The grand prize for the 2014 Read, White & Blue event will be an “All You Need to Read” kit which includes: a Kindle and donated eBooks, a set of custom coffee mugs, a comfy cozy blanket, and a $20 Starbucks gift card.
Other prizes will be given away during the month long Facebook event. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/
The giveaway will be open for entries on May 1st at 12:01 am and will close on May 31st at 11:59pm. The giveaway is open to US only.
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Just wanted to let everyone know, Keepers and Killers is now available in audio format on Audible.com and iTunes. Shattered is currently in production. The very talented Laurel Schroeder will be narrating the entire series.
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 criticism, and currently has an average of 4.6 stars on Amazon.com (as of April 3rd).
The tour, from the fourth 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.
I pulled up to the house on a tiny street in Kellogg, Idaho. I later moved to that small town, but at the time I had driven 45 minutes over a mountain pass to meet a dog. Why, you ask?
My wife at the time knew I had been looking, albeit half-heartedly for a lab. Looking through the paper, she spotted one, a yellow, a year and a half old. The woman who had him was forced to move back to New Zealand where she was from, to take care of her aging mother. She didn’t want him to have to go through quarantine and all the horrors of moving to another country.
His face lit up at the same time mine did as I pulled up to the house. My wife worked out the details of the transfer, I played with my new dog. From the moment we met, it was clear we were meant for each other. His old owner wanted to keep him for a couple of days until she had to leave, and I consented. When I went back to get him, he perked right up. When his kennel and all his toys were loaded in the back of the truck, he jumped up in the passenger seat just like he belonged. The transition to our family took almost no time at all.
Why do they call it puppy love? Because it’s enthusiastic and unconditional. Years later, as he nears his tenth year, Indie is no less enthusiastic to see me come home, to cuddle (when I let him) and to fetch a ball or play tug of war with his rope. He’s a good dog. Yes he is. Who’s a good boy? (Did you hear my talking to a baby voice?)
The love described in Stray Ally is the same. Sparky immediately adopts Todd Clarke as his own master, and will go to any length to help and protect him. It’s truly puppy love. So what’s your story of puppy love and who’s your Stray Ally? Feel free to let me know, either here or in my inbox, author_at_troylambertwrites.com. 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.
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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Since I’ve started writing, one question I get all the time is where do the ideas come from? I never really have a good answer. They just pop into my brain. But this got me thinking, where the hell do they come from? So, I decided to do some research.
I’ve managed to find some information, mostly theories since how the brain works isn’t an area easily proved. One article struck home with me. It wrote that creative people tend to link unusual things together. I sat back and tried to determine if this applied to any of my ideas. I think it might.
In my book, The Keepers, they operate a wormhole in the basement of a casino. To me, this didn’t seem like an unusual match up since a casino has a high level of energy and so does a wormhole. But, when people think wormholes, is a casino a natural progression of thought? Perhaps not. So next time you need to think creatively, try matching up some unusual thoughts and see where it leads.