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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Review of Remember the Stars by Natalie-Nicole Bates



For Leah Rhodes life as she knows it has just changed forever.
Waking in a gutter in the dark surroundings of her distant past, a familiar man
stands out in her confusion.
But Remy Moreland has been dead for years.
It soon becomes apparent to Leah that both she and Remy are trapped in a hell of their own making.
Can one night together not only lead to the way out, but to love as well?

MY REVIEW:

REMEMBER THE STAR IS A UNIQUE PARANORMAL LOVE STORY BY THE AWESOME NATALIE-NICOLE BATES.  I REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY.  I LOVED HOW LEAH AND REMY MEET.  IT MAY BE A SHORT STORY BUT THE AUTHOR KEEPS YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE VERY END WHAT IS GOING ON.  A DEFINITE MUST READ.  4 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

Review of Unholy Alliance (The Immortal Lovers Series Book 1) by Reily Garrett




Can fated love poised between the illusion of immortality and the certainty of death find new life between hope and adversity?

Fate will always have her say, whether vampire, witch, angel, or ghost. After centuries of protecting humanity from supernatural threats, Michel is tasked by Vampir Bruderschaft to find and destroy an ancient relic destined to decimate humanity. In securing the artifact, Michel is mortally bitten by a unique breed of demon.

Since the day she survived a rogue vampire attack, Sariel has trained to destroy demons and vampires alike. With a witch as mentor and a ghost for companionship, she has everything she needs, until three demons cross her path. Noting her angelic origins changes her entire worldview, complicating the simple life she has always craved.

As the prophecy unfolds, the vampire, angel, and witch must form a truce to survive demonic forces while navigating the murky waters of desire and betrayal, paranormal talents, and malevolent cunning.

MY REVIEW:

UNHOLY ALLIANCE IS BOOK 1 IN THE IMMORTAL LOVERS SERIES.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVED UNHOLY ALLIANCE.  WHAT A UNIQUE STORY WITH A VAMPIRE, ANGEL AND WITCH.  I AM A BIG FAN OF PARANORMAL AND THIS WAS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE FROM ANYTHING I HAVE READ BEFORE.  REILY GARRET HAS CREATED A UNIQUE STORY THAT TAKES PLACE IN A UNIQUE WORLD FILLED WITH DIFFERENT PARANORMAL CHARACTERS. I REALLY ENJOYED UNHOLY ALLIANCE AND LOVE THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN A VAMPIRE, MICHEL AND AN ANGEL, SARIEL.  THE AUTHORS DREW YOU INTO THE STORY AND HELD YOUR ATTENTION TO THE VERY END.  SHE KEPT YOU KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF THE SEAT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT TO THE CHARACTERS.  THERE WAS CONSTANT ACTION AND LOVE SCENES BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS AND THE AUTHOR LEFT YOU WANTING MORE.

I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES.  I LOVE REILY GARRETT'S WRITING AND ALWAYS ENJOY HER UNIQUE STORIES AND CHARACTERS.  A MUST READ FOR YOU PARANORMAL FANS OUT THERE.  5 STARS  


Biography
Reily is a West Coast girl transplanted to the opposite shore. When she’s not working with her dogs, you can find her curled up with a book or writing her next story. Past employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction.

Over time, and several careers, many incidents have flavored the plots of her stories. Man’s cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infinite imagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint, she has observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life’s diversities are endless.

Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein. In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.

Review of Frozen Stiff (Immortals Book 4) by LJ Vickery





Enten, the god of winter, has spent centuries avoiding rejection from women. He might be cold to the depths of his very soul, but one woman—his Chosen—holds the key to melting his permafrost. To keep her, though, he must embrace the heat sweeping through his heart—and his body. Unfortunately, he and the group of gods he calls brothers are trapped on Earth’s plane by a malevolent force that could bring violence to her doorstep.

Gloria Wingfeather lived through hell, physically and emotionally singed by the viciousness of her ex-husband. For years, she’s dedicated her time and her heart to making a life for herself. The sexy god of chill has the potential to heal those charred wounds or to set her ablaze with passion.

MY REVIEW:

FROZEN STIFF IS BOOK 4 IN THE IMMORTAL SERIES.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES. I FELL IN LOVE WITH CHARACTERS AND SERIES SINCE BOOK 1 AND EACH STORY AND GOD IS UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN WAY.  I WAS IMMEDIATELY DRAWN INTO THIS STORY.  FROZEN STIFF IS AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO THE SERIES.   THIS TIME WE MEET THE GOD OF WINTER WHO MAY CREATE WINTER AND ICICLES BUT IS SO VERY HOT AND UNIQUE LIKE THE OTHER GODS.  THIS IS ENTEN AND GLORIA'S STORY.  I LOVE THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM AND REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY.  

