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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bad Hair Day Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today, as a part of Mundie Moms' Bad Hair Day Blog Tour, we have Carrie Harris here with us to talk about the Zombie Apocalypse!  If you haven't read the first book in the Kate Grable series, Bad Taste in Boys, you can find that here!  Then make sure you read Carrie's guest post, because it's hilarious!

Five Things You Shouldn’t Do When Zombies Attack

As the author of a zombie book, people are always asking me what to do in the event of zombie attack. Maybe it’s because they think I’m an expert, or maybe it’s because my shirt says, “Ask me what to do in case of zombie attack.” Hey, I didn’t think anyone would actually READ it.

Either way, people ask me, and I’m happy to oblige with some useful zombocalypse survival tips, but I think the reality is that most people already know basic survival techniques. Once you’ve watched a few Walking Dead commercials, you kind of get the gist, right? I think what gets people killed in zombie apocalypses (because, you know, they happen so often) is the opposite side of the coin. Maybe instead of talking about what you SHOULD do when the dead rise, we should talk a little about what you SHOULDN’T do if you want to live.

So, without further ado, here are five things you SHOULDN’T do when zombies attack unless you want to be eliminated from the gene pool in which case please bring a camera so we can see what happens.

1. The Thriller dance is fun. I know it is. But I don’t care if your red leather jacket with all the zippers is made out of freaking Kevlar; it’s still not going to protect all your gnawable bits, unless you got the red leather full body jacket that zips all the way up over your head. Frankly, I’d pay good money to watch somebody do the Thriller dance with real zombies while wearing a red Kevlar body condom…with zippers. Somebody please tell me that I’m not alone in that?

2. Please PLEASE take a minute to think about your weapons. If you can’t shoot a gun, get a steel baseball bat. Don’t walk out there thinking you can automatically shoot from the hip like Dirty Harry just because you play first person shooters on the PS3. Conversely, walking out into the streets with nothing but a grocery bag full of marshmallows and Twinkies doesn’t do you much good unless you plan to build a wall out of them. Actually, no. That wouldn’t really work either.

3. Please repeat after me. I AM NOT A NINJA. Because you aren’t. Unless you really are, in which case you might as well repeat it anyway because it will confuse your enemies. But really, taking one kung fu class doesn’t make you a ninja. And neither does repeatedly screaming, “Ki-YAH!” as you leap toward the zombies with a pair of plastic nunchucks from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action set. Because dude, ninjas don’t scream Ki-YAH. They’re silent. Because they’re NINJAS.

4. Pretending you’re dead and lurching across the street never works in the movies, and this is one case in which I think the movies actually have it right…unless you’re a thespian. (And if you’re a thespian ninja, I REALLY WANT TO HANG OUT WITH YOU.) Think of it this way. If you can’t even fool your best friend into thinking you’re super angry when you’re secretly amused, do you really want to trust your continued survival to your acting chops? I thought not.

5. Zombies are not sexy. Not even when they’re covered in sparkly makeup and sneak into your bedroom to watch you sleep. DON’T GO THERE, FRIEND. THIS IS ONE TIME WHEN YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO ISN’T INTERESTED IN YOUR BRAINS.

I also have lots of other advice, like “Lawn flamingos don’t make good stabby weapons” and “Tactical bacon isn’t as good as regular bacon, but it’s better than nothing,” but those are the basic survival things you need to know. What other advice do you have?

By: Carrie Harris
Published by: Delacorte Press
To Be Released on: November 13th, 2012
Series: Kate Grable #2
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Senior year is positively hair-raising.

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school’s pre-med program. Except when he’s arrested for murder, she’s left with the bodies. And when Kate’s brother Jonah stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, she realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone’s murdering kids—something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Is it werewolf awesomeness like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate’s supposed to be a butt-kicking zombie killing genius...but if she can’t figure out who’s behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what’s left of them—are going to keep piling up.

It’s scary. It’s twisted. It’s sick. It’s high school 

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  1. I thinks it's a great book, but I live in Brazil so I can't enter this giveaway. =/
    Congratulations for the review ;)


  2. Blog tours are a fun, inexpensive way to travel!

  3. Haha!! What a great guest post. I have to agree that I would LOVE to see that Thriller dance. Like from a protected bubble or something so I didn't turn into zombie chow just from being dumb enough to stand and watch. And damn, I thought because I was awesome at the Big Buck Hunter game I would have it made with a gun. Guess I better rethink that lol!!

  4. Terrific post! First time I've become interested in a zombie story. Only advice I can add is to steal from Zombieland: "Double tap".

  5. thanks for the giveaway


  6. This is a wonderful post. I laughed out loud when I read the "want someone who isn't interested in your brains." Hilarious! I can't wait to read this book!

  7. I <3 Carrie Harris and Bad Taste In Boys, so I can't wait to read this one! The woman cracks me up.

  8. Oh my gosh that was so funny. And now I really won't have a chance at survival making a marshmallow and twinkie wall because there's no more twinkies!

  9. This was such a fantastic guest post XD Carrie Harris is hilarious, and Bad Taste in Boys was awesome. Can't wait to read this book.

    Also this: "4. Pretending you’re dead and lurching across the street never works in the movies" did actually work in Walking Dead but the characters had to cover themselves in dead zombie gore first :D


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