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Monsters Under My Bed

(Bogeymen #1)

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BEWARE THE BOGEYMEN…
Monsters are real.
I’ve seen them.
Felt them.
Fled from them.
Fifteen years later and I still have nightmares of the things that used to live under my bed—the diabolical ringleader with fiery red eyes who brought his friends to torment me. Crazy and unhinged, but nothing compared to the one with blazing yellow eyes who pretended to be my friend. And the wor
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Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published October 31st 2021 by Independently Published
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
3.5 stars!

I'd wanted to read this ever since I saw this was a monster reverse harem romance! I jumped on the RH train a few months ago and haven’t looked back. This was my first time reading this author and her writing was.. okay. She probably could’ve used another editor and less exclamation points but those things at least didn’t ruin the story for me.

Monsters Under My Bed is the first book in a trilogy about a girl who, growing up, had monsters under her bed. Alexis could see them and talk to
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Sasha
Nov 04, 2021 rated it did not like it
No Means No

Spoilers

No means no. Just because you make a girl wet, does not make it not rape. The monsters are rapists and kidnappers. Pure and simple. The MC says no, then goes along for the ride saying they know her better than she knows herself. Again, the MC said no to sex … and no to anal… and no to taking the large member, but she was ignored and forcefully pushed down. She said she wanted to go home. Again, ignored. She has no rights. No say. Nothing.

Not my type of monster book.
Sophia Triad
I didn't really like much these monsters ...more
Milinas Library
Nov 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Literallt monsters under the bed smut, the heroine is terrified of them and moves across the world to escape them but 12 years later she has to go back home because her father is sick. She eventually is brought to their monster world - where the three monsters who haunted her at night claim her as their mate. Breeding kink galore with lots of monster anatomy
Vicki
Oct 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book with no obligation to write a review, but I couldn't help but give my honest review as I really loved this book!

Alexis grew up knowing there were monsters under her bed. At first, she was afraid of the shadowy bogeymen, but she soon came to trust them and they eventually became her friends. Then, when she turned 18, there was an incident that caused her to leave home and run away from her monsters. Now, 12 years later, she's home again and her monsters aren't lett
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Maya
Oct 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well, this was an experience I will not forget anytime soon. Nor will I be forgetting the character art included in the beginning--which will remain fully burned into my retinas forever.

This follows Alexis, a young photographer who left home after an incident involving some demons and the disappearance of her best friend. Alexis has always had nightmares, and those nightmares often included the appearance of three spooky demons that come out from beneath her bed, and are only visible in the dark
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Jessie The Book Addict
Nov 08, 2021 rated it did not like it
This book contains dub-con and non-con and the author doesn't give a trigger warning. In fact it's passed off in the book as if it's consentual even though the MC says no multiple times. DNF at 60%.
I'm not sure if the author doesn't think it's non-con because they think that the MC's body being turned on over rides verbal non-consent. I hope not, because thats a very destructive message to pass on. There have been studies done where they measured the physical signs of arousal and compared them t
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Bourbon, Books and Brenda
Rating: 2 stars
Steam: 1.5 flames
Genre: Monster Romance
Triggers: Yes
*****
So I went into this book expecting something a little different, I mean a monster reverse harem... I expected this to be steamy.... but it was more of a lukewarm slow burn. I expected a lot of monsters but instead I got a lot of human backstory and flashbacks back and forth as to why the FMC won't go home anymore. And... when I finally get to big reveal as to why she has stayed away for 12 years, it was a little underwhelmin
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Joharis
Nov 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Based on the marketing, synopsis, and cover of this book I thought I was in for a quick, short, and monstrously steamy erotica. Instead, I got like 2 sex scenes and a basic defeat the evil lord trope paired up with a writing style that wasn't enough to pull me into the unwanted plot.

