INTRODUCTION

Hi everyone My name is Victoria Zumbrum, 40 years old, married 14 years with 1 son. This is my very first blog. So bear with me. I have always wanted to have my own blog. I have always loved to read. I enjoy getting lost in a good book.
I love becoming part of the story and characters. I am hoping to bring my love of books to my readers.

I love reading different genres such as paranormal, young adult, romance, romantic suspense, mystery, Christian fiction, some horror, etc. The list goes on. I started reviewing books a couple of years ago and have done reviews for different blogs and even some authors. I really have enjoyed reviewing books and I will continue to do so. If anyone is interested in me reviewing a book for them, please contact me. I still have a lot to learn regarding my own blog so bear with me. I welcome and appreciate all followers.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review of Jebediah's Crime Book 1 by Vincent Phan Tran




Jebediah's Crime - A Heroic Supernatural Thriller Novel

What happens when two men of violence, one driven by fear and the other by shame, go to battle over the life of a family on a supernatural island-nation filled with gods, monsters, and magic?

The Hinge: A supernatural island-nation like a wound in our reality where Gods and Monsters walk hand-in-hand and angels fear to tread. In an age of smartphones and satellites, its origins and purpose still remain shrouded in mystery.

Aging bounty hunter Jebediah Creek must protect a war-torn family from Raja Rakash, the greatest warrior in history and champion of a powerful House.

"Jebediah's Crime" is the first novel in the heroic urban fantasy The Hinge series. A gripping, action-packed story filled with humor and heart-rending emotion wrapped in a gritty undertone.

If you like dark heroes, supernatural forces, terrifying creatures and pulse-pounding action sprinkled with quirky, laugh out loud moments, then you'll love this novel in Vincent Phan Tran's page-turning series.

Fans of David Gemmell, Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Shayne Silvers, Joe Abercrombie, and Robin Hobb may enjoy this ground-breaking novel.

Click the BUY NOW button to download your copy today!

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

"I felt as I was watching a movie, the descriptions are perfectly balanced with the action scenes, there isn't a moment to feel bored." Forensic Mom Bookblog

"...heartbreak, doubts and fears bleed from the pages..." Words We Love By Bookblog

Goodreads Reviewers

"...riveting and interesting from the first page, and it continues to get better after that."

"...it's a world and a novel that will suck you in..."

"...takes you on a roller coaster ride, at times almost coaxing tears, at others anger, suspense and wonder!"

"From the first page I was gripped so thoroughly I read it twice to ensure that I hadn't missed anything and due to the desire for the book not to end"

"...Vincent Phan Tran and Jebediah's Crime are now up there at the top of my favourite authors..."

"...plenty of red meat for an action/thriller fan..."

Jebediah Creek Supernatural Thriller eBook categories:

Action & Adventure
Superhero Fiction
Supernatural Thriller
Dragon Shifter
Dark Fantasy
Angels & Demons
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Witches and Wizards
Magical Realism
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

MY REVIEW:

THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I HAVE READ BY VINCENT PHAN TRAN AND I CAN GUARANTEE YOU IT WON'T BE THE LAST.  JEBEDIAH'S CRIME TOOK ME COMPLETELY BY SURPRISE.  I WAS DRAWN IN THE STORY FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE UNTIL THE VERY END.  JEBEDIAH'S CRIME HAS EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A BOOK.  IT IS FILLED WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT GENRES.  THERE IS ALOT OF MAGIC, PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION AND EVEN ANGELS AND DEMONS.  THE LIST OF GENRES GOES ON.  HAVING SO MANY GENRES IN ONE BOOK BRINGS SO MUCH MORE TO THE STORY.  THERE IS CONSTANTLY SOMETHING GOING ON AND ALOT OF ACTION AND SUSPENSE.  THERE IS EVEN TWO TORTURED HEROES WHO UNITE TO STOP THE EVIL.  THE AUTHOR JUST KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT UNTIL THE EVERY END.  HE KEEPS YOU GUESSING WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT AND YOU ARE GLUED TO THE BOOK.   

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN AWESOME AND GREAT READ, LOOK NO FURTHER.  JEBEDIAH'S CRIME IS A MUST READ.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS BOOK.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.  I LOVE HIS STYLE OF WRITING AND HOW HE DRAWS YOU IN.  5 STARS


Review of Margie's Magic Christmas Bars by Laura Strickland




Margie’s mom taught her to bake, and to believe in Christmas magic. She also promised this would be the year Margie found love. When Margie draws the name of her office crush, Trent in the Secret Santa Pool, she decides to make it happen by baking him a batch of her irresistible Magic Christmas bars. But it’s Bryan, the new guy in the office, who falls under her spell.

