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Just released Vampires and Zombies and Goodreads Giveaways!

I just wanted to let you guys know about my latest release – Vampires and Zombies: The Undead Collection.

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Story 1 of 6: It Sleeps at Dawn

This short story is about a Vampire who stalks the Appalachian Mountains. A traditional Vampire who uses fangs instead of guns. He hunts. He kills. He sleeps at Dawn.

Story 2 of 6: A Vampire at Christmas

This short story is about a Vampire who uses his riches and immortal skills to bring joy to those in need during the Christmas Season.

Story 3 of 6: Need to Feed

Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction, it’s residents will come face to face with two fierce predators. Vampires who stalk you in the sunlight and werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This short story rewrites the legends and all you’ve ever known about these creatures of the night.

Story 4 of 6: The Dead of Winter:

This short story is about two men trying to survive an apocalyptic nightmare in a harsh frozen landscape. Hoping to find warmth and shelter. Hoping to ride out the night. Hoping the zombies don’t find them first.

Story 5 of 6: A Zombie Christmas

This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

Story 6 of 6: A Zombie Christmas 2

A boy lost. A family desperate. It’s Christmas in a Zombie Apocalypse and Mike Beem is once again aiming for another Holiday miracle. His goal this year isn’t toys for the kids in the neighborhood. His goal this time is trying to save one small life so another family doesn’t have to suffer the way he suffered.

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYZ8GLL

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LYZ8GLL

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LYZ8GLL

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LYZ8GLL

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Also, a couple of giveaways.

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Nightlight Tales is Free to Read Today – 11/1/2015

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I just wanted to pass along this freebie to you guys. My collection of short stories is available free for the rest of the day at the links below. I also have A Zombie Holiday Trilogy available now as a freebie on Goodreads. Thanks again for reading and following me. I hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Excerpt: A Zombie Thanksgiving

Dawn finished up her candy treat, took a pause, reloaded her gun, and gulped down a bottle of water. When she felt rested, she zipped up the big front pocket on her backpack and slung the bag onto her back.

“Well, let’s hope this store has what I’m looking for,” she replied to herself, as she started walking, gun forward, light splashing across the dark store, eyes darting down each aisle, looking for food, looking for zombies in the dark; and it was dark. The spotlight in front of her and the late afternoon light coming in from the front of the store barely pierced the blackness.

The inside of the store, she noticed, had the same result as the parking lot. It looked like a mob of animals had just bulldozed its way through, knocking over shelves, people, carts, busting out the glass in the frozen food sections. Dead bodies were scattered everywhere. Most of them looked like they had died fighting for supplies or fending off zombies. She gave each dead body she found a good ole knife to the brain just to make sure that dead body wouldn’t get up and come after her.

After exploring for a few minutes, Dawn stopped to take a sip of water when she found a shelf with a couple of cans of cranberries on it. She took off her back pack and dropped it onto the floor. She kneeled down, opened it up, and put a can of cranberries into it beside the sweet potatoes, the box of stuffing, the oyster crackers and canned yams she had found earlier that day.

She paused when she heard the shuffling again. Too close for comfort. However many zombies that were still left in the store were definitely on to her. They could sense her warm presence, and they were hungry for it.

Get Nightlight Tales on Amazon at these links or wherever Amazon is available.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends December 01, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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2 Winter Haiku and One Last Chance at This Goodreads Giveaway – A Zombie Christmas

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Green of the season

A circle of fresh cut pine

Pleasure for the nose

Frosty Morning

Cold birds chattering

Pecking at the winter ground

Looking for some food

A Zombie Christmas

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I was sitting in my living room reading a Stephen King book – “Duma Key.” The doorbell rang. I grabbed my gun and walked over to it. I looked out the peep hole as a zombie shambled down off the porch. There were four of them out there. All zombied up, rotting, bloody, fresh from the grave, and they were all dressed like carolers and holding caroling books. One had it upside down, two had theirs sideways, and the smart one, who rang the doorbell, had his right side up.

