Release Blitz + Blog Tour: Tops Down Bottoms Up

You ever wanted to swoon over a hot dancer, even it the dance is not the one you are used too? Then you want tp meet Seth and Rowan in Tops Down Bottoms Up.

Read this post for my review but also check the other blog participants and what they say about the book. 🙂

Happy reading and maybe you are also eager to catch your own morris dancer? 😉


Tops Down Bottoms UpTops Down Bottoms Up by Jay Northcote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*


The moment I saw this cover I knew this would be another great book by Jay Northcote. He is an auto-buy and so far not only one story disappointed me. Though all stories are similar every book is new, and comes with a refreshing story.
Same goes for Tops Down Bottoms Up.

I haven’t read the first edition/version of the story so I never knew what was changed. The blurb had my attention right from the start. Dancing in books is always a thing, but the cultural component with morris dancing, which is a form of English Folk dance wasn’t only a new plot it was also something I never heard before, and definitely never read in a gay romance title.
Jay displayed this part of the book great, without too excessive, but also pretty  – and literally – colorful.

Through the dancing scenes the reader is also admiring Seth’s look. And damn, he is a pretty swoonworthy guy. Seth is hot, no exaggeration. I mean, he has black curls and a  beard and wears pretty interesting, mesmerizing tattoos. This sounds, right? ;)But not only his appearance is pleasant, his character is also pretty great. With a soothing manner, but underneath witty and humorous, he captures not only Rowan’s attention.

Jay Northcote really built up a nice, short novella with two different types of guys. Rowan is the opposite to Seth, with being lean and not sturdy and well-muscled like Seth, which comes along with his practice. But both are also different in character. Where Seth seems calm and collected, Rowan opens his mouth  – which leads to an unpleasant first encounter between Seth and him.

The story has a nice twist, it contains a light angst with less drama. Due to the lenght of the story it’s revealed and solve soon, still the reader’s attention is hooked.

The refreshing topic, the hot character and the steamness in the sex scenes makes the book a great read. The epilogue is really sweet and I had a big fat grin on my face. Another turn I haven’t expected.

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Title: Tops Down Bottoms Up
Author: Jay Northcote
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2017
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh
Lenght: 23.000 words

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Will Rowan’s festival fling with sexy dancer Seth lead to something more permanent?

Rowan is stuck at a folk festival helping out a mate, and it really isn’t his scene. The yoga and singing workshops are bad enough, but morris dancing is the final straw. Bearded men with beer guts prancing around wearing bells—who wants to watch that?

All Rowan’s preconceptions are shattered when he meets Seth—a morris dancer, and the stuff Rowan’s fantasies are made of. Seth persuades Rowan to come to a dancing workshop, and Rowan’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to know Seth better. The attraction is mutual, and a lesson filled with innuendo and flirting leads to an incredible night together.

When Rowan arrives home, he’s gutted to find that Seth has given him the wrong phone number. Assuming Seth did it on purpose, Rowan resolves to forget about him. But fate—and friends—conspire to get them back together. Will they manage to stay in step this time around?

A much shorter version of this story was originally published in the Not Quite Shakespeare Anthology by Dreamspinner Press. This version has been revised and extended. Almost half of it is new content.

Other awesome blogs are also participating on this blog tour. 🙂 Have a look at their blogs. 🙂


August 16 – Gay Book Reviews, The Way She Reads, Mikku-chan, Au Boudoir Ecarlate
August 18 – The Day Before You Came
August 21 – Millsy Loves Books
August 23 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, MM Good Book Reviews
August 25 – Sarandipity Book Reviews, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews
August 28 – Bayou Book Junkie, Jessie G Books
August 30 – My Fiction Nook, Xtreme Delusions
September 4 – Diverse Reader, Making It Happen, Book Lovers 4Ever
September 6 – Padme’s Library, Wicked Reads

Author bio  – Jay Northcote

Copy of jay (1)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.

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