Elizabeth’s second solo release this year for Spoken Realms (following Wonder Tales) is The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by C. L. Pirkis. These are classic Victorian British detective stories starring “the female Sherlock Holmes.” Right now, the audiobook is available exclusively at Audible, but will release more widely in the new year.
Loveday Brooke is the first female detective created by a woman writer. Catherine Louisa Pirkis published stories about this smart, spirited sleuth in the 1880s, and they were collected into this anthology in 1894. In these tales, Loveday takes on cases involving wayward nuns, missing debutantes, a mysterious princess, and a ghost who resembles Napoleon, among other strange phenomena. Throughout, she is insightful, professional, and simply more intelligent than anyone else around her, indicating that Loveday and Pirkis were both ahead of their time. This collection includes seven stories: “The Black Bag Left on a Doorstep”, “The Murder at Troyte’s Hill”, “The Redhill Sisterhood”, “A Princess’ Vengeance”, “Drawn Daggers”, “The Ghost of Fountain Lane”, and “Missing”.
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of A Wind From the Rift by Bonnie Wynne, the second book in the Price of Magic series. This book was produced for Tantor Audio, as was the first book in the series, The Ninth Sorceress. It is available at Audible, Libro.fm, and elsewhere.
The sorceress has broken free of her shackles.
Months of imprisonment have forged Gwyn into something new; something dangerous. Eight dead sorceresses whisper in her ear, hungry for blood and vengeance – and after unleashing the red magic to make her escape, she fears she won’t be able to stop.
All Gwyn really wants is to go home. But as she soon discovers, escaping the Clockwork City may prove an impossible task. The wizards of the Syndicate wage a silent, bloody war over her fate, and to survive, she must play their deadly game.
As strange storms ravage the city and wizards start turning up dead, Gwyn finds herself in more danger than ever. With enemies on every side, the immortal Scions massing their armies, and the dark power inside her growing stronger, she must make a choice…. To save everything she loves, is she willing to become the monster the Syndicate fears?
Audiobook Reviewer has just published a review of Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, and it’s another excellent one! Read the review here. “Klett draws her listeners in with her silvery voice and mesmerizes with her cadence. The pace of each story was smooth and soothing with just the right amount of emotion. As a voice performer, Klett is versatile and rich.” You can buy Elizabeth’s audiobook of this wonderful collection at Audible, and get the accompanying ebook at Amazon.
Elizabeth’s collection Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, has received an excellent review from Elena at Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews. She writes, “Elizabeth Klett does a wonderful job narrating these tales, trapping you with her sweet voice, steady rhythm, and excellent character interpretations. Each character has a distinctive voice, a unique style, and her male character’s voices sound natural. She delivers her usual smooth narration to lose oneself in. I have been an admirer of her work for years. Elizabeth Klett can make a story shine.” Thank you, Elena, for the lovely review!
Wonder Tales is available exclusively at Audible right now, and can be purchased here. In January, the audiobook will release more widely and be available for purchase elsewhere. There is also a Kindle ebook available at Amazon; you can bundle the audiobook with the ebook for a reduced price.
The final two books in the Angela Marchmont Mystery Series by Clara Benson are now available as audiobooks from Libro.fm. Book 9 is The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and Book 10 is The Shadow at Greystone Chase. Elizabeth narrated the previous books in this 1920s British cozy mystery series, all of which are available at Libro.fm and Audible. (The new books should be available at Audible sometime in the next few months.)
The Scandal at 23 Mount Street
When an unwelcome figure from her past turns up unexpectedly, Angela Marchmont has no idea that she is about to become the most notorious woman in Britain. Forced to reveal secrets she has kept to herself for many years and which she had thought were safely buried, Angela faces a fight for her very life which she looks almost certain to lose without the help of the man she loves. But what hope does she have when the one man who can save her is the one man who has every reason to abandon her to her fate?
The Shadow at Greystone Chase
After her bruising encounter with the law, Angela Marchmont has vowed to give up detecting, and is doing her best to forget the events of last winter and the terrible lie she told to save herself. So when a letter arrives from beyond the grave requesting her help and reminding her of the past, she is anything but pleased. Drawn reluctantly into one final case and spurred on by her guilty conscience, Angela soon discovers a viper’s nest of family betrayals and hidden enmities which have lain undisturbed for years, and which may have led to the deaths of more than one person. Despite her unwillingness to reopen old wounds, Angela knows she must put aside her own feelings and solve the mystery if she is ever to find peace. Can she get to the heart of the matter, right the wrong she has done and be happy at last?
Each of the Angela Marchmont books contains a standalone mystery which is resolved at the end. However, if you are new to the series, please note that Book 10, The Shadow at Greystone Chase, contains spoilers from Book 9, The Scandal at 23 Mount Street and is to some extent a sequel, and we therefore advise reading the two in order.
Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of the final audiobook in the Companion Series by Tanya Bird: The Rebel’s Queen, now available at Libro.fm. This is the sixth and last installment in the compelling medieval romance series, produced through Findaway Voices. The rest of the audiobooks in the series are available at Libro.fm, Audible, and elsewhere.
