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Rafael Jones is just starting out as a private investigator after working as a detective for police forces in Buffalo and New York, NY, when...

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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. 

Just click below and let the story continue...

Chapter 5 - 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:

Friday, September 17, 2021

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: Forever's Too Long - Audible

Itunes: Forever's Too Long - Apple/Itunes


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Spooky Season Art

 Now that we're in spooky season, I thought it would be fun to share that I also do a bit of art. If you enjoy these, I may share more. 



Saturday, September 11, 2021

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





Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sound Sample 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


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Introducing Sample Saturdays...

Welcome to (sound) Sample Saturday!

We begin to share Forever's Too Long in audio form. On Saturdays, we will load up sections so you can listen to entire chapters from "Forever's Too Long" for free! 


PROLOGUE


 

CHAPTER ONE


*NEXT WEEK - Chapter 2 "An Encouraging Smile"

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





Monday, May 31, 2021

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? 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

"Forever In Deep" Is Now Available In Audio Form


"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 to upstate New York, accompanied by Medium Brown, 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.

Audible Link        Amazon Link        Itunes Link


And if you missed out on the earlier books, here are the audio links for "Forever's Too Long"...



Audible        Amazon        Itunes


 and "Forever Haunted":



Audible        Amazon        Itunes

Saturday, March 6, 2021

"Forever Haunted" Is Now Available In Audio For Both Audible and Amazon

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:

Thursday, December 24, 2020

And to all a good night




 Well, as you know, I had to change my goal from having Forever Festive out before Christmas this year to next year, and gave you a Christmas short story, Krampus Lesson instead. That's one of a few that will appear in an anthology around mid 2021, so long as I can stay on track. We've also had to bump back the audiobook for Forever Haunted until early 2021. The talented Allan Krummenacker has nearly finished editing it, but Audible's approval process can take weeks. 

I'd like to thank everyone for reading (or listening to) my works. It takes months, minimum, to finish writing a novel, and the thing that makes it worthwhile is the belief it will be giving others great enjoyment. Every reader is appreciated, and anything you do to make more people aware of the series by linking others to the short story, writing reviews, or donating a book to a library, is very special. 

Stay safe this holiday season, but have a happy one. Much love to you all, 

Helen Krummenacker