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, May 31, 2018

The Killing of Miguel Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Killing of Miguel
by
Christopher McAfee

Genre:
Psychological Thriller

"When
someone loses a family member, or is faced with tragedy that is
beyond comprehension, the mind and body take refuge in a safe place.
Sometimes, it takes the person on a journey that many people cannot
conceive. It is my opinion that Steven will never be able to return
to his former self."


That
quote was from one of my doctors that I saw while confined.

While
it is true that the death of my father was very traumatic, what
followed was truly real.

It
was a battle of wills with the epitome of Evil.






Christopher
resides in Fremont,Ohio,USA. A self confessed music nerd, he utilized
real life experiences with a vivid imagination to write a fictional
memoir, Almost Anonymous. A tale of a young musician’s battle to
discover the real person inside. After positive reviews he was urged
to write in a genre that was more popular. He chose Horror, and “The
Killing of Miguel” was written. A story of a young man seeking
revenge against an Agent of the Devil (Miguel) for stealing his
father’s soul.
In
his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife,Vicki and their
son’s Kevin,Joshua, Jacob, grandson Maxwell Christopher McAfee and
their assortment of family dogs, Buddy,Bailey,Nash and Mia.







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The Ghost in The Gardens by HL Carpenter Cover Reveal








Mirror World Publishing presents the cover reveal for The Ghost in the Gardens (A Flower Girl Mystery) by HL Carpenter.





About The Ghost in the Gardens:





Until the first spooky visit, ten year old Chrysantha Howe doesn't think about ghosts. She thinks about plants.





All.





The.





Time.





She has her future planned out, and that future includes plants. Chrys is going to be a plant scientist like her uncle and her favorite teacher, and she's determined to find the very rare Coralroot orchid.





The ghost is not in the plan.





But when her teacher disappears and the police suspect her uncle was involved, Chrys has to figure out what the ghost is trying to tell her—before it's too late.





Book Details:





Genre: Middle Grade Paranormal Mystery


Page Count: 152 pages


Publisher: Mirror World Publishing (http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/)


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40072894-the-ghost-in-the-gardens





Pre-Order Links:





Mirror World Publishing


Ebook: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/juvenile/products/the-ghost-in-the-gardens-e-book


Paperback: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/juvenile/products/the-ghost-in-the-gardens-paperback


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GAWW6Z











Meet the Author:











Florida-based mother/daughter author duo HL Carpenter writes family-friendly fiction. The Carpenters write from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit HLCarpenter.com to enjoy gift reads and excerpts and to find out what’s happening in Carpenter Country.





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Leslie Wolfe Taker Lives Book Tour and Giveaway


Taker
of Lives
by
Leslie Wolfe

Genre:
Thriller, Suspense

How
can you outrun a killer you won’t see coming?


They
are the most violent, blood-thirsty, and vicious of criminals. While
hunting for them, FBI profilers call these monsters UNSUBS, short for
unknown subjects of ongoing investigations. At any given time, in the
United States there are more than fifty serial killers at large,
preying on vulnerable, unsuspecting victims. 

Until
yesterday, no one knew Florida had another serial killer on the
loose. 
Special Agent Tess
Winnett
calls this particularly
elusive one the 
Taker of
Lives.

The
crimes: bewildering

After a
well-known model commits suicide, Tess refuses to accept the findings
and pushes for an investigation into the reasons behind the beautiful
young woman’s decision to end her life. What she finds surpasses
her wildest fears.

The
evidence: disturbing 

Each
new crime scene brings more questions than answers. While secrets are
revealed, even those meant to be kept forever in the dark, Tess can
draw only one conclusion: she’s not the one in charge; the 
Taker
of Lives
 controls the game, the
players, even the course of the investigation. 

The
race: intense

With little
information and even less evidence, Tess must connect the dots of a
deadly scenario with a large number of potential victims. If she
fails, another beautiful, young girl will die tonight, and the blood
will be on her hands.

The Taker
of Lives 
might be closer than
you think. Who’s watching
 you sleep
tonight?




**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.
Become
an insider: gain early access to previews of Leslie’s new novels.







