7th Son: Descent - Episode 5

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Welcome to the fifth (of ten) serialized episodes of the free audiobook, 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is now available in bookstores and for immediate purchase online. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: The clones continue to decipher the Morse Code clue. Dr. Mike takes charge. John Alpha's intentions become more clear. The second half of the clue is decoded. Meanwhile at a military base in the Russian wilderness, a former CIA agent named Doug Devlin reminisces about his past -- and his current alliance with a man the clones know very well. A much larger conspiracy is unveiled. The implications of John Alpha's plans become clearer.

Chatter: J.C. briefly mentions the news found in the most recent Beta Clone Army update podcast. He also mistakenly says that there are two chapters in this episode. There are more than two. :)

7th Son: Descent's anthem is "Descent" by Celldweller. Learn more about the band at Celldweller.com.

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Beta Clone Army Update – Episode 4

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Welcome to the fourth Beta Clone Army Update episode! WARVEMBER IS HERE. Are you in?

J.C. spills deets about Week One sales of 7th Son (it's great news -- snag a copy if you haven't already), and then delivers a nuclear payload of an announcement: he's declared war on planet Earth! It's WORLD WAR 7, and you're invited to enlist in DIVISION 7, an ultra-elite sect of the Beta Clone Army!

In this episode, J.C. chats about:

  • WORLD WAR 7, Warvember and Division 7
  • Call the Clone Line and get on the show: 435-55-HUTCH (435-554-8824)

NATASHA'S MINISTRY MISSION FOR THIS WEEK:

  • OPERATION FRIEND-7
  • Talk to seven friends about 7th Son: Descent
  • This must occur in real life ... no Tweeting, Facebooking, emailing, etc. allowed! :)
  • Email J.C. the first names of those friends (his email address: 7thSonNovel@gmail.com).
  • Complete this mission by Wednesday, NOV. 18 and get mentioned on the Agents of the Ministry page and you'll be in the running for a signed ULTRA RARE advance reader copy of 7th Son: Descent
  • Mission completion after Nov. 18 still earns you a place on the Agents page

The Beta Clone Army Update anthem is "Birthright: Birthwrong Remix" by Celldweller and Blue Stahli. Learn more about the artists at Celldweller.com and BlueStahli.com.

The Ministry of Propaganda anthem is "Korobeiniki" by Ozma. Learn more about the band at OzmaOnline.com.

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Anyman EP Track 5: "Katabatic"

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"Katabatic" is the fifth of six free folk songs from Anyman, written and performed by John Smith, which will be released on a weekly schedule here at JCHutchins.net.

While a link to more songs was mentioned in John's 7th Son: 7 Days prequel story, J.C. wanted to provide all five songs to all 7th Son fans ... with a bonus track on the sixth week.

Miami resident John Smith, a character in J.C.'s upcoming thriller 7th Son: Descent, is a man who dreams big ... but lives a small life. Determined to change his life's course, he recorded a five-song EP titled Anyman, and posted it to the Web. This occurred two weeks before the events seen in 7th Son: Descent.

Lyrics for this song appear beneath the audio player. Learn more about 7th Son: Descent’s print novel release here. Order your copy today.

"Katabatic" Lyrics

When the power fails
And the walls come down
Pickin' flowers in the rubble
That's where I will be found

When the levy breaks
And the ground gives way
I'll be swimmin' down your street
Just another perfect day

Ain't no need to feel pathetic
Don't go aneurismatic
Everything is katabatic

And when your wishing star becomes a meteor
Aimin' at your house
Baby don't you grouse
Just take a page from Johnny's Big Book of Advice
'Cuz I'm cold as ice

If the lightning breaks
Its only rule
I just make like Tesla
Baby I'm no fool

You might think I got it wrong
But if I'm not dead
I must be crazy strong

Ain't no need to feel pathetic
Just embrace the copacetic
Everything is katabatic

Stand in front of the freezer, wheezer!
Suck on an ice cube, noob!
You must chill, daffodil!

