Winter Books | Ofelia Gränd

Soon it’s winter!


This year I’ve listed my spring books, my summer books, and my autumn books, and now we’ve come to my winter books. The winter months, according to Google, are December, January, and February, but I’m cheating a little and posting this now.

Winter is my second favourite season, autumn being my absolute favourite. And since Christmas falls during the winter, there will be some holiday stories. It’s always fun to write holiday stories, and I’ve written one this year too – 24 Dates will be published on December 2nd.

There will be more winter books in the future, #PictaBook for example. It takes place in February so, it’s a winter book. It might be my all-time favourite book I’ve written…maybe LOL

But enough about future releases! The winter book I have available now are the following:

Once in a Snowstorm Poor Aiden gets caught in a snowstorm but is saved by Tristan and his beloved dog Og. It’s a 29k contemporary M/M story, and it’s a bit over the top – it’s meant to be. It’s the first in the Nortown series but can be read as a standalone if one so pleases.

Once in the Underworld – This is the fourth story in the Nortown series, and it can be read as a standalone too. It’s about Chris and Gabe. Gabe happened to witness a crime and the police hide him in Nortown. A 31k contemporary gay romance.

Just Words – Nortown 4.5 an Aiden and Tristan short, and if you want to read this, I suggest you read all the stories leading up to it. Maybe not Once in a Forest or Once in May, but rest. A 6.4k contemporary established couple story

Honey Baked – Nortown… erm… the last one I wrote… 5.5! LOL It’s a Christmas story about John and Zach, so read Once in May before you read this one. It’s 8k of Santa kink.

Trapped – Aww, I don’t know what to say about this. It’s not romance, not really. There is plenty of love, but Charlie and William have been married for many years. Their daughter is a grownup, and William doesn’t remember him anymore or most days he doesn’t some days he does, and those are the days Charlie lives for. It’s a 12k contemporary shared-an-entire-life kind of story.

From All of Us to All of You – One of the first stories I ever wrote. It’s about Lucia, which is a holiday of light we celebrate in Sweden. It’s 14k and I don’t dare to open it in fear of what I’ll see there LOL

The Snowflake – Now, who said winter had to be cosy Christmas stories? Here we have some blood and gore and ice sculptures. 21k of crazy love, talking cats, and body parts! Horror, yes, but crazy people can be in love too.

Eight Feet of Magic – Adventure! This is one of those I loved writing. Hank Goodenough and Captain Elezar Steel steer a steam-driven airship towards the Arctic Circle in search of a Yule miracle. 19k of steampunk, and last year I published it one part at the time throughout December on my Facebook page – it’s still there if you search for it.

Turning Wood – Last year’s Christmas story and *drum roll* part of the 2020 Top Ten Gay Romance anthology from JMS Books. I’m super happy about that, thank you to all of you who bought a copy. It’s the first in the Up North series, a series of standalone contemporary gay romances. In this, we get to meet Otho and Mason, two gentle souls who connect over some Christmas food and near-death experiences.

Scary Gary – I love Scary Gary, he’s my favourite grim reaper LOL. This is a short little thing, only 5k, and it free everywhere than on Amazon because they’re effing slow over there. It about Micah who has a shadow who wants to kill him, and when the shadow succeeds, there is Gary – scythe and all.

Happy reading!

Cyber Monday Sale @ JMS Books

Did you miss the Black Friday Sale? Worry not, these days there are sales left and right. We’re having a Cyber Monday Sale over at JMS Books today and tomorrow.

Since I suggested you’d stock on Christmas books last time, perhaps we should have a look at some paranormals this time?


Sadly, no new books have popped up in the last two days, so the titles available are:

  • 2020 Top Ten Gay Romance (Turning Wood)
  • 24 Dates
  • Banger Challenge
  • Black Bird
  • Crazy Joe
  • Cup o’ Sugar
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Jaeger’s Lost and Found
  • Legendary Loves (Pine Tree Mary)
  • Nine Stones
  • Pine Tree Mary
  • Quinny, Focus!
  • Soul Eater
  • Turning Wood
  • When Skies Are Gray

You’ll find them all here!

Happy reading

Cover Reveal | Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday by Nell Iris

Today, Nell Iris is joining us. Nell is a fellow JMS Books writer, and one of the lovely people showing up in my morning office every day – we write together every morning I’m not working. Today, we’re doing a show and tell, so I’ll step away and let Nell take it from here.

First, I’d like to thank my hostess, the lovely Ofelia Gränd, for having me on the blog today. I’m here today to reveal the cover of my upcoming holiday release, Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday. It’s a New Year’s Eve story, so it’s perfect if you like me (and Petter and Isak in my story) think that NYE is a stupid holiday that’s best spent in the comfort of your own home, with a good book and a glass of bubbly. Of course, that’s how I’d spend most of my holidays if I thought I could get away with it.

Anyway. Back to the reason I’m here. The cover. So get comfy, pop a bottle of bubbly for an extra festive effect…or you know, sparkling cider if it’s too early on a weekday for you to drink bubbly. Then take a deep breath and look at the beautiful cover. I love it so much I look like a heart-eye emoji every time I look at it.

Nell torn cover

It’s the perfect cover for the story: Isak and Petter meet by an ancient stone ship setting on New Year’s Eve when our history nerd Petter twists his ankle, and knight-in-shining-armor—eh, winter jacket, it’s mid-winter in the north after all—comes to his rescue. But before they return to civilization, the burn a few sparklers Petter brought, drink disgusting champagne that turns out to be non-alcoholic, and start falling in love. So this is Petter on the cover, wearing the sweater his grandmother knitted for him, making silly New Year’s resolutions while burning sparklers.

Nell RF cover

Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday is already available for pre-order on my publisher’s website. So why not head over there and pre-order this beauty? It will be available on December 30, so you’ll have it just in time for a quiet, bookish New Year’s Eve. I won’t even mind if you skip the champagne; Petter and Isak would have preferred hot chocolate and coffee anyway 😊

Nell text post


Two strangers, a twisted ankle, an ancient stone ship, and a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget

Petter sneaks out of the New Year’s party he didn’t want to go to and treks to an old burial site he’s dying to see. Alone. Without telling anyone on a freezing December night. Without cell service…a huge problem when he twists his ankle.

Someone passes by Isak’s house on the path leasing to the stone ship. When the person never returns, Isak worries and sets off to investigate. What he finds is Petter, a pack of sparklers, and an instant connection.

Under a starry sky, they learn they have a lot in common. Will the attraction burn hot and fizzle out like the fireworks going off over their heads when they return to the real world? Or will it deepen, grow, and turn into something real? Something everlasting like the stone ship?

M/M Contemporary / 20851 words

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