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.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Shifting Destiny Sale Blitz and Giveaway


Shifting
Destiny Anthology
Genre:
Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

with
stories by:
Lashanta
Charles
Zoe
Parker
E.E.
Andrews
Beth
Hendrix
Reiki
Eli
Miki
Ward
Garrett
Ward
K.B.
Wheelock
Aspen
Winters
Helene
Gadot
C.B.
Morrigan
Tabitha
Barret
Ivy
Fox
Jaliza
Burwell
Grace
McGinty
India
Kells
Zara
Stark
Lacey
Carter Andersen
Vanessa
Ross
Helen
Scott
Saskia
LeBlanc
Cece
Rose
E.M.
Moore
Blake
Blessing
Kay
Elle Parker
C.R.
Jane.
E.M.
Daniels
Suzan
Lee
Elissa
Ryan
Lidiya
Foxglove
C.J.
Strange

Are
you ready for a collection of stories with a bite? Well, shift into a
more comfortable position and dive right into these author's
tales. 


There's
a beast in all of us waiting to come out and play. So, abandon all
your reservations and lose yourself in this collection of shifters
and discover...


The
BEAST in you.

This
is a collection of multiple short stories, in a myriad of genres. The
stories in this book are as fluid as the shifters they're about. Some
of them will pull on your heartstrings, others will warm you on a
cold day. Come on these journeys with us to fantastical places,
accompanied by memorable characters that leave you no choice but to
hold on for dear life on the magical ride that is, Shifting Destiny.



Available
for pre-order for only 99 Cents. Grab your copy while this amazing
price lasts. After release it will go up to 2.99!!



Take
advantage of this limited time pre-order sale and get the Shifting
Destiny Anthology for only $.99! Lashanta's story, Kaleidoscope, is a
RH multiple shifter romance.


LaShanta
Charles is from South Carolina, but currently lives in Tacoma, WA.
She's married, has three tiny humans who constantly mooch off of her,
and is active duty in the US Army. She's a homebody who adores
SLEEPING, reading (romance, especially RH, paranormal, and sci-fi),
eating, white chocolate mochas, SLEEPING, Reese's PB Cups (but only
the ones stuffed with Reese's Pieces), and writing. Oh, and she hates
spiders; why do they need EIGHT legs?




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The Ghost Had An Early Checkout Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Ghost Had an Early Checkout
Sequel
to The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks
by
Josh Lanyon


Genre:
LGBT Mystery

To
live and draw in L.A.


Now
living in Los Angeles with former navy SEAL Nick Reno, artist Perry
Foster comes to the rescue of elderly and eccentric Horace Daly, the
legendary film star of such horror classics as Why Won't You Die, My
Darling?

Horace
owns the famous, but now run-down, Hollywood hotel Angels Rest,
rumored to be haunted. But as far as Perry can tell, the scariest
thing about Angels Rest is the cast of crazy tenants--one of whom
seems determined to bring down the final curtain on Horace--and
anyone else who gets in the way.













The
Ghost Wore Yellow Socks
by Josh Lanyon

His
romantic weekend in ruins, shy twenty-something artist Perry Foster
learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San
Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very
ugly sportscoat -- and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to
Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man
get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the
"Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont? Perry turns to help from
"tall, dark and hostile" former navy SEAL Nick Reno -- but
is Reno all that he seems?







Josh
Lanyon is the author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male
fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic
man-on-man romance. 


Her
work has been translated into eleven languages. The FBI thriller Fair
Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin
Mondadori, the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the
Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published
in print. In 2016 Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan's annual Boy Love
novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place).
The Adrien English Series was awarded All Time Favorite Male/Male
Series in the 2nd Annual contest held by the 20,000+ Goodreads M/M
Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary
Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), and the first ever recipient
of the Goodreads M/M Hall of Fame award.

Josh
is married and lives in Southern California.








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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dressing Mr Dalton Book Tour and Giveaway


Dressing
Mr. Dalton
by
Charlotte Byrd
Genre:
Contemporary Romance



Women
who color their own hair do not go out with movie stars!”







So,
what am I doing going on a date with him?









I’m
a wardrobe stylist with a resume full of fake job experience (when my
resume was accurate no one wanted to hire me). I drive a crappy car
and I have $37.58 in my bank account.





He
is People’s Sexiest Man Alive who lives in a beach house (read:
mansion) in Malibu.
We are all wrong
for each other for a number of reasons. The main one being: I hate
everything about him.

Finn Dalton
is arrogant, cocky, and self-involved.

He
thinks he’s God’s gift to women and the fact that he has bedded
almost every available (and unavailable) woman in Hollywood supports
that theory.

