#BadMoonRising – Love Set in Stone by Staci Troilo #paranormal #romance

Welcome to the first day of Bad Moon Rising!  I’m a big fan of ghosties, ghoulies, and things that go bump in the night, so this time of year, I’m in my happy place.  This is the fourth year I’ve hosted horror, thriller, and paranormal authors for Bad Moon, and it’s a wonderful way to discover new authors and learn more about them.  Sharing is appreciated!

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, our first author will be a familiar face.  Staci is one of the busiest writers I know, and recently completed her paranormal romance Medici Protectorate series.  Welcome, Staci Troilo!

You’re in a horror movie.  Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I’m probably a combination of the skeptic (because mass hysteria can make people believe all sorts of crazy things and I don’t go with the flow in those situations), the smart one (because I wouldn’t run UP the stairs, go off on my own, or open any doors that simply do not need opening), and the final person (because they usually get it at the end or the opening of the sequel, and I’m just not lucky enough to get through it all unscathed).

If you were paid to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?

I guess it depends on the amount of money. I don’t believe in ghosts (or at least, ghosts that harm people), but if the place is long-abandoned, it’s probably infested with all kinds of insects and rodents, and that would be more disturbing to me than any spirit that may or may not be there.

In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

A car. I can get away faster than they could chase me, and if I’m confronted with a group of them, I can just mow them all down with a push of the pedal.

What is the hardest part of writing?

Making time to do everything I want to, particularly when I have tight deadlines and a high workload. I don’t get writers block, and any snags I hit I can usually fix quickly with some research or outline revision. For me, time is definitely the biggest factor.

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?

I hate to say something is a must-have for all writers because everyone has a different process. But must-haves (or really-nice-to-haves) for me are a notebook to brainstorm and outline, Scrivener or StoryShop to actually write, and Word to edit. I can muddle through with less, but those three are my standards, and I’m most productive when I use all three.

What are you working on now?

I’ve got a few projects going right now. I’m in the middle of book 4 (Stalked) of the Nightforce Security series. It’s a spinoff of the Medici Protectorate series (without the paranormal element) and follows a bunch of former Navy SEALS who now work for a security firm. The books are in the romance/thriller genre and are written under the pen name Keira Beck. I’m also writing a psychological suspense series and a dark paranormal suspense under the pen name Delilah Cross. And I’m still outlining my next project written as “me” (so suffice it to say I’m pretty busy).

A cold stone heart breaks more easily than it beats. Than it loves.

Damien was a loyal warrior, killed in battle in 1203. Because of his true heart, he was given the option to pass on to his eternal reward or exist in another state of being as a protector… until he could resume living the life he’d been cheated of. A soldier by nature, he chose the latter. And he waited centuries—as a gargoyle—growing increasingly bitter about his choice.

Then he sees her.

Rina is a hard worker and loyal friend. But she has the worst luck. One night, after saving her best friend from a violent assault, she finds herself at the attacker’s mercy. Then, out of nowhere, a savior comes and rescues her.

With only an angel to guide him, Damien must make the right choices to win Rina’s heart… or be forever damned as a grotesque mockery of the guardian he once was.

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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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58 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising – Love Set in Stone by Staci Troilo #paranormal #romance

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    1. Wow. Thanks!

      StoryShop is similar to Scrivener. I’ve always (well, since switching from Word) used Scrivener because of the functionality with scenes, chapters, story bible integration, etc. When I started working for Sterling and Stone, I learned they have their own version of a novel-writing app called StoryShop. That’s where all of their authors compose. It’s online, so you don’t have to worry about saving to the cloud to work elsewhere. They’re about to roll out a brand new version with a bunch more bells and whistles. I’m looking forward to that. But even the base version is awesome.

      BTW, it’s not just an in-house app. Anyone can buy it.

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        1. I was a Word power user for years (and years and years and years). After getting used to Scrivener (and make no mistake, there is a learning curve), I never want to compose in Word again. I love having my outline, characters, settings, and individual scenes inside their respective chapters all on one screen. I used to have to jump screen to screen and document to document to write (you know… confirming an eye color or a street name, checking which POV the scene should be in, figuring out what came right before and will come right after something so my transitions make sense, etc.), but now it’s all right there. Super convenient.

          But everyone needs to work how they’re comfortable.

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          1. I wasn’t familiar with Story Shop either. I’m still using Word, but all that jumping around you’re referring to – that’s totally me. *Sigh* I’m probably going to need to jump on a learning curve soon.

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            1. Scrivener is very affordable (I think it’s still $40 for PC and $45 for Mac, but don’t quote me) and there’s no yearly fee. The latest version of Word is subscription-based. I’ll NEVER do that.

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  2. You are one seriously busy writer, Staci! I’m looking forward to the new releases.

    Loved your answers about the horror movie and the zombie apocalypse 🙂
    And great to see Love Set in Stone showcased on Bad Moon Rising. It’s a great read!

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  3. Woot! Bad Moon has risen! Congrats on the kickoff of another year, Teri.
    Always nice to know more about Staci (and all her selves).
    Ha! I had not thought of a car as a zombie weapon — but that’s a great idea.

    I never “got” the zombie monster craze, but lately I’ve been watching iZombie on Netflix and it’s a total hoot.
    Hugs to you both!

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  4. Thank goodness! Finally someone who understands zombies are slow and clumsy, and easily outrun–or out driven! Yes! A fast car, and so long to moaning dead people with bits and pieces falling off of them! You GO, Staci!

    Great interview, Staci and Teri! And I just remembered I have Love Set in Stone on my Kindle! Sounds like good reading for October to me. (Love the idea of Bad Moon Rising posts, Teri. Will be checking these out, for sure.)

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  5. Great answers from Staci, Teri. I share her view on the haunted house sleep over. I think a rat running over me in the night would be much worse than a confrontation with a zombie. Unless it was the haunted house in Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. I couldn’t do that one.

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