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

The Protector
By N.L. Gassert

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Soren Buchanan feels trapped by his controlling father James, a businessman who's clever at masking illegal financial dealings on the tropical island of Guam. When James finally asks too much of him, Soren flees to the FBI for help.


Until Soren's information pans out, the Bureau can't protect him -- so the task falls to Mason Ward, security specialist and former US Army Ranger.


Protecting Soren should be easy enough, but Soren is young, seductive, and not entirely forthcoming about the trouble following him. Mason must fight his growing attraction to the young man as well as thugs sent to bring Soren Buchanan home ... dead or alive.


This finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for best gay romance is perfect for fans of LA Witt's Okinawa series.


This title is a re-release.


Due Out 07/2017


Duncan's World
By T.A. Chase

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Kyle and Duncan fall in love amidst the macho atmosphere of bull riding, proving age and danger doesn't count in matters of the heart.


Kyle MacDonald keeps his head down and tries to avoid making his father angry while traveling on the professional bull riding circuit. He's learned the hard way how his father deals with being upset. The only rebellion Kyle's allowed himself is helping out with the bulls after the event. It's on one such night that Kyle meets Duncan Hornsby.


Duncan's the reigning world Champion, and has everything he could want. Yet his eye has been caught by a shy young man whose father is Duncan's biggest rival. Kyle MacDonald makes Duncan feel protective and passionate. Even though he's fourteen years older than Kyle, Duncan's ready to risk rejection to see if Kyle's lips taste as sweet as they look.


Could a relationship grow between them amidst the macho atmosphere of bull riding and the danger presented by Kyle's father? Or will Kyle and Duncan prove that age doesn't count in matters of the heart?


Due Out 07/2017


Life is Not a Musical
Woodstock Love Series #1
By Vicktor Alexander

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When Nathaniel "Than" Kelly is told to uncover and report on the secrets in widowed billionaire, viral sensation, single dad, Dominic Montgomery's closet on why he's so hell bent in giving his daughter the world, he doesn't expect to lose his heart in the process; but it may be too late to earn forgiveness of a man who has already experienced loss and betrayal.


Widowed, billionaire father, Dominic Montgomery would do anything to make his daughter, Vienna, smile. Whether it's taking her to see Taylor Swift in concert every time she's close to Woodstock to dressing up in a tutu and dancing in her ballet recital to singing Disney songs anywhere... anytime. He's doing everything he can to be the perfect father. Even if that means pretending he's in a Disney movie, the handsome prince in search of his princess. There's just one problem.


Dominic's bisexuality. It's a secret he was planning to take to his grave, but his wife discovered it and it caused her death. But when word gets out about his "Musical Day" and undercover reporter Than Kelly arrives, Dominic falls... HARD. But, can he put aside his guilt to find his own happily-ever-after with the man who may just be his fairytale come true, or will he allow it to rule him forever?


Due Out 07/2017


Faeted
By Shiloh Saddler

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Love is never easy and Blaze is faced with a difficult choice: Turn his back on his lover or the fairy realm.


John Butler is a lonely chandler's apprentice in colonial Williamsburg. He doesn't think that he'll ever be respected let alone be loved. Trying to forget his troubles, he buries himself in his work and focuses on making candles.


Blaze Greymedow is a fire fairy. At first he was drawn to John's candles, but is quickly smitten with the tall, muscular apprentice. He watches John from afar all the time wishing they could form a more intimate connection. It is unsafe for fairies to get too close to humans. If he breaks that rule, he knows there will be dire consequences.


Due Out 08/2017


As Big As The Sky
By Amy Aislin

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Sam wants nothing to do with his irresponsible, sarcastic neighbor…or does he?


Sam McAuley is having a rough start to the summer: Not only is he being sued, but the new guy running the animal rehabilitation center next door has no idea what he's doing and his runaway chickens constantly end up in Sam's pristine yard.


Everything is temporary for Bo Novak. For as long as he can remember, it's been one town to the next, one school to the next, one job to the next. Even his current job—running his sister's animal rehab center while she's away on a four-month leave—is temporary. And he does know what he's doing, thank you very much. Sure, things don't always run smoothly, but the stick-in-the-mud next door could be a little nicer about it.


