Hiding Behind The Couch

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Beginnings
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 1 review)
Journey back to childhood, where the buds of friendship blossom; take a peek into the lives of the primary schoolchildren who would become...The Circle. A stand-alone prequel from Hiding Behind The Couch. WARNING: deals with themes of child sexual abuse, sudden infant death, and parents' marriage breakdown due to infidelity (intended to be accessible for children aged 10+ years).
Ruminations
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,010. Language: British English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » 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?
Class-A
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Simon is young and handsome. To the people around him, he looks like he's got it all - money, looks, a future with a wife... All mapped out by his parents. But Simon is gay. And Simon is high. And when Simon sees his fake girlfriend Jess alongside a boy called Taz, suddenly all the choices explode. Will Simon follow his orders? Or will he follow his heart?
Hiding Behind The Couch
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 113,410. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Circle: nine friends from high school... Krissi wants to know who her father is, Josh is going crazy with insomnia, Dan's dangerously out of control... Welcome to The Circle!
No Time Like The Present
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,920. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sometimes a murder mystery is the least of life’s challenges…When Eleanor’s boyfriend James is arrested for the murder of a local businessman, the ripples are felt across The Circle. While Josh and Dan fight to clear James’s name, Andy is planning his big comeback, with high hopes he’ll be home for Christmas. It’s the perfect time to make new friends, make amends…and solve a murder case.
The Harder They Fall
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 147,190. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A fatal plane crash in Kathmandu, a fateful high school reunion, the wedding of the year and a honeymoon that eight best friends will never forget… Season Three in the Hiding Behind The Couch series.
Crying in the Rain
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: British English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For many years, Ade Simmons has been an outsider, trapped in an abusive relationship, seeking sanctuary in his job. Actor Kris Johansson is patient, gentle and passionate—everything that Ade's ex-boyfriend is not. When Kris takes a role in one of Ade's plays, the attraction is mutual and instant. But his ex will not give up his punchbag so easily—can Ade finally find the strength to fight back?
First Christmas
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
Josh and George spent half a lifetime apart, so it matters not that they’re all grown up now. For this is their first Christmas together, in their new home. They finally have all that they wished for. But perhaps Santa still has a few surprises in store. A Christmas story full of festive magic and romance.
In The Stars Part I: Capricorn–Gemini
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Fate, karma, written in the stars, or just bizarre quirks of coincidence? Set over the first six months of a year of The Circle, In The Stars Part I explores the day-to-day lives of nine friends from high school who are now it their late thirties, following them through celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions. Season Four in the Hiding Behind The Couch Series.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 1: Capricorn
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Death in a prison cell, a birthday celebration gone awry, dead mice, dawning realisations and a chance encounter on a train…As the light dawns on a grim, dark January, it soon becomes clear; this could be The Circle’s annus horribilis. Capricorn is Episode 1 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the first of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 2: Aquarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dan and Adele try to come to terms with their loss; Sophie has a life-changing decision to make; Marigold’s release date draws close; Kris’s acting career could be heading for the big time—is George brave enough to make the offer? Aquarius is Episode 2 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the second of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 3: Pisces
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sean’s all primed for a murder mystery, but are his intentions all they seem? A chance meeting in a milk bar sparks a brand new friendship; Josh finally comes of age and is eager to explore his newfound identity. Pisces is Episode 3 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the third of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 4: Aries
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jess comes to terms with her condition in time for Kris’s TV debut; Josh and Eleanor attempt to resolve their differences before Toby’s christening; Jason’s hard work comes to fruition; George enjoys a nostalgic birthday celebration. Aries is Episode 4 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the fourth of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The time has come to face up to what the future holds; Andy steps up to the biggest challenge of his life; George breaks the bad news to Oliver; Eleanor makes no bones about her feelings and kicks up a storm. Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the fifth of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 6: Gemini
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 34,450. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
It’s quiz night at the Red Lion—time for The Circle to pit their wits against the rest of the regulars…and each other. The sound of wedding bells is, most definitely, in the air! Gemini is Episode 6 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the sixth of twelve eventful months. The story continues in Breaking Waves and Episode 7: Cancer.
Breaking Waves
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,470. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What do you do when you fall in love with your childhood best friend? Do you tell them and risk ruining the friendship? Now, thirty years on, the secrets are out in the open. But can two hearts almost destroyed by denial and separation ever be healed? Fill in the gaps by joining George and Josh on their Cornish honeymoon against an awe-inspiring backdrop of breaking waves, sand and sunshine.