7th Son: Descent - Episode 4 PDF

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Welcome to the fourth (of ten) serialized episodes of the free audiobook, 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is now available in bookstores and for immediate purchase online. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: In Washington D.C., Vice President Charles Caine visits a civilian hospital to receive a routine physical examination ... but things do not go as planned. Back at the 7th Son facility, the John, Kilroy2.0 and the other Beta Clones puzzle over the clue John Alpha left for them. The clones begin to work together for the first time. Gen. Hill reveals an unexpected hobby. A breakthrough is made.

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7th Son: Descent - Episode 4

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Welcome to the fourth (of ten) serialized episodes of the free audiobook, 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is now available in bookstores and for immediate purchase online. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: In Washington D.C., Vice President Charles Caine visits a civilian hospital to receive a routine physical examination ... but things do not go as planned. Back at the 7th Son facility, the John, Kilroy2.0 and the other Beta Clones puzzle over the clue John Alpha left for them. The clones begin to work together for the first time. Gen. Hill reveals an unexpected hobby. A breakthrough is made.

Chatter: J.C. shares some remarkable stories about Descent's Oct. 27 debut.

7th Son: Descent's anthem is "Descent" by Celldweller. Learn more about the band at Celldweller.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

Anyman EP Track 4: "Do This For Me"

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"Do This For Me" is the fourth of six free folk songs from Anyman, written and performed by John Smith, which will be released on a weekly schedule here at JCHutchins.net.

While a link to more songs was mentioned in John's 7th Son: 7 Days prequel story, J.C. wanted to provide all five songs to all 7th Son fans ... with a bonus track on the sixth week.

Miami resident John Smith, a character in J.C.'s upcoming thriller 7th Son: Descent, is a man who dreams big ... but lives a small life. Determined to change his life's course, he recorded a five-song EP titled Anyman, and posted it to the Web. This occurred two weeks before the events seen in 7th Son: Descent.

Lyrics for this song appear beneath the audio player. Learn more about 7th Son: Descent’s print novel release here. Order your copy today.

"Do This For Me" Lyrics

Lemme lay out the situation
The house I'm living in
Is made of blame and condemnation
I'm lookin' to move out
When the goin's tough
That's what I'm all about

Now you could be
A big help to me
Lemme slip on in
So I can start all over again

Let's explore the opportunity
I'm in your hands
Get a grip and think what you could make of me
You're on top in this scenario
But when the time is right
I'll be your impresario

Do this for me
It's a simple thing
For a complex girl
Do this for me
And I'll make sure
That I do right by you

Take your time on this decision
I got nowhere to be
And the sun is barely risen
All while you're thinkin'
I'll be down here
Persuadin' and convincin'

Flash Fiction: "Ursa Minor"

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Since it's Halloween, I thought I'd toss something unusual in the podcast feed. Check out this experimental piece of fiction I wrote and recorded back in Nov. 2008 titled Ursa Minor.

At the time, Celldweller's album Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head was brand new (it's a stellar album; pick up a copy), and I was smitten by its cinematic-style music. I was so inspired, I contacted Celldweller mastermind Klayton and asked if I could write at least one short story inspired by his music ... using his music in the story as a soundtrack.

The goal: To tell a complete tale using only the time allowed by the music, while timing plot points and action to specific moments in the music. The end result is Ursa Minor, using the song of the same name from the Celldweller album.

It's 1:44 minutes long. A fun creative challenge! I hope you enjoy the tale, as brief as it is. :)

Happy Halloween!

--J.C.

7th Son: Descent - Episode 3 PDF

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Welcome to the third (of ten) free serialized PDF installments of the novel 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel’s print release at this page.

Synopsis: The Beta clones tour the 7th Son facility, discover more about their origins, and learn about John Alpha's intentions. Longtime fans: This episode features a new chapter, and a new set-piece within the facility!

