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

Stone By Stone
By Stevie Woods

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How can two men build a relationship when one must tear down each stone that the other has worked hard to build?


After a misspent youth, Brother Mark is a hard working Benedictine monk working as a stone mason at Tavistock Abbey. He finds himself irrevocably drawn to one of the men sent by King Henry to audit the monasteries prior to closure. Andrew Cheyne is fascinated by the handsome young man and breaks down the monk's boundaries with an ease that neither expected. When Andrew returns four years later to finally close the Abbey, each man must come to terms with their past to attempt to plan a future they can share -- but fate plays a cruel trick on them. Or, as Mark wonders, is it God teaching him a lesson?


Attempting to forget Mark, Andrew commences a new life, but fate has more lessons in store for him yet.


This title is a re-release.


Due Out 07/2017


One Heart, One Destiny
By Pelaam

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Dillon is an omega, which makes him the general whipping boy for the pack, as well as under Brendan, his Alpha brother's dominion.


The last thing he expects is to visit a fae club, but even less expected is to find himself drawn to Drake; a sassy sprite.


Letting Drake think he's a pack alpha, Dillon enjoys the sprite's company, and soon realizes he's falling for Drake. But as omega, Dillon can't take a mate without his Alpha's permission.


Knowing Brendan wouldn't approve, Dillon keeps their relationship secret, only to find Brendan has already discovered the truth. And is far from pleased.


A prisoner in his brother's home, Dillon knows he won't see Drake again.


But Drake has other ideas.


Due Out 07/2017


Conned
By Jana Denardo

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Detective Roy Connolly never expected to find real elves and murder at his local anime convention.


Seeking a bonding experience with his formerly estranged son, Sion, a crown prince of the elves, takes him to something they both enjoy: a human anime convention. They both like humans and all their geeky creations so Sion anticipates an enjoyable weekend. He never expected an enemy assassin, armed with only a description of Sion's cosplay, to start murdering his way through the convention.


Detective Roy Connolly, a closet geek, heads to the same anime con without his friend, Amelia. He's surprised to find one of the most handsome men he's ever seen cosplaying in the same anime style as his own, and even more delighted that Sion can't keep his hands off him. Throwing caution to the wind, Roy jumps into a whirlwind relationship only to find himself in the cross hairs of an assassin.


Due Out 07/2017


Talk Bunny To Me
Hoppity Shifter Series #2
By A.R. Barley


When werewolf hunter meets bunny shifter, romance is the last thing either one of them expects to find... but


Benjamin Holland is a werewolf hunter--and a pretty successful one. He's hunting a rogue wolf in Minnesota when he trips over a bunny shifter and takes the twitchy nosed little dude back to Illinois. It's strictly catch and release. He needs to get laid, but after getting his heart crushed by his best friend Peter he's not looking for a forever mate.


Mating is the last thing on Justin's mind. He's just escaped an arranged marriage to his warren's next Rex. He wants to make up for lost time and build a life for himself in Chicago, but the more time these two spend exploring the city together the better they get along. When Justin's ex-fiance tracks him down to the city, they're going to have to decide if forever might just start with one magical night.


Due Out 07/2017


The Betas - Rene
Werewolves of Manhattan #8
By A.C. Katt

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Frankie Ferone moves from the mob to an even more secretive group, the loup garou.


When attending a wedding, Frank Ferone is introduced to Rene DuBois, a violet eyed stranger. Rene has a secret to hide but can't overlook that he's met his mate. Rene starts to romance Frankie and soon Frankie falls in love. But how is he going to react when Rene tells Frankie he is loup garou. Werewolves? Really?


Due Out 07/2017


The Protector
By N.L. Gassert

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When security specialist Mason Ward agrees to protect Soren Buchanan, he isn't expecting an emotional attachment to the handsome young man--or the danger that follows him around the tropical island of Guam.


Soren Buchanan feels trapped by his controlling father James, a businessman who's clever at masking illegal financial dealings on the tropical island of Guam. When James finally asks too much of him, Soren flees to the FBI for help.


Until Soren's information pans out, the Bureau can't protect him--so the task falls to Mason Ward, security specialist and former US Army Ranger.


