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, April 21, 2021

No Birds Sing Here Book Tour and Giveaway

 


No Birds Sing Here
by Daniel V. Meier Jr.
Genre: Satirical Literary Fiction


Satire at its best!

In this indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time, two young people, Beckman and Malany set out on an odyssey to find meaning and reality in the artistic life, and in doing so unleash a barrage of humorous, unintended consequences.

Beckman and Malany's journey reflects the allegorical evolution of humanity from its primal state, represented by Beckman's dismal life as a dishwasher to the crude, medieval development of manking in a pool hall, and then to the false but erudite veneer of sophistication of the academic world.

The world these protagonists life in is a world without love. It has every other variety of drive and emotion, but not love. Do they know it? Not yet. And they won't until they figure out why no birds sing here.

Meier's writing is precise and detailed, whether the situation he describes is clear or ambiguous.

Fans of Franzen and Salinger will find Meier to be another sharp, provocative writer of our time.









A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied History at The University of North Carolina Wilmington and American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School. In 1980 he was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vice Daniels. He also worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines.
Dan and his wife live in Owings, Maryland, about twenty miles south of Annapolis and when he's not writing, they spend their summers sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.






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Magical Midlife Misadventures Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Over the Faery Hill
Magical Midlife Misadventures Book 1
by Jennifer L. Hart
Genre: Paranormal Women's Fiction



A mountain of regrets. A bargain with a mischievous faery. Could tinkering with her past create a better future?

Joey Whitmore longs to escape her dead-end world. Facing a midlife crisis at age forty-two and still living with her mother, getting fired from yet another job is the proverbial last straw. So when a fae trickster in human guise offers a chance at changing her history, she figures there’s nothing left to lose.

Though skeptical of his magic, Joey accepts the sly prince’s enchanted hourglass and begins a reckless journey back in time. But as she tries to act as her own fairy godmother and reverse her mistakes, her blundering interference causes a chain of catastrophic consequences.

Will Joey’s attempts to alter her deadbeat destiny end up erasing her entire existence?

Over the Fairy Hill is the first entry in the Magical Midlife Misadventures paranormal women’s fiction series. If you like relatable characters, paranormal twists, and laugh-out-loud humor, then you’ll love Jennifer L. Hart’s endearing tale.

Buy Over the Faery Hill to grant a bag full of dubious wishes today!


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The Fae Side of Forty
Magical Midlife Misadventures Book 2



She made a bargain with a fae prince...but how high is the price?

Joey Whitmore has learned her lesson when it comes to magic—it just isn’t worth the toll. Her plan is to keep her nose clean and enjoy midlife to the fullest. Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, the works. But when the fae prince appears to call in his favor, Joey has no choice but to live up to the bargain she made and leave Wine Wednesday in her wake.

The ruse is simple. Play Robin’s mortal fiancĂ© in exchange for wiping the slate clean. But the more she learns about the tricksy fae bachelor, the more Joey becomes convinced that the fae prince is hiding something…something that only magic can illuminate. Does Joey have what it takes to untangle herself from the fae or will she lose herself to them forever?

The Fae Side of Forty is the second entry in the Magical Midlife Misadventures paranormal women’s fiction series. If you like relatable characters, magical twists, and laugh-out-loud humor, then you’ll love Jennifer L. Hart’s endearing tale.

Buy The Fae Side of Forty and fall in love with magic now!





USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart writes about characters that cuss, get naked, and often make poor but hilarious life choices. A native New Yorker, Jenn now lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her imaginary friends. Her works to date include the Damaged Goods mystery series and the Magical Midlife Misadventures.





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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Looking Through History's Window Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Looking Through History's Window
by David E. Young
Genre: Nonfiction, History


In growing up in a church, and then spending seven years in a Bible College and Seminary, I was blessed to hear many outstanding and gifted preachers and Bible teachers. Many used interesting stories or illustrations to drive their points home. In listing of some of these illustrations, I thought I would like to know more details. Sometimes I wondered (thankfully not too often) if the details of the story were really true or accurate as told. Beyond doubt, this could be partly attributed to years of reading “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” feature in virtually every newspaper’s Sunday comics section. With that in mind, I have included with each illustration not only a title, Scripture verse and topic word, but also the source of the historical story so anyone who is interested can, with the help of modern technology and internet databases, not only find more details regarding the story, but also find documentation to confirm that each story can be validated.
The details of every illustration are, as far as can be validated by historical records, are true.




David Young feels truly blessed! He is now retired and lives with his wife Ruth in Sequim, Washington where he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren!





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Shadow's Dissident Book Tour and Giveaway

 



Shadow's Dissident
Children of Chaos Series
by Ariel Paiement
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure



A powerful cabal rounding up those with extraordinary abilities. A girl with an ability only the elite should possess. They want to shape her into the ultimate weapon, but she just wants her life back.


