Book Give Away

We just love to give our readers a chance to win something. And today we’re giving away three copies of each of the ebooks we published in January.


[three_fourth_last]We started our publishing year with the revised version of Beginnings by L.T. Smith.

1974. The Osmonds, space hoppers and climbing trees, all grounded in the ultimate belief that life was perfect. Childhood filled with tomorrows and a friendship built to endure anything. Or was it? Lou Turner loves Ashley Richards. Always has and always will. This is Lou’s story…a story spanning thirty years…from the innocence of youth to the bitterness of adulthood. But can Lou use her beginnings to shape her future? Only one woman can answer that question. Childhood and friendship…love and belief…hope that yesterdays can be what futures are made of. And Lou’s future began the day her world fell from a tree.[/three_fourth_last]


[three_fourth_last]Next we published Unstilled Voices by Lois Cloarec Hart.

For decades, Audrey and Marni have been a loving couple, their happiness marred only by the hostility of Audrey’s son, Richard. When Audrey is rendered silent by a stroke and unable to assert her wishes, Richard assumes power of attorney and banishes Marni from his mother‘s life. The women long for each other, but since they aren’t legally married, Richard can prevent them from being together when they most need one another. With the help of sympathetic relatives, they see each other for brief moments and only from afar. Resuming their life together seems impossible, until a compassionate stranger decides to get involved.[/three_fourth_last]


[three_fourth_last]And last but not least we published The Miracles of the Lights by Cindy Rizzo.

When her girlfriend, Tova, leaves their upstate New York Hasidic community to avoid an arranged marriage, eighteen-year-old Chava goes in search of her among the hundreds of homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City.  Once there, she faces the challenges of life on the street and must reconcile the insulated world she has known with the new and unfamiliar choices she confronts.  But nothing else matters—not the cold, the onset of an illness, or her brush with danger—nothing, except finding Tova.[/three_fourth_last]


If you want to participate in the giveaway, leave a comment (tell us which ebook you would like to win) or send an e-mail to The deadline for the giveaway is Monday 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 directly.

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  1. Sonia Nunes January 31, 2015 at 09:32 - Reply

    I loved the fan fiction Beginnings by L.T. Smith, and would be happy if I won the book 🙂

  2. Kara Leonardo January 31, 2015 at 09:44 - Reply

    I would love to win any of the three! They all look like great books! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Big hugs,

  3. SueH January 31, 2015 at 09:45 - Reply

    Looking forward to reading all three, but would love to win a copy of Beginnings.

  4. Brenda January 31, 2015 at 10:42 - Reply

    I would love Beginnings please. But would also be happy with any of the books. Thanks so much.

  5. Sheryl January 31, 2015 at 11:59 - Reply

    Beginnings sounds wonderful. I grew up during the same timeframe. Would love to take a drip down memory lane with Lou and Ashley. 🙂

  6. Dava Gamble January 31, 2015 at 12:31 - Reply

    I would be delighted to win any of these books. Thank you

  7. Maritza January 31, 2015 at 13:02 - Reply

    I would love to win The Miracle of Lights. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lin January 31, 2015 at 13:03 - Reply

    I would like to read Beginnings by L.T. Smith

  9. Ann Ettrr January 31, 2015 at 13:10 - Reply

    From the descriptions, I think I would enjoy any of them!

  10. Erin CW January 31, 2015 at 13:26 - Reply

    It would be really nice to get Beginnings. Thank you.

  11. Henriette January 31, 2015 at 13:50 - Reply

    thanks for the generous offer

  12. Gaëlle Cathy January 31, 2015 at 14:09 - Reply

    Ylva giveaways rock!!!
    If I win, I’d like to read Unstilled Voices by Lois Cloarec Hart. Thank you and have a good day.

  13. Hayde January 31, 2015 at 14:21 - Reply

    All of the books sound great and would love to read any of them….count me in please!

  14. Nancy Kaufman January 31, 2015 at 14:28 - Reply

    It would be tough to choose between the books being offered!

  15. Barbara Dennis January 31, 2015 at 15:00 - Reply

    I would like to win Unstilled Voices. I love books with real life older women.

  16. Dawn January 31, 2015 at 15:01 - Reply

    I would love to read any of these 3 books. They all sound fabulous!

  17. caroline January 31, 2015 at 15:06 - Reply

    I would love to win any of these books ☺

  18. Catherine January 31, 2015 at 15:10 - Reply

    I have the holiday anthology so I’ve read and enjoyed Cindy Rizzo’s story. Either of the other two would be wonderful.

  19. Lara January 31, 2015 at 15:21 - Reply

    Love book give always, it opens you up to a larger world of authors. I’m intrigued by The. Miracle of the Lights and would love to win a copy. If I don’t I will most likely purchase it anyway.

  20. Sherry mills January 31, 2015 at 15:27 - Reply

    All three books sound fantastic but I think I would love to have Cindy Rizzo’s book.


  21. Shelley January 31, 2015 at 15:39 - Reply

    I would love to win Beginnings since I am a fan of LT Smith’s books. Thank you.

  22. Patricia Iserman January 31, 2015 at 15:40 - Reply

    I like loooooonnnnnggggggg books.
    Which ever one is the longest,that is the one I would like.

  23. Pat Bane January 31, 2015 at 16:40 - Reply

    Would love any of these authors work.

  24. Anne O'Connor January 31, 2015 at 16:49 - Reply

    I would love to win any of the three books! I have enjoyed all the books I have read via YLVA. I also share my books with other readers & writers here in California. I also enjoy your emails, btw.

