Jessica Meigs

Buy Autographed Copies of The Becoming Series!

You can now purchase autographed copies of The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero for $15.00 each (plus $4.00 s/h) directly from me via Paypal! I have two boxes of books sitting in my way and am anxious to get rid of them. They’d make the perfect holiday gifts for the zombie fan in your life, and all will come with personalized autographs!

You can check out more information on the books by hovering over the link at the top of this page labeled “The Becoming Series.” And you can purchase the books by clicking RIGHT HERE! (Please note, this will take you to a Blogger.com page; WordPress apparently doesn’t like the Paypal button, so I had to improvise.)

And keep your eye on that page, as I’ll be adding more merchandise, including bookmarks, postcards (perhaps posters?) and more for your purchasing pleasure soon! (Including limited edition, through-this-website-only paperback copies of The Becoming: Brothers in Arms!)

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A Fun Way to Count Down to the Release of The Becoming: Revelations

Because I just can’t get enough of countdowns!

I have huge plans for this countdown too. Blog posts with sneak previews from The Becoming: Revelations, interesting facts, songs, pictures, whatever comes to mind! And to start with…

I know that throughout assorted interviews and blog posts I’ve referenced my supermassive playlist / soundtrack for this series several times. I figure it’s about time I share it with you guys.

Of course, I wanted to do this leading up to the release of The Becoming: Ground Zero, but I couldn’t figure out the best way to go about it. I didn’t want to post .mp3s for people to download, because that’s kind of illegal or whatever, so I was attempting to find an alternative. Tumblr was suggested, and now I’m giving it a try.

So starting tonight, actually, I’ll be posting a song a day from my HUGE playlist. It might be a stream of a song pulled from Soundcloud, or it might be a lyric video from YouTube. Whatever format I can find the song it to stream it, I’m going to use it.

So without further ado, you can check out the first two songs from The Becoming‘s playlist: “The Requiem” by Linkin Park and “The Radiance” by Linkin Park! My next track will be posted on my Tumblr tomorrow morning, and I’ll be sure to link to it here on my site. 🙂

Enjoy, and tell me what you think! 🙂

And additionally, if you have a specific question about the writing of the books or the storyline or a character and his/her past, whatever burning questions come to mind, be sure to email me (jessica dot meigs at gmail dot com) or message me on Twitter or Facebook or leave a comment or whatever. I’ll be answering all these questions in blog posts too, which should be loads of fun!

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: GROUND ZERO Re-Issuing With New Cover!

Just like The Becoming is getting a new cover, so is The Becoming: Ground Zero!

This cover. What can I say about this cover? (I mean, really, I’m speechless lol.) I’d love to know your thoughts on it!

As always, The Becoming: Ground Zero is available from assorted retailers for $7.99, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and iTunes! You can also get the book in audiobook format on Audible.com!

 

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!

THE UNNATURALS Now Available on Smashwords!

The Unnaturals, book one in my new urban fantasy series, is now available for purchase from Smashwords in eBook format! These files are not only DRM-free, they’re great for overseas and non-North American buyers who would like to read the book but don’t have any other purchasing options.

Riley Walker is one of the world’s best covert operatives, employed by a top-secret sector of the U.S. government known only as the Agency. Highly skilled and lethal in a fight, Riley is fiercely independent and adamant that she work alone after the mysterious death of her partner in an assignment gone wrong.

All that changes when she’s thrust onto a new assignment investigating the deaths of twenty-seven Agency operatives. Forced to work with twelve-year Agency veteran Scott Hunter–a stickler for following orders and a loner by nature–Riley doesn’t get a chance to protest before she and her new partner are passed to a sector of the Agency that they never knew existed. As they investigate the murders, Riley and Scott learn that there’s more to the Agency than they ever suspected.

They discover the existence of monsters right out of their wildest dreams.

You can pick up the book on Smashwords RIGHT HERE for only $4.99!

Thoughts on the Big Baddies of The Becoming AND Win a Copy of THE UNNATURALS!

I have to admit, it’s interesting reading reviews, especially when I mentally compare the overall reviews for The Becoming versus The Becoming: Ground Zero. One of the first things I’ve noticed about the books, especially The Becoming: Ground Zero, is that it’s fairly polarizing: people either like it or dislike it, with little to no middle ground. And the dislikes don’t even really bother me all that much, because you can’t really please everyone. But it’s actually a recent review of Ground Zero that sparked a few thoughts regarding the book trilogy overall:

A good portion of people have totally missed who the bad guys were in The Becoming: Ground Zero. And it’s not who you think.

