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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The Thousand Smiles of Nicholas Goring
Series: Butterfly Hunter. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,510. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dave and Nicholas have been happily married for seven years now, but as an Australian prime minister once observed, “Life wasn’t meant to be easy.” A threat to their beloved waterhole forces Dave to try asserting unofficial custodianship of the Dreamtime site. A visit from Nicholas’s nephew Robin brings more drama. And there’s always the question of Nicholas’s health hanging over their heads.
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.
Of Dreams and Ceremonies
Series: Butterfly Hunter, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
The Definitive Albert J. Sterne
Series: Albert J. Sterne. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 165,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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!
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.
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 …
Make Do And Mend
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 108,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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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.
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.
Undercover Blues
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,110. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
London 1935: With the cooperation of a top-ranking scientist, Tom Langton and Robert Darnley are sent in as bait for a gang that uses blackmail to steal industrial secrets. The two men are friends, but they each have secrets – and they're well aware that homosexuality is illegal. Living in close quarters, having to portray a gay relationship, adds tensions to an already dangerous situation.
Dance of Stone
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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?
Ravages
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 97,070. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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…
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 …
Sea Change
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 109,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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.
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 …
The Eagle's Wing
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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.
Hunted
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Professional footballer Adam Hunter has it all, but when the secret of his affair with midfielder Louie Jackson begins to leak out he’s plunged into the depths of misery. Injured, distrusted by his team-mates and plagued by personal tragedy, Adam goes from hero to zero – and by the time Louie’s transferred to a German side he’s running out of reasons to stay alive.
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.


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