Novel Royal & St. Louis Launches at Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans’ French Quarter July 14-16

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Meet Author, Louisiana Native and LSU Law School Grad Renée Harris Austell

Renée Harris Austell, co-author of newly released fast-paced thriller “Royal & St. Louis” named after the iconic street corner in the heart of the French Quarter, will visit New Orleans July 14 to 16 for meet and greets, interviews and readings at the Omni Royal Orleans hotel. “Royal & St. Louis” takes the reader to the streets of Paris, New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, with pivotal scenes at the historic Omni Royal Orleans and nearby landmarks.

A Louisiana native and graduate of LSU Law School, Harris Austell spent her childhood between the levees of the Mississippi River in New Orleans and the crawfish farms of French-speaking southern Louisiana.

Royal & St. Louis has garnered early critical acclaim and outstanding reviews. Kristin Clark-Taylor, Author and Former White House Communications Strategist, wrote, “Royal & St. Louis is filled to the brim with intrigue and authenticity. It picked me up and plopped me right down into the streets of Paris, New York, L.A., and gritty New Orleans. The ride of a lifetime! My only hope is that Gohsman and Austell don't make us wait too long for the sequel.”

Another reviewer, DeVoyce Stubbs Gray, wrote, “Royal & St. Louis is a fast paced and riveting book. I fell in love with Reilly Love, Euna Mae Perron and Charmaine. They are quintessential New Orleanians.”

Co-author Robin Gohsman stated, “Renée has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi,’ is as unique as New Orleans and is as intriguing as the Cajun culture. Her French Quarter intimacy, international experience and legal expertise are woven into the fabric of Royal & St. Louis in a way that will authentically connect the reader with the wonder and mystery of the story line.”

“Royal & St. Louis” is available for download at Information about Royal & St. Louis can be found at and on Facebook at .

About Royal & St. Louis
Multi-billion dollar international conglomerate SYNX Global is melting down…Top executives murdered and founder and CEO Godfrey Dolan squeezed out of his company for reasons beyond his control. Two power brokers are left standing in the corporation, Emile Fontaine, a mysterious suave sophisticate and Robert Collier, a long serving SYNX executive with many secrets. Speculations on the motive behind the murders run wild and chaos seems to rule the day as young corporate attorney Gillian Claire is thrust into a web of intrigue and deceit when she is tasked with representing the man accused of the murders. Completely out of her element, Gillian must separate fact from fiction and piece together the truth behind the murders. Can she save marketing executive and aspiring screenwriter Charlie Best from a lifetime prison sentence? Is former phenom Hollywood director Tucker Hamlin involved? Along the way she learns more than she bargains for. Each revelation spirals her deeper into the clandestine personal lives of the über wealthy and puts her at greater risk of becoming a killer’s next victim.

Royal & St. Louis is a fast-paced thriller that spans New York, Paris, Los Angeles and New Orleans.

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