The Goal – To Raise $6,000
My name is Rock Kitaro. I’m an independent romanticist author and founder of “The Stage in the Sky”. If I can have a few minutes of your time, I’d like to introduce you to the engaging world of the Three Kings of Ybor. It’s an intense thriller that shows how three young outlaws grow into the stuff of legends comparable to Jesse James and John Dillinger. Instead of slinging guns, they’re slinging blades and they’re the best the world has to offer.
Unlike most authors whose studies focused solely on English Literature, I graduated with a degree in film making. This is just one of the factors that gives me an edge over my competition. I know how producers and filmmakers think because I went to a film school. Right now there is an untapped market open for an epic new organized crime saga with an element of vigilantism.
Picture a more structured and influential organized crime alliance from “The Dark Knight” and the futuristic law enforcement tactics of “Ghost in the Shell” and you’re coming close to it. The Three Kings of Ybor stories involves the heavy usage of advanced computer technology, cyber security tactics, cybernetic prosthetics and black market performance enhancers.
In the year 2206, after the United States becomes the American Empire and the northern hemisphere has frozen over due to nuclear warfare, the city of Tampa Bay plays host to the most powerful criminal organization in the world. The man widely believed to be the Godfather is Isaac Pierce, the billionaire CEO of a highly respected conglomerate. The first detective who came close to proving his alleged involvement was Eliza Christie’s father.
Eliza is a little bit different from pious heroines like Katniss of “The Hunger Games” or Beatrice Prior of “Divergent.” Eliza Christie’s not helpless or lost trying to find herself and save the world. She has always been a tyrannical leader of the pack ever since grade school, imposing her will on others and going overboard when it comes to retaliation. Eliza tries to do the right thing…but sometimes the right thing can get in the way of revenge.
But at the spiteful age of fifteen, a traumatizing incident took place that changed her life forever. Her father, an honest detective and a rare breed from a corrupt department, sat with his back against the trophy case. In his dying breath he kept mumbling the name of the young killer standing before him with a blood soaked katana in hand. That name was Braden Pierce, the Godfather’s favorite nephew.
This was the night that set the “Three Kings of Ybor” in motion.
Eliza Christie is the leader of an underground militia hellbent on avenging her father’s murder. Braden Pierce is a gifted syndicate enforcer who will do whatever it takes to execute an order. And Gavin Hassell is a young narcissistic private investigator who’s tired of following rules and not getting the recognition he deserves. The three outlaws become the stuff of legend while the city becomes their battleground. And in their wake, they leave a long list of bodies, a sunken cruise ship, and a half demolished police department.