New Heat Ratings



Zero: No sexual content and/or mild romantic elements.

Mild: Mild sensuality, mild heat, occasional love scene, no graphic euphemisms.

Moderate: Moderate sensuality, moderate heat, increased frequency of love scenes, more graphic language.

Graphic: High level of sensuality, detailed love scenes, graphic description of anatomy and of sexual acts.

Extreme: Intense or extreme erotic scenes and/or language.

All release dates posted are approximate goals. MLR Press is an author-centric press and we publish to an occasionally fluid timetable. Please bear with us. Creativity has its own elusive schedule!

Upcoming Releases

Submission
Leather Masters and slaves Trilogy
By Alex Ironrod

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SUBMISSION */is the bold erotic taleof two men from different worlds whose lives become intertwined in the BDSM Leather world of today’s Los Angeles.


Tarquin is a natural Master, who has learned to demand sexual services from slaves he trained. Paul has evolved into the ideal submissive at the hands of demanding Dominants.


Their testing ground is the Circle of Six, a tight-knit group of Leathermen with common sex needs and slaves. At different times, both run the Circle’s violent and painful gauntlet and bond further as a result.


With bondage and branding, hoods and floggers, Tarquin molds Paul into the slave he requires, and Paul falls in love with him. But what happens when the Old Guard Master’s real emotions are aroused?


This title is a reissue.


Due Out 90/2017


Dire Pack Reborn Volume #1
By Stephani Hecht

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The holidays can be stressful for everyone but when you add in the fact that you're a Dire Wolf? Yeah, things get even more difficult. Never mind the fact that your pack isn't the most established? Things can get downright nasty.


In the first three stories in the Dire Pack Reborn series, we're introduced to the Pack and see them overcome obstacles to Pack and love.


Due Out 09/2017


Picture Winter
By Amy Aislin

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Do something new today.


Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn’t know. It’s all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He’s about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with “something new” is the last thing on his mind.


But there’s this guy.


Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can’t help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He’s a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that’s as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live—he doesn’t live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope’s advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias’s walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.


Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren’t just trash after all.


Due Out 09/2017


My Life in Your Hands
By A.R. Moler

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Chris Kearney is a surgeon working the Emergency Room at a large hospital near the bad part of the city. After operating on and losing a teenaged patient, he runs into Drew Hayden, an undercover vice cop. The two men Connect over the kid who tried to get out of gang lifestyle. When they run into each other at the grocery store, they are more than happy to find that neither of them had read the signals wrong.


It's hard for a cop and a doctor, especially an undercover cop and a trauma surgeon, to find time to meet and do all the things a burgeoning relationship requires. Drew's career as an undercover cop working gangs and drugs is successful. So successful that Drew's about to go undercover for more than a month.


Chris is always wound very tightly. Without Drew's calm as a counterbalance, Chris is in danger of falling over. Then, after what is almost Chris's worst nightmare, Chris has to confront the reality of Drew's job. So does Drew; he can't ignore what his current job asks of Chris either. Can they change things enough to keep the most important thing--their love for each other?


Due Out 09/2017


The King and the Carpenter
By Ophelia Cox

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Sabian has found himself caught between love for his kingdom and his lover.


Prince Sabian is expected to be a good king by producing heirs. He finds this extremely difficult as he is gay and in love with the castle's carpenter, Arion. He is married off to a princess he can't stand and told to do his duty to his kingdom. Sabian hides away from his wife and responsibilities in Arion's room. When his father dies suddenly he is thrown into the limelight and expected to give his people an heir, so he turns to the old apothecaries in the forest for help. But the apothecary seems to have an agenda of his own. Sabian soon finds out that sometimes the biggest enemies come from within.


Due Out 10/2017


Choices
By Stevie Woods

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How do you know if the choice you make is the right one?


Best friends since kindergarten, Ben and James are separated after college graduation by their different choices. Ben stays in their small hometown while James heads off to New York with dreams of money and success. Ben works to make his life follow the path he wants, and dreams of the day when James realizes he made a mistake and comes back home.


Each man promises to stay in touch, but this falls by the wayside as James' life in the big city takes off, leaving Ben yearning for a dream that gradually fades as the years pass. In New York, James finds that not all dreams are worth the cost of a wrong choice.


