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The idea for #Starstruck came from a couple different places. First off, I am a lifelong fangirl. Of various shows, actors/actresses and genres. The times in my life when I've been able to meet and/or talk to my favorite celebrities I had to try hard not to hyperventilate.

And as such, I follow some of my favorite people on Twitter, including actor Justin Baldoni, one of the stars of Jane the Virgin. I have been a fan of his character (and the man portraying him) since day one. The main character Jane was caught up in a love triangle between Michael and Rafael, so occasionally I would tweet my #TeamRafael allegiance.

One time, Justin favorited my tweet. And despite my supposed maturity, I actually squealed in excitement. Until I realized I was being stupid, given that it was probably an assistant or publicist. I said as much and he immediately responded, "No, it's me." More squeals and hyperventilating. (This exchange made its way into the book, just switched up a little!)

Second, as a teen fangirl, I remember feeling like if my Hollywood crushes just got to know me, the real me, they would like me. I'm glad I came of age in a pre-social media age; I would have been one of those teens constantly tweeting, messaging and probably cyber stalking my favorites.

Which leads me to the last thing that inspired this book – actor Jake T. Austin. He had a super fan by the name of Danielle Caesar. She tweeted him, a lot, for five years. She was determined to meet him (which I totally get, having felt that way myself in the past). What she had in her favor was her location – she lived in New York and was finally able to meet him in person at a meet and greet in the city. They took a picture together. And whatever happened in those few minutes while they chatted must have been magical.

Because now? They've been very happily dating for over a year. Jake announced their relationship status in an Instagram post (where they're cutely kissing) and the Internet lost its collective mind. In a, "Wait – if she can go from fan to girlfriend, SO CAN I" kind of way (I can only imagine the intensity/deluge of tweets directed at celebrities right after!)

I thought their story was adorable and knew that I had to make my own fictionalized rendering. Mine has the world's biggest movie star falling for a fan over Twitter, long before they meet. I did a lot of research about real life couples who fell in love the same way, and it was amazing to see how reading someone's tweets made their new significant other feel as if they already knew them. Like Date 1 was actually Date 20. People fell hard and fast.

Just like our grandparents (or great-grandparents) would often fall in love via letters, we've kind of come full circle. We tweet, we email, we message, we post. We've gone back to using the written word to court and woo one another.

Which is exactly how Chase and Zoe begin to fall in love with one another in #Starstruck. Be sure to check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/Starstruck-Lovestruck-Novel-Sariah-Wilson-ebook/dp/B074H6T1VZ
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Jerry Marquardt
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Cannot wait to read
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January 23, 2018 @ 11:32 PM UTC-07:00
I simply cannot wait to read Starstruck. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.
 
Deb Lavery
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wonderful story
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January 23, 2018 @ 08:42 PM UTC-07:00
So far what I've seen is a heart felt story. I want to read more.
 
Tarissa
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Cute
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January 23, 2018 @ 08:37 PM UTC-07:00
Wow! What a cute story behind your story. :)
 
Leah828
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Interesting!
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January 23, 2018 @ 04:59 PM UTC-07:00
Sounds like a good read!
 
April Armstrong
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Starstruck
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January 23, 2018 @ 01:19 PM UTC-07:00
WOW
 
Becky Kinard
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Love the Cover
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January 23, 2018 @ 12:49 PM UTC-07:00
I love the cover of the book and it sounds like a really fun read.
 
Laurence
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Great book
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January 23, 2018 @ 10:10 AM UTC-07:00
This is a great book. I like it.
 
Tammie
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Starstruck
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January 23, 2018 @ 03:12 AM UTC-07:00
Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to read it. It sounds really good.
 
Susan Morris
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Starstruck
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January 22, 2018 @ 10:59 PM UTC-07:00
should be a fun read -one sure to bring some smiles to your face
 
Linda Moffitt
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Starstruck
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January 22, 2018 @ 09:59 PM UTC-07:00
Looks like a really fun book. I can't wait to read it.
 
norar16
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Wow
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January 22, 2018 @ 06:55 PM UTC-07:00
Sound like it will be awsome
 
Angie
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wow
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January 22, 2018 @ 05:22 PM UTC-07:00
This looks amazing. I'm looking forward to reading it!
 
ian parker
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looks great
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January 22, 2018 @ 04:07 PM UTC-07:00
looks and sounds like a great book
 
Angel
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Cute Premise
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January 22, 2018 @ 03:56 PM UTC-07:00
Sounds like a fun read! Love the idea of ending up with your celeb crush!
 
KATE ROCK
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Excited
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January 22, 2018 @ 02:57 PM UTC-07:00
I bought starstruck today and I can't wait to read it !
 
Kate Cambridge
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Made me smile
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January 22, 2018 @ 02:39 PM UTC-07:00
I've never been a fangirl, but your blog post made me smile! The book looks fantastic, and it's cool understanding what inspired you to write it. Can't wait to read it!
 
Kaitlyn Laine
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contest
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January 22, 2018 @ 02:38 PM UTC-07:00
can't wait to read
 
R. Plumhof
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Great read!
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January 22, 2018 @ 02:22 PM UTC-07:00
I loved reading this book and had to read it a second time! It was really neat to hear where the inspiration for the book came from- real events and real people. It was also neat to see how you were able to take those events and turn them into an amazing story. I love the heart, the humor and the thoughtfulness of the characters and story and it will remain as one of my favorite books!
 
