Holiday Giveaway, Part One

Today the Advent season starts. The smell of cookies and burning candles is what I associated with this time of the year. And the child in me longs for snow or at least a thick layer of white frost – and a good book, a hot tea, and some quiet music in the background.

Well, we at Ylva can’t bring snow or white frost. Even the cookies would be difficult to manage. But lesbian fiction we can give you as well as some other book related stuff.


So, today we’re giving away one e-book copy each of Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann, Under a Falling Star by Jae, Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart, and Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon.

And we also bring you one cap with the cover of Ana Matics The Return, one T-shirt with the cover of Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart, one cap with the cover of Popcorn Love by KL Hughes, and one T-shirt with the cover of Popcorn Love.

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If you want to participate in the giveaway, just leave a comment or send an e-mail to Please state clearly what item you would like to win.  The deadline for the giveaway is Tuesday 11.59 p.m. EST, which means 6 a.m. on Tuesday in Germany.

We’ll do the drawing on Tuesday and will then contact the winners. Recourse to the courts is excluded.

The best of luck and a wonderful Sunday wishes

Astrid Ohletz

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  1. Simone November 30, 2014 at 10:28 - Reply


    I wish you a happy first Advent and a wonderful Sunday.
    If I would win, I would like one of the caps.

    Best wishes


  2. Jo November 30, 2014 at 10:34 - Reply

    Merry Christmas to everyone at Ylva publishing.
    I’d like Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon if I’m lucky enough to win.

  3. Sounonyma November 30, 2014 at 11:21 - Reply

    If I win, I would like one of the books, they all seems interesting.

  4. suzi h November 30, 2014 at 11:23 - Reply

    Here’s to a happy Sunday, first advent and Little Christmas as we used to call it in my childhood.

    If I happen to win, I would love a Popcorn Love tee. 🙂

  5. Dava Gamble November 30, 2014 at 11:24 - Reply

    Blessed Yule season to all of you and those you love. I have yet to be disappointed with anything that has been published by Ylva so I would be happy to win anything that you choose to give me. Thanks so much!

  6. Kathy Brodland November 30, 2014 at 12:13 - Reply

    Happy holidays to everyone at Ylva! Too bad there will be no cookies to give out but I would happy to have a copy of Under A Falling Star by Jae. For that matter I would be more than happy with any of the ebooks being offered.

  7. corikane November 30, 2014 at 12:24 - Reply

    and a very happy yule season to you, ylva and families attached.

    also: i’d really like to win the popcorn love t-shirt or cap…

  8. NorHafizah m.Yunus November 30, 2014 at 12:43 - Reply

    i’m not good with eng but wish you happy days and marry Christmas Ylva families.
    Heart’s Surender look like good story and interesting for me.but Popcorn Love t-shirt is good to.

  9. CJ November 30, 2014 at 12:59 - Reply

    Happy holidays to all at Ylva! I’d love to win either “Barring Complications” or “Bitter Fruit”. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Amy Barr November 30, 2014 at 13:08 - Reply

    Please throw my name in the drawing for Barring Complications. Thanks Ylva

  11. Gaby November 30, 2014 at 13:31 - Reply

    It’s the Season to be jolly..lalalalalala…Bitter Fruits T Shirt would be on my list

  12. Julee November 30, 2014 at 13:40 - Reply

    happy Holidays everyone! If I win, I would like a copy of Barring Complications. Thanks!

  13. Gaëlle Cathy November 30, 2014 at 13:40 - Reply

    Those giveaways really put you in the mood. Awesome ideas!!! If I were to win, I guess I’d like to read Under A Falling Star, but any of these ebooks would do, honestly. And how about you give a popcorn Tee to a local shelter? Someone in need would get a great tee, I would get a great ebook and you would save on postage to France. It’s a win win win for everyone. Not that I wouldn’t want to wear the T, if I thought it could promote the author I would. But it’s the french countryside here. Mostly old people and not many who speak english. Hell, no one in my own family has been able to read my books cause they can’t. lol I just think it would be even more in the Christmas spirit. I currently have no jobs and no money but I have a house, t-shirts and caps while some don’t….

    • cw December 1, 2014 at 14:44 - Reply

      Are you the author of ‘When the River Floww Out of It’s Bed’? Good book. If you are the author have you written anything else?


  14. Amy Withnall November 30, 2014 at 14:27 - Reply

    Happy Holidays to you all. I would really like one of the ebooks, i’m an avid reader and have not read any of the authors before so would be happy with any of them.

    Amy xx

  15. Cheryl November 30, 2014 at 14:36 - Reply

    I wish everyone at Ylva a wonderful and joyous holiday. I would be very happy with a copy of Jae’s Under A Falling Star or any of the other three books. Any one of them would be welcomed

  16. Svetla November 30, 2014 at 14:50 - Reply

    Part one of your holiday giveaway collides with the beginning of Chtistmas market here. I had a cup of hot mead before today’s ration of lesfic. Happy Advent to you!

