Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Old World, New Series

Posted by: R.L. Naquin
It’s been nearly a year since I wrapped up my six-book Monster Haven series. If my main character, Zoey, shows up anywhere else, it’ll be in a short story or as a minor character. Her story is done.

Well, done enough. I admit, I left her pregnant with no word on the flavor of baby she was carrying. Girl? Boy? Reaper? Empath? Time Lord? In Monster Haven, anything is possible.

Characters died. Characters lived happily ever after. The world changed so completely, the Hidden no longer needed to stay hidden. I blew up their world, declared the story finished, and walked away.

Here I am, a year later with a new series in the same world. I’d left our nutty djinn, Kam, to walk the Earth alone, hoping to find herself so she could someday return to the djinn world. In my head, she was a mix of Sam Beckett from "Quantum Leap" and David Banner from the old "Incredible Hulk" series. How about a little sad walking away music for Kam at the end of each book in her series?

Except that Kam doesn’t roll that way. If she’s ever sad, it’ll last about twenty minutes, max, before she’s on to something else. After all, she’s lived over a hundred years. She’s seen things. She’s done things. And all those things buzz around in her head and send her thoughts off on a tangent in the worst, most inopportune times.

So, come join me on a brand new set of adventures. The old, beat-up pickup leaves any minute. Let’s hope it doesn’t break down and leave us stranded in the middle of nowhere. Or if it does, let’s hope the locals can tell us where to find the World’s Biggest Ball of Twine or a collection of Elvis’s underwear.

Kam loves side trips.

It won’t be all wild costumes and disjointed conversations about pie. People are going to die. But there’s no reason we can’t take some time to see the sights while we solve the murders.

(Fake spoiler: Zoey still hasn’t had her baby, so don’t expect Kam to tell you anything.)

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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  1. So glad that you're revisiting this world. I LOVE the Monster Haven series! :)

  2. Thanks, Dani! I love when my sister-authors enjoy my stuff. It means I must be doing something right! :-D


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