The Ice Demon proof is here! And it’s gorgeous

The first ICE DEMON proof. :D
The first ICE DEMON proof. 😀
What Elizabeth sells at events as well as books.
What Elizabeth sells at events as well as books.

YOU know what’s wonderful? Getting a proof in and it looking Beautiful. Making books can only get better, and I mean in the passion of it and the possibilities. Happiness!

I have to read through the interior and make sure everything’s as it should be, then order a bunch for~~~

the Clockwork Couture authors signing, which is (peers at calendar), NOV 15th, in cahoots with a Clockwork holiday craft faire, so come and get stocking stuffers and gifts. ICE DEMON will also be available at Loscon, Thanksgiving weekend.

Could not get the print book done in time for Comkaze Expo, tomorrow, which is a shame, but at least I tried. However, many buttons pressed for the occasion! Sometimes at media events, I just don’t lasso enough book lovers. 😉 Thus, table cost is supported by selling geegaws, and I do love to design buttons as well as make them. As you can see!

Probably one of the best purchases I made when committing to the con circuit (besides my riding hat :D), was my button machine. It’s the full metal sort and has already paid back for itself. The second pic is of the buttons that tend to be most popular (hence my having to press more). The “Word words happy words” button is a quote from Dark Victorian: BONES, as spoken by the madwoman and journalist, Helia Skycourt. 🙂

Okay, now what? I just ate a cookie, so I should read that proof. 😀

New Dark Victorian release, Netgalley, giveaways, and Comikaze Expo:

Many things happening this week (besides my working on the new manuscript!) so here’s a list I hope you all take advantage of. Because free treats, especially during the occasion of Hallowe’en, are good!

1, a reminder that Dark Victorian: Risen is available for book reviewers and bloggers at Netgalley. Enjoy!:

2, I’m pleased as punch to participate in the Blazing Indie Collective MASSIVE $$$prizes and ebook giveaway! Get your spook on, enter, and WIN:

3, I’ll be at AA-914 in Stan Lee’s COMIKAZE EXPO, “Where Pop Culture Rules the Earth!”, location the Los Angeles Convention Center, this coming HALLOWE’EN, giving out candy (courtesy of Comikaze!) and slinging books!

4, this isn’t free but a celebratory occasion: ICE DEMON: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 1, is now available at all your favourite digital outlets, such as (geolink) the Amazons (including perhaps, Amazon Mars, if you live on Mars), Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

I’m working on Vol 2 right now, Dark Victorian: MEDUSA–because the story occurred to me (for some inexplicable reason), and now I must make it happen. The Pinterest research board in progress for the story is here:

And now ~~~~ ice cream!

And here it is!

Ice Demon: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread (The Dark Victorian Penny Dreads Book 1) - Elizabeth Watasin, JoSelle Vanderhooft Ice Demon: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread is now LIVE at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo! *CONFETTI*

I have to work on the print version, and also on a bit more artwork to put together the digital download card for the latest Dark Victorian books. It won’t be ready for my next event, but hopefully by the one after that.

Meanwhile, I’ve 5 manuscripts queuing up, one of which I just started. I’m hoping, like Ice Demon, it will be a very tidy novella of 25K+ words for a very tidy horror/mystery. ( tee hee ). 😀


I’ve STan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2014 this coming Hallowe’en! And it’s a very big media show. Besides comic book folk, Elvira, Stan Lee, and so forth being present, there will be actors from Game of Thrones, Kevin Smith (the director/producer), um, more media people, and then many indy exhibitors like myself. I will be in Artist Alley, AA-914!

I was an exhibitor at the first Comikaze—when was that, 2011? Wows. I was taking a chance, this itty bitty, full of heart, first time event being organised by the siblings Carpinelli (Regina Carpinelli being co-founder and CEO). It had all the makings of a possible snooze-ville, with heartfelt organisers. But it was in LA, I’m in LA, so I thought what the heck. And it was a rough little barebones show, yet the energy! The level of engagement, of something positive happening, was more present at that show than at any show I’d been at. There were Star Trek actors, there were tabletop gamers, steampunks, goths, lgbt, indy comics, and indy filmmakers. The show brought excitement back. 🙂

But shows do change–that can’t be helped. The needs of the public create that change, and I think the best events have the ability to be organic. The latest phenom with media events/conventions is that they are growing Rapidly. New York Comic-Con just recently broke San Diego’s for attendance—San Diego Comic-Con, which is actually a *temporary city* of geekdom for about 7 days. Those are scary numbers. I don’t doubt Comikaze will keep growing—as will Wondercon, and others. Whether I continue to be a part of them as exhibitor remains to be seen. Because at this point it would be nice to come full circle, and just be an attendee . . .



ICE DEMON: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 1
ICE DEMON: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 1

( I think I’m supposed to connect a ‘cover reveal’ with an event or a blog tour or something like that. Do I? No! Foolish Elizabeth! But anyway~~~~)


COVER REVEAL! Tra la. STill in ‘wait mode’ for Release into the wild. Here is the synopsis and then credits. And NOW, ICE DEMON: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 1:


“Thee, of stars”

A ship of dead with iced men who shatter; The Terror sails into the Port of London during England’s worst winter, bringing insidious ice fog and a hidden killer. Secret Commission agents, Artifice, the artificial ghost, and Jim Dastard, the animated skull, track their murderer to the frozen Thames’ Frost Fair, only for Art to discover a deadlier danger—one involving the women she holds dear. A steampunk, gaslamp and horror mystery set in the world of the Dark Victorian series.

“Smart. Engaging. The fog literally creeps off the page.”
– Melanie Karsak, author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series, The Airship Racing Chronicles




Ice Demon: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread Vol 1 will be available SOON. I would like to thank (me), and:
Cover Art by Phatpuppy Creations
Cover design and art by Elizabeth Watasin
Cover model is Elizabeth Worth
Custom Wardrobe Creation: Cavalyn Galano
Makeup/Hair: Nadya Rutman
Photography: Teresa Yeh Photography
Dark Victorian Logo: Tom Orzechowski and Lois Buhalis
Editor: JoSelle Vanderhooft