Happy Update: Starting from Scratch is now finally on KU along with the rest of the Housemates series.

It took over four weeks, countless emails and tweets to Amazon and KDP, and who knows what finally made the difference? But I’m very happy to report that Amazon have finally unfucked their shit, and as of today, Starting from Scratch is now available on Kindle Unlimited along with the rest of the Housemates series.


Catch up on all the Housemates via the links below:

Helping Hand (Housemates #1)


Like a Lover (Housemates #2)


Practice Makes Perfect (Housemates #3)


Watching and Wanting (Housemates #4)


Starting from Scratch (Housemates #5)


Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6)



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An apology/explanation to my readers about why one book from my series is ‘missing’ on KU

I wanted to blog about this in the hopes of reaching readers who don’t necessarily see my social media grumblings. I’ve received several emails from readers about this, and I’m as frustrated as you are.
Starting from Scratch is supposed to be on Kindle Unlimited along with the rest of the Housemates series. It’s been nine days since I enrolled books 1-5. Books 1-4 are showing up just fine, but Starting from Scratch is still missing from KU, and Amazon have failed to fix the issue.
Here is a screencap of what I see at my end. But it’s still not available for readers to borrow.
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So, the upshot is that I’m left trying to promote a new release in a series that *should* all be available on KU… but isn’t. And my readers are left having to buy a book that they should be able to borrow if they want to be able to read my series in order.
Amazon are supposedly working on the issue but clearly with little success so far. I emailed Jeff Bezos directly and got a reply from one of his people to say that they’re looking into it as well as the usual KDP minions. But that was 4 days ago now and still nothing.
I would like to send a huge thank you to readers who have bought Starting from Scratch to read because they weren’t able to borrow it. Sales are up, so many of you are obviously buying it instead of borrowing. But you shouldn’t have to, so I’m annoyed on your behalf as well as mine.
Also I know it’s totally irrational, but it’s an unfortunate coincidence that the one book in the series Amazon is messing me around on is a transgender story. It’s extra galling, because it feels personal.
Anyway please keep your fingers crossed that Amazon fix the issue soon. I will be shouting from the rooftops when SFS is finally back on KU where it should be.
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Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) is out today!

I’m very excited to announce that book 6 in my bestselling Housemates series, Pretty in Pink, is out today!

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Universal Amazon link: mybook.to/PIP_JayN

NB: This ebook is currently Amazon exclusive and available on Kindle Unlimited along with the rest of the series.

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Ryan isn’t looking for a relationship with a guy—and Johnny isn’t looking for a relationship at all.

Ryan’s always been attracted to tall, leggy blondes—normally of the female variety. When Johnny catches his eye at a party, Ryan’s interest is piqued even though he’s never been with a guy before. The attraction is mutual, and the amazing night that follows opens Ryan’s eyes to his bisexuality.

Experience has taught Johnny that love hurts. Staying single is safer, and there’s no need for complicated relationships when hooking up is easy. When he moves in next door to Ryan, they’re both interested in picking up where they left off, and it seems like an ideal arrangement: convenient, mutually satisfying, and with no strings attached.

Despite their best intentions to keep things casual, they develop an emotional connection alongside the physical one. Both begin to want more from the relationship but are afraid to admit it. If they’re going to work things out, they need to start being honest—first with themselves, and then with each other.

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.

Length: 58,000 words approx
Cover art: Garrett Leigh

Series link: http://tinyurl.com/housemates-JN

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Helping Hand is free, and the Housemates series is back on Kindle Unlimited!

With Pretty in Pink (Housemates #6) coming out on Wednesday, I’ve made book one of the series, Helping Hand, free this week (19-23rd of Feb) on Amazon. If you are new to the series, now’s the time to grab it and get reading!


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I’ve also re-enrolled the whole of my bestselling Housemates series back into Kindle Unlimited, so they will be available to borrow for 90 days along with my new release, Pretty in Pink.

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Guest Post: New release from L.J. Harris. His Personal Assistant


HPA cover JPGBy L. J. Harris

Editor – R. E. Hargrave

Cover Designer – The Graphics Shed

Genre – Contemporary Gay Romance

Series – Book 1 – Men of New York

Length – 76k

Release Date – January 26, 2018


Buy Links

Amazon US

Amazon AU

Amazon UK

Universal Link


Release Giveaway

Enter here for the chance of winning a $20 Amazon giftcard




At the tender age of twenty-one, Kade Hutchins is at a crossroads, having endured enough hardship to last a thousand lifetimes. With money tight and career at a standstill, he’s running out of time and options. The day he applies for a job that isn’t exactly in his field of expertise and meets his new boss, Mr. Preston, is the day his fate is changed irrecoverably.

Luke Preston is the kind of man others envy. Rich, successful and unattached, his no-nonsense, ‘take no prisoners attitude’ has made him one of the highest profile litigators in Manhattan. He’s also a man with secrets. Secrets he wants kept under wraps since tragedy rocked his privileged existence to the core. When Kade, a man some fifteen years his junior steps foot inside his office, Luke wonders if his heart will survive.

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Brushing an errant piece of fluff off my shoulder, I straightened the hem of my shirt and took a deep breath. Not that it did much good. By the time the elevator doors opened on the tenth floor, my nerves were beyond frazzled. With less than a minute to spare, I stepped inside the plush, modern offices.

