Zombie Apocalypse – Best Place to Hide?

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Hiding will be hard after the Zombie Apocalypse.

According to CBS News, researchers at Cornell University have published a report finding that the Rocky Mountains are the best place in the United States to hide during/after the Zombie Apocalypse.

Big cities like New York, not so much.

In “The Statistical Mechanic of Zombies”, which will be presented this week at the American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio, TX, researchers looked at

a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for ‘realistic’ parameters, we are largely doomed,” the study’s abstract said.

“Modeling zombies takes you through a lot of the techniques used to model real diseases, albeit in a fun context,” Cornell physics graduate student Alex Alemi told Phys.org.

The research team used various equations factoring in population and rate-of-infection to determine how and where a fictional zombie outbreak would spread across the U.S.

Basically, densely populated areas will go first after the zombie apocalypse, giving less populated areas a chance to prepare. The northern Rockies will do the best.

To us, the difference in Manhattan is that it is an island, so once you cut off all access by blowing up bridges and tunnels, no more new zombies wandering in.

And you have enormous buildings with great infrastructure, including alternative energy sources and uber-security.

Zombie Killing Stoners is set in one such building in lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge. Totally secure, with lots of infrastructure and tenants who are both well heeled and well armed.

We find that situation to be much more interesting. Hope you do too.

Calling All Indie Book Reviewers

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Indie Book Reviewers – Help Us By Reviewing Our Books!

I realized this week that we have given away hundreds of copies of both ZKS books, and very very few of our readers have bothered to review them on Amazon. And even folks who requested the books have also not reviewed them.

While it is always understandable that indie book reviewers, like everyone else, get busy or forget, I have always tried to review anything I agree to as soon as possible, especially when I get the book or product for free. It takes little effort on my part and helps someone else out. A win-win!

That said, we would love some new reviews!

If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, our books are free!

If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you can borrow both books for free!

And if you contact us and want to read and review, I will send you copies for free.
Zombie Killing Stoners, Episode 1: Rescuing the Samoan Princess
Zombie Killing Stoners, Episode 2: The Coming Storm

So, if you review indie books, and zombie books in particular, let us know in the comments below and we will hook you up. All we ask in exchange is a review on your blog and on Amazon.

Thanks!

Now You Can Buy A Zombie-proof Log Cabin

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Lucky UK residents can buy a Zombie-proof Log Cabin for less then $100,000 (inc. shipping and VAT). It comes with a 10 year guarantee!

The folks at Tiger Log Cabins have developed a Zombie-proof Log Cabin, the ZFC-1 (Zombie Fortification Cabin).

According to Tiger Log Cabins, the ZFC-1 features:

  • 10 YEAR ANTI ZOMBIE GUARANTEE*.

  • Upper deck with 360deg vantage point + escape hatch

  • Re-enforced slit windows, walls and doors

  • Barbed wire surround

  • Arsenal storage unit for weaponry

  • Garden Section to grow vegetables

  • Toilet System

  • Kitchen Area with Microwave

  • Living area with TV, Xbox and Sound system Turntables

The three separate buildings that make up the cabin are built from square-cut interlocking planed and finished logs, tightly fit to make it almost impossible for anything to get in (moisture, wind, zombies) and very difficult to climb.

The price includes furniture, appliances, weight machines, lights, TV, XBox, and even a sound system with turntables. You supply your arsenal, food, installation, and other electronics.

Here is a video that explains more. We just need to get them shipping to the US and Canada!

 

.99 Zombie Kindle Books (and a Review)

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Zombie Killing Stoners – .99 Zombie Kindle Books!

If you have been waiting for a sale on the Zombie Killing Stoners books, now is the time to buy!

Both Zombie Killing Stoners Episodes are on sale for only .99 thru Monday, and then will still be a low $1.99 for a few days after.

