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, June 21, 2021

The Dragon of YNYS Book Tour and Giveaway

 

The Dragon of Ynys
by Minerva Cerridwen
Genre: Clean LGBTQ Fantasy


Every time something goes missing from the village, Sir Violet makes his way to the dragon’s cave and negotiates the item’s return. It’s annoying, but at least the dragon is polite.

But when the dragon hoards a person, that’s a step too far. Sir Violet storms off to the mountainside to escort the baker home, only to find a more complex mystery—a quest that leads him far beyond the cave. Accompanied by the missing baker’s wife and the dragon himself, the dutiful village knight embarks on his greatest adventure yet.

The Dragon of Ynys is an inclusive fairy tale for all ages.




Minerva Cerridwen (she/xe) is a genderqueer aromantic asexual writer and pharmacist from Belgium. She enjoys baking, drawing and handlettering.
Since 2013 she has been writing for Paranatellonta, a project combining photography and flash fiction (https://paranatellonta.tumblr.com/). Her first published work was the queer fairy tale 'Match Sticks' in the Unburied Fables anthology (2016). Her short stories have also appeared in Atthis Arts anthologies Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove (2019) and Community of Magic Pens (2020).
For updates on her newest projects, visit her website (https://minervacerridwen.wordpress.com/) or follow her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/minerva_cerr).





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The Gatekeeper's Staff Book Tour and Giveaway

 

The Gatekeeper's Staff
TJ Young & The Orishas Book 1
by Antoine Bandele
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy


TJ Young has been surrounded by magic his entire life, yet he has never tapped into it… until now.

Fourteen-year-old TJ grew up normal in a secret community of gifted diviners in the heart of modern-day Los Angeles. His powerful sister was ordained to lead his people into a new age of prosperity, but her mysterious death in Nigeria threatens to destroy the very foundations of TJ’s world.

Desperate to pick up where his sister left off and uncover the secrets behind her questionable death, TJ commits himself to unlocking the magical heritage that has always eluded him. So he enrolls in Camp Olosa—a remedial magic school for the divinely less-than-gifted in the humid swamps of New Orleans.

But little does he know, TJ is destined to cross paths with powerful spirits of old thought lost to time: the Orishas.

Delve into this young adult fantasy based on the mythology of the West African gods, where TJ will encounter unlikely allies, tough-as-gatorhide instructors, and the ancient secrets of the Orishas.




ANTOINE BANDELE IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR IN AFRICAN LITERATURE.

He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his girlfriend, where he produces work on YouTube for his own channel and others, such as JustKiddingFilms, Fanalysis, and more. During the summer he is a camp counselor. Whenever he has the time he’s writing his debut series: Tales from Esowon.




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$10 Amazon giftcard – 1 winner,
ebook of The Gatekeeper's Staff – 2 winners,
audiobook of The Gatekeeper's Staff – 2 winners


Friday, June 18, 2021

Guns & Smoke Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Guns & Smoke
The Fool's Adventure Series Book 1
by Lauren Sevier & A. Smith
Genre: Dystopian Western Romance


In a world where safety is a luxury and honor is found only among outlaws, two people attempt to outrun dangers lurking around each corner and the tragedies that define them.

Bonnie is an outlaw on the run. Beautiful but dangerous; her dark past stalks her like the crater beasts that roam the desert. As the notoriously cruel outlaw Jones sends his henchmen to track her down and retrieve the gun she stole from him, Bonnie hopes she can stay one step ahead. Because if he catches her, a fate worse than death awaits.

Jesse always dreamed of leaving the farm to explore the ruins of the big cities he’d heard about his whole life. He just never imagined he’d be forced to flee after strange men burned down his rural mountain town and murdered everyone he loved. Responsible for his kid brother and searching for an uncle he’s never met before, he isn’t sure he can navigate the perils of life among con artists and thieves long enough to find him.

Their two paths collide as they find themselves thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime.
Together, they may just discover that life is about more than just surviving.


TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains depictions of graphic violence, language, sexual violence, attempted rape, depictions of child abuse, and depictions of human trafficking.






