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.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Reclaiming Ryda Book Tour and Giveaway


Reclaiming Ryda
Once Upon A Duchy Book 2
by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Medieval Fantasy Romance

Rydaria lives as a prisoner in a tower library. Captured as a child, her past is a mystery. Maintaining the literary treasures within her care, she studies the world through books that give her a glimpse of the freedom she craves.

A scribe by trade, Crispin has devoted the last three years of his life seeking the lost heir of Avalene. He travels to Worthenave’s famed library in hopes of finding the key. Instead, he discovers a new mystery, a beautiful librarian who is locked in with her books every night.

As the days pass, Crispin must choose. Rydaria’s precarious situation is deteriorating. Meanwhile, his duty demands he leave before the Duke of Worthenave uncovers his quest. Still, the scribe can’t bring himself to abandon the captive in the library tower, even if it costs him his mission.

Inspired by Rapunzel and East of the Sun West of the Moon

Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.

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Chocolate Raspberry Magic Book Tour and Giveaway


Chocolate Raspberry Magic
One Scoop Or Two
by Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance

When magic is unleashed, will what they learn bring them closer together or push them apart?

Prim and proper Trinity Shilo is the assistant manager for Salem's Wildlife Sanctuary. She hasn't had much luck in the boyfriend department, but the new employee Paul is different. Deep and brooding she sees something special hidden below the surface. Besides she has secrets of her own.

Paul Thorp is a wounded Special Forces veteran now working in security and computer support. He's fought hard to keep his demons in check and for the first time feels he is ready for a real relationship.

When a fire breaks out at Puffin Cove Rescue they are called in to help with the recovery and ice cream social fundraiser. Sometimes things are not what they seem, and neither are people. When magic is unleashed will what they learn bring them closer together or push them apart?

With the majestic Rocky Mountains just outside the window, I sit at my computer with vampires,demons, witches, faeries, and a variety of paranormal creatures gathered around telling me their stories! That makes me an author of paranormal romance novels and cozy mysteries with magic spark. The everyday world is mundane, but sprinkle a little magic and you have fantastic!
Colorado is home. I share my life with a wonderful husband of many moons, our brilliant Chow Chow, a terribly spoiled companion parrot, and a forty-year-old box turtle. We enjoy hiking, biking, and camping, also love water sports including kayaking and whitewater rafting, especially on the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge.
Another passion of mine is reading a good novel. You can find me any winter evening curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate, and a big bowl of popcorn. While growing up, if I didn’t like the ending of a book, I’d rewrite it, which led to writing my own books.
Reluctantly, I discovered that in real life it’s tough to rewrite an ending.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Colt Now Live!

🔥COLT FROM NINA LEVINE IS NOW LIVE ON ALL SITES 🔥 "This book is everything I’ve come to love about the Storm MC. It definitely gives you ALL.THE.FEELS!" - Kimberly, Goodreads Reviewer ******************* Amazon US: Amazon UK: Amazon AU: Amazon CA: Goodreads: A fast-paced, sexy motorcycle club romance featuring a heroine who keeps her man on his toes, an alpha who’s not afraid of a feisty woman, and a whole lot of MC action. Throw in a crazy club president whose woman has gone missing, fun Stormgirl antics, and a catch-up with all the Storm couples, and you’ve got the ending to a series that will make you laugh, swoon, and smile big over everyone’s HEA. Echo Kade is having a bad year. She’s dealing with a divorce, a bank balance that looks suspiciously like $0, way too many speeding tickets, and a mother who has decided to move across the world. No mother should ever think it’s okay to move across the damn world. Echo is ready to sell off her belongings, join a commune, and contemplate the pros and cons of celibacy. But first, she has to help the president of the Sydney Storm MC find his old lady who has gone missing. And that involves working with Colton Creed, a biker built for sin. A biker who opens doors for women, picks up after himself, and knows his way around that part of a woman that all men should know their way around. Suddenly, her year is looking a whole lot better. Celibacy? What even is that? ****************************************** 👉 SERIES READING ORDER: ****************************************** 👉 START THE SERIES TODAY WITH THE STORM MC BOXSET FOR THE LIMITED TIME ONLY PRICE OF 99C - Amazon US: Amazon World:

Realm of the Vampire Council Book Tour and Giveaway


The Vampire's Angel
The Realm of the Vampire Council Book 1
by Damian Serbu
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance, Dark Urban Fantasy

As Paris devolves into chaos amidst the French Revolution, three lives intertwine.

