Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of the latest book in the popular Alexis Carew series by J.A. Sutherland: Privateer, book #5, now available at Audible. If you haven’t yet listened to this swashbuckling SFF adventure series, start with Into the Dark, and continue with Mutineer, The Little Ships, and HMS Nightingale. Be sure to listen to the audio sample of the latest release!
Even with no war on, there are always battles to fight.
A cease-fire in the war with Hanover leaves Lieutenant Alexis Carew on half-pay, in-atmosphere, and with her ship laid up in ordinary until called upon once more for the needs of the Service. She was, at least, lucky enough to be in her home star system when her last ship, HMS Nightingale, paid off, unlike much of her former crew.
She’s left to help manage her family lands, though still with no certainty she’ll be allowed to inherit them. It would be a tranquil, peaceful life, if not for the influx of asteroid miners seeking their fortunes, the uncertainties of her inheritance, and the nagging certainty that her current life is not what she really wants.
She’d give anything to command a ship again.
Elizabeth’s recording of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, produced by Essential Audiobooks, is now available at Audible! This brand-new production of Austen’s earliest completed novel joins Elizabeth’s best-selling version of Persuasion, released by Essential Audio earlier this year.
Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey, published posthumously in 1818, tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion.
Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical Northanger Abbey pokes fun at the Gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.
Elizabeth’s latest release is Lady Grace, part of the “Ladies of Disgrace” series by romance writer Vicki Hopkins. This historical novel, set during World War I, is now available at Audible.
As a young woman of 21, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of 40. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for his king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled, but paints a vastly different scene than it did before.
The latest Angela Marchmont mystery novel by Clara Benson is now available at Audible. The Riddle at Gipsy’s Mile is the third novel in this series that Elizabeth has narrated; the others are The Mystery at Underwood House and The Treasure at Poldarrow Point. The books in this excellent period mystery series have garnered many five-star reviews at Audible.
Lost in the mists of the Romney Marsh, Angela Marchmont stumbles upon the body of a woman whose face has been disfigured – presumably to prevent recognition. Who is she, and what was she doing out there in the middle of nowhere? The search for answers will take Angela from a grand stately home to London’s most fashionable – and disreputable – nightclub, and into a murky world of illegal drinking, jazz music, and lost souls.
Elizabeth is excited to annouce the release of her eighth collaboration with best-selling author Abigail Reynolds: Conceit and Concealment, her latest Pride and Prejudice variation novel, now available at Audible. For a complete list of all the novels that Elizabeth has narrated from this series, please visit the Credits page.
Pride & Prejudice meets alternate history.
Six years after Napoleon’s invasion of England….
Fitzwilliam Darcy is a traitor. He even admits to collaborating with Napoleon’s troops. And Elizabeth Bennet despises all traitors.
But she can’t make sense of Darcy. He doesn’t act like a traitor. He risks his own safety to save young women from the French. And how can she despise a man who loves puppies? Something about him doesn’t add up – and she finds him far too attractive.
Then Darcy’s carefully constructed world crumbles, and he must entrust his closest-held secret to Elizabeth. To protect that secret, Elizabeth must disappear entirely, leaving her family and Darcy behind, to plunge herself into the dizzying world of fashionable London and the dangers of the Loyalist Resistance. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Darcy is determined to find Elizabeth. Now that she knows the truth about him, there’s nothing to keep them apart – nothing, that is, until the day Darcy is forced to choose between his country and the life of the woman he loves….
The fourth and final installment in the Oscar Wilde series produced by The Online Stage is now available at Audible: A Woman of No Importance. Elizabeth performs the role of Mrs. Arbuthnot in this classic play. The others in the series are An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lady Windermere’s Fan.
A Woman of No Importance takes place in a 24-hour period during a house party hosted by Lady Hunstanton at her country estate. The upper echelons of English society mix, mingle and flirt, including Lady Caroline Pontefract (who is on her fourth husband), the witty and ironic Mrs. Allonby and the dandyish Lord Illingworth. Wilde balances these worldly characters with a visiting young American woman, Hester Worsley, who becomes attracted to the earnest Gerald Arbuthnot, soon to become Lord Illingworth’s secretary. When Gerald’s mother pays a visit, however, the secret of his scandalous parentage will be revealed, and more than one future placed in jeopardy.
Elizabeth is excited to announce the release of Clara Benson’s The Treasure at Poldarrow Point, the latest audiobook in the Angela Marchmont mystery series, now available at Audible! This follows on the release of the previous book in the series, also narrated by Elizabeth: The Mystery at Underwood House. Benson’s mysteries are delightful British period creations, and have met with enthuasiastic reveiws at Audible. A five-star review of The Treasure at Poldarrow Point notes, “Her books are very witty and clever and great fun to listen to. They make you feel like you have gone back to an elegant era. Angela Marchmont is a great character and I enjoyed the addition of her unusual ward Barbara. The mysteries are always complex and layered, but not far-fetched. The narrator does an excellent job with both male and female characters. She uses many different voices all very appropriate.”
When Angela Marchmont goes to Cornwall on doctor’s orders she is looking forward to a nice rest and nothing more exciting than a little sea-bathing. But her plans for a quiet holiday are dashed when she is caught up in the hunt for a diamond necklace which, according to legend, has been hidden in the old smugglers’ house at Poldarrow Point for over a century. Aided by the house’s elderly owner, an irrepressible 12-year-old, and a handsome Scotland Yard detective, Angela soon finds herself embroiled in the most perplexing of mysteries. Who is the author of the anonymous letters? Why is someone breaking into the house at night? And is it really true that a notorious jewel thief is after the treasure too? Angela must use all her powers of deduction to solve the case and find the necklace – before someone else does.