And the winners of the audiobook giveaway are…

Tphotographer-1674177_640hanks to everyone who participated in the audiobook giveaway.

I just drew the winners, and here are the three people who won one of the download codes for the audiobook of Under a Falling Star:

  • Jules Worth
  • Sarah Kerry
  • Renee DeNigris

I’ll e-mail you with the download code, and I hope you’ll enjoy the audiobook.

Everyone else, please check out the Ylva Publishing website for a free e-book tomorrow (Sunday, December 4)!

If you still want to listen to Under a Falling Star, you can get the audiobook at Audible or get the e-book or the paperback here.

Giveaway of a lesbian romance audiobook

UAFSSince I basically have two full-time jobs that I love—writing and editing—I rarely have the time to read for pleasure, so I decided to give audio books a try so I can listen while I work out.

One of my own novels has been released in audiobook format recently too, and it’s a great one for the holiday season.

In Under a Falling Star, Austen is given the task of decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby on her first day at a new job. When the star-shaped tree topper falls off and hits Dee, the company’s second-in-command. There’s an instant attraction, but Austen doesn’t know that Dee is her boss…


The novel takes them on a roller coaster ride that includes amusement parks, Secret Santas, paper snowflakes, piña coladas, and a potty-mouthed cockatoo.

Here’s the link if you want to listen to a sample of the audiobook:

I’m giving away three download codes for the audiobook on (sorry, it only works for people in the US).

To enter the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog and let me know your favorite books (audio, e-book, or paperback) and/or TV shows of the year.

Make sure you check back soon for more giveaways—or sign up to my newsletter by entering your e-mail address into the box in the right-hand menu.

Good luck!


And the winners are…

Shaken-to-the-Core-3D-BookCover-transparent_backgroundThank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway! I received an in-box full of fun messages.

My favorite answer was this one:

Clearly, the answer to your question of how many books you have published in English is not enough.  We want more.

The correct answer was thirteen, by the way! 

Here’s a complete list of all my books of more than 50,000 words: 

  • Oregon Series: 2 books (Backwards to Oregon; Hidden Truths)
  • Hollywood Series: 3 books (Departure from the Script; Damage Control; Just Physical)
  • Portland Police Bureau Series: 2 books (Conflict of Interest; Next of Kin)
  • Shape-Shifter Series: 2 books (Second Nature; True Nature)
  • Vampire Diet Series: 1 book (Good Enough to Eat)
  • Moonstone Series: 1 book (Something in the Wine)
  • Standalone romances: 2 books (Shaken to the Core; Under a Falling Star)

The rest of the books, including my nonfiction books for writers, have fewer than 50,000 words.

Since so many people participated, I decided to give away two instead of one signed copy of Shaken to the Core.

The winners are:


Simone K.

Grace and Simone, please send me an e-mail with your address so that I know where to send the paperback.

Everyone else, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter. There’ll be another giveaway next month that you don’t want to miss!

The winner of my lesbian romance “Just Physical”

lamb-502557_640Wow. I have to say, my in-box was really full over the last couple of days. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway to win a signed copy of my newest lesbian romance novel, Just Physical.

The correct answer to the question (what song did Jill hum to distract herself while Crash helped her out of the stunt harness) was: “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

I just drew the winner.

Her name is Carola, and it seems she’s from the Netherlands, so a fellow European.

Carola, I’ll contact you via e-mail.

Everyone else, please check back regularly for more giveaways. I’m giving away at least one copy of all of my newly published books. Of course, you could also sign up to my newsletter/blog so you won’t miss a giveaway. Just enter your e-mail address into the sign-up box to the right and click “subscribe.” I won’t be spamming you; I promise.

Book giveaway on Oscar night

hollywood-117589_640Today’s the day—the Academy Awards a.k.a. Oscars will be presented tonight.

I have to admit that I haven’t closely followed the nominations (I guess I was too busy writing!), but I agree with what many people are saying: there’s a definite lack of diversity in the nominations. Hollywood focuses too much on white, straight actors/actresses, directors, and writers, while artists of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and other minorities are underrepresented.

Well, the main character of my latest Hollywood novel, Just Physical, checks two minority boxes—three, if you count being a woman. Jill Corrigan is an out lesbian, and she’s also an actress with MS, multiple sclerosis. The disease makes working on the set of a historical disaster movie difficult, and it’s also the reason why she wants to stay away from relationships…that is, until she meets her new stunt double, Kristine “Crash” Patterson.

