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, November 30, 2019

A Very Vegan Christmas Mrs Claus' Kitchen Book Tour and GIveaway

A Very Vegan Christmas: Mrs. Claus' Kitchen
by Rebecca Henry 
Genre: Holiday Cookbook
Publication Date: November 8, 2019

Christmas has always been an important holiday in my home. It is a time for gathering in the kitchen to bake with family and friends. This book contains traditional, holiday recipes prepared from nondairy and cruelty free ingredients. 

With 46 recipes to choose from, you will have a classic selection of recipes to inspire your little Christmas elves or sugar plum fairies to gobble up their plates! Being a mom of two, and so no stranger to hosting Christmas parties for little ones, I understand the importance of presentation. If the food is fun and engaging, children and adults alike, will want to try vegan options. The recipes come with creative decorating ideas, party suggestions and enchanting holiday recipe names, to get your cute little Mrs. Claus helpers, eager to bake with you in the kitchen. 

Best Selling Amazon Author of Hybrid: Adapt or Die. Her debut novel was The Lady Raven: A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven, is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales retold with a link to witches, magic and the macabre. Rebecca's second novel, Louisiana Latte, a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte, is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how audacious life can be when you have a diva for one! Rebecca's third novel Hybrid: Adapt or Die, is a sci-fi, horror, romance novel. It takes the reader on a wild ride of government conspiracy theories, ancient aliens but also touches your heart with a tender love story. Hybrid was released August 1st 2019. Her fourth novel Conjure Lake, a ya, dark fantasy, horror novel will be released in 2020. The entire first chapter is included at the end of Hybrid first edition copies. You can find all of Rebecca's books on Amazon. 

Rebecca Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an author, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on the show The Latte Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest novel, Louisiana Latte and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious vegan, gardener, crafter, wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves to laugh, her drug of choice and loves all things witchy with a hint of the macabre. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite movie of all time is Practical Magic. 

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Warrior Woman of the Samurai Book Tour and Giveaway

Warrior Woman of the Samurai Book 1 
by India Millar 
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance

There are some who believe that the honor of a samurai is reserved for men.

But they are wrong.

Keiko was born the daughter of a samurai. But as a mere younger sister, her future was to run errands for her lovely elder sister and obey her father. Until the day it fell to her to defend the honor of her sister and her family... 

Warrior Woman of the Samurai Book 2

Keiko’s men are dead, slaughtered by peasants in a desperate attempt to obtain food for their starving families. She is the last of her line; without her, the noble and ancient house of Hakuseki will die.

In order to try and save her family name, this noble samurai warrior woman is forced to humble herself at the feet of the local daimyo. When he ridicules her and takes the family estate for himself, the samurai code of bushido says there is only one thing left for Keiko.


Keiko plots to take revenge for the actions of her greedy noble lord and revenge against the men who wanted to buy her and keep her as their slave.

Just like the praying mantis, Keiko lures her enemies into a sense of safety before taking her revenge… 

Warrior Woman of the Samurai Book 3

Keiko’s revenge on her enemies is almost complete. Like her namesake, the chameleon, she has changed herself to attract and entrap the men she seeks. Now, just one man remains unpunished. But before she can complete her vengeance, karma destroys her plans cruelly. Niko—her adopted younger sister—has been kidnapped. Keiko is sure she knows who is behind the abduction, but she cannot act alone to get Niko back. She is forced to turn to the most unlikely ally to help her—Akira, the most feared yakuza in Edo.

Karma forces Keiko to change her colors to get what she wants. She has become as adaptable as the chameleon. But first and last, she is still a warrior woman of the samurai. 

I started my career in the heavy industry of British Gas and ended it in the rarefied atmosphere of the British Library. Now, I share a blissful early retirement on the wonderful Costa Blanca, living in a male dominated household with my long suffering husband, a cat and a dog. 

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Mystic Desire Book Tour and Giveaway

Paranormal Romance Anthology
stories by
Breanna Hayse, Alice Renaud, Zia Westfield, Dee S. Knight, Carol
Carmen, Anne Krist, Suzanne Smith, Patricia Elliott, R.M. Olivia,
Savage, Lora Logan, Jan Selbourne

Desire is a collection of short paranormal romance stories. This is a
chance to read and discover the work of a diverse group of very
talented authors.

themes in this book are varied, as are the collection of characters
and artifacts, including Native American dream catchers, mystical
jewelry, and characters such as lustful vampires, hot warlocks, a
grumpy leprechaun, a ghostly terrier, a zombie apocalypse and things
that go bump in the night.

soft and tender love to hot passionate, kinky sex, there is something
for everyone in this anthology.

