Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/L. A. Witt/Cari Z blog tour for Suspicious Behavior, the second Bad Behavior book!
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of an eBooks off each of our backlists (excluding Suspicious Behavior) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 26th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
So, the Bad Behavior series was originally meant to be three books. A neat, well-packaged trilogy of excitement and action and crime solving. Book One was fun, because it set the stage for everything else and got us invested in the characters. Book Two—that’s this one, Suspicious Behavior—is, in my humble opinion, just as tightly plotted and interesting as the first one, and more engaging in some ways because our guys aren’t fighting each other anymore. Which is good, because they’ve got pleeeenty of other people to fight with.
Book Three, which comes out in January, was meant to be the wrap-up, the culmination of everything we’d worked on in the first two, every emotional arc tied up, every plot thread neatly knotted. And then we got into it, and we realized that basically, Book Three is the one that drags everybody to Mordor and throws them at Mount Doom. It’s a very satisfying book, but not a very tender one, and if anybody deserves some tenderness after what we’ve done to them over the course of this series, it’s Andreas and Darren.
So, in the spirit of the mighty HEA, we wrote a final novella to bring about an emotional finale that’s as satisfying as the big, plotty conclusion the rest of the books work toward. I’m telling you this because at the end of Suspicious Behavior, you might be thinking to yourself, “Oh damn, what next? What horrors await? What can they possibly do that’s going to be more wrenching?” The answer is, a lot. A lot. But it all has a purpose and a point, and after you emerge from Mordor triumphant, you’ll have parties in the Shire waiting for you. Swear to goodness. Second breakfast and afternoon tea for all.
About Suspicious Behavior
Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.
For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.
Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.
Available now from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/suspicious-behavior
About the Bad Behavior 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 out Bad Behavior! http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/series/bad-behavior
About Cari Z.
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 Literotica.com, under the name Carizabeth.
About L.A. Witt
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 . . .
To celebrate the release of Suspicious 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 August 26, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!