Debbie McGowan

Biography

Debbie McGowan is an award-winning author of contemporary fiction that celebrates life, love and relationships in all their diversity. Since the publication in 2004 of her debut novel, Champagne—based on a stage show co-written and co-produced with her husband—she has published many further works—novels, short stories and novellas—including two ongoing series: Hiding Behind The Couch (a literary ‘soap opera’ centring on the lives of nine long-term friends) and Checking Him Out (LGBTQ romance). Debbie has been a finalist in both the Rainbow Awards and the Bisexual Book Awards, and in 2016, she won the Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) for her novel, When Skies Have Fallen: a British historical romance spanning twenty-three years, from the end of WWII to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. Through her independent publishing company, Debbie gives voices to other authors whose work would be deemed unprofitable by mainstream publishing houses.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
A pine kitchen table with my Kindle, iPad, phone and three receptacles of water (two of which belong to the cat). I am in the kitchen, so coffee's always (too) close by. I have an iMac and it's my best friend in the world.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My job! As well as being an author, I edit and publish stories for other authors. It's the best job, ever!
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Where to find Debbie McGowan online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Hiding Behind The Couch Video Trailer
This is the first trailer for 'Hiding Behind The Couch' - a series of novels and short stories following the lives of 'The Circle' - a group of nine friends from high school who are in their mid-thirties at the start of Book #1. The series is written by Debbie McGowan (that's me). Music featured in the trailer is "Listen to Me", by Brett Mikels; the song inspired the storyline for the third novel (The Harder They Fall). For more music from Brett Mikels, visit brettmikels.com.

In The Stars Part I Video Trailer
This video is a trailer for the book In The Stars (Part I) - Book #4 of 'Hiding Behind The Couch' - a series of novels and short stories following the lives of 'The Circle' - a group of nine friends from high school who are in their mid-thirties at the start of Book #1. Music: "Stars Might Shine", by Albin Loán - albinloan.com. Zodiac signs: Emma Pickering - noirestudios.co.uk. Background stars FootageIsland - www.youtube.com/footageisland.

In The Stars Part II Video Trailer
This video is a trailer for the book In The Stars Part II (Cancer-Sagittarius) - Book #5 of 'Hiding Behind The Couch' - a series of novels and short stories following the lives of 'The Circle' - a group of nine friends from high school who are in their mid-thirties at the start of Book #1. Music featured: "Stars Might Shine", by Albin Loán and "Everybody Lies" by The House of Jed.

Breaking Waves Video Trailer
This video is a trailer for the novella Breaking Waves - part of 'Hiding Behind The Couch' - a series of novels and short stories following the lives of 'The Circle' - a group of nine friends from high school who are in their mid-thirties at the start of Book #1. Music featured: "Roll in Tide", by Katie Thompson.

