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 Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A London pub, an English village, a shell-hole on the Front, the outskirts of Thai Nguyen city, a ship in heavy weather off Zeebrugge, a civilian internment camp … Unspoken loves and griefs, unexpected freedoms, the tensions between individuality and duty, and every now and then the relief of recognition. You’ll find both heartaches and joys in this astonishing range of thought-provoking stories.
Smoothie
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Nothing ever happens to Heather, until the day a bomb goes off - and she’s precipitated into the middle of an adventure and a road movie with an extraordinary woman named Natalie! Thankfully Heather's about as resourceful as a girl can be, because the two of them are running for their lives in a mess of complicated situations in which nobody is ever quite what they appear ...
In Deep
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
On a remote Scottish island to investigate an unexplained death, Ted Harris finds himself entangled in the life of the community - and attracted to Athol, his enigmatic landlord. Soon they’re working together, depending on each other for survival, and slowly unravelling the mystery. Will they figure out exactly how Kieran Parnes died? And what will it do to the island if they tell anybody?
The ‘True Love’ Solution
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 45,890. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jules Madigan loves his family and his job, but yearns for a Happy Ever After. He indulges in buying an old typewriter once used by his favourite romance author Ewan Byge - but realises he’s been defrauded. As a result, he makes friends with Police Constable Leonard Edgar - and with Ewan Byge Himself! But the course of True Love never did run smooth. Soon Jules is facing some harsh realities.
End of the Trail
Series: End of the Trail, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 45,920. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Western
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.
Wrong Room, Right Guy
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 62,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Simon’s the wrong man in the wrong place; trying to teach English to kids who couldn’t care less, he'd rather be a writer. When he joins his local creative writing group, he blunders into the wrong room at the Village Hall and encounters a group of recovering cocaine addicts ... which is the start, for Simon, of a double life and a secret identity, not to mention an intriguing relationship ...
A Threefold Cord
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
In the Privacy of Their Home
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 39,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Dylan’s life as a gay man in 1960s England is careful and secretive; the law regarding homosexuality has changed, but society’s attitudes are slow to catch up. Meeting Max - younger and less inhibited - is a vividly colourful shock to Dylan’s system. But Max is an artist, talented and ambitious, and there’s no way someone as ordinary as Dylan can hold on to him for long ... is there?
The Devil in Dead Horse
Series: End of the Trail, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Western
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 Bridge on the River Wye
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 72,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
Carlyle's Crossing
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A letter from a lawyer draws Jubal back to his Abenaki ancestors and the suffering town of Whitewater, Vermont - where dark forces, unleashed by one man’s obsession, bring depression and hopelessness to the people. Jubal knows he must try to drive back the incursion, with the help of his best friend with benefits, Sal. But the dangers they face are insidious and their lives and sanity are at risk!
Escaping from Him
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Darryl’s on the run – from controlling boyfriend Chris, an air-conditioner called Dave (deceased), an intolerable, claustrophobic situation and a person he just can’t be any more. The trouble is, he doesn’t have a plan – or any money – and all he knows is he needs to get away from everything. A lucky lift to Glasgow turns out to be just the beginning of a whole new life ...
Above All
Series: Above All, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 …
Caravaggio's Angel
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Paul Calleja learns his great-uncle has died, he travels to Malta to deal with his estate - and realises how much he didn't know about Larry. He meets Angelo – a local handyman and artist’s model – who is concealing an extraordinary secret. And soon Paul and Angelo are plunged into complications which have a profound effect on their lives – and on their chances of sharing a future together.
The Peacock's Eye
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 88,960. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Philip Standage is one of the Admiral’s Players, the company that rivals Shakespeare’s. Once Nick Hanham wheedles his way in to the Rose theatre, Philip even has an apprentice to share his secure life. Secure, that is, until he is caught up in Sir Robert Cecil’s plans for the future of England. In this uncertain world nothing is what it seems ... least of all men, least of all love.
Across Your Dreams
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 86,260. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » War
Lew and Russ, Grant and Alan have been caught up in the Great War, which governs their coming together and their moving apart; which has sucked them into the machine and seems reluctant to spit them out. When at last the Armistice comes, three out of the four survive; but how many will survive the peace?
Solemn Contract
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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...
Montana Red
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Western
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.
Mitch Rebecki Gets a Life
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 49,230. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Investigative journalist Mitch Rebecki loves his job and loves New York - but when he makes an enemy of a crime boss, Mitch’s editor sends him out of harm’s way to Sydney. In exile and working on lifestyle pieces, Mitch is miserable. But he makes a friend or two, meets a man - and discovers that Australians do organized crime too, in a small way. Mitch soon finds himself in too deep on all counts.
Aloes
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 62,830. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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!
The Apothecary's Garden
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 …
Albert J. Sterne: Future Bright, Past Imperfect
Series: Albert J. Sterne. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
This Means War
Series: Above All, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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 …
Randy
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 48,520. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Western
Garrison Gaines is aware that his humble hopes for the future have crumbled into dust. He’s travelling through the vast Unorganized Territories of the central United States when his path crosses that of Randy Everett, a young man who dreams of adventures in exotic far-away locales. While no one can predict the future, one thing is certain: neither man will walk away from the encounter unaffected.
Butterfly Hunter
Series: Butterfly Hunter, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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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.


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