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, November 28, 2020

Welsh Witch Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Welsh Witch
A King's Obsession: The Final Hour of Anne Boleyn
by Kat Marlowe
Genre: Paranormal Romance


King Henry VIII's astrologer, a young Welsh witch finds the ultimate decision lies in her hands as one Queen falls and another rises as the history of England is forever changed.

A young Anne Boleyn captures the heart of the king. What begins as his distraction becomes his obsession and leads to her destruction. Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place on destiny's stage.

Love, hate, loyalty and betrayal come together in a single dramatic moment...the execution of a queen.





Kat Marlowe is free spirit and a lover of all things magic. She is a Scorpio, Leo moon with Aquarius rising and is mesmerized by the mystery of Anne Boleyn and Tudor England. She lives with her partner in a small cottage in the woods where she dreams and conjures things, and she currently has no social media. Although her future work remains a secret, her life is an open book. 
Look for more from Kat very soon.


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Friday, November 27, 2020

Sinners and Saints Pre-Release Tour and Giveaway

 

 



Sinners and Saints: A Collection of Romantic Interludes
Saints & Sinners Anthology Book 1
Genre: Romance Anthology (no erotica)


Sometimes it takes a Saint to love a Sinner.

There’s something for everyone in this collection of 15+ romance stories from today’s USA Today bestselling, award-winning, and rising star authors. From reluctant billionaires to displaced gods, century old vampires to young lovers just about to graduate high-school, love strikes where it will, and who’s to say a Sinner is any less deserving of happiness than a Saint?

Let us tempt you to take a walk on the wild side, unleash a little bit of the sinner inside you to find that romance you’ve always been waiting for.

These original stories are packed with unforgettable characters, amazing romances, and intense emotion that will leave you on the edge of your seat waiting for more. From sweet to sultry, these stories will have you reading long into the night.

Fans of Mary Higgins Clark, Stephanie Meyer, Danielle Steel and Suzanne Collins won’t wait to misbehave for Sinners & Saints.

Don’t miss your chance to get this set before it’s gone! The sins will stack up and the saints won’t stay forever, so make sure to grab your copy of these 15+ titillatingly delightful stories when you scroll up and one-click today!

With stories from: Shaunna Rodriguez (AW), MA Abraham, AnnaMarie Gardner, Deborah Garland, Madison Granger, BK Harrell, Angelina Kerner, CA King (USAT), Darlene Kuncytes (AW), Megan Kuykendall, Andi Lawrencovna, Didi Oviatt, Crystal StClair, SE Winters, Tricia Daniels  and  Payne Craven

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Shamrock & Clover
by C.A. King


A Shamrock has three leaves.
A Clover can have more.
Faith, hope, and love are standard.
But luck is always number four.

He’s a sinner when it comes to love; she’s a saint. They’re both searching for the elusive fourth leaf and a little luck. If they meet in the middle, they might just find it and each other.

Shamrock & Clover is a sweet Romantic Comedy chronicling the journey of one unlikely couple in their search for love.


USA Today Bestselling & Award Winning Author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated.
She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing  became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

"I need to thank everyone for being so wonderful. It's amazing when someone reads your work and enjoys the story. I already have people waiting for future books to be released."

Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich
culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.



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Lazarus Town Novellas Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Shotgun Cowgirl
Lazarus Town Book 1
by Iris Trovao
Genre: Historical Western Romance

She's a grouchy loner. He's a hardworking traveler. Fate, it seems, has a sense of humour.

When a mysterious traveler turns up at Lilian's doorstep, she thinks that he's just another person trying to take something from her. It turns out Davien has a lot to give.

But as he gets more and more enmeshed in the danger that surrounds her, the fear that something horrible will happen to him becomes more real. With the Sheriff breathing down her neck, wild gangs attacking, and the looming ghost of her father ripe in her memories, Lilian knows that her life is no place for anyone she cares about.

Now that she's had a taste of happiness, she has to choose between selfishness or giving up the ones she loves forever.

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***Get it FREE November 10th – 12th!***



Shotgun Wedding
Lazarus Town Book 2

In the Wild West, everything threatens to tear two lovers apart.

