K.A. Merikan is creating dark and strange M/M Romance books
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As K.A. Merikan, we (Kat&Agnes) are a team of writers who are always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful. We don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of our books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

We have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but we specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance. That already puts us in a niche, but it’s not exactly the reason we’ve decided to start a Patreon.

We know a lot of you reading this already buy our books and support us immensely this way, and it makes us extremely frustrated sometimes that we can’t deliver our yet more niche stories because we are often at a fork in the road. Do we choose a more commercial project to write (which we love just as much!) and pay rent and bills, or do we venture into the unknown of a more risky book?

Oftentimes the risky book goes on the backburner in our brains. We hope that Patreon will give us the freedom to write those obscure, weird, dark, and wonderful books you will enjoy. One of our most popular books, “Laurent and the Beast” was one of those stories that had spent 2 *years* waiting for its moment to shine. Because - gothic M/M biker romance with time travel and the devil - who will read that, right?

And then there is the issue of writing series, which brings us to our most prominent Patreon project for 2018, “Guns n’ Boys”. Pulpy, dark, yet filled with inappropriate humor, this series isn’t for everyone, which instantly makes it a harder sell, but its main characters, Seth and Domenico, are so deeply rooted in our hearts that we refuse to compromise. The series is now at six books, with at least seven more planned, and we will never give up on our vision for it, but we also have to be realistic about publishing.
With each new book in a series, a part of the readership disappears, some readers choose to not read a series until it’s finished, some pirate the books, killing the possibility of writing books for this series more than once a year.

THIS is where you can step in and help. You can give us the freedom to bring you “Guns n’ Boys” books more often. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, we WILL write this series, but it might take years to publish it. We have set goals on Patreon, which if we hit them, could bring even FOUR “Guns n’ Boys” books in 2018.

If you already buy the books, I know it’s a lot to ask, but if you want to see more of Seth and Domenico, support indie writing free of worry if a book is “commercial” enough, and get LOADS of goodies and fun fiction in the meanwhile, we will greatly appreciate your support on Patreon!

Check out all the support tiers to find out what kind of surprises we have prepared!

The books themselves will be published as usual, on AMAZON, but depending on Patreon results, we will be able to write more “Guns n’ Boys” books in 2018, commission custom goodies and illustrations, and offer you lots of flash fiction, slice-of-life snippets with the characters, side character point of view stories, and more, including a monthly opinion column by Domenico Acerbi himself - “Since you didn’t ask”!

e-mail: [email protected]

More information about ongoing projects, works in progress and publishing at:
K.A. Merikan books on AMAZON
K.A. Merikan’s author page
Reader group on Facebook
Twitter (run by Kat)
Agnes Merikan’s Twitter
Goodreads
Pinterest
Rewards
Regular Weirdo
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for supporting our books, it means the world to us!

This tier gets you access to:

  • Patreon exclusive snippets from upcoming books
  • Cut scenes
  • Flash fiction
  • Alternative Universe snippets
  • Posts about our writing process
  • Fragments written in alternative PoV 
  • Side character PoV fiction
  • Crossover fiction
  • Whatever more craziness we come up with! :D


(Not only "Guns n' Boys" series related!)

Manic Influencer
$3 or more per month
 This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Voting on character details (names, physical characteristics, etc.)
  • Voting on which flash fic to write
  • Voting on which new PoV character to feature
  • Voting on which topic Domenico should voice his opinion on in his monthly opinion column: “Since you didn’t ask”
  • Any other polls we come up with!


 (Not only "Guns n' Boys" series related!) 

A Fly On Our Wall
$5 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • “Guns n’ Boys” postcard (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*, sent to you and signed by us as a massive thank you for your support
  • You get to be a part of our monthly brainstorming session where you can give us opinions and suggestions on upcoming projects, what flash fiction you would like to see on Patreon, etc.


*One per person for the year

Domenico’s Disciple
$10 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Wristband (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*
  • Access to Domenico’s monthly opinion column: “Since you didn’t ask” (prepare to be offended and to never follow his advice)


*One per person for the year

Friend of the Vincitores
$25 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • The beginning of the “Guns n’ Boys” books as seen by Domenico Acerbi. 15,000 words rewritten in his PoV+extra storylines of which Seth couldn’t have known in his PoV. NOT digital, but printed and sent to you, this will be a truly special treat. (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*
  • Surprise swag once every three months (if you stay on the tier).


*One per person for the year

Family Member
$50 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Signed paperback of your choice (of those available at the moment)*
  • A special thank-you surprise gift on your birthday


*One per person for the year

ULTIMATE “GUNS N’ BOYS” SPONSOR WELOVEYOUFOREVER
$100 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • If you ever visit Bristol, we will take you to lunch to a fantastic restaurant which features in a future “Guns n’ Boys” book!*
  • Alternatively, a Skype chat about anything from Guns n’ Boys, to other projects, or coaching on your own writing (up to 2h)


(Dates and times need to be consulted at least a month in advance, but we’re pretty flexible!) 


