My Canadian Werewolves - part of the Canada Day Blog Hop


Happy Birthday, Canada!  For those who aren’t aware, I’m proud to be 100% Canadian.  I now live on an island in Alaska with my much-loved American hubby but I spent most of my adult life in northern Alberta. It was there that I became more acquainted with wolves.

With about 60,000 Gray Wolves (Canis Lupus), Canada has the second biggest wolf population in the world (Yay, Canada!). In fact, the Gray Wolf still occupies 90 percent of its original territory in Canada. And despite the name “Gray Wolf”, this creature comes in every color from purest white to darkest black.

When I lived on my small farm in northern Canada, I’d often hear a pack of wolves howling long and low in the river valley north of my land. And sometimes I’d hear the coyotes to the south sassing back. I saw coyotes every day. I didn’t expect to ever see their much larger cousins.

And yet, one bright sunny fall morning, a pack of wolves – about 7 or 8 – loped leisurely across my farmyard not far from the house. There was no mistaking what these tall rangy creatures were – they clearly dwarfed any coyote. The wolves ran with ease and grace, seeming to float along rather than touch the ground. Teeth gleamed white from grinning black lips, their tails were great plumed banners and they ran with purpose. And something more – as strange as it may sound, I had a very strong impression that the wolves were happy.

And then they were gone. They vanished like smoke into the timber that flanked my property. I have never felt such a wild yearning in my life. A wish that they would come back? A wish that I might go with them? I didn’t know. I still don’t.

Ever since, however, I’ve run with the wolves on paper.

The result so far has been my new PNR series featuring shapeshifters  – what can I say, they're Canadian werewolves! The story centers around the Macleod family, who are able to become wolves at will. Forced to leave their native Scotland almost two centuries ago when wolves were being exterminated there, they found refuge in northern Alberta. They've lived there ever since, hiding in plain sight among the humans.

The Macleods seem to have the best of both worlds, but danger still lurks for them and their kind. And love, when it arrives, brings dangers and complications of its own.

The first two books, CHANGELING MOON and CHANGELING DREAM, are set exclusively in northern Alberta, Canada.

The third book, CHANGELING DAWN, begins and ends in Canada – but spends a little time in Alaska too, just like me!


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CANADA DAY BLOG HOP

Thanks to Aislynn (Stitch - Read - Cook), Chrystal (Snowdrop Dreams of Books) and Carmel (Rabid Reads) for hosting this hop in honor of Canada's birthday (July 1st)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

CONGRATS TO STELLA

She will receive a signed copy of the first book in my shapeshifter series plus one of my tote bags to put it in.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to come by and read my blog, and especially those who left a comment - I enjoyed them all!  

You can return to the list of participating bloggers with this LINK:
http://www.rabidreads.ca/2012/06/canada-day-blog-hop-sign-up.html 


CHANGELING MOON is a finalist for the RITA award.
As I mentioned before, the entire story takes place in a small northern town in Alberta, Canada. 

133 comments:

  1. Hey Dani, Great giveaway! Even if i don't win, I'll be checking out your series. What I like about Canada? Living in Canada. lol! I'm from Nova Scotia and I too see lots of coyotes but unfortunately no wolves. Yet.

    my email is smittenwithbadboyheroes@gmail.com

    Thanks again luv!

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    1. I had a reply here once but it vanished!

      Good answer on the "living in Canada", LOL. Currently, wolves are listed as "extinct" in Nova Scotia, but they've reclaimed most of their previous territory, so I hope you get to see some in your home province someday.

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  2. I've never been in Canada but most of my fave singers and comedian are born there, like Jim Carey and Celine Dion.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Forgot my email:

      erleen[dot]alvarez[at]gmail[dot]com

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    2. I love Nickelback, Bif Naked and Nelly Furtado!

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  3. I have never been in Canada except for being on the Canadian side for a couple night while seeing Niagara Falls. Then I have heard some wolves at night time, while stay with my mother-in-law at her cabin which is in the area of Eureka, Montana. You could see the mountain tops in Canada from her deck. She wasn't far from the Canadian border. The day she showed be the fence that separated U.S. from Canada, she said that if you cross it that they would know. It was all open, so I'm not sure where there was border patrol people at, but she said that they would know if you cross.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    beckyqward@gmail.com

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    1. I don't know if anyone would know if humans crossed or not, but wolves cross all the time.

