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Baehrly Breathing (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #1) by Elizabeth A. Reeves
A spin-off of the popular Cindy Eller series.
The first book in the Goldie Locke and the Were Bears series.
It's difficult to be taken seriously when you are a member of the Magical community and saddled with the unfortunate name 'Goldie Locke'. It certainly doesn't help if you are also about five feet tall, blond, and most commonly described as 'cute.'. What was a girl to do?
Become one of the most dreaded Magical environmental lawyers of all time?
Goldie isn't there yet, but she's well on her way when a case drags her into uncharted territory-- working with Ordinary officials to figure out why 'unusual' remains are being discovered all around New England.
With her hands full and a new dragon on the way, Goldie's hunches about this case may prove to be all-too true-- this stuff is bad business!
This was a super cute book. Overall, it was really entertaining. The magical animals were a selling point for me. I want a zombie chicken of my own. And how could I resist a dragon baby?
My only issue was Goldie's relationship status with Kodi and her weird attraction to her Ordinary partner. It really bugged me that she wouldn't just do what I wanted her to do. I was rooting for Kodi the whole time and really was hoping for an odd twist that would put the Ordinary in the "bad guy" column.
At the end I was left almost content because for a cutesy little book, it had sort of a cliffhanger ending to carry you over to the next book.
Elizabeth A Reeves is the writer of the Cindy Eller series and Goldie Locke and the Were Bears series. She lives in southern Arizona and, like her characters, enjoys experimenting with baking and facing life with a little snark in her pocket for back up. She is married and has four sons. Her favorite dessert is anything chocolate. If she could be a were-creature of any sort she would be a were-owl.
She enjoys fostering and adopting senior pets from shelters and encourages those who are looking for a pet not to overlook the 'golden oldies'. She currently is owned by four dogs, two cats, and two tortoises. She also may or may not have a certain zombie-ish silkie chicken hanging around.
She always loves hearing from her readers. Her Facebook page is the best way to get in touch with her personally, as it is her choice of procrastination locations. She tries to answer every message herself, and in good time.
Sometimes she retreats to the 'bat cave' to write. When this happens, she tends to disappear off of the radar for days on end. When she comes up for oxygen she usually shares tidbits from her current work with her fans.