Rich and Roulo Volume 1: DESIRE
by Emerian Rich
Rich & Roulo, Volume 1 : DESIRE
Authors Emerian Rich and H. E. Roulo come together to bring you Rich & Roulo, a fiction series harking back to vaudevillian days where madness bordered on greatness, misery became wisdom, and beauty was found in even the most broken doll.
D E S I R E: (verb) to wish or long for; crave; want.
Volume 1: DESIRE pushes the boundaries between burlesque and grotesque, featuring a pair of twisted obsession stories and one very naughty poem.
A faded tome wrapped with a red velvet ribbon falls into your possession.
A note attached reads, “To my love.”
As you open it, the spine creaks. Spiders scramble out and skitter across your leg. Startled, you rise and the book thuds to the floor in a puff of perfume-scented dust. Picking it up, you find the velvet ribbon crumbling. It breaks. Where the ribbon had formed a cross holding the novel shut, the cover is still dark and gold leafing inscribed in whirls outlines sensual bare flesh but the rest has faded away, leaving only a hint of naked lovers once sprawled across the luxurious leather.