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

McShayne's Dragon
By Nicole Dennis

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Betrayed, Morric McShayne, a bloodline elemental witch, wakes during a lightning storm, bound to a post—the latest sacrifice to appease a dragon. He swears to survive as the last McShayne and there is no dragon until a powerful claw plucks him away from the precipice.


With every equinox, the dragon's keeper, Xavier, pushes back the loneliness. The keeper holds a secret until magic flares. This sacrifice is different.


They battle desire and duty. When a single kiss changes everything, can the Fae help them answer more secrets and a legend's promise? Do they fight against Fate's choice?


Due Out 05/2017


Starcrossed
Rock and Roll Dreams #2
By D.C. Williams

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Music isn't everything for Ragnar Pape, it's the only thing, until new bandmate Gabe catches his attention.


Ragnar Pape has spent his entire life trying to follow in the footsteps of his famous dead father, determined to live up to his legacy and make a career as a musician on his own terms. As the bassist for rising metalcore band RD-0233, he's well on his way when he gets an offer to play in a re-formed version of his dad's old band. He's got the time for a side project, but he hadn't counted on the way Gabe, another new member of the Hideous Marys, would make him feel. But Gabe's got ghosts of his own, and Ragnar's lifestyle just may kill him before they get a chance at love.



Due Out 06/2017


Forever Haunt
The Jimmy McSwain Files #5
By Adam Carpenter

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Fifteen years ago, NYPD officer Joseph McSwain, was gunned down while trying to stop a robbery. His murder was never solved. Until now.


For his son, Hell's Kitchen private detective Jimmy McSwain, his father's death has defined him, defied him, and denied him his chance at happiness. But the shooting death of a young officer named Denson Luke has re-ignited the investigation into the mysterious Blue Death conspiracy. Jimmy still must earn a living, so he cannot ignore a family in distress. New neighbors Carmen Ramirez and her young son, Sonny are clearly running from danger. Overnight, their case becomes one involving a missing father, a Chinese crime syndicate, and an abduction which threatens to overwhelm Jimmy's mission of solving his father's case. His relationship status with Frank Frisano on and off again, Jimmy tries to do double duty, jeopardizing his own safety. It's only when another murder occurs that Jimmy finally finds the path that has eluded him. His investigation finally leads him back home, where a devastating family secret overshadows all he's learned, and the cost to the McSwain family may never be repaid. Jimmy realizes the blood on his hands will forever haunt him.



Due Out 06/2017


A Kiss of Brimstone
Out of the Shadows #2
By Morgan Elektra

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Sparked in the shadows, their passion burns brighter than any fire in Hell.


Formed at the dawn of civilization and risen through the ranks of demonkind to command legions, Andras has never cared for anything so much as his duty to humanity and the Creator.


There is nothing on Earth that could hold a candle to his sense of purpose.


Ben travels the world alone, intent on destroying rogue vampires, feral werewolves, and corrupt witches. For him, hunting is more than a job, it's his life's calling.


But there is more in Heaven and Earth than he ever imagined, and the revelation sets his shadowed world ablaze.


From the moment their eyes meet, the desire in Andras' blood gives him a new mission: possess the rugged hunter. Will Ben resist the primal pull between them, or will he let the fire of the demon lord's lust consume him?


Due Out 06/2017


Burning Now
By A.R. Moler

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What do you do when the body in the burned building turns out to be alive?


Fireman Gideon Sato stumbles over a man oddly still alive and in remarkable health in the ashes of a warehouse fire. A strange connection runs between Gideon and the man, Vanya Stravinsky, despite Vanya's confusion and loss of memory.


Vanya, a chef, gets mugged after work one evening. He wakes up, nude, in the ashes of a fire. He doesn't remember much of what happened, but he can guess how he got there. He too feels that connection with his rescuer, but he's got to decide how much to tell Gideon. Not to mention, the cops think that Vanya was up to no good in that warehouse fire.


Somehow Vanya and Gideon have figure out what's really going on and also prove Vanya's innocence. Life just got complicated!


Due Out 06/2017