Manifold Press

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Our primary output is male-male romance with plot – mystery, adventure etc. – set either in the present or the historical past or in alternate versions of them, sometimes with a supernatural twist. If you like your e-books the way you like your coffee – whether short and dark, hot and steamy or rich and indulgent – you’ll find something to suit your taste here.

Come on in, relax and enjoy our wide variety of same-sex fiction, guaranteed to spice up your day – and all for the price of a couple of cups of designer coffee. It’s not only better for your health, it’s good for the environment too!

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A Threefold Cord
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Grae and his co–stars Chris and Ben have a chemistry. Certainly they are friends and Grae is tempted to ask for more … After the beautiful tart Chris has the temerity to turn him down, Grae settles into a loving relationship with the chivalrous Ben. But the idea of Chris never quite goes away – and when Chris suggests the three of them spend a night together, Grae glimpses an unlikely solution.
Dance of Stone
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
12thC England. Hugh, master mason at Wells, walks a dangerous path between Glastonbury and Wells as the two vie for supremacy, a path made more dangerous still by Hugh preferring to share his bed with men. The only way to stay safe is to keep his head down, but building the church of his dreams is no way to do that: and then there is Arnaut. What does this stranger from Provence want with Hugh?
The Bridge on the River Wye
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 72,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Chef Rupert’s picking up the pieces; he’s lost his love, his business, his home, and he’s trying to make a fresh start. Linking up with Jake on a whim he finds himself involved in a strange tale of organic farming, migrant workers, greed and even possibly murder – in the midst of which the attraction is still there, but Rupert’s not sure whether the feeling's mutual or if he's ready to try again.
This Means War
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Series: Above All, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Life seems to be going well for Jasper Swinton and Brian Stark: they have fulfilling jobs, a cute kitten, and they’re still together after two months. When a harmless prank war goes awry, however, their perfect life starts falling apart – and it doesn’t take long before they’re finding out that actions can have unexpected consequences, and that not every love story has a happy ending …
Game On, Game Over
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
John Jones, alias Aidan Whittaker, is undercover in Tajikistan to broker a deal with tribal leaders, when two Americans arrive to document the Silk Road and one starts asking awkward questions. The other, Scott Landon, is a different kind of trouble; young, gay and single-minded, he clearly wants John. Unwilling to jeopardize his mission John rejects Scott, but then events spiral out of control...
Of Dreams and Ceremonies
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Series: Butterfly Hunter, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It seemed like a great idea at the time... Aussie Dave Taylor followed Nicholas Goring to England, and they've become engaged. Now Dave has to cope with a mansion of family and servants, making wedding plans and visa applications, and wondering why on earth he’d want to wear a ‘mourning suit’. He’s not sure if it will prove any easier, but Dave would love to just skip ahead to the honeymoon...
Montana Red
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It’s out of the frying-pan into the fire when Henry meets Red. He’s happy enough at first to be having sex with a man - but it isn’t long before Red’s sexual extravagances drive the two of them apart. It’s when Henry is trying to manage on his own that he gains perspective - on inversion, on himself, on his relationship with Red. He starts to wonder if there isn't a way back - on his own terms.
The Eagle's Wing
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Lucius Valerius Carus isn’t impulsive; when he buys a slave at a market it’s because he feels sorry for a man who has been maltreated. However he’s taken on more than he bargained for with Keret - intelligent, educated, and stronger than he looks. Roman society wouldn’t think twice about Lucius using Keret for his sexual pleasure - but it would be horrified to know he's gradually falling in love.
Unspoken
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 57,690. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Stefan meets Adri as they both search for work, and they begin an affair. Married with children, Stefan resists this love in a society where homosexuality is legal but not tolerated. Soon their country is facing the territorial ambitions of Hitler’s Germany. In a daily battle against guilt, poverty and other enemies, Stefan and Adri struggle to hold on to a love which should never have been.
The Walled Garden
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 102,280. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
William Ashton, retained as a gardener by Edward Hillier, discovers his new master to be a detached and driven man. Over the years, travail and tragedy bring them closer together, but the affection they feel is sorely tested by boundaries of class and of rigid Victorian morality. Like the private garden behind high walls their love must flourish only in the strictest secrecy - or not at all.
