Mud & Lace (Rainbow Place 4) is out!

It’s finally here! Mud & Lace (Rainbow Place #4) is live on Amazon and available to buy or borrow via Kindle Unlimited.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QZL99YK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QZL99YK

mybook.to/mudandlace_jn

When Wicksy falls for drag queen Charlie, they discover that both sexuality and gender can be fluid.

Simon Wicks—Wicksy to his rugby teammates—has only ever been interested in women. But when he sets eyes on Lady Gogo, a drag queen who performs at Rainbow Place, he can’t stop thinking about her. He knows there’s a guy behind the fishnets and make-up, but he’s ready to explore his fantasies, and Lady Gogo is game for making them come true.

Charlie adores performing in drag. It allows him to indulge in his love of cross-dressing while earning some extra cash. Fooling around with a mostly straight guy in secret seems like a fun diversion, and gives him the chance to explore his feminine side. He feels safe wearing the mask of his confident alter ego, because the real Charlie is hidden from view.

When Wicksy sees more of the guy behind the make-up and glitter, his attraction to Charlie persists, and he realises he’s bisexual. In turn, Charlie begins to understand and accept his gender fluidity. As their mutual journey of self-discovery brings them closer, the secrecy becomes increasingly hard to deal with. If they’re going to have a future together, they both need to find the courage to show people who they really are.

NB: Although this book is part of a linked series, it can be read as a standalone.

Cover art: Garrett Leigh
Length: 60,000 words approx

 

 

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Cover and blurb reveal: Mud & Lace (Rainbow Place #4)

I’m excited to announce that Mud & Lace (Rainbow Place #4) will be out on Thursday 25th of April. Here is the gorgeous cover (designed by Garrett Leigh at Black Jazz Design), and the blurb.

The book is now on Goodreads if you’d like to shelve it there.

When Wicksy falls for drag queen Charlie, they discover that both sexuality and gender can be fluid.

Simon Wicks—Wicksy to his rugby teammates—has only ever been interested in women. But when he sets eyes on Lady Gogo, a drag queen who performs at Rainbow Place, he can’t stop thinking about her. He knows there’s a guy behind the fishnets and make-up, but he’s ready to explore his fantasies, and Lady Gogo is game for making them come true.

Charlie adores performing in drag. It allows him to indulge in his love of cross-dressing while earning some extra cash. Fooling around with a mostly straight guy in secret seems like a fun diversion, and gives him the chance to explore his feminine side. He feels safe wearing the mask of his confident alter ego, because the real Charlie is hidden from view.

When Wicksy sees more of the guy behind the make-up and glitter, his attraction to Charlie persists, and he realises he’s bisexual. In turn, Charlie begins to understand and accept his gender fluidity. As their mutual journey of self-discovery brings them closer, the secrecy becomes increasingly hard to deal with. If they’re going to have a future together, they both need to find the courage to show people who they really are.

NB: Although this book is part of a linked series, it can be read as a standalone.

 

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Better Place (Rainbow Place #3) is out!

Hey everyone,

Better Place (Rainbow Place #3) is finally here! It’s live on Amazon and is also available to borrow on Kindle Unlimited, along with the rest of the Rainbow Place series.

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Universal Amazon link


Joe deserves better. Meeting Dylan helps him see that.

After a recent redundancy, Joe takes a few months off to try and make it as a writer. His partner, Harry, is less than supportive but Joe is used to that after ten years together, just like he’s used to Harry’s controlling nature and his drinking habit.

Dylan, a server at Rainbow Place, is fascinated by Joe as he sits in the café and works on his laptop. His attempts to flirt are met with awkwardness at first, but gradually Joe opens up. Dylan is disappointed when he learns Joe isn’t single. As their friendship develops he begins to worry about the nature of Joe’s relationship, especially when he witnesses Harry’s behaviourin person. Abuse isn’t always physical, and Dylan knows that from experience. His concern helps Joe see his relationship for what it is, and gives him the courage to end things with Harry.

Free to act on their mutual attraction, Joe and Dylan dive headlong into something that becomes serious fast. Joe revels in the passion and intimacy he’s been missing out on for so long, but Dylan is worried that Joe is on the rebound. He puts on the brakes, knowing that they need to slow down to make this last. For this new relationship to work, Joe needs to show Dylan that he’s ready to move on from the past.

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

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If you haven’t already read the first two in the series, you can find them here.

Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1)

Better Place (Rainbow Place #2)

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Stuck with You is out!

I’m excited to announce that my Christmas story for 2018 is out now:

mybook.to/stuckwithyou

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSHKXMY

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KSHKXMY

Two clashing colleagues stuck together for Christmas—will opposites eventually attract?

Patrick has been single since he broke up with his cheating ex almost a year ago. With Christmas looming, he’s resigned to spending it alone with only memories of happier times for company. When a business trip with a co-worker leaves them stranded in the Lake District due to heavy snow, it seems Patrick will have company for Christmas after all. It’s a shame his companion is Kyle, who’s undeniably attractive, but annoying as hell.

Aware of Patrick’s reluctant admiration, Kyle basks in the attention even though Patrick isn’t the type of man he normally goes for. Averse to relationships after being hurt in the past, Kyle enjoys the occasional hook up, but has given up on seeking anything more meaningful.

Stuck together, their antagonism escalates along with a heavy dose of sexual tension until it finally ignites. What starts as a Christmas fling soon feels like something special; but will their tentative connection melt away as the snow thaws? If they’re going to take a chance on finding happiness together, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn to trust one another.

Contains: enemies-to-lovers, snowball fights, bickering, spanking, a cute dog, a wise old lady, mistletoe, and a happy ending (of course).

Cover art by Garrett Leigh
53,000 words approx

 

 

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Testing, testing; one, two, three…

Happy Wednesday everyone 🙂
Like it says in the title, this is a test post. But since I’m here I might as well say something.

I’m in the process of having my website updated, and have just moved it from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site instead.

Although it doesn’t look very different (yet) the back end isn’t the same as it was before. As I have a new release on Friday–Stuck With You, see the link below for details–I needed to make sure that I know how to post and update the pages.

Two clashing colleagues stuck together for Christmas—will opposites eventually attract?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42593065-stuck-with-you

Fingers crossed this works!

I’ll be back on Friday with links for Stuck With You, so watch this space, or look out for them on social media.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Jay
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Santa Secret – edizione Italiana is out today!


mybook.to/santasecretitaliana
https://www.amazon.it/dp/B07KB359TG
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/905664
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Tenere dei segreti non è mai un buon modo di iniziare una relazione
Theo quasi non ha tempo per gli appuntamenti. Tra il lavoro e il prendersi cura del figlio di quattro anni, non rimangono molte ore libere. Si sente solo, però, quindi si iscrive a una app di incontri e inizia a chiacchierare con un tizio di nome Luke. Sembra amichevole, e i due si organizzano per incontrarsi. Theo non gli dice di avere un figlio. Sono i primi giorni, ed è preoccupato all’idea di allontanare Luke prima ancora che riescano a conoscersi.
Luke al momento lavora come Babbo Natale nel centro commerciale della zona. E pensa che Theo non avrà mai bisogno di saperlo. Il Natale finirà presto e lui passerà a un nuovo lavoro, uno meno imbarazzante. Rimane sorpreso quando, un pomeriggio, Theo e un bimbetto vanno a trovare Babbo Natale. Theo non lo riconosce, e lui si rende conto di non essere l’unico con un segreto.
Nonostante i dubbi da entrambe le parti, Theo e Luke iniziano a uscire insieme, e la chimica è incredibile. Ma mentre il Natale si avvicina i loro segreti si accumulano come pacchetti colorati sotto l’albero. Se non fanno attenzione potrebbero perdere il migliore dei regali… loro stessi.

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Safe Place (Rainbow Place #2) is out!