A rising king. A falling queen. An unimaginable love.
Queen Cora is married to a monster. Three years she has played wife, and all she has to show for it is a marked face, an empty womb, and a bitter taste in her mouth best washed away with wine. It is a good thing she is made of something solid, because marriage is a life sentence. Or is it? The rebel prince is coming for the crown. Powers will shift, and loyalties will be tested. As Cora’s future unravels, she must fight to keep hold of her position, her sanity—and most definitely her heart.
Brom is leader of the Nydoen people, a mountain rebel—and next in line to rule. His brother is self-destructing, and the time has come to replace him. He has the love of a kingdom and a clear path to the throne, but not everyone wants him to succeed. War is coming. He is going to need allies if he stands any chance against his enemy. The one they call Ice Queen might be the key. Experienced, intelligent, well-connected. Intoxicating. If he can just find a way to thaw her solid heart, she may prove to be his greatest ally yet.
This is the sixth and final book in The Companion series. If you enjoy a medieval tale with a strong heroine and plenty of action, then you will love The Rebel’s Queen.
Trigger warning: This book contains violence and dark themes.
It’s release day for Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, which is now available at Audible! Elizabeth selected these stories and narrated them, as well as putting together an accompanying ebook. This project was produced with the good folks at Spoken Realms.
This collection of 40 fairy tales contains well-known favorites from authors like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Perrault, Madame de Beaumont, and Joseph Jacobs. It also collects rare gems from folk-tale traditions around the world, from Germany to China, from Scandinavia to Arabia, from Russia to Japan, and from Italy to Canada. These beautiful, frightening, funny, romantic, and whimsical stories will introduce you to princesses in peril, beastly brides and grooms, adults and children behaving badly, daring and adventurous girls, and clever and devious tricksters. These wondrous tales will be enjoyed by listeners both young and old.
The latest audiobook in the Ginger Gold Mystery Series by best-selling author Lee Strauss is now available at Libro.fm, and will be released on Audible soon. Murder on Eaton Square is the 10th book in the popular series of 1920s cozy British lady detective novels, and Elizabeth is currently working on narrating #11! All of the previous novels in the series are available at Libro.fm and Audible as well.
Murder’s Bad Karma. . . Life couldn’t be better on Eaton Square Gardens where the most prestigious families lived, until one of their own dies and it’s murder. Ginger and Basil are on the case, but it’s not a simple glass of bubbly fizz. The more the clues present themselves, the trickier the puzzle gets, and Ginger feels she’s on a wild goose chase. But as someone close to the victim so aptly quips, “One shouldn’t commit murder. It’s bad karma.” Reaping what one sows is hardly a great cup of tea.
Elizabeth’s latest release is The First Husband, a novel by best-selling author Laura Dave, recorded for Tantor Audio.
A savvy, addictive novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she’d marry.
Annie Adams is days away from her 32nd birthday and thinks she has finally found some happiness. She visits the world’s most interesting places for her syndicated travel column and she’s happily cohabiting with her movie director boyfriend Nick in Los Angeles. But when Nick comes home from a meeting with his therapist (aka “futures counselor”) and announces that he’s taking a break from their relationship so he can pursue a woman from his past, the place Annie had come to call home is shattered.
Reeling, Annie stumbles into her neighborhood bar and finds Griffin – a grounded, charming chef who seems to be everything Annie didn’t know she was looking for. Within three months, Griffin is Annie’s husband and Annie finds herself trying to restart her life in rural Massachusetts.
Elizabeth’s latest releases are Wild Moonlight and On a Wild Winter’s Night by Miriam Minger, the third and fourth installments in the O’Byrne Brides series. Elizabeth narrated the first and second books, Wild Angel and Wild Roses, back in 2014.
Niall O’Byrne’s long-awaited story is finally here in book three of The O’Byrne Brides Series, Wild Moonlight!
Promised in marriage to a brutal Norseman, Nora MacTorkil flees in terror the night before the wedding. The daughter of the richest merchant in Dublin, she knows she must hide – but where? In the moonlight, she makes a desperate run along the dock hoping to conceal herself aboard one of her father’s ships. Until Nora trips and tumbles into the River Liffey, her cry for help cut off as the dark water closes over her head…
Many drunken nights have passed and still, Niall O’Byrne cannot free himself from memories of the woman who betrayed him and broke his heart. The brother of Ireland’s most infamous rebel, he rode away from Glenmalure in a wild attempt to escape his misery and vowed to never love again. Yet a half-drowned damsel in distress moves Niall so fiercely that he’ll do anything to protect her from the beast who would claim her.
In this heart-warming novella, Triona wants everything to be perfect for her longed-for family reunion. Her beloved sister-in-law Maire and her Norman husband will be joining them in Glenmalure for Christmas! Yet it might take a miracle for her rebel husband Ronan O’Byrne and Lord Duncan FitzWilliam to get along peaceably together. It’s only for three days. What could go wrong?
“Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. Emotions so strong that you are pulled into the pages and into their lives.” (Inside Romance)