Incarnate Releases Today!

So, we’re interrupting our normal posting schedule for a very special, VERY AWESOME announcement. Because….

Jodi Meadows’ INCARNATE releases today!!!!


We are so, so proud and excited to have Jodi at Pub Crawl—she’s clever and funny and super-talented…and just an all-around wonderful person. We’ve ALL been counting down the minutes until today—some of us since we saw the deal listing for Incarnate long, long ago. A few of us even went to the bookstore this weekend JUST to see if they had copies out early!! How can you read this summary and NOT want to pick up the book?


Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.


Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?


Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Seriously EPIC. And if you didn’t see Kat Zhang’s glowing recommendation for Incarnate yesterday, go check it out!  And if THAT still isn’t enough to tempt you, watch this book trailer!

It’s sounds SO original and swoon-worthy and intriguing, right?!

In honor of Incarnate’s release, we’re giving away a copy of Jodi’s fabulous book (US-only…See how to enter below)! The winner will be announced next week, BUT in case you can’t wait that long to get your hands on Incarnate, you can buy a copy from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Book Depository, or wherever books are sold!

AND, just because she’s awesome, we wanted to interview Jodi on the day INCARNATE goes out into the world:

1. Jodi, do you remember where you were when you wrote the first words of Incarnate?

Absolutely. I have a desktop computer, so I was sitting right here in my ferret room. It was October 31, my writingversary, and I’d just finished plotting the entire trilogy. I couldn’t wait to get started.

2. How cool! (maybe everyone ought to have a ferret room for writing inspiration :P) Well, since then, what are 3 of the most exciting things (writing/book-wise!) that have happened to you—disregarding the the obvious of signing with an agent and getting a book sale of course!

  1. I’ve gotten to meet so many cool people who found me through Incarnate, either because they work for/with my publisher, or they are just interested in reading.
  2. Book cover. What writer ISN’T excited and nervous about their first book cover? It makes things so real!
  3. ARCs. (This may be replaced when hardcovers come in.) Just seeing my book IN BOOK FORM for the first time was so, so startling. I’m used to seeing other people’s words in books. Not my own. It gets me every time I look at one of my ARCs. (Which, if I’m being honest, is frequently.)

3. Book covers and ARCs! That IS very exciting! Talking about exciting things, how are you preparing for your release day tomorrow?

By doing everything important ahead of time so I can spend the majority of the day staring at the wall and drooling. Okay, hopefully there won’t actually be drool.

4. Hehehe. We won’t judge!! If you could pick one thing to “set the mood” for someone reading Incarnate—background music, a location, a time of day, etc, what would it be?
Start reading when it’s cold and you’re alone, when you feel like the only person in the whole world.

5. Okay, any last words to the readers out there today (the day Incarnate releases! EEE!)?


Seriously, though: if you like a book, recommend it to others. Word of mouth is the most important marketing any book can have.

So, so true!!!! Congrats again, Jodi—we can’t wait to see what lies in store for you and INCARNATE, and we’re absolutely honored to have you at Pub Crawl!!!!

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JODI MEADOWS lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a cat, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut. You can find her on Twitter, LiveJournal, and Facebook, and visit her website here.


38 Responses to Incarnate Releases Today!

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    Sooz Jan 31 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Oh yippee! I hope you enjoy your day of staring at the wall and drooling. 😉 Honestly, this is SO EXCITING and I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    (P.S. I love being 6 hours ahead! The book is purchased and on my kindle already. WEE!)

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    Atheena Anthony Jan 31 2012 at 5:49 am #

    HAHAHAHAHA! Nope I don’t believe in reincarnation BUT I do have an idea if I had a past life=))) I might have been a koala! UGHHHHH~ I want my old life back!!=))) Sleep all daaaaay:)))

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    Atheena Anthony Jan 31 2012 at 5:49 am #

    OHHH~ Thank you for the giveaway BTW:)

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    jodimeadows Jan 31 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Thank you, guys! <3 <3 <3

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    Erin Bowman Jan 31 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Yay INCARNATE! Yay Jodi! So excited to read 🙂 🙂

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    Em @ Sash & Em Jan 31 2012 at 10:00 am #

    This cover is GORGEOUS and the premise is original! 🙂 Can’t wait! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Em @ Sash & Em Jan 31 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Also!– I believe I could have been a cat in a past life. 🙂

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    Asia M Jan 31 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Congratulations and happy release day!! 😀 (Too bad I’m not in the US…)

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    sarabara081 Jan 31 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Do I believe in reincarnation… I think so. As to who I might I might have been, I am not sure but definitely feel like it was someone who died drowning. LOL I have quite the fear of water and anything that alters my breathing, it is weird.

