MLR Press

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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.

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.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is a 1940's oak office desk from Kodak. It's huge, heavy and awesome. In addition to the very large top, 3 ft. x 5 ft., it has two sideboards that slide out to give me more room. The top of the desk is covered with paperwork, series bibles, notepads, pencils and pens, 3 computers, one printer and four desk lamps.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town in the western border. While my childhood was a comfortable middle class with 2 working parents and 5 siblings, I wanted to go out and see more of the world. I was thrilled when I graduated with my career as a nurse, and moved away from home to start a life exploring the world. I ended up married at 25 and living in California. From there we moved to New Hampshire briefly, and then New York. I still travel for my job as a writer and enjoy the new places I go, if not the actual travel to get there.
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Where to find MLR Press online

A Taste of Blue
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 120,020. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Calhoun Rivers is the clean-cut, prep school educated, only son of one of the South’s oldest and wealthiest families. Sean Keenan is a young, working-class guy from Boston who has just landed in Charleston, South Carolina after his attempt to join the Marines goes horribly wrong. Cal and Sean have nothing in common besides off-the-charts chemistry.
The Trail of Roses
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,300. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The line of Marsden are still working out who to trust in the war against Venetia Kincaid. People once trusted have turned against them, and enemies are quickly becoming their strongest allies.
Horses with Wings & Love of All Things
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,720. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The last thing Tucker Bay needed the day after he celebrated his twentieth birthday was the improbable popping up of a long-forgotten marriage contract. As if the eerie reappearance of this connubial covenant was not enough, he now has to deal with an unwanted band around his ring finger and an extreme case of the queasies.
The Shadow Diaries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,700. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Meet Shadow, a beautiful Black Labrador/Greyhound mix, a dog with a sweet temperament and a need for speed. He has a few things to say…more than a few, actually. An entire year’s worth! Welcome to… The Shadow Diaries
I Am the Phoenix
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Rescued from a watery grave, Minn vows to re-create his unfortunate personal life in phoenix-like fashion, rising triumphantly from the ashes of his sad, closeted private existence.
The Freeing of Dexter Lanning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Dex flees his abusive lover and finds a job as a dance instructor at a resort. There he meets Husker, but resists the attraction. The recent abusive relationship taught him he is relationship poison. Having bedded a long list of coeds in college, Husker questions his attraction to a man. When Husker’s best friend is killed in a bar shooting, he turns to Dex for comfort.
Pika Perfect
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Paul Stone moved to Wyoming to escape white people in general and journalists in particular. He’s not averse to social media, but he wants to spin his story his way. Blaze Langdon is more than another pretty face on Instagram. He’s going to save the pikas one post at a time, melding his capstone project at the University of Wyoming with observing the little rodents in the wild.
Snow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,570. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Discovering there’s more to the disappearance of his childhood friend Snow than he thought, Nolen heads his team to investigate. His team includes the sexually charismatic Terrian, who’s an ex-lover, and Qamar, an empathic Aeriyan.
Bedazzled
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,380. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
On the space station Niteo, Jem still mourns the loss of his father while his step-family treats him like a servant. When he saves a stranger’s life, Jem’s world and that of his best friend Byron, is turned upside down. Jem is bedazzled by the charming Prinz and Byron−who hides a secret of his own−by Herne, Prinz’s friend and colleague.
The Wolf Strikes First
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Caleb Archer hasn’t been Alpha of his pack for very long, and although he is a wolf shifter, he’s surprised by the news of a Prophecy that may not only bring peace to the various breeds of shifters but may also lead him directly to his mate. Will his human mate be able to accept the truth about the paranormal world and that fate has chosen them for each other?
Forever
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Two gay teen boys in love. Both have familial woes including virulent homophobia from at least one parent in each family. Then their school is attacked and even though they can alibi each other, many of those around them think of them as the most likely suspects. They take an active role in finding out who really did attack the school.
Lust in London
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jake Westbury has tired of the bar scene, the one-night stands, and unfulfilling relationships. Usually so controlled in his life, he makes the impulsive decision to spend the summer in London on a quest to shake things up, and hopefully fall in love. Upon his arrival, he quickly meets the bookish Nevil and the devilish Hunter.
Mason
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Veteran international best-selling author William Maltese scores again with the candid first-hand accounts of those moments when gay men first come to realize they’ve actually discovered the true loves of their lives with whom they’d like to spend forever-and-ever, Amen!
Rapture in Rome
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,010. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
NEWLY REISSUED UNDER IT’S ORIGINAL TITLE! Freddie Markson likes to have fun. He loves men, and knowing he’s headed to Rome, Italy for the summer means only one thing: fling after fling after fling. But from the moment he meets the wealthy Patsy Abbott, Freddie realizes his priorities are about to change.
