A Long Reign FREE This Weekend!

Dear Readers:

First of all, thank you to all who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is to honor them, and I am grateful for the freedoms I have.

As promised, my new novel, “A Long Reign” is now available on Amazon/Kindle just in time for the Amazon UK Storytellers contest. The digital book is FREE this weekend from 5/26-5/30. Please download, share, and most of all, rate and critique on Amazon, whether positive or negative. It has reached #15 on both the Kindle Steampunk and Time Travel categories on Amazon!!


I’m posting a few live reads on Facebook and sharing them on other social media and YouTube.

Here’s a link to the first read on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/1512040175497133?view=permalink&id=1182013641910176

And the YouTube link:

 June 1st is the deadline to get into the top ten, and I would be so grateful if you would share it and your thoughts. #storytelleruk2017

Link to the FB event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1179355142176026/?ti=icl
Link to get the book for FREE this weekend:

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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News and events:
*”A Long Reign” is FREE through this weekend!
*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
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-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 
-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! 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” 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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Author Shout Out Book Signing This Weekend!

Dear Readers:

Due to my sister’s passing, I had to delay the release of my vamp series compilation. But that will come later this summer! 

In the meantime, the Author Shout Out is this weekend! Details are here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1497427766943880/?ti=icl


I also have two photo shoots this week, so new pics are coming. 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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News and events:

*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm

*Heavy Anchor Craft/Art Fair:


*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 

-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! 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” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Cyber Monday 2016

Dear Readers:I’ve added incredible things to the Etsy store! And today is the last day of the sale.

***Take 50% off any item over $20 with code SBS2016. This code will be good through Cyber Monday 11/28. Feel free to share this code with family and friends as the SBS in the code stands for Small Business Saturday! Please support small and local this year! 

Just a taste of what’s new:


Another BIG THANKS FREEBIE-I am so grateful for your business, that I am offering a FREE steampunk/Victorian gothic short on amazon/kindle. “A Stairway” is available TODAY through Cyber Monday. Again, you are welcome to share it with friends:

amazon.com/author/victorialszulc

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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News and events:
-Shop small at the Heavy Anchor! I’ll have lots of great gifts:

-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm. More great goodies at the Trunk Show!

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! 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” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Gratitude 

Dear Readers:
Thank you to all who have supported my art in all its forms! I am so grateful for your patronage. 

Again, as a thank you, I’m filling the Etsy store with new goodies, from vintage and art items to new steampunk jewelry and offering an incredible sale. Take 50% off any item over $20 with code SBS2016. This code will be good from TODAY through Cyber Monday 11/28. Feel free to share this code with family and friends as the SBS in the code stands for Small Business Saturday! Please support small and local this year! 

Another BIG THANKS FREEBIE-I am so grateful for your business, that I am offering a FREE steampunk/Victorian gothic short on amazon/kindle. “A Stairway” is available TODAY through Cyber Monday. Again, you are welcome to share it with friends:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

So much incredible stuff is coming. I’ve already scheduled several shows for next year, so watch this space!

As always, a very special thank you for reading,
Victoria
—–
News and events:
-Shop small at the Heavy Anchor! I’ll have lots of great gifts:

-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm. More great goodies at the Trunk Show!



-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! 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” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Garbage, Concert and Influence

Every once in a while I post about things that inspire my steampunk art. I find that  sometimes there’s more focus on the steam part and less on the punk. Not that there’s anything wrong with Victorian history, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Neo-Victoriana, re-enactors, etc., I think there’s room for all of it. 

Last night I had the good fortune to get a free ticket to go see Garbage, a group with punk/alt rock roots,in concert at The Pageant, here in St. Louis, courtesy of Agent Owl:


For my younger readers, you might want to check out Garbage’s music, a mix of grunge/electronica that borrows from the punk aesthetic. They still inspire me.

They were at the height of their fame when I first saw them 20 years ago at Pointfest, a local alt rock music festival (that is still going strong) sponsored by local radio station 105.7 The Point. Back then, I liked them because they reminded me of the dancible punk of Adam Ant and Billy Idol, with goth elements of the Cure. 

The lead singer, Shirley Manson, is still going strong at almost 50, stalking the stage like a tigress. I can appreciate that she even admitted to a mistake and restarted one of the songs early in the set. 

Their pieces are often dark, but lyrically witty, with driving guitars and bass lines, things that apply well to the punkier side of steampunk.

They saved one of my favorite songs for the end, “Only Happy When It Rains”. The video features a nifty clash of glam punk in a dystopian, crumbling surrounding:

There’s a strong dieselpunk vibe in the video for “Special”, video via YouTube:

And a little retro/cyberpunk for the James Bond theme “The World is Not Enough”:

I hope you check out their music. The live show was electrifying. 

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

News, events, and links:

**MASSIVE SALE in my etsy store!** 50% off any item over $20 in the Haute Hen Etsy store with code:

50SUMMER2016 

Coupon good until August 17, 2016. Feel free to share this code with friends and Etsy shoppers! I have marked down many items to clearance prices!!! I need to clear out old art to bring in the new. I have plenty of copies of Strax and the Widow in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are just $20!!! 

-LIVE DEMOS of pet art at the Dog Museum, July 23rd and Aug 20th. Please stop by, more details forthcoming.
-Coming late summer/fall, Big River Steampunk Festival, CAM Open Studios. Amazing stuff. Please watch this space for more details. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Amazon Prime Today!

If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you know that today is full of deals. Please take a gander at my works on Amazon. The shorts will go up in price this fall, as the anthology is finished. And Revenge and Machinery, the sequel to Strax and the Widow,  is available in print, with Kindle version coming soon!

All my links are below, thank you as always for your support!

Victoria

**MASSIVE SALE in my etsy store!** 50% off any item over $20 in the Haute Hen Etsy store with code:

50SUMMER2016 
Coupon good until August 17, 2016. Feel free to share this code with friends and Etsy shoppers! I have marked down many items to clearance prices!!! I need to clear out old art to bring in the new. I have plenty of copies of Strax and the Widow in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are just $20!!! 
Links and events:

-LIVE DEMOS of pet art at the Dog Museum, July 23rd and Aug 20th. Please stop by, more details forthcoming.

-Coming late summer/fall, Big River Steampunk Festival, CAM Open Studios. Amazing stuff. Please watch this space for more details. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon


Cyber Monday Continues

Dear Friends:
Again I’ve added a whole slew of new items to the store. Here’s a taste:

   
    
   
I’ve extended the coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10 through 12/2. 

Also, please don’t forget, if you’re on Amazon today, my short stories and Strax and the Widow are on Kindle!!! Use your Prime and Unlimited accounts to download some “steamy” and fantasy reads!

Coming soon in books: Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series. Don’t forget to check out the first book Strax and the Widow to catch up on the adventures of Kate Church.
I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:
The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm
The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm
Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm
Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart
-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon