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, June 21, 2018

Release Tour Defining Riley A Harper's Rock Legacy Series, Book 4 by JJ Ellis

DEFINING RILEY
A Harper's Rock Legacy Series, Book 4

by JJ Ellis

Release Tour Deadly Discovery Nova Ladies Adventures, Book Three by Alathia Paris Morgan

DEADLY DISCOVERY
Nova Ladies Adventures, Book Three

by Alathia Paris Morgan

Shenanigans Book Tour and Giveaway


Shenanigans
by
Gail Koger

Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Kandi
Cain inherited her Dr. Doolittle abilities from her grandmother and
became a psychic pet detective. To her dismay, she just acquired the
power to communicate with the spirit world, but dead people give her
the willies. 


Just
when Kandi thought her life couldn’t get more complicated, the
neighbor from hell moved in next door. The nasty guy’s name is
Dutch Callaghan. How can someone so gorgeous be such a dick? Kandi
could chalk some of it up to his job. Dutch is a Phoenix PD homicide
cop. 

Kandi’s
current case is rescuing a Yorkie from a brutal dog fighting ring.
Little does she know her dog napping suspect is involved in a series
of brutal murders. Disguised as an elderly nun, Kandi rescues the
Yorkie and, in the process, blows the hell out of Dutch’s
undercover operation.

Kandi
now finds herself a person of interest in her client’s murder and
her sexy-as-hell, pain-in-the-butt neighbor is in hot pursuit of the
Ninja Nun. Is Dutch about to slap the cuffs on? Only time will tell.







How
do I come up with my stories? Being psychotic helps. I was a 9-1-1
dispatcher for way too long. All those years of wild requests, screwy
questions, bizarre behavior and outrageous demands have left me with
a permanent twitch and an uncontrollable craving for chocolate. Don’t
get me wrong. Working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher can be very rewarding.
BUT - some days I felt like the entire world was nuts. I mean, c’mon,
who in their right mind calls 9-1-1 for the winning lottery numbers?
To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone, I
took up writing.



I
made the Night Owl's Awesome Paranormal Romance Authors List.






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The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Cimurata
Persephane
Pendrake Chronicles Book 1
by
Lady Ellen
Genre:
YA Urban Fantasy



A
young 13-year-old witch and wizard. A quest for 9 Magical Objects -
Winner Takes All. An evil sorceress, determined to beat them and rule
the planet. 


Enter
a magical world of mystery and wonder, where fantasy reigns supreme
and casual chatter sparkles green. Meet Persephane (or Persy as she
prefers), Thaddeus, Benson and P-C as they embark on their enchanted
adventures to thwart the evil, black witch Melanthios...

Push
the outer boundaries of your imagination into a world where Persy (a
very talented almost 13 year old witch, magic her 'modus operandi')
and her close friend Thaddeus (a 13 year old wizard) with their
familiars –Benson (a very cheeky dragonfly) and P-C (a far from
brave dragon) pit magic, bravery, skill and allegiances from a swarm
of magical creatures against the tall, dark and malevolent
Melanthios. "Best new fantasy series books" one reader
claims….

Follow
them as they wind through periods in time, to discover ancient magic
from cultures all throughout the history of the world in this best
fantasy book in a long time.

Success
for Melanthios means that the entirety of this planet will fall under
her control. Our world will become dark, bleak, cold and lorded over
by her demons – forever.

Pull
up a chair, sit back, and join them in their quest as Persy and her
friends race against fate and time, to stop Melanthios from her evil
plot to collect nine mystical objects of power scattered throughout
the world to become the –All Powerful One.–

Persy,
Thaddeus, Benson and P-C are assisted by a highly adept, scrying
gypsy named Vadoma, a vampire with a rather warped sense of humor -
Count Pseudomorphius the Sanguine who is known as Murph...for obvious
reasons.

Not
to be forgotten is the twelve member Magical Governing Council, which
Persy's grandmother Laurel is one of the lead members. Each member
specializes in a particular area of magic and all have a gift to give
our heroes to further enhance their chances against Melanthios.

But
is it enough? Melanthios is evil and heartless....and VERY
powerful...

As
if she isn't enough to worry about...also on the dark side is a
slippery, loathsome Chinese Sorcerer...aiming to usurp Melanthios and
beat her at her own game..and along the way...dispose of Persy and
her crew!

Will
this ever end? What chance does our team stand? You'll see...




**Only
.99 cents!**



The
Cauldron of Ceridwen
Persephane
Pendrake Chronicles Book 2

Krak
Ling’s Ring calls to Persy and she, Thad, Benson and P-C rush into
an unauthorized trip to retrieve it, narrowly missing being killed by
guards, when P-C unleashes a power no one knew he possessed or could
use, even him.


As
expected, Krak Ling hunts them down to take his ring back, but in the
negotiations, he reveals the next Magic Object which Melanthios is
about to attempt to capture…The Cauldron of Ceridwen. Why this
cauldron? The best person to explain that is Lady Druanna, the
resident authority on all things Celtic Magic.


They
make their way to Killarney, an area in Ireland, where Lady Druanna's
manor is located and there she tells them the tale of The Cauldron.
It's not the vessel which is so important to all Magicals but the
first three drops of the Brew it creates. But their visit to Lady
Dru's is violently interrupted, resulting in severe injury to the
Lady and the kidnapping of Thaddeus by the malevolent
Melanthios.


Persy
is beside herself with grief and worry, both for the survival of Lady
Druanna and the whereabouts and safety of Thad.


And
so her journey begins. Of course, things get worse…much worse
before even the haze of a solution appears:


-
Persy has lost he comrade in arms and so much face this quest
alone.

-
She ultimately finds out that Thad has been tossed into a multiverse.
Where? When? Can she ever get him back?

-
There is another Dark organization, supporting Melanthios in her evil
quest.

-
Someone at school has found out who and what she is and is trying to
expose her. Good-bye privacy and Hello World Lab Rat!

-
There is someone who Persy always believed to be a mundane…normal
human who is about to 'come out' as a Magical. Who knew?

-
Romance sparks from unexpected corners


Who
will possess Magical Object 2 at the end of this tantalizing
escapade? The only way to find out is to read: The Persephane
Pendrake Chronicles - Two- The Cauldron of Ceridwen.




Lapis
Draconis
Persephane
Pendrake Chronicles Book 3

A
powerful magical stone embedded in the tooth of a Fire Dragon. Being
tossed into a Multiverse. All before starting college at The
Illuminary Incantorium.

Persephane,
Thaddeus, Rix, Sniv and Darson are on the trail of the third Magical
Object - The Lapis Draconis. The malicious Melanthios is calling up
Demon help to capture the stone before they do. And death. Death
comes too soon to one of them. Who?

The
fast-paced, no-holds-barred quest continues in Book 3 - Lapis
Draconis. Get Your Copy Now!












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THE COMPLETE BOX SET HERE!





Weaving
and scribing of the eight remaining tomes continues in Lady Ellen's
remote witch's hut…on her tiny piece of Ontario's Cambrian Shield"
…and indeed that's where the series began.


After
more than 3 decades as an alternative health care practitioner, I
finally managed to start devoting some serious time to my secret
love--fantasy fiction.


I've
always loved fantasy, magic and mythical kingdoms.  We
home-schooled our kids and lived on a 100 acre farm..which had about
twenty-five acres in forest.

We'd
make up stories and adventures..lots of fairies, witches, wizards,
etc. 


Now,
all these years later, I've started on my nine-book, three trilogy
magical series...The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles and have released
Books 1, 2 and 3... The Cimaruta, The Cauldron of Ceridwen and Lapis
Draconis.





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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Forever In Ink Ink Series Book 4 by Jude Ouvrard

FOREVER IN INK
Ink Series Book 4

by Jude Ouvrard

Promo Tour Celebrity Status by Angela Scavone

CELEBRITY STATUS
by Angela Scavone

Sweet and Sassy Brides

SWEET AND SASSY BRIDES
by Mimi Barbour, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Dani Haviland, Stephanie Queen, Stacy Eaton, Rachelle Ayala, Katy Walters, and Aileen Fish

Guarded Trilogy Book Tour and Giveaway



Guarded
Wish
Guarded
Trilogy Book 1
by
Addison Carmichael


Genre:
YA Fantasy Romance

HER
MOST GUARDED AND DARKEST WISH COME TRUE—


18-year-old
Sandy Koufax makes an impossible birthday wish that her perfect
fantasy guy Peter would somehow come to life. She then re receives a
cupcake with a notecard that reads:




Happy
Birthday, Sandy.
Make
a wish.
I
promise it will come true.
And
you know I always keep my promises
Love
always, Peter.


