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 24, 2017

Review of Havanna Heat by Kim Knight





Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradises series of modern,steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories, set in exotic locations around the world. In Havana Heat readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba's capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spaniard Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda's path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client's exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins.

When all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, and conflict builds over their past both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this modern romance series set in paradise.

MY REVIEW:

I REALLY ENJOYED READING HAVANNA HEAT.  I LOVED MELINDA AND SEBASTIAN TOGETHER.  THEY HAVE SO MUCH CHEMISTRY AND PASSION BETWEEN THEM.  THEY WERE STEAMING UP THE PAGES.  MELINDA IS A VERY LIKABLE CHARACTER WHO IS LOOKING FOR LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN THE WRONG PLACES AND SEBASTIAN IS TRYING TO HEAL AND MOVE ON FROM A LOST LOVE.  THEY ARE PERFECT FOR ONE ANOTHER.  

I REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY KIM KNIGHT.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REALLY GOOD ROMANCE  WITH SOME SUSPENSE, THEN I RECOMMEND YOU READ HAVANNA HEAT. 4 STARS





Biography
Kim is thirty four (born in 1983), and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful toddler, and a proud author of six romantic suspense and thriller novels. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author after she scored a publishing contract with a USA based publisher. She was over the moon! However, it became clear to Kim that things were not as she expected. Therefore, she set out on her own journey, she dived head first into the world of self-publishing and republished two of her fictional stories, and became a proud self-published author also. Something great was unleashed, she’ll never look back in regret.

As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. At present Kim is writing a romantic thriller novel, and brainstorming steamy romance novella ideas. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make –up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.

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@kimknightauthor- Twitter
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Review of Accepting the Moon by K.S. Haigwood





There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything.

Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen.

That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did.

Vampires are real.

Werewolves are real.

And Mena is not human anymore.

MY REVIEW:

ACCEPTING THE MOON IS THE PREQUEL TO THE MOONRISING SERIES. WOW WHAT AN EXCELLENT START TO A SERIES.  I WAS HOOKED FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE UNTIL THE END.  I LOVE HOW THE STORY PLAYED OUT.  MENA FINDING OUT HER HUSBAND CHEATED ON HER AND HER MARRIAGE WAS A TOTAL LIE.  I LOVE HOW MENA FOUND OUT VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES ARE REAL AND THEN BECOMING ONE OF THEM.  

I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING BY AUTHOR K.S. HAIGWOOD AND I AM SO GLAD I READ ACCEPTING THE MOON.  I REALLY LOVED HER WRITING AND CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY MENA.  MENA IS A VERY STRONG CHARACTER WHO FALLS FOR PHOENIX, THE LEADER OF THE VAMPIRES.  I LOVE HOW SHE WANTS TO MAKE PEACE BETWEEN THE WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES.  SHE HAS A STRONG CONNECTION AND ATTRACTION TO THE HEAD VAMPIRE, PHOENIX AND I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WHERE THIS ATTRACTION GOES IN THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES.  I AM A BIG FAN OF PARANORMAL ROMANCES AND I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WONDERFUL PARANORMAL SERIES TO START, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ ACCEPTING THE MOON.  YOU WILL BE HOOKED FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE AS I HAVE BEEN AND WILL WANT MORE.  5 STARS.







Biography
"Far from crazy, but equally as far from normal. There are voices in my head and I occasionally talk to them." - Kristie Haigwood

K. S. Haigwood is the author of the Save My Soul, Eternal Island and Moonrising series. By day, she is a CNC Machinist, but by night and weekend, she saves the world or destroys it in a single bound, depending on what mood she is in and if she has had her coffee. In addition to being an award winner for the 'Life Changing Read Award', she has also been nominated twice for Best Indie Book 2016 in the Paranormal category.

Characterization is one of K.S. Haigwood’s strongest points. You can understand each characters' predicaments and you can almost foresee their reactions. But. There’s always a but, with this author, because Haigwood can deliver enough twists and turns to turn a tornado on its head. Just as you think you’ve figured where the story is going next, she’s duped you again.

The whole of her novels are littered with good chuckle moments, and even in the darkest hour, the thinnest hint of a silver lining is still visible among the clouds.

Shock therapy for body and soul, delivered at a hundred miles an hour with the humor and charisma of a trendsetter, Haigwood is certain to be hailed the new wonder-drug to cure all ills.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Beautiful Beast by Audrey Irons




Release Blitz
Title: Beautiful Beast
Author: Audrey Irons
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Cover Designer: CoverlΓΌv
Cover Photog: Snooty Fox Images
Cover Model: Stuart Reardon
Photo provided by Love N Books






Anastasia:



Here’s the first thing you should know: this is not a fairytale. Happily-ever-afters are fables, and Prince Charming is a sweet little lie.



I know all this because he taught me.



Once upon a lifetime ago, the rich, arrogant, sinfully gorgeous, and tragically broken dark prince of the Hamptons was my tormentor. My darkness, my shameful attraction, my all-consuming, forbidden temptation.



I hate Sebastian Crown because nine years ago, for one night, I was stupid enough to think I loved him. And I’ve been paying for it ever since.



Except now, he needs me to help him save his empire.



…And he’s not taking no for answer.







Bastian:



She’s my nemesis. My addiction. My weakness.



My obsession.



I used to tell myself I hated Anastasia Bell - for being poor, for not worshipping the ground I walked on, for looking at me like she pitied me for being me.



When the rest of my world always told me yes, she was the ever-provoking no.



She thinks I’m a monster - a tragic, fucked-up, broken beast.



She doesn’t know the half of it.



Because she can’t begin to know the crimes of my past, or imagine the things I’ve done to her behind the scenes since she left this place.