  25. Lynne January 31, 2015 at 17:30 - Reply

    All the books sound excellent reads and I’d like to read any of them.

  26. Joan Ann Sullivan January 31, 2015 at 17:39 - Reply

    Would Love to win one of the free books

  27. Adrienne January 31, 2015 at 18:06 - Reply

    The Miracles of the Lights by Cindy Rizzo

  28. Sani January 31, 2015 at 18:13 - Reply

    I would love to win Unstilled Voices. Thanks.

  29. Debbie January 31, 2015 at 18:27 - Reply

    I would love to read any of the three.

  30. Eb Carter January 31, 2015 at 19:16 - Reply

    I would love the Miracles Of Lights by Cindy Rizzo since I am a fan of Cindy Rizzo. I love to read any lesbian stories.

  31. Vanessa January 31, 2015 at 19:25 - Reply

    All 3 sound like wonderful reads so any of the 3 would be a great prize. Gift or not I’m sure all 3 will be in my library in the near future.

  32. Belle A Pellegrino January 31, 2015 at 19:27 - Reply

    While all three sound wonderful, It would be a delight to read, The Miracles of the Lights by Cindy Rizzo.

  33. kat January 31, 2015 at 19:34 - Reply

    Would love one or all

  34. Sharlie Mello January 31, 2015 at 19:39 - Reply

    Such a variety! All three books look extremely interesting and I would love to eventually read all of them. But if I could win one, I would pick Unstilled Voices.

  35. Dana Holmes January 31, 2015 at 19:57 - Reply

    They all sound great, But I would like to start with Befinnings. Thank you for the opportunity.

  36. RoseAnn January 31, 2015 at 20:02 - Reply

    The Miracle of Lights by Cindy Rizzo

  37. RoseAnn January 31, 2015 at 20:04 - Reply

    Miracle of the Lights by Cindy Rizzo

  38. Susan McLachlin January 31, 2015 at 20:48 - Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this draw…would appreciate a chance to have the book Beginnings. Would find it wonderful to read all three but because we must chose…I chose Beginnings because I am in the process of beginning again.

  39. RJ January 31, 2015 at 21:27 - Reply

    I would love Unstilled Voices by Lois Cloarec Hart, or any of the others!

  40. petra January 31, 2015 at 22:02 - Reply

    G’day, Thanks for the opportunity…I would love to win “The Miracle of Lights”. Hope your’re having a good one. Cheers.

  41. Kathy Brodland January 31, 2015 at 22:09 - Reply

    Like almost everyone else , any of these three books would be great I have heard so much about Cindy’s work that I would love to have hers Especially after reading the story she wrote for the Xmas anthology.
    Thanks again Ylva!

  42. Brenda Bridgers January 31, 2015 at 23:40 - Reply

    Thank you for an opportunity to win a new book for my kindle.

  43. Chris Parsons January 31, 2015 at 23:49 - Reply

    I would LOVE to win any of these books. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

  44. Mercedes February 1, 2015 at 00:45 - Reply

    Unstilled Voices

  45. Judy Comella February 1, 2015 at 01:04 - Reply

    I would love to win The mirical of the lights by Cindy Rizzo. I can’t wait to meet her in person at the GCLS conference in New Orleans this July.

  46. Julie Deaves February 1, 2015 at 01:26 - Reply

    Another 3 wonderful books from Ylva! Any of them please…….

  47. Cindy G February 1, 2015 at 02:42 - Reply

    Thanks for hosting another giveaway. I’d love a chance to win any of the 3 books, but I’ll say The Miracle of Lights if I have to choose just one.

  48. h. santegoets February 1, 2015 at 09:51 - Reply

    I love to win your book. Beginnings I would love to wub 🙂

  49. Judy M February 1, 2015 at 11:35 - Reply

    All of these books look like my kind of read. Thanks for the generous offer and the opportunity.

  50. shirl February 1, 2015 at 14:44 - Reply

    I would love to read your books. The problem I have I can’t do ebooks, no way.please consider this I can’t be the only one. (Can ?)

    • robin hicks February 1, 2015 at 16:18 - Reply

      Shirl, you can download Calibre on your computer and read any ebook from it.

  51. robin hicks February 1, 2015 at 16:16 - Reply

    All of these books look really good! Would love to be in the drawling!!

  52. Gina February 1, 2015 at 20:08 - Reply

    GREAT Idea! Beginnings was one of my first books I read on fanfiction. I would loooove to win it but I would like Miracle also.

  53. Sharon E. Owens February 1, 2015 at 20:23 - Reply

    I’d love to win Beginnings. I already own the other two.

  54. Sue February 1, 2015 at 20:49 - Reply

    The Miracle of Lights

  55. Devlyn February 2, 2015 at 08:45 - Reply

    Hi all congrats on your New Years releases. I would love to win a copy of The Miracle of the Lights.

  56. Anna February 2, 2015 at 13:20 - Reply

    I would love to have “Beginnings”



  57. MInna February 2, 2015 at 14:01 - Reply

    Any of them, please.

  58. Tanja February 2, 2015 at 22:35 - Reply

    All three books look really great. In I could select one I’d go for ‘Unstilled Voices’ by Lois Cloarec Hart.
    Cheers, Tanja

  59. Marie Foose February 3, 2015 at 03:49 - Reply

    I would love to have Beginning. They all sound good but I have to pick only one. Thanks!!

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