One Sentence Review – The Dead of Winter by Anthony Renfro @atothewr

I have been reading Anthony Renfro’s tales of horror for sometime now, so I am excited to get my hands on The Dead of Winter, a zombie short story.

He’s great at throwing in bonus stories, and we have two for your reading pleasure.

The Dead of Winter

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MY REVIEW

I can picture the dead cars, the dead bodies, the shuffling zombies and the large zombie busting delivery truck, but I didn’t picture the zombies they ran into when collecting wood to take back to the truck…WHEW, he survived that…AND, even through the gruesome and grisly, I couldn’t help but chuckle, as I met some zombies like none other and we should all be afraid…very afraid.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB

Will they be food for the zombies? 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.

Bonus Short Story: A Haunted House Tale – This short story is about five college students on Halloween night who set out to discover the secrets of the town’s most famous haunted house. Will these students live to see the morning or will this house claim five more victims? 

Bonus Short Story: Demon Energy – A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

MY REVIEW FOR ANTHONY RENFRO

 

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It Sleeps At Dawn by Anthony Renfro @atothewr

Anthony Renfro writes some fabulous stories and It Sleeps at Dawn answers a lingering question I had.
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MY REVIEW
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Anthony Renfro has wonderfully descriptive and creative writing that makes all his stories fun for me. I have read some of his vampire stories and It Sleeps At Dawn answers the question of where Lothar, the vampire, came from. With Anthony at my side, I will definitely take a walk in the woods, and follow the path. Even though I don’t know where it will lead, it is always a pleasure being blindly led through another one of his stories.
 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB: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.

I love both covers, but this is my favorite. The red pops and nude trees have a creep factor that appeals to me. What do you think? Which cover do you like best?

It Sleeps at DawnMY ANTHONY RENFRO REVIEWS

  A Zombie Christmas  /  A Zombie Christmas 2  /  A Zombie Trilogy

Fear of the Scarecrow  /  Nightlight Tales  /  She  /  Joyride

A Vampire At Christmas  /  Killer Treads  /  Demon Energy  /  A Haunted House Tale

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Friday 56 #139 – A Zombie Christmas by Anthony Renfro @atothewr

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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and find any sentence or a few ( no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading along with you initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Please include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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I am doing Christmas in July this year, so I am sharing a fun review for my 56 this week. I hope you enjoy this wonderful Zombie short story.

You can see my review for Book I here.

I have read a lot of Anthony Renfro’s horror shorts and highly recommend them.

A Zombie Christmas 2Amazon  /  Goodreads

MY REVIEW

It’s a year later and the zombie apocalypse is worse than ever. Will it never end? Do the zombies die out on their own, slowly disintegrating into dust?

Mike Beem is back and he’s shooting, stabbing, decapitating the broken and decomposing zombies to save Donnie and his family. He puts everything on the line to add more survivors to his ‘family’.

The star on top of Mike’s Christmas tree is like a beacon of hope to those lost, seeking shelter from the zombies.

It is Christmas Eve, and come hell or high water, there will be a Christmas.

Mike’s Angels, Double and Trouble, have his back.

Horror, suspense, love and hope abound in this gruesome yet heartwarming story in the brutal world of the zombie apocalypse.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB:  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. Can Mike save Christmas once again?

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Teaser Tuesday #87 – Vampires and Zombies Christmas Reading by Anthony Renfro

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

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Merry Christmas to you, but beware…

Vampire at Christmas - High Resolution

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MY REVIEW

Anthony Renfro’s short story, A Vampire at Christmas, features a hot and sexy vampire.

Talan had been coming home from seeing his fiance, when robbers attacked him and left him for dead. In turn, a vampire took out the robbers and left him with an alternative, immortality or death. He passed out before making the choice, so the vampire made it for him. His blood tasted sweet, while the robbers had tasted salty. MMMM

Ever meet a Parrothead vampire? How about a vampire who’s favorite time of year is Christmas? Do they decorate trees with lots of blinking, sparkling lights? He hung  pictures of sunrises around the crypt to remind himself that he was once human. He wears work boots and a Jimmy Buffet concert shirt. He would have played music if he felt no one would hear. His favorite song is Margaritaville.

Discovering Christmas had changed his feeding pattern. Now he chose mostly those who deserved it. And had something special for those he felt worthy.

How would you like to see Talan coming down your chimney?

I love Talan and the humorous/horror writing of Anthony Renfro.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB:  Are you a Jimmy Buffett fan? Do you like Vampires? Do you like Christmas? This short story is about a Parrothead Vampire who uses his riches and Vampiric skills to bring joy to those in need during the holiday season.

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MY REVIEW

The zombie tried to take off with Rudolf and he wasn’t going to allow it. It’s the little things that keep us sane and we all have a point in our lives, where enough is enough. A Zombie Christmas is comical and horrible at the same time. Can you picture zombie carolers singing Silent Night and Frosty? In times of trouble, there are those who stand up and give of themselves, expecting nothing in return.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

GOODREADS BLURBIn a Zombie Apocalypse, three men risk life and limb to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas morning.

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A Vampire at ChristmasA Zombie ChristmasA Zombie Christmas 2The Lot

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#FREE – What are you afraid of? – Fear of the Scarecrow by Anthony Renfro @atothewr

Anthony Renfro writes some fantastic horror short stories and Fear of the Scarecrow is up there at the top.

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Check out this awesome cover. Looks harmless, doesn’t it?

BUT…

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I love the cover and as I began reading…OMG…this is so fabulous. Not what I expected. I am horrified and delighted and I don’t believe I will ever look at scarecrows and pumpkins in the same light ever again.

Fear of the Scarecrow was inspired by his Haiku: Fear of the Scarecrow:

In a field you hang

Upon this wood post you wait

for the night’s darkness

And it does arrive in a big way!

I picked this up as an Amazon freebie.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

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GOODREADS BLURBThis short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge seeking justice. Sometimes justice comes with a price.

Anthony Renfro

ABOUT ANTHONY RENFRO

Anthony lives in Apex, North Carolina. He is a reader, writer, runner, husband, father, and stay at home dad – one of the toughest jobs anyone could ever do. His influence for writing horror is Stephen King.

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Check out some of my reviews for Anthony Renfro’s work.

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