And the Winner Is… Ylva’s Book of the Year 2016


The votes are in, and oh-so many of you voted. But there can only be one winner for Ylva’s Book of The Year 2016, and that was…drumroll, please…Four Steps by Wendy Hudson, for her romantic suspense novel with heartache, love and a fight for survival in the Scottish Highlands.

Wendy had 348 votes out of 1,406, and takes home bragging rights in a win that’s all the more impressive since it was her debut novel.

Also right up there, just 6 votes behind her (342 votes), was A.E. Radley, for her popular debut romance novel, Flight SQA016.

In third place, with 197 votes, for her cello-playing underworld killer, was Lee Winter’s Requiem for Immortals.

Meanwhile, over at the checkout, the top three e-books of the year by sales were all cops and docs stories—Blurred Lines by K.D. Williamson was our best-selling book, ahead of Wounded Souls (R.J. Nolan) and Crossing Lines (also K.D. Williamson).

Thanks for all the votes and your wonderful comments. Of those who left comments, the randomly selected winners of the four signed Ylva books are:

Jules D wins Requiem for Immortals by Lee Winter
April wins Welcome to the Wallops by Gill McKnight
Cat wins Collide-O-Scope by Andrea Bramhall
Allison wins Heart Trouble by Jae

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  1. Debbie Breytenbach January 8, 2017 at 12:15 - Reply

    Awesome so happy surely was my fave book of the year

  2. Tawana Bramlett January 8, 2017 at 15:10 - Reply

    Congrats to all the winners.?

  3. gracie320 January 8, 2017 at 20:25 - Reply

    dayum lots of votes. =) gratz to winners

  4. cwks21st January 10, 2017 at 13:56 - Reply

    Having read 5 of the 6 winners from vote count and checkout I have to say excellent choices all. Two debut authors winning the votes says the YLVA team is a winner too. Thanks for finding us such great authors. Congratulations to the winners and I think now I need to read that sixth one that I missed.


  5. Cat January 11, 2017 at 18:52 - Reply

    Oh WOW I didn’t even realise it was a contest I just enjoyed Requiem for Immortals so much I had to sign up to vote for it.

    THANK YOU so very much! I’m thrilled! I look really forward to reading these prize winning books in future.

    Thanks to Ylva publishing, authors and everyone who participated!

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