In this first book in a trilogy we follow Alexis as she has to travel back to her home after she's been running away from the monsters under her bed for 12 years. There's a lot of Nothing until around the 60%
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Sarah
Nov 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-read
Story 3*, but I Added a Star for the Artwork

IT STARTED OFF SO GOOD! I fell in love with the idea that the monsters under her bed wanted her for reasons other than to fill their scare meters (haha). That the boogeymen had even followed her to another country, really showed their determination to keep tabs on her.

After a general setup though, the story felt super rushed. I wouldn’t have minded the spicy scenes to last a bit longer, and I wished there had been more character development. It seemed
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Dani (Daniiireads)
Oct 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.75 ⭐️

What do you do when the monsters under your bed are actually real? In Alexis’s case you run. She’s spent the last fifteen years trying to forget the trio of sinful bogeymen who hid in the shadows of her room, and from the night that truly turned them into her worst nightmare. Forced to return home when she learns her father is deathly ill, Alexis must face her demons—literally and figuratively.

This book was wholly unexpected and to be honest I went in expecting absolute filth with zero p
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Marlise
Nov 02, 2021 rated it liked it
🌑bogeyman 🍆🙋🏻‍♀️

First of all shout out to those wonderful visuals/illustrations of *ahem* certain scenes! 👏👌 was not expecting that but totally made my day even though I had to sneakily look just so my kids didn’t catch me. Don’t worry they’re toddlers but still! Can’t even imagine if I was caught by my husband 😂

I’ve been waiting months to read this book. Unfortunately I hyped this too much in my head. Book was decent, storyline ok. I did like how the so called bogeyman (Fed off of emotions) ca
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Sydnie
Feb 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Hot and steamy quick read about what goes bump in the night. A monster RH novel that takes place when the monsters you've feared for so long kidnap you and take you to their dimension and just maybe make you fall in love....OH AND THERE'S ART! ...more
Lilylou426
Feb 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
For a book with less than 200 pages, there is an AMAZING amount of world building and character explanation! I absolutely loved this book and will be reading the next in the series......after I go get some night lights!
Merri Bright
Will review once the next book releases!
JJ
Feb 27, 2022 rated it really liked it
I truly didn’t expect a book about a woman getting railed by three monsters from under her bed to make me feel feelings but it did…and I enjoyed it very much.
cedes・゚༄
Mar 02, 2022 rated it did not like it
took too long to get to the smut
Rochelle Whitfield
Oct 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this book!!

Fun and saucy way to represent the creatures of the night - lots of 🌶🔥🍆 and their wicked ways will leave you wanting more.

Ends on a cliffy but it’s worth it! And as some one who can’t stand a them, this one isn’t soo bad. 😉
Bring on book 2!!.
Marisa
Oct 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Did I read this within a few hours of having it delivered to my Kindle? Definitely. It did not disappoint. Per the author note in the beginning, you might think that you’re getting bangxiety but you aren’t. The author actually gives us a story, background, and world building… And then what I’m sure you wanted. Worth it.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this book had an actual plot with some actual romance and there were even some twists and turns. So not only is there the appeal of the
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Cerina
Nov 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
This book was overhyped imo. Feel like I was promised dirty monster smessy times all over the place but was greatly disappointed with not much...understand there was the preface in the beginning promising it but with story. But honestly, if I'm reading this genre, I'm looking for smessy with some story sprinkled in not story with some smessy sprinkled in.

Hopefully this is rectified in book 2...but I'm not holding my breath at this point.
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Steph
Oct 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rh, monsters
When I saw this book I was so here for it! I'm digging the monster vibes that are going around the RH community right now. This book was so much more than just monster smut though - there was a solid plot throughout, but some hot AF sexy time too.

Don't expect to get to the goods too early in this story, there's a lot of groundwork and setup that MJ has to lay to make sure the reader is thoroughly entrenched in the world. The dynamics of the monster world are so interesting and I can't wait to le
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Kori Nicholson
Nov 08, 2021 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately DNF

I really wanted to like this. I tried so hard to keep going, but it just didn't ever get to the point where I wanted to keep reading. I made it 78% through, so my review is based on that portion.