I didn’t put up anything with lights in it or on it. There were no lights around the house. I had muted decorations so they wouldn’t attract attention. I don’t know why or how the carolers found me, but they did.

I began to smile as they grunted out Jingle Bells. I didn’t know if I should shoot them or let them be. I stood there a moment and thought about it, listening to the comical tune coming from the mouths of those zombies. I went over to the window and looked out onto the lawn. Their singing was attracting other zombies, so I knew I had to take them out, funny as it was. I put on my cold weather gear and ventured upstairs. I went into the master bedroom and walked over to the balcony doors. I stepped outside and into the cold grey light of dusk.

I checked my decorations to see if they were intact, my Santa Claus and reindeer, the cross on my front lawn, the elves and Santa’s work shop, the nativity scene, and various candy canes I had spread throughout the yard. They were all safe.

Now, I know, most people would say, why? It made me feel good inside. That is why I did it. It might be a zombie filled world, but I was still going to try and enjoy it as a human being. Also, I did it for those few survivors in my neighborhood and those who wandered in. I hoped a lawn full of Christmas would bring them some kind of cheer in this dreary holiday season. It was the first Christmas since the zombie invasion. It was the least I could do.

I looked down at the four caroling zombies as they went into a rendition of Frosty the Snowman, the year’s first snow only a couple of inches underneath their feet and melting fast. The group, of course, was led by that one smart zombie. He seemed to remember quite a bit of whatever he did as a human. He was leading them and pointing to their books even though none of them turned a single page. He was the one that started grunting out the tune to Frosty just like Jingle Bells before. They just sort of followed after him.

I aimed my gun at them, but had to stop because I couldn’t aim. My smile had turned into full fledge laughter. I let it pass, wiped the tears from my eyes, and then did my business. By the time I was done, fifteen zombies lay littered across my lawn, bleeding red into the snow, the four carolers included.

I went back inside. I didn’t feel up to the clean up just yet. I turned on the Christmas tree and watched the white and colored lights dance a blinking happy tune across the walls and ceiling of my room. I stoked the fire with some more wood, turned on some Christmas music, sat back in my chair, and closed my eyes. The last image I saw (which was on purpose mind you) was of the picture on my mantel. I fell asleep with that image in my head.

You can purchase it here for 99 cents

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Christmas by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Christmas

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends December 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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A Zombie Christmas is a free read today and a Goodreads Giveaway until 12/15/2014!

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I was on the balcony of the house when I made the kill, so I took my rope ladder and dropped it over the side. I put the rifle down and grabbed a couple of pistols nearby. I checked their chambers, full, locked, and loaded. I put the guns in their holsters and climbed down to the ground.

I walked across the lawn, eyes back and forth, looking for zombies.

I stopped and got down on one knee, pulled out my right pistol, light reflecting off the metal.

I aimed.

Bam!

It was another perfect head shot. The zombie hit the pavement, and he didn’t move. The noise had stirred up more of them, so I had to get to my display, fix it, and then get back. I know it’s stupid trying to worry about Christmas decorations in a world filled with zombies, but like I always say, it’s the little things that keep us sane. So, I grabbed Rudolph out of the dead zombie’s hands, and I put the display back in order. I quickly made my way back to the house, where nothing was stirring, not even a mouse.

I took out a few zombies with my pistol as I ran across the yard, climbed back up the rope ladder and found my place on the balcony, so I could guard the house.

I turned on my boom box.

Perry Como flooded the air with Christmas cheer.

The zombies were getting restless around me, so I decided it was time to even out the herd. It was pretty easy shooting.

I stopped my rampage when something white hit my nose. I looked up into the sky as flakes of snow began to fall. It was the first snow fall of the year. . .

Find it free on Amazon here:

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GUS7WS
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004GUS7WS?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Thanks for supporting me, and I hope if you braved Black Friday that you found some great deals.

There is a Giveaway of this short story going on. Get your name in there for a free autographed copy. Good luck and happy Zombie Christmas!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Christmas by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Christmas

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends December 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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One Zombie Giveaway Ends, Another Zombie Giveaway Begins

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852 people entered.

