Monster in My Closet : Monster Haven

  • by R. L. Naquin
  • Narrated by Rebecca Gibel
  • Series: Monster Haven
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn't imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I'd seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no?
After all, I've always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain. Don't get me wrong, I like helping people - and non-people. But this ability has turned me into a gourmet feast for an incubus, a demon that feeds off emotional energy. Now, brides are dropping dead all over town, and my home has become a safe house for the supernatural. I must learn to focus my powers and defeat the demon, before he snacks on another innocent woman and comes looking for the main course.

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Cheerful fantasy...

Fancy waking up and finding a cupboard monster baking in your kitchen, this is the opening salvo with Zoey brandishing a toilet brush in hand.
I was able to picture this offbeat fantasy throughout, it also made me a little wistful, oh to live in a world with fairies, miniature dragons, brownies and malevolent demons.
Fast paced, a touch of romance and a lot of fun, was definitely diverted.
A little gem if you just want a light read and to escape for a short time.

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- sharon

Monsters and urban myths come alive.

Monster in my closet is similar in vein to authors such as E.J. Copperman and Leigh Perry. Although there are slightly more adult themes at times in this series of books. And without the whodunnit in the mortal world the other books tend to feature.

This is very much based on fairy tales and urban myths, and the fight to protect the normal world from those hidden creatures, and vice versa. Overall this is a book suitable for a few hours escapism, with some gentle humour intermingled within the story.

The narrator does a good job, and this adds to the enjoyment. Nothing worse than looking forward to a good book only to have it ruined by poor narration and/or sound/recording quality.

Oddly the only thing I though detracted was the cover art. Somehow it seemed... tacky is the closest word I can think of, although that seems unduly harsh because it's not quite worthy of the word tacky, yet something about it just seems off to me. However, that's a nitpick, and there is no way I'll give less of a rating for that reason.

This book is the first in a series, and while it can be left as a single read I do urge you to try the rest because they do link up in a story arc where you want to know the ending.
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- Crackdown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-07-2012
  • Publisher: Carina Press