Friday, September 6, 2013

Baehrly Breathing by Elizabeth A. Reeves: Book Blast and Review

Baehrly Breathing CoverTitle: Baehrly Breathing
Series: Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #1
Author: Elizabeth A Reeves
Published: May 7th, 2013
Word Count: approx. 45,000
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Content Warning: Mild Violence

~ Synopsis ~

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!


I have not yet read any of the books in the Cindy Eller series, but I will certainly be adding them to my TBR now.  Baehrly Breathing is a superbly uplifting and humorous story that also has a dash of mystery and suspense; Goldie stole my heart while I least expected it.  The author has managed to create an ingenious heroine who is uniquely gifted. Best of all, Ms. Reeves twists common, well-known fairy tale elements into something else entirely – something uncommonly appealing. For me, this resulted in a suspenseful, magical read that genuinely appealed to a rarely felt sense of wonder and whimsy deep within me.
I loved the way in which this story took my imagination hostage and held it start to finish in an iron grip. I read the entire book in a single session just because the writing flowed so smoothly and the mystery was so engaging.  There are some delightful romantic bits, as well. However, it is the relationship she enjoys with her motley menagerie of magical pets that set this story apart from the norm.  Goldie is a well-defined character with a lot of sass who cares deeply for misfortunate, hunted, and misunderstood magical monsters and other creatures.  She ruthlessly defies the odds to preserve and protect those in her care.
This book was given to me by the author in return for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J

 About the Prequel

Baehrly Beginning
Title:  Baehrly Beginning
Series:  Goldie Locke and the Were Bears .5
Author:  Elizabeth A Reeves
Published:  April 22nd, 2013
Word Count:  about 21 pages
Genre:  Contemporary Fantasy

A short story introducing sassy and spunky Goldie Locke and her menagerie of magical and rare creatures. Witch Goldie Locke’s mission in life is the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered Magical creatures. She will put her life and all she has at risk to save them.

Grab your copy of Baehrly Beginning for FREE!

My Review will be posted shortly.
I apologize for the slight delay.

Elizabeth A Reeves
Legend has it that Elizabeth A Reeves was born with a book in her hands and immediately requested a pony. Though this story is questionable, it is true that books and horses have been consistent themes in her life. Born in Massachusetts, she was quickly transplanted to Arizona by a professor father and creativity-driven mother, who is the one responsible for saying “If you can’t find a book that you want to read, write a book you want to read.”
In her spare time, she likes to knit, weave, hatch chickens, and chase after her husband and four sons.

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