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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

There Be Demons Book Tour and Giveaway


There
Be Demons
by
M.K. Theodoratus

Genre:
Urban Fantasy

After
her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She
lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her
mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high
school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s
making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.


Then,
the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to
aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the
city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to
lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of
Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal,
her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have
interests more than just protecting Trebridge.

There
Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy,
"Night for the Gargoyles". It tells the tale of Gillen and
his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while
teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements.
Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make
them stronger both together and alone. 










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There
Be Demons
.

Night
For the Gargoyles
by
M.K. Theodoratus

Night
for the Gargoyles -- A Story Combining Magic with Reality!



Gillen's
dilemma. Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the
rival lusting for his position.


The
four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered by a growing number
of demons. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons
and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with the
plotting Orvil and asks the Angeli for reinforcements. Will help come
in time?

A
free short story set in a world where reality plays with magic. Read
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I'm
one of those weird people who have always played with fantasy. Had a
pretend friend by the time I was three, play acted elaborate
fantasies even after I learned not to talk about them, read comic
books, and discovered Oz, A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and Fritz
Leiber before my teens.

The
gears changed to include writing fantasy after the sixth grade. Until
then, mysteries ala Nancy Drew were my favorites. Most of my fiction
writing has been lost through the years. Must admit, though, I still
have the Clue of the Clay Cats, written in the sixth and seventh
grade, sitting in some file drawer.


Many
fantasy worlds have entertained me since then...but I've only written
in two since I started writing again, aka consistently. My main two
worlds are Andor where demons prey upon humans and other supernatural
events occur and the Marches of the Far Isles. My favorites, though,
are my Far Isles Half-Elven, Renna, Mariah, and Kerry, where I
explore the political ramifications of genetic drift on a hybrid
elf/human population. Unfortunately, my Half-Elven had become a
cliche by the time I completed the 600,000+ words moldering in my
computer. [Which is okay. I mainly write to amuse
myself.]



Currently, live with
my old man and two lap-cats in Colorado. The kids have long flown the
coop. Some of my favorite authors remain Alexander, Briggs, Belcher,
Cooper, Croogon, Pierce, Butcher, Elkins, McCrumb, Gaiman, O'Connell,
etc. etc. etc.



Oh, yes, my
pubs. I've published shorter fantasy for my Half-Elven, including
Troublesome Neighbors and Vengeance. Andor short stories include
Night for the Gargoyles [which inspired Andor], Showdown at Crossings
[prequel to There Be Demons], Doom Comes for a Sold Soul, and The
Ghost in the Closet. The short stories are both free and 99c.






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Friday, January 19, 2018

Pre-Order Tour Taking Chances by J. Bliss

TAKING CHANCES
Chances Series, Book 2

by J. Bliss

Release Blitz It's Live! Watching Mine by Alex Grayson



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My name is Nathan Reines… and I’m a voyeur. Yes, I like to
watch people have sex. Witnessing the desire on their faces as they writhe in
pleasure makes my blood hotter than the hottest flame. There’s nothing more
erotic than seeing their bodies tighten and tremble as they balance on the edge
of ecstasy. It makes my dick as hard as fucking steel.

I’ve never been tempted to have a lasting relationship with
a woman—why
get involved when watching from the sidelines is so fucking hot? But from the
first time I watched the woman in the apartment across from mine, I knew she
was different. She teases me with her soft touches and gentle caresses. She
tempts me with her silent moans and sexy whimpers. She excites me, and makes me
want more than I ever have before.

For two years, I refused to give in to my curiosity. That
is, until fate took things in her own twisted hands. Now that I know what it’s
like to experience Emberleigh in the flesh, there’s no damn way I could ever go
back to simply watching.



