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A Cut Scene and a Giveaway: The Cut & Run Farewell Tour With Abigail Roux

CrashBurn_TourBannerHello and thank you for joining me as I bid a fond farewell to Ty and Zane on the Crash & Burn virtual tour! For the next five days, join me on my virtual stops to help me say goodbye to the Cut & Run series with cut scenes, playlists, behind the scenes looks at the process of writing this last book, and a peek at the original plan for the series and the twists and turns it took on its journey to the end. 

Did I mention the prizes? I have incredible prizes for two winners; a go-bag put together by one B. Tyler Grady. Each bag has over $370 worth of goodies in it. For more detail on the contents, you can click the link at the end of this post! Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of these bags. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 4, and winners will be announced on April 6th. Contest is valid worldwide.


Today I come bearing a cut scene from Crash & Burn:  

He was bundled up in his heaviest coat, two scarves, some fluffy Philadelphia Eagles ear muffs Deuce had sent him as a joke for Christmas, and a pair of work gloves missing the thumbs. He had one of Zane’s coffee mugs clutched to his chest, steam rising from it. It wasn’t coffee inside, though, but a mug of chocolate milk he’d tossed in the microwave for two minutes to make it into some discount hot chocolate. He was fucking freezing. He refused to go inside, though. He felt violated inside.

He’d found, in the last couple of weeks, that he couldn’t think inside. He couldn’t function. Just knowing someone was monitoring him, listening to every sound he made, it made him twitchy. Claustrophobic. He’d started talking to himself, like he was narrating for the eavesdroppers. Got to go shower, I’m dirty. Hungry, going to go fix a sandwich.

He was literally going crazy.

He took a sip of his hot chocolate and muttered to the car. “Must be nice, just sitting here. All you got to do is roll around, gas up, look awesome. Asshole.”

The car didn’t respond, thank God, but Ty did hear something. He cocked his head, scowling as he strained his ears. It came again, a distant knocking.

Ty pushed himself to his feet and hustled into the house. “Coming!” he called out, and he set his mug on the counter as he jogged toward the front door.

He had no idea who to expect, since people rarely showed up at his door in the middle of the day, but when he opened it up he was still shocked.

John English was dressed impeccably. Designer sunglasses, wool overcoat, and sheepskin gloves. He grinned when he saw Ty. “Grady,” he said, taking off his sunglasses. “You sure do go all out for guests.”

Ty looked down at his gray sweatpants and puffy down coat and fur-lined moccasins.

“I . . . whatever, dude, I’m retired,” he said with a shrug. He offered his hand to English, then pulled him in for a hug. “What the hell are you doing here, man?”

“I was passing through town, thought I’d come see you and Garrett, see how you are.”

Ty glanced into the house, ever mindful of the listening devices looking over his shoulders all the time. “Uh. Garrett’s, umm . . . Garrett’s gone for a while. You got a few hours? We’ll go get a beer.”

“Sure, yeah. I’m buying.”

Ty had him come in as he went upstairs and changed. He threw on some jeans and a T-shirt, digging out his favorite leather coat and a plain knit beanie that wouldn’t get him killed by a Ravens fan when they walked into a bar like his earmuffs would.

English was wandering around the living room, looking at Ty’s pictures when Ty thumped back down the stairs.

“Garrett out of town?” he asked, jutting his thumb toward one of the black and white photographs of Ty and Zane on the wall.

“No,” Ty answered, barely choking out the word. “I’ll tell you about it over lunch.”

English didn’t ask more questions, but he frowned the entire time as Ty locked up the house. As soon as they reached the sidewalk, Ty glanced over his shoulder at the front door. “The house is bugged.”


“My house. Someone’s bugged it. Zane and I faked a nasty fight to get him out of the house without raising suspicion.”

“Oh thank God, man!” English said, putting his hand to his heart. “Those ear muffs . . . I thought you were going through some massive relationship ordeal and I don’t know you well enough to deal with that shit.”

Ty laughed heartily as they headed toward Fell’s Point. They’d met John English in Scotland at Deuce’s wedding, and though Ty’d had suspicions about the massive Snake Eater and his crew at first, English had proved himself to be a trustworthy companion. Ty had kept in touch with him over the last year, much to Zane’s chagrin.

“What are you doing in Baltimore?” Ty asked again.

