Works in progress: updates

So Absurd It Must Be True, Book #2 is on the way – publishing June 2020 (probably one week later than planned). Proofreading will take 14-15 days, plus – beta… but it is almost here! 💃☕️📚

Blurb:

It’s hard to describe a book that doesn’t fit anywhere… a book that uncovers the most bizarre human desires and absurd aspects of our lives.

In So Absurd It Must Be True, acclaimed Blåsbo Gatan satirist Victoria Ray offers her absolutely odd vision on the present situation in the world, relationships, and human emotions. The book is a collection of dark humour and surreal parodies, where the mix of satire and irony unveils the truth about our laughable existence called ‘life’. But don’t worry, Ray is here to help you make sense of it all.
Each story exposes the tragedy of being an adult, the man-woman game, the kaleidoscope of human relationships, and the limitations of our sexual fantasies.

Among the topics covered:

  • Why Santa Claus had forgotten that you exist
  • Neighbours and how to deal with them – one by one
  • Russian gang leader vs American CIA agent
  • Why Leo Tolstoy killed Anna Karenina
  • Cults, dreams and deaths
  • The walls of wisdoms in lifts
  • Famous five are hiding in Cuba… go figure!
  • Sex fantasies revealed
  • Enemies and their tears
  • What happened in Kyrgyzstan with Jesus?
  • Where to find a clue for NO CLUE?
  • New AI generation
  • Fairy tales and bored Queens
  • Ghosts and X files

Anyone who had ever spent time with another human being or, at least, been born… will love this collection.
The book contains profanity, fun or gross erotica, and elements of violence. Only for adults.

Genre: surreal humour, satire, parody, horror, dark comedy, absurdist fiction, comic strips.
There’s only one book like this on the market! Enjoy!

Also, I’m working on three other books:

  1. The Secrets of A-Ria, Book #2 in Child of Illusion series (about Dulcinea, YA fantasy) – working on the first draft.
  2. The Pearl Territory (you can find the blurb here ) working on the third draft (final).
  3. Almost Faithful (genre: psychological thriller, humorous thriller, life drama). You can read the blurb and see the book cover below – examples only. Hopefully, the first draft will be ready this autumn.

The Secrets of A-Ria

As you probably know (or don’t 😂), Dulcinea is not Dulcinea anymore. In Book #2, we have to deal with a totally different person and messed-up situation.

Protagonist – Aileen Cairstine Reid (former Dulcinea)
The questions – What is the universe? Why we are here?
Main focus on the building of A-Ria’s world, from scratch.
Two heroes are back – Jess and Joel, but as a part of an A-Rian program. I mean, they are not humans, but codes.
The goal – try to stay safe and do not end up behind A-Rian’s walls… or in someone’s stomach. 🤨
Genre: metaphysical fantasy, urban fantasy, absurdist fantasy.
Page count: 180-220
Publishing: Autumn 2020.
Book cover example is below. 

The Pearl Territory  

Written as 50% script and 50% private journals. Planning – 200-230 pages book. I’m thinking about changing Mars to Titan, but I don’t know… Mars sounds familiar. Plus, I don’t want to work with new facts, so, everything will probably stay as it is.
Genre – absurdist science-fiction & fantasy, dark comedy, ero guro.
Hopefully, it will be published in December 2020.

Let me know what you think, and which book you’d like to grab… like RIGHT NOW!🔫

Almost Faithful

Genre: life drama, humorous thriller, psychological thriller.
Place – Australia & USA
The idea – being faithful, how easy is that?
This book will be published January-February 2021

Blurb:

Perth, Australia.
Two ordinary families.
Three different women.
One obsessive man.

Margo and Barry are living the perfect life. They’re happily married (or so it seems), working great jobs, and traveling the world. Ellen and David have it all – the looks, the big house by the beach, a successful business, a grown-up daughter, Marie. But underneath, each couple is in crisis and there is only one cause. His name is Charlie…
Charlie is a widower with an autistic son. A man with exceptional acting skills, struggling to forget his painful past. A man who is not ready to let go, who is breaking two families and destroying their trust.
Out of options and with their backs against the wall, Margo, Ellen and Marie discover that murder isn’t a tool reserved only for criminals. 

 

Let me know what do you think and what are you doing lately?
And don’t forget to bring cookies, coffee and books… ☕️📚😜 


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46 Responses

  1. Jerry Laiche says:

    Very exciting stuff on the horizon! Looking forward to all 4. Especially A-Ria, Love that cover shown here. As for me, the big news is that finally. Madame Langlois’ Legacy – my continuing culinary history is DONE! currently in the Compile stage with Scrivener. Also in the midst of editing another installment of Sabina’s latest. I’m halfway thru Sophia von X as well. Passing my time while Stay-at-Home is in effect. Glad to see that your work is moving ahead as well during this Plague Year. Can’t wait to check out your latest. As to the covers shown for #4 cannot decide between bibocular girl or Crevasse and Tree, like them both.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Culinary history is done ✅…does it mean you r planing to publish this year?

      I’m a bit exhausted with all that writing & especially preparations – publishing- marketing… but trying to move forward somehow

      Thanks, covers are examples. I appreciate your opinion…sometimes it’s difficult to choose especially when you are designing them & see them so so sooo close … 😂 kinda see a big picture but not the details

  2. Titan, I like Titan.

    3 more books? I knew Santa has forgotten me!!!
    And no, there’s no way anyone could deal with my neighbors. Maybe I could, actually, if I killed them in a book.

  3. Sorryless says:

    You are so impressive, RNB

  4. Kris says:

    I need to spend more time with you, You are great fun!

  5. Joseph Wicke says:

    I want to read So Absurd It Must Be True. It sounds absolutely wicked. How do I get my paws on it when it is available?

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      It will be available in June 🙂 I’ll announce it. Anyway, you’ll find it on Amazon (at the end of June). 🕺☀️✌️

  6. You are amazing in your accomplishments. I like the double image cover for almost faithful. has a Ying Yang quality.

  7. Eilene Lyon says:

    Wow! You really have the moves. I don’t know where you get your energy and ideas. It all sounds fantastic.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you… it goes up & down all the time, but seems at the end I’m getting results I need 📚

  8. alexraphael says:

    The fourth one is visually nice but the binoculars just draws me in. I’m so interested in what she’s looking at and what she wants to know.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      She is not a good girl… that’s all I can say for now 🙂 I’m editing Absurd book 2, take all my strength. Idk, all this editing is way too much for me 😭😅 I deleted 10 stories too 😂 bcz otherwise the book will be toooo big. And I made a new cover 😂

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      How’s life going btw on your end?

  9. kinkyacres says:

    WoW! Choices and more choices………….. 1. A-RIA cover is beautiful and appropriate! 2. Almost faithful #1 colorful!

  10. Jerry Laiche says:

    In answer to your above query, YES, looking at publication by September !!!!!👏 🤯

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Cool! Good luck & have fun! Ah and share the link, I’ll get a paperback 🕺🕺🕺📚📚📚

  11. markbierman says:

    You have an iron in many fires, Victoria! Kudos to you! Your other books sound intriguing, but I’m going to finish Sophia Von X first. Well done!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🕺🕺📚😀 im writing books for diff ages, people. I think Sophia is mostly for everybody = kinda readable story 😂

  12. This looks so good. Do you proofread it yourself?

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      No. I’m hiring a proofreading services. But it is not always 100% guarantee. My beta found more than 50 typos/mistakes after proofreading of Sophia von X lol

      For my debut book – Absurd stories – I also hired a proofreader (2, actually) but … without beta. So, I’m wondering now 😂😂

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