The Woman with The Velvet Ribbon Around Her Neck (Urban Legend)

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Sam Edwards was a wealthy lonely man that lived all alone in his mansion. Tired of not having a companion to share his wealth with. He decided he'd check out the bar scene and when he did there she was the most beautiful woman Sam ever laid eyes upon sitting alone at a table in the corner of the bar. His love affair would not last long when he found out her secret which left him all alone again.
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301798070
About Drac Von Stoller

Drac Von Stoller finished 9 Short Films that will be out this Halloween season 2016 on Amazon Video Direct with titles "Bloody Mary," "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs," "The Haunted Mirror," "The Doll," "The Clown Statue," "The Zombie Bride," "The Vanishing Hitchhiker" starring Clint Eastwood's daughter Kimber Lynn, "No More Mr. Nice Guy." and "Dracula:The Legend Lives."

Drac Von Stoller has 61 short stories in the Top 25 Ghost on iTunes in the US with Bloody Mary at Number 1 followed by 60 others in the Top 25 . My Number 1 story "Bloody Mary" has been hanging in the #1-2 spot in the US. going on two years solid and "Bloody Mary" brought in a record 4,206 downloads in one day on January 29,2016 on iTunes. Drac has increased his number of short stories climbing to the Number 1 spot on iTunes to 43 with "The Nazi Ghost Train" 1 in Canada on June 16, 2016. Bloody Mary was my first short story to be adapted into a short film that is part of my "New" TV/Cable series pilot that I am pitching to many companies so I can finally have my short films seen all over the world soon. Help Drac Von Stoller reach his goal of 1 Million downloads this year which is already at 904,632 downloads. Visit iTunes, Amazon, Google Play & Books, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords. My short stories will be "Free" to download on these sites until I reach my 1 Millionth download which should happen by August 2016.

Drac Von Stoller just soared on the iTunes Top Selling Ghost charts on January 29, 2016 with 4,506 downloads which 4,200 came from my #1 story in the US and other countries "Bloody Mary." Total downloads from all retailers combined was 5,319.

Great year for Drac Von Stoller in 2015. Drac Von Stoller's Retailers brought in 383,618 downloads which is an increase of 165,489 downloads from the previous year in 2014.
Google Play & Books came in first place with 212,738 downloads
iTunes came in second with 97,424 downloads
Amazon came in third place with 35,879 downloads
Barnes & Noble came in fourth place with 17,733 downloads
Smashwords came in fifth place with 17,109 downloads.

Drac Von Stoller's total downloads of his short stories to date are 904, 632 Drac still needs 157,545 downloads and he'll reach his goal so please visit Smashwords, Google Play & Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo.

Drac Von Stoller has had 180 of his short stories in the Top Selling on Google Books & Play and now in the Top Selling in 32 Categories.

Drac Von Stoller has sold 2,102 Audio Books to date.

Laura Miller from the award-winning Salon News and Entertainment Media web site with 17.5 million monthly visitors Interviewed Drac Von Stoller on Wednesday August 13, 2014. Link below for interview.
http://www.salon.com/2014/08/17/portrait_of_a_self_published_author_drac_von_stollers_invisible_literary_empire/

Drac Von Stoller's "Bloody Mary" story has been Number 1 in the US on iTunes Top Free Ghost Stories for a solid 6 months and in the Top 2 for over 15 months.

Audio Books of Drac Von Stoller can be purchased through Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Check out Drac Von Stoller's "New" Website at dracvonstoller.wix.com/drac & dracvonstoller.wix.com/films
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Reviews

Review by: Ginnen Tonix on Jan. 06, 2013 :
My sister used to tell my siblings and I a very similar story when we were kids to scare us.
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Review by: Selena Faith on Oct. 26, 2012 :
Loved it!
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Review by: David Blake on Sep. 29, 2012 :
Well, the writing shows slight improvement on some of the works that Mr Von Stoller was churning out previously, the punctuation and spelling is a little better and at least there's some attempt to establish a character.

But...

It's all fact, fact, fact. The first two sentences, for example, tell us that Sam is wealthy, lives alone in a mansion, is in his "late forties" (why not give his exact age?), and that he's lonely and wants a female companion. Information imparted to the reader in the most straightforward, uninteresting way possible. Yet even with this prosaic approach, there is just as much the reader is NOT told: WHY is Sam alone? WHY has he waited until his "late forties" to go out and look for a girl? Has he always been rich? What are his character traits?

Try this for an opening:
As the heavy rain rasped against the windows of his 18th Century mansion, Sam Edwards looked at the portrait of his late, beloved Elsa that hung on the oak panelled wall and felt as thunderous as the weather outside. He hurled his unfinished glass of scotch into the tempestuous fire and snatched his car keys off the table, determined that he was not going to spend another evening with just the bitter memories of that large draughty room to keep him company.

There. Two sentences only, which establish that Sam is lonely, is going out to look for company, that he lives in a mansion, that it's a stormy night, that he drives, that he's in some sort of emotional turmoil because of a bereavement, that he drinks scotch, and we even get a suggestion of what the room looks like.

The dialogue in the story is very dull and unnatural. Sam and Melissa meet, then in the next sentence were told that they feel like they've known each other all their lives - yet Sam hasn't even asked what her name is yet! Let alone the fact he hasn't even established where she's from or why she was crying. He effectively proposes marriage and her reaction? "That sounds fine to me." Who said romance was dead?

As for the resolution, and the explanation about Melissa, it's utterly ridiculous.
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Review by: C.A. Watson on Sep. 27, 2012 :
Poorly constructed and the ending wasn't intriguing at all.
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Review by: axe on Sep. 27, 2012 :
I was expecting the end with something like curse or witch anger related... maybe an urban witch would have done, if someone says witches are not an urban material. Anyway nice story
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