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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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Release Blitz Pretty Dirt by Madison Faye






Release Blitz


Title: Pretty Dirty

Series: Dirty Bad Things Book 2

Author: Madison Faye

Cover Designer: White Rabbit Creative

Release Date: December 11, 2017










My pretty little bad girl. My dirty little secret.


Pretty. Dirty.


And all mine.

Heard the one about the filthy rich mob lawyer and the cam girl with the broken past?

Yeah, me neither. But you’re about to.

I wasn’t looking for temptation, but I sure as sh*t found it. Young, fiery, dirty. The ink and the piercings. Those scars, just like mine. One look at Zoe, and I’m hooked. Addicted. Obsessed.

So I bought her. Fifty grand for three weeks, and she’s all mine. She needs saving, but I’m no prince charming. And helping her means crossing my employers – the dangerous Moretti crime family that runs Las Vegas.

But I can’t resist that sweet little body that’s begging to be claimed, or the soft, sultry way she says “harder” and “deeper”. I can’t tell her no when all I want to tell her is to get on her f*cking knees and say yes sir.

So I’ll keep her. I’ll protect her. She thinks she’s broken. I know she’s perfect. And I’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe.

I found her by accident. I’m keeping her by choice.

*Please note that while a connected storyline, each of the Dirty Bad Things books are completely standalone stories centered around one couple, with no cliffhangers or spoilers.















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#1 bestselling contemporary romance author Madison Faye is the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban housewife behind the stories. While she might be a wife, mom, and PTA organizer on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing right beneath the surface!


Tired of keeping them hidden inside or only having them come out in the bedroom, they’re all here in the form of some wickedly hot stories. Single-minded alpha hero, sinfully taboo relationships, and wildly over-the-top scenarios. If you love it extra dirty, extra hot, and extra naughty, this is the place for you! (Just don’t tell the other PTA members you saw her here…)


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Review of Come Back to Me At Christmas by Patty MacFarlane





His Stetson still sat on the table next to his keys by the back door and his boots, brushed clean and polished, stood next to hers. Some things never change.

Patty misses her husband dearly and dreams of him coming home for Christmas. When she shares her dream with her children, they become increasingly worried as their mother’s present day life and her cherished memories begin to blur.

Her children gather to decide how to help her handle her disappointment and comfort her when he doesn't show up—after all, it was only a dream.

Convinced she was losing her grip on reality and shouldn't live alone any longer, they decide to wait until after the holidays before making any major changes in her life.

But Christmas Day brings a shocking surprise—to everyone but Patty. This is a funny, heartwarming, and touching story that will have you believing in miracles.

MY REVIEW:

I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING BY PATTY MACFARLANE BEFORE AND I AM REALLY GLAD I DID.  COME BACK TO ME AT CHRISTMAS IS SUCH A SWEET ROMANTIC LOVE STORY THAT SHOWS THE STRUGGLES, HEARTACHE THAT A COUPLE EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFE. ALL THEIR STRUGGLES MAKE THEIR LOVE SO STRONG AND BRING THEM EVEN CLOSER TOGETHER.   I REALLY ENJOYED PATTY MACFARLANE'S STORY TELLING OF THIS HEARTWARMING LOVE STORY.  PATTY AND MIKE WERE DEFINITELY MEANT TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVER.  IT SHOWS YOU THAT TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES AND MIRACLES ARE POSSIBLE IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE.

WHAT AN EXCELLENT ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS STORY I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ.  IT WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES.  LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.  4 STARS






Patty MacFarlane is an author of love stories from the heart. She writes tender and funny stories, some of which are based on her own life experiences. Others are totally fictional.

Patty expresses her thoughts on her about me page which can be found here:
http://pattymacfarlane.weebly.com/about-me.html and offers "A True Story About Angels" which can be read here: http://pattymacfarlane.weebly.com/blog

She is also a freelance editor. You can subscribe to her newsletter by visiting http://pattymacfarlane.weebly.com/ or contact her by email at patty@pattymacfarlane.com.

