#GuestDayTuesday – Astral Conspiracy by Staci Troilo

Today, please welcome Staci Troilo, my friend and fellow Story Empire author, who would like to share her latest releases (yes, plural!) with us today. I’ve read Book  1 in this series and can attest to just how good it is, so I know you’re going to enjoy finding out more about all five books! Take it away, Staci! 

Ciao, Marcia. I’m so glad to be back here today. And greetings to all your readers.

I’m here today to talk about my Astral Conspiracy series. It’s technically science fiction, as it’s part of the acclaimed Platt and Truant Invasion Universe, but my saga is as much thriller as it is sci-fi, so I thought I’d have a little fun with my marketing and include pages from the top-secret government files on my main characters.

Today, I’m sharing info on Dev Chandra.


Name: Dev Chandra

Occupation: Agent for US Government AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program)

Of Note: Hired to debunk rumors of alien sightings and unaware of the existence of aliens before Astral Day.

TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW BETWEEN AUTHOR (Staci Troilo a.k.a. D.L. Cross) AND CHARACTER (Agent Dev Chandra) ON ASTRAL DAY (the day the world is alerted to the approach of alien ships) via video conference. (Video is eyes-only, file #6221940-V, director’s approval required.)

Subject photo available, file #6221940-G

Staci: Hi, Dev. How’s it going?

Dev: How’s it going? Don’t you have the Astral app? Have you checked any news feeds today?

Staci: I do and I have. I know you work at AATIP. I thought you might have some insider information to share about the aliens on their way here.

Dev: Well, you’re going to get a kick out of this. I didn’t even know aliens existed until Rysoft sounded the alarm. This was as much a surprise to me as it is to you.

Staci: And now that you’ve had some time to process everything? What about your bosses? Aren’t they sharing info with you?

Dev: (he sighs) Tasha and Nadia are too busy trading insults and hostile glares to relay anything useful. And the director…

Staci: What about him?

Dev: (shrugging) Beck is Beck. It’s obvious he knows a lot more than he’s sharing. But I won’t know what that is until he shares it.

Staci: You can’t tell me anything?

Dev: Well, there has been talk. I thought it was just a rumor, but now…

Staci: What kind of talk?

Dev: There’s something going on at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Staci: Wright-Patt? What?

Dev: Like I said, it’s just a rumor right now. But it’s a juicy one. And now that I know aliens exist, I suspect it’s true. Especially since Tasha wants to go there.

Staci: Landon Thorne told me everything he knew.

Dev: The ancient astronaut kook? (he frowns) Well, I guess he’s not as “out there” as I thought.

Staci: He told me everything he’s thinking.

Dev: I doubt that.

Staci: He told me more than you did.

Dev: He’s a civilian. I’m a government agent. And because of that, I need to cut this short. Take care, Staci.

Staci: Wait! (but he left before another question could be posed)

Dev makes his debut in the Astral Conspiracy series in book one, The Gate. You can read a brief synopsis of all five books below, and each one has links to its product page and a purchase link.

The Gate: When the hypotheses of disgraced ancient alien theorist Landon Thorne prove to be true, he travels across the globe in search of a way to communicate with—and perhaps stop—the approaching alien armada.
Full Blurb | Purchase Link

The Stones: The invasion couldn’t be prevented, but there is a chance the Astrals can be driven away… if Landon Thorne can reach the Georgia Guidestones, unearth its secrets, and decode the mystery before the aliens stop him.
Full Blurb | Purchase Link

The Nine: Landon Thorne and his team of resistance fighters seek a cipher to decode the message accompanying a cache of alien artifacts they’ve unearthed, but the government, a clandestine cabal, and the Astrals themselves stand in their way and might not only put an end to their plans—they might put an end to their lives.
Full Blurb | Purchase Link

The Twins: When all factions converge for a human-versus-alien showdown, resistance fighter Reverie Sterling gets help from the least likely source. But even then, it may be too late for everyone she loves to make it out alive.
Full Blurb | Purchase Link

The Lab: In the final showdown between Earthlings and Astrals, twins Asha and Vonn insist their long-lost grandfather has a plan to save humanity. It’s a long-shot, but the resistance takes it—and no one is prepared for the consequences.
Full Blurb | Purchase Link

About Staci Troilo/D.L. Cross

D.L. Cross has loved science fiction ever since she was a young girl and fell for Major Don West on television’s Lost in Space. To this day, she still quotes the show, though her favorite lines were spoken by the robot and the antagonist. Parallel universes or alternate realities, aliens or dinosaurs, superpowers or super viruses, time travel or AI… no sci-fi theme is off limits and all of them fascinate her. D.L. Cross also writes other genre fiction under the name Staci Troilo, and you can find more information about all her identities and all her work at her website: https://stacitroilo.com.