Lauren Sevier & A. Smith are long time friends and co-authors from southern Louisiana. Guns & Smoke, their first joint publication, began as a “short” story after having too much wine on girl’s night. Nine years later it is now the first novel in a Dystopian/Western Romance series. The duo has plans to publish several series together in the future. A. Smith spends her time with her two rescue dogs and rescue cat surrounding herself with books and Labyrinth paraphernalia. Lauren Sevier collects antique tea cups and tries to stay sane, though as the mother of a toddler she fails brilliantly most days. She also has a growing collection of crowns and tiaras and likes to act silly on Tiktok. Look for more thrilling novels from The Fools Adventure series in the future!


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$10 Amazon


Two Kinds of Us Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Two Kinds of Us
Love in Fenton County Book 5
by Sarah Sutton
Genre: YA Romance


DIAMONDS MEET ROCK 'N ROLL AND SECRETS MEET THEIR END.

In a life of diamond bracelets and country clubs, I’m the perfect daughter. I get all the right grades, volunteer at all the right organizations, apply to all the right colleges.

And I hate every second of it. At the rate my life is playing out, under the strict rule of my parents, politicians and housewives will be my future.

Until I meet Harry.

Harry’s a singer in a rock band with a voice so beautiful that I actually feel hypnotized. Doesn’t hurt that he’s hot either, and with the kind, flirty personality to match, it’s the perfect trifecta. And even better, he sees the me I want to be. He sees me as the girl who can break free of the life she’s trapped in, who can control her own future.

The only problem? He knows me as Stella, my fun, carefree alter ego—so drastically different from Destelle, the girl who is trapped in the life her parents rule.

But as we get closer, I realize Harry’s keeping a secret of his own, something related to the dark past that he’s trying to move on from, and when I find out, everything we’ve built could come crashing down.


This is the fifth book in the Love in Fenton County Series, but can be read as a standalone. Check out this Opposites Attract + Hidden Identities Romance today!




Sarah Sutton is the author of YA Contemporary Romance books from a tiny town in Michigan. These standalone novels can be read in any order and are sure to leave you swooning. She’s always loved the idea of falling in love; capturing the fall through words and heart-melting kisses is one of her passions! Meet-cutes? She’ll take all of them! Accidental touches? She lives for them! First kisses? Yes, please!





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Dandelion Dreams Book Tour and Giveaway

 
 
Dandelion Dreams
Cove's Port Series Book 1
by Penny Harmon
Genre: Women's Fiction 

 

A dream can change more than once in a lifetime!

Madelyn "Maddie" Jones loves Jimmy Choos, fancy restaurants, and the city life she worked so hard to create. With a promotion on the line, she can't let anything get in her way. Not staying out late. Not partying. Not friends. And definitely not love!

But when a phone call sends her life spinning out of control, she has no choice to put everything on hold and move to Maine.

Dandelion Farm isn't what she expected. With five dogs, a slew of farm animals, and Kyle, her aunt's adopted son with special needs, Maddie has her work cut out for her.

Will Lincoln Davies, Kyle's social worker, drive Maddie away? Or worse-convince her to stay?



 
Penny Harmon began writing at an early age and developed a great love of words over the years. After her children were grown, she took her writing more seriously and has published in both newspapers and magazines. In January of 2016, her first novella, Complicated Inheritance, was published and in March of 2016, the first book, I Saw Him First, of the Rocky Isle Romance series was published. Five more books in the Rocky Isle Romance series have since been published.
In 2017, Penny branched out with her first women's fiction novel, Dragonfly Wishes and, soon after, published Love's Song with Sweet Promise Press. Love's Song is not available at the moment, but will be re-released with a new title.
Her book Dandelion Dreams just released on June 3, 2021.
Penny lives in Maine with her long-time partner, Dan, three grandchildren, three cats, and one dog. She enjoys spending time with all nine of her grandchildren and enjoys working on DIY projects, especially those of repurposing.




 

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Review of Hairlarious Critter Tails by Sharon Kleve

Take a walk on the wild side with this amazing animal book filled with vibrant photos and fabulously funny facts for any age. See animals of all kinds in action and investigate their habits and habitats in the readable, browse-able, picture-packed book. You’ll learn hopping fun rabbit facts, nutty facts to make you appreciate squirrels and chipmunks, peculiar facts about hedgehogs, furry facts about nature’s bandit, the raccoon, prickly facts about porcupines and so much more… Clear, vibrant photographs bring it all to life in the pages of this delightful fun-filled book for adults and kids.

