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, August 3, 2020

As It Pleases The King Book Tour and Giveaway


As It Pleases the King 
The King's Pleasure Book 1 
by Sara Harris 
Genre: Medieval Romance 


February 1542, London
Catherine Howard, Queen Consort of England, faces the executioner's axe.
King Henry VIII needs a new wife.

Lady Bridget Denny and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth, have fallen into favor with His Majesty's groomsmen. They are taken to Court to be judged for the position of the next queen, but Bridget fears the title of Queen of England is little more than a royal death sentence. The woods surrounding the castle are deep and dark and hold many secrets-perhaps there is room for one more.

Bridget is determined to escape the lusty king. But can she survive his royal executioner? 






Sara is a mother of four, animal lover and advocate, and conservationist. Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and Lonesome Dove are among her favorite shows/movies and books. Sara holds her B.A. in History and is the author of the historical romance series, An Everlasting Heart, from 5 Prince Publishing and recently debuted into the children's book realm with Chunky Sugars (5 Prince Kids), written for her own chunky baby. 





$10 Amazon gift card 

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The Aftermath of Drifting Away Book Tour and Giveaway


The Aftermath of Drifting Away 
Fate Book 1 
by Audrey Beaudoin 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 


We survived the plane crash. 

We survived days on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Right when all hope to get rescued crumbled, we shared a kiss that left me heartbroken―my first and last kiss. 

Or so I thought. Because we didn’t die. 

My plan is to never see Chris Ross again. To keep hanging out with his sister without crossing his path. Getting my life back together and working on my goals are the only things that matter. I have plans, and they don’t include love. 

But then he shows up at my workplace, asking for my friendship. When I learn something that changes everything, I’m determined to stay away and not let myself fall for him. 

Too bad he’s persistent. Too bad I can’t stop thinking about the damn kiss. Too bad it’s nice having him around and being his friend. 

If things were to change, they could get really complicated… 

The Aftermath of Drifting Away is a sweet contemporary forbidden romance. It is the first book in the Fate series that can be read as a stand-alone. 






Audrey Beaudoin is a YA and NA contemporary romance author from Canada. Being a French native speaker didn’t stop her from writing her first English story in 2017. She writes sweet romance novels, sometimes with a bit of action and suspense. 





$15 Amazon giftcard, e-ARC of The Aftermath of Drifting Away – 1 winner each 

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The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing Book Blitz and Giveaway


The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing 
Savvy Writer’s Book #2 
By Kim Knight 
Genre: Self-Help, Writing, Nonfiction 


Compared to novel writing, short stories and novellas need special and different skills that every writer should master. Readers love shorter stories! From Kim Knight, the award-winning and number #1 best-selling author of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance writers, The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing writer’s reference is perfect for both seasoned and aspiring writers of all genres. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing will help you perfect, sharpen, and increase your skills and abilities when writing engaging shorter stories, novellas, or novelettes for both stand-alone and series stories. With detailed and practical steps, the sole aim of this guide is to help writers confidently write within a high demand and well-paid market. With easy-to-engage-with chapters, discover the practical art of short story and novella writing. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing includes practical exercises to help you master the skills to write your next series of stories: 

•Story-telling styles for short stories: how and why it should differentiate from novel writing. 

•Character development with limited word count. 

•Strengthening themes and plots with limited word count. 

•Where and how to start a shorter story to capture reader’s attention. 

•Creating compelling stories with peaks and satisfying endings for readers, with a small word count. 

•Learn about the market, paid writing contests, and where to submit shorter stories. 

Each chapter has a dedicated writing space for every practical exercise, and for plotting your ideas and characters. Writing compelling shorter stories with meaning, and well developed characters is not easy! But, with The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing, you will ramp up your skills set and become a master of the technique. Note: the paperback will allow writers to make notes, carry out the exercises, and throw away the hundreds of notepads us writers have sitting around. 

Available in e-book ( $2.99) and paperback ($5.99) , audio version on its way! 






Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 for A Stranger in France), and #1 Best-Selling Author (365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers). She's also a contribution writer at Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.





