Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Note: If you do not have a Nook, you can get the Nook reading app free and install it on your computer or smartphone or tablet:  http://littl.ink/NookApp

And now to the really exciting news! Barnes and Noble is having a special promotion they are calling the NOOK Book Bash — where you can find Hundreds of FREE first-in-series books--including my book, The Wicked Groom! Below you'll find codes to get these books free as well as codes to get the 2nd book in the series for 25% off.  In my case, the 2nd book is The Widowed Bride. This promotion runs until February 28, 2019. Please, please, please feel free to share this information with your friends!

Here's how it works:
Choose a series at http://littl.ink/BookBash, then use code NOOKBASHFREE to get the first book free and code NOOKBASH25 to get the second book for 25% off!
Don’t have a NOOK? Download the *free* NOOK reading app for your smartphone or tablet at http://littl.ink/NookApp.
Happy reading!
(PLEASE NOTE: Books must be purchased on the BN.com online store, not in an app. Coupon codes don’t work inside apps.)
I really hope those of you who haven't read one or both of these books takes advantage of this wonderful opportunity and it would be great if you pass on this information to your friends as well! And check out all the other wonderful books available for free as well!

Happy reading and warmest wishes always,
April Kihlstrom

Note: Because there's been some confusion, I'm adding the following information about how to get the free and discounted books.


1: Visit BN.com on your desktop or device (coupons cannot be redeemed on a NOOK device or inside the NOOK app)

2: Add featured ebook(s) to cart

3: View shopping cart

4: Apply Coupon Code below the Order Summary. Please note:

  • Coupons cannot be combined at checkout

  • To use different coupon codes, you must checkout applicable titles separately, free books in one transaction and 25%-off books in another transaction*

5: Complete check out

6: Purchased books will auto-sync to your NOOK library

7: Access your NOOK library from your desktop, NOOK device, or the free NOOK app

* (e.g. you can add 10 titles for coupon 1 and check out, then, in a separate transaction, add 10 titles for coupon 2 and check out)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


I don't often post these days, but I wanted to share some thoughts with you today about 9/11:

17 years ago today, I watched in horror, as we all did, as the towers came down. I have loved ones in NYC and worried for their safety. I mourned for all the lives lost. I cheered the courage of those who went in to help. I pondered what it would mean for our country--and the world. All around me I saw people rise to be their best. I also saw people begin to cling to whatever scrap of control they could--because it was so scary feeling helpless. People who are afraid do not behave well. All around me, I see people who still carry that fear--and desperately try to keep things the way it used to be. When they felt safe. But the world changes. Life cannot be controlled. We either go forward with hope and a determination to create the best possible world or we slide backwards into darkness. I wish for all of us the courage to choose hope. To choose kindness and love and building each other up, not tearing each other down. That would be the real victory over what happened 17 years ago.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Too Oft Betrothed

We all have books of the heart. Too Oft Betrothed is one of mine. 
This book is dedicated to my son and to every child and adult who the world sees as handicapped or disabled or mentally challenged—or whatever the latest buzz words might be. I hope it encourages my readers to realize that people like my son and like Matthew are capable of much more than the world often realizes. Our lives are richer when we look with open eyes and get to know them and discover who they really are. 


A brother with a disability, a fiancé lost at sea, a truly nasty villainess and an American in London in 1812 while feelings still run high between Britain and the former colonies . . . what could possibly go wrong?
Judith Bosworth, of Philadelphia, loved Mr. Gilbert but he was captured by the British and they say he was lost at sea. She arrives in London, with her beloved mentally challenged brother, Matthew, in tow, determined to find out what really happened to Mr. Gilbert and whether a doctor there can help Matthew. 

Sir Richard Warfield thought it would be a good idea for his mother to invite Miss Bosworth to visit. Now he must shepherd both Judith and her brother safely through the shoals of London society. His task is even more complicated when a former love tries to destroy not only him but any possible object of his affection.

Together they must find a way to outwit those who would harm them—or Judith's beloved brother—and the answers she seeks. Love wasn't supposed to be part of the equation.

Note: The primary romance has been totally rewritten in this updated version of the book which was previously published as a Signet Traditional Regency with the original title of Twice Betrothed. 