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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Forever Ink Ink Series Book 4 by Jude Ouvrard Cover Reveal

FOREVER IN INK
Ink Series Book 4

by Jude Ouvrard

49 Buddhas Book Tour and Giveaway




49
Buddhas: Lama Rinzen in the Hell Realm
Lama
Rinzen Mystery Series Book 1
by
Jim Ringel


Genre:
Mystery

49 Buddhas tells
of Lama Rinzen in the Hell Realm—a realm of confusion, shifting
ground, and anger.
Lama
Rinzen awakens from meditation to find himself reincarnated as a
detective on Denver’s Colfax Avenue. Immediately he realizes that
once again he has been reborn into the Hell Realm—this time charged
with finding insurance man Sonny Heller’s killer. Rinzen believes
finding Heller’s killer will lead to the Sacred Dorje, which has
eluded the lama for many lifetimes. By finding the Dorje, he will
become a bodhisattva, allowing him to lead all sentient beings to
Nirvana. But should the Dorje escape his grasp, Rinzen will be forced
to suffer yet another lifetime in Hell, haunted by past demons and
his failure to achieve enlightenment.


**Releasing
in ebook for an Amazon Best Seller Day on May 23rd!!**





Jim
Ringel writes the Lama Rinzen Mysteries, with each book set in one of
the six Buddhist realms of Hell, Hungry Ghosts, Animals, Humans,
Warring Titans, or Gods. In each realm, Rinzen must solve a crime and
learn the lesson of the realm so he may progress along his path to
enlightenment. The first book of the series comes out in May,
2018.

Jim
is a Buddhist practitioner who writes and explores Buddhism in his
every day life. His previous works include the novel Wolf, a
"sales-werewolf" noir set in a world where vanquished dogs
return seeking revenge, and where salesmen sell products they cannot
understand.

Jim
writes the Writing Like a Buddha blog (www.WritingLikeaBuddha.com),
and lives in Colorado with his Tibetan Terrier, Rascal, who is both
inspiration and teacher.

Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Amazon
* Goodreads



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Illuminous Book Tour and Giveaway


Illuminous
by
Yolanda Allard

Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old
Allie O’Hare’s dreams involve graduating High School, backpacking
around Europe with her best friend Aimee, and getting her crush to
see her as more than a friend; they did not include getting turned
into a werewolf. A werewolf with shining silver eyes who will never
see the age of 18. 


Allie
learns her Irish temper is no longer her least attractive quality now
that she randomly sprouts fangs and a tail. 

Unsure
of what to do with herself, Allie wants to learn all she can about
her new life sentence. But the more she learns the more everyone,
including new werewolf friends, start looking to her to for
leadership. Facing a stalker and a possible pack war, Allie must find
a way to save those she loves from becoming collateral damage. 

Can
she hold on to her past and put those she loves in danger or will she
stand up, shine from within and accept her path as one very powerful
Were? 

No
matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie,
either choice will be paid in death.











Raised
by two sailors who traveled across the U.S.,
Yolanda
Allard

is a Mermaid who seeks out adventure wherever she goes. You can
usually find her kicking butt on some of the most beautiful hikes the
Pacific Northwest has to offer and might even catch a glimpse of her
tail when she takes to the numerous waterfalls she finds along the
way. She likes to drag her devoted husband and flock of four children
on her adventures, hunting wisps, ghosts and all the magic the world
has to offer. Her obsessions include, writing, reading,
weightlifting, hiking and adventuring.





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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review of The Reluctant Bride by Sharon Kleve




Penelope Moore’s last boyfriend had no qualms about cheating even after he professed his undying love. As a wedding event planner Penelope has seen plenty of happily-ever-after. But with her terrible luck in the relationship department, she is reluctant to believe it will ever happen to her.
Ferguson enjoyed the freedom of bachelorhood until he met his last girlfriend. He considered her the love of his life until she betrayed him. Without his consent, she used his professional experience and knowledge as a private investigator to write and publish a best-selling novel. Ferguson couldn’t forgive her underhanded deceit and ended their relationship.
When Ferguson meets Penelope he is once again willing to risk his heart, but Penelope isn’t as trusting. Just when he is beginning to win the beautiful event planner’s heart, his ex-girlfriend arrives in town and causes heartache all over again.
Can Penelope and Ferguson trust each other and their hearts enough to get their happily-ever-after?

MY REVIEW:

THE RELUCTANT BRIDE IS ANOTHER WONDERFUL BOOK BY THE AWESOME SHARON KLEVE.  I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS SHORT ROMANTIC LOVE STORY.  IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING, HUMOROUS AND A FUN READ.  I DID NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN AND YOU WONT WANT TO EITHER.