Gwenabhir is a simple farm girl with an ability she doesn’t understand. She’s been told to hide it her whole life so the nobility won’t execute her for having the ability. But she never imagined someone more dangerous than the nobility might come after her because of it.


When Oblivion, a secret organization bent on plunging the universe into chaos, kidnaps her, she is thrown into a world rife with secrets, lies, and darkness. Her only goal is to escape before they can break her and force her into the role they have planned for her. When her refusal to cooperate lands her with a new trainer, she sets out to turn him to her side.


Can she survive and escape? Who will she tell when she does, and where will she find the allies she so desperately needs?


Shadow’s Dissident is the thrilling first book of two by Ariel Paiement in the Children of Chaos collection. Fans of romance, intrigue, and secret organizations will love Ariel Paiement’s riveting fantasy adventure.


Buy Shadow’s Dissident today to reveal the world of secrets and magic lurking in the darkness.


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Ariel Paiement is a speculative fiction author. She writes a variety of fiction pieces and other works. As a reader, she enjoys lots of styles and genres, though fantasy and science fiction are her favorites.
Her favorite pastime is indulging in wild flights of imagination for new fiction pieces and other works. If asked what she spends most of her time doing, she'd tell you that she spends most of it working either and writing. Life gets to be hectic, but she enjoys her part-time teaching and editing work as well as writing whenever she has a spare moment.
She is the author of several short fiction pieces and other works, including On The Narrow Way and Rith's Disciple (both of which are published in Port and Key's anthologies), In Darkness Lost, and the first of the Legends of Alcardia series. Her newest novel, On Twilight's Wings, is a YA fantasy novel and the first in a YA Christian fantasy series with the second one, On Anarchy's Wings, releasing in the beginning of 2021. In July of 2020, another short story, Leap of Faith, will be out. This short story will be available in the anthology Glimpses of Time and Magic.
You can find Ariel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as well as via email at arielpaiement@gmail.com. She's pretty open to connecting with readers and other writers too! Reach out if you want to chat. Just be sure you introduce yourself. She deletes requests that seem weird or creepy. Saying something more than just hi would be nice.


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Honest and True Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Honest & True
Southern Gentlemen Book 3
by Ja'Nese Dixon
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rules are meant to be broken. But what about hearts? Is a second chance possible with this single dad and his sexy off-limits employee?

Rashaad Montgomery is a divorced single dad and one-fifth of Southern Soul Houston. He's juggling the care of his energetic daughter, managing his multi-billion dollar real estate company, and fighting his secret attraction to Catrina.

Catrina Franklin loves the Montgomery family and can't remember a day when she didn't love Rashaad. She gave up all dreams of turning her childhood crush into her man when he married and had a child.

But four years ago, he filed for divorce, then six months ago, he kissed her, igniting hope and unquenchable longing. 

She knew their time had finally come, but her hope was dashed again when Rashaad showed up with a date, pretending Catrina was nothing more than a family friend.

Catrina left Houston, returning only to plan the year's biggest wedding, the Montgomery Double Wedding, a contract she needs to launch her new business.

Rashaad avoids the undeniable pull between them until he comes face-to-face with the very sexy Catrina on the arm of his biggest rival. The reality of his stupid mistake glares at him through her distrusting eyes. And he has two choices: walk away or prove he's the only man for Catrina Franklin.

A war is waged to prove their friends, not enemies. Each encounter, caress, and secret kiss staged to prove his intentions and love are honest and true. But when history repeats itself, they'll learn whether love endures all things.




All Yours
Southern Gentlemen Book 2


Rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to this curvy chef and infamous playboy.

Miya Montgomery is the head chef and one-fifth of Southern Soul, a family-owned soul food restaurant. On the heels of a nasty breakup, Miya welcomes the shift in ownership and preparation for expansion. That's before her brother, Kamal, calls home, his best friend, Dean.

Dean Wellington arrives in Houston, ready to consult the Montgomery family through its management transition, not expecting Little Miya to be the curvy bombshell who steals his heart on sight.

Ignoring their chemistry is impossible. Dean's sweet smile and steamy eyes scorch through Miya's clothes and her objections. However, her tattered heart is counting his casualties, refusing to be Dean's next victim. 

Kamal has a strict rule concerning his baby sister: Hands off. But since when has Dean met a rule he didn't want to break. And Miya's finding it harder to ignore his independence and Southern charm. 

Dean's hell-bent on making their own rules, and Miya's worried that when he's had his fill, he'll leave her with an irreparable heart. But their late nights have her willing to play with fire, praying...she doesn't get burned.

