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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Circuit Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Circuit: The Complete Saga
by
Rhett C. Bruno

Genre:
SciFi, Space Opera

USA
Today Bestseller Rhett C. Bruno's debut sci-fi series is a gritty,
space-opera epic perfect for fans of 
The
Expanse


Earth
is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string
of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources
vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes
or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to
survive. 

The
New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule
the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day
appear and welcome humanity back home. Following a string of
seemingly random attacks, the Tribunal suspects its mortal enemy, the
Ceresians, have again rallied to challenge their absolute rule. But a
new, sinister threat has arisen--and it plans to bring down the
Tribunal once and for all.

Join
an unlikely band of would-be saviors--the Tribunal's best spy, a
roguish Ceresian mercenary, a subservient android and a disgraced
general--as they are drawn into a conspiracy destined to change the
Circuit forever.

"Bruno
has crafted a complex, multi-dimensional story that combines the best
of his genre with age-old truths--and quandaries--about humanity,
politics, religion, family, and, yes, love."
 -Portland
Book Review






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**





Rhett
C Bruno is the USA Today Bestselling Author of 'The Circuit Saga',
'Bastards of Titan Series', and the 'Buried Goddess Saga'; among
other works.


He
has been writing since before he can remember, scribbling down what
he thought were epic stories when he was young to show to his friends
and family. He currently works at an Architecture firm after
graduating from Syracuse University, but that hasn’t stopped him
from recording the tales bouncing around inside of his head. 







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The Big Bang Book Tour and Giveaway



The
Big Bang
The
Lonesome George Chronicles Book 1
by
Roy M. Griffis


Genre:
Post-Apocalyptic Alternate History 

In
this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores
an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated
attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It’s 2008 and
George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called
“Lonesome George” is in hiding, leading the resistance from a
secret location.


Multiple
plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in
various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander
of a military unit in Texas. Karen, a former congressional aide,
stumbles through the radioactive rubble of Washington DC. Molly, a
leftwing columnist in San Francisco, finally puts her talents to good
use on the underground radio as the voice of the resistance. Alec, a
famous Hollywood actor, loses his wife and daughter in the nuclear
attack on Los Angeles and becomes a legendary fighter, inventing the
gun that bears his name.

A
vivid imagining of an America gone horribly wrong, written in
gripping detail.





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Born
in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist.
Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation,
such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.


Sent
to my grandparent’s house in Tuscon, Arizona when things were tough
at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely
strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to
discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me,
I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used
bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered
that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice
Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine
Paperback. Moved by some impulse, I spent my RC Cola money on the
first book, “A Princess of Mars.” 

I
think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic:
they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives
who I didn’t know and relatives pretended not to know me to another
dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the
first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when
I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid images on the cover, I
decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my
life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

Since
then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories
(twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays
(winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical
Play-writing Award), and screenplays. I’m a member of the WGAw,
with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television.

Along
the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor,
a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was the 61st Aviation Rescue
Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted).
I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it. 

Currently,
I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and
former EMT. I live in Southern California with my lovely wife. My
friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,” and my
college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.








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Review of Flip the Beat by Roxanne D. Howard



WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, but without a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy tale. As much as it hurt her heart, she shut out rocker Evan Castle.

Now, on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris—she even hires a French life coach—Molly begins to realize Evan, who hasn't given up on her, might be the man of her dreams after all.

MY REVIEW:

I REALLY ENJOYED READING FLIP THE BEAT.  IT IS A MODERN DAY CINDERELLA WITH A TWIST.  I LOVED THE ROCK STAR ASPECT OF THE STORY. I LOVED HOW EVAN AND MOLLY MEET.  THE CHEMISTRY IS VERY HOT BETWEEN THEM BUT MOLLY IS LOOKING FOR MORE THAN A WOMANIZER THAT HAS GROUPIES.  SHE IS LOOKING FOR HER PRINCE CHARMING.   IT IS QUITE A SURPRISE WHEN THE REAL EVAN IS REVEALED TO MOLLY.   

IT IS A VERY SWEET AND ROMANTIC LOVE STORY.  I LOVE THE CONNECTION MOLLY AND EVAN HAVE.  THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.  BUT MOLLY DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUE EVAN AND SHE HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR PRINCE CHARMING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACE.  HE HAS BEEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER THIS WHOLE TIME.   

FLIP THE BEAT IS A WELL WRITTEN ROMANTIC LOVE STORY THAT YOU WANTING MORE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOK BY ROXANNE D. HOWARD.  MUST READ FOR EVERYONE.  4 STARS

Biography
Roxanne D. Howard writes sizzling erotic romance with Boroughs Publishing Group and The Wild Rose Press. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and a Columbia College alumni. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, children, and furry companions. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Vendetta Series Book Tour and Giveaway


Crescent
Vendetta
Vendetta
Series Book 1
by
Desiree L Scott


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Wolf-shifter
Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being
kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting ring is
just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.