Lillian and Davien have been living blissfully together in the woods, taking life day by day. Unfortunately, those days are about to take a sharp turn and set them in the path of trouble all over again.

Fergus Black, the ferocious gang leader, is out for blood and gold. He is ruthless and well-connected, and Lillian is determined once again to keep everyone she loves out of his way. Though, that plan falls flat as her neighbor, Finny, and the pastor's daughter, Abby, get caught in the lies and corruption and it’s up to Lillian to save them.

With the lives of people she loves on the line, Lillian must navigate blackmail, sacrifice, and unwanted advances as she fights to end corruption in Lazarus Town.

Heads will roll like the tumbleweeds through the desert as Lillian strives to save her town, her friends, and her relationship from the men intent on destroying it all—and then her.



Shotgun Sheriff
Lazarus Town Book 3

The Wild West just got wilder.

Newly minted as the Sheriff of Lazarus Town, Lilian has a lot on her plate. Their economy is failing, tourists are a rarity, and to top it all off, Lillian still can’t put a stop to the shady dealings going on beneath her feet. Underground crime turns the homey town Lillian dreams of governing to nothing more than a mirage.

When she appoints Davien as mayor, things go from bad to worse. The town and its miscreants are furious as they attempt to take on the less-than-savoury money-making activities polluting their lives. Tensions burrow into Lilian and Davien’s relationship, and it becomes not only the town's financial situation that is in deep trouble.

The place Lillian loves has turned it’s back on her, and now she risks losing the love of her life too. Lillian thought she could have it all, but the Wild West proved her wrong. She isn’t a woman to go down without a fight, and with the pieces she has left of her town and her heart, she’s about to gear up for the biggest fight of her life.



I hail from rural Nova Scotia, curled up on a tree stump with a bubblegum pink notebook and a steaming mug of french roast coffee. I'm a thirtysomething mom of two humans and a furbaby. My lumbersexual husband doesn’t actually work in lumber anymore, but he still wears the plaid and the beard.

I'm an established self-published author, freelance editor, and ghostwriter. My books range in genre from Romance and Erotica to Horror and Science Fiction, and everything in between.

When I'm not writing and/or momming, I'm sipping espresso, crocheting, and listening to audiobooks.

 



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One Woman's Journey from Sicily to America

 


Between the Cracks
One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 1
by Carmela Cattuti
Genre: Historical Women's Fiction


Join Angela Lanza as she experiences the tumultuous world of early 20th century Sicily and New York. Orphaned by the earthquake and powerful eruption of Mt. Etna in 1908, Angela is raised in the strict confines of an Italian convent. Through various twists of fate, she is married to a young Italian man whom she barely knows, then together with her spouse, immigrates to the U.S. This novel is an invitation to accompany the young Angela as she confronts the ephemeral nature of life on this planet and navigates the wide cultural gaps between pre-World War II Italy and the booming prosperity of dynamic young America.

Author, artist, and teacher Carmela Cattuti created Between the Cracks as an homage to her great-aunt, who survived the earthquake and eruption of Mt. Etna and bravely left Sicily to start a new life in America.





The Ascent
One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 2

The sequel to Carmela Cattuti's first novel, Between the Cracks,, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, she manages to assimilate into the social life of a small town outside of New York City. Through the horrors of war, domestic tragedy, and raising her sister-in-law's children, hers is a successful immigrant experience. Angela seeks to transcend organized religion and develop her spirituality. She influenced three generations of Americans through her artistic sensibility and a sharpened intuition. The book parallels America's growth with Angela's growing sense of who she is in the world.





Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a journalist for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature from Boston College she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education As fate would have it, she felt compelled to write her great aunt's story. “Between the Cracks” has gone through several incarnations and will now become a trilogy. The second book is "The Ascent."
The third book will be released in early 2021.





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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Reprise Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Reprise
by Claire Davon
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Cool, competent Terri August is nothing like her love-crazed self of ten years earlier, obsessed with rock star Clarke Masters, who called her his stalker. But when he appears as her label's new A&R rep, she's shocked to find he doesn't know her. Her logical side tells her to stay away from him, but every time she looks into those familiar emerald eyes, awareness sizzles along her nerve endings.
Clarke's substance abuse in previous years has left holes in his memory and his life in chaos. He's looking for redemption, not romance, but his searing attraction to Terri shatters everything he knew about desire and makes him feel alive. Uncovering her secrets and facing his demons may be his only way to a new life.