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7th Son: Descent "Special Edition" PDF (First 10 Chapters)

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Ladies and gentlemen, the day the Beta Clone Army has waited for is HERE. The ascent of Descent has begun!

To celebrate the print release of 7th Son: Descent, I've whipped up a spiffy long-form PDF excerpt of the novel for your consumption. If you're a newcomer to 7th Son and my work, this is a easy -- and free -- way to dive into my fiction, give it a test drive, and see if it's up your alley. For longtime fans, here's a chance to see what the "insides" of the book are like, and share the PDF with friends.

This Special Edition PDF features the novel's first ten chapters, a note from me, and a printable book order form that you can present in your favorite bookstore today. It also features links to online stores, if you prefer to point, click and purchase. There are links to more information about 7th Son, and ways to share the PDF with family and friends too.

I encourage you to freely distribute this PDF on your blogs, sites, Facebook and MySpace pages, via Twitter or email ... any way you wish. This is a grassroots movement, and YOU can play a mission-critical role in spreading the word.

This PDF is being released on multiple websites today. As a thank you for these sites' help, I've created and inserted full-page ads for their content within this PDF. All of these content creators are worthy of your attention. They include:

Thank you for supporting my work in the past, and now, when 7th Son: Descent needs it the most.

Let's make Kilroy2.0 be here and everywhere...

--J.C.

7th Son: Descent - Episode 3

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Welcome to the third (of ten) serialized episodes of the free audiobook, 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: The Beta clones tour the 7th Son facility, discover more about their origins, and learn about John Alpha's intentions. Longtime fans: This episode features a new chapter, and a new set-piece within the facility!

Chatter: Very little chatter. You know what to do.

7th Son: Descent's anthem is "Descent" by Celldweller. Learn more about the band at Celldweller.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

Anyman EP Track 3: "Winter Love"

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"Winter Love" is the third of six free folk songs from Anyman, written and performed by John Smith, which will be released on a weekly schedule here at JCHutchins.net.

While a link to more songs was mentioned in John's 7th Son: 7 Days prequel story, J.C. wanted to provide all five songs to all 7th Son fans ... with a bonus track on the sixth week. Miami resident John Smith, a character in J.C.'s upcoming thriller 7th Son: Descent, is a man who dreams big ... but lives a small life. Determined to change his life's course, he recorded a five-song EP titled Anyman, and posted it to the Web. This occurred two weeks before the events seen in 7th Son: Descent.

Lyrics for this song appear beneath the audio player. Learn more about 7th Son: Descent’s print novel release here. Order your copy today.

"Winter Love" Lyrics

Don't gimme that bit about
"Every thing in its season"
That's only numbers and blocks on a page
Don't try to tell me there's no
Particular reason I won't go peacefully into the next phase

Don't tell me you don't recall
The first day of Springtime
The way we met was such a sweet cliche
Can't believe you would forget
The height of last summer
And how we spent each hour
Of the longest day

Don't pretend
You didn't plan this from the start
By Winter's end
Passion frozen in your heart
I never said I'd be an actor in this play
I don't intend
To walk away as winter fades to gray

I don't believe that you
Have found yourself a new prince
There's no one anywhere in the world like me
Don't tell me he was a surprise
Don't try to convince
What makes you think I even wanna be free

Don't care if the air you breathe
Comes cold from your lips
Don't matter to me if the trees have lost all their leaves
There ain't no golden bough
And I'll remain your king

7th Son: Descent - Episode 2 PDF

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Welcome to the second (of ten) free serialized PDF installments of the novel 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel’s print release at this page.

Synopsis: John, Michael, Kilroy2.0 and the other abducted men discover their extraordinary origins. The enemy is revealed. The descent begins.

Like what you've read? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

7th Son: Descent - Episode 2

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Welcome to the second (of ten) serialized episodes of the free audiobook, 7th Son: Descent. 7th Son is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: John, Michael, Kilroy2.0 and the other abducted men discover their extraordinary origins. The enemy is revealed. The descent begins.

