R.L. Naquin

Biography

R.L. is the author of the Monster Haven series, The Djinn Haven series, and the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency series. Her stories often drop average people into magical situations with the mundane world as a backdrop. She fills her work with heart, quirky humor, and sometimes darkness the characters need to overcome in order to find the light.

Rachel 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. She has one husband, two grown kids, and a crazy-catlady starter kit. If she’s found wandering around lost, please return her to her desk. She probably has a deadline looming and got distracted by a dinosaur eating pancakes.

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Books

Uninspired Muse (Mt. Olympus Employment Agency: Muse, Book 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Wynter Greene is back at work in the Muse department and doing a fantastic job. Her newly reunited family gives her a sense of belonging and self-confidence she’s never had before. And she hasn’t annihilated any romantic relationships in quite a while—mostly because she’s avoided them. But if mythology teaches anything, it’s not to get cocky when the gods are listening.
Undercover Gorgon: Episode #2 — Lost & Found (A Mt. Olympus Employment Agency Miniseries)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Circe, a fierce and dangerous witch, has lost track of her only daughter and insists that Patrice track the girl down. Patrice can’t refuse the job, since Circe is threatening to rat her out to the bosses upstairs, but at least there’s a large wad of cash involved. Unfortunately, things aren’t what they seem, and somebody may be pulling a fast one at Patrice’s expense.
Undercover Gorgon: Episode #1 — Witches War (A Mt. Olympus Employment Agency Miniseries)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Patrice is comfortable in her life as a gorgon. By day, she rules the Mt. Olympus reception area. After hours, she “borrows” magical items from other departments to aid in her secret missions to help people behind the scenes. When a goddess comes to her for a favor, Patrice could start a war with all the witches of ancient Greece. But if she refuses, she could anger the most powerful witch of all.
Unamused Muse (Mt. Olympus Employment Agency: Muse, Book 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: American English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Newly minted Muse, Wynter Greene, has been loaned to the Underworld as Hades’ personal assistant. If she can keep from screwing up, she can return to Mt. Olympus in six weeks. Unfortunately, that’s not so easy. Stripped of her Muse title, Wynter discovers she can’t stop herself from inspiring people, even when the people she’s encouraging are supposed to be trapped in eternal torment.
Undercover Gorgon: Episode #0 — Becoming (A Mt. Olympus Employment Agency Miniseries)
Price: Free! Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Patrice has never been comfortable in her own skin. At midnight on her twentieth birthday, her magical Stealth Insurance lapses, leaving her with a headful of live snakes and an aversion to bright light. Now she understands why being human never felt quite right. Watch for Undercover Gorgon "Episode #1 — Witches War" coming in December of 2015!
Unfinished Muse (Mt. Olympus Employment Agency: Muse, Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,120. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Chronic quitter Wynter Greene is recruited to work as a Muse for the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency. She’s not very good at it, and none of her clients seem to be cooperating. Wynter better get good at it soon, or she'll be reassigned to the Underworld, scooping poop for a three-headed dog—not the career move she was looking for.
Transmonstrified
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,610. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
R.L. Naquin, author of the Monster Haven series, shares an assortment of stories from places just outside the world we know. These pages are filled with friendly monsters, dueling witches, floating ice fish, chupacabra taxidermy, and escalators leading to Heaven and Hell. This collection includes two brand-new Monster Haven tales.
What Zoey Doesn't Know
Price: Free! Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maurice the closet monster is an amazing cook, efficient housekeeper, fantastic problem solver, and the best friend anyone could ever have. But nobody really knows what he does all day. Bank robbers, a rare disease, and a visit from a bad-luck pooka are no match for a closet monster with time on his hands. But don’t tell Zoey. She worries. 7,000 words
Hidden Holidays: A Monster Haven Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve.
Ill-Conceived Magic: A Monster Haven Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Empath and caretaker to monsters, Zoey Donovan, finds a package on her front lawn. It cries a lot and wears diapers. It also has horns, cloven hooves, and green skin. Zoey and Maurice the closet monster look for the unlikely parents in a crazy attempt to bring together the mismatched family. A dangerous prospect, considering the family's hostile relatives.

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