Jessica Meigs

The Guilded Earlobe Reviews THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS

The Guilded Earlobe has posted a review of The Becoming: Revelations, and he has some very nice things to say about the book!

The Becoming: Revelations is a strong finale to the trilogy, giving us a completed story yet setting us up for future explorations of the Michaluk plagued world. Meigs creates compelling characters and thrust them into a devastating world, allowing them to show their cracks. With each new edition, the world of The Becoming becomes more and more intriguing.

You can check out the full review right here!

Be sure to pick up your copy of The Becoming: Revelations on Amazon, on Barnes & Noble, on Kobo, and more! Links to all the books, including audiobooks, are available on my handy little page with links to everything I have available.

And don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list!

P.S. The Becoming: Brothers in Arms is still running for free on Amazon, so grab it at the low, low price of absolutely nothing while you still can!

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FREE BOOKS! (And a Contest! No, seriously. Really.)

So there was this snafu with Amazon.

No big surprise, right? Amazon’s sometimes nothing BUT a big snafu.

And as a result, you can grab this book for free, like, right now!

Anyway, Permuted Press used to handle distribution of my little novella The Becoming: Brothers in Arms for me, mainly because I was too lazy to do anything with it at the time. But now that I have the distribution stuff back on my end, I put it back up for sale for $0.99 the other day…

and it appears that it was still listed for free somewhere on the wilds of the internet, and Amazon price matched it.

Here’s the thing: I have no idea how long “FREE” will last.

So…here’s where you guys come in.

I want you – yes, you – to go on Amazon and hit download on the ebook. Even if you already have it. Pick it up. It’s free. It won’t cost you a single cent.

Then? I want you to send the link on to some of your friends. Get them to send the link on to some of THEIR friends. Post it to Facebook. Post it to Twitter. Post it to your D&D message boards (do people still even use message boards anymore?). Share it with your grandma, your grandpa, your dad, your mom, your aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, your best friend’s boyfriend or girlfriend, your pets.

Here’s the dealio: if it hits the top 20 on Amazon’s free page (overall free, not for a particular category)? I’m going to run a contest. A really, really awesome contest.

It involves paperbacks. Autographed. In bloodpen.

But only if we can get it on Amazon’s top 20 free Kindle books list.

Ready? Here’s the link.

Now go hit download so I can give away some free paperbacks.

P.S. My Facebook Author Page is right here, if you want to go hit “LIKE” and maybe get the jump on entering another upcoming contest…

THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS Now Available for Purchase!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!

I’ve waited a little bit for things to populate to assorted websites before making the official official announcement, but here it is!

The Becoming: Revelations is now available for purchase in ebook format!

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Brandt Evans is floundering. Leadership of their dysfunctional group wasn’t something he asked for or wanted. Their problems are numerous: Remy Angellette is grief-stricken and suicidal, Gray Carter is distant and reclusive, and Cade Alton is near death. And things only get worse.

While Brandt and Gray are on the hunt for supplies, a still-recovering Cade is kidnapped by a militant group of survivors. On Brandt’s return, he’s told of a conspiracy involving test subjects, pathogens, and CDC doctors.

Brandt’s race to save Cade takes him back to the dangerous streets of Atlanta, where not all is as it seems. And with a horde of infected closing in and the rescue mission in jeopardy, he comes tantalizingly close to a cure that might save what’s left of humanity from the ravages of the Michaluk Virus.

The Becoming: Revelations is the third book in the Becoming series.

If you own an Amazon Kindle or prefer reading on the Amazon app on an assortment of smartphones and tablets, you can click here to purchase the ebook for $7.99!

If you own a Barnes & Noble device or prefer using a Barnes & Noble app, you can purchase the ebook for only $7.99 right here!

If you prefer to buy your ebooks DRM free or are in a country where you cannot buy books from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, you can pick up a copy of The Becoming: Revelations from Smashwords right here!

If you’re a stickler for Kobo (the apparent ereader of choice for BlackBerry users, apparently), you can pick up the ebook at Kobo’s website right here!

If you’re an Apple devotee and want the book from the iBooks store, that’s available right here!

I think that just about covers all of the currently popular ereading devices; if you find where the book’s for sale at another place that I didn’t mention, feel free to drop a comment letting me know!