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Courting Chaos Series Book Tour and Giveaway


Cross 
Courting Chaos Book 1 
by Heather Young-Nichols 
Genre: Rockstar Romance 


A sexy drummer and a rock god’s daughter on tour together for the summer… what could possibly go wrong?

Indie

When Cross Rhodes from Courting Chaos mistakes me for a groupie and tries to kick me out of the venue, I remind myself that touring with my dad isn’t always easy. I don’t fall for rock stars—ever but Cross makes me want to break all the rules.

Summer fun crashes around me when I discover one of the openers prefers his women too young. Unfortunately for him, intimidation doesn’t keep me quiet.

Cross

Opening for Kissing Cinder is the break my band needs and none of us can mess this up. Then I try to remove a hot, sassy blonde from the venue and now I can’t get her off my mind. Indie’s off limits. The daughter of a man that can make or break us. What the hell am I thinking?

The only thing I know for sure is that I will protect Indie from my bass player at all costs. 





Ransom 
Courting Chaos Book 2 


Bellamy Harper needs an escape and becomes Ransom’s challenge.

Bellamy

My life has taken a hard turn. So, when my best friend asks me to join her on tour with her dad, I can’t say yes fast enough. I expected to be surrounded hot rock stars. But I never saw Ransom or our intense attraction coming. He’s impossible to ignore but given my crazy ex, I’m determined to keep my distance. That only works for about a minute before my former boyfriend shows up ready to reclaim what he says is his.

Ransom

The stand-offish red head suddenly on the tour has me falling all over her and she’s everywhere I go since her best friend is dating mine. It takes a lot of hard work to break through Bellamy’s tough exterior and of course that’s the moment my ex-girlfriend decides to screw up my life. The media attention is too much for Bellamy and I can’t blame her. She has her own problems and didn’t ask for this.

With her psycho ex-boyfriend and my secret-keeping ex-girlfriend hindering any hope of a relationship, we’ll both have to confront our pasts if we want any chance at a future. 





Booker 
Courting Chaos Book 3 


We come from opposite worlds and really shouldn’t work…

Paige

I’m used to sacrifice and hard work. Growing up in the foster system didn’t leave a lot of room for error. Then I land a job with one of the richest families in the state that might allow me to have the life I’ve been working so hard toward. When their son, Booker, comes home, I try so hard to keep things professional. Him being around make it impossible to ignore my feelings. But I work for his family… there’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Booker

When I’m called home to see my sick mother, I sure didn’t expect to find a hot as hell nurse living in the house, taking care of my mother. Paige is smart, sassy, and unimpressed by my rock star status. But my growing feelings could get in the way of getting back out on the road to escape my tense relationship with Dad.

I need to cement my place with the band and Paige can’t screw up her career. Can we find a way to do both? 





Dixon 
Courting Chaos Book 4 


It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and he’s the one person who could derail it all.

Barrett

Getting a job has been my focus since the moment I graduated from college. And maybe coming to terms with my less than amazing childhood. So, when a job opens up to be the personal assistant of Courting Chaos’ manager, I go for it. Too soon, Dixon begins worming his way into my heart, everything might come unraveled.

Being with him could cost me the job he needs and the life I’ve dreamed of.

Dixon

Everyone in the band might be catching feelings but that’s not remotely on my radar. I’m perfectly happy living the rock star life as the guitarist for Courting Chaos. With all the drama around the guys, easy is safest. Until everything changes when a joke gets out of hand and I do something I immediately regret. Making amends for my own stupidity might turn into the best thing to ever happen to me.

Being with her might not be the smart choice and certainly isn’t the easy one. Yet here we are… falling. 





Something Irish 
Courting Chaos Book 5 


A hot Irishman and a woman stuck in his country…

Maggie Dwyer and her mother are given a weeklong trip to Ireland when a last minute injury sidelines her grandma. It’s a chance to learn where she came from. When the trip comes to an end, Maggie is horrified to discover that her purse has disappeared. Her driver’s license and passport along with it. Even worse… She can’t leave Ireland with her mother.