The Devil in Dead Horse
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Series: End of the Trail, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Will and John have a new life together, but their former lives cannot be left behind. A leisurely journey west becomes a fight for survival when they find an old enemy has taken over an innocent town, and stopping him will take not just one but a whole group of heroes. The real John Anderson, outlaw, must come out of retirement - but there’s a price on his head, and he has so much more to lose...
The Valley of the Shadow of Death
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Joshua Delaney and Carmine Angelo Trezini, cop and mobster, should have absolutely nothing in common; yet, accidentally brought together, they rapidly became both lovers and allies against important crime figure Matthew Picano. Of course, taking down a man like that was never going to be easy – but Josh has no idea of the scale of the sacrifice he will eventually be called upon to make.
Albert J. Sterne: Future Bright, Past Imperfect
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Series: Albert J. Sterne. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Three young boys on a collision course: Albert Sterne – isolated, driven, fiercely intellectual; Fletcher Ash – bright, dedicated, with a strong sense of justice; John Garrett – hurt, marginalised, determined to repay the world in kind. The eleven stories in this companion volume expand on the lives of the characters from the author’s "The Definitive Albert J. Sterne", which should be read first.
The Definitive Albert J. Sterne
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Series: Albert J. Sterne. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 165,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Albert Sterne, forensics expert with the FBI, is so obnoxious on the surface that no-one bothers digging deeper. When he’s sent to Colorado to investigate a serial killer he meets Special Agent Fletcher Ash and they end up reluctantly joining forces to unravel the case. It’s only a matter of duty, though; it can’t be more, because Albert doesn’t do friendship – and he certainly doesn’t do love!
Stage Whispers
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 135,030. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Jobbing actor Jonathan Stapleton - failed husband, slightly better father, with no ambition, and a modicum of acting ability - doesn’t need complications in his life, but that’s what he gets with Callum Henley - younger, talented, impulsive, and inexplicably crazy about him. How can they hope to succeed as a couple when one is heading for fame and fortune ... and the other prefers to stay at home?
Solemn Contract
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Connecticut, 1720: Seeking financial security for his family, school master Jem Bradley hires himself out as an indentured servant. Thus begins an odyssey which takes him to the small settlement of Kennet and a friendship with enigmatic blacksmith Will Middleton. Trouble is never far away, however, and when Jem is accused of committing a bloody murder his future begins to look very bleak indeed...
Sea Change
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 109,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Injured Coast Guard Bran Kaulana is filling his days working at the Wai Ola Rescue Center, one of Honolulu’s wildlife charities, with new veterinary, Steve, a man drawn to O’ahu by his fascination with dolphins. As their friendship slowly deepens into love, the two men are caught up in the mystery of injured seals and dolphins, a ruthless gang of smugglers and a not-so-dormant undersea lava vent.
Ravages
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 97,070. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Steve Gavan and Daniël Borghart are professional soccer players for Kinbridge Town – and also secret lovers. All that changes, however, when Steve innocently wanders into a city park and falls victim to a vicious gang of queer-bashers who beat him within an inch of his life. After that there are no secrets any more – and it’s a very long road back, for both of them, from there…
Make Do And Mend
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 108,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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The Second World War. It’s not all fighting and glory; there are battles on the Home Front, too, and some are not exactly heroic. That’s what injured naval officer Harry discovers when he befriends conscientious objector Jim – a friendship frowned upon in their small Welsh valley even before they begin to fall in love.
Homosapien ... A Fantasy About Pro Wrestling
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Patrick and David are friends who run a gay bookstore, and life seems simple enough until the day when unexpectedly he walks in – six feet tall, gorgeous and built like a dream. But Homosapien isn’t welcome in their world; he’s a professional wrestler, and everything he does is fake. So he can’t really be gay, can he, or interested in either one of them? Can they even trust a single word he says?
Ghost Station
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 65,120. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The Cold War, 1976. Retired agent John Dashwood is persuaded to supervise one last mission. However everyone at Ghost Station seems to have something to hide – including his colleagues, Rick Wentworth and Harry Tilney, and his enigmatic boss. When Dashwood sends Rick and Harry into a dangerous situation, the boundaries between friend and enemy blur and he’s left isolated, wondering who to trust.