“I was actually up at Cumberland,” English said, losing the bounce to his voice.

“The prison or the mountain range?”

“Prison. Frost is up there.”

Ty nodded in understanding. Frost had been part of English’s team. He’d killed a lot of people in Scotland. Ty couldn’t imagine what it must feel like to find out one of your teammates could do such a thing.

“What’d he have to say?” Ty asked carefully.

“A year later and he still swears he didn’t kill the FBI guy.”

“Richard Burns.”

“Yeah. He admits to everything else that went down on that island, but he swears on his mother’s grave he didn’t kill Burns.”

Ty clucked his tongue, glancing at English as a light snow began to fall. “You believe him?”

“I do, yeah. That’s why I’m here.”

Ty frowned and they stopped walking when they came to an intersection.

“I don’t think Frost killed the man,” English said with a heavy sigh. “And that leaves the question I came here to ask you.”

“And what’s that?”

“Do you trust all your people?”

“What?” Ty asked, laughing even though English was dead serious. “Of course I do.”

“So did I,” English said grimly.

Ty was speechless. Was English saying he thought one of Ty’s friends or family could have killed Burns? “No,” he said with a wave of his hand.

English winced. “Understand me, I’m not here to make accusations on the people you care about, I’m here to help you. And since you got a bug in that place of yours, I’m even more glad I came here. I think you need to clean your own house, Grady. Take a good hard look at it and decide who you can trust. I don’t want you to get hurt.”

Ty looked away, staring off toward the harbor and the quaint little shops and taverns of Fell’s Point. His breath came out in a puff in the freezing air. “Yeah, okay,” he finally said. “Come on, man, I’ll buy you some crab cakes.”

English didn’t bring up the matter again as they ate and drank. He seemed to realize Ty had taken his words to heart, that he didn’t need to harp on it.

By the end of their lunch, Ty had English convinced to help him with a plan he’d been pondering the last twenty-four hours. They headed back for the row house, neither of them quite sober anymore, but that worked well for what Ty needed.

“So you want to pick up your bed,” English said as they strolled down the sidewalk, “and toss it into your listening points to get rid of them.”

“Yeah. Accidental bug destruction because me and my buddy were too drunk to be moving a bed!”

“How long has that plan made sense to you?”

“Long enough, let’s do this,” Ty said with a clap of his hands.

“So your wedding present is basically making sure your home is clear of people eavesdropping on you when you have sex.”

Ty smacked the big man on the shoulder, grinning. “I knew you’d understand.”


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???????????????????????????????????????Blurb: It’s been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve, while Ty is at sea in a world where he’s no longer the tip of a spear.

There’s just one more hurdle in the way of their happy ever after: a traitor from their inner circle who threatens to burn their world to the ground.

Squeezed between the Vega cartel, an unknown mole, and too many alphabet agencies to count, Ty and Zane must gather all their strength and resources to beat the longest odds they’ve ever faced. To make it out alive, they’ll need help from every friend they’ve got. Even the friends who might betray their trust.

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188 thoughts on “A Cut Scene and a Giveaway: The Cut & Run Farewell Tour With Abigail Roux

  1. susana says:

    Ty and Zane were my first. They have become an important part of a family which includes couples like Adrien and Jake, Griffin and Whyborne, Tom and Phil or Crane and Stephen… But they will always be my first… Thank you, Abigail! <3


  2. Patrice says:

    Ty & Zane were my first. They won’t be my last, but will always be my favorite, forever owning a piece of my heart. Many thanks to Abigail for giving them life. She showed us that flaws in any form can be beautiful and that love can truly conquer all. I didn’t want their story to end, but since it has, I am grateful it was done in such a wonderfully & satisfying way.


  3. Jane Wilkinson says:

    I can’t believe its over, but the book was sooooo good. Ty & Zane will always have a special place in my heart. ❤️😍😢


  4. Awww, thank you so much for that cut scene. I saw English being mentioned in the book, it’s nice to see the scene where he clears the bugs. This blog tour is awesome stuff. Great characters, great writing, fantastic connections to your readers. A series I love and will be subject of many re-reads and recommendations.


  5. Heather Rawlins says:

    I am reading Crash & Burn right now, I expect it will take extra long to read it cause I don’t want it to end. I love Ty & Zane.


