Ill-Conceived Magic



[Reading] ➺ Ill-Conceived Magic Author R.L. Naquin – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 skinZoey and Maurice the closet monster l 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 skinZoey 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 relativesIll Conceived Magic is a short story in the same world as the Monster Haven novels from Carina Press It also includes a bonus first chapter of Pooka in My PantryThis story can be enjoyed without having read the novels However, it fits chronologically between book one, Monster in My Closet, and book two, Pooka in My Pantry books one and two are available everywhere great digital books are sold Look for book three, Fairies in My Fireplace, in September of.Ill-Conceived Magic

Rachel is the author of the urban fantasy Monster Haven series from Carina Press She believes in magic, the power of love, good cheese, lucky socks, and putting things off until stress gets them done faster at the last minute Her home is Disneyland, despite her current location in Kansastps facebook rlnaquinBe among the special peeps who get all the RL Naquin updates first by signing up for the official newsletter here.

Ill-Conceived Magic Kindle ò Ebook
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  • 38 pages
  • Ill-Conceived Magic
  • R.L. Naquin
  • 15 May 2019

10 thoughts on “Ill-Conceived Magic

  1. says:

    shudders and giggles at the same time I may never look at satyrs the same again but I absolutely loved this one.

  2. says:

    Zoey has just learned that she s an empathy and care taker of the hidden supernatural beings After all she s currently living with her very own closet monster Maurice Just like any other day she arrives home from work only to find on the back steps a baby has been left and tasked with the challenge of figuring out what to do with her Thanks to Maurice who s able to point her in the right direction they may just be able to save the baby and find its parents However she s going to have to conf Zoey has just learned that she s an empathy and care taker of the hidden supernatural beings After all she s currently living with her very own closet monster Maurice Just like any other day she arrives home from work only to find on the back steps a baby has been left and tasked with the challenge of figuring out what to do with her Thanks to Maurice who s able to point her in the right direction they may just be able to save the baby and find its parents However she s going to have to confront the families of the parents which may just prove to be deadly.I love Zoey she s one of my favorite characters in the urban fantasy world after all she s a very unique character which I adore I also really like Maurice but that could be in part that even if he is a closet monster he s a good guy We also have a glimpse of Iris as well as the gargoyle that s temporarily staying with them I can t believe I didn t read this one when it came out considering that Monster Haven is one of my favorite series I love the concept for the supernatural world of the hidden living among the human and that Zoey just happens to have stepped into her mother s shoes to take care of them The characters are easy to connect with you can t help falling in love with Zoey s unique charm This side story shows us a side of Maurice that doesn t come out very often and show s Zoey that he will do what has to be done to protect her They make an excellent team and I m not afraid to say I wish I had a monster in my closet also I ve enjoyed the author s storytelling it s a beautifully done short story that complements the series well

  3. says:

    After really enjoying Monster in My Closet I couldn t wait to spendtime in the world that R.L Naquin has created This story is set not long after the first book, Zoey is now used to sharing her house with the various supernatural creatures who have come to her for help and she s actually enjoying having them around Things are thrown into disarray when they find a rather surprising gift on the doorstep though an abandoned baby The baby isn t exactly human either, in fact it seems to b After really enjoying Monster in My Closet I couldn t wait to spendtime in the world that R.L Naquin has created This story is set not long after the first book, Zoey is now used to sharing her house with the various supernatural creatures who have come to her for help and she s actually enjoying having them around Things are thrown into disarray when they find a rather surprising gift on the doorstep though an abandoned baby The baby isn t exactly human either, in fact it seems to be part dryad and part satyr which is rather surprising considering how much the two species hate each other Can Zoey track down the baby s parents and reunite a family or will that prove to be impossible considering both sides are practically at war Ill Conceived Magic is a very short story of around 50 pages so it is a very quick read but it is still full of the humour I ve come to expect from this series Zoey and Maurice get a lotthan they bargained for when they set out to find the baby s parents and their interactions with the satyrs in particular were absolutely hilarious If you enjoyed the first book in the series then you re sure to love this story just as much.My one hesitancy to recommend it would be down to the price, I know it is becomingandcommon for authors to offer additional short stories set in the same world as their established series These stories aren t usually essential reading to follow the ongoing series plot I believe that is the case here but I won t know for sure until I read Pooka in My Pantry and I do enjoy getting additional insight into the characters but I think it s a bit of a rip off to charge fans for such a short story when a lot of authors offer similar ones for free In fact Ill Conceived Magic was originally available for free from Smashwords which is thankfully when I downloaded it but is currentlyexpensive onUK than the first full length novel and that just doesn t seem right to me I m definitely looking forward to continuing with this series but I m reluctant to pay so much for the short stories that seem to be coming in between each full length book so I may decide to skip Hidden Holidays and What Zoey Doesn t Know

