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Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)

Married with Zombies

(Living with the Dead #1)

by: Jesse Petersen
Pages: 144
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.

What can I say, zombies are popular!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t see what the sudden fascination is with zombies. Except they are just fun. Mindless, mad, and undead, they shuffle about and die pretty easily. Their body parts fall off. Really, they are the most laughable of monsters.

They create many more zombies before easily dying, and that’s kind of scary. I guess it’s also the fascination with flesh and brain eating that gets to us? Donner, party of 7?

You’ve seen my Zombie Apocalypse Survival Plan, and I dare you to defy the awesomeness of my Hello Kitty plan of success.  You’ve seen my recent adventures during the First Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk. Maybe you’ve even read the first (unedited) chapter or three of my zombie book, “Juan of the Dead”.

Is it any surprise, that while editing my “Juan of the Dead”, that I might include a zombie book for review?

I didn’t think so either.

I just found this “Living With the Dead” series over the summer and wanted to read it! Thanks to some really great going-out-of-business sales, I managed to snag the books on the cheap. Always good for my budget since I read so many books.

Happy to say I was not disappointed.

Read the premise. How can you go wrong?

With their marriage on the rocks, Sarah and David head off to their mostly useless couples therapy only to have Zombie-Shrink try to eat them. Now there’s a way to find out zombies are taking over your city! Kudos to this couple, they leave their marital squabbles behind long enough to 86 the therapist. Bonus points for destroying the oh-so-perfect-lovey-dovey-make-me-puke couple, too.

I can take that garbage from newlyweds, but come on. At some point you really do become a zombie if you try to keep that action up.  And what do we do with zombies? Exterminate!

This first book shows the couple bickering, “Just because our therapist tried to eat us doesn’t make her wrong!” has to be the greatest line in a disagreement ever.  I don’t think I can top that one, and I’m pretty troll-eriffic.

We see Sarah and David attempting to escape the big city, helping others and finding trouble along the way.

Crazy Cult In A Casino, FTW. Oh no, I’m not kidding.

The book kept me laughing from the first page to the last. The characters, the adventures, the dialogue was just that great.

I really liked that each chapter started with marital advice. Some of that advice is good stuff, too. Things like sharing, I mean you can’t take ALL the zombie kills. Or hanging with other couples, even if it means killing them since they are zombies.  I won’t share with you the best ones, you can discover them for yourself.

Save your marriage. Read this book.

And maybe, you too, can survive the impending Zombie Apocalypse. (Also, click here to read the CDC’s guidelines. See, this is real, people. Even the government thinks so!)

–Lady O

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