Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Reasons Mt. Olympus Is As Much Fun As Monster Haven

Posted by: R.L. Naquin
So, yesterday something crazy, terrifying, and wonderful happened. I finished the first book of my brand new Mt. Olympus Employment Agency series. People have been so positive about my Monster Haven series, beginning something new has been really intimidating. Throughout the writing of Unfinished Muse, I’ve waffled back and forth between “THIS IS AWESOME!” and “OMG, everybody’s going to hate me because this isn’t Monster Haven and that’s all I know how to write.”

Honestly, I just handed it off to my editor. No one but me has read this thing, and I sure can’t be trusted to tell if it’s any good or not.

So, here’s what we’re going to do. In an effort to convince you to give it a try when it comes out in July, and in an effort to convince myself that I should trust myself a little more about not sucking, I give you this:

Top Ten Reasons the Mt. Olympus Employment Agency is as much fun as Monster Haven
  1. A talking plant named Phyllis who sings pirate shanties and the theme song from “Fresh Prince” in the voice of someone’s beloved grandmother. 
  2. A mom who can’t remember if she slept with a firefighter, a traveling Bible salesman, or a Greek god before she got pregnant. 
  3. A gorgon receptionist with an attitude and a stylish updo. 
  4. A super hot guy from the Dreams and Nightmares department who keeps showing up dressed as a cowboy, Roman gladiator, or vampire. 
  5. The ability to be invisible and snoop through the hot neighbor’s apartment looking for clues. 
  6. Transmutational Thought Transference Bubbles and Beastie Discombobulator Dust. 
  7. Clubbing in the Mt. Olympus Euphoria District. 
  8. The threat of being transferred to Hades to scoop the poop of the three-headed dog, Cerberus. 
  9. Secrets, lies, paranoia, and sabotage. 
  10. The fate of the world is someone else’s problem. She’s just trying not to get demoted to hell. 

So, there you go. If I did my job right, the new series will be loads of fun. But if I didn’t do my job right, my editor will be more than happy to let me know and make me fix it. Either way, it’s going to be fun in the end.

Keep an eye on this space or any of the many places you can find me out in the virtual world to find out when Unfinished Muse goes on sale. Better yet, add yourself to my newsletter and find out before anyone else!

Now I’m off to work on book two, Unamused Muse. I’ve already got the cover, so I should probably get back to work.

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.

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