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Valkyrie Bestiary Cage Fight Arena

In Valkyrie Bestiary Book 6 (Ghouls Don't Scamper), Kyra visits her first cage fight. She finds it very entertaining. Imagine the lights, the fans…the battles to the death…well, you get the idea.

The battles have been raging since August and now we're down to the semifinals. See Round 1 cage fights HERE.

The semifinals begin January 5, 2024 and will continue until we have winners in each division. 

Heavy Weight Division: This includes 8 semifinalists. Dragons, vampires, rock trolls and other scary and powerful beings will face off, but there can be only 1 Supreme Valkyrie Beast!

Light Weight Division: This division includes smaller semifinalist creatures, but that doesn't mean they don't pack a wallop in their magic or trickery. Here you'll find 4 semifinalists such as pookas and bodachs among other Inbetween denizens. The last one standing wins the title of Master of the Inbetween.

Adorable Weight Division: The Inbetween has many scary creatures, but it also has a few that just make you want to say “Awwww!” In this division 4 semifinalists battle it out to determine who will be the Ultimate Inbetween Cutie-Patootie too.

And, thanks to some terrific sponsors, we have book prizes lined up for each weekly battle! You must join the Valkyrie Bestiary Facebook Discussion group to vote on weekly fights. 
 

Join the Valkyrie Bestiary Discussion Group here!


The semifinals begin January 5 and continue every Friday until we announce the winners. Weekly contestants will be posted by 5pm EST and remain up all week. 

Thank you to all the sponsors:
 
Jillean DolbeareLA McBrideC.N RowanL.M. HatchellC. Thomas LafoletteLaura GreenwoodArizona TapeJanna RuthKrista WalshStephanie Mirro, Jen B. GreenG. ClatworthyDahlia T. DrakeIsa Medina
 

Current & Upcoming Semi-final Fights

Semi-final Week 8: Adorable Division—Ultimate Inbetween Cutie Patootie 
Ollie vs Sweet Pea


This is the last of the Adorable Division semifinal fights, and the decisions just keep getting tougher. This fight is all about which critter is the cutest. Fangs and magic don’t matter. The only points scored are those on your heart. Which one do you want to squeeze the most? I’ve always wanted to run my fingers through the blue fluff on Ollie’s crown. And I would love to help him learn to fly. But who can resist squamus with a camera? I mean, look at that face!

Be strong! Only one can move onto the finals. You decide and defend your answer, even if it’s just a squeeeeeee!

Voting starts February 23 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, February 29 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is Janna Ruth. From all the participants, 2 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free eBook: A Drop of Magic. Thank you Janna Ruth! 
 

Past Semi-final Fights

Semi-final Week 1: Heavy Weight Division—Supreme Valkyrie Beast 
Winner! Grimalkin vs Gargoyle


The might and healing power of a gargoyle face off against a...kitty cat? But that ain't no normal kitty. The grimalkin might be a fur ball, but there's a darker beast lurking beneath his skin: the night jaguar. When these two get into the ring, claws will strike, teeth will slash, and the battle will rage!

This week's sponsor is Jilleen Dolbeare. Every one who participates will be entered for a chance to win an eBook: Splintered Magic

Voting starts January 5 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group.

Semi-final Week 2: Light Weight Division—Master of the Inbetween
Bodach vs Unicorn Winner!


This fight will be all flash (on the bodach’s part) and bucking bronco (on the unicorn’s side). Errol, Kyra’s bodach roommate, may have trouble expressing himself, but his magic capabilities are pretty clear. He can manipulate any green growing thing, and he’ll probably blow out the arena’s lights when he puts his magic to work. Clover, our intrepid unicorn, won’t go down without a fight. He’s been sharpening his horn for just such an occasion. 

Who do you think will will this fight and go onto the the final round of the Master of the Inbetween Division? Defend your answer!

Voting starts January 12 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, January 18 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is L.A. McBride. From all the participants, 3 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free eBook: Demon Relic Hunter. Thank you L.A. McBride! 

 

Semi-final Week 3: Heavy Weight Division—Supreme Valkyrie Beast 
Winner! Mountain Devil vs Nuckelavee


A giant bird made of flame vs a monstrous equine with flayed skin and razor sharp teeth. This fight will be brutal and a pyrotechnic show! Who do you favor for the win? Defend your answer. Be honest, be silly…just vote!

Voting starts January 19 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, January 25 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is C.N Rowan. From all the participants, 3 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free audiobook: imPerfect Magic. Thank you C.N. Rowan! 

Semi-final Week 4: Adorable Division—Ultimate Inbetween Cutie Patootie 
Jacoby vs Hunter Winner!


It’s the SQUEEE factor fight! This battle isn’t about magical prowess or physical strength. It’s all about which creature makes your heart melt more. How can you possibly decide between these two masters of cuteness? What would you give to receive a tentacle high-five from our favorite pygmy kraken? And who wouldn’t want a poodle-furred fire dervish watching their back? It’s a total toss up! But only one can move onto the finals and you will decide which. Vote in the comments and no chickening out by making it a tie! Even if you have to eenie-meenie-miney-mo it, pick one to win! 

Voting starts January 26 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, February 1 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is L.M. Hatchell. From all the participants, 3 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free eBook: The Guardian. Thank you L.M. Hatchell! 

Semi-final Week 5: Heavy Weight Division—Supreme Valkyrie Beast 
Draika vs Dragon WINNER!

Two dragons: one master of the sea, the other master of the sky. Sort of makes me think of a crocodile fighting an eagle, but bigger. Badder. Let’s assume that this fight allows both contestants to showcase their skills. The dragon will have to take a swim to fight the draika, but if he can pull that water dragon out of his element…it’s anyone’s battle! You decide the winner. Vote in the comments. Be original. Show me the twists and turns this fight will take. All voters will be entered to win this week’s eBook prize.

Voting starts February 2 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, February 8 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is C. Thomas Lafollette. From all the participants, 3 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free eBook: Dark Fangs Rising. Thank you C. Thomas Lafollette! 

Semi-final Week 6: Light Weight Division—Master of the Inbetween
WINNER! Pooka vs Basilisk


Not all the creatures in the Inbetween have fierce fighting skills. We might be shocked to come across a basilisk or even run away if faced by a pooka in a dark alley, but I can’t help thinking this battle will come down to a slap fight…unless someone chucks chocolate into the ring. 

So imagine this fight, ridiculous or fierce. Who will come out the winner and move onto the finals? Defend your answer!

Voting starts February 9 on the Valkryrie Bestiary FB Discussion Group. The winner will be announced Thursday, February 15 at 3pm EST. 

This week’s cage fight sponsor is Laura Greenwood. From all the participants, 3 will be chosen at random when the fight ends. Those commentators will win a free eBook: Apprentice of the Dead. Thank you Laura Greenwood!