by Emily Goodwin
Publication date: July 25th 2014
by Permuted Press
Genre: Horror, Post-apocalypse, Zombies
“I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead.”
In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn’t think things can get any worse. She couldn’t be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry.
Orissa will do anything-no matter if it’s right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decided if those lives are worth saving at all.
Which Contagium Character are you the most like?
1.) The apocalypse has begun. People are turning into cannibalistic maniacs and the government has abandoned its citizens. No help is coming. What do you do?
a.)Take care of anyone you can, even if they don’t stand a fighting chance during the ZA.
b.) Find your loved ones and seek shelter
c.) Look for survivors and band together
d.) Get as prepared as you can and wait for help
e.) Follow those who treat you well
2.) What is your best skill to bring to the group?
a.) Medical knowledge
b.) Survival skills
c.) Weapons expertise
d.) Organizational skills
3.) You’re scouting for supplies when all of the sudden crazies attack! What do you do?
a.) Warn the others then help any way you can
b.) Grab a weapon—anything will do—and get them before they get you
c.) Make sure your group is safe then take down the crazies
d.) Call for help but be ready to defend yourself if need be
e.) Attack back!
4.) Once the initial panic is over, what are your long term plans?
a.) Stay together and look for a properly set up quarantine
b.) Take your loved ones somewhere safe and ride out the ZA
c.) Keep looking for survivors, bringing them back to the camp you helped set up
d.) Stick with the person who rescued you; you can trust them to keep you alive
e.) Go wherever you can get food and shelter
5.) You’re most likely to be accused of:
a.) Being too optimistic
b.) Taking unnecessary risks
c.) Letting your feelings cloud your judgment
d.) Worrying too much about order in chaotic times
e.) Being impulsive
6.) What would be your worst fear during a ZA?
a.) Not being able to save anyone
b.) Being alone
c.) Losing everyone you care about
d.) Being torn apart by zombies
e.) Running out of food
7.) What is your preferred weapon?
a.) Knowledge…or a gun that is easy to use
b.) Compound bow and arrows
c.) Anything with fire power
d.) Tennis racket
e.) Your body. You’re a natural born killer.
8.) You’ve found shelter, a place that is safe from zombies and provides you with the necessities to survive. How do you feel about leaving the shelter on missions?
a.) There is enough work to do inside the shelter. You are greatly need there. You see no reason to leave.
b.) You would go crazy being locked in anywhere. The shelter needs stuff to survive and someone has to get it.
c.) You don’t think twice. It’s your duty to keep the place running.
d.) You don’t want to leave. The infected scare you, and you know you’re not trained enough to go on missions. You find ways to be of value in the shelter.
e.) You’re up for whatever, as long as someone give you food and a safe place to sleep.
9.) How likely are you to make it on your own during a ZA?
a.) You could probably last a while. You’re smart, but have no experience with weapons.
b.) You’re confident you’d be fine on your own and know it’s easy to handle just yourself opposed to yourself and others. You’re not used to being responsible for others.
c.) You would make it. But what is the point of surviving on your own?
d.) Not a chance in hell. You can hide out like a champ, but once the food runs out, you’re screwed.
e.) You’d be fine. Alone, with others…it doesn’t make a difference.
10.) How do you handle tough decisions?
a.) Rationally. You look at every outcome and do what is best for the group as a whole.
b.) You go with your gut and often make snap decisions.
c.) Your heart rules you, but in the end, you decide with your head on what is best for everyone.
d.) You look at everything logically and ask for others’ opinions.
e.) You do what’s easiest for you.
Who are you?
Mostly a’s-Padraic Sheehan, MD, the (sexy) noble, Irish doctor. You take your oath as a doctor seriously. You want to care for and save as many people as you can, but you are realistic and know your limits. You are protective and loyal to your family and friends but are very accepting to the fact that you can’t keep everyone safe or change people’s minds. You have a compassionate heart and instill a feeling of calm and trust in everyone you meet.
Mostly b’s- Orissa Penwell. Issues from your past often cloud your judgment and have made you build walls. You are a fierce fighter who refuses to give up. You will do whatever it takes to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. You use your past experiences and training to stay alive. You are resourceful and aren’t afraid to do what is necessary to fight the dead
Mostly c’s-Hayden Underwood, USMC. You’ve already been through hell before the ZA, and you are able to tap into your past training to take down enemies and keep the ones you love safe. You feel a duty to save anyone you can and are hopeful that life can start again. Almost everyone you meet respects you and your ability to do things for the greater good. You are extremely protective of those you love, and will risk your life to spare theirs.
Mostly d’s-Raeya Kingsley. You might not have the medical knowledge, survival skills, or weapons training like your friends, but your ability to see things holistically is vital to keeping the shelter running. People can count on you for advice, and know that you can delegate tasks and organize missions that bring back the supplies to keep the shelter running. You know that staying organized in chaotic times is key to surviving as a society.
Mostly e’s-Argos, the badass Doberman Orissa and Padraic rescued soon after the virus hit. You stick with the first people who fed you and showed you affection and are pretty darn protective of them too. You’re fast, fearless, and a damn good zombie killer. You friends are lucky to have you on their side.
Let me know which character you are most like in the comments!
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~About the Author~
Emily Goodwin is the international best-selling author of the stand-alone novel STAY, The Guardian Legacies Series: UNBOUND, REAPER, MOONLIGHT (releasing 2014), The Beyond the Sea Series: BEYOND THE SEA, RED SKIES AT NIGHT (releasing 2015) and The Contagium Series: CONTAGIOUS, DEATHLY CONTAGIOUS, CONTAGIOUS CHAOS, THE TRUTH IS CONTAGIOUS (Permuted Press).
Emily lives with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd named Vader. She has degrees in psychology and nursing. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes and Cosplay.
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