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

Sideways Down the Sky
By Barry Brennessel


In the land of snow monsters and steam baths, complex characters as diverse as the Japanese terrain experience lust, loss, and love.

A young boy performs a daring rescue. A woman loses her old life to face an uncertain new one. A teenager suffers through a cataclysmic event. Love blossoms at the Tokyo Olympics. A rent boy's hardened heart melts when he meets a sexy, bouyant stranger. Much like the Japanese Islands themselves, there is commonality to be found among myriad differences. The poet, the musician, the artist, the tortured mother, the bankrupt father, the protective brother—they all know that there's a new day awaiting them after the moon slips sideways down the sky.

Due Out 11/2014

Bah Humbug, Benson
By Jambrea Jo Jones


Pint-size Santa to the rescue. He dares you not to get into the holiday spirit.

Benson hates Christmas. It brings back too many memories he wants to forget. Most years he hibernated his way through the season, but not this year, this year things are going to change. Is Benson ready for them? Ian loves everything about winter and spending time with his son. They spend their time making traditions and soaking up the holiday season. It's just the two of them against the world, until they meet Benson.

Due Out 12/2014

Yuletide Yearnings
Wheel of the Year Series #1
By Trevor Knight


Naysayer David gets dragged into a Yule Ritual with enthusiastic witch Nick, but plans go awry from a mischievous spirit and the two find out what true magic can be.

Yule is a time of cheer, laughter, and hope for many witches, but not so for David. Sullen and secretive, David is stuck with an overly chipper witch named Nick to officiate a Yule Ritual for their coven. Things take an unexpected turn when a mischievous Yule spirit named Tristan starts to heat things up between David and Nick. Will brooding David open up and find the true meaning of Yule in Nick, in Tristan, or somewhere in between the two?

Due Out 12/2014