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Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jesse Petersen
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

Editorial Reviews


"An entertaining journey through an apocalyptic landscape of relationship issues, pet peeves, and zombies. Make sure to pack your shotgun and emotional baggage." --S.G. Browne, author of Breathers: A Zombie s Lament

"Gory. Sarcastic. Zany. Pitch-perfect for the zombie fan." --Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown

"…Fun, original and oh so brainy." --Rachel Gibson, NYT bestselling author

About the Author

A Facebook application once told Jesse Petersen that she'd only survive a day in a zombie outbreak, but she doesn't believe that. For one, she's a good shot and two, she has an aversion to bodily fluids, so she'd never go digging around in zombie goo. Until the zombie apocalypse, she lives in the Midwest with her husband and two cats. Find out more about the author at

Product Details

  • File Size: 489 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316102865
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZDOH26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies! August 28, 2010
By Kris
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I LOVED this book! It was light-hearted yet serious at times and there was always something to keep me interested!

I enjoyed the main characters (who seem like that typical "growing up and apart" couple) as I followed their adventures of slaying zombies and saving their marriage.

It definitely isn't your usual zombie book! It'll make you laugh out loud at times as the author's sense of humor comes shining through. At other times you'll see a whole different serious side of a "zombie" plaque. Yes, I was weeping at times.

It's certainly a multi-dimensional story (as in it's not just about zombies people!) that will keep you reading straight through to the end. I know I can't wait for book 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Petersen does for zombies what Davidson does for vampires! September 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First, let me start by saying that, while I have seen a few zombie movies, they usually aren't my style. Too gory, too creepy, too close to something that could actually happen. I love paranormal books but I generally shy away from zombies. When I first saw this book listed somewhere (I don't even remember where now), I read the description. It grabbed me, and attracted me right away. I started reading the paperback copy I had gotten and after the first few pages, I knew it was something even my husband would enjoy (and he does NOT read). I handed him my copy to take with him to National Guard training and downloaded the Kindle version.

I loved it! I didn't want to put it down. While it did give me the creeps a few times, most of the time I was just sucked in and didn't want to put it down. The characters of Sarah and David are interesting, likeable, and I found myself rooting for them from the start. The other characters (the non-zombie ones!) were also interesting and I hope we may find out what happened to one of them later on.

The storyline is believable enough to give me the creeps! Even though I finished the book two days ago, I still find myself wondering what I'd grab if we needed to flee zombies. LOL The nice thing is, Ms. Petersen takes zombies and actually injects humor into the story. I wasn't a huge fan of vampires until I read MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead" series--while this book isn't as "slapstick", it still reminded me in style of Ms. Davidson's books by taking a normally "scary" genre and making it a more fun series.

The ending of the book was good, and it left me wanting to read the next one in the series. I want to know what's going to happen to Sarah and David. Will they ever team up with anyone else? Will they find any more of their friends or family safe? Will the country overcome the zombie plague, or will it be the end of the world? I would (and have) recommend this to anyone looking for a new take on zombies!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS, it is Hilarious! February 8, 2014
By Tina
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this book at the library as an audio book. I would listen while going for a walk. I would walk twice as far as usual. Laughing out loud! When finished I bought everything Jesse Petersen had available and loaned the audio book to a friend, who also loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marriage Problems? Buy This Book!!! July 16, 2013
Format:Audible Audio Edition
OMGGGGG! I absolutely freaking loved this!! Sarah and David are a couple that's on the point of getting a divorce. Everything about each other irritates them, they argue non-stop and have been seeing a therapist for six months in hopes of recovering their marriage.

One day on their way to therapist's they noticed that there is barely any traffic and not a lot of people in sight. After they get into the office, the next thing they know is their therapist trying to eat them! Once they bashed her head in with her own heel, they needed to figure out a way to escape the craziness without getting eaten alive while trying to put up with each other and learn how to work as a team.

Arrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh!! I don't know why I loved this book so much but I seriously did! I think it was mostly because I was listening it on audible and the performance was amazing! Since the book was written with Sarah being the narrator, it was hilarious! I cannot wait to read/listen to the second book and continue with this series!

"So you killed him with what now?"
"I tried that Dr. Phil book at first"..."And I finished it off with the toilet seat. Just so you know, you left it up again. That drives me crazy."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great humor, very creative April 6, 2013
By Meg
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Who could resist a title like Married with Zombies? I'm generally a fan of wacky humor that mixes unlikely genres, and pairing zombie-slaying with marriage self-help is laugh out loud funny. The chapter titles with advice for how to strengthen one's relationship while surviving a zombie apocalypse are hilarious. The characters and their marital woes are realistic enough that a reader can feel a connection to them, even though what's going on around them is totally absurd. The description is just gross enough to make the zombies scary, while allowing for plenty of comic relief. Great fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Nicole
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Okay, technically, Married with Zombies is not a young adult book. In no way, shape or form is it directed towards teens. It's a quick, humorous read designed for adults.

Of course, saying that something is designed for adults has never stopped me from reading or reviewing it before, especially something that actually made me laugh out loud.

I don't really like zombies; I never have. Out of all the paranormal things to read or watch, they were the one thing I never really got into. I mean, sure, I liked Zombieland, but that's the only thing that I can remember genuinely liking involving zombies.

Maybe it was the humor. I mean, I know that's why I liked Married with Zombies. The characters were realistic but hilarious; they had me laughing out loud, even at the more somber moments - one sarcastic comment and I was giggling again. It takes a lot for any book to make me do that, and a zombie book especially, I think.

Also, the tag line - "The couple who slays together stays together" - was enough to make me love the book. It's so perfect!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story!
I loved the tongue in cheek attitude of the characters in all three of Jesse Petersens' books: Married with Zombies, Flip This Zombie and, Eat, Slay, Love. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cynthia A. Spruiell
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-done story
I really liked the premise of this story. Couple is in marital problems, zombie apocalypse comes, couple is forced together to survive and must work on their marriage. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Mansfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Laine ( Review:
"Good Morning Folks and it's a wonderful summer day! I am here on the outskirts of Seattle on the most beloved day ever. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kelsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Staying married with zombies
I don't like zombies. I don't like reading about zombies. I don't like movies with zombies. So I never planned on reading this book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Aurian
4.0 out of 5 stars Love and Zombies...
I'm quite the connoisseur of zombie media, and Married With Zombies is written as a ZomRomCom in the manner of Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland. Read more
Published 6 months ago by G. Drayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
So good! There should be a movie! Can't wait to see what challenges Sarah and David face in the next two books!
Published 8 months ago by lizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars a fun romp through the zombie apocalypse !
I bought this book when I first heard about it, but forgot about it (it got lost in my kindle books). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jamie Mathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Really funn
This book was sarcastic and smart mouthed and so good. I really enjoyed it. It's a zombie/romance/comedy kind of in the same vein as Warm Bodies.
Published 11 months ago by Tracey
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fun and Fast Read!
I've had this book sitting on my bookshelf for awhile now and I'm glad I finally got to give it a read. It is a very quick read that just keeps moving along. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Book Sake
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Not what I expected and couldn't wait for more!
This is a very funny outlook of life after zombies. I have read all sorts of other zombie books and this is close to my favorite. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Equinox2009
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