Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on January 22, 2013.
About this project
Naked Paddock is the first installment of the Naked Paddock series, a planned trilogy of books.
Explore the behind-the-scenes action of racing you've never seen on TV. Naked Paddock is an inside look written by an insider.
Inspired by real events, Naked Paddock, a work of fiction by M.K. Ducote, transports you backstage for a wild romp through the world of professional motorsports: fistfights, lawsuits, love affairs, crashes and victories.
Written by a female author who has extensive experience touring the world's premier racing circuits with her husband (who is a professional race car driver with 14 career podiums to his name and is a successful INC500 ranked businessman), Naked Paddock gives you a glimpse into the gossip and glamour behind the scenes of the motorsports world. With the resultant intimate knowledge of the racing world and the stories it fosters, M.K. Ducote's plotlines reveal highly credible details at every corner.
Famed American author Mark Twain once said, "Truth is stranger than fiction"; a statement that holds weight throughout the pages of Naked Paddock. Although Naked Paddock is fiction, many plotlines are plucked from real situations that have occurred in the paddocks of the world's top racing series. An insider's perspective reveals and weaves fantastic storylines into a novel sure to capture the attention and imagination of all audiences, whether man or woman, young or old, seasoned race fan or neophyte.
Something for Men:
As with all motorsports, the subject matter of the Naked Paddock naturally appeals to a male audience. Naked Paddock contains grit, guts, heroism, risk, adrenaline, testosterone, sex and speed. Those with a passion for the details of racing will find technical information about car dynamics, engineering, and the finer points of what it takes to run a successful racing outfit, all woven into the storylines in an exciting, interesting and accurate manner. Details and dogfights are sure to capture the full attention of male readers.
Something for Women:
In concert with, and as a direct counterpoint to, the bravado meant to entertain the male audience, Naked Paddock is, at its core, a tale of love developing between two seemingly unlikely main characters - a wholesome and bookish female doctor and an irreverent, playboy race car driver. Character development for the female lead and other characters is rich and engaging. With love comes drama and there is no shortage of drama within the pages of Naked Paddock. As part and parcel of the character development and storytelling, the reader gains a glimpse into the secretive and rarified world of the rich, famous, and infamous, from exotic locales to haute couture.
Something for Everyone:
Plot twists, fistfights, car crashes, trysts, love affairs, theft, embezzlement, and espionage all weave together to make up any given chapter in the unique work of fact-laced fiction that is Naked Paddock.
If we raise a combined total of $100,000 or more then as a special treat M.K. Ducote's husband, a famous race car driver, will run the FULL LENGTH of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach in a super tight RED SPEEDO! A video of which will afterwards be available at NakedPaddock.com for the period of one week. (Value: Priceless)
Funds will go toward publishing the first edition of the first book in the Naked Paddock series, both hardcover and softcover, and facilitate its distribution in bookstores and to retailers. Any additional funding raised will go toward the cover design costs, and to facilitate the translation of the book into different languages. As the motorsports fan base is truly global, our goal is to share our story with people all over the world.
Want to write about Naked Paddock? Check out our press page: http://bit.ly/nppress
Risks and challenges
As the Naked Paddock is already complete and in its final stage of editing, the most difficult challenge, as with all self-published works, will be printing and distribution. We have contacted multiple printers and have secured one that will be able to produce the entire first edition of Naked Paddock in six weeks. As for distribution channels, we are currently negotiating with several companies to expand our brick and mortar presence.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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