Kim McDougall

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A pest-controller with a soft heart can easily end up with an apartment full of rescues. When Kyra finds an abandoned baby dragon, she doesn’t want to bring him home, but until she hunts down the brute trying to kill all dragons and start a civil war among the fae, she’s on babysitting duty.

And so begins Dragons Don't Eat Meat, book 1 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series.
The Flood Wars have come and gone, leaving a world at the mercy of magic. Kyra Greene is an exiled Valkyrie who finds her place in Montreal Ward as a pest controller of extraordinary creatures. She already has an apartment full of rescues, including a basilisk who thinks he’s a turkey, a banshee nanny, and a pygmy kraken. She might take care of them, but they also fill her need for family. And when that family is threatened, she’ll risk everything to save them. She’ll even join forces with the handsome and irritating captain of the city’s vigilante Guardians, who never fails to show up at her most undignified moments.

Along with a quirky cast of misfits and unruly critters, Kyra leaves the safety of Montreal Ward and travels through the dangerous Inbetween—the land beyond the protected city states, where magic is the only rule of law. Can she reunite the lost dragon with his thunder and save him from a rogue fae prince hell-bent on civil war?

With over 1500 five-star reviews, see why readers are calling Dragons Don’t Eat Meat a laugh-out-loud adventure with delightfully evil critters and a slow-burn romance. And more than one reader has said, "I want to be a fae pest-controller too!

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Welcome to my site

If I could have one magical superpower, it would be to talk to animals. Or maybe to shift into animal form. Definitely, fantastical critters and magic often feature in my stories. So until I can change into a griffin and fly away, I write dark paranormal action and romance tales. I am also passionate about fiber art, photography, children’s literacy, rescue animals, nature, and genre-bending fiction.

Valkyrie Bestiary Merch Store

Find your favorite Valkyrie Bestiary characters on a variety of merchandize, including stickers, t-shirts, notebooks, backpacks and more!

On the Blog

PSA: What to do if you recieve a damaged/defective book

So this happened. I'm in the middle of republishing my children's books after my publisher went out of business during Covid. I ordered a proof copy of Once Twice Thrice and this is what I got. T...

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New Year, New Business

Happy New Year! It’s a clean slate. Outside my window, the snow covered fields make me feel like I’m looking at a fresh page, not a bad metaphor for a writer with many stories still to tell.  I th...

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Vote for the new Valkyrie Bestiary logo

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