As a pair of genre rebels, Quin and Perin—from the US and Germany—are constantly maneuvering time zones and plot bunnies to whip up Gay Novels. Expect plenty of heat and elevated smut. With a dash of drama, a pinch of sweet, and a hefty amount of kink on the side, they serve up stories that will leave you full and satisfied.
What do you think makes your book stand out from the crowd?
There is steam, there is romance, and always a surprise…
Is there message in your novel that you hope readers grasp?
That there’s nothing wrong with being alone or not wanting to be tied down but you shouldn’t cut yourself off from everything because you’ve been hurt. It’s good to learn to let people in again. To heal.
Have you ever written a scene where it has reduced you to tears?
Definitely, quite a few times in fact. Both during the writing of Obsessed (we were both in tears then) and during fun things we’ve written together. Our books can be high on the emotions and sometimes we get caught up in them.
Is there a character you feel especially connected to? Why?
Meik, the main character of Obsessed was actually based on Perin. For me, out of the stuff we’ve written, not just one character. I tend to put a bit of myself in all of them.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
We want to do both. We want to give people good stories. We want them to be able to depend on us for enjoyable works but at the same time, we want to give them new stuff. New things to look forward to.
Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Most of our stories in general take place in the same world. They’re never going to be dependent on each other but they have the same shared universe. Not so much in Obsessed since that was the first book we wrote but in our others. Sometimes characters just pop in as friends of others. It’s not a plot point though.
A few words about your book
Obsessed is the first book that we wrote together. It’s the story of a businessman who is a bit of a pig that runs into a street musician playing one cold winter night. He pays him for a “song” *winkwinknudgenudge* but realizes afterwards that he can’t get him out of his head. He becomes obsessed with him but he, the musician, brings back all the old memories the businessman hid away. It’s not a traditional love story nor is it just erotic fair. It’s emotional, surprising, and might bring you to tears.
Give us a little insight into your main characters
There are three main characters of importance to the story.
Meik is a German businessman who is basically living the dream. He built up his business himself, has vast amounts of money, and can have anyone that he wants. He’s also a complete jerk.
Sebastian is a homeless street musician with a mysterious past. He frees Meik’s past and hidden desires. In the Obsessed bundle we learn more about him, but he is not the focus of the story.
And then there’s Gabe. A memory from Meik’s past. He’s young and sweet, full of life and energy. He has terrible taste in music (according to Meik) and is the first boy that Meik was ever with.
The book blurb
All Meik cares about is lust, not love.
An eager boy toy, that’s what he’s looking for. Someone who worships the ground he walks on. The very second he lays eyes on the enigmatic, street musician Sebastian, he believes he found his new playmate. Obsessed with the young man, Meik introduces him to a world full of sins and desire until the man’s presence threatens to reveal dark memories he had locked away tightly.
“You know, my mom was saying she thinks you’re a bad influence on me.” Gabe took a swig from the can of beer clutched in his slender hand, nose crinkling in distaste. “She was joking, but you know, she wasn’t wrong.”
Meik laughed, glancing up at him. “You love it. Admit it.”
They were stretched out on a rumpled blanket in the backyard of Meik’s parent’s house, Gabe sitting up while Meik lay back. His mom was on vacation with her friends, and his father had ditched him in favor of spending the night with his mistress. Gabe had rushed over the moment school ended. Meik had skipped and, with the help of some of his older friends, gotten a case of beer for them. Not necessarily romantic, but it would do.
“Mm. Maybe I do,” Gabe agreed. “You know what I don’t love?”
“Spiders, bees, shag carpeting, pine trees, peas, bananas…” Meik listed everything he knew his boyfriend didn’t like.
Gabe snorted, reaching out and smacking his arm. “Stop that. You know that’s not at all what I meant.”
Meik’s grin was cheeky. “What don’t you love then?”
“Beer.” Gabe sighed, taking another sip. “It’s really fucking gross.”
“You’ve drunk like three whole cans!” Meik pushed onto his elbows, head spinning from the fourth can he’d finished off.
“Well”—Gabe giggled—“I’m a teenager, I’m supposed to be into underage drinking. I’m living up to expectations.”
“God, maybe you’re a bad influence on me.” Meik chuckled.
A wide grin crossed Gabe’s flushed face. “Oh, you fucking know it.” He giggled again, hand pressing into the blanket as he turned to the side. Ducking his head, Gabe connected their lips in a kiss tasting of cheap beer.
Gabe swayed as they kissed, arm soon giving way and sending his thin body crashing into Meik’s chest. His tipsiness caused him to fall back against the blanket on his back. As their bodies tumbled together, Gabe spilled the lukewarm beer all over Meik. “Oops!” Gabe laughed, untangling himself. “Sorry, Meik.”
“You sure don’t sound sorry,” Meik scoffed, tugging his wet shirt away from his stomach.
He pretended to be stern and upset, but Gabe was such a cute drunk. It was way too hard to be mad at him. His tipsy boyfriend tossed the now empty can behind him before flopping onto his stomach. He buried his face into the blanket, turning his head so he could peek at Meik. “Cuz I’m not really sorry,” he admitted in a murmur, dark curls bouncing with laughter.
“Rude!” Meik pushed himself off of the blanket, moving onto his knees.
Gabe hid his face away, muffling his mirth. His body shook, perky little ass wiggling as he shifted his hips. Wicked thoughts blossomed into sudden action. One of Meik’s large hand came down, slapping hard over Gabe’s ass. His hips jerked forward, whole body tensing. “Oh!” Gabe gasped.
Tense silence spread between them, Meik’s blue eyes turning to his tingling hand. Shit! What had he done? Apologies rushed from his mouth, tripping over his tongue. “Oh God. Gabe—Shit. I didn’t…fuck. I’m so, so sorry.”
Gabe peeked over his shoulder. Eyes wide, cheeks even redder than before. “Do it again?” His voice so soft Meik was sure he’d misheard.
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