Lust – Breanna Hayse
massive, hideous merrow leader, Muruch, craves the taste of human
flesh. Confined to the ocean, he feeds his horde with sailors from
ships pulled into the maw of the Bermuda Triangle. When US Army
Captain, Nurys Shaye, puts her life on the line to save him after
being captured, his hunger for human flesh is shadowed by the desire
for her body and her love. Will she be able to see past his
appearance and trust him to break down her walls and teach her to

Sweetest Magic of All – Alice Renaud
a sexy apprentice witch and a hot warlock go back in time to locate a
magical amulet, they find more than they bargained for. It's May Eve,
the most magical night of the year, and normal rules don't apply...

the Wolf – Zia Westfield
Witch, Alice Humphreys has poured her heart and soul into creating a
magical B&B where guests experience the fantasy vacation of their
dreams! Brodie MacEwan has been sent to investigate the
mysterious death of his uncle. He never expected to discover his soul
mate in his dreams. But is the illusion real? Alice knows that there
is something all too predatory about the Scotsman and he makes her
body tingle in places it shouldn’t! 

Awareness of Evil – Dee S. Knight
two things stand between evil and a small girl: the visions of Amanda
McMasters and Detective Brendan Gilchrist. Neither can afford to be

that Binds – Carol Schoenig
the outskirts of a small town where nothing grows, a young girl,
Ianthee, is being bullied and accused of being a witch. Young Caleb,
inexplicably drawn to Ianthee, comes to her rescue. Before they can
explore their feelings, Caleb and his family disappear. What happened
to him, and what part does a long-ago legend play in their lives?

Catcher – Callie Carmen
ago, a medicine man had made a matched set of dream catchers as a
wedding gift to protect the Chief’s daughter and her warrior
husband. He had called upon the benevolent spirits to keep the two
soul mates safe and in a loving, healthy marriage. It was foretold
that if the two dream catchers were ever divided the new owners would
be drawn together as soul mates. Was that possible?

Saving – Anne Krist
lives isn't just for adults. Sometimes the innocent magic of a child
can do the job better.

Mortal Vampire – Suzanne Smith
enjoys life as a vampire, never giving a thought to sucking every
last drop of tasty blood out of his unfortunate victims and leaving
them doornail dead. But his cold and carefree existence changes the
day he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious mortal Angela.

from the Mist – Patricia Elliott
Jace Warden learns that his brother plans to announce his engagement
at a family get together, he flees to the other side of the world to
escape the joyous celebration.
at least attempts to… His plane never makes it, and he winds up
trapped on an island. Little does he realize, he’s not alone;
there’s a mischievous little entity milling about, and she wants to

Ghost – R.M. Olivia
babe. I know it hurts to hear.” John frowned. I’ll make this
brief. I spoke to the man in charge, and he is giving me one last
allowed to make love to my wife one last time before I have to cross
over. So, are you ready for your husband? Are you ready for me,
Ingrid?” He lifted my chin up and ran his thumb along my lips. I
felt a chill go down my spine. How could this be real? How could this
be happening?

Knows No Apocalypse – Patricia Elliott
stranded in the middle of a storm was not Samantha Wheeler’s idea
of an ideal situation, especially in the middle of a zombie
apocalypse. But fighting zombies was the easy part; her heart,
though, was a whole other matter. Thanks to a man named Steve Jones.
they find themselves in danger, she has to decide what’s more
important - dying for someone you love or surviving.

All Angels – Lora Logan
Baker, an immortal tasked with fighting against demons that exist on
earth, finds peace when he meets his new neighbor, Celeste. But when
he realizes that their love comes with a cost, he is faced with
choosing between his calling and a chance at true love.

Anniversary – Richard Savage
cruel twist of fate wrenched Evelyn and Peter apart on their wedding
anniversary. Evelyn’s life descends into darkness. James enters
her life giving her a chance of happiness. Evelyn discovers a piece
of jewelry, that has the power to grant her time with Peter on their
anniversary. She adores James, but needs Peter. Can she ever really
let Peter go, while there’s still a chance they can be together?

the Veil – Jan Selbourne
beautiful March day in 1875 ends in tragedy when the wagon carrying
Helen and Marcus plunges down the mountainside. Generations pass
before Rachel Finlay finds an old sepia photo of a man and woman. She
knows them but she’s never met them and now, for the peace of mind
she desperately craves, she goes back to where it began. In time,
through the veil, knowing she may never return.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu Audio St Book Tour

Song de Light Lovecontu Audio Set
Adult Literary Fiction, poetry, Romance 

stories within
Lovecontu Song de
Light Lovecontu
unfold, interweave many character’s stories
feelings, desires, dreams

words of

a cocoon of soft cashmere
by sweet aroma
to intimate nearness
a velvet kiss

threads as two crescent moons
under the firelights
layer the chords, and form the lyrics

of you entered my world as dawn’s awakening sky of soft palette
garnet heart melted in iridescence to bloom in sun’s rays
in night’s depth as the stars echo the rhythm of my heart
insides sigh and expand in delight
blend as our lives
the melody

a cocoon of soft cashmere
by sweet aroma
to intimate nearness
a velvet kiss

What is your author name and where do you currently live?

author name is my first name, Kaitlynzq, and I currently live in
northern California, and have a love for soft, gentle breezes and
calm climates. Trees, flowers, the ocean, and mountains are all
extremely important to me with how I connect.

