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, October 31, 2023

Dreamscape Pre-Release Sale and Giveaway


Supernatural meets Witches of East End in a twisted world of dreams.


J.J. Morris Book 2

by J.N. Sheats

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Paranormal Romance 

Now a college student, Joey is finding college life comfortable. But studies prove to be more difficult than facing down a horde of black dogs. Struggling with her average life now that the supernatural world has been opened before her, Joey is constantly distracted. Pulled between wanting the standard life of a college student, and the allure of the paranormal. Unfortunately, Portstown has been quiet since the “Great Hunt” of last year, that is until a random fire on campus occurs, and people start going missing.

Disregarded as a student prank, Joey brushes the incident off until she catches Gwen looking into it. Why would one of the guardians from the mysterious Warner family be looking into a silly student prank?

More questions arise when fires start popping up all over campus, and Joey’s dreams turn violent under the control of the Dream Conductor with their twisted intentions. Gathering the group back together Joey must figure out what is happening to the missing people, who is starting the mysterious fires on campus, and what does the Dream Conductor want all while conquering finals. Will Joey pass this semester or will she fall into her deepest fantasies?

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J.J. Morris Book 1

"Lineage is a remarkable, unique, and delightfully scary novel that is sure to keep readers guessing right until the very end—and even long after the book is closed." Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.

Joey Morris has spent her young life moving around the country with her constantly absent mother until finally ending up in the small college town of Portstown, Pennsylvania. Here history is thick in the air and Joey discovers that her family has long reaching roots in the town, dating back to the very first settlement. Because of her heritage she is welcomed into the group of the other founding families, and quickly becomes one of the popular girls in school. After over a year of the good life and Homecoming just days away, Joey is thrown into a terrifying new reality. Happening across a violent black dog with glowing red eyes, and a handsome stranger that puts his life on the line to save her only to stick a gun in her chest moments later. Now people are dying in Portstown, people close to Joey and she doesn't understand why. Will Joey have anyone left after she discovers the truth about her past?

Cameron Davis is a man from another life, for years he has been focused on his mission. The drive that keeps his soul locked inside a physical body, staving off the reaper. That all changes when he is given the task of protecting Joey and stopping the attacks. This girl makes him weak and brings up memories of a past he left behind nearly a century ago. What secrets lie beyond his contract with the elusive Warner family, and why does this girl need protecting? 

"Cameron, why do you call me dove," I asked, ready for disappointment. 

"Because, you bring my soul peace." 

Lineage is a young adult novel but is recommended for readers 16+ due to violence.

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J.N. Sheats is an artist turned author. Living in Maryland with six wild cats, and her husband, J.N. spends her days designing book covers and teasers for other authors. At night she is at the mercy of her demanding characters, and their wild fantasies.

Dark Paranormal Fantasy is her preferred genre of writing, but anything is game. Maybe even a lovely romance novel or two in the near future.

When not writing, designing, or drawing, J.N. spends her time doing a host of other activities. Including: gardening, jewelry making, cooking, and watching far too much television.

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His Celtic Bride by Patricia Bates Book Tour and Giveaway


She was his enemy and the one woman he couldn't resist

His Celtic Bride

Conquering the Heart of Eire Book 1

by Patricia Bates

Genre: Celtic Medieval Historical Romance

In a world of secrets and lies, Oonagh Dermot finds herself at the center of a political battle between two warring clans. Forced to wed her enemy, Jarlath Cormac, Oonagh must keep her people safe while also struggling against her own growing feelings for the man she is betrothed to.

Rescuing Oonagh Dermot seemed a brilliant move for Jarlath. He could use her to rescue his cousin and end a senseless war. Yet their enemies are gathering and to protect her, Jarlath will have risk everything.

Will they be able to outwit her enemies and protect her kingdom or will her love for Jarlath lead them both to a tragic end?

Follow Oonagh and Jarlath’s story in this epic saga of love and war. If you enjoyed the romance and intrigue of books like Outlander and The Mists of Avalon, you won’t want to miss this passionate historical romance!

Buy now before the price changes!

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Canadian author Patricia Bates has been writing since she was in grade school. A love of great stories, and a desire to explore other worlds, and times inspires her to write the stories she does.

