Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling: Excerpt & Giveaway + The Game Changer Teaser



Title: The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, #1)
Author: J. Sterling
Published: October 11th 2012
Purchase Links: Amazon
Synopsis:

He's a game she never intended to play. 

And she's the game changer he never knew he needed.

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.


They're both damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together. 


Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful...

Excerpt

Introduction to Jack
Jack walked, no, make that sauntered, over to where I stood. His black cargo shorts and tight-fitting gray baseball t-shirt did a number on his body. The definition of his arm muscles rippled against the fabric, accentuating his well-defined shoulders on his six-foot frame as his arms swayed. He tilted his head and narrowed his eyes at me like I was some tiny, helpless creature who didn’t have a clue it was about to get eaten alive by the most beautiful, albeit dangerous, creature in the jungle. 
I almost felt violated.


Dirty.
Like I needed a shower to scrub that look off my body.
It wasn’t until he got close enough that I could read the writing on his shirt. It said, “No Glove No Love” with a picture of a catcher’s mitt in the middle.
What a Pig. Yes, with a capital P.
Two can play this game.
Defenses up
“So you’re Melissa’s roommate?” The words came out smooth like butter, his voice deep and sexy.
“You’re a genius,” I said, going for my most uninterested tone.
“Hey now, don’t be mean. I just wanted to meet you.” He looked me in the eyes with a focused, unbreakable stare. “You have beautiful eyes.”
“Nice shirt.” I gave him a disgusted once-over, trying to cover the fact that I wanted to laugh. It was clever, but I’d be dammed if I would admit that to a guy like him. 
He looked down and smirked. “Ah, you like that? I think it’s a pretty responsible message I’m sending out, don’t you?”
I said nothing, questioning whether anything that came out of this guy’s mouth was genuine or not.
“What? Cat got your tongue? You don’t believe in safe sex?”
Was this guy for real? “What do you want?” My lips pursed together, making my tone harsher than I had intended.
“I told you, I wanted to meet you. I’m Jack Carter.” He reached out his hand and I looked at it, my arms firmly crossed against my stomach.
“I know who you are.” I pretended not to care. He was beautiful. And he was charming. And a man-whoring pig. God, what is wrong with me? 
“So you’ve heard of me, huh, Kitten?”
My lips suddenly felt like they were filled with lead as they turned downward in disgust. “You did not just call me ‘Kitten.’ Do I look like a stripper to you?”
He looked me up and down and then did it again. “Well, now that you mention it.”
“You’re an asshole.” I pushed past him to walk away, but he grabbed me.
I tore my arm from his grip. “It costs fifty cents every time you touch me. Don’t do it again.”
“Oh, so you’re not a stripper, you’re a whore?” 
“Oh, so you’re not only an asshole, you’re a piece of shit,” I responded as I stomped away.
“I like you,” he shouted at my back.
“So you’re dumb, too,” I tossed over my shoulder with a glare. “I’ll add it to the list of your many redeeming qualities.” 


I heard him laugh before I entered the house to search for Melissa.
And today, we also have the synopsis and teaser from the much-awaited sequel of The Perfect Game... 


Title: The Game Changer  (The Perfect Game, #2)
Author: J. Sterling
Expected Publication: June 25th 2013 by Amazon Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon
Synopsis:

After a tumultuous year, Jack & Cassie are finally where they were always meant to be...together. But being with Jack isn't all it's cracked up to be. He knows it's his last chance to prove it to Cassie, but can he do it? Thrust into the spotlight, Cassie must learn how to navigate the waters of this sometimes unforgiving and cruel world. It's a lifestyle that makes you question your happiness and sanity as the past is never truly far behind. How can you stay together when the world is trying to tear you apart?






Teaser # 1 | Teaser # 2

    Author Bio


I got fired from my last job.
It's true.

I know you're sitting there thinking, "Jenn, how could anyone in their right mind fire someone as amazing and awesome as you are???" And i'd love to give you a good reason, but the truth is... being This! Awesome! is clearly very scary to other less awesome people.  :)

So I said screw them and started writing my first book. And you know what I realized? Writing books that mean something to me is a million times better than working my ass off for someone who doesn't really care about anything other than the bottom line.

My soul feels more satisfied. 
My heartmore full.

So thank you for reading, loving and recommending the stories I write.
I think you're awesome- and not only am I not scared of other awesome people, I want them on my team!

Find J. Sterling: Website & Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway Time!

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7 comments :

  1. These are my favorite books to read. I've always liked when they have to prove they are worth the affection that they seek. Love isn't always easy, but something worth fighting for never is. Can't wait to read!

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  2. Ahhhhh~ I've been pushed by several people to read this series. Thank you for having this giveaway! This might be my last push before finally knowing Jack and Cassie.

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  3. Loved the excerpt. These books look great. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh, this looks interesting! Thanks for sharing with us. I love finding new books by new authors! I always wonder when I think of an author's journey to publishing their own book if there was any other author that inspired them to first sit down and put pen to paper.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  5. I really enjoyed the first book and I want more of Jack f'n Carter and Cassie! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kgagnon(at)donofrio.cc

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  6. I haven't had a chance to read the first one yet, but its on top of my TBR list along with this one now!

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