RED: The title of a new m/m anthology out from MLR Press later this year with its passionately red-hot cover by Deana C. Jamroz and its red-with-hot-passion erotic short story by internationally best-selling author William Maltese.

Maltese'sLudus Scaenicus Mortis Rubrae a clever homage to Edgar Allen Poe's infamous The Masque of the Red Death puts two handsome and horny aristocratic young male lovers among a company of ill-fated revelers locked within the castellated walls of Prince Prospero's fortified abbey the latter with rooms a-flicker with Mistress Jfay's candles.

RED, Hot, and Sizzling........

That definitely describes this latest work from Jfay, inspired by the very latest sizzling hot story from Internationally Best Selling Author William Maltese , "Ludus Scaenicus Mortis Rubrae", which is a short story featured in MLR Press' Anthology, RED.

Luscious flowing cascades of red wax encase the deep burgandy red to create a stunning showcase of RED. The RED Candle is not only inspired by Mr. Maltese's story, but also makes an appearance in such as "Mistress Jfay" has made them for Prince Prospero in this tale, which pays homage to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death."

The progress of each and every is impeded by the many twists and turns of the Abbey's rabbit-warren maze of rooms , tiny and big corridors, wide and narrow between us and the Imperial Suite. The lighting that accompanies our journey is just as erratic as the interior landscape we traverse. Some spaces have so little that they require either a familiarity or an actual dragging of a hand along one wall to make a successful crossing from one side to the other. In bizarre counterpoint, one of the smallest has seven very impressively large deep-red candles, each a-droll with red-orange wax, and smelling to my surprise at Mistress Jfay, Candle-maker to the Prince, and me possibly sharing a similar passion of blood-red oranges; the septet's combined candle power is sufficient to illuminate a whole auditorium.

But alas!  Prince Prospero is not the only lucky soul to possess such a beautiful candle..... For you may also inquire of Mistress Jfay to make the same for you.... And as the story reads, the RED Candle is scented in Blood Orange , Jfay's unique blend of Sparkling Mandarin Tangerine, Orange, and Pomegranate, a rich and luscious scent indeed.....

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