Chatter: J.C. briefly discusses a new "print edition" chapter that appears in this episode, and why it was included. He also chats about the 7th Son: Descent's seven-year trek to publication, and the instrumental role 7th Son fans played in it.

7th Son: Descent's anthem is "Descent" by Celldweller. Learn more about the band at Celldweller.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

Anyman EP Track 2: "Rockefeller Center"

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"Rockefeller Center" is the second of six free folk songs from Anyman, written and performed by John Smith, which will be released on a weekly schedule here at JCHutchins.net.

While a link to more songs was mentioned in John's 7th Son: 7 Days prequel story, J.C. wanted to provide all five songs to all 7th Son fans ... with a bonus track on the sixth week. Miami resident John Smith, a character in J.C.'s upcoming thriller 7th Son: Descent, is a man who dreams big ... but lives a small life. Determined to change his life's course, he recorded a five-song EP titled Anyman, and posted it to the Web. This occurred two weeks before the events seen in 7th Son: Descent.

Lyrics for this song appear beneath the audio player. Learn more about 7th Son: Descent’s print novel release here. Order your copy today.

"Rockefeller Center" Lyrics

You say it's a waste
Wasting my time
Maybe it's true
I hide behind rhymes

I can't defend
My wandering heart
Trapdoors and tripwire
In all that I start

If I stray from this meandering path
Just to keep you from fading into my past
Every kiss and embrace will be worse than worthless
We'll dig us a hole from running in circles
Hiding From my Rockefeller Center

My windmill to tilt
My albatross to train
I don't need you to get it
If it's all the same
Would you rather I thanked you
Or held you to blame?

I'm forever grateful for all you've endured
But you're like a reward that's also a lure
You made me go deep and before I could surface
I lost my way and mislaid my purpose
To find
My Rockefeller Center

7th Son: Descent - Episode 1 PDF

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Welcome to the debut PDF installment of 7th Son: Descent.

J.C. is releasing 7th Son: Descent in multiple formats to celebrate the novel's Oct. 27 print debut. This is the first of 10 weekly installments, and represents a reboot of the 7th Son series. 7th Son: Descent is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty ... and all are identical in appearance.

Like what you've read? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

7th Son: Descent - Episode 1

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Welcome to the debut episode of the serialized audiobook of 7th Son: Descent.

Originally released as a "podcast only" novel in 2006, this is a completely new recording of the final manuscript, to celebrate 7th Son: Descent's Oct. 27 print debut. This is the first of 10 weekly installments, and represents a reboot of the 7th Son series. 7th Son: Descent is available for purchase now. Learn how you can support the novel's print release at this page.

Synopsis: As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty ... and all are identical in appearance.

Chatter: J.C. welcomes new friends and old to the 7th Son experience, and explains the unique multi-site "distribution partner" program for the serialized release of 7th Son: Descent. The book will be serialized in several formats across several sites during Descent's 10-week run.

J.C. also provides some history about podcast fiction, and the original 7th Son trilogy. He promises future episodes will be shorter with the chatter!

7th Son: Descent's anthem is "Descent" by Celldweller. Learn more about the band at Celldweller.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

Anyman EP Track 1: "Unscrew You"

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Miami resident John Smith, a character in J.C.'s upcoming thriller 7th Son: Descent, is a man who dreams big ... but lives a small life. Determined to change his life's course, he recorded a five-song EP titled Anyman, and posted it to the Web. This occurred two weeks before the events seen in 7th Son: Descent.

"Unscrew You" is the first of six free folk songs from Anyman, written and performed by John Smith, which will be released on a weekly schedule here at JCHutchins.net. While a link to more songs was mentioned in John's 7th Son: 7 Days prequel story, J.C. wanted to provide all five songs to all 7th Son fans ... with a bonus track on the sixth week.

Lyrics for this song appear beneath the audio player. Learn more about 7th Son: Descent’s print novel release here. Order your copy today.

