Big News for Permuted Press and THE BECOMING Series!

Last night, Permuted Press released a press release announcing the creation of Permuted Platinum and a distribution partnership with Ingram Publisher Services.

“PERMUTED PLATINUM is a new line created specifically for worldwide distribution of printed products in both trade paperback and hardcover formats. Previously available only in print-on-demand formats, the Platinum line will be Permuted Press’s first venture into full offset print runs of their most popular titles.”

This is huge news for Permuted Press, because it means that selected books from their catalogue will be made available in bookstores nationwide over the coming year.

What does this mean and why do I feel the need to post about it here?

Well, check out the list of confirmed titles for 2014:

“Confirmed titles releasing over the next 12 months for the PERMUTED PLATINUM line include:

14 by Peter Clines
The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen
Blood Brains and Bullets and Legacy of the Living duology by Sean Liebling
Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
The Infection and The Killing Floor duology by Craig DiLouie
Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Walters
Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater
Infection and Containment, Alaskan Undead books 1 and 2 duology by Sean Schubert
The Reaper: No Mercy and The Reaper: Avenging Wraith duology by Sean Liebling
Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde and Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead by Devan Sagliani
Little Dead Man by Jake Bible
The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero duology by Jessica Meigs
What Zombies Fear: A Father’s Quest and What Zombies Fear: The Maxists duology by Kirk Allmond
The Flu and Healing: The Flu 2 duology by Jacqueline Druga

Needless to say, I’m thrilled. 😀

You can read the entirety of the press release about Permuted Platinum right here. And, as always, if you haven’t read or are behind on the series, you can check out the list of books that are currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and numerous other retailers.

If you’ve read the books and haven’t left reviews yet, those are always appreciated! Just use one of the links above to access the book’s page, and perhaps consider hopping onto my Goodreads page and leaving a review on there for the book too! 🙂 Reviews help sales, and helping sales helps me continue to build my career so I can make more money, reduce my hours at work, and write more books!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! PERMUTED PRESS IS HAVING A SALE!

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And for this weekend only, you can get The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, and The Becoming: Revelations for only $0.99 each! Yes, you read that right. $0.99 each!

Click the book covers below to access the sale page for each book.

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Be sure to share the links, share the love, and pass the word on to everyone you know!

For a complete listing of all the books that Permuted Press has on sale this weekend, click here!

THE BECOMING Named One of Barnes and Nobles Best Zombie Books of the Decade!

Yes, you read that right. My little book The Becoming recently landed a slot at #18 on Barnes & Noble’s 20 Best Zombie Books of the Last Decade list! As you can imagine, I am THRILLED about this. It totally made my day to see my book listed among some of the greats from the last ten years. You can check out the entire list right here.

The Becoming as a series also got a shout-out on Dana Fredsti’s article My Top 7 Favorite Horror Series over on the Huffington Post, a bit of an honorable mention, if you will. You can check out her list of awesomeness by clicking here.

Another post coming up shortly; I’m still putting it together, but it involves preorders of The Becoming: Revelations, just as a little teaser. 😀

THE BECOMING on Sale for $2.99 This Weekend Only!

The Becoming, the first book in my zombie apocalypse series, is on sale on Amazon for $2.99 this weekend only! You can check it out here! It’s currently #23 on Amazon’s Bestseller list for the Horror genre! Grab your copy of the book if you haven’t already!

Need more information on the book itself? Click here to check out more information on the book!

Cover Reveal: THE BECOMING Re-Issuing With New Cover!

Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you the brand new cover for The Becoming, book one in my zombie apocalypse series published by Permuted Press?

Can we say “awesome cover”? Stephanie Mooney of Mooney Designs created it, and I think it looks amazing!

Though the new cover isn’t quite showing up on the retailers yet (we’re working on that), you can still, of course, pick up The Becoming for only $4.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and iTunes! It’s also available as an audiobook on Audible.com!

Congrats to the Goodreads Giveaway Winners!

