Death and Random Things

Hello Lovelies:

Today, 10/17 would’ve been my older sister’s 52nd Birthday. It was also the Birthday of one of my great Aunties that passed long ago and currently one of my cousins. 

I also have extended family that is gravely ill.

Each of them had/has struggled mightily with life. My sister’s passing, though, having just left this earth last March, still affects me. I’m generally eating healthier, getting more sleep. I changed jobs to something less stressful. I’m at the very least, fitting in some sporadic workouts with planned training coming after Halloween. There’s no way my dad’s burying another kid this year. Even my TV died a little over a week ago.
Death just has that way of making you live a little harder, appreciate what you have a little more, to make changes, and not wait to do anything. 

I sometimes think of Will, my vampire, and how he adjusts to so much death over 600+ years. I’m sure you’ll see some of those thoughts in upcoming stories.

Next year, I’ll be at the half century mark of my life. So I’ve been wrapping up projects and unfinished business so I can travel a little, work on new projects, books etc. I have so many characters and storylines in my head. I’ll be on a stricter training regimen. This winter will be one of preparation for a big 2018. Mark your calendars for June and October of next year…

And since my birthday earlier this month, some of the most random things have happened:

– I saw the new Kingsmen and loved it. 

– I did an interview and show for Talk of the Tavern.

– We are having some of the most incredible weather imaginable here with stunning sunsets:


-made some rustic yummy banana bread 

-Found this random shirtless pic of Mark Twain in my Victorian research reading:


Found this lamp in a dumpster, it’s going in my bedroom after some cleanup:


Had tea at The London Tea Room twice and sold this hat:


Almost sold this mask (yes it’s still in my Etsy store:


Sold this one:


Finished editing the high end deluxe version of The First Ten Bites, here’s the cover:


Almost sold these hoops:


Found some cool paint:


And to top off this randomness, got to see a screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin (go see it, it was good, made me cry). Which brings me back to death.


The characters in “Goodbye” are scarred by death and war. I could feel their pain, and admired their pluck and survival of their pasts. I realized I’m on the right path. Where ever you go, there you are.

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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BOOKS:

-A brief reminder-the vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG 

 so the kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 

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Friday the 13th, Will Release Day!

Hello Lovelies:

It’s Friday the 13th and Will has arrived! The paperback of “The First Ten Bites” is on now available on Amazon:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

There will be a special deluxe color coffee table book paperback edition (slightly different cover), signed prints of the covers, AND some really cool vamp and Steampunk swag will be available for purchase in my Etsy store in the next few weeks!!! Just in time for the holidays!
A brief reminder-when the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #thefirsttenbites

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Cover Reveal Day!

Dear Readers:
Today is the cover reveal for “The First Ten Bites”!!!! And 10/10 the official publication date. The actual release is in a few days!! And of course a kindle version is coming too.

So that cover:


Also announcing-there will be a special deluxe color coffee table book paperback edition (slightly different cover) signed prints of the covers, AND some really cool vamp and Steampunk swag will be available for purchase in my Etsy store in the next few weeks!!! Just in time for the holidays!

A brief reminder-when the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.
#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #thefirsttenbites
And as always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 

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Ten Days to Will, Day 10, Cover Reveal and Book Coming!!!

Dear Readers:

First, tomorrow is the cover reveal for “The First Ten Bites”!!!! And today is its official publication date. The actual release is in a few days!!

“The Vamp Hit List” was released on November 13, 2014. In this last story of this series, Will finally faces up to some of his greatest weaknesses and mistakes. The psychological parts of him that are still very human:

“I’m not going to change anyone. I have to pass on this. I can’t keep f*cking with human lives. You have to stop this interfering.” We were in Anna’s hotel room. An afternoon of driving around the city and checking with connections hadn’t turned up anything.

“Anna, you know I don’t make a habit of this.”

“F*cking yes you do Will.”

“I’m giving someone a chance to live. I didn’t give this woman the brain tumor. I’m giving her a chance, a choice.”

“Not everyone should get the chance Will.”

More in “The Vamp Hit List”!

Model and actor, Patrick Renfrow supplied this lovely shot of himself as “Will” for “The Vamp Hit List”:


When the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then. You can find “The Vamp Hit List” here:

Again for each day, for ten days, I’m reintroducing Will and preparing for the arrival of “The First Ten Bites”. Enjoy, and share. 
#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #thevamphitlist

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Illustration/model: Patrick Renfrow

Ten Days to Will, Day 9

Dear Readers:

First a special shout out for all those who sent birthday wishes and to those who managed to tune in for my guest spot on Talk of the Tavern. 

So back to Will…
“Svetlana Red and the Chevaliers” was released on October 28, 2014.

In this story, Will recalls the horrors of World War II and how the undead deal with the inhumanity:

“I’d never liked conflict, especially the political variety. I’d seen societies, governments, and kingdoms rise and fall around me. Wars are great opportunities to feed; they draw a lot of undead. Conflict spills a lot of blood, but most of my kind tends to profit off the losses, not the gains, of those overthrowing each other. But World War II was on a whole different level. No human or undead had ever experienced anything like it.”

For the cover image, a friend, wanting to be known only as Simone, posed as “Svetlana” for another one of the “eye” covers.


When the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then. You can find “Svetlana” here:

Again for each day, for ten days, I’m reintroducing Will and preparing for the arrival of “The First Ten Bites”. Enjoy, and share. 
#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #svetlanaredandthecheviers

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Day 8

Dear Readers:
“Everyone Looks Better Undead” was released on February 13, 2014. Will becomes caught between an old and a new possible love as both a vampire and lycan are on the loose. Will witnesses the transformation of the lycan first hand. The change is mighty:

“Hairs were starting to explode from his skin. His face contorted while I heard his heart blowing up in my head.”

I did another cover, again as “Anna” for “Everyone Looks Better Undead”:


When the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then. You can find “Everyone” here:

Again for each day, for ten days, I’m reintroducing Will and preparing for the arrival of “The First Ten Bites”. Enjoy, and share. 
#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #roarin20s

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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Ten Days to Will, Day 7

Dear Readers:
“Do You Hear My Heart Beating?” was released on December 13, 2013. In this volume, we see the effect of the living on the undead. Will falls for a vivacious exotic dancer. But their lives become tangled in a snow storm and a flurry of accidents that bring a new female into Will’s life:

“The lovely smell was overpowering. I turned to see Dr. Caroline Quinn enter. It was like the heavens opened…”

As for the cover, it is another of the “chest” covers, when I had to pose as a character that is not like me in the least, lol. Here I’m “Evelyn” in “Can You Hear My Heart Beating?”

 

When the collection “The First Ten Bites” arrives, the shorts will be gone forever. They are $.99 until then. You can find “Can” here:

Again for each day, for ten days, I’m reintroducing Will and preparing for the arrival of “The First Ten Bites”. Enjoy, and share. 
#thecountess, #willreturns #thevampireslittleblackbookseries, #will, #victorialszulc, #vampires, #vampirebooks, #vampireart, #vampirephotography #canyouhearmyheartbeating

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both. 
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