When she’s not writing, you can find her out playing with the various plants she loves to grow, or in the craft room working on a variety of fabric projects including period costumes and crochet.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Elisa Rae The Shadow Elf's Mission Book Tour and Giveaway


He is committed to protecting her, but can he convince her to trust him?

The Shadow Elf's Mission

Elves of Eldarlan Book 5

by Elisa Rae

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Favian lives torn between two worlds. As a shadow elf, he serves Eldarlan as a warrior in the spymaster’s ranks. All the while, evidence of his gargoyle blood remains hidden beneath a spell. Despite this, he is content in the life he has chosen until one day, he spots his fated mate, but she is out of his reach in more ways than one. Years pass before he is offered the opportunity to actually meet her, but she isn’t who he thought she was.

Cersei has spent her life hiding in plain sight as the companion of an oligarch’s daughter. By blending in and not calling attention to herself, she has avoided the fate that took her father’s life. Then, political factions change, tensions rise, and her employer and his family are in danger. To make matters worse, the elven bodyguard they hired for protection won’t stop challenging her perceptions of those around her.

The Shadow Elf’s Mission is a light, fantasy romance novella about a romance between an elven/gargoyle and an elven/human woman. It features a fated mates romance where cultures clash when they encounter peril.

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

The Elven Spymaster's Thief

Elves of Eldarlan Book 1

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The Shadow Elf's Rescuer

Elves of Eldarlan Book 2

Goodreads * Amazon

The Elf King's Sacrifice

Elves of Eldarlan Book 3

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The Elven Healer's Apprentice

Elves of Eldarlan Book 4

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A reader of fairytales and folklore, Elisa Rae loves a happy ending. Noblebright characters, dastardly villains, and chemistry between characters delight her. When she isn’t writing, she loves to watch superhero movies and literary dramas.

Elisa Rae is the pen name of Rachel Rossano.

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Lone Wolf Book Tour and Giveaway


Stay with a cheating fiancé or else...

Lone Wolf

by Gretchen S.B.

Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Stay with a cheating fiancé or else...

When engaged to the son of the alpha, Emma is told not to expect fidelity. Wanting more from life she flees the only pack she's ever known to try and rebuild her life on the other side of the state. Only to find there is more to her abilities than meets the eye. The wolves in her new home are fighting a war, each faction wants Emma and her budding magical abilities on their side.

Will Emma stay out of the fight?
Will her fiancé track her down?
Is there anyone Emma can trust?

Previously published in Kindle Vella

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Gretchen spawned in the Puget Sound region. After some wandering she returned there and now lives with her husband and the daintiest Rottweiler on the planet. When not drowning herself in coffee, as is custom in the Greater Seattle Area, Gretchen can be found at her day job or sitting at her desk in the home office, flailing her arms as she dictates to her computer.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

The Un-Diet Diet Healthier Boomers in Just 21 Days by Dr. Douglas Pooley

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dr. Douglas Pooley will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


The UN-Diet Diet is a health reclamation strategy. It is designed to give the participant simple and effective tools to aid in improving overall health, effectively deal with weight management issues, and to serve as a guide for empowered aging. The program is aimed at those over the age of 55 with existing health compromise. It examines the true genesis of both health and disease through the lens of our evolutionary footprint, drilling down to the essence of what it means to be alive. It is here within the principles which create and maintain life, that we also find the keys to health and longevity.

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One unassailable truth is certain: If you buy into the above negative beliefs about getting older, the likelihood of finding satisfaction in life going forward is slim.

However, if you are genuinely committed to feeling better, the ideas I am about to present in the Un-Diet Diet, may open your mind to a different approach for reclaiming and maintaining that just may potentially help save your life. Proceeding through the book, you are going to be shown a strategy for repair, health maintenance, and creative ageing that is in perfect step with our evolutionary footprint. It is here through man’s continuous adaptation over time that we uncover the roots of health and longevity potential.

The pandemic in 2020 has changed the world forever. It was particularly vicious for those over fifty-five, killing many and leaving even more seriously health compromised. The need for new direction when it comes to the fostering a healthy lifestyle has never been more imperative. I believe that for us to continue to successfully thrive we must reconnect with our inherent health potentials which have continuously adapted and evolved over hundreds of thousands of years.

