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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Fallen Comrade Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Fallen Comrade

Project Morpheus Book 1

by Jillian David

Genre: Romantic Military Suspense 

Ex-Green Beret Jake Zimmerman’s Georgia mountain seclusion is shattered when the one woman he should never have left, pregnant Kiera McNeill, shows up on his doorstep. Her life is in danger, thanks to a botched Morpheus Squad mission. If the nature of her baby is discovered, evil forces will stop at nothing to capture Kiera. When Kiera learns of Jake’s top-secret Morpheus Virus running through his veins, she realizes that her protector is the deadlier threat.

Kiera knows the secrets of Fallen Comrades, a billion-dollar “charity” which siphons donations away from wounded veterans and into the pockets of power-hungry CFO Beau Lequire. Now her sadistic ex-boss, Lequire, wants revenge. Her only chance of escape rests in the lethal hands of the man who once rejected her: Jake. All she needs to do is suppress her feelings for Jake long enough to destroy Fallen Comrades, stay alive, and save her baby.


 

Jillian David lives near the end of the Earth with her nut of a husband and their bossy cats. To escape the sometimes-stressful world of the rural physician, she writes while on call and in her free time. She enjoys taking realistic settings and adding a twist of "what if." Running or hiking on local trails often promotes plot development.


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads



Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$20 Amazon


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Monday, August 15, 2022

Casino Heat Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Casino Heat

Reunited Series Book 5

by Sharon C. Cooper

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

When it comes to true love, never say never…

Trust doesn’t come easy for NBA superstar Hunter Graham, especially after his fiancée married his stepbrother. Vowing to be single for the rest of his life, women and gambling have become his favorite pastimes. But when Hunter learns of his stepbrother’s death, he’s forced to deal with the woman who crushed his soul. He wants nothing to do with her, but his heart won’t cooperate.

Viviana Connelly thought being blackmailed into marriage was the worst thing she could ever experience. 
Wrong. Coming face-to-face with the only man she’s ever loved after betraying him is like a punishment worse than death. Hunter hates her. She might’ve made peace without him in her life, but when they are unexpectedly thrown together, their passion reignites, and the flame between them burns hotter than ever.

Hunter refuses to let vicious accusations from the media or the NBA’s claim of him having a gambling problem keep him from a second chance with the woman he loves. However, his gambling hobby might be the death of him…and Viviana, too.

Will they ever get their happy ending—or will the evil around them suffocate their love?


Amazon * Apple * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords * Books2Read * Bookbub * Goodreads


USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper loves anything involving romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. She writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Her stories have won numerous awards over the years, and when Sharon isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work, or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads


Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$10 Amazon


a Rafflecopter giveaway

A Search for Aztec Treasure Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Buried Treasure, Lost Worlds: A Search For Aztec Treasure

The Risky Business Chronicles Book 4

by Hep Aldridge

Genre: Action, Adventure 

The adventures continue…

In 1521, the Aztec empire fell to Spanish Conquistadors in bloody genocide. The Aztec ruler, Montezuma, was murdered, and his treasure… disappeared.
Legend says the treasure was spirited away by Montezuma’s elite Eagle warriors, headed for an unknown desert location in the southwest of what is now the United States. It has never been found.

Dr. Colten X. Burnett and the Risky Business team have a lead. Will the unexpected map they now have in their possession guide them to the long-lost treasure in the land of the Mescalero Apache?

Join this bold, inimitable team as they face new dangers and uncover secrets that the mountains and deserts of New Mexico hold as they search for the lost Aztec treasure.


**On Sale for Only .99cents Aug 10-16!!**

Amazon * Goodreads


**Don't miss the other books in the series!**

Sunken Treasure, Lost Worlds

The Risky Business Chronicles Book 1

Goodreads * Amazon


Sunken Treasure, Lost Worlds: Revelations

The Risky Business Chronicles Book 2

Goodreads * Amazon


Sunken Treasure, Lost Worlds: Encounter

The Risky Business Chronicles Book 3

Goodreads * Amazon


Hep Aldridge is a certified scuba diver, cave diver and amateur archaeologist whose main area of interest is Pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas.

He has led or been part of archaeological expeditions to Mexico and Honduras, making discoveries that have been reported in National Geographic Magazine.

Hep's related interest in space, and space exploration and "things unknown" was fueled by his father who worked for NASA.
While living in New Mexico, he began to question the many strange and unexplained things he saw in the night sky in the mid 60's, and also developed an interest in lost treasure that has stayed with him his whole life.

