COVER REVEAL: The Becoming: Redemption!

Yes, you read that right! It’s time for the cover reveal for The Becoming: Redemption, the final book (other than the book of novellas) that’s being released in the series!

Redemption COVER

Yes, for those who are wondering, that’s Remy Angellette, finally making her series cover debut! (I’ve been sitting on this one since book three, when I realized there were going to be more than three books to the series.)

Cover art is by Dean at Conzpiracy Digital Arts.

So…what do you guys think? Does this make you anxious to read the conclusion of the series?

Announcement Regarding The Becoming Series

So I have a little bit of an announcement to make, now that the ink is dry on the paperwork.

There will not be six books in The Becoming Series.

There are a variety of reasons that this is going to happen, but the primary reason is that, contrary to the outlines I drafted almost two years ago, there just isn’t enough material left to get an entire sixth book written for this series. I’d rather give you guys five great quality books than six so-so books. This isn’t, of course, the only reason I’ve made this decision, but this is the primary reason for it.

So what I’m doing is this: Book five is being retitled to The Becoming: Redemption. Instead of publishing a sixth novel, Permuted is going to reissue The Becoming: Origins, BUT Origins will have an added bonus of including two never-before-released novellas, one called “My Brother’s Keeper,” which is a story about the twins Sadie and Jude O’Dell, and a currently untitled story that tracks Remy Angellette when the outbreak reached New Orleans. Both of these stories take place before or concurrently with book one in the series. The Becoming: Origins will still include the novellas “Brothers in Arms” and “Origins.”

Hopefully all you guys are understanding about the need for these changes to take place, but I promise you that, in exchange, Redemption is going to be EPIC.

NIGHTFALL (The Agency Series #1) Now Available!

I am very, very excited to announce that my newest novel, Nightfall, is now available for purchase on Amazon!

Nightfall Cover copy

Beyond the FBI, the CIA, and the Secret Service, there’s an organization known simply as The Agency.

And within The Agency are those who fight against the creatures of our nightmares.

As one of the best covert operatives in the United States’ employ, Ashton Miller travels the world, infiltrating the lairs of drug lords, arms dealers, and mercenaries and dispensing swift justice to those who deserve it. Until one day when he runs into another operative in the middle of his assignment. An operative who shouldn’t even be there.

Zachariah Lawrence is thrilled to meet another covert, especially one as talented as Ashton Miller. The attraction between them is undeniable, and Zachariah is elated when they’re assigned to work together on a mission to drop a document to Nathan Chambers, a notorious arms dealer who leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake.

There’s a reason why Chambers is so dangerous. And as Ashton and Zachariah work together, they find themselves on the wrong side of supernatural creatures they never knew existed. And now, these monsters are out for their blood.

Nightfall is the first book in The Agency Series. What’s The Agency Series, you ask? Why, it’s the four-book prequel series for the upcoming novel The Unnaturals; it focuses on two of the main characters from that novel and their (very, very interesting) backstory that leads up to all of the events in that particular series. And it has been a lot of fun to write this first book, so I’m looking forward to seeing the reactions I get for it. 🙂

If you would like to purchase Nightfall, you can view the purchase page on Amazon right here. Nightfall is available for only $0.99 in ebook format for a limited, introductory period, so if you’d like to try out a new series from me but are iffy if you’ll like anything non-zombie that I’ve written, then now is definitely a good time to grab your copy!

As an aside, I’ve been trying to get the book uploaded to Barnes & Noble for those of you who prefer to purchase books from that retailer, but there appears to be something wrong with their system or something, because it isn’t letting me upload it. In the meantime, the version I’ve uploaded for purchase on Amazon is DRM-free, which means you can use Calibre to covert it to any format you need so it can be read on any ereader of your choosing. If you’d like to go that route and need some assistance with this, please feel free to get in touch with me, and I’ll be happy to help! 🙂

If you purchase and read the book, reviews are definitely encouraged! You can leave a review on the Amazon product page, or you can leave a review on the book’s Goodreads page.

Current Projects, October 2014

I have been horrible about getting over here and updating my site lately, but in my defense, I’ve had a lot of stuff going on in my life since July and haven’t had the time to even think about this kind of thing.

To smooth things over into the new month, I’m going to take a few moments to update you guys on my current writing projects and where everything stands as of right now.