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    Review originally posted here www.roxtao.comOne of the books I ve read last year that went directly in my 2012 Top 5 was Monster in My Closet, written by R.L Naquin It s probably the cutest story I ve ever read and Maurice, one of the main characters is surely the sweetest hero I ve met You can imagine my enthusiasm when I found out that in addition to the second book in the series soon to be published , the author also published a short story, situated between the first and the second book Review originally posted here www.roxtao.comOne of the books I ve read last year that went directly in my 2012 Top 5 was Monster in My Closet, written by R.L Naquin It s probably the cutest story I ve ever read and Maurice, one of the main characters is surely the sweetest hero I ve met You can imagine my enthusiasm when I found out that in addition to the second book in the series soon to be published , the author also published a short story, situated between the first and the second book.The meeting with Zoey, Maurice and the rest of the incredible characters brought me a huge smile on my face from the first second, smile that remained there even after I finished the last page.This short story offers us a chance to see Zoey in a new monster saving mission From the moment Maurice, the monster from the closet that she thought was just a product of her imagination proves to be as real as she is, Zoey s life changes She already knew that her ability to feel everybody s emotions at the highest degree was not that normal But Maurice offered her the chance to discover a new world that she didn t know it existed The monsters in the closets, the gargoyles, the fairies and all the other magic beings she thought were imaginary are very, very real And the combination between the fact that she now knows about them, that she s an empath and that her own mother was a protector for these creatures is leading to only one direction Zoey herself becomes a protector for the needy magical beings And her fame seems to grow stronger Already having in her house a closet monster and a gargoyle both of them divorced and homeless, an abused family of brownies some kind of tiny fairies and a skunk ape that protects her home, Zoey discovers that her future is still full of surprises After finding a mysterious package on the front lawn, the heroine finds herself in a race where she ll have to solve some mysteries, get rid of a group of satyrs and a furious dryad and reunite a split family Meanwhile, she makes a shocking discovery about her friend Maurice and their relation seems to be breaking She s the only one who could save it, but only if she can ignore her own confusion.If I didn t make you curious enough, I ll just tell you again and again that Maurice is one of the loveliest heroes I ve ever met You just have to meet him The story is written in the same funny style, but full of surprising realistic shades, that we discovered in the first book, Monster in My Closet Despite their fantastic features, the characters have real problems, they act in a disarming honestly way and the whole sensation is that you just took a look in a normal house, where the members are simply living normal lives Of course, the difference would be that the characters are anything but normal and apart from their everyday problems, they also have some issuesdifficult than you could ever imagine.I highly recommend R.L Naquin s series Despite the fact that there is a huge amount of fantasy and paranormal books written in the last few years, I think this author is slipping pure magic in her books and so, the story she managed to create has something truly special.The short story can be read for free You can download it from Smashwords Of course, it can be read as a stand alone, but I would recommend you to read Monster in My Closet first, otherwise you could miss some of the story s enchantment or the characters charm I don t usually recommend books with such passion This is because our preferences might be different, so something I loved in a book could be something you despise But in this case, I m 99% sure that you won t regret your purchase and that you ll have a wonderful time reading the Monster Haven series

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    Ill Conceived Magic is a charming short story that takes place in Naquin s Monster Haven world Zoey, the empath, is still coming to grips with the Hidden world she has discovered all around her As if having a closet monster in her home, along with his brother in law Phil a gargoyle , wasn t enough, now someone has droppedtrouble on her doorstep literally Serving as a bridge between Monster in My Closet book 1 and the upcoming Pooka in My Pantry book 2 , this short story is a Ill Conceived Magic is a charming short story that takes place in Naquin s Monster Haven world Zoey, the empath, is still coming to grips with the Hidden world she has discovered all around her As if having a closet monster in her home, along with his brother in law Phil a gargoyle , wasn t enough, now someone has droppedtrouble on her doorstep literally Serving as a bridge between Monster in My Closet book 1 and the upcoming Pooka in My Pantry book 2 , this short story is a delightful return to the world I fell in love with Zoey and Maurice the closet monster return, but we are also treated to new creatures in this story too And we also get to see a different side of Maurice But no spoilers here.As a bonus, this story is FREE on Smashwords, and includes a bonus chapter from the upcoming Pooka It s a great read for fans of the Monster Haven series, and those new to the series will enjoy it too.Highly recommended

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    This was a cute short story that fills the gap between the first and second books of the series While not critical, it does give you a healthy dose of gargoyle with a loving splash of family drama Zoey ends up finding a kid I know, I was scared, too Will this persist I m not really a big kid story fan Don t worry this is definitely a standalone that doesn t necessarily tie in completely We learn about inter monster racism, what Maurice has hidden inside himself, and begin to learn the g This was a cute short story that fills the gap between the first and second books of the series While not critical, it does give you a healthy dose of gargoyle with a loving splash of family drama Zoey ends up finding a kid I know, I was scared, too Will this persist I m not really a big kid story fan Don t worry this is definitely a standalone that doesn t necessarily tie in completely We learn about inter monster racism, what Maurice has hidden inside himself, and begin to learn the gargoyle language along the way Zoey is her usual adorably clueless self who somehow manages to muddle her way through Maurice is still my favorite

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    3.5 5 It s hard for me to give much higher reviews for such short stories unless I really like the characters The story picks up sometime after the first book and we re introduced to goat men and angry tree women who have proper names but it would take time to look up the proper term and correct spelling as I know I wouldn t get it right the first time I like how things turned out, Zoey is still helping people out, we have Maurice still around and overall it was a nice short tale.