It felt very forced. The flow was really off. I know it's about monsters, but this book should really have warnings for "dubious consent". In my opinion it's just rape. The storyline just couldn't keep me interested to make up for it. I'm actually really sad it didn't click for me.
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Rachel
Nov 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A new trend is popping up in the book world, monster romance. I thought I knew what a monster romance would be like but MJ Marstens has shown me that I was not prepared.  Monsters Under My Bed is the first book in her Bogeyman series. It's a multiple point-of-view monster romance that has a fmc who is in deep denial and a little bit of a hot mess, some monsters that are determined to make her theirs, and a world that may be even more dangerous than her men. There was a touch of mystery and very ...more
Marcie
Feb 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by MJ and I am completely smitten. I haven’t really read any monster themed RHs and this totally caught my attention.
Alexis is a young woman who grew up with regular visits by three monsters (Xhoshad, Nerazi, and Seriq) who came from beneath her bed. She was terrified of them at first then gained trust with them only for it to turn back into terror when her best friend disappears. I love this young woman’s stubbornness and how she doesn’t hesitate to speak what’s on her mi
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Courtney
Nov 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Monsters Under My Bed

I Give this Book a 3.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 3.

Wanted to jump into this book as soon as it came out.
This is definitely a book that needs to be read a few more times to better get the picture of how everything goes, and maybe catch more details that didn’t click yet the first few times.
While this is a pretty decent read, I was having trouble keeping focus on it, some areas read a bit faster than I would’ve liked. But all in all I definitely wanna keep reading this type o
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Cali Mafiaa
Nov 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my monsters!!! Haha I don’t even know where to start!! This book was amazing.. I couldn’t get enough of it.. I can’t wait till book 2 comes out so we can find out what happens next.. I want more!!

& that ending tho.. did not see that coming..😳

It brings a whole new meaning to the Boogie Man or for in this case Boogie Men lol..

At first Alexis is afraid of the monsters under her bed.. she even travels half way around the world to get away from them…

The three monsters are completely different but
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Kayla Lutz
Nov 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Monsters Under My Bed by MJ Marstens is book one in the Bogeyman books. This book follows the female main character Alexis. This book goes between past and present time periods. During this time we meet three monsters Under Alexis' bed: Xhoshad for is formed by coercion, Nerazi is formed by greed and mischievousness, and Seriq is formed by possession. The characters and the plot draw you in and keep you wanting more. ...more
Noemi
Nov 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rh, arc, fantasy
Alexis has left Texas and flew to Australia to escape the 3 monsters she kept seeing since she was younger. Forced to come back home as her father is in the hospital, Alexis has to face her monsters and her ex; however, she's not prepared to find herself in the boogeymen's realm and have to fight the usurper to the boogeymen's throne.

It was a spicy read, and I'm so curious to see what will happen with Alexis, Mark and her 3 monsters.

I was kindly provided with an ARC by the author, but I'm leav
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Lisa Bing
Nov 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a surprising book to dive into. I expected monsters, 'interesting' body parts and twisted chemistry. Well, I got all that, but also a fab plot, detailed world building, characters that just grabbed me, suspense - and yes, steamy romance ;P Everything came together in an engaging way and I can't wait for the next book to see how their story continues :D ...more
Sauieh Noushin
Nov 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was something I was waiting to read and holy shit it was so fucking worth it!!! Monster cocks r a fucking thing and I need to find me some bogeymen of my own!! Oh and did I mention Seriq with the green eyes... That is may favorite color and he is one freaky sexy monster!!! I can't wait for the rest of this series!!! ...more
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Bestselling author M.J. Marstens mixes romance, suspense, comedy, and sassy characters who can say whatever they are thinking because it is just a story. When she is not creating steamy scenes or laugh-out-loud fiascos, she is refereeing her three children that she homeschools. In her free time, she loves to eat, sleep, and pray that her children do not turn out like the characters she writes abou ...more

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