“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

The “Forever Festive” book trailer has arrived…

“Forever Festive” is available now in paperback and e-book formats at:

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

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

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

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

*NOTE: An audio version of the book will be coming out next month to Audible and I-Tunes *

****RELEASE DAY – FOREVER FESTIVE****

That’s right “Forever Festive” book 4 in the “Forever Detective Series” is available now in both e-book and trade paperback

Set in 1947 New York “Forever Festive” finds our hero Rafael Jones still adjusting to his vampire lifestyle, while still running his private investigator business at the same time. Only now the holidays are upon him and he’s heading back to Buffalo, NY to visit his parents who still don’t know about their “little boy’s” undead situation. But he’s also got a case involving a missing girl up in Buffalo and how can you say no to a Guardian Angel who is literally Heaven sent?

Book blurb:
There’s no place like home for the holidays– or for having you darkest secrets revealed!

Can Rafael Jones manage to find the missing girl, build on his romance with agent Clara Thomas, and still keep his parents thinking he’s living a normal life instead of being living dead? And will working for the forces of Heaven strengthen Rafael’s faith, or shake it?

Wizards, witches, angels, and Pixie Dust bring their own surprises for Rafael’s Christmas.

Order your copy now, and maybe a few others (including previous books in the series) to put in a few stockings or under a tree or two, using the appropriate link 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

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

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

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

NOTE: Personally signed paperbacks are also available for $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling, just email: helenkrummenacker@gmail.com

“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

****RELEASE DAY – “Forever In Deep****

 

Book 3 of the Forever Detective Series
is now available

Rafael Jones is always a little out of his depth in rural settings, but he’s not just a detective, he’s also undead. He can’t ignore the call from the Saratoga County coroner when she mentions the bite marks found on several drowning victims during the spring and summer of 1947.

However, he knows his weaknesses (sunlight, running water, and a woeful lack of country manners), so he isn’t working alone. His slowly developing powers and quick wits may not be a match for something old, strong in magic, and completely cursed.

Available now in all e-book formats for $3.99 at:

Kindle link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0894513Y4

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forever-in-deep-helen-krummenacker/1137077012?ean=2940164087760

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/forever-in-deep

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1024000

Kindle UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0894513Y4

Kindle CA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0894513Y4

*Also available in Trade Paperback for $12.99 at Amazon OR “Signed” copies available by contacting/e-mailing the author at: helenkrummenacker@gmail.com 

Pre-orders Available

For those who are ready to pre-order, these sites are taking preorders now:

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

 

Kindle UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0894513Y4

Kindle CA Link: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0894513Y4

Not sure if you’re interested? Check out this book trailer!

“Forever In Deep” will be released this Friday, May 29th, 2020!

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?

writer pillow

One of the common questions a writer gets is: why do you write?

It’s not just a valid question– it’s one every writer has to work out. The fact is, writing is time consuming. If you write short, nonfiction pieces, you can probably make a decent living off of doing that. “For the money” is definitely a good answer for someone doing that.

But a novelist? Unless you are famous already, your chances of making good money from it is very low. It doesn’t matter if you’re good at writing. What really matters is being good at marketing. In fact, if you’re doing it for money, people will tell you to research the markets before you even start writing, because you have to decide not what story to tell but what story will sell. Fame is at least as long a shot as money. If you want fame, you might do better creating a YouTube show because it asks people to invest less time to consume your product.

Other people will tell you it’s a compulsion. They need to put down the words to get it out of their system. It sounds good. It suggests the story is semi-autobiographical, something that has deep meaning to them and may reveal their soul. But a lot of people say it. I don’t know how common a real sense of compulsion is, and it sounds pretty awful to experience. While I am regularly drawn to write, I can easily opt to keep my ideas to myself, and, in fact, it takes discipline for me to keep up the daily effort. I can daydream in my head without anything like the time cost  of putting it into words.

So what motivates me? I want to make readers happy. Yes, they may experience some fear or have their heartstrings pulled, but overall, my novels will make you laugh, have a vicarious experience of friendship, the satisfaction of resolutions… I want people to feel good and have a chance to recover from a world that is plenty stressful.

That’s all. I’m donating books to libraries. I’m willing to give free copies to get reviews. But it’s frustrating because it is very, very hard to reach a larger audience. What would you recommend for getting the word out about my books?

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Amazon Link: Forever Haunted Amazon

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Amazon Link: Forevers Too Long Amazon