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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Better Not Cry by Willow Rose Book Tour and Giveaway


Better
Not Cry
Rebekka
Franck Book 8
by
Willow Rose
Genre:
Mystery, Supernatural Suspense

He
stalks you when you’re sleeping. He kills when you’re awake…

Reporter
Rebekka Franck is ready to escape the headlines for a relaxing
holiday with her family. Small town Cocoa Beach, Florida seems like
the perfect getaway for sunny days and silent nights. At least, until
a boy’s dead body is found stuffed in the chimney…
Rebekka
learns that the boy is the latest in a long line of victims preyed
upon by a local legend. But a demon cloaked in red with sharp
fingernails who comes down the chimney can’t be real. Can it?
With
the help of a local teen whose dad fell victim to the creature,
Rebekka investigates the growing body count. But as Christmas creeps
closer, the reporter must catch the demon before it checks her and
her family’s names off the naughty list…
Better
Not Cry
 is a spine-tingling Christmastime horror story
featuring Willow Rose’s iconic characters Rebekka Franck and Jack
Ryder. If you like pulse-pounding scares, imaginative plots, and
hellish new takes on Santa, then you’ll love Willow Rose’s
holiday horror.



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The
Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes
Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy. 


She
lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic
Ocean. 




Willow's
books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.


Several
of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US,
UK, and Canada.


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has sold more than two million books.









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Bear's Shadow by Desiree L. Scott





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Bear’s Shadow (Vendetta Series Book 2)


Author Desiree L. Scott


Genre: Paranormal


Kindle Edition, 140 pages


Published October 2nd 2017 by Lavish Publishing, LLC






Blurb:





Nikki Calhoun is on the run, fueled by terror of the shadowy world she had married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood but it’s hard for her to trust anyone, even the people closest to her.





Enforcer and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin who manages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock and with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.





A twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun destroy her and any who try to help?











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Desiree L. Scott has been writing since she was sixteen years old. There have been many influences within her life that has set her on the path that she cannot help but walk. A few of those influences consist of Karen Rose, Lisa Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list by no means defines my own writing but they have indeed influenced her desire to live outside of her own world and to create the thrill of her dreams.


Desiree lives on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with her ten-year old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty of the country helps her creativity as she sits on her top deck with her laptop and coffee close by.





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Friday, December 29, 2017

Rosey Red with Blood on Her Hands (The Albion Book 1) by Natalie-Nicole Bates




One man's death will change everything.


The year is 1892. Rosey Rydall is a fiercely independent and entrepreneurial woman of the time. Check-in girl at The Albion Hotel is only one of her jobs. In the background, she runs an informal body selling business with the town coroner, Anton Larsen. She also is a trusted friend and confidante of wealthy hotel mogul, Thaddeus Anderton. A friendship that is both loving and beneficial for Rosey.


Two men love Rosey.


She haunts the dreams and existence of Marty Burke, a much married, decorated and respected police officer who looks the other way from Rosey’s business, as well as the night time activities occurring in the basement of The Albion.


The other is her partner is crime, Doctor Anton Larsen, a man of true quality who loves the dark and dangerous as much as Rosey.


When Marty’s wife dies, and he turns his attention to Rosey, she spurns his attempts at possessing her. In turn, he threatens everything and everyone Rosey loves. She must now take bold and decisive action to rid herself of Marty, or risk the lives of those who mean the most to her.

MY REVIEW:

ROSEY RED WITH BLOOD ON HER HANDS IS BOOK 1 IN THE ALBION SERIES.  WHAT AN EXCELLENT START TO A NEW SERIES.  I REALLY ENJOY THE CHARACTERS IN THIS SERIES.  ALOT OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES GO ON AT THE ALBION AND WITH SOME OF THE CHARACTERS.  THE CHARACTERS ARE VERY COMPLEX, PASSIONATE AND VERY STRONG.  THERE IS GREED, JEALOUSLY, BLACKMAIL, PASSION, OBSESSION AND LOVE.  YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS SERIES.  THE AUTHOR DRAWS YOU RIGHT INTO THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS LIVES.  THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST READ SERIES.  I REALLY LOVE NATALIE-NICOLE BATES' BOOK AND WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE.  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

Review of Bound by Shadows (The McAllister Justice Series Book 2) by Reily Garrett




The architect of fear employs many forms.