Years ago, I thought breaking her would fix me. I thought pushing her away would cure me of my obsession.



I was wrong.



Now I’ve got her in my sights again, and this time, I won’t be letting her go. Even if it means we both go down in flames...














Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Aubrey Irons enjoys writing about bold, sassy, and intelligent women and the hot, cocky, and quite typically forbidden bad boys who love and lust for them. Gripping stories, guaranteed happy ever afters, and LOTS of heat.
In the real world, Aubrey is kept plenty entertained by her own favorite bad boy husband, their two adorable kiddos, and the world's most ill-behaved puppy.

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Thanks for reading, and for supporting an indie author!


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Release Blitz His Ex's Little Sister by Bella Love-Wins

Release Blitz
Title: His Ex's Little Sister, Insta-Love on the Run #1
Author: Bella Love-Wins
Release Date: July 12, 2017

She's supposed to be off-limits, but all bets are off.

Reid
I'll never regret running away from a f**king nightmare of a broken home to join the Army. On my return after three tours, I have a chance meeting with a sexy little country-western songbird. The attraction is explosive, but she turns out to be my ex-girlfriend's little sister. I don't remember her having all those curves, or her sassy attitude, or that mouth that was made for sin.


Now that I've set my sights on Robin, her forbidden status means nothing to me. I'm ready to claim her, no matter the cost.

Robin
I bump into the bad boy who broke my sister's heart nine years ago, and everything changes. I never expect forbidden fireworks, secrets and danger at every turn, and a hero in my corner when I need him most.
AUTHOR’S NOTES:
- His Ex's Little Sister is a standalone romance novella with no Cliffhanger and a Guaranteed HEA. It was first published as Protector, my contribution to the Begging for Bad Boys limited time bundle.
- The Insta-Love on the Run series includes quick and sinfully steamy contemporary romance standalones you can devour on the run! Each book is a short burst of explosive romance that'll consume you for up to two hours. Find your dose of love from the very first page. All stories are written and copyrighted by Bella Love-Wins.
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Bella loves writing steamy, high-action romance stories about possessive alpha bad boys and billionaires who know what they want and aren't afraid of laying claim to the women who catch their interest.
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Romance between the pages podcast

Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!


THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
SHANNON MAYER!


A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I was born into a family of Star Wars nuts. I have a lot of siblings (somewhere I lost count but I think there was more than could be numbered on one hand) and being one of the young padawans I was subjected to Star Wars marathons, on a regular basis. If you’ve read any of my books you’ll see there is often a reference to said movies as a small homage to my upbringing. May the force be with you and all that jazz.


I started writing when I realized I didn’t want to grow up not believing in magic, or not believing in creatures everyone else said didn’t exist. That being said, I have never seen a fairy, unicorn or dragon. I had a neighbour who swore they fed the leprechauns in their garden, but I never caught the little buggers no matter how long I lay in wait. (And consequently had to help the neighbours plant new flowers to replace those I killed waiting for the leprechauns to show their faces.)


Along the way, I found my husband who is the rock that keeps me from floating away into my dreams, and we have a little boy who is the centre of our world. Living on a farm keeps us busy (as if the writing wasn’t enough) and I have more than my share of stories about wrestling with cows, helping birth calves and ending up in the creek during the process, falling in the mud (we’ll call it mud but we all know that on a farm, mud is rarely mud) and chasing escaped livestock in the hopes the four legged convicts don’t make it to the highway.


I’ve taken up archery, and the goal is to move into horseback archery in time (you know, when I can hit the target on a consistent basis) and when no one is looking, I love to bake (this doesn’t happen often as it’s hard to keep the sweet treats in stock with two boys in the house.)


As to what’s coming next for me? More stories (since those never stop inside my head, I might as well share them with all of you!) and more adventures. Pretty much, when the fancy strikes, I’ll jump on it. Leap before you look I’m sure that motto was created for me.


Or was that . . . think big and dream bigger, ready, set, pull the trigger . . . yeah. That one is a good one too. But only if you have a gun. And are hunting elephants. Which is not cool because of so many reasons. Let’s stick with the first one with an addendum.


Leap before you look and let your dreams carry you on their wings. And that, my friends, is me in a nutshell.



Release Tour The Jade Emperor by Suzanne Jenkins

THE JADE EMPEROR
by Suzanne Jenkins

Monday, July 17, 2017

Promo Tour for Patricia Charles

PROMO TOUR FOR PATRICIA CHARLES
Unconditional Surrender & Crescent Moon


Romance between the pages Podcast



Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!


THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
L.P. DOVER!


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.


Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.


Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed and Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


Release Blitz Drawn to You by J.L. Ostle




Release Blitz
Title: Drawn to You
Author: J.L. Ostle
Release Date: July 16, 2017









My life revolves around music. I'm even known as the music nerd, but I don't care. I don't care what people think of me. Music is who I am, and no one can change that...
Enters Colin Baxter.
He is someone I didn't see coming. My complete opposite, star quarterback, the most popular guy at school. Spending his days going from girl to girl until a bet brings him to me.
But our story isn't about the bet.
Two minutes after having sex with him in a restaurant bathroom, I find out he's going to be my stepbrother.
So we decide to end it.
But again our story doesn't end there...
After a few years I become one of the rising stars in the music industry. Everything I've ever dreamed of coming true...
But again it would be too easy to say it ends there.
My dear old brother is back in my life and not by choice.
Life is never simple.
Colin isn't going to make things easy for me.
A part of me is hoping that he doesn't.
Warning this book contains taboo situations, mature language and sexual scenes. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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J.L. Ostle was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland, now living in Carlisle, England. J.L. Ostle is a full time mother looking after her cute, active little boy.

When she she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing, she's watching movies, or doing activities with her friends and their children.



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