Beaten Track Publishing

Publisher info

Beaten Track is an independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction.

We also provide services to writers to assist with the self-publishing process.

- We are not affiliated to any of the large publishing houses.
- All our publications are by independent authors.
- All our authors retain full rights and royalties.

We are what you might call a 'hybrid' publisher, which is to say that whilst we do not pay advances, we also do not take editorial control, nor claim exclusivity over your work. We will engage in some marketing on your behalf, but ultimately this remains the author's responsibility.

Because we publish via 'print on demand', we don't need to worry about whether your book is going to be the 'next big thing', giving us freedom to publish what we like rather than what is currently most popular. Thus, when we consider a submission, we judge it only on the basis of whether we can recuperate the time and money we invest into publishing it.

If we feel we are unable to publish your book for you, we will always explain why. We also offer a range of self-publishing services and can still help you to get your book out there in print and/or ebook formats. These services are available to all independent authors - some are free, some are not, but we aren't in this for big profits, so you will find that our rates are very reasonable and we are also open to negotiation!

So, if you would like to submit your work for consideration, please contact us via the Contact page on our website in the first instance, explaining a little about the work you will be submitting and whether you are seeking to be published by us (we take the risk) or with us (you pay for our services).

We usually require manuscripts to be sent via email in a standard document format, such as .doc (Microsoft Word document) or .rtf (Rich Text Format), although this might not be appropriate (for illustrated books, for example), so when we respond to your message, we will discuss/suggest the most convenient means of submitting your work.

