Halloween Month – Nightlight Tales By Anthony Renfro

Today I have a collection of horror short stories, Nightlight Tales by author Anthony Renfro.    Also an excerpt from Need To Feed.

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13 tales of terror.

13 tales that will have you reaching for the nightlight before you go to bed tonight.

Need to Feed

Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on 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. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

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?

Devil at the Wheel

A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits.

The Man from the Road

A man suddenly appears on a road. He’s lost, confused, no clue as to how he got there. He starts to walk and stops suddenly. There’s a bonfire in a field nearby. He sees people dancing around this fire. They are performing some kind of ritual. He turns to flee, but he’s captured. No chance of escape. He hopes he is only dreaming, because all of this seems a bit too real.

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A monster stalks the city of Tampa Bay. This monster is only attacking women taking only the one thing it needs. Tim Roberts, a detective, is hot on this monster’s trail. Will he catch this monster in time or will this monster feed until it has its fill? Be careful Tim, this monster has a secret yet to be revealed.

A Haunted House Tale

Five college students on Halloween night set out to discover the secrets of the town’s most infamous haunted house. Will these students live to see the morning or will this house claim five more victims?

The Living Sand

Two boys discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

Sandy and The Stranger

A road racing champion meets his match in the form of a stranger who may or may not be the ghost of James Dean himself.

Killer Treads

A short story about a man who sees a flashy ad online advertising a twenty dollar treadmill. He buys the machine, too cheap to be scared, and realizes much to his dismay that this machine has a taste for blood. Big Bob better run like his life depends on it because in many ways it does.

A Vampire at Christmas

A Vampire uses his riches and immortal skills to bring joy to those in need during the Christmas Season.

A Zombie Thanksgiving

A woman risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

A Zombie Christmas

Three men risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

A Zombie New Year’s Eve

Becky and Joe are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.

EXP: The Man from the Road

A fat, yellow, full moon filled the sky. It lit up the world, casting shadows everywhere; but what was that lurking in the shadows? Shapeless things with dark, red, shiny eyes–things that were watching a man, as he walked down a road, alone. This man ignored the shadow creatures the best he could, and tried to figure out where he was, and why he was here. He had no idea of how he had come to be on this road, in such a dead haunted place.

He started to walk forward, and something stopped him, abruptly.

He turned to his left, and across a nearby field he saw an explosive fire licking at the starry sky with a hell-filled red tongue. The fire seemed to taste the evil in the night, and burn brighter because of it.

The man trained his eyes on the fire, as if he was drawn to it by some unseen force; and then he saw them . . .

 

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Excerpt from Need to Feed:

The house appeared to be silent, but he thought he heard something, something low and almost inaudible coming from one of the bedrooms.

It was a sucking sound, like something feasting.

He made his way towards that sound, boots clicking on the uneven hard wood floor, spurs jingling, hoping he wasn’t right, but pretty sure he was.

He stopped at the door that led into the Master Bedroom, and listened again. Sure enough, the sound he was hearing was coming from this room. He held the holy water vial up, and popped the lid off with his thumb. He aimed his gun forward, and slipped into the room.

The first person he saw was Bob, lying on his back on the floor, and on top of him was a Vampire, fangs sunk into the man’s neck, sucking him dry. The Vampire was so engrossed in his feast that he didn’t hear the sheriff move in behind him.

While this Vampire fed on Bob, the sheriff looked across the room, and sure enough Linda was lying on her back with another Vampire on top of her, fangs sunk into her neck.

The sheriff was surprised to see these two out so late, because night weakened them considerably; it didn’t hurt them or stop them, but it was sunlight that truly gave them strength.

 

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Halloween Month – Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle By L.M. Beyer

Today’s post is a short story collection of spookiness called Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle by my friend L.M. Beyer.

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“Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle” ~~ Something haunts an abandoned barn on the land that Tony bought.
“Endless Night” ~~ Should she open the door?
“To the Place Where I Belong” ~~ Someday the road will lead me home.
“Why Mama Bought a Telescope and Looks at Stars” ~~ Maybe Mama should not have yelled at Elsie about the good-for-nothing boys. At least those boys lived nearby.
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Halloween Promotion – Death Walks Through By Lisa Williamson

Today’s promotion is for Death Walks Through by my friend Lisa Williamson.  A great collection of short stories.

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Every culture has some type of figure of Death. The Grim Reaper who collects souls as they lie dying. For some he is the cruel face of an end come too soon, for others a gentle healer of life lived too long.

But there is another face to this spectral figure. Death walks through the world, helping those souls that linger between this world and the next, those trapped by circumstance, wish, desire or loss.

So many souls linger needing but a gentle voice and hand to help them move past the final moments of their lives.

This collection contains 15 tales of beings who either know not that they are dead or just how to move on.

This book collects together 14 previous published short stories and includes one totally new story.

 

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New Release – Bumps In The Night by Anthony Renfro

Today I have a New Release for you, Bumps In The Night, from author Anthony Renfro.  So if you want to get a little or a lot scared, then grab this book.

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6 tales of terror filled with gore and suspense.

Need to Feed

Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on 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. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

Fear of the Scarecrow

This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge. Sometimes revenge comes with a price.

