October 10, 2013

Happy ONE YEAR anniversary to The Perfect Game!

I can't believe it's been ONE YEAR since I released The Perfect Game. Only one year ago... time's a funny thing-  sometimes feeling like it's been forever and other times feeling like it was only yesterday...

When I think about TPG and Jack F'n Carter, I can't help but be thankful. This book has literally changed my life.
And it wasn't my first book.
Or even my second.
But it was the first one i'd written that really spoke to you guys. The first one that took a hold of your heart and forced you to tell all your friends about it the moment you finished- THEY HAD TO READ IT! HAD TOO! YOU WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER! Was it going to hurt them? Yes! You didn't care- they NEEDED to go through the pain the same way you did. They NEEDED to meet Jack F'n Carter!

And I can never, ever, ever thank you enough for that.
I can never properly express what your word of mouth has done for my life.

I feel like I owe everything to this book- to these characters- and to all of YOU.

I knew that if this book flopped, or "failed" that it wasn't going to stop me, but I really, really, really, wanted it to succeed. And I will tell you that while I wrote it, I had a feeling that it was different, but I wasn't sure what that would mean for me. Different how? I didn't know.

Because last year at this time- I basically had no income (we're talking zero), i'd just lost my house to foreclosure, and all I knew for sure was that I wanted to keep writing. I wanted to continue doing something that was contributing NOTHING to my household income. I'd fallen in love with story-telling and it filled my soul in a way that nothing ever had (even if it didn't fill my wallet! lol).

What it did at the time was completely exceed all my expectations! YOU'VE all completely exceeded my expectations!!

And I hope you know how thankful and appreciative I am for it.

Over on my facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/TheRealJSterling  and on my Instagram (name = RealJennster) I'm having separate giveaways. You can win Signed Paperback's of The Perfect Game! And also The Perfect Game doodles by Dooodles by Christina (starting on Friday, the actual anniversary date!!! so make sure you check into each site tomorrow)  :)

It's the least I can do thank all of you for being life changers. The contests are open internationally.

I love you guys!  Thank you so much for your continued love, support, encouragement and general excitement around everything i'm working on. I have THE BEST READERS EVER!  :) 

I'd love to hear any comments you want to share with me. I'm all choked up over this anniversary and I don't want to be the only one emotional here. lol 


  1. I love this book!! I read it after it was recommended to me by Amazon when I was finished with Barely Breathing and Slammed series!! I laughed, I cried, I threw my Kindle on my bed and told it I fucking hate it.. then picked it back up, pet it a little bit while apologizing for abusing it (it wasn't you Kindle it was Jack stupid Carter), then continued to read...Got to the end and wanted to reread it all over again.. so I did without the said throwing of kindle.... I loved and hated Jack effing Carter because he was an asshole... Thank you for giving him to us, even though hes a dick, he is my favorite kind of book boyfriend <3

  2. Jack F'n Carter was my first book boyfriend. There hasn't been another one like him since!! A year ago i wasn't a reader. Now..ever since you gave us Jack, i havent stopped. Thanks for bringing us nit only Jack,but everyone else you've written. There's a reason you're my favorite. Happy one year!!

  3. Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary! I have to stay I stumbled on these books on amazon and I loved them. I have recommended them to several of my friends. I love the story, characters and hated for them to end! Keep writing...:)

  4. I loved this book. Loved meeting you here in Phoenix. This is one book that I've told so many people they HAVE to read. I'm glad we were able to give something back to you for giving us these great characters. I really hope to have more Jack F'ing Carter in the future, even if he completely shredded my heart, he came out on top in the end and showed us that he is worthy of our love. <3

  5. Jenn Sterling, I am so happy for your success! You are the sweetest, funniest, most awesome person. I am so glad you kept writing. You and your In Dreams story will always have a special place in my heart. I am so blessed to know you and wish you another great year!!!!

  6. Hola! Soy una fanática chilena de Jack, espero con ansias The Game Charger en español, y desde Chile envío mis agradecimientos en el primer aniversario del libro, un libro que me enamoró y me cautivó. Felicitaciones!