The combination of these diverse interests led to the genesis of the Risky Business Chronicles, Book One, his first novel of a three-part series.

Hep is an Air Force veteran and resides on Florida's Space Coast.


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Bookbub * Goodreads


Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$50 Amazon


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Assassinated by Love Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Assassinated By Love

The Illusive Lovers Series Book 1

by S Courtney

Genre: Dark Romance 

Ember (Emmy)
Why am I on a site like this?
Simple, my roommates.
My real life is a façade
I want to be told I'm a good girl
To be disciplined when wrong
To explore all my curiosities
I want to be the perfect submissive as much as he wants to dominate me
But there's something he's hiding
How can I trust him as my dom if he can't trust me with who he is?


Colin
Colin, that's who I am today
A persona that isn't even real
Locked the real me away before my first kill
After almost 20 years of pulling the trigger, I think about life on the outside
And it starts with this website
I thought it was all wrong until I met her
She's what I want as a submissive
We are learning this lifestyle together
Until she wanted to know more about me...
How do I make her understand?
If something happens to her, I'll set this world on fire


Amazon * Bookbub * Goodreads


**Find the rest of the series on Amazon!! ***


S Courtney is new to the published writing community but has been a lifelong writer and began creatively writing in junior high.

She is the author of the paranormal romance, the Bound Series, which includes Bound to You, Bound by Destiny, and Unapologetically Nessa which are available on paperback and kindle.

She is also the author of her contemporary romance, the Black Aces MC, a motorcycle club romance and the Sandman, a dark, slow burn paranormal romance.


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads


Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$10 Amazon

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Friday, August 12, 2022

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Tour and Giveaway

 


***Check out the Alien Bride Lottery Special Edition Hardback Kickstarter Campaign HERE!****


Alien Bride Lottery, Volume 1

The Khanavai Warriors Alien Bride Games Books 1-3

by Margo Bond Collins

Genre: SciFi Romance 

Get the complete first season of the Alien Bride Lottery in this collection!

Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery: There are a million ways to end up in the Alien Bride Lottery. But it takes only one.

Every unmarried female human over the age of 21 gets entered once a year. You can also accept extra entries for legal infractions—instead of paying a parking fine, for example, you can request an extra entry. Lots of women do that. I mean, why not? The chances are astronomical that your name will get chosen to be one of the hundred or so women who get shipped off to space every year.

And even if your name is drawn, the odds are slim that you’ll match up with an alien who’s looking for a mate. Most of the lottery-drawn women come back to Earth every year and resume their lives as if nothing changed. But some don’t. And no matter what, getting drawn in the Lottery means you have to compete in the Bride Games. Guess that's where I'm heading now. I only hope I can avoid catching the eye of one of the giant, rainbow-hued brutes whose mission is to protect Earth—and who can claim me as a mate. All because I was Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery…

Captured for the Alien Bride Lottery: I refused to be in the Bride Lottery—so now I’m a runaway bride.

Somehow, I knew my name was going to be drawn in the Bride Lottery—the hellish agreement that Earth’s leaders had made to sell us to the aliens who protected our planet. I’d grown up with the propaganda. It was our civic duty. Men registered for the draft, women registered for the Bride Lottery.No way in hell was I going to be handed over to some giant man to be brutalized into bearing his children. Instead, I cut out my bio-tracker and walked away from everything. I should have realized they’d send one of those hulking, brightly colored aliens to track me down and bring me back. Never did I expect that he’d be devastatingly attractive. Or that we’d have to go on the run from the evil Horde trying to destroy both our planets. Now that we’re together, can I ever run away again? And could he really hand me over to the Bride Games to be taken by another warrior? Because I think I might be falling in love…

Claimed for the Alien Bride Lottery: I thought I’d escaped being given to an alien warrior. I was wrong.

