Today, we have Nell Iris back on the blog 🥳 She’s here to help you fill up your TBR for the autumn. Welcome, Nell.
I want to start by thanking my dear friend Ofelia for welcoming me back to her blog. For once, I’m not here to talk about a new release; instead, I’m spreading some love for a couple of my older books. Because older books need love too, amirite? 😊
It’s foggy outside as I write this. And chilly; the thermometer says 1 degree Celsius (34F), but I’m wearing my favorite woolly socks, an oversized thick, knitted sweater, and my softest sweatpants, so even if my nose is a bit on the cold side, the rest of me is warm and cozy. And my soul is warm, because it’s AUTUMN, baby!, and I love autumn. It’s my favorite season of them all!
Because autumn is not only the time for knitwear and fresh, crisp air, it’s also the time for steaming mugs of tea (or hot chocolate!) and, of course, books. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve already spent on Goodreads and various other book sites, looking for the perfect books to read this season, preferably with autumn vibes. And if you’re a bookworm like me, you’ve probably done the same.
So that’s why I’m here today. To tell you a little about stories I’ve written that have autumn vibes, to help you with your TBR for the coming months. Are you ready? Do you have a cup of a hot beverage of your choice? Fuzzy socks? Alright, let’s go.
If you’re in the mood for characters over forty flirting on social media like two old farts, a huge but adorable rescue dog, a character with abandonment issues and a possible tool belt fetish, and an old crush being brought to life, this is the book for you. There’s also the best sister in the world and slow walks in the autumnal forest. What more could you possibly need? 😊
Acquaintances-to-lovers :: bisexual representation :: characters over 40 :: reunion :: rescue dog
“Hi. I heard you’ve been sick.”
Eddy Pennington is recovering from a severe bout of pneumonia when an old acquaintance, Moss, sends him a message on social media. They haven’t spoken in years, but Eddy is pleasantly surprised. He always liked Moss even if they were never close friends.
Moss Fanning has no ulterior motive with his message: all he wants is to wish Eddy a speedy recovery. He got over the crush he used to have on Eddy a long time ago.
They reconnect easily and have even more in common now. And when they meet in person, the attraction is instant. Will an innocent, well-meaning message on social media lead to something more? Something deeper? Something…everlasting?
M/M Contemporary / 21998 words
They Met in the Park
If you like the meet cute trope, this book is for you. And if you like a loner gentle giant who’s economical with his words, a spoiled cute dog who acts as cupid, and a talkative adorable man with a huge heart, you’ll definitely want to give this book a try. Add on a heroic rescue mission and you’re sure to melt 😊
gentle giant :: size difference :: characters over 40 :: lone wolf :: meet cute
Can a spoiled little dog bring two strangers together?
The first time Jacke sees him, it’s a happy accident. He’s taken refuge in a quiet corner of the park, decompressing after a difficult day at work, when the man, dressed in a fancy suit, passes by him walking a spoiled little dog.
As the days pass, Jacke notices the adorable pair several times. He’s unable to take his eyes off the man whose first priority is the dog, even over his own comfort. And one day, when circumstances are right, Jacke takes a chance and speaks to the man. David.
David’s personality is as adorable as his outward appearance, and a short walk in the rain results in mutual attraction and a promise to see each other again. A second meeting in the park turns into a date, and Jacke starts longing for something he thought he’d never have; a partner. But does David feel the same? Will a chance meeting in the park turn into love?
M/M Contemporary / 17478 words
If you can’t get enough of autumn, these three stories also take place in fall to varying degrees. In My Arms Again is a fantasy story that is set when autumn slips into winter; Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings is contemporary and the title speaks for itself; and finally, Us Again is a shortie with a very autumnal cover.
I wish you a cozy autumn season and lots of lovely reads!