 PENELOPE AND FERGUSON ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HURT AND BURNED  BEFORE.  THEY ARE NOT VERY TRUSTING.   SO WHEN THEY MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME, EVERYTHING CHANGES.  THE SPARKS AND CHEMISTRY FLY BETWEEN THEM.   PENELOPE AND FERGUSON MEET WHILE SHE IS PLANNING HER BOSSES WEDDING.  PENELOPE IS AFRAID TO RISK HER HEART AGAIN WHILE FERGUSON WON'T STOP PURSUING HER.  AS FERGUSON AND PENELOPE BEGIN TO GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER, THEY START DEVELOPING FEELINGS.  THEN FERGUSON'S EX-GIRLFRIEND SHOWS UP IN TOWN.  WILL SHE COME BETWEEN FERGUSON AND PENELOPE?

FERGUSON AND PENELOPE ARE SUCH A CUTE COUPLE AND ARE DEFINITELY MEANT FOR ONE ANOTHER.  I ENJOYED THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM AS WELL AS THEM GETTING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER.  I LOVE SHARON'S WRITING AND CHARACTERS.  HER STORIES ARE SO SWEET AND ROMANTIC.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD ROMANTIC READ, YOU MUST READ THE RELUCTANT BRIDE OR ANY OTHER BOOKS BY AUTHOR SHARON KLEVE.  5 STARS




Biography
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two cats. When not writing, and working full-time, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cats and a good book or in the kitchen making cheese or baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance with over twenty stories published in eBook, paperback, on audio and translated into six different foreign languages. She has written New Adult and Romantic Suspense, but what brings her the most joy is writing Romantic Comedies.

She loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few laughs and maybe a few bumps and bruises along the way.


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
Library Thing: http://www.shelfari.com/sharonkleve
Publisher: http://bookstogonow.com/

Inclined to Scandal by Zoe Mullins Pre-Order Tour

INCLINED TO SCANDAL
by Zoƫ Mullins

The Dark Evoke Series by V.L. King Book Tour and Giveaway



Seeking
Nirvana
The
Dark Evoke Series Book 1
by
V.L. King


Genre:
Romantic Suspense

****CONTAINS
AN ELEMENT OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE, AND IS THEREFORE ONLY
RECOMMENDED TO READERS OVER THE AGE OF 18****


They
say that old habits die hard, and twenty-seven-year-old, Kady Jenson,
is about to discover how very true that statement is.

Waking
up in the hospital with a complete stranger at her bedside should
have caused panic and confusion, but for some unknown reason to her,
Kady finds the company of the rugged, and devastatingly handsome man
simply irresistible. And that Irish brogue. Oh, my word!

It’s
only when she discovers that she has just awoken from a four-day
coma, with a three-year void in her memory, that brings on her panic
and confusion.

Kady
soon comes to realize that things change with time, not only
appearances. And if that wasn’t enough the sexual chemistry she
once shared with her boyfriend, now so long ago, and she begins to
fall back into buried habits unconsciously, each day, the growing
sense of foreboding becomes increasingly harder to ignore. Kady is
left on her own when her boyfriend goes on a business trip; she takes
it upon herself to find her Irish Stranger which sends them on a
quest, in a race against time, to piece the puzzle back together.







Eluding
Nirvana
The
Dark Evoke Series Book 2

****CONTAINS
ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE, AND IS THEREFORE ONLY
RECOMMENDED TO READERS OVER THE AGE OF 18****


Three
years lost; a body marred and a mission complete.

Waking
after a four-day coma, Kady Jenson felt her life crashing down around
her. Three years of her memory were missing, and the compelling man
at her side was not her years-long partner, but a stranger – a
stranger who promised to help her recover what she had lost.

But
how did Kady come to such a place?

What
dark, mysterious events had stolen her past and threatened her
future?

How
did her lover become a stranger, and this stranger become so terribly
important?

What
happened to turn Kady’s orderly life into a terrifying nightmare
which would leave her permanently marked, body and soul?






Transcending
Nirvana
The
Dark Evoke Series Book 3

****CONTAIN
ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE, AND IS THEREFORE ONLY
RECOMMENDED TO READERS OVER THE AGE OF 18****


Con·trol:
tr.v.
con·trolled, con·trol·ling, con·trols
Noun
1.
The power to influence or direct people’s behaviour or the course
of events.
2.
To hold in restraint.

Survivor:
sur·vive
v.
sur·vived, sur·viv·ing, sur·vives
v.intr.
1.
To remain alive or in existence.
2.
To carry on despite hardships or trauma.

Kady
Jenson was a fighter.