Eagan O’Brien, the sexy pub owner Maggie’s been flirting with, steps in to help by offering his apartment to the damsel in distress. Maggie tries to flip her distress into her first successful one night stand.

But getting a replacement passport isn’t as easy as everyone thinks and Maggie stays for two more weeks.

Two more weeks of Eagan O’Brien.

Can Maggie turn that one night stand into something more or will luck not be one her side? 






Heather Young-Nichols is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romances. A native of the great and often very cold state of Michigan, she is better known at home and to her friends as the Snarker-in-Chief. A job she excels at beyond anything she could have imagined. She loves many things, but especially cold coffee, hot books, and baseball. But not necessarily in that order. 





$25 Amazon Gift Card, Cross notebook, Courting Chaos Keychain 

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Behind the Veil: Birth of the Sand Viper Freebie Blitz

Behind the Veil: Beauty and the Daemon
Torrid Tales Book 1
by LaSasha Flame
Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling, Fantasy Romance
Discover A Scorching New World Of Immortals In Lasasha Flame’s Tale Behind The Veil: Beauty And The Daemon! A Short Story In The Dark Immortal Flames Series.
A reimagined Beauty and the Beast Tale.
Zahak the former Daemon Prince of Sheol is obsessed with a human woman he is not supposed to have but just can't let go.
He is the lesser of two evils but evil nonetheless. Ashamed of what he is, Zahak hides behind a skull mask and centuries of walls he erected to hide from his own truth.
After all, who could love a monster like him? Certainly not a Beauty named Petra
LaSasha Flame’s Torrid Tales is a 5 book collection put together by Pebbles Lacasse, Jennifer Johnson, Dawn Sumner, Cate Mckoy, and of course LaSasha Flame. We each took a classic fairytale of our choosing and gave its a sexy new upgrade!
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Birth of the Sand Viper: Origins of Jafar
by LaSasha Flame
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Discover A Scorching New World Of Immortals In LaSasha Flame’s Tale Birth of the Sand Viper: Origins of Jafar! A Short Story In The Dark Immortal Flames Series.
In Your Fairytale He Is The Villain.
But
Once Upon A Time Jafar Had A Heart And Humble Dreams.
Until A Queen Of The Dark Lord, Convinced The Sultan Of Agrabah To Embrace His Darkest Desires.
So Jafar Became Something Else…
Something Darker!
Find Out How Jafar Became The Ultimate Bad Boy!
As A Fan Of The Fairy Tale Retellings, LaSasha Is Very Excited To Announce This Short Story!
LaSasha Has A Paranormal Romance Thirteen Book Series In The Works And One Of Those Stories Will Be A Retelling Of Aladdin With A Naughty Twist. This Short Story Will Serve As A Prequel To Book Two In The Series.
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Book Trailer


I'm a young author from Chicago, I'm hoping to bring some new heat and sizzle to the romance genre.
My favorite genres are paranormal and dark romance. I love reading a good book but I'm so busy in life that I only get to enjoy audio books. Its the only way I can get lost in a good book nowadays. And you know what? I half prefer an audio book over print any day! I have a long standing membership at Audible.com and I plan to publish audio books for busy bookworms like myself! Yay!
My love of writing started when a friend of mine encouraged me to write a short story and just see what happens. Turns out I had a knack for writing because everyone loved my short stories. From then on I have worked on improving my craft. Growing from flash fictions to novellas. I am really looking forward to sharing all the twisty goodness I have planned!
Thank you & Much love and Sizzle!
LaSasha Flame O X O X
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sacrifices Book Tour and Giveaway


Sacrifices 
by Kim Knight 
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense 


Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s Jazz scene and the present day.

Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.

Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.

Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.

Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more? 

**On pre-sale now on Amazon for only .99 cents until August 31st, then price goes up to $4.99!!** 






Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 for A Stranger in France), and #1 Best-Selling Author (365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers). She's also a contribution writer at Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.





Follow the blitz HERE for special content and a giveaway!