Xavier, a devout priest, struggles to hold on to his trust in humanity only to find his own faith threatened with the longing he finds for a mysterious American visitor. Thomas fights against the Catholic Church to win Xavier’s heart, but hiding his undead nature will threaten the love he longs to find with this abbé. Xavier’s sister, Catherine, works with Thomas to bring them together while protecting the family fortune but falls prey herself to evil forces.

The death, peril, and catastrophes of a revolution collide with a world of magic, vampires, and personal demons as Xavier, Thomas, and Catherine fight to find peace and love amidst the destruction.

The Vampire's Quest
The Realm of the Vampire Council Book 2

The Vampire’s Quest brings back the beloved gay vampires, Xavier and Thomas, in the anticipated sequel to The Vampire’s Angel.

In 1822, the Archangel St. Michel orders Xavier to go on a quest to America, a quest that violates the Vampire Council’s laws to the point of a possible death sentence. Worse, Xavier must abandon his lover, Thomas. Xavier runs to his aging sister and pleads for Catherine’s help as Thomas races after them. With Thomas and the Vampire Council vying for Xavier’s soul, Xavier and Catherine struggle to obey the former priest’s divine calling before their inevitable capture.

The Vampire's Protege
A Realm of the Vampire Council Novel

A sinister vampire offers Charon a choice he can’t refuse: play a deadly game of winner takes all, losers die.

Charon relishes the competition and molds himself into a sexy vampire who defies vampire law, savoring his power and embracing the role of villain. He also loves surrounding himself with hot young men. But when an alluring vampire stalks him and threatens to turn him into the Vampire Council unless he helps with a seemingly impossible task, will Charon risk his perfectly narcissistic life on the challenge? Does he have any other choice?

The Bachmann Family Secret
A Realm of the Vampire Council Companion Novel

Jaret Bachmann travels with his family to his beloved grandfather’s funeral with a heavy heart and, more troubling, premonitions of something evil lurking at the Bachmann ancestral home. But no one believes that he sees ghosts.

Grappling with his sexuality, a ghost that wants him out of the way, and the loss of his grandfather, Jaret must protect his family and come to terms with powers hidden deep within himself.

The Vampire's Witch
The Realm of the Vampire Council Book 3

The Vampire’s Witch welcomes readers back to the world of vampires, witches, and magic.

Jaret Bachmann’s life spins out of control after a handsome stranger saves him from an attack along the bike path on Lakeshore Drive. His estranged high school sweetheart stalks him, the enraged ghost of his ancestor destroys his family, and his bike path savior-cum-lover abandons him after learning Jaret is a powerful witch, all of it sending Jaret into deep depression. Struggling to find his way afterward, Jaret searches for comfort in the unlikely friendship of a secret vampire community.
Xavier, Thomas, Anthony, and Catherine return in this, the third book in The Realm of the Vampire Council series and a sequel to The Bachmann Family Secret. Over time, Jaret’s friendship with the vampires strengthens and he forges a new family connection with Xavier, Thomas, and Catherine.  But he and Anthony are estranged and though their souls are entwined, there hearts are another matter.

Damian Serbu lives in the Chicago area with his husband and two dogs, Akasha and Chewbacca. The dogs control his life, tell him what to write, and threaten to eat him in the middle of the night if he disobeys. He has published several gay horror/romance/humorous books with NineStar Press. Keep up to date with him on Facebook, Twitter, or at

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Dark Desire

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Review of The Woe of Shadows by D. Fischer

For the sake of her kingdom, one strong but young queen will risk everything she holds dear. She was fierce. She was strong. She was unstoppable. Until a god descended upon their land. The god warned Amala Ashcroft of approaching dark magic that would enslave her people, crush her reign, and defeat her own magic. To save all she holds dear, Amala must strike deals with dangerous enemies and swear blood oaths to powerful allies. But protection doesn’t come without harrowing sacrifices. Forced to keep grim secrets, her carefully laid plans begin to unravel in the face of the ultimate betrayal. Can Amala prevent the merciless evil from taking hold? Or will generations to come battle the same malicious war?



