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.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Our War Book Tour and Giveaway


Our War 
by Craig DiLouie 
Genre: Dystopian Thriller


A prescient and gripping novel of a second American civil war, and the children caught in the conflict, forced to fight. 

Our children are our soldiers. 

After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into a fractured and violent war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, 10-year-old Hannah Miller joins a citizen militia in a besieged Indianapolis. 

In the Free Women militia, Hannah finds a makeshift family. They'll teach her how to survive. They'll give her hope. And they'll show her how to use a gun. 

Hannah's older brother, Alex, is a soldier, too. But he's loyal to other side, and has found his place in a militant group of fighters who see themselves as the last bastion of their America. By following their orders, Alex will soon make the ultimate decision behind the trigger. 

On the battlefields of America, Hannah and Alex will risk everything for their country, but in the end, they'll fight for the only cause that truly matters - each other.  

Critic Reviews 
"Rich with well-defined characters, sharp writing, and a riveting premise, this is a novel not to be missed." (Jason V. Brock, author of The Dark Sea Within on One of Us) 

"A powerful and heartbreaking tale about hate, fear, and truth. Author Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart." (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author on One of Us) 

"One of Us is a masterfully written, thought-provoking dark fairy tale, and one of the best books I've read in a long time. It will stay with the reader long after they've finished the last page." (Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker series on One of Us)





Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. Craig is a member of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association. He currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his two wonderful children. 

Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction. 

In hundreds of reviews, Craig’s novels have been praised for their strong characters, action, and gritty realism. Each book promises an exciting experience with people you’ll care about in a world that feels real. 

At https://craigdilouie.com/, you can find all of Craig’s major works, interviews, and hundreds of interesting blog posts. Be sure to sign up for Craig’s mailing list so you can stay tuned on new releases. 





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Wounded Heroes Anthology Book Tour and Giveaway


Wounded
Heroes Anthology
Genre:
Contemporary Military Romance
with
stories by
Pamela
Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, Nia Farell

Five
Degrees of heartwarming to melting stories ─ Five stand-alone love
stories with swoon-worthy heroes that will leave you breathless from
award-winning International, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling
authors Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and
Nia Farrell.


* A
Rosa for Russell ~ Who in their right mind falls in love with the
enemy?


** Two
Step, New Steps  ~ Wounded cop Len Yardley doesn’t expect to
find love while he’s healing from a gunshot wound but the air force
veteran can’t help falling for perky Leanne Bobbin who brings out
his protective instincts and makes him laugh.


***
Bringing Her Home ~ Can Thomas Raintree bring home the woman he
loves, but had to leave behind?


****
As Time Goes By ~ Blake’s determined to find out who killed his
best friend, and his widow holds the key ...not only to the murder,
but also to Blake’s heart. 


*****
Fallen ~ An Army chaplain priest’s faith is tested when he falls
for his PTSD therapist.




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Wife,
mother, international and Amazon bestselling author, and time
traveling adventurer. Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is
a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of
Florida where everyone is encouraged to reach for the stars! A hop,
skip, and jump from Disney World and fun-filled imagination and
fantasy. Non-fiction, WW2, inspirational, self-help marketing and
advertising, historical fiction, time travel, westerns, Native
American, and children's preschool/first reader books.








Debra
Parmley
enjoys writing historical romance and writes a 1920's
flappers romance series, each book about a different flapper. She
also writes contemporary and holiday romance, a dystopian romance
trilogy; paranormal romance, fairy tale romance and poetry.


She
is a professional speaker and a world traveler who often brings home
folk tales and music from countries she has visited.

Her five
favorite things are shooting primitive archery with her Mongolian
horse bow, shooting long guns, shooting pool, walking on the beach,
and hearing from her readers. Each card and letter is a joyful
treasure, like finding that perfect shell on the beach.










Teri
Riggs
is a USA Today Bestselling author. As a child, Teri made up
her own bedtime stories. When her children came along, Teri always
tweaked the fairy tales she told her daughters, giving them a bit
more punch and better endings when needed.

Now she spends her
days turning her ideas into books. She lives in Marietta, GA with her
husband.










Maggie
Adams
is an international and Amazon Best Selling romance author.
Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin' Dixie, debuted
in Amazon's Top 100 for Women's Fiction, humor, on November 2014.
Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star
list with her books. HerTempered Steel Series has launched the tiny
town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales
in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK and her follow-up
paranormal series, Legends, looks to do the same! She is the
recipient of the Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015 for Leather and Lace,
the Readers Favorite Award for Something's Gotta Give in 2016, the
Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 for Forged in
Fire and the 2017 New Apple Awards nomination - Suspense for Cold as
Ice.













Author
Nia Farrell is a four-times Golden Flogger Finalist, a
founding member of the Wicked Pens, and a multi-genre author who is
published in nonfiction, poetry, music, articles, and children's
books, with one documentary screenplay under her literary belt. She
had nine nominations in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards; her BDSM
MMF ménage erotic historical As Wicked as You Want was voted #1
Erotica and #10 overall in The 50 Best Indie Books of 2016, and Pride
and Punishment was voted Best Historical Romance in the 2017 Menages
Romance Readers Favorites.









