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, August 19, 2018

The Bridesmaid's Checklist Book Tour and Giveaway


Laura's
Wedding

The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Series Book 1
By K.T.
Castle
​Genre: Contemporary Romance



Kassandra is
a single, independent woman who prides herself on her own success.
But when she’s asked by her best friend Laura to be the
Maid of Honor in her wedding, Kassandra finds herself
questioning her lifestyle. Helping Laura plan the wedding
is no problem—she’s done it before for all their other friends.
The first time was a blast, the second super fun, but doing it
without receiving any help from the rest of the girls gets old really
fast.

The whole event kicks off with the worst kind of surprise
when Kassandra discovers who her friend's fiancĂ© really
is, and she's torn between supporting Laura's future
happiness and hiding the deeply buried, intimate past she shares with
the groom-to-be. Struggling to be the bigger person and do all the
hard work on her own, Kassandra finds surprising comfort in
Josh, the best man in the wedding and someone she's been avoiding for
years. He's charming, thoughtful, handsome, and the worst kind of
womanizer, but she just can't seem to stay away. All the
while,Kassandra can't help wondering if the wedding could be any
more clichĂ©—until she finds unexpected ways to change things up a
bit.




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Marisol's
Wedding

The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Book 2

Kassandra’s last
single friend got married in the summer. But even if Kassandra
herself is the only unmarried girl in the pack, she isn’t single
anymore. Now that all her friends are married and all the wedding
planning is over, she has a chance to concentrate in her relationship
with Josh. Or so she thought until Marisol visits her with
a major, life-changing crisis. Helping her friends plan their wedding
was no problem─dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is a whole
other thing.
Kassandra is unable to decide the best way to
help Marisol, especially when her relationship with Josh reaches
a level of commitment she wasn’t expecting. Both girls will have to
remember the past in order to move their relationships
forward.
Destiny is full of surprises, and sometimes, the plans
you have aren’t laid out on the path set before
you.
Join Kassandra and Marisol as they
remember how they planned Sol’s wedding while they solve together
the difficulties in the present.



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.99 cents!!**




Natalie's
Wedding
The
Bridesmaid's Checklist Book 3

Kassandra
never thought she’d be in another committed relationship, but now
she’s living with her boyfriend Josh. Things can’t get any
better. But they can get worse.


Natalie
has dropped a major bomb on her, confessing she believes her husband
is having an affair. Kassandra is always ready to help a friend, but
accepting that one of their marriages isn’t working goes against
everything she believes about the people she loves. Wanting to help
their friend overcome this difficult situation and provide Natalie
the support she needs, Kassandra and the girls pull a lot of strings
to help Natalie uncover the truth. In the process, Kassandra
discovers remarkable similarities between Josh’s recent changes and
those in Natalie’s allegedly cheating husband. She’s always been
an independent woman who prides herself on her own success, and when
she digs up one dirty secret after another, she can’t help but
wonder if her man’s womanizing days are really behind
him. 

Sometimes,
love makes us twist reality to avoid hurting those we hold closest to
our hearts. Join Kassandra and Natalie as they struggle to reconcile
their fears in love with the truth.






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.99 cents!!**






K.T.
Castle loves reading, writing, and painting. She's on a quest to find
the words, forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of
her imagination. She loves reading Romance, especially Young Adult,
New Adult, Contemporary, and Paranormal. She never saw herself as an
incurable romantic, but lately, that's what she finds herself musing
about. Love is found everywhere, regardless of whether it comes from
a nice person or an ass—mundane or even vampire.
When
she's not busy with work, in front of a computer placing many
thoughts in order, she does her best to be creative or relax with a
good TV series and snacks. Some of her favorite characters are
Lucifer, Jace, Clary, Affton, Cable, Poppy, Zack, Maleficent, and
Ariel.








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Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Dragon Planet Romance Trilogy Book Tour and Giveaway



Runaway
Dragonette
Dragon
Planet Romance Book 1
by
Lynne Murray


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

When
the Dragon King demands that Princess Verity choose a romantic
partner from 26 dragon shapeshifters, she’s not allowed to say,
“No.” But she has to. 


Verity
must escape her father’s romance plans for her, but it won’t be
easy with cameras broadcasting her every move and the whole Dragon
Planet watching. 

Meanwhile
on Earth, Ryan, a tech industry millionaire, loves dragons more than
anything in the real world. He has moved back to his home town to run
a dragon-centered bookstore. When a portal misfire lands Verity in
Ryan’s store, the attraction is instant and irresistible. 

