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.
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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.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Four O'Clock, Montana Time by Shannon Kennedy Book Tour and Giveaway


The more things change, the more they stay the same! 

Four O’Clock, Montana Time

Stewart Falls Cheerleaders Book 5

by Shannon Kennedy

Genre: YA Teen Drama 

14-year-old, Samantha Tiernan-Bradley and her soldier father always thought of each other at four o’clock, Montana Time regardless of where the U.S. Army assigned him. When they sent him to Afghanistan, he came back in a flag-draped coffin.

It’s always been just the two of them. Without him, Samantha feels all alone. Now, it’s four o’clock, Montana Time and she’s thinking about Dad. Is he thinking about her?

Then, she discovers her mother is alive! She’s coming to take Samantha away from her grandparents and a future in the fundamentalist, polygamous community that she and her father considered to be their ‘real’ State-side home. Dad’s plans for her included a Promise Ceremony and an arranged marriage since she’s soon to graduate from eighth grade, but Mom’s arrival changes everything.

Samantha’s had adventures before, but nothing prepares her for Stewart Falls, Washington with her mother, veterinarian, Dr. Cathy Tiernan. Academics for girls, movies, cell phones, computers, clothes, jewelry, cheerleaders, and boys too – just the whole culture….shock! What would Dad think?

How is she going to cope with all this? And what will she do at four o’clock, Montana Time?

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Hangover Holidays

Stewart Falls Cheerleaders Book 4

Roaring Rory Gallatin’s girl...
Daughter of the town trouble-maker...
Trailer trash wannabe...
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Gallatin has heard it all, especially when the local minister uses her father as a bad example.

Everyone knows she’s different from the rest of the Gallatin family. She earned a scholarship to prestigious Stewart Falls Academy, is on the honor roll and is a varsity cheerleader.

She has a dream nobody can steal. She’ll study hard, attend a prominent university, and become a large-animal veterinarian, specializing in horses. Then, she’ll return to the small town of Pine Ridge and show everyone what a Gallatin can do. This is her last year at home. Next December she’ll be away at college, so she decides to make the holiday season special for her ten-year-old brother. She won’t let her father ruin Christmas for the whole family, not again.

Disaster strikes when her dad injures Darcy’s horse, Whisky. Can Darcy ever forgive her father, or has he finally crossed the line and made her hate him? Even Darcy doesn’t know for sure, but one thing is certain—she needs to change things. And fast. But how?

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Shannon Kennedy lives and works at her family business, a riding stable in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of families. Her life experiences span adventures from dealing cards in a casino, attending graduate school to get her master's in teaching degree, being a middle and high school teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve - all leading to her second career as a published author. She recently retired from teaching school and plans to write more books for Fire & Ice YA, the Stewart Falls Cheerleaders realistic fiction series and the Shamrock Stable series about teen girls and their horses. Visit her at her website, to learn about her books.

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Gail Z. Martin Scourge


Three undertaker brothers fight the monsters who killed their family—and uncover a plot larger and far more dangerous than they ever imagined.


A Darkhurst Novel Book 1

by Gail Z. Martin

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy Adventure


Three undertaker brothers fight the monsters who killed their family—and uncover a plot larger and far more dangerous than they ever imagined.

In a city beset by monsters, three brothers must find out who is controlling the abominations. The city-state of Ravenwood is wealthy, powerful, and corrupt. Merchant princes and guild masters wager fortunes to outmaneuver League rivals for the king’s favor and advantageous trading terms. Lord Mayor Ellor Machison wields assassins, blood witches, and forbidden magic to ensure that his powerful patrons get what they want, no matter the cost.

Corran, Rigan, and Kell Valmonde are guild undertakers left to run their family’s business when guards murdered their father and monsters killed their mother. Their grave magic enables them to help souls pass to the After and banish vengeful spirits. Rigan’s magic is unusually strong and enables him to hear the confessions of the dead, the secrets that would otherwise be taken to the grave.

When the toll exacted by monsters and brutal guards hits close to home, and ghosts expose the hidden sins of powerful men, Corran, Rigan, and Kell become targets in a deadly game and face a choice: obey the guild or fight back and risk everything.

Scourge is a fast-paced, action-packed, monster-filled fantasy adventure with non-stop twists and turns, loyal brothers, found family, forbidden magic, vengeful ghosts, high-stakes intrigue, and dangerous secrets set in a vibrantly visualized world.

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Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria.

Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series, the Roaring Twenties monster hunter Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals near-future post-apocalyptic series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow series. Gail is also a con-runner for ConTinual, the online, ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Death by Theft by Abigail Keam Book Tour and Giveaway


Mystery With A Shot Of Bourbon! 