*One time only

Goals
32% complete
If we reach this goal, we will prepare a calendar with "Guns n’ Boys" inspired imagery for 2019 (with a discount for Patrons, and free to Patrons at tiers of 25$ and over)
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As K.A. Merikan, we (Kat&Agnes) are a team of writers who are always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful. We don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of our books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

We have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but we specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance. That already puts us in a niche, but it’s not exactly the reason we’ve decided to start a Patreon.

We know a lot of you reading this already buy our books and support us immensely this way, and it makes us extremely frustrated sometimes that we can’t deliver our yet more niche stories because we are often at a fork in the road. Do we choose a more commercial project to write (which we love just as much!) and pay rent and bills, or do we venture into the unknown of a more risky book?

Oftentimes the risky book goes on the backburner in our brains. We hope that Patreon will give us the freedom to write those obscure, weird, dark, and wonderful books you will enjoy. One of our most popular books, “Laurent and the Beast” was one of those stories that had spent 2 *years* waiting for its moment to shine. Because - gothic M/M biker romance with time travel and the devil - who will read that, right?

And then there is the issue of writing series, which brings us to our most prominent Patreon project for 2018, “Guns n’ Boys”. Pulpy, dark, yet filled with inappropriate humor, this series isn’t for everyone, which instantly makes it a harder sell, but its main characters, Seth and Domenico, are so deeply rooted in our hearts that we refuse to compromise. The series is now at six books, with at least seven more planned, and we will never give up on our vision for it, but we also have to be realistic about publishing.
With each new book in a series, a part of the readership disappears, some readers choose to not read a series until it’s finished, some pirate the books, killing the possibility of writing books for this series more than once a year.

THIS is where you can step in and help. You can give us the freedom to bring you “Guns n’ Boys” books more often. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, we WILL write this series, but it might take years to publish it. We have set goals on Patreon, which if we hit them, could bring even FOUR “Guns n’ Boys” books in 2018.

If you already buy the books, I know it’s a lot to ask, but if you want to see more of Seth and Domenico, support indie writing free of worry if a book is “commercial” enough, and get LOADS of goodies and fun fiction in the meanwhile, we will greatly appreciate your support on Patreon!

Check out all the support tiers to find out what kind of surprises we have prepared!

The books themselves will be published as usual, on AMAZON, but depending on Patreon results, we will be able to write more “Guns n’ Boys” books in 2018, commission custom goodies and illustrations, and offer you lots of flash fiction, slice-of-life snippets with the characters, side character point of view stories, and more, including a monthly opinion column by Domenico Acerbi himself - “Since you didn’t ask”!

e-mail: [email protected]

More information about ongoing projects, works in progress and publishing at:
K.A. Merikan books on AMAZON
K.A. Merikan’s author page
Reader group on Facebook
Twitter (run by Kat)
Agnes Merikan’s Twitter
Goodreads
Pinterest

Recent posts by K.A. Merikan

Rewards
Regular Weirdo
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for supporting our books, it means the world to us!

This tier gets you access to:

  • Patreon exclusive snippets from upcoming books
  • Cut scenes
  • Flash fiction
  • Alternative Universe snippets
  • Posts about our writing process
  • Fragments written in alternative PoV 
  • Side character PoV fiction
  • Crossover fiction
  • Whatever more craziness we come up with! :D


(Not only "Guns n' Boys" series related!)

Manic Influencer
$3 or more per month
 This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Voting on character details (names, physical characteristics, etc.)
  • Voting on which flash fic to write
  • Voting on which new PoV character to feature
  • Voting on which topic Domenico should voice his opinion on in his monthly opinion column: “Since you didn’t ask”
  • Any other polls we come up with!


 (Not only "Guns n' Boys" series related!) 

A Fly On Our Wall
$5 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • “Guns n’ Boys” postcard (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*, sent to you and signed by us as a massive thank you for your support
  • You get to be a part of our monthly brainstorming session where you can give us opinions and suggestions on upcoming projects, what flash fiction you would like to see on Patreon, etc.


*One per person for the year

Domenico’s Disciple
$10 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Wristband (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*
  • Access to Domenico’s monthly opinion column: “Since you didn’t ask” (prepare to be offended and to never follow his advice)


*One per person for the year

Friend of the Vincitores
$25 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • The beginning of the “Guns n’ Boys” books as seen by Domenico Acerbi. 15,000 words rewritten in his PoV+extra storylines of which Seth couldn’t have known in his PoV. NOT digital, but printed and sent to you, this will be a truly special treat. (Exclusive to Patreon in 2018)*
  • Surprise swag once every three months (if you stay on the tier).


*One per person for the year

Family Member
$50 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • Signed paperback of your choice (of those available at the moment)*
  • A special thank-you surprise gift on your birthday


*One per person for the year

ULTIMATE “GUNS N’ BOYS” SPONSOR WELOVEYOUFOREVER
$100 or more per month
This tier gets you access to all of the above tiers AND:
  • If you ever visit Bristol, we will take you to lunch to a fantastic restaurant which features in a future “Guns n’ Boys” book!*
  • Alternatively, a Skype chat about anything from Guns n’ Boys, to other projects, or coaching on your own writing (up to 2h)


(Dates and times need to be consulted at least a month in advance, but we’re pretty flexible!) 


*One time only