Where to find Beaten Track Publishing online


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Vampire Rising
Pre-release—available July 19, 2015. Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It’s the mid twenty-first century, a wonderful time to be alive—unless you’re a Vampire. Gatsby Calloway lives on the fringes of society, avoiding humanity, until he meets Barnabas, a young encaustic painter. When Barnabas is mortally wounded during an anti-Vampire attack, Gatsby must forget everything he has known, and learn to trust.
For Want of a Shoe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
An impulsive purchase of designer shoes leads Abi to a new career, drawn unsuspectingly into a private thirty-day contract of bondage, domination and submission…by her boss!
Just the Story of “Two Wings” A Lakota Plains Indian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Inspirational
I am Two Wings, a N.A. Lakota Indian living on the edge of the Great Plains where the prairie joins with grasslands, wide valleys and dense woodlands.  I am a part of nature and honour the Great Spirit and Mother Earth, treating all life with respect, for all things are connected.  This is my story.
Will…You Have Me(?)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Will is hot. Will is damn hot. But he’s also Tommy’s future brother. And that’s…not very hot. At least that’s what Tommy is trying to convince himself. Though Will might have a different idea. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology" from Beaten Track Publishing.
Waking Up in Vegas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Officer Reed Weston has come to expect the unexpected during the graveyard shift in the City of Sin. After waking up hung-over and ashamed of his behavior (the little that he remembers), Grant Carroll wants to make amends... Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology"
Ultimate Summer (Southern Jersey Shores #3)
Series: South Jersey Shores. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Brett gets tagged by a flying disc, launched from the hands of Ultimate Frisbee player Sean, he doesn’t expect the mutual attraction to hit just as hard and fast. Sometimes all it takes is a single day to jumpstart an ultimate summer. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology" from Beaten Track Publishing.
The Strawberry Farm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Charlie’s furious when a burger truck begins trading in the country lane outside his strawberry farm and encroaches upon his business. What makes it worse is that the infuriating owner refuses to move, claiming he’s found the perfect spot on the English coast to spend his summer... Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Roller Coaster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Quinn is successful in business but never in romance. Always scared of rejection or abandonment, she keeps her love life simple and detached. But during a summer work assignment, she meets the beautiful, fiery and charismatic Sarah in line for a roller coaster, and within a few days her life is turned upside down... Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Ribbons and Frills
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ribbons and Frills costume sewing factory has always been about creating dreams. When the owner asks his upper-class son to take over, sparks fly, and not just from the sewing machines. The last time manager Gary Shaw saw Ashley Turner-Hoff was a year ago, when he left Gary standing on the beach with a broken heart and sand in his underwear. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology.
Offline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For the past decade, Bernice has spent her life online, but that’s all about to change. When she is made redundant from her internet-marketing job, she heads for the Cornish Coast, where she discovers what the real wide world has to offer and finds a much more intimate connection with local girl, Kerra. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Home is Where the Hard is
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Chad has a lot on his mind; a failing relationship, a deadline. He’s looking forward to a month alone at his uncle’s beach house. But within the first twenty-four hours there, his life is turned upside down. He gets a day of innuendos and unexpected sexual encounters. Is this the beginning of a wonderful new life? Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Finally
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
World-famous opera singer Philip Jameson has arrived in Munich to perform at the Opera Summer Festival after making the biggest mistake of his life. For years he has been secretly in love with his best friend, Andrew, and believes the shield he has built is bulletproof: Andrew was never to know... Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Fang and Fortune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Such is the life of twenty-four-year-old loner, Micah Salvo. Forced to take a vacation from his two jobs, he visits a local summer fair. What he doesn’t expect is someone to watch back and possibly give him a chance to change life as he knows it. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Dazzle Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tom has been planning for months, but in those plans he never once found himself on a spa table in Bangkok on his and Santino’s one year anniversary. He doesn’t do aeroplanes, doesn’t like the tropical climate, and he does not do spas. Yet there he is, without a stitch of clothing, and with a man he’s never met before... Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Anything Or Nothing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Every life has its turning point―that moment when a big choice has to be made―and for Michael Richards that time is now. His life could change irrevocably, and he’s scared. When he meets a stranger in a café―an older man who is familiar somehow, and seems to have appeared from nowhere―Michael is forced to make a decision. Truth, or dead? Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology".
Aloha? Oy!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Paul and Asher have been together for fifteen years. They're still in love, but each is beginning to have doubts about what their future holds. Paul comes up with the brilliant idea that a week in Hawaii is the sure-fire way to reignite their dwindling spark. Now, if only the universe would stop screwing with his plans...Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology"
Aligning North
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,920. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Blake Manning spends his summers in his favorite national park, Yosemite. He runs an outdoor adventure company with three friends, but this year it’s not nature or the wildlife that are most hazardous, but traversing the uncharted waters of a potential relationship with one of the hikers, Zac North. Part of "Summer Bigger Than Others - A Summer Anthology"
Jonathan's Hope