Kidnapping and murder never crossed Kaylee’s mind when seeking a fresh start in Portland, a new beginning to shed the remnants of tragedy dogging her steps. After escaping from an underground cage, she fights to stay one step ahead of the killer bent on silencing his only witness. Kaylee.
Two months after dodging a sociopathic murderer’s best efforts, Caden McAllister flounders within a social sink hole, unable to move forward, too stubborn to step back. Guarded and wary, the private investigator’s stagnant lifestyle detonates into chaos when a battered and bloody young waif stumbles into his care.
Framed for a murdering a past lover, Caden must clear his name and overcome his charge’s doubts while keeping her out of the sex-slave trade. When betrayal ends with Kaylee’s re-capture, Caden must conquer his past and risk all or lose the one he has come to love.
Murder, mystery, underground tunnels, and romance are intertwined in this standalone romantic thriller, the second installment of the McAllister Justice Series.

MY REVIEW:

BOUND BY SHADOWS IS BOOK 2 IN THE MCALLISTER JUSTICE SERIES. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS THE FIRST BOOK.  KAYLEE COMES TO PORTLAND TO START OVER AGAIN AFTER THE DEATH OF HER TWIN BROTHER.  KAYLEE DIDN'T COUNT ON BEING KIDNAPPED AND ESCAPING FROM A CAGE.  SHE BARELY ESCAPES WITH HER LIFE AND THEN IS PURSUED BY A MURDERER BENT ON KILLING THE ONLY WITNESS.  KAYLEE ESCAPES TO THE POLICE STATION WHERE SHE RUNS INTO CADEN WHO VOWS TO PROTECT HER.  CADEN IS STILL RECOVERING FROM HIS OWN ORDEAL WHICH NEARLY KILLED HIM.  AS CADEN PROTECTS, CARES AND SPENDS TIME WITH KAYLEE, HE REALIZES HE WANTS SO MUCH MORE FROM KAYLEE THAN A ONE NIGHT STAND.  CADEN WANTS KAYLEE IN HIS LIFE FOREVER.  WILL CADEN BE ABLE TO STOP THE KILLER BEFORE HE KILLS KAYLEE.

I REALLY ENJOYED BOUND BY SHADOWS. IT WAS SUCH A GREAT GREAT.  I DID NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN.  CADEN AND KAYLEE CONNECTED IN SO MANY WAYS AND HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH.  BOTH ARE SUCH STRONG CHARACTERS AND THE CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE.  I LOVED THEM TOGETHER.  REILY DRAWS YOU INTO THE STORY WITH SUCH A STRONG STORYLINES AND STRONG CHARACTERS.   I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES AND THE FAMILY DYNAMICS WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY.  THE WHOLE FAMILY IS THEE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND THE CONSTANT BICKERING AND TEASING IS VERY ENTERTAINING,   I LOVE THE SUSPENSE AND MYSTERY BEHIND EACH STORY.  I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ANOTHER FAMILY FAMILY MEMBER.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUSPENSEFUL, MURDER MYSTERY FILLED WITH DRAMA AND ROMANCE, THEN YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES.  YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED ONE BIT.  REILY GARRETT HAS BECOME ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS.  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 Redheads Have More Fun by Sharon Kleve




Ambrosine Dubreauil’s life is quite, calm, and relaxing until the sexy Remy LaCroix walks into Who Do Voodoo, her voodoo shop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and charms himself into her life.

Remy’s alligator farm takes in injured animals, rehabilitates them, and then releases them back into the swamp. When he visits Who Do Voodoo looking for a potion to protect his gators from poachers he meets the lovely, Priestess Ambrosine.

Potions, charms, and spells, can’t protect Ambrosine’s heart from Remy’s Louisiana slow drawl, sweet love of animals, and rambunctious family.

MY REVIEW:

REDHEADS HAVE MORE FUN IS ANOTHER ENJOYABLE ENTERTAINING ROMANTIC READ BY THE AWESOME SHARON KLEVE.  WE ARE INTRODUCED TO AMBROSINE, WHO OWNS A VOODOO SHOP.  REMY COMES TO THE SHOP LOOKING FOR A POTION TO PROTECT HIS GATORS FROM POACHERS.  WILL AMBROSINE LOSE HER HEART TO REMY?  

