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

Magical Rescue
Shifting through the Snow
By Laura Baumbach

covers/LB_Magical_Rescue.jpg

A large dose of Christmas shifter magic, and a little Elf love, help Daniel recover from a devastating year.


Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. Its seem like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.


Due Out 12/2017


Granite Peak Holiday
Shifting through the Snow
By Mark C. Wade

covers/MW_Granite_Peak_Holiday.jpg

When Ross takes a cross-country holiday road trip, his travel companion turns out to be more than expected.


Ross is inexplicably drawn to Byron. When it turns out they are from the same place on the other side of the country, Ross suspects something strange is going on. Why does Byron have so much holiday cheer? Why do weird things always happen when he's around? And most importantly, will they really attempt to climb a mountain in the middle of winter?


Due Out 12/2017


Rudolph's Reins
Shifting through the Snow
By Pelaam

covers/P_Rudolphs_Reins.jpg

A reunion of friends leads Clevelly to a magical revelation.


Rudy makes a surprise visit to an old friend, Casey. Rudy, and his friends Nic and Jack haven't seen Casey since he and Jared admitted their love. But all doesn't go smoothly.


A misunderstanding by Jared needs addressing, and Rudy's just the one to put things straight.


At the offer of attending reindeer games with Rudy, and seeing Nic, and Jack again, the couple quickly agree, and Jared arranges to be met at the airport by his cousin Clevelly.


When Rudy meets Clevelly, he immediately recognizes the man as his mate. But since Rudy is a reindeer shifter, and Clevelly a human, courtship proceeds slowly.


When danger strikes, will Clevelly accept Rudy for who, and what he is, will he don Rudolph's reins?


Due Out 12/2017


Boldt's Vixen
Shifting through the Snow
By Jenn Dease

covers/JD_Bolts_Vixen.jpg

Can a flight instructor and stable manager find love, especially when one is a reindeer shape-shifter and the other is Santa's relative?


Lester is a flight instructor. Humboldt is the village stable master. After Humboldt suggests something that helps two of Lester's students, they begin the journey both have wanted but hadn't taken the chance to start.


It's a month before Christmas and Humboldt's Uncle Nick needs a reluctant Lester to once again join his team for the holiday. Humboldt has Miriam doing her best to get between the two.


With the village behind them, and family encouraging both of them, can the two find lasting love? The reindeer shape-shifter with a secret, and St. Nick's (Yes, we mean Santa Claus) Austrian relative?


Due Out 12/2017


Dashing
Shifting through the Snow
By Shawn Bailey

covers/SB_Dashing.jpg

Can an enchanted reindeer and a cupid angel find love in the North Pole?


Reindeer Lancelot Rein has been in love with angelic singer Gracien Camari from the first moment he laid eyes on him many years ago. He never really thought he'd stand a chance with someone so glorious until he got assigned to be Gracien's bodyguard and asked to accompany him from his present home at the North Pole to Rome to sing with the Vatican choir. Just being near him made Lance' heart beat faster. But could a singer for the Pope date an everyday Joe like him? Just one kiss from the angel's full lips made Lance brave enough to take their relationship to the next level. Then he learns that Gracien was created by the archangels and had a preordained future waiting for him. Could Lance let Gracien go to Heaven to do the Lord's work after seeing the beautiful angel naked and in his bed?


Due Out 12/2017


Love Shift
Shifting through the Snow
By Neil Plakcy

covers/NP_Love_Shift.jpg

Can a snow-loving Prancer give up shifting and service to Santa to follow his true love to Florida?


Peter's ability to shift into reindeer form appeared at puberty. As a Prancer, he's in service to Santa, and working as an EMT in rural Vermont when he's not delivering gifts to kids around the world. But when his boyfriend needs to relocate to Florida, where it's too hot for Peter's shift to take place, which will he sacrifice -- his love or his service?


Due Out 12/2017


Sparkling New Year
By Megan Slayer

covers/MS_Sparkling_New_Year.jpg

New year, new relationship?


Dating and Aydin Madison haven't been good friends. He's shy, bookish and would rather be with his set designs than most people. He knows his way around the theater, but his love life is non-existent. He knows whom he'd like to date--Brandon Kidd, the boy du jour of the art school. He'd love to rub Brandon the right way. It's too bad Brandon doesn't seem to know Aydin exists.


When freak circumstances throw these two together, they'll have to decide if the sizzling connection is the key to their happy new year or just a fluke.


Due Out 12/2017


Christmas Ain't So Bad
By TN Tarrant

covers/TNT_Christmas_Aint_So_Bad.jpg

Ian Durden hates Christmas, but his boyfriend Max Anderson loves it.


Ian Durden is pretty comfortable in his life. He lives in a not-too-small small town, has a decent, steady job, some good friends, and a boyfriend who's great except for one thing: Max Anderson absolutely loves Christmas. And Ian hates it. With a passion. This could be a problem...



Due Out 12/2017


Dragons and Healers
Enukara #2
By Nina R. Schluntz

covers/NS_Dragons_and_Healers.jpg

A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon known for leading the genocide of all Enukaras decades ago.


A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara--giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon's life was bound to the human.


The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara's life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one dragon killed his own Enukara.


The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara.


A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.


Due Out 01/2018


Cranes
By Michael Gouda

covers/MG_Cranes_WD.jpg

This is the story of the ancient poet, Wen Long's search for his male beloved. He has been shown in a dream that there is a legend whereby true loves are fastened together by a red cord however far apart they may be. Many and dangerous are the adventures he encounters and occasionally he is almost led astray.


But this story, as illustrated on an antique Chinese fan is interpreted by an antique dealer who is trying to sell the fan to a customer. Thus events happening back in the Tang Dynasty under the Empress Wu are not always as they seem. The story is divided between what actually happens and the dealer's comments. There is also a twist in the tale.


Due Out 01/2018


Immortal Black Dragons
Enukara Series #2
By Nina R. Schluntz


The black dragon, Zackariah, falters in his reign of terror when he falls in love with the most recent Enukara, all of whom he's previously murdered.


Zackariah created an Enukara back when they were being made every day, and murdered hours later. Despite the odds, he managed to keep his alive long enough to understand how compassionate humans can be. Decades later, he meets his Enukara's son, Jonas, and finds that he is now an Enukara. Zackariah must decide if he will tell him the truth behind his mother's death, even if it risks the relationship forming between them.


Jonas knows Zackariah murdered his mother. He can accept this, but not the swirling lies around the reason why he did it. If he makes the same error it will lead to not only his death, but the death of all the Enukaras, present and future.


Due Out 02/2018