Loving Luki Vasquez Release Party: Contest! (#1)

June 20, 2011

As I said, it’s time to get the ball rolling with some friendly competition.

Here are the rules: none, really.

Here’s the question: What is Luki Vasquez former occupation? Okay, I’ll admit that’s pretty easy, if you’ve read the blurb, so to be in the running for a prize, answer part two as well: He worked for an organization referred to by three initials—what do they stand for? (If you don’t know, be creative!)

And these are the prizes: First contestant that answers both questions correctly wins an autographed paperback copy of Loving Luki Vasquez. Second person to get both answers right receives an e-book in the format of their choice. Everybody else who answers both parts right gets their name in a hat for the last prize of the day. (And I promise to draw the name fairly! I’ll have Boudreau do it. You’ll meet him a bit later.)

Let the games begin!

19 Responses to “Loving Luki Vasquez Release Party: Contest! (#1)”

  1. Kathy B says:

    Former occupation-ATF agent
    ATF-Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (and explosives)

  2. Lou Sylvre says:

    Hey, Kathy, you win! (You even got the explosives, in there.) Autographed paperback, as soon as I get it from the publisher,sign it, and send it. Send your contact info to lou.sylvre(at)gmail(dot)com, and let me know where to send it! (If you prefer the e-version, we can do that instead.) (By sending your address, your certifying you’re 18 or over.)

  3. Judie Stewart says:

    ATF agent- alcohol tobacco firearms, man that second part was not easy!

  4. Kim M says:

    Well his former occupation is similar to his current one…bad ass. But if you wanted to get technical its an ATF agent and it stands for alcohol, tobacco and firearms. :)

  5. Brian H says:

    Aw, Kathy got to it first!
    He is an ex-ATF agent and the ATF refers to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
    :) Good luck with the release!

  6. Lou Sylvre says:

    Hey, Judie! Not difficult at all, huh? Well, you win second place prize—the ebook! Let me know where to send it. You can email me at lou.sylvre(at)gmail(dot)com. (I’ll use your contact info only for this purpose.) Say you’re 18 or over (if it’s true) in your email.

  7. Lou Sylvre says:

    Badass! Yes, too bad I didn’t have a prize on the books for most precise alternate occupation title. Well, the prizes are gone, but as a thanks for playing, you get a chance later on for a draw-from-the-hat final prize. Check back! (Or better yet, stick around.)

  8. Lou Sylvre says:

    Brian! Happy you came, and thanks for playing, and yes you’re right, but just a little late. More prizes to come, though, and you’re name is already in the hat for the final random-pick final prize.

  9. Erin T says:

    Damn I was too late! But just because, I think badass is a much better answer than ATF, alcohol tobacco and firearms :)

  10. Lou Sylvre says:

    Hey, Erin, it’s not too late! More prizes a little later! I totally agree about badass, but I think he might look a little funny at times. Potential lover: “So what do you do for a living?” Luki: “I’m a badass.” See what I mean. Besides the whole firearms made for some interesting research.

  11. Hiya!

    Hope I’m not to late to join in.

    He’s an ex-ATF agent

  12. Lou Sylvre says:

    You are so right, Elizabeth, ATF. Not too late to join in but the prizes are gone for this one…

  13. Nikyta says:

    Awww, man, and I really wanted this one! Oh well. He’s an ex-ATF agent which stands for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms :)

  14. Melanie (mcsc2008) says:

    [waves] Is the last chance drawing done??

    Luki is a former AFT agent. My husband (USCBP) informed me that it should actually be ATFE for Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. :)

  15. Lou Sylvre says:

    Melanie, Hi! No the last chance isn’t done, and plus there will be one more contest in-between, so you’re in time and your name is in the hat. You are so right about the “E”. Actually that’s a factor that comes into the novel in a big way, later on. When I did research, though, I did find that it is still most often referred to, in casual context as ATF, even though explosives was later added and is a very important function, for the agency. Now, I will confess my own ignorance. Is USCBP border patrol? perchance on Canadian border? (I’m trying to figure out the C). Or am I completely off base?

  16. Dianna says:

    I think the answers are:-

    1). ATF agent
    2). ATF tabes for Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms

  17. Melanie (mcsc2008) says:

    @Lou You’re close.

    My husband was hired by the Immigration and Naturalization Service back in ’97. After 9/11 and the subsequent merger of INS, U.S. Customs, and Agriculture under Homeland Security, my husband would tell you that Customs had better PR and thus got the new agency named “primarily” after themselves to become United States Customs and Border Protection (commonly referred as CBP). CBP have jurisdiction over ALL US borders including international airports within the US.

    And that was probably way more than you wanted for your contest. [grin] I just couldn’t help being a smarty-pants. LOL Thanks for your time. I look forward to getting your book soon–one way or another. ;-P

  18. Lou Sylvre says:

    Not at all too much information, Melanie. Very interesting. Thanks for coming and playing, and for the compliments on the book. (I hope you enjoyed the excerpts. ☺)

  19. Lou Sylvre says:

    Dianna, you are so right! The contest winners have been announced, but I’m glad you stopped by anyway, and I hope you enjoyed reading the posts and comments. There may be future contests around…

    Thanks again!

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