I’m An Awful Tease

March 5th, 2014 • Kate

Guys, you know how sometimes an editor or agent will post something online, like, “Wow, I just read the BEST manuscript! Too bad you have to wait six months to read it! Hahaha!” I totally hate that. And yet… guys, I have just reread the BEST manuscript. Isla and the Happily Ever After is everything you could possibly want in a romance, and a perfect follow up to Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. If you’re not already madly in love with Stephanie Perkins as a writer (as a writer only — I know her husband well, and you don’t want to get in between those two lovebirds!), you will be after finishing Isla.

“But Daphne,” you sigh, “when can I get my hands on an Isla of my very own?”

How’s August 14th strike you?

We’ll have more news soon about a fantastically fun pre-order campaign Dutton is putting together, and we may have even more to whet your whistle with soon, but in the meantime, how about a giveaway?


Though most of Isla is set in Paris and New York, there’s another European city also featured. To enter to win this cool tote bag and a paperback copy of Lola, where would you go in Europe if you had a weekend, and money was no object? One commenter below will win!

UPDATE: You have until Monday to post a comment, and I’ll pick THREE lucky winners instead of just one, thanks to Steph! And yes, we will ship internationally!

FINAL UPDATE: We have our winners! Feel free to continue to add your comment below to join the conversation, but I’ve already picked the winners and have notified them.

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560 Responses to “I’m An Awful Tease”

  1. Mary Clare Dowd Says:

    I've always wanted to go to Budapest. That city is just layers and layers of history, one on top of one another, and I just think it'd be amazing to explore for a couple days even though I don't speak a lick of Hungarian. Also, I've heard that the thermal springs are divine and that sounds so relaxing right now, I might just run myself a bath and pretend I'm there! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a big fan of Stephanie Perkins' books, and I'm glad I saw her twitter for this contest 🙂

  2. Shinichi Says:

    I will love to go to London!!!

  3. Laurie Litwin Says:

    I would go to Italy without a doubt!

  4. Kathryn Says:

    I'd love to visit Monaco, especially if money was no object as then I could sample the best of the shopping and the food as well as hiring a yacht for a beautiful journey into the Med. I'd love to relax in the wonderful sunshine of such a beautiful place and enjoy the best delights of both France and Italy, not to mention investigating all the fascinating old alleyways.

  5. Valerie Horvath Says:

    Me. Me. Please pick me!

  6. Kim Burtner Says:

    Ireland…I think I lived there in a past life

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