Ryan
jumps at the chance to compete to win Verity’s hand. The Dragon
King allows it. He doesn’t expect a computer nerd human to survive
a competition with fire-breathing dragonshifters. 

Can
Ryan win the dragon princess's hand by defeating a pack of hulking,
jealous, firebreathing dragon men who don’t play fair? Will Verity
be able to save her true mate from death by dragon fire?







Bachelor
Dragon Blues
Dragon
Planet Romance Book 2

Can
the love of an Earth woman save a dragonshifter from the ticking time
bomb inside?


The
Dragon Planet hails Jevrath as a war hero for a military action that
wounded him. No one knows that spy bots invaded his wound during the
battle. They track his every move. They can kill him at will. The
only threat Jevrath knows about is the Dragon King’s vow to force
him into a planetary romance show, to publicly select a dragonshifter
mate. Jevrath refuses and heads for Earth for a vacation. Then Beth,
a human woman, walks through the door of the resort bar and his world
will never be the same.

Beth’s
dream is to work with endangered species, but who knew they would be
so sizzling hot? She needs a weekend away from her lab tech job and
her lecherous boss. When she walks into the resort bar and sees tall,
dark, commanding Jevrath, her dreams seem about to come true—along
with her worst nightmares. She can have a lab of her own on the
Dragon Planet, if she pretends to go along with the televised romance
show. But her desires for Jevrath go dangerously beyond
pretending.

Can
the devotion of a dragon man sustain Beth in the face of 26
firebreathing dragon women who don’t mind killing for love?







Billionaire
Dragon's Secretary
Dragon
Planet Romance Book 3

Jill
is kidnapped by a lying, cheating dragonshifter and stuck on the
Dragon Planet. Romance with a dragon is the last thing on her mind.
She only wants to earn enough to pay for a ticket back to Earth, but
her billionaire dragon shifter boss sets her senses on fire, and he’s
trying to give her every reason to stay. Targon, “the Gold
Whisperer,” fiercely guards his heart and his hoard until his new
secretary, Jill arrives. Instantly he recognizes her as his True
Mate. How can a dragonshifter convince an angry Earth woman to trust
him when he doesn’t trust himself?





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the series box set!!


Lynne
Murray was born in Illinois and grew up in transit Texas, Alaska,
Florida, Washington state, and Southern California due to her
father's work with the military. 


Lynne
writes the kind of books she loves to read. Those usually feature a
lot of action, quirky characters and supernatural attitude. She just
might read anything that isn't tied down, but some of the books that
have to be restrained also make it onto her list. Her favorite
authors include Illona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Kim
Hamilton, Terry Pratchett and T.H. White.

She
now lives and writes and stares out the window at the ocean in San
Francisco with a group of rescue cats, who rescue her right back with
heroic feats of purring.








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Smith Pact Duo Book Tour and Giveaway


Yuki's
Luck
Smith
Pact Duo Book 1
by
Ja'Nese Dixon
Genre:
NA Romance

He’s
stolen her heart, it’ll take luck to get it back.

Just
her luck, one evening after too many shots, Yuki wakes naked tangled
in Dylan’s expensive sheets. Yuki Smith doubts her mother’s
judgment on men, life, and definitely on naming her “lucky.”
Dylan
Jameson is her twin’s best friend and all the things she’s not.
Filthy rich, focused, and drop-dead gorgeous. And beneath it all he
is a really great guy. Then he messed it all up by asking for what
she could not give, commitment.
Dylan
heads to Ireland, somehow he took her luck with him. Now
Yuki must board a plane to god-knows-where, to encounter
god-knows-what, hoping for a chance to tell Dylan the truth. Because
he’s captured her heart and something tells Yuki she’ll
need luck to get him back.
Friends
become lovers in Yuki’s Luck with strong family ties, alpha men,
and professional women in beautiful Dublin Ireland.  This BWWM
romance will have you happily reading non-stop until the last word.


Asher's
Sonnet
Smith
Pact Duo Book 2

Armed
with her sexiest f*ck-him dress and a hall pass…

Asher
Smith is a complicated man. He’s hardworking, loving, but distant.
And the only way Jasmine Smith can have him fully is to make him
think he’s lost her for good.
Fed
up she asks for a hall pass and he said yes.
Barely
holding back her tears, he witnesses the crime scene: her string
bikinis, lingerie, and her sexiest f*ck-him dress are packed and
aimed to kill. 
Jasmine
books a flight for a week in Cancun with Yuki, her friend and his
sister, willing to do whatever it takes to get his attention. 
This
trip will be the death or rebirth of her marriage. It’s up to Asher
to decide.



