Corbotch Memo

Corbotch Memo: An Apex Predator Exclusive!

This week, our archivist team is pleased to release our fourth document from the Dasnoe Expedition collection. Dubbed the Corbotch Memo, it offers disturbing background on the upcoming Apex Predator world.

Corbotch Memo Surfaces!

We’re pleased to release the fourth document of our Dasnoe Expedition collection today. The Dasnoe Expedition was led by famed zoologist Professor Joseph Dasnoe. Back in 1904, he received permission from the Corbotch Foundation to visit northern New Hampshire’s vast—and largely unexplored—Vallerio Forest. Accompanied by numerous Highforth College faculty members and students, Dasnoe set forth on September 24, 1904. Just four days later, he was forced to cut the expedition short when six students fell prey to a pack of animals, widely reported in the media as wolves. Professor Dasnoe spent the rest of his short life trying to convince an uncaring public that the creatures who’d attacked his expedition weren’t wolves.

Rather, they were something else.

Today, we’re pleased to share the Corbotch Memo with you. Prepared by famed financier Miles Spencer Corbotch, it dictates a series of protocols designed to keep the truth about the Dasnoe Expedition under wraps. The last protocol is particularly chilling.

Our Apex Predator site continues to grow. So, make sure to stop by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

Last Call for Vapor!

Thanks again to all of you early purchasers of Vapor. Going forward, I intend to use this space to talk about the coming Apex Predator series. But first, I’d like to pitch Vapor one more time. Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Corbotch Memo

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances?

Due to Memorial Day, we’re pushing Cy Reed Day to today here at David Meyer Creations. This week, we’ve got the tenth Cryptic page for you. Entitled, “Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances,” it features the first inside page of last week’s flyer. Plus, more details about the mysterious disappearance of eight Manhattan-based children!

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

We’re pleased to release our tenth page of Cryptic this morning. Cryptic is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. It focuses largely on his side investigation into a mysterious—and dangerous—group known as the Infinity. This week’s entry, “Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances,” is the second of a four-part mini-series. You can find the first part here.

Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances contains the first inside page of a flyer Cy found just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. Like the flyer’s front cover, it depicts characters from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. An unknown person created the flyer in order to call attention to the disappearance of eight children from extremely wealthy Manhattan-based families. Cy’s notes reveal a few sporadic details about the disappearances as well as their shocking connection to events that took place in 1916.

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Thanks Vapor Fans!

It’s been over a month since I released Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. Thanks to all of you, it’s had a great debut. Going forward, I’m going to use this space to talk about upcoming projects. Behemoth, the first story in the Apex Predator series, is next. And I’m pushing hard to get Cy Reed #5, tentatively titled Collapse, into your hands before the end of the year.

If you haven’t picked up Vapor yet, there’s no time like the present. It’s sitting at #11 & #3 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #23 & #22 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Cy Reed Investigates Disappearances

Dasnoe Monster

Dasnoe Monster: A First Look?

It’s Apex Predator Thursday here at David Meyer Creations and you know what that means … another document from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904! This week, we get our first glimpse of the strange Dasnoe Monster that reportedly attacked Professor Joseph Dasnoe’s expedition, killing six students in the process. In other news, the first Apex Predator book, Behemoth, is coming along right on schedule. While you wait for it, why not check out my latest Cy Reed novel, Vapor?

The Dasnoe Monster: Revealed?

We’re pleased to release the third document of our Dasnoe Expedition series today. The Dasnoe Expedition was led by famed zoologist Professor Joseph Dasnoe. Back in 1904, he received permission from the Corbotch Foundation to visit northern New Hampshire’s vast—and largely unexplored—Vallerio Forest. Accompanied by numerous Highforth College faculty members and students, Dasnoe set forth on September 24, 1904. Just four days later, he was forced to cut the expedition short when six students fell prey to a pack of animals, widely reported in the media as wolves. Professor Dasnoe spent the rest of his short life trying to convince an uncaring public that the creatures who’d attacked his expedition weren’t wolves.

Rather, they were something else.

Today, we’re pleased to share the so-called “Dasnoe Monster” photograph with you. It’s the second of a two-part message Prof. Dasnoe sent to President Teddy Roosevelt roughly a month after the attack. You can find the first part here. Unfortunately, the Dasnoe Monster image, along with the accompanying text, was defaced by an unknown party shortly after being received. Please see the curator note for more information.

Our Apex Predator site is still growing. So, make sure to stop by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

Bought Vapor?

The first novel in the Apex Predator universe, Behemoth, is still being written. But you can get Vapor right now! Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #9 & #3 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #22 & #19 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #3 & #4 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Dasnoe Monster

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Today, we’ve got another Cryptic page for you. It’s titled, “Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones” and reveals that the Infinity has struck a blow against Manhattan … the apparent kidnapping of eight children from some of New York’s wealthiest families. What will Cy Reed do now? In other news, have you read Vapor, Cy Reed #4, yet? If not … why not? Get your copy today!

Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

We’re releasing our ninth page of Cryptic today and as you’ll see soon, things are really picking up speed. Cryptic, as most of you know, is our working title for Cy’s personal journals during the time period encompassed by Chaos. This week’s entry, “Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones,” was written after Cy first broke into New York’s closed-off subway system. It features a flyer Cy collected just outside the 51st-53rd Street station complex. As you can see below, the flyer depicts characters from Captain Jellybones, a popular Internet cartoon series. As of today, we have yet to locate the person or persons that created this flyer. However, we do know that Captain Jellybones‘ creators had nothing to do with it.

As always, enjoy! And if you need to catch up on old entries, make sure to visit the Cy Reed world.

Bought Vapor?

Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #9 & #1 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #18 & #13 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #3 & #6 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Cy Reed meets Captain Jellybones

Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt

Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt?

Last week, we announced our brand-new Apex Predator site and revealed the first document from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. This week, we push forward with the first of two photographs, sent by Joseph Dasnoe to famed monster hunter Theodore Roosevelt. Also, while you’re waiting for Apex Predator to launch, why not check out Vapor?

Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt?

Over the last eighteen months, our team of dedicated researchers has been pulling together any and all documents related to the infamous Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. In the process, we’ve compiled an incredible treasure trove of old photographs, letters, and other items related to this extremely strange period of American history. And as we prepare for the upcoming launch of Behemoth, the first book in the Apex Predator series, we’re taking the opportunity to release those documents to all of you!

This week, we’re publishing the first of a two-part photographic series. We’re calling this particular photograph, “Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt.” It represents Joseph Dasnoe’s second attempt at luring fabled monster hunter Teddy Roosevelt into the isolated Vallerio Forest in search of mysterious—and ungodly—creatures. Incidentally, the “curator note” at the bottom of this photograph was added by our research team. It will make much more sense when we release the second photo of this mini-series.

Our Apex Predator site is still growing. But make sure to stop by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

Bought Vapor?

Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor is the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series. As we speak, it’s sitting at #8 & #1 on the U.S. and UK Pulp Best Sellers lists and #17 & #9 on the U.S. and UK Men’s Adventure lists. It’s also the #2 & #7 Hot New Release in the U.S. Pulp and U.S. Men’s Adventure categories. Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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Monster Hunter Teddy Roosevelt

The Dasnoe Letter

The Dasnoe Letter: Welcome to Apex Predator!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Apex Predator site! Behemoth, the first book in the Apex Predator world, is still in production. But in the meantime, we’d like to whet your appetites with a little taste of our newest acquisition, a treasure trove of letters, photos, and other items straight from the ill-fated Dasnoe Expedition of 1904. First up … the infamous Dasnoe Letter, reporting on the existence of ungodly creatures in the mysterious Vallerio Forest! And on a side note, have you bought Vapor yet?

The Dasnoe Letter

As I mentioned earlier, today marks the official launch of our Apex Predator site. Apex Predator’s origins lie in the private—and gated—Vallerio Forest. As some of you already know, famous zoologist Professor Joseph Dasnoe led a well-known expedition—reporters of the time compared it to the Lewis & Clark expedition—to the Vallerio in 1904. The expedition ended in awful tragedy and Professor Dasnoe spent the rest of his rather short life working to destroy the Vallerio and everything in it. Today’s document, the recently-restored Dasnoe Letter (Professor Dasnoe’s first letter to then-President Theodore Roosevelt) hints at the ungodly creatures that once inhabited the Vallerio. You can read the Dasnoe Letter below.

At the moment, the Apex Predator site is pretty bare. Expect that to change as we head toward Behemoth’s launch date. So, stick around … there’s lots to come!

Bought Vapor?

Have you bought Vapor yet? No? Well, why wait any longer? Vapor, the fourth novel in the Cy Reed Adventure series, is on-sale! Get your copy at one of the following links today!

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The Dasnoe Letter

Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity

Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity!

I have two quick announcements before we get to Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity, this week’s Cy Reed Journal entry.

Vapor

First, Vapor is coming! Vapor (formerly codenamed Miasma) will be the fourth novel in my Cy Reed Adventures series. It’s been in the works for a loooong time. Look for the official cover later this week. The actual release date is still up in the air, but should be locked down soon. Just between us, I’m shooting for mid-April.

Website Updates

Second, I’m currently refocusing this website on the various worlds of David Meyer Universe. Hence, you can now visit the new Cy Reed world, which hosts all stuff related to our favorite treasure hunter / salvage expert. Currently, it contains information on the books, the Cy Reed Journal, and Cy Reed news. You can also see hints of what’s coming next … including a new book series! In addition, I’ve created a Guerrilla Explorer home to act as a storehouse for all Guerrilla Explorer-related articles. Also, I updated my About and Contact sections and adjusted my Blog section, which will cover news related to all aspects of David Meyer Universe. I also added a new section entitled Apex Predator. What is Apex Predator, you ask? You’re going to have to wait a little longer to find out. Regardless, this is a work in progress so expect to see things shifting about for the next few weeks.

Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity

Here is this week’s page from the Cy Reed Journal. It’s entitled, Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity. The reference to the Explorer’s Society indicates Cy obtained this article while visiting Dutch Graham’s office, a key early scene in Chaos. As you can see below, the Infinity has a long (and rather unsettling) history behind it. If you want to catch up on past Cy Reed Journal entries, be sure to visit the Cy Reed world!

 

Cy Reed Unearths the Infinity

Cy Reed Takes New York

Cy Reed Takes New York: What is the Infinity?

Over the last week, I completed the restoration of a new page from Cy Reed’s Journal. It’s called, Cy Reed Takes New York. I’ve attached it below.

Cy Reed Takes New York

Curiously enough, it refers to an entity known as, “The Infinity.” Since I hadn’t heard of such a group, I asked Cy for additional clarification. From what he tells me, the events of Chaos are only part of a larger story that took place during his return to New York. While Cy was tracking down Hartek’s cache of lost gold, he was also unraveling a second mystery in the city’s maze of underground tunnels. That story, never before told, will be detailed in upcoming journal entries. Needless to say, all of us here at Guerrilla Explorer Publishing are excited at the prospect of relaying this “brand new” Cy Reed adventure to you. Stay tuned!

Cy Reed Takes New York

 

 

Cy Reed Adventures Continue

Cy Reed Adventures Continue!

I’m pleased to announce the release of a very special item, Cy Reed’s Journal. Donated by Cy himself, the book provides fresh insight into the foremost treasure hunter and salvage expert of modern times. Each page chronicles his many adventures, some heretofore unpublished, via sketches, photographs, newspaper clippings, and Cy Reed’s personal commentary. They should prove an excellent complement to the Cy Reed Adventures.

Cy Reed Adventures Continue!

The very first page, entitled Cy Reed Adventures Continue, relates to events recorded in Chaos. You can find it below. Other pages will follow just as soon as I’m able to preserve and restore them to their original condition. Please come back often … there’s a lot of exciting stuff on the way!

 

Cy Reed Adventures Continue

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The “Pantsing It” Revolution Begins!

Pantsing vs. PlanningTorrent (Cy Reed Adventure #3)

I’m trying something new with this latest book, namely “pantsing it.” In other words, I tossed my outline into the digital trashcan (or more accurately, skipping the outline process all together) and proceeded to let it rip (err … not my pants). The resulting book, Collapse (Cy Reed #5), is looking good so far.

On the bright side, I’m writing fast and with good scene-to-scene creativity. Collapse begins with a bang and doesn’t rest for the over 80 pages I’ve written. Mysteries deepen. Surprises abound. Danger piles upon danger. Hell, this might just be the best set of action-oriented scenes I’ve ever written. Even better, it hasn’t really felt like work. I could get used to this type of writing.

Two drawbacks, though. First, I’m writing loose. Side characters have gotten lost in the mix. Plot lines have been dropped. I’m not too worried … this happens to me when I’m writing with an outline as well. The second drawback should be obvious … I have no clue where I’m going next. I conceived of Collapse in a single afternoon as a four-part story. To start, I put Cy into a crazy situation and then raised the stakes repeatedly. Now, I’m nearing the end of Part I and I’m starting to get nervous. I have a setting for Part II and a basic idea about what happens in it. But it’s vague. And I have no clue what will happen in III and IV.

So, the jury is still out on pansting it. But the early results are promising. If I’m able to connect disparate story lines, deepen the characters, and enhance the themes over multiple drafts, pantsing could be a winner.

Ruins & Upcoming Releases

Collapse, you say? Whatever happened to Ruins? For those of you who don’t know, I started a new book right after getting back from Turkey. Tentatively titled, Ruins, it was to be my first attempt at a pantsing novel. Unfortunately, I gave into planning early on in Ruins and started trying to outline it. Since that defeated the whole purpose of the book, I immediately shelved it and came up with the idea for Collapse. I still plan on writing about Turkey, but it won’t be for a little while yet.

Miasma (Cy Reed #4) remains on the shelf. I hope to finish the first draft for Collapse in late October. After a little break, I’ll begin work on the Miasma edits. Miasma is my most complicated book yet and it’s also a bit of a mess, so it could take some time. I’m tentatively setting aside four months for edits, cover building, and formatting. If all goes well, you’ll be able to get your hands on it in mid-March 2015. Future stories, especially if this pantsing strategy works out, will hopefully be finished much quicker and with far less aggravation.