  6. Amy says:

    Loved this but it makes to sense to leave that out. The reveal in the book is more powerful without it. I’d like to see more of John English…..oh god…..I really hope the Sidewinder books go on a while because I want more from this universe.


  7. I usually read a book as fast as I can, but with this one, I am taking my time, savouring the moments> if this is to be the last, I will make it last.


  8. Mary says:

    I am really going to miss Ty and Zane, but what an epic ending! Loved this deleted scene with English….I liked him in B&C, and was so glad he turned out to be a good guy. Thank you Abi for a wonderful series! I I’ll always go back and visit them from time to time. <3


  9. This was a great scene, which makes sense once you’d read the book. Too bad it got left out, then again, it’s good it got left out because I’d have tipped me toward suspicion, and it would’ve made the final reveal less shocking. Well done. And poor Ty. Microwaved chocolate milk? Ugh.


  10. Tyety says:

    I love these little snippets so much. I almost had a heart attack though with the car sceene and Nick in the book knowing what that one started out as…


  11. Sue says:

    Ahh, that was a good cut scene. If left in, I don’t think Nick’s confession would have been as jarring to us, the readers.

    Thanks for a great run, Abi!


  12. wendy says:

    I love this series and am so sad to see it end, Ty and Zane have been one of my favourite couples since I first read cut and run way back , thanks for a brilliant series Abi and thanks for the giveaway x


  13. Andi Byassee says:

    Fell hard when I read the first book and never got back up. I will be sorry to see it end–but this is a series I will read over and over again from the beginning, so Ty and Zane will never not be part of my life!


  14. Debra E says:

    Thanks for sharing that scene. Knowing that conversation must have been playing in Ty’s head before everything went down the way it did gives things some more perspective, but I understand why it was cut.


  15. Sue K. says:

    Thank you for the cut scene, any additions to Ty and Zane’s world are welcome. I will never love any characters more than yours, and although I will miss Ty and Zane, I can’t wait for the next series and their guest appearances!


  16. Traci B says:

    Thanks for the cut scene. I love to be able to fill in little details in a book. The final book was amazing, but I am very sad to say goodbye to Ty and Zane. Thank you for them.


  17. Karen says:

    Oooh, interesting … I almost wish the scene hadn’t been cut! That may have more to do with John English, though. And Ty talking to his car. That boy is wrong in the head and I love him for it. Thanks for this!


  18. Pat says:

    if Ty & Zane had to finally fade out to have their HEA this was the perfect way. Leaving us with their dream come true.
    Wondered what English was doing at the row house.


  19. Pat says:

    If Ty & Zane needed to fade into the sunset for their HEA this was the best ever way. Both of them getting their dream.
    Wondered why English was around???
    Thanks Abi for sharing with us.


  20. Kate B. says:

    Okay I am now chuckling out loud at work. Thanks for letting us see this little tidbit. The plan is just sooooo Ty. Thanks again for an awesome series Abi!


  21. Jesse says:

    Oh, hell. I honestly flinched reading this. I love all these boys so much! So incredibly much… And as sorry as I am to see the series come to an end, I fully intend to absorb every word Abi Roux puts out because she is officially my emotional puppetmaster! (puppetmistress?)


  22. marami1973 says:

    Ty and Zane are so perfect! I don’t mean perfect as in no flaws but because their flaws fit their personalities and each other. And because they do yin and yang so completely that’s what makes them perfect. So gonna miss them :)


  23. Kura says:

    Awww, I’m reading it now and trying to go very slowly so I don’t finish it too soon :'( I don’t ever want to let them go!
    Loved this cut scene by the way, thanks <3


  24. Ren says:

    That hat…! Ahahah!

    I love this! I’m going to keep an eye out for more cut scenes on this tour, because I love them so, so much. How can I laugh and then hurt so much in such a short space of time? (And then laugh again). And having read the book and knowing what unfolds… So artfully done, everything in just the right place. Well done, Abi, it’s a masterpiece (everything is a masterpiece – this cut scene, C&B, the whole series).


  25. Aw, Abi, I love how your brain works. And, by extension, how Ty’s brain works. His plan to de-bug the house is hysterically diabolically crazy yet brilliant. Squirrels with knives, man. I love Ty, Zane and all our Sidewinder boys…


  26. What a fantastic surprise! I was wondering about English showing up to help with the bed. Reading this after having read the book, though… Wow. Thank you so much!


