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House of Despicable Beauty [NOOK Book]

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Raina Ballard, a motorcycle loving, guitar playing, honor student, would have been just fine living in the college dorm her freshman year, but her wacky, new-age mom thought it best to uproot the entire family and move to their mountain cottage on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. Raina's new home lies just a few miles away from a creepy and very mysterious eighteenth century Renaissance-style mansion.

When she and a few friends go ...
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Overview

Raina Ballard, a motorcycle loving, guitar playing, honor student, would have been just fine living in the college dorm her freshman year, but her wacky, new-age mom thought it best to uproot the entire family and move to their mountain cottage on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. Raina's new home lies just a few miles away from a creepy and very mysterious eighteenth century Renaissance-style mansion.

When she and a few friends go exploring on the supposedly vacant property, one of them disappears. His mangled body turns up dead thirty miles away the very next day. Soon afterwards, Raina sees strange lights near the house and she gets busted spying on the place again by one of its new residents, Raphael.

Raphael, who has recently returned from doing archeological work in Turkey, is instantly infatuated with Raina. Raina finds herself equally intrigued with her mysterious neighbor, even after she accidentally discovers his family secret.

Throw in a nosy cop crushing hard on Raina's mom, a cranky caretaker, and a demon from the old world hell-bent on revenge, and Raina's life will never be normal again.

House of Despicable Beauty is the first book in a trilogy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148969693
  • Publisher: B.K. Birch
  • Publication date: 12/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 345
  • File size: 521 KB

Meet the Author

In addition to HOUSE OF DESPICABLE BEAUTY and the JORDAN'S WAR trilogy, B.K. Birch's writing has been featured in Solander Magazine - The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society, Wildchild Publishing with two Editor's Choice Award wins, Charlotte Parent Magazine, Ranfurly Review, Copperfield Review, Penwomanship, Bygone Days, Mid-South Review and Emerging Women Writers. Her poetry has been published extensively in the U.S. and abroad and she has written book reviews for Midwest Book Review.

She resides in the southeast with her husband, four kids, one dog, and three kitties.
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