Cynthia miller
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Starstruck
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January 22, 2018 @ 01:35 PM UTC-07:00
Read good sounds like a good read
 
Cynthia miller
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Starstruck
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January 22, 2018 @ 01:32 PM UTC-07:00
Read good sounds like a good read
 
Leslie Lawrence
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Starstruck
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January 22, 2018 @ 01:02 PM UTC-07:00
I have not read any of your books. Starstruck sounds great.
 
janine a
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looks great!
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January 22, 2018 @ 10:43 AM UTC-07:00
Just wanted to comment that i loved the inspiration behind Startstruck. While i have not read the book yet, it definitely made me want to read it and share with my book lover sister! Thanks for sharing :)
 
Brittany Smith
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Already Added to the TBR list!
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January 22, 2018 @ 09:57 AM UTC-07:00
I can't wait to read it. Just read Royal Date and I'm hooked!
 
Kim Hampton
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Sounds like an awesome book!
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January 22, 2018 @ 09:06 AM UTC-07:00
I would love to date my celebrity crush!
 
Josephine
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Cant wait to read
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January 22, 2018 @ 07:12 AM UTC-07:00
I think every girl dreams of a celebrity falling in love with her.
 
M Fahd
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Wow
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January 22, 2018 @ 06:27 AM UTC-07:00
So fortunate that he read and replied to your tweet! Lucky you :D
 
Erica Eblin
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Amazing Book!!!
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January 22, 2018 @ 05:49 AM UTC-07:00
I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to read the book! Boy was it a roller coaster ride! It took me back to when I fell in love with my sweet hubby. The confusion and emotions...the safe bubble you build around yourselves and how it pops when you aren't together...the insecurities...EVERYTHING! I loved everything about it. I left a review on Amazon and rated it on Bookbub. I will try to get something up on GoodReads as well. I couldn't put it down and read it in 1 day! Loved it!!!
 
Nikolina Vukelic
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Love it
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January 22, 2018 @ 01:46 AM UTC-07:00
I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!
 
Jenn H
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Sounds like an amazing book!
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January 21, 2018 @ 03:50 PM UTC-07:00
I was Starstruck from the age of 12 til now, even today I still do. I can't even tell you how many celeb crushes I've had in my life. This book definitely hits home for me. Starstruck is on my wish list and tbr. I will live vicariously through Zoe when I read this book.
 
Tiffany Hook
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I can't wait
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January 21, 2018 @ 03:29 PM UTC-07:00
I can't wait to Read I a also was a big time can girl and starstruck lol
 
Heather Snyder
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Awesome!
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January 20, 2018 @ 06:21 AM UTC-07:00
This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it soon!
 
Debra shutters
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Starstruck
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January 19, 2018 @ 07:49 PM UTC-07:00
Sounds good putting it in my TBR list :)
 
Deb Pelletier
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interesting
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January 19, 2018 @ 12:27 PM UTC-07:00
The book sounds interesting, I hope to check it out. Thanks.
 
Babs
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My Kind of Book!
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January 18, 2018 @ 11:32 AM UTC-07:00
I can't wait to read this book. When I was a teenager I went to a Christian concert and I stood in line to get an autograph. It seemed like I stood in line FOREVER, but, it was finally my turn and I was all tongue tied that I could hardly talk to him. I got a picture of the two of us together and I couldn't wait to get the film developed. When I got home my parents asked me how the concert was and I told them that it was great,
told them how I got a picture of "us". I can remember my dad telling me that he hoped the autograph and picture was worth it. I got grounded for 2 weeks because I was late. He could have grounded me for a month or 2, at that time I wouldn't have cared.
Today's generation have it so much easier because of all the social media sites. Sadly because of all the media sites, some people go a little too far and become stalkers. Yes, there are some stars out there that have dated/married fans and get their happily ever after.
 
Elizabeth
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Awesome book
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January 18, 2018 @ 08:48 AM UTC-07:00
I loved the premise of this book. Such witty dialogue and engaging characters.
 
Jasmine B
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Love it!
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January 17, 2018 @ 09:50 PM UTC-07:00
I love the idea of a fangirl becoming something more. It's why I wrote so many fan fiction stories about my celeb crush, Tom Hiddleston. lol I'll definitely have to check out Starstruck.
 
Lynne Brigman
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Great Book
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January 17, 2018 @ 08:46 PM UTC-07:00
This book sounds wonderful and funny. Can't wait to read this book.Thank you for the chance.
 
Suzannah Clark
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Awesome
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January 17, 2018 @ 07:28 PM UTC-07:00
It sounds like a wonderful book with lots of humor. can't wait to read
 
Erika Lang
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How funny
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January 17, 2018 @ 04:58 PM UTC-07:00
That's funny I would totally do the same thing if like Mark Wahlberg were to comment on something of mine. the book sounds really interesting and funny can't wait to read.
 
Hallie
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Interesting
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January 17, 2018 @ 04:44 PM UTC-07:00
Looks good
 
 
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