After three years of work, it's time to release my stories into the wild...
Please note that your account will not be charged unless I reach my goal!
For more information on my books, check out www.jakevanderark.com!
JUNE: The Accidental Siren
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power.
Set on the beaches of Michigan in 1994, "The Accidental Siren" depicts the joys and consequences of young love as Mara and James meet, shoot a movie, fend off bullies, and explore the potential of infinite beauty.
Read for free at http://www.wattpad.com/story/1242199-the-accidental-siren
JULY: Lighthouse Nights
Jules and Trevor take advantage of potential suicide victims by encouraging them and profiting off their deaths. When Jules falls in love with their seventh target, she's forced to make a series of life-or-death decisions and a single, impossible change.
"Lighthouse Nights" is a frightening fairytale about haunting regret, maniacal hatred, the longing to create, and ultimate redemption. This fast-paced story is as touching as it is twisted, and highlights a disturbing new trend among American teens.
Read for free at http://www.wattpad.com/story/1005173-lighthouse-nights
AUGUST: The Brandywine Prophet
Suburban life has turned William Carmel from a drug-fueled creative prodigy into a gentle husband and father. When the voice of God commands him to construct a million-dollar amphitheater on the hill behind his home, the budding prophet obeys and unleashes his dormant madness and savage narcissism on his family and town.
Read it for free at http://www.wattpad.com/story/1491863-the-brandywine-prophet
SEPTEMBER: The Day I Wore Purple
The year is 2014. A vaccine has been developed that makes Life Extension a reality, ending the aging process and sparking controversy as the world is suddenly faced with the opportunity to live forever. Some find the decision easy. Some are skeptical. Others revolt.
Spanning more than a millennium, "The Day I Wore Purple" blends science-fiction and romance into an engaging drama that follows families, friends, and lovers as they struggle with the blurred recollection of the past, the challenges of the present, and the potential of an infinite future.
"The Day I Wore Purple" was my first book and requires the most amount of work to be published. I know I'm promoting this project as "four novels in four months," but if I'm unable to edit "Purple" to a publishable standard by September, I may have to push it back a month or two. I don't foresee any issues with the other three books!
Where the money will go:
-Designing and hosting five websites
-Distribution through lulu.com
-Promotion on websites
-Extra books to send to reviewers
-Books for local bookstores
-Posters for local bookstores
-Cardboard book stands for local bookstores
-Cover image for "The Brandywine Prophet"
Anything over $5,000 will go toward "Mara the Saint," the sequel to "The Accidental Siren."
Pictures to chose from:
"The Accidental Siren" cover
"Lighthouse Nights" cover
"The Brandywine Prophet" cover
"The Day I Wore Purple" cover
My Headshot (Wattpad photo)
Thank you so much for considering my project!
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