Welcome authors Cari Z and L.A Witt to talk about their new release here at love Bytes today!
Cari shows us she can be mean too 😉 , and don’t forget to participate in the giveaway!
Surprise, Surprise, I Can Be Mean Too! by Cari Z
If you’ve read my stories before—and I assume most of you have, given that this is the third book in the series and I’ve got plenty of other stuff out there—then you know I’m not really into interpersonal angst with the main couple. Which, ha, how the hell did I write half of the first book, then? It’s not that I can’t do it, it’s more that I prefer to find other ways to cause pain and suffering.
I’ve had characters abandoned by their families before. I’ve turned them into monsters. I’ve isolated them inside Midas-like advantages that become their prisons. Oh, I fuck with my characters, but I rarely do it by having them fight with their loved one and then imposing enormous emotional sanctions on them before resolving the conflict. In Reckless Behavior, I find a new and exciting—and depressing—way to screw with Darren.
It’s not that you don’t see it coming, it’s that you don’t want to believe it’s coming, the same way Darren doesn’t want to believe it. It’s the sort of thing that can’t be easily resolved, the sort of pain that you don’t really adapt to. People are tough, people are resilient, but we can be worn down, and Darren? Let’s just say he gets worn waaay down in this book. For those of you who read the first two, yeah, you probably know what I’m referring to. I didn’t bring that particular disease into this book lightly—I’ve had personal experience with it and it sucks so, so much, I wasn’t sure I wanted to heap that kind of challenge on my main character while the rest of his life is also going to hell in a handbasket.
But then I said, aw, what the heck? After all, we’ll get around to fixing it…eventually!
About Reckless Behavior
After too many years of putting his job first, Detective Andreas Ruffner is getting his priorities straight. He’s ready to spend some quality time with his adult kids, not to mention come clean about some things he should’ve told them a long time ago. And introduce them to his partner and boyfriend, Darren Corliss.
But in a heartbeat, a family dinner turns into Andreas’s worst nightmare. When the dust settles, one of his kids is hurt, and the other three have been abducted.
Andreas is going to find his kids, and nothing, not even a broken ankle, is going to stop him. Thank God for his sharp, level-headed partner . . . who has a crisis of his own pulling him away when Andreas needs him the most. As both men try to support—and lean on—each other, they get no closer to finding the kids. And the longer the children are missing, the less likely it is they’ll ever be found.
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.
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 . . 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 (@GallagherWitt).
To celebrate the release of Reckless 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 6, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!