Welcome Staci Troilo as D.L.Cross and The Astral Conspiracy Series.

I am so pleased to have Staci Troilo on Fiction Favorites today. Stacie has a five-book launch going right now and I’m proud to have her with me today. Staci is also a member of Story Empire. Staci the post is yours. Ciao, John. Many thanks for inviting me here today. I’m super excited to be here. And hello to all your visitors!
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 Nixon Beck.
DOSSIER Name: Nixon Beck Occupation:  Director, US Government AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) Of Note: No information found TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW BETWEEN AUTHOR (Staci Troilo a.k.a. D.L. Cross) AND CHARACTER (AATIP Director Nixon Beck) ON ASTRAL DAY (the day the world is alerted to the approach of alien ships) via video conference. (Video is eyes-only, file #4261918-V, director’s approval required.) Subject photo available, file #4261918-G Staci: Hello, Director. Thank you for taking a minute to speak with me. Beck: You have literally one minute. Go. Staci: Oh. Okay. Well. Can you tell me what AATIP is planning to do when the aliens get here? Beck: No. Staci: (blinks a few times) No, you can’t tell me because AATIP doesn’t have a plan? Or, no, you can’t tell me because I don’t have clearance? Because I do have clearance. Beck: (glances at watch then back into the camera; says nothing) Staci: Okay. Well, I understand this isn’t the first time aliens have come to Earth. In fact, I have it on good authority that the US government has at least one in custody and has for a long time. Beck: (stares into camera; says nothing) Staci: Can you confirm that? Beck: No. Staci: No, you can’t confirm that? Or no, you don’t intend to because I don’t have clearance? Because, as I said earlier— Beck: You do have clearance. Staci: Yes. I can offer you proof, if you require it. Beck: Do you honestly think you know something I don’t? I agreed to talk to you because you have clearance. Staci: But you aren’t talking to me. Beck: Because I know you’re recording this video interview, and I don’t know who you plan on sharing it with. Let me explain something to you, Ms. Troilo. You may have been cleared to talk to me, and I may have been asked to talk to you, but your audience has zero clearance. So, you’re lucky I said as much as I did. Staci: But you haven’t said anything. Beck: (more blinking) Staci: Okay. Well, can you tell me what your roll is at AATIP, precisely? Beck: That’s redacted. And your minute is up. Staci: Director— (but his screen was already dark)
Beck 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
Thanks again for hosting me today, John. And thanks to all of your fans for welcoming me. This post was as fun to write as the stories were, and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Grazie!

63 comments

  1. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Beck had to be the most interesting character of the series. I enjoyed the interview:) Fantastic series!

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise. I had a blast writing him. He was such a unique character.

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    2. Thanks, Denise. 😁

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  2. Hahaha, he sounds like a typical shady government official, talking in circles 😁

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    1. He does have “government speak” down. Not sure I’d call him typical, though. 😉 Thanks, Jess.

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    2. Thanks, Jessica.

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  3. I’m already on book 3 (The Nine) and enjoying the series immensely 👍😃

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    1. Oh, wow. I’m over the moon to hear that. Thanks!

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      1. Welcome, Staci – I’d be delighted if you would send me an author introductory article in line with my submission guidelines at: https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/contact-me/if-you-are-not-already-in-my-authors-hall-of-fame/ 😃

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      2. I’m not, but I’m honored. I’ll look at this over the weekend and get back to you. Thanks. 🙂

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    2. Thanks for the visit, Chris.

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  4. Looks fun…I bought book 1. Enjoyed the interview 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. Thank you, VR. 😊

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  6. Beck was an interesting character. One I wasn’t sure if I liked or disliked.

    Congrats on the series, Staci. I thoroughly enjoyed all the books. And thanks to John for hosting today.

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    1. I had every intention of hating him. And I grew to like him pretty quickly. He was a blast to write. I’d like to tell you my favorite scenes, but I don’t want to give anything away. Thanks, Joan.

