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Welcome to ManLoveRomance Press

Named "a pioneer of the m/m genre" by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE in 2010, owner best-selling, award-winning author Laura Baumbach created ManLoveRomance Press to offer the highest quality stories to readers of our genre, mainly gay fiction and erotic romance. MLR Press publishes books that span the range from historical settings to futuristic ones, and everything in between. We have new worlds, mysteries, vampires, aliens and ghosts that entertain and delight. We take readers on amazing adventures through the creative minds of a small, select group of bright, uniquely talented authors and artists.

Our titles include multiple award-winning and Lambda nominated books such as the Donald Strachey Mystery Series by Richard Stevenson (also brought to life by HereTv! films), the popular Skylar Foxe Mystery Series by Haley Walsh, and the Mahu Series by Neil Plakcy. We also have works from best-selling romance authors Kendall McKenna, Kaje Haper, Diana DeRicci, and S.J. Frost to only name a few of the exciting authors writing for MLR Press.

Join us. Sample our stories. We have something for everyone. From lust-filled, stolen moments to long, lazy afternoons of lovemaking to intriguing mysteries and fantasies, we have the adventures you're looking for wrapped up in solid plots with heroes you can love with a passion. Maybe even hate with a passion, but passion will be a part of it. Our authors are skilled wordsmiths who weave tales of mayhem, lust and romance that will set your heart pounding and your temperature rising. Intriguing, erotic, sometimes explicit, but always enticing novels filled with action, suspense and sultry goodness.

You know you want to. Go ahead. Read us. Reading IS man's second favorite activity to do in bed.

 Our Staff       

Laura Baumbach, Author, Owner/Publisher -- Laura is a graduate of Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA with a degree in Nursing. For thirty-four years she specialized in critical care and emergency trauma nursing. Now retired, Laura devotes herself full time to publishing and writing. She honed her business and people management skills as a hospital department head and supervisor which she puts to good use in the publishing industry. MLR Press was founded in January of 2007.

Kris Jacen is the Executive Editor and Formatting Director for ManLoveRomance Press and its imprints. She was invited to join the MLR staff in 2008 and has never looked back. Working with the amazing authors at MLR has allowed her to both hone her editorial skills and indulge her inner fangirl. She also acts as editor, mentor and sounding-board for newcomers which lets her "pay-it-forward" and help authors realize their dreams

Amanda Faris, Content Editor -- Amanda Faris is from a cute little town in Colorado and is currently chained in bondage to the Japanese slave market, probably until punt kicking a small child out a window gets her deported. She likes to write ridiculous dramatizations of fairy tales and she prefers the majority of her characters to be completely insane. It balances out the smut she betas for fandoms. She's been writing since the third grade and editing since middle school.  She has several short stories and articles published in various newspapers and college journals. She reads a lot. She is a cactus. Amanda was a literature major in university and worked on the campus newsletters and local newspaper as a proofreader. She also worked helping other students and writers on the net with their essays and stories.  

Neil Plakcy, Content Editor -- Neil Plakcy has edited both non-fiction (Paws and Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog, Alyson Books) and fiction (Hard Hats, Surfer Boys and Skater Boys, Cleis Press) collections. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English and creative writing with noted authors Philip Roth and Carlos Fuentes. He received his MFA in creative writing from Florida International University, where he won the graduate student prize in non-fiction. He is also the author of six novels and the short story collection Mahu Men (MLR Press).

Christie Nelson--Content Editor

Stacey Birkel -- Content Editor

 Employment at MLR Press

Thank you for your interest in MLR Press, LLC. Please see the descriptions below for employment opportunities.

Editors - closed

Line Editors - closed

Proofreaders - open positions

Proofreaders are responsible for correcting grammatical and typographical errors in our books prior to publication. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Prior experience proofreading copy

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Total commitment to quality

  • Exceptional knowledge of grammar

Proofreaders are paid in complimentary copies of the books they proofread. For consideration, please send your resume to Kris Jacen at editorial. .

Cover Artists - closed