Can you share more about the concept of your book?

writing forms into books that are connected as a set of
interconnected stories with elements from each
that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song,
heart’s breath. Characters with the
feelings, needs, dreams, desires while each book holds its own unique
form. Instead of a chronological set, the books included in a series
are inter-connected, meaning interior connected.

first series, Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu includes
Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem, Legend
Song de Light
audio book, Legend of Song de Light audio
play, and Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu

interior poetic stanzas hinted at in Legend of Song de Light that
bloom into full poems in Ancient
of Lovecontu
to then step within notes of love within Legend
of Song de Light,
as a “Yes, ..., I, ..., will
you tonight.”

all three of these books are held gently in my book Lovecontu Song
de Light Lovecontu
audio set, and written with poetic prose and
touches of romance.

And, even more details?
Song de Light Lovecontu
audio set holds the internal vocabulary
of a character’s heart, that beautiful space of needs, desires,
dreams, feelings, with the undercurrent of the depth of lovecontu a
continual rhythm within a heart.

touches as flowers, sounds of a pink glow, song of radiant chords,
and continues within the series of interconnected stories Lovecontu
Song de Light Lovecontu.

the vocal synopsis of this audio set, and more about the series, the
following link will guide you to the playlist on my audio streams for
Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu

What inspired you to write this book?

my books, I include delicate symmetry of colors, music, and flowers.
Sometimes as symbolic metaphors, and
times as literal connections, within a character’s experiences that
at times, link with another character’s
Moment by moment, layer by layer, that become a story.

inspirations come from the interior spaces within my heart, within
other people, and within precious natural
like the layers inside of a tree. And, in the night time depths of
my heart the idea for this series continued to unfold to join in the
daylight hours to reveal even more as I wrote.

Do you have an author website and/or blog?

& audio streams newsletter signup form:

What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors
and reviewing their work?

love adult literary fiction, poetry and romance, and these are the
same genres that I write in. New authors are as wonderful as any
author along the spectrum of their life and artistry.

don’t review authors’ work; however, I have created a collective
book box subscription that focuses on the beautiful depths of poetry,
and highlights the full color wheel of poets. If any poets are
interested in being included in one of the editions for
information is available here

would be honored to have a conversation with you about the
opportunities to include you in hearts’ poetry...

special extension and collection of the artistry of poets
of their heart’s natural language, imagination’s dance
words stream into sounds of lyrical compositions that form the
and notes that connect together into poems as their unique
wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath
breath, heart’s song, heart’s wave

are woven into each month’s hearts’ poetry

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit

is difficult for me to explain within one animal, because I connect
with many animals...butterflies gentle way they float in the air,
snow leopard and their soft, intense depth of their eyes, horses and
their elegant way, bigfin reef squid and its beautiful way of
bioluminescence in the sea, a hummingbird’s dance, eagle’s long
wingspan, axolotl and their kind expression, little blue penguin’s
precious tenderness, and my list goes on and on.

my love of these precious beings are part of something that I’ve
designed called giving tree, where 25% of sales goes to a
charity within books, theatre, radio and nature. For more
information about this community sharing extension, and to
synchronize your purchase with the current month’s giving tree
moments, please visit these pages


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Dirty Dozen Vampire Edition Book Tour and Giveaway

Dirty Dozen: Vampire Edition

A Vampire Paranormal Romance

with stories by
Scarlette Amour, Ann Mickan, Emma
James, L. Firminger, N.L. Hoffmann,
M.L. Römer
, A.D. Saddler, Kate Bonham, Kia
Kathleen Kelly, Kay Maree and Gemma Arlington

Authors ~ 12 Novellas ~ 12 Vampires

only takes one little bite to draw you in and hold you

authors have set out to ensnare you with their words.

stories of their vampires traveling the earth, hidden in the shadows
and waiting for their one true love to surrender to their ways, will
leave you searching for your own.


Cold Justice – Scarlette Amour
been hiding a terrible secret. One that'll see the end of me if
anyone finds out...
an annoying old flame threatening to out my new secret...What's a
girl to do?

