December 27, 2013

Thank you for Spreading the word

First of all, I just want to thank each and every one of you who has read The Game Series (it's weird calling them that) of books and fallen in love with Jack F'n Carter. I appreciate all your excitement so much!

I get a lot of emails asking me how you can help spread the word about the books and how we can get them made into movies, etc.  The whole movie thing is a completely different world that I wouldn't even know where to tell you guys to start. I mean, I do know where to start actually, but the last thing I want to do is harass anyone in the industry. Just the fact that so many of you want to see this series on the big screen is flattering to me beyond all belief.  So thank you for that. Maybe at some point it will get optioned for film and i'll celebrate by eating my weight in peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and screaming so loud only mermaids could hear. lol   :)

There are some things that you can do to help me (and ANY self published author really) that are really easy things like-  write a review wherever you purchased the book from. Reviews on sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble really do help potential readers make a decision on whether or not they'd like to get the book. Your reviews hold a lot of power. You may not realize that, but they truly do.

Talk about the book on Goodreads (if you're a member there) and encourage others to start reading the series.

And last, but definitely not least is WORD OF MOUTH. When you tell other people to read a series, they most likely will. Your word of mouth is my biggest blessing. When you talk about my books, you get other people excited. When you make those gorgeous little picture and quote things and post them, people get intrigued. You talk, people listen. 

I appreciate all the help, support and love I can get. I've realized in this business that it doesn't only take a village to raise a family, it takes a village to sell books. I can't sell them all on my own. My voice only travels so far. So THANK YOU for all of your help. Thank you for helping spread my voice a little farther, for extending my reach to places I never could have reached on my own. I couldn't do this without you.

xox
Jenn

The Perfect Game (book #1) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C3M26TQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00C3M26TQ&linkCode=as2&tag=youaduautjste-20
The Sweetest Game (book #3)

December 25, 2013

The Sweetest Game is Here!!!

IT IS FINALLY HERE! JACK F'N CARTER IS HERE!


It's live. The last book in Jack & Cassie's love story is here!  I hope you all love this story as much as I do. Personally, I feel like it's the perfect conclusion to them... as sad as that is to write.  Thank you all so much for all the love and support for Jack and this series. It has literally meant the world to me.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that good stuff.  :)

AMAZON / KINDLE
http://tinyurl.com/lz4eq8p

BARNES & NOBLE / NOOK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sweetest-game-jenn-sterling/1117801072?ean=2940149000425

KOBO
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-sweetest-game

IBOOKS / IPAD
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-sweetest-game/id778206997?mt=11

PAPERBACK
https://www.createspace.com/4475788

December 19, 2013

December 18, 2013

Oh, Linde! You Temptress, You!

That K.A. Linde is a piece of work, eh?  Man does she put us readers through the ringer! If you're ever in the mood for a love triangle that will have you flip-flopping between the sides like a pancake on a hot griddle, this is your go-to series! (yeah, I said that)

And now, THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES IS FINALLY OUT!!!!!!  WE GET TO SEE WHO LEXI CHOOSES ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!  *dies*

This book isn't easy. Hell, this series isn't easy. And I've never experienced a more rabid fan base, more evenly split down the middle as to which "team" they're on, then with these books. Usually we authors push you to root for one of the two guys far harder than the other. We want you on the same team we're on. But hell, while i'm reading these books I have no idea WHOSE TEAM K.A. Linde is on! 

But that's what makes these so great... they're not predictable. But they are painful. So if you want a series that paints the world with rainbows, unicorns and clouds of cotton candy -  AVOID these books at all costs. You might be TEMPTED, but it's my RESPONSIBILITY to tell you that you'll probably cry. Or pull all your hair out. Or ask to be COMMITTED somewhere soft and fluffy. Don't say I didn't warn you.  :)

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page to enter Kyla's awesome Rafflecopter contest!  :)


Title: Avoiding Temptation


Author: K.A. Linde


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover By: Okay Creations

Photo By: Toski Covey Photography


Synopsis
Two years after walking out of Jack’s wedding, Lexi has finally put her past behind her. She has made up her mind about where her life is headed. This time, she is sticking to her guns, no matter what.