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“Hey,
Nathan,” Tegan calls. I look over and find him looking behind me. “Isn’t that—”
He stops midsentence, leans forward, causing Willow to lean with him, and
squints. A big grin spreads across his face a second later, and his eyes
flicker to me. “9B,” he finishes, then leans back in his chair.
My
back straightens, and I whip my head around. My eyes tighten into slits as I
look through the darkness of the room.
The
place is packed with bodies. Some at tables, some standing around talking to
others, some out on the dance floor. I look from one person to the next,
seeking out the only person of interest to me.
It
doesn’t take long before I find her. She’s out on the dance floor, facing me,
with some guy standing behind her. His hands are on her hips as she slowly
sways to the music. Her blonde hair is swept up high on her head. With her eyes
closed, she’s resting her head back against the guy’s chest with her arms
lifted and her hands tangled in his hair.
There’s
about thirty feet separating us and it’s dark in the room, but I can still see
the look of pleasure on her face. My dick, already at attention, grows thicker.
Someone
steps in my line of sight, blocking her from view, and a growl leaves my lips.
I’m just about to get up and knock the fucker away, when he moves.
Not
bothering to tell the others I’m leaving, I get up and grab my beer to move
closer. There’s a table at the edge of the dance floor that’s conveniently
empty. I turn the chair around so it faces the dance floor and take a seat.
There’s now only fifteen feet between us.
She’s
wearing a black silky halter-type dress that hugs her tits, then turns loose
and flows down the rest of her body. It stops midthigh, but with her arms
raised, it barely covers her cunt. I have no doubt if she were to bend over,
her ass would show. Her black sandals are high, and even in the dark, they
sparkle from some type of glittery shit that’s all over them.
My
eyes slowly rake down her body, taking in every inch of her. I’ve seen her
completely bare, but never this close. Her naked body is a work of art, but
seeing her this close, even clothed, is so much better.
When
my gaze finally tracks back up to her face, my damn dick begs to be let loose.
Her eyes are now open and she’s looking straight at me. She appears surprised,
which makes me wonder if she remembers me from this morning on the street.
The
shock is soon replaced with lust. Her tongue darts out to lick along her lips
and her gaze turns hooded. My body responds to her blatant show of want. She
doesn’t know me, but she still wants me from just a simple look.
She
slowly lowers her arms, her nails dragging over the guy’s neck, then runs them
down her sides. They skim along the outside of her tits, over his hands that
are still on her hips, to the tops of her thighs. Her eyes stay connected with
mine the whole time, as if she knows exactly what she’s doing to me. The guy
behind her pushes his hips forward, grinding into her ass. She bites her lip
and presses herself back against him. When his lips land on the side of her
neck, she tilts her head to the side, giving him better access.
My
hand tightens around my beer.
Fuck
me. This woman is a goddamn temptress and she knows just what to do to tempt my
control.
I
grab my dick and try in vain to make more room in my jeans. Her eyes widen when
I move my hand away. I bring my beer to my lips and take a long pull. With a
smirk, I sit back in my seat and enjoy the show.




Alex Grayson is originally from the south, but has recently moved to Northern Ohio. Although she misses the warmth of Florida and often times detest the cold of Ohio, she absolutely loves living in the north. Her and her husband bought a house on two acres of land and live there with their daughter, son, one dogs, two cats, eight ducks, and three chickens. She hopes to eventually get a couple of goats to add to their country way of living. Besides her family and home, her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind, she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her, she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating. Alex welcomes and encourages feedback, of any kind. She can be contacted at alexgraysonauthor@gmail.com.










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Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, The Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.
































MJolnir by Brian James Book Tour and Giveaway


Mjolnir
by
Brian James

Genre:
Urban Fantasy

The
Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make
the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a
prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the
background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their
time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state
of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able
to change the arc of destiny.








Brian
makes his home in Michigan safely out of bullet range of Detroit. His
work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, World Poker Tour
magazine, Classic Rock magazine, and too many websites to list
without petitioning the good people at Amazon to expand the biography
word count limits. 


Brian
often brings his love of mythology into his writing. He enjoys the
act of taking characters created during the "Bring out your
dead", plague ridden days of the dark ages and placing them in
our modern world.







