I stumbled across this today while checking out my pages on Amazon.com, and found that someone left a review of my book for “Color or Die,” which was awesome – short, sweet, & awesome!
“This book is very well written. Easy to follow and impossible to put down! For every horror far this is a must read book! Can’t wait till the next book” – KevJams
Thank you KevJams for your review, especially on Amazon! I don’t see many reviews from readers due to people’s busy schedules anymore, and I sure do appreciate hearing from people who have taken the time to get my book! YOU ROCK!
If you want to get a copy of my book, “Color or Die” – please CLICK HERE! (18+/NSFW/ADULTS ONLY!)
Jake A. Wheat
I love when a book releases, and fun artwork is generated – this one was by a fan! I added the text, because I wanted to make it a desktop! XOXO to the person who submitted this, awesome! Gotta love art! Seriously, this is a really cool “pop out” art sheet that a very talented fan did for my book, and I love it!
I am sure we will have more fun submissions as time moves forward, and if you haven’t picked up a copy of my book yet – ORDER ONE! Adults only though, ok?
Jake A. Wheat
The Devil Is In The Details:
1. Mr. “B” or Mr. Balam aka. Balam is simply a demon spirit who at the beginning of the story manifests as a possessed youth, and then moves to two other forms. He has a sensual form, and his “God” form which is that of a muscular male, with three heads, and a barbed penis. He is a“real” demon spirit which when researched is quite fascinating. Google him!
2. A bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte – humorous and fictional acquisition by our character, Trace,unless it was given to him by supernatural means. The bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte, once thought to be owned by Thomas Jefferson, was the most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction ($156,000) – honestly.
3. Soldier’s Dance by William Tell – I was listening to classical music when writing that scene with Dr. Harrid, and that song came on. As I was writing the characters in my head seemed to choreograph well with the song, and so I gave it a mention. I actually gave a few songs mention in the story, because they came on my headphones as I was writing. Odd how that happens.
4. Anna – Detective Hodges had a Wife, but was also “dating” Anna. Re-read that part again.
5. Pope Street – I describe this house in vivid detail, because it exists. It has a trap door that goes into the basement, a walk up (narrow stairway) attic, and the floorboards in the attic can be removed to find “spaces” where a body can be hidden away. I hated the house, and I rented it for over a year, but felt very unsafe there. It was a shotgun, very large, and I always felt watched. I can remember walking out of that house for the last time and feeling like I was being rushed out by something. I never looked back.
6. Eve Adam Drive – A real place, I grew up there as a child. My childhood home is still there, and the neighborhood appears to be still very simple and quiet.
7. Jason Ryan Conner’s Photograph – The B&W photo that appears as Jason Ryan Conner’s character was photoshopped to look murdered, however the wound on his forehead is not fake.Turns out he accidentally hit his head during the shoot, and let it bleed to make the photo more authentic.
8. Clues – I clued readers in to the “changing of the collectors” many times in the transcripts between Hodges and Trace. Trace even says, at one point, that “his last one was most perfect.” He, of course, talking about himself.
9. Spunk Lube – it’s real. When lubrication is needed in my stories, I use either STR8CAMLube or SPUNK. SPUNK is the hybrid lubricate of STR8CamLube, and are sold by my friend Jeff in California who modeled for my book “The Spaghetti Seduction.” Need lube? SpunkLube.com
10. I (Jake Wheat) am fecalphobic, and so writing the scenes with the Hag and her poop issues really grossed me out. In fact, she was one of the few reasons I would have to quit writing for a bit. My imagination went haywire, and I grossed my OWN self out! LOL!
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.”
Jake Wheat’s soon to be released book “Color or Die” may be causing a controversial stir with publishers and literary agents from Hell, but it’s spit-shined & polished front and back covers are here and approved! ”There are two versions of the cover, one of them is the censored version which will be on the paperback, and the other an uncensored version and will be for a special edition hardback – which has a back and front cover model,” Wheat said.
The censored version has cover model Adam Rondeau on the front with a ‘model to be named later’ on the back, both “murdered” thanks to graphic designer and photoshop artist “Ethanox.”
“Nudity, male nudity especially, is still very taboo in American culture. Women can be naked all over the place in cinema, magazines, and even on late night TV. However seeing the male penis is still a huge shock to people, so I pretty much decided to put penises in everyone’s face,” laughed Wheat. ”Yeah, I said that, take it how you want.”
Releasing in a couple weeks, “Color or Die” will be Wheat’s sixth book, the second which contains line art that can be colored by adults. The book is strictly for adults only, and contains graphic violence, nudity, cannibalism, and other taboo topics.
“I can’t wait for this book to be released, because it has been a real labor of love. It has also been very challenging for me, because it was part of the National Novel Writing Month, and required 50,000 words and over thirty line art illustrations of death and evil,” Wheat said.” The novel is (again) illustrated by artist Michael McPhee, and is above and beyond what Wheat published in “This Is NOT Your Kid’s Halloween Coloring Book. ”I told Michael what I wanted him to draw, and each time crossed my fingers hoping he wouldn’t tell me I went to far,” Wheat laughed.
The back cover of the book gives the plot synopsis, and introduces us to a sneak peek of what the book is about, enjoy:
For a sneak peek at the uncensored versions of the front and back cover, please click the link below.
(Photo Left- Kevin Hache After Modeling Session) “Color or Die,” the new coloring book novel for adults is slated to be released in January, and it’s already causing a stir in getting the book published. The book revolves around one person, a serial killer named “Trace,” who gets off on telling the story of his crimes to a Louisville Metro Police Detective who records his every word which is then transcribed. His crimes include murder, cannibalism, necrophilia, and every gruesome detail is outline in graphic detail. Coloring pages in the book depict Trace’s drawings which he provides to the detective, many of them containing nude images, and some actual photographs of his victims taken as memoirs.
