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Why are some words spelled funny? Well dear friends, I'm Canadian, that's why.
They feed on humans, not animals. Though I suppose they could . . . if humans weren't so easy to find.
No, they don't explode in the sunlight. Go see this page HERE to read about them. How unbadass is exploding in sunlight, especially in modern times. So yes, I took some liberties with the standard mythology, but if the Alley just had to run around with UV lights, garlic, and crosses the story would suck. "I'm a hunter! Fear my Grow Light of DOOOOM!"
They don't (typically) brood, and they don't complain that they're vampires. My opinion of vampires is close to this: WATCH THIS though my disclaimer is that I've never read the Twilight series and don't have a real opinion of it. What I hear doesn't make me inclined to read it, and I have no interest in books that can be found in the young reader's section. I'm darker and more twisted than that.
Why the Canadian Military? Other than Canada being my home, it boiled down to image and history. With a main part of the plot being a treaty that effectively made them Black Ops Peacekeepers (whaaa???), it fit with Canada's history of Peacekeeping. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get into the connection between the Alley and a similar American branch. It is however, brought up in what will be book two. A specific type of training happens in the States.