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

Familiar or Not
Scare This Series
By Pelaam

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When Julen sees Aleck, he knows the man is hot. The real question is, whether he's a Familiar or not.


Julen might be a witch, but Halloween is too commercial for his tastes these days. When his Aunt Cassandra learns that Julen likes their new neighbor Aleck, she can't resist trying to bring them together, and invites Aleck to a Halloween soiree. But she interferes a little too much. To Julen's delight, he and Aleck seem made for one another. Until he discovers his Aunt's involvement. Heartbroken to think what he shared with Aleck isn't real, Julen runs away to a mountain cabin to get over the hurt. But when the truth comes out, can Cassandra and her Familiar Wiley get Julen and Aleck back together before it's too late.


Due Out 10/2014


Unexpected Spirit
Scare This Series
By Nicole Dennis

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Can ex-lovers find their way back to one another while Samhain allows a desperate person to do about anything to connect?


A reluctant medium turned writer, Dmitri Terron, hates Samhain and the spirits invading his life. He follows the Druid path, creating wards and barriers to keep out the ghosts. Even with these barriers in place, an unexpected spirit enters his home. It's his ex-boyfriend, Zackary Kendrick who is scared and relieved to find Dmitri.


Needing to learn what happen, Dmitri pushes past his personal barriers to help. Zack's physical body rests in a coma. A piece of Zack's soul needs to reunite with his body or all is lost.


Due Out 10/2014


Red Lettering
Scare This Series
By Barbara Geiger


What was supposed to be a one-night stand for Colin, with a bit of strange, shouldn't have been on Halloween when his departed lover still has something to say.


Colin's boyfriend Ren was flamboyantand fabulous, in-or-out of drag. Colin has been mourning him for seven years. When Colin walks into the local diner, he doesn't expect to see Peter the flirty waiter dressed as a waitress. Colin wants to let Peter go, but somehow he just can't do it.It's Halloween, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, and Ren still has a lot to say. Peter's been hurt before, and Colin has truths of his own to face, but with Ren's help, maybe they'll have a shot at more than a one night stand.


Due Out 10/2014


Queen of Bats, Four of Skulls
Scare This Series
By DC Williams

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Tom and Jackson are keeping a secret...they can do magic. Sort of.


Tom Cooper and Jackson Manning are hereditary magic users. Really. Mostly they just think of themselves as party planners. Housesitting for their grandmothers over Halloween will test their patience, but spending their least favorite holiday in the ramshackle old house brings them into contact with Dave, the handsome handyman who is keeping secrets of his own. When dark forces threaten Dave on the spookiest night of the year, can Tom and Jackson save him in time?


Due Out 10/2014


Blue Moon
Scare This Series
By Megan Slayer

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The ghost at my door claims to be my ex-boyfriend, back from the dead. Yeah, right.


Two years ago on October 31st, my world fell apart and I know it'll never be fixed. No ghost can ease my broken heart and bring my boyfriend back to me. None. Now there's a ghost at my door claiming to be Tristan. I don't believe it. Ghosts don't exist---or do they? Have I mentioned it's Halloween? I hate Halloween.


Due Out 10/2014


Never Wrong
By Chris McHart


Dean believes love is never wrong, but is that still true if there's a twenty-one year age gap?


Jeff was raised to believe love between two men is wrong. Or is it? Can love ever be wrong? When Jeff meets the much younger Dean, he only knows he wants him, consequences be damned. But things are not as easy, especially after Jeff's ex calls and announces big news.


And Dean? He thinks the new neighbor is hot, but he's not interested in anything more than a rebound fuck. That's what he tells himself, at least. But lust isn't a good basis for a relationship, more so since Jeff isn't sure whether he can deal with being gay.


Love is never wrong, but can Jeff accept that?


Due Out 11/2014


Desert Foxe
Skylar Foxe Mystery Series
By Haley Walsh


Skyler and his friends go to Palm Springs for the annual White Party and find murder!


Out and proud high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his posse of friends go to the annual Palm Springs White Party for a weekend of fun, frivolity, and luscious men. But there are boy troubles of all kinds ahead. Skyler's boyfriend and high school coach Keith Fletcher has to endure an embarrassing number of Skyler's former hook-ups, one of the SFC might be going solo, Skyler encounters unexpected and unwelcome participants at the party, and there's a murder on the dance floor, literally at Skyler's feet! Both Skyler and Keith are drawn into investigating more than murder when the FBI asks Skyler to do the unthinkable.


Due Out 11/2014


Grendel
By G.P. Keith

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Ken's dog, Jake, is frightened of Halloween yard decorations, but when Ken tries to show him that the enormous face, partially emerged from a front lawn, is nothing to be scared of, he gets the fright of his life when the eyes open and gaze interestedly at him.


Ken, while walking his dog on Halloween night, discovers and unearths a fifteen foot troll in a neighbor's front yard. This is Grendel, who has come up from the underworld, he says, to look around. Entranced by the troll's magnificent physique and surprisingly gentle nature, Ken befriends him and takes him home. But the pair soon discovers they are at odds with the forces of law and order, and must fight not only for their relationship, but eventually for their very lives. During this struggle Ken discovers more about his own dark passions than he ever guessed existed.


Due Out 11/2014