Sweet Candlelight

Samantha Tames jaytames@gmail.com 1443313614907


1980s & '90s,20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

Jason Scott Tames

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The book chronicles the life of musician and rebel, Jake Taylor, as he battles the demons that have haunted him for his entire life.



Short Summary

The main character is an aspiring musician who runs into trouble with the law, ultimately becoming a fugitive.

The main character unwittingly has a powerful encounter with God that gives him the courage to return home to face his demons head on, and the courthouse that's been awaiting him for years.


New York, New Jersey, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Taylor

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Confident,Crazy,Empathetic,Skillful,Romantic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: John Nash

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Religious,Selfless,Visionary,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: John Nash

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Visionary,Selfless,Religious,Obedient

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

The story chronicles the turbulent life of Jake Taylor, rebel and musician, as he follows his dream of reaching the big stage. The journey is cut short, however, after a string of drug arrests that lead to a tough decision. Prison or freedom. He boldly makes the choice to go on the run, leaving his family and friends behind, as he embarks on a wild ride of unprecedented proportions that include several dramatic encounters and escapes from the law. On the heels of his stellar Bike Week performance, Jake unexpectedly bumps into Pastor John Nash while cashing his event check in a Daytona bank, who quickly befriends the young dreamer. Consequently, a series of miraculous events confound Jake, and set his soul on fire. This undeniable experience with God gives him the courage to return home after four years on the run to finally face the demons that have haunted him his entire adult life. The final scene in a Jersey courtroom is as memorable as they come, as Jake's life comes full-circle in a moment of drama and destiny.

About The Author

Jason Scott Tames is a singer/songwriter who has been blessed with many great original songs. He has been diligently honing his craft for the past twenty years, regularly sharing his talents on the acoustic guitar at churches, coffeehouses, Celebrate Recovery meetings and nursing homes throughout the Carolinas. The culmination of the unique experience leading up to his moment of salvation and shortly thereafter are encapsulated within the pages of this book, Sweet Candlelight, his debut novel. Though represented here as a work of fiction, the story is based on true events that occurred in the life of the author.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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