Never Fear – Jake Wheat’s New Book “Color or Die” Is Here!
Everyone welcome Jake A. Wheat’s new “ADULT” coloring book “Color or Die,” which brings readers a full novel with dozens of HORRIFIC coloring sheets inside. The book centers around a serial murderer named Trace Andrew Burke, who grew up in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. A self-proclaimed man among men, Trace is already captured by the Louisville Metro Police Department and confesses to each murder on Detective Hodges tape recorder – which is then transcribed.
Written in first person, “Color or Die” is a morbid, controversial, and witty look at the perspective of a serial killer. One would think it would hardly be appropriate to find wit and humor from human suffering, but somehow Jake Wheat pulls it off in between the pages of this book. It cannot be stressed enough that “Color or Die” is not, for one moment, a publication for minors. It contains images of torture, cannibalism, and full frontal nudity. For necrophiles, this book offers a welcomed treat and for those who remain conservative minded may want to think twice before ordering.
“Color or Die” is a full novel, and coloring book with Illustrations by Michael McPhee with real models, simulated crime photos, and lots of gore. ”This book was so damn controversial, my first agent backed out of me publishing it so I had to get a new one. I’m glad I did, because I am really proud of how this book turned out.”
Fans of Jake Wheat’s work will appreciate his dark style, but Wheat warns that this is not the candy coated FUN silly kind of horror novel. In fact Wheat states that “while writing the book, I had to take breaks in between because the killer made me nauseated, which made me question whether or not I was going too far.” Indeed Wheat’s book does move into gray areas of cannibalism, psychotic behaviors, and taboo sexual fetishes which are not popular in American culture. ”I will say this, I did a lot of research while writing this book and I learned a lot. I learned that people are predators just like animals, and while we can pretend all we want – man by nature is no different than any other carnivorous beast.”
Cannibalism plays a large part in the role of Trace, the lead character in the book. Wheat stated that he actually talked to a few people who claimed to have eaten human flesh to understand how to describe it in his book. ”Yes, there were a couple people that I spoke with and they were very safe and kind. They stated that at one time they had partaken in the eating of human flesh, and described it in palatable detail. I kept thinking to myself, I’m going to be a vegetarian after this book is published. I’m still thinking about it.”