That is, until a phone call shatters the fragile grasp she has on her new life. Lexi is forced to question everything she thought she knew about what she wanted, and life-changing events push her to reevaluate the very plans she holds so dear. Nevertheless, Lexi has to choose her true path. That might just mean deciding, once and for all, that she doesn’t have to answer to anyone but herself.

In this highly anticipated final installment of the bestselling Avoiding series, follow Lexi as she juggles a new career, a new city, and the burgeoning affections of three very different men.




About the Author

K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.

She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.


Connect with K.A. Linde


Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/authorkalinde

Twitter  https://twitter.com/authorkalinde


 

 

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Avoiding Commitment



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Avoiding Responsibility



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Avoiding Intimacy 




 

Avoiding Decisions




 

Avoiding Temptation


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December 16, 2013

9 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I posted this on facebook and figured i'd post it on my blog as well. Why? Cause it's fun!  :)


Nine things you might not know about me:

1- I used to work for Disney. Not DisneyLAND, but Disney- the company. I worked in the building that the dwarfs hold up in Burbank. I LOVED working there. It was pretty f'n magical.
 


2- I was a DJ... on the radio during college at the campus radio station. I played music that scared the living piss out of me because it was dark and angry and filled with screaming lyrics i couldn't understand. So there would be all this YELLING and then i'd be all chipper and happy like "HI! It's jenn here! And that was... uh.. holy crap, i can't even pronounce their name or song title. My bad." lol
 


3- I love to take pictures and I love having my picture taken. What can I say? I'm sort of a ham.
 
 
 
4- I was born and raised in Southern California and I hate the fact that I don't currently live there. I can't wait to move back. CANT. WAIT. 


5- Pretty much every job i've had in my adult life has been in the entertainment industry. Disney, Lucasfilm, Casting Agencies, Talent Agencies, Radio Stations, etc. 
 


 6- I love the rain. Absolutely freaking love it. I especially love it when i'm at the beach. There's something about water falling on water...it soothes me. 
 


 7- I prefer odd numbers. I don't know why, I just don't really like even numbers. I'm all about the odds. 
 


 8- I got my very first tattoo last New Years Eve. By myself. That was sort of sad. I want a couple more, but I haven't decided exactly WHAT or WHERE yet.  

 9- I totally believe in past lives, soulmates, and that we can talk to the dead. And sometimes my dreams come true. Like the ones I have when i'm sleeping. (I love that by the way). I also love astrology. I'm a Virgo. Classic Virgo.
 
 

December 9, 2013

Gift Card Winners!

First of all, I have to say a big fat WOW! to each and every one of you who wrote about the charity you would start and shared so many personal and amazing stories. You blow my mind daily and this was no exception.

*grateful*

I am humbled to be surrounded by such beautiful, giving and open hearted people. You are all so incredible in your thoughts of others and what you would like to do (not to mention the hardships, loss and trauma that some of you have been through. Hugs to each of you).

You also helped open my eyes to ALL the people in need out there- in so many different ways. We're only exposed to what we see in and around us, or by what we know or have been through ourselves... and there is so much more out there. SO MUCH.

So, thank you for that. 

It was really, really difficult to choose the "winners" because every single post was so incredible and kind. But I had to choose 10, so here they are.

If you see your name and your post on here, please make sure you send me an email at jenn (at) jennster (dot) com so I can mail out your gift card.

Thank you again for being such beautiful spirits and for sharing that energy with all of us. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I hope that together we can make a difference.

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Laura Gadbois
If I could start a charity, I would start one to help people like my husband that are suffering for severe memory loss, hearing loss, and mood swings. He was deployed for the third time this last year to Afghanistan and was his vehicle was hit by an RPG and while no one had severe physical injuries the blast caused most of the to come back with TBI (traumatic brain injury). These soldiers are not getting the help they need to deal with this, they usually also suffer from PTSD as well and are just tucked away. It takes forever to get appointments, and vets wait months to see anyone for evaluation, it's unfair. I would like to see soldiers have more places they can go without having pay and get prompt service and assistance.
 
as a rape survivor and a cosmetologist, I would start a charity that shows women who have been through sexual assault, that its ok to still want to be feminine and feel attractive. They can't take that too. After my rape, as many women do, I took to wearing clothes that were way to big for me, never did my hair anymore or my makeup. I tried to be invisible. I randomly met a woman who changed my life. She made me realize that just because I was a victim of sexual assault didn't mean that I had to hide my femininty. I think it is very important for women to know this
 