Coloring Outside the Lines
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,320. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Photographer Ralph Haraldsson’s birthday celebration out with friends goes from depressing to disastrous when he runs into his ex. Even though they’ve never met before that night, Julian Franzese defends Ralph’s wounded pride from his ex and his body from a creepy patron intent on more than an introduction.
Saddled
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 110,660. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Two decades of running his own fishing boat taught John Michaud to expect anything. However when a family emergency leaves him desperate, he goes farther than he ever expected. If Clive Davidson wants to pretend John is an untamed stallion in need of a firm hand, the pay is too much to pass up.
Purr-suasion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jamie is a self-confessed geek and likes nothing better than to be stretched on the beach, reading his books—unless it’s watching Trent, a handsome shifter and surfer, and the unrequited love of Jamie’s life.
Possession - A Slave's Journey
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,030. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
POSSESSION, PART 1 takes you along the dangerous and difficult road to consensual sexual slavery in the USA today. Follow young Jim Hennessy from Boston across the country and abroad, through a series of BDSM and other erotic adventures – in school, in the military, in college, in luxurious beds and harsh bondage, in resorts and leather bara, in dungeons and on desert sands
Read Me True
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,430. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ethan Blair doesn’t fall in love, ever. When an irresistibly shy linguist walks into his bookstore, Ethan makes it his mission to seduce him, because lust has nothing to do with love, or so he keeps telling himself. However, nothing worth having in life ever comes easy, and getting closer to Thomas Read proves unexpectedly dangerous... for his heart, and for his life.
White Balance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Jeremy Trask walked into Martin Lewis’ photography studio neither man was prepared for the instant attraction that swept them up and refused to be denied. Three years later Jeremy has fulfilled his dream of becoming a working male model while Martin has embarked on a more fulfilling photography career in nature journalism.
The King's Physician
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Devlin was the King’s Physician until a blood mage siphoned Devlin’s magic and used it to wipe the kingdom’s memories. Sir Eldrich, his replacement, has protection against Filvane’s spells, but he only knows the whispered rumors: Devlin, the former King’s Physician, stole King Korgon’s crown on his coronation day.
Passion in Paris
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2020 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Matthew Donovan is a self-admitted hopeless romantic who wants nothing more than to meet the man of his dreams and settle down. If you can’t find such a thing in the most romantic city in the world, where can you? So Matt sets off for Paris, immediately finding himself the object of someone’s attraction. But can an airplane encounter be the first step in s
Christmas Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Mitchell is unhappy with his relationship with John and his life in general. Then he meets his store's latest Christmas elf, who is not exactly what he seems. Linwood fights to protect Mitchell but their differences may make forever impossible.
What Child is This?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,680. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Paris Cullier arrives at the Ames Peach Farm to begin a job as housekeeper. His new boss, Wyatt Ames, is tall, handsome, and just the sweetest guy Paris has ever met. Wyatt's parents recently died in an accident and left the farm for Wyatt to manage.
Hung By the Chimney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Photojournalist David Fox pours out his heart in his blog when his relationship with his longtime lover Phil ends. He decides to become celibate.
A Touch of the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Christmas--a time for Santa, elves, and angels. But they don't exist. Or do they? Alex is about to find out.
Protecting His Pack
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,710. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It's been less than a year since Lane Perkins left his controlling ex and the big city behind for a new job and a new life in small town Watson Hollow, NY. When he meets enigmatic widower Jared Atherton, Lane can't deny he feels a pull, but there's no way he's getting involved with another man so soon.
The Gaean Prophecy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When their world calls for a saviour to come forth--they don't exactly get what they ask for. Instead, they get someone better, who just happens to save the world along the way.
Kiran
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,020. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kiran was once a member of the proud Mortrei Clan before being disowned. Now Nameless, he’s doing fine. He has steady work, he can live and dress as he pleases, without fear. All that is missing is a partner, but he’s not even sure he wants one.sion Caerwyn may not be able to accept.
At The Masquerade
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Rejected by his family, Dalton Radclyffe left California for a new start in New Orleans. Rescued from the streets, he devotes his life to the Rainbow Rescue Center and the kids. An invitation to the Krewe of Eros Mardi Gras ball – a masquerade – changes everything.
Treats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,200. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The most handsome guy Perry Hutchinson had ever seen stood on the stage, strumming a guitar and seemingly playing just for him. Perry is mesmerized by Asher Beringuel, leader of the band Svengali. If Asher would record one of his songs, Perry's life would be complete, but that isn't likely to happen. And he can't shake the feeling that he's met Asher before.