Claire can’t remember a time when writing wasn’t part of her life. Growing up, she used to write stories with her friends. As a teenager she started out reading fantasy and science fiction, but her diet quickly changed to romance and happily-ever-after’s. A native of Massachusetts and cold weather, she left all that behind to move to the sun and fun of California, but has always lived no more than twenty miles from the ocean.
In college she studied acting with a minor in creative writing. In hindsight she should have flipped course studies. Before she was published, she sold books on eBay and discovered some of her favorite authors by sampling the goods, which was the perfect solution. Claire has many book-irons in the fire, most notably her urban fantasy series, The Elementals’ Challenge series, but writes contemporary and shifter romances as well as.
While she’s not a movie mogul or actor, she does work in the film industry with her office firmly situated in the 90210 district of Hollywood. Prone to break out into song, she is quick on feet and just as quick with snappy dialogue. In addition to writing she does animal rescue, reads, and goes to movies. She loves to hear from fans, so feel free to drop her a line.




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Delphi Bloodline Series Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Athena's Secrets
The Delphi Bloodline Book 1
by Donna Del Oro
Genre: Crime Drama, Romantic Suspense


Athena Butler, the twenty-year-old descendant of an ancient bloodline of psychics, yearns to live a normal life. She wants a career in art, a boyfriend, independence. Her clairvoyance has taught her, however, that people can be false and dangerous. Although warned to keep her psychic gifts a secret, she’s recruited by law enforcement to help search for a serial killer and to uncover a terrorist cell that threatens her own diplomat father.
She bonds with an intriguing, handsome man, Kas Skoros, who knows her secret and accepts it. Of the same bloodline, his own mother is precognitive and predicts they are meant to be together…someday. Kas realizes that life is too uncertain, but he can’t resist his growing passion for the strange young woman.
Still, they face obstacles beyond their control. Can Athena and Kas overcome these obstacles? More importantly, can Athena stay alive long enough to fulfill her dream of a normal life?






Athena's Fears
The Delphi Bloodline Book 2

Kas Skoros, his marriage to Alex’s former fiancĂ©e now annulled and no longer intimidated by Athena’s psychic gifts, begs her to move to San Francisco and manage an art gallery that his family’s company owns. However, burned once, Athena holds him at arm’s length.
Athena is enticed to consult in another serial killer case. As time passes and secrets are leaked, others—including the killer’s brother—find out that Athena is the one who’s helping the police. Meanwhile, a strange young woman on a motorcycle appears to be stalking her. Warning bells go off as Athena realizes the woman is not who she seems to be.



Athena's Dilemma
The Delphi Bloodline Book 3

After Detective Ochoa’s cousin, Detective Inspector Villalobos, persuades Athena to help him with this baffling case, she realizes a truth that horrifies her and threatens both her and Kas. While at a crowded Christmas festival in the Sierra foothill town of Grass Valley, they encounter a man who attempts to kidnap Kas’s nephew. It was Athena’s lapse of attention which nearly causes this tragedy and threatens to destroy her relationship with Kas. Only their seeking of justice can right this wrong, and they risk their lives to do so.






Donna Del Oro's dream since childhood (when she used to create her own comic books and share them with her friends) has been to write fiction. Escaping the humdrum of ordinary life always seemed to her an ideal form of self-entertainment. Better than TV and even better than some books! As soon as she retired from high school teaching (which was a suspenseful adventure in itself), Donna turned to fiction writing. Becoming a member of the RWA and Sisters in Crime has helped her to learn the craft and focus on what she needed to do to get published.

Besides writing Chica Lit, she writes romantic suspense and thrillers. THE DELPHI BLOODLINE is a hybrid thriller about the present-day descendants of an ancient bloodline of women with extraordinary psychic powers and how they must fight against enslavement by a ruthless high-tech tycoon.




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