A big congratulations to the three Goodreads giveaway winners!

Kim H.
Laura Ann R.
Dannette G.

I have your addresses and will be mailing out your autographed copies of The Becoming very soon!

And thanks to all 873 of you who entered! I’ll be hosting another giveaway via Goodreads soon, so stay tuned for news regarding that! 🙂

Giveaways, Ground Zero, and Autographed Copies!

Just a recap post of the past week or so, in case you missed anything!

First, I have several autographed copies of The Becoming available for purchase for only $15! (This includes shipping, handling, packaging, all that fun stuff.) I accept payments by Paypal and Google Wallet (aka Google Checkout), and I mail as soon as the payment clears/hits my bank account. (Usually within three days.) Copies can be personalized too. If you’re interested in purchasing one, just comment here or hit me up on my email at jessica.meigs@gmail.com to make sure there’s copies left before you pay. (Also, I use a different email address for my Paypal account than what’s listed here, so please don’t try to send money to the jessica.meigs address!)

Secondly, in case you somehow managed to miss all the news, The Becoming: Ground Zero is now available (early!) in eBook format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords! You can click here to see the synopsis, the incoming praise, and the purchasing links. Paperback and audiobook formats are coming soon! (I will eventually have autographed paperbacks of Ground Zero available for direct purchase too.)

I somehow managed to miss a review of Ground Zero on BuyZombie from mid-June, so here it is for your reading pleasure! A sample of the review:

With some sequels there is always the slight pause while the reader considers that maybe the sequel won’t match up to the first book. That is not the case. Ground Zero delivers pulse pounding action, edge of your seat action, and tension. It’s a rollercoaster ride from start to finish, so strap yourself in for one hair-raising ride through a zombie apocalypse.

Due to popular demand, I’ve started a Facebook group where the novels can be discussed without fear of publicly posted spoilers! You can chat with fans (and with me!), and I’ll be posting exclusive short stories and teasers from future works in the series too. You can check out and join the group right here!

And don’t forget, there’s a Goodreads giveaway going on for The Becoming! You can enter it right here!

Doubleshot Reviews The Becoming Series (Thus Far)

*Note: I totally meant to post this yesterday, but I forgot to shift it out of draft to published. I’m such an airhead sometimes. (This is what happens when you’re working on FIVE DIFFERENT PROJECTS at the same time. Post on that entertaining hilarity coming soon.)

I rewrote the title of this post three times before I could get something that made sense without being repetitive. “Doubleshot Reviews Reviews The Becoming Series” didn’t quite have the same ring to it lol.

So Mrs. Heather Faville spent quite a bit of time out of her busy reviewing schedule to read all three works I’ve released or am about to release to date, back to back. I applaud her and apologize for any loss of sanity she may have experienced by reading all three books so quickly.

That said, a quick recap and links to the reviews!

First up, she read and reviewed The Becoming, which is book one in the series (as I’m sure that all you folks who visit my site already know). As I usually do, here’s a little snippet of the review:

The Becoming by author Jessica Meigs has, quite honestly, just about everything I like about a zombie novel. A good plot, decently solid characters attempting to survive…and a good amount of action, both zombie and otherwise.

Doubleshot has a really neat review system: instead of rating things with stars, she rates them with espresso shots. While I’m not a fan of espresso (or any coffee drinks, really), I still think that’s pretty awesome. I also think it’s awesome she rated The Becoming as a “Triple with a splash of milk” (which is apparently the equivalent of a 4.5-star review)! You can check out the entirety of the review right here!

As I said earlier in the post, Doubleshot didn’t review just The Becoming; she also reviewed The Becoming: Brothers in Arms, the novella that I released on my own that tells the backstory of the characters Theo and Gray Carter. And she had great things to say about it too!

The Becoming: Brothers in Arms is excellent bonus material for those who really enjoy getting detailed information on characters we meet in some of our favorite books. It can be read either before or after The Becoming, the first book in the series and contains no spoilers for the upcoming sequel The Becoming: Ground Zero.