About the Author:
Dr. Pooley has been in practice over 43 years, and during that time worked with over 20,000 individuals in close to 500,000 clinical encounters. He is married to his soulmate Patti Mugford-Pooley and lives in Lighthouse Cove in Canada. He has served his profession and community in various roles, and lectured nationally and internationally on professionalism as well as the importance of natural approaches to health and wellness. Doug is a former bodybuilding champion and continues to explore new frontiers in health and successful aging.

He is currently in his early seventies going on seventeen.



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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Vol 1 Tales of Ale and Chainmail Book Tour and Giveaway


Eight magical objects. Eight adventurers. Eight stories.

Tales of Ale and Chainmail

Volume 1

A Fantasy Anthology

with stories by

Dave Deickman, Kate Longstone, Jonathan Maloney, Alan Kent,

Thomas D Moore, Ashley Bravington, Crystal Roles, Lucina Nyx 

The simplest of choices are often the most necessary.

Eight magical objects. Eight adventurers. Eight stories.

Across the world of the Western Shield, long hidden artefacts are found by those who adventure into the forgotten corners of history. From the boiling volcanoes of Holfursland, to the booming industrial port of Helvenica, to the dwarven city of Ironvale, the adventurers are drawn together to tell their stories, and how they came into possession of their particular item, in the Glass Dagger Corner Club.

Featuring stories from Dave Deickman, Kate Longstone, Jonathan Maloney, Alan Kent, Thomas D Moore, Ashley Bravington, Crystal Roles, and Lucina Nyx, Tales of Ale and Chainmail (Vol 1) explores the dungeons, temples, and societies of the Western Shield world in pursuit of knowledge, answers, and lost family members.

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Started in 2021, SkyNation Publishing is based in Brisbane, Australia. Specialising in fantasy fiction, SNP revels in bringing a change to traditional publishing, through different mediums, and partnering with other small businesses to add an extra spark to their title releases.

Under the sunny Queensland skies, the team works diligently to bring you not just good stories - but also, a new way of exploring the realms created by authors from around the world!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Tentacle Died by Zeina Khalem Book Tour and Giveaway


Tentacle Tied

by Zeina Khalem

Genre: Erotic Short Story

A cabin getaway gives one traveler more than she bargained for when she finds something lurking in the hot springs nearby...

This is an erotic 18+ mature short story featuring tentacles and sexual themes.

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Zeina lives in the wild west and marvels at the weather every day. She tries to avoid cliches but sometimes can’t resist. She likes pole dancing, drawing, and feminism.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Bound by Blood by DV Fisher and Amanda K. Mann on sale this week


DV Fischer & Amanda K. Mann's Bound by Blood is on sale this week.

If you like dark romance, vampires, and curvy girl romances, check out BBB for just 99 pennies, or under Kindle Unlimited.
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Hunter Caine and Tomb of Souls by JP Vile Book Tour and Giveaway


You need something dangerous done? 

Call Hunter . . . If you have the cash, she has the flash!

Hunter Caine: The Tomb of Souls

Hunter Caine, Soldier of Fortune Book 3

by JP Vile

Genre: Supernatural Thriller 

You need something dangerous done? Call Hunter . . . If you have the cash, she has the flash!

I’m Hunter Caine.
Treasure Hunter. Soldier of Fortune. Smuggler.
I’m kind of a bad bitch, you might say.
I do what the chicken-shit Corporation, or the Holier-than-thou Collective are afraid to do.
What they don’t want to do.
And I do it anywhere.
When stuff gets ugly, and things need doin’, I get it done.
I don’t play favorites. Strictly Freelance.
But, I do it all.
And more.
You want something done? Something dirty? Something dangerous? Something distasteful?
Call Hunter. You got the cash. I got the flash.”

** Perseid Press' featured book for October - on sale for Only $2.99 on Kindle!!**

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JP Vile is a devious introvert that scribes works of fiction for people that like action. Pulp fiction that is – the kind of fiction that gets your blood boiling and keeps you flipping pages like tomorrow may never come.

JP has been a soldier, a wrangler, a financial advisor, a professor and a professional eater of oatmeal cookies, all of which contribute to a well-rounded attachment to chaos. Most importantly, JP’s family is an eccentric group of lovable maniacs who all harbor an unhealthy commitment to raising their small dog, Shadow (who may or may not be a Martian infiltrator).

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