So, in keeping with the zoo theme this weekend, a few weeks ago we went to this fantastic little zoo. At only 20 acres you would think that this is a small little zoo, and you would be right. This zoo is basically a strip that you walk down and then walk back up covering most of the same path. There are a few little vignettes that show you more than one side of the animals, but for the most part it is up and back.
They are currently working on a few expansion projects, that just gives me an excuse to go back, but the piece of resistance is the lion enclosure. It has to be one of the best that I have seen and, as you know, I have been to a lot of zoos so I feel like I can say that with pretty good confidence.
It reminds a little of the polar bear exhibit in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Maryland has the tundra buggy and Seneca has the safari bus. If you look closely, okay you don’t really have to look too closely, that is the lionesses big paw flush up against the glass as she lays on the hood arms and legs akimbo taking a nap like the big ole cat she is.
This is a zoo that is well worth the drive, for us it was 6 hours, and I can’t wait to head back there again. And I had the perfect book to go along for the ride. This is a book by one of my favorite authors. I don’t want to off on a tangent about the author, but she is super personable and loves to chat with her fans. She takes things to heart, and she has one of the best imaginations, just look at her books!
The sure-fire way to enter my heart is to have fantastic characters. I love the ones in this book. Now this is book 3 in the series, so if you want the full effect, you should probably start at the beginning, but I think you can get the gist since this one is a stand-alone. The author returned with another sassy lady and a hot as you know what alpha male who can support her and not let her run him over. I love the word play and the way they end up loving each other, and what is a good PNR without a little hint of evil to threaten to take it all away.
With both the zoo and the book you can’t go wrong, and I hope you tell me all about both if you take up the call to enjoy them.
Seneca Park Zoo
2222 Saint Paul St
Rochester, NY 14621
Shifter Village (Hearts of Stone Book 3)
Published to Amazon on May 17, 2022
Author C.D. Gorri
Are memories enough to warm his frozen heart? When Niels Orson is summoned home to attend his grandfather’s funeral, he isn’t prepared to see the one person who could upset his whole life. Edie Battista. His fated mate. Beautiful as ever, the mayor of Aster Village and owner of Battista Bakery has blossomed into a striking woman. Sassy and curvy, she is every Bear’s dream. Even if her welcome is less than cordial. Not that he blames her. In and out, that’s his plan. But Niels is met with a few surprises from the old man’s last will and testament. He must take steps to claim ownership of the small New Jersey village, or it will be sold to a ruthless developer. Can Niels save the town and claim his mate? Or will he become the ice man everyone thinks he is?
Official published review:
A romance cut short
Sometimes we think we can’t go back, too much life and too much time have passed, but then the unthinkable happens and the choice is taken away. The author embraced the small town romance with this book, and I absolutely loved it! The heroine is snarky and sassy and perfect for the scaredy-bear that is her mate. Their second chance was not without its bumps in the road, but that just made it all the sweeter. This book was an amazing weekend read and I am looking forward to seeing what the author thinks up next.
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C.D. Gorri is an international bestselling and award-winning author of steamy paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She is the creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe.
An avid reader with a profound love for books and literature, when she is not writing or taking care of her family, she can usually be found with a book or tablet in hand. C.D. lives in her home state of New Jersey where many of her characters or stories are based. Her tales are fast paced yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If you enjoy powerful heroines and loyal heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings, journey into the Grazi Kelly Universe today. You will find sassy, curvy heroines and sexy, love-driven heroes who find their HEAs between the pages. Werewolves, Bears, Dragons, Tigers, Witches, Romani, Lynxes, Foxes, Thunderbirds, Vampires, and many more Shifters and supernatural creatures dwell within her worlds. The most important thing is every mate in this universe is fated, loyal, and true lovers always get their happily-ever-afters. Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel or pick up Charley's Christmas Wolf and dive into the Macconwood Pack Novel Series today.
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