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The Company of the Dead [Kindle Edition]

Marissa Farrar
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Product Description

Product Description

Features the short story, 'Adeline', a tale of a young girl suffering abuse at the hands of her father who find solace in a porcelain doll, but the doll is out for revenge...
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My mother snuck into my bedroom
and handed me my love wrapped in the previous year's birthday paper. By her
furtive glances toward the bedroom door and her whispered voice, I assumed my
father knew nothing of the gift. For once, my mother had acted alone.


That night, I took her to bed
with me, my arms wrapped around her tiny frame.


Adeline... She told me her name,
whispered it in my ear as I slept. Her tiny porcelain fingers closed around my
little finger, gently squeezing her reassurance.


From then on, the doll and
I became one... 
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 Also included in this collection: 
A teenage girl living with a horrific birthmark down one side of her face discovers the cure may be worse than the affliction in 'Stained'.

A team of men digging the channel tunnel hit a coffin-like box buried deep under the ocean. Will opening it unleash the end of mankind? 'The Tunnel'.

A drug addict wakes to find herself trapped in a room of her worst nightmare, in 'The Tortured Room'.

A woman suffering the loss of her husband in a car accident discovers her reality isn't all it seems in 'The Sickness of Grief'.

A hitchhiker gets the lift from hell in 'Thumbing it.'

Six short stories of horror; ghosts, vampires and demonic dolls. This collection totals approximately 25K in length or 65 pages. Several of these stories have been previously published in the anthologies, 'Masters of Horror: Damned if you Don't'; 'Their Dark Masters: Extreme Vampire Horror'; 'Demonic Dolls: Satan's Toybox'.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 211 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Warwick House Press (20 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006BDRU8K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #488,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Marissa Farrar is a multi-published fantasy and horror author. She was born in Devon, England, has travelled all over the world, and has lived in both Australia and Spain. She now resides in the countryside with her husband, two children, a crazy Spanish dog, two rescue cats and six hens and ten goldfish. Despite returning to England, she daydreams of one day being able to split her time between her home country and the balmy, white sandy beaches of Spain.
 
Even though she's been writing stories since she was small and held dreams of being a writer, her initial life plan went a different way.

In her youth, inspired by James Herriot, she decided to become a vet, and would regularly bring home new pets to her weary parents. Upon discovering her exams were never going to get her into a veterinary degree, she ended up studying Zoology. Once she completed her degree and realised she'd spent the majority trying to find time to write, she decided to follow her dream of being an author. Seven years later, she was published and two years after that she was able to say goodbye to the day job. 

However, she's continued to collect animals!

Marissa is the author of four novels, including the dark vampire 'Serenity' series. Her fifth novel, Underlife, a dark fantasy set beneath the streets of London, will be published August 2012.

Her short stories have been accepted for a number of anthologies including, Their Dark Masters, Red Skies Press, Masters of Horror: Damned If You Don't, Triskaideka Books; and 2013: The Aftermath, Pill Hill Press. 

If you want to know more about Marissa, then please visit her website at www.marissa-farrar.blogspot.com. You can also find her at her facebook page, www.facebook.com/marissa.farrar.author or follow her on twitter @marissafarrar.

She loves to hear from readers and can be emailed at marissafarrar@hotmail.co.uk.


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5.0 out of 5 stars First class book from a first class Author. 25 Sept. 2013
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I have now read all of Marissa's books and have found the characters and style first class and difficult to put down once you start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great book of shorts well worth reading 15 May 2012
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This book is a collection of short stories that capture your interest with each on that you read. There is a little for everyone no matter what tastes you have and i found that not only were the stories well written and the characters well defined, in places they were heart warming and thought provoking. The car accident story was especially emotional to read leaving you feeling everything that the characters felt when it came to loss and acceptance. Although i loved reading all the stories this is the one that i really connected with. All cresit to the author for bringing us this really great selection of shorts that i am sure everyone will love to read whether they are an avid reader or just want something to pass a few minutes in a day, with this book you can really do that. I know that after reading this i will definitely be heading out to find more books by Marissa to read, and i urge you to check out this little gem and just give it a quick read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The company of the dead 4 Aug. 2014
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I liked this book it had nice short stories in it a great book to read if you are a bit short of time and like a good story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely horrifying...in the best way possible! 14 May 2012
By Ren - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was given to me by the author for an honest review and was not purchased through Amazon.
I've always been a little weary about short stories, I feel like you don't get enough of a story out of them. Marissa has given me a change of heart! These stories were nothing short of spectacular. I started reading these last night and boy was that a bad idea. I love reading about things that go bump in the night and this collection slightly terrified me. When I say slightly terrified, it means I'm checking behind the curtain before I use the bathroom...how pathetic of me LOL. I won't go into details about each story since they are short stories but I will tell you how I felt about each one. I'll start with 'Thumbing It', this story was the reason I gave it 4 1/2 stars instead of 5. I thought it was a little predictable for a hitchhiking story but I did get a little bit of a laugh from the very last line. I won't say what it is but I find it a little sinister of myself to find it comical. 'Stained' was bittersweet. I was not expecting that outcome and it was perfect! 'The Tunnel' definitely a nice twist on a vampire story. I feel like a lot of vampire stories these days are similar, this one was not the case. 'Tortured Room' this story was extremely disturbing, it felt like a bad trip. I can almost imagine something like this actually happening to a druggie on a bad trip. The description of the room was so creepy and made me wanna vomit LOL. 'Adeline' dolls are creepy...period! This just furthers my logic of staying away from the darn things. "The Sickness of Grief' WOW! I did not see that coming. This one was a little sad but reading the last few lines were very sweet :::tears:::
4.0 out of 5 stars The Company Of The Dead 25 April 2013
By S. Faatz - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first book I have read by Marissa Farrar. The title of the book definitely does not disappoint. There are six extremely creepy stories combined in one great book. The first story is "Thumbing It". It immediately draws you in and makes it hard not to continue on to the next story. The last story is "Adeline" and it leaves you feeling completely creepy. There were a couple of the stories that I would have loved to have read more on. Marissa Farrar is an amazing writer and really makes the reader feel the emotions of the stories. I would definitely recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a disappointment! 15 May 2012
By APageAway - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first book I've read by Marissa Farrar. The title of the book definitely does not disappoint. There are six extremely creepy stories combined in one great book. The first story (that was my overall favorite) is "Thumbing It". It immediately draws you in and makes it hard not to continue on to the next story. The last story is "Adeline" and it leaves you feeling completely creepy. There were a couple of the stories that I would have loved to have read more on. Marissa Farrar is an amazing writer and really makes the reader feel the emotions of the stories. I would definitely recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Excellent, Paranormal Stories 13 May 2012
By AJ - Published on Amazon.com
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In "The company of the Dead" you have six tales of speculative fiction , Ms. Farrar's collection of stories is difficult to place in a single genre.

Although all might be considered "paranormal" in one way or another, some are extremely scary, while others are urban fantasy.

All are thought provoking on their own, and together they make a wonderful book. I truly am impressed each time I read one of Marissa's books, whether it is a collection of short stories or one of her excellent novels.

She just updated the cover art for this book, and It's worth the cost just to own that beautiful art.

(I know as I own both this edition and the previous).

Go buy this excellent story book, but don't expect to sleep after you read it.
Your mind will be remembering all the "tales told well" as my family would say...
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 Aug. 2014
By Judy A Strait - Published on Amazon.com
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