Samhain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Robert must care for his niece, Aimee, who is unaware he's a witch of light. Darkness seeks to use her against him. On Samhain, the forces of light and dark will clash. Who will be the victor?
Second Chance at Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The hole in Tony Teagan's heart is slowly shrinking. Since losing the love of his life, he's buried himself in running West TonDe Press, but now he can remember the good times. Still, that doesn't mean he's ready for a new man in his life.
Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,890. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Red is a re-telling of a classic fairy tale, and the first in the Once Upon a Future series.
Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,650. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Hisao Matsumoto made a promise on to his best friend Anthony Jackson that he would take care of his grand-daughter (his god-daughter) when he passed. He had been a mafia boss most of his life so how bad could a 15-year-old be?
Promises Kept
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,980. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When a dying woman makes him promise to care for her baby, the last thing Adam expects is for anyone to take him literally. Then the woman’s brother shows up on his doorstep, baby in tow, with wild stories of magic and fae, and his world changes.
All This Could Be Yours
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,640. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Can a straightlaced FBI agent fake a relationship with a mob rat long enough to close the case?
Savoring the Sauce
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,690. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Summer is a time for relaxing and escaping life’s doldrums. It’s a time for people to have their lives altered by a hot and steamy romance. Such is the case for Taylor Robinson, a sexually stifled underling at a major mid-western law firm.
Power Tool
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Danny and Travis are neighbours. Danny works in IT and gets annoyed at everything. Travis bakes pot brownies and renovates in his underwear. When these two get together, nothing will stop the insults and arguments, except maybe some seriously sexy innuendos and a challenge. How will two men who seem to hate each other resolve their differences and find a path to something more satisfying?
Diable
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,760. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Slayer Henri and his Intermediary Sébastien are sent to Paris to deal with attacks by vampires, they find the truth is worse still. They also find unexpected allies in a family of gargoyles who help protect mankind. Paris is under attack by demonic forces and it will take the united talents of humans, gargoyles, and vampires if they are to be defeated.
Daddy By Default
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,110. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Derek Webster’s world gets turned upside down when his nineteen-year-old pregnant sister, Ashlynn, is injured in a car accident. The doctors manage to save the infant, but Ashlynn succumbs to her injures. Derek becomes guardian to his nephew and discovers it leaves him little or no time to socialize.
Pact with the Devil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
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When Adrian Foster finds an antique book containing what appears to be spells covering all kinds of attractive eventualities.
Player
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Hayden Barnes was once teased by fellow classmates for being a geek and an otaku—a Japanese term for a person with obsessive interests in anime and manga. Now the joke is on them because Hayden took his interests straight to the bank when he opened Fantasy Productions, a company that produces anime and live-action drama taken from manga.
Adam
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 106,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Adam Darcy might be a star, but he’s not immune to a cheating lover. He kicks his lover out and buries himself in work for months until his best friend drags him out to go dancing. Dylan and Simon Rosetai are finally rejoining the scene after a sexual assault on Simon nearly ends both their lives. What affects one lifemate affects the other, after all.
Killer Reunion
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It’s a family reunion in the era of American tribal politics, and what could go wrong? Plenty, including murder, when the Callahan clan convenes at a New England country inn and one of the most politically outspoken relatives is the victim of a bizarre poisoning.
My Last Dance with Auntie Brie
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,020. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
My Last Dance with Auntie Brie is my testimony to coming out during the height of the Disco era. It is a tribute to all those who are no longer with us and to the survivors who lived the tale. Feel the reverberations of the disco beat as Auntie Brie seduces you on to the dance floor.
Three Wishes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Danny bought a lantern as an impulse purchase, the last thing he expected was there to be a handsome genie inside. Danny also wouldn’t have believed that the gorgeous Hadir would want to have sex with him, but since Danny is sure he’s dreaming, he’s quick to say yes to the proposition.
Jailbait
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The world has been nearly destroyed by greed. Young male prisoners must battle in the ring to win their freedom. Marcus Brown needs to win his next few fights and he can finally leave Ravanald Maximum Security Prison for Young Men—where he’s serving an eight-year sentence for stealing apples to feed his starving sister.
Fresh Kill
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jimmy McSwain returns, but the question lingers, now that he has finally solved the fifteen-year-old murder of his NYPD cop-father, Joseph, who has he become?
Slayer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,200. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
During the 17th century, the Holy Church trained and employed Slayers to eliminate preternaturals. They were often provided with an intermediary who served as a combination of servant and sparring partner.
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