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Release Blitz+Review: Just Here for the Pain by K.A. Merikan

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Universal Buy Link: books2read.com/JustHereForThePain

Length: 90,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

The Underdogs Series

Book #1 – Manic Pixie Dream Boy – books2read.com/ManicPixieDreamBoy

Blurb

—. Whips and chains – not optional .—

Sid. Drummer for The Underdogs. Secretly yearning for pain and submission.
Asher. AKA Stan. Stalker. More than meets the eye.

It’s hard to find good hookups while on tour. Sid wants pain, humiliation, and the kind of sex that isn’t easy to get from one-night stands. So for now, he’s given up, settled for an online Dom to get his rocks off, and focused on his band instead. The Underdogs are getting increasingly popular, but there is one fan who has followed Sid since before he even joined the band, and he’s driving Sid mad! Rich, spoiled hipster brat looking for the bad boy experience. If he knew what Sid was really into, he would run for the hills.

Asher is convinced that Sid is The One, his One True Love, his endgame. Years ago, Asher lost his virginity to Sid, and from that moment on, he knew it was meant to be. They had a spark, that honest connection that couldn’t be faked. The members of Sid’s band call him a stalker, but all he wants is to offer Sid his love. When Sid finally chokes out what he wants, Asher is more than ready to unleash it on him.

But the last time Sid was out as gay and submissive, he got badly burnt when his former band kicked him out, and the doors to many opportunities slammed in his face.
Asher wants the whole world to know that he’s dating Sid. Problem is, Sid would much rather keep the relationship as pain-with-benefits.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: rock band, alternative lifestyles, tattoos, BDSM, commitment, family issues, coming out, life on tour, friends with benefits become something more, first love , stalking, fanboy
Genre: Contemporary M/M Rocker Romance
Heat level: Scorching hot, explicit BDSM scenes
Length: ~90,000 words (Can be read as standalone, HEA) 

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Review

One of the HOTTEST K.A. Merikan books to date?!? I think so!

K.A. Merikan are auto-buy authors for me for many reasons. Just Here for the Pain combined them ALL, and it was such a sexy, angsty, darkly erotic read.

I’ll say that the first book in the Underdogs series was an okay read for me, but only because I fell in love with the authors’ darker works. This one had that dark flavor that I just adore and it kept me glued to the pages.

Sid has been blocking his stalker for years, but what happens when Stan, aka Asher, aka Stalker, might be just what Sid needs—both inside and outside of bed?

Asher was a pleasant surprise. Granted, stalking is very excessive, but he follows Sid around “like a puppy” as Sid and his band mates like to say. They have a bit of a past, and Asher just has an inner core of sweetness, a vulnerable side that just needs to be needed. There’s something about Sid that keeps him coming back and not giving up. Finding out that Sid desires harder-edged BDSM with a side of humiliation gives Asher the perfect opportunity he’s been waiting for.

Because there’s a Dominant hidden away that matches Sid’s wants.

And, oh, Sid! His view of Asher makes a 180 degree turn, and Sid doesn’t know what to do when Asher the Dom comes out to play. Sid has this core of vulnerability to him even with his punk, badass look. The combination just pulled at my heart.

The chemistry itself is on fire, too! These two snapped and crackled until my fingertips singed. This had to be some of the most erotic scenes I’ve read in a K.A. Merikan book, and I just had to put down my kindle sometimes and say, “hot damn!” There’s also an emphasis on the consent aspect, and I LOVED THIS.

This one pulled the feels right out of me, and I still haven’t recovered. Dedicated fans of K.A. Merikan’s glorious dark side will not be disappointed. And DAWN IS NEXT. (Not that I’m not anticipating it with everything in me. *whistles nonchalantly*)

Rating: 4.5 stars

Heat Rating: 4.5 flames

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About 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.

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