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

Genetic Snare
Details of the Hunt Series #2
By Laura Baumbach

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Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with a 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches.


Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his lifemate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture's bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate -- light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he's been thrust into -- can't wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!


Due Out 11/2017


Magical Rescue
Shifting through the Snow
By Laura Baumbach

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A large dose of Christmas shifter magic, and a little Elf love, help Daniel recover from a devastating year.


Christmas is only a few days away. New Year's Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman's traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. Its seem like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel's plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days wrapped in the peace and solitude of the mountain -- If only he didn't feel like he was being watched, a feeling he'd had since his accident. Maybe adventure wasn't out of his life yet.


Due Out 12/2017


Granite Peak Holiday
Shifting through the Snow
By Mark C. Wade

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When Ross takes a cross-country holiday road trip, his travel companion turns out to be more than expected.


Ross is inexplicably drawn to Byron. When it turns out they are from the same place on the other side of the country, Ross suspects something strange is going on. Why does Byron have so much holiday cheer? Why do weird things always happen when he's around? And most importantly, will they really attempt to climb a mountain in the middle of winter?


Due Out 12/2017


Snow Creek Mountain
By Shiloh Saddler

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When Marshal Oden is left for dead on Snow Creek Mountain he never thought his rescuer would be a reindeer shifter.


Two outlaws take Marshal Oden prisoner and leave him to freeze on Snow Creek Mountain. Marshal Oden tries to find shelter and build a fire, but he knows his time is running out. He sends up a silent plea for help, and is shocked and relieved when a mountain man comes to his aid.


Horatio Kringle is a member of K herd. He knows he's different from the other reindeer shifters-he prefers men. He hasn't come out yet, but when he saves Marshal Oden he knows the lawman is meant to be his mate.


The two of them are vastly opposite. Can they find a way to make this sudden pairing work?


Due Out 12/2017


The Reindeer Conundrum
Shifting through the Snow
By Mark Zubro

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Rudolph must find the true message of Christmas to save Santa and the holiday for the world.




Due Out 12/2017


Reindeer of a Gift
Shifting through the Snow
By Nina Schluntz

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Getting hurt on Christmas Eve hurt Prince's pride more than his ankle, but he never imagined to fall off the roof of a such a hottie.


Prince knew his ankle was tender so it was no surprise when he slipped off the roof during deliveries. The team and Santa continued on, leaving Prince to wait until morning for a lift a home. The broken family in the home welcomed him inside and Prince found his accident was exactly the present the single father needed.



Due Out 12/2017


Rudy
Shifting through the Snow
By Terry Poole

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Hated by his family for simply existing, Rudy never thought a blind date mix-up would change his future and possibly save his life in this modern retelling of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.


Hated by his family for being a living reminder of his father's infidelity, Rudy never expected that a blind date mix-up would change his life in this modern retelling of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.


Clay, an engineer fresh out of the military, is the answer to Rudy's dreams, becoming Rudy's co-worker, protector, and lover all rolled into one gorgeous package.


Not only do they mesh well together to bring Rudy's vision to life, neither can deny the overwhelming attraction that sizzles between them. An attraction that almost ends before it can begin because of a misunderstanding that leads to Clay being in jail for assault.


Filled with hate, Donny, Rudy's older half-brother, tries to destroy him and stop Rudy from saving his grandfather's toy factory.


Only Clay can save Rudy's life and the toy factory, if he's not too late.


Due Out 12/2017


Rudolph's Reins
Shifting through the Snow
By Pelaam

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A reunion of friends leads Clevelly to a magical revelation.


Rudy makes a surprise visit to an old friend, Casey. Rudy, and his friends Nic and Jack haven't seen Casey since he and Jared admitted their love. But all doesn't go smoothly.


A misunderstanding by Jared needs addressing, and Rudy's just the one to put things straight.


At the offer of attending reindeer games with Rudy, and seeing Nic, and Jack again, the couple quickly agree, and Jared arranges to be met at the airport by his cousin Clevelly.


When Rudy meets Clevelly, he immediately recognizes the man as his mate. But since Rudy is a reindeer shifter, and Clevelly a human, courtship proceeds slowly.


When danger strikes, will Clevelly accept Rudy for who, and what he is, will he don Rudolph's reins?


Due Out 12/2017


Bolt's Vixen
Shifting through the Snow
By Jenn Dease

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Can a flight instructor and stable manager find love, especially when one is a reindeer shape-shifter and the other is Santa's relative?


