Simona Ahrnstedt

Simona Ahrnstedt (b. 1967) was born in Prague and moved to Sweden with her parents at a very young age. Besides being one of Sweden’s best-selling authors, she is a licensed psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapist. Ahrnstedt’s rich and captivating character depictions, paired with her provocative and daringly executed plots, breathe life into the now rapidly growing genre of Scandinavian women’s fiction. Alongside her role as novelist, Ahrnstedt is a spokesperson for books by women, for women and about women.

“I am IN LOVE with Swedish author Simona Ahrnstedt’s books.”
Marian Keyes

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf is No. 2 in hardcover on the latest Swedish bestseller list, claiming the No. 4 spot on the audio list as well. Simona Ahrnstedt debuts on the lists with her just published Hearts on the Line, which is No. 2 in e-book and No. 4 in hardcover. Finally, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 comes in at No. 5 in paperback.

‘Hearts on the Line’ published in Sweden

In their early youth Dessie and Sam were mad about each other. Devastating events at a party decimated their love and brutally tore them apart. As adults, none of them have quite recovered from the betrayals and lies. Fifteen years on, Dessie is a highly skilled security expert with experience from war zones all over the world. With a top position in a violent business where women are rare, she is also haunted by traumas that threaten to destroy her.

Sam was the underdog from the suburbs that everyone counted out. Following Dessie’s deceit, revenge was long his driving force, and it fueled him to create a vast and successful hotel empire. When Sam finds himself targeted by disturbing death threats, he becomes in need of a bodyguard. Fate brings Dessie his way…

One look at each other is enough for Dessie and Sam to know exactly what’s at stake. Now they’re playing with their hearts on the line.

Simona Ahrnstedt’s Hearts on the Line is a pulse triggering story about lowering your guard and facing your past. Hearts on the Line is the third installment in the stand-alone series Opposites Attract.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week on the official bestseller lists in Sweden, Anders Roslund places at No. 8 in the paperback category with Knock Knock, the first installment in the Nameless Girls Diptych. The sequel, Sweet Dreams, comes in at No. 3 on the audio list, and No. 6 in e-books. Also on the e-books list is Anne Holt, whose A Necessary Death is No. 8. Finally, Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Bit More is No. 10 in paperback.

The weekly Swedish bestseller list

Anders Roslund continues to feature with two titles on the official bestseller lists from Sweden. This week, Sweet Dreams is No. 4 in audio, No. 6 in e-book and No. 8 in hardcover, while Knock Knock is No. 5 on the paperback list. Also on the paperback list is Simona Ahrnstedt, claiming the No. 9 spot with Just a Bit More. Anne Holt meanwhile grabs the No. 4 position on the e-book list with A Necessary Death.

The July bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of July sees Anders Roslund feature on the Swedish bestseller lists with his novel Sweet Dreams, which claims the No. 1 spot on both the hardcover and the e-book list, as well as the No. 2 spot on the audiobook list. Sweet Dreams’s predecessor, Knock Knock, grabs the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, as well as the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Also on the paperback list is Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Bit More, claiming No. 7. Lina Bengtsdotter’s Beatrice nabs No. 5 on the audiobook list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Anders Roslund land the No. 1 spot in e-book, No. 2 spot in hardcover and No. 3 spot in audio on the Swedish bestseller lists, with his novel Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock meanwhile features at No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. In the paperback category Roslund is also joined by Simona Ahrnstedt, who comes in at No. 8 with Just a bit More.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week Anders Roslund reigns the Swedish bestseller lists, claiming the No. 1 spot in both hardback and e-book as well as the No. 5 in audio with his recently published Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock also features at No. 2 in paperback and No. 8 in e-book. Lina Bengtsdotter's newly published Beatrice meanwhile makes an appearance in audio at No. 2, whilst Simona Ahrnstedt stays put at No. 6 in the paperback category with her Just a Bit More.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders Roslund holds the most top placements on the official bestseller lists in Sweden. Roslund’s Sweet Dreams is not only No. 1 in hardcover, it’s No. 1 in e-book as well, and No. 2 in audio. The prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 2 in paperback and No. 4 in e-book. Joining Roslund on the paperback list is Simona Arhnstedt, whose Just A Bit More stays firmly put at No. 6.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund dominates the bestseller lists in Sweden this week, coming in at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book list with Sweet Dreams, which is also No. 5 in hardcover. The novel’s prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 3 on the paperback list, where Roslund is joined also by Simona Arhnstedt. Ahrnstedt’s just published paperback edition of Just a Bit More is No. 6 on the list.

Simona Ahrnstedt awarded for her portrayal of Laholm

Simona Ahrnstedt has been given a grant from the Jan Olshedens and Göran Trydell’s Scholarship Fund for Advocates of Words and Images, for her loving portrayal of the small town Laholm in her latest novel Just a Bit More.

The Storytel Awards 2019

The nominees for 2019’s Storytel Awards have been announced. Previously known as the Grand Audiobook Prize, the Storytel Awards have been handed out to the best audio books in Sweden since 2007. The awards are split into five categories: Suspense, Fiction, Nonfiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for the Suspense award are: Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die, Anne Holt’s A Grave for Two, Kristina Ohlsson’s To Him Who Knocks, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, Jo Nesbø’s Knife, and Anders Roslund’s Knock Knock.

The Fiction nominees include: Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm, Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People, Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Little More, and Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794.

Fans will be able to vote for their favorites till January 17, and the winners will be announced at a gala event on April 2.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.

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‘The Scandalous’ shortlisted for the LovelyBooks Leserpreis

Simona Ahrnstedt’s gripping novel The Scandalous is nominated for Der Lovelybooks Leserpreis 2019 in the category ‘Historical Novels’. The award is the biggest readers’ choice book award in the German speaking world and is awarded to the readers’ favorite author of the past 12 months.

The voting will close on 26th of November. To vote, click “Read more” below.

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