Bryan doesn’t need any encouragement when it comes to Margie. From his first day on the job, he’s been captivated by her sweet nature and beautiful smile. Bryan can tell Margie only has eyes for Trent, but he recognizes Trent for what he is, a charming user likely to break Margie’s heart. Before that happens, he must make Margie see she’s closer to her Christmas miracle than she ever dreamed.

MY REVIEW:

I REALLY LOVED AND ENJOYED MARGIE'S MAGIC CHRISTMAS BARS.  MARGIE HAS SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES WITH HER MOTHER BAKING.  HER MOTHER ALWAYS TAUGHT HER TO BELIEVE IN THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC AND THAT HER DREAMS WILL COME TRUE.  MARGIE HAS CRUSH ON TRENT AT THE OFFICE AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE HIM NOTICE HER.  MARGIE BAKES SOME MAGIC CHRISTMAS BARS HOPING THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC WILL TRENT NOTICE HER.  WHAT SHE LEARNS IS WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR ALL LONG WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER.

WHAT AN ENJOYABLE CHRISTMAS ROMANCE BY LAURA STRICKLAND.  I LOVED THE IDEA THAT IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC YOU WILL FIND LOVE.  THE STORY ALSO TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU JUST NEED TO BELIEVE AND SOMETIMES WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT.  IT MAKES YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU JUST BELIEVE.  I ENJOYED MARGIE AND BRYAN.  I LOVE BOTH CHARACTERS. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY LAURA STRICKLAND.  5 STARS  





Multi-published and multi-award winning author, Laura Strickland writes stories that span several Romance genres. Her Scottish Romances have been compared to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and her American Historicals echo the work of authors such as Susan Wiggs and Kristin Hannah. Her award-winning Buffalo Steampunk series has broken new ground both for its setting and its portrayal of automaton characters pursuing their rights. Currently, she is at home in Western New York and at work on her next book.

Release Tour Stars in the Morning by Laura Strickland

STARS IN THE MORNING
Landmarks Series

by Laura Strickland

Review of Analeigh's Christmas Cupcakes by Jennifer Conner




This holiday season, Analeigh’s put everything into a Christmas wedding where her cupcakes are taking center stage. Analeigh quit her job and went back to school to follow her dreams and her passion of becoming a baker. If the mother-of-the-bride reviews Analeigh’s cupcake company it could be the positive promotion push she needs.


In a second, Analeigh’s worst case scenario happens when she’s involved in a hit-and-run.

Her cupcakes become road kill and her dreams fade away.

That is until a cute tow truck driver, Danny, comes to her rescue. Can he help turn around the worst day of her life?

Anything can happen… it’s Christmas.

MY REVIEW:

ANALEIGH'S CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES IS ANOTHER CUTE CHRISTMAS ROMANCE BY THE AWESOME JENNIFER CONNER.  WE ARE INTRODUCED TO ANALEIGH WHO IS REAR ENDED ON HER WAY TO A WEDDING TO DELIVER CUPCAKES.  THE CUPCAKES ARE DESTROYED AND SO ARE ANALEIGH'S DREAMS.  THEN ALONG COMES THIS CUTE TRUCK DRIVER, DANNY WHO HELPS ANALEIGH.  DANNY SAVES THE DAY AND ANALEIGH'S DREAM OF BEING A BAKER.  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LITTLE CHRISTMAS MAGIC COMES INTO THE EQUATION?

I REALLY ENJOY SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS STORIES AND ENJOYED ANALEIGH'S CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES.  I LOVED WATCHING THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BRINGING HAPPINESS TO A COUPLE.  THE CHEMISTRY AND THE CONNECTION WAS THERE BETWEEN ANALEIGH AND DANNY. WHO DOESN'T WANT A CUTE TOW TRUCKER DRIVE COMING TO YOUR RESCUE?  I REALLY ENJOY THIS STORY.  JENNIFER WRITES WITH SUCH PASSION AND I ENJOY WHO STORIES, WRITING AND CHARACTERS ARE LOT.  SHE NEVER DISAPPOINTS.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE OF HER BOOKS.  

IF YOU LOVE SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS LOVE STORIES, THEN YOU WILL LOVE ANALEIGH'S CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES.  ANOTHER MUST READ CHRISTMAS STORY.  5 STARS







Biography
Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has seventy short stories, books, foreign language editions, and audiobooks. She writes in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.
She has hit Amazon’s top fifty authors ranking and her books have been #1 in sales.
Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.

Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book publisher, Books to Go Now who resides in the Seattle area. They pride themselves in helping new authors get their foot in the door with well-edited manuscripts, professional covers, and platforms uploads.

She lives in a hundred-year-old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course, Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the checklist. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don’t bother you) and is a huge fan of musicals.

She loves to hear from her readers. Please email her at jenniferconnerwriter@gmail.com

For Updates about new releases as well as exclusive promotions, visit Jennifer’s
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Release Tour Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

BETTING ON CINDERELLA
The Cinderella Romances, book 2

by Petie McCarty

Honourable Lies by Fran Connor Book Tour and Giveaway


Honourable
Lies
by
Fran Connor
Genre:
Historical Romance

Victorian
England with its hypocritical mores, a poor orphan girl elevated to
High Society where she learns how to be a 'Lady', a handsome and
wealthy love interest and a dastardly baddie combine to make this
Romatic Thriller a page turner that you won't put down. The road up
from the gutter is long; the way back may be quicker unless Victoria
can outwit her Nemesis and overcome her jealousy.




Fran
Connor is British and lives in SW France with his wonderful wife Viv,
their dog Molly and chickens. He claims he's living in that area for
the lifestyle and weather which he says helps an author's creative
juices. It may just be an excuse to drink wine and lounge in the sun.
He writes novels, nine published so far with two more coming out
soon. 





In
addition to novels, he also writes screenplays.





Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review of Chrissy's Christmas Sugar Cookies by Angela Ford



Nicholas Reed arrives in the small town of Troy to acquire the Delbert farm for his investors. He hadn’t expected his competition to be a beautiful, confident woman. His heart takes control over his business-minded mission.

Christine Spencer is the owner of the coffee shop ‘Sugar N’ Spice’. She serves the best sugar and spice, and everything nice. Chrissy’s heart melts the first time she meets Nick. Then she discovers he’s the man that can destroy her dream to own the Delbert farm. His plan to bring in his investors for a viewing of the property would cancel her annual Christmas dance at the farm. He proposes a deal for her to date him for a week and he’ll stall his investors.

Can Nick convince her those first sparks they felt, are real?

Nothing like a little spice added to the holidays, unless someone ends up on the naughty list.

MY REVIEW:

WHEN NICHOLAS REED AND CHRISTINE SPENCER MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, SPARKS FLY BETWEEN THEM.  CHRISTINE SPENCER IS THE OWNER OF THE COFFEE SHOP SUGAR N SPICE.  HER DREAM IS TO OWN THE DELBERT FARM.  WHEN CHRISTINE FINDS OUT THAT NICK IS OUT TO DESTROY HER DREAM, SHE WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM.  NICK THEN MAKES A DEAL WITH HER TO STALL THE INVESTORS SO SHE MAY HOLD THE DANCE AT THE FARM.  THE DEAL IS CHRISTINE MUST DATE NICK FOR A WEEK.  NICK IS OUT TO SHOW CHRISTINE ANOTHER SIDE OF HIM.  WILL NICK BE ABLE TO CONVINCE CHRISTINE THAT HE ISN'T THE MONSTER SHE THINKS HE IS?

CHRISSY'S CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES IS A VERY ENTERTAINING AND ENJOYABLE READ.  I LOVED THE CHEMISTRY AND SPARKS FLYING BETWEEN SPENCER AND CHRISTINE.  IT WAS VERY BELIEVABLE AND REAL.  CHRISTINE WAS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE TOWN AND FARM.  I LOVED THAT PASSION AND HOW SHE NEVER GAVE UP ON HER DREAMS.  THIS WAS VERY ROMANTIC AND MAGICAL LOVE STORY WITH A SURPRISING TWIST.  

I REALLY ENJOY ANGELA FORD'S WRITING.  SHE MAKES YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AND TRUE LOVE.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ CHRISSY'S CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES.  IT WAS VERY ENJOYABLE AND MAGICAL. 5 STARS





Biography
Bestselling Romantic Suspense & Contemporary Romance Author, Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia...Canada's Ocean Playground! Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she's reading or writing. Her dedication to volunteer and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her Cyber Crime series. In between mysteries, Ms. Ford writes short contemporary romance...sometimes sweet...sometimes spicy...and sometimes with a dash of suspense!
Being a single mom has kept her busy raising two kids but it is the furry family members who rule the house! a Puggle, a Chug, and two lovable cats. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come. Visit her website Romantic Escapes at http://www.angelafordauthor.com to connect with her on social media. She loves to hear from her readers - they keep her smiling!

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