Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapters 10 and 11

As promised, this week we’re bringing you more audio chapters from “Forever Festive”. Now originally, I planned on three chapters, but just these two are over half an hour long, so we’re saving Chapter 12 and 13 for next weekend. After that it may be time to give you all some updates on what’s happening with the next book in the series and beyond.

But for now, please enjoy “To the Victor” and “Sol Invictus”

Chapter 10 “To the Victor”

Note: Since Allan is so good at voices, I often cast characters based on who he can do. In this case, I based the character of Victor Finn, on Abe Vigoda who many will remember as the lovable but grumpy “Sgt. Fish” from TV’s series “Barney Miller”. Some faces and voices are just too good to pass up sometimes.

Chapter 11 “Sol Invictus”

NEXT TIME: Chapter 12 “Persephone and Snow”, and Chapter 13 “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees”

And if you can’t wait until then, just click on the appropriate link for the device you enjoy listening to audiobooks on below to continue the adventure:

E-BOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIOBOOK LINKS:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonUK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonCA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonAU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09KCC5HZV

Smashwords Links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1112190

E-BOOK (only) LINKS:

Barnes and Noble Link: Forever Festive by Helen Krummenacker | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo Link: Forever Festive eBook by Helen Krummenacker – 9781005778637 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Apple Books Link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/forever-festive/id1592528404

AUDIO (only) LINKS:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Festive-Audiobook/B09PX5RZ6D?asin=B09PX5RZ6D

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-festive-the-forever-detective-book-4-unabridged/id1603919051

Forever Festive Chapters 7, 8, and 9

Today we’re giving you another three-for, after a bit of a break due to: holidays, an awesome review about “Forever’s Too Long” from Kirkus Reviews, and threats of flooding (we’re in Santa Cruz, California so we nearly had to evacuate more than once) are all finally over. So please sit back and enjoy a little more refresher of “Forever Festive” audiobook chapters (namely 7 and 8), along with chapter 9 which was never released on this blog before.

Chapter 7 “Where the Magic Happens”

Chapter 8 “Home Cooking”

Chapter 9 “Canvassing the Building”

NEXT TIME: Chapter 10 “To the Victor”, Chapter 11 “Sol Invictus”, and Chapter 12 “Persephone and Snow”

And if you can’t wait until then, just click on the appropriate link for the device you enjoy listening to audiobooks on below to continue the adventure:

E-BOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIOBOOK LINKS:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonUK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonCA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonAU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09KCC5HZV

Smashwords Links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1112190

E-BOOK (only) LINKS:

Barnes and Noble Link: Forever Festive by Helen Krummenacker | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo Link: Forever Festive eBook by Helen Krummenacker – 9781005778637 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Apple Books Link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/forever-festive/id1592528404

AUDIO (only) LINKS:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Festive-Audiobook/B09PX5RZ6D?asin=B09PX5RZ6D

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-festive-the-forever-detective-book-4-unabridged/id1603919051

A Kirkus Review of “Forever’s Too Long”


“A tense, thrilling paranormal adventure with a striking cast.”

A supernatural crime novel set in the 1940s focuses on a private detective.

This series opener begins in 1947. The narrator of the story, Rafael Jones, has set up shop as a private investigator in New York City. Rafael has an extensive background in law enforcement (both civilian and military), and he is eager to strike out on his own. No sooner has he put the sign up for Harmony Investigations than he is approached by a British woman named Clara Thomas. Clara has been sent to persuade Rafael to work for Interpol. She is a sharp woman, with a degree in mathematics from Oxford, who knows how to handle herself in a fight. She can also fly a plane. Rafael doesn’t need that much convincing, and he soon learns that working with Clara will be fun. It isn’t long before the two become more than mere colleagues. The duo starts working on a case involving stolen Russian art and other valuables. To complicate matters, a number of bodies seem to be connected to the thefts. Rafael must also cater to an old acquaintance: a wealthy playboy, inventor, and industrialist named Eugene Marshall, who lives and works in the Empire State Building. Eugene is concerned with the recent resignation of two of his employees who have joined a cult known as the Order of Repentance. When Rafael investigates the organization, he runs into much more trouble than he bargained for. Thanks to the infamous Rasputin, Rafael winds up meeting a vampire.

As Krummenacker’s engaging caper unfolds, readers are kept in a regular state of suspense. While it may initially seem as though Clara and Rafael will embark on a quirky investigation together, things take a turn when the Order of Repentance enters the picture. A tale supposedly about a missing Fabergé egg and some flustered shop owners eventually begins heading down an invitingly dark, supernatural avenue. Even a cool customer like Rafael couldn’t have planned for the hurdles he faces. But certain aspects of the story complicate matters without rewarding the audience. For instance, readers are assured that during World War II, Rafael repeatedly requested to be assigned to combat duty. The only reason he was forced to work in a military police capacity was due to his law enforcement background. This is not a particularly exciting or captivating part of his character when bigger problems are just emerging. In addition, the dialogue sometimes relies on such stock phrases as “Where are you going?” and “You’re amazing.” Nevertheless, the tale develops quickly, with the entire story coming in under 200 pages. Not much time is wasted once the main events get going and Rafael and Clara try to stop the bad guys. And even after the gripping novel has concluded, there proves to be plenty of intriguing material left for the sequel.

