Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit + Giveaway - Jay Northcote

Jay Northcote is in the building We repeat Jay is in the clubhouse! And he didn't come empty handed! Jay chatted some about his first paranormal book, The Half Wolf? Have you read it yet? Don't worry. Stick around, Jay'll take care of some lucky person!

Take it away, Jay!

Hi there
Thank you so much to BMBR for inviting me to help celebrate their 4th birthday unicorn shenanigans. Happy birthday to you guys! I realised that we almost share a birthday, because my 4th publishing anniversary is just a couple of weeks before your blog birthday.

For my guest post, I wanted to talk a little about my most recent release, The Half Wolf, and I’m giving away an ebook copy of that here too.

The Half Wolf was my first foray into writing original paranormal fiction, so I was excited to release it into the wild (heh) and see what my readers would think of it. I really enjoyed writing the book, and those of you who know a bit about me will probably be able to see why this particular plot bunny hooked me in and wouldn’t let me go till I wrote it.

Without being too spoilery I hope... because I think you can deduce most of this from the blurb and the title. But if you dislike spoilers, skip to the giveaway at the end)...

The Half Wolf is a book about a guy called Quinn who grew up believing he was human, but who always sensed that he was different somehow but didn’t know why. When he meets Kellan who is a wolf shifter, Quinn begins to feel different and experiences some changes that he doesn’t understand.

As a transgender author, this book is a pretty obvious trans metaphor. I found writing it very cathartic as I dealt with Quinn’s gradual realisation of his true nature, the pull that he felt to allow that hidden part of himself to be free, and the joy and release he experiences when he finally recognises who he really is.

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.
Length: 65,000 words approx
Cover art: Garrett Leigh
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Author Bio

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.


Jay is giving away The Half Wolf eBook to one lucky person!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is open until 12:00AM (EST) on 11/28/17. Shortly thereafter, we will contact a winner!

Please respond to the winning notification within 48 hours or we will choose another winner. Good luck!

Don't miss entering in our month long unicorn giveaway HERE! It ends 12/1/17!


  1. I'm just trying to claw my way out of my mild depression. I need some cheering up too!

  2. Thank you for the post. It sounds fantastic.

  3. unfortunately I'm not feeling inspired...or inspiring :\

  4. My family is my insperation :)

  5. Books are my inspiration...I've just finished Junkyard Heart by Garrett Leigh and found it soul healing

  6. I just finished Hallie Lieberman's BUZZ (about the history of sex toys), and was stunned that I'd never known about Gosnell Duncan, the inventor of the silicone dildo. He's a disabled person of color who was truly motivated by the desire to make people's lives better, and not profit. His story's definitely what made the book for me.


  7. Lots of people and things can inspire me

  8. Angela:
    I get my insperation from my husband and children :)

  9. I'm inspired by Pinterest & my SiL to redo my kitchen counter.

  10. get inspired by book and music. also having good food with family.
    looking at funny or creative pics online is fun.
    finding someone or something that makes ya laugh.
    a pet is nice too.