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Overseas Giveaway

Update with winners:

Author: Sirius Comment: permalink
I actually love well done time travel a lot, would love to win this one :)

Author: Ruth (CO)
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I am not a fan of time travel so interested in finding out what made this one different.

Author: azteclady
Website: http://www.HerHandsMyHands.etsy.com
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Considering how miserable The Time Traveler’s Wife made me, I would love to know how this book meets the romance reader expectations of a HEA

Author: becca
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Usually mainstream novels try to stay as far away from the genre label as they can get. The publicist’s encouraging romance readers to try this is delightful. I’d love to read a copy of this book.

Author: Carolyn Website: http://www.twooldfartstalkingromance.blogspot.com/
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I have a sister who loves time travel books. I don’t mind them myself, so if I won, so would she. Thank you for the chance to read it. :-)

Author: Lindsay
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Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for organizing a giveaway!
Author: Tina
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I noted on the earlier thread that this sounded interesting. Good to see the giveaway offering a chance to read it.

Author: Jeannie S. Comment: permalink
I love a great book and a contest combined….I liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, but it did get a bit confusing at times. And I did not consider it a romance.

A few months ago, Lydia H, a Putnam publicist/marketing individual, emailed me about a book called “Overseas”. Putnam is a hardcover imprint for Penguin and I confess that I was a little apprehensive about a mainstream book being billed as romantic. Romance can mean many things to non romance readers. Plus there was time travel and while I’ve read a few time travel and enjoyed them, I’ve also read many time travels that dealt with the concept poorly and left me despondent (Hello, Knight in Shining Armor). But Miss Lydia was persistent and I promised myself that I would only read the first chapter. As I said in my review, by the end of the first chapter, I was hooked.

I’ve been encouraging others to read this book and Elyssa Papa arranged for us to have a Twitter chat for the book on May 31. All the chatter and excitement prompted Lydia H to email me and offer up 5 books to giveaway. Dear Author will sponsor 3 digital books as well for a total of 8.

In summary, we are going to giveaway 8 copies to US/Canada residents. To enter, just drop a comment below. (The reason that this is a US/Canada giveaway only is because the book is only available in digital to those regions so I wouldn’t be able to buy it and gift it to someone outside of US/Canada). You can also enter a giveaway at Goodreads.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

106 Comments

  1. Lindsay
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:12:51

    Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for organizing a giveaway!

  2. Sirius
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:14:03

    I actually love well done time travel a lot, would love to win this one :)

  3. Ruth (CO)
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:32:48

    I am not a fan of time travel so interested in finding out what made this one different.

  4. azteclady
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:46:26

    Considering how miserable The Time Traveler’s Wife made me, I would love to know how this book meets the romance reader expectations of a HEA

  5. becca
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:51:37

    Usually mainstream novels try to stay as far away from the genre label as they can get. The publicist’s encouraging romance readers to try this is delightful. I’d love to read a copy of this book.

  6. Carolyn
    May 12, 2012 @ 10:58:05

    I have a sister who loves time travel books. I don’t mind them myself, so if I won, so would she. Thank you for the chance to read it. :-)

  7. Tina
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:04:31

    I noted on the earlier thread that this sounded interesting. Good to see the giveaway offering a chance to read it.

  8. Jeannie S.
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:06:06

    I love a great book and a contest combined….I liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, but it did get a bit confusing at times. And I did not consider it a romance.

  9. Shevaun
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:06:19

    Whee! I really, really want to read this book, but it’s a bit more expensive than I can afford right now. I usually hate the time travel ones, as well. Especially the modern-woman-goes-to-medieval-England-and-doesn’t-comment-on-the-smells” one.

  10. AnnB
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:14:01

    Sounds like a lovely book! Time travel usually works for me. I blame Star Trek. The episode where Kirk, Spock and Bones travel back in time is one of my all time favorites.

  11. Adi
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:16:57

    Time travel done right? Color me sceptical, but I wouldn’t mind giving another of these a shot if its already been vetted.

