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

How We Operate
By A.R. Moler

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What if you had to do surgery on the one you love?


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. Somehow Chris and Drew manage. Their lives are full and sometimes difficult. Will they get through the traumas and troubles of the first year and a half of their relationship? And, when they get there, what will the other side look like?


Due Out 04/2017


The Barman and the Barrister
By Pelaam

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When Barman Jason meets Barrister Daniel, it's a dream come true. But sometimes dreams turn into a nightmare.


When Hayden comes to visit his shy, hardworking cousin Jason, all Jason has in mind is a few days off to enjoy his cousin's company.


To welcome Hayden, Jason decides to take him to Warm Glow and sample their signature liqueur -- Shimmer. He'd heard the rumors that Shimmer can be anything and everything in your drink, but Jason isn't convinced.


However, when he meets high-flying barrister Daniel at a casino in Skycity, Jason finds himself acting out of character. Outgoing and flirtatious, he captures Daniel's attention, and more besides. But there's a darker side to this new Jason.


Will Jason's lies ruin his chances of happiness with Daniel, or can the truth save him?


Due Out 04/2017


Giving In
By Megan Slayer

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Mix two guys with simmering desire and add the new drink, Shimmer. What could go wrong?


Ronan's been more than a little in love with Jaxon since they met four years ago. He wants a romantic relationship with his best friend, but they're opposites. Jaxon's bookish, quiet and observational, but Ronan's the epitome of attention-seeking. Besides, Jaxon's just out of a relationship. Would he want to start another love match, but this time with Ronan?


Jaxon knows how he feels about Ronan. He'd like to strip him down and kiss every tattooed and pierced inch of him. The thing is, he's worried he'll screw up the friendship if the romance fails.


The bar is closed for the night and there's two shots of Shimmer left. So Shimmer creates a different sensation for each drinker. So it can cause unexpected results. It can't make two guys on the verge of love fall for each other...can it?


Due Out 04/2017


The Play of His Life
By Amy Aislin

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Former best friends turned lovers Christian and Riley haven't seen or spoken to each other in six years...is there a better time than the holiday season to reconnect with your favorite person?


The last person Christian wants to run into on a visit home to spend time with his mom over the holidays is his former best friend-turned-lover-turned-ex. But there Riley is, in all his tall, chiseled, blondness. The same guy who walked out on him six years ago, breaking his heart in the process. Who knew he’s still in love with the jerk? (Oh yeah, he did. What? Who says denial isn't healthy?)


Two years ago, Riley was injured out of the NHL, but he's got his own bakery now and a quiet life selling quiches and cupcakes to his customers. Then Christian unexpectedly walks back into his life, forcing Riley to question his choices. Especially that one choice he made six years ago that walked him out of Christian’s life. Now if only he had the courage to tell a boy how he really feels about him...


Due Out 04/2017