The story of a young man, who's mundane job at a pizza shop becomes much more when he realizes that he's actually working for the mob.
What's the Story?
Armed & Delicious follows a young man, Jimmy "Sparky" Lagala, whose search for a part-time job to help support the family, finds him cast as the pizza-suit, street-corner mascot for Tino's Pizza in Portland, Oregon.
While somewhat peculiar, Tino's Pizza is at first glance a run-of-the-mill pizza joint. That is until Sparky discovers that pizza is merely a front for a large crime syndicate which has infiltrated the Portland foodie scene.
Before long, Sparky is presented with the opportunity to make a little "extra money" and a decision is made which introduces him to an eclectic cast of criminals in a world where power, crime and violence thrives.
As Sparky attempts to maintain a balance between the "real world" (high school, family and his childhood crush Ryann) and the "underworld", he's forced to learn what makes a man and what kind of man he's going to be.
The story, Sparky's story is one that I've been wanting to tell for the past few years. But it was only recently, after I began traveling the traditional publishing route that I realized a contemporary novel with a young male lead doesn't fall neatly within the parameters of "young adult" fiction, a genre which is currently en vogue with many publishers. Altering the nature of the story to "fit in" was not an option, so I decided that the independent route was actually the route for me.
The manuscript is complete, but need your help to get the finals edits done and physical copies printed.
Unless the full $5,000 is raised before Dec. 15th, then Armed & Delicious gets zip, nada, zero. Further down the page is a breakdown of how the money will be used. Every little bit counts and your generosity is more than appreciated.
Thanks and stay awesome.
Below are some samples of your future REWARDS!
---Books will be printed as high quality soft backs, with matte finished cover here in the United States.
It's important that all backers receive quality products that have been designed with tender-lovin care. Here are some samples of the goodies available with your lovely donation.
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---THEM GOODIES------------------------ Limited edition postcard and button set inspired by Armed & Delicious and designed by Matti Jonsson -------------- Stickers too!Estimated delivery:Add $6 USD to ship outside the US
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---BOOKS IN SPACE! (E-BOOK) ------- E-Book copy of Armed & Delicious. (available for Kindle, iPad, etc.) Plus THEM GOODIES!Estimated delivery:Add $6 USD to ship outside the US
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--- THE REAL DEAL ----------------------- A SIGNED copy of Armed & Delicious, one letter pressed BOOKMARK, a copy of the E-Book version and yes... THEM GOODIES!Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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--- YOU KOOZ, YOU DON'T LOSE ---- A limited edition "beverage" koozie... RAD! A SIGNED copy of Armed & Delicious, one letter pressed BOOKMARK, a copy of the E-Book version and yes... THEM GOODIES!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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--- THE ARTIST AND I --------------------- A limited edition PRINT POSTER based on the cover art by Jeremy Okai Davis - numbered and signed! A SIGNED copy of Armed & Delicious, one letter pressed BOOKMARK, a copy of the E-Book version and yes... THEM GOODIES!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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--- WHAT"S IN A NAME? EVERYTHING!!! ------------------- If the Campaign succeeds (cross your fingers) I will be posting a very special" THANK YOU VIDEO", during which, I will announce YOUR NAME as one of the mega-generous backers behind the Armed & Delicious Campaign. Includes all of the the above rewards and not one, but TWO real copies of Armed & Delicious, one of which will have a little note on the the inside by yours truly... me. I'm talking about me.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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--- THE PATRONIZER!--------------------- YOUR BEAUTIFUL NAME in the acknowledgements section of Armed & Delicious, an invite for you and a friend to the LAUNCH PARTY in Portland, OR! (travel and accommodations NOT included) ...and you know what else? You also get two of all of the above (books, ebook, etc.) Why? Because you are my sweet baby unicorn, that's why - DAMMIT!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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