Price: Free! Words: 66,090. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Abandoned to freeze to death in a winter forest by his father because of his homosexuality, Jonathan desperately struggles to survive, until he accidentally stumbles upon Dan, who owns a cabin in the woods. Dan has been fighting his own demons since the death of his lover Sean. Having retreated from big city life, he is content to live in solitude, but he never counted on meeting Jonathan.
Willem of the Tafel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,300. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, centuries into the future, few have survived the Great War. Some have taken refuge deep inside a mountain. One of them, Willem, is exiled to the surface… Alone and struggling to survive, Willem embarks on an epic journey, making a discovery that could once again alter the future of humanity. An epic tale of survival, second chances, hope and undying love.
No More Mister Punch: Eight Short Stories of the Supernatural
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Something sinister lurks in the darkness...Collected here are eight short spooks and scares, guaranteed to have you jumping at every noise and double-checking your doors and windows. Author Ian Pickup delivers a new batch of horror with his living, murderous Punch doll, ghosts luring people over cliffs, ghastly monks, and more. You don't have to believe in the evil, for the evil to believe in you.
Leaving Flowers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shy and awkward since childhood, Aidan Degas is now a man lost. His twin Nadia died tragically young, leaving him nothing but his job and the flowers he lays upon her grave. Patrick loves being assistant groundskeeper at the cemetery, but Aidan is so damaged that even with Patrick’s warm heart and Irish charm, it might not be enough to bring him back from the edge.
Breakfast at Cordelia's Aquarium
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a very short, fun interlude in the Hiding Behind The Couch series. Unlike the rest of the series, which is written in third-person (semi-omniscient) past tense, this short story is written in first-person present tense. It has no real bearing on anything else that happens in the series; it is what it is: an Easter Egg.
Evading Exodus (Southern Jersey Shores #2)
Series: South Jersey Shores. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Passover should be a time of joy and excitement for Darren, who's meeting his boyfriend's, Ace, family for the first time. Everything changes when he discovers his ex, Seth, is one of Ace's oldest friends. Dare has to ride out the waves of miscommunication and understanding, discomfort and pleasure to have a chance of saving their future together. Book #2 in the Southern Jersey Shores series.
Two By Two
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 247,740. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Two pregnancies, two babies, two troubled teens. Two psychologists hunting down the leader of a deadly cult. When Libby takes a stand against her abusive parents, Josh and George readily make her part of their family, but her parents may have been involved in something more sinister. Two unexpected guests seek sanctuary in Shaunna and Andy's new home, but that's not all. Someone is watching them.
Hiding Out
Series: Checking Him Out, 1.2 · Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hiding Behind The Couch meets Checking Him Out: Josh is heading to Norwich for the mentoring workshop Sean was due to give. Matty is agonising over his impending dance show. Noah - Matty's on-again, off-again boyfriend - has promised to be there. Can Josh and Matty face their fears? Will the Sandison-Morleys' get the young men to express their feelings to each other before it's too late?
Opening Day (Southern Jersey Shores #1)
Series: South Jersey Shores. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When pharmacy manager, Aaron Lark, known to his best friends as Ace, is dumped by his latest boyfriend, he decides to step back from the dating scene. What he doesn't expect is for the blue-eyed pharmacist, Darren Goldman, to step into, and rock, his world. Bonding over beer, brownies and baseball, Ace and Darren play a game where hopefully both end up crossing home plate as winners.
Tell Tales: A Book on how to 'Tell Tales'
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 19,280. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Parenting » Writing skills
'Tell Tales' is an innovative new book on how to tell original stories to children. It is full of ideas and suggestions for parents, grandparents, teachers, play-workers and other storytellers to help them begin to make up their own stories, or to help them develop existing skills further. It includes, as examples, a range of stories and games for children up to nine years of age.
Crush
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,100. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Raw, graphic, candid portrait of two young gay men whose love affair is deeply affected by the scars they sustained from childhood sexual abuse. Tammy and Jamie are soul mates, but their love is thwarted for years by bad timing, fear of ridicule, and the damage that lingers long after childhood. Along with the internal, there are external forces that threaten to separate them forever.
Silent Woods
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Daniel is married to an amazing man—a nature-loving man—who suggests the family goes camping, but even before they’ve left their home Daniel has a feeling that something is wrong. Then their five-year-old son goes missing. The two fathers encounter something far more sinister than either could ever have dreamed of. Will they find their son before it’s too late?
Cherry Pop Valentine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Their band’s new single is due to be released in four days’ time and lovers Sven and Flavier are beyond excited. It’s tipped to be a big hit, and Flav can’t wait to see the online reaction to the promo film he’s made. But when he joins Sven in bed, he couldn’t even begin to imagine the fallout that will ensue when he awakes, and all his dreams are shattered with just one click of an upload button.
Ruminations
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: British English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Josh Sandison has waited his whole life to go to university. Gifted—and bullied for being different—he hopes it will be a change for the better. Instead he encounters the unexpected, when strange things start happening in his room. When Sean Tierney arrives at university, three days late and broke, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But can they solve the spooky mystery of the third floor?
An Unquiet Past
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,990. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Four hundred years ago, in the Cotswold village of Willow, a young woman was hanged for a series of terrible child murders. Now, in the present day, she reaches out from beyond death to a writer with a terrible secret in order to prove her innocence, and finally reveal the identity of the true murderer - with terrifying consequences.