Lester is a flight instructor. Humboldt is the village stable master. After Humboldt suggests something that helps two of Lester's students, they begin the journey both have wanted but hadn't taken the chance to start.


It's a month before Christmas and Humboldt's Uncle Nick needs a reluctant Lester to once again join his team for the holiday. Humboldt has Miriam doing her best to get between the two.


With the village behind them, and family encouraging both of them, can the two find lasting love? The reindeer shape-shifter with a secret, and St. Nick's (Yes, we mean Santa Claus) Austrian relative?


Due Out 12/2017


Dashing
Shifting through the Snow
By Shawn Bailey

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Can an enchanted reindeer and a cupid angel find love in the North Pole?


Reindeer Lancelot Rein has been in love with angelic singer Gracien Camari from the first moment he laid eyes on him many years ago. He never really thought he'd stand a chance with someone so glorious until he got assigned to be Gracien's bodyguard and asked to accompany him from his present home at the North Pole to Rome to sing with the Vatican choir. Just being near him made Lance' heart beat faster. But could a singer for the Pope date an everyday Joe like him? Just one kiss from the angel's full lips made Lance brave enough to take their relationship to the next level. Then he learns that Gracien was created by the archangels and had a preordained future waiting for him. Could Lance let Gracien go to Heaven to do the Lord's work after seeing the beautiful angel naked and in his bed?


Due Out 12/2017


Love Shift
Shifting through the Snow
By Neil Plakcy

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Can a snow-loving Prancer give up shifting and service to Santa to follow his true love to Florida?


Peter's ability to shift into reindeer form appeared at puberty. As a Prancer, he's in service to Santa, and working as an EMT in rural Vermont when he's not delivering gifts to kids around the world. But when his boyfriend needs to relocate to Florida, where it's too hot for Peter's shift to take place, which will he sacrifice -- his love or his service?


Due Out 12/2017


Sparkling New Year
By Megan Slayer

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New year, new relationship?


Dating and Aydin Madison haven't been good friends. He's shy, bookish and would rather be with his set designs than most people. He knows his way around the theater, but his love life is non-existent. He knows whom he'd like to date--Brandon Kidd, the boy du jour of the art school. He'd love to rub Brandon the right way. It's too bad Brandon doesn't seem to know Aydin exists.


When freak circumstances throw these two together, they'll have to decide if the sizzling connection is the key to their happy new year or just a fluke.


Due Out 12/2017


Christmas Ain't So Bad
By TN Tarrant

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Ian Durden hates Christmas, but his boyfriend Max Anderson loves it.


Ian Durden is pretty comfortable in his life. He lives in a not-too-small small town, has a decent, steady job, some good friends, and a boyfriend who's great except for one thing: Max Anderson absolutely loves Christmas. And Ian hates it. With a passion. This could be a problem...



Due Out 12/2017


A Hundred Promises of Love
By Aidee Ladnier

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For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass--it's a chance at finding love at Christmas.


Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she's visiting over the holidays. He's spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the tree with the family heirloom decorations, he finds her favorite ornament, the one his late father bought on their honeymoon, is broken.


Glassblower Nico Kazan doesn't celebrate Christmas—unless you count trying to sell the art glass in his gallery to holiday shoppers. When Ethan, the object of his secret crush, asks him to recreate a broken Murano ball, he knows it will take more than his skill and time. Can he risk his heart to give Ethan back a symbol of love and family for Christmas?


Due Out 12/2017


Kyle's Gift
By T.A. Chase

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It's Christmas time at Duncan's ranch and Kyle's got the perfect present for Duncan.


Kyle MacDonald and Duncan Hornsby have been together for over a year. They're still deeply in love. Sure things have been a little rough on tour for Duncan, but he's willing to deal with the ignorance as long as he has Kyle. Getting to celebrate Christmas at his ranch with their families makes it all worth it.


Kyle wants to make this Christmas one Duncan will remember forever. He's got the family and the ring. Will he get the answer he wants to hear?



Due Out 12/2017


Dragons and Healers
Enukara #2
By Nina R. Schluntz

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A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon known for leading the genocide of all Enukaras decades ago.


A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara--giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon's life was bound to the human.


The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara's life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one dragon killed his own Enukara.


The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara.


A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.


Due Out 01/2018


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


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 02/2018