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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Common Sense - In Business & Life (2nd Edition)
Pre-release—available December 15, 2016. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business ethics, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
Using his thorough experience from business and management from all corners of the world, Hans demonstrates that “common sense” is not as common as you might think. What is regarded as common sense in Sweden isn’t necessarily true in China, Tunisia or Brazil. He uses clear examples to provide insight into cultural differences that affect the world of business as well as everyday life.
Take A Chance Anthology
Pre-release—available December 15, 2016. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,340. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The twelve tales in this collection of gay romantic fiction range from sweet to erotic, contemporary to historical, paranormal to grittily realistic. Whether centred around the fear associated with coming out, the thorny issue of trust, or the struggle for survival, each story explores in its own way the courage needed to overcome personal obstacles and take a chance on love.
Of The Bauble
Pre-release—available December 15, 2016. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Published by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When nineteen-year-old Kieran O’Sullivan takes a trip to the attic for the Christmas decorations, it proves to be an illuminating experience. Of the Bauble is a young adult, biromantic/non-binary fantasy romance.
The Wreckers of Talland Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
Meet the beasts and monsters of your nightmares in these five chilling stories from Ian K Pickup. From vengeful ravens and mischievous imps to ghastly ghosts and vicious vampires, these short reads will leave your hair standing on end as you wonder... Just who are the wreckers of Talland Bay?
Dream Infected
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Brett, one of the few survivors of Sandman's Dream, infecting most of humanity, is secretly in love with his best friend, Ivan. When Ivan becomes infected, will Brett be forced to abandon him to the Dream, or will he fight for one he loves? Part of Take A Chance Anthology
Howl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ivan and his family moved in with their grandpa in order to rally around his sick little brother, Eli, as he went through treatment. It’s not a bad change; Ivan and Eli love to sit outside and listen to the wolves howling from the woods. It’s calming. At least, until Eli disappears from his bed to go looking for them.
Want You Bad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
His name was Devon, and I was set on proving myself to him. He captivated me, and I just wanted him to see me. But when I finally realized that I was the center of his world, it was almost too late… Would I be able to take a chance on him after discovering his secret? I’m Jason Prescott, but Devon called me J.P., and this is our story. Part of Take A Chance Anthology
Heir of Locksley
Series: Outlaw's Legacy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,880. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Robin of Locksley is a rebel, more comfortable roaming Sherwood Forest with his longbow and courting the village girls than learning how to run a manor. An innocent flirtation with a peasant girl soon lands Robin in trouble, and worse, he finds himself inexplicably attracted to Will Scathelock, his best friend since childhood...
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?
If I Should Stumble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,460. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
IF I SHOULD STUMBLE Book three in the Tork and Adam series Love is sure and timeless and forever. It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep. Love is beyond hope, and cruel as life. Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year, but the days pass by in an endless round of alcohol and nothingness...
Far From Texas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Tyler's been nothing but miserable since he graduated high school. While he slaves all day for crude roughnecks in a parched oilfield, his only real friend is about to escape barren West Texas for a big city college. Without Dillon around, what hope for happiness will Tyler ever have? None that he can see unless he takes the gutsiest chance he's ever taken. Part of Take a Chance Anthology.
A Boy Named Khwahish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
The last year of school was supposed to be a stressful mess, but Sathya never expected it would get this stressful or this messy. He’s pissed off with his parents, his best friend is convinced something is wrong with him, and there’s a new guy with a pretty face and dazzling eyes, and Sathya just can’t seem to ignore him. Or rather, Sathya doesn’t want to ignore him.
Lunchtime Nibbles
Series: Lunchtime Nibbles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lunchtime Nibbles Volume One - features the short stories Cheese and Pickle and The Detonator (Tork and Adam #2.5) Two short, fiery stories with enough spice to satisfy the biggest carnal appetites. Harvey and Greg work in the same office. Adam is a sex god. At least, that’s what he tells himself. Tork is a green-haired mind-reader.
Hammer's Thief
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,810. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Eight nights to fall in love. When egos rule and demons lurk, can young runaway Locke and warrior angel Judah pull together, trust in family and faith, and earn love? And can they do it in a single week?
Lead in the Veins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Lead in the Veins is Dr. Imani Tafari-Ama's critical synopsis of development concerns confronting Jamaica - including unresolved issues of colonialism; political complicity, masculinity and the discourse of violence. Passion, love and loss also take their place in this fast-paced text, while the final words are devoted to an exploration of philosophical and existential questions.
Body of Work
Series: Cold Fingers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Life with Vic isn’t exactly what Christopher Minnick was expecting. His boyfriend has given him a new lease on life—literally—but he doesn’t have a job, Jessie thinks he’s a ghost, and there are only so many closets on hand for shoving Jonathan into. Now, with Lee back in the limelight, things just might become more than Christopher can handle...
Buried Desires 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,290. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Continuing a new horror tradition, Buried Desires 2 presents another pairing of romance and terror in two brand new stories. Follow the continuing tales of Christopher and Vic, and Jett and Josh in this new collection that's just perfect for the season. From fun to frightening, Buried Desires 2 offers up a little something for every horror taste. Includes links to hidden bonus stories.
Deadly Lies
Series: Deadly Sugar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,050. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After being betrayed by his husband in the most unimaginable way, Josh has only three things on his mind; grab his son, find help, and get out. When Josh can’t get to his son the plan to save them both becomes a little more complicated. But things are not always as they appear...
The Deadly Sugar Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The Deadly Sugar Collection includes Deadly Sugar, Deadly Secrets, Deadly Lies and a special link to Deadly Dates – a hidden chapter. All Jett ever wanted was a big house where he and his partner could raise a family together. David doesn’t want any neighbours. Maybe he can fit Jett into his busy schedule. With Josh coming back Jett has a chance to get everything he wants...
7 With 1 Blow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,860. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016 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.
Eagle Man and Mr Hawk
Price: Free! Words: 88,240. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Ethan isn’t good at first impressions. His chosen career isn’t conducive to forming meaningful relationships, but it hasn’t really bothered him until now. Then Alex appears on the scene… Bookish, shy, gorgeous Alex, who might be put off by bad first impressions, and who Ethan thinks is quite possibly the most beautiful man he’s ever set eyes on.
Caught Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 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. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 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.
The WAG and The Scoundrel
Series: Gray Fisher ยท Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,910. 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.
Once in May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
John should’ve known the peace he had found in Nortown wouldn’t last. One day everything was fine, the next a mountain of a man starts showing up wherever he goes. All Zachary wants is to be close to the quiet man who has moved into his cabin. If following him around is the only way, then so be it. Sooner or later, John will get used to having him there...if Zachary hangs around long enough.
Happy Endings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Tristan knows something is wrong. Aiden is acting weird. Aiden’s back is killing him, but he can’t let Tristan know. Tristan will figure out what’s bothering Aiden, but first, he’s going to enjoy his weekly massage—unless, somehow, he can convince Aiden to switch places with him. Either way, he’s going to enjoy it.
Haven's Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,820. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Haven Naranjo was just fifteen years old when he found his parents and his high school sweetheart slaughtered by a wereman. Alexander Prescott has known since he hit puberty that Haven is his true mate. Alexander is a wolf shifter, destined to be the King of Wolves. He knows how to charm his way into his true mate Haven's heart. But fate has other plans for them.
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: 101,580. 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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
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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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  • 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.