I hate him…so what
am I doing here? Why do I keep saying yes?

Yes,
to a date. Yes, to a kiss. Yes, to this.

And
what happens when the one person who is all wrong is the only one
who’s right?

**This is a
standalone contemporary romance.



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Charlotte
Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy
toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal
blue waters.



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review of Mambo and Murder (A Fiona Quinn Mystery Book 6)




Three ballroom dancers had been murdered over forty-years ago. Wow, that’s one old cold case. What’s more, the murderer thought to have been killed during a police chase has resurfaced in Pittsburgh. Yikes! How can that be?Worse, ballroom dancing simply isn’t Detective Nathan Landry’s forte. After weeks of practice, Nathan still has two left-feet. Can Fiona step in to guide Nathan through this dancing debacle or will it take forty-years for the detective to find his footing? Double yikes!Join Fiona and Detective Landry in this high-stepping whodunit!

MY REVIEW

MAMBO AND MURDER IS BOOK 6 IN THE FIONA QUINN MYSTERY. C.S. MCONALD HAS DONE IT AGAIN WITH THIS SERIES.  BOOK 6 IS EVEN MORE BETTER, FUNNIER AND ENTERTAINING THEN THE OTHER BOOKS.  THE AUTHOR NEVER DISAPPOINTS YOU WITH THIS SERIES.  MAMBO AND MURDER IS VERY ENTERTAINING AND HILARIOUS AS NATHAN WORKS TO SOLVE A COLD CASE.  BUT IN ORDER TO DO THAT HE NEEDS TO LEARN TO BALLROOM DANCE WITH HIS PARTNER WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A TOTAL DISASTER.  NATHAN INJURES HIS PARTNER AND FIONA STEPS IN TO TAKE HER PLACE.  FIONA CALLS IN AN OLD FRIEND TO HELP THEM BOTH LEARN HOW TO BALLROOM DANCE. WILL NATHAN BE ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO BALLROOM DANCE OR WILL HE CONTINUE TO INJURE HIS PARTNERS?  WILL NATHAN AND FIONA SOLVE THE CASE BEFORE THE NEXT MURDER?

THE FIONA QUINN MYSTERIES IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES.  I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES. I ENJOY THE CHARACTERS AND THE MYSTERIES.  THE CHARACTERS ARE QUIRKY AND HILARIOUS.  YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF LAUGHING AS YOU READ THROUGH THE BOOK. THE AUTHOR HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THIS SERIES.  IT IS WELL WRITTEN AND SHE KEEPS YOU GUESSING IN EACH BOOK.  THERE ARE A LOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS THAT KEEP YOU GUESSING WHO DID IT UNTIL THE VERY END.  YOU WILL LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY THE GHOST WHICH IS A NICE ADDED TOUCH TO THE SERIES.  IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS SERIES YET, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU MISSING.  A DEFINITE MUST READ WHICH WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE.  5 STARS


Biography
C.S. McDonald taught dance and choreographed shows for twenty-six years. Nowadays, she resides with her husband and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister, on their Thoroughbred farm, Fly-by-Night Stables, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. George the Pony is a real pony who lives among the tall Thoroughbreds on their farm.

In 2016, Ms. McDonald decided to write a cozy mystery series. The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are quick clean reads for anyone 10 to 110! You'll love Fiona and the quirky, but oh so charming, Detective Landry. Fiona is a kindergarten teacher and an unlikely sleuth from Pittsburgh. If you've never been to Pittsburgh, welcome to this wonderful city! Ms. McDonald has even sprinkled a little Pittsburghese into her stories just for fun. Yinz will love it!

Wow! Book #6, MAMBO AND MURDER, is now available! Can Fiona help Detective Landry solve a forty-year-old murder case or will he totally lose his footing! The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are clean, stand alone reads!

Don't miss C.S. McDonald's new addition to Fiona Quinn Mysteries--Fiona Quinn QUICK Mysteries! What's that? Short Stories (about 30 pages) for a quick bedtime read or if you're stuck with a long wait in a doctor's office (we've all been there!). Short story #1-BANKING ON A MURDER and *now available >> HARRIET'S HEIST! You'll love these quick reads--featuring different characters from the novellas. Check them out!

WOOT! ALL of the Fiona Quinn Mysteries are now available on Audible--narrated by Maren Swenson Waxenberg!