In The Stars Part II: Cancer–Sagittarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 209,260. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Circle is in flux. It’s been a hectic six months, and as the friends head into the heat of summer, more trials await that will truly test the bonds of friendship. In The Stars Part II explores the day-to-day lives of The Circle—nine friends from high school, now in their late thirties—following them through the second half of a year of celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 7: Cancer
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,380. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dan is about to find out that being a careful driver is sometimes not enough; An old lover’s return rekindles fond memories for Alice; Sean works his psychology magic on the ever-stubborn Jess. Cancer is Episode 7 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the seventh of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 40,060. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss. It’s Toby’s first birthday, with surprises all round, Josh abandons professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time. Leo is Episode 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the eighth of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through to the other side? Virgo is Episode 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the ninth of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 10: Libra
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 37,000. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The morning sun rises, bringing surprises from beyond the grave and some welcome wisdom from Oliver Brown. The heat is on—until a concerned visitor dowses the flames of passion. The double burden of fame and loss begins to take its toll. Libra is Episode 10 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the tenth of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 11: Scorpio
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
The Circle try to move on with their lives, optimistic for a return to normality. But something is amiss, and Josh is intent on solving the puzzle. Shaunna and Andy are in need of TLC…or perhaps a touch of meddling will save the day? Scorpio is Episode 11 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the eleventh of twelve eventful months.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 12: Sagittarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 43,100. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
A revelation leaves the friends reeling, bringing this season to a head as old secrets die hard. But with a terrifying hostage situation, they won’t be the only ones waiting, as not everyone escapes alive… Sagittarius is Episode 12 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch) following the longstanding friends, The Circle, through the last of twelve eventful months.
Chain of Secrets
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. 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?
A Midnight Clear
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. It's a cold, desperate December when a young girl flees home, in search of food, shelter and the real Santa Claus. Stranded in George and Josh's hometown, she discovers that the spirit of Christmas can be found in the most unexpected of places. Includes the story of The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen.
Red Hot Christmas
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,120. 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.
Hiding Out
Series: Checking Him Out, 1.2 · Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,230. 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?
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Two By Two
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. 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.
Those Jeffries Boys
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,580. 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.
The WAG and The Scoundrel
Series: Gray Fisher · Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,060. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three years after his partner's death, Gray Fisher is ready to move on from police work. He's not looking for love, but he welcomes Will's friendship. Will Richards is an investment banker with a farmhouse menagerie of rescue animals. When former colleague, Rob Simpson-Stone, asks for Gray's help with case, he's reluctant to get involved...until Rob reveals the identity of one of the suspects.
Reunions
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 238,630. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When greed, fear and obsession rule the senses, danger is never more than a heartbeat away. A night of celebration affords the perfect opportunity for an unlikely band of criminals to make their move, but as details emerge, it soon becomes clear the crime is far more sophisticated than the police first thought. And that's only the beginning. (Hiding Behind The Couch Season Seven)
What A Scorcher!
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Iris and Pauline are on their holidays! It's only a fortnight's house-sitting, but it'll do. The sun's cracking the flags, there's not a whisper of wind. And who needs fancy seaside resorts, anyhow? Part of the Hiding Behind The Couch series. What A Scorcher! is a stand-alone flash fiction story with no real spoilers.
Tabula Rasa
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch · Gray Fisher. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,250. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2018 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
When Rob fails to arrive at his leaving do, his former boss/new PI business partner Gray Fisher can’t understand why nobody else is worried Rob is MIA, never mind that Gray is missing out on a night in with Will. As the reasons unfold, Gray’s past recklessness threatens to catch up with him, putting those he holds close in danger and forcing both Rob and Gray to forge reluctant alliances.
To Be Sure
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Saorla Tierney’s sons are conspiring against her, and at their age, they should know better. After all, she’s nearly seventy-one herself, and, quite frankly, whether she still ‘has needs’ is none of their business. Between her grandson’s unconventional baptism and the decades-long feud between her sons, even with Aileen at her side it’s not as easy a decision as they seem to think. Or maybe it is.
Goth of Christmas Past
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,230. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2018 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Now in their mid-twenties, Krissi and Jay have been BFFs since high school. While one of them is moving forward with their life, the other is revisiting the past and wallowing in regret. Between career commitments, unresolved family matters and friends springing unwelcome surprises, they have more than enough drama to contend with…and it’s Christmas. Yay.
The Lost Mitten
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
George is excited to receive his extra special mittens, knitted for him by Grandma Coppee. But as winter descends upon the village, George discovers he may not be the one who needs his mittens the most after all. The Lost Mitten is a heartwarming story for children of all ages.