Release Party – The Royal Street Heist by Scotty Cade Contest

November 11, 2014

The Royal Street Heist 400x600Hey guys,

Scotty Cade here with Tollison Cruz and Beau Bissonet from my latest novel “The Royal Street Heist.” I hope you enjoyed meeting these two genius crackpots in the earlier posts. Crackpots yes, but as you will learn, they are brilliant at solving their first case together, not to mention a few other things but they can be a little hard to manage sometime. Beau’s ADD and Tollison’s OCD make them a great team, but man, keeping them focused is like herding cats.

Those of you who know me and follow my work probably remember that I grew up in New Orleans. The Big Easy was my home until I was twenty-eight when my career took me to Atlanta. I lived in Georgia until I was forty-five when Kell and I bought the Inn & Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard. So I’ve spent over half of my life in New Orleans and she will always be my home.

Because of the many years here, I am intimately familiar with the city and like most who live here are forever touched by the charm of the French Quarter, the beauty of the Garden District, or the quaintness of the Irish Channel, just to name a few. She never fails to amaze me and I revel in being here each and every time I visit. As a matter of fact, I’m here as we speak for the release of “Heist” enjoying the mild fall weather and spending a little time with my two new stars working on their next adventure. I thought I’d do a little Q&A just to help you get to know my guys.

Scotty:  So Beau. Tell everyone how you go about solving cases in you line of work.

Beau: For starters I look at the facts. I put them all up on what I call my “Fact Board” and see if I can find any links or connections to any of the potential suspects or “persons of interest” as we call them in the biz. Secondly, my motto is if it barks like a dog and fights like a dog, then its probably a dog. And in most cases I’m spot on.

fashion business man looking over shoulder to his sideScotty:  Interesting. Tollison?

Tollison:  Pretty much the same. But I add the element of logic. Without giving away too much of the book, believe me when I tell you I’ve seen some highly intelligent and brilliant criminals whose styles don’t always make sense, but sometimes they get away with it. But in Beau’s defense, his line of work is a little different then mine.

Beau:  (Rolls eyes) Thank you. iStock_000048950382Small

Tollison: Sure man. Anyway, I don’t usually deal with murders, only recovering valuable property that was stolen or at least pretending to be stolen. It’s my job to decide which and then follow every lead until I hunt down the stolen property, wherever it may be.

Scotty:  What makes you guys work so well together?

Tollison:  (Raises hand) Me. Me. Me. Oh please let me answer this one.

Beau:  Fine! But I get the next one.

Tollison:  Okay. Okay. Baby. So I think Beau’s and my magic lies in our passion for our jobs. We are both extremely passionate about our work. And as you said, my OCD and Beau’s ADD make us an especially good team. He goes off on tangents and is hard to stay focused but that trait lets his mind go in places my mine would never attempt. For me this is very valuable, but very painful at the same time. When he embarks on something in outerspace its my job to bring him back and start working every detail of his digression. We may  kill each other one day, but in the end the job gets done and with each case we solve independently or together, we’re better at what we do.

Beau:  (Hangs head with wounded eyes) Oh come on Tol? Am I that bad?

Tollison: (Reaches over and squeezes Beau’s knee and winks) Hell yeah! But I wouldn’t change a thing.

Beau: (Heartwarming smile with those adorable pouty lips) Thanks Man. Me either.

Scotty: Okay Beau. Here’s one for you. (beau sits up straight and listens intently) What did you think of Tollison when he barged in on your investigation and tried to take over?

Beau:  (Throws head back in laughter) Take over? I think not! No way was that going to happen. I work my cases. But man I’ve got to tell you, he was and still is some kind of easy on the eyes. He had me forgetting all about the case for a split second.  I mean one minute I was eyeing that tight ass and imagining what I’d do to it if I got the chance and the next I was saying, “Who the fuck does this guy think he is? He’s trying to take over my case.” Then when the Chief made us work together, that was the kicker. But in the end (winks at Tollison) it all worked out. We make a great team and now I don’t have to imagine what to do with that tight little Latin American ass. (Tollison lets Beau have it in the arm) – Fuck Tollison, that hurt.

Tollison:  Serves you right. Don’t forget I’ve worked that ass of yours over a few times.

Beau:  You don’t have to remind me of that. (Winks)

Scotty:  Okay you two. Let’s keep this clean and save a little for the book.

Beau & Tollison in unison:  Sorry.

Scotty:  Okay boys? What do you think we should do to give these nice people some free books?

Beau:  How about we ask them questions about the excerpt?

Scotty: Nice, but its been done a million times before. Let’s try something new.

Tollison: How about so some simple questions about New Orleans so people can easily Google the answers.

Beau: Yeah, that sounds good. That’s a little different.

Scotty:  Okay go for it. Let’s come up with five questions.

Beau: How about “What’s another name for the French Quarter?”

Scotty:  That’s a great one.

Tollison: Let’s do “What streets and landmarks define and border the French Quarter?”

Scotty:  Another great one.

