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

Finn
By Angel Martinez

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Lost and starving, Finn wakes to a poisoned world, but a man comes to him, a white light in the darkness---can a centuries old pooka find what he needs with a heartbroken, modern man?


When Diego rescues a naked man from the rail of the Brooklyn Bridge, he just wants to get the poor man out of traffic and to social services. He gets more than he bargained for when he discovers Finn is an ailing pooka, poisoned by the city's pollution. To help him recover, Diego takes him to New Brunswick where Finn inadvertently wakes an ancient, evil spirit: the wendigo.


While they struggle to find a way to destroy the wendigo before it can possess Diego or kill nearby innocents, Diego wrestles with his growing feelings for Finn. Kill the monster and navigate a relationship between a modern man and a centuries old pooka. Piece of cake.


Due Out 05/2014


Fireman, Flames and Fettuccine
By Sara York

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Grady Madison thinks his goofy clown suit is a huge turn off for the hot bear, Paul Sessa. But sometimes goofy is more appealing than suave.


When Grady Madison was forced out of the closet he thought his life would change for the worse, but he soon realizes he can date men without having to hide it from his co-workers. Attraction fires when he runs into Paul Sessa, filling him with fiery hot desire. Taking things slow is the plan, until they wind up with pants around their ankles before their first real date.


Paul Sessa wants a man of his own and not just another hookup. But that guy has to pass his daughter's scrutiny, and she's one smart cookie.


Due Out 05/2014


Blood to Blood
By NJ Nielsen

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When war calls the Sons of Evenmore answer...who else will stand at their side?


Attacks are becoming more frequent. The Sons of Evenmore soon realise all isn't what it appears. The people fighting them seem to be confused about just whose side they're on.


The war continues as Jynx, Mercer, and Dom find out the path to being mates can be as rough as any battle they've ever fought.


Outside help is called in and Alpha Scott Creely answers. It would seem they have the same enemy, and need to share information if they want to survive what's coming for them.


Due Out 05/2014


Learning With a Man
By Albert Nothlit


Jeff is leaving high school and he's glad---even his best friend is ignoring him, despite everything they've shared...


Jeff is leaving high school. Finally. The only good thing there was Ray, the young assistant coach. The guy who has decided to ignore Jeff completely, out of the blue, although they used to be best friends. It hurts to be taunted in the hallways by homophobic jerks, but Ray's indifference hurts Jeff even worse.


Then Ray show's up at Jeff's house unexpectedly. Smiling. It's just like old times, but will it last? What will Ray do when Jeff confesses to the crush he's hidden for so long? Jeff is terrified of Ray's rejection. But he can't hold his feelings in anymore.


Due Out 05/2014


Love is a Stranger
By John Wiltshire


Loving a total stranger can be very hard work sometimes.


How do you love someone who exists entirely in the shadows? How do you love a man who describes himself as dead? How do you get that ghost to love you back? Ex-SAS soldier, Ben Rider falls in love with his enigmatic married boss, Sir Nikolas Mikkelsen, but Nikolas is living a lie. A lie so profound that when the shadows are lifted, Ben realises he's in love with a very dangerous stranger. Ben has to choose between Nikolas and safety, but sometimes danger comes in a very seductive package.


Due Out 05/2014


From The Ashes
By Marshall Thornton

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The most unlikely person in the world asks Private Investigator Nick Nowak to investigate the un-suspicious death of a priest.


It's winter 1984, Private Investigator Nick Nowak has allowed his life to fall to pieces: he's stopped taking cases, lost his apartment and works as a bartender at a sleazy bar tucked under the El. All he wants to do is lick his wounds after the death of his lover, Detective Bert Harker. But, when the least likely person in the world shows up and asks him to take a new case he finds himself investigating the very un-suspicious heart attack death of a priest. Nick is convinced he's wasting his time until the clues begin to add up to.


Due Out 05/2014


Closer Than Brothers
By DC Williams


Drew and Jeff have been best friends forever, but a hotel mix-up might lead to their being everything to each other.


Drew and Jeff have been best friends since they were eight. Jeff has been keeping his sexuality a secret, afraid it might cost him Drew's trust, though a hotel mix-up could lead to their becoming each other's everything. If they can only keep their crazy families from getting involved while they try to figure it out.


Due Out 05/2014


Kink Club Blues
By Eva Lefoy


Brian finds out the hard way that once a top, always a top, doesn't apply to him.


Paul and Geoffrey return from their special trip to Paris. Paul plans to propose to Geoffrey but first, his urge to protect his lover drives him to close an old loophole. He visits Brian, demanding the original video he made of Geoffrey be destroyed.


Brian doesn't understand what Paul's upset about, or his dominant streak. But the clearer Paul's feelings for Geoffrey become to him, the more Brian desires to have a man love him the same way. Curiosity draws him to the local kink club, and into the arms of a man whose punishment gives him all he secretly craves.


Due Out 05/2014


The Dark Side of Stardom
By Christopher Stone

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Fame is fickle, and stardom's flip side harbors and reflects darkness.


Stardom on a network situation comedy had been Grant Jackson's lifelong dream. Ambitious, young, sexy, and willing to do almost anything, Grant makes his dream come true at age twenty-three.


When we meet him, in 2004, Grant Jackson is a star of NBC-TV's "Our House".


The reality of television stardom is heady and intoxicating. As a songwriter once put it, "The sound of applause is delicious, it's a thrill to have the world at your feet." And Grant's newfound celebrity lives up to his expectations: The money, the recognition, striving for creative excellence and rating numbers every week.


But stardom's flip side harbors and reflects darkness. The knives are always out. One of Grant's co-stars harbors a cocaine addiction. Another co-star masks a career-busting sexual secret---as does Grant Jackson himself.


Due Out 05/2014