Troy Lambert’s Stray Ally tour

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And after our wildly successful launch day for Stray Ally, the Finishing Fairies are now delightedly hosting a small tour for the very same book.  Since it’s launch it’s garnered some great critical acclaim, and currently has an average of 4.6 stars on (as of April 3rd).
The tour, from the fourth (here) to the 11th, is on some great blogs, with all unique content, and a great view of the inner workings of Troy Lambert, rescuing animals and the writing habits of a great author.



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A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.
A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.
With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.

Buy the book here, from the Tirgearr Publishing.



Over the coming days, we’ll be sharing some great content from this author about rescues and rescuing, why the name, ‘Stray Ally’ (Kai’s note, I was involved in exactly what he was talking about, it was a giggle), and why the book is well worth the read.
But just to whet your appetite, here’s what some of the reviews say about the book!

Who Rescues Whom, by Troy Lambert

I’ve heard all of the arguments for responsible breeding, and they make sense. I don’t want to take away from that, or demoralize anyone who buys a dog. I’m not saying it should never be an option. I’m just saying it’s never been an option for me.

I admit, one the reason is that I am cheap. Dogs from rescues and shelters often cost money, but it is usually way less than what you would pay from a breeder, and I have never had a desire to show my dogs. I’ve also rescued them from people giving them away in the paper, although one of my best dogs I acquired accidentally.

You never know the story of a dog you rescue, at least not completely. One of my longest relationships was with Houston, a year and a half old mutt a friend got from the pound, and subsequently passed to me. I had no idea where he came from, but whenever I went out to sweep the porch, at least at first, whenever I picked up a broom he cowered. He got over it, but I have a gut feeling there is a story behind it.

My two most recent rescues are a lab and a pug. The lab was from an ad in the paper. The lady who had him before us got him from a rescue. He was found in the woods, shot through the neck, and still bears the scars. It doesn’t affect him most of the time, unless he swims for a long time, and loses his breath for a bit. Tragic, but she and later we were able to change his life. We took something broken and rejected, and showed it love.

Our pug was found in front of a vet’s office. She still had her milk, but there were no puppies to be found. We have no idea about her past. But my wife spotted her on the internet at a rescue in Idaho Falls, eight hours away from our home at the time. She made arrangements, we paid the fees, and took a trip to pick her up. She is now a loving (but much fatter) little dog. What would have happened to her without us? I have no idea. Maybe someone else would have rescued her.

But you never know. So although Stray Ally isn’t as much about a man rescuing a dog as it is about a dog rescuing a man, I am here to tell you it often works just that way. It’s often unclear just who is rescuing whom.

So if you are considering a dog, do your research. Find out what you need, and realize you are making a long term commitment. But check out a rescue. You could change an animal’s life, who will in turn change yours.


Troy works as a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. He writes historical site characterization reports for those performing remediation on former resource extraction sites, software instruction and help guides, and edits the research of others as well. His true passion is writing dark, psychological thrillers. His work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption the first in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Temptation the sequel to Redemption, along with the horror Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet, a brilliant author from South Africa and published by Wild Wolf Publishing. His next novel, Stray Ally, will be published March 4th by Tirgearr Publishing. The final in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Confession will be published May 1st.

Troy lives with his wife of twelve years, two of his five children and two very talented dogs. He is a skier, cyclist, hiker, fisherman, hunter, and a terrible beginning golfer.


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April 4th –The Finishing Fairies  Introduction
April 5th -The Horror Tree   Guest post
April 6th – Authors you want to read   Top Ten
April 7th – Danielle DeVor   Guest Post
April 8th – Shaun Allan  Guest post
April 9th –Diane Nelson  Guest Post
April 10th – Donna Augustine  Guest post
April 11th – Michael Melville   Top Ten
April 12th – Deborah Carney  Animal rescue post
April 13th – Author Interrupted  Guest Post

 April 17th – AtoZ special post – Wilderness Apocalypse


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