The paperback edition of The Becoming: Revelations should be available soon.

And for those of you who prefer audiobooks, there’s currently a preorder page going on on Audible.com right here for The Becoming: Revelations, which will cost $17.46 or 1 Credit. I’m honestly not sure how the preorder process works on Audible; I’ve never used it, but Audible’s a very reliable site and I can’t recommend it enough.

Even better, if you haven’t gotten into the audiobook game and are interested, you can get a trial membership at Audible and choose a download for any audiobook for free; better yet, if you decide you don’t want to stay subscribed, you can cancel before you’re charged, and you get to keep the audiobook. So why not give audiobooks a try and pick up books one or two of the audiobooks? The narrator, Christian Rummel, does a fantastic job of narrating the audiobooks. He even had me enraptured, and I wrote the bloody books!

If you haven’t read any of the books at all, you can grab The Becoming, book one of the series, on Amazon, on Barnes & Noble, on the iBookstore, on Kobobooks, and on Smashwords for only $4.99!

You can also grab the second book in the series, The Becoming: Ground Zero on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KoboBooks, and the iBookstore for $7.99!

If you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on an author you’ve never read before without sampling a little something, you can grab my zombie novella The Becoming: Brothers in Arms, featuring the story of two characters from The Becoming, for only $0.99! It’s available in ebook format only on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble!

If you already own all of the above, please spread the love and the word to all your friends; the best way to support an author you enjoy is to help them sell more books! The more books I sell, the more I can afford to take the time to write more for you to enjoy!

And if you’ve read them all, then please help support an author and leave an honest review on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or whatever your choice of reviewing platform is!

Thanks to everyone for your support, and I look forward to hearing what you think of The Becoming: Revelations (and any of the other books in the series)!

Tip Jar Results

You guys are awesome. When I ran the tip jar last month, I didn’t expect a huge turn-out, but you guys pulled through and donated a total of $223.00 to the cause.

So what’s going to happen now?

Well, I’m prioritizing two things:

1. A paperback edition of The Becoming: Brothers in Arms; and

2. Remy Angellette’s novella for the Becoming series (which is tentatively titled The Becoming: After the Fall).

I hope you guys are looking forward to both of these! 🙂 I know I’m looking forward to them hitting e-shelves once they’re ready to go!

BuyZombie Reviews THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS

With the upcoming release of The Becoming: Revelations, the third book in my six-book zombie series, near the end of this month, the reviews have begun to slowly trickle out of the woodwork. And first up on the block is Buy Zombie, one of the leading websites for all things zombie-related!

Overall, Revelations keeps The Becoming series fresh with increased action, several plot twists, literal death defying escapes, and enough action and zombie gore splatter goodness to keep any fan happy and content. If you’ve read all the books in the series up to this point, don’t miss this one.

You can check out the entirety of the review right here.

I’m sitting in the airport in Dallas right this moment waiting for time to fly back home. Once I’m there, I’ll be making a big post recapping all the awesomeness at Texas Frightmare Weekend!

TIP JAR: A Call for Assistance!

So here’s the deal: I’m pulling a Seanan McGuire.

I’m currently somewhat out of work for the next couple of months due to the joys of a pending shoulder surgery. As such, I have bukus of time to write, and I have a ton of projects on my plate.

My problem? I can’t afford to get them out to all you guys because, well, see above.

Here’s the cold, hard reality of what my dilemma is: I work full time in EMS, but I get a (greatly) reduced income from being out on leave due to my shoulder injury. Also, being a writer, I don’t make that much (okay, almost no) money from that approach. As such, I can only really focus on the projects that I’ve got listed in front of me that actually have the potential to earn me money in the more immediate.

What’s currently on said project list:

1. The five-part serialization of The Deadening, a story set in the 1868 New Mexico territory involving zombies;

2. the novella that’s almost finished that tells Remy Angellette’s story from the Becoming series;

3. a stack of books that are in the various outlining and planning stages for the Unnaturals series;

4. completion of The Becoming: Under Siege (book four), plus outlining and drafting of The Becoming: Awakening and The Becoming: Redemption;

5. a couple of other super secret projects that are going to blow your mind.

