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

Kiran
By TN Tarrant


Kiran was once a member of the proud Mortrei Clan before being disowned. Now Nameless, he's doing fine. He has steady work, he can live and dress as he pleases, without fear. All that is missing is a partner, but he's not even sure he wants one.


Caerwyn Morgan has a good business, a good life; nothing for him to complain about really, beyond his mother's increasingly desperate matchmaking efforts. Then he walks into a bar, hiding from his mother's latest attempt, and everything changes.


Kiran and Caerwyn are barely getting to know each other when Kiran's past comes to the fore, forcing Kiran to make a decision Caerwyn may not be able to accept.


Due Out 08/2019


Read Me True
By Aurecie Macbeth


A chance meeting between a disillusioned book dealer who has all but shunned love and the one man who could change his mind -- if death does not part them first...


Ethan 'not Ethaniel' Blair is a promiscuous bookstore owner who doesn't believe in love and mocks those who do. Read Me True is the angsty, highly erotic tale of his fall for linguist Thomas Read, six-foot-two of lithe perfection and starved for affection. Of course, Ethan does not do romance -- he only knows seduction, and he will stop at nothing to veer Thomas's interest from antique books to him. And if Thomas appeals to parts of him that he'd long thought dead, if his company endangers him more than his worst vices ever had... it's never too late to turn away, right?


Due Out 08/2019


Samhain
By Pelaam


Robert must care for his niece, Aimee, who is unaware he's a witch of light. Darkness seeks to use her against him. On Samhain, the forces of light and dark will clash. Who will be the victor?


Robert unexpectedly finds he has to care for a niece he hasn't been allowed to see in over a decade. Aimee is unaware that he is a Witch of Light, or that he even has a male lover, Leander, who is also his familiar. As Samhain approaches, they have to find a way to complete their ritual while not revealing their true selves to Aimee.


Angry at being sent to stay with a man who hasn't been in contact with her since she was a baby, Aimee is a target for the dark forces that seek to destroy Robert's forest sanctuary.


On Samhain, darkness and light will clash. Who will emerge victorious?


Due Out 10/2019


Christmas Magic
By Pelaam



Mitchell is unhappy with his relationship with John and his life in general. Then he meets his store's latest Christmas elf, who is not exactly what he seems. Linwood fights to protect Mitchell but their differences may make forever impossible.


Due Out 10/2019


Hung by the Chimney
By Shawn Bailey


Photojournalist David Fox pours out his heart in his blog when his relationship with his longtime lover Phil ends. He decides to become celibate.


Novelist Ben Bucktell packs his bags and heads to Alaska after reading a blog post written by his childhood friend, David Fox. Since elementary school Ben has always been there for David. But he knows now that David has been shielding his depression in order for Ben not to worry. Ben feels that David shouldn't be alone at this holiest of times and fears David may do something stupid that might end his life. Ben has to get through to David and convince him life is worth living. He can't be too late to save him.


Due Out 12/2019


What Child is This?
By Shawn Bailey


Paris Cullier arrives at the Ames Peach Farm to begin a job as housekeeper. His new boss, Wyatt Ames, is tall, handsome, and just the sweetest guy Paris has ever met. Wyatt’s parents recently died in an accident and left the farm for Wyatt to manage. But it isn’t until he meets Wyatt’s two year old motherless son, Jeff, that Paris realizes he has been sent to the farm for a reason… to help Wyatt make a proper home for his son and to keep the lady from the child protection office off Wyatt’s butt. Paris has always wanted a family, and for once in his life, he prayed his Christmas wish would come true.


Due Out 12/2019


Treats
By Shawn Bailey


The most handsome guy Perry Hutchinson had ever seen stood on the stage, strumming a guitar and seemingly playing just for him. Perry is mesmerized by Asher Beringuel, leader of the band Svengali. If Asher would record one of his songs, Perry's life would be complete, but that isn't likely to happen. And he can't shake the feeling that he's met Asher before.


As he gazed into the crowd, the last person Asher expected to see was the love of his life, the guy he wanted to spend eternity with. Asher has watched over Perry for years, since he rescued Perry as a child from the hands of his evil master, Xavier. Asher has kept a low profile for several reasons, one being Perry might have a problem knowing he's a vampire.


When Xavier returns, it's up to Asher to reveal all to protect Perry or be guaranteed he'll lose him forever.


Due Out 12/2019