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Stark is a groundbreaking work of ultra-violent ebook fiction. The marriage of classic pulp fiction and graphic novel artistry.

"Stark, Nebraska.

A town populated only by professional killers, assassins and hired guns. A town where the law is the Code and the Code only has two laws: Finish The Job You Are Paid For and Never Shit Where You Sleep.

So what happens when the two laws of the Code conflict? Blood. Lots and lots of blood.

Author Jake Bible, the mind that brought you DEAD MECH, The Americans and Bethany And The Zombie Jesus, now brings you the first of three illustrated tales of sociopathic horror and violence that will make any psycho cringe and run for mother.

Be warned, Stark will rip at your guts and tear them from your body. Stark will make you question your sanity and morals. Stark will do more than shock you, it will taint your very Soul.

Stark is just wrong."

The above is what the reader will be in for when they stumble across the pulp fiction style goodness of Stark. Stark was born of a photograph, a single image of a man walking across a field with a pistol in his hand. From there a book cover was created, the sensational description was written, and finally, the novella itself was put to paper. Very similar to how exploitation films were done in the sixties and seventies of the previous century. And that was the spirit with which Stark was written: in your face, brutal, no holds barred, gritty, violent fiction.

The original plan was to release Stark as an ebook in text only, but the images just kept coming. So maybe as a graphic novel? Nope, that didn't ring true. The prose worked, Stark is a great novella. But it needed more.

It needed full illustrations.

And this campaign was born. In order to do Stark justice, and to do the reader justice, I am hiring a talented artist to do full illustrations for the novella and to also get it formatted and ready to be released. Stark will be groundbreaking in that, as of to date, there has never been an illustrated novella released in digital format. Heck, there may not be one in print!

So be a part of some hardcore crime fiction history and support Stark! Who knows? This could start a whole new category, opening up more jobs and opportunities for writers and artists everywhere! Do your part for American industry and support Stark!

Oh, and what about the other two novellas in the series? Well, any extra funds raised will be put towards those. If we double the goal I'll double the rewards and everyone will get the same reward for the second novella. If we triple the goal then I'll triple the rewards! That means if we hit $2400 then everyone will get copies of Stark and also Rash! If we hit $3600 then y'all get Stark, Rash and Done

So get to it! Pledge, pledge, pledge!

Cheers,

Jake

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    autographed ebooks of both versions (text only version and the fully illustrated version). Autograph technology via MyWrite. US & International

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    autographed ebooks plus your name as a victim in the second novella, Rash. US & International

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    autographed ebooks, name in Rash, plus individual PDFs of each illustration formatted to web size. AND your name will be in the acknowledgments as a Deadly Assassin Contributor. US & International

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    autographed ebooks, name in Rash, PDFs of illustrations, plus a personalized audio reading of Stark all on a signed thumb drive. AND your name will be in the acknowledgements as a Super Deadly Assassin Contributor. International pledges please add $15.

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    autographed ebooks, name in Rash, PDFs of illustrations, audio reading, plus a video version of the reading with full illustrations as background, all on a signed thumb drive. AND your name will be in the acknowledgements as a Mega Super Deadly Assassin Contributor. International pledges please add $15.

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    autographed ebooks, name in Rash, PDFs of illustrations, audio reading, video reading AND a one of a kind 1,000 word short story written just for you featuring the character of your choice from Stark, all on a signed thumb drive. AND your name will be in the acknowledgements as a Freakin' Ninja Contributor. International pledges please add $15.

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