Hey! You can check out all the books, listen to excerpts from the audio books and more at C.S. McDonald's website: www.csmcdonaldbooks.com

Review of Rescued by Christmas by Marilyn Conner Miles





Micah, unemployed for some time, gets hired as the Marketing Coordinator for a retirement home. The night before her first day on the job, it begins to snow, and by the time she gets up early the next morning there are six inches on the ground. Uncomfortable driving in the stuff, she does it anyway. She can't miss her first day of work! Even though she drives slower than a slug, her car slides into a ditch and she canʼt get out. Dane, a modern day knight in shining armor, comes to her rescue, and then offers her a ride to work. He tells her he goes there every morning to visit his grandfather, and not wanting to be late, she accepts.

The employee manual states, and her boss emphasizes, that it is against company policy to fraternize with residents and their family members. Micah knows she could lose her job, but with her car in the shop for a month, no credit card and no bus service from her rural home, there is no way for her to get to and from work without a long, cold walk—or a ride with Dane.

Complicating matters even further, Micah, a kind-hearted animal lover, agrees to take care of the grandfatherʼs horse As they spend more and more time together, Micah finds herself torn between her growing attraction for Dane and a desperate need to keep her job.

MY REVIEW:

RESCUED BY CHRISTMAS IS A SWEET ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY.  MICAH MEETS DANE WHEN SHE CRASHES HER VEHICLE IN THE SNOW ON HER FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB.  DANE OFFERS MICAH A RIDE TO WORK SINCE HE VISITS HIS GRANDFATHER EVERY DAY.  SHE ACCEPTS BECAUSE SHE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE HER JOB.  THE MORE TIME SHE SPENDS WITH DANE, THE STRONGER THEIR ATTRACTION GROWS. WILL MICAH RISK EVERYTHING FOR HER KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR?

RESCUED BY CHRISTMAS IS A WELL WRITTEN CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY.  THE AUTHOR DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE STORY LINE AND CHARACTERS.  I LOVE MICAH AND DANE TOGETHER.  THERE IS DEFINITELY A LOT OF ATTRACTION AND THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.  THE AUTHOR DID A WONDERFUL JOB AND BRINGING THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS TO LIFE AND WHAT IS TRULY MEANS..  A DEFINITE MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR A SWEET CHRISTMAS READ.  4 STARS.  






Biography
Marilyn began writing as soon as she could print. Her first career was in the transportation industry, working for the airlines. Her second career was in advertising, marketing and promotions. Currently a freelance editor, Marilyn lives with her husband and cat in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, where she watches deer, bunnies and birds emerge from the wetlands and nearby river.

The Christmas Wedding Book Tour and Giveaway


Secret
Santa
by
Keren Hughes
Genre:
Contemporary Romance

Being
born and raised in the town of Snowflake has its perks for Aneurin
Mackenzie, she’s seen it all; businesses booming and the town
flourishing. Sadly, she’s also seen it torn to shreds by a previous
mayor.





Then,
in comes cocky, arrogant, filthy rich Preston Wolfric III with his
“fresh ideas” to bring business back to this small town. He wants
to turn Snowflake around, bringing it to the 21st century. 
However,
Nye will not let her town be changed without a fight.

He’s
a big city alpha male, she’s a small town girl with no desire to
change. She plans to run him out of town but what she doesn’t count
on is that cocky jerk making his way under her skin, seeping into her
veins.

She
didn’t realise how devastatingly handsome he is. He didn’t
realise what he needed was right in front of him.
What
will happen when Preston and Nye’s worlds collide? Will there be
sparks or will it become a fire that lays waste to everything they
thought they knew?

Do
opposites really attract?






Keren
Hughes lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers
the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and
get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of
reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her
teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL
Stine's The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like
What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next.





Over
the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak
about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the
slightest bit of damage.
She
has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder
for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are
bulging and overflowing but she always wants "just one more
book".

Keren
had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November
2013. It's a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second
book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary
Romance called Nothing Like The First Time.
She
couldn't have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon
Best Seller list. That was a dream come true.
Keren
is currently working on more NA Contemporary Romances for you to fall
in love with.








The
Christmas Wedding
The
Harvest Ridge Series Book 1.5
by
K.L. Ramsey
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 

Lorna
Sanders stepped up to raise her niece, after her sister and
brother-in-law’s tragic deaths. She never allowed herself to dream
that someday she would have a family of her own, but meeting Jonathan
Sawyer changes all of that. He teaches Lorna that age is just a
number and dreams can come true, especially at Christmas.


Jonathan
Sawyer’s job is to keep Lorna’s family safe, he never imagined
that job would also include protecting her heart. He just needs to
convince Lorna that wishing for her heart’s desire and Christmas
miracles are both possible. Can Sawyer’s plan, for a Christmas
wedding be enough to show her that it’s never too late to find
happily ever after? 






