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The House That Death Built

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Arthur knows nothing but sorrow. His past is filled with secrets, trials, and death. On his way to settle his affairs with his deceased wife's family, he tears his shirt and enters a small village shop for a repair. There he meets Joy.

Joy is not impressed by the stranger visiting their little village. On her first impression, she calls him a 'disgusting beast' and is mortified when he returns to seek out her company. Their exchanges are spirited and flirtatious, and she begins to imagine a future with him.

As Arthur's family legacy comes to light, a sinister secret comes between them, one he refuses to tell her. Joy finds herself in danger and comes to realize a future between them could spell disaster for them both. 


Mel wrote, illustrated, and published her first book at the age of five. It was not a huge success, but undaunted she plunged herself into reading every book she could get her hands on. She found a love for ghost stories and gothic tales, suspense-driven works of fiction, and of course a little romance never hurt. Now she combines all three of her favorite genres and writes up tales that feel familiar until you find out things are not what they seem. She lives in the Wasatch Mountains and enjoys time with her children, her husband, and her 100-pound lab/mastiff/dane, Boudica, who thinks she's a lap dog. She also has a serious addiction to yarn, fiber arts, and crochet hooks.

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"The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination."

H.P. Lovecraft