Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Guest Post with Greg McCabe

The Undying Love by Greg McCabe

For Diane and Jackson, life is just about perfect. They’re healthy, happy, and madly in love with one another. Unknown to them, a virus is sweeping across the globe that instantly kills the infected and turns their corpses into mindless, murdering cannibals. In short: zombies have taken over the planet.

Diane and Jackson find out about the epidemic the hard way when their wedding is crashed by friends and family who have succumbed to the virus. Now, fighting for survival, they're faced with unthinkable decisions.

Follow their story across Southeast Texas as they meet unforgettable characters and face challenges that will put their love, and lives to the ultimate test.

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Zombie Survival Kit

            Before the TV went out, the news was filled with reports of widespread cannibalism. Now, the single zombie pawing at your front door has turned into ten zombies. You know your home has been compromised and you’ve made the decision to hit the road in an attempt to find a safe, secure location. You’ve got less than five minutes before the front door comes crashing down… What do you fill your backpack with?

Below is a list of items that I’d like to have in my zombie survival kit. As the zombie apocalypse eventually turned into a post-apocalyptic undead wasteland, I imagine this list would evolve to include things like a sleeping bag and a water purifier and other long-term items. However, this list is strictly for day-one survival:

·         A bottle of water (I’ll deal with finding a long-term water supply after ensuring I’m not eaten alive by zombies.)

·         Protein bars (Non-perishable and lightweight.)

·         Basic toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. And that’s about it.)

·         First Aid Kit (You never know when you’re going to need a Band-Aid.)

·         Road Flares (Can be used as a light source in the dark or to attract the attention of search and rescue teams.)

·         Hunting knife (You know, for cutting stuff.)

·         Multi-tool (This comes in handy all the time, zombies or not.)

·         Hatchet (Useful tool and a good quiet method of self-defense.)

·         Pistol grip shotgun (I’m sure the noise would attract zombies, so I’d use sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.)

·         Hand-crank flashlight/radio (When the TV and internet go down, a radio may be the only way to receive communication from the rest of the world.)

·         Rope (To secure a door or possibly an undead family member in the unlikely hope there’s a cure.)

·         Cash (It might be worthless eventually, however, even if the world has been overrun with zombies, I think cash would still be king.)

·         A few disposable lighters (A quick and easy fire source.)

·         A change of clothes (The first pair you’re wearing will probably be splattered with blood.)

·         A good book (Once you find a secure location, you’ll want something to pass the time. May I recommend The Undying Love. It’s my debut novel that has recently been released by Sirens Call Publications. It’s about two newlyweds who find themselves fighting for their lives after their wedding is crashed by the living dead. It has plenty of horror, romance, action, and searing post-apocalyptic drama. In addition to being entertaining, it will also provide you with some more ideas on zombie survival tactics as you continue your fight against the undead!)

About the Author:

Greg McCabe is a proud Texan. He was born and raised in Midland, Texas, received a degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, and currently resides in the Lone Star State. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mandy, his daughter, Annabelle, and his dog, Walter, as well as traveling, sports, movies, reading, and writing. He enjoys all genres of fiction, but seems to gravitate towards horror and science fiction. The Undying Love is Greg’s first book.

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