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L.A. Bytes by P.A. Brown

by on Apr.04, 2010, under New Releases

L.A. Bytes by P.A. Brown

Title L.A. Bytes
#3 in the L.A Series
Author P.A. Brown
ISBN# 978-1-60820-040-5 (print)
978-1-60820-041-2 (ebook)
Release Date February 2010
Cover Artist Deana C. Jamroz
Paperback: 332 pages
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)
Barnes & Noble (paperback) (paperback)

Malicious hackers break into Ste. Anne’s hospital and alter records, resulting in a patient’s death. Chris Bellamere is hired to track them down. It soon becomes obvious this cracker is only starting. Can Chris stop him before he brings a cyber Armageddon down on the city of Angels?


Chapter One

Monday, 10:55 am Ste. Anne’s Medical Center, Rowena Avenue, Silver Lake, Los Angeles

Christopher Bellamere studied the traffic on Hyperion Avenue, eight stories below. A blanket of brown smog lay over the nearby Golden State Freeway. Behind him, Terry Corwin, the network manager at Ste. Anne’s, fiddled with his Blackberry and carried on whispered conversations with himself. Terry was the anxious type.

“What are you saying?” Terry asked him. “Please don’t tell me what I think you’re telling me. I know I saw some anomalies, but they only started last night. You gotta be wrong.”

“I’m not. You were right in your initial assessment.” Chris pivoted to face him. Terry wore a custom made suit Chris recognized as a Dolce and Gabbana. Chris remembered him from CalTech, where he’d been more of a T-shirt and ripped jeans kind of guy. He never had that kind of taste—or discretionary funds. Chris was glad he’d worn his newest Versace to this meet. He hated to be upstaged.

Still, he felt bad for the news he had to deliver. (continue reading…)

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Tales From the Sexual Underground by Rick R. Reed

by on Apr.04, 2010, under New Releases

Tales From the Sexual Underground by Rick R. Reed

Title Tales From the Sexual Underground
Author Rick R. Reed
ISBN# 978-1-60820-140-2 (print) $14.99
978-1-60820-141-9 (ebook) $6.99
Release Date February 2010
Cover Artist Deana C. Jamroz
Paperback: 204 pages
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)
Barnes & Noble (paperback) (paperback)

I wanted to write about people who were not just out, but out there, people who lived their sexual lives in ways most of us could only imagine…and for whom the flavor vanilla had absolutely no appeal. I interviewed porn stars, prostitutes, self-proclaimed sex pigs, and delved into bizarre sexual practices. It was eye-opening, arousing, and a lot of fun (but never, never good clean fun). I also include here my favorite dirty stories. They all explore a side of life that exists not in the twilight zone, but in my favorite destination…the sexual underground.

He knows me, so he knows the best time is a quiet one. We stay in. Dinner, drinks, and of course, the last part, the best part. (continue reading…)

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Bound To Please by Kimberly Gardner

by on Mar.13, 2010, under New Releases

Bound To Please by Kimberly Gardner

Title Bound To Please
Author Kimberly Gardner
ISBN# 978-1-60820-044-3 (print)
978-1-60820-045-0 (ebook)
Release Date February 2010
Cover Artist Anne Cain
Paperback: 332 pages
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)

Brought together for pleasure, bound together by love.

Jason doesn’t do monogamy, and as a much sought-after Dom he doesn’t have to. But when he gets the chance to play with Benny, his sweet young assistant who wants only to please him, Jason holds back.

Benny’s no sub, but for a chance to be with the sexy Dom he’s sure he can change. Except he’s only fooling himself, and deep down he knows it.

Enter Rain, a sexy badboy who’s got a taste for the lash and pretty young things, like Benny. What’s a man to do when the two men he lusts after are determined that even a hook-up is not in the cards? Why, orchestrate one single night of pleasure, of course.

But when the whip comes down, and one night isn’t enough, it’s love, not leather, that’s bound to please.