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    2. Thank you, Joan. 😊

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  7. Lost in Space was one of my favorite shows, too. I remember having pictures of Don West pinned to my bulletin board. 🙂 Congratulations to Staci! Thanks for hosting, John.

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    1. I adored him! I know Guy Williams (who was cute) was supposed to be the star (though, let’s face it, Jonathan Harris stole the show… and the robot), but Mark Goddard brought a swagger to the role of Don West that was sorely lacking in the rest of the characters. Everyone else was so nice; the show needed a bad boy. I love that you had pics of him on your board. 🙂 Thanks for sharing that.

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      1. I agree, Staci! I also had photos of James Garner…think Rockford Files! 🙂

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      2. I’ll hear that theme song in my head all day. Angel was funny, but Rockford was my guy. 😊

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    2. Thanks for the visit and comment, Jill. 😊

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  8. Beck is a little tight lipped today. I’ve been reading this series and really enjoying it. All the best to Staci.

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    1. Beck is always tight-lipped. Unless he’s telling someone off or barking orders, both of which he also loves to do. Thanks for dropping by, Craig.

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    2. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. haha, What girl didn’t fall for Major John West?! Those early sci-fi influenced many children of that era and I’m one of them. Thank you, John, for introducing me to D.L. Cross. She id definitely on my list for future book purchases!

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    1. Yeah, I’m a Major West girl. (Captain Kirk would be so jealous if he heard me say that!) Thanks so much for the support.

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      1. My pleasure!

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    2. Glad you enjoyed the post, GP. Yes, she is a very good writer.

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  10. Thanks so much for opening your blog to me today, John. I really appreciate it.

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    1. My pleasure, Staci. 😊

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  11. Boy – talk about your difficult interview subjects. Can’t wait to get started with this series again, Staci!

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    1. He and Chris vie for which one gives less information when they speak. It’s hard to say who wins that battle. Chris is smoother. Beck prefers the brute-force approach. Neither breaks easily. Or ever, really. I’m glad you’re interested in the series, Teri. I hope you enjoy it when you get back to it.

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    2. Thanks, Teri. 😁

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  12. OMG, was that a great interview of double-talk! Beck was one of my favorite characters in the series. And what a great series. I loved Astral Conspiracy and highly recommend it to readers everywhere. These books are not to be missed!

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    1. It was the quintessential Beck interview. Short of a bunch of expletives or black bars over his words, this was the best I could do, I think. Thanks for your unwavering support and constant enthusiasm, Mae.

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  13. Congratulations, Staci! Thank you, John, for showcasing Staci’s Astral Conspiracy Series.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen!

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      1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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    2. My pleasure, Gwen. Thank you for the visit.

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  14. This is one of my favorites of these wonderful interviews, Staci! So clever! As is the series, so far. (Didn’t quite finish Book 2 last night, but it wasn’t for lack of effort. My eyelids just wouldn’t cooperate!)

    Thanks for having Staci here today, John. Great post, you two. Sharing! 🙂

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    1. I think it does suit his personality quite nicely. Thanks so much, Marcia. (Sorry you were losing sleep over The Stones, though.)

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    2. Thank you for the visit and support, Marcia.

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  15. Haha. Love Beck! He told you, didn’t he? Sounds like a fabulous character.

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    1. He does love to put people in their places. He’s one of my favorites. Thanks, Sue.

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    2. Thank you for the visit, Sue.

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  16. Great to see Staci here, John. And another great interview. I’ve enjoyed these. Congrats, Staci, on a wonderful tour. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana.

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    2. Thank you for the visit and comment, Diana.

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  17. Another fantastic peek into the characters in this series, Staci! Thank you, John, for hosting!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. His might have been the most fun to write because he’s so difficult. He didn’t reveal anything, but that in and of itself reveals a lot about him (though not a lot about the series, I’m afraid). I’m so glad you followed the tour. Thanks for the support!

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  18. Staci is doing fantastically with this series, John. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Robbie.

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  19. I’ve been following Stacy around the blogging community. It’s good to see her here, John.

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    1. I appreciate the support, Rob. Thanks.

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