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July is my birthday month. I won’t tell you how old I am (ahem) but let’s just say, it’s a milestone year. So to celebrate, I’m giving away a Valkyrie Bestiary hardcover collection prize pack! There are several ways to enter to win. First Prize: Valkyrie Bestiary h...

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A couple of weeks ago, I was walking Maggie, the hell-hound-in-training, when I tripped and busted up my knee pretty badly. Couldn’t walk on it for over a week. You can see a really cute video of Maggie running through the daisies by clicking on the image below (note: this will link to a p...

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Book 4 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series is coming Fall 2021! As soon as I have cover art, I’ll have a more definite date.  But I can officially release the new title. Ready for it? (Drum roll…) GRIMALKINS DON’T PURR And what is a grimalkin, you might ask? Here&rs...

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The Girl Who Cried Banshee, a Valkyrie Bestiary Tale is now available! Kyra Greene is a pest controller, not an exterminator. She has to be clear about that when the pests can be anything from pixies to dragons. But when her fledgling business teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, Kyra takes ...

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I’m getting ready to release The Girl Who Cried Banshee into the world. New releases are always exciting but also nerve-wracking. Beautiful art for covers helps with those nerves. And I love the art created for this new Valkyrie Bestiary tale by Sergey Velikoluzhskiy. It features a new c...

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I’ve had so many readers send me notes asking for more of Kyra’s story. These notes, whether by email, on the blog, or by social media, fill me to overflowing with happiness. So thank you to everyone who asked for more.   And I’m glad to say The Girl Who Cried Banshee...

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Audio Book Give-away

Iiiiiiit’s here! The first Valkyrie Bestiary audio book is now ready! That’s right, you can now experience Dragons Don’t Eat Meat in a whole new way. And bonus, the audio book includes the prequel novelette, Three Half Goats Gruff! Check it out HERE and listen to a sample, narr...

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I have some exciting freebie news for you (scroll down for that). But first, a very thoughtful review for Hidden Coven appeared on Amazon last week (thank you anahatalov!). Here’s a snippet:   “There also seems to be a strong unspoken connection between the Hidden Coven seri...

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The first Valkyrie Bestiary audiobook will be launching April 27th! And bonus–it includes not only Book 1, Dragons Don’t Eat Meat, but the prequel novelette, Three Half Goats Gruff, too.  Visit the Valkyrie Bestiary Audiobooks page to hear a sample, narrated by Hollie Jackson ...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope this lovely spring weekend finds you safe and well. We are about to go into lockdown again, so no Easter festivities for us. But that’s okay. It just means I have more time to write. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately, asking when the next Valkyrie Bes...

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If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know that I love animals of all kinds. Furred, feathered, scaled. It doesn’t matter. I even like the slimy ones, like frogs and snails, and the freaky ones like bats and octopuses. I’m betting that a lot of others like critt...

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Ask me anything!

I get asked a lot of questions about writing, reading and my books (both published and works-in-progress). I’ve been in this biz for a long time, and I even mentor other writers through workshops at my local libraries. I love answering questions! So ask away. Is there anything about Kyra&r...

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Who Let the Hounds Out

Hell Hounds Don’t Heel releases today! I’m thrilled to bring you this third book in the Valkyrie Bestiary Series. If you pre-ordered Hell Hounds, it should be waiting for you on your Kindle. Don’t you love getting surprise books? I know I do, and I want to give a heartfelt than...

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The results are in! Last week I asked for feedback on potential side stories for Kyra and her menagerie of wild and whacky critters. Of the 5 choices, the overwhelming winner was the origin story of how Kyra met her banshee roommate, Gita. This makes me very happy because I’ve already star...

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Help an Author Out

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As I ramp up things, getting ready for Book 3 (Hell Hounds Don’t Heel) to launch, I’m giving away the prequel, Three Half Goats Gruff, for 5 days only. If you haven’t read this short book about the night that Kyra first met a little cephalopod and the mysterious Guardian who wo...

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n“It is rare that I find a Pagan romance which is so action-packed and well written..  Kim McDougall brightens a dark path, filled with mystery and suspense….” ~ Readers’ Favorite Hidden Coven: The Complete Series is now on sale for only $0.99 for the ebook a...

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12 Books for Furreee!

The Wolf Pack is back with 12 freebies and a chance to win! Get your books HERE.

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Do Will O'Wisps Poop?

Okay. Maybe I'm a little preoccupied with poop. One of my readers recently posted this review of Dragons Don't Eat Meat on Amazon: It's my new favorite review! But the question about will o'wisps stands, and here's why. I spent last weekend on an informal writing retreat with...

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Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Dervishes Don't Dance, Book 2 of the Valkyrie Bestiary releases today! Here are a few fun things to celebrate: Deleted Scenes Check out one of Kyra's first encounters with Jacoby, the dervish or get your adrenaline pumping as Kyra and Mason battle some unusual arachnids.Get the deleted scene...

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