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, September 30, 2018

The Alterealm Series by J. Risk Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Huntress
The
Alterealm Series Book 1
by
J. Risk


Genre:
New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

Where
all those things that go bump in the night are real and other
realities do exist.




What
would you do if you woke up in another realm where the residents are
beings from fictional tales?
Where
all those things that go bump in the night are real and other
realities do exist!!


Damariss
Maxx just woke up in a world where all those things that go bump in
the night are real.
An
alternate realm where the residents are beings she thought only
existed in fiction.
Will
she find the way to keep life normal and simple for those unknowing
without losing her own sanity?


All
she has to do now is find a way to protect the people in her world
from the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm into it and
fulfill a prophecy that says she's their huntress queen or doom this
other world to a bleak, violent existence.
















The
Seer
The
Alterealm Series Book 2


Sometimes
crazy is all that works…




Different.
Weird. Unwanted. Crazy. Afraid.
That’s
been the story of Crissy’s life.
A
life spent never quite knowing why she has these visions in her head.
And
just why she’s so afraid.


Finding
herself important and accepted for the first time in her life, the
workings of this other realm are confusing, but feel familiar. She’s
seen it before, and that feeling may just be home.


Now
in a place where she’s understood and loved, Crissy’s visions may
just help to tip the balance in the fight between good and evil.

















The
Empath
The
Alterealm Series Book 3

A
century of questions brought no answers, until now.


A
century always on the move, never aging and not being able to form
relationships, Alona has far more questions than answers. Absorbing
the emotional turmoil of others is bad enough, with the headaches,
nausea and blackouts, but it is the loneliness that is a never-ending
ache.


A
bizarre encounter with a crazy-erratic redhead in a nightclub brings
her the promise of answers, if only she can open her mind to the
possibilities. Life will change in ways she never thought possible,
or could ever imagine.










The
Witch
The
Alterealm Series Book 4

Doing
a favor for your best friend never works out.


Finding
a best friend and roommate in Erin, Bethany agrees to use her magic
to help a group of Erin’s new friends. But something told her that
things were off, and now she’s got to use her powers to get her
friend back.
Sharing
a small apartment and struggling to survive was far better than being
locked away with no word of Erin, and a niggling feeling that the
stories she was told aren’t the truth.
Discovering
another realm, learning about her powers and making things right,
Bethany must make amends for all she did wrong, no matter the
consequences.










J.
Risk is a pseudonym used by Author Jacqueline Paige (Multi-published
Paranormal Romance author of The Magic Seasons series, The Hidden
Senses Trilogy, The Dream Series and more)


I
wanted to write a story that would fit into new adult levels as well
as adult. Something that was serious with fun elements--paranormal /
fantasy that everyone could read and enjoy.

I've
decided to use J. Risk as the pen name for this to separate this
series from my other writing which is definitely adult reading
material.




Jacqueline
Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that's part of the popular
Georgian Triangle area. 


She
began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works
in 2009 she hasn't stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as "all
things paranormal", which she has proven is her niche with
stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the
shelves. 

When
Jacqueline isn't lost in her writing she spends time with her five
children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of
the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that
usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every
button in the toy aisle, hiking when there's enough time to escape
and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen.
She's a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting
many more in the years to come.









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SINdrome The New Lyons Sequence #3 by J.T. Nicholas


SINdrome
The
New Lyons Sequence #3

by
J.T. Nicholas

Genre: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence
Pub
Date: 9/18/18



The
Sickness unto Death


The
Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings
humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized
their own humanity—and they no longer acquiesce in their
enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of
oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are
not so easily shaken—and a counterstrike is inevitable.


Former
Detective Jason Campbell has pledged his life to the Synthetic cause.
So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and
right—and shows signs of mutating to target everyone else—he must
lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific
plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, he’ll expose the
moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to
restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on
this planet. For both Synth and Human.