Happy Friday everyone 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m excited to announce that Safe Place (Rainbow Place #2) is out today. It’s live on Amazon and is available on Kindle Unlimited. Although it’s the second in a series it can be read as a standalone if you don’t want to catch up with Rainbow Place first.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT541W2

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GT541W2

Universal Amazon link:  mybook.to/SafePlace_JayN

Where do you go when your home is no longer a safe place?
Alex is about to turn eighteen and is firmly in the closet. He’s been biding his time, waiting to escape to uni, and finally come out away from the oppressive influence of his homophobic father. When he flunks his exams, he’s stuck in the small town of Porthladock—and what’s worse is that he’s working for his dad. The only thing that makes it bearable is Cam.
Cam’s comfortable with his bisexuality, but he doesn’t broadcast it. Young, free, and single, his social life revolves around playing rugby and hanging out with his mates. He’s attracted to Alex, but with the six-year age gap, Cam’s wary of getting involved. Plus, he thinks Alex needs a friend more than he needs a lover, and as their friendship grows, Cam decides he’s not willing to risk ruining it for casual sex.
When Alex’s dad finds out about his sexuality, Alex is suddenly both jobless and homeless. He finds work at Rainbow Place, the local LGBT-friendly café and Cam lets Alex stay in his flat for a while. But Alex would rather be sleeping in Cam’s bed than on his sofa. With them both living under one roof, their feelings for each other grow stronger, and the sexual tension is hard to ignore. Will giving in to it ruin their friendship and complicate things for Alex even more?
Although this book is part of a linked series, it has a satisfying happy ending, and can be enjoyed as a standalone.

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Summer Heat is on sale for 99c!

Just a quick announcement to let you know that Summer Heat is currently on sale for 99c at all major retailers and in all locations. The sale ends on Sunday 19th of August so grab it while you can!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZY69VT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071ZY69VT
Universal Amazon link: http://mybook.to/SummerHeat_JayN
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/746796
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/summer-heat/id1281084844?mt=11
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/summer-heat-30
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-heat-jay-northcote/1126547389
Book information
A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it’s with your best friend, things get complicated.
When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life.
Adam’s best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn’s had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam’s time of crisis.
A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn’t part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won’t be enough for either of them.
The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.
NB: This title is also available as an audiobook
https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Summer-Heat-Audiobook/B073HJHFQR

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MM Romance Readership Survey: Results

The aim of this survey was to find out more about the demographics of people who are reading gay (MM) romance. Specifically there were questions about age, sexuality, and gender identity. I had a total of 2355 responses.
The sample is obviously skewed towards people who are active on social media as this is how the survey was primarily shared. However several authors also shared it in their newsletters in an attempt to reach some readers who might not be social media users.
I tried to make the answers as inclusive as possible by giving a range of gender and sexual identities for people to choose from. Inevitably there were some people who didn’t feel the choices reflected their identity. For that I apologise and I appreciated the feedback.
I will present the results here using pie charts created in Google Forms. I’m not a statistician so won’t be attempt to interpret them. But I hope that you find it interesting/informative.
Please note that in the gender/sexuality pies there are lots of tiny sections that aren’t labelled. These reflect identities chosen by a very small %, some of these are where people chose more than one option (which was the way the survey was set up) – for example gay and homoromantic, or straight and asexual. If you would like to see the full raw data I’ve made it public (it was all anonymous of course) so you can view that here.

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Sexual/romantic identity

 

 

Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey.

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Re-release Announcement: Nothing Serious is out and available on Kindle Unlimited

I’m happy to announce that Nothing Serious, my first ever published book, has just been re-released under my own publishing imprint, Jaybird Press, and is now available to buy at Amazon, or to borrow on Kindle Unlimited. It’s also now available in paperback for the first time.
Buy Links:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKYQY8T
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FKYQY8T
http://mybook.to/NS_JayN

What happens when “nothing serious” turns into something more complicated?
Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender.
Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.
As Jamie initiates Mark into the joys of gay sex, the two men get increasingly close and “nothing serious” turns into something rather important to both of them. But communication isn’t their strong point. Will either man ever find the courage to be honest about his feelings?

Please note that although this edition has been re-edited for publication, there is no new or additional content.

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