MY REVIEW:

HAIRLARIOUS CRITTER TAILS IS A FUN READ WITH FUNS FACTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRITTERS. THE AUTHOR, SHARON KLEVE IS A BIG FAN OF CRITTERS AND WRITES THEM IN ALL HER STORIES.  YOU CAN TELL HOW MUCH SHE LOVES CRITTERS IN EACH OF HER STORIES.  I LOVE CRITTERS TOO AND LEARNED SO MANY FUN FACTS I DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I ENJOYED ALL THE JOKES.  THIS BOOK IS APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS AND IS A MUST READ.  5 STARS
 
Biography Sharon Kleve is a best-selling Northwest author who has published twenty-four stories and they are available in eBook, paperback and hardcover. Also published in foreign languages, and audiobooks. She has hit Amazon’s top fifty ranking and her books have been #1 in sales for contemporary romance, action adventure, and non-fiction animal books. Sharon was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband. When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels. Her latest adventure is writing about her love of animals. Contact Sharon here: Email: sharon.kleve@gmail.com Blog: http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/ Facebook Timeline: https://www.facebook.com/#!/sharonkleve Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/srkleve/boards/ Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/sharon-kleve Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/btSoS1

Review of the Reign of the Vampires by Rebekah R. Ganiere

She wants security. He wants freedom. Together their love could destroy the world. Ten years after the Outbreak of the V2000 virus turns the majority of humans into a mutated Vampire sub-species, the last remaining pure humans are the world's hottest commodity. In this new world, it's The Vampires that rule. Independent Danika Chekov refuses to let her father's legacy die. Being the only female Vampire Lord in America isn't easy. Being thrust into the role of CEO of the world's largest synthetic blood company is even harder. But after she's almost murdered, she's forced to purchase a guardian from the slave markets - Mason. Mason is human, or so the Vampires think. Determined to protect his secret at all costs, his plans of escape are thwarted when the beautiful and strong-willed Danika buys him to protect her from an unknown enemy. Their desires threaten everything they both want most. But their passion sparks a love that could change them both forever. Fans of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series will love this Hot Vampire Series. Scroll up to One Click now and begin your next Steamy Vampire Romance. Note: This is a Paranormal Romance which includes steamy sex, violence, adult themes.

MY REVIEW:

REIGN OF THE VAMPIRES IS THE FIRST BOOK I HAVE READ BY AUTHOR, REBEKAH R. GANIERE AND DEFINITELY WON'T BE THE LAST. WHAT AN EXCELLENT START TO A NEW SERIES.  I REALLY LOVED THE STORY AND CHARACTERS.  THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL VAMPIRE STORY.   REIGN OF THE VAMPIRES IS VERY WELL WRITTEN WITH A STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER AND LOTS OF TWISTS THAT YOU WILL NOT SEE COMING.  THIS IS A SCARY WORLD WHERE THE VAMPIRE ARE IN CONTROL BUT SOME VAMPIRE LIKE DANIKA ARE VERY KIND AND GOOD TO THE HUMANS. I ENJOYED THE LOVE STORY BETWEEN DANIKA AND MASON.  SUCH STRONG FEELINGS AND CHEMISTRY. WHAT WAS EVEN MORE OF A SURPRISE WAS WHO MASON REALLY WAS. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR FANS OF VAMPIRE STORIES. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR.  SHE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT.  5 STARS
 
Biography USA Today Bestselling Author and Screenwriter, Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah has always immersed herself in other people's worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people's characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting until becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids. Rebekah's novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014 hitting the bestseller list the first day. Her Fairelle Series of Fairytale retellings has won numerous awards as have several of her other books and screenplays. Rebekah is the former President of RWA Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. In her spare time when she isn't writing, you can find her hanging out with her husband, homeschooling and driving her four children to auditions, violin, parkour, ice skating, dance lessons, gymnastics, fencing, coding classes and more. Or lounging at home with her neurotic German Shepherd, murderous Bearded dragon, three adorable guinea pigs and two lazy tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found. Rebekah's favorite pastime is to cosplaying with her family and speak at Comic Cons all over the west coast. Including San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon, Long Beach Comic Con, Salt Lake Comic Con, FyreCon, LTUE, and more. "It's Never too late to be, what you might have been." George Eliot www.RebekahGaniere.com www.Facebook.com/VampiresWerewolvesZombies