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  4. I've never been to Canada but it is one place I'd love to go! My sister-in-law's older sister lives there and so do some of my Aunt's family! My mum got to visit briefly while travelling to visit relatives in Chicago with said aunt and my uncle but I missed out! My favourite thing about Canada is learning it has the worlds second biggest wolf population cause Wolves are one of my favourite animals!
    suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

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    1. I hope you get to visit Canada. It has a very wide variety of landscapes, something for everyone.

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  5. For me the best thing about Canada is that I now have a nephew living there. I have a home base for my travels.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. Yay for Canadian werewolves! Thanks so much for participating in this year's hop Dani and for the great giveaway.

    My favourite thing about Canada is the people and their neighbourly attitude.

    carmel[at]rabidreads[dot]com

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    1. I was so stoked to be part of this hop! I really appreciate that you co-hosted it this year.

      Canadians are known for their friendliness and politeness. I really like that.

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  7. my favorite things about canada are the people and the nature ( yes the wolves*_*)

    thanks you a lot for the international giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. If you want to get close to nature, there's a LOT of unspoiled wilderness in Canada.

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  8. Woot! Happy Canada Day :) I have never been to Canada...but I hope to some day. I love Curling!!! and one of my all time favorite TV series, Due South, was made there.

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    1. Omigosh, it's been years since I ran into someone who remembers Due South! And I had no idea anyone this side of the border liked curling! Sharon, you have hidden depths, LOL!

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  9. All the beautiful forested area.

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. There's a lot of gorgeous wilderness in Canada.

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  10. is it true that canada's post so slowly and is there any solution from governour about that?

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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    1. Canada Post has some extra challenges. Although Canada is enormous, its population is sparse and population centers are far apart. Transporting mail and packages quickly is hard to do.

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  11. celine dion!! that's my favorite thing about canada. her voice is sooooo.. wow.. hope i'll be able to go to us and canada one day :)

    smile_17732yahoo.com

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    1. She really does have an amazing voice! Lots of famous singers have been Canadian - Shania Twain, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, to name a few.

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  12. I have never been to Canada but I hope to some day :) I love all the Canadian authors <3

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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    1. Kelley Armstrong is a favorite of mine.

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  13. I've never been to Canada, but it's my big dream to go there! I love all things Canada!

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    1. I hope you get to visit soon -- any special place you wanted to go?

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  14. Haha thanks for the giveaway!

    I've never been to Canada, but the thing I like most about it is that my best friend lives there and he loves it, so I must love it. It sucked when he moved, but I'm hoping to visit him soon. Lol he's constantly talking about the free health care or SOMETHING there

    E-mail: reflectionsbylili@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you get to see your friend soon. It's so hard when people you love move long distances.

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  15. What is the warmest it gets in Canada? Have you been to an ice hotel? there made out of nothing but ice!
    xeno_turtle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. How warm it gets depends on where you are. I regularly experienced temperatures of over 100 in the summer in southern Ontario as a kid. And it was over 109 in Kamloops, British Columbia when I was there. Never been to an ice hotel, but lived in places where it got cold enough to make one!

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  16. Ha, what I love about Canada is our mysterious words (ex toque).

    stella(dot)chen1994(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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    1. ROFL - I get weird looks when I use words like that! (PS to anyone else reading this - a toque is a knitted winter hat)

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    2. Congrats Stella - You're the winner of my blog hop giveaway. I've got a copy of Changeling Moon for you and a tote. Will email you in a few minutes.

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  17. i love the scenery and all the friendly people especially here in Newfoundland

    meiklesurvey at gmail dot com

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    1. Newfoundlanders are a wonderful bunch -- I knew a lot of them in northern Alberta in the Fort MacMurray area.

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  18. I have never been to Canada, but I like how pretty it looks there. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It IS a very pretty country with a wide variety of scenery.

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  19. I'm a huge fan of Canadian Rock bans. I love Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, and Nickelback.

    kassandralopez32@yahoo.com

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    1. I share your love for Simple Plan and Nickelback. Marianas Trench is new to me, but I'm going to check it out now!

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  20. What I like about Canada is that a lot of good actors and authors come from there.

    Megblod@yahoo.com

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    1. Canada's often called Hollywood North, especially the Vancouver area.

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  21. Ok First I Have To Say Happy Canada Day. Second I Love The Maple Syrup And I Gotta Ask The Last Time I Was There I Was 10 We Went Camping And It Was A Blast Even When My Dad Feel In The Lake My Question Is Are The Leaches As Bad Now As They Was When I Was A Kid And What I Mean By That IS My Dada Had 4 On Him And We Wasn't Allowed To Go Swimming In The Lake Due To Leaches But You Could Fish.

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    1. OOOOPPPPSSSS That IS Fell Not Feel LOL butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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    2. Depends on what lake you're in I guess. I don't recall leeches being a big problem, but I imagine their populations could go up and down.