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE IMMORTAL SERIES YET, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING.  I LOVE THIS SERIES.  I REALLY ENJOY THE STORIES AND THE CHARACTERS.  THE GODS ARE SO HOT AND THEIR CHOSEN ARE JUST AS ATTRACTIVE.  WHAT A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.   LJ VICKERY HAS CREATED A UNIQUE AND EXCELLENT SERIES THAT YOU WILL DRAW YOU IN FROM THE VERY FIRST BOOK.  YOU WILL WANT TO READ ABOUT EACH GOD AND THEIR CHOSEN.  A MUST READ SERIES.  5 STARS.







Biography
LJ Vickery began writing when the muses in her antique farmhouse refused to let her sleep. She found great joy and success in creating historical fiction, but then the gods in her Immortal series demanded to be heard. Heeding their pleas, she gave each of them a voice, a safe haven in the Blue Hills of Massachusetts, and of course, true love. Hot, hard bodied Mesopotamian gods and a contemporary United States make for a potent mix, and LJ hopes you enjoy reading the Immortal's stories as much as she has writing them.

When LJ's not scribbling away, she's practicing Chinese medicine, keeping books for a contracting firm, and growing organic vegetables.

She lives in a charming, seacoast town south of Boston with her husband, two children, a dog, two cats, and one intrepid fish...who refuses to let the fish-tank be retired.

Casino Girl Book Tour and Giveaway


Casino
Girl
Baxter
and Holt #2
by
Leslie Wolfe
Genre:
Crime, Suspense Thriller

In
Las Vegas, secrets are deadly.






The
girl

When a beautiful, young
girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala
Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele.
Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last
seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an
unknown destination.

The
money

The stakes are high at
the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a
stone-cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single
trace of evidence. 
Rien ne va
plus
 but death.

The
game

The name of the game is
murder, and it doesn’t stop with Crystal’s demise. Anyone who
threatens to expose the killer’s identity will soon find they’re
being targeted. 

In Las
Vegas, secrets can kill. 

Two
mavericks make an intriguing team. 
Baxter
and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their
darkest secrets. 



**Only
.99 cents!!**


Leslie
Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of
traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong
women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up
by extensive background research in technology and psychology.
Leslie
released the first novel,
Executive,
in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from
Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works,
The Watson Girl
(2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
A
complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at
http://wolfenovels.com/order.
Leslie
enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from
you.



Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

















End of Innocence Book Tour and Giveaway



End
of Innocence
by
Romana Drew

Genre:
SciFi

Lenea's
brother spends every clear night pointing a telescope at the same
stars. When she confronts him, he lets her look through the
telescope. A small sliver speck changes course, slows, and merges
with a larger silvery spot. 


In that brief moment, her
life changes. Her brother spies on space aliens! Soon she learns the
aliens have a settlement in the Kenned Valley, and that her boyfriend
monitors their communications.




Then
he disappears. 


What do they want, and can her world survive?







Just
before he has to give up and go home broke, Captain Seddry finds the
perfect world. It is rich in ore, has a breathable atmosphere, and it
even has a reasonable climate — an ideal place for a new Langon
colony. The fuzzy natives won't be a problem. They don't have any
large weapons or even airplanes, making them too primitive to ever
find the mining colony hidden away in an isolated valley. Or so he
thinks.







I
live in California with my husband, and raise baby squirrels for a
wildlife care center. I could go into detail about my background and
education, but that is rather boring. Let me say that I am quiet,
love the outdoors, and never have enough time to do all the things I
want to do.




Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!





Thursday, September 20, 2018

Salvaged Hearts by Lilly Wilde Cover Reveal




BLURB:

LIFE HAS A WAY OF GIVING YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT.

When I’m sidelined by Mama’s illness, time in Blue Ridge becomes more than medical visits and sitting bedside. It unveils secrets that leave me spiraling out of control. My only solace is the inexplicable connection I feel with single-mother Ragan Prescott, a woman I shouldn’t want.

I’ve somehow caught the eye of NFL’s Man on Fire Branch McGuire, and I now find myself in the center of a clique that shunned me in high school. Despite my caution, the attraction to someone like Branch is more than I can fight. Flashes of the life I escaped are pushed aside as I embrace the advances of a man most will only dream of.


