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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cover Reveal


In a world where it is normal to fly, what happens when you can’t?

About Unreachable Skies:

When a plague kills half the Drax population, and leaves the hatchlings of the survivors with a terrible deformity – no wings – suspicion and prejudice follow. Continuously harassed by raids from their traditional enemies, the Koth, the Drax are looking for someone, or something, to blame.

Zarda, an apprentice Fate-seer, is new to her role and unsure of her own abilities; but the death of her teacher sees her summoned by the Drax Prime, Kalis, when his heir, Dru, emerges from his shell without wings.

A vision that Dru will one day defeat the Koth is enough to keep him and the other wingless hatchlings alive – for a time. Half-trained, clumsy, and full of self-doubt, Zarda must train Dru to one day fulfil the destiny she has foreseen for him, even if it is quickly becoming clear that the Prime’s favourite adviser, Fazak, is not only plotting against the wingless, but is gaining more of Kalis’ trust by the day.

Efforts to fight prejudice and superstition are certain to lead to death for some and exile for others; while Zarda’s own journey to understanding her role in events may lead her to abandon all tradition in order to protect her peoples’ future.


Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure - This book is targeted toward a general audience.

Page Count: 242 pages

Publish Date: August 17, 2018 

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing 

Meet the Author:


Brought up in Staffordshire, England, Karen McCreedy now lives in West Sussex where she recently retired from the University of Chichester. She has written articles on films and British history for a number of British magazines including ‘Yours’, ‘Classic Television’, and ‘Best of British’. 

Karen has had a number of short stories published in various anthologies. She also won second prize in Writers’ News magazine’s ‘Comeuppance’ competition in 2014 with her short story ‘Hero’. 

‘Unreachable Skies’ is her first novel.






Life in the Atmosphere Book Tour and Giveaway


Life
in the Atmosphere
by
Anthony Wilson

Genre:
YA, Coming of Age

Jahlil
Adams is just a regular teenager. In fact, you could say that he is
“super regular” with his glasses, comic books, and cheap fashion
sense. He doesn’t want popularity. He doesn’t want a pretty
girlfriend. He wants to just be who he is. Well that and not to be
bullied by Max Maniac. 


Yet,
everything changes once Mr. Malachi gave Jahlil a necklace that he
didn’t even want. 
After
that, everything was not the same. In fact, Jahlil began to realize
that there was much more to who he was. There was much more to who
Mr. Malachi was. There was much more to his existence. The lid of
limitations was lifted from Jahlil’s life. 
Now,
all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer.








Anthony
Wilson is a new author that hails from the Midwest. Being that this
is his first book, he took the extra care of creating a 1st person
perspective from the realities of teenage living in the year 2000.
Being that Anthony Wilson is an educator, he wanted to create stories
that students in middle (and even high) school could relate to. Also,
he wanted to create stories that his teenage daughter would be proud
of. When he isn't being a husband, teaching, or writing, Anthony
Wilson also maintains his health through physical activity. 






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Review of Good Luck to Murder A Fiona Quinn Mystery by C.S. McDonald




Dreams, wishes, fantasies, and.. murder?

Fiona's good friend and fellow teacher, Lucky Maguire leads everyone to believe he has won a huge jackpot! Only Lucky turns out not to be so lucky--he winds up dead and his supposed winning lottery ticket missing!

Yikes!

Did Lucky really win the lottery and if so, where is the ticket hidden?
Who knew for sure if he truly was Pittsburgh's newest millionaire?

Double yikes!

Join Fiona and the gang for this winning cozy mystery that's sure to keep you betting on the suspects!

MY REVIEW:

GOOD LUCK TO MURDER IS BOOK 5 IN THE FIONA QUINN MYSTERIES.  I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES.  EACH BOOK IN THE SERIES GETS BETTER AND BETTER. GOOD LUCK TO MURDER WAS NO EXCEPTION.  I LOVE FIONA AND NATHAN.  FIONA SEEMS TO FIND TROUBLE AND MURDER NO MATTER WHERE SHE IS.   C.S. MCDONALD HAS CREATED SOME VERY ENJOYABLE AND BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE LIVING NEXT DOOR TO.  