  12. Adi
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:18:36

    @Adi: Dang it! “Skeptical”. Sigh.

  13. The Romantic Scientist
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:29:32

    Thanks for the giveaway! Would like to read this one!

  14. Julie
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:33:51

    I’ve been eying this one! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

  15. Renda
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:38:10

    Thanks for the chance to win. Haven’t found a TT I like yet so I am hopeful this changes that feeling.

  16. Anne
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:43:41

    This one looked really good :D

  17. Dana S
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:54:05

    I would love to win a copy. I was intrigued by your review, but the price discouraged me from buying it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. srs
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:56:52

    I’d like to give this one a try.

  19. Kim
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:03:45

    I don’t care for time travel books, but am curious if this is one that works.

  20. Carla
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:11:03

    I’ve been thinking about buying the boom since I read your review so I would love a digital copy!

  21. Patricia
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:21:17

    I actually quite like time travel stories (though I agree they are sometimes executed poorly). I would love to try this book.

  22. Julie L.
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:22:13

    I’ve wanted to read this ever since I first heard about it, count me in!

  23. leslie
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:28:54

    I loved the The Time Travelers Wife! My book club was raucous while discussing TTTW, the room was contentiously divided. We decided to read
    Overseas this summer after I had read about it on another blog. Looking forward to it with glee!

  24. Lynnd
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:43:59

    This sounds like a really interesting book. Thanks for the contest.

  25. Vi
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:44:59

    This book intrigues me. Hope I win a copy!

  26. Karen D
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:50:32

    I was thinking about buying this based on the DA review even though I don’t usually like time travels. I love historicals though and it just sounded too intriguing to pass up. Would love to win it!

  27. Barbara Elness
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:09:10

    I’ve always enjoyed time travel books, and I’d love to have a chance to read Overseas.

  28. Maya S.
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:17:34

    How exciting! After the review, I’d love to read the book!

  29. Thalia
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:25:19

    Thanks for the contest. Would love to read this!

  30. Maegan
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:31:24

    I read the sample of this book on my Kindle and I cannot wait to read the rest. The sample and the DA review give me hope that this just may be the book to get me out of my current reading slump. Huzzah!

  31. Kate K
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:36:18

    This looks great and if I like it I am hoping to recommend to my book club! Would love to win a copy.

  32. Rosie
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:41:44

    I’d love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  33. suzy
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:42:59

    I need a good time travel read right now…. and this sounds good!!

  34. Suz Glo
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:46:08

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Kirstyn Walters
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:00:08

    Sounds like an interesting book. Would love to win a copy of it.

  36. Vanessa
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:23:13

    Look forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  37. Amy Kathryn
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:38:59

    I have a copy on the way from the library, but I have high hopes for it and would love to own it.

  38. Justine
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:39:36

    I appreciate that the review blurbs at http://www.beatrizwilliams.com/press actually link to the full reviews from industry publications. An industry review that isn’t linked is http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/overseas

  39. Liz
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:42:12

    I am sadly between seasons of Downton Abbey and have recently re-read all of my Peter Wimsey books. Overseas would hit the spot, I think.

  40. Stephanie K.
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:51:31

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. library addict
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:51:56

    Please enter me in the contest. (hope this post works, Word Press won’t let me sign in to the site)

  42. Kate
    May 12, 2012 @ 14:58:01

    I *want* to like time travel, but haven’t really found one that works for me. I’d love to try this one!

  43. Ashley D.
    May 12, 2012 @ 15:37:58

    I’d love a chance to read a new and fun take on a time travel romance! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  44. Zee
    May 12, 2012 @ 15:39:24

    I’d love to read this – please enter me for a copy, print or digital. Thanks!

  45. Rue
    May 12, 2012 @ 15:46:33

    I’d love a chance to read this. The review made it sound pretty enticing, even though time travel is not usually my thing.