Books

So Long, Little Black Diamonds
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship
So Long, Little Black Diamonds: a short and glorious true tale of friendship, and a dog on wheels. (NOTE: deals with the terminal conditions of cancer of the fallopian tube and canine degenerative disorder.)
The Making Of Us
Series: Checking Him Out, 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,450. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When English Lit. student Jesse Thomas meets Leigh Hunter, he has to reconsider a few assumptions he's made about himself. As a straight, cismale ally, he keeps a low profile—not difficult for someone so shy and body-conscious. Leigh is intersex and identifies as queer—none of which alters Jesse’s conviction that they are the most beautiful person in the world. This is their story.
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)
Of The Bauble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 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.
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?
The WAG and The Scoundrel
Series: Gray Fisher · 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.
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.
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?
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
Christmas Craic and Mistletoe
Series: Seeds of Tyrone, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,980. 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?
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...
Where the Grass is Greener
Series: Seeds of Tyrone, Book 2. Price: $3.99 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.
When Skies Have Fallen
Price: Free! Words: 71,080. 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.
Leaving Flowers
Series: Seeds of Tyrone, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shy and awkward since childhood, Aidan Degas is now a man lost. His twin Nadia died tragically young, leaving him nothing but his job and the flowers he lays upon her grave. Patrick loves being assistant groundskeeper at the cemetery, but Aidan is so damaged that even with Patrick’s warm heart and Irish charm, it might not be enough to bring him back from the edge.
Breakfast at Cordelia's Aquarium
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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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.
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?
Cherry Pop Valentine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Their band’s new single is due to be released in four days’ time, and lovers Sven and Flavier are beyond excited. It’s tipped to be a big hit, and Flav can’t wait to see the online reaction to the promo film he’s made. But when he joins Sven in bed, he can’t even begin to imagine the fallout that will ensue when he awakes, and all his dreams are shattered with just one click of an upload button.
Ruminations
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,380. 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?
Coming Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: British English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Dear Dad, God, how to start? I’m not really a girl. I know I look like one, but it’s all a horrible mistake. Every day I try to hide it, but I’m so tired. I don’t want to hide it. I don’t think I can much longer. I’ve got a girlfriend. ’Cause I’m a boy. Only, she doesn’t know. But, Dad. If I have the operation, she need never know. Dad, I love her. So much. (sexual swear words / intimacy)
Checking Him Out For the Holidays
Series: Checking Him Out, 1.1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,210. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Freelance engineer Sol Brooks doesn't do the festive season. He thinks it's boring and overly sentimental. With the rest of the household laid up with 'the flu', Sol's planned on using the time to crack on with some work. His mother, however, has other ideas. And so does Sol's husband, Adam.
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.
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.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 12: Sagittarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Sagittarius is Ep 12 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through 12 eventful months. A new home, a breakdown, life decisions, a career change…and a revelation that 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…
Sugar and Sawdust
Price: Free! Words: 12,860. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Jorje's sister worries about him. He's a successful model with a serious passion for fashion—a pretty boy, who looks a lot younger than his twenty-two years. And he's sweet and kind. Guys take advantage of him. So it's not looking good, when Jorje wakes up with no recollection of the night before, a whopping hangover and a ton of missed calls from Taylor…and a mystery guy in the bed.
Checking Him Out
Series: Checking Him Out, 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,680. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Engineer Sol Brooks is a happily married man, so people keep telling him. He loves Elise, and she loves him. They’ve got a great apartment that’s kept its value, they’re both up for promotion, and he can hook up with any guy he likes - all the sex he wants, so long as it’s of the “no strings” variety. And that’s all fine and dandy...until a chance meeting at the checkout.
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
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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?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 11: Scorpio
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 35,750. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Scorpio is Ep 11 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 11th of 12 eventful months. 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?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 10: Libra
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Libra is Ep 10 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 10th of 12 eventful months. 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?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 9th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 8: Leo
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 40,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Leo is Ep 8 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Life is getting serious, blurring the line between love and loss: It’s Toby Brown’s first birthday, and he’s not the only one in for a surprise; Josh abandons his professionalism to help a desperate client; Andy treats himself to something he’s wanted for a very long time.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 7: Cancer
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,410. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Cancer is Episode 7 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the seventh of twelve eventful months. 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. The story continues in Epi #8 (Leo).
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: 211,240. 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. For whilst a circle may contract and may even at times constrict, it can also expand, accommodate, embrace. And it is always whole. Eternal.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 6: Gemini
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 34,420. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Gemini is Episode 6 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the sixth of six eventful months. 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! The story continues in Breaking Waves and Epi #7 (Cancer).
In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fifth of six eventful months. 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.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 4: Aries
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Aries is Episode 4 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fourth of six eventful months. 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.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 3: Pisces
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Pisces is Episode 3 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the third of six eventful months. 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.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 2: Aquarius
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 31,260. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Aquarius is Episode 2 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the second of six eventful months. 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?
In The Stars Part I, Episode 1: Capricorn
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Capricorn is Episode 1 of In The Stars, a two part instalment (books 4&5) of the Hiding Behind The Couch series, re-introducing the characters for new readers, and following those characters through the events of the first of six eventful months, exploring their day-to-day lives as they encounter celebration, loss, illness and life-changing decisions.
In The Stars Part I: Capricorn–Gemini
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 174,190. 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.
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
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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.
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
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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).
The Harder They Fall
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $4.99 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.
No Time Like The Present
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $4.99 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.
Hiding Behind The Couch
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $3.99 USD. 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!
And The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jack Davies led an unremarkable life, serving fast food in a nondescript seaside town by day and playing computer games by night. Unremarkable, that is, until Professor Jericho ordered a sausage and a cup of tea.
Champagne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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(Second Edition, published April 2014) Haunted by the abuse of his now missing father, seventeen year old Sammy stumbles upon the seedy world of drug addiction and prostitution of London's West End in the 1980s. Cold, desperate and exhausted, he takes shelter in a trash-filled alley behind a strip club, unaware that what is about to unfold will change the course of his life.

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