Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of Dead City by James Ponti, the first in a trilogy of middle grade novels about a 12-year-old zombie killer – now available at Libro.fm, Audible, and elsewhere. The next installment, Blue Moon, is available for pre-order at Audible and Libro.fm, and the final book in the series, Dark Days, is coming soon! Molly Bigelow is an awesome, kick-ass young heroine.

A tween takes on undead New Yorkers in this paranormal action-adventure that “breathes new life into the zombie genre” (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games).

Most kids have enough to deal with between school, homework, extracurricular activities, and friends, but Molly Bigelow isn’t your typical tween. By day, Molly attends MIST – the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology – but it’s what she’s learning outside of school that sets her apart from her classmates. Molly is a zombie hunter, just like her mother.

This, however, is news to Molly. Now she must come to terms with not only the idea that zombies exist, but also that they’re everywhere, and it’s her job to help police them and keep the peace. Sure, she’d like to be a regular kid, but “regular” just isn’t possible when it turns out the most revered (or feared, depending on your perspective) zombie hunter in the history of New York City is your mother. It seems Molly’s got some legendary footsteps to follow….

The next installment in the Complete Sherlock Holmes series from The Online Stage has been released at Audible! The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle is the second in this series starring Rob Goll as Dr. Watson and Ben Lindsey-Clark as Sherlock Holmes. Elizabeth serves as producer and plays various roles, including the very strange Thaddeus Sholto.

This is the second novella detailing the continuing adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, and his friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson. In The Sign of Four, Holmes and Watson are hired by Mary Morstan to investigate the mysterious circumstances of her father’s death, which will set them on the trail of a lost Indian treasure and in pursuit of two of the strangest criminals in the Holmes canon.

Cast:

Dr. Watson – Rob Goll

Sherlock Holmes – Ben Lindsey-Clark

Athelney Jones – Jeff Moon

Jonathan Small – Josh Innerst

Thaddeus Sholto – Elizabeth Klett

Mary Morstan – Amanda Friday

Elizabeth’s latest release is a new production from The Online Stage: a full-cast dramatic reading of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway, now available at Audible. Elizabeth narrates alongside a stellar cast, including Lillian Rachel as Clarissa Dalloway, Rob Goll as Peter Walsh, Josh Innerst as Septimus Warren Smith, and Nancy Peterson as Rezia Warren Smith.

Woolf’s 1925 novel takes place over the course of a single June day in the lives of some very different Londoners: wealthy society hostess Clarissa Dalloway, who is preparing for a party; her old friend Peter Walsh, recently returned from India, whose proposal of marriage Clarissa rejected years ago; Septimus Warren Smith, a WWI veteran suffering from shell shock; and his Italian-born wife, Rezia, who is trying to care for him as best she can. Woolf’s beautiful prose captures the minds and souls of these vivid characters, who exist simultaneously in a fractured present and in their pasts, as well as the beating heart of a city and a nation still reeling from the cataclysm of the Great War.

One of Elizabeth’s most recent releases is A Hole in the Sky, the first book in the Arkship Trilogy by best-selling sci-fi author Peter F. Hamilton. This is an audio-exclusive project released by Tantor Audio, available at Libro.fm and Audible, and elsewhere.

Audiofile Magazine gave the production an excellent review, which you can read here. “Klett’s animated portrayal of Hazel is captivating, and her excellent pacing maintains momentum. Listeners will eagerly await the next installment in this engaging audio-original series.”

Elizabeth’s audiobook Wonder Tales: Favorite Fairy Tales From Around the World, is going on tour! Starting tomorrow, Tuesday January 19th, and running through next Sunday January 25th, the audiobook will be featured at the following blogs:

Jan. 19th:
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Jan. 20th:
Westveil Publishing (Review, Top 10 List)
Audiobook News (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
What Is That Book About (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Jan. 21st:
Cover Lover Book Review (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Super Booked! (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)

Jan. 22nd:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)
Library Lady’s Kid Lit (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Jan. 23rd:
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Guest Post)
I’m All About Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
The Romance Reporter (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Jan. 24th:
A Wonderful World of Words (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Guest Post, Top 10 List)
Author Anthony Avina’s Blog (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List)

Jan. 25th:
Curled Up With A Good Book (Review)
The World As I See It (Review, Top 10 List)

Please stop by all of these wonderful blogs and say hello this week! Wonder Tales has already received several excellent reviews – at Audiobook Reviewer, and Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews.

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?

Four of Elizabeth’s classic audiobooks have gotten brand new looks, as you can see from these beautiful covers. These projects were produced for Spoken Realms, where Elizabeth is a featured voice artist.

Carmilla: A Vampire Tale by J.S. LeFanu

Carmilla is a vampire novella by J. S. LeFanu published more than twenty years before Stoker’s Dracula. In this chilling tale, a young English girl growing up in an isolated castle is preyed upon by a seductive female vampire.

This production has received multiple 5-star reviews at Audible. One reviewer notes that Elizabeth “is actually my favorite female reader, and I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of great stories read by her in the past. Her voice is calm and soothing and she always manages to keep me interested no matter what. The fact that she was the reader was the main reason why I wanted this audiobook!”

The Girl Who Sat By the Ashes by Padraic Colum

This Irish version of the Cinderella story is a classic fairy tale as you have never heard it before. Master storyteller and folklorist Padraic Colum creates a completely unique world of enchanted woods, marauding giants, gossiping geese, and a supernatural cloak made of crow feathers. Through her many adventures, Maid-Alone, Colum’s heroine, remains steadfast in her quiet strength and wisdom. Listeners of all ages will enjoy this magical retelling of a familiar legend.

This audiobook also has multiple 5-star reviews at Audible.

Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf

Monday or Tuesday is a captivating introduction to Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. These eight tales by the author of Mrs. Dallowayand To the Lighthouse reveal her early experiments in the art of fiction. The stories convey tantalizing glimpses of uncommon yet everyday characters: a ghostly couple reliving their marriage in a haunted house, the members of a feminist society trying to figure out their purpose in life, an aspiring novelist writing the life of a stranger she meets on a train, and the various passersby in London’s Kew Gardens on a July day. With wit, insight, and beautiful prose, Woolf captures the strange and wonderful movements of “an ordinary mind on an ordinary day”.

An Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett presents a beautiful rendering of Virginia Woolf’s collection of short stories. The stories themselves are curious and occasionally abstract as Woolf brings to light the difficulties and paradoxes of the lives of women in early 20th century society. Klett’s reading is clear and expressive, but not overdramatic as her voice is able to capture the subtleties and ironies of Woolf’s often challenging writing. She renders Woolf’s abstract prose accessible to the average listener and captures the sheer beauty of Woolf’s writing.”

The Mysterious Key and What it Opened by Louisa May Alcott

This suspenseful novella focuses on the dark secret that haunts the aristocratic Trevlyn family since the untimely death of Sir Richard Trevlyn. His widow keeps the key to the mystery inside a locket, which she never takes off. When a charming stranger with ulterior motives gains access to Lady Trevlyn and her young daughter, will he unlock the family secrets along with their hearts? Fans of Alcott’s Little Women and her heroine Jo March’s racy stories will delight in this Victorian sensation novel.

This audiobook has multiple 5-star reviews, and an Audible listener writes, “Elizabeth Klett is consistent in her work and a ‘go to’ narrator for me. She is outstanding at adding dimension and personality to each character with her narrative style. She’s always a pleasure to listen to and easy to follow.”

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.