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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Postmodern Love Book Tour and Giveaway


A
Postmodern Love
by
Nick Totem

Genre:
Romantic Suspense

Have
you ever fallen in love and then had not just your life but your
conception of life altered forever? Come and find out more in A
POSTMODERN LOVE, a contemporary adult novel--romance, noire,
psychological suspense.


In
the end, a man is shot through the heart. Another man is driven to
the edge of madness. Caught between them is Lana Fauves, a beautiful,
intelligent woman, but one who is haunted by her past and the loss of
her true love, a musical genius. In this fast-paced novel--romance,
thriller, and noire--Thomas Wilde, a doctor and veteran of the Iraq
War, will stop at nothing to win over the woman he has desperately
fallen in love with. But amid the machinations of the modern world,
will he find true love, or only heartache, deception, and murder?







Nick
Totem has been a practicing physician for more than a decade, and he
has been writing all his life. He combined real experience in
medicine with a love for writing to create compelling fiction.






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Thirteen Nocturnes by Oliver Sheppard Book Tour and Giveaway


Thirteen
Nocturnes
by
Oliver Sheppard

Genre:
Gothic, Dark Poetry

Combining
lush Gothic lyricism with postmodern experimentation, Oliver
Sheppard's second collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, presents a
nightmare vision of a world in the grip of apocalypse and shadow--a
world where "a nighttime of years never-ending" becomes "a
darkness severe and unbending," and where life is relentlessly
"gathered up against the towering shadow of decay." Taking
cues from the dark Romanticism of Poe, the decadent Symbolism of
Baudelaire, and the apocalyptic tradition of William Blake--as well
as the existential doominess of 20th century cosmic horror--Oliver
Sheppard's Thirteen Nocturnes presents a verse vision of collapse,
announcing a cold poetics of disintegration in the new dark age of
the Anthropocene. 


"Reading
Sheppard's poetry is a little like listening to a conversation
between Nietzsche and William Blake during a showing of Peckinpah's
Cross of Iron. Using a wide range of forms and cultural references,
Sheppard illustrates the human condition in ways that take as much
account of its absence as its presence... Given the chance, Sheppard
will lead you down dark and unfamiliar paths, to moments of weird
beauty." --from the foreword by John Foster










Oliver
Sheppard was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and lives in Texas.
Critical reviews of his poetry collections have been kind: "Like
listening to a conversation between Nietzsche and William Blake while
watching Peckinpah's 'Cross of Iron'," reviews of his first
book, Destruction: Text I, claimed. Garnering accolades from academia
and punk zines alike, Sheppard's work takes cues from the cosmic
fatalism of Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti, and combines that with the
lush, Gothic lyricism of the Dark Romanticist tradition.


"Sheppard's
THIRTEEN NOCTURNES is gothic in every sense of the word; from the
writing style, the themes, to Oliver's own influences. Without a
doubt, this bountiful collection raises the bar for contemporary
gothic poetry. It's rare in this day and age to find poetry written
in a manner as sophisticated and profound as this. But
here, Sheppard combines a down-to-earth modernism with older styles
that make for a fanciful and unique experience for the reader."--Sar
Blackthorn, CVLT Nation










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Friday, January 18, 2019

Cover Revel At The Pleasure of The President


AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT

When a dangerous conspiracy threatens to tear them apart, he’ll have to choose between his country and the woman he loves…

Decades ago, ambitious Zack Hayes set his sights on the White House. He’s worked his whole life to become the leader of the free world—attending the right schools, marrying the perfect bride—all to aid his campaign. He didn’t realize someone behind the scenes has been pulling the strings to manipulate Zack and the country he loves into a dangerous position—one he will risk his life to wrench free from. The one thing he can’t risk is Elizabeth Matthews.

From the moment she met Zack Hayes, Liz felt the connection. Serving as his campaign manager and then his press secretary, she accepted that her love for him would remain unrequited. Still, she’d thought they were friends, so when he pushed her aside, she felt the stab in her heart. And when she realizes he’s done it to protect her, nothing will stop Liz from standing by his side—not even the men who would use her as a weapon against him.

