The Contagion

  1. Preparation is the key to survival. Have an emergency food stash, weapons, and ammo at the ready.
  2. Avoid big cities. Large human population = large zombie population.
  3. Be resourceful. Hotwiring cars, picking locks, and making Molotov cocktails in the basement with Grandpa might have gotten you arrested before the zombies, but those skills just might just save your life now. Learn how to adapt what you know.
  4. Wear appropriate clothing at all times. You don’t want to get stuck in the ZA wearing a sexy nurse costume and high heels.
  5. Include a hot doctor in your group of survivors. God knows you’ll need medical attention at one point or another. It is the ZA after all.
  6. Finding a group of good looking soldiers won’t hurt either. Having others who know how to handle a gun increases your chances of survival.
  7. Safety in numbers… says zombies (they are quite fond of traveling in herds). When it comes to fast getaways, the more is not always the merrier, so know who in your group can slow you down. Be prepared to leave them or save them…repeatedly.
  8. Know how to live off the land. Face it: all the supplies you’ve gathered is going to run out at some point. Knowing how to raise livestock, the ins and outs of farming, and how to identify edible wild plants will be the difference between life and death.
  9. Invest in high quality bow and arrows. Not only is killing zombies next to silent with the quiet whisper of a bow slicing through skulls, but you can get your ammo back. (Just remember to clean off the brain matter).
  10. And finally, under NO circumstances should you seek shelter from a tornado in a parking garage! Those places were creepy before the outbreak. Trust me when I say tornados, zombies, and blindingly dark parking garages DO NOT mix!

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a guest on your blog!


THE AUTHOR


Emily Goodwin resides in Indiana with her husband, ferrets, horses and their beloved dog, a German Shepherd named Vader.

Emily has a degree in psychology, likes anything paranormal, listens to too much 80′s rock and loves going on crazy adventures with her friends.

(Photo © Heather Waldo)


THE BOOKS


   

PUBLISHER: Self-published | RELEASE DATE: 2012
BUY IT: Amazon UK / Amazon US

Contagious (The Contagium Trilogy, #1) - “I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead.”

In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn’t think things can get any worse. She couldn’t be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry. Orissa will do anything-no matter if it’s right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decided if those lives are worth saving at all.


EMILY GOODWIN ONLINE

Website || Twitter || Goodle+ || Goodreads || Facebook || Book Trailer


GIVEAWAY!


Emily is kindly giving away FIVE (5) e-copies of The Contagion

For entry into the giveaway please answer the following question then fill out the form below: What is your weapon of choice for the Zombie Apocalypse?

This giveaway is International and ends 12:00am GMT 30th November 2012


Carolyn

Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

35 Comments


Mandee @ Compelled By Words November 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I’m going with a sweet Hello Kitty gun I saw the other day, and an unlimited supply of bullets. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway. :D

Reply

kenneth mcpetrie November 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

a big dirty dagger

Reply

Sabrina widdows November 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm

A machette would be my weapon choice

Reply

Cathy November 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Definitely a Bow and Arrow would be my weapon of choice! A silent killer and you don’t need to be up close and personal. Second choice, a Machete(or axe!)

Reply

John Seaman November 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

A Flamethrower would be my weapon of choice.

Reply

Peter Gilby November 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

A samurai sword for close combat

Reply

valli November 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Special chemical weapon that kills Zombies.

Reply

Birgit November 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

A shotgun. And plenty of ammunition.

Reply

Julie Gifford November 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

This would be the time I would steal off a child…….Harry Potters invisibility cloak would be my best chance at survival!!

Reply

April Conway November 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

A tank :)

Reply

Mary Ann Woods November 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I want a flame thrower with lots of fuel! And a gas mask!

Reply

Ilona November 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

As per my middle son’s instructions my weapon of choice for killing Zombies is a Fire Axe.

