Starting From Scratch by Jay Northcote, Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote popping in today with the tour for his new transgender release Starting From Scratch, we have a great excerpt and Aerin’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Starting From Scratch

(Housemates 05)
by

Jay Northcote

Starting over isn’t easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be.

Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, except in the romance department. The idea of dating guys as a guy is exhilarating but terrifying, because if Ben wants a boyfriend he’ll have to disclose his secret.

Sid is drawn to Ben from the moment they meet. He normally gets what he wants—in the short term at least. Ben’s guarded at first, and Sid’s not used to guys rejecting his advances. He eventually charms his way through Ben’s defences and helps Ben on his journey of sexual awakening.

It doesn’t matter to Sid that Ben is trans. He’s attracted to the whole person, and isn’t worried about what is—or isn’t—in Ben’s pants. They’re good together, and both of them are falling hard and fast, but Ben’s insecurities keep getting in the way. If Sid can convince Ben he’s committed, will Ben finally be able to put his heart on the line?

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

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Starting From Scratch by Jay Northcote Release Blitz!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote popping in today with his new transgender release Starting From Scratch, check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Starting From Scratch

(Housemates 05)
by

Jay Northcote

Starting over isn’t easy, but Ben is ready to live his life as the man he was always meant to be.

Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, except in the romance department. The idea of dating guys as a guy is exhilarating but terrifying, because if Ben wants a boyfriend he’ll have to disclose his secret.

Sid is drawn to Ben from the moment they meet. He normally gets what he wants—in the short term at least. Ben’s guarded at first, and Sid’s not used to guys rejecting his advances. He eventually charms his way through Ben’s defences and helps Ben on his journey of sexual awakening.

It doesn’t matter to Sid that Ben is trans. He’s attracted to the whole person, and isn’t worried about what is—or isn’t—in Ben’s pants. They’re good together, and both of them are falling hard and fast, but Ben’s insecurities keep getting in the way. If Sid can convince Ben he’s committed, will Ben finally be able to put his heart on the line?

Although this book is part of the Housemates series, it has new main characters, a satisfying happy ending, and can be read as a standalone.

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Housemates series!

The Housemates Series is a collection of standalone stories set around a student house in Britain. Each book focuses on new characters, with themes of self-discovery and sexual awakening.

Helping Hand (Book #1) 

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Like A Lover (Book #2) 

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Practice Makes Perfect (Book #3) 

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Watching and Wanting (Book #4) 

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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About Jay

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. 

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since. 

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her. 

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Wanting and Watching by Jay Northcote Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote stopping by today with the tour for his new release Watching and Waiting, we have a great excerpt and Aerin’s review so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Watching and Waiting

(Housemates 04)
by

Jay Northcote

Watching Jude’s cam show stirs desires Shawn’s always denied…

Shawn is adrift. Recently graduated, he’s stuck in a dead-end job that barely pays the bills. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends have moved on, and he’s still in Plymouth—going nowhere.

Jude is a student living in the same shared house. Out and proud, he’s everything Shawn’s been running from since he hit puberty. When Shawn discovers Jude works as a cam boy, he can’t resist the urge to watch one of his shows. It makes Shawn want things that scare him, yet his fascination forces him to confront his attraction.

Keen to explore his bicurious side, Shawn suggests they do a show together. Jude agrees, and things get complicated—and kinky—fast. But Jude isn’t looking to get involved with someone so deep in the closet. If Shawn’s going to get what he wants, he needs to find the courage to stop hiding from himself and be honest about who he is.

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Watching and Wanting by Jay Northcote Release Blitz & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote stopping by today with his new release Watching and Waiting, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Watching and Waiting

(Housemates 04)
by

Jay Northcote

Watching Jude’s cam show stirs desires Shawn’s always denied…

Shawn is adrift. Recently graduated, he’s stuck in a dead-end job that barely pays the bills. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends have moved on, and he’s still in Plymouth—going nowhere.

Jude is a student living in the same shared house. Out and proud, he’s everything Shawn’s been running from since he hit puberty. When Shawn discovers Jude works as a cam boy, he can’t resist the urge to watch one of his shows. It makes Shawn want things that scare him, yet his fascination forces him to confront his attraction.

Keen to explore his bicurious side, Shawn suggests they do a show together. Jude agrees, and things get complicated—and kinky—fast. But Jude isn’t looking to get involved with someone so deep in the closet. If Shawn’s going to get what he wants, he needs to find the courage to stop hiding from himself and be honest about who he is.