I was one hour away from washing out of the Alien Bride Games. None of the Khanavai warriors had chosen me, and I was scheduled on the next shuttle off the filming station. But then a bright red alien passed me in a hallway—and the next thing I knew, we were all over each other. Bad enough that my name had been drawn in the Bride Lottery. Now, even though they’re supposedly over, I’m back in the Games. And not the usual ones, either—a whole new set of challenges, just for me. Guess it’ll make for good television back home. I just hope I can resist him long enough to get back to Earth, to the people I love. And that I can keep him from learning my most desperate secret. The odds aren’t looking good, though…

PLUS Christmas for the Alien Bride Lottery:

When Lola graduates from college a semester early, she’s left without a job or even any real prospects. She takes a holiday position working as a Christmas Elf at the local mall, only to learn to loathe all things Christmas.
So when her name is drawn for the Alien Bride Lottery’s new “Holiday Special,” she’s almost relieved. Until she meets Valtin, the Khanavai warrior who has decided to make her his own. He’s fascinated with human holiday traditions, especially Christmas.
Can a cranky Christmas Elf and an overeager alien male find the magic of the season together?


Every book in the Khanavai Warrior Bride Games series is a standalone romance. Join these brides as they find a whole new world of happily ever afters.


***Check out the Alien Bride Lottery Special Edition Hardback Kickstarter Campaign HERE!****


Amazon * Bookbub * Goodreads


USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between "hanged" and "hung," turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.

You can learn more about her books at www.MargoBondCollins.net


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads



Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$10 Amazon


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Review of Waiting on Forever by Claudia Connor

Waiting on Forever, an all-new standalone romance full of steam and angst in The Walker Brothers Series from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor is available now!

Dallas Walker is haunted. He won’t ever forget the horrors he witnessed while working undercover to bust a human trafficking ring, but he has a plan to start a new life. Coming home to his family is step one. Getting to know his alluring new neighbor could be step two. If only she’d give him a chance…

Maggie Ellis just wants to be left alone. She’d rather spend her days spinning clay into art and feel nothing than open herself up to another devastating loss. But her sexy new neighbor with a lonely look in his eyes isn’t giving up. And he makes her question everything…

Together, Dallas and Maggie might have a shot at happily ever after. But only if they can let go of the past and hold on to each other when it matters most.

Fall in love today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/39W3lhJ
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/waitingforever
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3Os7OaO
Nook: https://bit.ly/BNWaitonforever
Kobo: https://bit.ly/koboWOF

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3OzWwBA

Excerpt

Her motion activated lights cast faint shadows near the house, but the light didn’t nearly reach the back of the yard. She searched the dense brush along the back, saw movement and fired a warning shot into the air, then another.
She heard the rustling of an animal scurrying away then the sound of leaves crunching and twigs breaking behind her and to her left. She swung around, gun raised.
“Jesus!”
“Nope, just me.”
Dallas stood just a few yards away, stock still, chest bare, in a dark shade of boxer briefs and his hands up in surrender.
“That’s a good way to get shot.” She lowered the weapon. “Sorry.”
He took a step forward toward the faint light she stood in. “I thought you were getting shot. What the hell are you doing?”
“Scaring away whatever was snooping around the chicken coop. Raccoon maybe, or a fox.”
“I guess you know how to use that?”
“I do.” Her lips twitched. “I have a permit and everything, officer.” She lifted the butt a few inches off the ground.
Still looking distressed, he rubbed the heel of his hand up his forehead and into his hair.
“I’m sorry if I scared you. And woke you up.” Obviously, because again, he was standing there in his boxers and…yeah. Just boxers.
“You didn’t wake me. I was outside. With my popcorn.”
“Do you always come outside in your underwear to eat popcorn?”
“I burned it.”
“Ahh.” She grimaced. “That’s a bad smell. Guess you weren’t kidding when you said you couldn’t cook.”
“Mmm. Is this a usual thing?” he asked with a nod to the gun, closing the distance between them even more. “Scaring away predators?”
“Oh. Every now and then. I lost one last year.” She kept talking, kept looking at the man. Her gaze skimmed over a muscled chest, sculpted arms, over a tattoo on his upper right bicep that she couldn’t make out.
“Holly’s not much of a guard dog,” she went on. “But her hearing’s still good, so when her ears perk up I know something’s amiss. Were you coming to save me?”
“I didn’t know what I was coming to do, but I heard gunshots and—”
“And you came bounding over. I hope you didn’t um…scratch anything.”
Dallas glanced down, winced, then looked back up. “Nah. I’m good.”
Uh, huh. Well. She forced her attention up to his face and not on the dark boxers that hugged his thighs…annnnd… she was staring. How could she not?
But when her eyes finally met his she saw he was staring too. And it dawned on her that she was also barefooted and in her underwear. She tugged the tank top she slept in, stretching it until it covered the juncture between her thighs.
“Well, I…uh…”
A cool breeze rippled over her and she shivered. Or maybe that was the man now just a couple of feet away giving her chills. What had she been about to say?
And when had he gotten so close? Or had she? Just an arm’s length apart now and she found herself imagining all kinds of things. Like what would she do if he moved closer? If he touched her?
The feeling changed like a coin flipping from heads to tails and even with the cool wind she felt hot. It was uncomfortable and also layered with a ripple of nervous excitement. Standing in her backyard at night with a man—this man. And both of them barely dressed.
When Holly barked from inside the back door, she glanced toward the house. When she looked back, the moment was gone. “Guess I should go back in. Holly’s probably worried.” She shifted the gun hanging at her side.
“Probably so,” he said. “I’ll get myself back. Finish airing out the house.”
“Yeah. Maybe try another bag. Listen for the popping. More than a second between pops and it’s done.”
“Yeah. Okay.”
He still wasn’t moving and she swallowed hard. Had a ludicrous thought of asking him in. To make popcorn. To watch Downton Abbey?
He nodded toward her house. “I’ll wait until you’re inside.”
“Oh. Right. Thank you.” She turned, went inside, locking the door behind her. It’d been a long time since she’d been in the position for someone to care about her getting safely inside. She had to admit it didn’t totally suck.


