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Dragons Don't Eat Meat

(Valkyrie Bestiary #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  802 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Someone is killing dragons. And the killings point to a civil war brewing among the fae.

When Kyra finds an abandoned baby dragon, she doesn’t want to bring him home. But until she can hunt down his thunder and stop the dragon killers, she’s on babysitting duty.

As a pest controller with a soft heart, Kyra already has an apartment full of rescues, including a basilisk who t
Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published August 15th 2020 by WrongTree Press
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Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
This book kind of needed to pick a lane and stick to it. Was it urban? - then be grittier. Is it a romance? - then lets have a few more connection points and interactions please. Is it PNR action adventure? - then lets really get stuck into the mission and not have a switch to 'blank screen' and suddenly the heroine is magically back home because the author couldn't be bothered writing her there. LAZY
I liked the idea of Kyra and all her 'pests/pets' and honestly, if the author had stuck close to
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
I’m just not feeling this novel so I’m setting it aside at 38%. I like that we have a valkyrie heroine. I also like that we have a verity of weird and unusual creatures.

DNF: 38%
Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining!

I enjoyed this book. Though there were some unanswered questions, I am hoping they will be answered in the next book. The next book which I will immediately be picking up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Natalie panda eyes
Jan 12, 2021 rated it liked it
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Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kyra is a paranormal pest controller and when she rescues dragons it sends her on an adventure of her life. teaming up with a guardian should have made things easier but it creates some interesting sexual tension between them. can they solve the case without giving into temptation?this is book 1 of a new series, Valkyrie Bestiary by the author.
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it

Thought it was paranormal romance, it’s not lol. Not my typical read but really enjoyed it. Loved the main character and yes she does flirt with Mason but not a romance per say. Book has a lot going for it, sucks you in and ya just gotta know what happens next. Extremely different world with lots of magical creatures, really enjoyed it, I’ll be reading the next in the series! (Even though not my typical read) highly recommend, I couldn’t put it down.
Mary Boehm
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book about a gargoyle, valkerie and dragons. Kyra, Mason team up to find Ollie’s family. And discover so more more.
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This really hit the spot. It wasn't cotton candy but it was chock full of chosen family ...more
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this story! It is both fun and fascinating! The relationships are wonderfully written... and I also really love the amazing creatures!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The book started out fantastic with tons of fun plot points - banshees, magical creatures, a potential love interest, gargoyles, magic sword, dragons, evil poachers! Unfortunately, while the cast of characters was entertaining and unique, the overall plot took too many turns and branches to make a cohesive whole. We start off with the orphaned baby dragon and a quest to return him to his original thunder, but the book ends up turning into a political plot that I didn't even realize was an issue. ...more
Rose Mcclain
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book:) It has action & adventure but it's also got a romance that is building up. Nothing is rushed which I like. It builds up at a natural pace. You learn a bunch about the characters & the adorable creatures.(I admit I now want a cute little dragon.) i hope to read more as i'd love to see what happens to these characters. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
This book for me is 3.5 stars, I really tried to figure out how to make it into a 4 star rating but in keeping true to how I rate books I couldn’t rate it any higher. If it’s a book I stay awake during the night to read or I go and hide from everyone else to finish then it’s usually a 4 to 5 star for me. I put this book down for a couple of weeks and read about 10 books in between so that lets me know that while it had some points that drew me in, I wasn’t fully as invested as I would have liked ...more
M.J. Moores
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Awesome Creatures Will Keep You Coming Back for More!

I was immediately hooked to the characters and the world in the first few pages and loved the blend of humor and kick-butt action. Kyra is an imperfect force to be reckoned with. The juxtaposition of being in "pest control" and not being able to control how many magical misfits she adopts speaks volumes to Kyra's character throughout the book. I also love a male counterpoint with a dark past and a shady future. The pull between desire and
Katherine Jordan
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Dragons Don’t Eat Meat by Kim McDougall

Kyra Greene has worked hard trapping nuisance critters and re-homing them if possible. A hand-painted sign over her office door professes, “Valkyrie Pest Control.” It’s a huge space where she has cages, aquariums, and terrariums that line two walls full of rescued Fae beasts, otherworld rodents, lizards, birds, and bugs. Each critter has either been orphaned or cannot survive alone. Kyra has a soft heart and has taken in these misfits. She also houses a ban
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Creative and different

A really enjoyable new series with a creative take on the urban paranormal genre: in the future, human wars go too far, and Terra literally wakes up. With magic. And with that comes the usual assortment of magical creatures, godlets, myths, and more. Some have been hiding in the shadows for aeons, others are new. All have to figure out how to live together in protected spaces that are warded from danger—and to some degree, Terra herself, although everyone knows these wards
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A Great New Series

**First up... there is a prequel to this book, it’s not imperative to read it, but it does describe the story that Kyra mentions at the beginning of the book, and her meeting with Mason.**

Kyra Greene is a Valkyrie, and her job is pest extermination (not that she always kills them...)
When she rescues a dragon, her attempt to reunite him with his thunder leads her on an adventure that ties her together with Henry Mason, the gargoyle (though they prefer guardian) that she ran into
Leslie Sanchez
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun and sinister book. Kyra is a half Valkyrie that owns a Pest Control business. She handles removing paranormal pests and re-homing them if possible. She also is a pushover for displaced creatures that cannot take care of themselves or has no place to return to like her pygmy kracken who is so cute and ends up in such odd places, plus numerous others. Oh yes, she also has a banshee living in the closet. So when she saves a thunder of dragons from poachers she ends up with a bab ...more
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It takes talent to make digging through poop suspenseful

KyraGreen isa Valkyrie. A true aesir but her job here on earth is a pest control expert. She has a big heart and winds up adopting many of the pests she hunts. Things like a pygmie kraken and a traumatized basilisk. There is also a banshee living in her coat closet who is,thankful, a excellent took and critter-sitter.

