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.

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7 With 1 Blow
Pre-release—available October 21, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
When Taylor Little, who styles himself "Dom Seven," is unwillingly taken into custody by the Cadre, he is put between a rock and a hard place. Either he will go to jail for his abuses against the local BDSM community, or he will accept retraining from the bottom up. A tale of redemption.
Caught Inside
Pre-release—available September 29, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
It should have been simple—a summer spent with his girlfriend in Cornwall. Seventeen-year-old Luke Savage jumps at the chance, envisioning endless hours of sunbathing and riding the waves on his beloved surfboard. He isn’t interested in love. Then he meets Theo, and he is plunged along a path of desire and discovery that has him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself.
Jonathan's Legacy
Series: Jonathan Trilogy, Book 3. Pre-release—available September 29, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jonathan's Legacy returns to the roots of the Jonathan Trilogy: the love for those weakest amongst us, children, particularly the undesired ones, street kids who find new homes and love, just as Jonathan and Dan once had, in their youth.
Shorts - Stories from Beneath the Rainbow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,220. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
“Shorts – Stories from Beneath the Rainbow” is a collection of LGBTQ-themed short stories. In happy or dire circumstances, this collection offers glimpses into contemporary LGBTQ life from many different angles and perspectives, and from diverse cultures, all different, yet alike in their humanity. “Shorts…” is a kaleidoscope, a colorful sample of the rainbow in its true form: life.
Revenge of the Witches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Four hair-raising short stories from Ian K Pickup. Around every corner...in busy hospital wards and seemingly empty houses, in bustling city streets and spooky woodland glades...the witches are waiting. Waiting to reap their revenge. Do you dare to challenge the witches?
Finding Home
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Luca is a first-year med student at the University of Gothenburg. There's so much inside him that wants out, like wanting to become a veterinarian, and that he likes boys and not girls. But he doesn't tell anyone about that - not even himself. Kai is an American cowboy, doing his thesis overseas to broaden his horizons. He sees Luca one day leaving class and can't stop watching the shy guy...
Picture Us
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,090. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Chance has lost two things in the past year: his only remaining family and his passion for photography. He didn’t expect to get any of them back or to gain anything new, until he finds out his childhood crush, Terrance, is gay. But either Terrance isn’t interested in him or he has a real hang-up about dating younger men. Can Chance make him change his mind?
Those Jeffries Boys
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,560. Language: British English. Published: May 28, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Three brothers: doting dads, dealing with the everyday challenges of fatherhood. Mike Jeffries has one priority: his six-month-old daughter. Andy Jeffries has finally found the perfect challenge: keeping the woman he loves satisfied and raising their twin daughters. Dan Jeffries is about to become a father for the second time, and he’s terrified, not that he’s the kind of man to admit it.
Falling Through
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Travis is running himself ragged, trying to keep two jobs, even if it means flirting with creepy old ladies at the pub. One day he'll have someone special waiting for him when he gets home from work. Larry's existence was dead boring until Travis moved in. As far as roommates go, he's the best Larry's ever had. It's not his fault Travis can't see Larry - no one's been able to since he died...
Shut Your Face, Anthony Pace!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
First love—coming of age—family—acceptance. When Charlie was eight, his mum bought him a microscope. Since then, he's known how he wants to spend his life. Anthony is a red-haired force of nature. He writes poetry about their enemies and eagerly participates in Charlie's science experiments. Every morning, he waits so they can get the bus together. But things are changing.
The Good Fear Guide 2016
Price: $4.25 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Yearbooks & annuals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The Good Fear Guide is an interactive collection of reviews of the best scare attractions the UK has to offer. Published in association with ScareTourUK - the best scare reviews in the UK. Available in paperback and ebook formats - includes free electronic updates throughout the 2016 season.
Spin Play
Series: Southern Jersey Shores. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Now in his midthirties, college professor Ben, is more than ready to stop with the hide-and-seek and start with the manhunt. During an evening out to celebrate his birthday, the startlingly flexible Sawyer tempts Ben with his seductive moves. Ben's willing to play Sawyer's game, taking a chance on the adventure, and hoping his decision will be the winning move that will last a lifetime.
Walking on a Rainbow
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Inspirational
Here is a mixture of Stories, Tales and Memories, all written in verse, together with Nature poems scattered in between. This is the 'sister-book' to 'Butterfly Days'.
Butterfly Days
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Inspirational
A mixture of Stories, Tales and Memories, all written in verse, together with Nature poems scattered in between. The 'sister-book' to 'Walking on a Rainbow'.