Reply

sarah elizabeth November 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

After reading the post I should probably be getting a bow and arrow, but my aim is pretty awful – i can’t even throw and catch a ball properly so I don’t think a bow and arrows would be much good to me. I have heard that a spade comes in pretty handy for decapitating the little critters and knocking out their knees too so I’ll probably go with that :)
Going to go put on sensible clothing now….

Reply

Kelly Beckett November 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I think my weapon of choice would definitely be a bloody big axe! Might be a bit messy though lol

Reply

laura thomas November 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

The hot doctor to patch me up afterwards! lol Just kiddin:)

A shotgun with a bayonet attached!

Reply

Sherry November 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

fire is my weapon of choice. don’t want those zombies near me.

Reply

Robert Banning November 24, 2012 at 1:48 am

A javelin would be my pick!

Reply

Marina Wilson November 24, 2012 at 2:28 am

I’d use a blow-torch as its rather effective to look at and at the very least would surprise them!

Reply

jonica motoike November 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

samurai sword.

Reply

Denise Z November 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

I think it would have to be a nice sharp machete, as my shotgun might eventually run out of ammunition and at least the machete has multiple uses ;=) I am definitely looking forward to reading these and well I might stake out the entrance to the parking garage and keep the zombies out or at least try to LOL

Reply

Denise Z November 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

Just an aside – I hopped over to check out Contagious and Deathly Contagious after reading this fun post and Amazon in the US has Contagious for free for Kindle today, just thought I would give a heads up to anyone interested in nabbing a copy; I sure did :)

Reply

Daniel Butcher November 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Mine would have to be a box of nails and a set of rakes.

insert nails into to of handle of each rake and dot the rakes around secure shelter.

Zombies will step on rakes, nail will enter head, killing zombie, then resetting for the next wave of undead.

Failing that, I’d want some glue, some swan matches and some sandpaper.

apply glue around perimeter, lay matches just inside glue and finally lay sandpaper behind matches.

When zombies come they will step in glue, which will pick up matches and finally strike the matches as they drag their undead feet across the sandpaper, setting them alight.

Or a gun…. ;)

Reply

Tina Gilpin November 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Crossbow

Reply

Devon Mason November 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

My fist!

Reply

Solange November 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

Crossbow

Reply

Betty Raymer November 26, 2012 at 2:07 am

I THINK DUCT TAPE IS ALWAYS USEFUL IN ANY SITUATION!

Reply

Karen Colquhoun November 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

a samuri sword!

Reply

Selinda November 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’ve always said an axe!

Reply

Joani S November 28, 2012 at 2:05 am

I am going with my 1911, but it’s always nice to have a backup, which would be a crossbow. And several knives in strategic places.

Reply

Cristine Natkin November 28, 2012 at 3:17 am

Flame Thrower… burn zombie burn

Reply

elfette November 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

would want more than one … ’cause one is NEVER enough

Reply

Victoria Zumbrum November 29, 2012 at 3:40 am

A rifle.

Reply

steve November 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

sweet hello kitty gun

Reply

bn100 November 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

bow and arrow
didn’t see a form to fill out

Reply

Rachel at theJeepDiva November 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I think I will pick a bow & arrow. I am pretty good with that. I would also have knives or a sword as back up also. I am a lousy shot with a gun.

Reply

Leave a Comment


 

 

 

BCC UPDATES DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX

BOOK OF THE MONTH

BOOK OF THE MONTH

My review will be up soon, but until then check it out on GOODREADS

CURRENT GIVEAWAY

CURRENT GIVEAWAY

Huge Mystery Box of Books up for Grabs! :D

ARCHIVES

CURRENTLY READING

Currently Reading

BLOGLOVIN’

Follow on Bloglovin

INSTAGRAM

Instagram

FACEBOOK

Love Beauty?

Love Beauty?

Then head on over to my sister site Obsessive Blonde.

COPYRIGHT

All content and illustrations Ⓒ Book Chick City unless otherwise stated. This means you shouldn't copy or distribute without our permission!

SEARCH