Then
Sandy begins spotting him around her new home in San Francisco. Just
when Sandy finally meets this gorgeous doppelganger Mick Barron and
her life starts to make sense again, the real Peter warns her in yet
another nighttime dream there was indeed someone who was able to
punch through the dimensional veil between their worlds—an assassin
contracted to hunt down and kill her. This assassin is a mimic able
to take on the image of any person—her coworkers, friends and even
her new boyfriend Mick. Now Sandy doesn’t know who she can believe
or trust, why this otherworldly hunter wants to kill her, or who can
and will help her escape him. Now Sandy doesn’t know who she can
believe or trust. Or why this otherworldly assassin wants to kill
her. Or who can and will help her escape him.
When
the hunter at last finds and tries to kill her, Mick Barron
miraculously appears from nowhere and rescues her. After a
terrifying chase, they finally lose he, and Mick explains who this
assassin is—a lethal hunter contracted by her father and evil
dictator from their world of Noma. Where he is from, confessing that
he is her Peter (Mikkel Petros), and that somehow she was able to
break through and bring him here to her world.
This
is when Sandy finally learns that she is the only hope for their
world’s ultimate survival and end of her father’s genocidal
schemes.















Guarded Heart
Guarded Trilogy Book 2

It's
been a year since Andee Peter's father unsuccessfully sent an
assassin through the dimensional veil to hunt down and kill her on
earth, and she's been living incognito with her Guardian Prime
boyfriend Mick Barron in Roundup, Montana ever since.  Now her
Iroment king father, Lydon tel-Mortem, kidnapped her foster sister
with the threat to kill the little girl unless Andee crosses the
divide and faces him on their home planet of Noma where his own power
is strongest.


     But
in the process of sending her military guardian to rescue Marie,
Andee falls down the dimensional rabbit hole and finds herself in
Noma instead--alone.


     Not
in the modern metropolis of Umbrey she aimed for either, but in the
wilds of neutral territory.


    There
she's captured by a band of rebels led by a young, attractive
mountain man who determines to find out who this young foreign
woman really is.  And Leotner c-Tallega doesn't plan to release
Andee until she divulges her true identity--tempting her ways
that makes her want to confess to all kinds of things she didn't do.











Book
3, Guarded Crown is releasing October 2018!!


Addison
Carmichael is a self-proclaimed literature junkie, having read most
of the classics from Jane Austin and Charles Dickens to Melville and
Shakespeare by the sixth grade—all for fun!​​


She
loves hiding many literature Easter eggs for her readers in the
stories she writes (look for many from Lewis Carroll and J.M. Barrie
in the Guardedseries).


Attending
Irvine Valley College and Mt. San Antonio College for degrees in
Literature, English, and History, she has published 12 short stories
in national periodicals.  Guarded Wish is her debut novel in the
Guarded trilogy series.


A
native of Southern California, she has lived all over the west coast,
now making her home with her family in Snohomish, Washington.












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Review of What Happens Over Spring Break



Spring Break comes around every year.
It's inevitable.

It’s a time to get away, meet new people, and have some fun. It’s also a chance to behave a little—or a lot—out of character. Especially when it comes to a special someone with gorgeous eyes, a panty-dropping smile, and a backside that demands some serious attention. Those stomach butterflies start flapping their wings, and logic is thrown out the window, leaving room for nothing but emotions.

Is it love? Is it lust? Or just what happens over Spring Break?


*What Happens Over Spring Break is a collection of fun and sexy short stories from a group of fun and sometimes sexy authors. Or maybe they’re ninjas.*

MY REVIEW:

WHAT HAPPENS OVER SPRING BREAK IS A VERY ENJOYABLE BOOK WITH EACH AUTHORS' TAKE ON THE THEME.  THE STORIES ARE UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT.  I ENJOYED EACH AUTHORS' STORIES AND LOVED THEIR WRITING.  THERE WAS ALOT OF ROMANCE AND THE STORIES WERE SEXY.  THE AUTHORS LIFE YOU WANTING MORE.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD ANTHOLOGY, I RECOMMEND READING WHAT HAPPENS OVER SPRING BREAK.  DEFINITELY A MUST READ.  4 STARS 

Review of What Happens At A Wedding




Holy matrimony. Tying the knot.
Weddings. They happen.

Weddings are defined by love. It’s one heck of a strong emotion that can make people do some outright crazy things - whether they're in love, surrounded by it, or simply adjacent to it when two people say, “I do.”

With love often comes risks, and at an event that’s all about intense passions, people tend to take chances. Especially, when they see that intriguing special someone across the room making their heart do gymnastics.

Is it love? Is it lust? Or just what happens at a wedding?

