#RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!

Hi! Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Back-To-School Book & Blog Block Party. (For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the posts. The list can be found here.)

This stop? Staci Troilo’s site in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today to One Lucky Winner:

$15 Amazon Gift Card

All commenters are eligible.

Below is a brief introduction to my work. I’m a multi-genre author, so the selection is varied. I like to think there’s something for everyone, and I hope you see something you like.  I’m including a short blurb on each, plus links to samples and more information about them. Perhaps this guide will help you make an informed decision about your next reading choice.

I’m currently working on the third Cathedral Lake Series book, Pride and Fall. For those of you familiar with this saga, this installment follows Faith Keller and wraps up a storyline that you may not even be aware is still ongoing. If that piques your interest, look for its release this December.

Now, for the main reason you’re here… a bit about my writing.


The Cathedral Lake Series | Mainstream Fiction

The Cathedral Lake Series begins with the Keller family and follows them and their friends through tragedies and trials in their personal and professional lives.


Type and Cross, Cathedral Lake Book One

Life seems idyllic for the Keller family, but it’s all an illusion, revealed when a tragedy rocks their family and nearly destroys it.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Type and Cross web page.

or

Read a sample here.


Out and About, CATHEDRAL LAKE BOOK Two

It seems like the Kellers have lain all their demons to rest, but the release of a prisoner causes untold chaos for the family.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Out and About web page.

or

Read a sample here.


· • ♦ • ·


The Medici Protectorate Series | Paranormal Romance

The Medici Protectorate Series is a saga about four sisters who discover they are Medici descendants, the warriors sworn to protect them, and the diabolical forces determined to use them… or destroy them. (This series is dear to my heart, because the original impetus to write it came from my grandfather and my heritage.)


Bleeding Heart, Medici Protectorate BOOK One

The murder of the Notaro patriarch thrusts the family into a dangerous world where their lives are on the line and warriors rise to defend them.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Bleeding Heart web page.

or

Read a sample here.


Mind Control, MEDICI PROTECTORATE BOOK Two

The Notaro family and their protectors race through several states then to another continent in an ongoing battle to defeat the faction trying to destroy them.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Mind Control web page.

or

Read a sample here.


· • ♦ • ·


Standalone Work

Here is a list of standalone, non-series titles and a brief description of each.


Mystery, Ink.: Mystery Heir | Cozy Mystery

A cursed town, a series of horrific events, and an erroneous arrest inspire an amateur sleuth to investigate the murder on her own… to potentially disastrous consequences.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Mystery Heir web page.

or

Read a sample here.


Love Set in Stone | Paranormal Romance

A centuries-old gargoyle must find true love in order to break the spell that keeps him a stone grotesque. He’s given up hope… until he sees her.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Love Set in Stone web page.

or

Read a sample here.


Laci & Del: 12 Months, 12 Chances | A Sweet ROMANCE Novella

A devastating break-up and months apart have hardened Laci’s heart. When Del comes back, he has twelve months, twelve chances, to rekindle their romance.

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Laci and Del web page.

or

Read a sample here.


· • ♦ • ·


Compilations

Here is a list of anthologies and boxed sets and a brief description of each. (You can click on the cover images for more information.)


Includes the short story “Malevolent Whispers”: a story about a girl who lost her father, and the lengths she’ll go to just to get peace of mind for her family. (Prequel to the Whispers Series, coming soon.)
Includes the short story “Footprints in the Snow”: a story about a divorced couple—his undying love for his ex and her inability to admit to her feelings. (Part of the Cathedral Lake Series.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An anthology of traditional and contemporary western short stories where the characters have been lain bare. Includes the saucy paranormal romance, “The Warrior of Blanca Peak.”
This is a collection of short fiction about Bigfoot sightings, both horrific and funny. Includes the suspenseful short story, “The Den.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A compilation of paranormal romance novels or novellas from nine bestselling authors. Includes Love Set in Stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


· • ♦ • ·


I hope you enjoyed this brief look at my work. Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments below. Hopefully I’ll see you at my site or at the next stop of this awesome book and blog block party.