  46. peggy h
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:02:24

    I’m always interested in a little time travel mixed with romance :). Please count me in…Thanks!

  47. Rachel K
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:18:18

    I’m intrigued! Maybe I’ll win!

  48. Nicola
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:23:29

    I’ve wanted to check this book out

  49. Elisa N.
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:44:52

    Been hearing rave reviews about this title… Seem like a good read!

  50. Christine
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:46:08

    Been looking forward to this book for over a year! Very excited.

  51. SeaGrace
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:50:26

    I am super eager to read this book. Thank you Putnam and Jane for the opportunity to win! I would love an ebook copy if I’m chosen.

  52. Rebe
    May 12, 2012 @ 16:51:49

    This sounds great – I just recommended it to a friend based on your review. Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Angie
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:11:41

    I can’t wait to read this!

  54. Courtney
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:15:43

    Would love to read this!

  55. JanL
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:27:34

    I read your review and thought the book sounded interesting. I’d like a chance to win a copy.

  56. Brian
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:36:39

    I lovetime travel stories, so I’m interested in this.

  57. Laura Kay
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:37:34

    I keep reading great things about this book! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!!!

  58. Meg Justus
    May 12, 2012 @ 17:59:40

    Having written my own time travel book (http://mmjustus.com/fictionRepeatingHistory.html), I would be very interested to read another take on the subject, so please throw my name in the hat. Thank you.

  59. Stephanie
    May 12, 2012 @ 18:02:17

    Sounds like this book combines some of my favorite things. Looking forward to reading it.

  60. Lisa M
    May 12, 2012 @ 18:40:42

    This book has been on my radar I want to read it so bad

  61. Darlynne
    May 12, 2012 @ 18:48:48

    Thanks for the opportunity. The book sounds great.

  62. Negine
    May 12, 2012 @ 18:49:53

    This sounds like an interesting time travel romance. Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Lina
    May 12, 2012 @ 19:47:20

    Sounds like a great TT book. I, too, had the same reaction as you to Knight in Shining Armor, and would like the chance to see if TT can be better executed. With its current price tag, it is a little more than I am willing to spend on an unknown author (and not carried by my library) so would love the opportunity to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. DeeCee
    May 12, 2012 @ 20:00:29

    Oh, please enter me too! I’ve been looking for something to get me out of this reading funk!

  65. Shel
    May 12, 2012 @ 20:42:14

    Time travel can either be really good or not – thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Lynn Pauley
    May 12, 2012 @ 20:49:13

    I love time travels, so this would be a great read for me. The review intrigued me, but unfortunately, most of my book budget is gone for this month.
    Thanks for the give away Putnam and Dear Author. If I win, I would prefer an e-copy.

  67. Angie G.
    May 12, 2012 @ 20:51:25

    I’d love to have a chance to read Overseas! If you were hooked right away I know I will be too. :-)

  68. Robyn B.
    May 12, 2012 @ 21:07:57

    Oh I love time travel novels! I would love to win this!

  69. Susan
    May 12, 2012 @ 21:33:38

    This is very generous of Lydia H. and you, Jane. I was interested in reading this, but balked at the ebook price. Please throw my name in the hat for an ebook copy.

  70. erinf1
    May 12, 2012 @ 21:44:08

    I’ve been reading some great reviews for this book. Thanks for the giveaway! But then again, I usually always like/buy the books DA recommends :)

  71. sarac
    May 12, 2012 @ 21:57:07

    Love time travel stories, when done right. would love to win this!

  72. Sarah
    May 12, 2012 @ 22:00:32

    Me please! I was hooked from the initial review.

  73. Heidi B
    May 12, 2012 @ 22:04:00

    Sounds like a great read! Different than the other books I normally read but good :)

  74. henofthewoods
    May 12, 2012 @ 22:13:28

    Me! Me! Me!

  75. Connie
    May 12, 2012 @ 22:14:58

    Based on your recommendation, I really look forward to reading this book.

  76. Shannon
    May 12, 2012 @ 23:02:42

    Would love to give it a try.

