Excerpt Week—Medici Protectorate Series by Staci Troilo

I’m honored to have been asked to participate in Excerpt Week. Marcia, thank you for arranging this and letting me hop into the schedule.

I’m finishing up my Medici Protectorate series. Book 3 is with the publisher and will release soon. Book 4 is partially written, and then I have to say goodbye to this beloved series. Instead of providing you with lengthy excerpts from the novels, I’m going to give you a teaser from each of the three completed ones and a printed excerpt from the fourth.

Book 1, Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart teaser

Book 2, Mind Control

Mind Control teaser

Book 3, Body Armor

Body Armor teaser

And finally, from my WIP, a never-before published excerpt…

Book 4, Tortured Soul

She opened the door and glanced at the water. Coz treaded in the deep end, but mercifully, he faced the windows, his back to the door.

Good luck or consideration? She wasn’t sure, but she was grateful for the opportunity to divest herself of the roomy shirt and slip into the water unnoticed.

The cool water felt refreshing on her overheated skin. When she surfaced in front of him, she again took in his shirtless torso, distorted by the rippling water yet no less appealing. His light blond hair, slicked back and wet, had darkened to champagne and his bright blue eyes deepened from the reflection of the pool.

Adonis, come to life.

Her face heated, and she dipped under the surface with the pretense of getting her hair out of her face. Even immersing herself in the cool water didn’t soothe her burning cheeks.

As she came up, she was only inches from him, and the proximity caused her to suck in too soon. She got a lungful of water, then choked and sputtered while trying to catch her breath.

He grabbed her waist, and she flinched. “Can’t you tread? We can go to the shallow section.”

His hands on her did nothing to settle her breathing. “I can tread. I love to swim. Just somehow managed to suck down some water.”

Coz raised an eyebrow but didn’t reply. Instead, he flipped onto his back and swam toward the opposite end of the Olympic-sized pool, pulling Toni along on top of him as he sliced through the water.

The motion was far more erotic than she was prepared for. It wouldn’t have surprised her if steam billowed around them.


There you have it—a brief look at the four novels of the Medici Protectorate series, 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.

I hope you enjoyed these quick peeks. You can find out more about the series or the individual books by clicking on any of the links above. And if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and we’ll talk about it. Thanks!

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37 thoughts on “Excerpt Week—Medici Protectorate Series by Staci Troilo

  1. Reblogged this on Staci Troilo and commented:

    Today, Marcia Meara at “The Write Stuff—Writers Helping Writers” is hosting day two of excerpt week. I was invited to participate and have shared snippets from the Medici Protectorate series. Won’t you drop by and have a look?

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  2. Another really sexy scene. I’ve already downloaded Book 1, and just HAVE to make time to read it. I can’t wait! And thank you so much for taking part in Excerpt Week on TWS. It’s lovely to have gotten so many great responses, and I’m really pleased you were among those! 🙂 ❤

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    • I was just finishing sharing on social media and was about to write you! Thank you for hosting me here today. Composing the post and choosing the excerpts was fun.

      And thank you for downloading the first book. (I really enjoyed writing the first one. The second one I struggled with, but then it became my favorite book. The third one came together quickly, and I can’t wait until it’s release. And, outlining issues aside, the fourth book is well in hand and turning out even better than I could have dreamed. I hope you enjoy the works as much as I have.)

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  3. NO fair. I have to cut off my caffeine intake by noon. We can only count MORNING cups. (And I’m easy to beat, even then. I’m only allowed 3!!) But have at it, my friend. Coffeenate yourself, and zip through those emails like a thing possessed! 😀

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      • When you do, you are hereby invited to post your solution on TWS, so the rest of us can benefit from your wisdom. I get somewhere between 300 and 500 a day, myself, and never finish in less than an hour or two, especially if they are blog related. That’s why I start my day at 7:30. I’m hoping I’ll get back to writing by 9:00 or so, while I’m still in Creative Mode. My morning writing is better than my afternoon writing. I think I bring ideas from my sleep out here, and getting them down before they fade away is critical. 😀

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  4. I like the way you’ve presented these, Staci. Very cleverly done, and your graphic representations are beautiful.

    I’m a huge fan of this series and the characters, and eagerly look forward to the release of books 3 and 4. It will be sad to see the whole thing wrap, but I can’t wait for more Medici Protectorate!

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    • Thanks, Teri.

      I may have to do that. I don’t want to say goodbye to any of them, but especially to the guys. They’re just so… well, the only word that comes to mind is delicious, but I don’t want people to think that’s because they’re gorgeous. I mean, every one of them is, but it’s more than that. They’re so fun to write, especially their interactions with each other. I’ll miss that when it’s gone, and I just might need to revisit them down the road.

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