Manifold Press

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We publish LGBTQIA fiction and romance with plot – mystery, adventure etc. – set either in the present or the historical past or in alternate versions of them, sometimes with a supernatural twist. If you like your e-books the way you like your coffee – whether short and dark, hot and steamy, or rich and indulgent – you’ll find something to suit your taste here.

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Eleventh Hour
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 68,300. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
1920s London. Cipher clerk Miles Siward is posing as Millie, 'wife' of field agent Briers Allerdale in a 'couples only' boarding house. Pursuing a ruthless enemy who wants to throw Europe back into the horrors of the Great War, Briers and Miles are helped and hindered by nosy landladies, water board officials, suave gentlemen from foreign powers, and their own increasing attraction to each other.
The Apothecary's Garden
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Hilary Kent, a Londoner all his life, retires to Wiltshire when he inherits a tower surrounded by an overgrown physic garden – and that’s when graduate student Tom Laurence erupts into his life, convinced they can restore the ancient garden to its former glory. Hilary is perfectly content until, to his astonishment and confusion, it seems Tom’s affection for him is growing into something more …
In the Privacy of Their Home
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 39,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Dylan’s life as a gay man in 1960s England is careful and secretive; the law regarding homosexuality has changed, but society’s attitudes are slow to catch up. Meeting Max - younger and less inhibited - is a vividly colourful shock to Dylan’s system. But Max is an artist, talented and ambitious, and there’s no way someone as ordinary as Dylan can hold on to him for long ... is there?
A Certain Persuasion: Modern LGBTQ+ fiction inspired by Jane Austen's novels
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 114,060. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Modern LGBTQ+ fiction inspired by Jane Austen's novels. Thirteen stories from eleven authors, exploring the world of Jane Austen and celebrating her influence on ours.
Ardent
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 76,140. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2017 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Master painter Morello creates a color that mimics the most expensive pigment of all, the crimson red - and risks deadly accusations of fraud in strife-ridden Medici Florence. Morello has fallen hard for Benedetto, assistant to and former lover of master painter Leo Guisculo - and when Leo dies in a terrible accident, Benedetto turns to Morello for help. But every surface hides layers of intrigue.
Make Do And Mend
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 108,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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The Second World War. It’s not all fighting and glory; there are battles on the Home Front, too, and some are not exactly heroic. That’s what injured naval officer Harry discovers when he befriends conscientious objector Jim – a friendship frowned upon in their small Welsh valley even before they begin to fall in love.
In Deep
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
On a remote Scottish island to investigate an unexplained death, Ted Harris finds himself entangled in the life of the community - and attracted to Athol, his enigmatic landlord. Soon they’re working together, depending on each other for survival, and slowly unravelling the mystery. Will they figure out exactly how Kieran Parnes died? And what will it do to the island if they tell anybody?
The ‘True Love’ Solution
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 45,890. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jules Madigan loves his family and his job, but yearns for a Happy Ever After. He indulges in buying an old typewriter once used by his favourite romance author Ewan Byge - but realises he’s been defrauded. As a result, he makes friends with Police Constable Leonard Edgar - and with Ewan Byge Himself! But the course of True Love never did run smooth. Soon Jules is facing some harsh realities.
Butterfly Hunter
Series: Butterfly Hunter, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, and his search is far from straightforward. As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn.
Under Leaden Skies
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 47,340. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
1939. The arrival of war prompts 'Teddy' Garston to confess his love to childhood friend Huw Roberts. Separated by duty - Teddy piloting Sunderlands for the RAF and Huw working in a Welsh coal mine - their relationship is frustrated by secrecy, distance, stress. When Teddy returns to Britain, can he find a way to provide for everyone he loves, and build a family from the ashes of wartime grief?
Stage Whispers
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 135,030. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Jobbing actor Jonathan Stapleton - failed husband, slightly better father, with no ambition, and a modicum of acting ability - doesn’t need complications in his life, but that’s what he gets with Callum Henley - younger, talented, impulsive, and inexplicably crazy about him. How can they hope to succeed as a couple when one is heading for fame and fortune ... and the other prefers to stay at home?
A Night with the Knight of the Burning Pestle
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
It's the last night of a well-received run of Beaumont's play. Dale loves playing Rafe, but is plagued by niggling doubts raised by Topher, who plays Jasper. Topher thinks something is missing in Dale's life. Dale sees no point in reprising the one night on which they were not-really-friends with benefits. Maybe this joyously chaotic play can provide them with answers as well as distractions...?