Biography USA Today bestselling and two-time Iowa award-winning author D. Fischer is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to wonderful husband, and an owner of two sock-loving German Shorthair Pointers. They also have a cat named Geralt, but since Geralt adopted them and not the other way around, the cat is more of a tenant who occasionally purr-purrs for his rent, if he’s not too busy murdering nerf darts. Together, they live in Orange City, Iowa. When D. Fischer isn’t chasing after her children, she spends her time typing like a mad woman while consuming vast amounts of caffeine. Sometimes, if her husband can manage to remind her of the real world outside her office window, they hike! Known for the darker side of imagination, she enjoys freeing her creativity through worlds that don’t exist, no matter how much we wish they did. You can follow D. Fischer on Amazon, Bookbub, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, or join her VIP Reader's Group on Facebook: D. Fischer Reader's Group - Creatures of Divinus Kingdom.

The Reign of Silence by D. FIscher


Title: The Reign of Silence
Author: D. Fischer
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Divinus Kingdom Publishing
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There are rumors of a crown that will show the true whereabouts of those who were chosen to replace the gods. A crown that once belonged to the late queen of shadows.


Nefari Ashcroft doesn’t care about rumors. She plans to take it for herself because with it, she can claim what’s rightfully hers: Her title as her peoples’ fated queen.


First, Nefari must travel to her kingdom - a kingdom that hasn’t witnessed a living soul for a decade. This harrowing journey will test everything and everyone she thought she knew.


It was prophesied that the shards of a broken kingdom will find the fated queen, but what if these shards slice deeper than glass?

Bestselling and award-winning author D. Fischer is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to a wonderful husband, and an owner of two sock-loving German Shorthair Pointers. They also have a cat named Geralt, but since Geralt adopted them and not the other way around, the cat is more of a tenant who occasionally purr-purrs for his rent, if he's not too busy murdering nerf darts.

Together, these misfits live in Orange City, Iowa.

When D. Fischer isn't chasing after her children, she spends her time typing like a mad woman while consuming vast amounts of caffeine. Sometimes, if her husband can manage to remind her of the real world outside her office window, they hike!

Known for the darker side of imagination, she enjoys freeing her creativity through worlds that don't exist, no matter how much we wish they did.


