Something More is the universe with the most books in it to date. It takes place in a fictional, Norwegian small town – with some visits to bigger, existing towns and cities.
More Than Words and More Than Us
This is the couple that starts off this series. They’re chronologically first as their novel starts in September of 2011. When these books were first published as big, epic novels Alex and Andreas were the second book… but that was only because I wrote More Than Anything first. Alex and Andreas will always be first. They’ll always be the first gay couple I ever wrote way back when in my paranormal/supernatural Norwegian serial. Their story span from September 2011 to December 2012, with an epilogue set in June 2013. I’m currently writing a second book for them, set at the end of 2013. They’re going an unusual route in their relationship that I’m not sure readers will like, but I like it and they like it, so that’s all that matters. That book will be out in 2019!
More Than Anything and More Than Distance
This was the first story I wrote and finished in this series. That was back in 2014. MTA was my novel for NaNoWriMo. I won the challenge that year. By quite a margin. I think that was the first time I’d done that. I even managed to start More Than Words before November was over. This was more of a Young Adult book. Geir was 16 in the beginning, then he turned 17. Jørgen was older but so broken and inexperienced. It turned into a New Adult later in the story. These two were also part of the aforementioned supernatural Norwegian serial, and some of what happened there also happened here. Like Geir having to move. He wasn’t gone for years though (only 1!) and he never had a relationship with Martin. He was so head over heels for Jørgen he never saw anyone else. I quite like it this way. They were so into each other and considerate of each other and just perfect for each other in every way. It starts in January 2012 and ends at the end of June 2013. For much of the time, the main characters are apart.
I want to write more about them. I’m not sure I’ll have enough material for a new book, but short stories are definitely going to be a thing.
More Than Enough
This novel wasn’t meant to be like it turned out at all. For one, I planned on hooking Thomas up with Glenn in the beginning. I don’t think Leo was even in the picture then? I can’t remember what I had planned for him, anyway. And then this idea came to me… Thomas and Leo… and so this novel was born. Thomas was the first asexual character in this series and I wanted him to be firm on some points (no anal sex!), but willing to give a little in return. Leo’s bisexual, after all, so he has a sex drive even if Thomas hasn’t. Leo struggles with his own issues, mainly the bullying he suffered when he was younger. These two are very good at communicating. They were so talkative while I wrote this book. It came so easy. This was definitely meant to be. This novel take place over the span of a few months: December 2012 to February 2013.
More Than This
My only MF romance to date. It follows Maria, Andreas’s little sister, as she tries to unravel the mystery of the night the book starts. It also follows her deepening feelings for the school’s bad boy, Roar.
More Than Life
Ah, Glenn. You’ve had quite the ride. He was first supposed to end up with Thomas, then Viktor (Alex’s friend from university college). Neither of them worked out and then in waltzed Nikolai. Glenn’s worst nightmare, if you will. A walking gay stereotype paired with someone who’s deathly afraid of being perceived as gay (even though he so totally are). But they worked. And Nik made Glenn a better person. Glenn did a hell of a lot of work to get to where he is now, but he couldn’t have done it without Nik.
The serial consists of 4 episodes (1 prologue, two novellas, and one epilogue) and it starts in March 2013 and ends in November/December 2013. There’s also a prequel short story set the year before, July 2012 and a couple of flash fiction in-between.
More Than Friends
Another couple that turned out quite different to how I wanted it to be. Ben was going to end up with Nik, that was my endgame. That was the plan since I came up with these characters (and when they were English, not Norwegian). But Ben and Tarjei… they did fit together. And Tarjei was so bloody in love and willing to put up with almost anything… I couldn’t break the poor guy’s heart. And Nik found himself another guy, so all’s good.
This serial of four books spans a few months. It starts in March 2013 and ends in July 2013. Not that much time. It consists of 19 episodes and a prequel short story where we see how Ben lost his virginity to Tarjei. There might be more short stories further down the line, but I’m not sure I have enough material for another book. I was going to write another book… but I’m not sure if I want to go there or not.
Will there be more?
I’m not sure. Not right now. If there’s a time jump, then there’s a big possibility. Alex & Andreas’s second book will be the last one – but I have ideas, so I won’t say I won’t write more books.
There’s also another pseudo-stand-alone book…
It is technically part of this universe, but only have one small detail in common. Viktor. Alex’s friend from university college. He’s Adrian’s (the MCs) neighbour in the dorms and we meet him once in this book. It spans a couple of weeks in January and February 2013 (so the same time Alex is in Volda).