Mission Accomplished
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,850. Language: British English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
When government cutbacks leave RAF pilot Steve Wilson without a job, he decides to invest his redundancy money in a family-run museum. But Steve has an ulterior motive: a mission that leads him to a remote Yorkshire Dales village to fulfil a lifelong ambition, unaware of the repercussions his actions will have on the villagers and his own family…once long-buried secrets come to the surface.
The Fallen Angels of Karnataka
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,650. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Still young, and mourning the loss of his lover, Haakon is not ready to give up on his dream of traveling, so when a rich Englishman offers him the chance to join him on a tour of the world, Haakon takes it, daring to believe that his dream is finally coming true…but at what price? A novel filled with adventure, life’s hard-learned lessons, loss, despicable evil, and finally, love and redemption.
Family Ties
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,050. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The next twenty-four hours may be the most important in Sascha Meyer’s life. Returning with husband Dan and their twin boys to the village of his youth to bury his mother, he’ll confront more than feelings of grief. Sascha must uncover the courage to challenge the demons of his youth, while his brother Mike must fight for his marriage. But what of Dan’s own secrets?
Pinkeens to Diddies
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
In this gently humorous story, young, sensitive Brendan Harris learns much about life, family and the need to fit in while growing in 1940s semi-rural Southern Ireland. Life brings the typical surprises for young boys turning into young men, as Brendan grows up fishing for ‘pinkeens’ and later learns his fair share about the opposite sex, and the delights and disappointments of coming of age.
Brendan Afloat
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
When seventeen-year-old Brendan Harris returns home to take his final officer’s exam, disaster strikes, leaving him in a deep coma. His diary, kept over the years at sea, becomes a must-read for his nurses. For in it, Brendan describes his escapades in the British Merchant Navy...and with girls. But will Brendan’s girl wait for him if he should ever from his coma?
Jonathan's Promise
Series: Jonathan Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,800. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jonathan made Dan a promise - a promise that will affect the remainder of his life. But what does he have left to live for? When their grandson Parker and his fiancé Cody move in with him, the three of them embark on a journey to shed light on Dan's roots. A heart-warming sequel to Jonathan's Hope, Jonathan's Promise deals with aging and the ultimate consequences of wedding vows.
The Empty Egg
Series: Nortown, 2.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Aiden has prepared a special kind of Easter egg for his boyfriend, Tristan. He wants to make their first Easter together special, memorable, but as the moment for handing over the egg draws nearer, Aiden's nerves get the better of him. What if he has it all wrong and Tristan wants nothing to do with silky satin hidden within the egg?
Once in a Forest
Series: Nortown, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jason has one rule when it comes to holidays - work his shift and find a willing body to distract himself with. This Easter, he's trying something new: visiting his friend, Aiden, who lives in the middle of nowhere. When Jason lays eyes on Tom, the gruff lumberjack whose home he'll be sharing, he knows who'll chase away the pending holiday gloom. Too bad Tom doesn't want to get with the programme.
Death at my Heels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,610. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Jack Day, an ordinary guy from Idaho, envisages a sexy break in Chicago but finds himself hogging a slab in Cook County Morgue. Months later, with a soured attitude to life, he becomes enmeshed in a corpse-strewn, life-or-death pursuit through the cities and small towns of his homeland. With a new identity provided by the FBI, he learns the hard way that even Paradise has a dark and deadly secret.
Turnabout
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bobby Greenwell is a grocery bagger. He’s timid, but Cameron Lowell, his construction-worker boyfriend, has been teaching him how to be more assertive. Cam’s laid up due to an accident, and Bobby is his sole caregiver. When a homophobic skinhead breaks into their house and threatens Cam’s life, Bobby defies everything he knows about himself to protect what has become most dear in his life.
Love Unlocked
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 157,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Love Unlocked is a collection of seven short stories and novellas - unique LGBTQ romances inspired by the Love Lock Bridge. The Stories: The Trap by Claire Davis and Al Stewart Writer’s Lock by Victoria Milne Locked in the Moment by Dawn Sister The Weekend by J P Walker The Scarlet Lock by Caraway Carter He Melted Us by Ofelia Gränd Chain of Secrets by Debbie McGowan
He Melted Us
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
All Delron wants is to live his life with Phillipe, but when their love lock is stolen from Pont des Art, their relationship is in jeopardy. Phillipe loves Delron, but it’s driving him insane that Delron can’t see that a padlock is simply a piece of metal. He thought he’d spend the rest of his life with Del, but who can live with anyone willing to break the law just to get a padlock back?
Locked in the Moment
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,320. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Due to a misunderstanding, the troll that lives underneath one of the most romantic bridges in Paris inadvertently unlocks every single padlock lovers have left there over the years. L’Authoritié de Fée Folklorique are up in arms and a spell is cast, leaving the troll in a bit of a predicament. What’s more important to him—the only home he’s known for two thousand years, or a fairy he’s just met?
