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Laura Baumbach

Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning, acclaimed author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Most recently, Mexican Heat, written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon, has been chosen as a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, a FINALIST in the 2010 EPPIE Awards, and has received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival. Laura was nominated for Best GBLT Author 2008 in the LRC\'s Best Of Awards for 2008. Her adventure story The Lost Temple of Karttikeya won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best GLBT novel. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers\' Choice Award Winner.


Details of the Hunt, a 2006 EPPIE Finalist, in its mainstream \'buddy\' version, was selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Shriekfest Screenplay competition as well as becoming the winner of Best Telefilm in the aTalentScout, Winter 2004 TV writing contest, and the Fort Bend Writers Guild Screenplay writing Contest for Spring of 2005.


Mexican Heat has won a coveted CataNetwork Reviewers\' Choice Award for 2009. CataNetwork reviewers consider this book one of the best that they have read and reviewed for Sensual this year.

A retired nurse, Laura devotes herself fulltime to publishing and writing. She is the ownerof ManLoveRomance Press, a small print publishing house that specializes in gay erotic romance, mystery and fiction. ( MLR Press was founded in January of 2007, publishing authors such as Richard Stevenson, author of the Donald Strachey Mystery series and J.S.Cook, author of the Inspector Raft Mystery Series. She is also the owner of the promotional co-op for authors of gay romance and fiction,

For the Love Of Man examining the M/M erotic romance genre ERWA Writer\'s Resource article September 2008
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Current Releases
Explore the first-time wonders of the flesh and water. Â Named a pioneer of the M/M erotic romance by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, Laura Baumbach's novella, Slippery When Wet, is both playful and hot. Sauna's will never be the same after ...
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Slippery When Wet
A soldier returns to his fallen commander's hometown to tell his brother the truth about what happened in the field looking for forgiveness and finds love instead. This story was part of the HOSTAGE anthology.
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Designated Target
Hunter Talos tries to make his pirate feel at home for the holidays while Aidan shows him just how hot a Caribbean Christmas can be.
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Home for the Holidays
James Justin's family distanced themselves from him when they learned he was gay. Since then, he's buried himself in his career so 'friends' are really just acquaintances. This holiday season would have been just another lonely tim...
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Rough Ride #2.5 in the Rough Series Holiday Release #10
Can passion reach past the grave? Does the urge for love or justice live beyond the physical existence?  Mason Everett gets the unfortunate chance to find out. But luckily for the spirits at work he finds a little something more in inn...
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Soul Desire
Recovering from a near fatal injury, vampire Harley Scott just wants some peace, quiet and a long night filled with darkness. The wilds of icy Canada sounds like the best place to make that happen-- if he can make it past blizzards, werewolves, an...
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Dark of the Moon
Caleb's vampire lover has been cursed by none other than the Duke of Hell. For over one hundred years he's tried to free Drew, and has failed to defeat the demon champions. With Drew starving and going insane, Caleb doesn't have much t...
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Walk Through Fire
James and Bram are back in this sequel to the bestselling A Bit of Rough! They've been dating a while now, but James is still unsure about his feelings for Bram. He's rushed into things before, and it's always backfired on him, so ...
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Roughhousing (#2 in the Rough Series)
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Blind ex-SFPD detective Gabriel Sandilin1 has a problem with his lover taking a potentially dangerous trip without him.   AUTHOR NOTE:This short story, first published in 2007, was the inspiration for the CRIMES & COCKTAILS Series....
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South of the Border
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Shadows in Time by Laura Baumbach: Trying to avoid ruin and disgrace, young naive Neal Clifton, wealthy heir to a sizable Boston family fortune faces the illicit and dangerous complication of his first affair with man--a scheming, unscrupulo...
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The Mysterious
  A new romantic crime series from the combined, finely blended talents of popular award winning authors Laura Baumbach and Josh Lanyon. Tough, street-smart SFPD Detective Gabriel Sandalini is willing to do whatever it takes to bring ...
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Mexican Heat
A quartet of inspired stories from best-selling authors William Maltese, Josh Lanyon, Sarah Black and Laura Baumbach. SCARED STIFF offers four very different tales of m/m ghostly doings that'll have readers panting (in more ways than one) under th...
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Sacred Stiff
What ties you to your lover? Love, need, desire, scarves, rope or ribbons. Stories of love and the ties that bind lovers together both figuratively and literally. Enjoy Key To Me by multi-talented author and artist Jet Mykles, Gift of Eros by newco...
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The Ties That Bind
Architect James Justin impulsively lets himself be picked up in a biker bar by seductive hunk Bram Lord for a one nightstand that turns into something bigger. The physically impressive, forceful stranger mets, matches and exceeds James' sexual fa...
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A Bit of Rough
A 26th century, time-traveling, bounty hunter snatchs a 18th century Earth pirate in a deal to enrich the archeoalogical knowledge of mankind, but as he develops an attraction for the likable, free-spirited prey, he attempts to alter the deal, th...
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Details of the Hunt
What's the most pleasurable way to be made into a werewolf? By having sex with one ... and surviving. Something Dr. Connor Jacy is about to find out after spending a long, lust-filled night of wild, animalistic and sensual lovemaking with the myst...
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Out There in the Night
This single author collection of sultry and romantic M/M short stories from the pen of acclaimed author Laura Baumbach offers four gay erotic tales filled with undying loyalty, reclaimed love, unexpected passion and voracious sexuality as only the...
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Blood Desires

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