*What Happens at a Wedding is a collection of fun and sexy short stories from a group of fun and sometimes sexy authors. Or maybe they’re ninjas.*

MY REVIEW:

A WEDDING IS A HAPPY OCCASION THAT SHOWS THE BRIDE AND GROOM'S COMMITMENT AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.   EVERYONE ELSE FEELS THE LOVE AROUND THEM AND ROMANCES DEVELOP.  IN WHAT HAPPENS AT A WEDDING IS AN ANTHOLOGY WITH SHORT STORIES THAT ARE WROTE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS AT WEDDINGS WHEN ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR.  I REALLY ENJOYED THE ANTHOLOGY.  THE STORIES ARE SHORT BUT VERY GOOD AND I LOVED EACH AUTHORS STORY AND WRITING.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VERY GOOD READ, I RECOMMEND YOU READ WHAT HAPPENS AT A WEDDING.  YOU WILL LOVE THE STORIES.  5 STARS

Within the Walls Book Tour and Giveaway




Within
the Walls
by
Dre Keeton


Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Dystopian

Perfect
opposites in a far from perfect world.

Jackson
and Lenah are from two different worlds. Lenah is among the elite in
Sundale City. Jackson, on the other hand, is broke, Psycho Infected
and has a criminal record growing by the minute. It’s safe to say,
in another life, the two would never have crossed paths.

But
when Jackson is assigned to work for Lenah in an effort to use his PI
abilities for something productive, things get complicated.

As
their worlds collide, they realize how much they’ve both suffered
and struggled with the darkness the infection brought the world.

But
the closer they become, the more dangerous things get. It isn’t
just that PI and human relationships are forbidden, but Lenah's
powerful fiancé has no intention of letting her go. And as people in
the American Walled Cities start disappearing, Jackson and Lenah
discover there's something even more sinister at play than her
pending nuptials.





Dre
Keeton is the oldest of three children, a tequila enthusiast, and
fueled by plants. One of her favorite things, aside from chatting
with her dog, is creating fictional worlds that seem likely. Dre is
an avid promoter of diversity in literature and seeks to mirror that
in her own work.





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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review of Burn Falls by Kimberly Knight




Title: Burn Falls
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2018




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Burn Falls Synopsis
After Draven Delano fled his coven, he vowed he’d never take an innocent human’s life again. To survive on his own, he became a doctor, allowing himself easy access to blood bags and a means of survival without harming a soul. But an immortal can never stay in one place for too long. And he can never fall in love. When he moves to the sleepy town of Burn Falls, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to temporarily settle.

Until he meets the one woman who could change everything.

Calla O’Bannion believed monsters lived only in fairy tales. The night her father was attacked and left to die, Calla knew that monsters were real. When the inevitable happens, Calla makes the decision to move home to Burn Falls and take over the family’s distillery. As fate would have it, she begins a relationship with the only one who can protect her from the thing she fears the most.

Until she finds out what Draven’s been hiding.

Evil has chased Draven for eighty-six years. Soon, he’ll be forced to face those demons and break his vow—a decision that could save both him and Calla. Or it could kill them both.

Forever.

MY REVIEW:

THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I HAVE READ BY KIMBERLY KNIGHT AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.  I AM A BIG FAN OF  PARANORMAL ROMANCE.  I REALLY LOVED BURN FALLS.  I WAS PULLED INTO THE STORY FROM THE VERY FIRST  PAGE UNTIL THE END.  THE STORYLINE IS SO VERY CAPTIVATING AND INTRIGUING.  I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS.  I LOVE CALLA AND DRAVEN.  BOTH ARE VERY COMPLEX CHARACTERS BUT THERE WAS DEFINITELY CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM THAT WAS BURNING UP THE PAGES.  THEY WERE SO MEANT TO BE TOGETHER.   BURN FALLS IS SO A WONDERFUL READ.  YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN.   THERE IS ACTION, MYSTERY, PASSION, ROMANCE, MURDER, HEARTBREAK AND GRIEF.  DRAVEN IS FILLED WITH SO MUCH GUILT AND GRIEF.  HE DOESN'T BELIEVE HE DESERVES TO BE HAPPY UNTIL CALLA COMES INTO THE PICTURE.  BURN FALLS IS A MUST READ.  IF YOU ARE FAN OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE, YOU MUST READ BURN FALLS.  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOKS BY KIMBERLY KNIGHT.  I LOVE HER WRITING AND STORIES.  5 STARS


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Kimberly Pix
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She’s also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that’s made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.

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