I would start a charity for single parent women like me. Women who are disabled and cannot work, and for some reason, they find themselves without medical insurance or an income. It is is so hard to stay healthy enough to take care of your children when you have no medical insurance, but to not be able to afford the basic things in life one needs to survive and keep your children healthy--things people take for granted like toilet paper, laundry detergent, bathroom supplies, personal care items, dish detergent, sock and underwear which are all things food stamps do NOT buy. I have food stamps, but no monetary income what-so-ever. People do not realize food stamps funds do not allow you to buy anything but food. There are a lot of women like me that need help, not just during the holidays, but all year round. Than goodness I don't have a vehicle, because I could not put gas in it or afford insurance. I don't even have a license anymore because I had no money to renew it. Women like me need some to help them get back on their feet again. I have given clothes that do not fit our family anymore that are in excellent condition to many families like mine. I know where they are and what they are going through, because I am there, too.
 
Tiffani H
I would want to start a charity that helped people pay for health care for their animals. My charity would assist families with a financial need when faced with emergency vet bills. Having worked as a veterinary technician for 10 years, I saw many cases in which an animal was put to sleep simply because the owners had to choose between feeding their family or taking care of the family pet. Most pets are like family members. They help reduce stress and lessen some of the symptoms of depression. Yes, the price of vet care is high, but most vets are not in the profession for the money. They want to help these animals, but can't offer free services to everyone or they will go under. I have seen it happen to veterinarians who's hearts were in the right place. Every animal deserves a chance
 
If I started one I think it would be one for children dealing with parents who have a terminal illness.
My mom passed away from cancer when I was 10, and I really had no way of dealing with it, aside from my family or seeing the school counselor. If there was a program (which I do know of now), when I was young, where I could maybe be around other kids who were dealing with the same issues as myself - that would have been great.
Like some kind of camp - where the kids can spend the week just being 'normal' kids... and forget about all the real world problems in their lives. But it could also be a place to talk about their loved ones and hopefully start to heal.
Also - the charity could help these families at Christmas time. I cannot tell you how many years we had nothing at Christmas time, due to the medical bills. It definitely made me realize the importance of family during the holiday season and not the commercial aspect of it all, which I'm so grateful for!
One year the hospital adopted our family for Christmas and we got loads and loads of gifts, it was such an unexpected treat (especially since Santa brought them all to us Christmas morning). It's the one Christmas that I will never forget (especially since my mom was able to come home for it, if only for a few days).
 
My charity would to carry on a family tradition and hopefully bring smiles to everyone young and old. It would be called "Blow Out Your Candles...Wish big". Birthdays are a BIG deal in our family as everyone deserves to be celebrated and not a birthday goes by without a cake. Everyone deserves a cake. My charity would be to supply birthday cakes for those young and old that either don't have family to celebrate with them or for those families that cant afford it a cake. Cakes would be decorated for all ages, and special requests (Minnie mouse, Minion, Elmo, etc) would be welcomed. I know cakes for a birthday doesn't seem like a big deal but cakes go hand in hand with birthdays and everyone deserves to feel special on their day and hopefully their big wishes come true and a smile is put on their face :)
 
I would start a charity to help anyone who finds themselves homeless or in a permanent 'lay off' situation. Living in an area that is ranked in the top 10 poorest areas in the country - I have seen first hand what job loss can do to families. The 'middle class' usually is overlooked when trying to find an agency to get help from. Helping these families with the cost of medications, clothing, food....anything that could help during their hardship.
 
If I could start a charity it would be to build playgrounds specifically for kids with disabilities. Our city alone has several playgrounds but only one is handicap accessible. I know we (our city) is lucky to even have that. There are many cities and towns out there that are lucky to even have one regular playground.

I would start a transportation program for patients that need to get to their doctor and hospital appointments. I work for a physician and it saddens me when our elderly patients (or any patient) has to cancel because they don't have a ride. A lot of our patients have major health conditions, and it breaks my heart knowing that they want to take care of themselves, but are restricted due to not being able to drive or not having a vehicle.