As shocking secrets are revealed, Zack and Liz find succor and passion in each other’s arms. When the ultimate villain shows his face, Zack may have to choose between his country and the woman he loves…
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past nine years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.




Release Boost Rogue Prince by Cameron Drake



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Title: Rogue Prince Book 3

Series: Vampire Princess

Author: Cameron Drake

Release Date: December 30, 2018















A war between Vampires is looming. The future of Vamp and humankind rests on my teenage shoulders. And I still need to get a good score on my SATs.


My guardians have done their best to keep me hidden until I grew strong enough to defeat the New Leaders. The same leaders that destroyed our kingdom and imprisoned my father. It is nearly time for me to reclaim the throne and set my father free so he can rule once again.

But now there is another claim to the throne. A prince who hid himself in shadows for centuries. A prince who let me think he supported me.

A prince who let me believe that he loved me.

That betrayal cuts the deepest. We are connected by blood, so I am constantly aware of Maxim, the so-called Rogue Prince. I know he has not yet revealed my location or sent for the New Leaders. I know I am safe from the ultimate betrayal.

But for how long?

Rogue Prince is the third book in the Vampire Princess series.

Book one: Vampire Princess

Book Two: Royally Cursed

Book Three: Rogue Prince

Book Four: Spring 2019
































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Cameron Drake is an emerging author of fantasy fiction. Vampire Princess is Cameron’s first book, now available in ebook, paperback and audiobook.


Look for the third Vampire Princess book coming soon, along with the third book in the Dreamshifters series, a collaboration with young adult fiction author Kara Sevda! Also keep an eye out for the second book in the exciting new Mermaid Trials series!


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Ancient Enemy Series Book Tour and Giveaway


Ancient
Enemy
Ancient
Enemy Series Book 1
by
Mark Lukens


Genre:
Horror

Ancient
Enemy - it wants things . . . you have to give it what it
wants.


Seven
hundred years ago the Anasazi people built massive cities in what is
now the southwestern United States . . . and then they
vanished.

Stella,
an archaeologist specializing in Anasazi culture, and David, a
mysterious Navajo boy, are on the run from something terrifying. As
they flee up into the snowy mountains of Colorado, they are carjacked
by criminals escaping a botched bank robbery. Caught in a blizzard,
they must take refuge in what they believe is an abandoned cabin.
It's at this cabin where they will face horrors beyond their
imagination.







Darkwind
Ancient
Enemy Series Book 2

After
a rancher finds ten mutilated bodies at a dig site on the Navajo
Reservation, both Captain Begay of the Navajo Tribal Police and
Special Agent Palmer of the FBI become involved ... but the case
leads Palmer back up to Colorado where five more mutilated bodies and
Stella's vehicle have been discovered at a burning cabin.


Cole,
Stella, and David escape the cabin on a snowmobile, heading south to
get David back down to the Navajo lands. Now that Stella believes
that David is a natural-born shaman, she knows that their only hope
of David ever defeating the Ancient Enemy is to find a reclusive
shaman named Joe Blackhorn who can help train David.

But
with Agent Palmer and Captain Begay hot on their trail, Cole and
Stella must find Joe Blackhorn and the secrets he possesses before
the Ancient Enemy destroys them all.










Hope's
End
Ancient
Enemy Series Book 3

In
1891, in the badlands of northern Arizona, Jed Cartwright, a bounty
hunter and U.S. Marshal, transports a dangerous prisoner back to the
town of Smith Junction. As they travel through the woods, they are
attacked by what they believe are skinwalkers.


As
Jed flees the woods, he finds a house where a family has been
slaughtered - the only survivor is an eight-year-old Navajo boy, a
boy traumatized by the horrors he has seen.

As
Jed and the Navajo boy make their way north to Smith Junction, a
sudden sandstorm diverts them to the small town of Hope's End. They
take refuge from the storm in the saloon with some of the
townspeople. But hours later, when the storm is over, they discover
what has happened to the rest of the people in Hope's End . . . and
the terror is only beginning, everything leading up to a shocking
twist at the end.






Evil
Spirits
Ancient
Enemy Series Book 4

It
has been seven years since David sent the Ancient Enemy back to its
world in the ghost town that was once the town of Hope's End.