I LOVE HOW THE AUTHOR WEAVES IN MYSTERY AND MURDER INTO EACH STORY THAT IS SO VERY BELIEVABLE AND REAL  THE CHARACTERS ARE SO FUN AND ENTERTAINING ESPECIALLY FIONA AND THE GHOST.  YOU WILL BE LAUGHING AT TIMES AND TRYING TO GUESS WHO THE MURDERER IS.  SHE THROWS SOME TWISTS AND TURNS AT YOU THAT WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE VERY END.  THE FIONA QUINN MYSTERIES ARE A FUN, CUTE, QUIRKY AND MURDER MYSTERY YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT DOWN.  A DEFINITE MUST READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ANY OF THE BOOKS YET.  I LOVE  C.S. MCDONALD'S WRITING AND HOW SHE DRAWS YOU INTO THE STORY.  LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES.  I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT TROUBLE FINDS FIONA NEXT.   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.

Most recently, 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!

Hey! Book #5, GOOD LUCK to MURDER, is now available!

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 *coming soon>> 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


Archangel's
Kiss
The
Cursed Angels Series Book 1
by
Anna Santos


Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance 

Gargoyles,
Angels, and Vampires. Deadly enemies. An Angel Prince looking for his
fated mate to break his curse. A Vampire King with a heart of
stone. 


Aria loses
her humanity after being saved by a monster she believed only to
exist in horror stories. But everything isn’t what it seems when
her savior becomes a handsome angel prince who awakened her ancient
and deadly powers. Powers that can destroy the world, or save
it.
Only
true love can break the prince’s curse and stop him from turning
into stone for all eternity. Despite the overwhelming chemistry
between Aria and the prince, they only have thirty days to fall in
love before their bond is put to the test.
Peril
strikes in the form of an addictive drug that can kill vampires and
angels are to blame. Conflict is blooming and the peace treaty
between the Angel Prince and the Vampire King is threatened. 
Aria
is caught in a love triangle when the Vampire King discovers that the
girl he had refused to take as his is now the prince’s new mate.
Tormented by the rash decision that almost killed her, the king now
believes that he’s saving Aria from the clutches of the
manipulative prince.
Finding
out that supernatural creatures exist becomes less terrifying for
Aria than discovering what she’s destined to become if she lets her
Archangel’s abilities take over and change her. 
Aria
is much more than the average, eighteen-year-old girl who wanted to
find the cure for cancer. She’s now a deadly Archangel warrior and
the future queen of the angels and gargoyles if only she can manage
to break her lover’s curse and keep the Vampire King at bay.
What
would you give up for true love? 
Find
out in Archangel’s Kiss. 

"As
gripping as it is suspenseful, intriguing, dark and
mysterious!” 
★★★★★-Amazon
Review 

"If you are into the paranormal fantasy
genre this one will tick most of the boxes." ★★★★★
-Amazon Review 

"The character building is
incredible- I feel I've known these characters forever & I
couldn't have asked for a better storyline/plot!” ★★★★★
Amazon Review 

The Cursed Angels Series is a Young Adult
Paranormal Angel and Vampire Romance. It’s a coming of age novel
intended for younger audiences. If you loved the Iron Fey and the
Twilight Saga, you’ll love this story and fall in love with the
characters. 

This book is for anyone who loves:
*Angels
& Vampires
*Shifter Romance (Werewolves)
*Teen and Young
Adult Paranormal Romance
*New Adult Paranormal Romance
*Magical
Powers and Supernatural Creatures
*Alternative Reality and
Alternative History
*Tales of forbidden love
*Fiction involving
princesses, charming princes, dark kings, and fated mates.












Archangel's
Fire
The
Cursed Angels Series Book 2

Aria's powers
as a Red Angel are something that’s not been seen for a long
time.

Prince
Cedric
 couldn’t
be happier about her transformation. Yet, Aria feels the angel inside
her wants to take over her personality and transform her into a
ruthless warrior. 