  17. Bénédicte November 30, 2014 at 14:58 - Reply

    Hum hmum… choices choices choices…
    Let’s take a chance with ‘Barring Complications’, seeing it’s the only one I don’t have 🙂
    Thanks for the give away.
    Happy hollidays (if I can name them like that for you :-))

  18. Dawn November 30, 2014 at 15:06 - Reply

    Happy Holidays! I would enjoy either the book Bitter Fruit or the tshirt for popcorn love.
    I hope everyone at Yvla has a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends!

  19. Leeann Shoemaker November 30, 2014 at 15:10 - Reply

    Have a wonderful season. I would like to win Under a Falling Star by Jae. Be safe this season.

  20. vera mattrin November 30, 2014 at 15:13 - Reply

    i wouldn’t mind winning everything 😉

  21. Barbara Davey November 30, 2014 at 15:26 - Reply

    I would love the Popcorn Love cap, please!

  22. Ona Marae November 30, 2014 at 15:26 - Reply

    Happy Advent to you also! If I were to win, I would like to win the cap of Popcorn Love’s cover. I don’t do ebooks because of my vision, but a cap would be lovely! Thank you for the delightful surprise of a giveaway.


  23. Helma November 30, 2014 at 16:33 - Reply

    Like the books we can win.
    I’m from Europe but that doesn’t matter I think. Good luck for everyone. 🙂

  24. Brittany November 30, 2014 at 16:48 - Reply

    Happy First Advent to everyone! If I were to win the prize I would like the book Bitter Fruit. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday.

  25. Ameliah Faith November 30, 2014 at 16:55 - Reply

    Hello Astrid,
    What a wonderful way to start the advent season! Thank you so very much for your generosity!
    I don’t need to win anything I just wanted to say Hi.

  26. Danielle November 30, 2014 at 17:17 - Reply

    Happy holidays everyone!
    I’d happily take the popcorn love tee.

  27. Mercedes November 30, 2014 at 17:26 - Reply

    I love holidays and giveaways!

    I would like Jae’s Under a Falling Star in EPUB format. Or paperback whichever.

  28. Mariah November 30, 2014 at 17:58 - Reply

    I adore Jae’s books and would love winning “Under a Falling Star!!” Happy holidays!

  29. karen Kormelink November 30, 2014 at 17:59 - Reply

    I would love to win Barring Complications!

  30. Marlene November 30, 2014 at 18:26 - Reply

    Happy holidays to everyone at Ylva! What a wonderful and generous way to celebrate the season. I would love to be entered for a copy of Under a Falling Star. I love a good Christmas story at this time of year.
    Thank you all for the hard work you put in all year long. We readers really appreciate the quality fiction you consistently provide us.

  31. Sue November 30, 2014 at 18:37 - Reply

    Have read Barring Complications and Under a Falling Star, both excellent reads so either of the other ebooks would be great.

  32. Pat Bane November 30, 2014 at 19:45 - Reply

    Another give away, thanks and Happy Holidays to all of you. I would love a Barring Complications ebook or Popcorn Love T-shirt(XL).

  33. Zuzanna November 30, 2014 at 19:47 - Reply

    I wish you all Merry Christmas 🙂 Don’t forget that you are special. Be yourself and share your happiness with everyone!

  34. Joni November 30, 2014 at 20:03 - Reply

    Nova, thank you for all the joy you’ve sent my way!

    • Joni November 30, 2014 at 20:04 - Reply

      Darn auto correct! Ylva, not Nova.

  35. Anne November 30, 2014 at 20:21 - Reply

    Thank you for the joy you bring throughout the year!! Bitter Fruit would be an excellent prize if I get lucky

  36. Beth Goodman November 30, 2014 at 20:22 - Reply

    I would love to have Under a Falling Star by Jae.

  37. Barbara Dennis November 30, 2014 at 20:58 - Reply

    I would love an e copy of Under a Falling Star by Jae.

  38. Sarah DeShields-Bass November 30, 2014 at 21:04 - Reply

    I would love Under The Falling Star by Jae. Thank you for the giveaway.

  39. Jane M November 30, 2014 at 21:43 - Reply

    Hi everyone, I would love to win a copy of Jae’s book please 🙂

  40. caroline November 30, 2014 at 21:47 - Reply

    Happy holidays to everyone at Ylva. I would like Heart’s Surrender -Emma Weimann

  41. Cindy G. November 30, 2014 at 21:52 - Reply

    I would love a chance at an e-book of either Heart’s Surrender or Bitter Fruit please.

