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

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 8 Sure To Give Offense

Welcome back to Sound Sample Saturday

“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

Welcome back to Sound Sample Saturday

         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

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 6 Forever’s Too Long

After a long day of tussling with crooked antique dealers and wasting time with useless police detectives who are more interested in playing games, Rafael and Clara deserve a night off. So they decide to step out and enjoy some music and dancing. So let’s click on the link below, and enjoy their evening out as as they get to know a little more about each other. 

NEXT WEEK – 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:

Audible Link: Forever’s Too Long – Audible

Itunes: Forever’s Too Long – Apple/Itunes

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter 5 Forever’s Too Long

Welcome to another Sound Sample Saturday. This week’s offering is Chapter 5 from Forever’s Too Long. After last week’s tussle with Moose and company, you’d think the police would be happy to take up the case Clara is pursuing. But internal politics, pettiness, and prejudice still get in the way. 

CHAPTER FIVE – CLARA PROVED ME WRONG




NEXT WEEK – Chapter 6 “NOT JUST A SPARK”

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:

Audible Link: Forever’s Too Long – Audible

Itunes: Forever’s Too Long – Apple/Itunes

Sound Sample Saturday – Chapter Four of “Forever’s Too Long”

Welcome back to another chapter of “Forever’s Too Long”. Today’s installment takes us to an antique store of questionable repute. But Clara and Rafael are up to the task, only to discover that it’s not only friendly immigrants that remember Rafael from his days as a policeman. Just click on the image below and let the action begin…

CHAPTER FOUR – MOOSE’S MEMORY

*NEXT WEEK – Chapter 5 “CLARA PROVED ME WRONG”*

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:

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 Saturday — Chapter 3 of “Forever’s Too Long”

Today we bring you the 3rd chapter in Rafael and Clara’s ongoing adventure, which takes us to the streets of New York where we’ll meet some of the friends Rafael has made during his days as a beat cop. I hope you enjoy this little stroll through 1940’s New York City.

CHAPTER THREE – THE ELLIS ISLAND TRAFFIC CONTROL BOARD

Sorry for the shortness of today’s offering but I’m certain you’ll enjoy next week’s longer offering where we get to meet yet another face from Rafael’s past. Mind you, this one won’t be quite so friendly. 

*NEXT WEEK – Chapter 4 “MOOSE’S MEMORY”*

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:

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

Sample Free Saturday – Chapter 2 from “Forever’s Too Long”

 As promised, Sample Free Saturday continues here on the “Forever Detective Blog. Today’s offering is the next chapter from my first novel “Forever’s Too Long”, and is titled “An Encouraging Smile”. Here you’ll get to know more about Rafael and his new client Clara Thomas. We also get to see how they work together as a team, along with meeting several more new faces. One of those new faces belongs to Eugene Marshall, an inventor and successful business entrepreneur. Mr. Marshall’s inventions played many key roles during the war and is quite the person of interest to a number of countries and organizations. Enjoy…

I hope you’ve been enjoying these weekly audio chapter samples. Next week I’ll be bringing you Chapter Three – The Ellis Island Traffic Control Board.

But if you can’t wait until then and want to hear more now just click on the appropriate link for the device you enjoy listening to audiobooks on below to continue the adventure:

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

What’s coming up

 Seems like I haven’t posted here in Forever. 

Seriously, sorry for the long absence. I’d rather work on my fiction than the blog in general, when time is limited, and I think we all found last year pretty stressful, and stress isn’t great for the creative juices. Allan and I both have multiple conditions that make changes for the worse dangerous. I hope you’ve all weathered the pandemic all right yourselves. My sympathies for any losses you’ve had– health, loved ones, finances. No one’s pain is lessened by someone else having it worse, so it’s okay to share your burdens. 

But enough about what’s been going on. You want to know what is happening with the books. Forever Festive will definitely by out in November, and I’m only waiting that long because I think that Christmas books are most enjoyable at Christmas time. You’ll get to meet Rafael’s family, find out a bit about the magic community in Buffalo, New York, and best of all, spend more time with Clara. At least, Rafael thinks that’s the best part. There’s also a guardian angel with a missing ward, who brings the mystery to Rafael Jones. (photo by Ralph Skirr, courtesy of Unsplash)

As for the anthology, Forever W.I.T.C.H Hunting, that will be out after Forever Festive, probably around this time next year. The good news is, I have four stories already finished and will release at least one more here for you to enjoy in advance. More good news: Rafael, Clara, Sir Lynn, Flannery, Eugene, and Medium Brown will all be represented if I get all the stories finished. Clara is slated for three stories, and Sir Lynn is pretty much involved throughout in some way, since he manages the group. The first story starts before Britain is officially at war, and the last one comes just after Forever Festive. There will also be new faces, one of which will be an important part of Forever Chosen… the next novel coming after Forever Festive. Oh, and the new people include– a cryptologist, a telekinetic, a demonologist, a witch, a healer, and a few who can’t be summed up that easily. 🙂  

Forever Chosen will bring back the vampires you love to hate. 

Any questions?