Today I am so pleased to welcome K.A. Merikan to Joyfully Jay. The authors have come to talk to us about their latest release, Wrong Way Home, part of the Criminal Delights series. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!


Thank you for having us, Jay! We’re here to talk about out new release “Wrong Way Home”, which is a walk on the dark and dangerous side of M/M romance.

The book is part of the Criminal Delights series (, with the theme ‘Taken’. The whole series is created by 16 authors to bring a dark thrill to your reading experience. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.

These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted, but the types and levels of ‘darkness’ vary from book to book, as each author has interpreted the theme in their own way.

“Wrong Way Home” is our take on the theme of abduction, and you can read about that from three other authors in the series, but the other themes for Criminal Delights are: Organized Crime, Assassins, Serial Killers, and Obsession.

Dark M/M books can be harder to find, and they often don’t end up as high in Amazon categories, so we wanted to band together with other authors to give each other visibility. It’s been a massive undertaking that we’ve started with Katze Snow back in September 2018, and is now coming to fruition after many trials and tribulations. Each author has stretched their creative muscles to bring a story with their own flare while staying within the theme.

For us, with “Wrong Way Home”, we’ve explored how two very different people can come together under the most unfortunate circumstances. Colin, the captive is a massive brat who tests Taron’s patience many times, and Taron, despite being a man who makes his own rules and abducts Colin, is very vulnerable. Can you imagine this axe murderer has never been kissed? Aww! 😉

We invite you to explore Taron and Colin’s story, and we hope it will make you question what is right and what is wrong. If it was Taron who caught Colin, or the other way around.

You can buy the book HERE.

K.A. Merikan (AKA Kat & Agnes Merikan)


— One wrong turn. One right man. —

Colin. Rule-follower. Future doctor. Witness to murder. Captive.
Taron. Survivalist. Mute. Murderer. Captor.

Like every other weekend, Colin is on his way home from university, but he’s taunted by the notion that he never takes risks in life and always follows the beaten path. On impulse, he decides to take a different route. Just this one time. What he doesn’t realize is that it’s the last time he has a choice.

He ends up taking a detour into the darkest pit of horror, abducted by a silent, imposing man with a blood-stained axe. But what seems like his worst nightmare might just prove to be a path to the kind of freedom Colin never knew existed.

Taron has lived alone for years. His land, his rules. He’d given up on company long ago. After all, attachment is a liability. He deals with his problems on his own, but the night he needs to dispose of an enemy, he ends up with a witness to his crime.

The last thing Taron needs is a nuisance of a captive. Colin doesn’t deserve death for setting foot on Taron’s land, but keeping him isn’t optimal either. It’s only when he finds out the city boy is gay that an altogether different option arises. One that isn’t right, yet tempts him every time Colin’s pretty eyes glare at him from the cage.

This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and will contain a dark M/M romance.

Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.
This story contains scenes of explicit violence, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters.


K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

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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