Hey Audiobook/Audible fans, my first book “Forever’s Too Long” is now on sale for 1/2 price (regular price $14.95 – now only $7.47) over on Amazon.
If you love vampires, noir/mystery detectives set in 1947, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. And a little FYI, my husband (Allan Krummenacker) did the narrating and is recording my 2nd book “Forever Haunted” as we speak.
So come and grab your copy, or gift one to a family member or friend. Just click on the link below to purchase:
-Noir meets the supernatural in this thrilling first installment in a brand new series.-
“Forever’s Too Long”
-written by Helen Krummenacker
-narrated by Allan Krummenacker.
Available on Audible and Amazon or just $14.95 or 1 Audible Credit.
In 1947, hard-boiled detective Rafael Jones’ first job is to investigate a shady cult as well as some possible stolen Russian Art.
Soon he finds himself coming face to face with a historic figure who was supposedly strangled, shot and finally drowned back in 1916. Is it really the same man? And if so, how can he still be walking the Earth? And is he involved both the cult and the art smugglers?
Rafael is about to find out, but the answer could leave him a changed man forever…
What readers are saying:
5.0 out of 5 stars – A Great Twist
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
“This is an interesting take on both hard-boiled mysteries and urban fantasy…”
Diane Bouse rated it 5.0 out of 5 stars – It was amazing
“I listened to this on audio and loved it. Helen has done a superb job with her characters and story… Allan did the reading and it was wonderful. Voices spot on, all the time and such a variety.”
You can find out more and listen to a sample from the book, as well as get a copy for yourself or a friend, at the following links:
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.
Okay everyone, the big day is drawing near and you still want to get a few more gifts but don’t know what to buy, or don’t want to go out into the stores which have already pulled down half of their displays and are lining up Spring stuff. What to do, what to do… how about giving someone a good book to read on their Kindle, Nook, or on their computer? It’s fast, easy, and you can have it delivered on Christmas Day and know it will arrive on time…
Didn’t know you could do this? Neither did I for the longest time. I only found out a couple of years ago when Allan and I released “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home”. We were rewarding some of our beta-readers with a free copy of the finished product in whatever form they wished (trade paperback, Kindle, PDF). Most requested a signed trade paperback, but a couple asked for the Kindle version.
So we headed over to Amazon, got into my account, and pulled up “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home”. Once there we discovered the “Give As A Gift” button and clicked it. From there we were taken to another screen which asked us to sign into our Amazon account, which we did. From there we were taken to a final screen
This screen asked only for the e-mail address of the recipient we were sending this book to AND what day we wanted it delivered. It was the option of a delivery date that really caught my eye. Now I had a way of getting a copy of one of my books into someone’s hands right on Christmas, their birthday, you name it.
Now some of you may have known about all this, but for those who didn’t you now have more options when it comes to shopping for gifts. I personally love the idea of having a book to place in someone’s ‘Cyber Stocking’.
So for anyone who didn’t know about this option, now you do. And the best part is you can do that kind of shopping right now. The e-book will not arrive before the date you set.
Of course, being an author I’m going to shamelessly promote my books by providing links below where all my books are listed and you can choose whichever one(s) you’d like to gift to the readers in your life.
Life isn’t easy, but it’s easier than adjusting to being dead. Rafael Jones is still learning about his new diet, powers, and limitations when he’s asked to certify that a house isn’t haunted. But when it turns out to have the ghost of a murdered flapper, his new mission is to locate the missing gangster who killed her, the magic mirror that helped the killer disappear, protect his client, and stop a new string of murders. Magic and mystery collide in the summer of 1947, and our detective is digging up answers to questions going back as far as the end of WWI.
*And remember, you can ‘gift’ a copy to your family and friends and have it delivered to their e-reader on Christmas*
And finally, you can also get a signed copy of both the 1st book of the series “Forever’s Too Long” as well as “Forever Haunted” for just $20.00. And be assured that more books are coming next year for this growing series.signed paperback copies are available now for just $12.00 each or 2 for $20.00.
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I hadn’t read this genre or point of view for awhile.It had some humorous bits,the plot moved well,and it was pretty believable.The whole movie played out in my head in black and white,as it could be,if ever it becomes one.It was my first time read in this author–Highly recommend her.
This is the book’s 6th review and all of them have been 5-stars. If you haven’t picked up your own copy, here’s where you can get one in the format that works for you.
I mention in the acknowledgments that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants. But the names I list might not be familiar to everyone.
Raymond Chandler was the creator of Phillip Marlowe. He didn’t create the hard-boiled detective genre, but he saw untapped potential in it. He started writing his own, bringing in a more sophisticated style of writing. He believed that people could enjoy exciting plot twists and still get literary touches.
Dan Curtis was a television producer, but not just a producer. He came up with and developed ideas for shows. His first foray into fiction was based on a dream that a friend told him sounded like gothic horror. He’d never heard of that genre before, plunged into it, and came out with a successful gothic soap opera that saved a television network. One of his followup projects, Kolchak, the Nightstalker, features a classically abrasive investigative reporter who keeps finding paranormal dangers at the heart of strange events in Chicago. It was brilliant and funny, and I was delighted to be compared to it.
Marv Wolfman might seem like the most obscure name I gave, but he’s been a tremendous influence on comic books and has wrtiten television shows. One of his specialties is re-imagining classic monsters into contemporary stories. He’s also remarkable for working out how to fix inconsistencies in an ongoing story line..
I’d also like to say Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books helped me see there is a market for this kind of old-fashioned character and cross-genre writing. Unlike the Dresden books, this is actually set back in the heyday of the private eye’s he emulates. And my detective, rather than starting out as an expert on the occult, begins blissfully unaware.
Less directly, I’m sure Terry Pratchett has been an influence, if only because he’s my favorite writer and I’ve read the Watch books over and over.
And… Star Wars. No, really. Watching The Force Awakens, I thought, “This guy doing Poe Dameron would be good as one of those smart-alec detectives.” And the idea of doing a Latino detective in period was intriguing. I’ll get into that in my next post.