SINdicate
The
New Lyons Sequence #2

The
Post-Modern Prometheus

Synths
were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they
were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and
abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are
independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must
either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful
freedom, or brace for a revolution.
Former
New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the
Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches
against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton
Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the
“artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect
their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as
“The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power
across the world . . .







SINthetic
The
New Lyons Sequence #1

The
Artificial Evolution

They
look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to
perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed
with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It
stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they
are designed for human convenience. Disposable.
In
the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a
vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets.
Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no
more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from
the case.
But
when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to
continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark
world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the
true nature of humanity.
And
what he discovers is only the beginning . . .










J.T.
Nicholas
was born in Lexington,
Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to
Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat,
hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present,
he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught
him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely
the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety
of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and
reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in
Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a
neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes
he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.




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Friday, September 28, 2018

Brant Book Tour and Giveaway


Brant
Enigma
Series Book 11
by
Ditter Kellen
Genre:
SciFi Romance

Syrina
awakens after a devastating plane crash only to find herself in the
clutches of the Cuban government. Worse still, Brant is injured and
on the verge of death. Her Bracadyte blood is his only chance for
survival, even though it means bonding with him for life...





Former
Marine, Brant Henderson despises weakness in any form, yet that is
exactly the position he finds himself in. He's injured, bleeding out,
and on the verge of certain death. Until the blood of a beautiful,
forbidden Bracadyte enters his veins. Her life force holds the power
to heal his body, even when he's in danger of losing his heart...








Enigma
What Lies Beneath
Enigma
Series Book 1


Naura
Enigma
Series Book 2


Vaulcron
Enigma
Series Book 3


Zaureth
Enigma
Series Book 4


Oz
Enigma
Series Book 5


Gryke
Enigma
Series Book 6


Braum
Enigma
Series Book 7


Rykaur
Enigma
Series Book 8


Thrasher
Enigma
Series Book 9


Zyen
Enigma
Series Book 10



Ditter
Kellen is the bestselling author of the Enigma Series. To say she's
addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is an
extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It's
filled with hundreds of jaw-dropping characters who keep her
entertained on a daily basis. 


Ditter's
love of suspense and outrageous imagination have conspired together
to bring her where she is today...sitting in front of her computer
allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to
do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves
spinning them.


Ditter
resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She
adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her
ear. 









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Love on the Line Book Tour and Giveaway


Love
on the Line
Women
at Work Book 1
by
Kirsten Fullmer


Genre:
Women's Fiction, Romance

Andy
may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and
every right to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa,
Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant,
and she’s not about to let him down.


Rooster
isn’t a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the
best. But that new girl is too small and… feminine. She’s a
distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a
pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline
legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.
Will
Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with
the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual
tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?




**Only
.99 cents!!**





Kirsten
grew up in the Western US and graduated from high school in
1984. She married soon there after and quickly built a family.
With three young children and number four on the way, she returned to
college in 1992. Her career as a draftsman included many settings
ranging from a steel fabrication shops to prestigious engineering
firms. Balancing family life with the workplace forced her to
become the queen of multitasking. In 2001, bored with the cubical
life, she moved on to teach drafting in technical college, then to
opening her own consulting firm teaching 3D engineering software. Due
to health problems, Kirsten retired in 2012 to travel with her
husband for his job. She now works writing romance novels and enjoys
spoiling her three grandchildren. Since 2017 Kirsten has lived and
worked full time in a 40' travel trailer with her husband and her
little dog Bingo.