Here’s my list of Current Projects. This should give readers some idea of what’s in the pipeline and what will (hopefully) be released someday. This also explains why I’m so erratic when it comes to posting and being active, both here and on my assorted social media sites. A busy author means a distracted author!

Things that are contracted by a publisher will be noted; otherwise, assume that it hasn’t been sold yet or a publication date hasn’t been set yet.

Note that books that have been published are no longer on the list.

The Becoming Series

The Becoming: Descent
The Becoming Series, Book 5. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The direct continuation of The Becoming: Under Siege. With the loss of their new lives, Cade and her companions are forced to try to pick up the pieces and go in search of a member of the group that has gone missing.
Status: Completed, turned in to publisher. Publication date, September 2015.

The Becoming: Redemption
The Becoming Series, Book 6. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. This one picks up where Descent will leave off. Cade et al have the opportunity to save the world. I can’t say much more about this one until Descent is in the wild for readers to indulge in.
Status: First draft in progress.

The Becoming: My Brother’s Keeper
The Becoming Series, Book 6.5. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. Jude and Sadie O’Dell’s story.
Status: In the idea / outline sketching stages.

The Unnaturals Series

The Unnaturals
The Unnaturals Series, Book 1. Urban fantasy / covert-ops thriller. The first book in the series. Two special agents are transferred to a sector of the US government that investigates supernatural activity and get more than they bargained for.
Status: Completed, turned in to publisher. Publication date, November 2015.

The Unnaturals Series, Book 2. Urban fantasy / covert-ops thriller. Sequel to The Unnaturals. After the events of the first novel, Riley Walker is forced to go on the run as forces stronger than her make her destruction their goal.
Status: First draft in progress.

The Agency Series

The Agency Series, Book 1. Urban fantasy / covert-ops thriller. First book in a prequel series to The Unnaturals. Nightfall tells how Zachariah and Ashton met and how The Unnaturals was formed.
Status: First draft in progress.

The Deadening Series

The Deadening: Collapse
The Deadening, Part 1. Serialized Novel. Horror / historical western. In an 1868 silver mining town, the sheriff, a schoolteacher, and an outlaw team up to protect the town’s citizens from a mysterious outbreak of violence.
Status: First draft in progress.

Stand Alone Novels

Small Town Dead
Standalone novel. Horror / pandemic fiction / post-apocalyptic. A small town is turned completely upside down when an Ebola outbreak begins to spread through their town and the military quarantines them.
Status: First draft in progress.

There are a ton of other books on my list of future projects, but they won’t make an appearance on my list until I actually start on some point of the process on them.

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane…

So I took a trip down Memory Lane recently (no, not the Memory Lane in Birmingham, AL), thanks in part to the #SoulBooks hashtag on Twitter, and it resulted in me doing a mad scramble for a whole lot of great books I haven’t read since I was a kid. In the process, I found and bought this:


I can hear you guys now: what in the world? Why is an author who writes in the horror and urban fantasy genres buying a book called The Bubble Gum Christmas, of all things? I mean, I write about zombies and demons and vampires and werewolves and all manner of evil, icky nasties, and I’m purchasing books wherein Santa Claus loses his beard due to showing off while blowing gum bubbles (as he does) and elves use (what else?) more bubble gum to stick a fake beard on because Santa isn’t Santa without a beard? What in the world sort of crack have I been smoking?

There’s a funny little story about this book. You see, The Bubble Gum Christmas is the very first book I ever learned how to read. Like, ever. I was, I think, three or four years old and so excited that I’d figured out how to read it that I went running to my mom and read the entire book to her right then and there.

So this is why The Bubble Gum Christmas has a special place in my heart: it’s the very first book I ever read by myself, and it fueled a love of reading and, eventually, a love of writing that got me where I am sitting today.

In the vein of the #SoulBooks hashtag on Twitter, what books hold a special place in your heart?

The Jessica Meigs Super-Massive Giveaway Extravaganza!

During the month of July is my birthday, and you know what that means? It’s time to celebrate!

This year, I figured we could celebrate my birthday in style with the Jessica Meigs Super-Massive Giveaway Extravaganza!

So what’s the details?

There will be a giveaway every week in the month of July!

