Elizabeth’s latest release is Of Dubious Intent, the first book in the new Dark Artifice series by Richard Grantham. This steampunk fantasy novel, set in early 19th century Britain, is now available at Audible.
Do you think when a man’s name reaches my ear, that he doesn’t deserve what I bring him?
Cat has grown up as a cutpurse on London’s streets – pretending to be a boy to stay clear of the procurers, but that ruse is getting harder to maintain and she needs a new plan. One that will let her keep the gang’s next big score for herself, get her free of the streets, and give her the hope of a new life. Then she finds her plan was someone else’s all along – and that man’s intentions are not at all what they seem.
Elizabeth is proud to announce the release of The Online Stage production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the role of Mina Harker, and also served as producer and editor for this production. The book is a dramatic reading and is performed by a full cast; you can hear Ben Lindsey-Clark as Dr. Seward and Ben Stevens as Van Helsing in the Audible sample.
Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel is the most famous vampire tale ever told. British solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself imprisoned in a castle in Transylvania and begins to believe his host, Count Dracula, is not entirely human. As his horror mounts, he suspects that Dracula plans to invade and conquer England, one victim at a time.
The latest dramatic reading produced by The Online Stage is Anne Bronte’s enthralling novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the flirtatious Annabella Wilmot in this full-cast dramatization, featuring Ben Lindsey-Clark, Amanda Friday, and Craig Franklin in the leading roles.
A young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall with her son, Arthur. Clouded in mystery, Helen Graham soon becomes the object of much scandalous gossip. Refusing to believe any of it, Gilbert Markham eventually discovers her dark past.
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 is excited to announce her latest audiobook release, which is another collaboration with writer Amanda DeWees. The Last Serenade (now available at Audible) is the sequel to Nocturne For a Widow, both part of the Sybil Ingram Victorian Mystery series.
When Sybil takes the stage again, murder plays the leading role.
In September 1873, medium and actress Sybil Ingram is looking forward to her new life as the wife of dashing violinist Roderick Brooke. But their plans for marriage are interrupted by a cry for help from Julia de Lioncourt, Roderick’s former lover, who implores him to come to Paris to rescue her from a blackmailer, Danton Fournier.
When they arrive in Paris, the bewitching beauty proposes a daring plan: Sybil will take Julia’s place in a new melodrama while Julia, her alibi thus secured, recovers the letters from Fournier’s home. Knowing that Roderick still harbors guilt over killing Julia’s husband in a duel, Sybil agrees to the plan for his sake – even though it’s all too clear that Julia wants Roderick back in her bed. Moreover, the theater seems to harbor a ghostly presence that may foretell disaster for the masquerade.
Catastrophe strikes when Fournier’s body is discovered stabbed through the heart. Suddenly Sybil needs an alibi. She must also find a way to prevent suspicion from falling on Roderick as well – while determining whether Julia knows more about Fournier’s death than she is admitting. Can Sybil’s abilities as a spirit medium help her discover the truth before the real killer stops her?
A delicious blend of supernatural mystery, gothic romance, and romantic comedy, the Sybil Ingram Victorian mysteries are perfect for listeners who love Victorian women sleuths like Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby, Penny Richards’s Lilly Long, Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey, and Elizabeth Peters’s Amelia Peabody. And be sure not to miss Sybil’s previous adventures in Nocturne for a Widow!
Happy Halloween, everyone! Elizabeth hopes you’ve enjoyed her recordings of classic vampire stories this past month – and is featuring one more free audio recording in celebration of the holiday today. Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market is a creepy tale of supernatural temptation, desire, and sacrifice. Elizabeth made this recording for LibriVox as part of a longer collection of Rossetti’s poetry, which you can listen to here. You can stream Goblin Market for free right here. Enjoy!
This week is the last Free Audio Friday in the special Halloween vampire series, featuring the conclusion of Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Good Lady Ducayne. You can listen to Part 1 here, as well as the other stories in the series: “Mrs. Amworth” by E.F. Benson, and “Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman. Happy Halloween, everyone!