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This week’s Free Audio Friday features the first part of Good Lady Ducayne, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s 19th century vampire novella, which you can listen to below. The conclusion of the story will be posted next week. Braddon, author of the sensation novel Lady Audley’s Secret (which Elizabeth has recorded for LibriVox), portrays a rich and ancient lady who preys upon her youthful companions in this chilling (yet lightly humorous) tale. Be sure to listen to last week’s story, “Luella Miller,” and the previous one as well, “Mrs. Amworth.”

Part 1 runs 37:56. You can read the text of this story online here.

marywilkinsfreeman Once again, it’s Free Audio Friday, special Halloween edition! Following on last week’s free recording of “Mrs. Amworth,” this week’s free vampire audio story is “Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman. This story was selected by Amanda DeWees and recorded by Elizabeth. Click below to listen to this unsettling story about an alluring but dangerous woman in a small New England town.

“Luella Miller” runs 35:20. You can read the text online here.

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It’s Free Audio Friday, special Halloween edition! Elizabeth will be featuring new free recordings of vampire stories every Friday in the month of October. This week’s story is “Mrs. Amworth” by E.F. Benson, a creepy tale of a seemingly normal English village invaded by the undead.

Elizabeth’s choice of material for these vampire stories was inspired by this post by author Amanda DeWees, with whom Elizabeth has worked on the audio versions of several Gothic romance novels: With This Curse, Cursed Once More, and Nocturne For a Widow. Elizabeth and Amanda will collaborate in 2017 on the sequel to Nocturne For a Widow as well!

“Mrs. Amworth” runs 38:18. You can read the text online here.

MondayOrTuesday-cover

Elizabeth is pleased to announce the release of her latest audiobook: Monday or Tuesday, a collection of eight stories by Virginia Woolf. This book is now available at Audible, where you can listen to an audio sample. An extended sample is also available at Elizabeth’s Soundcloud page. The stories included in this collection are: “A Haunted House,” “A Society,” “Monday or Tuesday,” “An Unwritten Novel,” “A String Quartet,” “Blue and Green,” “Kew Gardens,” and “The Mark on the Wall.”

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. Dalloway and 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”.