For the first week’s giveaway, I’ll be doing a random drawing for a set of ebooks for The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, The Becoming: Revelations, The Becoming: Origins, and The Becoming: Under Siege in the format of your choice. This drawing will happen on July 9, 2014.

For the second week’s giveaway, I’ll be drawing for the lucky winner to receive audiobooks from of The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, and The Becoming: Revelations. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Audible, only people in the United States will be eligible for this prize. This giveaway will take place on July 16, 2014.

For week three, I’m doing something a little more special: I’m sending the winner for that week autographed paperback copies of The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, The Becoming: Revelations, and The Becoming: Under Siege! This drawing will happen on July 23, 2014.

What happens with week four, you ask? Well, week four has the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING.

The Grand Prize winner for the month of July will receive the massive, action-packed, super-awesome prize package that includes:

– a $50 Amazon, iTunes, or B&N gift card (winner’s choice of retailer);

– a set of autographed paperbacks of The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, The Becoming: Revelations, and The Becoming: Under Siege;

– a set of Audible audiobooks for The Becoming, The Becoming: Ground Zero, and The Becoming: Revelations (US winners only, sadly);

– a set of ebooks for all of the Becoming Series, including The Becoming: Origins;

– and a set of the super-awesome, reasonably rare Becoming Series bookmarks.

(Note: If you win one of the smaller prizes, this does not disqualify you from winning the grand prize package; however, the prize you won during the smaller giveaway will be excluded from the grand prize pack.)

So how do you enter to have a chance to win any of these super-awesome prizes?

You have multiple ways to enter:

1. You can friend me on Facebook (assuming you’re not already a friend) and comment to THIS POST (please comment only once; wall posts for entry will be discarded);

2. You can follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: “I’ve entered to win The @JessicaMeigs Super-Massive Giveaway Extravaganza! Here’s how you can win: ”;

3. You can comment to this post.

Only one entry per person or Twitter handle, please.

Want to earn two extra entries into the contest? There’s two easy ways to do that!

1. You can subscribe to my mailing list! This will earn you one extra entry into the contest;

2. You can leave an honest review on Amazon on any of my books (see THIS POST for links to the Amazon pages). If you choose to do this, please email a link to your review to my email at

Deadline for entry is July 31st, 2014 at midnight CST.

Winners will be added to an Excel spreadsheet and selected via an internet-based randomized number selector.

Good luck to all of you, and spread the word about this contest to all your friends!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The Unnaturals Series to Be Published by Permuted Press!

Ladies and gents, I am very, very, VERY excited to announce that I have signed a contract with Permuted Press for them to publish The Unnaturals Series!

What’s The Unnaturals Series, you ask? For those of you who have been loitering around for a while and remember the long-ago days of 2012, it’s my urban fantasy/covert-ops/horror series! I originally self-published a version of the first book, titled The Unnaturals, back in I think September 2012, and I sold 300-some copies before I removed it from sale in late November 2012 to do some rewrites and start the submission process to publishers. Shortly afterward, I got an agent, who loved the book and helped make it even better, and after some work, we got it placed at Permuted Press, who really truly did make the best offer out of the ones we did get.

So what’s the series about? Well, here’s the synopsis my agent and I worked up:

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: The Unnaturals. There, they meet Ashton Miller and Zachariah Lawrence—one the Director of The Unnaturals, the other the group’s top field agent—and learn of the existence of creatures out of their wildest dreams: Vampires. Demons. Werewolves. And even more. And it’s up to them to prevent these creatures from harming humanity and taking over the world.

But then everything goes horribly wrong when Riley and Scott are attacked by vampires and Zachariah is taken. As Riley and Scott race the clock to track down the one weapon that is capable of killing the powerful vampires, they uncover a web of lies from the unlikeliest of sources in the Agency, one that they never saw coming and aren’t sure they can survive.

And that’s just book one.

There will be six full-length novels in the series at this point, with assorted short stories and novellas inserted all up in between them. Right now, the book listing is as follows:

Book One: The Unnaturals
Book Two: Hellforged
Book Three: With Teeth
Book Four: Crucifixion
Book Five: Reaper
Book Six: Equinox Rising

I am really freakin’ excited to get this series out there and in the hands of readers. It’s been stewing in my brain in some way, shape, or form since early 2012, and I think it’s ready to get out!

So who’s looking forward to the new series?