#Newbook – No Such Luck by Staci Troilo – Romance Novella 99¢

I am very excited to have Staci Troilo visit Fiction Favorites today. She is a Story Empire fellow team member, a very talented editor, and a best-selling author. She is here to talk about her new book. So, without delay here is Staci.

Thanks for having me here today, John. Hi, everyone. I appreciate you taking a few minutes to chat with me about my new release, No Such Luck. It’s a quick and clean romance just in time for Christmas.

Piper Seidel’s life-long best friend is Jack Rhodes. She’s relied on him for so long, she’s begun to take him for granted. While he’s never let that bother him before, it seems he’s reached his limit. This excerpt shows when he hit his breaking point. It’s a bit shorter than the already short excerpts I’ve been sharing, but I don’t want to give anything away.

As she went in search of her father to tell him where she was going, she bumped into Jack in the hallway.

“Jack. I didn’t know you were here.”

“Just checking on progress.” His jaw ticked. “I try to make the rounds on all my jobs at least once a day.”

“I hadn’t realized this was one of yours.”

“Obviously.”

“Um, well. I—”

“Tell your father I’ll settle with him in the morning. Good night, Piper.”

“Jack!”

Too late. He was already gone.

She didn’t know why she felt guilty, but their exchange gnawed at her gut.

Dad and Pam rounded the corner.

“We heard everything, honey,” Pam said. “You okay?”

“I’m fine. Why wouldn’t I be fine?”

“That conversation seemed a bit tense,” Dad said.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“I see.”

Piper is a bit dense. Even her father knew what was going on before she did. The only question is whether she figures everything out in time.

I hope you enjoyed that quick sneak peek. No Such Luck, the first installment of the Keystone Couples series, is available now on Amazon.

Blurb:

Seeds of luck usually wither. The rare one grows and blooms.

Piper Seidel has one thing going for her—a red carnation given to her by Tommy Burnett in the tenth grade. It might have dried over the years, but it’s still her good luck charm. Losing it sets her life in a downward spiral, forcing her to return to her hometown where she comes face to face with her high school crush.

The years have been kind to Tommy, who looks better than ever. Unfortunately, Piper is at her worst, continually embarrassing herself whenever he’s around. The only plus? Her long-time friend, Jack Rhodes, still lives in town. Since she last saw him, his legs have grown longer, his biceps thicker, and his shoulders broader. He was always the brother she never had, but now she can’t help noticing him in an unsisterly way. Jack is every bit as caring as he’s ever been—until her bad luck drives him away, maybe forever.

Piper needs a new good luck charm, and fast, before she loses her final chance at happiness.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J31935Z?

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84 comments

  1. […] I hope you join us at John’s place. My post focuses on No Such Luck, but his site has plenty to offer. Take some time to look around when you visit. I’ll see you there! […]

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    1. Thank you for the lovely intor, Staci. 😁

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      1. It was the least I could do.

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      2. A new typo, intor as in intorduction. 😁

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      3. I thought I was special. 🙂

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  2. Congrats to Staci and best wishes with everything. I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next! Thanks for sharing, John 💕🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Harmony!

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    2. Thanks for the support, Harmony.

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  3. It’s so nice to be back here again, John. Thank you for the warm welcome. I really appreciate you helping me spread the word.

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    1. Always a pleasure, Staci. 😁

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  4. Oh, Piper, she can be so goofy.:-) Congratulations to Staci on this wonderful, new release!

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    1. She really can. I believe I’ve called her a train wreck on more than one occasion. lol

      Thanks, Priscilla.

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    2. Thanmk you for your support, Priscilla.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Congratulations, Staci. I’m looking forward to reading the whole series, now that I’m hooked on its taster. 😊 Thank you, John, for featuring Staci and “No Such Luck.”

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    1. That’s so sweet! You don’t have long to wait for the next one. It drops in January. Thanks, Gwen.

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    2. Thank you for supporting Staci today, Gwen. 😊

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  6. Thanks for hosting Staci, John! I snatched up my copy this morning. I’m looking forward to it! Congrats to Staci!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I really hope you enjoy it.

