MONSTER IN MY CLOSET (Monster Haven #1)
RELEASE DATE: July 2012
PUBLISHER: Carina Press
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
ARTIST: Frauke Spanuth
I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn’t imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I’d seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no?
After all, I’ve always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain. Don’t get me wrong, I like helping people—and non-people. But this ability has turned me into a gourmet feast for an incubus, a demon that feeds off emotional energy. Now, brides are dropping dead all over town, and my home has become a safe house for the supernatural. I must learn to focus my powers and defeat the demon before he snacks on another innocent woman and comes looking for the main course…
This is a fun cover and the title is very cute. I love how the heroine is crouching and looking over her shoulder, and the ‘Monster’ font works well. I think the design could have been a bit better, maybe the eyes of the monster peeking out from a closet door with the heroine looking back over her shoulder at it. What I think is really good about this cover though is what it portrays, and that’s a fun book, and reading the summary makes me want to read it more.
It definitely is a fun cover. I love the fact that the artist has been a bit brave with the heroine’s outfit choice. What a quirky, cool print her dress is made out of! I like her stance and her cute red bob. I agree with Carolyn, the eye of the monster peeking out from a closet door would have been better, and the monster font is very cool.