Major Lesbian Fiction Paperback Giveaway

Today is a very special day: We’re celebrating World Book Day in Germany, it’s four year since we’ve published the first (German) lesbian fiction paperback, and it’s my (the publisher’s) 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 paperbacks, we’re giving away; some of them are signed and with some we give away a signed postcards.


We’re giving away one paperback version each of:

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

Fervent Charity by Paulette Callen (signed by the author)

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

Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon (+ a signed postcard by the author)

The Red Files by Lee Winter (+ a signed postcard by the author)

Caged Bird Rising by Nino Delia (signed by the author)

Epiphany by Paulette Callen (+ a signed postcard by the author)

The Tea Machine by Gill McKnight (signed by the author)

Beginnings by L.T. Smith (signed by the author)

All the Little Moments by G Benson (+ a signed postcard by the author)

Something in the Wine by Jae (signed by the author)


There are three things I ask of you if you want to win one of those paperbacks:

One: Like Ylva Publishing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter – if you haven’t already done so.

Two: Leave a review of the paperback on amazon/Goodreads or share with someone in real life how much you liked the book – after you read it. I won’t check this and totally trust you 😉

Three: Leave a comment here or send us an email to info@ylva-publishing, stating which book you’d like to win.


The deadline for this giveaway is tomorrow (Sunday) 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. Dani April 23, 2016 at 08:56 - Reply

    First of all: huritau oaoa, Astrid (surely as a Kiwi fan you understand this *g*)
    I’d like to win “All the little moments” as I read the teaser when I was in bed with food poisoning and liked it a lot.

  2. Kerry McNair April 23, 2016 at 09:15 - Reply

    I would love to win The Tea Machine, who wouldn’t want a signed McKnight book 🙂

  3. Christiane April 23, 2016 at 09:44 - Reply

    Happy Birthday!
    I’d live to win a copy of The Tea Machine. I’ve recently read it as an ebook and I need a paperback to give to my partner. 🙂

  4. Sarah Kerry April 23, 2016 at 09:46 - Reply

    Wow! This is like a mini Hootinanny! Awesome.
    Happy Birthday Astrid. I hope you have a fantastic day.
    Don’t laugh, but I’m not fussy. I have most of these books in ebook format, but would LOVE a signed copy of any of these book. I prefer contempory romance, erotic romance, any romance to be honest. But I also enjoy crime/ mystery/intrigue if it has an element of romance.

    So these books (in no particular order) would be my first choice…
    Beginnings by L.T. Smith
    All the Little Moments by G Benson
    Something in the Wine by Jae
    Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann
    Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon

    Thank you.

  5. Cécilia April 23, 2016 at 10:11 - Reply

    Wow this is amazing ! Happy birthday to you.
    For books lovers, it’s wonderful to wake up to this. I already have them on ebook format (and some on paperback) but I would love to have a signed copy.
    I’d love to win Something in the wine by Jae or Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann.
    Thank you and have a happy weekend.

  6. Jen Valencia April 23, 2016 at 11:12 - Reply

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway and what a way to celebrate your birthday and that of Ylva Publishing’s anniversary. 🙂 Happy birthday, Astrid, and happy anniversary to Ylva Publishing.

    As for the paperback I’d love to have, I have to go with All the Little Moments by G. Benson, which has been so highly recommended by friends of mine. Fingers crossed!

    Thank you for the opportunity, and again, happy birthday!

  7. Anne April 23, 2016 at 11:13 - Reply

    All the little moments or Bitter Fruit for me please. Hope you have a great birthday

  8. nerdgirl1115 April 23, 2016 at 11:29 - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope it’s a great on. If chosen, I would love a copy of Something in the Wine by Jae.

  9. Karen April 23, 2016 at 13:03 - Reply

    I would love to win Hearts surrender!

  10. Noni Daniell April 23, 2016 at 13:18 - Reply

    I would love to win Something in the Wine…thank you very much.

  11. Sue H April 23, 2016 at 13:37 - Reply

    Happy Birthday and Special day! I would live to win a copy of The Red Files.

  12. Anna April 23, 2016 at 13:42 - Reply


    it’s great to have a publisher like Ylva!!
    As a kid I didn’t read a lot of books. Now I know why, because I couldn’t really relate to the stories…. this is changing now for me. And part of why is because of publishers like you!! So THANK YOU 🙂

    I would love to win: The Red Files by Lee Winter

  13. Jen April 23, 2016 at 13:45 - Reply

    Would love to win any of those titles

  14. Erin Saluta April 23, 2016 at 13:50 - Reply

    Happy Birthday!!
    All the Little Monents or The Red Files or Beginnings would be wonderful.

