This week one new book showed up in my mailbox – the finished copy of one I already had received as an ARC back in May.

Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

The first book in the Living with the Dead series just came out September 1. The second book, Flip This Zombie, will be released in January 2011, and book three Zombie Whisperer is scheduled for publication in June 2011. The first chapter of Married with Zombies can be read on the author’s website.

Jesse Petersen and Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, the newest recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer) are currently the guests at Babel Clash, the Borders speculative fiction book blog. They are, of course, discussing zombies.

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.