It is hard to fathom that number above. Eight Hundred and Fifty Two people took a shot at getting my book for free. That just seems staggering to me. Sure, it isn’t in the thousands or millions mind you, but still Eight Hundred and Fifty Two. Phenomenal. Thanks to all of you guys who follow me here for entering – if you did.

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I have shipped out the winning copy.

But, do not lose heart.

Like Yoda Said – “There is another.”

I converted my Zombie Christmas short story into a small 34 pages paperback. Kind of a kooky thing to do, but since it seems to be so well received on the EBook side I thought it might be fun to offer it in another form.

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I have now put this little paperback up in a contest that will run for about a month. Trying to not only drive some buzz for it, but also give someone just a little bit of holiday cheer. If you want a copy just follow the link in the box at the bottom of the page, and find out for yourself how 3 men save Christmas for surviving kids in a Zombie Apocalypse.

Good luck, and have a happy Zombie Christmas on me!

You can find all my Zombie Holiday Stories at these links:

US: http://www.amazon.com/Anthony-Renfro/e/B0075Q5G4C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthony-Renfro/e/B0075Q5G4C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Christmas by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Christmas

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends December 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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Time to Announce it again – 3 Days to go to get a chance at a free copy of A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

Take a bite out of the Holiday Season with these three Zombie Short Stories.

Now in one complete collection!

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A Zombie Thanksgiving: This short story is about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

A Zombie Christmas: This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas morning.

A Zombie New Year: This short story is about Becky and Joe who are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.

 Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Psycho in 6 Part Haiku

I had published this set of Haiku sometime back, but they seem to have gone missing from my blog.  I have no idea where they got off to, but I did manage to salvage them.  I am now going to post some of them again to this blog.  What you are about to start reading is me re-telling the movie Psycho in Haiku form.  This will be done in six parts, starting with Part 1 below.  I hope you enjoy it.

Part 1

Marion steals cash

Takes the money – leaves town quick

Decides to turn back

Part 2

A long hot shower

Someone enters the bathroom

Mother gets her kill

Part 3

Big house on the hill

Who’s that in the dark window?

Is it his mother?

Part 4

Mother’s grave – empty?

Strange guy at the Bates Motel

Is it Norman Bates?

Part 5

Found in the basement

Mummy mother all alone

In the cold damp dark

Part 6

It was Norman Bates

Killing at the Bates Motel

Dressed as his mother

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Would you like to also read my first Haiku?  It was based on the movie “Psycho,” which if you don’t know by now is my number 1 movie.  

A boy’s best friend – mother

Norman Bates – killer elite

Death at Bates Motel

Here’s just a bit more about Psycho at this link: http://wp.me/p2kmxm-12Q

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To help with your Halloween mood – my collection of 6 horror short stories is still free to read today.

 Download them and enjoy a spooktacular holiday on me.

Happy Halloween!

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The short stories included in this first volume:

  • A Zombie Christmas: 

In a world filled with zombies one man tries to keep the Christmas spirit alive.

  • Twenty Dollars: 

A man buys a twenty dollar treadmill, only to find, the machine has evil intentions.

Cheap comes at a price.

  • The Blade of Darkness: 

A man has a nightmare. Is it real or just simply a bad dream?

  • The Living Sand: 

Two boys discover a hidden beach and the evil secrets that it holds.

  • Need to Feed (Daylight Vampires and Sunrise Werewolves): 

Vampires, Werewolves, and the Old West. A short story about one town fighting the good fight against impossible odds. A new twist on a very old legend.

  • Joyride: 

A story about 2 young men who decide to take a “joyride” late one night and the evil they encounter.

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Other Free Goodies!

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy is free to read today!

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years in a Zombie Apocalypse!

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N3HM6C2

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N3HM6C2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Haiku – Prisoner of the Storm

Hard rain is passing

Yellow sun breaking the gloom

Warming my body

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A couple of friendly reminders:

This short story is running free today through Tuesday.

