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

Locke & Blade
Locke & Blade of Waterford Patrol
By Lynn Lorenz


When Locke and Blade must work together to solve crimes, but will dislike turn to attraction in the heat of fighting their enemies?

Christopher Locke is a man with a tarnished reputation. When he's transferred to Waterford Station to serve as inspector, he meets Jonathan Blade, his new partner. Jonathan thinks Christopher is a brute. Chris thinks Jonathan is a snob. Both think the other is more than attractive, which might be more dangerous than the enemies they must face.

Due Out 08/2016

A Different Breed
By Angel Martinez


Josh the vampire hunter falls in lust with one of the enemy; Richard has secrets and might not be sane--oh, sure, this will work.

Josh hunts vampires with relentless, cold precision until the night he confronts a gorgeous hunk of vamp in the woods outside Ithaca. Richard destroys all of his prejudices about vampires in the first few moments of conversation and the sexual sparks between them ignite almost as quickly. Richard offers the stability Josh never had. Josh offers the healing Richard needs so desperately.

But it's nearly impossible just to walk away from a life of violence. An attack one evening leaves a friend in the hospital, Richard with a bullet through his chest, muttering about strange creatures, and Josh fighting to piece together what really happened. Are Richard's nightmare attackers real, or is Josh's favorite vamp losing his mind? Is there a reasonable explanation or has the hunter now become prey?

This title has been previously published.

Due Out 08/2016

Buckland-in-the-Vale ...
By John Wilthire


Full Title:Buckland-in-the-Vale and Sandstone Tor Gay Book Club (Inaugural Meeting)

What a pity the founding members of the new Gay Book Club didn't think to use a correctly placed hyphen--if they had, things might have worked out for everyone very differently indeed.

Rory McGrath suffers from a debilitating condition--he caught it from reading too many books. Rory believes in true love. He's saving himself until he finds it, preferably with Mr Darcy, but definitely not with the arrogant, unpleasant ape Adam Sandstone. Adam isn't impressed with Rory either. Both Rory and Adam have yet to learn, however, that you cannot always judge a book by its cover. The nine other members of the new club could have told them this, had they been consulted. The founders of the Buckland-in-the-Vale and Sandstone Tor Gay Book Club know only too well that not all truths are written in books. Truth, like life, is what you make of it.

Due Out 08/2016

Christmas in July Series
By Shawn Bailey


Andrew Lansky's best friend Richard Julian is killed in an automobile accident, leaving Richard's younger deaf brother Brett alone in the world. Andrew takes one look at the gorgeous young man and takes his mother's advice and asks Brett to move in with him and be his roommate.

Brett is sorry that his brother has died, but he craves independence. He has a job as a computer programmer and doesn't need financial support. He agrees to move in with Andrew, only if Andrew allows him to do the cooking and take care of the house.

Andrew wonders what it's like for Brett in his world of silence. Life is not perfect for either of them, but love has a way of breaking the communication barrier.

This title has been previously released.

Due Out 08/2016

Tingle Bells
Christmas in July Series
By Mardi Ballou


Justin's Christmas is hexed until Ramon discovers what to do next.

With his new invention, Tingle Bells, Justin Clancy is set to provide a merry, prosperous Christmas for his family. These aphrodisiac bells are the perfect stocking stuffer--until a cruel hex transforms their tones into croaks. Far from adept at the family witchcraft, Justin needs expert help, fast, or the Clancy Christmas will go down the tubes.

Trust-fund wealthy Ramon Ramirez is a private eye certified for metaphysical investigations--and a loner. Sparks fly the moment the men meet. Ramon falls for Justin and his whole family. But when it comes to bonding, Ramon fears he's Teflon-coated. Justin suspects Ramon is slumming and will end up rejecting him.

Will an eccentric family feud, mangled bells, and tons of baggage destroy Justin and Ramon? Or do they have a chance at their own Christmas magic?

This title has been previously released.

Due Out 08/2016

Taming Sweet Puck
Christmas in July Series
By Jackie Nacht


The notorious Puck has met his match.

The Gathering is called and after several years the King of the UnSeelie is bored out of his ever lovin' mind. He sends his most trusted emissary, Puck, to the Earth realm to find two human changelings to mix the courts up a bit. Puck immediately sees the human he would like to take back to the fairy realm, but unfortunately he is more suited for the Seelie than the UnSeelie.

Torque is trying his best to get through college and make the most out of his future. When he meets the knavish Puck, sparks begin to fly immediately. When a hot and steamy encounter between the two puts Torque in danger, Puck will have to make some tough decisions. Will he take the human back--and if so, will his King accept him?

Due Out 08/2016

I'll Run Away For The Holidays
Christmas in July Series
By Stephani Hecht


Scott is about to find out that sometimes the best Christmas gifts are the ones that have always been right in front of your face.

Scott Cooper has never liked the holidays. So when his best friend, Madison, asks him to travel to her childhood home to celebrate Christmas, he can't refuse fast enough. Just as Scott is getting adjusted to the idea of having to deal with her crazy family, another one of Madison's relations joins in for the car trip; her very sexy, very younger brother, Anson.

Now Scott finds himself working hard to manage all the crazy Madison's family is dealing out, while fighting his new found attraction to Anson. In the meantime, he has to face a suddenly jealous Madison, who is upset that she's about to lose her best friend to her little brother. Plus, Grandpa and Drunk Aunt Nora and the Christmas tree have gone missing.

But, Holiday miracles can happen to anyone, or so Scott would like to believe. For it would take true magic for him and Anson to survive with their sanity intact, let alone for them to find a happily ever after.

Due Out 08/2016