For
four days, she fought through the darkness of her unconscious, and
for weeks afterward she fought for answers as to why her long-term
boyfriend was more of a stranger, while she felt so connected to the
Irish stranger now at her hospital bedside. The apprehension, fear,
anxiety, scars that she had no memories of gaining and an unfamiliar
passion which spawned each time she was in close proximity to the
stranger, provided a wake-up call.

Receiving
something she secretly craved helped regain the memories of the three
years she had lost... but nothing could prepare her for the
gut-wrenching truth. Kady discovered she had gone from fighter to
victim at the hands and from the manipulation of the one person she
truly loved - The one person who was supposed to love and cherish
her. Beatings, emotional cruelty and mental torture had been an
everyday occurrence. This was her life...

Now,
she’s back and so are her memories. With Irish steadfast at her
side to protect her and maintain any residual fight she has left, can
she finally break free of Liam’s hold? What remained of the
fighter, fought to discover how she, at the lowest point of her life,
was a victim.







I
suppose my life could be described as a romance novel itself. Life
has many twists and turns, many forks in the road, and numerous
bumps. But we learn and we grow. 

I am a firm believer
in, 'your life is what you make it', And I am greatful for the two
important people in my life that taught me that approach. May they be
watching me now.

I married my childhood sweetheart, and had he
gifted me with a son...everything has a Happy Ever After, you just
need to believe in it.

Yes, I ramble, and at times it is a
challenge to shut me up.

Apart from the obvious duties in
life, writing is the only thing that I can sit and concentrate on
without contemplating all the other things I should/could be doing.
If I'm not writing...I'm thinking about writing, usually with a
coffee in my hand.

I always start the day with a coffee, and a
motivational quote. It really does help.







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Aether Walker Book Tour and Giveaway


Discovery
of Light

Austin Chronicles: Book 1
An Aether Walker Novel


by
NAK Baldron

Genre:
Urban Fantasy

Aether
Walkers plague the city!
Kandice
sees the creatures throughout her city, but no one else seems to
care.


She
watched as an Aether Walker killed her mother. Now regret fuels her
need for vengeance. Forced to live with her aunt - Kandice must hide
her nightly hunts. How could she explain the need to kill these
creatures when they appear human to everyone else?


Kandice
struggles to attend school by day, and hunt by night. She meets a
fellow hunter and discovers just how little she knows. Now she's
confronted with a choice - to trust him or not. Vengeance isn't
possible alone.


Can
she manage to pull off her double life - avenge her mother, and keep
her 4.0 GPA? The weight is crushing her, and something is about to
break.


Discovery
of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure -
with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.














Seal
of Light

Austin Chronicles: Book 2
An Aether Walker Novel



Aether
Walkers still plague the city, but at least Kandice is not alone.


After
discovering that Lance can see the Aether Walkers, Kandice has
decided he will teach her. However, he doesn't know it. She struggles
to pull off her double life, but it hasn't fallen apart. Yet!


Kandice's
issues with her aunt heat up and she must choose between family and
honor. Her skills as a huntress are at an all time high, but they're
still not enough. She needs help, and only one man can provide it.
Will her feelings for him get in the way?


When
Kandice learns the truth about the Aether Walkers, will she be able
to make the right choice? She stands in the eye of the storm. One
wrong step and she'll lose everything she has left.


Seal
of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure -
with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.




Theft
of Light

Austin Chronicles: Book 3
An Aether Walker Novel

The
mayor is an Aether Walker!


Kandice
and Lance must save the city, but they can't do it alone. They're
putting their team together, while at the same time the mayor is
preparing to take over the city.


Kandice
has made her choice, moved out from her aunt's house, and left school
behind. She is committed to fighting the Aether Walkers, but now it's
more than revenge for her mother's death. If she fails the whole city
will suffer.


Will
Kandice and the team be able to pull off their mission? If they fail
it will cost more than their own lives.


Theft
of Light is a lightning-paced urban fantasy - gripping adventure -
with a strong heroine, a mysterious hero, and unique magic.
















Nicholi
(N.A.K. Baldron) is an author and avid reader. He likes stories that
take place in fictional worlds, with memorable characters.
He
spends his days debating between whether it’s coffee or tea time,
and pecking away at his keyboard to produce stories for his readers.
He can be found strolling through one of the many wooded areas in the
small town outside of Austin, Texas that he calls home.
If
he could have any power, it would be the power to control time; then
he could freeze it and find enough reading time. One of his deepest
regrets in life, is knowing he’ll never get around to reading all
the books on his to-be-read list.
Knowing
how precious reading time is, he’s always honored when his readers
choose to spend their time on his stories.









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