  42. AJ Adaire November 30, 2014 at 22:16 - Reply

    Would love a book! Hope everyone’s holidays are the happiest ever.

    AJ Adaire

  43. Sally Serago November 30, 2014 at 22:17 - Reply

    Pick Me Pick Me!!!! I would love to win Under A Falling Star by Jae. It is the only one of her books I haven’t read yet!

  44. Christine November 30, 2014 at 23:03 - Reply

    Hello hello! I would love to win the Popcorn love T-shirt!

  45. Marie Foose December 1, 2014 at 01:39 - Reply

    I will put my name in for the Bitter Fruit book.


  46. Elodie December 1, 2014 at 03:00 - Reply

    Happy Holidays to all!!! Thank you for letting us have this giveaway <3 I'd absolutely love a Popcorn Love t-shirt. I can't wait to buy that book next year.

  47. RJ December 1, 2014 at 03:07 - Reply

    Happy Holidays! I would love to have my name in for any of the books.

  48. Leana Otjens December 1, 2014 at 03:21 - Reply

    happy advent
    If I win I would like one of the caps
    Thank you

  49. Tami December 1, 2014 at 03:36 - Reply

    Happy holidays to all. Please enter me in the drawing

  50. Kay December 1, 2014 at 03:37 - Reply

    I would like a chance to win “Heart’s Surrender” since I’ve already read the other 3 books. Thanks for offering so many items in your giveaway..

  51. Sarah Byrnes December 1, 2014 at 04:55 - Reply

    Hi Astrid, Thank you and the authors so much for running this competition. I would choose Bitter Fruit. Sarah

  52. Destiny Garcia December 1, 2014 at 06:11 - Reply

    Hi everyone! 😀 Merry Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate 🙂 I would love any of the books but if I have to choose a specific one I choose Under A Falling Star by Jae because she’s awesome ^_^ I really hope I win but if I don’t then i’m happy for whoever does <3 thank you so much!!!

  53. Marion December 1, 2014 at 07:11 - Reply

    Thank You for your generosity.
    Please enter me for Jae’s or Emma’s book.


  54. Ndy December 1, 2014 at 08:57 - Reply

    Happy Holidays in advance to everyone at Ylva Publishing and to the readers as well. 🙂
    This is a very nice giveaway.

    I would like to win either the Bitter Fruit ebook or the Bitter Fruit T-Shirt.

  55. Wolf Pup December 1, 2014 at 10:49 - Reply

    I would love to be entered for one of the E-Books. I already have Barring Complications, but any of the others would be great.


    Happy Holiday season to all!

  56. Adan Ramie December 1, 2014 at 13:44 - Reply

    Happy holidays to all of you at Ylva! If I won, I’d love to read Barring Complications or Under a Falling Star. They’re both now on my Want To Read list over at Goodreads.

  57. Ruth December 2, 2014 at 00:07 - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. In the unlikely event I win, I’d like to go for Jae’s book.

  58. Debbie December 2, 2014 at 01:08 - Reply

    I would like anyone of the books in the giveaway.

  59. Sarah l December 2, 2014 at 10:56 - Reply

    Great giveaway, I would love to win Under A Falling Star thanks.

  60. Cindy December 2, 2014 at 22:11 - Reply

    Happy Holidays to everyone from California…. Have already read and absolutely loved Jae’s ‘Under a Falling Star’ (perfect for the season!) and think Barring Complications would be my first pick but any of the ebooks would be wonderful….

  61. Lynne December 2, 2014 at 22:15 - Reply

    Happy Holidays to everyone at Ylva.

    There have so many excellent books released by your authors:-) If I’m lucky in having my name picked, I’d like to read Any of the books, apart from Barring Complications. I bought that one last month:-)

  62. cw December 3, 2014 at 03:30 - Reply

    Astrid, you YLVA and your authors are awesome. Your first novel Hearts Surrender was very good, everything JAE writes is incredible and Blthe Rippon’s Barring Complications was a great read. This is very generous giveaway and the books I’ve read by Lois Cloarec Hart were also very good. I don’t have Bitter Fruit so I would like to be entered for that one please. The hats and t-shirts are cool but give those to someone who will get better use of them.

    Thank you for what you and the awesome YLVA team are doing for your readers.


  63. petra December 11, 2014 at 05:55 - Reply

    G’day and Happy Holidays! If lucky enough to be picked, I would love to win a copy of “Under A Falling Star” or “Barring Complcations”. Cheers.

  64. Sherry Mills December 21, 2014 at 23:57 - Reply

    If I am lucky enough to be picked I would love to win a copy of any of Jae’s books. Thanks

  65. Julie Deaves December 22, 2014 at 06:28 - Reply

    Happy & safe holidays to all !! Would love to win anything, however any book would be most welcome in my household.

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