Writer's Lock
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Spending a month in Paris to write his romance novel had seemed like the perfect plan, but with barely a word written, Phil’s fed up and ready to cut his trip short. When Laurent Marceau sees Phil in his café, it sends him hurtling into the past, opening old wounds and reminding him of the love he lost. As the writer finds himself falling in love for the first time, Laurent needs to decide...
The Scarlet Lock
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,960. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In Paris for his twin sister’s wedding, Brandon has a fling before the big day. At the end of a whirlwind week of discovering each other, the lovers place a scarlet lock on the Love Lock Bridge. Follow Brandon through six years of letters—to the citizens of Paris and to the lover who is now his brother-in-law. The locks are being removed… What will be the fate of The Scarlet Lock?
The Trap
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
New job—sexy boss—fate—Art… When Sal attends an open exam for an apprentice artist, the last thing he expects is to be the winner. Matthew Picard thought he was through with men and love. What he wanted was for Sal to help him create one final monstrous masterpiece—The Trap. But as the sculpture is created, a power is unlocked. Can love save them, or will they be trapped forever?
Chain of Secrets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,020. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Josh and George have always shared the special bond of friendship. From days in primary school, to holidays spent riding their bikes along the canal, theirs is a promise to remain best friends forever. But can that promise withstand the trials of adolescence, and the changes in their feelings towards each other?
The Weekend
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When Nat accompanies a group of friends to Paris for a hen weekend, she finds a connection she wasn’t looking for, in the form of beautiful, passionate Morgan. They quickly fall into a wonderful fling and engrave their initials into a lock and attach it to the most romantic bridge in the world. But was that weekend all there was, or will news of the bridge being taken down lead to something more?
Ross Deere: Handy Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,230. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Ross Deere – Handy Man is the story of a young man who stumbled into the escorting business by accident. Ten years later, about to date someone for real for the first time, he looks back at some of the clients he’s met over the years, decisions he’s made, and parallels to his current life. An erotic novel—a steamy read with plenty of fast-paced action that will leave you sweaty and satisfied!
Christmas Craic and Mistletoe
Series: Seeds of Tyrone, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,110. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Two couples, two unique stories of love at Christmastime… Harrison and Paulo were once passionate lovers—until tragedy tore them apart. Michael’s coming out didn’t go down well. But he has a guardian angel on his side—his unrequited long-term crush, Tom. Will the magic of Christmas in Ireland be enough to see these two couples through?
Bella, Child of the Universe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This moving tale—heart-stopping at times and steeped in Cornish enchantment—takes the reader on Bella’s journey, as the sensitive and loving yet resilient and determined youngster and her brother cope with tragedy and change, experience vividly the joys and excitement of childhood, and adapt to ‘larger-than-life’ adults.
Bright
Series: The House on Glass Beach, 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,990. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Monty and Walter are an unlikely couple who meet under the most extraordinary circumstances. They dive into a passionate secret relationship, and though they appear to be polar opposites in personality and lifestyle, they discover that they have a lot more in common than they realise. Book Two of 'The House on Glass Beach' (all stories are stand-alone).
Checking In
Series: Checking Him Out, 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Freelance engineer Sol Brooks is in hot demand. He's landed a couple of big contracts and is all set for a business trip back to the other side of the pond. The last thing he needs is an unexpected visitor to complicate his departure. Especially when that visitor puts his relationship with husband Adam on rocky ground...
Black&Ugly: A Story of Men & Wheelbarrows
Series: Mama Black Widow, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!' That's how his mother had woken him every morning. When he was young, he'd learned that words hurt, maimed, scarred. When he got older, he'd learned that words could also comfort, heal. But he'd never forgotten the first lesson. Perhaps that was why he'd chosen a career in finance. Numbers added up; they did not tear down.
Once in a Snowstorm
Series: Nortown, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Aiden is driving Tristan mad with his irresponsible ways, and Aiden is going crazy from Tristan’s judgmental attitude. Luckily, in a few days, the weather will clear up, and the two men won’t have to be together any longer…
The Invasion of Adam
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
College life, fun nights out, guys everywhere—Adam thought his life was perfect… Until he met Tork. Adam and Tork come from opposite worlds, but even as Adam fights it, the attraction stays strong. Find out what happens in a year of Adam, Tork, and Dickens the cat. Sequel to The Invasion of Tork but can be read as a stand-alone.
Six Winter and Christmas Stories of the Supernatural
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Six sinister tales of horror to chill you to the bone on those wintery evenings.
