Safe Place (Rainbow Place #2) is out!

Happy Friday everyone 🙂

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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

SummerHeatA 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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Age Pie Chart

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Gender Pie Chart

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Sexuality Pie Chart

 

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

NothingSerious2018What 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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M/M Romance Readership Survey

Hi,
I’m running a short, very easy, anonymous survey because I want to find out more about the demographics of the people reading my work.

You can fill it in here – it will only take a couple of minutes at the most!
https://tinyurl.com/MMreadersurvey

Specifically the survey is asking about your gender and your sexual and/or romantic identity. People often ask about who is reading m/m romance and there wasn’t any up to date information that I could find.

Obviously it’s hard to reach all my readers. Not everyone is on social media, but I’m hoping that by sharing this in my newsletter it will reach some of you who aren’t connected on Twitter and Facebook.

If you’re interested I will eventually share the results on my blog. The survey is staying open for a couple of weeks to give me time to gather as much data as possible.

Authors – if you’re reading this and you write m/m romance please share this on your networks. If you’re able to share in newsletters to reach an even wider pool of readers that would be awesome.

If you’re at Euro Pride Con this weekend, please come and say hi to me 🙂

 

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New Release Announcement: Rainbow Place is out!

Hot off the press, I’m excited to announce that Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1) is out today!

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DMPDMTH
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DMPDMTH
http://mybook.to/rainbowplace_JayN

Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?

When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe-bar.

Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man–only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.

The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.

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

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Safe Place (Rainbow Place #2) should be out in August, but there is no cliffhanger as each book in the series will have new main characters.

This book is exclusive to Amazon and therefore available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited.

Thanks for following my news!

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Cover and Blurb Reveal: Rainbow Place

I’m excited to be able to reveal the cover and blurb for my next release, Rainbow Place (Rainbow Place #1).

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Can Jason find the courage he needs to be the man Seb deserves?

When Seb Radcliffe relocates to a seaside town in Cornwall, he feels like a fish out of water. He misses queer spaces and the sense of community he enjoyed when he was living in the city, and decides to open an LGBT-friendly cafe–bar.

Jason Dunn is the builder Seb hires to help renovate the rundown space where the cafe will be housed. Jason is also gay, but unlike Seb, he’s deep in the closet. He’s never had a relationship with another man—only allowing himself the occasional hook up with guys who are prepared to be discreet.

The attraction between the two men is instant and impossible to ignore. But while Seb is out and proud, Jason is terrified of being exposed. With the grand opening of Rainbow Place approaching, tension is growing among some locals who object to Seb’s plans. When things escalate, Jason is forced to choose whether to hide in the shadows and let Seb down, or to openly support the man he’s fallen so hard for.

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The gorgeous cover art is by Garrett Leigh. I think she’s done a perfect job of capturing the mood of this story. Rainbow Place is the first book in a new series. As with my Housemates series, each book will be a standalone with new main characters each time and a satisfying happy ending. There will definitely be no cliffhangers, I promise 🙂 I’m already writing Rainbow Place #2 so will be ready to release that in August if all goes according to plan.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40214260-rainbow-place

 

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Re-release announcement: The Little Things is on sale, and available on KU!

One of my earliest published books, The Little Things, has just been re-released. Previously published by Dreamspinner Press, the rights are now back with me so I’ve self-published it under my own imprint, Jaybird Press.

The book has been re-edited, but the only significant change is from American English into British English, and the new cover. There is no new or additional content.

To celebrate the re-release, The Little Things will be on sale for $2.99 until the end of May (the normal price will be $4.99). It’s also available to borrow on Kindle Unlimited for the first time and will be on there for 90 days.

Buy Links

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D2VH5BK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D2VH5BK
Universal Amazon link: http://mybook.to/TLT2_JayN

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Cover art by Garrett Leigh

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make you appreciate what you have.

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.

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?

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

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New Audiobook Release: Watching and Wanting (Housemates 4)

Housemates4_Audible.jpgI’m happy to announce that Watching and Wanting is now available in Audiobook format. I had to find a new narrator, as sadly Mark Steadman is no longer doing narration work. But when Lewis Carter auditioned, I liked his voice for this series immediately. If you decide to give it  try, I hope you enjoy it!

The audiobook is available at Audible, Amazon, and Apple:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Watching-and-Wanting-Audiobook/B07CNGM8N9

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Erotica/Watching-and-Wanting-Audiobook/B07CNSCFVL

https://www.amazon.com/Watching-Wanting-Housemates-Book-4/dp/B07CNBDPNG/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-Wanting-Housemates-Book-4/dp/B07CNBD7RS/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/watching-and-wanting-housemates-series-book-4-unabridged/id1377306961

You can listen to the audio sample here:

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Second Chance is out!

I’m excited to announce that Second Chance is now out, and available to buy or borrow at Amazon.

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Buy Links

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C67ZCPW

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07C67ZCPW

mybook.to/secondchance_JayN

NB: This book is currently Amazon exclusive and available on Kindle Unlimited.

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Nate and his teenage daughter need a fresh start, so they move back to the village where he grew up. Nate’s transgender, and not used to disclosing his history, so it’s hard living where people knew him before. When Nate reconnects with Jack—his best friend from school and unrequited crush—his feelings return as strong as ever.

Jack’s returned home to get his life in order after an addiction to alcohol caused him to lose everything: his job, his driver’s licence, and nearly his life. He’s living with his parents, which is less than ideal, but rekindling his friendship with Nate—or Nat as Jack once knew him—is an unexpected benefit of being back home. Jack is amazed by Nate’s transformation, and can’t deny his attraction. Trying for more than friendship might ruin what they already have, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.

Doubting his feelings are reciprocated, Nate fears he’s risking heartbreak. Jack’s reluctance to tell his parents about their relationship only reinforces Nate’s misgivings. With both their hearts on the line and their happiness at stake, Jack needs to make things right, and Nate has to be prepared to give him a second chance.

Cover art by Garrett Leigh
67,000 words approx

If you decide to read it, I hope you’ll enjoy it. This story isn’t autobiographical but it’s very close to my heart.

Thanks for following my blog, and have a great weekend 🙂

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