Please welcome today’s guest: Staci Troilo! Today is the release of her new book Tortured Soul, which is already on my Kindle!
Hi, Denise. Thanks so much for hosting me today. I know how busy you are with your own release, and I appreciate you taking the time to host me.
You’re just like me—interested in multiple genres. I can only assume your readers are, too. It was hard for me to choose an excerpt for that reason, but I finally settled on one of my favorites. Here it is:
The trees and brush were thick that deep in the woodlands, but there was a bridge about a hundred meters away. Maybe he could stand on one of the piers and get a better look around from a higher vantage point.
He high-stepped through the water calling her name. His pace was so fast, his splashing so loud, he wouldn’t hear her reply if she answered him. Coz stopped when he got to the bridge and yelled her name again. Still no response, so he started to climb onto the right baluster.
It fell apart in his hand. He looked at the left side of the bridge. That one was already crumbled.
From below the embankment came a feeble cough and a weak splash.
Coz looked down the hill. Toni was in the creek—the river—up to her neck. Her eyes were closed, and blood marred her forehead. The current crested over her, washing away the blood only to have fresh replace it.
“Toni!” He scrambled down the hill.
She didn’t reply. Her eyelids didn’t even flutter.
He waded into the water. The flow was strong, fast. She must have been holding onto a submerged branch or something so she didn’t float away.
Still she didn’t respond. Her lips were turning blue.
He fought against the rushing water, finally reached her side and took her hand. How was she holding on if he could reach her hand? “Toni. I’m here. I’ve got you.”
The current crested over her head. He tried to raise her up, but she didn’t budge.
Cazzo. She was stuck.
Protection is safety. Until it stifles.
After months of clandestine battles, the Brothers of the Medici Protectorate finally know who is responsible for the assassination attempts on the Notaro family, the secret descendants of the Medici line. And they’ve never faced such a formidable foe.
Roberto Cozza–Coz–faces this new reality with surprising pragmatism. His powers may make the difference in winning their covert war–if only he can master them in time. It would just be so much easier if he could get his emotions under control, but neither his Brothers nor their charges are making things easy on him.
Toni Notaro appreciates the security provided by the Brothers, but she knows she has her own role to play–and it terrifies her. She is the missing link in Coz mastering his emerging abilities, yet she struggles to bridge the gap between what he needs and what she can offer.
As the Brotherhood hurtles inexorably toward the climactic final showdown, Coz and Toni must find the strength within themselves and each other to master the secrets of his powers, or risk death and defeat for all they hold dear.
Author Bio and Links:
Staci Troilo writes because she has hundreds of stories in her head. She publishes because people told her she should share them. She’s a multi-genre author whose love for writing is only surpassed by her love for family and friends, and that relationship-centric focus is featured in her work.
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36 thoughts on “Staci Troilo’s New Release: “Tortured Soul””
That reads like my kind of book!
That’s music to my ears, Mark. Thank you.
Mine too, Mark:) Thanks for dropping by!
Thanks so much for hosting me today, Denise. I really appreciate the support.
I am very happy to do it Staci:) Wishing you much success and look forward to reading it!
Congratulations and much success with your new book, Staci. ♥
Thanks so much, Billy Ray!
Glad you dropped by Billy:)
Great excerpt, and I must say, that’s one purty cover! If I were a bit younger (okay a LOT younger) that guy could torture my soul all day long! Adding this to my Kindle right now!! And congratulations, Staci. Hope it breaks sales records all over the place! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Marcia:)
Great excerpt, Staci, and real purty cover! I must say that were I a bit younger (okay, a LOT younger!) that guy could torture my soul all day long! 😀 Congratulations, and I hope it breaks sales records everywhere! 🙂
Thanks, Marcia! Twice! 🙂
Sorry, Staci. The first one didn’t show up, even after about five minutes. So I tried again. Left the site, came back, still wasn’t there. I gave up, and then I guess both of them showed up. Not sure why, but glad you know I was here. 🙂 And I still like that upper right quadrant of the cover! A lot. 😀
Well, I appreciate the kind words. Once, twice, a million times. 🙂 Thanks.
A tense little snippet. Well done.
Thank you, Craig. 🙂
Congratulation Staci and thanks to Denise.
Thanks John…happy to do it:)
So great to see Staci here today with her newest release. The excerpt was edgy, pulled from a tense scene. I truly loved this book, and seeing the excerpt reminds me of how attached I became to Coz. Together, he and Toni were pure magic.
Wishing you a happy and successful release day, Staci!
Wonderful share, Denise!
As always, you’re so kind. It means a lot that you like my work so much. Thank you.
Ooh, scary scene! Can’t wait to read this. Happy release day!
Thank you, Jacquie!
I can’t wait to read this. I have my copy and will be reading it tonight.
Great teaser! Wishing you a fabulous release day, Staci! And I like Marcia’s sentiments on that upper right quadrant… 😀
Thank you, Julie. Better not let your muse hear that. He might not like it!
You’re a gem, Denise. It’s nice to see Staci featured. Hugs to you both.
She is a gem, Teagan. Thanks for dropping by!
Thanks Teagan:) Hugs back!
This sounds like another fabulous read from Staci! I love the cover. Thanks for sharing today Denise. Congratulations Staci.
Thanks for coming by Lizzie:)