Win your #SummerEscapes

This weekend, I read three books in two days. Feels like summer to me! Once summer arrives, there’s nothing quite like relaxing outdoors (ideally by a pool) in the sunshine with a great book. Even if you’re facing a long drive, like I was this weekend, there’s something about a few good books coming along for the ride that makes it so much better. Before I set off to Niagara on a shopping adventure, I stacked my Kobo with some books I’d been meaning to read and burned through them all before the weekend was over. #winning


My friends at HarperCollins Canada happen to think books are the perfect #summerescapes as well (go figure). This summer, they’re encouraging book lovers everywhere to take a little time for themselves and indulge in a little escape – you know, vacation, relaxation, shopping, reading…or all of the above! That’s a mission I can get behind.

To facilitate your very own #summerescapes, they’re featuring five summer reads on their website that I can’t wait to get my hands on:

  • Hidden by Catherine McKenzie
  • J’adore Paris by Isabelle Lafleche
  • My Life in Black and White by Kim Izzo
  • Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (HarperUS)
  • About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk (HarperUK). (remember that time I met Lindsey Kelk?! What a sweetheart.)

When you visit, you can read all about the books, check out exclusive content from the authors or download a free e-book sampler, featuring excerpts from all five titles (a bit of a tease, if you ask me ;)).

I’ve teamed up with HarperCollins Canada to offer you the chance to win all five of these summer titles!

Summer Escapes Contest - Leopard is a Neutral

All you have to do is LIKE HarperCollins Canada & Leopard is a Neutral on Facebook and tweet about the contest using the #summerescapes hashtag! For extra entries, you can leave a blog post comment here letting me know which book you’re most excited to get your hands on (make sure to visit to read the synopses first!). Make sure to use the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Pssst… if you click here, you can also enter to win the #SummerEscapes grand prize: A trip for two to London & Paris courtesy of Contiki Holidays!

  • stephullman

    Yesterday I added My Life in Black & White to my Goodreads “to-read” list!! Great timing. 😉

    • stephullman I have to add all five to my reading list! They all look so wonderful.

      • stephullman

        stephaniefusco Agree!

  • KarrieKwong

    I read a zillion books every year, but sometimes I just need an easy, breezy, casual summer read and these look great!

    • KarrieKwong I’m jealous that you read so many! I do too, but I usually binge-read (like I did this weekend).

  • Kimberley Ellis

    I LOVED J’Adore Paris!

  • Stephanie Fusco dotcom

    I still have to read them all!

  • AshleyBonnar

    I love reading in the summer.  I buy books all year but never seem to find a chance to sit and read.  Looking forward to some summer fun 🙂

  • AshleyMcKernan

    Loving Catherine MacKenzie novels.

    • AshleyMcKernan I’ve never checked out her books before – I’m definitely motivated to now after hearing so much about her!

  • Sukki24

    They all look interesting. I think I’ll start with “My Life In Black and White”

  • Marlene Bairos

    I have read all of Catherine McKenzie’s books.. can’t wait to read Hidden!

    • @Marlene Bairos So many Catherine McKenzie fans here! I’ll definitely have to put her book at the top of my list.

      • Marbair

        stephaniefusco  this contest has helped me figure out my summer reading list 🙂

  • Marbair

    I have read all of Catherine Mckenzie’s books so excited to read Hidden!  I also read J’adore New York so looking forward to reading the follow up novel J’adore Paris!  All really great books!

  • karen tsang

    I’m most excited to read Hidden! sounds like an eventful book! perfect summer read!
    Karen Tsang

  • CheekyShany

    I am actually quite eager to read “My Life in Black and White” Purely because of the novel’s setting. I just love the 1950’s, such an enchanting time. So, you could say that where the story takes place is what draws me in, but I have to admit, I’m a sucker for appealing book covers, and this one sure was a real keeper! But don’t get me wrong. I’d be happy with ANY of these books, just so long as I”m reading 😉 
    Thank you for listening to my rant. Good day. is where you can reach me, and CheekyShany  is my wonderfully boring Twitter account 🙂

  • harrietscontest

    My life in black and white.

  • sunnydaysrule

    Not sure if my comment went through. I am looking forward to Hidden.

  • Birdophile

    I’m having problems with livefyre so don’t know if my answer went through either. (Just as well because, in my exasperation, I’d answered the wrong question.)  Of these books, I’m really looking forward to reading Hidden, by Catherine McKenzie.

  • hojobi

    I’m really looking forward to reading all, but J’adore Paris, My Life in Black and White, Big Girl Panties are my top choices. 
    Happy to have been introduced to this site from @HarperCollins.

  • Christie_Lazo

    J’adore Paris and Big Girl Panties sound like really great reads! But let’s be real, they probably all are! That’s why I hope I win!

    • Christie_Lazo I’m with you! They all sound amazing.

      • Christie_Lazo

        stephaniefusco Most definitely!

  • SandBookWich

    Big Girl Panties! Love the title and it sounds like a good read. 🙂

  • RemaGouyez

    I would love to read about a girl! Really need to get back in to reading. So therapeutic.

    • RemaGouyez You will loooooove everything Lindsey Kelk!

  • Ahollas

    I’m really intrigued by ‘Hidden.’ It looks like it could be a plot with lots of twists!

  • sassygirlcanada

    I just finished “The Single Girl’s To-Do List” by Lindsey Kelk! Would love to read another one of her books! 🙂

    • sassygirlcanada Loved that book!

      • sassygirlcanada

        stephaniefusco sassygirlcanada Me too! I just picked up I Heart Vegas at the library! Can’t wait to read it!!

  • vherrysa

    Definitely About a Girl.  Lindsey Kelk writes like I think!

  • BreeJanke

    Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

    • BreeJanke Love the name 😉 Can’t wait to give it a read myself!

  • amandaburcul

    About A Girl! Recently went on a Lindsey Kelk kick 🙂