Looking or a new series to sink your teeth into? R.L. Naquin’s Monster Haven series features plenty of supernatural adventures that will take you on a wild ride! Read on for writing advice from R.L. Naquin, as well as reviews from Monster Haven fans and details on the latest book in the series, Demons in My Driveway.
Be Yourself by R.L. Naquin
I took a long time searching for my writer voice and trying to complete a novel. I’d spent most of my life trying so hard to write serious fantasy. I created entire worlds from scratch, complete with purple grass that caused a sickness in livestock, birds with glow-in-the-dark feathers, and melodramatic characters with lofty titles and high ideals. Then I woke up with the most ridiculous thoughts in my head. Why do closet monsters have to be scary? Why can’t they be friends? Why can’t they be for adults? Once I put away the idea that I needed to follow a pattern, do what was expected, or sound like someone other than myself, the entire thing flew out of me like a one-eyed ostrich who needed to put change in the meter before time ran out and he got his fifth parking ticket. What? My point: be yourself. Pay attention to what works for other people, but don’t try to duplicate them. Don’t squelch the voice inside you trying to come out. In writing, painting, singing—in any creative endeavor. In life. Things will go a lot smoother if you do. And you’ll be a happier person for it. Trust me. That closet monster is now on his sixth book.
Why readers love the Monster Haven series…
“R.L. Naquin has once again delivered a book full of surprises and delights.” –Goodreads review, Pooka in My Pantry
“I love this series. It’s underlying sweetness radiates outwards and gives you the warm and fuzzies.” –Amazon review, Fairies in My Fireplace
“Funny, suspenseful, and a dash of romance. I loved it.” –Amazon review, Monster in My Closet
“I loved this book so much, I wanted to hug it, and squeeze it, and then read it again.” –Goodreads review, Monster in My Closet
About Demons in My Driveaway
Zoey Donovan—Aegis and co-opted protector of all things supernatural—is moving up in the Hidden world. Actually, she’s being dropkicked onto the front lines of a fight between the newly formed Cult of Imagination and Hidden governments everywhere.
The Cult is opening portals and unleashing demons, vampires and werewolves, growing closer to breaking the lock that holds back the zombie apocalypse with every world they crack open. Oh, and they want every last Aegis in the world dead, and a roving band of Hidden worshippers is only too eager to assist.
On the upside, Zoey finally has her mother back. But having another Aegis around—one with very different ideas on how to run things—is proving difficult. For their own safety, they’re stuck inside Zoey’s home. What was once a haven is now a prison, further straining maternal relations and alienating her reaper boyfriend. Taking down a cult and saving the world—again—would be a lot easier if she could go farther than her own driveway.