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A Wishing Moon

A Wishing Moon A sweet paranormal romance filled with mystery and suspense. Arabella Landry is a witch on a mission. She is desperately seeking the incredible man who haunts her dreams. With the help of the powerful women in her family, she finds him. Unfortunately, he is completely paralyzed, a prisoner within his own body. Jade Landale, a career Texas politician, falls head over heels for the beautiful woman who refuses to give up on him. Soon, his world turns topsy-turvy as he finds himself embroiled in a world of magic, murder, and the sweetest love he could possibly imagine. The Moon Magic Series invites you to visit an enchanted world of love, suspense, and the supernatural. Each book introduces a romantic couple and a new mystery. Since the series centers around a magical family, you never have to say goodbye to a character, their stories and adventures will continue. Please join the witches of Wildflower Way and bring a little magic into your own life. EXCERPT …The day proved to be a long one. They were exhausted. Even though she couldn’t wait to see what the night might bring, Arabella made sure everyone was taken care of before she retired to her own room. After preparing for bed, she placed the red flannel bag around her neck, reaching up to tie the leather cord. Next, she pulled the sapphire necklace over her head. Arabella could tell the piece was very old. Charging the pendant in her right hand, Arabella asked the spirit of the stone to allow her to learn his name. Pressing the herb filled purple bag to her lips, she whispered a quick prayer before slipping it beneath the pillow. Weary, she laid down and closed her eyes, anxious to renew the magical connection. Almost instantly Arabella found herself right where she longed to be. Even though she’d gone to bed after midnight, sunlight shone brightly on Enchanted Rock. The familiar cry of a hawk could be heard in the distance. Finding herself alone, she frantically turned in a circle searching the vast top of the pink granite mount. Seeing he was nowhere in sight, her heart lurched with deep disappointment. She fell to her knees and began to weep. Despair flooded her soul. What more could she do? With head in hand, Arabella prayed for mercy and help. A shadow covered her. Lifting her head, she found the object of her desire, kneeling in front of her. Arabella threw her arms around his neck and cried with joy. He drew her close and cupped the back of her head. “Don’t cry. I’m here.” Arabella found his lips with hers. The kiss this time was tender and full of reverence. “I didn’t think you were coming.” She held onto him with all the strength she possessed. The solidness of him seemed to be a contradiction she couldn’t bear to examine very closely. Afraid she would lose herself in his embrace, she forced her mind to think clearly. “You are real, aren’t you? Tell me your name.” He took a deep breath and rested his head on her shoulder. “My name is Jade, Jade Landale.” She stroked his hair with her hand. Something was desperately wrong. “Jade, come to me. My name is Arabella and I live at Wildflower Way in Wimberley, just a few miles from here.” “I can’t.” What did he mean? “Then, I will come to you. How can I find you?” He let go of her and stood. She rose also. Arabella held onto his arm; afraid he would vanish at any moment. “I am at Tranquility.” One moment, her fingertips knew the warmth of his skin, the next he was gone, and everything went black. HIS NAME IS JADE. His name is Jade. His name is Jade! The litany played over and over again in her mind. She lay in the bed and stretched luxuriously. The world seemed so much brighter. Her heart’s desire had a name. Jade Landale. But the place, Tranquility? Arabella didn’t understand. Tranquility was a state of mind, not a place. Nevertheless, she had somewhere to start. A tap on her door interrupted her reverie. “Come in.” Evangeline opened the door and eased in to sit on the bed beside her cousin. “Did you learn anything?” “His name is Jade Landale.” “Jade. What an unusual name for a guy, but a pretty one. What else?” Arabella sat up in bed and scooted back until she could lean on the oak headboard. She tidied her hair with her hands and rubbed the sleep from her eyes. “I didn’t get much more. When I asked where I could find him, he said something strange. He said he was at tranquility.” “Tranquility, what does that mean?” “Good question, I don’t know if it’s a place or an emotion. You don’t think he’s dead, do you?” Evangeline patted her on the leg, offering comfort. “Why don’t we use a pendulum and ask some questions?” Arabella brightened. “What a good idea. Let me get dressed and we’ll search for his name on the computer, then use the pendulum if we don’t find all the answers on the Internet.” Evangeline left Arabella to get ready. When she went downstairs, wonderful smells greeted her. Coffee was brewing and breakfast was well under way – Elizabeth’s French toast. “Hey, baby. Are you hungry?” Arabella realized how much she’d missed her mother. “Yes, as a matter of fact, I am.” She poured herself a cup of coffee, and not being able to wait a moment longer, opened up the laptop and entered Jade’s name in the search engine. The moment she saw his name in print on a link, her heart skipped a beat. Every nerve ending in her body was tingling with desperate anticipation. With shaking hand, she poised her finger over the enter key. If his name went with another man’s face, she’d simply die. Holding her breath, she clicked on the first website. From the second she saw the dear, familiar face joy stole the breath from her lungs. “I found him! I found him! Mother! Evangeline! Come look!” “Let me see. Let me see.” Evangeline muttered as she and Elizabeth leaned closer. Arabella pointed at the man hanging by a rope off of a cliff. “Here’s a photo of him rock climbing. Oh, my God. Now, I know why he seems familiar. Jade is a Congressmen!” “Oh, he is handsome,” Elizabeth whispered. “Makes me think I should follow politics more closely.” “Mom…” Arabella muttered as she moved the cursor lower. “Oh, please. No.” “EXPERIENCED CLIMBER, CONGRESSMAN LANDALE, FALLS AT ENCHANTED ROCK.” Amazonpurchase link Find Rebecca Schaefer here: Facebook author page Amazon author page Rebecca Schaefer is the sweet penname of New York Times, USA TODAY best-selling author Sable Hunter. Rebecca and Sable have been writing for a dozen years. She lives a few miles west of Austin on Lake Travis in the beautiful, Hill Country community of Lago Vista with a herd of deer in her backyard. Spending her days writing and her evenings roaming the neighborhood on her golf cart, Rebecca has 3 dogs to keep her company. She also has a wonderful family who do their best to keep her in line, but they aren’t always successful. Some things you might find interesting, Rebecca loves to take research trips for her books, she enjoys thinking of new things to cook in the slow cooker, and she listens to ghost stories on You-Tube to fall asleep. So, you’ll know what to expect from Rebecca, she will be releasing expanded and improved sweet versions of Sable’s books, plus penning new books with plenty of suspense. Her aim is to create sweet, yet powerful love stories with enough adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat and enough emotion to keep you swooning. Welcome to her world where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is n

The Edista Trilogy Book Tour and Giveaway


Claire at Edisto
The Edisto Trilogy Book 1
by Lin Stepp
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Standing in grief and shock at the grave of her young husband, Claire Avery wonders what she and her young daughters will do now. They live in the church parsonage they need to vacate. She hasn't worked since her marriage twelve years ago. Old issues and complications hinder relationships with her family. Struggling for answers, Claire accepts her brother-in-law's offer to stay at his beach house at Edisto to give her a season to heal and think. But even the peace and beauty of the coastal island bring new problems along with unexpected joys as Claire seeks to find her way.

