Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 8 Sure To Give Offense

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“Don’t you just hate it when a plan comes together?” That’s the thought going through the mind of our hero Rafael Jones.

Last time we left him he’d landed up in the ‘frying pan’, when he’d tried to infiltrate the cult that was recruiting Eugene’s employees. The sickly, strange cultists had managed to capture him. Now Rafael’s about to come face-to-face with their spiritual leader, a man long believed dead, and is about to realize he’s gone from said frying pan and into the fire!

Chapter 8 – SURE TO GIVE OFFENSE

Alas, as the title of this entry (and its predecessors) have hinted, the ‘free samples’ of “Forever’s Too Long” is now at an end. The story however, still has a ways to go. Will Rafael survive? Can he save himself not only physically but spiritually? And can he keep his friend Eugene out of the clutches of Rasputin and Yekaterina?

To find out the answers, you’ll need to get your own copy of “Forever’s Too Long” at one of the links below (for those who do not have access to Audible or Itunes, I’ve supplied links for paperback and the e-book versions as well):

AUDIO 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

PAPERBACK & EBOOK 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

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

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

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 7 Forever’s Too Long

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         It seemed like a simple job. Go in, get some evidence of wrongdoing– there’s always wrongdoing by cult  leaders– and present it to Eugene’s former employees to get them to get their lives back on track.     

But Rafael had no idea how wrong things were done behind the facade of the visiting room. Or what a familiar beauty he would find there. 

Chapter 7 – CULT FOLLOWING

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:

NEXT WEEK – Chapter 8 “SURE TO GIVE OFFENSE”

Audible Link: Forever’s Too Long – Audible

Itunes: Forever’s Too Long – Apple/Itunes

“Forever In Deep” Is Now Available In Audio Form

“Forever In Deep” the 5-star rated third installment of the Forever Detective Series has joined its siblings on Audible, Itunes, and Amazon. This makes the entire series to date available in audio form, with more books coming, starting with “Forever Festive” which will be released this November.

Allan Krummenacker has once again brought his vocal talents to the forefront to bring Rafael Jones and his friends Medium Brown, Flannery and a host of a new characters to life for you in this 3rd adventure of our favorite vampire detective. 

This tale takes Rafael, accompanied by Medium Brown, to upstate New York in order to look into a series of mysterious drownings that have been taking place in Saratoga Springs. The clues they find lead them to the racetrack where they find another familiar face, who also finds the drownings intriguing and troubling.  But who or what is behind the killings?  

Perhaps this little snippet will give you all a hint:

If you’d like to hear more, just click on one of the links below for the format that works best for you.

Audible

Amazon

Itunes

And if you missed out on the earlier books, here are the audio links for “Forever’s Too Long”…

Audible

Amazon

Itunes

 and “Forever Haunted”:

Audible

Amazon

Itunes

“Forever Haunted” Is Now Available In Audio For Both Audible and Amazon

I’m proud to announce that “Forever Haunted” is now live on audio at both Audible and Amazon for just $17.46 or 1 Audible Credit.

Once again, my husband Allan, has provided all the voices making it his 2nd full audiobook narration. And I’m pleased to announce he has already recorded over a quarter of “Forever In Deep” and we hope to have that audiobook available this summer.


In the meantime, here are the links to Amazon and Audible. We hope you enjoy what you hear and come check us out some more, as there’s many more adventures coming your way:

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Haunted-Audiobook/B08XZQ7TCW?qid=1614960342&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=YVXHJPM2ZE3PDSTE3395I’m

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0821Z6RMY

Amazon UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Haunted-Detective-Book/dp/B08XZR54Z4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon Canada Link: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Haunted-Detective-Book/dp/B08XZRD3JG/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon AU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/Forever-Haunted-Detective-Book/dp/B08XZRMQHP/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Close one door; open another

 

So, the rules with Audible say that if we have an audiobook with them, we can’t have it available elsewhere. No one has nibbled on buying it direct from us through our store.

I do know there are people who just use Audible, because they want to get their subscription’s worth. And there are book clubs who only choose books where their members can get it in audiobook form. It seems better to put it on a site where it will be easily found and used. So the book is now available through Audible and Amazon. So now “Forever’s Too Long” is available exclusively through Audible and Amazon.

In the meantime I’m removing the downloadable audiobook option (which I was supplying personally) of “Forever’s Too Long” from my online store. I’m going to put the links for both Audible and Amazon there instead, so you can get your own audiobook through either of those sites.

I will be adding and I-Tunes Link as well once it is available there.

Here’s the link to my online store:

https://www.theforeverdetective.com/p/store.html

Writing in the Time of COVID

On the Big Table

I don’t get extra time to write in. I save maybe 20 minutes of commute per day, but I’m desperate to get up and stretch after a 9 hour shift telecommuting. I work for local government, and the work I do keeps the money for vital services flowing. I’m glad I can do this– it feels like I’m helping the community get through this and having something to do keeps my anxiety under control.

But I am anxious. I have severe asthma, as does my husband. Some other conditions that bump our risk, too, but since inability to breathe is the main killer with this disease, that’s where my mind goes. This isn’t the first time my health has forced me to be bound up indoors for over a month, but it is the first time I felt so endangered. A bad asthma run usually just leaves me feeling half-dead… which is part of how write the inside view of a vampire’s physical existence as being uncomfortable.

Beyond time management and distraction, editing my most recent manuscript, Forever in Deep, pushed me to reveal something sooner than I’d planned about Nicola Durante’s family. The 1918 flu pandemic and aftermath had not been something I expected to be so relevant to today when I was working on his background.

Allan’s been unable to work from home, but he is working hard. Currently, he’s working on the cover for Forever in Deep. (The painting above wasn’t done by him, but me. I thought it just seemed seasonal, and it has a book in it.) And he’s recording Forever Haunted. 

I hope you are all staying well and safe. This is one strange virus and we still don’t know the long term effects on the survivors. Flattening the curve is buying society time to deal with it.

Happy Easter if you celebrate it. Try and enjoy the spring whatever what you can, even if it’s just opening some windows and hearing the birds sing.

Watch this (approximate) space

I’m looking into ways to make it possible to buy directly from this website, especially with our development of an audio version of the first book. More will follow, but right now, my voice artist has a very bad cold so he can’t record right now. (By the way, if you want that quasi-antique phonograph, I found it a Kohl’s ad)

I know a lot of people would rather buy directly from a creator than a large corporation, and I’ve found out Audible is a pretty expensive resource for audiobook listeners, so we want to make options available. We will also have CD sets available and I’d like for people to be able to buy signed books without having to take the initiative and hit Contact Me (but totally contact me if you want a signed copy). Maybe a pdf download purchase option, too. After all, the easier it is for readers to get their books instead of having to open extra tabs, the better, right?

A Question For The Audience Regarding An Audiobook Version of “Forever’s Too Long”

Hello everyone. Today, I’m looking for feedback from all of you. Below are 3 audio versions of the same intro to “Forever’s Too Long”. The goal here is to find what style you the audience find most appealing, so Allan and I can proceed with turning the novel into a full-scale audiobook. My hope is to have it ready in time for the holidays so it can be released along with the print and e-book version of “Forever Haunted” the second installment of this series.

Each of us did a recording of the prologue separately, and then we did one together. 

Please give a listen to each and let us know which style you like best. Mind you, listening to all three from start to finish would take about 10-11 minutes. But if you don’t have that kind of time, please listen to the 1st minute of each and give us your feedback.

We sincerely thank you in advance for your help with this because I sincerely wish to bring you only the best when it comes to my work.