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A Family for Christmas by Jay Northcote Release Blitz & Excerpt!

Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote stopping by today with her new release A Family for Christmas, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

A Family for Christmas

by

Jay Northcote

Zac never had a family of his own, but Rudy has enough to share. 

Shy, inexperienced Rudy has a crush on Zac from the moment his new colleague walks through the door. On an office night out before Christmas, Rudy finds the courage to make a move, and they form a tentative bond. When he discovers Zac will be alone at Christmas, he invites Zac to come home with him. 

Zac prefers to keep people at arm’s length. Yet when Rudy offers him a family Christmas it’s impossible to resist. With no parents of his own, Zac is pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Rudy’s. The only drawback is that everyone assumes they’re a couple. Unwilling to disappoint Rudy’s mum and make Christmas awkward, they decide not to deny it. 

It’s not a chore for Zac to pose as Rudy’s boyfriend, but the pretence makes him want things that scare him—things like a real relationship with Rudy. Zac’s suffered enough rejection in his life already and is afraid to risk his heart. If he can get over his past rejection and let Rudy inside his armour, he might get more for Christmas than he ever imagined.

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Into You by Jay Northcote Release Blitz & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote popping in today with her new release Into You, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Into You

by

Jay Northcote

What do you do when the body you wake up in isn’t yours?

Olly and Scott promised to be best friends forever. They grew up on the same street, went to the same school, and did everything together. But one hot summer night, teenage experimentation caused hurt feelings and confusion, and their friendship was destroyed.

Four years later they’re both eighteen years old and in their final term at school. Scott is a football star and Olly’s preparing for a main role in the school play. After a heated argument in the street—witnessed by their mysterious, elderly neighbour—they wake up the next morning stuck in each other’s bodies.

With no idea how to get back to normal, they have to co-operate in order to hide their secret. Spending time together rekindles their friendship, yet feelings run deeper for both of them. With the end of school fast approaching, the clock is ticking. Unless they discover how to change back, they could be stuck in the wrong bodies forever.

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Practice Makes Perfect by Jay Northcote Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote stopping by today with her new release Practice Makes Perfect, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Aerin’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Practice Makes Perfect

(Housemates 03)
by

Jay Northcote

Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great idea—until the lines blur.

Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and he’s determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, he’s starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action.

Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. He’s young, free and single, and isn’t looking to change that anytime soon. When awkward circumstances throw them together, Ewan offers to help Dev out in the bedroom in return for maths tutoring, and Dev jumps at the chance.

They work their way through Dev’s sex-to- do list, but what starts as a perfect no- strings arrangement gets more complicated as their feelings for each other begin to grow. If they’re going to turn their lessons in lovemaking into something more permanent, they need to work out how they feel about each other—before they get to the end of Dev’s list.

NB: Although this book is part of a series, it is a complete story with different main characters and can be read as a standalone.

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Practice Makes Perfect by Jay Northcote Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Practice Makes Perfect

(Housemates 03)
by

Jay Northcote

Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great idea—until the lines blur.

Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and he’s determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, he’s starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action.

Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. He’s young, free and single, and isn’t looking to change that anytime soon. When awkward circumstances throw them together, Ewan offers to help Dev out in the bedroom in return for maths tutoring, and Dev jumps at the chance.

They work their way through Dev’s sex-to- do list, but what starts as a perfect no- strings arrangement gets more complicated as their feelings for each other begin to grow. If they’re going to turn their lessons in lovemaking into something more permanent, they need to work out how they feel about each other—before they get to the end of Dev’s list.

NB: Although this book is part of a series, it is a complete story with different main characters and can be read as a standalone.

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Imperfect Harmony by Jay Northcote

5132SaGzAVL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Imperfect Harmony

Series: N/A

Author: Jay Northcote

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 189 pages

Publisher: Jaybird Press (April 15th 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: Imperfect harmony can still be beautiful…

John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He’s shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he’s lost. When his neighbour persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.

Rhys Callington, the talented and charismatic choir leader, captures John’s attention from the first moment they meet. He appears to be the polar opposite of John: young, vibrant, and full of life. But Rhys has darkness in his own past that is holding him back from following his dreams.

Despite the nineteen-year age gap, the two men grow close and a fragile relationship blossoms. Ghosts of the past and insecurities about the future threaten their newfound happiness.

If they’re going to harmonize in life and love as they do in their music, they’ll need to start following the same score.

ISBN:  9781530744534 (print edition)

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Reviewer: Aerin

Review: I am such a big fan of Jay Northcote, as soon as I hear she has a new book coming out, and I immediately start drooling. I loved almost every single one of her books and I’m so sad to say this isn’t going to be one of them.

Imperfect Harmony isn’t a bad book, far from it, but there were several things that kept me from being engaged in it. I didn’t lose myself in the story, wasn’t able to fully connect with either one of the MCs, but by far the worst thing is that as full of emotions as this book is, it didn’t make me feel anything.

John Fletcher is a 42-year-old man, a former musician who two years later is still grieving the death of his longtime partner, Brandon. John doesn’t know what to do with himself and aside from his job as a substitute teacher. He has no other life to speak of. His passion for music is all but gone and he no longer dares to play his beloved violin, because the very thing that used to bring him joy now only brings him sorrow and heartbreak.

John’s neighbor needs help and asks John to drive her to her choir practice, where John meets Rhys, a 23-year-old choir director. On the surface Rhys is everything John isn’t: confident, young, beautiful, tattooed and charming. Rhys takes an instant interest in John and despite John’s reluctance to get involved with Rhys, they become lovers.

John is insecure about a lot of things, at the top of the list being his body and his age. The 19 years age difference between them is a constant thorn in their relationship. Their interactions (especially the sexual ones) are awkward, but they feel real. The problem is that I never got to feel the chemistry between them, the attraction, or anything that convinced me that they have something worth pursuing.

As different as John and Rhys appear to be, they actually have lots of things in common, too many in my humble opinion. They’re both musicians, they both quit playing the music they loved so much, they both lost the other half of their souls (about 2 years ago in both cases)…. so not only do we have one grieving man, we have two of them at the same time.

I expected to feel the angst and the sorrow considering there’s so much of it, but this book never became angsty or dark. It was too fluffy, too light; I know some people will love this book for this reason, but I’m not one of them.

If a character is so tormented by the death of a lover that he can’t seem to move on and thinks about him even while he has sex with his current boyfriend, I want to feel the pain. So this book deals with so much loss but I didn’t feel sadness or pain, there are second chances but I didn’t feel happiness and joy. I was mostly along for the ride, observing the characters and reading about their feelings but unable to connect with any of it.

This book had such a geriatric feeling and that’s probably because the only young characters are Rhys, his teenage brother (that we only see twice for brief moments) and John. There are old neighbors, old choir members, and old people in the nursing home where John and Rhys perform every Saturday….. I know I should admire the guys for their selflessness but this many old people don’t belong in my books.

This book needed some LIFE, so young enthusiasm and joy, because the guys spend too much time crying and they have no fun to speak of (unless you consider serenading people in a nursing home as fun). Even the epilogue, that HEA I was waiting for was disappointing. A party at the house they share together, how lovely! Too bad all the guests are elderly people. I know I sound like a snobbish bitch, and I promise I love my elderly relatives, but that doesn’t mean I want so many of them in my books.

Imperfect Harmony is a nicely written book, a nice story about second chances, which misses the spice that would make it fabulous.

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Portia’s Two Cents: Well, for me the geriatric characters brought an air of authenticity to this book.  I’ve sang in community choirs my whole adult life, and am usually one of a handful of not yet senile members. 😉 As for the lack of spice…what did you expect from good church going men?

Imperfect Harmony by Jay Northcote Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote popping in with her new release Imperfect Harmony, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Aerin’s review. So check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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Imperfect Harmony

by

Jay Northcote

Imperfect harmony can still be beautiful…

John Fletcher, a former musician, is stuck in limbo after losing his long-term partner two years ago. He’s shut himself off from everything that reminds him of what he’s lost. When his neighbour persuades him to join the local community choir, John rediscovers his love of music and finds a reason to start living again.

Rhys Callington, the talented and charismatic choir leader, captures John’s attention from the first moment they meet. He appears to be the polar opposite of John: young, vibrant, and full of life. But Rhys has darkness in his own past that is holding him back from following his dreams.

Despite the nineteen-year age gap, the two men grow close and a fragile relationship blossoms. Ghosts of the past and insecurities about the future threaten their newfound happiness. If they’re going to harmonise in life and love as they do in their music, they’ll need to start following the same score.

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The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Jay Northcote visiting today with her new release The Law of Attraction, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Aerin’s review so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Law of Attraction

by

Jay Northcote

When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.

Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.

Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.

Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.

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The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote

28365986Title: The Law of Attraction
Series: N/A
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (125 pages)
Publisher: Jaybird Press (February 5th 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5
Blurb: When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.

Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.

Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.

Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.

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Reviewer: Aerin

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts

There’s something about a man in a suit that’s sexy as hell. But a man wearing a suit in one of Jay Northcote’s books is simply hot as fuck! Two men wearing suits?????? I think I just died and went to heaven!

I was in the mood lately for a love story without much angst, but at the same time I didn’t want any cheesiness either. The Law of Attraction was exactly the right book for me to read. It has nicely written characters, men who are strong-willed and motivated, hot as sin, and there a ton of sexual tension (to the point where I was expecting the windows in that building to explode from the intensity of it all).

The relationship between Alec and Ed changes and progresses from lovers, to friends, to lovers again, and there’s even that forbidden, naughty and totally inappropriate office sex.

Alex is a senior lawyer at his law firm, and his desire to become partner makes work his one and only priority. He is closeted at work and in his personal life, and his father’s disapproval stops him from being a proud, out gay man.

Alec doesn’t do relationships for obvious reasons, and his only sexual experiences are one night stands with men whose names he doesn’t remember…until Alec’s latest one night stand show up at the law office on Monday morning, and turns out to be the newest temp, who’s going to be working on Alec’s team. Fate’s a bitch sometimes!

The only things similar between Ed and Alec are their career choices, the strong personalities and the desire to succeed. Alec comes from money, while Ed grew up modestly; Alec’s family is cold and distant, while Ed’s is loving and supportive. Alec is closeted, while Ed is out and proud who he is. Ed wants a relationship, and he wants a relationship with Alec, but he refuses to be his dirty little secret. No matter how much he likes Alec.

I absolutely loved the fact that Ed didn’t settle for less than he deserved, even if that meant being unhappy without Alec in his life. Being true to himself and acknowledging the fact that he deserves someone who’s proud to be with him, made him a very strong character.

Alec’s frustration and anger makes him a less than desirable boss. He pushes Ed and gives him more work than one person can manage. No matter how competent. Things are tense between them and something’s gotta give. If there’s a perfect solution to the sexual and emotional tension between those two, the answer is Edinburgh.

Edinburgh gives Alec and Ed the opportunity to be free and experience what it means to be out with someone without recrimination and without the fear of being discovered. Realizing what he’s missing out on makes Alec brave. Giving him the strength needed to stand up to his father and to be truthful about who he is.

There isn’t much angst in this book, but it still deals with personal struggles. And that was good enough for me. Even though I usually prefer somewhat angstier books. There’s a beautiful HEA that will have you smiling with happiness.

So go ahead and read this, people! You’ll love it!

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Like A Lover by Jay Northcote Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Jay Northcote visiting today with her brand new release Like A Lover, the second book in her Housemates series.  We have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Aerin’s review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Like A Lover

(Housemates 02)
by

Jay Northcote

Josh has a plan: get through uni with a good degree and no debts. Focused on his goals, he’s working as an escort to pay his way. He enjoys the no-strings sex and doesn’t have the time or inclination for a relationship. Falling in love definitely isn’t part of the deal—especially not with a client.

When Rupert meets Josh in a bar, he’s smitten on sight. He’s never paid for sex before, but when Josh propositions him, he can’t resist. He should have known one night would never be enough. Luckily for him, he has an inheritance to support his addiction to Josh, because his job in IT wouldn’t cover the cost.

With each appointment the lines get increasingly blurred. Something is developing between them that feels more like a relationship than a business transaction, but they come from different worlds and to go from client-and-escort to lovers seems impossible. If they want a future together, Josh and Rupert have a lot to overcome.

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Top Me Maybe? by Jay Northcote

25548075Title: Top Me Maybe?
Series: The Secrets Collection
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (34 pages)
Publisher: Blanket Fort Press (3 June 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Duncan has a secret fantasy, but is Tyler the right man for the job?

Tyler’s new policeman boyfriend, Duncan, is gorgeous. Tall, broad, and über-masculine, he’s the epitome of the dominant top—in appearance at least.

When they discuss their sexual fantasies, Duncan confesses to a secret desire that surprises Tyler. Luckily for Duncan, Tyler’s happy to oblige and is determined to give Duncan a night to remember.

ASIN: B00YVE2T0U

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YVE2T0U

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is a super quick read, but it is also lives up to its name in every way, including being super sexy and full of steamy sex between two hot guys.

Tyler and Duncan have only been dating for a few weeks and Tyler is absolutely ga-ga about his new boyfriends. He is sure that Duncan can be the one. Tyler is versatile in bed but so far with Duncan has only ever been a bottom. This is basically a story about a couple in the early stages of a relationship testing out their sexual boundaries, because Tyler would love to top Duncan if he got the chance.

The characters are hot, but they are both also sweet. Duncan is like a teddy bear that I want to cuddle. This is a great story to kick back if you want to switch off for a short while which will appeal to anyone who enjoys a bit of exploration between their characters.

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All Man by Jay Northcote

26030428Title: All Man
Series: N/A
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (44 pages)
Publisher: Jaybird Press (8 Aug 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: “You’re the sleek little sports car to my Land Rover.”

From the moment Gareth walks through the door of the salon to fit some new sinks, Jules can’t take his eyes off him. Jules has always been attracted to men who are his polar opposite, so burly Gareth is Jules’s fantasy man.

At the weekend, Jules gets into a tough situation with another bloke in a gay club and Gareth comes to his aid. Gareth rejects Jules’s subsequent advances but leaves him with the hope that his attraction isn’t completely one-sided. Fantasy could become reality.

With Gareth’s work at the salon nearly done, he’ll soon disappear from Jules’s life for good. Time is running out. Jules needs to prove to Gareth that he’s tougher than he looks and that his feelings run deeper than gratitude.

ASIN: B013KAQU6O

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013KAQU6O

Reviewer: Prime

Review: First off, I’m going to reiterate the author’s note. While All Man is a spin-off from Jay Northcote’s Top Me Maybe, where the MC here was a minor character in the latter. This is not part of a series and both stories are completely standalone.

This is a nice quick read. It is sexier than it is sweet, where we are introduced to Jules, who is a hair dresser working in a salon with his friends Tyler (from Top Me Maybe) and Shelly. He meets Gareth, a total bear, while giving the man a haircut. The attraction is instantaneous.

The only thing that really bothered me about the story was the insta-love between Jules and Gareth. I love the spark and the sexual tension between the guys. They are well written and matched characters. Yet, I was just not keen on the insta-love that pulled these guys together.

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First Class Package by Jay Northcote

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Title: First Class Package
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Short (30 pages)
Publisher: Jay Northcote (December 12, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Zane
Blurb: Working from home suits introvert Jim until he gets a special delivery—an extremely cute, temporary postman called Patrick. Jim’s drawn to his wide smile and sexy legs, while Patrick can’t keep his eyes off Jim’s package.

Their doorstep attraction seems mutual, so asking Patrick out on a date should be easy. There’s just one problem—Jim could fit all the pick-up lines he knows on the back of a postage stamp.

As Christmas approaches, Jim knows the end of Patrick’s postal-delivery contract is looming. Taking a chance might be worth it if it keeps Patrick coming to his door.

ISBN: 9781310758744

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/First-Class-Package-Jay-Northcote-ebook/dp/B00QZHHCD0

Review: What happens when Guy #1 and Guy #2 both like each other and are BOTH a bit on the shy introverted side?

Some blushing, some mild flirting, perhaps some extra ordering of items to bring said deliveryman to the house yet again. A bit over the top, maybe, but it works. Jim and Patrick are absolutely adorable, and when they do come together, they are definitely sexy.

A short and sweet, low angst read for when you need that feel-good, ‘will-they-won’t-they-get-it-together’ feeling, that easy ride to the sexy parts and the HEA.

This holiday gift from Jay Northcote to her readers, is a cute little freebie, and I would definitely recommend for some warm fuzzies and a smile.

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Cold Feet by Jay Northcote

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Series: N/A
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday
Length: Novella (70 pages)
Publisher: Jay Northcote (December 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low/Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Reviewer: Aerin
Blurb: Best friends snowed in together. When the heat rises, will they get cold feet?

Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he’d fancied for ages isn’t exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan’s straight—or so he thought.

Until now, Ryan’s kept his feelings for Sam buried. Why ruin a friendship over what might only be gay experimentation? Playing it cool seems safer, until a cold snap makes sharing body heat vital. In their Welsh safe haven, anything seems possible.

As Ryan’s reserve melts away, Sam wants more than stolen kisses under the mistletoe. But a sudden thaw means making decisions. They could face the New Year together—unless one of them gets cold feet.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Feet-Jay-Northcote-ebook/dp/B00QFN1NY8

Review: Awww, what a cute Christmas story, it gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling that any good holiday story is supposed to do. This is definitely not as steamy as I normally came to expect from this author, but it’s perfect for these characters.

Sam and Ryan are best mates, Sam is openly gay, and Ryan is only gay. They are very different from each other and even though at first glance they don’t seem to have much in common (Ryan is the big closeted jock and Sam is the nerdy smarty-pants), they just fit. Sam has been in love with Ryan for a long time but he has no clue that Ryan returns his feelings. So when they get snowed in together in a cottage in Welsh, they get the perfect opportunity to act on their feeling.

They play board games, entertain the funny old lady next door and explore their new friends-to-lovers status every chance they get. Of course there are going to be some misunderstandings caused by lack of communication between Ryan and Sam, but don’t you fear, it all works out in the end; and if the New Year brings Ryan out of his closet, all the better.

This will definitely put a smile on your face, so go cuddle with a blanket and a glass of wine and let Sam and Ryan make your day a little brighter.

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Nothing Ventured by Jay Northcote

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Series: N/A
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (142 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 12th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker—a twelve-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course—he’s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness.

Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden’s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing.
Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn’t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn’t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other.

ISBN: 978-1-63216-423-0

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5678
Reviewer: Leigh
Review: Aiden is tricked into taking part of a race by his friend Liv, via the use of Tequila. One of the team members happens to be Liv’s Cousin Matt who has recently returned to the UK. Matt agrees to help Aiden train for the race.

From the get go Aiden is attracted to the buff Matt. But since Mat was engaged to a woman prior, Aiden has labeled him as straight. As the weeks pass and the truth is revealed. Matt is bisexual but hides his male loving side firmly in the closet. Matt’s father was a homophobe and even dead, his beliefs were still affecting Matt.

The two of them start a friends with bennies relationship. No strings attached is what they agree too, since Aiden has given up on relationships and Matt doesn’t want to fall in love with a man. So between Aiden with his relationship phobia and Matt with his internal homophobia the two had some things to overcome. Their no strings attached idea does not go as planned for either of them. As they continue to train and have sex both have to face the facts and finally come to terms and own up to their feelings for the other.

So minor angst caused some issues for the two MCs, but otherwise this was a very HOT story. The sex scenes are frequent and very descriptive. Since many of their sexy times happens after they have been working out it just makes it hotter. I did think the issues worked out a little too easy, but that is just my opinion.

This was definitely a light, sexy, and enjoyable read.

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The Dating Game by Jay Northcote

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Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (
Publisher: Jay Northcote (September 22nd 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: Five sex-free dates—how hard can it be?

When they were at uni, Owen always had a bit of a crush on Nathan.

But Nathan was apparently straight, and Owen was too busy with other guys to take his crush seriously.

When Nathan moves back to Bristol after a year away, Owen hears that Nathan has come out of the closet, and he propositions him. Nathan doesn’t want to be just another notch on Owen’s bedpost, though, so he challenges Owen to prove he can be serious: five dates before they have sex.

Owen doesn’t think that sounds too difficult. He’s expecting Nathan to find his charms irresistible anyway. But as they grow closer, Owen begins to care more about proving himself to Nathan than he does about getting him into bed.

Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dating-Game-Jay-Northcote-ebook/dp/B00NF6TM00

Review: Owen and Nathan have run in the same circle of friends since college, and Owen always liked him, but everyone believed Nathan to be straight. Now Nathan has come back home and come out to his friends, Owen thinks he may finally get a chance to get in his long time crushes pants. But Nathan doesn’t want a onetime rendezvous or a fling, he wants the real thing. So he makes Owen a deal, five sex free dates before he will entertain the notion of sleeping with him.

What starts out as a plan to seduce Nathan and play the game by his rules begins to change the more time they spend together. Owen starts to want something more with Nathan, dare I say, a relationship. Nathan is used to the love them and leave them side of Owen though, and he doesn’t want to be just another body left in the wake. But Owen truly starts to feel something more for Nathan with every date the go on, the problem is, Nathan has a hard time believing in Owens sincerity.

This was just a fast, fun read with a lot of romance, passion and relationship building for Owen and Nathan. They stumble a few times before they learn to navigate each other’s personalities. But they are so much fun to watch as they start to communicate. If you like, a fast-paced story that flows steadily and has some hot man on man action, you are going to really enjoy this quick read.

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Nothing Special by Jay Northcote Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today we are welcoming Jay Northcote and Nothing Special visiting the blog, we have a tantalising excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Tams brilliant review, so guys sit back and enjoy then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Nothing Special

by

Jay Northcote

Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently to how Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

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