Cole
and Stella have lived in Costa Rica for the last seven years. They
wanted to believe that it was really over . . . but there were always
doubts. And when Stella sees a horrifying vision in the jungle, she's
certain that the Ancient Enemy has returned.

David,
living at his aunt's house in New Mexico, knows the Ancient Enemy is
back; he can feel it. And now nightmares about a serial killer
possessed by the Ancient Enemy plague him, a killer who will stop at
nothing, a killer who is coming for David. With Joe Blackhorn dead
now, the only person David can turn to is Begay, the former captain
of the Navajo Tribal Police.

Former
FBI agent Palmer's nightmares have returned, and when he's called in
as a consultant on the recent copycat murders - re-creations of the
massacre at the archaeological dig site seven years ago - he knows
that the ancient evil is back.

Together,
they are drawn into one last stand against the Ancient Enemy . . .
but this time the battle will be fought in the Ancient Enemy's world.








Mark
Lukens has been writing since the second grade when his teacher
called his parents in for a conference because the ghost story he'd
written had her a little concerned.


Since
then he's had several stories published and four screenplays optioned
by producers in Hollywood. One script is in development to be
produced. He is the author of many bestselling books including:
Ancient Enemy, Darkwind: Ancient Enemy 2, Descendants of Magic, The
Summoning, Night Terrors, Sightings, The Exorcist's Apprentice, What
Lies Below, Devil's Island, The Darwin Effect, Ghost Town: a novella,
and A Dark Collection: 12 Scary Stories. He is a member of The Horror
Writers Association.

He
grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. But after many travels and
adventures, he settled down near Tampa, Florida with his wonderful
wife and son ... and a stray cat they adopted.










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The Ways We Follow Book Tour and Giveaway


The
Ways We Follow
by
L. Salt

Genre:
Futuristic Urban Drama

St.
Petersburg, Russia, 20XX.


Four
best friends, young, talented and ambitious try to find their own way
in a reality where people can't speak and even think freely.
Laura
Danco is a young talented designer who returns to the city after
studying and working in the UK. Friends tell Laura about new
controlling institution, the Department of Censorship. All media
sources are under control, government opposition is destroyed
completely, minorities are under threat. Everyone who resists is
obliterated.
Laura tries to live an ordinary life of every young
person in a big city--friends, relationships, travels,
parties...Everything is changing when a reputable design company
employs her as an assistant to a dangerously attractive, scandalous
architect and designer, Daniel Polanskiy, whose ambitious and
outstanding projects don't comply with the government views and its
dictated taste. Daniel's colleagues believe he is insane, the press
calls him "Russian Gaudi", the Department of Censorship
watches his every movement.
The situation becomes even more
complicated, when Laura meets her Uni-mate from the UK, Mark Evans.
Completely lost between two absolutely different
characters--friendly, amiable Mark and sophisticated, bad-tempered,
but ingenious Daniel--she struggles to whom to give her heart.
The
future looks bleak for Laura, as the company gets into trouble, when
the Tax Office conducts a detailed financial audit, the Department
gives Daniel the final warning, and one of Laura's friends is killed
by his boyfriend. The plot leads characters through many
challenges--from love to betrayal, from revenge to a murder. The
story which starts like a comedy is turning into a tragedy. Will
friends find their way to follow?


This
is book 1 of the duology. Laura and friends are back in book 2,
"Angels of Zion".








L.
Salt is an emerging, multi-genre writer from the UK. She studied
History of World Culture and did Master’s Degree in Art Expertise
at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts.
She
was born in Belarus and has lived for many years in Ukraine and
Russia, then finally settled down in the North of England, where she
currently lives with her husband. L’s interest in writing dates
back to her teenage years. Apart from creative writing, she has a
passion for travelling, arts, history, and foreign languages.
Her
debut novella “His Personal Reich” was release on April, 26 by
Crazy Ink Publication. Her novel “The Ways We Follow”, a
futuristic urban drama inspired by the glorious city of St.
Petersburg, where the author has lived for almost ten years, was
released on May, 25 by Wild Dreams Publishing. Her short stories
appeared in different anthologie
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