Spanish Bay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Spanish Bay is the story of two young men who never give up, always see the silver lining, work hard, and are committed to their families. Chris, a Texan native who recently moved to Carmel, rescues wheelchair-bound Neil from bullies. Neither question the love that develops between them, though their life together is not without challenges.
Deadly Sugar
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
After six years of a relationship going nowhere, Jett has moved away to start over. Maybe his new neighbour David can help distract him from the ache left by his ex’s absence. David on the other hand has a whole root cellar full of lovers. He doesn’t need another one. And no matter what treats Jett offers, David knows nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
Buried Desires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,400. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
BURIED DESIRES - A Horror Double Feature TWO UNIQUE STORIES OF LOVE AND OBSESSION From a gothic tale of love to a story of terrifying secrets and twisted obsession, Buried Desires is a pairing of fun and fright by two new names in gay horror. *** Includes special links for two BONUS Hidden Chapter short stories, only available with the Buried Desires - a Horror Double Feature eBook. ***
Cold Fingers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
Christopher Minnick is at a bad place in his life. Turning thirty and newly out of the hospital, the last thing he wants to do is attend a birthday dinner even if it is being thrown in his honor. When he is introduced to a friend's godson things just might be starting to look up. Or are they? All the good ones are either married or straight. Or they're necrophiliacs.
Where the Grass is Greener
Series: Seeds of Tyrone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Mistakes were made, that’s for sure. But was it the night of passion? Or walking away afterward? That's the question Seamus Williams faces when he gets a late-night phone call from someone he never expects to hear from again—cowboy Chancey Bo Clearwater. But a world of problems now stand between Seamus and Chancey exploring what might have been, the least of which being the Atlantic Ocean.
Taking Him On
Series: Checking Him Out, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
It's almost a year since Noah told Matty they needed to cool it, believing it was the sensible thing to do. After all, they were too intense and both failing uni. Now, with Matty weeks from taking up his place at a prestigious London dance academy, Noah is desperate to make the most of the little time they have left. It's only a temporary separation, and they are forever. Or so he'd thought.
The Opera House
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Raphael doesn’t believe in a higher power, or in anything, for that matter. After the death of his son, his life shattered. Then he meets Brian, a homeless kid. When Brian disappears, Raphael realizes he cannot fail another person. What he finds both breaks his heart and begins to heal it. The price of saving Brian is high, but Raphael will risk everything to reunite with the man he now loves.
Vampire Rising
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 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.
When Skies Have Fallen
Price: Free! Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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For many in war-torn 1944, love blossoms in the dance hall, and airman Arty Clarke is no exception. He’s a thinker and a dreamer; however, it’s not the beautiful, talented dancer in his arms—his best friend Jean—who inspires his dreams. For when his gaze meets that of Technical Sergeant Jim Johnson, Arty dares to imagine a different dance.
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Books

Summer Bigger Than Others - An Anthology of Short Hot Summer Reads
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,160. 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.
  • Authors for Goodreads on Jan. 23, 2015

    Hilarious.
  • The Forest Savage on July 08, 2015

    I love Claire Davis and Al Stewart's work. All of it. I've read every story they've written and I can't pin down a favourite. I'd even struggle to rank them in order of preference, but if I did have a few hours to ponder, The Forest Savage would be right up there at the top of the list. First off, this is not fluffy MM romance. It is a romance, and the main characters are two gay men, but their story is a tough one, and it's very real. Claire and Al are clever authors. Whether it is their intention or not, their stories provide social commentary on British society, where social class is still a major structuring feature. In The Forest Savage, they tackle working class crime, which is not glamorous or exciting. It's grim and gritty, and it has many victims, including the friends, families and lovers of the offenders. There's no 'in your face' moralising or theorising. The authors just tell the story. The characters are beautifully drawn and fully fleshed out, and the sexy stuff is both erotic and emotional. The narrative flows smoothly, and the final chapter brings resolution and a HEA. Perfection. :) Thank you to the authors and the DRitC team for a wonderful FREE story - part of 'Love is an Open Road'.
  • If At First You Don't Succeed on Aug. 06, 2015

    This is one of the funniest, yet still erotic, stories I've ever read. It's a real challenge to write comedy, and KC Faelan's got the knack. I usually stick with vanilla-flavoured fiction, which this is not, but I'm OK with that, as the love our two main characters share shines through, as they explore their relationship together. Julien and Evan are just brilliant. But I NEED more Michael! A great read - hot and hilarious.
  • The Spot at the end of the World on July 18, 2016

    Utterly devastating story, simply and powerfully told. This is the hidden side of the life of refugees and something everyone who ignorantly brandishes the anti-asylum brush needs to read.