  27. Aija says:

    Aww, this was so lovely! I hope English gets his own set of books. Preferably with Liam Bell. Because I’m greedy like that :D



  28. Tammy says:

    Abi, thank you from the bottom of my fan girl heart…this was the perfect ending! Hate to see them go but it’s just so them!


  29. Jessica says:

    OH MY GOD! I’m so happy this scene was posted here. I was wondering what had English in MD and how the thing with the bed went down. <3


  30. Brandy says:

    I am having such mixed feelings! I want the series to go on forever but they so deserved their Happily Ever After. I’ll just look forward to seeing them in The Sidewinder Series.


  31. Kelsey Steele says:

    Wish this series could just carry on, hope we might see zane and ty in the sidewinder books or at least hear how there doing :)


  32. charlaynedenney says:

    Wishing that it wasn’t the final book. Sometime I will finish it, I just don’t know I’m ready to say goodbye yet.


  33. April says:

    Wow… it’s been a long, wonderful, wild trip, hasn’t it? I’m loving having the latest book, but so sad that it’s the last…!!! Why does it have to be the last one??? OK… I know why, but I’m still gonna cry about it!


  34. D says:

    I loved the cut scene. Great detail and more grins on moving the bed. Nice to see John English and what angst it would have caused Ty. I absolutely love how all the mysteries and open threads were all woven together in Crash and Burn.

    I love Ty and Zane and hope the muses whisper in the future. Crash and Burn was the perfect ending to the Cut & Run series. Great story, great characters and lots of emotion. Read it straight through & will reread many times. Awesome book. Thank you Abi for Ty, Zane and the Cut and Run verse. Love it all.


  35. Viviana Guerra says:

    I love the image of Ty in those ear muffs. Is adorable an appropriate word to describe that? Well, that’s what I’ll call it.


  36. Loved the post. This series was what got me interested in the world of M/M literature. Well, after fanfiction that is. I know they say all good things must end, but I certainly hate to see it coming. I can’t wait to read this.


  37. I’ve fallen in love with Ty and Zane. I’m so excited to read this final installment. Unfortunately I’m still playing catch up with the series as I was late to the game. But it’s been an incredible journey, that’s for sure!


  38. Elizabeth says:

    Such a great cut scene! Thanks so much!
    I love the idea of earmuffs as an indicator of emotional trauma (although I do love earmuffs).


  39. Kendra says:

    Love it! Great scene. I can see why it may have been cut (I liked the element of surprise overall rather than hear John put thoughts into Ty’s head), but it would’ve been cool to see John in the book. Thanks for the extra look!


  40. I enjoyed this scene a lot. I love reading cut scenes! It’s like the geeky DVD extra part of a book or series. For the record, I am one of those geeks that will watch a two hour documentary about the making of a two hour movie.



    Oh my god I love this scene! I do see why you might have decided not to include it in the final book, though… Nick’s actions have a much stronger impact on Ty and the reader if you don’t have this bit of foreshadowing. But I do love that English and Ty are drinking buddies, and their master plan to get the new bed ;)


  42. Madison says:

    I loved this scene between Ty and English. Nice to see people from other books be brought back, even if it’s just for a laugh.


  43. Casey says:

    When I saw this cut scene (didnt read it just saw it) before reading Crash & Burn I got excited that English was going to be in the book. I really liked him in Ball & Chain but when he didnt make a really appearance I was disappointed. This made it all better, so I am good now. Also I just finished C&B last night. Started it at 9 pm due to not getting off work until 8:30 and finally finishing my re-read of the series (and Sidewinder) a few hours earlier. I completed book nine at 2:30 am.. I might have some regrets this morning.


  44. Aww, I love this cut scene! It’s brilliant. I can completely see why it was cut, it works so much better in hindsight than it would have in the main story, but I’m so glad we get to read it now! Thank you so much!


  45. SaraT says:

    This book, like all before, was fabulous!! Thanks for bringing Ty & Zane’s story to life, Abi & sharing so much with us, like this cut scene :)


  46. All right, Ty & Zane street teamers and fans! I just got the information from Riptide for the winning readers in Abigail Roux Crash & Burn giveaway.

    From more than 1800 entries, the winners are:

    Maya Jade and

    Congratulations to you both! :)


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