The Man from the Road

A man suddenly appears on a road. He’s lost, confused, no clue as to how he got there. He starts to walk and stops suddenly. There’s a bonfire in a field nearby. He sees people dancing around this fire. They are performing some kind of ritual. He turns to flee, but he’s captured. No chance of escape. He hopes he is only dreaming, because all of this seems a bit too real.

Gluten Free

Suicide by Gluten? In this short story one man opts out in a most unusual way.

The Dead of Winter

A short story about an apocalyptic nightmare in a crisp frozen landscape filled with winter and living corpses.Two men try to find safety in this dead world. Hoping to ride out the night. Hoping to find warmth and shelter. Hoping not to become food for the zombies.

The Lot

This short story is about a Christmas Tree lot that has evil intentions.

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EXP from Fear of the Scarecrow

Tommy pulled himself out of his nightmare thoughts and looked up at the scarecrow again. He took another bitter shot of cheap liquor, grimaced, and then put the bottle away. He pulled out the scrap of paper with the old witches incantations scribbled on it, and then he took out his wife’s wedding ring. He placed the gold band on the ring finger of the scarecrow, slipping it over the burlap flesh that seemed too life like for something so inanimate. It fit perfectly. He looked down at the paper, and then up to the moon. He read these words out loud.

“BY THE LIGHT OF THE FULL MOON!”

“AVENGE ME!”

Tommy looked from the moon to the scarecrow who was now alive. Its eyes burned an eerie green color, and its cut out mouth was now filled with razor sharp teeth and plump red lips. The scarecrow broke the bonds that held its wrists and ankles in place, and floated out towards Tommy, who, of course, took a few steps back, stopping when his butt reached the green corn stalks.

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Halloween Promotion – Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle by L M Beyer

Today’s Halloween Promotion is for Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle, a collection of spooky short stories by my friend L.M.Beyer.

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“Prickly Rose and Creeping Periwinkle” ~~ Something haunts an abandoned barn on the land that Tony bought.
“Endless Night” ~~ Should she open the door?
“To the Place Where I Belong” ~~ Someday the road will lead me home.
“Why Mama Bought a Telescope and Looks at Stars” ~~ Maybe Mama should not have yelled at Elsie about the good-for-nothing boys. At least those boys lived nearby.

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Halloween Promotion – Death Walks Through by Lisa Williamson

Today’s Halloween Promotion is for Death Walks Through a collection of short stories by my friend Lisa Williamson.

Death Walks Through

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Every culture has some type of figure of Death. The Grim Reaper who collects souls as they lie dying. For some he is the cruel face of an end come too soon, for others a gentle healer of life lived too long.

But there is another face to this spectral figure. Death walks through the world, helping those souls that linger between this world and the next, those trapped by circumstance, wish, desire or loss.

So many souls linger needing but a gentle voice and hand to help them move past the final moments of their lives.

This collection contains 15 tales of beings who either know not that they are dead or just how to move on.

This book collects together 14 previous published short stories and includes one totally new story.

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Halloween Promotion – All Hallows Eve

Today’s Halloween Promotion is for All Hallows Eve by a group of talented writers.

All Hallows Eve

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“All Hallows’ Eve” – hear the whispering voices … began as a Halloween flash fiction writing contest on Facebook, sponsored by Sharon Van Orman.

Writer ‘friends’ joined in and produced the harrowing, spine-chilling short stories found in this collection.

The contest ran for the month of October and each week’s twenty-five entries were voted on with comments; the story with the most comments won.

The winning writers of the first four weeks competitions then competed for an ‘author’s dream’ prize package of free ebooks, paperbacks, hardcovers, gift cards and more.

But everyone agreed all the stories were excellent…

The Facebook thread exploded. Comments and new ‘friends’ were acquired … all with the same goal … writing!

This is not one person’s achievement, but a collective of people from around the block and around the world.

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“Hal L. O’ween” is the pen-name of a group of writers from around the world that have joined together to ‘scare your pants off!’

Many thanks go to the following writers—without their involvement, this collection wouldn’t have been possible:

Devin Berglund, Brian Bigelow, Melissa Blume, Carol Bond, Michelle Patricia Browne, Jaleta Clegg, Richard Cotton, Russell Cruse, J. A. Cunningham, Toy Davis, Bella Doerres, Debra Elliott, Jiva Fang, Paul Freeman, Joseph Alan Gharagheer, Pamela Griffiths, Erik Gustafson, Rylee Hales, Denise Hemphill, Bruce Hesselbach, Rob Holliday, Katrina Jack, Gerald D. Johnston, Mel L. Kinder, Merita King, Pamela K. Kinney, Neil Leckman, Tracy Lesch, Rosemary Lynch, Ellen McKinney, Wolfen Lee McKoy, Shannon Marie Mead, Jason Mueller and C. L. Foster, Matthew Christopher Nelson, Sharon Van Orman, Patrick Ottuso, Cheryl C. Ramirez, Martin Reaves, Katherine Rochholz, Kincaid Savoie, Adam Sifre and Splinker, Gretchen Steen, Michael L. Turner, Rahima Warren, Richard A. Wentworth, Lisa Williamson, Sherill Willis, Stephen L. Wilson, Kay D. Ziegler.

Enjoy these spooky bits, for they are what makes Halloween special!

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