Travis
Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar
fate, wakes up to find his life is about to be irreparably changed by
the fierce she-wolf in the next cage. Can they put aside old
rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and
escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and
betrayals waiting for them on the outside?

Rated
MA18+ for adult content.







Bear's
Shadow
Vendetta
Series Book 2

Nikki
Calhoun is on the run, fueled by terror of the shadowy world she had
married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns
to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood but it’s hard for her to
trust anyone, even the people closest to her.


Enforcer
and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin who
manages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After
obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two
nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock and
with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.

A
twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for
the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to
be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the
bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of
her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun
destroy her and any who try to help?







I
have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.






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Friday, July 13, 2018

Marcun Book Tour and Giveaway


Marcun
Sky
Warriors Book 1
by
Sadie Carter


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Eden
Summers has an unhealthy obsession with chocolate, a hate-hate
relationship with the IRS, and a failing bakery. Her love life
is…well, not dying, to be dying it would first have to exist,
right? And the only person filling up her inbox is her overprotective
mother. 

To
top things off her next-door neighbor is a rude, obnoxious sex
maniac. When he’s not keeping her up half the night with all his
banging and moaning, he’s turning her into a babbling
idiot. 
Because
the man is gorgeous. Ripped. Mesmerising. A little strange. And when
she is around him, her body melts into a pile of
goo.
Infuriating.
Marcun
Clacka has come to Earth to locate a precious jewel for his client.
He doesn’t like Earth; the people are inferior and, unlike his pack
mates, he does not wish to find a human female to mate. 
Humans
are trouble. Fragile. And loud.
Except
the tiny female who lives next to him isn’t too annoying. And she
is quite attractive. Foolishly courageous. Yes, perhaps he could mate
with her.
There
is just one problem. Sky Warriors mate in packs. One female. Six
males.
And
Marcun does not intend to share the little female.
Mine.








Best
selling author, Sadie wanted to blend her love of writing, Sci-Fi
(why did they cancel Firefly - sobs) and sexy, dominant males.



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Bad Road Rising Biker Book Tour and Giveaway



Biker
Bad
Road Rising Book 1
by
Mike Baron


Genre:
Crime Thriller

Josh
Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator. Ginger Munz, a woman
dying of cancer hires him to find the son she lost as a baby. The
child’s father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to
kill her, and Josh’s girlfriend Cass, for ratting him out. The
trail leads to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and west into a no-man’s
land where Josh learns the monstrous fate of the stolen child.






Mike
Baron is the author of Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker and Skorpio,
four mind blowing novels that will change the way you feel about
horror fiction. In 2018, Liberty Island will release six Josh Pratt
novels in The Bad Road Rising series. Josh Pratt is a reformed
motorcycle hoodlum who found God in Jail, got out, and became a
private investigator. The stories are bleak, brutal, and harrowing,
and often very funny. 

Mike
Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science
fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. He has written
for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison,
Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. Nexus is currently
being published in hardcover by Dark Horse. Baron has won two Eisners
and an Inkpot for his work on Nexus, now being published in five
languages including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. 







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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Resistance Book Tour and Giveaway


Resistance
Cockiest
Red Planet Trilogy Book 1
by
A.S. McGowan


Genre:
SciFi

What
would you do if the laws allowed anyone with money to Trademark an
everyday word? Or the copyrighting of a name, so no one could ever
use that name again? 


Over
a hundred years ago, Earth was dying. A few rich men and women banned
together to create a kingdom on Mars. They hand picked the people who
would join them in this new kingdom. Then they brought their arrogant
beliefs and made them laws. The Trademark Commission was established
to allow anyone who could afford it, the ability to trademark any
common word. The laws stated that once a word was trademarked no one
could speak that word again. The Naming Commission ensures that all
names are copyrighted and no one uses another person's copyrighted
name. Fines and even prison time are given to those who violate the
trademark and copyright laws. 

Kathryn
5.0 was pregnant with her first child when the word 'baby' is
trademarked. Forced to refer to her baby as "little human"
she is tired of the 100 year old laws. Reaching out to friends, she
works to create a resistance. Together they fight against the
trademark and copyright laws. Battle lines are drawn and it is family
against family. Those who resist the laws are branded "Bullies"
while those who support the ancient laws wave the "Victim"
banner.




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I
am a wife and mother, who lives in a small Southeast Missouri town. I
am the author of the Centaur Agency series. Currently I am working on
book 3 in the series The Making of a Centaur which will publish in
July 2017. I also have plans for a vampire trilogy that I am working
on. I will be publishing the trilogy after I finish the 4 book
Centaur Agency series. From there I also am working on a Werewolf
series. So much planned with a little bit for everyone. 




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