I've always had one dream and it would be called "Housing for Wheelchair-Bound Families" and the rent would go according to their income.
Ever since I broke my neck and became disabled myself with a nine-month-old daughter it has always been so hard to find housing that would accept my daughter, also there wasn't enough room for her and my caregiver.
We need housing that is large enough for the person in the wheelchair and their families. Usually they have apartments that are only one bedroom and sometimes two bedrooms. And then most of them aren't totally equipped for people in wheelchairs that aren't able to get to the sink, stove, cabinets and bathroom facilities large enough that have showers large enough for wheelchairs, toilets that are put in for lower or higher wheelchairs so that the people are able to be able to use them easily. You would be amazed at how many accidents happen just because they are too low or too high. Doorways and hallways that are wide enough for any size wheelchair and rounded corners for us to be able to get through them without banging our wheelchairs into the sides of the corners without moving back and forth a few times just to be able to get into the doorways to the bedrooms or bathrooms without banging the feet of the wheelchair or scraping your arms or hands on them. Spacious rooms because they are never large enough with the apartments here. Washers and dryers so that they don't have to go out in the snow to use a community laundry room. It's their home. They need to feel at home with their families with them.
I would love to have a playground for children in wheelchairs and for children who are not. Children need to learn at an early age about other people with disabilities and this would be a perfect introduction. I would have barbecues twice a month for the spring, summer and early fall months for everyone who lives there so that they can meet the other families, friends and extended family members.
There would be one community room divided into two parts. One half would be for people with disabilities meetings/parties and any other functions where families can attend even with the extended family members and friends. We all need our families and friends to help us through our good and bad times and to be included in our lives. The other half be a recreational area with exercise equipment, pool table, foosball table, a couple pinball machines and other games for adults and kids. Just some place for them to go to relax and have fun.
From one disabled person in a wheelchair with family to share my dream with other people in wheelchairs.

December 6, 2013

The Sweetest Game Teaser

Alright y'all... here's a fun teaser that I KNOW you'll all enjoy. I literally CAN.NOT.WAIT. to share this book with you guys. I truly hope you love it as much as I do.  :)
 


This is from Jack's point of view.  :)


I tangled my fingers through the strands of her long hair, surprised at how soft it always felt. She stirred against me. “Morning, babe,” she said against my chest.

“Morning, Kitten.”

Her head shot up from my skin, leaving it cold and empty. “Oh my God. Do you remember what we heard last night?” She covered her mouth to stop from laughing too loudly.

I had forgotten. “We don’t know what we heard.”

“Oh, bullshit! You know as well as I do they were totally having sex in our guest room!”

“Maybe they were just playing Monopoly. With their mouths,” I suggested with a smile.

She snorted. “Remind me to ask Melissa how Dean plays Monopoly because it sounded like she was really enjoying it.”

“That’s ‘cause he’s a Carter,” I said matter-of-factly.

“You guys are good at board games?”

Smartass.

“I’m good at everything. Who knows what Dean’s good at.” I rolled on top of her, pressing my hard-on against her.

“No way! I need to shower.”

“Let me get you dirty first,” I whispered against her ear, taking the lobe into my mouth and sucking.
 
“How about you come clean me off instead?”

PS- the winner's of the gift cards will be posted on Monday. Thank you all so much for commenting and opening up the way you did. You're all so amazing.

December 3, 2013

Tis the season of giving

Happy holiday's everyone.  :)

In the spirit of giving, giving back and Paul Walker's charitable memory, I wanted to do something for YOU this holiday season.

You have all given me so much joy, light and hope throughout this last year that I wanted to give some of that back to you. I can never say thank you enough, so today I wanted to show you just how much I appreciate you.

I'm going to give away (10) $25 dollar gift cards to Target. I know it's not much in the grand scheme of things, but I hope that it helps your family in some way. Maybe you're struggling this Christmas, like I did not too long ago? Maybe $25 dollars to Target would make a small difference for your family this year?  I truly hope that those of you who need this little bit of help, are the ones who get it.  :)

I want you to comment here on the blog and tell me:
If you could start your own charity, what kind of charity would it be and who would it help?  Talk to me about being charitable... in memory of one another as human beings, and in memory of Paul Walker- who was one of the most unique and chill guys ever, let's talk about others.

My best friend Cat and myself will read through all the comments and choose the winners. But for now, please share this blog post, share the facebook post and get to commenting.



Paul Walker's charity is ROWW in case you would like to go there to learn more about how Paul wanted (and did) help those across the world with relief efforts after natural disasters. What an amazing spirit.  He will be missed.