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The Revenge Game Book Tour and Giveaway


The Revenge Game 
by Alice Gaines 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Adam Morrow is a self-made millionaire. But one night with her could ruin everything… 

I’ve worked my ass off for what I have, and I’m damn proud of it. I started off with nothing and now I’m filthy rich. Let me tell you, there’s nothing like revenge to help you get your ass in gear. And that’s what I’m taking, with every exclusive resort I open—sweet, sweet revenge…on her. 

Nicole Westmore was my first love. The poor little rich girl stole my heart with her sweet smile, hot body, and irresistible innocence. The summer I worked for her father was the best time of my life…until he drove me away. Even then, I thought Nicole would wait for me. She didn’t. 

And so, I decided to get even, opening rival hotels, slowly driving them out of business. The old man is gone now, but Nicole is still running the company that’s about to collapse. All my hard work will soon pay off. 

And then I catch sight of her at a wedding, and all those feelings come rushing back--for both of us. Still, she doesn’t know what I’ve done—yet—and she seems more than willing. What will one night in her bed hurt? 

The sex is hotter than ever, and I can’t help wondering if I’ve made a mistake. Until I get up the next morning…and realize I’ve been kidnapped! 





Alice Gaines lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper house she never fixed up. Aside from writing and reading hot, hot romance, she loves cooking, knitting and crocheting, and her church. She has a pet corn snake named Casper and she's insanely passionate about the funky soul band, Tower of Power. 






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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fade Sale Blitz and Giveaway


Fade 
The Ragnarok Prophecies Book 1 
by A.K. Morgen 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance


What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them. 

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world. 

**Only .99c on Amazon through November 10th!!** 




A.K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of fifteen years, and their furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. 

She graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. 

She puts her education to use as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor, where she's responsible for leading a team of dispatchers as they watch over police, EMS, and firefighters for her county. 

Ayden also writes steamy contemporary romance under the pen name Ayden K. Morgen. You can visit her online at http://akmorgen.com or at the links below. 





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Immortal Redemption Book Tour and Giveaway


Immortal
Redemption
Immortal
Protectors Book 1
by
Alana Delacroix
Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Print
Length: 355 pages
Publisher:
Self-Published
Publication
Date: October 15, 2019

Cal
Olin is a grudging member of the Immorti. A resurrected Aztec
warrior, he knows he has much to atone for but doesn’t believe
waiting for an enemy who hasn’t appeared in hundreds of years is
the best way to do it. He’d prefer to spend his time in his CEO
role with Civica, an organization dedicated to righting
wrongs.





However,
when Cal sees the unconscious body of a woman near a magical portal,
he knows the long period of peace has come to an end. He’s shocked
to discover the woman is Dr. Iliana Rogers, Civica’s
second-in-command. The beautiful, argumentative thorn in his side has
managed to open the gate and set off a chain reaction that could end
the world. Is she an agent of evil or an unknowing pawn? He has to
find out.

Nightmares
have taken over Iliana’s dreams and with Cal, she no longer feels
alone. But when he breaks into her house and tells her, incredibly,
that he’s immortal, she knows she’s been living an illusion. It’s
a shock to find out he was telling the truth and that her own mother
was an agent of the malevolent Nilohum—and that she herself is
fated to end the world.

As
Iliana searches for the truth, Cal struggles with a terrible choice:
does he help the woman he loves, or does he stop the end of the world
and risk Iliana’s love…and life?




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Alana
Delacroix is a paranormal romance writer based in Toronto, Canada.
Her Masked Arcana trilogy is available through Kensington's Lyrical
Press, and her Immortal Protector series launches Fall 2019. She is
an introvert's introvert who loves true crime, war, and horror
podcasts and is very paranoid. Alana is also addicted to advice
columns.




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Divorce by Grand Canyon Book Tour and GIveaway


Divorce By Grand Canyon: 8 Riveting True Crime Stories 
by Elizabeth Engstrom 
Genre: Crime Thriller, Suspense


Christian Longo. 

Jeremy Bryan Jones. 

Joel Patrick Courtney. 

Patrick Wayne Kearney. 

Russell Obremski. 

Robert Spangler. 

Gabriel Morris. 

Killers all. 

Veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom dives into the horrific stories of these seven serial killers, along with a glimpse into the maggoty world of forensic entomology. Why do these killers do what they do, how do they get away with it for so long, and what is their final undoing? Riveting true crime stories to make you lock your doors at night. 





Elizabeth (Liz) Engstrom grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago suburb where she lived with her father) and Kaysville, Utah (north of Salt Lake City, where she lived with her mother). After graduating from high school in Illinois, she ventured west in a serious search for acceptable weather, eventually settling in Honolulu. She attended college and worked as an advertising copywriter. 

After eight years on Oahu, she moved to Maui, found a business partner and opened an advertising agency. One husband, two children and five years later, she sold the agency to her partner and had enough seed money to try her hand at full time fiction writing, her lifelong dream. With the help of her mentor, science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon, When Darkness Loves Us was published. 

