Kim McDougall
The Valkyrie Bestiary Christmas tale comes out in less than two weeks, but since it's three days before Halloween, it seems the perfect time to get our spooky on. We'll put off all things snowy and cheery for another time and enjoy a little creepiness today.

So, for subscribers to the Readers' Group, I'm glad to offer a free collection of really, creepy tales: Black Bet's Home for Toothless Vampires and Other Stories. (Not a subscriber? No problem join by 7pm EST tonight to get the free download. Plus you always get 2 free reads just for signing up at

There's an interesting story behind the writing of these tales. Many years ago, when a certain vampire series was on every teen girl's bookshelf, editors of magazines were inundated with vampire stories. So much so, that they started to put disclaimers in their submission guidelines that said "No vampire stories." That bothered me because I still enjoyed good vampire tales--both reading and writing them. So I vowed to write vampire stories that would get published by these same editors. And I did. Three of the four stories in this collection were published by editors who'd sworn off the genre.

But before you dive in, a warning. These are not about cute, fluffy, and delightfully evil creatures that you may have come to love in my other books. These are harrowing tales of vampires that don't sparkle. So buckle down the hatches and subscribe to the readers' group to get your free download of Black Bet's Home for Toothless Vampires, if you dare.

Book News

Good news for book sniffers (aka paperback readers): the Valkyrie Bestiary Holiday novella, Oh, Come All Ye Dragons, will launch on November 10th as an eBook and a paperback! I usually wait until I have 3-4 shorter tales to put them together in a hard copy, but I made an exception for this one because a) it's a Christmas thing, and b) the cover is just too beautiful not to be in print. So paperbacks will be coming out the same week as the eBooks. Pre-orders for eBooks are happening now.

Check out Oh, Come All Ye Dragons
The reviews are in: Ghouls Don't Scamper is a hit! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to leave a review. They are so important in this digital age. Here's just a sample of what readers are saying:

"I've loved this series since the first book and it remains one of my favorite series."

"Oh my heart. What a wonderful book. "

"Just as good as ever. Returning to Kyra's world is like going to visit old friends by now, I'm just sad I finished it so quickly."

"One of the most innovative and interesting series I have read in a while."

"I relate Kyra on so many levels! I love her history, her way of thinking, and her undying love for her critters and family. This book did not disappoint."

If you haven't read Ghouls Don't Scamper, Book 6 of the Valkyrie Bestiary, now's the time.

Check out Ghouls Don't Scamper.

Book Fairs & Great Deals

Below are some great books deals and give-aways. Click of any of the banners for details.

I also will be doing some craft fairs again this year! Yay! It's so nice to be out in the world again, assuming I can keep out of Covid's way. I do only local fairs so I'll be in south eastern Ontario and south western Quebec if you'd like to come see me and get a signed book. You can see the list of upcoming events on the Book Fairs Page.

Spotlight Books

From time to time, I like to highlight authors and book that I feel my readers would enjoy. Check out these terrific Urban Fantasy reads.
A Dragon's Mind

A.L. Tippet

Enchanted by lies, abducted for truth.

In Mandar, humans and mythics have learnt to work together, but sometimes a magical creature goes rogue. As a Tracker for the government, Seraphina’s job is to locate rogues, gather intel and report back to the Hunters. 

Everything changes when she’s captured… by a dragon. 

Imprisoned in his cave, Sera discovers the unique ability to share minds with the dragon. Together they explore the limits of her newly discovered power, and he reveals the lies fed to her by the Mandar Government.

But can she trust the word of a dragon?

While she fights for her freedom, her magic thrusts her into the midst of a hidden conflict. The threat of a new war between humans and mythics looms and Sera must decide where her loyalties lie.

Buy it now.

Dawn of a Demon 

Christine Shulz

What's a half cat, half spider shifter to do when a toxic, memory-warping drug starts frying the minds of the people I love? Find a powerful magic spatula that can mix the perfect spell to flip the game.

Find out more.
An Imperfect Trap
C.N. Rowan

Reincarnating every time I get killed doesn’t help when the trap won’t let me die.

An imPerfect Trap is a standalone novella introducing the world of Paul Bonhomme, a.k.a. The imPerfect Cathar, a darkly funny Urban Fantasy series arriving in 2023.

Download for FREE!


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