Beau: (Raises hand) Oh I have one. “All the other states in the country are divided by counties. What divides Louisiana?”

Scotty:  Perfect. Good job guys. Now lets do a couple about the excerpt of the book. How about this one? “What are the names of the civil war paintings stolen from the Royal Renaissance Gallery?”

Beau” Nice.

Scotty:  Now each of you give me one more and we’ll be done.

Tollison:  Okay. Here’s mine and I just learned this from Beau. (Winks at Beau) “There are four other nicknames for the city of New Orleans in addition to The Big Easy. Give us any one of them.”

Scotty:  Great. Beau?

Beau: So you were listening Tol!

Tollison: I hang on your every word. You know that Beau. (Rolls eyes)

Scotty: Beau?

Beau:  Don’t rush me. I’m thinking… I’m thinking… Oh okay. Here’s one. “There are nine historic plantations in Louisiana. Name any one of them.”

Scotty:  Good one. Okay boys. Think we’re good on questions. Great job by the way.

Beau & Tollison:  Thanks.

So there you have it folks. I’ve numbered the questions below so you can just place your answer by the corresponding number and all the correct answers will go into a drawing for three copies of “The Royal Street Heist.”

  1. “What’s another name for the French Quarter?”
  2. “What streets and landmarks define and border the French Quarter?”
  3. “All other states in the country are divided by counties. What divides Louisiana?”
  4. “There are four other nicknames for the city of New Orleans in addition to The Big Easy. Give us any one of them.”
  5. “There are nine historic plantations in Louisiana. Name any one of them.”

 

I’ll be back with the winners at 6:00pm EST. But in the meantime here’s my bio for you newbies and a buy link to the book.

 

ScottyCade2_001  Scotty Cade Bio:

Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of seventeen years.   He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication.  When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland sheepdog Mavis at his side.  Being from the south and a lover of commitment and fidelity, most of his characters find their way to long healthy relationships, however long it takes them to get there.  He believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.

 

 

Buy links:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5666

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Street-Heist-Scotty-Cade-ebook/dp/B00P7HSHQ0/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1415635549&sr=8-8&keywords=scotty+cade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Responses to “Release Party – The Royal Street Heist by Scotty Cade Contest”

  1. Debra E says:

    1. Vieux Carré
    2. I’ve never been there so this was tough. Mississippi River, Canal Street, Esplanade Avenue and Rampart Street
    3. Parishes
    4. The Crescent City
    5. Evergreen

  2. ScottyCade says:

    Thanks Debra. I’ll announce the winners at 6:00 EST.

  3. Jen CW says:

    1. Vieux Carré (also commonly named just “The Quarter”)
    2. The French Quarter includes all the land stretching along the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and inland to North Rampart Street. As defined by the City Planning Commission are: Esplanade Avenue to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, Canal Street, Decatur Street and Iberville Street to the south and the Basin Street, St. Louis Street and North Rampart Street to the west. Jackson Square and Bourbon street are part of it.
    3. Parishes
    4. Crescent City
    5. San Francisco Plantation

  4. Susan says:

    1. Vieux Carré
    2. Mississippi river, Canal Street, Rampart Street, Esplanade Ave.
    3. parishes, e.g., Orleans Parish
    4. The Big Easy
    5. Oak Alley

  5. H.B. says:

    This one was a bit tricky since I don’t know much about the state or city. Here goes nothing.

    1. Vieux Carre
    2. Rue Bourbon (Bourbon Street), Garden District, Jackson Square, Mississippi River, Canal Street, St.Louis Cathedral, The Presbytere, Pontalba Buildings, Cafe du Monde, Jaws Brewery.
    3. Parishes (64 of parishes to be exact)
    4. Hollywood South
    5. Destrehan

  6. ScottyCade says:

    Thanks Jen. I’ll check the answers and announce the winners at 6:00pm EST.

  7. ScottyCade says:

    Hi Susan,

    on question 4. the answer needs to be other then The Big Easy.

  8. ScottyCade says:

    Thanks HB. See you at 6:00pm EST.

  9. kek219 says:

    1. Vieux Carré
    2. Canal Street, Decatur Street, Esplanade Avenue and Rampart Street
    3. Parishes
    4. The City That Care Forgot
    5. Poche Plantation

  10. Trix says:

    1) Vieux Carre

    2) Canal St., Mississippi River, Esplanade Ave., Rampart St.

    3) parishes

    4) Crescent City

    5) Destrehan

  11. ScottyCade says:

    Thanks for playing Kek219 and Trix. See you at 6:00 EST with the winners.

  12. Sula says:

    1. Vieux Carré
    2. Its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Esplanade Avenue to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, Canal Street, Decatur Street and Iberville Street to the south and the Basin Street, St. Louis Street and North Rampart Street to the west.
    3. It is divided into 64 Parishes
    4. Tried to find a different name than mentioned above, so what about NOLA?
    5. Poche

  13. ScottyCade says:

    Thanks Sula. I’ll be back in thirty minutes with the winners.

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