Wicked Winter






It’s a very Wicked Winter in this Box Set from 9 of the hottest authors in erotic romance! Warm up a cold winter night with these sizzling and emotional tales of love and desire.
Included are:
TIED UP FOR CHRISTMAS By Desiree Holt
THE DOMINANT WISH By Robin L. Rotham
WINTER SOLSTICE BY Eden Bradley
REMEMBER WHEN By SL Carpenter
UNDONE TOY By Lila Dubois
A SECRET CHRISTMAS By LK Shaw
CLAIMING TINY: A Charon MC Novella By Khloe Wren
RIO: Christmas In Paradise By Sabrina Sol
SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS By Christine Ashworth

TIED UP FOR CHRISTMAS by Desiree Holt
Dealing with a messy and humiliating breakup with her Dom, Bree Donovan welcomed the invitation to leave Chicago for a meeting in Texas. An impulsive attendance at a private BDSM gathering wiped all other thoughts from her mind the moment Rafe Morales claimed her as his for the evening…and maybe beyond.
THE DOMINANT WISH by Robin L. Rotham
Once upon a time, Grace Kendrick loved a dominant man. But when Jared McLain asked for more than she was ready to give, she ran away...and paid dearly for thirty years. Now a birthday wish has landed her in the past and back in Jared's bed, and this time there's nothing she won't do for him.

But there's a catch. The clock is ticking on Grace's youthful new body and she has only a few hours to explore the erotic delights of her own submission with Jared and his best friend Alec before the clock strikes twelve, returning her to a lonely future. How stupid to wish for just one more night--she should have gone for happily ever after!

Fortunately, fairy godmothers usually have contingency plans...
WINTER SOLSTICE by Eden Bradley
Do soul mates truly exist? A chance reading with a psychic on Winter Solstice eve has Destiny Walker wondering. When she runs into the gorgeous Reece Kellan, their sizzling connection goes deeper than mind and body—but is it really fate, or simply the most intense sensual experience either of them has ever had?
REMEMBER WHEN by SL Carpenter
Sometimes memories of the past hold lessons for the future. Bride-to-be Pam learns hers as she spends some down time with her Grandma—a woman who sure knows how to tell a spicy, funny tale. Lust, laughter and love...Pam will hear reminiscences of all three. And understand why the most important of all is love.
UNDONE TOY by Lila Dubois
Kiara is happy to model for a winter wonderland BDSM photoshoot, until she learns that the man who will be topping her is the only man she's ever called Master. Ice is cold, but the scenes they perform are scorching, and in the end she'll have to decide if she can overcome her fear of the past, and risk her heart for a chance at love.
CLAIMING TINY: A Charon MC Novella by Khloe Wren
Badass biker Ryan ‘Tiny’ Nelson has no plans to settle down. But when the feisty Mercedes ‘Missy’ Soto shows up at the Charon MC clubhouse, it only takes one taste before they’re both hooked. When Missy’s past catches up with her and she goes on the run, can Tiny find the woman he’s fallen for in time to give her a Christmas to remember, or is she lost to him forever?
A SECRET CHRISTMAS by LK Shaw
Four couples all want something different for Christmas this year. Penny and Marcus want a baby, Connor and Bridget need to feed their sadist and masochist sides, Miles want to marry Josie, and Phebe is ready to fully submit to Donovan. With sex so hot it'll melt the winter snow, A Secret Christmas will have you begging for more.
RIO: Christmas in Paradise by Sabrina Sol
When workaholic CFO Chase Simon is forced to take a tropical Christmas vacation, he sure as hell doesn't expect to enjoy it. But when he finds out that he'll be spending the next seven days with Rio, a sexy celebrity dancer from his past, his doubts begin to fade.


SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS by Christine Ashworth
Trapped with her boss in a remote cabin during a snowstorm, their pent-up passions explode into the hottest sex Kitty has ever had...but Logan has decreed once she leaves the cabin, their professional and personal relationship ends. Now, all Kitty wants for Christmas is Logan’s heart. To get it, she’ll have to do battle with the ghost of his Christmas past.



USA Today Bestselling and award winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and paranormal to erotic, a genre in which she is the oldest living author She has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.

“Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.” (Romance Junkies)
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Eden Bradley has written erotica and erotic romance for Berkley, Bantam, Harlequin Spice/HQN, Samhain Publishing and Black Lace Books, as well as indie publishing. She’s probably most well-known for her BDSM novel THE DARK GARDEN, and her indie-pubbed hard-core kink anthology THE TRAINING HOUSE. Her work has been translated into twelve languages.

As someone who’s been involved in BDSM for much of her adult life, Eden speaks on kink psychology, safety and practice, as well as sex positive culture for women. She also offers a series of writing craft video courses.