And as always, they are both completely FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

C Che’s Review of Dead Island: Operation Zulu (5 Stars)

This is definitely going in my desert island reading list. An almost perfect blend of action, humor, and terror. The zombies are nasty and hungry, the heroes and villains are badass but not invulnerable superstars (spoiler….. the women are just as badass as the dudes).

I would love it if Mr. Gambia would continue with this group of compatriots in other adventures.

So go ahead and read this first installment – we think you will like it!

Zombie Books on Sale

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Zombie Books on Sale!

Zombie Killing Stoners Episodes 1 & 2 on sale! Only .99 starting 12/26/14 at 8am PST.

I love Amazon Countdown Deals, and now you can purchase the Kindle editions of Episodes 1 and 2 – Zombie Killing Stoners for only .99 each 12/26-12/29, and $1.99 each from 12/30 – 1/2.

Our zombie books on sale!

Zombie Killing Stoners, Episodes 1 and 2

Spread the word like a Zombie virus, my friends!

These books have a solid FIVE star rating and are really funny and gory, if we do say so ourselves.

Zombie Killing Stoners, Episodes 1 and 2

 

Giving Thanks 2014

C. Che and I love Thanksgiving because it involves Giving Thanks (and stuffing).

We have lots to give thanks for this year and look forward to an even more awesome 2015.

The Manhattan tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, wi...
The Manhattan tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, with Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower (8 Spruce Street in downtown Manhattan, New York City) behind it, as seen from the East River. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First, a big thanks to Erik Torkells from Tribeca Citizen (our neighborhood blog) for the shout out!

Lynda Lippin, a trainer at Real Pilates, and her husband have a novel out: Zombie Killing Stoners. From the description on Amazon: “The ZomPoc has hit New York City like the ‘A’ train plowing into a baby stroller. A high-rise at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan has become the center of the universe for a group of survivors who think outside the box. Everyone understands the smoke signals from inside the bowl. This short but sweet first installment packs in: Lots of Zombies (it’s the Big Apple, after all). Explosions. Awesome Views. Big Guns. Big Samoan Drag Queens. Kind Bud. Hot Babes. Mormons. More Zombies. Laughs. Musicians. Thespians. Millionaires. Dogs.” Lynda says the high-rise in question is 8 Spruce Street.

Second, thanks to our friends at The Survival Mom for including both Episodes in their Halloween Zombie Book Giveaway! We sent signed copies off to the winner in Texas, and hope she enjoyed them.

Finally, a big huge Thank You to all of our readers and supporters. Without you we would have never undertaken this apocalyptic journey.

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Pilates

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse requires Pilates skills, one of which is physical fitness.

With the new season of Walking Dead about to begin, my google alerts are once again becoming inundated with articles on how to prepare for the coming Zombie Apocalypse (Zompoc).

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English: Staff Sgt. Aron Reyes, U.S. Army Forces Command, pushes through the Army Physical Fitness Test on Sept. 30, during the 2009 Department of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And while we have written a couple of fun novels about how urban folks band together to survive, we are also extremely aware of what skills we all really do need to survive any kind of emergency situation.

At base, we need to be physically fit to survive. We need Pilates.

See, Joseph Pilates was a survivor. He grew up in pre-WWI Germany with rickets, asthma, and a weird last name that sounded suspiciously like Pontius Pilate. Kids made fun of him.

So he studied the history of physical fitness and pulled out what worked.

Good thing.

When Joseph Pilates was interned as an enemy alien by the British, he was able to keep himself and the men who exercised with him healthy. They survived. They did what we now know to be Pilates mat, which then started with jumping jacks, squats and lunges. And ended with planks and push ups.

If your body is weak and imbalanced, you will not survive.

If your back goes out, you will not survive.

If you are so tight that bending over hurts, you will not survive.

If your powerhouse is weak, so that you cannot lift heavy objects or support another person’s weight, you will not survive.

You see, surviving the Zombie Apocalypse requires strength, flexibility, and functionality on multiple levels. So does Pilates.

We maintain that doing Pilates will increase your chances of surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

Try it!