C.L. Monaghan was born and raised in Lincolnshire in the UK. Aged 8 she moved to South Africa with her parents for two years before the family moved back to England.
She read books from a very early age and her childhood favourites were Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Forest, The Wishing Chair, Famous Five and Mallory Towers.
When she read The Hobbit at school, a lifelong fascination with Tolkien and the fantasy genre began.
In 2000, C.L. Monaghan attended Lincoln University and gained her B.A. Honours degree in History and English Literature, graduating with a 2:1. She still lives in her home town with her husband, 3 boys, 5 cats and Casper the miniature schnauzer.
Adult Paranormal Romance
Have you ever fallen in love with a book boyfriend?
Naomi Douglas did.
From the moment Naomi met Joe, she claimed him as her own. Depressed and lonely, Naomi’s fascination with Joe quickly turns to obsession.
When she begins to experience corner of the eye phenomena, those around her start to question her sanity. Needing desperately to escape the trappings of her soulless life, Naomi makes a decision that will thrust her into the realms of the supernatural. As her life spins out of control she begins to regret her decision.
What she didn’t bank on was Joe.
IMMAGINARIO is a modern tale of one woman’s struggle to take control of her own destiny. An emotionally intense story of obsession, desire and determination, proving that anything is possible if you just believe.
Just be careful what you wish for…
Andato - Immaginario, Book 2
Adult Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Naomi Douglas woke up one day to find herself married to her dream man, Joe Ferrantino. Only her dream man wasn’t real. The second installment of this adult, paranormal romance, series sees Naomi struggle with the hand that fate has dealt her. A freelance proofreader, Naomi had fallen in love with the fictional, Joe, in a magical manuscript that had been sent to her by her client, Laney Marsh. Determined to craft the perfect life, she found herself smack bang in the middle of her own novel, and happily married to Joe. Until the real reason behind the magical manifestation was revealed; Naomi was to be recruited into an ancient secret organisation of ‘Authors’. Whose sole purpose was to spend their days chronicling the lives of every human being on the planet. Joe had merely been a test, sent by Laney, to determine her creative talent. Laney, as a master Author, had informed Naomi that Joe could not be allowed to remain in this world and her one chance at love was cruelly taken away.
Determined to change her destiny, and avoid the catastrophic consequences of Joe being alive in her world, Naomi takes on the powers that control the very universe, and battles for the right to choose her own path. She must become a member of the organisation, and learn what she can, in order to find a way back to the man she loves. Setting herself to her studies, Naomi discovers the links between science and magic and realises how she might manipulate time and space to be reunited with her lost love.
The Hollows: A Midnight Gunn Novel
Midnight Gunn is no ordinary detective- born during a solar eclipse as Halley's Comet blazed a trail through the sky- his supernatural birthright is both a help and a hindrance when solving crimes.
Detective Inspector Arthur Gredge, of Scotland Yard, is the only one who knows Gunn's secret.
When the body of a young aristocrat is discovered in a backstreet alley, Gredge enlists Gunn’s help in a race to discover the identity of the notorious Spring-heeled Jack- the monster that is terrorising London.
A trail of clues and victims leads them to discover the horrifying truth behind a legend.
Midnight Gunn: The Hollows, encompasses the thrill of a traditional Gothic mystery with an extra twist of paranormal, a splash of romance and a hint of horror!
The Barghest: A Midnight Gunn Novel
A murder, a terrifying creature, and a battle for his affections were not what Midnight Gunn expected when he journeyed to Scotland for the summer. Bodies are mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue, Midnight’s growing household is in turmoil and someone or something lurks in the shadows, watching. When the net closes in around his heart and his daughter disappears, Midnight calls on Scotland Yard’s finest, Inspector Arthur Gredge, to aid in the hunt for the Barghest.