Am Here – Ann Mickan
simple existence can become a life worth living and loving.
the price of a new life is the choices to be made.

night at Elysium with the dark, sexy stranger would unlock Miss
Bennett's secrets and rock her world.

of my Nightmare – L. Firminger
Marcus find his maker?
secrets is she hiding?

Raven – N.L. Hoffmann
number one, don't fall for the enemy.
she end up battling against another assassin, or will their growing
attraction have them breaking all the rules?

Naughty – Nathalie M.L. Römer
Donta and Carlotta be freed from the eternal curse that had made them
both creatures of the night?

Beneath – A.D. Saddler
voices in her head brought us together.
and bones might tear us apart.

Mated – Kate Bonham
was born from a forbidden romance, always hidden away. But the truth
is out...and now my life is in danger.
and my blood mate's, but if they think they're going to hurt him,
they have no idea who they're messing with.

Mad Hatter Vampire Prince – Kia Carrington-Russell
called him a clown, who had a crown, and who would never look down on
his left.
had a name, that he would soon learn–but perhaps it would already
be too late.

- Kathleen Kelly
~ the world’s oldest Vampire.
from the cycle of birth and death.

Her – Kay Maree
mate is out there somewhere. She is the inferno I need to survive,
and I will make her long for my taste as much as I long for

Lust – Gemma Arlington
knew the instant I walked into the club; I didn’t belong here.
was strange, odd… different but I liked places that were slightly
out of the ordinary.


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Christmas Treasures Book Tour and GIveaway

Treasures Anthology
Genres Holiday Fiction
stories by:
Gray, C. Forrest Lundin, E.M. Denning, Holly Barbo,
Mountifield, Maxine Murphy, Julie Elizabeth Powell,
Sanderson, S.P. West, Sean Gallatin, Cherime MacFarlane, Suzy Stewart

time and space, Christmas remains a time for love, laughter and
family. It may be the family we make, the one we were born into, or
the one we hope to find. These Christmas stories are all about
Christmas, in the future, the past or now. Come with us, let’s
celebrate the holiday season.

Gray - An Unexpected Christmas

Winning Author C. Forrest Lundin - Christmas Changes

Denning - Snow Angel
Winning Author Holly Barbo - A Magic Yule
Jess Mountifield -
Santa’s Little Space Pirate
Maxine Murphy - The Best Christmas
He’ll Never Remember
Best Selling Author Julie Elizabeth Powell
- Yule Spirits
Marc Sanderson - Christmas Eve
S.P. West -
Kickstart My Heart
Sean Gallatin – Best Selling, Award Winning
Author Cherime MacFarlane - The Perfect Present
Suzy Stewart Dubot
- The Christmas Ball

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Switched in Time Book Tour and Giveaway

Switched in Time 
by Breanna Hayse 
Genre: Time Travel Romance 

Nya Lynn Crow is stuck in a boring life. Her only real joy exists in attending BDSM and kinkster parties with her best friend, Tawni. However, even those events are being ruined by a woman who’s out to destroy her, and because of whom Nya ends up being drugged, beaten and left to die on a mesa in the Sandia mountain foothills.

She tries to walk home in the dark and stumbles on to ancient Indian burial grounds, only to awaken in the care of two very handsome ranchers who are strong, kind, and ridiculously old-fashioned. While they nurse her back to health, she finds herself yearning for modern conveniences—conveniences that she soon discovers have not yet been invented.

Flint Masters, stern cowboy and owner of High River Ranch, takes an instant shine to this beautiful but strange ‘half-breed’, but her lack of proper manners and inability to follow direction grate on his nerves. As a result, Nya soon discovers that all the fantasies and role playing games she so enjoyed enacting before at BDSM events are nothing like the reality of a real, old-fashioned spanking. She’s also quick to learn that her sexual appetite is something beyond the ‘polite society’ expectations of a gentleman rancher; and her desires end up inviting not only another switching, but also fulfillment the likes of which she’s never before experienced.

Can a modern, sexually expressive, and highly opinionated young woman survive in the Old West in 1863, surrounded by cowboys, Vaqueros and Apache Indians?

Especially when time proves itself to be cyclic, and Nya finds herself face to face with her old nemesis once again—only this time, the evil woman is trying to not just destroy her, but every Apache and Vaquero in the territory. Nya must decide whether to stand up to her for once and for all, or to run and hide, and she ends up risking everything, including her blossoming relationship with Flint, to saves the lives of the people around her, and to hopefully make the future a better place for all of them.

This fast-paced Western adventure is full of what fans have come to love and expect from Breanna Hayse; gorgeous men; strong, opinionated, curiously vulnerable women; sizzling spankings and rich historic detail; with a witty dose of humor thrown in for good measure. 

BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.

Who am I?

I'm a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on 'the real deal.'

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for 

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