“The entire book was very hard for me to write, because I am a gentle soul,” Wheat said. ”I stepped into the mind of this man, this thing, and as he describes the kills of his twenty seven victims I came to realize that most of them were so gruesome that I would have to stop writing. During one in particular, I was so nauseated that I didn’t write anymore on the book for a full week, which set me behind.”
The real photographic images, or memoirs, are photographs of real models which have been “necro-fied,” using a unique photoshop process which gives the look and feel of real dead corpses. ”There are a couple of models in the book who posed completely naked, others with a few articles of clothing, but all of them very realistic. I was really lucky to work with a team of people who understood I was looking for a real “true crime” look, in order to really make this book work and they pulled out all of the stops.”
The book was so shocking in it’s draft format, that Wheat’s former literary agent stated he would not move forward with the book, so Wheat countered with another agent to get the project completed. Wheat commented on this by saying, “I have little or no time for people who choose to force their moral beliefs on my art, albeit dark and disturbing. It’s fiction, and has no real connection to my life, therefore it should be appreciated for what it is – sick and wonderfully twisted.”
Featured in the photo above is Kevin Hache, who appears on the back cover of the book and also appears fully nude murdered inside of the book, Kevin spoke about the work on this project by saying “It as been a pleasure working for Wheat on this project, and being in those situations was absolutely comfortable for me. As a model, we are trained to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and this is about as raw and vulnerable as I have ever been.”
The cover model, Adam Rondeau, appears on the cover shirtless with “Color or Die” scrawled across his chest in blood. He does not appear nude in the book, but sets the tone for what is inside. ”Adam was the perfect cover model, and had the physique and sexuality that I wanted to bring to this project. This serial killer does not hunt by a certain type or pattern, which is explained in the story, but Adam’s look sets the stage for what is inside the pages. Innocence and death,” Wheat grinned. ”I know that when people read this book they are either going to say two things, they absolutely loved it and are blown away or – they believe that I need psychiatric help. Either way, I’ll be fine with whatever conclusion they come up with.”
After Wheat’s October release of “This Is Not Your Kid’s Halloween Coloring Book,” Jake decided that it wasn’t enough. The candy coated poems and coloring pages were considered adult in nature, but by far did not push the envelope enough. This time, Wheat said that “this book breaks the mold, and in the hands of the right person, will be a horrific treasure.”
“Color or Die” releases in January, and will be distributed through online booksellers, and Amazon.com.
Do you want a sneak peak of Kevin Hache in the nude behind the scenes? Have a look at this pre-production photo before the “necro” process, and tell us what you think:
Of course, the full uncensored version will appear in the book……. so you’ll have to buy it to see him in his postmortem state fully nude.
Jake Wheat’s new book “Color or Die” due to hit shelves on January 1st, 2013 deals with some controversial topics which initially caused a delay in publishing. The 50,000 + word novel contains graphic content, including scenes of cannibalism of women, children, and men – along with some very graphic torture scenes. Wheat described the book by saying “I wanted it to feel real, as if this was a true crime story, and didn’t leave anything out. Even while writing the book, I would dream up these situations and then while writing would make myself sick to my stomach. The good news is that the story deals with one man, one character, and you really get to know him – and his evil. While picking up on his motivation, we have a few twists that really shake up the book – not to mention it has a ton of coloring pages.”
The book is full of images of torture, death, and even some nudity. ”I didn’t want to hold back this time like I did with my first coloring book, and I wanted this go to be a full novel. I am proud of my work, and stand by it. I think the message is clear that the book is fictional, and it is designed to make you uncomfortable,” Wheat said.
The book not only contains illustrations by artist Michael McPhee, but also contains a few internal images of real models that were elaborately photohopped as murder victims. One of the models, pictured above, posed for a shot promoting the JakeWheat.com website and two other models were photographed for the book.
Excitement is building for the book, including one of Wheat’s friends doing home made video promos to support the release:
Check back here for more info on “Color or Die,” and be the first to get up to the minute information to get your copy first!
Less than a month away from publication, and already Jake Wheat’s upcoming book “Color or Die,” a strange mish-mash of novel meets coloring book has already caused outrage with Wheat’s former literary agent, who will remain unnamed. His email writes:
“Creative control is given to Wheat for his books, and we have respected that. However upon receiving his submission (which was due to be published December 1st, 2012) I felt it best to withdrawal representation.”
The email goes on to give reasons, which are as follows:
1. Lude/grotesque front and back cover.
2. Over the top explicit content, including child cannibalism and necrophilia.
3. Completely distasteful!
Wheat commented on the email by saying the following:
My former literary agent’s job compromised his own internal conservative morals and judgments. His inability to separate reality from fiction is what keeps him from being respected and professional in his field. He should stick with biographies, non-fiction, and make sure to surround himself with dullards. I will move on, and I am quite proud of my horror masterpiece!
Copies of the book “Color or Die” will be available for sale starting January 1st, 2012 and will be available on Amazon.com soon soon after. Here are the “Lude/grotesque front and back covers” if you dare:
The book, based in Louisville Kentucky, shadows a serial killer named Thaddeus Andrew Burke, with transcripts of murder confessions starting from November 17th, 2012. Thaddeus illustrates his kills and other freakish drawings in the pages of the book, which are done as line art for adults to color. The book is billed for adults only, containing graphic violence, cannibalism, sexual situations, and full frontal nudity.
For more information please contact Jake A. Wheat by clicking here.