Eight Inches to make Johnny Smile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New job, new flat, new man? Shy Mat finally gets a chance to break free from his parents and strike out on his own. But joining the local diet club and hopping on the scales takes everything he has…Flirty Johnny has staying power as far as diets are concerned, and all he wants is to win the Valentine's Challenge. Can he find the staying power to battle his own demons and get what he really wants?
Coming Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Dear Dad, God, how to start? I’m not really a girl. I know I look like one, but it’s all a horrible mistake. Every day I try to hide it, but I’m so tired. I don’t want to hide it. I don’t think I can much longer. I’ve got a girlfriend. ’Cause I’m a boy. Only, she doesn’t know. But, Dad. If I have the operation, she need never know. Dad, I love her. So much. (sexual swear words / intimacy)
Checking Him Out For the Holidays
Series: Checking Him Out, 1.1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,030. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Freelance engineer Sol Brooks doesn't do the festive season. He thinks it's boring and overly sentimental. With the rest of the household laid up with 'the flu', Sol's planned on using the time to crack on with some work. His mother, however, has other ideas. And so does Sol's husband, Adam.
Marketing Beef
Price: Free! Words: 32,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Painfully-shy accountant, Evan McCormick, is conservative with his money and tough on his body, yet it isn’t enough to fulfill him. When Dillon—an impeccable-dressed and debonair ad executive—joins the firm, Evan lets his guard down. An office scandal and sexually-overt billboards popping up all over New England bring the two together in this funny yet romantic tale.
Red Hot Christmas
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,830. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shaunna has a complicated Christmas ahead of her. For more than twenty years, she and Kris were a couple. Now Kris has a new boyfriend, Ade, and Andy is love with Shaunna…she know what she wants, but it all adds up to a Christmas that might just be too hot to handle.
Claife Crier: Five Short Stories Of The Supernatural
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Five unique short reads guaranteed to send a chill down your spine. From deals with the devil to a cursed lake crossing, Ian Pickup harnesses the hell hounds that lurk closer than one might think and unleashes them upon the desperate. From the down and out to the downright greedy, nobody is safe from the evil that lurks closer than they ever feared.
Christmas Commitment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,600. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Dick hates Christmas. This year more than ever because he's been dumped by his boyfriend. There's only one way to prove to Zack he's serious about their future together: coming out to his family. Dick might be willing to do that, but what if it's already too late?
A Little Christmas Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. The day after Thanksgiving: Ryan is helping his friends decorate for Christmas, unaware that the weekend will usher in a profound change to his life, a chance for happiness. Since the day Boone and Ryan met, no one else has stood a chance at claiming Boone's heart...now Ryan is banking on a little Christmas magic to help smooth the way.
Boyfriend Goes Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. As a family scrambles to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, they discover that the greatest blessing of all is just being together and being alive.
Lion's Hero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Eight nights to fall in love. Ari has a mission: meet and fall in love with a man chosen for him by God. The catch: he only has eight nights to complete it—the eight nights of Chanukah. Gabriel has a test of faith. Believe, and the Festival of Lights may herald a miracle.
From All of Us to All of You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Simon hates the Holidays. His father gets drunk; the family fake Christmas spirit… But there's a glimmer of hope when a work colleague introduces Simon to her son Hannes at the Lucia Day celebrations. Blind date or just friends? Simon's starting to see signals that aren't there - will he make it through Christmas with his sanity intact?
The Invasion of Tork
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,290. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. To make a perfect Christmas pudding you need Adam, a super-cool juicy sultana of a volunteer at the local homeless shelter. Add Tork, a green-haired, homeless, exotic spice. What happens when they are mixed together? You get a delicious, fiery dessert, and snow on Christmas day.
One Nightstand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Christmas Eve: Doug returns home with Kirk—a good-looking guy he met at the club. Nestled together in his New England cottage, sipping hot chocolate and watching the snow fall, Doug wishes there could be more—a feeling that stays with him as he heads off to work at the mall…the last place he expects to find something magical.
A Family Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. Christmas is Brian Carson's favourite time of year - a time to be with his family, to share gifts, eat Christmas dinner and watch the Queen's speech, together. He's determined to be there, and nothing's going to stop him. Not even death.
Te Amo, You Mushrooms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. T. Livius Quintillus expected to finish his duty as a soldier triumphant, with enough wealth to buy the freedom of Felix and secure a life together. Instead, he has returned to Rome permanently disabled, with not nearly the money he needs, but he may still have a chance for a future with Felix. If only he can find him first...
An Angel in Eyeliner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. All Mitch wants for Christmas is a quiet holiday free from grief. Patching up the face of the target of a mugging in the back alley of his bar seems to throw that wish right out into the cold Chicago night. But the tatted, pierced, skinny-jean wearing Keller Graham is fearless and proves to be more than a pair of icy blue eyes lined in black.
Always Have, Always Will
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. After fourteen years together, Jay still believes love makes a couple, not papers or ceremonies. But his beliefs go down the drain when he almost dies while deciding whether to buy “Sewer Magic” or “Easy Clean” at Walmart. Life will never be the same again, and Jay decides that this year, Gabriel will get a Christmas gift he will never forget.
A Friend for Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: Eve was always an outsider. So different from everyone else, she never made friends easily - until the day she met Anna, a totally mysterious girl who seemed almost too good to be true.
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Books

