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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Step Up with Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,940. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It's either step up together or fail. Tank and Jack have been dancing around each other for months until Tank takes a chance and kisses Jack at their friends' wedding moving their slow dance into a heated bump and grind. Can these two survive the changes coming their ways together or will all the changes break them apart?
Elementary, My Dear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
“Three gay guys lead their own separate lives and have their own friends and colleagues. But these three soon become special friends and form their own relationships. However their way of life leads them down dangerous paths, leaving one of them for a time in a critical state in hospital.
Desperate Enemies
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Rich North and Marc Anderson moved to the idyllic coastal town of Wonderland, they never envisioned they would soon be fighting for their futures.
Wrong Becomes Right
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kevin receives a message via a dating app, but his hopes are dashed when he realizes it’s meant for someone else. The guy sounded perfect. He tells the guy he has the wrong user and thinks nothing of it until he gets another reply, and then another.
Without You I Can't Breathe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Richard is working at the Help Line his senior year and one night he answers the call that will change his life. On the other end is Shelby who’s attempting suicide. The only person on the campus by that name is another senior who is a classical pianist that he’s been admiring since freshman year.
Darkness Dawns
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,730. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Darkness Dawns is a love story. It also tells the tale of one man’s war with himself, brought onto the battlefield of his blindness. Leo Ferrar suffers from diabetic retinopathy and lost his sight two years ago. Unable to bear the scrutiny of strangers or the impact of his blindness on those he loves, Leo has determined on shutting the world out ever since.
Charged Up
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Like lightning, love doesn’t strike the same place twice. Zach thinks life is simple. He’s closeted but has a good career as an electrician. He’s close to his family and that keeps him happy. That all changes when he meets his new apprentice, the stunning and confident Jayson.
Desperate Lovers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Welcome back for another sex-drenched episode in the continuing adventures of Wonderland. The drama on Eldon Court escalates as the "Desperate Husbands" fight for their lives and their loves, all while they indulge passions both desired and forbidden.
Love Without Limits
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Mike Standing (Ed P.I.) now librarian and his friends and acquaintance (not forgetting the love of his life, Paul Martin) get into a number of difficult and occasionally dangerous situations. However, as in real life, there are sad as well as happy times.
With This Ring
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The end of the year is the start of a whole new beginning… Josh Bauer and Ryan Kellar sweated through a turbulent start to their relationship. Now that they’ve embarked on a life together, filled with family friends—and each other—Ryan’s suffering sweaty palms again.
The Trainer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It takes tough love, time and punishment for young police motor officer Mike Harrow to rebuild rebellious addicted student Davey into a buff working leatherman and into a BDSM relationship with him, but will the price prove to be too high for both men?
Devil's Bargain
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Seth Griffin is forced to live out his wildest dreams at the expense of his best friend, the man he loves.
Rexly the Randy Reindeer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Rexly has been a very naughty reindeer. He drinks like a fish, smokes like a Dogg and sleeps around with just about the entire North Pole, and he loves to play pranks. Not only that, but he can't shift into his full reindeer from. Only his ears and tail come out, leaving him looking a fool and feeling miserable.
Four Gold Rings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Christmas is a season for love and two couples find all they are looking for in four gold rings.
On Santa Claus Lane
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,620. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Can a lost love ever find its way home again? Rudy Keller's always felt like a bit of a misfit. Growing up, he felt different from everyone around him. Somehow every toy he was given at Christmas was either missing parts or just didn't work. As an adult, he's taken a weird pleasure in collecting toy farm animals that are broken, especially reindeer called Rudolph.
Professional Courtesy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,190. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Can these two polar opposite professors find common ground, or will it take a Christmas miracle? Eric is an uptight, conservative college professor whose family is falling apart. When his radical leftist office partner, Mike, has a solution to a family issue, Eric brings him home and lets him get close. Can they bridge the gap between them, or are their differences too much to bear?
Boy Toys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Fairy Prince Beauregard (Beau) Bishop washes ashore on an uncharted island during a snowstorm and awakens in a strange bed and staring up at a strange ceiling. Then he gets to see the person who saved his life, Jack, the owner of the island. Jack has a boyish face, a slender body, white hair and sparkling blue eyes.
Away in a Manger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Western
Two men from vastly different backgrounds; one city, one country. They have loved each other for over fifteen years, but the balance of their relationship has always been skewed, with Nathan desperately attempting to make Malcolm content on the ranch, when his restlessness and creative soul drives him to explore the world outside.
Spread Your Wings
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,800. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
On the way to the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, Sammy gives Mustafa a chance to escape the Bosnian war.
Tabloid Star
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
As a bartender at the Lucky Seven club, Josh Bauer could take a different guy home every night...if he wanted to. Working three jobs, however, makes it hard to connect with anyone. One man, though, is too much temptation to resist. A steamy encounter in a back alley leads to an explosive night of sex in Josh's bed--a bed he isn't surprised to find empty the next morning.
Sugar Cookies and Computer Code
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,600. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tandy has never fit in with the others at the North Pole, whether it's his size or love for computers. But he wants to contribute to the mission of making the world's children happy. Every elf does. Taking time away from his baby - a new process for the Nice and Naughty lists - to do the yearly census on the Isle of Misfit Toys just doesn't fit into his schedule.
This Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alan's trying to get over a broken heart. Only, in his friends' opinion he's taking too long. Coerced into going out dancing with them he meets Matt Hanson, a man as different from Alan's ex as night is from day. But can Matt help heal Alan's heart, or is it too soon to even try?
Home is Where the Heart Is
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,630. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
On the Island of Misfits, Artie waits. As a teddy bear toy, no one wanted him, and he yearns for love and his forever home. When finally taken back to the human world, Artie doesn't find a child waiting to claim him. Instead he has a life he never dreamed of: and a niece to care for as Christmas fast approaches.