  15. Nicole Zengel April 23, 2016 at 14:54 - Reply

    Happy birthday! I love to read so I would be happy to win any one of them. But if I had to choose… Ugh. This is hard! Perhaps Red Files. I’ve heard good things.

  16. Karen Wolfer April 23, 2016 at 15:35 - Reply

    This is so generous of you. Thank You! Please put me in the running for The Tea Machine so I can complete my Gill McNight collection and Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann a close second choice, if I may be do bold to ask.

  17. Dawn April 23, 2016 at 15:46 - Reply

    Happy birthday and world book day! I would love Beginnings or Hearts Surrender but really any book is always a reason to be happy 🙂

  18. Melanie April 23, 2016 at 16:01 - Reply

    Happy World Book Day and a Happy Birthday to you 🙂

    I would love to read The Red Files by Lee Winter

  19. Sarah Harvie April 23, 2016 at 17:18 - Reply

    Wow great giveaway! If I am lucky, would love Jae’s Something In The Wine ???

  20. Stephania Bernal April 23, 2016 at 17:31 - Reply

    This is so awesome, is very difficult to buy books for a half time job student and I have tried to save money for the red files, I have read reviews and it sounds like a great book, so I would really love to get it 🙂

  21. Christina April 23, 2016 at 17:59 - Reply

    Happy birthday and thank you for the giveaway. 🙂 I would like to win The Tea Machine.

  22. Nancy Tusinski April 23, 2016 at 18:06 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! Would love to win Bitter Fruit!

  23. Lisa Holderman April 23, 2016 at 19:21 - Reply

    Happy birthday, World Book Day and fourth anniversary. My goodness what a great combination!
    After checking out each of the books being offered I have to say that Something in the Wine by Jae caught my attention the most.

  24. Dian April 23, 2016 at 21:20 - Reply

    Happy birthday!! Hope you have/had a wonderful day!!

    I’d love to win and read Caged Bird Rising or as a second choice Something in the Wine.

    Thanks for the opportunity to read a new author.


  25. Cheryl H April 23, 2016 at 23:29 - Reply

    Happy Birthday! ?
    Happy book day. I wish a lovely wonderful weekend.

  26. Z.G.C April 24, 2016 at 00:20 - Reply

    This is a greate opportunity. I’d like The Time Machine. I read it over my Kindle and I’m waiting for the second one.

  27. And Chan April 24, 2016 at 00:35 - Reply

    Wow! Happy Birthday =D I would love The Red Files, pls!

  28. gracie320 April 24, 2016 at 02:18 - Reply

    Happy berfday! =) Liked and Followed even before this d:

    Any of the titles from ylva are generally good but if I had too choose one it’d be Bitter Fruit, Something in the Wine or Heart’s Surrender.

    But again any title would be a win I think d:

  29. Kas April 24, 2016 at 15:36 - Reply

    I would love to win a book. Thanks!

  30. Suzi Hautaniemi April 24, 2016 at 15:50 - Reply

    I hope your birthday was a happy one, Astrid. 🙂

    I would be very happy to win Beginnings by L.T. Smith.

  31. Lisa T. April 24, 2016 at 16:50 - Reply

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Astrid! Thanks for being so generous with this giveaway.
    I’d love to win a copy of Caged Bird Rising by Nino Delia or The Tea Machine by Gill McKnight. It’s so hard to choose just one from this list as they all sound great!

  32. Ornella April 24, 2016 at 21:27 - Reply

    happy birthday.

  33. Don Delectatio April 24, 2016 at 23:03 - Reply

    Die herzlichsten Glüchwünsche für dich, Astrid. Lass dich ordentlich feiern?
    L.T.Smith mit Beginnings wäre mein Favorit. Ich besitze alle ihre Bücher bereits als E-Books, aber eine signierte reale Version wäre natürlich das I-Tüpfelchen schlechthin?

  34. Don Delectatio April 24, 2016 at 23:06 - Reply

    Argh, Facebook und Kindle scheinen nicht die identischen Smileys zu verwenden…der hinter den Glückwünschen war natürlich ein lachender…und der zweite ein errötend grinsender…jetzt würde ich einen zwinkernden setzen…aber, ich lasse es, wer weiss, was Facebook draus macht…

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