Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 3 and an Apology

Allergy season came early and with a fury to Santa Cruz California this year and a lot of people have been suffering, including us. I wound up with a lung infection from all the congestion, which has slowed down my productivity. Allan has been dealing with nerve pain and trying to take care of me, so we wound up missing posting the last two weeks. But we’re back, progress is happening on book 5 “Forever Chosen” and Allan has gotten to work on the book cover for the anthology “W. I. T. C. H. Hunters Forever” which I hope to release just in time for summer reading. 

Chapter  3 – “Parental Warning”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 4 “Background Details”

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 2

This is another repeat from December, but December is busy so you may have missed it. Rafael Jones certainly loves Christmas .

Chapter  2 – “Appropriate Decor”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 3 “Parental Warning”

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

Collection being planned

Allan and I love volumes that collect multiple books of a series, as it takes up less space in a book shelf. Therefore I planned to turn the first 4 novels into a volume, rather than the usual three at a time, to play off for/four with 4ever Begins. Conveniently it will have all that takes place in 1947, as Forever Chosen is set in February 1948. One of the hardest parts is deciding on the cover– I’m thinking of showcasing the comedy aspect a bit. What would you like to see for the cover? 

Please leave your thoughts and suggestions in the “Comments” section below. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Sound Sample Saturday – Forever Festive Chapter 1

Yes, we know we ran this chapter back in December, but we only took the story so far. Plus, it was 3 months ago. So we’ll be repeating those same 4 chapters over again so you can be reminded what was going on. Then we’ll be running several more chapters that you haven’t heard yet. So please sit back and enjoy. Besides, a good performance is always worthy of an encore.  

Chapter 1 – “Harold T Angel”

NEXT WEEK: Chapter 2 “APPROPRIATE DECOR”

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

“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

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…

Sound Sample Saturday – Merry Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas everyone. Santa left one more chapter of “Forever Festive” for you here on the blog, so here is a full 1/2 hour chapter of Rafael and Clara arriving at his childhood home and getting quite the welcome.  Enjoy…


Chapter 3 – Parental Warning

You can 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 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

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

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

An Early Christmas Gift…

Christmas is only a week away, and Santa told me you’ve all been very good so as promised, here are the 1st and 2nd chapters of “Forever Festive”, the 4th book in the Forever Detective Series, which is available now for Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Nook, and Trade Paperback. 


Unfortunately, due to time and work constraints, Allan is still editing the last few chapters of the full audiobook itself, which means that version will not be available until early next month. In the meantime, we both wanted to give you these chapters as a sample of what you can expect in Rafael’s first holiday adventure. Enjoy…

Chapter 1 – “Harold T Angel”

Chapter 2 – “Appropriate Decor

You know books make a great gift, or nice little something to fill some stockings, and you can 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 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

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 Haunted, Chapter 8

While today is the last free sample of “Forever Haunted”, Raphael’s search for Phoebe’s killer is far from over. He needs to interview another gangster, only this one is easy to find, he’s locked up. Now Raphael has to find a way to ‘break into’ the jail in order to try and get him to talk. Take a listen…

Chapter 8 – Who Knows What Lurks

At this point I would normally be letting you know I’ll be sharing the first chapter of the next book in the series, “Forever In Deep”. However, with the holidays drawing closer, instead I’m choosing to give you a sample of Raphael’s first Christmas with his parents since returning from the war, while trying to hide the fact that he’s a vampire from  them as well. So tune in next week for the first chapter of…

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/Forever-Haunted-Detective-Book/dp/B08XZRC84S/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Haunted-Audiobook/B08XZQ7TCW?asin=B08XZQ7TCW

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-haunted-the-forever-detective-book-2-unabridged/id1556807833

Sound Sample Saturday– Forever Haunted, Chapter 7

With the gangster who killed Phoebe managing to pull off an incredible disappearing act, Rafael is forced to do things the old fashion way by following the money! Having tracked down one of the people who received payment from the missing gangster before he vanished, Rafael finds that in order to get to the man in question, he has to first get past an all-too-familiar roadblock…

Chapter 6 – ACCESS WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT

NEXT WEEK – Chapter 8 “WHO KNOWS WHAT LURKS”

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/Forever-Haunted-Detective-Book/dp/B08XZRC84S/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Audible Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-Haunted-Audiobook/B08XZQ7TCW?asin=B08XZQ7TCW

Itunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/forever-haunted-the-forever-detective-book-2-unabridged/id1556807833