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Married With Zombies

byJesse Petersen

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 2010

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A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.
A Facebook application once told Jesse Petersen that she'd only survive a day in a zombie outbreak, but she doesn't believe that. For one, she's a good shot and two, she has an aversion to bodily fluids, so she'd never go digging around in zombie goo. Until the zombie apocalypse, she lives in the Midwest with her husband and two cats. ...
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Title:Married With ZombiesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.75 × 4.15 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Married with Zombies Cute, and gross encounters of the zombie kind.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome series I started reading this and I got to thinking about the Zombie apocalypse. You know, the one that is inevitable. Well, that is what this novel has me now believing. I’ve stashed up the canned goods. Planned out my team, thought about where to get supplies, and the best place to hide. This novel opened up a whole new genre for me and I know there is no going back. Sarah and David are in a rut…and somehow they are winging it through the Zombie apocalypse. How they woke up and drove all the way to their doctors without really noticing it I have no clue. But the novel made me notice how much we sweat the small stuff. This couple is on the verge of divorce, but all it took was the Zombie Apocalypse to bring them together. Which sounds ridiculous, but really how much time and energy do we put into fighting about putting the toilet seat cover down? Or playing video games? I mean those shooting skills could potentially come in handy when facing a horde of zombies. The book also made me think about what I would do. Would I really kill my friends and family if they were infected? Who would I be willing to sacrifice? Oh, its all so crazy yet makes you really think. What I really liked about this book the most is the mixture of humour and drama. I loved how they took the kinkiness of rope tying and pointed out how it could come in handy, or the fact that she appreciated how she married a boy scout because his skills have really come in handy. This novel was a pleasure to read even if it has me preparing for something that may never happen. Good: Sarah—Organizational nagging freak that you would really want on your team. David—Boy scout. Clearly has skills you need for your team Bad: I did feel like Sarah and David worked their problems out pretty quickly, however, I guess it could the whole ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ especially when your best friend was just bit by a Zombie. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall this book was a pleasure to read. At first I was a little weary off the whole Zombie genre. The only other zombie books I’ve read are Alice in Zombieland (which have very different Zombies) and Poison Princess (which barely have zombies), but this book has me diving right in to all sort of zombie novels. It was easy to follow, and I never had to re-read anything. In fact the writing was so well done that some of the descriptions of the undead almost had me gagging. And if you say that’s bad writing then you really have no clue what zombies are all about. I laughed, I cried a bit, and I rooted for them when they did something super cool. You encounter everything that you probably would in the Zombie apocalypse. From killing your BFF, to cults, to wondering if you family will make it through. Jesse Petersen makes you think about what choices you would make while enjoying a funny and meaningful story in his novel Married with Zombies. Join the Zombie team and pick this book up.
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROMANTIC COMEDY WITH...BRAINS This was a fantastic, super fun read that had me laughing from page 1 and just didn't stop. Alongside all the gore and zombie mayhem there's also a well written, action filled, story here which I think anyone who's been in a long term relationship or seen Sean of the Dead will be able to relate to. Following average Seattle couple, Sarah and David as they try to save not only their crumbling marriage but struggle through the first few days of a zombie apocalypse. With only each other to rely on it becomes as much of a struggle not to kill the other as it does to battle the rising undead. I loved the way this was written, I loved that Sarah and David live in the real world, they talk like we do, they bicker, they swear at each other, they drive a crappy car, they figure out how to kill zombies from plotlines they've seen in movies. And the chapter headings are hilarious too, consisting of *helpful relationship advice quotes, altered to take into account the whole zombie issue. Married With Zombies takes a light hearted look at marriage while kicking major zombie a$$ and it was a blast. Sarah and David are on the verge of divorce so it's no wonder they don't notice a few strange sightings on their way to couples counselling. However when they find Dr Kelly eating the previous clients it gets their attention. Suddenly which radio station to listen to, or how much time David spends playing video games is the least of their concerns. Which piece of office equipment best disables a zombie is the new normal. As it turns out a letter opener, high heeled shoe or even a well aimed Dr Phil book will work in a pinch. Learning as they go Sarah and David return home only to find their undead neighbour in their bathroom, -turns out you can also kill a zombie by crushing his head with a toilet seat, however this does make things a little awkward when his girlfriend shows up. Luckily she's got a stockpile of guns and ammunition (never can tell about ones neighbours can you) Because Sarah and David are about to leave the city, I mean things have got to better in the suburbs, right? You'll be cheering this dysfunctional couple along as they stumble across plagues of the undead, religious cults, a visit to a zombie casino, looting (another new normal) first drives in luxury cars, broken limbs and a visit to the country fair (zombies on ferris wheel anyone) Through all the arguing, when it comes right down to it theres no one else Sarah or David would rather go through a zombie apocalypse with than each other. Cheers Thankfully this is only the first instalment from the Living With The Dead Series, FLIP THIS ZOMBIE is up next. *Balance the workload in your relationship. No one person should be responsible for killing all the zombies. *Men are from mars zombies are from hell. *Make requests, not demands "please" kill that zombie honey, I'm out of bullets. *Support your partner in their interests. You never know when batting practice, kung fu movies or even poker night might come in handy during a zombie infestation. *Never go to bed angry, terrified is okay. *Give each other compliments every day. Even when the undead attack, its nice to feel pretty or bada$$. *Address one issue at a time. You can't load gasoline, pick up food and kill 15 zombies all at once. "I should have know that having "end of the world" sex wouldn't solve our problems. Though it was pretty great and I highly recommend it. Its one of the big benefits of an apocalypse that no one tells you about. It just makes everything...better, because you know it might be the last time every time." "Have you ever wanted to smash a car? or break a television? Or maybe burn a big fire in the middle of a city square? If the answer is yes, then you'd have soome fun during a zombie infestation. Its the little moments, you know?"
Date published: 2011-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a romantic zombedy This is a light hearted tale of a couple who saves their marriage because of a zombie apocalypse. Fighting for survival helps them rediscover (and focus on) each other’s strengths and realize why they married each other in the first place. This is a quick and entertaining read. I especially enjoyed the “zombified” marriage counseling tips at the beginning of every chapter. Book Two, “Flip This Zombie” is set to be released in January 2011.
Date published: 2010-10-17