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Welcome to Immortality

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...

Friday, November 24, 2023

The Wait Is Over... "Forever Chosen" Is Now LIVE!

The original baddies are back in the 5th book of the Forever Detective Series...

Once upon a time, Rafael Jones was just another guy back from the war, starting up his own business. But because that business was a detective agency, he took a case that led him face-to-face with a pair of monsters.
One of those monsters, Grigori Rasputin the legendary Mad Monk of Russia, chose him to join their ranks and made him a vampire. But Rafael struggled against their 'gift', drove them from New York, and has continued to seek a cure, while holding onto his humanity in spite of his new condition.
But now those who turned him are back, and it seems like a new nightmare is about to be unleashed on a particular part of the city's population.
Rasputin, the vampire with religious mania, has turned his attention to those he acknowledges as God’s first Chosen People… the Jews. And now Rafael has to race against time and find out exactly what Rasputin has planned for them, and stop him, before the body count begins to stack up again.
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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Book Trailer - Forever Chosen

GOOD NEWS! There's just a few more days now, until book 5 in the Forever Detective series comes out. 

But here's a little taste of what you can expect in "Forever Chosen"

Remember you can still pre-order your Kindle copy using the link below that's appropriate for your region.

Amazon Kindle: Forever Chosen (The Forever Detective Book 5) - Kindle edition by Krummenacker, Helen. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

AmazonUK: Forever Chosen (The Forever Detective Book 5) eBook : Krummenacker, Helen: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

AmazonCA: Forever Chosen (The Forever Detective Book 5) eBook : Krummenacker, Helen: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Links for more book sites will be posted soon.


Monday, November 13, 2023

Sneak Peek Sunday... Er Monday!!!

 Okay, this one was supposed to go up yesterday, but internet problems delayed things. But here is your first sneak peek at "Forever Chosen". Enjoy...

Chapter 1 - Not Kosher

There’s something lovely about waking up with your arms around the curves of a beautiful woman, unless you went to bed alone and weren’t expecting anyone. As my mood slipped from sensing the first thing to realizing the second, I opened my eyes and found red-gold hair only inches from my face. “Yekaterina,” I said. I pulled back and got out of bed, wrapping up in my top blanket as I did. I had on boxers, but suddenly, that did not feel like enough.

She shifted position to face me. She was not naked; instead, she wore an ivory satin night dress that was clinging to her in a way that only drew more attention to her form than exposed skin would do. “What are you doing here?” I asked.

“Silly boy. I’m seducing you, what does it look like I’m doing?” Her eyebrows arched playfully over her blue eyes.

“Not that. I’m not being seduced.”

“Why not?” She leaned forward a little, her nightdress gapping slightly in front, revealing more of her pale skin. You might think all vampires have pale skin, but mine is still tan, thanks to the Latin heritage from my mother.

I’m Rafael Jones, and I might have more affection for Yekaterina if it weren’t for the following fact. “I still remember you getting me captured in the first place, which led directly to my untimely demise and undead condition.”

“Are you still upset about that?” She rolled her eyes as if I was being entirely unreasonable. “You’ve had almost a year to get used to it.”

“You’ve had almost a year to push Rasputin overboard during your travels. Have you done that?”

“No, but then it didn’t work when you did it. Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten we can fly.”

“Out into the sun, then?” I suggested.

“He’s much stronger than I am.”

“But you could get a couple of thralls to put him outside while he’s sleeping.”

She cocked her head to one side, as if she were seriously considering the scenario, and whether it would play out well. I couldn’t really hold it against her that she hadn’t fully betrayed him yet. That was the thing that made our relationship complicated. She worked with Rasputin, but she didn’t seem to fully want to. She’d been made into a vampire by him, it was obvious, and she feared him but was also attracted to him. I couldn’t really understand that last bit, as I considered him a pretty gruesome specimen, but it was likely his mental powers helped him keep her in his sway. “I need to keep up a little deniability. I don’t really know what it would take to kill him. And besides, if I don’t have you, if I got rid of him, I would be alone.”