    Can’t wait for this book, thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Julie Jan 31 2012 at 10:41 am #


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    Crystal Martinez Jan 31 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I think reincarnation is a interesting topic 🙂 If I had to say if I believe in it or not I would say…yes to an extent. I think it’s kind of weird how people can remember things that never happened in their lifetime. And then there are people who know things or can do things that they never learned to do…they just know. It’s kind of creepy but it’s cool either way 🙂 I couldn’t say who I may have been in a previous life…no idea, ha ha.

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    Suzanne Lucero Jan 31 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I’ve been anticipating the release of Incarnate ever since I first saw it mentioned in a tweet, it seems ages ago now. But IT’S HERE! how exciting. Sign me up for a chance to win, please. Yay Jodi.

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    Nimue Jan 31 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I got an ARC of this book. It’s so amazing that I want a real copy of it noe 🙂

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    Zara Alexis Jan 31 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I don’t believe in reincarnation as part of my practicing faith, but I’ve been told that I’m a very “old soul” who was previously killed in my past life by a wild wolf, which is why I’m naturally afraid of dogs in this one (this was told to me without me confessing a fear of the animal). Mmm…

    Let’s see…perhaps in one of my past lives I was an elephant, an animal that is large, slow-moving, and self-aware—traits I seemed to have taken with me into this life!

    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

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    Hannah Jan 31 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I don’t really believe in reincarnation. Although I do think it is a very cool idea. I’ve never had ‘flashbacks’ or anything like that. Maybe I’m just NEW.

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    Krispy Jan 31 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I believe in reincarnation. I don’t think the energy that makes us up just disappears after we’re gone. I don’t have any idea who or what I might’ve been in a past life though. It’s a cool thing to contemplate!

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    Jasmine Stairs Jan 31 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Well, I don’t really believe in reincarnation. Or at least I’ve never considered it. Though if I WAS an old soul, I’d probably have been someone unremarkable then too. And man, I hope I was a guy, so I could follow my interests in the arts and how things WORK.

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    Katelyn Larson Jan 31 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m not sure I really believe in reincarnation (the scientist in me just doesn’t think it’s possible), though I do think its a very interesting idea. 🙂

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    Isabel Jan 31 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Congratulations! It must be amazing – and scary – having your book out there for the world to see, but you have certainly earned it.

    I’m yes and no on reincarnation – I refuse to rule it either in or out without solid proof one way or the other, and lacking that, I just go with maybe-it-does-who-knows – but I would certainly be delighted if it was true (and I didn’t come back as, say, an earthworm).

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    Nhi Jan 31 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Ooooh, this does sound like an awfully complex and original idea! Hopefully the book will live up to the ridiculously high standards and expectations I’ve set upon it!

    I personally don’t believe in reincarnation. But if I were, I would love to be some historical bad-ass. Or a giant (and fiercely kick ass) goose. Don’t ask…

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    Kelly Mills Jan 31 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Reincarnation is a pretty interesting concept. Not sure if I believe in it, then again not sure I don’t either. 😛

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    Chele Jan 31 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Ahhh excitement! CONGRATULATIONS, JODI! Too bad I don’t live in the US, but oh well stalking bookstores works for me too ;P (Also WOOHOO on Oct 31, I love it when my birthday coincides with awesome events 8D)

    And I do believe in reincarnation, actually! Especially when I have really vivid dreams that stick even after waking up – gotta wonder if those are really just flashbacks of a past life, hmm. I hope I was something AWESOME, like a saber-toothed tiger. ;D

    Congrats again, Jodi!

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    Teresa Jan 31 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Super keen to read this book, don’t believe in reincarnation myself but I find it a fascinating idea. If it was real then I reckon I would have been a lion in a past life, my wild mane of hair seems to have some with me to the next life 😛

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    Janet Feb 1 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Congrats! I’m so excited to read your book.

    And nope, I don’t believe in reincarnation.

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    ephrielle Feb 1 2012 at 2:04 am #

    So sad that I pre ordered and have to wait for it to get to me. It sounds like a sweet read that will leave my dreams even sweeter.

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    ephrielle Feb 1 2012 at 3:27 am #

    I sure hope it doesn’t exist. My past lives would have to have been pathetic.