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    2. Thank you for the support, Jill. 😁

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  7. Thanks for the review, John.

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    1. Thanks for popping in, GP. I appreciate the support.

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      1. Anytime, Staci.

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  8. […] #Newbook – No Such Luck by Staci Troilo – Romance Novella 99¢ […]

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    1. Thanks for sharing. 😁

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    2. Much appreciated, Charles.

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  9. That one had a little tension. I liked it.

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    1. The story’s not all fluff. Just mostly fluff. Every tale needs some tension, even the gooey ones. Thanks, Craig.

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    2. Thans for yur endorement, Craig.

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      1. This is what happens when you try to do without coffee, Craig 🤣

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      2. I try to never do anything without coffee.

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      3. Yeah I just made a new rule. No coffee no writing.

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      4. I love that rule! I’m on board.

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  10. What a fun post! I like the excerpt you chose for this one. I immediately fell in love with Jack. He was a no-pretense kind of a guy – exactly what the world needs more of. Congrats, Staci and thank you, John for hosting!

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    1. Thanks for your support, Jan. 😁

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    2. The world needs thousands more Jacks. (I’d be happy with one!) Thanks so much, Jan.

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  11. Piper sounds like a lovable character. Best of luck with your new book baby, Staci.

    Hi, John!

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    1. Hi Sue. We have to stop meeting like this. 😁

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      1. Hahaha! People will start talking.

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    2. Piper drove me insane, Sue. Jack, however, is quite likeable. But she won me over in the end, too. Thanks for following the tour!

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  12. On my TBR. I finished one book yesterday. Only ‘a few’ more!

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    1. The way of the world. Thanks, Jacqui.

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    2. I’m impressed that you’re chipping away at your TBR. Mine’s out of control. But many thanks for adding me to yours! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

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      1. Driving cross country and NOT watching TV for a week really helped.

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  13. All the best to Staci for the success of her new book!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Much appreciated, Liz!

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  14. Poor Piper. It really did take her quite a while to wake up and realize what (who) was right in front of her the whole time.

    This is such a sweet novella, and perfect for the holiday season. Wishing you all the best with the release, Staci. I loved this little gem.

    Thanks for hosting,John!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mae. I hope the story brings a little light and hope to people this holiday season.

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    2. Thank you for the support, Mae.

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  15. Congrats to Staci. Thanks for sharing, John. Hugs to you both.

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    1. Many thanks, Teagan!

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    2. Thanks for your support, Teagan

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  16. Hi John, thanks for sharing this lovely post about Staci’s new book.

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    1. Thanks for following along on the tour, Robbie.

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    2. My pleasure, Robbie. 😁

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Another great post and a read that I throughly enjoyed!
    Thanks for hosting, John 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Denise. 💕

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    2. Always a pleasure, Denise.

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  18. Gotta love Piper. Maybe because I was once a lot like her.

    Best wishes on the book, Staci. I look forward to the others. Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    1. Thanks for your support, Joan.

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    2. I relate a lot to her, too, Joan. Thanks so much for all the support!

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  19. Congratulations to Staci on her release, John, and thanks for hosting. Her book sounds like a perfect read for the holidays. I’ll add it to my list.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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    2. Thanks so much, Lauren. I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy it.

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  20. Usually it’s the guy that’s slow to figure out things, but I like that it’s Piper in this case. Looking forward to reading it, Staci!

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    1. She’s super dense. Too short-sighted. The girl needs glasses!

      Thanks, Teri.

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  21. you’ve got quite the collection of authors on your tour; congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Quincy!

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    2. Yes we are an eclectic lot, Jim. Thanks for the comment.

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      1. the eclectic nature is what makes it so wonderful…

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    1. Thanks for reblogging!

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    2. Thank you, Michael. 😁

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  22. Congratulations, Staci. I started reading No Sch Luck last night and had difficulty putting it down. A review will be coming soon.

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    1. Oh. Thank you so much, Karen. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

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    2. Thank you, Karen. Lovely to hear. 😁

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