Desperate Husbands
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,110. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Welcome to Wonderland, a quiet, picturesque village located on the Pacific Coast, just south of San Francisco. Prodigal son Rich North and his partner, Marc Anderson, have just relocated to Wonderland after leaving behind their lives-and a secret scandal-back in New York City.
Camp Arborwood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,620. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
A tug of a hand, a trip into the woods - ”that's how the best summer of Zac and Paul's life begins.
Acres of Love
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,060. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Romulus Adair is one happy rancher until things don't go at all like he'd dreamed, and he has to face a future where he and the man he loves may never be in for a happy ending.
Pain and Promise
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
"Didn't anyone ever tell you? Pain and promise, they're all mixed up in our lives. A bit like good sex, really." June, 1981: The small town of Frentana on the Adriatic coast of Italy was the last place Bobby would have suspected that his titanic struggle with being gay would come to a head.
Cradle Song
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
This is the story of a Christmas Eve and the travails of a tiny harmonica alone and lost in the deep dark on the back of his shelf in a store on the Isle of Misfit Toys, and about a little boy frightened, alone, and lost from his family on Christmas Eve. It is a story of warmth, compassion, and joy to be read by the whole family.
Draconian Measures
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,540. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Draconian -Finnarian -a match of war. The immortal Finnarians mate for life, and once they find their mate, nothing on earth can make them leave. But what about when that mate is not Finnarian at all, but a stubborn, fiery, extremely irritable Draconian? What if that Draconian wants nothing at all to do with his Finnarian mate?
Things Being Various
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A mutated gene has both benign and unfortunate results for three friends when a villain proves to be as powerful as they are.
Bonding
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,600. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
He has a new life - now he just has to keep it... Gaven learns that being Vlar's pupil in all things is a mixture of pain and pleasure. He hates his Finnarian teacher...doesn't he? Yet his body betrays him time and again, especially when he experiences the sexual ecstasy of a Finnarian bite and the giving of his own blood.
John: First Moments When....Reveal #6
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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!
I'm Not Huck, He's Not Tom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,390. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
This part of their story begins with smiles. The day village native Aaron Marden met city suburbs native Dwight Murrey, their lives completely changed. From that moment on their days were filled with seemingly ordinary rural village adventures for young friends.
Killian
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,820. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Regent Killian Larrestes survived a harrowing attack and the betrayal of his family by his mother, and has since worked to help them all recover, learning the complexities of protecting and commanding a large, sprawling Clan.
The Last Prince
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Empress Mun-Hee Yi is dying of cancer. And for the last twenty years she has been living in Manhattan, NY after seeking asylum for her and her four-year-old grandson Ji-Sung Yi since her husband and Ji-Sung's parents were assassinated by her nephew Eun-So Yi in a coup to take over the throne.
Island of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After a long-term relationship breaks up Kaden is on his own once more. He decides to visit one of the Greek Islands, a tick against a bucket-list dream.
Loving Loch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Check off the bucket list? Maybe Love should be added to the list?
Hangover and Out
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Callum and Daniel have flown home to face the music, management, press and public after waking in Vegas with a Hangover for life and very much Out. Cal has finally allowed himself to snatch the fate he craved more than he can permit its consequences to count; even a future beyond his control and his ability to safeguard it.
Reunited
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,140. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
How far will a US Marshal go to save a missing loved one? Until they are reunited.
Misha
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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!
Never Alone and Other Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ghosts, romance and adventure await in this collection of short stories from Josh Aterovis set in and around the world of Killian Kendall.
Born Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Grant Meadows is in love with Jerome Palmer but there's a problem for Jerome is under the influence of his parents' strict religious sect which prohibits any contact however tenuous with anyone outside the cult. But Jerome is obviously attracted to Grant and shows his willingness to associate with Grant though is afraid of a really close relationship.
High Line
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,240. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Will giving him the green flag lead to love or heartache? CJ Lamont is at the top of the racing world but his winning record is based on a carefully constructed lie. His world falls apart when his ex-wife reveals the truth. As he hits rock bottom, rescue comes from an unexpected source--Garrett Johnson, Hollywood's hottest leading man.
Suspicious Truths
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,510. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
At the shocking end of SINISTER MOTIVES, Noah Sanders was forced to make a decision that would change everything he'd strived for since arriving in the coastal paradise, one that jeopardized not just his relationship with his family, but with his lover.
A Year and A Day
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,930. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
He wasn't looking for love, but he'll break all the laws of this realm and the next to keep it.
Damon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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!
Out of Bounds
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Professional basketball player, Kasey Johnson, likes guys, but he keeps those longings out of the public eye. Kasey's secret is safe until he meets a nightclub owner who ignites a passionate inferno in his body.
Joy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,240. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In this twelfth chapter of the best-selling Orgasmic Texas Dawn series, all four couples whose lives have come together personally and professionally, tackle Christmas. The holiday season heralds the birth of Trace and Pauline's baby, and one truly bizarre case.
Gaven
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When the Masarians attack Gaven's people, they are defeated and Gaven himself is taken captive by a man claiming to be his father. It turns out his entire life has been a lie, and now his "father" will deliver him into the hands of another man to indoctrinate and train him. Gaven vows he will never shame his people by giving in to the Masarians' way of loving other men.
Challenge Me
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,740. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2018 by MLR Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Briar Mason joined the Army to find himself after he believed the lies that had gone around about his best friend, Carter, and his sister. He should have known that Carter wouldn't do those things but family was family, right? He'll find out who his real family is when he's injured and sent back to the states.
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