Blog Tour ~ Troy’s Happy Ending by Ardy Kelly (Series Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Troy's Happy Ending - Ardy Kelly

Ardy Kelly has a new MM paranormal romance (mpreg) out: Troy’s Happy Ending. And there’s a giveaway.

When life gives me lemons, I use them as ammunition. I’ve had to fight for my happy ending.”

Once upon a time, an outcast boy met the love of his life…which was quite a surprise considering he didn’t know he was gay.

Troy Merton wasn’t always Lone Wolves Ranch’s resident author and busybody. He was once a pregnant runaway teen battling pack alphas, kidnappers, and snotty rich omegas.

This is his story, from coming of age in the Black Hills of South Dakota to a happy ending with his fated mate, Ryan.

It’s the kind of tale TJ Macks would write…if it happened to someone else!

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Excerpt

Ardy's Happy Ending meme - Ardy KellyA few dips in the dirt road woke Julian. He rubbed his eyes and peered out the RV window. “Turn right at the end of the fence.”

Ryan pulled up to a gate. A large man stepped out of the guard house at the side.

Julian rolled down his window. “Hey, Eddy.”

Eddy pulled out his clipboard. “You aren’t supposed to be back until tomorrow.”

“We had car trouble.” Julian gestured to the burnt-out vehicle being towed behind. “Ryan and Troy gave us a ride back.”

Eddy narrowed his eyes. “And who are Ryan and Troy?”

The back door popped open so fast, Eddy reached for his gun.

“I’m Troy. Ryan is behind the wheel. He’s alpha of the Black Hills pack, in case that gets us a discount on RV parking. We also have Triple A.”

“Anybody else inside?” Eddy asked.

Julian yawned. “Just my sisters.”

“I’ll have to check the vehicle.” Eddy drew his revolver and climbed the steps into the back.

“Well, aren’t you a unique welcome committee,” Troy mumbled.

Eddy scanned the interior. “Any weapons?”

“Just my sharp tongue,” Troy said. When Eddy growled, he added, “Let me guess. No sense of humor.”

“No.”

“Well, they say there’s someone for everybody, but you might just be the exception.”

Ryan put his hand on his mate’s shoulder. “Troy,” he warned.

“He pulled a gun on me,” Troy replied. “I’m allowed to be peevish.”

“He’s TJ Macks,” Sarah said, jumping to Troy’s defense. “The famous author.”

“I wouldn’t say famous,” Troy replied. “But I’m glad you did. Though I bet my next book will be even better. In fact, I think I’ve found my new villain.”

Eddy holstered his gun. “I’m going to have to call in before I can open the gate.” He went back to the guard house, but kept an eye on the RV while speaking into a walkie-talkie.

In a few minutes, a wolf ran to the gate. He shifted into his naked human form at the door of the RV. “Hi. I’m Mack. I’m pack leader for Lone Wolves Ranch.”

“What a pleasant surprise,” Troy said, staring at the newcomer.

“Not so peevish now?” Ryan whispered, before stepping in front of his mate to block the view. “I’m Ryan, pack leader of the Black Hills wolves.”

Ryan repeated their story, but before he could finish, a spry older woman pushed Mack out of the way and jumped inside the RV. She scanned the room before stalking toward Troy. Pulling his shirt up, she studied his belly. “You’re an omega. And you’ve had a cub.”

Troy pulled the hem of his shirt down. “Some things are private.”

Grabbing Troy’s hand, she pulled him to the door. “Come with me.”

Mack blocked the way. “Helen, what are you doing?”

“I’ve got an omega going into labor, and I’ve never delivered one before.”

“How many omegas do you have here?” Troy asked.

“Four, counting you,” Helen answered. “Now hurry.”

After watching the two disappear into the night, Mack stuck out his hand to Ryan. “Welcome to Lone Wolves Ranch.”

Troy followed Helen past rows of cottages to the one with lights blazing. She didn’t bother to knock as she pushed Troy inside.

A pregnant omega sat in an easy chair, whimpering softly, while his mate rushed to greet them. “Where have you been?”

“Getting backup,” Helen replied.

“I’m Troy.”

“Bill,” the anxious alpha replied, pointing to himself. “And Cory.”

“He’s kicking harder now,” Cory said.

“Or she,” Helen replied. She turned to the expert. “What do we do?”

Troy crossed the room and lifted Cory’s shirt. “He hasn’t sprung a leak yet. But we should get you undressed.”

He struggled to get the omega up out of the chair until Bill lent a hand. Troy put his hands on his hips. “When I gave birth, they had a chair with a motor to help you up. You may want to get one for next time.”

“There’s never going to be a next time,” Cory yelled.

“We’ll need some blankets and towels,” Troy informed Bill. “I suspect it’s going to get messy pretty soon. And you might want to get naked, too.”

Bill nodded. “For the cub?”

“No,” Troy replied. “But it will help me stay awake.”

There was a knock on the door, followed by Ryan’s voice. “Troy, are you in there?”

Troy frowned. “Better yet, keep your clothes on.”

It took fifteen minutes before water sprung from Cory’s birthing line, giving Troy enough time to extract the full story of Bill and Cory’s romance. The rest was quick. Once the cub (a girl) was delivered, they helped Cory shift to his wolf and then back to his healed human self.