To
make things worse, the 
Vampire
King
 regrets
rejecting her and wants her back. Aria can't deny the attraction to
her former mate, but she wants to stay true to Cedric and the love
that had blossomed between them.

Tensions
rise between vampires and angels. Philippe and Cedric need to put
their differences aside if they want to stop a dangerous drug,
Clarity. The trouble doesn’t stop there as vicious creatures will
do anything to start a war in the supernatural community and prevent
Cedric from surviving the trial.







Archangel's
Awakening
The
Cursed Angels Series Book 3

War
is coming and innocent lives are at stake.


Aria
fights her angel while Cedric declares war to the ones who have
kidnapped his mate.
In
the middle of all this, Philippe fears for the life of the woman he
loves and does everything to convince the Prince of the Angels that
they need to join forces to survive.
As
the real enemy shows itself and threatens to destroy everything that
the angels sacredly protect, Aria needs to find out more about the
origin of her power and decide who her heart truly belongs to.

What
would you sacrifice for the one you love?

Find
out in Archangel's Awakening, the last installment of Aria, Cedric,
and Philippe’s story.






Angel's
Touch
The
Cursed Angels Series Book 4

A
curse to break, a mate to save. 


Young
Camille’s dreams are shattered when she’s rejected by the
ruthless and abusive Alpha of the Shadow Pack. Her only chance at
survival is to arrive in Paris and pray that what her brother told
her about the angels is true.

Chased
and almost killed upon her arrival, she’s saved by the mythical
creatures who protect the city. Plus, Fate gives her a new mate—the
one she always dreamed about. But with a price.

Jacob
had been waiting a long time to be matched with a rejected soul so he
could break his curse and become a full angel. Camille is everything
he’d been looking for in a mate—she has a good heart and she’s
extremely brave. Running against time, they have thirty days to fall
in love or he will turn into stone, forever.

Peril
strikes when Alpha Simon wants to reclaim Camille. In a mad quest for
power, he wages war on the other packs. Now more than being saved,
Camille needs to be the savior and stop the cruel Alpha from hurting
the people she loves.

Find
out how Camille and Jacob met in this sweet fantasy angel romance
that can be read as a standalone. 










Anna
Santos is a Bestselling Author in Paranormal Romance.

She likes to
write steamy and happily ever after romances with magical and complex
characters. All her books feature clever, witty, and strong heroines
and dominant males who either get what they want or get what they
deserve.
When she isn't writing, Anna is considering plot twists
for her next novel or delving into the world of her favorite authors.
She loves superheroes, and she’s a geek at heart. She grew up
watching Star Wars and plotting a way to become a Ninja. She has a
fascination for Chinese Kung Fu movies, and cherry blossom
flowers.
She also enjoys writing poetry, watching a good movie,
and spending time with her husband and family.






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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Circuit Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Circuit: The Complete Saga
by
Rhett C. Bruno

Genre:
SciFi, Space Opera

USA
Today Bestseller Rhett C. Bruno's debut sci-fi series is a gritty,
space-opera epic perfect for fans of 
The
Expanse


Earth
is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string
of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources
vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes
or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to
survive. 

The
New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule
the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day
appear and welcome humanity back home. Following a string of
seemingly random attacks, the Tribunal suspects its mortal enemy, the
Ceresians, have again rallied to challenge their absolute rule. But a
new, sinister threat has arisen--and it plans to bring down the
Tribunal once and for all.

Join
an unlikely band of would-be saviors--the Tribunal's best spy, a
roguish Ceresian mercenary, a subservient android and a disgraced
general--as they are drawn into a conspiracy destined to change the
Circuit forever.

"Bruno
has crafted a complex, multi-dimensional story that combines the best
of his genre with age-old truths--and quandaries--about humanity,
politics, religion, family, and, yes, love."
 -Portland
Book Review






**Only
.99 cents 7/2 – 7/12 !!
**





Rhett
C Bruno is the USA Today Bestselling Author of 'The Circuit Saga',
'Bastards of Titan Series', and the 'Buried Goddess Saga'; among
other works.


