New Book Release: Password by Staci Troilo


Hi everyone!

Today, I introduce author Staci Troilo’s new book: PASSWORD …

I have this on preorder and am excited to read it!

From Staci …

Thanks for inviting me here today, Harmony. I appreciate having a chance to talk to your readers about my new novel. Hi, everybody!

Every story needs a villain. And in my opinion, the worse the villain, the better the story.

In Password, the villain shows up in the very first scene. And what an appearance he makes! He literally bursts onto the scene fishtailing around the corner and squealing his tires as he targets our heroine.

We don’t know who he is, though. Nor do we know his motivations. But one of the best parts of thrillers is finding out not only who did it, but why.

The target of this villain is Dr. Braelyn Edwards, a quiet and unassuming woman. The world knows her as a chemist who works for an educational think tank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a large family she doesn’t see often, a small and select group of friends, and a pitifully small social media presence. That’s right—she doesn’t even have “computer” friendships. Why did someone so… boring attract the attention of this villain?

When he’s introduced, he’s only on the page for a moment. Yet he makes a big impact. And, like all villains, he’s the driving force behind the development of the plot. Have no fear, though. Later in the story, we learn more. A lot more. It’s a twist that’s hard to see coming. I know our hero and heroine were surprised.

If you like this novel, you’ll love this announcement. Password is the first book in a new series (Nightforce Security Series). The second story, a novella for Susan Stoker’s Special Forces Kindle World, will be released in March. So if you enjoy this one, you won’t have long to wait before the next installment is released.


Some passwords protect more than just secrets.

Danny Caruso was glad to be back in the United States, back to his regular job. Back to his comfortable routine of all work and no play. But when his friend Mac asks a favor of him, he can’t refuse. He owes the guy everything. So he accepts the job, even though it means a twenty-four/seven protection detail guarding a particularly exacerbating—and beautiful—woman.

Braelyn Edwards is careful to stay out of the spotlight, preferring to hide in the background and skip the trappings of a vibrant social life. But her privacy is threatened when there’s an attempt on her life and a bodyguard is foisted on her. Compounding problems? He doesn’t just want to protect her. He wants to investigate every detail of her life, starting with her top-secret job.

Danny casts his sights on Charlie Park, her coworker, her partner… the one man who knows all Braelyn’s secrets. She’s frustrated by the distrust until she realizes jealousy fuels Danny’s suspicions as much as instinct and proof. One of them is right about Charlie—but by the time they figure it out, it may be too late to save their relationship. And Braelyn’s life.

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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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Jan Sikes

Oh wow! This sounds like an exciting read! Thank you for showcasing “Password” here, Harmony! Congrats, Staci! I wish you much success!

Mae Clair

Loved this story, especially the twists (I got to see a beta, gang). I’m uber excited it’s the start of a new series. You’re off to a great start in 2018. Congratulations, Staci!

Staci Troilo

Thanks, Mae. I appreciate it. (Don’t know if I’d have this release done already if it wasn’t for you and Joan.)

Teri Polen

I agree, Staci – the worse the villain, the better the story. Not knowing the identity makes it even more suspenseful!

Staci Troilo

There is something to be said for knowing the villain right away. We get to watch all his methods as the story unfolds. I’ve never written that kind of villain, though. I’m a fan of the “whodunit” story. I like to try to solve the puzzle, so that’s what I typically write, too.

But if the villain is really well done, I’ll read either, of course. 🙂

Harmony Kent

I love anything that makes me guess! Thanks for stopping by, Teri! 🙂

Annika Perry

Terrific action-packed excerpt and a great start of a promising new series. Best of luck with your book, Staci. ?

Staci Troilo

Thank you, Annika. I’m always a little nervous when I start a new series. For that matter, I’m always nervous on any release day. So believe me, I appreciate the good wishes.

Staci Troilo

Must be an author-thing, then. I thought most writers got excited. I get a little sick.

Staci Troilo

I suppose I do, too. But today is release day, and I’m definitely more nervous than anything else.

Joan Hall

Loved this book! Wishing you all the best and much success!!

Staci Troilo

Thanks, Joan. I appreciate that.

Staci Troilo

Thanks, Harmony. I’m about a third of the way through Jewel in the Mud. Really good stuff!

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Staci Troilo

Thanks so much for inviting me here today, Harmony!

C.S. Boyack

Go Staci! Sounds like you have a big year planned. I love a good villain too.

Staci Troilo

I hope so, Craig. Thank you!