I just finished reading 'Monster in My Closet' by R. L. Naquin. I really liked this book. It was a great concept! The sample read well, so for 99 cents on Kindle, I figured I'd give it a whirl.
SYNOPSIS (from Amazon)
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...
Now I have to say right now that this is not one for the kiddies. The main character is dealing with an incubus, and that's not PG-13 stuff (in my opinion, of course). However, I believe the author deals with the concept very well, NOT engaging in overly graphic, gratuitous sex scenes. There is some, but it's done as tastefully as one can do such a thing. I mean, after all, what's sexy about a skeevy perv-demon. Dude, you can be all Mister-I'm-Satan's-Gift-to-Women all you want to, but mess with my sleep and I will cut you! You don't screw around with a girl's nap time. Nuh uh, pal!
But I digress. Zoey was likeable and funny, and the cast of kooky fairy tale characters was delightful. I do have to add that I caught on to the ending CHAPTERS before the main character did, but as I've said before, I do that. And it really didn't detract from the story at all. Because of demands on time, I bounced back and forth between the e-book and the Audible version (which is quite well done, by the way, narrated beautifully by Rebecca Gibel), and I found that I enjoyed both versions equally. Hey, for 99 cents it's an light, entertaining read, and in a few short minutes I'll be forking out a bit of my leftover Christmas gift card dinero to buy me a sequel or two.
Happy reading all, and look out for the bogey man. He'll make you muffins!
Mostly loony, generally harmless. Writer & professional smarty pants. Owned by an exasperated spaniel.