Major Giveaway Because…

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[one_half_last]Today is a very special day: We’re celebrating World Book Day in Germany, it’s three year since we’ve published the first (German) book, and it’s my birthday, all rolled into one.

As an avid reader, I always thought it fitting that my birthday falls on the same day as the World Book Day. And since I love to give presents, I decided that since I’ve become a publisher, I’d really love to spread the joy and give away plenty of books. And today it will only be paperbacks, we’re giving away; some of them are even signed. Oh, and three mugs.

We’re giving away one paperback version each of:

Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann (signed by the author)

Departure from The Script by Jae (signed by the author)

See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith (signed by the author)

Charity by Paulette Callen (signed by the author)

Good Enough to Eat by Alison Grey & Jae (signed by the authors)

In a Heartbeat by RJ Nolan (+ a signed postcard by the author)

Mac vs. PC by Fletcher DeLancey (+ a signed postcard by the author)

Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart (+ a signed postcard by the author)

Sigil Fire by Erzabet Bishop

Turning for Home by Caren Werlinger

Wicked Things, ed. by Jae and Astrid Ohletz

Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon

All you can Eat ed. by R.G. Emanuelle and Andi Marquette

The Return by Ana Matics


Three mugs with the cover of the following books:

Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart

The Return by Ana Matics

In a Heartbeat by RJ Nolan


Every participant can choose one paperback or one mug.


If you want to participate in the giveaway, leave a comment (stating which book you’d like to win) or send an e-mail to The deadline for this giveaway is tomorrow (Friday) 11.59 p.m. Please note that recourse to the courts is excluded.

We’ll contact the winners directly.

The best of luck

Astrid Ohletz

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  1. Sally April 23, 2015 at 06:04 - Reply

    Mac vs. PC by Fletcher DeLancey

    Would love to win the paperback of this story

  2. SueH April 23, 2015 at 06:21 - Reply

    Would love Turning For Home by Caren Werlinger

  3. Sue April 23, 2015 at 06:22 - Reply

    One I don’t have yet is Heart’s Surrender. We love book giveaways so thanks lots.

  4. Margaret April 23, 2015 at 07:23 - Reply

    Turning for Home by Caren Werlinger. I haven’t got that one yet, it is on my list To Get. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. Joan Ann April 23, 2015 at 07:38 - Reply

    I wold love to receive the barring complications book and the in a heartbeat mug

  6. CJ April 23, 2015 at 08:35 - Reply

    Firstly, happy birthday Astrid! I have all Ylva’s books in either ebook or paperback, but would be absolutely thrilled with a signed copy of “Departure from the Script” by Jae. Thanks for the opportunity and keep the great books coming.

  7. BeniGee April 23, 2015 at 09:32 - Reply

    Well as it is your birthday, hope you have a wonderful day, I would very much like to receive a copy of your own book Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann. Cheers Beni

  8. Marissa Conrady April 23, 2015 at 09:47 - Reply

    I’d love “Heart’s Surrender”!

  9. Devlyn April 23, 2015 at 09:52 - Reply

    Happy Birthday and Happy World Book Day.
    I would be ecstatic to have a copy of Mac vs PC?
    Thanks for your generosity.

  10. Christiane April 23, 2015 at 10:27 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for this wonderful give-away. I gave to admit that I own all of them as ebooks and some of them as paperbacks as well because they were that good. I’d love to win Mac vs. PC.

  11. Kim Howard April 23, 2015 at 10:46 - Reply

    I would like See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith . It sounds intriguing.

  12. Judy Comella April 23, 2015 at 11:04 - Reply

    Happy Birthday and can’t wait to meet you at the con. I would love to win a mug. In a Heartbeat would be my choice. Thanks for this wonderful offer.

  13. suzi hautaniemi April 23, 2015 at 11:37 - Reply

    See Right Through Me by L.T.Smith would be my choice of a book.

    I wish you a Happy Birthday and a Happy World Book Day, Astrid! 🙂

  14. karen April 23, 2015 at 11:41 - Reply

    Would love wicked things!

  15. Sarah Harvie April 23, 2015 at 11:42 - Reply

    Hi and happy birthday would love to win wicked things but in the UK so hope I’m eligible for the draw!

  16. Nancy April 23, 2015 at 11:45 - Reply

    Would love a copy of Bitter Fruit!

  17. Dawn April 23, 2015 at 11:47 - Reply

    Happy Birthday and World Book Day! I would love a chance at Departure From The Script!
    Thank you!!

  18. TammyJo April 23, 2015 at 11:49 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Please enter me for Heart’s Surrender. Thank you so much!

  19. Michelle April 23, 2015 at 11:50 - Reply

    Happy birthday. Bitter fruit book would be nifty.

  20. Gaëlle Cathy April 23, 2015 at 12:01 - Reply

    Happy birthday Astrid!!!! Happy birthday Ylva!!!!! Happy world book day everyone!!!!!
    Any of those books is more than fine!!!!

  21. Sonya April 23, 2015 at 12:23 - Reply

    Hearts Surrender would be my choice.
    Happy Birthday…..

