The Stray Ally Blog 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. blurbblack
Stray Ally by Troy Lambert - 500A 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.    

My Current Stray Ally
Labs are possibly the greatest dogs ever bred by man. Maybe that is just my opinion, and as my wife and I age and the children leave (or are propelled) from the nest, I’ve started to look at smaller dogs as we start to look at smaller yards and a desire to travel.
But labs have it all. Loyalty, strength. They have an insane desire to please, a great fetching instinct, and a desire to be with you all the time. I call mine my Velcro dog, always stuck by my side. They also have the ability and desire to wrestle. The first time you wrestle with a Corgi when you are used to a larger dog you will feel horrible when it goes rolling across the carpet, trying to gain its almost non-existent legs. I’ve heard anyway. No such issue with larger breeds.
Not that they don’t have challenging habits. A lab never grows up: they stay in puppy adolescence until about five and a half years old, and mine, nearly ten now, still acts like a puppy, just one that wears out a little faster with a little more white around his snout. He once ate part of a peach pie off the counter, and still from time to time sneaks a loaf of bread if it is left out. (Yes, I said a loaf. Buy me beer sometime, and I will tell you stories.)
The best thing about him though? He knows my moods, can tell when I am down or angry, when I need him near, and when it is wiser for him to avoid my path. In short, he is in tune with my emotions just like Sparky from Stray Ally is in tune with Clarke’s. Why then is the book dedicated to my dog Houston?
Because when Houston passed, I had Indie. If I hadn’t, I might not own another dog yet. I loved my old dog dearly, and his sudden death crushed my spirit. But Indie was there. He knew my mood, and sometimes just pushed his head under my hand or my leg, letting me know things were okay. He seemed to miss Houston too. So this work is dedicated to Houston, a little dog that helped me through some really rough stuff. That doesn’t take away from the role of my current Stray Ally though.
I just don’t want to dedicate a book to him yet. I can’t imagine being without him. Who’s your Stray Ally? Tell me here, or e-mail me your story at I’d love to hear from you.


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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