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ElizabethWatasin

'Tis Nyte! by Elizabeth Watasin

Gothic Steampunk, Noir Sci-Fi, Diesel Fantasy. Bringing You Uncanny Heroines in Adventuress Tales.

Currently reading

The Bombshell Manual of Style
Laren Stover, Ruben Toledo
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Gavin de Becker
Xenolinguistics: Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness
Allyson Grey, Diana Reed Slattery
In The Eye of The Beholder: A Novel of The Phantom of the Opera
Sharon E. Cathcart

Research for Dark Victorian: EVERLIFE

The Voice of Victorian Sex: Arthur H. Clough 1819-1861 (Short Lives) - Rupert Christiansen The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Rupert Christiansen The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World - Todd Pruzan King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britain through African Eyes - Neil Parsons When Passion Reigned: Sex and Victorians - Patricia Anderson Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travellers - Peter Raby Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage - Pascal Blanchard, Gilles Bo√ętsch, Nanette Jacomijn Snoep

I still have about 3K (or less) words to write to complete SUNDARK, An Elle Black Penny Dread (then all the tweaking and editing begins), but I'm also putting together all the stuff I'll be reading for Dark Victorian: EVERLIFE, third book in my Gothic steampunk series.

 

There are a few subplots and themes and I've cut some and restructured the older idea I had for the book. Two subplots require their own pile of books (!!). I'm obsessive-compulsive like that. :-p I often end up doing lots of reading just to write a few lines that are solid, believable, and add to the characters, story, and to the 'world'. Frankly, it's the same as studying lots of 60's fashion just to draw one authentic dress. It's just what has to be done.

 

Speaking of visuals, the secret Pinterest board for the Everlife characters is 'cast', too.

 

If you look at this collection of titles, you may wonder what I've up my sleeve. It will be very Interesting and I hope a worthwhile addition to speculative fiction reading. Not to mention horror and Victorian super-heroine reading. :D