One overheard conversation, an olive branch, and a baseball game might show these guys that being at odds isn't really what they want, and that what they want might just be each other.


Due Out 08/2017


The Loft Book 2
By Elizabeth Lister

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When Tate and Sebastian face sudden eviction from their apartment they hesitate to examine the obvious solution - moving in with James.


Tate and Sebastian spend more and more time at their boyfriend/Dom James' home but when they receive a notice of eviction from their apartment they hesitate to examine the obvious solution - moving in with James. In the meantime, James and his longtime friend Catherine plan an elaborate fetish party at Catherine's club in Gatineau - La Petite Mort. Tate is apprehensive and James does what he can to allay his fears, including taking both young men to the club on an ordinary night. But an ordinary night with James proves anything but as he indulges his love of sexual game-playing.


Due Out 08/2017


Eden's Present
The Edenwood Saga #2
By Adam Carpenter

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Chad Singleton continues his investigation into his father's mysterious death, even as his love life spirals out of control.


Chad Singleton discovered a shocking truth at the conclusion of Eden's Past, and now the revelation threatens to undo everything he's achieved since he returned to his hometown of Eden. His job with rival relatives at Harte Industries, his relationship with his feisty grandmother, and most of all, his steamy, no-holds-barred love affair with the local chief of police, burly Brett Ellers.


But it's the sexy stranger in Eden, William Kelton, who will most affect Chad, the two of them bound by intrigue, betrayal and a mutual attraction. As the mystery deepens surrounding his father's death, Chad buries his wounded heart in Kelt's welcoming arms. But the surprises have only just begun, the biggest of which will forever change his life.


In Eden, even the wealthy - especially the wealthy - have secrets.


Due Out 08/2017


The Family Eternal
A Deputy Joe Book
By James Buchanan


When the body of a young woman is found in a burning rental cabin, Deputy Joe Peterson and newly minted Fire Inspector Kabe Varghese must learn to work together to find out who she is and why she died.


Folks will tell you that family is second only to God in Utah. But what brings strength to some can sow sorrow with others.


On a bleak winter morning, a young woman's corpse smolders in the remains of a burned rental cabin. Clues to her identity are rarer than frozen choke-cherries in the Utah backcountry. Deputy Joe Peterson, assisted by Kabe Varghese in his first case as a fire inspector trainee, doggedly hunts for who she is and why she died. As they sink deeper into the investigation, Joe struggles with how his life is now personally and professionally intertwined with Kabe's.


Outed, excommunicated and disciplined because of the man he found love with; the last year of Joe's life has careened like an avalanche toward an abyss. Is doom inevitable? Or is the best chance to live surrendering to the fall?


Due Out 08/2017


Re-Ignition
By A.R. Moler

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Can an ex-FBI agent crawl out of the pit of despair and find light in a new life?


Griff Rieckert used to be an FBI agent, but that was nearly a year ago. A devastating injury in the line of duty has left him on the long slow road toward recovery, a recovery that will never allow him to return to the life he knew. A chance meeting with a gorgeous young pediatrician, named Sean Avery highlights the dark depression Griff is only just barely fighting. Sean's interest sparks a ray of light into Griff's dreary existence. But life intrudes and suddenly Sean's life is at stake when he is taken hostage in a hospital ER by a deranged and desperate gunman. Griff's previous life expertise is the deciding factor in getting Sean out alive.


Due Out 08/2017


Ring of Silence
A Paul Tuner Mystery #12
By Mark Zubro


Detectives try to save lives and protect the community and themselves.


We all saw the video of the Chicago cop who shot the kid sixteen time while his colleagues stood and watched. What would happen if Detectives Paul Turner and Buck Fenwick in a similar scenario showed up ten seconds before the firing started. In Mark Zubro's twelfth book in his Paul Turner, gay police detective series, they'd do the right thing and put a stop to it. But that would only be the beginning of the intrigue, danger, and death that surrounds them in a ring of silence as they try to solve a mystery and do the right thing for themselves, their families, their colleagues, the community, and the rule of law.


Due Out 08/2017