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Summer Escapes Contest

Summer Escapes Contest with Raincoast Books and Publishers Group Canada featuring Poldark Everyone dreams of escaping the everyday to somewhere exciting, exotic and perhaps, far away from home, especially in the summertime. Well, with a little help from our friends at Raincoast Books and Publishers Group Canada, we have 5 chances for you to do just that without ever leaving your comfy chair.

This contest has now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Winners will be contacted Sept. 14 – 16, 2015.

Fill out and submit the entry form below for your chance to win 1 of 5 prize packages jam-packed with engaging, transporting tales from some of the most talented storytellers around. Highlighted by Winston Graham, author of the beloved Poldark novels and author/New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford, making her highly anticipated, literary debut this month with Everybody Rise, this package will take you on a richly satisfying journey from the rugged Cornish coast of England to the sunny Côte d’Azur, to breathtaking Rome and the passionate pulse of Manhattan.



Poldark on VisionTV: Ross Poldark (AIDAN TURNER)The sweeping, riveting saga of Poldark premieres on VisionTV on Wednesday, October 14 at 9pm ET/6 PT. The story of Ross Poldark, a soldier returning from the American Revolutionary War to his beloved Cornwall to find that what’s happened back home will cause his life to never be the same, captivated the UK this spring and will do the same for Canada throughout this fall. Click to watch a preview.



Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - Publishers Group Canada - Summer Escapes Contest
‘From the incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more’ – Guardian

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home – an act which alters the whole course of his life. More…
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford

Summer Escapes Contest - Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford - Raincoast BooksChosen as one of Summer’s Best Books by People Magazine
Featured in Time Magazine’s Summer Reading Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Must List

It’s 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. Money and class are colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice and take much of the country with it. At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto the Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she’s forced to embrace them. More…
Vienna: A Novel by William S. Kirby

Summer Escapes Contest - Vienna by William S. Kirby - Raincoast BooksInspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, William S. Kirby’s Vienna reimagines Holmes and Watson for the 21st century.

It started as nothing more than a one-night stand . . .

Justine is an A-list fashion model on a photo shoot in Europe. Adored by half the world, she can have whomever she wants, but she’s never met anyone like the strange English girl whose bed she wakes up in one morning. Vienna is an autistic savant, adrift in a world of overwhelming patterns and connections only she can see. Socially awkward and inexperienced, she’s never been with anyone before, let alone a glamorous supermodel enmeshed in a web of secrets and intrigue.

When Justine’s current beau is murdered in the bathroom of her hotel room, she suddenly finds herself thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy focusing on a set of antique wooden mannikins-the same ones that are the centerpieces of the photo shoot. What secret do the mannikins hide, and why is it worth killing over? More…
French Coast by Anita Hughes

Summer Escapes Contest - French Coast by Anita Hughes - Raincoast BooksSerena has the job she’s always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.

Everything feels unbelievably perfect… until it doesn’t. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she’ll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette’s who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate’s generosity, but it seems that there’s more to her story than meets the eye.More…
Rome In Love by Anita Hughes

Summer Escapes Contest - Rome In Love by Anita Hughes - Raincoast BooksWhen Amelia Tate is cast to play the Audrey Hepburn role in a remake of Roman Holiday , she feels as if all her dreams have come true. She has a handsome boyfriend, is portraying her idol in a major motion picture, and gets to live in beautiful, Italian city of Rome for the next two months.

Once there, she befriends a young woman named Sophie with whom she begins to explore the city. Together, they discover all the amazing riches that Rome has to offer. But when Amelia’s boyfriend breaks up with her over her acting career, her perfect world begins to crumble. More…

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Contest closed Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.
One entry per day per valid email address.

Must be 19 years or older to enter.
Contest not open to residents of Québec.


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