The Next "Meta" Story and a đź“• Deal

“Are you writing a fourth Meta book?” That’s the question I get the most often, and one I’m very happy to receive. It’s a lot better than: â€śYou’re not writing a fourth Meta book, are you?”

Before I jumped into the fourth book in the Meta series I wanted to work on a few other ideas, which is what I’ve mostly been up to since Rise of The Circle came out last year. Some of those ideas were terrible. Really, really terrible. But some of them aren’t so bad, they just need more work. One of those ideas is further along than the rest though, so I thought I’d share it with you. It is a novella-ish length story set in the Meta universe tentatively titled “Midnight Strikes”. As you might be able to guess, this story will focus primary on Midnight and function as a prequel to some of the events in rest of the series. It will (ideally) work as a standalone story that won’t require having read the other books prior.

It’s still being written, so there’s not much more to share yet but as soon as there’s a cover, description, etc. you’ll be sure to get another email about it.

Also, this weekend the first book is on sale for $0.99 (or equivalent) all over the world. If you’re on this list you probably already have it, but maybe let a friend know? It’s available on iBooksNook and Kobo right now along with The Second Wave for a limited time. You can always get it on good ol' Amazon too.

That’s all my news for now. If you’re in the US and over 18 don’t forget to votenext week! Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your presumably undying support.

New Audiobooks from the Meta Series Out Now!

After waaaay too long of a wait, The Second Wave and Rise of The Circle are finally available in audio format! They're read by the award-winning narrator Kirby Heyborne (Gone Girl, Jim Henson: The Biography, Cloud Atlas) and available now in both digital downloads and audio CD formats. Check 'em out: The Second Wave (AmazonAudibleiTunes) and Rise of The Circle (AmazonAudibleiTunes).

To celebrate, I'm making Meta FREE today in ebook format on Amazon and audio format on Audible (US only). If you liked Meta please let a friend know that they can grab it for free today. Also, you can now grab the digital box set of all three books at a steep discount on Amazon.

That's all the news I've got for now. I'm heads down working on the next book and can't wait to share more details with you soon! Thanks for reading!

"The Second Wave" Now Available in Audio Format

Finally, The Second Wave is available as an audiobook from Audible, Amazon or iTunes.

Even better, if you already own the book on Kindle it's only $2.99 to add the audio version. You can even buy it on CD from Amazon, if you're into that kinda thing.

This version is narrated by the awesome Kirby Heyborne who does a much better job than the old narrator (me). In related news, Rise of The Circle will be out in audio format later this month. I'll be sure to let everyone know as soon as it's available.

Things I Liked in 2015

I missed my November list so I'm just gonna make this one a 2015 catch-all for stuff I liked but missed posting about.

Project Greenlight (HBO)

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This was probably the show I looked forward to most each week while it was on. It's a really good examination on the creative process and constraints. Most, if not all art requires compromise and this is basically about what happens when an artist refuses to do it at every turn. (Spoiler: they basically make the worst movie of 2015.)

Childhood’s End

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(Amazon)

I can't believe I hadn't read this book before. It basically established the alien invasion genre, with movies like Independance Day 'borrowing' from it liberally. Despite how many times you've seen elements from this book in other media, I promise you've never read anything like it. If you're sick of dystopian fiction, this book shows that utopian fiction can be just as terrifying.

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Jessica Jones (Netflix)

You've probably already heard this recommended by everyone and their cousin, but it lives up to the hype. Cinematic Marvel might have the best special effects and suits, but Netflix Marvel has the best villains so far.

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The Gift

(Amazon)

 The less you know about this movie going in, the better. Probably my favorite thriller of last year for no other reason than how quickly it jumps into the story.