I LOVE READING SHARON'S BOOKS.  THEY ARE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING, FUN, AND ROMANTIC.  YOU WILL LOVE HER CHARACTERS AND STORYLINES.  THE CHARACTERS HAVE SO MUCH CHEMISTRY AND THE STORYLINES ARE EXCELLENT.  REDHEADS HAVE MORE FUN IS NO EXCEPTION.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS BOOK AND CHECK OUT ALL OF SHARON'S BOOKS.  SHE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS.  5 STARS




Biography
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is pick up a new book and sink into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Email: sharon.kleve@yahoo.com
Blog: http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonKleve
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/srkleve/boards/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S
Shelfari: http://www.librarything.com/profile/SRKLEVE
Library Thing: http://www.shelfari.com/sharonkleve
Publisher: http://bookstogonow.com/

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wolf of the Tesseract by Christopher D. Schmitz Free Book Promo


Wolf
of the Tesseract
by
Christopher D. Schmitz
Genre:
SciFi Fantasy


227
pages

While
investigating a series of strange murders in her neighborhood,
college student Claire Jones is kidnapped by a handsome werewolf who
claims he’s rescuing her from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. But
she can’t run forever and if Claire and her companion can’t
reclaim an arcane artifact to end the warlock’s reign of terror, he
will unleash the dark god Sh’logath’s cataclysmic power upon the
universe, shattering dimensional barriers, and devouring all reality.




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on Amazon Dec 28th- 30th!**




Christopher
D. Schmitz is the traditionally published and self-published author
of both fiction and nonfiction. When he is not writing or working
with teenagers he might be found at comic conventions as a panelist
or guest. He has been featured on cable access television broadcasts,
metro area podcasts, and runs a blog for indie authors.
Always
interested in stories, media such as comic books, movies, 80s
cartoons, and books called to him at a young age—especially sci-fi
and fantasy. He lives in rural Minnesota with his family where he
drinks unsafe amounts of coffee. The caffeine shakes keeps the cold
from killing them. His entire family is musically gifted, although he
is, sadly, their only bagpiper.
Education:
Schmitz also holds a Master’s Degree in Religion and freelances for
local newspapers. He is available for speaking engagements,
interviews, etc. via the contact form and links on his website or via
social media.












Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Burn for You A Rock Star Romance by Theresa Troutman



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BURN FOR YOU


A Rock Star Romance


By Theresa Troutman








πŸ”₯BlurbπŸ”₯


I love playing in a band, but I love my wife even more.


I never had aspirations to be a rock star, but that’s exactly what happened.


Loyalty to both Tia and Alicia put me in a tough spot.


Now, I’m torn between the two of them.


How do I navigate this crazy world to keep both my girls happy?




Burn For You is the sequel to By My Side, but can be read as a stand-alone.




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She was the most beautiful creature I’ve ever laid eyes on—my wife, my Alicia. God, I was one lucky bastard. Her soft brunette hair cascaded over the front of her shoulder and across her slender neck as her chest gently rose and fell with each breath. The sun coming up over the Tasman Sea etched her silhouette, making her look like an angel with a halo.


I could watch her sleep for hours, but desire stirred inside me. I need to be one with her. Running my fingers along her bare shoulder and down her arm, Alicia moaned with pleasure. A small smile crept upon her face. “Morning,” she whispered opening her eyes.

“Morning Love,” I smiled back. Pulling the sheet down around her waist, I wet my lips with anticipation.

“What are you waiting for?” she teased pulling me closer and giving me a kiss that took my breath away. I crawled on top of my wife, feeling her soft, warm body underneath me. Instinctively she opened her legs and wrapped them around my thighs. I didn’t need foreplay to get me in the mood. A smile and that look was all I needed. Slowly I slipped inside Alicia and moved in and out with languid stokes. “I love you,” I muttered between soft kisses to her neck.

“I love you so much,” she whispered back, as she intertwined her fingers through my hair.

Rolling her over so she was straddled on top of me. I gazed at her beauty. She was my heaven on earth. It were as if God made her just for me. She was the missing piece I didn’t know I was searching for all those years after Emily’s death. All those drunken nights, smokey bars, lose women. They were a way to numb my pain. When Alicia entered my life, it was like waking up from hibernation. My senses came alive. She inspired me to write new music for the band. She gave me the courage to grab the brass ring. She made it okay to be happy again. I had loved Emily with all my heart, but Alicia shook me to my soul. She was my everything and I would die for her.














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Theresa Troutman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their crazy dog, Niko. She loves reading, theatre and traveling. Her books include: My Secret Summer, A Special Connection, Burn For You, and the Love's Great Adventure Series: Life's What You Make It, Love This Life, London Loves and She Will Be Loved.




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