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The Becoming: Excerpt #9 — In Which We Meet Remy Angellette

I can’t believe how fast the release of The Becoming is coming up! Seems like the days are absolutely flying by, and I’m seriously counting them off on my day planner. 🙂

Just to drop a quick note here, I’ve updated the Where to Buy the Series page to add the cover, synopsis, and what others are saying about the book for your perusal, since the synopsis isn’t really up in very many places at the moment. Feel free to browse, and if you’re interested in preordering, I hope you hit the link on that page and do so!

To move on, I’m continuing my series of excerpts from The Becoming in anticipation of its release (and next week, I’ve got a real treat coming for you guys!). For the past several weeks, I’ve posted a series of excerpts from the novel, introducing you to the major characters of The Becoming and the general situation they find themselves stuck in.

This week, we meet the remaining member of the future team, Remy Angellette, and hints of the danger our characters find themselves in are touched on. So hit the jump below to read the excerpt!

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Interview with Ruled by Books!

Just dropping a quick note over here to let everyone know that Ruled by Books, who gave me an excellent review on The Becoming a couple of weeks ago, has posted a review with me on their website. Here’s a snippet to tease your brain a little:

I’ve never believed in the idea of “the Muse” or whatever other writers go on about. I hear other writers talking about how “the Muse didn’t strike today,” and I can’t help but roll my eyes. There is no Muse, and using that as an excuse for why you didn’t write that day is just that: an excuse.

Interested to read the entire thing? Click here to hop on over to Ruled by Books and check out what I have to say on my book, my characters, and zombies, plus a little bit of my philosophy on writing itself. 🙂

The Becoming: Excerpt #8 — In Which We Meet Nikola Klein

It’s that time again! Time for another installment of the ongoing series of excerpts from my upcoming Permuted Press release The Becoming!

Throughout the excerpts, I’m going to be introducing the major characters of The Becoming and the general situation that they find themselves stuck in.

And now we meet Nikola Klein, the youngest of the cast members and oddly the most resourceful.

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The Becoming: Excerpt #7 — In Which Stories are Told

It’s now about a month until Audible’s release of the audiobook for The Becoming, and in anticipation of its release, I’ve been posting a weekly series of excerpts from the novel, hopefully to entice some of you who are undecided into purchasing the book.

Throughout the excerpts, I’ve been introducing the major characters of The Becoming and the general situation that they find themselves stuck in.

This week, we learn a little bit more about what Theo and Gray dealt with when the Michaluk Virus broke out.

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Great Review of The Becoming at Ruled by Books!

The new posts aren’t done for today! I have one more in the bag for you. 🙂

I gave out a few Advance Review Copies (ARCs) of The Becoming to some book bloggers in the hopes of generating pre-release reviews that would actually be good. (Speaking of, if you run a book review blog and are interested in reviewing The Becoming, please get in touch with me via the contact page.) And Ruled by Books seems to have pulled out all the stops to do a fantastic, very thorough and amazingly spoiler-free review of The Becoming. A few choice quotes from the review:

There are a lot of zombie books out there these days. The genre has exploded over the last two years as more and more readers come to love horrifying tales of those hungry for human flesh. Unfortunately, this can mean that not everything you come across is all that good or worth your hard earned $$$ or time to read. Then again, every now and then you’ll find a gem among the (dying) weeds that makes you feel like you got away with stealing something…The Becoming by Jessica Meigs is one of those gems.

Jessica does a great job of using the standard zombie archetypes while also introducing a few twists of her own. … I’m all for that, and wish other zombie fiction authors would make such sensible tweaks to the standard lore rather than attempt to completely rewrite it. It’s an indicator that Jessica understands her core audience, and I’m sure many hardcore zombie fans will thank her for it.

[I]t became very evident to me that Jessica Meigs is not just a zombie fiction author. Her grasp of what makes a good zombie book also clearly paints her as a fan. It is this attention to all the details that must have made the folks at Permuted Press stand up and pay attention. Fans of the genre will be happy they did.

Flat out, this is an entertaining book that never slows down. It’s jam packed with cinematic action that will leave both the characters and the readers struggling to breathe. If you like zombies…if you enjoy scary action sequences with gore and gunfire…if you want to read a good example of what is great about this genre, spend some time with The Becoming by Jessica Meigs. It’s what you should be reading.

Okay, so that was a few more quotes than I intended to excerpt here, but I like so much of the review that I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to put on here! You can read the review in its entirety right here, and I’d highly encourage you do so!

You can now “LIKE” The Becoming Trilogy on Facebook! To check it out, click here and hit that LIKE button!

You can now also pre-order The Becoming, the first book in The Becoming Trilogy, at Barnes & Noble for only $10.08!

(As a side note relating to the pre-order, I’ve gotten several people asking me if there’s a way they can get the book autographed. To answer that question, I’ll have more information posted closer to the book’s release on how you can get that done.)

The Becoming: Excerpt #6 — In Which We Meet the Brothers

It’s now five weeks until the release of the audiobook of The Becoming, and in anticipation of that release, I am posting a weekly series of posts pimping out the novel in question, including excerpts from the novel, songs from the playlists that I’ve compiled, and whatever other fun stuff comes to mind as I progress through this.

Throughout the excerpts, I’m going to be introducing the major characters of The Becoming and the general situation that they find themselves stuck in.

And here, we meet Theo and Gray Carter.

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The Becoming: Excerpt #5 — In Which Flirting Takes Place and Someone Gets Nauseous

I didn’t quite get the chance to get this post up yesterday; I spent my entire weekend in Atlanta having fun and seeing Thrice live in concert (for those of you who are interested, if you listen to their 2005 album Vheissu, the entire thing essentially appears on my playlist for this trilogy). It was a great show and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 🙂

That said, I’m now back to work on the third book (epilogue to go and it will be 95% done!) and back to promoting next month’s release of The Becoming. As we’re now at the six-weeks-until point of its release, you guys get yet another little snippet of the book. (Hopefully soon, I’ll have that playlist info; I’m considering posting it all at once on or right after release day, perhaps with the addition of song samples.)

In this excerpt, we learn exactly what makes Ethan nauseous.

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