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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tempt the Flames Book Tour and Giveaway


Tempt the Flames

The
Smokejumpers #1


by
Marnee Blake

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pub
Date:
9/11/2018



Meg
Buchanan is determined to prove she didn’t get the trainer job in
Redmond, Oregon’s rookie smokejumper class because of her family’s
long history as firefighters there—or out of pity. But if teaching
one of her own brothers isn’t challenging enough, Lance Roberts is
in the new class of recruits. Once her brother’s best friend, and
her first, unrequited crush, he’s also the son of the man
responsible for her dad’s death.
Lance is stunned to
realize that this confident redhead is the stubborn girl he once
dreamed about. There’s no way he can fall for her now. He needs to
focus all his attention on his training—and discovering the truth
about the long-ago fire that killed both of their fathers. But as the
undeniable heat between them threatens to ignite, someone attempts to
put an end to Lance’s amateur sleuthing—and his life…





Award-winning
author and RITA® finalist Marnee Blake used to
teach high school students but these days she only has to wrangle her
own children. Originally from a small town in Western Pennsylvania,
she now battles traffic in southern New Jersey where she lives with
her hero husband and their happily-ever-after: two very energetic
boys. When she isn't writing, she can be found refereeing disputes
between her children, cooking up something sweet, or hiding from
encroaching dust bunnies with a book.



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Bare Devotion Book Tour and Giveaway



Bare
Devotion

The Bayou Bachelors #2


by
Geri Krotow

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub
Date: 9/11/2018



Sweet
and sultry, hot and wild…that’s desire, Louisiana-style. And
there’s no one better to explore it with than one of the Bayou
Bachelors…
Returning to her
flooded New Orleans home to face Henry Boudreaux, the man she jilted
at the altar, is the hardest thing attorney Sonja Bosco has ever
done—even before she discovers she’s pregnant. Sonja backed out
of the marriage for Henry’s sake. He wants to be part of his
father’s law firm, and his parents will never approve of an
interracial marriage. Better to bruise his heart than ruin his life.

Henry can’t forgive
Sonja, and doubts that he can trust her again. But learning that
they’re going to be parents means there’s no avoiding each other.
Springtime on the bayou is already steamy enough…now they’re
living in the same small space while their damaged house is repaired.
And with each passing day they’re getting a little more honest. A
lot more real. And realizing that nothing—not even New Orleans at
Mardi Gras—glows brighter than the desire they’re trying to deny…




Fully
Dressed
The
Bayou Bachelors #1

There’s
nowhere hotter than the South, especially with three men who know how
to make the good times roll. But one of the Bayou Bachelors is about
to meet his match…
New
York City stylist Poppy Kaminsky knows that image is everything,
which is why she’s so devastated when hers is trashed on social
media—after a very public meltdown over her cheating fiancĂ©. Her
best friend’s New Orleans society wedding gives her the chance hide
out and lick her wounds...
Brandon
Boudreaux is in no mood to party. His multi-million dollar sailboat
business is in danger of sinking thanks to his partner’s sudden
disappearance—with the company’s funds. And when he rolls up to
his estranged brother’s pre-wedding bash in an airboat, a
cold-as-ice friend of the bride looks at him like he’s so much
swamp trash.
The
last person Poppy should get involved with is the bad boy of the
Boudreaux family. But they have more in common than she could ever
imagine—and the steamy, sultry New Orleans nights are about to show
her how fun letting loose can be…
New
Orleans serves as a strong supporting character in Fully
Dressed 
as
Krotow gives an inside view on the sights, sounds, and tastes of the
bayou.” —RT
Book Reviews










Geri
Krotow 
is the award winning author of more than thirteen
contemporary and romantic suspense novels (with a couple of WWII
subplots thrown in!). While still unpublished Geri received the
Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense in Category Romance
Fiction. Her 2007 Harlequin Everlasting debut A Rendezvous to
Remember earned several awards, including the Yellow Rose of Texas
Award for Excellence.
Prior to writing, Geri
served for nine years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Geri served as
the Aviation/Anti-Submarine Warfare Intelligence officer for a P-3C
squadron during which time she deployed to South America, Europe, and
Greenland. She was the first female Intel officer on the East Coast
to earn Naval Aviation Observer Wings. Geri also did a tour in the
war on drugs, working with several different government and law
enforcement agencies. Geri is grateful to be settled in south central
Pennsylvania with her husband.







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