NOTE: This story was first featured as a novella in Romantically Ever After Boxed Set except this book is a full length 75k+ novel. You'll recognize the story but you don't want to miss seeing these two burn up your device. ;)




Play to Win
Southern Gentlemen Book 1


Kamal’s an ex-football player. Jayda’s a single mother uninterested in another relationship until she sees Kamal with her daughter.

Every rejection will only make his victory sweeter. He plans to lick, taste, and devour her like the delicacy she is until the world, her ex, and Jayda recognize his name tatted on every inch of her curvy body.

Kamal never plays by halves, and Jayda has a thing or two to show this deviously handsome player. But when the past runs an interference, they’ll learn in matters of the heart there are no rules.





USA Today Bestselling author, Ja’Nese Dixon pens tales of romance in various subgenres, including romantic suspense and sweet romance. But her favorites are the ones that manage to keep readers sitting on the edge of their seats lying to themselves about reading “just one more chapter”.
She is an avid reader and coffee drinker living in Houston, Texas with her husband, three children, and diva dog.





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Monday, April 19, 2021

Bloodlines Book Tour and Giveaway

 



The Beginning of the End
Bloodlines Vol. 1
by Emily S. Hurricane
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy



Daphne Rhodes would tell anyone: being ‘the one’ sucks.


At least, she would if there was anyone left to tell. She’s the one who’d survived. The one with the magic immune system that saved her.


The only one left on this whole miserable planet.


Daphne spends her days alone and craving answers as to why it had to be her. Why did she have to watch everyone she’d ever known and loved die a horrific death?


On her mother’s deathbed, Daphne learns long-hidden family secrets that send her on a quest across Canada to not only discover where she came from, why she survived, and who she is…but what she is, as well.


Volume 1 of the Bloodlines Series


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Southern Ice
Bloodlines Vol. 2

Daphne’s finally found where she belongs in this apocalypse. Now she just has to hold onto it.


Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done when no one in her new pack trusts the new half-wolf who can’t even shift. Daphne is an enigma to them, and she knows she’s going to have to fight tooth and nail to make a place for herself here. A home.


Though, no home is without its cracks in the foundation as Daphne is about to find out. When she discovers a massive betrayal—a mole in her pack—Daphne has to decide what to do with this information. Does she keep it to herself and play it safe with her already fragile place in the community?


Or does she oust the traitor and risk her life in the process?


Volume 2 of the Bloodlines Series


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A Tale of Two Fathers
Bloodlines Vol. 3



Being born with a destiny doesn’t guarantee that you’ll live long enough to fulfill it. Killian DeBruijn might just die in pursuit of his.


After losing his parents, Killian is forced to step up to the plate as Alpha, a role he's long been fated for, but isn't sure he can fill. After a revenge play gone wrong, the future looks bleak.


To further complicate things, the apocalypse wipes out humanity, and he has no choice but to step up and try to create a place where wolf packs are safe and taken care of.


But Killian isn't the only Alpha among them.


Too many cooks in one kitchen never works out, and when tensions rise, Killian saddles up for a battle among Alphas to see who will come out on top as the one true leader.


A battle that very well might be to the death.


Volume 3 of the Bloodlines Series


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The Sea Meets the Sky
Bloodlines Vol. 4



Daphne finally found a home, a family, somewhere she belongs. And she’s about to risk it all.


After discovering a mole in the pack, Daphne makes the choice to bring it to the Alpha's attention, and that’s where it all comes to a head. Killian is your typical ruthless Alpha, and he hasn't been subtle about his distrust of her.


It isn't until disaster strikes that Daphne not only proves that she isn't a liar, but also how much of an asset she can be. One he will desperately need as war, betrayal, and death threaten to demolish his pack.


Heads will roll and sparks will fly as the pair work together to keep everyone around them alive and everything he’s built from crumbling to ashes.


Volume 4 of the Bloodlines Series


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Northern Fire
Bloodlines Vol. 5



Daphne's past is about to destroy her future.


She's been labeled a traitor, thrown in prison, and ultimately banished for a crime she has no knowledge of. After risking everything to help Killian, accusing her of being a spy is how he repays her.
She knows so little about her past, but she finally has a nugget of information that could help. A key player that could give her long-awaited answers, someone she’s been searching for since the beginning of her journey.


He’s the one who started all of this.


Now Daphne’s going to end it.


Volume 5 of the Bloodlines Series



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Emily hails from rural Nova Scotia, curled up on a tree stump with a bubblegum pink notebook and a steaming mug of french roast coffee. She is a thirtysomething mom of a toddler and a furbaby. Her lumbersexual husband doesn't actually work in lumber anymore, but he still wears the plaid and the beard.
When she's not writing and/or momming, she's sipping espresso, crocheting, and listening to audiobooks. She's an established freelance writer and editor.


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