E-BOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIOBOOK LINKS:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSGKTDF

AmazonUK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RSGKTDF

AmazonCA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RSGKTDF

AmazonAU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07RSGKTDF

Smashwords Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938589

E-BOOK (only) LINKS:

Barnes and Noble Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forevers-too-long-helen-krummenacker/1131555250?ean=2940163217083

Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/forever-s-too-long

Apple Books Link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/forevers-too-long/id1463293739

AUDIO (only) LINKS:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forevers-Too-Long-Audiobook/B08B2QFJMC?asin=B08B2QFJMC

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forevers-too-long-the-forever-detective-book-1-unabridged/id1518693545

A Special Christmas Present to You All

We’re interrupting the “Forever Festive” audios to bring you another audio that is from my latest release “W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever”. As most of you already know, that book is a collection of short stories about the team of special people who work for Sir Lynne Fox. His W. I. T. C. H. Hunters have been mentioned in several of Rafael’s stories and you actually got to meet a few of them already such as Sir Lynne himself, Clara, and Medium Brown.

However, one story in the collection is a Christmas story focusing on Sir Lynne and his family, as they investigate the legendary Krampus. And as we are in the midst of the holiday season, I asked my husband/voice narrator Allan to do an audio version of that story, after he recently did an unabridged reading/presentation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, complete with imagery, over on YouTube. After seeing and hearing the results, I asked him to do the same with my “Krampus Lessons” story. And he just finished it today on Christmas Eve. 

So please sit back and enjoy our little holiday presentation and have a very Merry Christmas!.

PS: The audios for “Forever Festive” will resume early next week.

Sound Sample Holiday Edition – Forever Festive Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Today we’re giving you a three-for (is that even a word? Well, it is now!) So please sit back and refresh yourselves with these and we WILL get you further in the book, and in a few days we’ll bring you not only chapters 7 and 8 (which is where we left off) but 9 AND 10! So stay tuned.

And remember the e-book versions of all the books in this series are only $2.99 until December 26th.  

Also, let us know if we should put the audio books on discount, too! There are so many people who don’t have much chance to sit down and read but love a good story while they are doing other things.

Chapter 4 – “Background Details”

Chapter 5 – “Heavenly Guidance”

Chapter 6 – “Winding Ways”

COMING THIS TUESDAY: Chapter 7 “Where the Magic Happens”, Chapter 8 “Home Cooking”, Chapter 9 “Canvassing the Building”, and Chapter 10 “To the Victor”

And if you can’t wait until then, just click on the appropriate link for the device you enjoy listening to audiobooks on below to continue the adventure:

E-BOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIOBOOK LINKS:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonUK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonCA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonAU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09KCC5HZV

Smashwords Links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1112190

E-BOOK (only) LINKS:

Barnes and Noble Link: Forever Festive by Helen Krummenacker | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo Link: Forever Festive eBook by Helen Krummenacker – 9781005778637 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Apple Books Link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/forever-festive/id1592528404

AUDIO (only) LINKS:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Festive-Audiobook/B09PX5RZ6D?asin=B09PX5RZ6D

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forevers-too-long-the-forever-detective-book-1-unabridged/id1518693545

Sound Sample Holiday Edition – Forever Festive Chapters 1, 2, and 3

I know these are reposts of chapters, but due to health issues, we didn’t share as much of the audios as we intended last year. Hopefully, we can refresh you and get further into the book and to get you there sooner we’re giving you 3 today. We’ll also be posting 2 more before the end of this week.  Hopefully, by next week we will be caught up enough to start the new chapters and get you further into the rest of the story.

And remember the e-book versions of all the books in this series are only $2.99 until December 26th.  

Also, let us know if we should put the audio books on discount, too! There are so many people who don’t have much chance to sit down and read but love a good story while they are doing something repetitive. 

Chapter 1 – “Harold T Angel”

Chapter  2 – “Appropriate Decor”

Chapter  3 – “Parental Warning”

COMING IN A FEW DAYS: Chapter 4 “BACKGROUND DETAILS” and Chapter 5 “HEAVENLY GUIDANCE”

And if you can’t wait until then, just click on the appropriate link for the device you enjoy listening to audiobooks on below to continue the adventure:

E-BOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIOBOOK LINKS:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonUK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonCA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09KCC5HZV

AmazonAU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09KCC5HZV

Smashwords Links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1112190

E-BOOK (only) LINKS:

Barnes and Noble Link: Forever Festive by Helen Krummenacker | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo Link: Forever Festive eBook by Helen Krummenacker – 9781005778637 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Apple Books Link: https://books.apple.com/us/book/forever-festive/id1592528404

AUDIO (only) LINKS:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Festive-Audiobook/B09PX5RZ6D?asin=B09PX5RZ6D

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forevers-too-long-the-forever-detective-book-1-unabridged/id1518693545

SALE ALERT: The Entire Forever Detective Collection

The entire Forever Detective Series, plus its short-story collection spinoff, “W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever” are all now on sale in e-book form for just $2.99 (US Dollars) each from now until December 26th!!!

