Filed under: Guest Posts Aug 16, 2016
Today’s guest is Kai Tyler, an indie author whose M/M e-book Sicario is now available!
The birth of the World’s End series:
When I started writing the World’s End Series, I wanted to fuse two of my favourite fiction genres, romance and thriller.
I love fast-paced action thrillers — the kick-ass characters, the high energy, and edge of your seat story lines.
But one thing most of these stores lacked for me was the swoon-worthy, bone melting sexiness that comes in romance novels. And truth remains, I love the happy ever after that I get in romance. I want the sweet moments when two or more characters realise they are in love or the spicy treats that come with getting down and dirty.
So it made sense to merge the two — merge the romance and thriller genre. That wasn’t enough because I know there are quite a few romantic suspense books out there. But a lot of them focused on reformation.
Reformation. You know, bad guys who become good guys because they fall in love. No, I didn’t want that because when I read those books, there’s always a part of me that’s disappointed at the end because the character loses the edge I fell in love with at the start of the story.
So I decided to write a series about gangsters (another fiction genre I love) who remain gangsters at the end of the stories.
And I asked myself what if they lived in a world where gangsters and cartels controlled most things? What would this world look like? And what if some of those gangsters were gay? What would be the implications to them personally and to the cartels?
That’s how the World’s End Series was born.
Blurb for Sicario:
Sold by his parents and bred in a lab, Lexan Cesare is trained for one purpose — to execute his boss’s orders. In the mafia life, loyalty is everything. Emotions have no place and he never questions the rights or wrongs of the decisions that send him to terminate lives again and again. Until one assignment draws emotions he’s never felt before and makes him question his true allegiance.
When a stranger walks into Enzo Mattia ranch in search of a job, his life is changed irrevocably. He is ripped apart from his family and everything he knows and ends up sold into slavery. He swears to mete revenge on all who have wronged him.
First he has to escape from his new owner, Lexan, a man who captivates him and makes him want to act on impulses he’s suppressed for a long time. Impulses that can lead to death.
With corrupt lawmakers and deadly cartels, the world is in flux. Loyalties shift at the speed of a bullet and betrayal abounds. In the new world falling in love is just a death wish.
This is a full length male/male romantic thriller set on a dystopian earth.
About Kai Tyler:
Kai loves writing stories about forbidden men and relentless love, about gangsters with heart, antiheroes who do what they need to do to survive in a crazy world. These men commit to the lives they lead 100% — with heart, body and soul and when they fall in love you can be sure they bring the same level of passionate devotion to the people they love.
Kai’s debut dystopian MM romance novel, Duce, was an All Romance eBooks Top 50 Bestseller when it came out in 2015.
Find Kai online at the links below!