged on Ryder’s cock with such persistence? He didn’t know, but it wasn’t helping that when he wanted to pull away, Jed only hugged him tighter, pressing his hard body against Ryder’s and getting his ears hot.
“Miss you, man,” Jed whispered so close to Ryder’s ear that the hot air gave Ryder goosebumps.
About 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.