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Publisher's Summary

A queer horror collection that blends music and prose to bring its haunted worlds to life.

Prepare for a chilling journey from a ruined church in Philadelphia, where the spirit that lurks is far from benign to a Prohibition-era New Orleans jazz club, where a young man finds the love of his life - if he can live through the night; from a Detroit cemetery, where teenaged rituals have unforeseen consequences to a deserted beach in an unknown place, where two sisters let the ocean decide their fate; from the Jersey Shore, where the magic of a wistful summer could tear reality apart; to a Michigan high school, where a teenager finds the mystery man of his dreams who’s with him everywhere - and forever.

Written by Roan Parrish and with original music by Timmi Meskers inspired equally by the baroque and by 1980s horror movie soundtracks, Strange Company explores the places where the ordinary world breaks down into the inexplicable, the maddening, the dreadful.

Strange Company is a wonderfully creepy and endlessly inventive collection of dark tales! Roan Parrish conjures real darkness here. Highly recommended!” (Jonathan Maberry, NY Times best-selling author of Ink and V-Wars)

"These are the queer horror stories I've been waiting for." (Kirsty Logan, author of The Things We Say in the Dark and The Sound at the End)

©2021 Roan Parrish; Original music 2021 Timmi Meskers (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write stories in every genre. When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

About the Composer

Timmi Meskers, a multimedia artist best known for her musical projects Garden Gate and Brown Recluse, is an internationally distributed music publisher with recorded works featured in television, advertising, and audiobooks. A novice bird-watcher and autumn enthusiast, Meskers lives in West Philadelphia with her cat, Jasper, and enjoys the tarot and cemetery picnics.

About the Performer

Born in British Columbia, Vikas Adam lived in various parts of the US and Canada, as well as India, before his family settled in Texas. He graduated from Syracuse University before returning to Dallas where he began his theater and TV career, which later took him to LA. Though relatively speaking, Adam is still early in his career as a narrator, he is already making an impact on the industry and beyond. Besides his work as an actor, producer, director, and narrator, Adam is a lecturer in the Department of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA. He has also used his theater skills in numerous social outreach programs dealing with sexual assault awareness and was one of the founding members of the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition.

About the Performer

Ellen Archer is a 2007 Audie Award winner for her narration of ...For the Love of a Dog; a 2018 Audie Award finalist for The Chemist; and a 2011 Audie Award finalist for her narration of The Penny and the multicast recording of Room. She is also recognized in AudioFile’s "Best of" lists for 2016 and 2017 and a winner of several Earphones and Publishers Weekly Awards. Ellen has performed more than 175 titles—many of them New York Times best sellers—and a number of wonderful series, including the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain.

About the Performer

Michael Crouch is a New York City-based actor specializing in voiceover. His audiobook narration has earned Audie Awards, multiple Earphones Awards, YALSA and ALSC honors, and Best of the Year listings from Audible, Booklist, Slate, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and AudioFile. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, industrials, and the animé series Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon.

About the Performer

"She is strong, sharp, and achingly real." - Audiofile Magazine. Elizabeth Evans is an accomplished voice-over actress and award-winning audiobook narrator with over 200 recorded titles, including the international best-selling young adult series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. In addition to her audiobook work, her voice can be heard in numerous commercial campaigns, video games, and animated projects. She is a recent graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting Program and received her MFA in Spring 2019.

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Very well written - nothing to add and nothing to subtract. It's perfectly captured imagery.

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The narrators they acquired for this project did amazing jobs. The author seems to be newer in their career and focuses more on being flowery in a few of these stories. Overall, my attention was kept for the most part. I’m excited to see them grow and hone their writing.

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Fabtazmal

I loved each story, each one unique than the previous stories, in each descriptive word I was spell bound & was that person in the story. Thank you, can't wait to share it.

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Strange Company is a great name for this story.

I don't think I really understood what happened, I would love to recommend, but can't.

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