Dreamspinner Press, Jay Northcote

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: The “Nothing Special” Blog Tour by Jay Northcote


The Novel Approach is pleased to welcome Jay Northcote on her “Nothing Special” Blog Tour. Read on for an excerpt from the book, then click the Rafflecopter image for a chance to win your very own e-copy of one of the following of Jay’s titles:

Nothing Special, The Little Things, or Not Just Friends.

Good luck!


Blurb: 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 than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

Buy Link: Amazon


Excerpt: Noah’s reading habits were more eclectic. His degree was in literature and his first love was fiction, but he was a genre hopper. He’d read anything that caught his interest and made good use of his staff discount at work. As far as movies went, he tended to prefer sci-fi and thrillers. The recent Star Trek movies were a particular weakness of his, and when pressed, he blushingly admitted that his crush on Zachary Quinto might have been part of the reason for that.

“What can I say?” Noah shrugged as he pushed his now-empty plate away. He licked his fingers, noticing Sol catch the movement, and wiped them on his napkin. “He’s exactly my type—dark and gorgeous.”

Sol grinned and waggled his eyebrows at Noah. Noah chuckled; the two beers had loosened his tongue a little and chased away his nervousness. “Hey, I’m the one who placed a sappy ad in the paper to get your attention. Trying to deny that I find you attractive would be pretty pointless now, don’t you think?”


JN-001-JN-avi-500x500Author Bio: 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.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook profile | Facebook Author Page | Jay’s books


The Giveaway:


northcotebadgeblueThe Tour: 8/11My Fiction Nook

8/12Emotion in Motion

8/13Because Two Men Are Better Than One, Love Bytes

8/14Velvet Panic

8/15 – The Novel Approach

8/18Prism Book Alliance, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

8/19MM Good Book Reviews, Smoocher’s Voice

8/20Parker Williams

8/21The Blogger Girls

8/22Amanda C. Stone, Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Brought to you by Pride Promotions

Brought to you by Pride Promotions


4 thoughts on “Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: The “Nothing Special” Blog Tour by Jay Northcote

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