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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cover Reveal Abducted by Alexis Abbbott



Cover Reveal


Title: Abducted

Author: Alexis Abbott


Release Date: January 26, 2018










A beautiful woman is locked in my bunker.


She stirs in me something I thought I'd long ago snuffed out: desire.


I murdered her abductor, but I'm no hero. I'm the monster they call the Angel of Death, yet she makes me feel like a man again. My hidden little secret in the cellar is a prize I won't be throwing away.


Her luscious lips and sweet curves promise that hiding from the mafia just got a lot more exciting.


I'm not going anywhere. And neither is she.


This novel is a full length romantic suspense novel with no cliffhangers. Explicit language. Safe from cheating.













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Juliet Braddock's Smitten Cover Reveal



 COVER REVEAL



January
Gallimore has arrived at a crossroad in life.

A short-lived scandal that had made her the darling of the BDSM
community did little to damage her status as America's sweetheart. However, her
career starring in romantic comedies hasn't given her any insights into
figuring out her own love life. 

For five
years, January shared a long-distance love affair with French rock legend,
Etienne Marceaux. Their relationship is passionate but comfortable. Caught in
the whirlwind between New York and Paris, they indulge in stolen moments in
between their chaotic celebrity lives.

Although
Etienne certainly knows how to entertain her with his Dominance, January
realizes that something is missing. Now a thirty-something actress, she wonders
how long her career will endure, and she questions some of the decisions she’s
made.

On a
spontaneous trip with her best friend to Provence, January encounters a chance
meeting with a younger Englishman, Nigel Hereford-Smyth. With his naivete and
somewhat awkward aristocratic ways, Nigel, nevertheless, sweeps January off her
Louboutin pumps.

As they
romp about the French countryside, January tutors her young suitor on the finer
points of BDSM, and Nigel unwittingly leads January on a deep exploration of
what really matters in her life. While she allows herself to revel in the bliss
of a possible new man in her life, she also realizes that Nigel carries his own
set of baggage.

Forced to
leave Nigel by her filming schedule, January returns to the hustle of
Hollywood, only to find her confusion mounting.

Will she
choose Etienne, who makes her body sizzle…or Nigel, whose charm and manners leave
her SMITTEN?



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Amazon bestselling author
Juliet Braddock’s first efforts in creative writing came long before she
learned to put crayon to paper.  In fact,
she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form
complete sentences.  As long as she can
remember, she’d always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept
everyone around her entertained with her witty—but often very tall—tales.

For her sixth Christmas, Juliet’s mother got her a child’s
typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she
quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry. 

Most of Juliet’s early attempts at writing romance focused on
members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on
Broadway.  However, as she matured as a
writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic
heroes and heroines.

At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities,
and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her.  Juliet’s wanderlust would eventually lure her
to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love
affair with Manhattan began.  She’d
promised herself that one day she would return for good. 

Juliet’s passion for writing and for big cities converged,
and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a
journey to find her heart…just where she’d left it. 

A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move
from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.

In between building a career in communications and writing on
the side, she’s indulged in international travel, theater and art.  A wine and food buff, she’s by no means a
connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if you’re
in the city. 

“There’s something so inspiring about living in a city like
New York that’s so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has
its own story to tell,” Juliet says.  “I
often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding
around me.  New York truly has a billion
stories nestled between the skyscrapers.”

Since she initially started writing, Juliet developed a
condition called Pseudotumor, and while she is legally blind, she continues to
turn out her steamy, romantic stories with the
help of magnifying software for the vision-impaired.

“Throughout my lifetime, I’ve been through a
lot, but I never let anything stop me from doing what I love to do,” Juliet
says. “Writing has been my passion since I was a child, and as long as I have
stories to share with my readers, I will continue.”

A proud New Yorker, Juliet couldn’t live anywhere else—except
for Paris, perhaps—and is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was
rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn, where they make their home.

Juliet is legally blind, and spins her sexy romances with the
assistance of software for the vision-impaired.









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