Always Another Side by Annabelle Jacobs: pre-release giveaway


I’m very happy to welcome one of my best friends and writing arse-kickers, Annabelle Jacobs, to my blog today to share the details of her forthcoming release, Always Another Side. I’ve pre-read this story and can recommend it to any lovers of feelgood contemporary stories. It’s a lovely tale of two slightly older guys than we often read about in this genre finding love after some bad relationships in the past. It’s a story of healing and learning to trust again, and I really enjoyed it.

Always Another Side comes out on Friday 3rd of June.

Read the full details here, and scroll down for a giveaway.


Starting over at forty is hard work for landscape architect Jack Bowman. His long-term partner hurt him badly. With his self-esteem dented by the break up, trusting a new lover is going to take time.

Tyler Freeman is equally unlucky when it comes to love. Now that he’s over thirty-five, he’s tired of getting played. All he wants is someone special. How hard can it be to meet a man who’s honest, with no hidden surprises?

Being set up on a blind date might be a classic cliché, but it’s a stroke of good luck for Jack and Tyler. They have a lot in common, including previous relationships steeped in deceit, but it’s worth navigating their trust issues if it means laying those ghosts to rest.

Making it work finally seems possible—until an accidental discovery threatens their newfound happiness.

Approx 60,000 words


Everyone said their goodbyes, and Jack tried not to notice the blatant, knowing looks being passed around. He had no doubt he’d be getting some nosy texts later. On the plus side, at least he wouldn’t be the only one.

Now it was only the two of them, they wandered into the bar area and snagged a small table by the fireplace. It wasn’t lit—the late-April weather had been far too mild to warrant an open fire. The Saturday-night crowd from earlier had clearly moved on to somewhere else, and the room had quietened considerably.

“Thanks for offering me a lift.” Tyler smiled and took a sip of his drink. “I wasn’t ready to leave yet.”

“Me neither.” Jack had bought another Coke, and he ran his finger down through the condensation on the outside of the glass. “I have to admit I was a bit—a lot sceptical about whether or not this was a good idea.”

Tyler glanced up and met his gaze. “Meeting me?”

Jack’s smile was wry. “I was talking about the whole blind date thing, but yeah… I guess it was meeting you in general.” He cringed as he said it, perhaps not the best thing to say to someone whom you were hoping to go out with again. And despite Jack’s misgivings and preconceptions, he liked Tyler.

Tyler cocked his head to one side and frowned, as though he wasn’t sure how to feel about that.

Jack had probably offended him, because no one liked to hear that sort of thing. But then, he’d offered to drive Tyler home so they could spend more time together—alone—so Tyler must realise Jack wanted to get to know him better. Or maybe not. If Jack had learned one thing from his breakup with Simon, it was that communication was key. Never assume someone knew what you meant or what you were thinking.

“I know that sounds bad, and it’s nothing personal. Christ, I’m pulling out all the clichés tonight, but it really was a case of it being me and not you.” Jack laughed and scrubbed a hand over his face. “Shit. Just when it was going so well. I’ve managed to fuck it up, haven’t I?”

Buy links

This book will be exclusive to Amazon and available on KU

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Author Bio

 Annabelle_edited-1Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats.

An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.

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 Giveaway *NOW CLOSED*

Annabelle is offering an e-book copy of Always Another Side to one lucky winner. To enter, please leave a comment on this blog post.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday 1st of June. I will pick a winner on Thursday 🙂


About Jay Northcote

Author of LGBT romance. Trans (he/him), Parent, cat herder, professional procrastinator.
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27 Responses to Always Another Side by Annabelle Jacobs: pre-release giveaway

  1. Mikku-chan says:

    Ohhh, thanks for the chance. :3 I hope I have luck. :3 <3

  2. Elizabeth Marshall says:

    Wahoo! Congrats on the upcoming release. I LOVE the blurb and excerpt. Another to add to my TBR. Even better, love a chance to win!
    Thanks 😀

  3. Oh, this book looks lovely. Crossing my fingers for the give-away!

  4. Lili says:

    This sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Serena S. says:

    I’ve been waiting for this book to be released! Thanks for the chance!

  6. kp says:

    Love the excerpt. Can’t wait to read this book!

  7. Eric McDermott says:

    I haven’t read any of Annabelle’s books yet (don’t know how that’s happened with the 1500 books I have) but this one sounds great. As an older gay man, I like stories about people my age and what we are going through in our lives. (Not to say I don’t also like reading about young college age guys either! 😛😛😛)

  8. Jen CW says:

    Thank you for the chance! The excerpt was great; I added this to ny TBR.

  9. Angela says:

    Congrats on the upcoming release of Always Another Side. I love the blurb (older MC’s, yeah!!) and i enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway chance 🙂

  10. jodi marinich says:

    congrats… sounds great

  11. susana says:

    I love Annabelle’s stories… And that cover! Isn’t it cute? Thank you for sharing the excerpt and for the giveaway

  12. Amy Casey says:

    Wow I love that this is older guys!! You can always find love whatever age!! I am very excited for this!! Thanks Jay for doing a blog post and thanks Annabelle for the giveaway!!! Excited for this release!!!

  13. oorjanie says:

    This sounds amazing. Thanks for chance.

  14. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Please count me in the book sounds fab.

  15. Rhys Ethan says:

    I can’t wait for this book. Love the cover and the blurb

  16. trish2144 says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of your book. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  17. Alexa Milne says:

    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  18. Emily H says:

    Congratulations on the new book Annabelle!! I can’t wait to read it!!

  19. Corey Oltmanns says:

    Hmmmm, after reading the teaser I must admit I’m intrigued …

  20. Heather Rawlins says:

    This looks so good. Can’t wait to read.

  21. Congratulations on the release and looking forward to reading it! I love reading older characters! Thank you for the chance.

  22. Natalija says:

    Congrats on the release! It sounds intriguing. Please count me in!

  23. melinmn says:

    This looks great! I love the “older” MCs.
    Thanks for the chance!

  24. Alexis Woods says:

    Excellent. Looks great.

  25. Stephanie says:

    I somehow missed this book ): There are so few about the wiser men (I refuse to say older bc I’m not older dammit!!! haha) and I love them…can’t wait to get a hold of this on Friday!!!

  26. Manpreet says:

    Love the blurb! Can’t wait

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