One last thing… if you sign up for my newsletter, you can download a short story and a prequel from the Cathedral Lake series as well as a prequel to the Medici Protectorate series. That’s three pieces of free bonus content. (Note: they’ll be pulled down soon in favor of different content, so get them while you can!) And if you join my Facebook group, Staci Troilo’s Novel Idea, you can interact with me and my most loyal fans, get sneak peeks and exclusive content, and just have a generally fun time. Or you can connect with me via my website or various social media sites. Hope to hear from you soon!

And good luck on winning my giveaway!  

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below.
(I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!)

129 thoughts on “#RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!

Add yours

  1. Wow, Staci. You really have something for everyone. You’ve been a busy, busy girl. It’s nice to know that someone has the guts to branch out and try different genres. It’s about speaking your truth and you’ve done it. You’re an inspiration! Very well done blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hello, Staci! So great to get a look at all of your writing! You offer so many choices that I’m not sure where to begin! I know my TBR stacks grew by several books today! It’s so wonderful to see you here supporting the RRBC Book & Blog Block Party! Party on!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Staci, so nice meeting you . I also write multi-genre and speculative short stories. I find writing in various genres keeps writing fresh. I love your selection and will be checking them out. Great display and hard choices. Have a great time today.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nice meeting you, as well.

      I’m absolutely loving so many people saying they’re also multi-genre authors. I agree with you; mixing it up does keep things fresh. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      Like

    1. Thank you, Linda. I love this hop, too. I’m learning so many interesting things about so many wonderful people. And connecting with everyone has been great. And just think—we’ve got a few weeks more to go!

      Like

  4. Hi Staci, good to know you! Another prolific writer amongst us?! Great indeed!. I will definitely check out your books, now that you are one of us, and tackle them. What I really mean is, support you, which is the hallmark of our great #RRBC. 🙂 Have fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Staci, this is an excellent book list. That Bigfoot anthology is a bold move and has me interested as well as your cozy mystery. Nice job and have a great day hosting the party today!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! You actually chose my first two works. I’m not sure I even sound like that anymore! My voice has changed a bit over the last couple of years. Experience has helped me hone my voice and my craft.

      But this is what I love most about being a multi-genre author… I love that I can speak to a wide range of readers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That happens with time. I think my next book will have a bit of a different feel to it than the first one but that’s a good thing.

        Like

  6. Thanks for such an informative well-presented blog, Staci. I’ve also signed up for your newsletter and look forward to receive more interesting titbits about your stories and books in future. Have a great blog tour today. You are a very talented author and I wish you lots of success with all your publishing endeavours! 🙂 Kind regards

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Hi Staci! Very well organized blog – thanks for sharing it with us all at the RBC Blog Block Party! As others have mentioned you have an impressive number of titles published – good luck with them all – MikeL

    Liked by 1 person

  8. As Cathy Guisewite would say, “Ack!” Why is it on my tour date, and coincidentally National Book Lovers Day, my automated share feature ceases to work? No matter; I shared manually. But still, that’s just frustrating. More troubleshooting in my future…

    Anyway, Happy National Book Lovers Day, everyone. And thanks for stopping by!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Yvette. It is hard finding the time. I guess I’m just obsessed with getting these stories told, so I push myself. I have so many more I want to share, so if I don’t write quickly, I’ll never get them all done. But ideas keep coming, so I have a feeling I’ll never fully catch up, anyway.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. I’d love to hear more about writing across genres, not many people make that leap successfully. Your books sound very interesting. Since I love fantasy I think I’m going to put Love Set in Stone on my to read list. Very interesting concept. Have fun on the tour and best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Tara. I appreciate that. I didn’t want to do a creature that is so prolific (vampire, werewolf, ghost…) that I couldn’t have a fresh spin on it. (Maybe I could create a sparkling werecat? But I digress…) Gothic architecture is something that fascinates me (in college, I was an architecture major before deciding writing was my calling—but I still love architecture), so making the leap to a gargoyle/grotesque wasn’t difficult. It was a fun story to write.

