Friday, January 19, 2018

Blogtour: Romantic Behavior by L.A. Witt and Cari Z.

Please welcome L.A. Witt and Cari Z. with 

Romantic Behavior 

Bad Behavior #4 


Detective Andreas Ruffner is no fool—he’s found a man who loves him, puts up with him, and has stuck with him through hell and back, and it’s time to put a ring on it. Darren Corliss is the love of his life, and he wants the whole world to know it.

Now the fun part—the wedding!

Well, after the not-so-fun part of planning the wedding in between dealing with overbearing and impossible-to-please family members. With future mothers-in-law driving them both up a wall, the guest list growing out of control, and the wedding getting ever more complicated, Darren and Andreas have to wonder if they’re in over their heads.

But they’re going to make it to the altar if it kills them . . . and at this rate, it just might.

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About the series:

It’s “hell no” at first sight for newly partnered detectives Andreas Ruffner and Darren Corliss. Darren is too chipper, Andreas is too gruff, and that whole “IA wants me to prove you’re a dirty cop” thing really doesn’t get them off on the right foot.

It doesn’t matter if they like each other. They’re partners and that’s final. Though Andreas is easy on the eyes. And Darren is kind of cute. And . . . okay, maybe they can make this work.

They’d better, because as their cases get more horrifying—and more personal—they’ll have to trust each other with their lives, and with their hearts.

Check it out here.

Finishing A Series

Romantic Behavior is kind of a bittersweet book for me. Not just because it's the end of the series (and not just because I'm going to miss writing Darren, no, that's not it *cries surreptitiously into shoulder*) but also because it's the end of what's been a fantastic writing collaboration with Lori Witt.

A whole bunch of crazy things came together for this series to even exist. A few years ago, Lori ran a contest on her blog asking for submissions from authors who couldn't afford to go to the Romantic Times conference, but who could make a good case for why they were a good pick to sponsor. I wrote an essay, sent it in and hoped for the best. And lo and behold, I won! Lori paid my conference and hotel fees, and all I had to do was get to Vegas.

The conference was career-altering, not just because of the professional connections I made and the benefits of seeing people I'd worked with online face to face, but also because Lori suggested that we write a book together. I was all over that, and we came up with Darren and Andreas and the concept for Risky Behavior. We wrote it, and we loved it, so then we followed it up with Suspicious Behavior. It still wasn't enough, so we followed that up with Reckless Behavior, and had actually planned to end it there before deciding that it was just too damn cruel not to give the guys their Happily Ever After. Thus, Romantic Behavior was born, a cap to the series, the fruit of all their labors.

I love this book. I love that it's hopeful and tender, I love that it's romantic--it should be, given the title--and a sweet way to wrap things up. I also love this book because, at the end of it, Lori and I decided that we enjoyed writing together and wanted to keep it up. Thus, our next project was born.

No, it doesn't have Darren and Andreas in it. But I think you'll like the new guys too. Stay on the lookout for it, we're busy working away!

About the authors:

Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, "See ya!" She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She's still climbing that ladder, but can't stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.

Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get 'im, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There’s a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there's a lot of love to go around.

Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on, under the name Carizabeth.

Connect with Cari at her website  or via her blog.

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut . . .
L. A.’s backlist is available on her website, and updates (as well as random thoughts and the odd snarky comment) can be found on her blog or on Twitter.


To celebrate the release of Romantic Behavior, one lucky winner will receive a $10 Riptide credit and their choice in an ebook from each of Cari and L.A.’s backlist! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 20, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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  1. Thanks for the blogtour! I look forward to reading this series.

  2. Looking forward to reading this series!
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  3. Planning my wedding I had way too many overbearing relatives trying to get involved. It was not fun.
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  4. I just discovered the first book in the series, so it's a bit bittersweet to know the story's coming to a close even as I'm just beginning to follow the adventures of Andreas & Darren. With that said, I'm excited there are three more books still to enjoy, & I'm so happy you will be continuing your writing partnership on a new project -- I'll definitely be checking both of your blogs for more upcoming details. On a side note, I love the story of how you met in-person & became a writing duo. Also, do clairvoyant hamsters have powers beyond an uncanny ability to recognize impending meal/snack time & the best worst time to discover yet another means of escape from their exercise balls/homes? Mine have never shown abilities beyond this, so I'm curious, haha! Congratulations on your newest release, & thank you for the series!

  5. Sounds fantastic and I am looking forward to giving the series a read. Thank you for the tour!
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  6. It's been a great tour!


  7. Congrats, LA & Cari, and thanks for sharing. What a great story about how y'all got together and started collaborating. - Purple Reader,
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  8. That's sweet, about how you'll miss writing Darren. I enjoyed his viewpoint. I liked the viewpoints of both of the protagonist, but Darren generally had a more positive outlook on life, and a supportive family. His relationship with Vic was nice to read.

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