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  22. Hi Dani! Thank you for being a part of the hop! Your books sound great and I can't believe I hadn't picked them up already.

    My fave thing about Canada is how friendly everyone is. :)

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    1. Canadians are known for being friendly, but I have to say that I've encountered some wonderful people in small town Alaska too.

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  23. Happy Canada Day! Interesting post about the wolves. I always learn something new when I read your posts.

    I like several things about Canada, but I'll say beautiful scenery as my first choice.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Sophia! Wolves are my favorite animal.

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  24. I personally like our free health care and the mountains.

    cassandr . crouser @ yahoo . ca

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    1. I like both of those too. Alaska has mountains but no free health care -- or even affordable health care. It hurts a lot of people.
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  25. Hi
    I've never been to Canada, but I'd like to visit Niagara Falls. Have you been there?

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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    1. That was the "go to" place for my parents when they wanted to do something special. They had spent their honeymoon in Niagara Falls. So as a kid, I got to go several times. When I finally went as an adult, the falls were STILL amazing.

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  26. I've never been in Canada, but I love the scenery. I would love to visit Canada someday.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Last week my boss go to Canada and he told me his experience when he went to Niagara Falls. Wow, I'm so jealous! Can you tell me favorite vacation spot at Canada? I would love to go there, if I collect enough money, lol.

    Ren
    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. My favorite vacation spot in Canada would have to be the coast of the province of British Columbia. I went hiking on some nature trails with my daughter and I was amazed -- not only were the trees gigantic, but the ferns were taller than I was. It was like Jurassic Park!

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  28. Your post actually answered my question about Canada. I am very fond of wolves and was wondering about them in Canada. I have not been to Canada yet but I am hoping to be able to visit soon. The hubby and myself is actually working towards imigrating to Canada in the next couple of years.

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    1. I hope I didn't make it sound like wolves are everywhere, LOL! Wolves are elusive creatures, seldom seen around populated areas. Most Canadians have probably never seen a wild wolf unless they live or work in the far north where there's a lot of uninhabited wilderness. That's why I was really SURPRISED by the wolves who visited my farm!

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  29. Some of the sweetest people I talk to are from Canada.

    hstreible(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I secretly think the same, but then, my friends and family are there, LOL! And I have to say that the people in most of the small towns of the US that I've visited have been very friendly.

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  31. I've never been in Canada so don't know. What favorite place for vacation in Canada?

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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    1. So many places to visit! You might want to visit the Victoria and Vancouver areas of British Columbia, or you might want to go to Banff and Jasper National Parks in the mountains between British Columbia and Alberta (tons of wildlife to see there too)

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  32. I have family in Montreal and there's this mall with a huge circular window in the front that is actually a ferris wheel. The mall has all kinds of rides and these fabulous tubes to crawl through. I loved going there as a kid.

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ferris wheels have always been my favorite ride. Sounds like a fun place!

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  33. I have never been to Canada, but I would love to one day. What I love about Canada is Wayne Gretzky!! Love my hockey.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Wayne Gretzky was an amazing hockey player. Retired from the game now, he currently lives in California with his wife and 5 children.

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway! I've never been to Canada, but I would like to visit Quebec to see if people there really mainly speak French & to see all the pretty sites!

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Most of the people of Quebec really do speak French as their first language. The street signs are also in French. There are French-speaking communities in other provinces of Canada as well.

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  35. I've seen your books around the blogosphere, but had no idea you were Canadian - how exciting! I'm doing a Canadian Reading Challenge and Canadian Spotlight Month on my blog in July, so I'm adding your name to my list of Canadian authors. :-)
    Something I love about Canada - how beautiful and big and diverse it is.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    irishstar_83(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for adding my name to your list! And you're right, Canada is very diverse and celebrates its multi-culturalism.

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  36. I have never been to Canada but I would love to some day.
    I love the Canadian Band Crash Test Dummies.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    Irene

    irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

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    1. There's a lot of great Canadian music out there! :)

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  37. I love the mountains and glaciars! Gorgeous landscape!
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win it!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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    1. I love some of the glacial lakes that can be seen in Banff National Park --- their incredible turquoise color (from the dissolved minerals) is amazing!

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  38. I have been to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, I like everything about Canada, the peoples great taste in horror films, beer, hockey, mooooose, I wanna move to Canada.
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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    1. I like moose from a distance. Unfortunately, in northern Canada, they tend to end up standing on the road in the dark when you're driving.

