Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings

Release day!!

What if this writer was up until 4AM writing last night, and what if she was woken up super early (early considering her bedtime) by an irritated guard calling about a delivery, and you had to discuss that particular delivery with him. What if she couldn’t go back to sleep, so instead she had a little breakfast and then her husband started a huge project that she had to help with and that took all day. If that had happened, would it be so strange if she forgot about the release of her book today?

I’m not saying it did happen…but I’m also not saying it didn’t. 😂

Let’s not dwell on that little detail now. 😁 Let’s instead focus on Oren and Pete, and my new story Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings.

Early reviews say this about the book:

“Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings is full of heart, and lovely prose. Iris is so good at drawing her readers in with her relatable characters and storylines.”

The Novel Approach Reviews

“Nell Iris is able to craft a beautiful love story in novella form and it’s a real skill. This one was extra lovely because both protagonists were nearly 50, and it’s not often you get that in an MM romance.”



Sometimes love finds you even when you’re not looking for it.

At 47, Oren Walker isn’t looking for love. When he knocks on Pete Higgins’ door, all he wants is to thank him for helping his mom after she broke her femur. He never expected that one look at the man would make his knees weak and heart flutter.

Pete is happy—albeit a bit lonely—after divorcing his wife of 20 years and isn’t looking to replace her. But when Oren shows up, all grateful and handsome and in that fancy suit, the longing for the deep connection of a relationship flares up inside him.

As the leaves turn yellow, Oren and Pete spend a lot of time in honest conversations. Their attraction grows. Will the two men recognize the promise of new beginnings, and take the chance to find the happiness they both deserve?

M/M Contemporary / 17809 words


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