Monster in My Closet: A compelling, fun urban fantasy novel

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Harlequin, Jul 30, 2012 - Fiction
3 Reviews

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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User Review  - Helcura - LibraryThing

This is clearly a first novel, but it has some nicely creative world building. I can say that the subsequent books in the series improve. Like many first novels, the author tends to rush and needs to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mikaela_l - LibraryThing

I rarely request ARCs through NetGalley, but I decided to make an exception for this book. And I am glad I did. This book has everything I want in an Urban Fantasy. Familiar fantasy races, but with ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
19
Section 3
33
Section 4
46
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
81
Section 8
93
Section 15
170
Section 16
183
Section 17
192
Section 18
202
Section 19
209
Section 20
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Section 21
232
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2012)

Rachel writes stories that drop average people into magical situations filled with heart and quirky humor.

She believes in pixie dust, the power of love, good cheese, lucky socks and putting things off until the last minute. Her home is Disneyland, despite her current location in Kansas. Rachel has one husband, two grown kids and a crazy-catlady starter kit.

Come hang out: Twitter: @RLNaquin Facebook: /RLNaquin www.rlnaquin.com

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