K.
L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland. As a child she struggled
in school, having to attend speech and reading therapy. Her teacher
told her that she would never be a very good reader; that English was
just not her thing. She continued to struggle until eleventh grade,
when she signed up for a Creative Writing class. Her high school
teacher saw her potential and submitted a short story, that K. L. had
written for class, to a local literary publication. The story was not
only published but won an award for best short story. Knowing that
someday she wanted to become a writer, K. L. received her BA in
English from Salisbury State University.


K.
L. Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia (Go Mountaineers!). She
lives with hunky scientist, two now not so little people, and six fur
babies. In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, attend
WVU football games and drink wine with girlfriends.









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Monday, December 10, 2018

SAPD Swat Series Book Tour and Giveaway


Addicted
to You
SAPD
SWAT Series Book 2
by
Nikki Mays


Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Comedy

Michelle
is my addiction. She’s sweetness and light wrapped up in a
delicious package. Almost as delicious as the confections she makes.
Until now, I’ve kept my distance to make sure my darkness doesn’t
taint her. She’s better than a killer who sits behind a scope.

I
watch her from afar. Getting dragged under her spell a little further
with every sweet smile and mischievous grin. I know I’ll cave one
day, give into the craving to be near her. Being in her presence is a
feeling like no other, one I can’t seem to resist.
Unfortunately,
I’m not the only one living under her influence. While I was
watching her, someone else was watching too. But she belongs with me,
no matter what anyone else wants.
Now
I need to make sure she gives me my next fix of her, even if she’s
too stubborn to admit she wants to. She’s my addiction, cure and
redemption all rolled into one. Her soul calls out to my own. I’ll
make sure she’s as addicted to me as I am to her. She’ll crave me
- if it’s the last thing I do.












Surrender
to You
SAPD
SWAT Series Book 1

Mellie:


Mellie
has been hypnotized by a pair of gorgeous green eyes, attached to a
very yummy package for months now. Unfortunately for her, her brain
goes on hiatus anytime Morris Jackson is around. Looking like a
bobble head whenever he asks her anything isn't the best way to go
about getting a man like him interested. Not like ruggedly handsome
men go for quirky, accident prone introverts like her. Plus, even if
she did have a snowballs chance in hell with him, him being her
brothers SWAT teammate doesn't bode well for her. A girl can dream
though!

Morris:

Those
blue eyes sucker punched him the minute he looked into them. It felt
like the ground had literally gone out from under him. Mellie is
everything that he could ever want and everything that he shouldn't
have. Even if he didn't know that she's too good for a guy like him,
her brother would never be okay with it. He is over protective and
proud of it. But at some point you have to say screw the consequences
and go after what you know is meant to be yours.

Too
bad someone wasn't happy for them when the found their way to one
another. Someone will make sure they don't stay together by any means
necessary. They'll even kill to get what they want.








Nikki
Mays is a pen name that was created from her maiden name. She is a
wife and mother, who lives in a small town in New Jersey. She has
been with her husband for a decade and is surprised that he's still
alive. She began writing as a creative outlet after becoming a stay
at home mom. She decided that she needed something exclusively for
herself, not just being mommy. She has two crazy boxers that love to
keep that "Evil" mailman out of the yard. Besides writing
and spending time with her little hellions, she enjoys cooking &
baking. She has recently taken up gardening and made her loving
husband plant her a mini fruit tree orchard, as well as a garden
taking up half an acre. Nikki loves to be stalked by her readers and
encourages all interaction.









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Sunday, December 9, 2018



Starla's
Christmas Conundrum
by
Carol E. Keen
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction, Clean Romance

In
the greatest conflict of her life, can she figure out who to trust?
Starla
Devaroux is at the peak of her music career. Life as a popular
Christian music artist is good. This Christmas she finds herself at
the crossroads of several life-altering choices. It's quite a
conundrum; the path she takes this time will not only define her
future but alter the lives of others as well.

"The
main characters were very likable, I could really put myself in
Starla's shoes."

"It
was charming and romantic, and I want to marry Mason, lol."


**Only
.99 cents!!**


Carol
E. Keen enjoys fresh coffee, hot tea, and a good book. She was
published for several years in FAMA magazine (Freshwater And Marine
Aquarium) as a contributing editor. She published her first book on
CD, called Simply Seahorses.





She
is the author of The Beauty Series and The Corandira Station, to name
a few of her works. She currently resides in the South with her
husband and family and spends her time writing, reading, working in
photography, and being with her much loved critters.






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