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

Angel and the Assassin
By Fyn Alexander


Kael Saunders loves to dominate handsome, masculine men like himself. Being in charge is his way of life whether it be in his work with the Secret Intelligence service, his personal life, or in the dungeon. The last thing he expects when he is out on a hit is to fall in love with Angel, an eighteen-year-old boy desperate for the love and guidance of a Daddy. Yet Angel also has a passion for being spanked and restrained. Two very different men find love in a world of skilled assassins, Bosnian terrorists, and dungeon play.

This title is a print only release of a previously published title.

Due Out 09/2016

Heart's Gamble
By S.J. Frost


Shawn Carlisle, a horse rescuer, and Grant Arrington, a Thoroughbred trainer, are brought together by one special mare, but with them coming from two different worlds, love could be too great of a gamble for either of them.

Shawn Carlisle has dedicated his life to rescuing horses. Having grown up around the Thoroughbred racing industry, he knows for every champion racehorse, there are thousands more who end up broken and forgotten. When he rescues a mare named Heart's Gamble, he's heartbroken over her poor condition and he sets out to find her former owner to hold him accountable.

Grant Arrington inherited a horse farm that's deep in debt from his father. He left years ago, not in agreement with his father's harsh training methods, and is now trying to decide how to move forward. When he's confronted by Shawn, he wants nothing more than to do right by Heart's Gamble, and in the process, get closer to the passionate horse rescuer. The only problem is, he has to convince Shawn to take a gamble on what they could have together.

Due Out 09/2016

The Replacement
Henessey Falls #1
By Christine France


Noah knows he should turn down Gavin's application because business comes first.

When Noah Davidson loses his life partner to kidney failure, he needs a new assistant in running his restaurant business. After a couple of tryout failures, Noah interviews Gavin Murray. Gavin has everything needed to be the perfect general manager, but Noah is attracted to the man in a way that borders on obsession. He wants Gavin sexually but he's not ready to move on with his life. It's too soon. If he had any sense, he'd turn down Gavin's application and find someone else. Instead, he decides business comes first and offers Gavin a three-month trial.

This title has been previously published.

Due Out 09/2016

Julio's Wolf
Werewolves of Manhattan #6
By A. C. Katt


Can an independent, stubborn human beta make room in his life and heart for a hard-headed Alpha?

Julio Reyes has had a hard life. Orphaned at fourteen, he ran away from a group home to avoid rape but wound up being an independent prostitute in NYC. He has a life plan--go to school, become a stylist and open his own salon.

Etienne Daurensbourg is one-hundred and thirty-nine years old and fears he'll never find his Mate until his friend Alexei introduces him to Julio. Julio is Etienne's Mate but before he has a chance to court Julio, who is a human high beta and therefore stubborn and independent, Julio gets knifed and is forced to let Etienne provide him with a home and help to recover.

Pack problems arise that may force Etienne into the pit. Will Julio be able to love Etienne despite the fact he is a loup garou?

Due Out 09/2016

Ghost Ship
Mahu Investigations
By Neil Plakcy


New fathers investigate the death of a young family.

When a sailboat carrying four bodies washes up on the Leeward Coast of O'ahu, openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka, on loan to the FBI, must discover what sent this young family and their deadly cargo on a dangerous trans-Pacific voyage. Leaving behind his partner and their infant twins, Kimo must work with his police cohort Ray Donne to unravel the forces that led this family to their deaths. From Hawaii's sunny beaches to a chillly island in Japan to the Pacific Northwest, Kimo and Ray step far out of their comfort zones to confront an evil much greater than any they've investigated before.

Due Out 09/2016

Max & Rob
Storming Love Series: Tsunami #2


One day.

A day that started out beautiful.

A day that turned to disaster.

A day that Max & Rob hoped would lead to finding their family had survived.

A day the two men became closer and revealed their love.

One day. A day that changed everything.

Due Out 09/2016

Sebastian & Owen
Storming Love Series: Tsunami #3
By Nic Starr


Owen's eagerness to win Sebastian back turns to desperation as a tsunami threatens to tear them apart.

The last twelve months have been hard on Owen Hewitt and even tougher on his relationship. For six years, Sebastian Carmichael has been the love of his life, but that love is put to the test as Owen sinks into injury-induced depression.

Living with chronic pain and unable to do the things he used to do makes him feel like a failure, and causes him to believe he's holding the younger Sebastian back.

When Sebastian takes some time out and leaves to stay at their holiday house, it could spell the end of the relationship. But as a tsunami bears down on the Tasmanian coast, it could spell the end of everything.

Due Out 10/2016

Warlock Found
Detroit City Warlocks #3
By Stephani Hecht


It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. The victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angel or by demons, heaven or hell.--Buddha

After spending years of captivity in a Warlock Internment Camp, Charlie thought that he had some good things finally coming his way. Goddess knew he was due. After slowly healing back to health, Charlie is excited and shocked to find out that the leader of the rebellion, Upton, is his mate.

The last thing Charlie expects is for Upton to turn him away. Charlie is devastated and makes a huge mistake, one that may cause him his life. Will Upton be able to save Charlie in time? If so, will Charlie be able to forgive Upton for rejecting him? For if not, then their whole world could crumble underneath them.

Due Out 10/2016

Kisses Sweeter than Candy
By Shawn Bailey


An ancient evil pirate ghost and two Colonial poltergeists drive a candy shop employees crazy.

Twenty-six year old, Wade Preston, manager of Yummy's Candy Shop never wanted to follow his father into the candy business, but he didn't have much choice since his father threatened to cut him off financially if he refused. Up until now he thought he'd done a pretty good job managing the place until his father insisted they hire a business manager to help with promotions two weeks before Halloween. Wade didn't want a partner, so he came up with a plan to run the man off. Everyone who worked in the candy shop knows the place is haunted and the spoiled rotten heir has no problem using the local haunts to rid the place of its newest employee.

This title was previously published.

Due Out 10/2016