Engstrom moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1986, where she lives with her husband Al Cratty, the legendary muskie fisherman, and their Duck Tolling Retriever, Jook. Liz holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, both from Marylhurst University. A recluse at heart, she still emerges into public occasionally to speak at a writers conference, or to teach a class on various aspects of writing the novel, essay, article or short story. An avid knitter and gardener, she is on faculty at the University of Phoenix and is always working on the next book. 






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Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Chosen Coven Series Book Tour and Giveaway


The Dark Awakening 
The Chosen Coven Book 1 
by D.L. Blade 
Genre: Paranormal Thriller, Romance


He was there, in the shadows again, watching me. 
Now I wait for him to strike. But I’ll be ready. 

Just as Mercy pieces her life back together after a vicious attack, she notices a stranger lingering in the shadows, and watching her every move. 

Mercy isn't certain if what she's seeing is real, but when Mercy crashes her car on the side of the road, she's rescued by a handsome and mysterious man named Caleb, who she finds herself both drawn to, and afraid of. 

Caleb reveals to Mercy that she’s strongly linked to an ancient coven; the roots slowly dragging her back to Salem. He also claims to be in love with her, but can she trust him? 

This story takes you on a journey of magic, secrets, betrayal, and abduction, in a world filled with witches, vampires and werewolves, which Mercy and her friends never knew existed. 

Mercy must discover who she truly is, and find the powers within her to save mankind. 

The Dark Awakening has hit #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Vampire Thriller and Occult Horror, and is a top 10 finalists in the Author Academy Awards.

"Hands down, one of the best series ever I’ve read!” ★★★★★ 
"I really loved this book! I was constantly on the edge of my seat while reading, constantly wanting to know what's going to happen next." ★★★★★



The Dark Underworld 
The Chosen Coven Book 2


"While the first book of this series introduced you to the characters and the fascinating world the author has created; this book brings the story to a whole new level." 

Mercy’s life changed forever when she discovered that not only is she a witch, but that she was born to rid the world of vampires once and for all. 

After a year of intense training to hone her powers, she and her coven are pulled into a murder case in her hometown of East Greenwich. The coven, with the help of a friend with direct ties to 

the investigation, discovers that a vampire attack claimed the victim’s life. Mercy suspects the killer belongs to a new clan in town, The Black Horse, and goes undercover in the vampire underworld. There, she’ll discover dark, long-hidden secrets and face her father from her previous life, who she learns is the leader of this ruthless undead. 

New relationships will develop, friendships will be tested, and lives will be lost. 

As Mercy draws closer to finding the killer, a villain from her past creeps out of the shadows. Maurice, centuries-old vampire, is thirsty for revenge after her coven took down his clan. 

The Chosen Coven will now have to combine the forces of the Universal Elements, to fight the darkness that falls on their city. 

★★★★★ 

“The plot of this book moves quickly. Complete with murder, intrigue, and romance. The story will appeal to a wide audience of readers--particularly to those who enjoy a blended genre of fantasy and mystery--and of course, a touch of romance.” 

Author Notes & Disclaimer: 

Violence, mild language, non-graphic intimacy scene and attempted rape scene. 

This is a three-book series. It is highly recommended to read book one, ‘The Dark Awakening,’ before reading book two. Their final battle will conclude in book three, ‘The Dark Deliverance,’ and will be released in the fall of 2019. 




The Dark Deliverance 
The Chosen Coven Book 3




**Contains spoilers from book two. Read once caught up in the series**

The upper world is ruled by the gods, the underworld by demons, and the center—our earth—holds the inhabitants which the Chosen Ones were sworn to protect. In the darkest hour, on the darkest night, these three worlds will collide, and the gates of Hell will open.


Mercy is barely holding on after losing her coven, who sacrificed themselves to save her life. But even in death, Caleb opens a path for Mercy to rediscover the ancient power that once revived her after she died the first time on Gallows Hill in 1692.

To find the magic she needs to bring back her coven, Mercy and Dorian journey to a desolate island off the coast of Barbados and uncover long-hidden secrets from a native shaman tribe. But their presence is unwelcome, and Mercy finds herself harnessing the universal elements to save the lives of her beloved coven.

Meanwhile, Maurice continues plotting to destroy the supernatural world until every last human on earth bows to him. Knowing he can’t kill Mercy, he conjures up sick and twisted games he can play with her in order to crown himself the Master of Hell.

Where there is pain and destruction, a new power emerges, and Mercy must hold on to faith that good will triumph over evil because, if not, Hell will consume them all. 





D.L. Blade grew up in southern California, but relocated to Colorado with her family in 2014. 

She always loved writing, concentrating on poetry rather than prose when she was younger. That changed however, when she had a dream one night and decided to create a story about it. 

In her spare time, D.L. enjoys a wide variety of hobbies, including reading, and attending rock concerts. 

In the future, D.L. hopes that she can continue to write exciting novels that will captivate her readers and bring them into the worlds that she creates using her imagination. 

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