Website I Twitter I Facebook I Eden’s FB group Dirty Minds Social Club I Pinterest I Newsletter I Amazon

Born and raised in California, S.L. Carpenter is an enigma—a man writing erotic romance. But his stories, with their unique blend of humor and sensuality, have lured readers into his world, where the unexpected can happen—and often does. For more than fifteen years, he has been creating both short stories and full length novels, and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.
Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers, though she is slow to respond since she recently created a tiny human. Can books featuring secret baby plots be far behind?
Khloe Wren grew up in the Adelaide Hills before her parents moved the family to country South Australia when she was a teen. A few years later, Khloe moved to Melbourne which was where she got her first taste of big city living.

After a few years living in the big city, she missed the fresh air and space of country living so returned to rural South Australia. Khloe currently lives in the Murraylands with her incredibly patient husband, two strong willed young daughters, an energetic dog and two curious cats.

Khloe started writing in 2012, and now has over twenty published romantic suspense books under her belt.

While Khloe doesn’t ride a bike herself, yet, she loves riding pillion behind her husband on the rare occasion they get to go out without their daughters.
LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with erotic romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love. Her books combine romantic suspense and BDSM.
Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latina heroines in search of their Happily Ever Afters. Sabrina lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles and one very lazy Bulldog. She is also part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are definitely not the source of inspiration for some of her characters. At least, that’s what she’s been telling them. Sabrina loves to connect with readers.
USA Today Bestselling Author Christine Ashworth has been writing since 2002, and has no plans to stop. Still 17 at heart, she is a romantic, and hopes to one day match her father’s record of over 350 published fiction books. Follow Christine here:

Review of Eve of All Hallows by Natalie-Nicole Bates





When the Eve of All Hallows meets All Saints Day only Fate can decide the outcome.

As Jamie travels the world in search of fulfillment, she arrives in Majorca the day before Halloween. Almost immediately, she realizes all is not what it seems. There are no tourists, and everyone is just a bit -- different. She meets a local tattooist named Carlito, a native of Peru.The attraction is instantaneous and intense. He makes her an unbelievable offer. But whether it means heaven or horror, she is not sure. When the Eve of All Hallows meets All Saints Day only Fate can decide the outcome.

MY REVIEW:

EVE OF ALL HALLOWS EVE IS SUCH AN ENJOYABLE SHORT PARANORMAL READ.  I LOVE THE CHARACTERS, JAMIE AND CARLITO.  BOTH ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING.  JAMIE HAS BEEN TRAVELING THE WORLD SEARCHING FOR FULFILLMENT AND CARLITO IS A NATIVE OF PERU.  WHEN JAMIE AND CARLITO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE CHEMISTRY AND ATTRACTION SIZZLE BETWEEN THEM.  CARLITO IS SO DIFFERENT AND SO ARE THE PEOPLE IN MAJORCA.  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JAMIE DISCOVERS THE TRUTH ABOUT CARLITO?  WILL SHE LEAVE ON THE NEXT PLANE?  WILL SHE STAY AND ALLOW HER FEELINGS TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP? 

EVE OF ALL HALLOWS WAS SUCH A SURPRISE AND WONDERFUL READ.  I LOVE THE PARANORMAL ASPECT OF THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS, JAMIE AND CARLITO.  THIS WAS SUCH A MAGICAL LOVE STORY.  I TRULY FELT THE CHEMISTRY AND LOVE BETWEEN THEM.  NATALIE-NICOLE BATES LEFT ME WANTING MORE.  ANOTHER WONDERFUL STORY BY THE AWESOME NATALIE-NICOLE BATES.  5 STARS




Biography
Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
Visit Natalie-Nicole online at www.natalienicolebates.com

Release Blitz Rock Hard Bodyguard by Alexis Abbott



Release Blitz


Title: Rock Hard Bodyguard

Author: Alexis Abbott

Release Date: December 13, 2017
















Her face is on all the billboards, on every movie screen, at every awards gala. She’s bigger than life, and she acts every bit the diva.


Underneath her bratty facade, something secret lays dormant.


I can sense it, because I’ve got secrets too. But when I’m hired as her bodyguard, I almost refuse. I don’t want to tempt the demons in me. With her sinful good looks, and that laugh that drives me wild, I know I’m in for a hell of a ride.


