Allow yourself to discover the world in a new way…

Ray’s message for you today: There’s always room for more laughter, joy, and love… Wait, about love! Valentine is on the way, and I prepared a present for you all, a story about Venus de Milo (read this evening). 

The quote of the day: “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” Markus Herz

I have only 3 posts left in February. And I’m already planning the teaser for Mars – ‘fulllll speeeedddd’!

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20 January will be 1 month as I published my book So Absurd It Must Be True. I do my best to promote it, but it is very bumpy and difficult road. The book is also quite odd and only for adults (contains erotica). Almost impossible to sell an odd book, it doesn’t fit anywhere…

That’s why this April the world will meet my new book Dulcinea and The Death Code – #YA, #ADVENTURE, #FANTASY. 

I’ll introduce 2 variants for the book cover, next week. It made by two different people: male and female. I hope you’ll help me to choose the best cover for Dull & Co. 

The book consist of 11 long chapters and 5 separate chapters for heroes: Erik, Joel, Osa, Brolle and Louise (remember BROLLE?). Plus 7 face-illustrations.

Because Dulcinea is a narrative voice – I decided to skip a “special chapter” for her. She is already all over the book! Her friend from Sumter – Jess – also got a huge place in the story: Shrovetide football, England and kidnapping of Prince. What a girl, ouch! She doesn’t need an extra chapter!

The novel contains dark and funny poetry – from each hero. Ah, maybe even a song…

So, as you see… the book is a BOMB!
And the most hilarious part – there’s ZERO erotica.
So NOT-Ray! 😂😂

I’m introducing Erik today:

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I’m also starting a new fitness program… with Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa (plus THE TEAM, a mad one!), through the app called CENTR. I bought 3 months-set for a starter, I have to see if it works for me and if I’ll get any results. There’s a recipe collection in that app, and today on my menu is ONE-pan SALMON TACOS (home made!) with braised greens.

I’m planning to get fit before my London trip – 17th April. And my book should be published on (latest) 5th April. I decided to make a pre-order and also make it available ONLY on Amazon. I’ll format again on Vellum, myself.

But if anyone would like to read it as ePub version, just let me know and I’ll send you a copy. And yes, I do EXPECT a review in return… this world is WAY TOO TOUGH for self-publishing author Ray. Let’s try to make it a bit easier. 


Here’s some pictures of meals I prepared during the week. Check the descriptions under each photo… 

Homemade tacos with salmon and greens


Pumpkin soup with ginger

Steamed veggies with homemade pesto

Warm ginger-lemon-honey drink

Stay healthy! ☕️💃

Next post – ‘Venus de Milo’


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29 Responses

  1. It’s not impossibe but I’m sure it’s hard.

  2. Going to have to get the book. The food looks rather good, it’s made me hungry. But I will be good and have a go at making the lemon drink.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Warm lemon drink… the 1st law of #Ayrveda – no cold drinks 🙂 plus it winter 🥶
      I’m cooking all time – cuz working from home #fortunate

  3. Baffledmum says:

    That food looks good! I’m really into soups at the moment, they go down a treat and warm me up! The lemon drink looks comforting too… 😋

  4. alexraphael says:

    Such a great title

  5. All the food looks great. Best wishes on the new book. I should be starting So Absurd soon.

  6. kinkyacres says:

    Water color, yours?? Salmon tacos very interesting, as your photo! Pumpkin soup…… on agenda. Ray, if you were to find ‘spare’ time, I’m your input on displaying food, would be worth a fortune!! Thank you for “ALL” you share!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      It’s a digital art lol 😂 you are allllll about food :)) hungry & Kinky 😅🤪

  7. librepaley says:

    Converted. Except back to eating stuff with a face. Happy to provide a review for erotica. Anything that is not erotica and I am outraged! Naturally.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Sometimes ppl says no* because of their religion & I understand that, of course. But in 50% cases they just pretend that sex (erotica) doesn’t exist + it’s truly bad thing. One day it will be forbidden/censured – I feel that.

      • librepaley says:

        I respect that too, each to their own. But this issue with erotica is an issue for writers when it comes to promotion and reviews. So anyone with erotica to review, I can be added to the list.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Yep, very difficult to promote – true. I actually thought it’s quite popular genre…

  8. Hyperion says:

    Just keep pumping out that greatness in your favorite genre and eventually the world will catch on that Ray is cool so read Ray. I like how artfully you plate your culinary delights. I gotta try me some of that warm ginger honey lemon drink. Maybe some bourbon would go in there nicely too.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I’m not sure about bourbon and ginger. But maybe if we’ll mix them both in that pumpkin soup + add marshmallows lol 😂 we’ll end up with lots of ideas…for new books 📖

  9. InspiresN says:

    The quote is so hilarious! Loved the picture of the meals , the pumpkin soup stands out – yum!

  10. Kitty Jade says:

    I enjoyed reading this post 🙂

  11. I’m going to wait and buy a copy. The anticipation of a new book is part of the fun. Is it self published?

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