On a mission to re establish a moon from she encounters a sickly thunder of dragons that are digging up cemetery of old grav
Dec 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
warning: the dog dies

Well, not really the dog, but pets and other animals. Also some named humanoid characters.

I enjoyed the creative world-building and all the little beasties. If I continue with this series, they're why.

The character development seems to be pretty standard UF, with details slowly revealed as the series progresses (I assume, I've only read book one).

The plot is basically a straight line, but... I'm not sure how to say this, but it had a lot of side threads that were sometimes e
Leslie Pessagno
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good read

This was a very good, relatively quick read with interesting characters and a well-developed plot. There were a few area where I thought it was a little thin, but overall I liked it a lot, and I really loved the central premise of a pest controller than ended up keeping many of the critters as pets and friends. It gave the whole thing a very warm glow, and the beasties were adorable, like the Pygmy kraken that flips people the bird with one of his tentacles. The main character sometim
Dec 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
If you thought this was an urban fantasy about the magical equivalent of a cat lady bewarned it's not.

I was intrigued by the premise but then found myself reading a completly different book. It starts out kind of urban fantasy, but only because the beginning is set in a city. Her home is introduced with an array of very interesting animals (ex. a pigmy kraken, just tell me about the pigmy kraken please) and even a banshee that kind of babysits them all. But that is about it. All the rest is a st
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I know Kyra is a huge creatures lover, but the story didn't convince me. We were told how much she loved creatures and she was pained when the rat was tortured in front of her, but it wasn't very convincing. Even with her menagerie at home, they just seemed like fixtures more than anything else. She also didn't seem very knowledgeable on her pets or how to keep them in line (i.e. her guinea pigs). I was also very confused by Mason. He ignored her for a year and seemed like a standoffish characte ...more
Niki Driscoll
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Just based on the title , the reader should be prepared for an interesting read. Right from the start, the reader is launched into a character who is unique, funny and has an interesting job. Paranormal pest control is an unusual profession and it was fun to see that she kept a lot of her rescues. I found the storyline was exciting and filled with amazing characters. The character interactions, the bickering, the inner monologue were all written in a way that was funny and entertaining. There we ...more
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very good fantasy adventure

I really liked this book! This was a new author for me, and I am looking forward tomthe next book in the series already!. The premise is interesting- a post apocalyptic earth, but one in which the earth itself has rejected humans and their technology because of the abuse it took during wars, but has opened the way for natural magic and creatures of myth and legend to exist once more. Gargoyles, alchemists, fae of all stripes, and other mythical creatures, large and sma
Heather Gilbert
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy

This was a fun, of a bit hectic, urban fantasy. Set around 60 years from now, it follows the path of a magical journey exterminator - tasked with controlling the denizens of the more fantastical quality, everything from Pygmy krakens to dragons, and a whole host of Heebie jeebies between. Despite the exterminator tag in her title, Krya is more likely to rehome the critters, even if that home is her own apartment.

It’s fun, fast and thick with world building - though much of the time is spent
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What else are you going to do? Party? Not until after you've read this!

Learned how much I don't know about mythical creatures. Found some chuckles too.
Looked into what possibly might happen if the ice caps melt and dimensions meet.
Just an ordinary week in a dryad/valkyrie's life. Flirt with gargoyles, save the world (or at least a city), make new friends, bury some old ones, hire a new assistant (things are looking up) and fly on a dragon. Nothing much. What else is a girl going to do? Enlarg
Gary McGugan
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Typically, I read relatively 'real' stuff like crime stories and suspense thrillers. So, capturing and holding my interest in a paranormal story with dragons, gargoyles, and critters I've never before imagined is a huge challenge.

Kim McDougall rose to the occasion with a delightful, fun story that's a treat reading to the last word of its epilogue. Quick-paced, with lots of twists and turns, her story introduces memorable, other-world characters using vivid descriptions and a unique brand of hu
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kyra has a menagerie that she has collected through her work, Valkyrie Pest Control. She takes in creatures that need to be rehomed. Her apartment is above her 'store front'. She lived with a Banshee and an assortment of cute and scary things. Kyra cannot seem to keep an assistant and bookkeeper. She is on a new job when she runs into some poachers in a graveyard with collared dragons. She frees almost all of the dragons, but the baby Ollie. She tried to fend off the poachers but one get nicked ...more
Rebecca Dew
Sep 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Not Ready for Prime Time

I can only guess that this is a continuation of another series as the author repeatedly references events that happened prior to the events of this book. Perhaps it is in the other series that the author does the world-building for her magical AU given that there was virtually none in this book.

As it is, I could not get past the female protagonist being an animal hoarder or the writing style in which the author included multiple blog posts (including comments) instead of
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If Kim McDougall 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 her stories. So until she can change into a Griffin and fly away, she writes dark paranormal action and romance tales. Kim is also passionate about fiber art, photography, children’s literacy, rescue animals, nature, and ...more

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