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I like when I get a book full of really good zom-poc shorts. I found this Reanimated Rumble, the first story let me know I'd found my "sit & wait" book. A good book for Dr.s appt's etc. The problem was, I couldn't stop at just one, I had to read them all, the stories are that good.
This was fun! As series of 15 short stories on zombies and the apocalypse that will keep you guessing. I chose as many of the "knocked out" as I did the "winning" ones when I read them and voted. They covered a range of topics,many treated to interesting twists from the various authors. Some were fairly straight forward, and others seemed to come from left field, so you never really know how the tale ends until it is finished. These were fun reads and I enjoyed them all. And the range of talent of these authors is amazing! Pick up a copy and prepare for a number of wild rides!
Title: Reanimated Writers Press The Reanimated Rumble
Author: Angie Taylor Baileigh Higgins Derek Shupert D.K. Fraser Jack Kelly Jessica Gomez Joe Simon J.F. Holmes John L. Davis IV Joshua C. Chadd Justin Robinson Michael Whitehead Stefan Lear Sylvester Barzey T.D. Ricketts Valerie Lioudis.
All the author's did amazing job. Reanimated rumble was awesome idea ever!!! 16 great author's teamed up did contest small little fun Battle. It was soooo hard to chose to win each story! And the best thing we had no clue who the Author was during the votes. I hope they do rumble again in the future! If you're a new reader and you're not in this group please join they are the best ever!
📖 Karma Kills by Stefan Lear 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Hang Em High, Bury Em Deep by Stefan Lear 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Hot Mess by Sylvester Barzey 📖 ⭐⭐⭐
📖 15 Seconds by John L. Davis IV 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Clawson’s Lament by John L. Davis IV 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Ink Stick by John L. Davis IV 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Meathammer by John L. Davis IV 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Deadly Gamble by Jack Kelly 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 The Z Train Heist by Jack Kelly 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Betrayal, A Flash Beginning by Jessica Gomez 📖⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Hap, Hap, Happy Holiday by Jessica Gomez 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Lost Boys by John F. Holmes 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Taste of Flesh by Joshua C. Chadd 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Christmas 2056 by Joshua C. Chadd 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Last Stand by Joshua C. Chadd 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Dark Hunger by Joe Simon 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Origin by Angie Taylor 📖 ⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Last Woman Standing by Angie Taylor 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Hooky by Angie Taylor 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Flip Flops and Eyeballs by Baileigh Higgins 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Homework and Zombies by Baileigh Higgins 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 The Nurse by Michael Whitehead 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Alone by Michael Whitehead 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Letters from the Lost by T.D. Ricketts 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Man’s Best Friend by T.D. Ricketts 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Extra Curricular Activities by T.D. Ricketts 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Victory by T.D. Ricketts 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Lumpy by Justin Robinson 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 And Now, a Word from Our Sponsors by Justin Robinson 📖 ⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Necrosection Day by Justin Robinson 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 No Rest for the Bitten by Justin Robinson 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Mr Park’s Pets and Pals by D.K. Fraser 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 Winters Bite by Derek Shupert 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 The Fallen Rise by Derek Shupert 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📖 The Vote by Valerie Lioudis 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 The Zombies are Coming by Valerie Lioudis 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Mrs. O by Valerie Lioudis 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 📖 Carissa by Valerie Lioudis 📖 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was privileged to be able to read these stories in the Facebook Group, Reanimated Writers Zombie Fiction Fan Club. Sixteen authors were challenged to write a story based on one word/concept. Two authors were given the same concept and went head-to-head as readers voted on the "best" story.
All of the stories were amazing and the choice was really tough during the competition! The stories that "won" were great and the ones knocked out were just barely under the winners!
If you love zombie tales, you will definitely love this collection! Valerie Lioudis has gathered authors who truly know how to tell a zombie story! The addition of "Bonus Content" in this book is another perk!
Even though I had read all of the original stories before, they are just as good (and sometimes better) on reading them again! I know that I will reread this collection many, many times! And, I will definitely be looking for more books by this amazing collection of zombie loving authors!
I watched this event happen live on Facebook. It was fun to see authors battle it out and we the fans voted. I just read all 38 short stories in this book. Boy it made think about each story again!! I could see some of these becoming books. I found humor in some, some had me on the edge of my seat, a couple even made want to cry ( yes I said cry). Variety of stories is what makes this book so great! From Zombies to kids to dogs to cats to Adults to location. This book as a little bit of everything. Winning story! Then you get to meet several authors and read their books. Hey you might find a new author you like!! Check this book for the variety alone!!
I am not a part of the group that had this competition. I read this book after, not during, the rumble. The variety is great, as is the glimpse into each author's style of writing. The diversity per topic was startling at times. It was interesting that just given a topic, the authors competing went so far away from one another's tale. Of course, some I connected with more than others, but they were all intriguing. I wouldn't call any of them boring.
My biggest disappointment was more in the layout of the text itself. Or format, if you will. I would have liked to somewhat experience the "blind" aspect of the competition. That was the biggest contributing factor for downloading this book. I normally do not care for anthologies or compilations. This was different and seductive. I believe it would have been better to hold off on the author's names and the winner until after each section. Like a page with the topic word only... followed by the two stories (with titles only and not the author name). Followed by a blank page so as not to glimpse the winner. Then lastly, on the final page, list the winning title and author, then the knockout title and author. This would give the reader a feel of what the rumble would have been like. They could think it over a moment and choose their favorite. Then see if their choice matched the majority from the original group. Or at the very least, if the authors had to accompany their account, then place their name at the end of their story so people, like me, that read a lot of zombie books, don't have a bias going in. And we all do, even if we try to be objective. Try as I might, I couldn't help but see the author; and "winner" or "knockout" was noted by each entry. I felt kinda cheated of part of the experience.
It was a good and entertaining collection. And I love the concept of the competition. But when read after the fact, it reads like any other compilation. I recommend this if that suits your agenda.
What a great bunch of stories! I read this rumble as it was going on and it was super hard to decide each week who to pick. I guess I missed a few because I hadn’t read them all. I LOVED the bonus stories at the end. Great book, great authors, great showdown!!
This is a really awesome book, where you can sample many great authors and stories! I couldnt put it down. I love the Zombie genre and love seeing these short stories from an awesome tallented group of authors! Check it out!