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Discover the evil and deadly secrets of The Living Sand this Halloween! Grab your copy at this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00766SS3M

I also have this Giveaway running right now.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Haiku – The “Alone in the Dark” Run

Cool of the night-time

Sliver of moon winking down

Shadows dark and thick

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Here are a couple of songs that fit perfectly with this run (though I didn’t listen to either one last night, nope, listened to Van Halen instead – something about them that is good to run to).  

In case you were wondering why I didn’t post this last night.  The reason was that I had posted a lot to this blog on Friday, so I thought I would give you guys a break.  I don’t like to bombard with posts.  I apologize if I ever do. There’s just a lot going on right now for me, as I try to get the word out.

A couple of reminders before I go:  My collection of 6 Horror Short Stories is still running free today.  Grab a copy if you haven’t gotten one already.  Also, don’t forget about my Goodreads Giveaway.  That’s all.  Take care, and have a great Saturday.

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You can read a bit of the Zombie Holiday Trilogy here: Zombie Sampler

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Goodreads Giveaway! Time to Announce it Once Again!

I first want to give a special thanks to Emily Guido for doing all she’s done for me. She has been such a big help and supporter of mine.

Find more about her here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5764521.Emily_Guido

You can find my give away by accessing the link below.  Good luck to those who enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Giveaway and A Little Bit More of “A Zombie New Year”

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

I posted this promotion to my other blog and I wanted to announce it on here as well.  1 copy of this book is now available free.  Do you have a Goodreads Promotion like this?  Leave me a link to it in the comments section if you do.

I also posted this excerpt from “A Zombie New Year” on my other blog.  I wanted to pass it on to you, because I know some of you enjoy these stories.

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Joe fired a couple of shots into the crowd of zombies, and saw one of them go down hard.  The rest of the zombies were unfazed, and still moving towards him.  He saw a street, and turned left down it, as the afternoon drew closer to the evening.  A soft snow was falling.

He turned around half way down the street to check on his pursuer’s progress.  The zombies converged, and started to move down this single-lane asphalt road, which Joe realized was a private drive.  He looked to his left and right, pine trees dotted either side of this driveway, lightly covered in the late December snow.

The house he was moving towards stood all alone at the very end of this drive.  It stood silent and dark, empty and fortress strong, three stories tall, Victorian in design with a wrap-around porch, circle driveway complete with fountain, and a three car garage.  Two cars sat outside, one a Porsche SUV, the other some kind of Range Rover.  Several bodies lay on the ground close to these cars, partially eaten and frozen.  Joe ignored the bodies as he moved up the porch steps, and turned his shoulder towards the door.  He hit the door hard, but it didn’t budge.  Instead, the thick wood, rich man’s wood, held its ground, and planted him firmly on his butt.  He looked around the porch, two windows on either side of him, shuttered up tight, impossible to penetrate.  The zombies reached the circle part of the driveway and started coming towards him, some going left, some going right.

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Joe got up and fired a few shots at them, as he ran around the porch, tripping over the expensive outdoor furniture, and sending the porch swing rocking.  When he collected himself, he got up and headed for the back of the house.  He was moving fast when he saw the window, which led into a mud room.  This window had no shutter covering it, so he closed his eyes, shielded his face, and dove through.  The window was strong, again rich people with rich windows lived here, but it did what it was supposed to.  It broke into a thousand jagged pieces.

Joe slammed into the floor, and rolled to a hard stop against the wall.  Shards of glass and what was left of the window rained down on him, as he covered himself.  When he was sure the last bit of debris had fallen, and that he wasn’t cut.  He got to his feet and tried the door that lead into the house.  It wasn’t locked.

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I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek – more to come, stay tuned.

You can Pre-Order “A Zombie New Year” here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N366QH4

You can also now Pre-Order the entire Trilogy in this EBook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N3HM6C2

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You can also get it in Print before the EBook is published: http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Holiday-Trilogy

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Good Reads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy by Anthony Renfro

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

by Anthony Renfro

Giveaway ends November 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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