Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Monster in My Closet by R.L. Naquin

Monster in My Closet

by: R.L. Naquin
$5.99 ebook
Carina Press
Paranormal Fantasy
Released: July 2012

When Zoey walks into her kitchen and finds her childhood closet monster making muffins, she knows her day is about to get weird.  Turns out Maurice isn't scary at all, and needs a place to stay for awhile.  Zoey, wanting to be helpful, agrees.  So what if she's rooming with a monster?  At least he cooks and cleans.  All her life, people have been drawn to Zoey, looking to her for help.  She loves helping people, and her job as a wedding planner fulfills her need quite nicely.  When she meets a strange man on the street, she thinks nothing of it.  Until women she's associated with start dropping dead, and the man tells Zoey she's the cause.  Turns out he's an incubus, and is drawn to Zoey because she's an empath, able to sense others' feelings.  Now she knows why people turn to her for help, but she can't imagine how she can stop this monster before he kills every woman she's ever known.  On top of that, creatures have begun showing up on her doorstep, looking for refuge.  Mythical creature halfway house?  Check.  Scary incubus out to destroy her?  Check.  Looks like Zoey needs someone to help her for a change...

This book was hilarious.  I found myself laughing outright more than once.  It was a lighthearted read about a woman who has her life turned upside down, and is blindly trying to find her way through the obstacles thrown at her.  Along the way, she meets some strange people (and monsters) who become her lifeline through this weird new world she finds herself in.  The story was believable, and it seemed more real to life than others (if soul-sucking incubi were real, that is).  I couldn't put this story down, and I'm really hoping R.L. Naquin turns this into a series.

Carla gives this book a

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