Chapter One

“Jason, are you sure these ropes will hold me?” The young man’s slender body swayed in the rope harness. To and fro. To and fro.

Benny gulped and averted his eyes. Not for the first time, he wondered how the models stood it, hanging there like that, sometimes for an hour or more, motionless, while Jason took roll after roll of pictures.

“They’ll hold.” Jason peered through the viewfinder at the blue-haired young man suspended in an elaborate crisscross of brightly colored ropes, his ass mere inches above the point of an evil-looking torture device.

“I just don’t want to end up with that point up my ass is all. What did you say that thing was called again?”

“It’s a Judas cradle. They used to use it to torture people during the Inquisition. The person’s own body weight was used to drive the point home, so to speak. Now, stop squirming, baby, or I’ll never get this shot right.” Jason frowned and made some adjustment or other to the camera.

The model was naked except for the red and purple ropes cradling him. The colors were perfect, contrasting beautifully with his pale skin. His hair fell in a luxurious sweep like a bright blue waterfall. (continue reading…)

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Encore! Encore! by Jet Mykles, Kimberly Gardner & Charlie Cochrane

by on Feb.15, 2010, under New Releases

Encore! Encore!

Title Encore! Encore!
Author Jet Mykles
Kimberly Gardner
Charlie Cochrane
ISBN# 978-1-60820-131-0 (print) $14.99
978-1-60820-132-7 (ebook) $6.99
Release Date February 2010
Cover Artist Deana C. Jamroz
Paperback: 240 pages
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)

Take a bow and blow a kiss as the curtain falls on love. Or does it?

From London’s West End to a New York drag bar and onto the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, three couples rediscover the passion that once burned as brightly as the stage lights.

Their plays might be over, but the show goes on. For these players, the heart discovers that just when you think a love story has come to its end, if you have the courage to turn the page then love will make a return to the stage.



Someone was watching him. That wouldn’t be so odd if he was onstage, but he was in a deserted dressing room. Shawn stopped mopping cold cream from his face and looked toward the dressing room doorway.

Ms. Tyken stood there in all her sequined glory. Without the bouffant wig and the three inch heels, the drag queen was five- feet even if she was an inch but once she started talking, you’d swear she was all of six foot. Tonight she wore a vivid yellow and black evening gown that brought to mind a shimmering bee. The black wig atop her head had been threaded through with yellow ribbons and had even been fashioned to a stylized curved point high above her head to resemble a stinger. Heavy makeup almost disguised the fact that Ms. Tyken was no longer a young queen.

Once seen, she put on a broad smile and sashayed into the room, carrying a cloud of jasmine scent with her. “Shawna, darling, did you mention once that you used to date a director?”

Inwardly, Shawn fought the immediate memories that filled his head. Had he mentioned it to her? He didn’t think so. But he probably did mention it to the other girls. He shrugged, turning back to the mirror then lifting a new tissue to wipe off some more cold cream. “That’s ancient history.” (continue reading…)

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Melting the Slopes anthology

by on Dec.15, 2009, under New Releases

Melting the Slopes anthology

Title Melting the Slopes
Author William Maltese
Jason Edding
Ethan Day
ISBN# 978-1-60820-084-9 (print) $14.99
978-1-60820-085-9 (ebook) $6.99
Release Date December 2009
Cover Artist Deana C. Jamroz
Paperback: 249 pages

How much heat do two men need to melt so much snow? Stories from three of the hottest gay erotic romance writers in the genre will show you. Feel the heat with William Maltese, Jason Edding and Ethan Day.


Chapter One

My eyes fluttered open, and the overcast daylight filtering in from the huge picture window slowly came into focus. was looking out over a panorama of snowy mountains dotted with sprouts of green from the evergreens that poked through the white blanket. The small mountain town of Summit City, Colorado, stretched out along the floor of the valley below. The light drizzle of snow was softly floating from sky to ground. I heard rustling coming from behind me and I sat up, realizing I didn’t know where I was.

