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 third installment in Lee Strauss’ Ginger Gold Mystery series is now available at Audible: Murder at Bray Manor. Elizabeth has also narrated the first two books in the series: Murder on the SS Rosa and Murder at Hartigan House. If you haven’t listened to this thrilling 1920s cozy British mystery series yet, you’re in for a treat!
A poltergeist guilty of murder?
Ginger Gold receives a letter from her sister-in-law, Felicia, requesting Ginger come straightaway to her late husband’s family home, Bray Manor. Dowager Lady Gold, Ginger’s nervous grandmother through marriage, believes the old manor is haunted.
Ginger doesn’t believe in ghosts, but is haunted nevertheless by memories of her husband and the lure of his gravesite she just can’t bring herself to visit.
In order to keep Bray Manor afloat financially, Felicia and Ambrosia have opened the estate to the public for club meetings and special events. Knitters, stamp collectors and gardeners converge weekly–targets for the poltergeist that seems to find amusement in hiding small things from their owners.
Bray Manor hosts a dance to raise money for maimed soldiers who struggle with peacetime after the Great War. Felicia invites her flapper friends and her new beau, Captain Smithwick, a man Ginger has met before and definitely doesn’t like.
When the dance ends with the discovery of a body, Ambrosia is certain the poltergeist is to blame, but Ginger is quite sure the murderer is made of flesh and blood.
Elizabeth has several new releases to share with you this coming week, all of which are available at Audible. The first is An Unbidden Visitor by Dianne Ascroft, which you can find here. Elizabeth recorded this story for the new company Findaway Voices.
A short story inspired by Northern Ireland’s famous Cooneen ghost.
A tale of family, friends, and fear….
And the unnatural force that threatens to ruin everything….
March 1913: Struggling to make ends meet, widow Bridget Murphy finds life in rural Ireland difficult, raising six children while farming her small acreage. With the help of neighbors and friends, Bridget is able to cope with the many arduous tasks and chores required of her.
When an unnatural and terrifying force invades their house, threatening their family, Bridget is surprised to see so many backs turning on her. Fearing for themselves, those she once counted on for help and support will not risk their safety for her. Father Smyth, their priest, is the only one who stands alongside their family in the battle against the uninvited and fearsome poltergeist. But, prayers alone won’t run the farm. Will Bridget find a way to save her home and her family before there’s nowhere left to turn?
The next book in Sarah Noffke’s Olento Research series is now available at Audible: Lone Wolf. Elizabeth will be narrating the whole series. Book 1, Alpha Wolf, is already available at Audible, and the next two books – Rabid Wolf and Bad Wolf – are currently in production.
When one man can’t reconcile with the wolf inside of him, he knows all he can do is run. Take the wolf with him and run away from those he doesn’t want to hurt. But will that be his greatest mistake?
The pack is coming together, but one wolf would rather be alone with his demons than united as a team. In the second installment in the Olento Research series, Connor runs from the Lucidite Institute and his pack, fearful of what the wolf will make him do. All of the men describe feeling the impulses, the desires that are unquenchable, coursing through them. But Connor knows he has a lesser chance of resisting those impulses due to his background. And after what he almost did to Adelaide, he can’t risks it happening again.
However, Mika hasn’t given up and he’s more driven to retrieve the werewolves he knows belong to him. He plants a mole in the Institute and then goes to work creating a werewolf meant to catch other werewolves. One that is stronger, faster and bigger than those in the original pack.
Meanwhile Zephyr is quickly following leads and tracking down members of the pack, but will he be one step behind Olento Research? Can he rescue his team and stop Olento Research before they capture their would-be assassins?
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!
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.
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.