Anniversary Shenanigans: Author visit and Give-Away: KA Merikan

BoyMeetsBoyReviews is so excited to invite KA Merikan to the clubhouse today. Our August AOTM, Merikan managed to do what most fail at - and make clowns readable. More than that, they made clowns sexy! The newest release from this writerly duo is about a teenage taxidermist...a must read if ever it's been heard of! KA Merikan put together a post just for us and, without further ado, we welcome them into the clubhouse...

Over to KA Merikan...

We have a special treat for the unicorns of Boy Meets Boy Reviews! While thinking about the topic of this blogpost, it occurred to me that Ethan, the main character of our newest book would gladly get his hand on one. Sadly, real specimens are extremely rare these days (and we’re not talking about human-unicorns here), so he would have to make do with what’s available. A mounted unicorn would definitely fall into the category of rogue taxidermy. It’s a term that describes creations of animals that don’t exist in real life, such as long extinct species or mythological creatures. Frequently, the artists use different parts of other animals to bring their visions to life. A unicorn could be re-created from a goat, a horse, possibly even a deer, with a horn sculpted into the desired shape. Here are some examples: Here (awwww),here, (so cute) here,(wow) and here (adorable).

Ethan, the main character of Diary of a Teenage Taxidermist has been fascinated by the possibilities of taxidermy as an art since an early age. He specializes in anthropomorphization and frequently dresses his creations in miniatures of human clothing and makes them act like the people around him. But he is up for challenges. The first work he sold for a decent amount of money was an elk head doubling as a house for anthropomorphized mice.
If he made a piece of unicorn taxidermy, would it be realistic, following the known legends, or would he make it into something different altogether? What would the public find more interesting?
Eric from The Copper Horse on the other hand has interest in human-unicorns, but he’s a bit preoccupied right now with his own pony.

Best wishes to all the unicorns of Boy Meets Boy Reviews! :D

Diary of a Teenage Taxidermist
K.A. Merikan
--Too cool for school.--

Ethan is a level-headed, some might say ‘antisocial’, young artist-entrepreneur with a love for quirky taxidermy. He is close to graduating high school and at a crossroads. All he wants is to develop his business further, yet all his parents want is for him to go to law school. That is more than enough problems for Ethan, so any kind of love life is off his agenda. That is until Robert Hunter, the quarterback of the football team, comes crashing into him. Literally.

Robert drifts along in high school. He has good grades, he’s getting ready for med school, he’s even leaving potentially problematic dating until college. He’s gay, not ashamed of it, but he doesn’t want to stir up any trouble. His carefully laid plans might just go completely off the rails though, when he drinks too much at a party and causes irreversible damage to Ethan, the school’s weirdo.

Robert has to face the fact that maybe he isn’t the good guy he always considered himself to be. And maybe he doesn’t want to go to med school. And maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t actually want to wait with dating until college. 

Themes: First love, virginity, bullying, fitting in, entrepreneurship, disability, high school, jock/goth, taxidermy, artist, blackmail 
Erotic content: explicit sex scenes, dub-con 
Genre: New Adult gay erotic romance 
Length: ~ 90,000 words (Standalone novel, no cliffhanger.)
K.A. Merikan is a joint project of Kat and Agnes Merikan, who jokingly claim to share one mind. They finish each other’s sentences and simultaneously come up with the same ideas. Kat and Agnes enjoy writing various kinds of stories, from light-hearted romance to thrillers. They love creating characters that are not easy to classify as good or evil, and firmly believe that even some villains deserve their happy endings. It is easiest to find them in galleries, restaurants and historical sites, always with a computer or notebook, because for Kat and Agnes, every day is a writing day. Future plans include lots of travel, and a villa on the coast of Italy or a flat in Paris where they could retire after yet another crazy venture, only to write more hot gay romances.

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Thank you so much Kat and Agnes for dropping by, we always appreciate having you visit us! Those unicorns are adorable...
Our giveaway today, courtesy of the Merikans, is a copy of The Diary of a Teenage Taxidermist (if only I could enter our own competitions...)To enter to win one ebook copy  please leave a comment on this blog post and let us know your name and a means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, link to Goodreads account, etc.) 

The giveaway is open until 10:00PM (Pacific time) on 21/11/14. A winner will be contacted no later thean December 6th, whom we will have selected using a highly scientific "names in a hat" method (or, you know, an internet randomiser).

Good luck!!


  1. Love the title! I'd like to read The Diary of a Teenage Taxidermist. Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Great interview!Interesting title.

  3. I've read it already, it was excellent and I could totally envision Ethan and Robert doing a unicorn feast!

  4. Sounds like a great book to read. Lots of emotion.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. Wow you have intrigued me. Adding to the list of books I want to buy. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. Also great name for a book

  6. Diary of a Teenage Taxidermist sounds like such a great story! I can't wait to read this! Added to my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. That sounds like a great story! Would love the chance to win it.
    Dmdkindle at gmail dot com

  8. I really liked Special Needs and Diary sounds like another good one. Thanks for the chance!
    debdeege (at) optonline (dot) net

  9. This sounds great. Thanks for a chance to win.

  10. Sounds great. Count me in, please.


  11. Congratulations Aredent.ereader, you are our randomly picked winner. (I read this book yesterday - it's fabulous!!) We'll be in contact soon. Thanks everyone for entering and joining in the fun :)