I'm thrilled to be part of David Powers King blog tour for the Undead Road. I bet some of you have taken those silly Q&A on Facebook that determine how long you would survive a zombie apocalypse. Well, David is going to give you a little help.
Three Weapons You Don’t Want To Use in a Zombie Apocalypse
Thanks for having me, Susan! Well guys. It’s happened. An outbreak has occurred. People left and right are turning into these flesh-eating zombies. What’s average people like us to do? To survive a zombie apocalypse, our chances are only as good as our weapons. We can try to run and hide as much as we’d like, but we’ll run into trouble soon enough. Pretty much any gun or item from a hardware store will do, but are there any seemingly good options we should avoid?
Here’s the top three weapons we shouldn’t use against zombies.
1) Lawn Mower – sure, it looked cool in the movie Dead Alive, but let’s get practical here. It’s heavy, requires gas, and it’s a bloody mess—literally. We’re just asking to get infected with all that muck potentially getting in our mouth and eyes. And it’s noisy. Same goes for chainsaws.
2) Spiked Bumper – if we have the means to go all Mad Max on the undead horde, we’d have the coolest ride in town for sure, but it will weigh our car down and eventually stop us dead, if we impaled too many of them. Plus there’s no guarantee that the zombies will die upon impact.
3) Flame Thrower – wait, what?! That’s the coolest weapon ever! True, but again, we need fuel. Depending on the zombie, it may not take them down right away. What’s worse than zombies chasing after us? Zombies chasing after us while they’re on FIRE! Plus it smells terrible.
There you have it. When zombies come to our towns, use practical methods to fight them off. You and your loved ones will thank you for it, and they likely won’t have to put you down.
Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One
Publisher: Dashboard Books / CreateSpace
Ebook Release: January 2st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak
Edited by Reece Hanzon
Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …
Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.
After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.
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"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus
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Blog tour hosts:
Alex Cavanaugh Jan 25th
Donna Hole Jan 25th
Chemist Ken Jan 26th
Elana Johnson Jan 26th
Nick Wilford Jan 26th
Susan Gourley Jan 27th
Tara Tyler Jan 27th
Kristin Smith Jan 27th
Lidy Wilks Jan 28th
Elizabeth Seckman Jan 28th
M.J. Fifield Jan 29th
Michael de Gesu Jan 29th
About the Author:
David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.
What weapons might you use to fight zombies? The three feet of snow we have might slow them down today but it would slow down my escape too.