“Would that be so bad?”

“We have intense appetites, Rafael. You do, too.” She was not wrong. It didn’t mean I had to do anything about it, though.

“I don’t like our appetites.”

“You’ve hardly tried them, have you?” She tilted her head again, this time, backwards, slowly baring her neck.

“Stop it.” I couldn’t see the pulse fluttering in her vein, because our hearts beat very slowly and our blood is thick. But I could see the faint change in color there, like a black vein just below the surface on a marble statue. “I think you’ll find I’m too stubborn. I stand firmly on many things. Among them is not getting into bed with a woman I haven’t even had a conversation with.”

“That almost sounds like…”

“An invitation to put on a robe, come to my kitchen, and talk over coffee. Do you drink coffee?”

“Yes.” She slipped on an old flannel robe I had left on a chair. “It warms me up. But not as well as other things.” The look she gave me pretty much spelled out what else could warm us up.

To be honest, I didn’t dislike her as much as I claimed. I had a worried sense we had more in common than I was comfortable with. At the same time, some things about her grated on me: a sense of entitlement she seemed to have, particularly how, in connection with her vampirism, it seem to make her comfortable with using people, even killing them. That should make me dislike her a lot. But she resisted her thirst at first, she had tried to help me, and most of all, she had an unpredictable sense of compassion. It didn’t hurt that she was beautiful, tall, slender, and elegant like an Art Deco ideal.

       Well, there you have it! Yekatarina is back which means Rasputin cannot be far behind. What are they up to this time? Are they still after Eugene Marshall, or do they have some other nefarious plan up their sleeves?

       However, you only have to wait until November 23rd to find out. And of course with the busy holiday season upon us, why not pre-order your e-copy of "Forever Chosen" using the link that's right for your region below so your copy can be there waiting for you to enjoy at your leisure:

       More links for other outlets like Barnes and Noble, Kobo and other sites will be coming soon. So, stay tuned to this blog!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

This November 23rd Is "Fangs-giving Day"...

After all the parades, the turkey, football games, and of course the infamous cleanup of the kitchen, there's nothing nicer than kicking back in a chair or taking a hot bath and having a good read. But what to read?

Well, the online streaming site Kanopy.com (which is free and gives you a credit every month to choose a movie from their vast collection) has declared November to be "Noir-vember". So how about taking a trip back to New York City in 1948. Here, you can find the office of detective/vampire Rafael Jones, whose always up to taking on a new case.

Well, Helen Krummenacker has just what you're looking for, namely brand-new installment of the Forever Detective Series.

That's right! Rafael is back and he's not alone. His latest case has him facing off against a couple of familiar and powerful foes, and he's going to need all the help he can get to stop them.

Thank goodness Rafael has a few familiar faces of his own such as Medium Brown (spiritualist), and Sgt. Michael Flannery (cop and former co-worker) to help out. But even they might be enough for this one. 

Luckily for our hero, Sir Lynne Fox (the mysterious leader of the occult agency W. I. T. C. H. Hunters), has sent a couple of his agents straight to Rafael's office door. But what kind of assistance can a monk and a cat offer our hero in dealing with a threat so big it threatens not only an entire people, but also their newly formed country as well? 

You'll have to wait and see as the countdown to Fangs-giving begins!

And since most of us have a lot to do between now and Thanksgiving, shopping, invitations, food prep, as well as getting ready for the holidays that follow, it's quite easy to forget about ordering a copy of "Forever Chosen", but here's some good news. You can pre-order your e-copy of "Forever Chosen" right now, and it will be delivered and waiting for you on your Kindle device once all the Thanksgiving festivities have concluded. Just click on the link below, and give yourself something else to be thankful for this holiday.

And in the meantime, keep checking here for sneak peeks into the "Forever Chosen" to see just who has come back to plague our favorite vampire. 

Happy reading everyone!