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

All Lost Things
A Killian Kendall Mystery
By Josh Aterovis

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Killian Kendall is excited to start his post-high school life with a new job as an assistant to a private investigator, but he's barely settled at his new desk when his ex-boyfriend calls with a desperate plea for help. He wants Killian to prove his new boyfriend didn't kill his father in a shockingly brutal ax murder.


Despite his misgivings, Killian reluctantly agrees to take the case, but his investigation is further complicated when the prime suspect isn't exactly cooperative. Killian even has doubts about the boy's innocence.


To find answers, Killian teams up with a handsome reporter...and sparks fly. But the closer they get to the truth, the more desperate the killer becomes.


Will Killian discover the murderer before it's too late?


2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Gay Mystery


This work has been previously published.


Due Out 01/2018


Dude Ranch
A Johnny Lee Capstone Novel
By Adan Carpenter

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At Capstone's Dude Ranch, an exclusive resort for gay men, sexy owner Johnny Lee Capstone knows his way around the rugged mountains during the day, which only fuels his nightly passions.


Eight men are about to descend upon Capstone's Dude Ranch, and they are in for the most memorable two weeks of their lives. Chief among them are Thrice Montgomery, a spoiled rich New Yorker who has arrived at the ranch, newly single, running from his cheating ex. Marc Tolling has recently come out, the support of his ex-wife and daughter allowing him the chance to indulge all the sexual exploration he's lost out on over the years. What both men do not realize is they will find themselves in competition for the attention of the ranch's studly owner. Johnny Lee Capstone, owner and proprietor of Capstone's Dude Ranch, is the ideal cowboy, sexy and single, hot and hairy, and more than willing to submit to the sexual whims of his guests. There is something familiar about Marc, but what past they shared eludes him, and Marc, for some reason, isn't talking. As for Thrice, his cocky self-assuredness has intrigued Johnny Lee, and soon they begin a passionate, steamy affair. But an unexpected visitor threatens the delicate balance at Capstone's, and as the men venture deep in the misty woods, the sexual heat spills out, ultimately jeopardizing the life of one of the eight men. Rich in the atmosphere of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, sexual desire unleashed on virtually every page, DUDE RANCH is the story of three men who give in to their basest desires and in the process realize what has been missing from their lives.


This is a re-release.


Due Out 01/2018


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

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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 03/2018