  77. Ivy
    May 12, 2012 @ 23:29:15

    It’s certainly piqued my interest. Been hearing quite a bit about OVERSEAS. Love a well done time travel. Very generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  78. Faye
    May 12, 2012 @ 23:36:33

    Love time travel, and love the time period; the high price is the only reason I haven’t rushed to buy this already.

  79. Anya
    May 13, 2012 @ 01:39:15

    Time travel is never my thing but this sounds awesome!

  80. Lorraine from CA
    May 13, 2012 @ 02:44:21

    I’d love a chance to win a digital copy of Overseas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. Maureen
    May 13, 2012 @ 04:52:23

    I was not a fan of time travel until I read a time travel by Susanna Kearsley and saw that I can enjoy them.

  82. elizabeth84
    May 13, 2012 @ 06:20:50

    A true romance? Sign me up.

  83. Dee F.
    May 13, 2012 @ 07:41:09

    Read your review and that got me interested. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  84. Pamela
    May 13, 2012 @ 09:00:00

    I’m in! Sounds like a cool romance!

  85. elle
    May 13, 2012 @ 09:11:26

    @azteclady: This completely. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  86. JenM
    May 13, 2012 @ 09:37:21

    I have to admit, I’m not a time travel fan, but it does seem to be getting a lot of buzz, so I’d be curious to check it out.

  87. Katherine
    May 13, 2012 @ 10:16:44

    The more I read about this book, the more intrigued I am. I too am not a fan of time-travel romances, but regardless of whether I win, I’m going to have to buy this one.

  88. Killian
    May 13, 2012 @ 10:50:29

    I’m in too!

  89. DeeAnnK
    May 13, 2012 @ 14:01:00

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  90. Vi
    May 13, 2012 @ 16:25:30

    Sounds like an interesting book, I’d love to read it!

  91. Michelle K
    May 13, 2012 @ 17:17:40

    I cannot wait to read this book!

  92. Patrice
    May 13, 2012 @ 17:28:08

    I do enjoy time travel books, or I should say I used to since they don’t seem so common anymore. TY for a chance to win!

  93. Jules
    May 13, 2012 @ 18:28:03

    I’ve had some hits and misses on the last couple of time travels that I’ve read but this one sounds promising. Can’t wait to read it!

  94. Sandy D.
    May 13, 2012 @ 19:59:22

    I’m ready to give it a try!

  95. Nic
    May 13, 2012 @ 20:36:23

    Please add my name to the hat. Thanks for the chance.

  96. fran
    May 14, 2012 @ 00:26:00

    Sounds really interesting! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  97. Krista M.
    May 14, 2012 @ 11:14:39

    I’ve been waiting for this one ever since reading Lauren Willig’s rave review! Please enter my name.

  98. Debbie
    May 14, 2012 @ 13:32:33

    I’ve been seeing this book talked about a lot! Looks great! Thanks!

  99. Joanna V
    May 14, 2012 @ 15:45:33

    This book sounds great – would love to win it! Thanks for offering it here!

  100. Nancy H
    May 14, 2012 @ 16:29:14

    I just read recently, someone comparing Overseas to the Outlander series, so I knew I had to read this. I’m really looking forward to it!

  101. Jama
    May 14, 2012 @ 19:53:07

    Oh, I’m totally excited to read this!

  102. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    May 14, 2012 @ 21:20:03

    I like the premise of this story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  103. Kristi
    May 15, 2012 @ 10:59:55

    Is this already closed? This looks sooo good!

  104. Karen
    May 15, 2012 @ 20:55:00

    I hope this isn’t closed! I would love to read this book now and not wait for paperback pricing!

  105. Jill B
    May 15, 2012 @ 23:02:40

    I’m not sure if this contest is closed yet, but I really hope not. I’d love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Katy
    May 16, 2012 @ 05:48:58

    I hope this is not closed yet either! This sounds like an intriguing book!

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