Don't be worshipping no toads!

House Beneath the Bridge - Iain Rob Wright

 

This has a nice love story at it's base.  Not a romance, but two people figuring how they lost each other.

 

The rest is creepy house(s) suspended in time, a cursed village, and a monster monk.

And the toad king.

 

Remember what I said about more mature?  We had a little backsliding.  Not bad, but at one point he gleefully, and repeatedly, mentions a testicle slicer.

 

LOL

 

All in all, a good story of the supernatural with plenty of humor thrown in.