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A Zombie Christmas: The Mike Beem Chronicles by [Renfro, Anthony]
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Length: 54 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Jingle some bells and empty some shells!

5 out of 5 stars - An Uplifting Tale of Christmas Generosity, in a Time When Helping Others is a Real Challenge.

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

Bonus Short Story: 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.

Bonus Short Story: The Dead of Winter

This short story is 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 safety. Hoping not to become food for the zombies.

The Mike Beem Chronicles are a series of short stories that I wrote involving a character called Mike Beem. These stories don't have to be read in order. I wrote each of them to be their own story. They have an original beginning and a true end. You should be fine reading the current one you are thinking about buying, and you should be able to enjoy it as if it was its own separate entity.

As a side bar, I honestly did not intend to have multiple Mike Beem stories. I wrote A Zombie Christmas years ago, and decided recently to write a sequel for it. It was while I was revising the sequel that other stories involving Mike Beem started to spring into my mind. I decided to pursue those ideas, and now they are available for you to read and purchase for your Kindle.

Now, if you have to read them in order (I know I would), here is the best way to do it.

A Zombie Thanksgiving
A Zombie Christmas
A Zombie New Year's Eve
A Zombie Christmas 2
Flesh for the Zombies
Zombie Beach (Fall 2017)

Thanks again for humoring me. Thanks for reading and purchasing this story. And remember, it is better to sleep with the lights on at night. There are things that live in the darkness. Things better not seen.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1403 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Anthony Renfro (19 December 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GUS7WS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #799,151 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love zombies and I love Christmas ~ A winner! 19 December 2014
By laurathomas61 - Published on
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He waited until the zombie messed with Rudolph to take him out. No one messed with his Christmas display. The loud crack of his gun brought more and he took care of them too. Then all was quiet again.

Relaxing in his living room, enjoying the lighted Christmas tree, the silence is shattered by the doorbell. Mike can’t believe his eyes. It’s four zombie carolers, singing songs. Or grunting them. Once he quits laughing he quickly dispatches them too. Their noise would bring others.

The loud knocking on his door is welcome. He’s been waiting for Jim and Fred. He needs them if his plan is to succeed.

The plan. Fight a way through the zombies to reach the mall. There, they will grab goodies for the kids in their neighborhood. Everyone is struggling to make it through the apocalypse and the winter is brutal. A little something on Christmas morning for each child would bring smiles to their sweet faces. Would help them forget, for a time, what was happening outside.

Fred and Jim had taken some convincing, but when Mike explained his plan and they realized he’d do it alone if he had to, they were in one hundred percent.

As gruesome as this story got, it also cracked me up. Those zombie carolers were too funny. And the zombie shoppers, shuffling in and out of the mall with their packages, I could just imagine that scene, and laughed out loud. Nobody told the zombies they couldn’t have a Christmas.

I really liked Mike. He didn’t hesitate to take out the zombies yet kept his sense of humor. And by selecting the only other single men in the neighborhood, he didn’t risk leaving a family without a father and provider.

I think these three gents got as much joy as the children from their plan. It must have brought a small measure of hope and joy to them, playing Santa when the world was falling apart.

While I was writing my review, I happened to glance up at my Christmas tree, and what I saw cracked me up again. Sitting nestled on a branch was a little zombie mummy I had been given. I swear it winked at me.
3.0 out of 5 stars Hope for the holidays in spite of zombies. 21 May 2016
By Carolyn Hertz - Published on
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A Zombie Christmas (The Mike Beem Chronicles Book 1) by Anthony Renfro is a different type of zombie short story. I gave it almost four stars.

It was a fun story to read if you overlook exploding heads with the resulting blood & brain splatter.

Mike is on his roof for a zombie watch. He has his rifle & pistols ready. When a zombie picks up Rudolf from Mike's Christmas display, he's had enough so he shoots him & climbs down to straighten the display again.

The first snow of the year started when he returned to the roof & started playing Christmas music.

He asked Fred & Jim, both single men for help to go to the mall to get gifts for the neighborhood kids to give them hope.

He had stored kerosene lanterns, food, chairs & weapons on the second floor. The gun-toting Santas were able to kill zombies & still deliver the toys to the children.

I received a complimentary copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review. There are two bonus short stories included. One is A Vampire at Christmas & the other is The Dead of Winter.

Link to purchase: A Zombie Christmas (The Mike Beem Chronicles Book 1)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Uplifting Tale of Christmas Generosity, in a Time When Helping Others is a Real Challenge 20 December 2012
By James N Simpson - Published on
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Set in the aftermath of a zombie uprising, this uplifting tale focuses more on the human side of the epidemic than clashes with zombie, although there are still some, the story starts off with one needing to be dropped after it picked up and was dragging off Rudolph from a man's lawn display. That man's name is Mike and he's determined not to let Christmas go by without being celebrated as much as can be. He knows most people don't see that as a priority, but to him it is, for his own reasons. Not content to just do what he can on his own property, he's determined that Santa will visit the child survivors and deliver them each a present on Christmas day. Of course with the masses of undead corpses walking around just waiting to take a bite, that's not going to an easy if possible at all task.

This twenty minute or so short story is well written, and in such a short time you really got into Mike's head and liked him as a character. There's quite a few zombie themed Christmas tales out there, this is one of the better ones. From the cover it is obviously self-published, but don't be put off by that, this could easily appear in a physical book collection of multiple author Zombie themed short stories, anchored by a big name author or two, and would be one of the better tales in that collection.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Zombie Christmas 19 December 2013
By megHan - Published on
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Zombies + Christmas?!?! How can we go wrong?!?!

Well, if you're looking for a really awesome zombie story with lots of action, blood and guts, eating flesh, etc - you have the wrong short story. Total 1 if we're judging it as a horror (which is one of the genres it follows under, according to Amazon - probably because it mentions zombies and because the main character picks off a few with his gun from around fifty yards away).

If we're looking at it from the Christmas perspective, it is pretty good and funny. Even surrounded by zombies, this man is willing to do anything to bring the holidays to the children in his neighborhood.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great of a story, and not well written. 23 January 2015
By South Dakota - Published on
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Interesting idea, but poorly executed with some major, amateur flaws. The story at times randomly shifts from first-person to third-person and almost seems as if the author forgot what he had written previously. The characters are indistinguishable from one another, and I just didn't feel drawn to care about them at all. The action is bland, and the entire thing seems very amateur. Could use some major proof-reading, editing, and polishing.