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

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!

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 8

We’re often told as children to listen to our parents. That mother knows best and all that… I really should’ve paid more attention to that advice. Because if I had, I may have noticed a lot more things growing up, like the fact that magic has a been part of my life since the day I was born… 

Chapter 8 “Home Cooking”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 9 “CANVASSING THE BUILDING”

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/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

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

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

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 7

The problem with looking for something when “I’ll know what it is when I see it” is that you can wind up finding something you weren’t looking for in the process. A magical gathering place is definitely going to be open late at night but so are other kinds of businesses.

Chapter 7 “Where the Magic Happens”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 8 “HOMECOOKING”

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/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

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

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

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 6

Welcome to Winding Ways, the shop where Persephone used to work. Rafael gets to combine working with Clara on a case with doing a bit of Christmas shopping, You can always get a few good finds in a store run by a clever witch. 

 Chapter 6 – “Winding Ways”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 7 “WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS”

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/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

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

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

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 5

Driving in the snow can be perilous, and it’s even at worse at night. But as Rafael is about to learn, it can be much worse when you get an unexpected visitor…

Chapter 5 – “Heavenly Guidance”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 6 “WINDING WAYS”

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/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

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

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