Winter Books | Ofelia Gränd

Soon it’s winter!

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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!

Up North | 24 Dates

Christmas-Evergreen

It’s time for Christmas once again! I fear this year will be quite different from how it normally is, at least here. The government is already telling us not to make any big Christmas plans, and that there likely will be travel bans.

I guess we’ll have to stay at home and read instead.

Today, I thought I’d do a little introduction of the characters – Victor and Jian – in 24 Dates. Filling out the character cards I’ve done for all the Up North characters, I realised I haven’t said how old they are.

Victor thinks one of his colleagues is a few years older than him, around forty. So I guess Victor and Jian are around thirty-five LOL

Unlike the other Up North stories, we’re starting with an established couple. Victor and Jian have been together for years. Two years ago, they bought a house and moved to Northfield, but it made Jian’s commute longer. He leaves early in the morning and isn’t home until late in the evening, and they hardly see each other awake anymore.

Something has to change.

While Victor mostly walks around and feels sorry for himself, Jian sets out to save their relationship, and he does so by planning 24 dates, starting on December 1st and going all the way up till the 24th.

Now, what qualifies as a date? The opinions about that might differ.

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24datesWhen Victor Hill bought a house with his boyfriend, Jian Kouri it was a dream come true. But now, two years later, instead of living their happily ever after, they hardly see the other awake.

With Jian out the door before Victor gets up in the morning, and asleep on the couch nearly as soon as he walks in the door, the life Victor imagined couldn’t be further from reality. They don’t talk; they don’t touch, and Victor fears he and Jian have already drifted too far apart.

The holiday season is a time for hope, but when Victor comes home to find Jian with a plan to woo him for Christmas, is it too little, too late? The dates are great, and there are filled with Christmas fun to get Victor in the right spirit for the holiday, but are they enough for the two of them to fall in love again? Or is there just too much in their relationship that needs fixing?

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Cover Reveal | 24 Dates

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On the second of December, 24 Dates will be released. It will be the sixth story in the Up North series – so stand-alone, contemporary, and taking place somewhere up north.

This time we’re in Northfield. Victor and Jian used to live in Courtland, but two years ago they moved to Northfield. It was supposed to be all roses and rainbows, but it hasn’t been like that at all.

Victor fears their relationship won’t last much longer. He hardly ever seen Jian awake anymore – they don’t talk, they don’t touch, and everything feels hopeless. Until Jian surprises him with a date on the first of December.

So we’re having us a Christmas story, and the plot goes like this:

  • December 1st: Surprise outdoor date

  • December 2nd: Suprise indoor date

  • December 3rd: Suprise date in public place

  • December 4th: Suprise car date

  • December 5th: Suprise wet outdoor date

  • December 6th: Suprise sport date

  • December 7th: Suprise food date

  • December 8th: Not really a surprise date in a public place

  • December 9th: Not really a surprise lunch date

  • December 10th: Not really a surprise movie night date

  • December 11th: Not really a surprise outdoor date

  • December 12th: Competition date

  • December 13th: Couple massage date

  • December 14th: Stargazing date

  • December 15th: Dessert date

  • December 16th: Realestate date

  • December 17th: Trivia night date

  • December 18th: Wine & Paint date

  • December 19th: Competition date

  • December 20th: Bookclub date

  • December 21st: Outdoor date

  • December 22nd: Craft date

  • December 23d: Public place date

  • December 24th: Jigsaw date


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When Victor Hill bought a house with his boyfriend, Jian Kouri it was a dream come true. But now, two years later, instead of living their happily ever after, they hardly see the other awake.

With Jian out the door before Victor gets up in the morning, and asleep on the couch nearly as soon as he walks in the door, the life Victor imagined couldn’t be further from reality. They don’t talk; they don’t touch, and Victor fears he and Jian have already drifted too far apart.

The holiday season is a time for hope, but when Victor comes home to find Jian with a plan to woo him for Christmas, is it too little, too late? The dates are great, and there are filled with Christmas fun to get Victor in the right spirit for the holiday, but are they enough for the two of them to fall in love again? Or is there just too much in their relationship that needs fixing?

Pre-order in the JMS shop (20% off)