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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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cover Reveal Loud by Noell Mosco


Cover Reveal
Title: LOUD
Series: A Sunday Series Standalone
Author: Noell Mosco
Cover Designer: Susan Garwood with Wicked Women Designs
Release Date: May 1, 2017









Caroline Bordalon has a career, volunteers, has good friends...essentially has it all. She's an independent woman in her thirties, and, much to her mother's dismay, is single. Love isn't on her radar until she meets him.
For Avis Torres, music has been his longest relationship. He, with Cole Clarke and Gunner Kinney, makes up the band Sunday Told A Secret. They've taken the music world by storm, and stormy has their path been. Avis has notoriously been dubbed the band's playboy, a title he wears proudly. Why should he limit himself to one person when there's so many people in the world willing to give themselves to him?
Since relocating from L.A. to Pittsburgh, Avis has tamed his wild ways, for the most part. The band has taken on a mellower vibe and now that Avis sees Cole and Gunner settling into their lives, he can't help but feel as though he wants more than just a string of one-night lovers and to put a stop to his desires of drinking his desperation into oblivion. Caroline and Avis meet in an unconventional way. She's everything he never knew he wanted, from her southern Louisiana drawl to her honey-sweet innocence.
There's an instant fascination with Ms. Bordalon that Avis can't shake. That, combined with his ambitious plans to fall in love, drives Avis to be consistent, charming, and monogamous. But Caroline has secrets. Secrets that might be too much for Avis to accept.
LOUD is now part of a growing series! This sexy standalone can be read on its own, or readers can choose to broaden their Sunday Told A Secret horizons by reading about Cole Clarke in THE OTHER WOMAN.
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Noell Mosco is a thirty-something-year-old who lives in southwestern Pennsylvania, born and raised. A country girl at heart, she currently resides in a suburb outside of Pittsburgh with her husband and three furbabies. Writing has been one of Noell’s passions since she was young, completing her first “book” at age eleven. Her full-time day job as a physical therapist means she is compassionate, which allows her to follow-up with her second biggest passion--traveling the world. Noell reluctantly admits to having a strong love of wine, though her poison of choice is generally expensive tequila.
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Release Blitz Sweetest Obsession by Ann Mayburn






This is a STANDALONE insta-obsession erotic romance set in the Cordova Empire series (no cheating-HEA-no cliffhanger)
Ramon
In my family, there’s an old story going back generations about love at first sight. I used to think it was a fairytale, until I met my sweet Joy. The more I got to know her, the more I wanted her. But the world of the cartels is a dangerous place, so I watched her from afar, wishing things were different and I could claim her for my own. Despite my best efforts to keep her safe, evil found Joy. After she endured a savage beating at the hands of a rival cartel, I vowed to do everything in my power to make her mine and win her heart. I can only pray that when she finds out the truth about me, and the things I’ve done to bind her to me forever, that she’ll be able to love the monster I really am.
Joy
Without a doubt, Ramon Cordova is one of the biggest jerks I’ve ever met. He’s egotistical, bossy, and seems to know how to push all my buttons. Too bad he’s also sinfully handsome, utterly charming when he wants to be, and is the only man I feel safe with. After the attack, I’ve become afraid of the world outside of my home—afraid of crowds, afraid of loud noises, afraid of everything. When I’m in Ramon’s strong arms, those fears melt away. I know there’s a darkness inside of him that he tries to hide, and I’m afraid that when I finally find out the secrets he’s been keeping, he’ll destroy what’s left of my battered heart.
With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as muchd etail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she's weird, and that sarcasm doesn't translate well via text.

Pre-Order Blitz More Than Need You by Shayla Black


Release Date: June 13, 2017
Designer: Rachel Connolly
Photographer: Sara Eirew
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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

This book is the second in the More Than Words series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory, secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a stand-alone.

This book contains lines that may make you laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not contain elements of BDSM or romantic suspense.)


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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.



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Release Blitz Missing: The Lady Said No A Chandler County Novel by Jacquie Biggar

MISSING: THE LADY SAID NO
A Chandler County Novel

(An Augustus Grant Mystery Book 1)

by Jacquie Biggar

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review of Down & Dead in Dallas by Vicki Hinze





Sometimes to live, ya gotta die. And sometimes dying right takes practice…

Christine Branch is elated. Finally her sister, Caroline Branch Easton, has left made the break from her abusive ex, Martin Easton, and returns to Dallas to Christine’s ranchette to heal. Only Martin refuses to let her go. Within twenty-four hours, his thugs are doing everything they can to intimidate Christine into returning home. Christine knows she must do something to get her sister the time and space she needs to heal—and she concocts a plan:

Operation Switch and Bait. The sisters trade lives and Christine baits the thugs into following her. It works! Caroline undergoes counseling, eventually divorces Martin, though he refuses to accept it, and the operation continues… until Martin shows up at the ranchette and issues a return-home ultimatum. Christine’s had enough. She ends the operation, resumes her identity and disappears.

