R.L. Naquin

Biography

Rachel is the author of the Monster Haven urban fantasy series from Carina Press and the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency series from Bottle Cap Publishing.

Her head is packed with an outrageous amount of useless Disney trivia. She is terrified of thunder, but not of lightning, and sometimes recites the Disneyland dedication speech during storms to keep herself calm. She finds it appalling that nobody from Disney has called yet with her castle move-in date.

Originally from Northern California, she has a tendency to move every few years, resulting in a total of seven different states and a six-year stint in England. Currently, she’s planning her next grand adventure. Rachel has one heroic husband, two genius kids, a crazy-cat-lady starter kit, and an imaginary dog named Waffles.

She doesn’t have time for a real dog.

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Books

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: $3.99 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
(5.00)
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: $3.99 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)
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
(5.00)
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
(4.67)
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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