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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find Marissa Farrar online
Autumn's Blood: The Spirit Shifters, Book One
In a discreet government facility in Chicago, scientists are trying to unearth the truth behind a group of people who appear to have the ability to shift into the form of animals.
The last thing Autumn Anderson expects upon starting her new job is Blake, the dangerous, sexy man whose touch seems to burn. But an accident unleashes her potential, and Autumn and Blake find themselves on the run...
Endless (Book Five in the Serenity Series)
On the morning of her birthday, half vampire Elizabeth Bandores wakes to find she’s crossed the boundary of her childhood. A horrifying incident makes her wonder if she’s a monster, and the world around seems to agree as a terrifying storm erupts over Los Angeles. As LA is plunged into danger, life is about to get a lot worse for the whole family. The world as they know it may be about to change.
Dominion (Book 4 in the Serenity Series)
Since meeting Serenity eight years ago, vampire Sebastian’s whole existence has been about protecting his family. When an unexpected question causes a rift between the couple, Sebastian finds himself with a dead body and no recollection of killing him. With Sebastian's strength failing and after everything they’d been through, Sebastian never imagined he’d be the one who’d need saving.
Found living on the streets as a child, Thomas has no memory of his childhood. Now grown, he has his own family, but his son, David, has leukaemia.
One night, he hits a homeless man, Mack, with his car. He tells Tom he was once part of London's underground homeless and his son's leukaemia is not all it seems.
To save his son's life, he must return underground and face the darkness waiting for him.
The Vengeful Vampire (Prequel in the 'Serenity Series')
It is the year 1898 and Sebastian Bandores is aboard a ship, returning home to Spain. After serving his country, he hopes only to be reunited with his wife and young daughter.
But someone else is waiting for Sebastian at the port, a vampire. As her obsession with Sebastian grows, so both his mortal life and that of his family is threatened.
This SHORT STORY is the prequel to the novel, Alone.
The Body Farm
Doctor Eleanor Armitage and her colleague are working late one night at the Forensic Anthropology Center. When the dead start to move, they find themselves trapped in a high-security research center, surrounded by razor-wire topped walls and the living dead. Can Eleanor's science save their lives?
Please note: The Body Farm is a novellete in length and not a full length novel.
Where the Dead Live
What would you do if, while taking a late night shortcut through the woods, the trees started whispering your name? Would you convince yourself the voices were only your imagination or would you run?
From horror and paranormal author, Marissa Farrar, comes a collection of nine haunting, horrifying and surprising short stories.
The Dark Road
When a group of backpackers are thrown together on a bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia, they have no idea of the journey ahead of them. Shortly after crossing the Cambodian border, one of the group disappears off the side of the road. Soon they discover they have more than the threat of land mines to worry about as they start to lose both their minds and their lives on The Dark Road.
The Company of the Dead
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 drug addict wakes to find herself trapped in a room of her worst nightmare, in ‘The Tortured Room’. A hitchhiker gets the lift from hell in ‘Thumbing it.’ And more...
Six short stories of horror; ghosts, vampires and demonic dolls.
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