Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interception - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

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Football hero and cheerleader fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after? NOT this time! Told in the point of view of "Big J" Jackson, this is the story of a guy who never quite outgrows his super-jock persona, until a skinny girl named Betty brings him down.

INTERCEPTION is the fifth short story in The Angel of Death series by Irma Fritz and the second one I've read. Now I'm looking forward to all the others. 

Book Beginning:
I always tell women I'm not the marrying kind, even though I was married once. Otherwise, it would only encourage them to think I might try again.

Friday 56:
I had planned to ask Skip nicely to clear out so my college chum and I could talk over old times, but as he stood there looking so smug, something in me snapped. When I hit him, I caught him square on the jaw. Not too hard, but he went down. [from 56% on my Kindle]


INTERCEPTION is FREE on Amazon
Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23

Genre: Short Story
Length: 18 Pages
Amazon Link: Interception (The Angel of Death)
More Books and Short Stories by Irma Fritz: Amazon Author Page

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48 comments:

  1. Interesting opening, the narrator definitely just says things as it is, saving time. Happy reading! :)

    My Friday Book Memes

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    1. The hero is such a jerk. Irma Fritz did a great job of creating a guy you love to hate.

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    2. So true, Lianne, like when he asks Betty the kind of question that gets a guy a slap in the face nine times out of ten!

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  2. Wow! Sounds like a bad -ass!!!!

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  3. i don't usually read sports-related fiction, but I might make an exception in this case.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/03/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_21.html

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    1. There aren't any football game scenes. It's more about Jackson's mind set and his attitudes toward women. His faults cause his demise.

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    2. Hi Catherine,
      Hope you take a look. There isn't much about football but, as Sandra says, football has made our hero the self-absorbed person he is. But the story is about passion, one-sided love, and revenge.

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  4. Jackson surely sounds like a jock! Also wondering why the series is called The Angel of Death! Might check it out on Amazon! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend! My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. He's a jock and a jerk, and that makes him an interesting character IMO.

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    2. Hi Juli! As Sandra says, jock & jerk. He wants his cake and eat it too!

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  5. Sounds like an interesting character if not a completely likable one. Since it's free, I might check it out.

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    1. Hi Bea!
      The story is about love and revenge...and a bit naughty! Hope you'll have a chance to download this short while it's free.

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  6. Wonderful opening! I am gonna check it out!

    Here is my Book Beginning post!

    AND

    Here is my Friday 56

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Your feedback is appreciated.

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    2. Hi Gautami!
      Thanks for your interest. I checked out your blog and left a comment. Oh, sorry, actually left 2 by mistake!

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  7. I especially like the comment about not being the marrying kind...and the reason he says that. This one sounds like fun!

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    1. It's a good story and a quick read.

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    2. Hi Laurel-Rain,
      The last bachelor left standing!

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  8. I love free on Amazon. I just went over and got the story. My poor TBR pile. Here is my post: Mixed Book Bag

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    1. I think you'll enjoy this story. I know what you mean about TBR piles! How many stories can a Kindle hold?

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    2. Hi JC,
      Thanks for your interest in my writing. I hope you'll enjoy "Interception." It's a bit naughty and more than a bit dangerous!

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  9. I had the pleasure of reading this short story. Lots of fun! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the story too.

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    2. Hi A!
      Hi, so glad you enjoyed my new offering in my "The Angel of Death" collection.

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  10. I've never read a book like this. I tend to stick to historical fiction and romance. I am heading right over to Amazon to get a copy and sit down this afternoon out in the sun. great Share.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. This short story is a different genre for me too, especially since it's told from a man's point of view. I think you'll enjoy this fun escape.

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    2. hi cmoh,
      hope you had a good read in the spring sun!

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  11. Great teasers here, Sandy. Something I've always appreciated about you is how terrifically supportive you are of other writers. You go, girl!

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  12. Ouch, that must have smarted. I like the beginning of this one too.

    Hope you'll pay a visit to http://www.thebusymomsdaily.com/2014/03/the-friday-56-week-170.html

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  13. Oooh, that 56 sentence is pretty exciting! Something big going on!
    Check out my Friday 56.

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    1. By 56, I think, you start to understand why this short is in my "The Angel of Death" series. Thanks for your interest in my writing. I like you blog!

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  14. The synopsis made me think of that Sandra Bullock movie, The Blind Side, for some reason... lol

    Happy weekend!

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    1. If you read Irma's story, you'll see that it's quite different from The Blind Side. Thank you for stopping by and for hosting The Friday 56 every week.

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    2. hi fredamans,
      you were thinking of Blind Side because of football player. I never read the book, but loved the movie!

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  15. Thanks so much, Sandra, for featuring me on your blog today. I'm a great fan of your writing -- and your Texas twang!
    And a special thanks to all of you who visited today and took the time to leave your thoughts about my new Kindle short, "Interception." It's the fifth in my "The Angel of Death" collection of short stories. All of them are different as I have tried to have varying voices, themes, time periods, and points of view. I hope you all had fun. I loved reading all the comments and appreciate your interest in my writing. For those of you who left a website address, I'll take a look to see what you're up to.
    So, thanks again!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Irma. Wishing you success with your Angel of Death series.

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  16. hmmmm so this is a guy I am hoping the reader ends up liking by the end of the story, no? He's kinda a jerk right now! lol

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  17. Interesting snippet. The synopsis promises this guy an interesting journey.
    Here's my Friday post: http://lassiememo.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/friday-56-21032014/

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  18. Not much of a short story fan but your snippet has me really curious so I downloaded it. Thanks for the intro to a new author.
    Thanks for stopping by my Friday 56 :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  19. I like him. Very direct, lol. Got me curious...

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