But I can’t let her in. I won’t. No matter how determined she is, no matter how much she teases me. Until suddenly, her hotel room is under lockdown.


It’s just her, and me.


For hours.


On Christmas.


I’m falling for her. But can her light finally chase away the darkness that guards my heart?

















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Possessing Beauty by Madison Faye Cover Reveal



Cover Reveal

Title: Possessing Beauty

Series: Possessing Beauty #5

Author: Madison Faye

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Coverl├╝v

Photo: Wander Aguiar

Models: Zack Salaum & Hailey Petsinger

Release Date: December 18, 2017
















It’s time to teach this royal brat a lesson she’ll never forget.


I know the rules


I know sweet, sassy little princesses like her are strictly off-limits to rough and tumble, non royals like myself. I know that even though I’ve made billions with nothing but these two strong hands and an iron will, they’ll say I’m no good for her.

They might be right, but that won’t stop me.


I’ve been watching Princess Colette for longer than she knows. The mouthy little spitfire’s been tempting me, and a man can only take so much.


I’ve waited patiently, hungering for her sweet curves. I’ve told myself that she’s too young for me, or too innocent – that she’s too untouched for me to touch.


But when I find out about this “suitor’s ball” in the next kingdom over, and about some snot-nosed little prince thinks he can marry her up instead of me, I’m not waiting any longer.


Fuck the rules, and the hell with what they’ll say. I’ve denied myself long enough, and it’s time to show this princess how a man takes what’s his.

I’ll treat her like a princess, but I’ll claim her like a queen.


*Please note that each of the Possessing Beauty books are completely standalone stories centered around one couple, with no cliffhangers.


Hang onto your jewels - it’s finally here! Possessing Beauty is a quick and steamy modern fairytale involving an utterly obsessed alpha hero and enough insta-love, kindle-melting steam, and sugary-sweetness to make you swoon for more. If you love over-the-top, slightly unrealistic, and wildly dirty stories, this one’s for you! HEA with NO CHEATING!










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#1 bestselling contemporary romance author Madison Faye is the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban housewife behind the stories. While she might be a wife, mom, and PTA organizer on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing right beneath the surface!


Tired of keeping them hidden inside or only having them come out in the bedroom, they’re all here in the form of some wickedly hot stories. Single-minded alpha hero, sinfully taboo relationships, and wildly over-the-top scenarios. If you love it extra dirty, extra hot, and extra naughty, this is the place for you! (Just don’t tell the other PTA members you saw her here…)


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Four Corners by Kristin Durfee Book Tour and Giveaway


Four Corners
Four Corners Trilogy Book 1
by Kristin Durfee
Genre: YA Fantasy

Levi always knew he was different. The
fact that he could smash a light bulb without touching it was only
one clue, but he’s about to find out how special he really
is…

Sought after by those in a magical land, he meets Aura,
Queen of Esotera. Her kingdom is in trouble and he’s the only one
who can help. But the powerful sorcerer who cursed Esotera will not
give up easily. A collision of magic and fates, sealed long ago, will
catapult the two into a race to save Aura’s kingdom. Will they make
it in time, or will they lose everything they love, and possibly both
their lives?


**.99 from Nov
22 – Dec 6th!!**


Two Worlds
Four Corners Trilogy Book 2

Four years after his adventures in
Esotera, Levi’s life is unrecognizable. Now an accomplished author
for his “fantasy” story Saving Esotera, a visit from someone he
never expected to see again has put his new future in jeopardy.
Esotera again needs his help. Familiar faces, along with some new
ones, greet him upon his return, but it’s not all happy
homecomings. A threat from their past is rising to power.

Will
Levi, Aura, and the rest of our heroes be able to defeat their
enemies once and for all? Or will it not just be Esotera at stake,
this time, but the world as well?


**.99 from Nov
22 – Dec 6th!!**



Kristin Durfee grew up outside of
Philadelphia where an initial struggle with reading blossomed into a
love and passion for the written word. 

She has also been
a writer since a very young age, writing short stories and poems,
though now is focusing on longer works. She is currently working on
several short stories and a novel for adults.

Kristin
currently resides outside of Orlando, FL, and when not enjoying the
theme parks or Florida sun, she spends most of her time with her
husband, son, and their quirky dogs.

She is a member of the
Florida Writers Association.







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