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    Having been surprised at how funny Monster in my Closet was, I couldn t wait to get onto this short story which I picked up free last year, to see what Zoey and Maurice did next Zoey finds a half satyr, half dryad baby abandoned on her doorstep and she and Maurice are clueless as to what to do They decide to find the real parents to see if the problem can be solved which means facing down hostile dryad women and horny violent satyrs Maurice is in a panic about Zoey s safety but she is only co Having been surprised at how funny Monster in my Closet was, I couldn t wait to get onto this short story which I picked up free last year, to see what Zoey and Maurice did next Zoey finds a half satyr, half dryad baby abandoned on her doorstep and she and Maurice are clueless as to what to do They decide to find the real parents to see if the problem can be solved which means facing down hostile dryad women and horny violent satyrs Maurice is in a panic about Zoey s safety but she is only concerned with the baby s welfare.For a short story, this had everything paranormal action, lots of laughs and a big pile of Maurice What else could you want The fun comes in the form of Maurice and Phil doing karaoke to the Titanic theme with Phil of course using words that make sense only to him I couldn t stop laughing Instead of near, far, wherever you are from Maurice, we got from Phil yawn, stew, forget my old shoe Very funny Phil s guide to nappy changing was amusing as well I was also amused in a sick way by the initial slimy introductions from the satyrs until they got nasty.We also get the serious side, exploring the friendship between Zoey and Maurice, asking the question of can you accept friends for who they are, even if they have a side you don t like much Poor Maurice really goes through hell on this journey, trying to keep her safe and fearing that he might lose her friendship The story also explores the relationship between two enemy races and the prejudice that the resulting baby has to face from both sides, which I found pretty poignant.Overall this was a great addition to the series and I really liked it I recommend this series to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries and light urban fantasy

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    The ONLY reason this short story doesn t get a 5 star, is because. well, it s too short What do you do when a baby is left on your doorstep Normally, you would call the Police That s not an option for Zoey Donovan Zoey is an Aegis, the protector and caretaker of the Hidden magical creatures , and the baby sitting on her doorstep is definitely not human Unless human babies started having sage skin and olive hair, complete with goat legs and two tiny horns So, what to do The hunt is o The ONLY reason this short story doesn t get a 5 star, is because. well, it s too short What do you do when a baby is left on your doorstep Normally, you would call the Police That s not an option for Zoey Donovan Zoey is an Aegis, the protector and caretaker of the Hidden magical creatures , and the baby sitting on her doorstep is definitely not human Unless human babies started having sage skin and olive hair, complete with goat legs and two tiny horns So, what to do The hunt is on for the little baby girls parents Only when you re trying to locate a beautiful little mixed girl parents, when both parties Family hates each other You re intotrouble than planned for.This is a sweet and cute little short story set in the world of the Monster Haven Series, right after Monster in My Closet We see Zoey and Maurice wander off on their own little adventure, trying to find the parents to the little girl found on Zoey s doorstep But it isn t as easy as one would think The dryads will not accept her and the Satyrs well, they re being Satyrns I m still having nightmares about the chase in the woods O_O I totally blame you Rachel I enjoyed Ill conceived Magic It s a beautiful tale about love and what it can overcome and transmonsterification It gives us a few surprises, and it fits perfectly into the rest of the series.Did I mention it s free No Ups looks innocent Well it is You can find it here I know I did

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    First and foremost let me say that I am a huge fan of R.L Aquino s monster series so you can imagine how happy I was to discover she had written a short story about my favorite characters Although I am a fan I always try to be honest in my reviews With that being said, I just loved this quirky novella.Joey comes home from work lugging groceries only to be met in the driveway by a group of frantic fairies Imagine her surprise when they lead her to her doorstep where she discovers a green, hor First and foremost let me say that I am a huge fan of R.L Aquino s monster series so you can imagine how happy I was to discover she had written a short story about my favorite characters Although I am a fan I always try to be honest in my reviews With that being said, I just loved this quirky novella.Joey comes home from work lugging groceries only to be met in the driveway by a group of frantic fairies Imagine her surprise when they lead her to her doorstep where she discovers a green, horned and Hoover baby in a laundry basket As Zoey and Maurice the closet monster rack their brains on the best way to care for the baby, they realize they must discover where her parents are.It seems the father of the baby is a satyr and the mother is a druid The union of these two species are not allowed and therefore any resulting child would strictly be prohibited It s kind of a Hatfield and McCoy situation In order to locate the parents Zoey will have to put herself in danger by going up to the mountain of the satyrs She just hopes that with Maurice s help, she will get out alive and in one piece.This is another gem in the series and provides some additional insight into the character of Maurice and his abilities The reason I love this series so is due to all of the wonderful humor This novella is just as wonderful as the rest with this regards If you have not read this series do yourself a favor and start with the first book Monster in My Closet You won t regret it

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