IT WAS SUPPOSED TO END WITH ONE NIGHT.

When a small-town event leads to an intimate setting flooded with high-school behavior and booze, we make an agreement that opens more than just a bedroom door. Free of inhibitions and laced with desire, a drunken dare becomes an evening of seduction and lust.


BUT FATE HAD OTHER IDEAS.

Will our shattered beginnings serve as the precursor to an equally punishing future, or will we emerge renewed by the love of Salvaged Hearts?


**Book Two of the No Longer Broken Duet.
**Contains mature themes and sexual situations.



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#NewAdult #Duet #Book2 #SportsRomance #LillyWilde

Sierra Cartwright Come to Me Blog Tour





When Nate Davidson learns there’s a bounty on Wolf Stone’s head, he shoves aside the hurt and bitterness of the past and volunteers to serve on his protective detail. Trouble is, their well-respected commander doesn’t want any help.

Their first angry kiss reignites a passion that time has not diminished, and the stunning addition of the beautifully submissive Kayla Fagan to their relationship changes their dynamic in sexy ways they never could have imagined.
But as a hitman closes in, Kayla and Nate want more from Wolf. They want him to share his deepest secrets…and his love. Wolf’s wounds run deep, and love is the one thing he’s incapable of offering.

Kayla Fagan unfolded her legs. For a second, her actions reminded Stone of a butterfly unfurling its wings.
He took a seat in the oversize leather chair. She and Nate Davidson had left the wingback chair vacant for him. “You needed to talk?”
“Yeah. About that…” She stood in a lithe movement that captivated him, made him aware of her femininity.
Men and women were built different, and he was a connoisseur of both. He pressed his palms together and waited.
“I want to play.”
“Go on.”
She paced. Then, with her back to a wall, she admitted, “I’m intrigued.”
Her soft-spoken admission aroused him.
“I just…don’t want anything extreme.”
“You want to stay in control while you’re out of control?”
She nodded.
“You’ll have a safe word. And a slow word. We can go at your pace.”
“Your safe word will stop any activity,” Davidson said. “You can always say no. Your Dom, Stone, will honor that. You get to set boundaries and negotiate terms. Your pleasure is our ultimate goal.
Watching the two of them was entertaining as hell to Stone.
“My pleasure is the only thing that matters?” Clearly, she was confused, and a little intrigued, if the glint in her green eyes was anything to judge by.
“Make no mistake,” Davidson continued, “if you have any desire to submit or learn about submission, Stone is the Dom you want.”
“Davidson’s right.” Stone leaned forward. “We’ll go slow. I’ll check in with you a lot. By watching you, I’ll know when you’re at your limit, even if you don’t realize it. You’ll never be taken anywhere you don’t want to go, or any place I deem unsafe.”
“I…”
He couldn’t help himself.
Desire for this woman with her intense green eyes and untamed auburn hair drove him to distraction.
Standing, he crossed to Fagan and closed his hands around her shoulders. He helped her up until she stood facing him, her head tipped back to meet his gaze.
Then he captured her head and kissed her long, hard, deep. Nothing punishing, nothing dominant, just gentle reassurance.
She tasted of wine, spicy and rich. And then, moments later…of surrender.
His cock pressed against his zipper, insistently, demandingly. Did she recognize her power?
Fagan swayed toward him, taking the role of the aggressor. Her tongue plunged deep into his mouth. And he was suddenly commiserating with how desperate Davidson had been to orgasm.
Eventually, she pulled away. “Oh. Hmm. Well. Wow.”
“Just for the record,” he said, holding her close, one hand just above her rear, the other between her shoulder blades, “I want to have sex with you. Whether or not that happens is completely your call.”
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USA Today Best-Selling Author, Winner of the 2015 Best BDSM Book of the year (Bind), 2015 Reader’s Choice Best Erotic Romance (Bind), 2015 Golden Flogger (Crave), 2014 LASR Book of the Year award (In The Den), 2013 Best BDSM Book of the Year award (Over The Line), Golden Flogger Award 2015 nominee for her books Command, Bind, and Brand.
Sierra was born in Manchester, England where she spent her early years traipsing through castles. After living in Denver for a number of years, the internationally acclaimed author now resides in Galveston, Texas. She loves the way history blends with Southern manners (being called “sugar” is an experience unto itself).
She invites you to join her on a sensual journey where the limits are explored and expanded.


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