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Armed & Delicious… in your hands, in your hearts… in your mouths?

Unless one subsists on a diet of tree pulp and non-toxic black ink, then my DEBUT novel “ARMED & DELICIOUS” might not make the ideal midnight snack… so, I’m not sure why I titled my post thusly.

I suppose the gist of what I’m trying to get at, on this lovely summer eve, is that my novel, ARMED & DELICIOUS is now available in paperback form! Where? Well at Powell’s City of Books, of course! You can find it in store or order directly!

Powells shelf

Powell’s, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of browsing through an  actual CITY BLOCK worth of books, is a literary treasure, located in my current city of Portland, Oregon.  It’s a damn near labyrinth of words and volumes and to have my novel receive its own bit of real estate amongst so many great titles is an honor.

Did I mention that Powell’s is independent through and through? Oh yeah. Punk Rock to the core, my friends, which suits me just fine.

While most authors would want to have their paperbacks on “The Website That Shall Not Be Named”, I believe that the independent spirit of “Armed & Delicious” goes further than just bucking the trends of what’s “hot” or “popular” in fiction and to put it simply: I love bookstores. I also love discovering new books in said bookstores and if that bookstore happens to be owned and operated by actual people, then all the better.

Granted, Armed & Delicious is also available in e-book form HERE , HERE and the Apple iBookstore, but in this day and age I guess that’s just par for the course.

In closing, I encourage you to support independence in all its forms and to at all costs, stay sexy.

 

Your Pal,

Nate

 

 

 

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It’s a book! It’s a plane! No, it’s definitely a book. But it’s my book, so that’s pretty neat

Yes my friends, the trade paperbacks of my novel “Armed & Delicious” have arrived!

Now I will be focusing on getting Armed & Delicious into independent bookstores across America.

Would you like to see it in your local bookstore?

Holler at your pal and with a shop that you love and I will begin the courting process immediately, because getting to know a bookshop is kind of like a first date. As long as you keep your breath fresh and don’t get sloppy-wasted, you’ll do just fine.

– Your Pal,

Nathan

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You’ve been waiting… and I love you for it.

 

Dear Friends,

As you may have noticed, my most recent “shipping date” came and went like a ship in the night and with nary a whisper of publication (Sorry!). But today, my friends, I am writing you to say that Armed & Delicious, the book which you have supported, is in print-production as we speak!

The e-book version is also in the publication phase and will soon be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online and the Apple Ibook store.

This means that within the next 7-10 business days I should be receiving your books in the mail and shipping them directly! The additional reward goodies have already been coming in and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they’ve turned out.

As always, feel free to contact me at armedanddelicious@gmail.com with questions, concerns and sonnets.

Your Pal,

Nate

You've been waiting... and I love you for it.

Dear Friends, 

As you may have noticed, my most recent "shipping date" came and went like a ship in the night and with nary a whisper of publication (Sorry!). But today, my friends, I am writing you to say that Armed & Delicious, the book which you have supported, is in print-production as we speak! 

The e-book version is also in the publication phase and will soon be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online and the Apple Ibook store. 

This means that within the next 7-10 business days I should be receiving your books in the mail and shipping them directly! The additional reward goodies have already been coming in and I couldn't be more pleased with how they've turned out. 

IMPORTANT!!!! 

--I will be sending out a survey to collect your current mailing address (considering that half of you have probably moved since my last update). 

Please include the following: 

Name

Address

Which format you would like your e-book in (if applicable)

Favorite type of pizza (You're not getting free pizza. I'm just curious about you.) 

As always, feel free to contact me at armedanddelicious@gmail.com with questions, concerns and sonnets. 

Your Pal,

Nate
 
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The First Chapter of Armed & Delicious

CHAPTER ONE A&DIf you are interested in seeing the book published please go HERE and support!

 

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November 8, 2013 · 7:06 pm

Scratching Some Back:

Scratching Some Back:

When asking for favors there’s a general rule of thumb: pay it back or forward – or side to side.

I’m not saying you need to pay your neighbor money for feeding your cat, dog or kangaroo every time you leave for business, vacation or tax evasion puposes, but one should make it a point to return the favor.

They’ve got a pet goldfish? Offer to babysit it some time. You’re allergic to goldfish? (no idea how that works) Offer to collect their mail while they’re out-of-town. Do not go through it. You have enough credit cards already.

Favors are what makes the world go round. The Godfather figured that out a long time ago in fictional 1930’s New York. It’s simple, you scratch my back, I scratch yours. It’s a win-win etc. Throughout my years of needing something from someone, I discovered that when asking for a favor, one should make a conscious decision beforehand that they would (without hesitation) be willing to perform a favor of equal or lesser value in return. It’s the best way to do things.

I rarely ask favors of strangers but as I set out to publish my book, I’ll be asking for a lot of favors… approximately 4,500 of them.  Fortunately for me, I have something to offer in return, which you’ll just have to wait patiently to see.

This is my favor asking face:

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Judging by the dispondency in my eyes and the presence of a female, I can only assume the favor in this case is sex. 

Until the Armed & Delicious Campaign is in full swing, there is no word to describe the gratitude (besides gratitude) which I am feeling for the lovely people who are doing me favors as we speak, to help get this Kickstarter going. I consider them all friends and know that without a doubt, I’ll be owing a few favors before this thing is through.

In fact, I’m looking forward to it and am definitely not allergic to goldfish.

Cheers-

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