Thursday, June 28, 2012

Canada Day Blog Hop


The Canada Day Blog Hop is hosted by three lovely Canadians: Chrystal from Snowdrop Dreams of Books, Carmel from Rabid Reads, and Aislynn from Stitch Read Cook

As a very proud Canadian, and also an author, for this giveaway I'd like to offer an e-copy of my debut novel Blue Sky Days.

 A year after graduating from high school, nineteen-year-old Emma Ward feels lost. She has spent most of her life trying to please her frigid, miserable mother - studying hard, getting good grades, avoiding the whole teenage rebellion thing - and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Because she spent so many years working hard and planning every moment of her life, she doesn't have any friends, has never had a boyfriend, and basically doesn't know who she is or what she really wants from life. Working two part-time jobs to save money for college hasn't helped her make decisions about her future, so she decides it's time for a change. She leaves home to live with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy in a small town that makes Emma feel like she's stepped back in time.

When Emma meets Nicholas Shaw, everything changes - he's unlike anyone she's ever met before, the kind of man she didn't even know existed in the 21st century. Carefree and spirited like Daisy, Nicholas teaches Emma to appreciate life, the beauty around her, and to just let go and live. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma feels like she belongs somewhere for the first time in her life, and realizes that you don't always need a plan - sometimes life steers you where you're meant to be.

Life is wonderful, an endless string of blue sky days, until Nicholas is diagnosed with cancer, and life changes once again for Emma in ways she never thought possible. Now it's time for her to help Nicholas the way he's helped her. Emma will have to use her new-found strength, and discover along the way if love really is enough to get you through.

I'm going to make this really simple:
*Open internationally.
*Ends July 1st at 11:59pm EST. I will contact the winner after the giveaway closes, and they'll have 48 hours to respond, at which point if I haven't heard back from them, I'll choose another winner.
*The book is available in all e-formats, so you can choose the format for your reader, tablet, computer, whatever.

How to enter:
*Simply leave your name and email address in the comments below.
*If you'd like an extra entry, follow Ramblings of a Daydreamer through GFC and leave the name you follow with along with your comment.

Be sure to visit the other participants in the hop and check out all their great giveaways 


While I have your attention, I'd like to tell you about the Canadian Reading Challenge I have coming up in July, as well as the Canadian Spotlight Month. The reading challenge starts the 1st of July and the idea is to read and review at least three novels either by Canadians or set in Canada. You do not have to be Canadian to participate, and the final prize is open internationally. The spotlight will run the entire month of July, and is going to include a ton of giveaways, guest posts by Canadian authors and bloggers (and a special guest post by a Brit who loves Canada), reviews, and lots of other fun stuff. I'd love for you to mark it down on your calendar and come back during July to join in the fun!


  1. Happy Canada Day! I'm a follower


  2. Hi! I'm an old follower - my GFC follower name is Tea, and my email is

  3. follower :) gfc: erin.taylor
    and email erin(dot)taylor92(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Thanks for participating in this year's hop!

    No need to enter me in the giveaway, thanks.

  5. i'm an old follower gfc: miki

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  7. Hi Marie you post is great and I love your book...I am part of the canada day blog hop also and have your book listed as one of my favorite canadian authors in my giveaways.

    HI Everyone, I am part of a canada day blog hop celebrating canada day on July 1st. come by and enter my giveaway its some of my favorite canadian authors....and Marie's book is on the list..

  8. Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

    And happy Canada Day!


  9. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stella Chen

    I followed using GFC: Hushed Paradox

  11. Great giveaway! Thank you :) Happy Canada Day!


    Follow GFC - Ashley Evans

  12. Thanks for the Giveaway!
    GFC; Sarah E. Cruz


  13. Thank you for being a part of the hop! :) Looking forward to the Canadian Reading Challenge.

  14. Thanks for this giveaway
    GFC: paula
    Botezatu Paula

  15. frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Happy Canada Day weekend Marie! I hope you are enjoying it :)

    - Rachelia (I'm also a GFC follower!)
    bookishcomforts (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Canada Day :D
    GFC follower: laceyblossom

  18. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Canada Day!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  19. +1 for following on GFC (Darlene)

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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


  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a good book.
    (I'm an old follower)


  22. Happy Canada Day, and thanks for the giveaway !


  23. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Canada Day!

    megnate at telus dot net

  24. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net


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