Parker Avery always promised his brother Charles he would look after Claire if anything happened to him. Charles stood by him three years ago when his wife Ann died and Parker is determined now to be a help to Claire and the girls. As time passes, instead of feeling like a hero, he feels like a heel instead as he realizes he's developing feelings for his own brother's widow. To make things worse, he watches with pain and jealousy as Miles Lawrence waltzes into Claire's life. What can he expect though? It hardly seems right that Claire, even after a season of mourning, would ever fall in love with her own brother-in-law.

Return to Edisto
The Edisto Trilogy Book 2

Return to Edisto Island in the rich, Lowcountry story of a young woman's difficult decision to run from threat and danger, changing the course of her well-ordered life and, in turn, the life of the young man who loved and lost her.  

It was a long trip back to Edisto Island, South Carolina, and the beach house that shaped so much of Mary Helen Avery’s early life. Now her mind flashed between anger and hurt over the difficult situation she’d left behind at the job she loved.  Was she doing the right thing to leave? Should she have stayed to fight? She hoped at the quiet, beloved island she knew so well, she’d find the answers she needed and peace from all this turmoil.
J.T.’s heart took a familiar lurch when he saw the car with New Jersey plates parked at the Avery’s beach house. Even after ten years, the memory of Mary Helen Avery still tormented him.  Finding her on the porch weeping lit old fires he thought long dead. Was he a fool to hope for something more between them with all their problems of the past? Probably so, but if she stayed long enough, he’d find one more chance to try.

Edisto Song
The Edisto Trilogy Book 3

In EDISTO SONG a young woman, at the pinnacle of success, is forced to reexamine her dreams as she finds her life as a concert pianist not what she envisioned and those her life is entwined with far from what she believed of them.

Sarah Katherine Avery, becoming internationally known as a young concert pianist of great promise, finds herself at a difficult moment in her career-home in New York, getting ready for a concert with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra but feverish and ill. After pushing on for weeks through illness, her neighbor and friend encourages her to talk to her agent about taking a break for healing after this concert. Worn and disillusioned, Sarah heads over to the concert hall to talk to Jonah but the shock of what she encounters at that meeting spirals her life in a new direction.

Andrew Cavanaugh has traveled to New York from Beaufort to be a support to his boss's daughter, Sarah Katherine Avery-Suki to him-for her concert performance. A friend of Suki's since childhood years at Edisto, and always a supporter of her gift and her music, Andrew is shocked when Suki collapses on stage. He learns as he sits with her at the hospital that her life holds unhappiness none of them knew of but her answers for how to resolve her current problems threaten to send his well-ordered life right out the window.

Lin Stepp is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling international author, A native Tennessean, businesswoman, and former faculty member at Tusculum College, Lin has twenty-one published books, including her beloved Smoky Mountain and Mountain Home novels, all set in different Tennessee and North Carolina locations, a novella in one of Kensington’s Christmas anthologies, and three novels in her Edisto Trilogy, set on the South Carolina coast: Claire at Edisto (2019), Return to Edisto (2020) and Edisto Song (2021). Lin and her husband J.L. also write regional guidebooks, including a Smoky Mountain hiking guide, and two state parks guidebooks for Tennessee and South Carolina. Stepp’s latest novels set around the Smoky Mountains are Downsizing (2021) centered near Gatlinburg and Happy Valley (2020) set near Townsend. Lin’s title Claire At Edisto was the 2019 Best Books Award Winner in Fiction: Romance, sponsored by American Book Fest, her novel Welcome Back a finalist in the 2017 Selah Awards, and Lin and her husband’s guidebook Discovering Tennessee State Parks a 2019 Best Books Award Finalist in Nonfiction: Travel Guides with American Book Fest. Lin enjoys speaking for events, festivals, libraries, and book clubs, reading, hiking, exploring out of doors, and keeping up with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, and through her monthly blog and newsletter which you will find on her website at:

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ebook set of The Edisto Trilogy, 
$10 Amazon gift card 
– 1 winner each