  22. Nancy Heredia April 23, 2015 at 12:28 - Reply

    Happy Birthday Astrid! What would make me the coolest kid on the block? A mug of Ana Matics The Return, that’s what!

  23. Rebecca Longbottom April 23, 2015 at 12:52 - Reply

    Congrats on the 3 year anniversary and happy birthday, Astrid! What a milestone 🙂 And happy World Book Day, too lol Really glad I found this site. I’ve discovered so many awesome authors.

    If I won could I have any book. It’s always nice finding a new author 🙂

  24. amy barr April 23, 2015 at 12:58 - Reply

    I do believe we all love YLVA book giveaways. I would love to be entered for:

    See Right Through Me by L.T. Smith

    I do believe having your birthday, Astrid, fall on Book day is perfect. Have a wonderful birthday.

  25. Julee April 23, 2015 at 13:06 - Reply

    Happy Birthday and Happy World Book Day. I would love to win a copy of Departure From The Script by Jae. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  26. cheryll jones April 23, 2015 at 13:08 - Reply

    I love all the others associated with Ylva Publishing..A great variety of writing styles and genres!!..Happy Birthday and Earth Day Astrid!!..If I had to narrow down to one pick I would have to go with Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec her writings!! Kickers Journey is in my top 3 favorite books ever!!

  27. Alishs April 23, 2015 at 13:31 - Reply

    I would love a copy of Heart’s Surrender.

  28. Gina April 23, 2015 at 13:38 - Reply

    Happy birthday! From my favorite lesbian author and you, (its great that you teamed up!) Wicked Things and for a mug, The Return. Happy Book day!

  29. Ndy April 23, 2015 at 13:40 - Reply

    Happy Birthday Astrid and thanks for the giveaway!

    I would love to win In a Heartbeat from RJ Nolan.

  30. Tracy Bell April 23, 2015 at 13:40 - Reply

    It’s a tough decision to make, made only a little easier by the fact that I recently won one of the books on the list (which I’m enjoying so far) from this website. However, since I’m a sucker for short stories I would love to win a copy of Wicked Things edited by Jae and Astrid Ohletz. Thank you for your consideration.

  31. Sui April 23, 2015 at 14:06 - Reply

    In a Heartbeat by RJ Nolan.
    Love this story and the whole series!
    I just had to put my website on there with my artwork.

  32. Ann April 23, 2015 at 14:06 - Reply

    Wow- any of those books would be great. I have to actually pick??

  33. Lynn April 23, 2015 at 14:40 - Reply

    I’m usually not very lucky at winning things, so I’m hoping to win In A Heartbeat By RJ Nolan and a mug Bitter Fruit. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, and thanking you for your generosity.

  34. Catherine April 23, 2015 at 14:54 - Reply

    I’ve read many of the books already but I would love a copy of In a Heartbeat. I hope you’re having a wonderful birthday, Astrid.

  35. Linda April 23, 2015 at 14:59 - Reply

    Congratulations!!! Schönen Geburtstag!
    I would love to win The Return by Ana Matics. Haven’t read anything from this author yet. And if I don’t win.. I’ll check her out anyway 🙂

  36. Robin Hicks April 23, 2015 at 15:13 - Reply

    I would LOVE to have Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart! Loved her story’s when they were online!

  37. Lin April 23, 2015 at 15:45 - Reply

    Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann…..happy birthday Astrid.

  38. Lara April 23, 2015 at 15:50 - Reply

    Happy Birthday!

    I would love to have ‘Departure from The Script’ or ‘See Right Through Me’ 🙂

  39. connie ward April 23, 2015 at 16:09 - Reply

    Love Jae’s work. “Departure from the Script” would be great. Thanks!!

  40. Bénédicte April 23, 2015 at 16:37 - Reply

    Happy birthday again 🙂
    I would love the mug of the Return.

    Thanks and enjoy this special day

  41. Alena April 23, 2015 at 17:15 - Reply

    Happy Birthday again:)

    I would love to win a copy of Barring Complications.

  42. Ameliah Faith April 23, 2015 at 17:38 - Reply

    Happy Birthday Astrid! What a wonderful thing to have happen on your birthday!

    I would be so honoured to win a copy of Wicked Things or All You Can Eat.

    I hope you have a fantastic and magical day!

  43. Susan McLachlin April 23, 2015 at 18:16 - Reply

    Best of the day Astrid, I hope you do something wicked and totally fun for your B-Day. Thank you for doing this draw and I would love to have a copy of any of these fine books but if I am to chose one, it would be Good Enough to Eat and barring that possibility, then The Return. Thanks again

  44. Kerry McNair April 23, 2015 at 18:31 - Reply

    I hope you have had a wonderful Birthday!! I would love departure from the script by Jae. Thank you for being so generous. 🙂

  45. CK April 23, 2015 at 18:40 - Reply

    Happy birthday, Astrid. What a great way to celebrate. Thanks for sharing. I’d love a copy of Jae’s Departure from The Script.