Fox Hunt
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Robert Rees is called in to finish a art restoration commission when his father goes into hospital – a pair of Elizabethan portraits. Trouble is, there’s more interest in the paintings than Rob bargained for; people want to get their hands on such priceless treasures, and they’re not particular about their methods. Just as well his brother’s mysterious friend Fox is looking out for him … or is it?
The Apothecary's Garden
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Hilary Kent, a Londoner all his life, retires to Wiltshire when he inherits a tower surrounded by an overgrown physic garden – and that’s when graduate student Tom Laurence erupts into his life, convinced they can restore the ancient garden to its former glory. Hilary is perfectly content until, to his astonishment and confusion, it seems Tom’s affection for him is growing into something more …
Always With Us
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 76,750. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Liverpool, 1896: Harrison Calderwood has never given much thought to the poor of the bustling city until he accidentally runs into firebrand Daniel Harper. Through Daniel’s eyes he begins to see what could be done to improve the lot of the working people - at the same time he begins to feel an attraction towards Daniel himself. But Harrison's wealthy family have more conventional expectations …
Fool's Rush
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Series: Fool's Odyssey, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,770. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Father Esteve hires Xavi to trace the true owners of the gold found in the crypt of San Pedro-by-the-Wall, but it’s an old and tangled web. Someone has an undisclosed agenda, and a rising tide of anti-vampire reaction sweeps through Barcelona, focused on Xavi and Andreas. Then Xavi meets a handsome young man who isn’t all he seems, and that’s when things begin to get even more complicated…
Fool's Oath
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Series: Fool's Odyssey, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A rush of over-confidence on Xavi’s part and his friend dies bloodily. Xavi is forced to face the reality of his own nature and the depth of his relationship with Andreas. And then there’s the gold hidden in the walled-up crypt of the church …
Fool's Errand
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Series: Fool's Odyssey, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Xavi becomes an accidental witness to the murder of a wealthy woman he knows what to do – get the hell out of there, fast! Xavi lives on the edge of the law; he and the police don’t exactly mix. Unfortunately the cop sent after him turns out to have some rather unusual abilities, so it isn’t long before their paths cross – and Xavi realises that getting caught is the least of his troubles.
End of the Trail
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Series: End of the Trail, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 45,920. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Will Connors is struggling to hold together a failing farm; his wife has died, his son has gone, he’s not without enemies and he’s dealing with the after-effects of a debilitating accident. He’s in danger of becoming embittered until a chance acquaintance wanders back into his life and everything begins to change. The problem, however, is that John Anderson has a price on his head.
Dear Mister President
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,980. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When USAF Colonel Chad Ryan accepts a new job on the White House staff he is soon making friends with the First Family – and with charismatic and troubled President Douglas Ford Kearney himself. They have scarcely begun to explore their feelings for one another, however, when it becomes apparent that their relationship is under threat from enemies both within and without.
Butterfly Hunter
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Series: Butterfly Hunter, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, and his search is far from straightforward. As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn.
Between Now and Then
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It’s 1991, and a group of English football fans are driving across Belgium; their trip takes them through the site of a former battle, and that’s when a strange sequence of events begins. For Dennis and Allan, colleagues who cordially dislike each other, this means journeying further still – into what appears to be the past, and into the lives of two men who travelled this way 75 years earlier...
Aloes
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 62,830. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A fluke accident puts Perry in a coma. When he awakes, his scrambled synapses have given him a talent; he can tell truth from lies simply by their flavour. This, plus the new client who is far too attractive, the dilapidated old mansion Perry has to restore for him – not to mention anonymous threats which escalate to attempted murder – all ensure that Perry’s life will never be the same again!
Above All
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Series: Above All, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When volatile genius Dr Jasper Swinton accidentally hits a homeless man with his car one night in a seedy part of town, he finds himself taking responsibility for the man’s recovery in a very personal way. Before long, Brian has become such an integral part of his life that Jasper doesn’t know how he’ll ever begin to manage without him – until the day comes when he has to …


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