And, even better, she gave Brothers in Arms a Quad rating! (Which is five-stars, for all you uneducated rubes out there. :P) You can read her whole review right here. I’ll warn you, part of the review made me laugh out loud, especially when I was clued in to which part of the book she was talking about; I’m curious if the rest of you will get the reference!

And lastly…

Drumroll, please…

Doubleshot Reviews got their hands on an advance copy of The Becoming: Ground Zero, which doesn’t even come out until late next month. This honestly made me nervous. Don’t ask me why, but out of the books I’ve released or had released so far, The Becoming: Ground Zero‘s impending release has me more nervous than a teenage boy on his first date with a real girl! (That analogy may have fallen flat. I apologize for any eyerolling that just had to happen with that.)

My fears over Ground Zero have, thankfully, been alleviated.

The Becoming: Ground Zero is a fantastic continuation of the series and, most definitely, worth your time in picking up after reading The Becoming. It contains the same awesome elements of book one but with more action, more emotion, more violence, which, of course, leads to more deaths/kills.

So it seems Doubleshot actually liked Ground Zero, which just tickles me to pieces. 😀 She didn’t include an espresso rating on this one (which I hope doesn’t mean she thinks it’s so bad it doesn’t rate lol), but that’s okay, because she has great things to say about the book itself! You can read the entirety of that review right here!

*Edit: So apparently, Ground Zero got a QUAD rating!

Now that that’s laid out, get your butts over to Doubleshot Reviews and start following her site for more awesome book reviews and recommendations!

Rhiannon Frater Reviews The Becoming on Goodreads! :)

I meant to post about this several days ago and got totally sidetracked by the shiny new computer I’m working on right now. 😀

Rhiannon Frater, author of The First Days, Fighting to Survive, and Siege (also known as the As The World Dies trilogy), plus her newest book The Last Bastion of the Living (which I’m about halfway through and LOVING so far), has posted a review of The Becoming, the first book in The Becoming series, on Goodreads! And she had some very great things to say about it:

What can I say? Jessica Meigs is an awesome writer! She really hits it out of the park with this debut novel. The writing is crisp, exciting, dynamic, and freakin’ scary! Her characters are well-defined, make sense, and interact with each other very realistically. Her zombie mythos has a slight new twist to it, which I found to be fun, and there were some seriously intense scenes that had me gripping my tablet with both hands. … Honestly, this book should be a must-read for anyone who loves zombies, post apocalyptic fiction, or likes kickass heroines.

Jessica Meigs is one of the best new authors I’ve read in the last year.

You can read her entire review of The Becoming (book one) on Goodreads right here, and you can follow Rhiannon on Goodreads by clicking here and hitting the Add as a Friend button (or the Become a Fan button). You can also find me on Goodreads right here. Feel free to request to become a friend of mine on there, and if you’ve read The Becoming, you can check out other reviews from other readers, rate the book, and even review it yourself! 🙂

(And, while you’re on Goodreads, add The Becoming: Ground Zero to your TBR list! It won’t be much longer till it releases, and you can check out what pre-readers are saying about it on the book’s page too! I think one of my favorite tweets regarding the book is from reviewer Shawn Camp: “Feels like The Breakfast Club mixed with a little death and zombies.”)

The Becoming is Now Only $5.99 for the Kindle and Nook!

Couple of announcements for today, and they’re good ones! 🙂

In case you missed it, there’s a giveaway going on right now on Goodreads for three autographed copies of my book The Becoming. I hope everyone who reads this enters; what have you got to lose? You might win a free book!

If you’re impatient and/or don’t want to hedge your bets on one of only three copies and/or prefer eBooks, here’s an announcement right up your alley: Permuted Press has reduced the price of The Becoming in eBook format to only $5.99! You can pick it up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords at the new price! (Other retailers coming soon.)

Hope you enjoy them! And if you do, please feel free to leave reviews on Amazon, B&N, and/or Goodreads! 🙂