      As for crossing genres, I just had no other choice. I had stories in many genres that I wanted to tell. I think if you write a good story, you can find success—even if that means you’re writing in several genres. Some people choose pen names so they can brand each genre differently, but I want readers to know all of my work. Most people enjoy reading more than one genre, so I often get crossover readers. But if a reader sticks to one genre only, they don’t have to read my work that’s outside of their preferential milieu. I’ve never lost a fan by writing multiple genres; I have gained a few in the other genres, though. I think the hardest part is branding myself. I ultimately chose the tagline “Writing Relationship Wrongs” because all of my work is character-driven, relationship-based drama. So far, it’s working. But I’m always willing and happy to listen to other people with ideas for helping me hone my message/brand.

      If you want to talk more about this, just let me know. I’m happy to go into more detail.

      Liked by 2 people

    1. The Bigfoot story was actually for an author friend, Pamela Foster. She has an amazing series about Bigfoot (her voice is just incredible) and she spearheaded the accompanying anthology. I was happy to write a short story for inclusion in it, although that was the first time I tackled a mythical creature.

      By the way, the cat you’re using for your picture is gorgeous!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I love being a multi-genre author, Craig. It’s really gratifying. (Of course, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.)

      Please give Lisa my best. Or Jo’s best, I guess. It was so fun working with her!

      Liked by 2 people

  10. I’ve read most everything you’ve written–from the anthologies to your series books and have enjoyed them all. I’m a huge fan of the way you spin a story, and particularly the depth you give to your characters. I still need to read Laci and Del’s story and Crimson Dirt (both are on my Kindle) and I just bought Mystery, Inc., Mystery Heir. I can’t wait for the continuation of Cathedral Lake and Faith’s story. I fell in love with the Kellers in book one 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic day at the party!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for those kind words, Mae. And let me say the same goes from me to you. Your work is phenomenal! I’ve loved everything I’ve read from you and can’t wait for your next release.

      Faith’s story is well underway. Shooting for an end-of-year release. She’s… let’s just say she’s in a bad place after how things ended in Out and About. Her story is almost painful to write, but I’m loving it!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Hi Staci! It seems that the world is a tight spot, after all!
    I am already familiar with your books from Mae Clair’s blog. I love paranormal, in fact I write this genre. But if I were to be one of the winners I’d get Medici Protectorate. By the way, the slide show you made Creation of the Brotherhood is awesome.-Rosemary to remember/Basil to forget….
    Best of luck with your tour and writing!
    Carmen

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much, Carmen. I’m honored that you remember me from Mae’s blog, and I’m delighted that you’ve been to my website. I had a lot of fun creating the mythology behind the Medici Protectorate series. It’s really gratifying to know you’ve looked into it and enjoyed it.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Wow, so many great looking books, Staci! I have one of them on my kindle waiting for me 🙂 Can’t wait to check the rest out! Have a great day 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That made me laugh, Wendy. I don’t know about scorch marks, but I’m sad to say I go through laptops faster than the average person. (As my bank account can woefully confirm.)

      Like

      1. hi Staci
        I am going to start with Bleeding Heart. I hope to get to it soon. I have created a rather long reading list for myself. I try to keep up on reviews.:)

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Miranda. Laci and Del is actually free, so it’s a no-risk read. That one was an interesting experiment. I used to write a monthly fiction piece for my blog. One year I decided to do a serial across all twelve months instead of crafting twelve different stories. It got good feedback, so I decided to pull the posts together, create a novella out of them, and add a bonus at the end so my blog readers would have more to look forward to. It’s not really traditional, but it was fun. I’m actually in talks with one of my publishers about doing more serials. I just need to find the time!

      Like

    1. Thanks, Nonnie. I’d be honored to hear what you think of my fiction.

      And thank you and the RRBC staff for creating this group. And this blog hop! I’ve had great fun every day this month, getting to know everyone better. And today has been amazing so far, and it’s not even 9:00 am here! I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone else through the 31st. Again, many thanks for all your efforts.

      Liked by 2 people

Your turn...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: