The Little Things: new cover reveal and backlist giveaway

I’m very excited to announce that one of my backlist titles has just been given a beautiful new cover.

The Little ThingsThe Little Things was the very first novel I wrote – back in November 2012 during Nanowrimo – although it was my second book to be published because of scheduling. It was published in 2013 by Dreamspinner Press.

The original cover design, shown here, was by Paul Richmond. It’s beautiful, and was exactly what I’d asked for. But I don’t think it helped the book sell to the romance market. So, I was very pleased when Dreamspinner agreed that The Little Things could have a face lift.

The new cover is designed by Garrett Leigh. It’s more in keeping with my other covers so I think it suits my brand better. I really love it, I hope you do too!



There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter, Evie, is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are.

Then one cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree relationship with Dan cracks under the strain.

Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn’t a foregone conclusion, shakes Joel to the core. Their attraction is mutual, and Liam makes no secret of how serious he is about Joel. But Joel is wary. He tells himself he’s keeping Liam at a distance for Evie’s sake, when really he’s protecting his own heart. Taking a chance on this new relationship with Liam may seem a small step—a little thing—but is it one Joel can take after losing so much already?

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To celebrate The Little Things’ gorgeous new cover, I’m giving away an ebook copy of one of my books (winner’s choice). Please enter the rafflecopter giveaway here:




About Jay Northcote

Author of LGBT romance. Trans (he/him), Parent, cat herder, professional procrastinator.
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18 Responses to The Little Things: new cover reveal and backlist giveaway

  1. Carra says:

    Love this cover-I think it fits well with the synopsis (it matches how Joel is described), and it’s the kind of cover that attracts me to the book.

  2. Jen CW says:

    I think the new cover does fit more with yoir other books. I like it, but now I’m curious what the first cover looked like. 🙂

  3. It’s gorgeous! I do love seeing at least one of the character’s faces, helps the imagination along. I often have the Goodreads image enlarged in another tab as I’m reading on my laptop so I can have a glance throughout 🙂 Congratulations!

    • Yes, I agree. The hard part for authors/designers is finding a model who looks close enough to the character/s. But this guy makes a lovely Joel 🙂

  4. susana says:

    I really like the cover, it is sweet and intriguing! 😉

  5. jodi marinich says:

    love the cover…very simple but a hot guy..cant beat it!!!

  6. heatherzilla says:

    I love the new cover. Personally, I much prefer real people on the covers versus illustration/cartoon people.

  7. Dale Lowry says:


  8. I love the new cover. The old one emphasized the happily-ever-after (maybe?), but this one intrigues me because I can feel the conflict when I look into this man’s face. I want to know why he looks so forlorn. <3

  9. waxapplelover says:

    The new cover is great, though I do also love the previous cover as well.

  10. Love the man’s face on the cover. But I also liked the first cover!

  11. livrancourt says:

    Ccongrats on the new cover. It’s really cool!

  12. Cornelia says:

    I like the new cover.

  13. Sadonna says:

    I like the new cover – although I liked the old cover as well 😉 But this one does seem to “fit” better with the other covers 🙂

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