MY REVIEW:

WAITING ON FOREVER BY CLAUDIA CONNOR IS BOOK 4 IN THE WALKER BROTHERS SERIES.  WE ARE INTRODUCED TO DALLAS, WHO WAS AN UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICER NOW TEACHER.  BEING A POLICE OFFICER CHANGED HIM AND ALMOST KILLED HIM.  HIS NEIGHBOR, MAGGIE IS HIDING FROM THE WORLD DUE TO A TRAGIC LOST.  WHEN THESE TWO LOST SOULS MEET, THEY CONNECT ON SO MANY LEVELS AND FINALLY BEGIN TO HEAL. 

CLAUDIA CONNOR IS A NEW AUTHOR TO ME AND SO IS THIS SERIES.  I AM GLAD I TOOK A CHANCE WITH THIS BOOK AND I AM INTERESTED IN READING THE REST OF THE SERIES.  I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THE SERIES AND I COULD NOT IMAGINE GOING THROUGH THE TRAGIC LOSS MAGGIE IS EXPERIENCING.  I REALLY FELT SO SORRY FOR HER.  I LOVE DALLAS AS WELL AND THE CONNECTION HE HAS WITH HIS FAMILY.  HE IS A GOOD MAN WHO WAS VERY PATIENT AND SUPPORTIVE OF MAGGIE. HE WAS SO DOWN TO EARTH AND REALLY WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE.  I LOVED WATCHING HIM CONNECT WITH GATLIN AND ACCEPT HIM AS HIS SON.

WAITING ON FOREVER IS A BEAUTIFUL LOVE THAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERIES.  IT IS WELL WRITTEN AND BELIEVABLE AND WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES.   5 STARS

About Claudia
Claudia Connor is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, including the beloved McKinney Brothers series. Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after.

Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. When she's not writing, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, with a heavy dose of daydreaming during all three. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

Connect with Claudia
Facebook: https://bit.ly/3yEgB4a
Instagram: https://bit.ly/3P3TCox
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3nSf2cJ
Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3I8WON8
Website: https://www.claudiaconnor.com/

Ashton Scott by Nina Levine is now available in audiobook!!

 


Ashton Scott by Nina Levine is now available in audiobook!! Ashton Scott is a standalone, opposites attract, billionaire romance. It is the first in a series, but can absolutely be read on its own. Ashton Scott is not my type. He’s arrogant and presumptuous, and way too bossy for me. The man is persistent, though. Nothing stops him when he decides he wants something, and he’s decided he wants to buy my building. He’s also decided he wants me. And like I said, when Ashton Scott wants something, nothing stops him. He’s sexy AF. He wears a suit like nobody’s business. And his bossiness turns me on in ways I can’t understand. But I’m not going down without a fight. Or at least, I wasn’t. It turns out my fight is what Ashton loves the most. Audiobook: https://linktr.ee/ninalevinewriter Amazon US: https://amzn.to/38hih2S Amazon Worldwide: https://smarturl.it/ashtonscott Available in KU. Check out the other books in the series here: https://ninalevinebooks.com/ashton-scott-world #contemporaryromance #steamyreads #steamybooks #romanceaudiobooks #spicybooks #billionaireromance #spicyreads #ninalevine