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  39. I've never been to Canada, but the pictures I've seen are beautiful. I'd like to take a train ride through Canada some day.

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Trains totally ROCK -- I love them. Wonderful way to see the mountains in British Columbia especially.

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  40. Which Canadian city is your favorite to visit?

    rockchick531@gmail.com

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    1. I have a soft spot for Grande Prairie, which is in northern Alberta. I also like Vancouver and Squamish, which are in British Columbia.

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  41. Yay for Canadian expats!

    What I miss most about Canada (besides my parents) is the food! I would love some Tim Horton's soup and sandwiches, or an Ice Cap! Or a coffee crisp. Even Kraft Dinner! Oh I am homesick now!

    perogies.gyoza@gmail.com

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    1. I miss perogies, especially in the winter, and I can't explain to my husband how potato wrapped in dough and boiled could possibly taste good, LOL.

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  42. I have always wanted to go to Canada, my brother is mad into Ice Hockey and has been to Canada. Thanks for the chance,
    natcleary(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hockey's definitely part of the culture!

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  43. Boldt Castle and Niagara Falls... Have a dream I'll be there someday...
    aaand... I love Celine Dion too... She's the best singer from there... ^^

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    1. I haven't had a chance to see Boldt Castle yet (it's in the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River) It looks amazing in pictures.

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  44. I like maple fudge

    frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Ooooo Maple Fudge! -- that's my dad's favorite and we used to be able to only get it at the annual fair. It became my favorite too.

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  45. Thanks for the great giveaway! I wish I lived further up north to see wolves but all I see is raccoons here in Toronto. Sometimes deer though :O Though I did hear we have Coyotes down here never saw any yet, did see foxes a few times.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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    1. It's amazing how more and more animals have become accustomed to humans and their cities. When I lived in Edmonton, Alberta, someone ended up with a mountain lion in their back yard!

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  46. Canadian Maple Syrup - can't beat the real stuff :D Unfortunately it's bloody expensive to get in Wales :(

    ilona
    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

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    1. It's pretty expensive in Canada -- I can't imagine what it costs in Wales!

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  47. A friend of mine recently got a promotion at work and moved up to Canada. I've been following her posts on FB and things are so different and sounds kinda neat. I don't think she's posted about any wildlife yet lol. I'll have to ask her if she's seen any wolves.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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    1. I think she'd have to be in rural northern Canada to spot any wolves. Hope she enjoys her new locale!

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  48. Hi! Thanks for this chance! I read Changeling Dawn a few months a go and I enjoyed it! Things I like about Canada is how it's beautiful and full of ressources. I went to Vancouver this winter and it was so amazing, the mix of beach/sand/sun and the mountain/snow/fresh air! Love it!

    proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm so glad that you liked Changeling Dawn! :) Also glad that you enjoyed Vancouver -- it's a fabulous place!

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  49. I do not know many things about Canada, as I live overseas. is it true that it's always so cold?

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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    1. Not in the summer, thank goodness. And how cold it is the rest of the year depends on where you are. I've spent a lot of time in northern Alberta and experienced temperatures of -40 to -50 Celcius.

      By the way, -40 Celcius and -40 Fahrenheit are the SAME! This is where these two thermometers meet!

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  50. I visited Montreal quite some time ago and fell in love to the point of wanting to move there at one time. Definitely want to go back again when I can.

    vanliz1@aol.com

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    1. Montreal is a beautiful city, lots of history there. Hope you get to return!

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  51. Ice Wine!! I have a close friend from the Stettler, Alberta area and whenever he came to see me, he'd bring me a couple of bottles.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  52. I have never been to Canada but I want to go, I would love to go to Vancouver to see the movie studios. I know that alot of our movies and tv shows are produced and filmed there. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    huntress023@hotmail.com

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    1. I've spent time in Vancouver and it's really neat to see movies and TV shows being filmed -- I've never had to go to a studio though. They're often set up in public places. Once, my favorite mall was completely made over to appear in a movie. Everyone was encouraged to keep shopping normally!

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  53. Woohoo! I love blog hopping!

    I like the Canadian Maple Syrup.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Hi Dani,
    I like you and many others LOVE being a Canadian. Canada has always been described as a peaceful country and I'd have to say I fully agree, it's beauty and scenery is breath taking even in the frigid cold we get. I live in Eastern Passage Nova Scotia and my father was born in Grand Bank Newfoundland and you couldn't meet anybody nicer than a Newfie lol, all Canadian's are known for their friendlness and desire to help one another. Alberta is one place I havent been yet but am hoping to go soon, I have family there and I just gotta see me a real cowboy :)
    Thanks for the awesome contest.
    Nattie
    nataliejhillier@yahoo.ca
    http://booksfromthepurplejellybeanchair.blogspot.ca

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    1. Newfies ROCK - wonderful people! Hope you get to Alberta, lots of variety there. Yes, there are real cowboys but you're more likely to see them if you go to a rodeo there.