Connect online:

Website | Blog | Troilo Amazon | Cross Amazon
Troilo BookBub | Cross BookBub | Troilo Goodreads | Cross Goodreads
Social Media

Let me wrap-up by once again thanking you, Marcia. And all of your visitors. This post was as fun to write as the stories were, and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Grazie!


64 thoughts on “#GuestDayTuesday – Astral Conspiracy by Staci Troilo

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    • I adored Dev the second I conceived of him, before he ever hit the page. He’s one of my very favorites of the series. So glad you like him, too. And thanks so much for loving the series. I hope you feel the same way once you reach the end!

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    • My pleasure to have Staci here, especially when she’s introducing a series I know folks are really going to enjoy. The first book was such fun, I’m truly looking forward to reading the rest.

      Thanks for stopping by today, Joan! 🙂

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    • You are always welcome at The Write Stuff, Staci, and I’m especially glad to help you get the word out about your newest series. I know folks are going to be drawn to this one, for sure. I loved the first book (and the short story) and have already got all the books ready to go for a binge read. I love it when I can go straight through a good series like that, and thanks to these being released so close together, that’s just what I’m going to do.

      Loved this interview theme you’ve created, too! So much fun! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

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        • It’s not so much that I love reading a whole lotta books at once. It’s that I can’t stand waiting a year or more (in some very notable cases, Jim Butcher!) for the next one! GAH. If I love the book, I want to know what happens next as quickly as I can. 😀 SO glad I’ll be able to do that with Astral Conspiracy. 🙂

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  2. Dev is a great character and one of my favorites in the series. I’ve read the first four books and the short story. Tonight, I’m starting on book five, The Lab. I can’t wait to see how everything wraps up. I positively LOVE this series.! Talk about an adrenaline rush on Kindle 🙂

    Wishing you all the best, Staci. It’s great seeing you at Marcia’s blog today!

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    • Since it’s been some time since I read Book 1, Teri, I need to refresh myself about Dev, too. And everything else. I’ve lost some details that I’d like to get back again before proceeding with the rest of the books, but THEN–I’m planning to devour them all!

      Thanks for stopping by today! Always nice to see you here! 🙂

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    • I did have fun doing them, Sue. It was a change from the usual guest post and also very revealing of the characters’ personalities as well as the situation in the opening of the series. I’m glad you’re enjoying them. Thanks!

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    • Hi, Sue! *waving back* Glad to see you here! This was really a fun post, wasn’t it? I now have all five books in the series awaiting me on my overpacked Kindle. I just need to find time in my equally overpacked schedule to binge read the set! Looking forward to it.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  3. Having finished The Stones, it was a little… (no spoiler) to read Dev’s interview. What a creative way to share the characters with readers heading into book one. Great post, Staci and Marcia. I’m looking forward to The Nine. 🙂

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  4. This use of ‘government files’ to introduce the characters is neat and effective. I know this may sound shallow, but I’ll have to buy these simply because of your reference to Major Don West. Our grandchildren use the expression ‘Danger, Will Robinson’ because they’ve heard it used so often…
    Congratulations on what is clearly an amazing series, Staci.

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    • It’s a great line, isn’t it, Trish. I used it in Swamp Ghosts when Gunnar was about to fall out of the canoe. 😀 And these interviews of Staci’s are SO much fun! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    • I say, “Danger, Will Robinson!” all the time! 🤖 I love that your grandchildren say that.

      We have a cable channel here called MeTV (not sure if it’s local or national) that plays Lost in Space at an ungodly hour. I’ve caught a few episodes during sleepless nights. “Oh, the pain!”

      Thanks so much, Alex.

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