Jay Northcote has a new
contemporary novella out.
Wanking with a mate isn’t gay—as long as you
keep your hands to yourself.
Jez Fielding and James
MacKenzie—Big Mac to his mates—are in their second year at uni. After partying
too hard last year, they make a pact to rein themselves in. While their
housemates are out drinking every weekend, Jez and Mac stay in to save cash and
focus on their studies.
When Jez suggests watching some
porn together, he isn’t expecting Mac to agree to it. One thing leads to
another, and soon their arrangement becomes hands-on rather than hands-off. But
falling for your straight friend can only end badly, unless there’s a chance he
might feel the same.

Afterwards, Jez blamed the alcohol for loosening his tongue,
because he didn’t think about it before he spoke. The words tumbled out before
he could stop them.
 “Man, I’m seriously
horny now. Have you got any decent porn on that laptop?”
“Huh?” Mac snapped his head around to meet Jez’s gaze. Jez’s
heart pounded erratically, but his dick was still standing to attention. “What…
you mean, you want to wank in here? Now?
Wouldn’t that be weird?” Mac sounded seriously freaked out.
Jez backtracked quickly, cheeks hot. “It doesn’t have to be
weird. I’ve done it before with guys at school, and it’s never been a big deal.
But don’t worry about it. I’ll go and watch my own stash instead. But I need
something soon, ’cause I’m gonna explode after watching that sex scene.”
Jez was expecting an instant no from Mac. He wouldn’t have
blamed him. A lot of guys wouldn’t be into what Jez was suggesting. Jez’s heart
still thumped hard, but his arousal didn’t abate despite his anxiety. He was
shocked by how much he wanted this.
Mac bit his lip and frowned. “Seriously. You’ve done that?”
Jez shrugged, trying to look nonchalant. “Yeah. Like I said,
it was no big deal. Just guys messing around.”
Mac stared a moment longer, then he stood, and Jez’s heart
sank as he walked away. But Mac only went to fetch his laptop from the dining
table. He sat back down and then opened it and tapped in his password.
“What sort of stuff do you wanna watch?” Mac’s voice was
gruff and he focused on the screen rather than Jez.
Fuck. They
were really going to do this, then.
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.