Due Out 10/2017


Dragons and Healers
Enukara #2
By Nina R. Schluntz

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A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon known for leading the genocide of all Enukaras decades ago.


A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara--giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon's life was bound to the human.


The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara's life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one dragon killed his own Enukara.


The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara.


A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.


Due Out 10/2017


Summoning Saul
By Shiloh Saddler

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On All Hallows Eve Gayllen summons a genie to be his mate but will they be a good match or will the genie return to his bottle?


Gayllen Hister's graduation from Magical Mel's Academy comes with a catch. In order to receive his certified herbalist degree, he is required to summon his mate on All Hallows Eve. He undertakes the challenge of summoning the most powerful being from the other side of the veil--a genie.


After living for thousands of years, Saul Maximus is shocked and pleasantly surprised to be summoned to the human realm to be Gayllen's mate. Now he has twenty-four hours to prove to the warlock they are a good match. Knowing he might not ever get this opportunity again, Saul is so desperate to stay out of the bottle he puts his life at risk.


Will this summons be a start to their future together or the end?


Due Out 10/2017


Seeing is a Curse
Seeing is Believing Series #2
By Terry Poole

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Back from the dead, Eric is reunited with his love, Kevin, only to be torn apart by blackmail and treachery.


Coming back from the dead changes a man as Detective Erik James discovers when he is reunited with Doctor Kevin Stuart, the love of his life. The last thing he expected was to become a ghost whisperer, able to guide lost souls.


They barely get a chance to explore Erik's new abilities when they are abruptly forced apart by blackmail. All because of the greed of Kevin's own ambitious Sentinel father.


Kevin must enlist the help of an old friend to try and end his father's plans, and hopefully win Erik back before it's too late.


At the same time, Ivan, Erik's dead partner and Nick's twin brother, is brutally attacked and left for dead, and Erik is convinced it was because of him.


Teaming up, the men must weed out the corruption rampant in the Sentinel Hierarchy, save Ivan's life and stop Kevin's father.


Piece of cake.


Due Out 10/2017


The Power of Three
By Pelaam

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Kidnapped as a sacrifice to a demon, Darcy must learn the magic and love behind the power of three.


Visiting his grandmother near isolated wetlands at Halloween, Darcy is kidnapped by Medea, a witch serving the black arts, to be served up as a demonic sacrifice.


Trapped in her cottage, Darcy finds unlikely allies in Bastet, a talking cat, Broom, a mechanical with magic of his own, and four kittens who refuse to leave his side.


Bastet brings Darcy's rescuer, the rougarou Bardou, to break him free, and Darcy's taken to Bardou's home.


There he meets Bardou's lover, Hunter. The men are as opposite as chalk and cheese, and yet are equally attractive to an increasingly confused Darcy.


But Medea isn't finished with Darcy yet, and all three men will face more dangers to find their power of three.


Due Out 10/2017


Don't Fear The Reaper
By Shawn Bailey

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Jaelyn has always been told that there was life after death, but he didn't take it seriously until he died.


The only mortals who were supposed to be able to see him were the ones who were about to die. Grim Reaper Syden Embers is quite surprised when the son of the recently deceased Ellen Taylor can not only see him, but Death Angel Five too. Syden turns to three of the archangels for an explanation and learns that Jaelyn is not only a latent guardian angel, but also Syden's future mate. Syden refuses the generous gift even though he finds the young man attractive. Michael just laughs and magically places a wedding band on Syden's hand, bonding him to Jae, as he likes to be called. Now Syden has to figure out how to activate Jae's powers and to prepare him to die and leave the life he once knew behind.


Due Out 10/2017


The Loft 3
The Loft Series
By Elizabeth Lister

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Sebastian and Tate have moved in with James and the three men get used to sharing a residence. Sebastian is accepted into the Graphic Design program at Algonquin College. Receiving an unexpected promotion at work leads Tate into an awkward situation with a client. Meanwhile, James receives threatening emails that reference the threesome's adventurous sexual antics. Is someone actually watching or just trying to make them uncomfortable enough to leave the neighborhood?



Due Out 11/2017


Wait For Me
By Kris Jacen

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The hardest job is waiting.


Master Sergeant Jeff "Mackey" MacNamara has been waiting for THE ONE for years. First it wasn't too safe to find a partner and now his schedule is a nightmare with training soldiers and deployments.


