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:
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.
“Forever In Deep” the 5-star rated third installment of the Forever Detective Series has joined its siblings on Audible, Itunes, and Amazon. This makes the entire series to date available in audio form, with more books coming, starting with “Forever Festive” which will be released this November.
Allan Krummenacker has once again brought his vocal talents to the forefront to bring Rafael Jones and his friends Medium Brown, Flannery and a host of a new characters to life for you in this 3rd adventure of our favorite vampire detective.
This tale takes Rafael, accompanied by Medium Brown, to upstate New York in order to look into a series of mysterious drownings that have been taking place in Saratoga Springs. The clues they find lead them to the racetrack where they find another familiar face, who also finds the drownings intriguing and troubling. But who or what is behind the killings?
Perhaps this little snippet will give you all a hint:
If you’d like to hear more, just click on one of the links below for the format that works best for you.
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:
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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