Sunday, November 27, 2011

FEEDBACK FROM HARVEST READERS!

FIRST AND FORMOST LET IT BE KNOWN I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE READERS WERE AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANY CONTACT WITH ANY OF THEM. I HAVE BEEN DYING TO SEE FEEDBACK FROM COMLETE STRANGERS WITH NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERTE GETTING INTO.
THE 2 THINGS I WAS REALLY HOPING TO HEAR WAS
"IVE NEVER READ ANYTHING LIKE THIS" AND IT SCARED ME INTO THINKING ABOUT THINGS.
DID I GET ME WISH!!! CHECK OUT A COUPLE OF QUOTES FROM 2 TEST READERS


1.Okay first off kudos! I have never read anything like this before. I mean ive read horror, but
this was just off the wall and somewhat real to me. I loved it

2.read it in one sitting and had to read it again it just blew my mind

3.So many parts of this book had me with my jaw dropped, and sometimes afraid to read what was next!

4.liked this scene on the account of it gave me chills all throughout my body. Because clearly you
cant trust Satan not even the audience was safe from his destruction. I did not see that coming!

5.Never have i read anything like this. It is a great concept and what you did with it was genius.

No one can try to do a story like this and top what you have done, and the terror you brought to
me while reading this book.

6.I thought this was written perfectly throughout, I just loved the overall voice, It had an
intelligence which was crucial to carry both the message and the horror, without it falling into
some sad ‘Try Hard’ preaching monstrosity. 

SO,.........WHAT WILL YOU THINK?



Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL OF US HERE AT THE GOAT FRANCHISE!
STUFF YOURSELVES AND GET HIGH ON TRIPTOPHAN.
LOTS OF GREAT STUFF GOING ON HERE INCLUDING A POSSIBLE INVASION OF THE PITCHFORK DIARIES INTO THE METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM (REQUEST IT AT YOUR LIBRARY).
POSSIBLE BOOK SIGNINGS COMING SOON.
REMEMBER PITCHFORK IS A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR AS LITTLE AS .99 CENTS ON SMASHWORDS.COM OR UNDER $10 AT AMAZON.COM
AND GRAB A SIGHNED COPY FOR JUST $20 BY EMAILING ME OR CLICKING ON THE PAYPAL BUTTON TO THE RIGHT
JAKEBANNERMAN@GMAIL.COM
EAT UP FELLOW GOATS!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Death of The Goat????

Ladies and gents this is a very important post and may be the end of you being a fan of The Goat Franchise or just the begening of a new understanding of what you have been dealing with over the past year.
My name is Jake and I stand before ALL of you and announce things that have been hidden under the surface from the public eye and that I am going to shed some light on today.
I AM A MANIC DEPRESSANT WITH SUICIDAL TENDENCIES!!!
Notice how all of that is in capitol letters? I have been fighting depression my entire life and I have refused to take medication my entire life, Until recently I lived in a very depressed world with stretches of normal thought process. And I stand by the resoning that I did not take medication because I did not want to alter my view on things my vision and my out of the box thinking which has offered us some very interesting books in the future and well..... The Pitchfork Diaries.
I am INSANE and also until recently out of work for the very first time in my life which also led to no medication. I have been taking medication for months now and it has zero effect on my writing , thankfully I can tap into my depression even when I am on the meds. However now that the meds are in my systemn when I do not have them I fall apart. And over the last month I did not just fall apart I fell apart in public.
I set myself on fire and announced to the world with un abashed vigor that I wanted to be dead and that I wanted to set everyone I knew on fire and watch them burn as i bled to death from self inflicted wounds.
IT WAS HOW I FELT, suicide is a very real demon i face and i face it daily.
I in the last month have lost everyone who has been an amazing part of this journey. What many of you do not know is that behind the scenes there were 3 amazing women running this entire thing AND at the same time putting up with me, Trying to keep me from commiting not just suicide but career suicide and thay will always be the origional foundation of what The Goat Franchise will grow to be. I LOVE all of them and I want to state here publicly that I WAS WRONG and that I AM FOREVER SORRY.
I also want to state this in public.
I am the author of The Pitchfork Diaries and The Harvest HOWEVER each of the memebers of TGF contributed in editing in sharpening ideas maning the book better. I write vomit this is stated all over my interviews I take very small amount of credit for the books I have written because without the girls the books would not have been the same.
The parties involved with not to be named in association with me or TGF but let me assure you they are amazing talents 2 of them well known authors and one of them a fantastic social media promotions whiz.
I will not speak in a negative light about any of them and I wish them all much success.
SO WHAT NOW JAKE THE SUICIDAL MANIAC?
Well trutch be known nothing at this point has changed much except I do not have anoyone helping me.
The Harvest is still on schedule for release on Christmas day on ALL of the same retailers as Pitchfork like Amazon,Barnes and Nobles and iBoooks etc.
LASTLY for now.
It was an accusation thrown at me when everyone left that I used CANCER (which I have btw) to gain money for myself...... THIS IS AN ABOSLUTE LIE!!!!
I have never and would never use this to gain money and whomever would ever think of such garbage is not associated with me and would never be.
I am sick and on Methotrexate, Pregnazone and Humera to deal with the issues of my disease and if I have to come out and say I am sick I have cancer to stand up in front of everyone to show I want to help I AM DOING IT!!! Gain money for myself? What money we have not mader any money !!!
The Pitchfork Diaries have not generated enough money at this time to pay my cell phone bill lolol
So let it be known in power point form
THE GOAT FRANCHISE IS ALIVE
I AM ETERNALY GREATFUL FOR THE GOAT GALS
I AM A SUICIDAL MANIAC
I AM NOT USING CANCER TO MAKE MONEY
THE HARVEST COMES OUT DEC 25TH
NOW HIRING!!!!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Message from the Beast

Listen up Indie Bands - got a message from the beast for ya:

For all of the bands out there who send me a T-shirt (XXL), I will not only send you back a photo of me wearing your shirt & supporting you, but I'll also list you in the "thank you" section of the next book, plus toss you back a copy of the book in exchange!

Now on top of that, since I do work with words and am a musician myself, I'm gonna run a contest to write some seriously twisted lyrics to a song for one of those bands who sends in a T.

Send me you're stuff guys, and I'll drag you into the pit of hell with me!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Licks...

Everybody ready for their first taste of "Harvest"...

With his words still hanging heavily in the air, he bent down to remove the tattered and flaking head of his wife from the box. The embalmers had worked to the best of their abilities, but regardless of any chemicals that are pumped into it, human flesh will eventually rot and return to dust.

"She is here to face the Lord tonight with all the rest of you! She hath broken the covenant sworn to both God and myself; she carried the seed of sin within her womb! And now – now, she will confess these sins before God and before the world!"

Despite the gruesome sight before their eyes, the crowd cheered and wept. They could not prevent themselves from worshiping the man on the stage as he held up the severed and lifeless head of his once beautiful wife. Gently turning her blank and staring glass eyes towards him, he took a black marker pen and carefully wrote ‘H A R L O T’ on the mummified forehead. He then raised her face and kissed her one last time on the dry sandpaper dead lips before balancing the stump of her neck on the stage so that she could watch the show.
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