You guys! The girls and I had our first Kindles in the Wild experience for 2022 and it was a doozy. Have you all ever gone to the zoo in the winter? Me either! But I highly recommend.
We had to take Mollee back to school after the holidays (sad face) but we decided to make it a 2 day trip this time and stopped over in Pittsburgh for the evening with a freezing cold trip to the zoo. Okay, the temp was actually 33 degrees so not quite freezing, but still pretty cold when you are outside for a few hours.
Lucky for us the big cats did not agree! Yep, you know those critters that you crane your neck so desperately to see in the summer, but are hiding because of the heat? The exclusive love of all zoo goers, those cats. They were out in full force. Now if it was the quite as we were practically the only ones there or the cool weather before the big snowstorm, who knows. The zoo was kind of a ghost town with only a few other people and most of the extra buildings and attractions closed. But we enjoyed it all the same and we got some fantastic pictures out of the experience.
Now Pittsburgh Zoo has an aquarium, so we kind of thought we would just check that out this time and hit the zoo the next time, but that was not too be. I mean yes, we made it to the aquarium, umm in the middle of the zoo, but we just couldn’t pass up seeing all of the animals keeping warm indoors or enjoying the cooler weather and lack of people. This zoo and aquarium are phenomenal, and we can’t wait to go back when it’s warm to check out the exhibits that were empty because of the cold. Just a word of warning though, the entry to the park means a ride up these impossibly high escalators, or you can always take the elevator. They kind of remind of the set we use when we go to DC for the parade. Anyway, this was one experience that was well worth the money no matter the time of year.
We might not have seen any bears on this trip to the zoo, but I had the perfect book to keep me company as we made our trek up the hills to the exhibits beyond. This book is one of my favorites by the author. I love the characters, and how they related to each other over the hardships they faced in their past. The author kept the action hoping from the beginning and the book fell inline perfectly with the previous books in the series. No matter if you are trekking around the hills or snuggling up with a cup of hot tea, this is a book that you won’t want to miss.
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Chased by the Bear (Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance) (Grayslake Book 4)
Published to Amazon on November 2, 2014
Author Celia Kyle
What happens when a half-blind weremole girl falls for a scarred werebear guy? A match made in furry, dirt-caked heaven. Mostly. Weremole Kira Kolanowski has spent twenty-nine-ish years of her life half-blind and occasionally half-dead. (Her family isn’t exactly loving.) In an effort to remain fully alive, she moves to Grayslake, Georgia, with her poor excuse for a guide dog—a guide dog who decides to lift his leg and relieve himself on sexy-smelling werebear Isaac Abrams’ belongings. And when he roars…well, it makes her heart go pitter-patter and other parts go “ooh baby, ooh baby.” Just when she thinks she might have found happiness, a raving she-bitch werebear chick tries to kill her with the same poison that scarred Isaac to hell and back. The poison that Kira’s family happens to manufacture… Isaac Abrams is leaving Grayslake. He’s tried, lord how he’s tried, to settle into life in Grayslake after the birth of his niece, but it’s not happening. He’s been home for a year, and it’s been 365 plus days of women looking past him and flat-out pretending he doesn’t exist. The battle with the hyenas didn’t just ruin his face, it ruined his chances at finding a mate in his hometown. So, he’s leaving. Or he was leaving until one day a lush, curvaceous weremole wanders into his half-packed house with that damned peeing dog of hers…it’s a good thing she’s so gorgeous. Maybe he will stay—stay and keep Kira Kolanowski all to himself. Well, once he kills everyone who’s trying to kill her.
Official published review:
I see you
I absolutely love this book! Two broken characters who slowly become whole, but not without a lot of snark, humor, danger and growing pains, of course. I love that these two found each other and that once again the family has an emotional breakthrough when they realize it’s not always all about them. The author did a fantastic job of keeping with the overarching storyline and setting us up perfectly for the next book. This book is a wonderful weekend read and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
A GR BB
Ex-dance teacher, former accountant and erstwhile collectible doll salesperson, Celia Kyle now writes paranormal and science fiction romances as well as urban fantasy. It goes without saying that there's always a happily-ever-after for her characters, even if there are a few road bumps along the way. Today she lives in central Florida and writes full-time with the support of her loving husband and two finicky cats. Author’s Website: https://celiakyle.com/ Author’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorceliakyle Author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celiakyle/ Author’s Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Celia-Kyle/e/B0054YP4E4 Author’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1709139.Celia_Kyle Author’s BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/celia-kyle
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