Just Physical coverInstead of handing out Oscars, I want to give away a signed copy of Just Physical.

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to answer a question and send me an e-mail with your answer:

What song does Jill hum while Crash is helping her take off the stunt harness?

If you haven’t read the book yet, no problem. The answer can be found in this excerpt.

Important: Please send me an e-mail with your answer. Don’t leave a comment on this blog which mentions the answer!

The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday. I’ll e-mail the winner then.

Have a nice Sunday, everyone!

The winners of my vampire short story are…

Coitus-interruptus-dentalisSince I’m in a generous mood today, I decided to give away two e-book copies of my paranormal short story “Coitus Interruptus Dentalis” instead of just one.

I just drew the two winners, and they are:


Cindy (skipper13)

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the story, even though one of you said she doesn’t normally read paranormal stories.

Everyone else, please check back when it’s time for the next giveaway, probably in July, when my romantic suspense novel “Next of Kin” will be out!

Have a nice Sunday,


And the winners are…

Wow. I had over 60 e-mails from people who wanted a chance to win my romance novel “Damage Control” and the cute stuffed lynx! Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to send me an e-mail, and also thanks to everyone who commented.

The correct answer to the question (how did Lauren name the stuffed lynx that Grace gave her in “Damage Control”) was: Betty.

lynxI just drew the winners.

Yes, winners, plural. I decided that I would send the lynx and the paperback to winner number two and then draw a second winner who’ll get an e-book copy of “Damage Control.”

So, the two lucky women are:

Cheryl (squrl1298) for the paperback and the lynx

Amy Barr for the e-book

Everyone else, please check back regularly for more giveaways–or sign up to my newsletter/blog so you won’t miss a giveaway. I’m giving away at least one copy of all of my newly published books–for example “Coitus Interruptus Dentalis,” the new short story that will be available next week!


Giveaway: Win my lesbian romance “Damage Control” and a cute lynx

Tlynxhe Ylva wolf has a new sibling… Well, more a temporary guest in her den.

This cute little stuffed lynx is identical to the one that Grace Durand, the main character of my new romance novel Damage Control, gives to Lauren after winning it at the arcade.

Since wolves and lynx probably don’t mix well, I’m giving the lynx away along with a signed paperback copy of Damage Control.

To make things a little more interesting, here’s what you have to do to win the lynx and the paperback:

Send me an e-mail with the name that Lauren gives the little lynx in Damage Control. Not quite incidentally, it’s also Grace’s real first name. In case you haven’t read my latest novel or just can’t remember the name, take a look at this excerpt from Damage Control before e-mailing me.

Important: Feel free to leave a comment as well, but please DON’T mention the name there.

Best of luck!


Winners of “Goal Setting for Writers”

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to draw the winners of my newest giveaway for a copy of Goal Setting for Writers!

Thank you to everyone who participated and left a comment, either here or on my blog for writers

The random number generator just picked two winners:


The fifth and sixth comment would be Darlene Williamson and Anne, but since Anne says she already owns a copy of Goal Setting for Writers, I skipped her, so the second winner is Kate Ennis. 

Congratulations to Darlene and Kate!

Everyone else, please check back or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the next giveaway–likely in April, when my new romance novel, Damage Control, will be published. 

Book giveaway: Win a copy of “Goal Setting for Writers”

cover_Goal-Setting-for-Writers_500x800Over the years, I have mentored a lot of new writers, helping them to finish their first book, and I have also given advice to writers who were further along in their writing careers and wanted to pursue other writing goals such as trying out a new genre, publishing a series, or giving up their day jobs to make a living as a writer. 

Most writers I know have some kind of goal or dream for their writing, but many aren’t quite sure how to achieve their goals.

So I finally sat down and wrote a book that will help writers achieve their writing dreams.

Goal Setting for Writers has been published under my real name, Sandra Gerth. It’s a book that will show you how to set and achieve your writing goals, finally write a book, and become a successful author. 

Today, I’m giving away two e-book copies of Goal Setting for Writers

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to leave a comment, either on this blog or on my blog for writers. I’ll draw the winners on Monday morning (8 a.m. EST). 

Make sure to check back to see if you have won or sign up for my newsletter so you won’t miss it. 

Best of luck!

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