Falling
in love is easy. Staying in love presents a challenge for this
couple. On the rocks, an alpha male and strong woman will push their
love to the limits. This novella will have you glued to the couch
until…The End.



Smith
Surprise
Smith
Pact Duo Book 3

When
it comes to love, age ain’t nothing but a number.

Rhonda
Smith had to open her big mouth when she promised Asher and Yuki, her
grown children, that she’d open her heart to love. And she intended
to keep that promise until she learned dating ain’t what it used to
be.
Now
there are apps for that. Not to mention speed dating, blind dates,
and singles gatherings. To top it all off, there's Netflix and
chills, and social media.
God
help her.
She’s
a widow with nothing to lose, hoping for a second chance at her
happily ever after, even if it means surviving absurd dates and
kissing a few toads to find a suitable, mature man. 
But
when Jaxon Reinheart unexpectantly adds his name to her dance card,
Rhonda throws caution to the wind. The much younger, single dad,
plans to show her that love and chivalry are alive and well.
If...she’ll
let him.



A
May/December romance between a widower and a single dad that begins
with a family pact. This BWWM romance features alpha men, strong
women, and a family defined by love not blood. 




Ja’Nese
Dixon writes tales of romance laced with strong women and stronger
men. My happily ever afters are meant to inspire. So, if you’re
looking for a page turner that will leave you blushing, with your
heart racing, and lying to yourself about reading “just one more
chapter” then grab a book.
She
is an avid reader and coffee drinker, who also loves to run, cook,
and quilt (and not in that order). Her ultimate goal as a writer is
to give you a little “staycation” with every story.
Ja’Nese
calls Houston home with her husband, three kiddos, and a four-legged
diva dog. Visit her website at http://www.janesedixon.com if you
enjoy romance, suspense, and good sweet & spicy stories that
inspire.







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Tour
Giveaway: 



Weekly
Giveaways:  
There
will also be we
ekly
giveaways for the series on the author's blog during the month of
August. For details visit 
http://www.janesedixon.com/blog








Friday, August 17, 2018

Amazing Delicious Romance







Looking for an amazing, delicious romance read? Check out these titles.


All FREE on Kindle Unlimited this August.




All the Hidden Sins Book Tour and Giveaway


All
the Hidden Sins
Jake
Carrington #2

by
Marian Lanouette

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pub
Date: 7/31/2018



When
it comes to crime, homicide detective Jake Carrington plays for high
stakes . . .
Assigned a missing
persons case, Lieutenant Jake Carrington investigates a local Mob
boss. The trail goes cold, but the Mafioso isn’t taking any
chances, and soon the heat turns up from another quarter. Turns out
there’s more than one dangerous suspect . . .
Kyra Russell is
drop-dead gorgeous and Jake is only human. But despite their mutual
attraction, Jake’s suspicion deepens when he learns about her
gambling problem—an addiction that cost her both husband and son.
Even more disturbing is Kyra’s day job. She runs a crematorium—and
it’s tied to the Mob. Now Jake will have to navigate a firestorm of
treachery to get to the truth . . .
Previously published
as Burn in Hell




All
the Deadly Lies
Jake
Carrington #1

Homicide
detective Jake Carrington takes murder personally…
The
victim was bludgeoned, stripped, and left for dead. Shanna Wagner
deserves justice—and there’s no better cop than Lieutenant Jake
Carrington to find her killer. The brutality of the crime reminds
Jake of his sister’s murder seventeen years ago, and the
remorseless man responsible, now up for parole.
Then
another woman is killed—and Jake goes dangerously close to the
edge. He’ll have to face his personal demons and focus his
formidable skills if he hopes to stop a vicious murderer from
striking again—and hold on to his career, and his life . . .




A
self-described tough blonde from Brooklyn, Marian Lanouette
grew up as one of 10 children. As far back as she can remember,
Marian loved to read. She was especially intrigued by the Daily
News
crime reports. Tragically, someone she knew was murdered.
The killer was never found. Her Jake Carrington thrillers are
informed by her admiration for police work, her experience in running
a crematorium, and her desire to write books where good prevails,
even in the darkest times. Marian lives in New England with her
husband.




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