Summer Bigger Than Others - An Anthology of Short Hot Summer Reads
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,410. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Beaten Track authors present fourteen short summer reads filled with friendship, romance and, of course, enough heat to make your ice lolly dribble. Summer Bigger Than Others takes you away to your own private island of diverse stories that will make your summer days sweet, sizzling and sexy. Make this summer the best it's ever been; make it bigger than all the others.

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  • Not His Kiss to Take on Jan. 09, 2013

    A compelling and brilliant read - erotic, romantic, beautiful - it takes quite an author to convincingly use sex as a narrative device!
  • The Laws of Physics on July 08, 2014

    I can't write a review to do this story justice, not without whopping great spoilers, which kind of negates the purpose, as reviews are most useful to those who have yet to read a story. I don't usually read in the BDSM and D/s genres, because often the dom gets off far too much on the degradation and pain infliction. Consent is at best dubious - sure, the stories imply it's given, but I'm always doubtful, and I find that hard to reconcile. The opening chapter of The Laws of Physics sets up why consent and communication are so important. Freddy is a flutter-bye - shy, intelligent, geeky - he's actually adorable (not a word I use often, or possibly ever before), and Wolf is just wonderful - all manly-man protective and yet with such a vulnerable, gentle side. The sexy stuff is not my thing, but I imagine this is very erotic reading, if game play is to your tastes, and I did love it for its entertainment value, and also for the pure emotional connection and trust in the relationship. That, for me, is what sets this story apart from anything else in this genre. I actually, truly believed both characters were equal partners in this sexual relationship. A five star read for me is a story that drags me in, and keeps me there, watching, feeling, believing. I was there with Freddy and Wolf. I felt the love, the pain, the joy. Well done, C. Davis [...]. You definitely deserve a juicy bone for this. ;)
  • Glitter on July 23, 2014

    This is wonderful, and I am beyond words. Thank you, Ayla Starr.
  • Tim on Broadway: Season One (The Full Season) on July 29, 2014

    Tim on Broadway is the sort of story I really love. Firstly, there's Tim Benton, a slightly overweight guy, who's got a couple of minor mental health issues, stemming from a pretty massive occurrence in his past, but he is really just trying to get on with life...one doughnut at a time. He's written beautifully – a clever, funny man, with a naïve generosity that he extends to Javier, the hottie in the store where they work, and in the opening chapter, we discover that it wasn't an entirely one-sided favour when Tim loaned Jav some money. Yet, in spite of the dire consequences of everything associated with that loan, Tim cheerfully just keeps on going and he achieves, maybe only in small ways, but as a reader, I was there with him, feeling his relief, his happiness, his confusion, his anxiety... So, lots of deep emotional exploration, but Tim on Broadway is not heavy-going. It's a very fun read, in fact, with some hysterically funny moments (the Toilet Scene had me laughing out loud, especially), but there are a few kick-you-in-the-back-of-the-knees moments too, like when Tim is judging himself in the bathroom mirror. At that point, I had to stop reading for a few minutes, because I really felt for Tim, and for how down on himself he is, when he's really a fairly successful guy with lots of great qualities. Javier turned out to be a lot different than I initially anticipated, but I'll leave it at that, as part of the joy of this story is in coming to understand the characters, and whereas Tim is emotionally open from the start of the book, Jav is much deeper and more complex. The plot's fun – nothing too angsty or tricky to follow. It's just a simple journey, following one of Tim on the trail of one of his big dreams, and watching him grow as a person. The friendship between Tim and Jav blossoms gradually and realistically, and there's enough of a conclusion for the author to either leave it where it is, or treat us to more adventures with Tim (and hopefully Jav) on Broadway, or wherever else life takes them.
  • Authors for Goodreads on Jan. 23, 2015

    Hilarious.