Books

Historical romance – the Castle Wadenstierna- series

ÖVERENSKOMMELSER – ARRANGEMENTS

The year is 1880.
It is December and the Stockholm social life is in full swing. Beatrice Löwenström, a young, tightly held bourgeois lady is visiting the opera with her uncles and his family. There she stumbles into the charismatic and infamous bachelor Seth Hammerstaal. He is one of the richest men in Sweden, an alluring man with no regard for societies rules.
Their chance meeting sets something unstoppable in motion. Despite their initial dislike for each other, their paths seem to cross at every twist and turn. Seth cannot help but be fascinated by Beatrice intelligence, beauty and candour. She is like no other woman he has ever met. It does not take long before Beatrice and Seth realize that they are entangled in a very passionate, yet complicated, romance.
Despite their love, arrangements have been set in motion to keep them apart. People very close to Beatrice have made promises and set plans in to action that do not include freedom, happiness or Seth…

 

BETVINGADE – COERCION

An involuntary relationship… More passionate than either one of them could have known.

Sweden 1349. The Middle Ages like you have never seen them before. Treachery, drama and tight bodices. A headstrong woman. Illiana Henriksdotter. Firmly kept, strictly raised and yet sure about what she wants out of life. An intelligent young woman of good birth, skilled in herbal medicine of the healing and the killing kind.

A scarred warrior. Markus Järv. Pulled from death and torture’s clutches as a small child, traumatized and brutalized as an adult. A Knight and the king’s right-hand man. Violence is his life and women are a distraction.

As different as night from day, Illiana and Markus can only agree on one thing: They want nothing to do with each other. 
Fate, however, has other plans for them. Together, they must join forces on a journey filled with courage, suppressed desire and the terror of a deadly enemy out for revenge…

 

DE SKANDALÖSA – THE SCANDALOUS

The year is 1685 – golden age of the Baroque period.
The place is Wadenstierna, Sweden’s most magnificent castle.
An ill-conceived bet. A secret revealed. An unexpected alliance.
And a scandalous affair …
A man known for his depraved lifestyle. Earl Gabriel Gripklo has the blackest of reputations. He is no stranger to sin, and entirely without scruples when it comes to sex, women and pleasures – carnal or otherwise.
A woman who has lost everything. Magdalena Swärd is the eternal spinster. Educated but impoverished. Cheated and ostracized. On the brink of ruin, she is forced to accept employment as the companion to a young baroness.
A secret pact…
With her sharp tongue and strict clothing Magdalena stands for all that Gabriel abhors in women. In turn, the decadent Earl represents everything Magdalena despises in men. Will both their lives spiral out of control when a shocking agreement leads to a forbidden, tempestuous affair.

 

HIGH STAKES

ALL IN

(Swedish title: En enda natt, German title: Die Erbin)

Trust is the most precious commodity of all…

In the cutthroat world of Sweden’s financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He’s out to hijack the ultimate prize: Investum. After years of planning, all the players are in place; he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side—Natalia De la Grip.

Elegant, brilliant, driven to succeed in a man’s world, Natalia is curious about David’s unexpected invitation to lunch. Everyone knows that he is rich, dangerous, and unethical. But she soon discovers he is also deeply scarred.

The attraction between these two is impossible, but the long Swedish nights unfold an affair that will bring to light shocking secrets, forever alter a family, and force both Natalia and David to confront their innermost fears and desires.

“A compelling story that has heat and heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown

“All In is sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” –New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare

“Everything a reader could want!”—New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James

“I’ve been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.” –New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

Praise for ALL IN by Simona Ahnrstedt:

“Ahrnstedt neatly balances lusty romance and the tension of corporate scheming at the highest level. Fans of strong women and powerful men will gladly buy stock in this story.”– Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

“The author’s ability to skillfully fuse a luxurious lifestyle, a refreshingly different Swedish setting, a plot riddled with revenge and financial intrigue, and plenty of steamy romance means All In will be the must-have leisure read everywhere this summer.”– Booklist

“A stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love.”– Kirkus Reviews

“One of the most exciting new projects is the July 2016 publication of Swedish author Simona Ahrnstedt’s ALL IN.” – Library Journal

“Trailblazing Swedish author Ahrnstedt offers readers a satisfying game of high-stakes corporate intrigue and scandalously illicit passion. The romance between her strong, well-matched protagonists is engaging…There is plenty to enjoy here, particularly in the subplots, and fan interest will surely remain high for the rest of this trilogy.” – RT Book Reviews

“This passionate love story set in the cutthroat world of big business and venture capital was a bestseller in Sweden. Notorious corporate raider David Hammar doesn’t count on falling for Natalia De la Grip, the brilliant but unappreciated daughter of his chief rival. Drawn together by sexual sparks and their mutual outsider status, the two become lovers but must make a series of deeply difficult choices.” – Publishers Weekly, Best Books of Summer

“Given the popularity of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo, the idea is to introduce American audiences to another kind of Swedish commercial fiction. . . . I’m grabbing this one when it comes out in summer 2016.” —BookRiot

“Perfect for readers looking to shake up their usual romance reads.” – Bookish, Best Books of Summer 2016

“Everything a reader could want!” – New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James

“A compelling story that has heat and heart.”– New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown

“Fast-paced, sexy and smart!” – New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

“I’ve been searching for this feeling all year: this book left me absolutely breathless.”– New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

“Sexy, smart, and completely unputdownable. Breathtaking, from start to finish.” – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare

 

FALLING

(Swedish title: En enda hemlighet)

A gripping, glittering novel of scandal and suspense that ranges from Sweden to New York City to Africa, from the bestselling author of All In . . .
Alexander de la Grip is known in the tabloids and gossip blogs as a rich, decadent jet-setting playboy who spends most of his days recovering from the night before. With a string of beautiful conquests, he seems to care about nothing and no one.
Isobel Sørensen has treated patients in refugee camps and war zones, and is about to depart Sweden for a pediatric hospital in Chad. Devoted to her humanitarian work, she cares almost too deeply. Especially when she learns that Alexander is withholding desperately needed funds from her aid foundation.
Is it because she’s the only woman who ever told him to go to hell?
As the two push each other’s boundaries to the breaking point, the truth turns out to be much more complicated.
Pain, love, trust, betrayal. Which will triumph when safety is nothing but an empty word?

 

RISKING IT ALL

(Swedish title: En enda risk)

Risking it All is about two polar opposites who are brought together by fate in a wintry city north of the Arctic Circle.

Ambra Vinter is a reporter for one of the county’s biggest evening newspapers. She is clever, cocky and idealistic. She has been sent to cover a story in the cold and snowy eternal darkness that is Kiruna in December. Haunted by a past threatening to catch up with her she quickly discovers that the easy job nobody wanted to take has hidden depths.
Just days before Christmas Ambra runs into the ruggedly handsome Tom Lexington. He is a security expert and elite soldier who has come back from captivity and torture in Tchad. Traumatized by his experiences Tom is hiding out in a friend’s luxury cabin in the wintry woods. He is also in Kiruna to win back the woman he loves so the last thing Tom needs is an arrogant big city reporter to complicate matters. Of course, the furthest thing from Ambra’s mind is getting mixed up with a gruff, chauvinistic caveman like Tom.
Fate has other plans for them. Like to magnets they are inexorably drawn to one another. But, will what happens north of the Arctic Circle stay north of the Arctic Circle?