In The Becoming, the big baddies were the infected. They were everywhere, the infection was fresh, and characters had no flippin’ idea what they were doing. They were fighting and struggling to survive, dispensing with heroics and even at times getting so frazzled that they forgot basic survival skills in favor of doing…well, quite frankly, stupid things. I like to think this is realistic of humanity in general: even the smartest, most skilled people will sometimes fall apart in the most stressful situations. Zombies getting up and eating your family? Yeah, you might not remember that you’re a master sniper if you’re too busy freaking out because you just saw someone you love eat someone else you love. Everywhere the characters look, there’s violence, terror, and absolute chaos. It’s not a situation that most people would have any coping skills with, because it’s a situation no one has ever actually been in. As such, I believe that it’s totally realistic for, say, Ethan Bennett to fall apart, despite his skills and experience as a police officer, because he’s facing down something he’s never seen before and never imagined could actually exist. The same goes for Cade Alton and Brandt Evans. Despite their military backgrounds, there is some level of freaked-out on their part, because they’ve never seen such a sheer magnitude of violence and slaughter in their lives, not even in combat.

And that actually brings us to The Becoming: Ground Zero and the big baddies in it. For some reason, and I’m not sure why (okay, I lie, I am sure why), people keep thinking that The Becoming: Ground Zero is a zombie novel. Let me lay it out for you right now:

The Becoming: Ground Zero is not a zombie novel.

The big baddies in The Becoming: Ground Zero aren’t who you think they are.

This actually leads me to ask: for those of you who have read the book (and I hope it’s many of you), who do you think the bad guy(s) is/are? Comment here, tweet, or Facebook your answer to me and I’ll put your name in a drawing to win a free e-copy of my newest book, the first part of an urban fantasy series called The Unnaturals. The answer, and the winners, will be revealed in one week. 🙂

Project Update: September 17th, 2012

New little thing I’m starting to do here, where I post (at least) weekly updating everyone on what’s going on in the writing world of Jessica. 🙂

Project Title: Nightfall

Words Written Today: 3019

Yes, this is the sequel to the just-released The Unnaturals, which I’m hoping to have out by the end of the year, maybe mid-January at the latest. Everything is plotted out and the writing thus far is going smoothly. As you can see, I made my word count goal of 2,000 words for the day, and the only reason I stopped is because it was starting to get a little late, and I have to get ready to work in the morning.

A few little updates on other projects I’m working on:

The currently untitled side-story for the Becoming universe (which I’m privately calling “Remy’s story”) has been set aside for just a moment while I wrap up Nightfall. I’ve got that loosely scheduled to come out around March 2013, though I’m hoping for a little earlier. Things are already (mostly) plotted out for it, and I’m playing around with writing some other things and putting out a collection of side stories and novellas from the zombie-infested universe for fans to enjoy. (This may or may not include the story referenced in Ground Zero involving a mall, escalators, and zombies. Those who have read Ground Zero will likely know what I’m referencing.)

The Becoming: Under Siege (book four) is also temporarily on hold while I finish up Nightfall, and it is currently #3 on my list of things to write. Considering I have about a third of that novel already written, I know exactly where it’s heading and what’s going to happen in it and even how it’s going to end, it should be a pretty fast write once I sit my butt down and get busy on it.

The Deadening is on hold while I do some research. I have my fingers crossed that I can get back to it soon.

THE UNNATURALS Now Available on Barnes and Noble!

The Unnaturals, book one in my new urban fantasy series, is now available for purchase from Barnes & Noble in eBook format!

Riley Walker is one of the world’s best covert operatives, employed by a top-secret sector of the U.S. government known only as the Agency. Highly skilled and lethal in a fight, Riley is fiercely independent and adamant that she work alone after the mysterious death of her partner in an assignment gone wrong.

All that changes when she’s thrust onto a new assignment investigating the deaths of twenty-seven Agency operatives. Forced to work with twelve-year Agency veteran Scott Hunter–a stickler for following orders and a loner by nature–Riley doesn’t get a chance to protest before she and her new partner are passed to a sector of the Agency that they never knew existed. As they investigate the murders, Riley and Scott learn that there’s more to the Agency than they ever suspected.

They discover the existence of monsters right out of their wildest dreams.

You can pick up the book on B&N RIGHT HERE for only $5.99!

THE UNNATURALS Now Available on Amazon!

The Unnaturals, book one in my new urban fantasy series, is now available for purchase from Amazon in eBook format!

Riley Walker is one of the world’s best covert operatives, employed by a top-secret sector of the U.S. government known only as the Agency. Highly skilled and lethal in a fight, Riley is fiercely independent and adamant that she work alone after the mysterious death of her partner in an assignment gone wrong.

All that changes when she’s thrust onto a new assignment investigating the deaths of twenty-seven Agency operatives. Forced to work with twelve-year Agency veteran Scott Hunter–a stickler for following orders and a loner by nature–Riley doesn’t get a chance to protest before she and her new partner are passed to a sector of the Agency that they never knew existed. As they investigate the murders, Riley and Scott learn that there’s more to the Agency than they ever suspected.

They discover the existence of monsters right out of their wildest dreams.

You can pick up the book on Amazon RIGHT HERE for only $5.99!