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 18, 2020

The Games We Play Book Tour and Giveaway


The Games We Play 
by Lorrain Allen 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Publication Date: January 3, 2020


Jada's fairytale marriage went to hell in a handbasket when her husband started being unfaithful. The last few years have been a nightmare for her. Ben doesn't hide his extra martial activities, after concluding Jada wouldn't do a damn thing about it. The wheels in Jada's head begin to turn with her best friend's words--Cheat back, beat Ben at his own game. Jada wasn't sure she had the nerve to follow through, but she wanted Ben to get a taste of his own medicine. She meets two completely different men--Wayne, a successful businessman and Elijah, a starving artist following his dreams in the Big Apple. It's all a game was Jada's thoughts when she crossed that invisible line, but little did she know her choice would cause a chain reaction causing her heartbreak. The game has begun, rules will been broken, and secrets will be revealed. There are multiple players, but only one can win. The games start in five, four, three, two, one.

Warning: This book contains graphic sexual scenes.

This is a standalone book 





Book Trailer 





Lorrain has enjoyed writing ever since she was a child and was also part of the poetry club in middle school. She loves to get away from the world and lose herself in a book. As a young adult, she became a romance book junky and was inspired to pen her first romance by the many creative authors whose books she's read. She wants to provide her fans with a suspenseful read that has a twist at the end. The subject matters of her books are a little controversial, but life is boring without a little controversy. 









$15 Amazon – 1 winner, ebook of The Games We Play – 2 winners 
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Written in the Stars by L.L. Hunter Double Cover Reveal




Title: Boy Behind the Camera
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Publication Date: February 29th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb:
I never thought I’d be so happy to have my face splashed across glossy magazines.
I never thought I’d be so happy to have my dreams taken away from me.
I didn’t care.
But that’s the funny thing about fate.
You leave it up to the stars.
My name is Damian and this my story.

Damian had always wanted to work in movies.
As soon as he was old enough to leave home, he worked hard and moved to Hollywood with dreams to one day own his own film studio.
But everything changed the day Kate walked into his life.
It was love at first sight.
They tried to keep their romance a secret from everyone, but that was near impossible seeing as Kate was the actress he hired. He is supposed to be her writer and director.
But when their secret rendezvous is splashed across the pages of glossy magazines, threatening to ruin everything they worked so hard for.
Damian and Kate must decide what they want more: love or dreams?

Boy Behind the Camera is the fourth book in the Written in the Stars series and the other half of Kate’s story.

Buy Links: 
Woman in the Photograph: https://amzn.to/30ljd3Q
Man Amongst the Stars: https://amzn.to/38aC6cr
Girl with a Dream: https://amzn.to/2TuIHL3
Boy Behind the Camera: https://amzn.to/30pJgqH
Girl in the Spotlight: https://amzn.to/380pF2W


Title: Girl in the Spotlight
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Publication Date: April 30th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
Where’s the justice in the good ones being silenced and the bad ones being allowed to keep doing what they’re doing?
That’s exactly what happened to me.
I mean, my parents live in the spotlight. They warned me about everything that comes with this life.
But I wanted it so badly.
I just didn’t want to believe the rumors until they became reality, until I saw the truth with my own eyes.
By then, it was too late.
My name is Lexi Dean. This is my story.

Being the daughter of successful parents in Hollywood has a lot of perks. Lexi knows that.
But her parents taught her the value of hard work.
That nothing comes for free and you have to work to get to where you want to be in life.
She just wishes it came with the added lesson of trusting your instincts.
When Lexi can’t decide on which path to take in her career, she gets a job at a theatre in LA, hoping that it will help her make up her mind.
But everything is not what It seems at the theatre, and the old Hollywood tricks of smoke and mirrors and lies are being used to the book.
Soon Lexi finds herself in the middle of a scandal, one which causes her to almost lose everything she holds dear.
Will she fight back and take the leading lady role in her own life? or will she be taken down in a media storm?
Will she become the girl in the spotlight?
Or the deer in headlights?

Buy Links: 
Woman in the Photograph: https://amzn.to/30ljd3Q
Man Amongst the Stars: https://amzn.to/38aC6cr
Girl with a Dream: https://amzn.to/2TuIHL3
Boy Behind the Camera: https://amzn.to/30pJgqH
Girl in the Spotlight: https://amzn.to/380pF2W



L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author.