I lifted my hand to my forehead as the dull, achy-throbbing began – my hangover waking up with me. How much had I had to drink last night? Not that it took much, but damn. I rubbed my temple and cringed as the swimming in my head began to settle. One more thing I blame Phillip for. I looked down, realizing I was naked, and was startled again by the rustling to my side. Slowly turning my head toward the source of the disruption, my eyes widened taking in the wide, expansive muscular back.

I quietly began to scoot toward the edge of the bed and winced from the twinge of pain coming from my backside. What the hell had he fucked me with? Christ on a cracker…my ass felt like it had been reamed, but good. I shook my head and continued to crawl over to the side of the massive bed. Probably another bartender, I thought as I finally made it to the edge. This happened every god damn time I drank. Why couldn’t I just leave a nice tip like a normal person? Honestly, Boone, do you really have to offer up your ass? Are you seriously that cheap? I reached back and rubbed my ass somewhat thankful I had no memory of last night considering it felt like this dude had seriously fucked the hell out of me. (continue reading…)

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Conquest by S. J. Frost

by on Nov.13, 2009, under New Releases

Conquest by S. J. Frost

Title Conquest
Author S. J. Frost
ISBN# 978-1-60820-088-7 (print) $14.99
978-1-60820-089-4 (ebook) $5.99
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)

Vocally gifted singer, Jesse Alexander, has dreams of taking his band, Conquest, to the top. Evan Arden was thought of as a musical genius when at the height of his career he vanished from the spotlight. Together, their relationship is just as intense as their music careers. With success pushing down on them, Jesse must decide between his life of music, or his life with Evan.


Chapter One

“Jesse, sweetheart, it’s mom again. I wish you would call me back. I’ve been worried sick about you since last night. Your father, I know he feels horrible about what happened, and I know saying this is just going to get you angrier, but you can’t blame everything that happened on him. You know how his temper is, and you still provoked him by yelling at him and shoving him. If only you wouldn’t push him so hard to accept that you’re…you’re—”

Jesse snapped his cell phone closed to silence his mother’s stammering message before the roiling disgust in his stomach rose to his throat and choked him. He lifted his left hand, gingerly touching his fingertips to the light purple bruise on the left side of his jaw. His father felt horrible? Yeah, right. If there was one thing his father felt horrible about in regards to his two sons, it was that in his father’s opinion, they had fallen so short of being the men he wanted them to be. (continue reading…)

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Coming Home by Victor J. Banis

by on Nov.03, 2009, under New Releases

Coming Home by Victor J. Banis

Title Coming Home
Author Victor J. Banis
ISBN# 978-1-60820-116-7 (ebook)
Release Date October 2009
Cover Artist Deana C. Jamroz
Available At: MlrBooks (ebook)

The swinging sixties, the Sunset Strip a smorgasbord of horny Marines, looking for a little action before heading off to Nam. A queen’s delight, and it’s all too easy for a guy to fall in love with these brave, young warriors. But some of those shipping out won’t be coming home, and not all of the wounded wear uniforms.


The Swinging Sixties. To some, that conjures up images of The Haight in all its flower power glory, before the lilies festered. To others, it was Greenwich Village and that heady period leading up to the events at Stonewall; or the love-ins in Griffith Park.

For me, it was The Strip. Sunset Boulevard. Not the Norma Desmond Boulevard, of flame red Maseratis and grand hotels and pink mansions with heart-shaped swimming pools, but the hurdy-gurdy strip of once-elegant-now-sleazy clubs, discount record stores and gay bars.

And Marines. Scores of them, hundreds of them, flocking there every weekend from Camp Pendleton down the road, strolling about wide-eyed in twosomes, three-four-and-more-somes. And some of them alone. On the prowl. Happily, because these were the ones a gay man like me looked for. (continue reading…)

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