Death by Theft

A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 19

by Abigail Keam

Genre: Cozy Mystery 

FIVE STARS! "Abigail Keam continues to charm with an assortment of characters that are charismatic and endearing. Josiah is a great character and her unique ability to stumble upon bodies is a great way to draw her into the mystery." -Readers' Favorite

Josiah is happy for her pals Lady Elsmere and Shaneika Mary Todd when broodmare Jean Harlow gives birth to a male foal sired by Comanche. The owners of both horses have high hopes the foal will become a stakes winner—maybe even win the Kentucky Derby. The foal has a broad chest, indicating significant lung capacity---important for winning races, but just like his daddy, the foal is ebony with a bad attitude.

Josiah and Shaneika visit dam Jean Harlow early one morning and are shocked to find the prized foal is missing. They frantically search Lady Elsmere’s and Josiah’s farms without success. It’s urgent they find the foal fast as he is not yet weaned and is too young to be separated from his mother. Who would snatch the feisty foal from his mother’s care? And equally important, why?

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Death By A HoneyBee
Death By Drowning
Death By Bridle
Death By Bourbon
Death By Lotto
Death by Chocolate
Death by Haunting
Death By Derby
Death By Design
Death By Malice
Death By Drama
Death By Stalking
Death By Deceit
Death By Magic
Death By Shock
Death By Chance
Death By Poison
Death By Greed
Death By Theft
Death By Betrayal

Abigail Keam is an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author who writes the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series about a Southern beekeeper turned amateur female sleuth. Besides loving history, Kentucky bourbon and chocolate, Abigail loves honeybees and for many years made her living by selling honey at a farmers’ market like her protagonist, Josiah Reynolds. She is an award-winning beekeeper who has won many honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair including the Barbara Horn Award, which is given to beekeepers who rate a perfect 100 in a honey competition.

Miss Abigail has taken her knowledge of beekeeping to create a fictional beekeeping protagonist, Josiah Reynolds, who solves mysteries in the Bluegrass. While Miss Abigail’s novels are for enjoyment, she discusses the importance of a local sustainable food economy and land management for honeybees and other creatures.

She currently lives on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. She still has honeybees.

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Terror Bay by Lisa Towles Book Tour and Giveaway


A woman. A ghostly summons.
In a coma, no one can hear you scream.

Terror Bay

by Lisa Towles

Genre: Psychological Thriller 

A Literary Titan Gold Medal Winner &

A NYC Big Book Award “Distinguished Favorite” Thriller!

A woman. A ghostly summons.
In a coma, no one can hear you scream.

Detective Kurt Farin, shot in the line of duty, is haunted by a woman he sees in a coma. Come, she says. I'll show you things. Like the missing piece of your soul.

Kurt's unshakable quest to find her leads him to northern Canada, where he discovers a shipwreck and a shocking family secret that can't possibly be true. As he digs deeper, he realizes his fate is inextricably tied to the enigmatic woman...and a long-lost treasure that's been submerged for centuries.His shooter, his nemesis, knows what he found and is coming to finish the job he started. Alone and exposed, Kurt's the only one who can bring down this notorious killer and expose an international scandal. But is the cost of justice - to him and everyone he loves, too high?

Terror Bay is filled with intrigue and action, with surprises at every turn. Fans of John Sandford and Christine Kling will love Lisa Towles' new psychological thriller. With a heart-pounding plot, complex characters, and a shocking twist, "Terror Bay" is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and crime fiction.

Terror Bay, by Lisa Towles, beckons readers into a world saturated with suspense, propelling them through a captivating odyssey of action, intrigue, and enigma” - Literary Titan

A nail-biting mystery, a pure joy to read” - The Book Commentary 

**Releases November 29th!**

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Lisa Towles is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling crime novelist and a passionate speaker on the topics of fiction writing, creativity, and Strategic Self Care. Lisa has ten crime novels in print with a new title, Terror Bay, forthcoming in November of 2023. The first two books of her E&A Investigations Series (Hot House and Salt Island) were both #1 Amazon Kindle Bestsellers with book three (Switch) due for release in Summer 2024. Lisa also writes standalone thrillers, such as her 2022 political thriller, The Ridders, which won an American Fiction Award. Lisa is an active member and frequent panelist/speaker of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry.

Read more about Lisa’s book on her publisher’s website.

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Legacy of Evil by James Peyton Book Blast

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A banished detective. A body drained of blood. Mexico’s vampires are all too human.