Christine continues with the switch, hoping confusion of two Carolines will assist in a clean getaway. On Christmas, Caroline calls Christine. A chef from Dallas is assisting her. She’s in Even, Georgia but within an hour leaves for Sampson Park. She’ll call again as soon as she’s settled.

But Caroline doesn’t call. And three months later, Christine remains unable to find anything on the mysterious Sampson Park, or on her sister’s whereabouts. She must take the risks of leading Martin to Even to find out what happened to Caroline.

Has she escaped, or is she to remain Down and Dead in Dallas?

MY REVIEW:

DOWN & DEAD IN DALLAS IS BOOK 3 IN THE DOWN & DEAD, INC. SERIES.  I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES AND FOUND MYSELF DRAWN INTO THE STORY ONCE AGAIN.  THIS BOOK CONTINUES CAROLINE AND CHRISTINE'S STORY ALTHOUGH IT CONCENTRATES MORE ON CHRISTINE.  CHRISTINE AND CAROLINE TRADE LIVES IN ORDER FOR CAROLINE TO MAKE A CLEAN BREAK FROM HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND, MARTIN.  CAROLINE LEAVES WITH A CHEF AND CHRISTINE DOES NOT HEAR FROM HER AGAIN.  CHRISTINE BECOMES WORRIED AND BEGINS TO SEARCH FOR HER SISTER AND A PLACE CALLED SAMPSON PARK.  SHE WORRIES THAT SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAS HAPPENED TO HER SISTER.  CHRISTINE FINALLY LOCATES THE CHEF AND PRETENDS TO BE HER SISTER.  SHE WILL DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO FIND HER SISTER INCLUDING LYING.

I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES.  THIS IS SERIES IS FILLED WITH SUSPENSE, ROMANCE AND ALOT OF ACTION.  I REALLY ENJOY ALL THE CHARACTERS AND STORY LINES.  DOWN & DEAD IN DALLAS WAS NO EXCEPTION.  IT WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE READ THAT LEFT YOU WANTING MORE. THE CHARACTERS HAD TE RIGHT ABOUT OF CHEMISTRY AND WERE SO BELIEVABLE.  I LOVE HOW VICKI HAS CREATED A TOWN WHERE PEOPLE GO AND SEEK REFUGE AND SAFETY WHEN THE LAW IS UNABLE TO PROTECT THEM OR HAS FAILED THEM.  THE PEOPLE AND TOWN FILL MORE LIKE A HOME AND WILL DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT ONE ANOTHER.  IF YOU HAVE READ THIS SERIES YET, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING.  I RECOMMEND YOU PICK UP THE FIRST BOOK AND BEGIN.  YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.  5 STARS










Biography
Raised in New Orleans, Vicki Hinze began writing before Kindergarten but her journey to writing books included a lot of corporate pitstops. Eventually, she settled in and her first novel landed an array of awards and on the bestseller list. With nearly 40 books published, she's been back many times with awards in multiple genres and appearances on multiple bestseller lists, including USA TODAY. Vicki is recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator and is best known for chilling suspense, trailblazing, and creating series that genre-blend. Her works include suspense, mystery and romance. Since 1994, this former VP of International Thriller Writers has written heavily about military and military families and in nearly all genres except horror. Hinze is a Floridian married to a former Hurricane Hunter/Special Operations Officer. She constantly pushes the boundaries on existing genres, opening the door for new novel blends.


Review of Down and Dead in Even by Vicki Hinze




In this Quick-Read, Caroline Branch Easton is trapped in an abusive situation until family and friends from Down and Dead, Inc. take bold steps to help her reclaim her life. (A Clean Read.)

MY REVIEW:

DOWN AND DEAD IN EVEN IS BOOK 2 IN DOWN & DEAD, INC.  CAROLINE IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HUSBAND, MARTIN.  WITH THE HELP OF HER SISTER, CHRISTINE AND FRIENDS IN DOWN AND DEAD, INC., SHE IS ABLE TO LEAVE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND AND START HER LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN.

DOWN AND DEAD IN EVEN IS THE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES.  I RECOMMEND YOU READ THE SERIES IN ORDER.  IT WAS A VERY FAST READ FOR ME. THERE WAS ALOT OF ACTION AND SOMETHING CONSTANTLY GOING ON.  VICKI HINZE DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY EXPLAINING THE EMOTIONS AND ABUSED WOMAN GOES THROUGH.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS SERIES.  5 STARS










Biography
Raised in New Orleans, Vicki Hinze began writing before Kindergarten but her journey to writing books included a lot of corporate pitstops. Eventually, she settled in and her first novel landed an array of awards and on the bestseller list. With nearly 40 books published, she's been back many times with awards in multiple genres and appearances on multiple bestseller lists, including USA TODAY. Vicki is recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator and is best known for chilling suspense, trailblazing, and creating series that genre-blend. Her works include suspense, mystery and romance. Since 1994, this former VP of International Thriller Writers has written heavily about military and military families and in nearly all genres except horror. Hinze is a Floridian married to a former Hurricane Hunter/Special Operations Officer. She constantly pushes the boundaries on existing genres, opening the door for new novel blends.