Release Party – The Royal Street Heist by Scotty Cade

November 11, 2014

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My name is Montgomery Beaumont Bissonet. Yeah I know it’s a mouthful but blame my grandfather on my mother’s side, I inherited it from him. Well at least the “Montgomery Beaumont” part. But have no fear, you can call me Beau, everyone does.

And since we just met, I must tell you I’m one of the main characters in the latest Scotty Cade novel called “The Royal Street Heist” which is published my Dreamspinner Press and just happens to release today. I’m here with my costar Tollison Cruz and Scotty asked us if we wouldn’t mind spending a little time with you today and hosting the Dreamspinner Press Release Party Blog. And…since we’re intimately close to this novel, we jumped at the chance. But we’re gonna ask you to please be patient with us though as were both a bit nervous. You see I’m a Lead Detective with the New Orleans Police Department and Tollison is an insurance investigator for Lloyds of London and hosting blogs are just not in our job description.

fashion business man looking over shoulder to his sideBut with that said, We’d like to thank Scotty and Dreamspinner for having faith in us and allowing us to visit with you today in celebration of the very first novel of which I am the star. What Tollison? Oh yeah, costar. Anyway I say the “very first” because Scotty has promised us this is going to be an ongoing series and to tell you the truth, we’re excited as hell about that part because man, do we have lots of wonderful weird cases tucked away in our memories to share with you in the coming months.

Now Tollison is already rolling his eyes so I guess I need to tell you about him too. You’ll formally meet him in the next post, but his full name is Tollison Eduardo Barga Cruz, talk about a mouthful, and as I mentioned he’s an insurance investigator. Anyway, he get’s his nose all up in my case and we get off to a really rough start, but I finally get a clue (yes that’s a cop joke) and realize he’s one of the good guys. Unlike me though, I’m sure you’ll enjoy meeting him from the get go. So enough rambling, let’s talk about me and my roll in the book.

For starters, I’m thirty-four years old and stand about six feet tall. I weigh about two hundred and ten pounds, on a good day, have sandy blonde hair (like my mother) and sometimes blue, sometimes gray eyes (like my father). I don’t work out, but I think I’m in pretty good shape for a man my age. My partner Auggie and fellow detectives give me a lot of shit for what they call my “pouty” lips, which still to this day I can’t seem to shake, but hell, I’ll give them that. Hey! There mug isn’t on the cover of a novel. Right? And I always say, as long as they’re picking on me, they’re leaving some other poor soul alone. But the most important thing about me is that for as far back as I can remember all I’ve ever wanted to be was a cop. I worked my way up from patrolling a beat to detective to lead detective and I pride myself in my strong work ethic and integrity. Yeah I’m cocky, but I’ve earned that title. Also like most cops, I can be guilty of thinking I’m always right, but hell, most of the time I am, so you’ll have to get used to that.

Okay so I grew up in the Garden District of New Orleans near St. Charles Avenue where I still live today and yes; I’m an out and proud gay man. Not very common in my line of work, but who the hell cares. It’s my chosen career, I love it and I’m damn good at it. And yes…for a lot of years I was usually the butt of some pretty raunchy gay jokes and I took a lot of ribbing, but now things have settled down and are a little different. Most of the guys respect me and treat me no differently because I screw guys, well one guy in particular. It was my one and only relationship, which ended badly, but I’ll let you read about that in the book.

So now that you know a little bit about me, I’d like to give you some information about the book. Of course it takes place in my hometown of New Orleans and surrounds a case of art theft that we solved over a year ago. So without further delay, here is the blurb:

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When a valuable piece of Civil War art is stolen from a popular New Orleans gallery, NOPD Lead Detective Montgomery “Beau” Bissonet and his partner set out to solve the crime. When the gallery’s insurance company sends Tollison Cruz to the Big Easy to conduct their own independent investigation, personalities clash and battle lines are definitely drawn. 

The heist quickly becomes a politically driven high profile case, and Detective Bissonet is furious when he’s ordered to work along side Investigator Cruz to assure a timely arrest.  The heat index soars to new levels when the two investigators discover they have a lot more in common then originally thought.

With the tension between them temporarily sated, Bissonet and Cruz finally start to work together, on more then just a professional level. But everything comes to a screeching halt when Beau discovers his cohort in crime has been withholding information regarding the investigation and has been concealing a very questionable past. What happens next rivals the scorching summer heat.



So there you have it.

Tollison and I will be back in a couple of hours when Tollison will be at the helm and he’ll tell you a little about him, give you an excerpt from the book and tell you about how you can win you’re very own copy.

See you soon!

Beau and Tollison

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

  1. Susan says:

    Having lived in NO and having an art history degree, this is perfect for me!

  2. H.B. says:

    Good morning! Congrats on the new release :-) Thank you for sharing those lovely pics and for the post.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Love series. Looking forward to this your new book!!

  4. Scotty Cade says:

    Good Morning Susan. This does sound perfect for you. I’d love to get your opinion after reading it. Scotty

  5. Scotty Cade says:

    Thanks HB. This was great fun to write and I so enjoyed bringing my home town into it. Beau and Tollison are sooo hot and I love Beau’s pouty lips.:) Xo Scotty

  6. Scotty Cade says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    So great you enjoyed the “Love” series. I hope this one will be just as fun and entertaining. Scotty

  7. Sula says:

    How very intriguing and thank you for introducing us to a new series Beau and I look forward to hearing from Tollison. I am also cursed with pouty lips, so are my brothers, so I know what it’s liked to be teased about them LOL

    As a non US resident, I was just wondering about the time line for the story and if set in current New Orleans or prior/just after the Katrina/Rita weather damage? And I am fascinated that it is set in the old French Quarter & does Beau live in one of those gingerbread type Victorian houses?

  8. Scotty Cade says:

    Hi Sula, The story is set in modern time 10 years post Katrina. Beau is really sexy and strong and I adore his pouty lips. LOL! Tollison is every bit as hot, but in more of a GQ sort of way. To answer your question, Beau lives in an area called the Garden District or more specifically the Irish Channel. It is about ten ti fifteen minutes from the French Quarter. He has an Acadian style cottage which is described in the book so you’ll get a pretty good visual. I hope you’ll enjoy the story. Thanks for posting!!! XXOO Scotty

  9. Jillian says:

    I just started reading this last night and am loving it already. The name of the first character mentioned is awesome- I’ve never heard that name before.. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Beau and Tollison. No doubt it will be amazing – as are all your works of heart.

  10. Stella says:

    Congrats on the new release!

  11. Lannie says:

    Congratulations on the new release! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one! Your romances are so heartfelt. Great for when you just need a “feel good” read.

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