Scott Ash has found where he always was meant to be after a brief bout of idealistic do-gooder after college. He loves his job as a child care director, if he could just find someone to love -- perfect might cover it.


A chance meeting when Scott is doing a favor for a friend starts them on a journey that could take them to forever, it's just a matter of waiting.


Due Out 11/2017


The Alpha's Perfect Mate
By Carol Pedroso

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What makes the perfect Alpha Mate?


Alpha Oliver Torfrain set out to find a mate and cement an alliance. Instead he finds a group of abused Omegas. But, there's something about the make of the group that catches his attention.


Omega Steven has been raised to know his place, which is lower than the lowest ranking wolf in the pack. His absent seizures make work difficult for him and he is labeled deficient by his alpha. Then a visiting Alpha decide he'd like him as a mate.


What makes the perfect Alpha Mate?


Due Out 11/2017


Mended With Gold
By Lee Welch


A photographer with PTSD falls for a comics artist on a wild New Zealand beach, but can he find true love when he feels so wounded by life?


Everything changed when the bomb exploded. Forty-five-year old, Alex Cox worked as an international photographer until a deadly explosion left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotionally wounded, and desperate for a sense of safety, he's run all the way to wild and remote Kahawai Bay, New Zealand.


Under the worst possible circumstances, Alex meets Joe, a shy young comics artist. Joe lets Alex into his playful, gentle world of comics, and soon Alex is falling for him, hard. Alex longs for more. Joe is reticent. But is it shyness? Or does Joe not want a much older lover with 'issues'? Or is something else keeping them apart?


This is a tender and uplifting story about creativity, adversity, true love, and comics.


Due Out 11/2017


Genetic Snare
Details of the Hunt Series #2
By Laura Baumbach

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Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with a 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches.


Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his lifemate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture's bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate -- light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he's been thrust into -- can't wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!


Due Out 11/2017


Immortal Black Dragons
Enukara Series #2
By Nina R. Schluntz


The black dragon, Zackariah, falters in his reign of terror when he falls in love with the most recent Enukara, all of whom he's previously murdered.


Zackariah created an Enukara back when they were being made every day, and murdered hours later. Despite the odds, he managed to keep his alive long enough to understand how compassionate humans can be. Decades later, he meets his Enukara's son, Jonas, and finds that he is now an Enukara. Zackariah must decide if he will tell him the truth behind his mother's death, even if it risks the relationship forming between them.


Jonas knows Zackariah murdered his mother. He can accept this, but not the swirling lies around the reason why he did it. If he makes the same error it will lead to not only his death, but the death of all the Enukaras, present and future.


Due Out 11/2017


Another Secret
By Stevie Woods

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i>Leland's shocked when he discovers Drew's secret, how will Drew react when Leland confesses his?


After yet another bad dream, Leland accepts he can no longer keep his secret; the time had come to confess all to his best friend, Drew. He sets out, determined yet fearful of Drew's reaction to what he must tell him. Leland has loved Drew since they were teenagers and experimented with their sexuality, but Drew has only ever been his best friend. He dreads maybe even losing that when Drew learns the truth.


However, when halfway to Drew's home, Leland is forced to take cover when he sees a large grey wolf tailing another man. His concern turns to shock when the man abruptly shifts to become a wolf and attacks the grey wolf.


The fight is swift and bloody and ends when the man-wolf runs off. Leland gets his second shock of the morning when the grey wolf abruptly shifts to become human. To become Drew.


Due Out 11/2017


Magical Rescue
Shifting through the Snow
By Laura Baumbach

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A large dose of Christmas shifter magic, and a little Elf love, help Daniel recover from a devastating year.


Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. Its seem like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.


Due Out 12/2017


Granite Peak Holiday
Shifting through the Snow
By Mark C. Wade

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When Ross takes a cross-country holiday road trip, his travel companion turns out to be more than expected.


Ross is inexplicably drawn to Byron. When it turns out they are from the same place on the other side of the country, Ross suspects something strange is going on. Why does Byron have so much holiday cheer? Why do weird things always happen when he's around? And most importantly, will they really attempt to climb a mountain in the middle of winter?


Due Out 12/2017


The Reindeer Conundrum
Shifting through the Snow
By Mark Zubro

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Rudolph must find the true message of Christmas to save Santa and the holiday for the world.




