The Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards 2016

We’re delighted to see the Press well represented in the Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards 2016. Elin Gregory’s ELEVENTH HOUR, in particular, has proved very popular indeed!

If you are a member of the M/M Romance group, then please head over to vote for your favourites – and no doubt add to your To Read pile(s) while you’re at it! These are reader-driven awards, so every vote counts.

Nominations for titles by the Press are:

Well done to our authors! We couldn’t be prouder.

Review of IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME

IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOMEWe’re delighted to find that Dennis of Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews enjoyed IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME by R.A. Padmos. This story considers the impact of the watershed change that occurred in the UK in 1967 – that’s in living memory for some of us! – when homosexuality was finally decriminalised.

It was interesting to read a story that talked about the past and showed how far we have come and the sacrifices that were made not so long ago.

We’re sure that other readers will also appreciate the novel for this perspective – and for many other reasons, too!

New review of IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME

IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOMEIt never ceases to amaze us in what a wonderful variety of places reviews of our books sometimes turn up! This time, to our delight, it was the ‘Watch and Word Society’, a blog by “two queer, Boston-based readers of romance novels and erotica” – they definitely sound like people we’d want to keep in touch with!

Their reviewer Danielle’s response to IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME was somewhat brief but nonetheless enthusiastic for that!

This book reminded me of the movie A Solitary Man but it left me with a smile on my face. This was beautiful.

We’d certainly have to agree with that, and we’d like to thank the lovely people at the Watch and Word Society for their time and their comments.

New review of IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME

IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOMEWe were delighted to wake up to a very supportive review this morning, of IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME by R.A. Padmos. The review is from Mark at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews, and I think it’s fair to say that he loved this tale!

I’m so happy I stumbled across this little gem of a book. … It doesn’t take very long to read but there is so much wonderful writing and emotion all crafted together in 123 pages it took my breath away and left me thinking about the story for days after. … Ms Padmos has a writing talent that struck every chord with me. A real wordsmith who crafts every subtle feeling, emotion and situation with an belletristic empathy that is a rare find.

We are certainly more than happy to agree that R.A. Padmos is a fine writer, with a particular gift in exploring not only her characters but also the times in which they live. Thank you, Mark! We’re delighted that this story, and how it’s told, resonated so deeply with you.

New review of IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME

The timing of reviews is a continuing mystery to us, but nonetheless we’re always very pleased when a new one pops up out of the blue. In this case, we’re especially pleased to report that Divine Magazine, through a reviewer named Cat Clontz, seems to have been very impressed with IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME, the most recent title from our good friend R.A. Padmos.

As it’s quite a short review we’ll resist the temptation to quote too much of it, but we were particularly glad to see the following comments:

“This is a well written, sweet story that readily defines the attitudes, dangers, and scheming required to successfully navigate life as a gay man in the 1960s. … [O]nce it gets going, it is a lovely book with engaging characters that I am thankful to have been able to read.”

That’s exactly the sort of feedback every author dreams of, so thank you Cat Clontz – and congratulations R.A.!

Two new books released today!

Happy Sunday, everyone – and here we are with details of the two new titles which have been released this morning!

R.A. Padmos returns with a new tale about life in Kinbridge – the setting for her highly successful novel RAVAGES.  This time she delves into the city’s past – and into a society only just beginning to tolerate homosexual relationships between consenting couples in private – with the tale of Dylan and Max who, meeting by chance, must make adjustments before they can contemplate a life together; IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME is a fascinating study of a world which has long since – thank goodness! – ceased to be.

Another long-time absentee is Adam Fitzroy, returning with the tale of retired police officer Ted – determined to clear up the mystery surrounding an unexpected death on an isolated Scottish island – who meets and becomes attracted to the enigmatic Athol, thought by some to have guilty knowledge of the tragedy. Disentangling fact from rumour brings them closer together, and they find themselves sharing both perils and pleasures as the mystery unravels in IN DEEP.

The books are available from all our usual outlets – Smashwords, AllRomance, and of course from your regional Amazon – and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think of them!

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Our authors will be dropping in and out of the Goodreads Manifold Press group all day, so if you have any questions please hop on over and join the discuission.  There will also be a Twitter chat today at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT

Two new titles announced!

We’re delighted to announce two intriguing new books, to be published on 1 November 2015, and to welcome back two stalwart authors who have been missing from our list for far too long:

R.A. Padmos returns with a new tale about life in Kinbridge – the setting for her highly successful novel RAVAGES.  This time she delves into the city’s past – and into a society only just beginning to tolerate homosexual relationships between consenting couples in private – with the tale of Dylan and Max who, meeting by chance, must make adjustments before they can contemplate a life together; IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME is a fascinating study of a world which has long since – thank goodness! – ceased to be.

Another long-time absentee is Adam Fitzroy, returning with the tale of retired police officer Ted – determined to clear up the mystery surrounding an unexpected death on an isolated Scottish island – who meets and becomes attracted to the enigmatic Athol, thought by some to have guilty knowledge of the tragedy. Disentangling fact from rumour brings them closer together, and they find themselves sharing both perils and pleasures as the mystery unravels in IN DEEP.

We’re really glad to see these two popular authors returning after a long break, and looking forward immensely to their compelling new titles!