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 Amazon.com (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.
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.
Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Rescue a Dog
10. Save money. Just because the economy is down doesn’t mean you can’t afford a good dog. In fact, in shelters you often find puppies and purebreds. I love labs, but you never have to pay for them. Wait six months after families buy them up in the spring group of puppies, and then realize they have a dog who won’t do much maturing for the first three years, and requires a ton of care and exercise.
9. Save a life. No kill shelters are often short of room, especially for special needs or older animals. Your adoption gives another dog an opportunity for a second chance. And shelters that euthanize? You save one, and by freeing space give another a chance for adoption and a new start. You also help, if even in a small way, reduce pet overpopulation.
8. Shelters help you find the “right” dog. One of the reasons there are so many rescues out there is prospective owners who don’t take into account their lifestyle, personality, yard, and other pets before buying or even adopting an animal. Shelter’s and rescues will often help you with the breed decision before you take a dog home, giving you the best chance at a long and successful friendship.
7. WYSISWYG. Programmers, web developers and other computer savvy types already know, but it stands for What You See Is What You Get. Adopting an adult makes the “he’s got big paws, he’s gonna be a big one” guessing game is unnecessary. You already know. Also the dogs personality is already largely developed, and there are fewer surprises.
6. Selection. Not only do shelters help you find the right dog, and offer you WYSISWYG better than some of the web builders out there, but they offer a variety of choices. Therefore finding the right companion is more likely than a teen speed dating for a promo date at a senior center. You simply have more appropriate choices.
5. Support your community and/or a charity. Many shelters are staffed and maintained with volunteers and are often non-profits or underfunded public institutions. Simply by adopting a pet, and the often nominal fees you pay, you support an organization doing some good in your area. At the same time, you encourage others to do the same when you proudly show off your rescued friend, and share where you found them.
4. Sleep Better. You’re going to sleep better for at least two reasons: first you did the right thing by giving another creature a second chance at a better life. Second, rescue dogs often settle in more quickly than puppies just removed from their mothers. No whining until all hours, so you can count on getting a good night’s sleep
3. Your underwear stay intact. You can finish the paper. You will likely have fewer messes. Often shelter and rescue animals are already trained as stated above, specifically housebroken. Also, adult dogs are usually past the puppy chewing stage, but be forewarned, they can still be mischievous and you will have to set boundaries. However, the process is usually easier with a more mature dog.
2. Instant Companion. Rescue dogs often seem to understand on some level that you have rescued them, and therefore often form an almost instant Rescue Bond. Not only is this a simply amazing feeling but it makes the transition to your home, and both you and the dog’s adjustment period shorter.
1. Unconditional love. In Stray Ally, Todd Clarke finds himself feeling isolated and alone. Although a condition he is used to, Sparky’s companionship makes it more bearable, and almost immediately the dog and man adopt each other. Dog’s offer unconditional love, rarely concerned by “faults” others may find in you. All he knows and cares about is that you need and care for him, and are therefore a friend.
No matter what your reasons for adopting a dog, one thing is sure. Both of you will be glad you did, as it is often hard to tell who rescues who.
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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Anyone who has read my blog or seen my Pinterest boards knows how much I love dogs and believe in animal rights and welfare. For this reason among others, I was very excited to be a part of this book tour. I just want to thank Kriss and Kai at the Finishing Fairies for letting me take part and Troy Lambert for writing and touring such an amazing book.