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.


Buy Links: 

Woman in the Photograph: https://amzn.to/30ljd3Q
Man Amongst the Stars: https://amzn.to/38aC6cr
Girl with a Dream: https://amzn.to/2TuIHL3
Boy Behind the Camera: https://amzn.to/30pJgqH
Girl in the Spotlight: https://amzn.to/380pF2W


The Flying Woman Book Tour and Giveaway


The Flying Woman 
Terrific Book 1 
by Daniel Sherrier 
Genre: Superhero Fantasy


The impossible has become reality! A masked man possesses extraordinary powers, and he’s using those fantastic abilities to fight crime and pursue justice. Meanwhile, Miranda Thomas expects to fail at the only thing she ever wanted to do: become a famous star of the stage and screen. One night, Miranda encounters a woman who’s more than human. But this powerful woman is dying, fatally wounded by an unknown assailant. Miranda’s next decision propels her life in a new direction—and nothing can prepare her for how she, and the world, will change. 




Daniel Sherrier is a writer based in central Virginia. He is the author of the novel "The Flying Woman." A College of William & Mary graduate, he has worked for community newspapers, written a few plays that have been performed, and earned his black belt in Thai kickboxing. And there was that one time he jumped out of an airplane, which was memorable. 












$25 Amazon gift card 
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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Book Tour and Giveaway


Once in a Lifetime Opportunity 
by Jessica Hardy as told to Lizzie Ashworth 
Genre: Memoir
Publication Date: November 4, 2019


In the mid-20th century, an entire generation of women found themselves caught up in a revolution. Young women tossed aside society’s rules that had governed women with an iron hand for hundreds of years. Suddenly women had agency, the right to their own identity. And their own sexual adventures. The story of Jessica Hardy and her seven-year marriage to Parker Grant brings that enormous cultural shift down to the personal level. As she enters college in 1966, Jessica is desperate to break out of her strict upbringing. Parker is her salvation, a graduating senior who becomes the love of her life. Newly married, they immerse in Parker’s duties as an air force officer and a world of their own making—nights in Las Vegas, windy Pacific beaches, and long summer days in the Philippine Islands. Slowly, with Parker’s encouragement, Jessica gains self-confidence and a sense of herself. But Jessica has a problem. She wants more. More knowledge, more experience, autonomy. Leaving no stone unturned, Jess breaks one rule after another—illegal abortion, drugs, one man then another, even time in jail. It’s an unexpected spiritual awakening that opens the door to the rest of her life. Once in a Lifetime Opportunity reveals this tumultuous time in a gut-wrenching portrayal of a woman determined to find her own way and the man who loved her. 




Early years of my life raced by with little time for writing as I pursued a technical career, raised children, and made questionable progress in learning to paint. Finally with time to write, I dedicate myself to stories of pleasure as well as the occasional editing project. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and time at the Pacific coast. Sunrise and sunset bring special moods, the twilight between two worlds--fully of creative energy. I love snuggling up with a good book most of all--and a cat or two. 






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Review of Amber Hollow by Edgar Swamp Book Tour and Giveaway


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Horror
(with elements of suspense, mystery, and fantasy)

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On July 15, 1991, an isolated village in Northern Wisconsin is ground zero for an unprecedented, fiery tragedy. Of the community's 600 residents, there are only five survivors. Detailed accounts by the victims contradict each other; the only link is a man named Anthony Guntram, but because he is presumed to be dead, this claim can't be verified. Further investigations reveal a culture enshrouded in mystery. What are the survivors hiding? Only the villagers know the secret of Amber Hollow, a place where sanity is checked at the town line and the parameters of reality become blurred. An unconventional horror story by design, Edgar Swamp delivers an action-driven page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the calamitous ending.

REVIEW TO BE POSTED


About the Author

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Edgar Swamp is the author of the “Gyre Mission,” “Glitch in the Machine,” and “Blackout.” His short stories have appeared in Alienskin, Macabre Cadaver, and Urban Reinventors. When he isn’t holed up in his office playing online poker, he likes to dig up the recently deceased and make furniture out of their skin. He lives and works in San Diego, California.