The Peacock's Eye
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 88,960. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Philip Standage is one of the Admiral’s Players, the company that rivals Shakespeare’s. Once Nick Hanham wheedles his way in to the Rose theatre, Philip even has an apprentice to share his secure life. Secure, that is, until he is caught up in Sir Robert Cecil’s plans for the future of England. In this uncertain world nothing is what it seems ... least of all men, least of all love.
Submerge
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jamie Hill walks into his local LGBT+ nightclub, Submerge, intending to make friends. He meets comedian Addie Crewe and her girlfriend Gina Wilson - but it's Miles Bradford who really catches his eye. Miles is smart, funny, kind. But though Submerge sparkles on the surface, Jamie knows that the club, just like himself, hides darker secrets - and even Miles might not be as clean-cut as he appears.
Break of Another Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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The Great War is over. Jack Townsend works at his photographer’s shop in Lewisham. But his blackmailer is still active, and Celia Vavasour seems determined to manage his life, so there's no peace yet. Meanwhile in Sussex, David Lewry is still resisting a closer relationship with Alan Kershaw, now the village’s GP. Lew knows Alan wants him, but he can't take this last step unless something changes.
A Threefold Cord
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Grae and his co–stars Chris and Ben have a chemistry. Certainly they are friends and Grae is tempted to ask for more … After the beautiful tart Chris has the temerity to turn him down, Grae settles into a loving relationship with the chivalrous Ben. But the idea of Chris never quite goes away – and when Chris suggests the three of them spend a night together, Grae glimpses an unlikely solution.
Harbinger Island
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 84,710. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Every community has a dark side, a sordid past - and Harbinger Island has the darkest shades of all. Professor Bartleby Prouse is obsessed with the secrets and occult conspiracies surrounding the island's myriad unsolved murders and mysteries. He'll need all his magic and cunning if he is to protect his students after they unwittingly draw the attention of one of the island's most insidious cults.
Solemn Contract
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Connecticut, 1720: Seeking financial security for his family, school master Jem Bradley hires himself out as an indentured servant. Thus begins an odyssey which takes him to the small settlement of Kennet and a friendship with enigmatic blacksmith Will Middleton. Trouble is never far away, however, and when Jem is accused of committing a bloody murder his future begins to look very bleak indeed...
Caravaggio's Angel
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Paul Calleja learns his great-uncle has died, he travels to Malta to deal with his estate - and realises how much he didn't know about Larry. He meets Angelo – a local handyman and artist’s model – who is concealing an extraordinary secret. And soon Paul and Angelo are plunged into complications which have a profound effect on their lives – and on their chances of sharing a future together.
Wrong Room, Right Guy
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 62,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Simon’s the wrong man in the wrong place; trying to teach English to kids who couldn’t care less, he'd rather be a writer. When he joins his local creative writing group, he blunders into the wrong room at the Village Hall and encounters a group of recovering cocaine addicts ... which is the start, for Simon, of a double life and a secret identity, not to mention an intriguing relationship ...
Coins Not Accepted
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
"Bring me the contents of the security box. Make sure you're not followed." Miles carries out his grandfather's instructions, and ends up in a dangerous tangle of family mysteries. Add to that the unexpected return of his childhood friend Allan, a parallel world and a plot to overthrow its government, and Miles' life will be changed irrevocably - but only if he and Alan can survive the coup.
The Definitive Albert J. Sterne
Series: Albert J. Sterne. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 165,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Albert Sterne, forensics expert with the FBI, is so obnoxious on the surface that no-one bothers digging deeper. When he’s sent to Colorado to investigate a serial killer he meets Special Agent Fletcher Ash and they end up reluctantly joining forces to unravel the case. It’s only a matter of duty, though; it can’t be more, because Albert doesn’t do friendship – and he certainly doesn’t do love!
Across Your Dreams
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 86,260. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Lew and Russ, Grant and Alan have been caught up in the Great War, which governs their coming together and their moving apart; which has sucked them into the machine and seems reluctant to spit them out. When at last the Armistice comes, three out of the four survive; but how many will survive the peace?
The Bridge on the River Wye
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 72,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Chef Rupert’s picking up the pieces; he’s lost his love, his business, his home, and he’s trying to make a fresh start. Linking up with Jake on a whim he finds himself involved in a strange tale of organic farming, migrant workers, greed and even possibly murder – in the midst of which the attraction is still there, but Rupert’s not sure whether the feeling's mutual or if he's ready to try again.