“You’re unusually quiet,” Ryan said as the two walked back to their RV. “Are you thinking of having another baby?”

His mate knew him so well. “I don’t think Black Hills is ready to see a pregnant omega. They’re already barely civil to us.”

“Who doesn’t love a baby?”

Troy shrugged. “I was thinking of Cory and Bill’s cub. And Helen. She scared me until I saw her with the baby. There was love there.” Troy turned back to look at the cottage of the new parents. “I don’t think being an omega or the child of an omega is that big a deal here.”

“Maybe we can learn how they did it and bring it back to Black Hills.”

“Maybe. But Black Hills was never our dream. This might be the happiest I’ve been in months. The sad part is I didn’t even know how miserable I was. It felt normal.” He wrapped his arm through Ryan’s. “I’m scared when we go back, it will all feel normal again.”

“We don’t have to decide anything tonight,” Ryan said. “We’ve got a long drive back to figure it out. Let’s get some sleep. I think we earned it.”


~ * ~ Jos Review ~ * ~

The Cub Club

4.5 Stars

This is a new author to me, and I was offered the opportunity to review the four books in The Lone Wolves Ranch series. I’m a big reader of shifter stories and always on the lookout for new-to-me authors, so I jumped at the chance. I’m really glad I did. I was pretty much hooked from the start. I can’t believe I missed the first time around.

The author uses some original ideas, recessive genes, for example. I liked the idea that there was a community within a small town. The MCs are very different, a human and a shifter, but they really work as a couple. Steven’s love for his son and his desire to find him happiness is really attractive. He copes so well with finding the wolves. That he finds himself a HEA, therefore, is so much more satisfying. Mack made me laugh. He’s a stubborn Alpha who is wary of trusting, and he just doesn’t see what’s in front of him. The pack has a great cast of characters too, and I’m glad I don’t have to wait for the next in the series.

An original, well-written story with characters that I really took to, a plot that kept me interested, and a satisfying HEA. Funny, sweet, and emotional at times, I’d definitely recommend this series.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***

 

The Shifter’s Shotgun Wedding

4.5 Stars

This was a new author to me when  I was offered the opportunity to review the four books in The Lone Wolves Ranch series. I’m a big reader of shifter stories and always on the lookout for new-to-me authors, so I jumped at the chance. I loved book one, and I dived into book two straight away.

Adam mates with Ricky to get out of a situation in another pack’s territory. Ricky broke my heart; he’s been so mistreated; I totally understand why he jumped at the chance to escape. He really doesn’t see how special he is. Adam really made me laugh, though; he’s so oblivious to his behaviour. It’s sweet and funny, and I had a really warm feeling when they got their HEA. It’s definitely a big happy sigh at the end. The pack is such a great part of the series; the supporting characters really bring something to the story.

I’m really enjoying this original series; I can’t believe I missed it the first time around—a definite recommendation for me. I am looking forward to Sheriff Chet’s story next.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***

 

The Slightly Supernatural Sheriff

5 Stars

I still can’t believe I missed this series the first time around. I’m a big reader of shifter stories and always on the lookout for new-to-me authors, so I jumped at the chance to read this series when it was offered. I’ve now reached book three, and I love it. This is possibly my favourite so far, we’ve met Sheriff Chet in books one and two, and you could tell there was something different about him. Here we get his back story and romance.

I loved Chet and David; David is so clueless, and Chet just lets him believe that things are going his way when really he’s just biding his time, waiting for when David and the babies will be his. It’s funny and sweet. David has had a raw deal; watching him blossom and find his happiness is lovely.

This is such a great series; characters that you really care about; a world that’s original and intriguing. I loved the idea of the watchers of the Vortex. It broadens the supernatural world. It’s a definite recommendation for me; it might have come out a few years ago, but it’s so worth the read.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***

 

Troy’s Happy Ending

4 Stars

At the end of book three of the series, there are hints that we would get Luke’s story, and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I realised we were getting Troy’s. Don’t get me wrong. I love Troy. He’s funny, flirty, and fierce in all of the books, so it was nice to find out how he and Ryan got together. It just wasn’t what I was expecting. It’s also quite different from the others in that we go right back to when they were teenagers.

The pair have a difficult time in their pack for different reasons. It’s obvious that they belong together, but it’s early on in the book, so you know something will happen. Boy, Troy really does go on an adventure – he has quite a tough time before they are reunited. There’s heartbreak for both, but Troy never loses that spark. Their reunion is sweet and ultimately satisfying.

The time frame for their story is much longer, and that’s not my favourite style, but the author did a good job of making it fit the characters and their growth. In some ways, it’s quite YA at the start. A fun addition to the series, well worth the read, but I’m hoping Luke and Robby come out soon.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.***


Author Bio

Troy's Happy Ending - Ardy Kelly author photoArdy Kelly is my paranormal pen-name. I’m an accountant by day, a Netflix junkie by night, and occasionally a weekend writer of the Lone Wolves Ranch omegaverse series.

When I’m not cursing myself for taking so long to produce a book I write the kind of stories I want to read, with an emphasis on humor, heart, and heat. My favorite characters are the ones who discover they aren’t as ordinary as society has led them to believe.

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