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The Trouble with Demons Book Tour and Giveaway


The Trouble With Demons 
by Sheena Austin 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 


Michelle always knew the head cheerleader who stole her boyfriend was demonic. She just didn’t realize Janice was an actual demon. And that’s not even the most interesting revelation of Michelle’s eighteenth birthday—also, coincidentally, prom night. She also learns that she is a half-angel warrior. And nothing could make for a more satisfying birthday-prom than sending that demon cheerleader straight back to hell. Then she discovers that her parents didn’t die when she was 16, after all. They’re alive, and they need her help. What else is a half-angel warrior to do? She heads out to kick some demon ass. Lucky for her, she’s also got her best friend Jonathan by her side. But there are still things she doesn’t know—not only about this hidden world she’s discovered, but about Jonathan himself. And those things could kill her if she isn’t careful. 





Sheena Austin is the author of The Spirit of Mr. Darcy which is featured Most Ardently: An Austen-Inspired Christmas Collection, Journey of the Heart, and Memoirs of a Disillusioned Heart. A lover of all romance, fantasy, cat whisperer, and Kermit obsessed, the author currently lives in Virginia with her boyfriend and two cats. 









$25 amazon gift card
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

A Book To Last the Year Book Tour and Giveaway


A
Book to Last the Year Volume 1: Fantasy
Calendar
Anthology Fantasy
with
stories by
Kae
Galla, Philip K. Chase, Thomas Wythe, Tahera Mannan, Davina Purnell,
Sheri
Chapman, Summer Sky, Tammy R. Ray, Aim Ruivivar, S.B. Rhodes 

Prepare
to be spellbound on a spine tingling journey within the pages of, A
Book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Fantasy.


Among
these gripping tales you'll encounter. An exiled dragon filled with
rage. A queen chosen from among the commons not her bloodline. A
meticulous Christmas coordinator training his assistant. The magic of
leprechauns against bullies. What lurks through the window at 2
am.


This
collection of enchanting stories and poems is not for the weary.
Enter into supernatural worlds of action and adventure. Talented
story tellers and poets inspired by the months and seasons provide a
mixture of imaginative and fascinating journeys allowing you to
escape and forever be changed.





**Only
.99 cents!!**


A
Book to Last the Year Volume 2: Romance
Calendar
Anthology Romance
with
stories by
Kae
Galla, Kathleen A. Duncan, Tammy R Ray, Kiora Light, Thomas Wythe,
CM
Peters, Michele Shriver, Cherron Riser, Sheri Chapman, Summer Sky 

Prepare
to be impassioned on a heart throbbing journey within the pages of, A
Book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Romance.


Among
these alluring tales you'll encounter forbidden love, broken hearts,
and spellbound desire. A cake decorator who hates weddings but craves
a stunning guest. The aftermath of a hot encounter with a mythical
God. The sweet awe of attraction between adults who were once
childhood friends. A 40 something grieving widow infatuated with a
younger man. A girl teetering between the naughty and nice list at
Christmas time.


This
collection of enticing stories and poems is not for the chaste. Enter
into passionate worlds of pleasure and pain. Talented story tellers
and poets inspired by the months and seasons provide a mixture of
imaginative and fascinating journeys allowing you to escape and
forever be changed.




**Only
.99 cents!!**


A
Book to Last the Year Volume 3: Dark Horror
Calendar
Anthology Dark
with
stories by
Philip
Chase, Svea Neizke, Davina Purnell, Katie Jaarsveld, Sheri Chapman,
Larry
Yoakum III, P. Mattern, L. Guathier, Summer Sky, Tammy R Ray 

Prepare
to be crippled with fear on a white knuckled journey within the pages
of, A book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Dark.


Among
these harrowing tales you'll encounter. A violent organization of
wolves, and the king who is bound to recapture his throne. Insolence
and defiance among vampires, demons, and a blonde village misfit in
the 18th century. The perseverance of a lone wolf seeking revenge.
Snake-like demons seeping through the gates of hell. All horror and
mystery that surrounds an unusual nursing home resident revealed
within a single midnight hour.


This
collection of daunting stories and poems is not for the faint of
heart. Enter into suspense ridden worlds in which good and evil
collide. Talented story tellers and poets inspired by the months and
seasons provide a mixture of imaginative and fascinating journeys
allowing you to escape and forever be changed.





**Only
.99 cents!!**


**scroll
through the slideshow to find out more about the authors!!**







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the tour
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