Between Now and Then
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
It’s 1991, and a group of English football fans are driving across Belgium; their trip takes them through the site of a former battle, and that’s when a strange sequence of events begins. For Dennis and Allan, colleagues who cordially dislike each other, this means journeying further still – into what appears to be the past, and into the lives of two men who travelled this way 75 years earlier...
Always With Us
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 76,750. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Liverpool, 1896: Harrison Calderwood has never given much thought to the poor of the bustling city until he accidentally runs into firebrand Daniel Harper. Through Daniel’s eyes he begins to see what could be done to improve the lot of the working people - at the same time he begins to feel an attraction towards Daniel himself. But Harrison's wealthy family have more conventional expectations …
Game On, Game Over
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
John Jones, alias Aidan Whittaker, is undercover in Tajikistan to broker a deal with tribal leaders, when two Americans arrive to document the Silk Road and one starts asking awkward questions. The other, Scott Landon, is a different kind of trouble; young, gay and single-minded, he clearly wants John. Unwilling to jeopardize his mission John rejects Scott, but then events spiral out of control...
Dear Mister President
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,980. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When USAF Colonel Chad Ryan accepts a new job on the White House staff he is soon making friends with the First Family – and with charismatic and troubled President Douglas Ford Kearney himself. They have scarcely begun to explore their feelings for one another, however, when it becomes apparent that their relationship is under threat from enemies both within and without.
To the Left of Your North Star
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 63,780. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Edward's famous father has dragged him to Abaytor on a mission to save Earth’s bees - but Edward just wants to go home. Burn, an off-kilter Abaytorian, is charged with escorting Edward down the Copper River to the spaceship. They travel through perilous lands on a makeshift raft, in constant battle with the river, themselves and each other - while Edward slowly learns about trust and acceptance.
Ghost Station
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 65,120. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The Cold War, 1976. Retired agent John Dashwood is persuaded to supervise one last mission. However everyone at Ghost Station seems to have something to hide – including his colleagues, Rick Wentworth and Harry Tilney, and his enigmatic boss. When Dashwood sends Rick and Harry into a dangerous situation, the boundaries between friend and enemy blur and he’s left isolated, wondering who to trust.
Montana Red
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Western
It’s out of the frying-pan into the fire when Henry meets Red. He’s happy enough at first to be having sex with a man - but it isn’t long before Red’s sexual extravagances drive the two of them apart. It’s when Henry is trying to manage on his own that he gains perspective - on inversion, on himself, on his relationship with Red. He starts to wonder if there isn't a way back - on his own terms.
Dance of Stone
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
12thC England. Hugh, master mason at Wells, walks a dangerous path between Glastonbury and Wells as the two vie for supremacy, a path made more dangerous still by Hugh preferring to share his bed with men. The only way to stay safe is to keep his head down, but building the church of his dreams is no way to do that: and then there is Arnaut. What does this stranger from Provence want with Hugh?
Hunted
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Professional footballer Adam Hunter has it all, but when the secret of his affair with midfielder Louie Jackson begins to leak out he’s plunged into the depths of misery. Injured, distrusted by his team-mates and plagued by personal tragedy, Adam goes from hero to zero – and by the time Louie’s transferred to a German side he’s running out of reasons to stay alive.
Randy
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 48,520. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Western
Garrison Gaines is aware that his humble hopes for the future have crumbled into dust. He’s travelling through the vast Unorganized Territories of the central United States when his path crosses that of Randy Everett, a young man who dreams of adventures in exotic far-away locales. While no one can predict the future, one thing is certain: neither man will walk away from the encounter unaffected.
Homosapien ... A Fantasy About Pro Wrestling
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Patrick and David are friends who run a gay bookstore, and life seems simple enough until the day when unexpectedly he walks in – six feet tall, gorgeous and built like a dream. But Homosapien isn’t welcome in their world; he’s a professional wrestler, and everything he does is fake. So he can’t really be gay, can he, or interested in either one of them? Can they even trust a single word he says?
Mitch Rebecki Gets a Life
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 49,230. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015 by Manifold Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Investigative journalist Mitch Rebecki loves his job and loves New York - but when he makes an enemy of a crime boss, Mitch’s editor sends him out of harm’s way to Sydney. In exile and working on lifestyle pieces, Mitch is miserable. But he makes a friend or two, meets a man - and discovers that Australians do organized crime too, in a small way. Mitch soon finds himself in too deep on all counts.


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