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That’s right you can get ALL 5 e-books for less than $15.00 (US Dollars) just in time for the holiday season!

Amazon: Amazon.com: Helen Krummenacker: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Barnes and Noble: Helen Krummenacker, NOOK | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo: Forever Detective Books Rakuten Kobo

Apple Books: Helen Krummenacker on Apple Books

Smashwords: Smashwords – The Forever Detective

E-books make great gifts for the holidays. You can even schedule when the book arrives to the recipient, such as during Hannukah, birthday, Christmas Eve, and of course Christmas day itself. And if you have someone on your list who prefers good old fashioned paperback books, we have those too at the Amazon and Barnes and Noble links above. 

**Query author for signed copies at helenkrummenacker at gmail.com** (remove spaces and replace at with @– sorry I can’t post it in a way you can use effortlessly, but spambots look for that kind of thing)

Finally, if you have someone who prefers audio, we have that too through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. (Note: you can even schedule when the audiobook arrives with Amazon). And remember you don’t have to be a member of Audible to get/give an audiobook. 

Amazon:  Helen Krummenacker Audiobooks

Audible:  Helen Krummenacker Audible

iTunes:  Helen Krummenacker on Apple Books

So why not give the gift of fun and adventure with Rafael and friends this holiday season. And keep in mind Rafael will be back next year with a whole new adventure, with many more to come

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Nearing the Finish Line

(photo by Kenny Eilason)


 Every time I approach the last few chapters of a novel, I get a strange feeling. Part of it is nervousness– is the book suspenseful enough? Funny enough? Emotional enough? Did I leave a major question unanswered? 


But another part of it is a kind of reluctance to let go. if a book is like a child to an author, this period near finishing is when they are getting close to legal adulthood, and you are realizing they have grown up too fast! You need more time to savor their development.

And yet it is not only inevitable that they leave you and go out into the world; it’s the goal. 

Forever Chosen is at that stage. 

New Non-Amazon Distributors for W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever…

Sorry for the long delay, but we’ve recently switched from Smashwords to Draft2Digital for non-Amazon e-book releases and there was a bit of a learning curve. For one thing we learned that Smashwords and Draft2Digital (D2D) have recently merged, and that getting books uploaded onto D2D is much easier. 

However, there was a learning curve along the way, but Allan (my husband/voice actor) managed to finally learn the new formatting and I am proud to announce that “W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever” is now available in the following e-book formats:

Barnes and Noble: W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever by Helen Krummenacker | eBook | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo Link: W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever eBook by Helen Krummenacker – EPUB | Rakuten Kobo United States

Apple Books Link: W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever on Apple Books

Scribd Link: W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever by Helen Krummenacker – Ebook | Scribd

Indigo Link:W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever eBook by Helen Krummenacker Kobo Edition | www.chapters.indigo.ca

And if you’re looking for other links, just click on this Books2Read Link which will show you even more places where you can find “W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever” along with other fine books.

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/bzVewz

Also, please remember to rate and review the book wherever you get your copy, and if you happen to be on Goodreads, please leave a rate and review there as well. Remember, reviews and ratings can make or break a book or a series. Thank you and happy reading.

W. I . T. C. H. Hunters Forever is now available!

“W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever” is short-story collection/spinoff of the Forever Detective Series available now in Kindle and Paperback form! Within the pages of this brand new collection you’ll find some familiar faces from Rafael Jones’ adventures such as the beautiful and talented Clara Thomas, Sir Lynn Fox her brother-in-law/wizard, as well as our favorite  spiritualist accountant Medium Brown, along with many new faces (as well as a brief appearance from Mr. Jones himself during his time gathering evidence for the Nuremberg trials). 

And if all that’s not enough, here’s more:

When he heard about Hitler’s interest in seeking out artifacts and legends, British wizard Sir Lynn Fox knew he needed a group with unusual talents to do more and better. W.I.T.C.H. Hunters is that group.

This collection of stories gives us a sample of the wide variety within the group: a sympathetic healer, a hedge witch with a penchant for sleuthing, a telekinetic sculptress, a spiritualist accountant, a demonologist monk, two Antipodean adventurers, and one extraordinarily ordinary woman who wants to do her part, and an immortal cat.

So grab your copy now, and maybe one or two extra for a family member/friend who love some good fantasy adventure tales. Just choose the link that works best for you below:

Amazon US Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8YFYH8G

Amazon UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B8YFYH8G

Amazon CA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0B8YFYH8G

Amazon AU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0B8YFYH8G

Until next time, happy reading everyone and thank you all for making this site and the series so highly rated.

****Smashwords, NOOK, Kobo, Apple and other e-book formats will be available soon. Just stay tuned to this blog for updates. Also, the Audible version is currently in the works and will be made available within the coming months.****