"Unscrew You" Lyrics

I remember that day
Just like it was yesterday
Maybe that's because it was just like
The day that came before

That's when you showed up but
I was not expecting guests
You smiled and said it came down to right and East
Or left and West

I made my own decision
And I took you in my arms
Now I haven't got the slightest clue
Where the girl I knew has gone

I wanna unscrew you
I wanna get inside your
Get inside your head
Unscrew you
Instead of making love
Make some sense instead

Every branch is split in half and half again and every road goes
Everywhere at once with you
Every time I see your face it's like the girl I love's
Replaced with someone new

You astonish me
I mean you knock me on my heels
Then a sparrow falls or someone calls and
I can't tell what's real

What's it like for you to be
The soul of mutability
How do you decide which to apply
Variations on a theme

(Repeat chorus)

Is it too much to ask
Do I call you to task
Which lover stayed?
Who are you today?

(Repeat chorus to end)

7th Son: 7 Days - Episode 7

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Welcome to the final episode of 7th Son: 7 Days, a free audio prequel anthology to J.C.'s thriller novel, 7th Son: Descent.

Today's episode features Father Thomas, a Catholic priest based in Oklahoma. Rattled by the past week's events, Thomas shares his thoughts with his congregation, and what he believes they need in these trying times.

Set two weeks before Descent's extraordinary events, these seven 7th Son: 7 Days stories stars a unique "John Michael Smith." Learn more about the anthology here.

7th Son: 7 Days' anthem is "UltraNumb" by Blue Stahli. Learn more about the artist at BlueStahli.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

7th Son: 7 Days - Episode 6

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Welcome to the penultimate episode of 7th Son: 7 Days, a free audio prequel anthology to J.C.'s thriller novel, 7th Son: Descent.

Today's episode features Jay, a field agent for the United Nations. When his helicopter is shot down in Colombia, can Jay and his friend survive the threat of predators in the rain forest -- particularly since those predators are human?

Set two weeks before Descent's extraordinary events, these seven 7th Son: 7 Days stories stars a unique "John Michael Smith." Learn more about the anthology here.

After the story, J.C. chats about the "giving it away is okay" philosophy, and his collaboration with St. Martin's Press.

  • Learn more about J.C.'s upcoming 7th Son: Descent novel release
  • Order 7th Son: Descent
  • Call the Clone Line and get on the show: 435-55-HUTCH (435-554-8824)
  • Episode intro provided by Neil Illing (nilling on Twitter)
  • BIG thanks to Rob Suarez for his help with the pronunciations of the Spanish words heard in this story!!
  • Promo: Purgatory
  • Promo: Second Floor Lounge
  • Promo: The Jen and DAVe Show

7th Son: 7 Days' anthem is "UltraNumb" by Blue Stahli. Learn more about the artist at BlueStahli.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!

7th Son: 7 Days - Episode 5

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Welcome to the fifth episode of 7th Son: 7 Days, a free audio prequel anthology to J.C.'s thriller novel, 7th Son: Descent.

Today's story stars Michael, a Marine Corps captain. Michael and an elite team of soldiers embark on a dangerous black ops mission in the Middle East ... but are they prepared for what lurks within the facility they're investigating?

Set two weeks before Descent's extraordinary events, these seven 7th Son: 7 Days stories stars a unique "John Michael Smith." Learn more about the anthology here.

After the story, J.C. plays three Clone Line calls ... and unleashes the WORLD PREMIERE for the promo of Phil Rossi's Harvey!

  • Learn more about J.C.'s upcoming 7th Son: Descent novel release
  • Order 7th Son: Descent
  • Call the Clone Line and get on the show: 435-55-HUTCH (435-554-8824)
  • Episode intro provided by John Merlin (of JRMerlin.com)
  • Promo: Harvey
  • Promo: Quarter Share
  • Promo: ARG Netcast

7th Son: 7 Days' anthem is "UltraNumb" by Blue Stahli. Learn more about the artist at BlueStahli.com.

Like what you hear? Tell a friend, and give a shout in the comments!