Friday, July 11, 2014

Nothing Special by Jay Northcote ~ Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway.

Grey-background-for-site11We have a treat for you today! How exciting… we get a peek at the cover of Jay Northcote’s upcoming novella Nothing Special, which is due for release on the 13th August. We also have an excerpt AND Jay is gifting to one lucky reader an eBook from her back catalogue, Nothing Serious, The Little Things or Not Just Friends. All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

Good Luck!

 

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Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

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Publisher – Dreamspinner Press

Cover artist – Anna Sikorska

Release date – 13th August 2014

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Synopsis

Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently to how Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

 

Pre-Order Link

DreamspinnerPress

Nothing Special is available for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press and will be released on 13th August 2014.

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Excerpt

Here’s a little taster of what’s in store behind the cover:

Rush Hour Crush. Fuck. He was definitely reading the Rush Hour Crush column that Dom had shown Noah earlier. Noah’s heart thumped crazily as he thought about the words saved on Dom’s phone.

Should he go for it? He took a slow, careful breath in, trying to calm himself.

No—it was a crazy idea and would end in mortification at best and a beating at worst. He was mad to even be considering it. He let his breath out in an unintentionally huge sigh, his shoulders slumping as his head dropped.

“Bad day?” A quiet voice from beside him made Noah jerk his head up again to meet the man’s amused dark eyes.

Noah stared, captivated, even as his cheeks flamed hot and presumably grew blotchy pink. His voice came out high and squeaky as he replied. “Um… yeah. I guess.”

“Thank God it’s Friday, eh?” The guy grinned. His gaze lingered just long enough to make Noah’s heart flutter before he dropped his eyes and turned back to the newspaper on his lap.

“Yeah.” Noah agreed. As it happened he was working tomorrow anyway, but the art of conversation seemed to have deserted him.

He leaned back and closed his eyes, replaying the moment that had just passed between them. It had been fleeting, but Noah didn’t think he’d imagined the warmth in those dark eyes. Could it have been an invitation? How was he ever going to know unless he made the effort to talk to him?

A surge of adrenaline coursed through Noah and he snapped his eyes open again and pulled his phone out of his pocket. Suddenly tired of playing it safe and ready to take a risk, he scrolled through to Dom’s number, typed a message, and, without giving himself time to change his mind, pressed the send button.

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About the author

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

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Giveaway

Jay is giving away a copy of one of her backlist books to the winner. The winner can choose from Nothing Serious, The Little Things or Not Just Friends.

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35 comments:

  1. Thanks for the excerpt - I still have Not Just Friends on my wish list - would love a shot at winning it. :)

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  2. I like the cover, book sounds good too

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  3. Looking forward to this book. Would love to read Not Just Friends!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway, the books look great.

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  5. Hi Jay, love your new book's cover. Look forward to reading it.

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  6. Amazing book!!!!! Canìt wait to read it!!

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaway! I recently read Nothing Serious and loved it.

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  8. Love the cover and the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Sounds good! I loved Not Just Friends.

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  10. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. NOT JUST FRIENDS is great, and this one sounds like a keeper!

    --Trix

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  12. This book sounds delicious. I haven't read much m/m but I am pretty sure I would like it. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win. I have been stalking you on bloglovin and recently subscribed by email too. I just love your regular features.

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  13. I love this cover! The book really sounds good too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Oh, that tattoo! Gorgeous cover!

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  15. Another great giveaway, another interesting book and lovely cover. Thank you for a chance to win one of Jay Northcote's books.

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  16. The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I follow Jay and love her books!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Oh my gosh! This sounds soooo good :) I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for letting us know about it and showing us the cover! I hope Noah's shyness and insecurities don't ruin love for him...

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  19. I really like the blurb and the opposites attract story. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Love the cover, the tattoo is awesome. Looks like a great story. thanks for the giveaway.
    nrdriscoll@aol.com

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  21. looks and sounds awesome ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Wow, absolutely adore the cover!

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  23. What a beautiful cover! It sounds good. I would love to read it. Count me in

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  24. sounds great! I'd love to win it :)

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  25. That cover looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Love Jay. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Love the cover.. can't wait to read it

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  28. I have a couple of Jay's books on my TBR list and would love to win one! Thanks for the post and giveaway.

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  29. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Great cover and the books sounds amazing, can't wait to read it!
    Kathryn
    kittyissweet@gmail.com

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  31. I love the cover and the book sounds good.

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  32. It looks like a great story and I really liked the excerpt. Thank you!

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