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    Jenelle R. Feb 1 2012 at 4:15 am #

    Aaah, I can’t wait to read this! Its looks soooo good! And yes, I believe in reincarnation. I’ve read some pretty weird stuff about it… I don’t know who I was in my past life. hopefully not Hitler. 😛

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    Christina Kit. Feb 1 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I totally believe in reincarnation! I was a witch in a past life! Who lived in Salem and survived to teach the craft to others:)

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    Brandon Scott Feb 1 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    I don’t believe in reincarnation, and I believe that everyone has their own soul, not someone elses. Once a body dies, the soul goes to either Heaven or Hell, depending on whether they are a Christian or not. I am excited for the book though.

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    Erin Feb 1 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Congrats Jodi! I’ve been dying to read this book since I first heard of it and now we all finally can!

    I’ve definitely always been intrigue by the concept or reincarnation, and the idea of having an old soul. I’d like to think I was a Parisian opera diva from the 19th century, thanks to my present day flare for everything melodramatic ; )

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    Sarang Feb 1 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I’ve actually never given reincarnation any thought or about afterlife in general. I always figured when life ends, it just ends. But wouldn’t it be cool if it was real and you could learn about your past lives?

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    Meredith Anderson Feb 1 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    I am definitely excited to get my hands on this book. It looks incredible. Plus, with all the praise from the ladies on this site, I know it will definitely be worth reading. No recommendation of theirs has yet to turn out anything less than what they described!

    As for reincarnation, I’m not sure, but I do like thinking about it. I’d like to think in a past life I was something quite hyper and erratic. Possibly a squirrel. If asked, my friends would probably say I was a muppet as I tend to exude many puppet-like tendencies. Maybe a dog. Maybe all of them. Who knows! But It’s fun to think about. 🙂


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    Gina Rinelli Feb 2 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I’m fascinated with the whole concept of reincarnation, and I definitely believe in it. In my next life, I want to come back as another person.

    I think I was a dancer in my past life. Not because I’m a super awesome dancer now, or anything like that, but because I’m fascinated by dancers when I watch them, and it’s all kinds, not just ballet or hip hop. I took an African Art class in college and we watch a video of wedding dancers (I forget what the troupe is called) it was seriously AMAZING the ways they can move, and how different it is from the Western world’s dancing. When I watch people dancing, I get out of breath and my legs get tired, even if I’m just sitting down, ha.

    A side note, my Mom thinks she was an architect in her past life.

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    Katie @ BlookGirl Feb 2 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Twitter is abuzz with INCARNATE news and reviews 🙂 Can’t wait to read the book and post my own! Congratulations, Jodi. How incredibly exciting to see months and years of hard work and dedication finally pay off 🙂

    I’m really not sure if I believe in reincarnation, but at this point in my life, I am very open to the possibility of almost anything. If I had past lives, they were most definitely in the 1400-1500’s and in the 1940-1950’s 🙂

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    Fatema El-Sayed Feb 3 2012 at 7:36 am #

    From 10 years of age, I’ve given reincarnation an incredible amount of thought.

    Personally, I don’t believe in it because of the accountability factor. I don’t think that it’s fair for someone to do evil and get away with it in both this world an on judgement day (given that with reincarnation, there would be no judgement day). And if we are in fact punished for evils we committed in a past life then it’s not fair because we would be punished for something we don’t even remember doing.

    However, in this novel, you remember past lives which puts a whole new spin on things. While I disregard reincarnation largely because we can’t remember any ‘past lives’ this makes the theory possible.

    If I could chose a particular past life, I would wish that I had been a pilot in WWII. Either that or Amelia Earhart.

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      amy Jun 3 2012 at 9:28 pm #

      are you accountable for what you did? how do u live each day?

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    Yael Itamar Feb 3 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I like the idea of reincarnation. The idea of getting to be so many different people and living all sorts of lives is awesome! But do I believe in it? Not really, although I’m not closed to it.

    My friend once told me that if I lived 100 years ago, I would be an aristocratic lady who made all the other aristocratic ladies uncomfortable with my radical viewpoints.

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    Vicky Feb 4 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I believe in reincarnation. I don’t know the specifics, but I do believe that you can be reborn again. It’s like recycling souls for the people who want to live again. Or maybe reincarnation is similar to those myths where you go down this river where you forget your past, or a wheel that keeps rolling around, although it’s probably much more complicated.

    Hm, I don’t know who I would have been in the past. I just hope that I was a good person who did good deeds and lived a long, happy life. I wish I could have been a princess from China (the calm life of luxury) or a ninja disguised as a boy from Japan (action, action, action!)

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