Fairfield author Melvin Chase has published a new volume featuring six short stories and a one-act play -- all of them about love.

"The Food of Love and Other Tales of Lovers, Dreamers and Schemers" (Sunstone Press) was released on Aug. 15, the author said.

In a news release, Chase described the collection as "tales that explore the joys and sorrows of love -- its many faces, its many meanings."

His previous titles include a collection of short stories titled "The Terminal Project and Other Voyages of Discovery" (2005) and two novels, "The Wingthorn Rose" (2008) and "September Songs" (2012).

The cover price of "The Food of Love" is $16.95, and the book is available from www.amazon.com and www.Sunstonepress.com.