The smell of blood… and many other things

 Lately I’ve had a bit of an interest in perfumes with cool names… but just a bit of an interest because I find a lot of commercial scents don’t really work with my asthma and migraines. 

But I’ve always been good with essential oils, so I looked up how to make your own perfume base and it’s super easy. The smell of blood, mentioned above, is actually rust and I’m going to experiment to see how to extract rust’s scent. 

I’m going to run a few experiments to get the perfect scents, but when I do, I may make extra and offer perfumes like Vampire Detective and Definitely Not Covert Ops. There won’t be a Rasputin scent, though. 

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 7 A Local Case

 Not everyone was happy the medical examiner brought in outside help. When a couple of deputies try to send Rafael packing, he wants to know if someone more powerful is behind it. 

Chapter 7 – A LOCAL CASE

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 8 “STEREOTYPES”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 6 Obtaining Evidence

Rafael is on the hunt for the killer, but as he has learned so many times before, trying to find one isn’t all that easy. You have to talk to people, sometimes a lot of them, and along the way you get reminders that everyone has their own demons they’ve been fighting, and not all of them are supernatural…

Chapter 6 – Obtaining Evidence

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 7 “A LOCAL CASE”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 5 Forever In Deep

 Thrill killers are chasing impulse and excitement, and they often chase it in other ways. So Rafael goes to check out one of the illegal but somehow thriving gambling houses of Saratoga Springs seeking a lead. Welcome to Mammon’s Gate.

Chapter 4 – Money and Power

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 5 “OBTAINING EVIDENCE”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 4 Forever In Deep

After a little ‘incident’ at the racetrack, Rafael and Medium Brown find themselves back at a police station but not as guests of the coroner. Not that they have much to worry about, since she is still in their corner and is not afraid to speak her mind on how things shouldn’t be…

Chapter 4 – Not How It Should Be

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 5 “MONEY AND POWER”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

“Forever Festive” Got It’s 1st Review… A 5 Star One

Sorry, no Sound Sample this weekend. Very busy week averting a strike at work, assembling a new bed, and having family over this weekend. But I thought I’d share this bit of news…

5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate Christmas Mystery with Intriguing Characters

Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021Verified Purchase

I enjoy reading Christmas mysteries, and while Forever Festive would have been a good read any time it was perfect for reading Christmas week. Rafael, who is a classic sort of 1940’s detective except for an unusual twist, and Clara his British sweetheart have series of challenges to overcome before they can settle down to enjoy the holiday with Rafael’s family. Can they find and save they imperiled young woman? What secrets are hidden under the surface of the town Rafael grew up in? And is there truly magic in Christmas Eve? The great thing is the prose is pure pleasure as you wind your way through this intriguing plot.

Remember: “Forever Festive” like all its predecessors is available for Kindle, Aubible, and Trade Paperback at the following links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever In Deep Chapter 3

Convinced that there is something to the recent drownings, Rafael and his partner Medium Brown begin their investigation. But where to find information and even leads on who might be involved in these mysterious deaths? Well, according to the coroner all the victims were somehow connected to horses and racing, so where better to start looking for suspects and leads than at the Saratoga Springs Racetrack. While they mingle, Rafael is about to run across a familiar face…

Chapter 3 – A Day At the Races

NEXT WEEK – Chapter 4 “NOT HOW IT SHOULD BE”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever In Deep Chapter 2

 

In 1947 Saratoga Springs has much to offer such as horse racing, casinos, gambling, lush forests, plenty of places to take a nice leisurely stroll through…

But of course since this is Rafael Jones’ tale, he and his partner Medium Brown, wind up taking an uneasy stroll through the local morgue as they try to get a better idea of just what is going on with all the recent drownings. But before their done, Rafael will also take another little journey into his friend’s past…

Chapter 2 – Easy On The Eyes

NEXT WEEK – Chapter 3 “A DAY AT THE RACES”

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever In Deep Chapter 1

What is going on under the waters of Lake Saratoga? Why are young women drowning at an alarming rate? The coroner thinks something fishy is happening and hires Rafael to dive into it. 

Metaphorically, of course. Running water is one of his weaknesses and he would never go in… willingly. 

Chapter 1 – Plunging In

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:

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-in-Deep-Audiobook/B093R1VLCY?asin=B093R1VLCY

Itunes Link: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-in-deep-the-forever-detective-book-3-unabridged/id1565420141

One More Before The Year Is Out…

Okay, one more sneak peek chapter of “Forever Festive” to end the year on, as Rafael decides to do some old fashion detective work to learn more about the missing Persephone. Enjoy…

Chapter 4 – Background Details

You can use some of those Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift cards you got for Christmas to get “Forever Festive” (or any/all of the Forever Detective Books) right now in e-book or a trade paperback (at Amazon and Barnes and Noble) at several of the links below:

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

Barnes and Noble Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forever-festive-helen-krummenacker/1140442307?ean=2940165068287

*You can also find the books at:

Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/forever-festive

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

Next Month: Sound Sample Saturday will begin with Chapter 1 of Book 3 “Forever In Deep” so stay tuned…