  46. Patty Anderson April 23, 2015 at 19:04 - Reply

    Happy birthday. April 23 is my birthday, too. I already have many oh the books listed but would love to add ‘See Right Through Me’ by Smith to my collection. Thanks for the giveaways.

  47. Sherry Mills April 23, 2015 at 19:10 - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Astrid! A great way to celebrate. Thanks I would love a copy of All you can Eat, Wicked Things or even a mug. Thank you

  48. Leeann Shoemaker April 23, 2015 at 19:21 - Reply

    Happy birthday!! I would love a copy of Departure from the Script or Wicked Things. Hope you had a great day.

  49. Joni April 23, 2015 at 19:25 - Reply

    Jae’s ‘Departure from the Script’ is on my to be purchased list. I’d love to win a copy!

  50. Joan April 23, 2015 at 20:47 - Reply

    Would love to have Barring Complications. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  51. Kat April 23, 2015 at 20:54 - Reply

    would love a copy from Departure from the Script; thank you and happy birthday 🙂

  52. Cindy G April 23, 2015 at 21:16 - Reply

    Happy birthday Astrid! Hope you have a good day.
    I’d love to win the signed copy of ‘Good Enough to Eat’ by Alison Grey & Jae.

  53. vicki Catlin April 23, 2015 at 21:36 - Reply

    Mac vs PC. Is my choice, though I would be elated to “win”. Any of the books.

    Happy birthday. I hope it is wonderful in at least one way.

    And thanks for the potlatch.


  54. Hayde April 23, 2015 at 23:02 - Reply

    Happy birthday!!! All are great books, but if I had to choose I would love the signed copy of “see right threw me”. By L.T Smith

  55. Lisa T. April 23, 2015 at 23:16 - Reply

    Happy birthday, Astrid! Thank you for doing this great giveaway. I’d like to win Good Enough to Eat by Alison Grey & Jae.
    Thank you!

  56. Tammy April 24, 2015 at 00:41 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! I would love to read Heart’s Surrender and hope you had a wonderful day!

  57. Jenna April 24, 2015 at 00:49 - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! Great giveaway I would love to win a Departure from the Script by Jae paperback.

  58. Amisha Patel April 24, 2015 at 01:44 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous day.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the Mac vs PC book.

  59. Kay April 24, 2015 at 02:15 - Reply

    I love Lesfic! I’m having a hard time choosing but let’s go with your book, Wicked Things! And Hope your birthday was great!

  60. Leslie Twees April 24, 2015 at 02:46 - Reply

    Happy birthday Astrid!!!
    Hearts surrender or barring complications would be wonderful!! Or any of the books really! 🙂

  61. Sharon April 24, 2015 at 03:07 - Reply

    MAC vs PC by Fletcher Delaney would be perfect

  62. Ted April 24, 2015 at 03:38 - Reply

    Definitely ‘Departure from the script’… If it’s a mug I’d go for RJ’s ‘In a heartbeat’

  63. Marie Foose April 24, 2015 at 05:17 - Reply

    Happy Birthday Astrid! and Happy Book Day!
    I would love to get in on the drawing for Charity by Paulette Callen. I must say it is hard to pick just one!

    Thank you for spreading your birthday around! We all win with Ylva!

  64. Alena April 24, 2015 at 06:26 - Reply

    I’d love to win a copy of Heart’s Surrender!

  65. JudyM April 24, 2015 at 08:40 - Reply

    Happy birthday Astrid, I hope you had a super day.
    Thank you for your generous offer of the book giveaways. I would love a copy of Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart.
    Best wishes for your continued success as a publishing company, you have assembled a great stable of writers.

  66. Magdalena April 24, 2015 at 12:48 - Reply

    What a wonderful idea! I’d love to win a copy of Good enough to eat.

  67. Erin April 24, 2015 at 13:27 - Reply

    Happy Birthday-anniversary-book day! Sounds like the best day possible. I would love a copy of Departure From the Script by Jae. But honestly ANY Ylva book would be an awesome prize.

  68. Deb Neighbors April 24, 2015 at 15:55 - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Astrid! I would be happy to receive “Wicked Things”.
    Happy Book Day Also!

  69. gwen April 24, 2015 at 17:47 - Reply

    I would love to win a copy of see right through me by Lt smith

  70. RJ April 24, 2015 at 19:43 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! I would be thrilled to win any one of these fabulous books by these amazing authors. Thanks for such a generous give away!

  71. Vanessa Stockett April 24, 2015 at 19:56 - Reply

    I would so like “In A Heartbeat” for my book collection but I would be absolutely thrilled with any book by these fabulous authors.

  72. Tami April 24, 2015 at 23:18 - Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday! I would love to show off a mug with the cover of In a Heartbeat 😉

  73. Anne O'Connor April 27, 2015 at 20:52 - Reply

    I would enjoy a copy of any of the books and a mug. They have all read and/or been described most excellent to me!

  74. Ameliah Faith June 16, 2015 at 18:21 - Reply

    Hello Astrid,
    Congratulations on your anniversary and I wish you the happiest of days for your birthday.
    I would love anything, everything is so awesome!!!
    Thank you.

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