Welcome to my dear friend Ofelia Gränd! She and have a little blog autumn swap going on; she’s here to talk about some of her books set in autumn today, and tomorrow, I’ll be at her blog, talking about a few of my books set in autumn. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Because autumn is great and older books need love, too, and what other reason do you really need to hang out at the blog of a friend? 🙂
Before I step back and let Ofelia do the talking, I wanna say that if you haven’t read Pine Tree Mary, you’re missing out on something great (read my recommendation here).
Hello, everyone! Thank you, Nell, for allowing me to steal a spot on your blog again 🥰 Today, I’m not here to talk about a new release. Strange, right? 😆 Instead, I thought I’d talk about autumn.
Autumn is my favourite season, no doubt about it. I love the cold crisp air, the yellow leaves, and the walks in the woods. It’s also nice to curl up on the couch and read. A cup of something warm and a good book is a luxury best enjoyed in the autumn 😊
Many of the books I’ve written are set in the autumn, so I thought I’d tell you a little about some of them – not all! When I say many, I mean many. There is something with the dark, chilly nights that make me set the stories in the autumn, so I’ll pick a couple… or two couples.
Hey, I’ll give you two books set in September since it’s September, and then two books that take place in October in case you read this when September has ended.
Jaeger’s Lost and Found
The first book I ever wrote for JMS Books was Jaeger’s Lost and Found. To this day, it’s only sold about 150 copies, but I love it. It’s about Archie who’s a finder, only he can’t find anything, at least not the way a finder is supposed to find things.
Then comes Gael, who is a vampire who’s lost his coven. Vampires must have a coven or they’ll die – they’re mentally connected, but when Gael woke up for the day, all his connections were gone.
Archie is his only hope, so they both set out on a race against the clock, assisted by Archies best friend Edie.
So… Archie is a bit neurotic, and he lives in an old dusty book shop, and it’s raining. All. The. Time.
Paranormal gay romance // 28,641 words
Pine Tree Mary
And if we’re gonna talk about those of my books that don’t sell, Pine Tree Mary is one of them. It’s a Norse mythology kind of story, so it might be that or the fact that there is a girl’s name in the title. It’s not about a girl, though. It’s about Hush, who is a pine tree Mary. A pine tree Mary is a forest nymph in Scandinavian folklore. He lives in the forest with his sisters and rides on moose – it is what they do! 😆
A pine tree Mary can also make sure a gun never misses its target, and that’s where Hush gets in trouble. He’s blessing a drug lord’s weapons when Detective Quinn Manning sees him.
Hush has never been to the city, so a trip to the police station is an interesting adventure. He just has to make sure to hide his tail and the hole he has in his back.
Paranormal gay romance // 28,907 words
This is about Oswald and Joshua. Oswald walked in on his fiancé cheating on him on their wedding day, before the ceremony, but still pretty bad timing – not that finding out your spouse is cheating on you ever is timely.
When we come into the story, Oswald has been sleeping in his car for two hundred and seventy-three days, but October in the northern hemisphere can be quite chilly, and he’s running out of money.
When Aiden (from Aiden and Tristan) offers Oswald a job, he doesn’t have much choice but to accept. He’s not super excited about it, but he has to find somewhere to stay before the winter and an apartment costs money.
Before he starts working, he decides to rent a canoe and paddle down the river, but things don’t go as planned, and soon he finds himself in the cold water. Luckily, Joshua finds him and takes him home.
Contemporary gay romance // 23,995 words
Halloween, people! Being a Scandie, Halloween is something I watch happen on social media every year. We don’t do that here. We light candles on the graves of our loved ones on All Saints’ Day, but that’s the closest we have to Halloween. In Soul Eater, we have Halloween, though.
Thaddeus is a wizard and a cop. He has no idea that when he steels a werewolf skull from a black market stall, he’ll conjure a ghost.
Werewolves and wizards aren’t friends, so when Sandy finally comes out of the dark, his first thought is to attack the wizard before him. Mid-attack he realises the wizard is his mate, which he finds as hard to accept as the fact that he’s dead – he doesn’t understand that last bit at first.
This is a favourite of mine because it has ghosts, shifters, wizards, interspecies couples, fated mates, a mystery, and lots of evil people… and it all culminates on Halloween when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.
Paranormal gay romance // 51,577 words
So there you have four of my autumn stories. They’re all dear to me despite being quite different from each other. Hopefully, you found something intriguing, and if not, check out Nell’s books. I know she has a few autumn reads 😊