He
has been writing since before he can remember, scribbling down what
he thought were epic stories when he was young to show to his friends
and family. He currently works at an Architecture firm after
graduating from Syracuse University, but that hasn’t stopped him
from recording the tales bouncing around inside of his head. 







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The Big Bang Book Tour and Giveaway



The
Big Bang
The
Lonesome George Chronicles Book 1
by
Roy M. Griffis


Genre:
Post-Apocalyptic Alternate History 

In
this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores
an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated
attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It’s 2008 and
George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called
“Lonesome George” is in hiding, leading the resistance from a
secret location.


Multiple
plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in
various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander
of a military unit in Texas. Karen, a former congressional aide,
stumbles through the radioactive rubble of Washington DC. Molly, a
leftwing columnist in San Francisco, finally puts her talents to good
use on the underground radio as the voice of the resistance. Alec, a
famous Hollywood actor, loses his wife and daughter in the nuclear
attack on Los Angeles and becomes a legendary fighter, inventing the
gun that bears his name.

A
vivid imagining of an America gone horribly wrong, written in
gripping detail.





**Only
.99 cents!!**




Born
in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist.
Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation,
such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.


Sent
to my grandparent’s house in Tuscon, Arizona when things were tough
at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely
strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to
discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me,
I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used
bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered
that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice
Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine
Paperback. Moved by some impulse, I spent my RC Cola money on the
first book, “A Princess of Mars.” 

I
think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic:
they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives
who I didn’t know and relatives pretended not to know me to another
dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the
first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when
I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid images on the cover, I
decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my
life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

Since
then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories
(twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays
(winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical
Play-writing Award), and screenplays. I’m a member of the WGAw,
with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television.

Along
the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor,
a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was the 61st Aviation Rescue
Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted).
I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it. 

Currently,
I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and
former EMT. I live in Southern California with my lovely wife. My
friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,” and my
college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.








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Review of Flip the Beat by Roxanne D. Howard



WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, but without a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy tale. As much as it hurt her heart, she shut out rocker Evan Castle.

Now, on the verge of finishing her graduate degree and moving to Paris—she even hires a French life coach—Molly begins to realize Evan, who hasn't given up on her, might be the man of her dreams after all.

MY REVIEW:

I REALLY ENJOYED READING FLIP THE BEAT.  IT IS A MODERN DAY CINDERELLA WITH A TWIST.  I LOVED THE ROCK STAR ASPECT OF THE STORY. I LOVED HOW EVAN AND MOLLY MEET.  THE CHEMISTRY IS VERY HOT BETWEEN THEM BUT MOLLY IS LOOKING FOR MORE THAN A WOMANIZER THAT HAS GROUPIES.  SHE IS LOOKING FOR HER PRINCE CHARMING.   IT IS QUITE A SURPRISE WHEN THE REAL EVAN IS REVEALED TO MOLLY.   

IT IS A VERY SWEET AND ROMANTIC LOVE STORY.  I LOVE THE CONNECTION MOLLY AND EVAN HAVE.  THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.  BUT MOLLY DOES NOT KNOW THE TRUE EVAN AND SHE HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR PRINCE CHARMING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACE.  HE HAS BEEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER THIS WHOLE TIME.   

FLIP THE BEAT IS A WELL WRITTEN ROMANTIC LOVE STORY THAT YOU WANTING MORE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE BOOK BY ROXANNE D. HOWARD.  MUST READ FOR EVERYONE.  4 STARS

Biography
Roxanne D. Howard writes sizzling erotic romance with Boroughs Publishing Group and The Wild Rose Press. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and a Columbia College alumni. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, children, and furry companions. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Vendetta Series Book Tour and Giveaway


Crescent
Vendetta
Vendetta
Series Book 1
by
Desiree L Scott


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Wolf-shifter
Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being
kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting ring is
just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.


Travis
Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar
fate, wakes up to find his life is about to be irreparably changed by
the fierce she-wolf in the next cage. Can they put aside old
rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and
escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and
betrayals waiting for them on the outside?

Rated
MA18+ for adult content.







Bear's
Shadow
Vendetta
Series Book 2

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?







I
have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names 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 by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.






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