A striking woman sitting behind a large reception desk greeted me, looking most business-like. What didn’t make sense was the way she seemed ready to pounce the second she saw me. I was surprised she didn’t fall flat on her face, considering she wore a pencil-thin black skirt and high-heeled shoes and was on her feet and running toward me like a crazy person.

“Thank God you’re here!”

“Um, what?” I took a wary step backward. She was kinda scary.

“Please tell me you’re Kade Hutchins.”

“Oh. Yes, I am.”

She held out her hand and when I took it in mine, I was impressed by her firm, assured grip. “You have no idea how relieved I am to see you.”

“Uh, thanks?” The warm smile she gave in response made her round, hazel eyes sparkle. Her hospitable attitude made me feel at ease in an instant, and I couldn’t help but grin back.

“The name’s Kimberly O’Connell. I’m the paralegal around here.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Ms. O’Connell.”

“Oh, please, I insist you call me Kimberly.”


Releasing her hold on me, she pointed a manicured finger at the closed office door located behind the desk. “Come on, Kade. Let’s get you in to see His Highness.” Covering her mouth, she giggled.

“Who?” I stopped myself from joining in, but it wasn’t easy. She had an infectious laugh.

“Luke Preston. The ass you spoke to on the phone.”

“Oh.” I didn’t know whether it was appropriate to agree with her or not, but decided it would be best to err on the side of caution.

“Sorry about him, by the way.” Kimberly knocked, before lowering her voice to a faint whisper, and adding, “I had no idea he was going to answer the phone when I went to make his coffee. He usually lets the machine pick up, but I didn’t think to switch it on since I was only going to be gone a few minutes.”

The moment I let out a nervous chuckle, the door to Luke Preston’s office flew open.

Tall and broad-shouldered, the strong jaw, high cheekbones, and dark brown hair slicked back so not a lock was out of place, coupled with the way his body filled out that navy suit, made Luke Preston look more like a model than a lawyer. My guess was that he was in his mid-thirties, but holy shit, did he wear it well. Startling emerald eyes fringed by long, dark lashes stared at me with such intensity that, for a split second, I forgot to breathe. His sharp features were softened by flawless, pale skin and full lips so plush, I wondered what they would feel like pressed against my own. In that briefest of moments, I knew I was in trouble as my head began waging a war with my heart so fierce, I didn’t know whether to pull him in for a kiss or run for my life.

All I could do was wait for him to say something… anything to break the tension.



lj harrisJ. HARRIS is a mother, wife, an introvert and author. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second is her writing. She discovered a passion for putting pen to paper in her later years, jotting down poems in birthday cards for family members. It was then a spark was lit, and ever since, she’s been unable to switch off the urge to share her stories.

L.J. Harris discovered that as much as experiencing pain, loss and betrayal can be devastating, capturing the feelings of anguish and loss that some of her characters have had to endure without firsthand knowledge would have proved difficult.

L.J. has been previously published and has shared several online stories and looks forward to continuing to share her work.




All books can also be found on her Amazon profile HERE

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50% off The Half Wolf via Payhip this week.

The Half Wolf is now free of Amazon’s exclusive clutches and is available via Payhip and Smashwords. It should appear on Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble within a few days.

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To celebrate the wider release, I’m offering 50% off via Payhip until Friday 19th of January. To take advantage of this offer, you need to use the code: halfpricewolf in the Payhip checkout.


If you’re new to Payhip it’s easy to use, but best on a computer rather than a mobile device. Payhip will give you downloads in both mobi and epub format, and Payhip is also great for authors as well as readers, because I get 85% of the cover price via Payhip rather than the 70% I get from Amazon.

All my books that are non-Amazon exclusive are available via Payhip. You can see all my titles here: https://payhip.com/jaynorthcote

Mate, family, pack, home… can Quinn and Kellan have it all?

Quinn grew up feeling out of place in the small town he calls home. Yearning for something he can’t name, he’s always felt different but never known why.

Kellan is part of a nomadic shifter pack. When they set up camp in the woods near Quinn’s town, the humans are unwelcoming and suspicious of the newcomers. The moment Kellan catches sight—and scent—of Quinn, he knows Quinn is special. But for the first time in his life, Kellan can’t trust his instincts. Quinn is human, and Kellan is a wolf shifter, so how can they ever be mates?

Their bond is instant and exhilarating. It breaks Quinn’s heart to know their relationship can only be temporary. Love isn’t enough when pack law forbids shifters to mate with humans. Tension explodes between pack and humans, and when Quinn discovers a shocking truth about himself that changes everything, he fears he’ll have to choose between the only life he’s ever known and the man he loves.

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Apple/Kobo/B&N etc to follow (when I remember to add them – should be on there by Jan 20th)

universal Amazon link: http://mybook.to/TheHalfWolf_JayN


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Round up of my books in 2017

Happy New Year everyone!

Well, 2017 happened and my life was a rollercoaster. Overall I think there were more ups than downs, so I’ll take it. I hope yours was okay too 🙂

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These are the titles I published in 2017. Did you catch them all?  If you missed any of them and would like to grab them now, here are the links:







If you’ve already read some or all of them, which was your favourite of 2017?


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