Protecting Soren should be easy enough, but Soren is young, seductive, and not entirely forthcoming about the trouble following him. Mason must fight his growing attraction to the young man as well as thugs sent to bring Soren Buchanan home ... dead or alive.


This finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for best gay mystery is perfect for fans of LA Witt's Okinawa series.


This title is a re-release.


Due Out 07/2017


Eden's Past
The Edenwood Saga, Book One
By Adam Carpenter


Chad Singleton returns to his hometown of Eden to uncover secrets and scandals, including whether his homophobic father was murdered.


Chad Singleton, 29, and model gorgeous, works as a high-priced escort for wealthy men. When he gets a call telling him his father has died, Chad is torn about returning to his small hometown of Eden, Pennsylvania. After all, it was his homophobic father who banished Chad years ago. When he returns, he is thrown into the mystery surrounding how his father died. Fortunately, the sexy chief of police, Brett Ellers, has caught Chad's eye.


As Chad and Brett submit to their heated attraction, forces from Eden's underbelly threaten to undo their secret affair. In Eden, everyone has an agenda, their motives as dark as the night. Intrigue, murder, passionate love affairs - they all dominate the landscape in this picturesque world of horse farms and crumbling, once majestic estates.


In Eden, even the wealthy - especially the wealthy - play dirty.


This title is a re-release.


Due Out 07/2017


Blood Relations
By Zev De Valera


Six years into a 'together but separate' relationship, Simon Melville is engaged to be married. Almost. While Simon's lover is making wedding plans, Simon has yet to say 'yes'.


Following the death of his father -- a man who cut himself off from his family at the age of seventeen -- Simon is stunned when he receives a letter informing him that he is now heir to the Melville fortune and the historic southern estate known as Melville Hall.


Intent on liquidating his assets and returning to civilization as soon as the ink is dry on the paper; Simon finds his plans altered when he discovers clues to his family's past and his own secrets -- long buried -- begin to haunt him.


Can Simon resign himself to marriage? Or will he rise to the challenge of a new relationship with his handsome cousin and risk the consequences of the Melville family curse?


Due Out 07/2017


Duncan's World
By T.A. Chase


Kyle and Duncan fall in love amidst the macho atmosphere of bull riding, proving age and danger doesn't count in matters of the heart.


Kyle MacDonald keeps his head down and tries to avoid making his father angry while traveling on the professional bull riding circuit. He's learned the hard way how his father deals with being upset. The only rebellion Kyle's allowed himself is helping out with the bulls after the event. It's on one such night that Kyle meets Duncan Hornsby.


Duncan's the reigning world Champion, and has everything he could want. Yet his eye has been caught by a shy young man whose father is Duncan's biggest rival. Kyle MacDonald makes Duncan feel protective and passionate. Even though he's fourteen years older than Kyle, Duncan's ready to risk rejection to see if Kyle's lips taste as sweet as they look.


Could a relationship grow between them amidst the macho atmosphere of bull riding and the danger presented by Kyle's father? Or will Kyle and Duncan prove that age doesn't count in matters of the heart?


Due Out 07/2017


Life is Not a Musical
Woodstock Love Series #1
By Vicktor Alexander


When Nathaniel "Than" Kelly is told to uncover and report on the secrets in widowed billionaire, viral sensation, single dad, Dominic Montgomery's closet on why he's so hell bent in giving his daughter the world, he doesn't expect to lose his heart in the process; but it may be too late to earn forgiveness of a man who has already experienced loss and betrayal.


Widowed, billionaire father, Dominic Montgomery would do anything to make his daughter, Vienna, smile. Whether it's taking her to see Taylor Swift in concert every time she's close to Woodstock to dressing up in a tutu and dancing in her ballet recital to singing Disney songs anywhere... anytime. He's doing everything he can to be the perfect father. Even if that means pretending he's in a Disney movie, the handsome prince in search of his princess. There's just one problem.


Dominic's bisexuality. It's a secret he was planning to take to his grave, but his wife discovered it and it caused her death. But when word gets out about his "Musical Day" and undercover reporter Than Kelly arrives, Dominic falls... HARD. But, can he put aside his guilt to find his own happily-ever-after with the man who may just be his fairytale come true, or will he allow it to rule him forever?


Due Out 07/2017