Obviously, The Unnaturals and all of its related books are the ones that are lined up to be money-makers for me (relative to the other projects). As such, they’ve been my main focus. But, as I approach the completion of the first book in the Unnaturals series, I’m going to find myself with some open ends and need to make a decision on what out of the list above to work on next.

BUT I can only work on the things that will bring money in first before I work on the other projects.

So, as I said above, I’m pulling a Seanan McGuire and opening up a tip jar.

If I can get $200, I’m going to prioritize finishing Remy Angellette’s story from the Becoming series.

If I can get $300 or more, I’ll toss in the first part of The Deadening‘s release.

If, by some miracle, that tip jar total tops $500, then I’m going to prep up both of the above, plus get The Becoming: Under Siege out for you guys.

You can donate any amount you feel the need to. Everyone who donates at least $5 will receive a set of bookmarks for the Becoming series in the mail, so make sure you have your mailing address on the Paypal!

To drop some change in the tip jar and and help me get these books out for your enjoyment, please click the button below:

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Tip jar will be open until May 1st.

Thank each and every one of you for your support!

Preorder Autographed Copies of THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS!

In an effort to do something special for the release of The Becoming: Revelations next month, I decided (on suggestion from a writerly friend) to do a preorder for autographed paperbacks of Revelations. And, since I’m putting out this effort anyway, I’ll be doing preorders for The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero with the new covers too.

Prices:

Books will be $15 each (this includes shipping). If you order all three books, it will only cost $40 (shipping included). Each package will include the awesomesauce bookmarks I’ve got to toss into the package too.

Here’s how it works:

You preorder the books, sending the money to jmeigs1985@gmail.com via Paypal. I hang onto your money until Revelations is made available for me to buy from my publisher. This way, I only order as many as I need and not end up with a bunch of books sitting around the house. As soon as I receive them, I go on a signing party, personalizing each book according to specifications. Then I ship them out same day, and you have them in your hands shortly after.

To Order:

If you would like to preorder the “box set” that includes all three paperbacks, autographed, for $40, please click this Paypal button to place your order: Buy Now Button

If you would like to preorder The Becoming: Revelations (Book Three), autographed, for $15, please click this Paypal button to place your order: Buy Now Button

If you would like to preorder The Becoming: Ground Zero (Book Two), autographed, for $15, please click this Paypal button to place your order: Buy Now Button

If you would like to preorder The Becoming (Book One), autographed, for $15, please click this Paypal button to place your order: Buy Now Button

International buyers outside of the US or Canada, please email me at jessica.meigs@gmail.com before you place your order so I can calculate your shipping costs, as it costs more to ship internationally than in the US. Thanks!

Thank you for all of your support! 🙂

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. 😀

I’ve (Finally!) Set Up a Mailing List!

…and I’m embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to get around to doing it. In my defense, I didn’t know how, but David Gaughran’s post about it helped tremendously.

That said, I’m prepping my first newsletter, and I figured I’d plaster the link to the sign-up form for you guys to hit up so you can keep up with the latest news and releases. I won’t be sending out one too often, mainly when there’s a new release or preorder available or when there’s some absolutely huge news to share. I won’t give your email addresses out to anyone, and I won’t spam your inboxes (I hate spam as much as the next person).

You can sign up for the mailing list by clicking here!

Cover Reveal: THE BECOMING: BROTHERS IN ARMS!

After getting the covers for The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero, I felt the need to get the cover for The Becoming: Brothers in Arms redone to match the other two. It has officially made its debut on Amazon, so I’m posting it here for your visual pleasure:

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In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated Atlanta, Georgia.

In February 2009, the virus had spread to the major city centers of the southeast, wreaking havoc in Memphis, Birmingham, Mobile, Jackson, Biloxi, and New Orleans.

Then the virus reached Tupelo, Mississippi.

Theo and Gray Carter find themselves surrounded by chaos, death, and misery on all sides. As their worlds collapse around them, both are forced to do the unimaginable to not only ensure their survival but to protect each other from the cannibalistic infected that cross their paths.

Weaponless and alone, the two brothers quickly learn that the only thing they can count on is each other.

The Becoming: Brothers in Arms is available for FREE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (the new cover isn’t showing on B&N yet but will be soon!).