Available In These Formats

Kindle   iBooks   Nook   Kobo  Google Play  Amazon paperback  B&N paperback

Note:  Some long time readers of my books may recognize parts of Too Oft Betrothed as being very much like another book of mine, Twice Betrothed, written and published years ago as a Signet Traditional Regency Romance. I have never been happy with some of the choices I made, in a misguided effort to write what I thought would please my editor so she would agree to publish the book. When I got the rights back, I was determined never again to let it see the light of day unless I completely rewrote the primary romance. I'm delighted to have accomplished this and can now release the revised book with a new title: Too Oft Betrothed.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Charming Impostor

I've just updated and re-published The Charming Impostor which was originally released as a Signet Traditional Regency in 1985. It's one of my favorites and I hope you love it, too.

Lady Theodosia wasn't ready to settle down in marriage. She was still looking for adventure—adventure she hoped to find helping her friend search for hidden treasure on Viscount Stanwood's estate. The last thing she was expecting to find was love amid the cobwebs and ruins and hidden spaces.

Friday, September 01, 2017

FREE Ebooks

Crazy as it seems, I forgot to share some important information with all of you!

First, an apology. A car accident this spring put me behind on a great many things. I am now trying to catch up but that's why you haven't heard from me in a while.

Second, I know some of you much prefer print books. I've finally managed to make Harriet Tangles With The Earl available in print. I'll give the links below for Amazon and for Barnesandnoble.com. I've begun experimenting, you see, with Nook print option. I think, though I may be mistaken, that with the B&N option, you could go into your local Barnes & Noble store and have them order a copy for you. So here are the links for Harriet Tangles With The Earl.

 (And yes, I will get to the free ebook giveaway in a moment!)

Now to the free ebooks. A group of sweet romance authors have gotten together to offer our readers free ebooks. I'm offering The Ambitious Baronet. Even if you've read the book, odds are you will find quite a few other books you might like to read and new authors you might like to discover.

Note: Some of the authors do require you to sign up for their newsletter to get the free book. I have chosen not to do that so you can get the ebook for free simply by going through this link. I want as many readers as possible to enjoy The Ambitious Baronet.

Here is the link to the giveaway:

The site will take you through all the steps to download the ebooks in your preferred format. This is the only place many of the ebooks--including mine--are available for free.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sometimes Things Go Wrong

As hard as I try to get things right, sometimes I make mistakes and things go disastrously wrong.

Example: Two weeks ago I released a new book. Wonderful! Great joy on my part! A couple of days later I started to work on formatting the file for paperback and realized I'd left out the copyright  notice on that and a previous book. So I hastily added the copyright page and reformatted the files for ebook and uploaded everywhere.

Great, right? Except that yesterday I woke to a notice from Amazon that when I uploaded to Harriet Tangles With The Earl on Amazon, I apparently uploaded the wrong file! Even though I immediately replaced it with the correct file, the book was off sale for 24 hours and I can only hope that everyone who bought the book before that automatically got the corrected file from Amazon.

I checked the files at other vendors and those are okay. Thank heavens!

If you are someone who got the wrong file from Amazon and they did NOT send you the update with the correct file, here are the instructions to get that file:

Go to Amazon, click on "My Account", then "Manage my devices and content"--which will show the books you've purchased. Next to the title of Harriet's book, is a box for "action". If you click on that, update the book should be an option. If none of this works, please let me know and I will see what I can do from this end to get Amazon to get you the update. My deepest apologies for the mix-up!

Here is the cover of the book that was caught in the mix-up--in case you're wondering.  

I am so sorry! You can be sure I'll be double checking things in the future.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Box Set

I hope January finds you well and entering the New Year with a good head start. I hope 2017 brings you good health, happiness, prosperity and more good than you can now imagine. If it has been a rocky start, I hope 2017 brings you comfort, better times ahead and moments of joy that serve as a promise of hope.

I'm having fun writing the start of a new series and hope soon to have word of when that first book will be out. Playing grandmother in December put me decidedly behind on getting it done but I can't regret the time spent with my grandchild and her parents. After all, I write, in part because I believe so strongly in love and family and kindness and hope for the future--and being with our loved ones is part of that.   

Meanwhile . . .

I have been lucky enough to be given back control of The Ambitious Baronet. You can see the new cover in the banner above as well as the new cover for The Widower's Folly. You can find details about the series on my website here. The Ambitious Baronet is currently on sale for $1.99.

What I'm thrilled to be able to tell you is that I've also created a box set of the books and it's currently on sale for $5.99 and contains all three books shown above. Here's the cover--which I love!

Kindle      iBooks     Nook    Kobo