After graduating from Harvard, Artemas Salcido is determined to transform Mexico’s justice system and joins the federal police. He begins solving crimes committed by the rich and powerful and is banished to the village of Bustamante.

On a college field trip to Bustamante’s nearby caverns, the daughter of a US senator is brutally murdered. The FBI, the international media, and a Mexican hit squad tasked with making the problem go away descend on the village. When Mexico’s attorney general tells Artemas his career depends on his cooperation, Artemas realizes his life is at stake.

As other grisly murders occur, Artemas’s investigation uncovers an ancient blood cult connected to a powerful financial cabal that stretches from mediaeval Europe to Mexico's most influential politicians and businessmen. When he disputes his violent colleagues’ bogus solution to the crime, Artemas is marked for death.

Can Artemas’s determination to bring fairness to Mexico’s justice system prevail against the overwhelming power of his government—or will it prove fatal …?

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The National Security Council meeting was breaking up when a White House aide approached the president and handed him a note. He scanned it, read it again, and his jaw muscles began to clench and twitch.

Those remaining in the room noticed the telltale signs of fury and quit their banter and paper shuffling. The president's eyes left the slip of paper and focused on Jonathan Sharp, Director of the FBI. "I'm glad you're still here Jonathan. I just learned that Senator Conners’ daughter has been murdered in Mexico—someplace called Bustamante—and quite gruesomely. It seems all the blood was drained from her body." He handed over the note.

"See what you can find out, then get some agents down there. Ask the attorney general to coordinate with the Mexicans. Tell him I said not to take ‘No’ for an answer.” He focused his gaze on the Secretary of State who instantly decided this was neither the time nor the place to voice his objections.

About the Author:
Award-winning author James Peyton’s intriguing settings and memorable characters in his thrillers come from his years of international work and travel. The first two editions of his four-part thriller Artemas Salcido series are now available on Amazon; Legacy of Evil and Terror Crossing, to be followed by La Buchona and Not For Sale. Peyton’s stand-alone adventure thriller, The Royal Fifth, was released in 2022. James has had five acclaimed books published on Mexican cooking, history, and culture. Peyton's writing reflects a depth of understanding and a unique perspective that sets his work apart.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Raj Agrawal Reversal! Book Tour and Giveaway


The thrilling and suspenseful story of CRAPS that the Oil Companies want to kill, and the Chinese want to steal…


Not For Sale! Trilogy Book 2

by Raj Agrawal

Genre: Suspense Thriller 

In a world plagued by climate change, where the future of our planet hangs by a thread, "Reversal!" takes you on an electrifying journey into the heart of a groundbreaking scientific innovation that could save humanity. Enter the world of carbon dioxide recapture and processing systems (CRAPS) through the eyes of Dr. Ravi Kumar, a brilliant scientist as he uncovers the potential to reverse the damage done to our environment while fighting deadly attacks from powerful foes…

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Not For Sale!

Not For Sale! Trilogy Book 1

Aviation engineer Dr. Ravi Kumar and his AI expert wife, Dr. Caitlyn Mariko are on a world-wide run for their lives from two of Americas most powerful chief executives and a rogue nation. And all this for refusing to sell their aero-engine invention that will revolutionize the aircraft industry and help save the planet from the ravages of climate change. Their invention is Not For Sale! The two scientists have other plans for it...

If you like Crichton, Brown, Baldacci, Koontz, Grisham and others like them - you are going to like this fast-paced thriller. And even though you may not have heard of me, give it a read, it is an interesting story - worth your time and money.

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Raj Agrawal is a retired aerospace engineer and a first-generation immigrant from India. After completing his bachelor’s in engineering from the Institute of Technology located in his hometown of Varanasi, he came to Ottawa, Canada where he got his master's in aerospace engineering and met his future wife, Mire Kimura, a fellow international student from Japan. They moved to Montreal where they made their home for almost a quarter century and became the proud parents of three daughters, all born in one year. The family immigrated to United States, the land of ground-breaking research and revolutionary inventions, just before the turn of the new century.

He has worked for more than forty years at some of the leading US and British aero engine companies. He has many technical publications and over 30 patents in aviation engineering and has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Helicopter Society. He was also an adjunct professor teaching a graduate level course on aero-engine design.

He now splits his time between his residences in Florida and Colorado with Mire, travelling around the world, spending as much time as possible with his four grandchildren and writing.

Reversal! is his second novel in the Not for Sale! trilogy and is once again loosely based on his own life experiences, hope and expectations.

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Daily Gratitude Reflections by Deborah Perdue Book Tour and Giveaway


Gratitude is a Super Power! 