Due Out 12/2017


Reindeer of a Gift
Shifting through the Snow
By Nina Schluntz

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Getting hurt on Christmas Eve hurt Prince's pride more than his ankle, but he never imagined to fall off the roof of a such a hottie.


Prince knew his ankle was tender so it was no surprise when he slipped off the roof during deliveries. The team and Santa continued on, leaving Prince to wait until morning for a lift a home. The broken family in the home welcomed him inside and Prince found his accident was exactly the present the single father needed.



Due Out 12/2017


Rudy
Shifting through the Snow
By Terry Poole

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Hated by his family for simply existing, Rudy never thought a blind date mix-up would change his future and possibly save his life in this modern retelling of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.


Hated by his family for being a living reminder of his father's infidelity, Rudy never expected that a blind date mix-up would change his life in this modern retelling of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.


Clay, an engineer fresh out of the military, is the answer to Rudy's dreams, becoming Rudy's co-worker, protector, and lover all rolled into one gorgeous package.


Not only do they mesh well together to bring Rudy's vision to life, neither can deny the overwhelming attraction that sizzles between them. An attraction that almost ends before it can begin because of a misunderstanding that leads to Clay being in jail for assault.


Filled with hate, Donny, Rudy's older half-brother, tries to destroy him and stop Rudy from saving his grandfather's toy factory.


Only Clay can save Rudy's life and the toy factory, if he's not too late.


Due Out 12/2017


Rudolph's Reins
Shifting through the Snow
By Pelaam

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A reunion of friends leads Clevelly to a magical revelation.


Rudy makes a surprise visit to an old friend, Casey. Rudy, and his friends Nic and Jack haven't seen Casey since he and Jared admitted their love. But all doesn't go smoothly.


A misunderstanding by Jared needs addressing, and Rudy's just the one to put things straight.


At the offer of attending reindeer games with Rudy, and seeing Nic, and Jack again, the couple quickly agree, and Jared arranges to be met at the airport by his cousin Clevelly.


When Rudy meets Clevelly, he immediately recognizes the man as his mate. But since Rudy is a reindeer shifter, and Clevelly a human, courtship proceeds slowly.


When danger strikes, will Clevelly accept Rudy for who, and what he is, will he don Rudolph's reins?


Due Out 12/2017


Bolt's Vixen
Shifting through the Snow
By Jenn Dease

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Can a flight instructor and stable manager find love, especially when one is a reindeer shape-shifter and the other is Santa's relative?


Lester is a flight instructor. Humboldt is the village stable master. After Humboldt suggests something that helps two of Lester's students, they begin the journey both have wanted but hadn't taken the chance to start.


It's a month before Christmas and Humboldt's Uncle Nick needs a reluctant Lester to once again join his team for the holiday. Humboldt has Miriam doing her best to get between the two.


With the village behind them, and family encouraging both of them, can the two find lasting love? The reindeer shape-shifter with a secret, and St. Nick's (Yes, we mean Santa Claus) Austrian relative?


Due Out 12/2017


Dashing
Shifting through the Snow
By Shawn Bailey

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Can an enchanted reindeer and a cupid angel find love in the North Pole?


Reindeer Lancelot Rein has been in love with angelic singer Gracien Camari from the first moment he laid eyes on him many years ago. He never really thought he'd stand a chance with someone so glorious until he got assigned to be Gracien's bodyguard and asked to accompany him from his present home at the North Pole to Rome to sing with the Vatican choir. Just being near him made Lance' heart beat faster. But could a singer for the Pope date an everyday Joe like him? Just one kiss from the angel's full lips made Lance brave enough to take their relationship to the next level. Then he learns that Gracien was created by the archangels and had a preordained future waiting for him. Could Lance let Gracien go to Heaven to do the Lord's work after seeing the beautiful angel naked and in his bed?


Due Out 12/2017


Love Shift
Shifting through the Snow
By Neil Plakcy

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Can a snow-loving Prancer give up shifting and service to Santa to follow his true love to Florida?


Peter's ability to shift into reindeer form appeared at puberty. As a Prancer, he's in service to Santa, and working as an EMT in rural Vermont when he's not delivering gifts to kids around the world. But when his boyfriend needs to relocate to Florida, where it's too hot for Peter's shift to take place, which will he sacrifice -- his love or his service?


Due Out 12/2017