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  55. I'm Canadian and I love the small things...how polite we are, how sorry we can be, and how we stand in line so nicely. We can say hello in 2 official languages because we learned one of them from a cereal box. And we drink our double double on our way to our kids' early morning hockey game.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. WOOHOO! Tim Horton double doubles! (I have friends and family who mail me cans of Tim Horton coffee!)

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  56. oops - email aharel4 at gmail dot com

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  57. I love that Canada is so multi-cultural! Nice prize package!! Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Canada Day!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks! I have a little Canada flag on the top of my fridge (really), and I have just enough Tim Horton's coffee left to make a pot to celebrate!

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  58. Happy Birthday, Canada! I was in Canada a couple of times last year on day trips, one on the coast and the other inland. The landscape was breathtaking and everyone was so nice. I definitely want to return and spend more time. I am very thankful for our wonderful neighbor for providing air security for our border after 9/11. Thank you! Hope to be back soon!
    PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed your trips to Canada - hope you get to visit again soon!

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  59. Thank you so much for participating in this years blog hop! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

    I love how beautiful our country is!

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    1. I've been writing most of the weekend, but I've taken time out to make a pot of Tim Horton coffee and wave my little Canadian flag!

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  60. whooo all i need is book 1!!
    i love everything about canada.. been to bc, ab, sask (i live here now), man and ont (used to live).. and i havent found much that i dont like!
    i love timmys, having the rcmp, the prairies and the mountains.. i love it all!!

    alainala@ hotmail DOT ca

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    1. I totally agree with you! I'd add one more thing that I love -- Canadian humor. I miss it! I love Canadian comedians, Canadian sit-coms (Corner Gas anyone?) Sometimes I can get reruns of Red Green on PBS, but that's all.

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    2. thats a good one.. look at all the funny guys who come from here!! we just dont take ourselves seriously.. lol

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    3. Someone once said it's the winters that do it -- humor is a natural survival adaptation!

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  61. My husband has relatives in Canada, but we've never been there. I do have a question though. How far north do you have to go to see the Northern Lights/aurora borealis? That is on my bucket list.
    Lauren @ Mommabears Book Blog
    Lmackesy @ gmail.com

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    1. How far north you have to go all depends on the latest sun spot activity. As of the past couple of days, it may not necessary to even be in Canada, LOL! The Huffington Post reported that people in New York and Philadelphia may see them tonight!

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  62. Hey Dani,

    Will definitely have to read your books, even if I don't win. In 2006, I took my family on an amazing journey through the Canadian Maritimes. We took 2 weeks, visiting/staying in Alma within the Bay of Fundy Park, then drove to PEI and stayed in Charlottetown, took the ferry to Cape Breton Island, then on to Nova Scotia's mainland. It was breathtaking in it's scenery and amazing in its history. We went to the Flower pots, watched the tides rise and fall, saw pods of Humpback whales, Puffins, drove the Cabot Trail and so much more. My real desire is to go to the Banff/Lake Louise area and then head north to Alaska!! Thank you for the giveaway and have a great day!

    brandypm@optonline.net

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    1. The Maritime provinces are absolutely wonderful and so are the people. Glad you got to go! Fingers crossed that you get to go to Alaska. Mile One of the Alaska Highway is in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, about an hour and a half west of where I used to live in northern Alberta. :)

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  63. Hi Dani,
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm in Alberta, so my favourite thing about Canada is our wilderness. I live close to Banff and camping and hiking always reminds me how beautiful our country is. That said, I love how varied all of Canada is. I love both coasts and everything in between.

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    1. I love Banff! Always wanted to go horseback riding at Lake Louise. Have enjoyed hiking to some of the other glacial lakes.

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  64. I have met a lot of nice people from Canada. My husband and I went to Jamaica and ended up talking with 2 couples from Canada. They were a lot of fun!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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    1. I'd LOVE to visit Jamaica. How great is it that you made new friends too? We met some great Canucks in Mexico as well.

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  65. I like the Canadian Rockies.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. My fav spot in the Rockies is The Valley of the Ten Peaks behind Moraine Lake. Beautiful, beautiful mountains.

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  66. I think that my favorite thing about being Canadian is the freedom. The diversity of our lands and of our people.

    megnate at telus dot net

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