Find out how so in these books 

Daily Gratitude Reflections: Volume 2

365 Inspirational Daily Guides for Grateful Living

by Deborah Perdue

Genre: Inspirational Nonfiction 

Imagine having a source of daily inspiration to help you become a HAPPIER, more PEACEFUL, and more POSITIVE person!

This book is chock-full of a variety of inspirational quotes accompanying the author's personal reflections - beautifully designed with full color images to motivate and encourage the reader to incorporate the simple but powerful spiritual practice of gratitude -a habit well worth cultivating to reap the many proven benefits.

Gratitude is the power to transform negative thinking, limited perceptions, low vibration emotions (such as anger, depression, and anxiety ), and how you experience life in general. Peace, joy, and a brighter outlook are natural manifestations of flowing gratitude - bringing a sense of renewed enthusiasm to everyday life.

Uncovering things to be grateful for, especially in challenging times, is a skill most of us need to learn and then practice regularly. Most of us would benefit greatly from having a good example, a wise teacher, and a simple way to practice gratitude each day.

This book is such a guide.

You can pick this book up at any time and begin utilizing gratitude for expediting the manifestation of your highest good.

Gratitude mastered becomes a Super Power of sorts that can transform our perspective and worldview, resulting in more serenity and moments of bliss.

Deborah Perdue has written five books on gratitude. She offers online classes and annual retreats to teach others how to live gratitude in the same manner, she used to transform her own life.

Daily Gratitude Reflections is perfect for inspired, spiritual growth.

This gratitude devotional is a lovely way to immediately begin harnessing the transformational power of living with a grateful heart.

I had never realized how much there is to be grateful for every day. Deborah's Daily Gratitudes helped transform my thinking and fill me with a new sense of wonder. - Kimberly Bowmen

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Grace of Gratitude Journal

A Companion Journal

"Grace of Gratitude is more than a journal. It's about so much more than appreciation and journaling. It is an inspirational, self-help, doorway to experiencing greater gratitude, true peace, and a deepening spirituality! This book is essential to harnessing the #1 secret that leads to expanding happiness and joy!"

-Kimberley Bowden, Sure To Love Books (Review)

An inspirational, self-help, guide, and journal to assist you in incorporating the practice of daily gratitude’s, so that you may reap the many benefits of doing so!

As many now recognize, gratitude is an simple, yet powerful spiritual practice, that is often attributed to increased blessings, a greater sense of contentment, expanded abundance and improved opportunities in love, business, and in our personal and spiritual lives. YES, INCORPORATING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IS REALLY THAT POWERFUL!

Indeed, you can harness the power of gratitude and enjoy improved mental health, superior joy, and more peace than ever before!

The Grace of Gratitude Journal is the perfect tool to inspire you to incorporate gratitude into your daily life and harness all of it's amazing benefits. This journal was written and designed to beautifully motivate and uplift you while you discover the many blessings of increasing gratitude, happiness and greater well-being.

The Grace of Gratitude Journal is an effective and stunningly beautiful way to begin a bliss filled spiritual journey through journaling.

Filled with exquisite, inspiring quotes, and stunning art work, each page prompts the reader to ponder something to be grateful for each day. The author shares inspired snippets from her own gratitude journals throughout the years. Deborah's verses are poetic in prose and magnificently accompanied by the brilliant illustrations of Tara Thelen and interspersed throughout.

Gratitude is an esteemed spiritual practice. Start today. Begin transforming your life and living every day on a deeper level and in a more meaningful way. SCROLL UP AND GET YOUR COPY NOW.

Not only for the novice, the Grace of Gratitude Journal is also for those already familiar and experienced at the spiritual practice of feeling gratitude in his or her life.

Let the Grace of Gratitude Journal assist you on your journey of self transformation. Awaken to joy and bliss!

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Deborah Perdue, RScP, is the author of "Daily Gratitude Reflections -- 365 Guides to Great-Full Living", two beautiful and inspiring "Grace of Gratitude Journals" (blue hardcover and gold hardcover), author of "Grace of Gratitude Reflections," is the author of Paths to Gratitude Coloring Book with artist Tara Thelen, and a contributing author to the book "Energy of Expansion" and "The Art of Creativity." She has been a licensed practitioner at the Centers for Spiritual Living since 2007. She teaches transformative workshops, classes and facilitates retreats on the topics of gratitude, joy and peace, and how to bring them more fully into our lives. She writes on those same topics online, in her own blog, as well as in local newspaper articles and ezines. She sends out Daily Gratitude Affirmations through the Grace of Gratitude website. Ms. Perdue is also an accomplished book designer, and an avid nature photographer. She lives in the country of Southern Oregon with her husband and two dogs.

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