Monday, June 20, 2016

On being Starstruck

What is it about movie stars or professional athletes that make people get that deer-in-the-headlights look and lose all form of verbal communication? I mean, they're just like you or me—except they earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more and are usually ten times better looking. Oh, and they're much more talented.

Other than that, what's the big deal?

I can honestly tell you, I always thought I would never succumb to such a plight as being starstruck. I don't watch any award TV shows and rarely keep up with sports—except the Red Sox. And quite frankly, as much as I admire some people for their talents, I feel, well, people are just that. People.

Until one day several years ago at an RWA conference, I was waiting for an elevator with my roommate and who should come up and wait with us but Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Um, only my all-time favorite author!!!

Well, I can't believe I did this, but I just stared at the poor woman, completely tongue-tied. I said nothing--NOTHING!-- as my friend was talking to her, until my friend nudged me and said, "Do you know who this is?"

Finally, finally, I got my voice back and said, "Of course I do! She's my favorite author of all time." And Ms. Phillips laughed and said, "Well, next time you could show some enthusiasm." I laughed too. My gosh, but she was right.

I was totally starstruck.

I guess you never know how you're going to react to a celebrity or well-known personality. J
In my new Entangled Bliss release, From Fake to Forever, my heroine Sandra is not impressed at all with heartthrob celebrity Ben Capshaw (or at least not to his face) and it becomes quite a blow to his ego. Because of that, Ben becomes more intrigued with her and her attitude toward him. That's when the fun begins!

Hope you get to check out their story!

From Fake to Forever 

Sandra Moyer’s preschool is struggling, so when her sister suggests allowing a super-famous actor to research his latest role there, she reluctantly agrees. Except the actor turns out to be Ben Capshaw—a playboy who’s never serious, always joking around, and who knows zero about kids or being a parent. Case in point: his involvement in the untimely death of the preschool’s class pet…

Ben is enjoying teaching more than he thought he would, but that doesn’t mean he’s looking for a permanent position. Sure, he’s ready for more serious movie roles and less goofing off, but the buttoned-up, beautiful Sandra and her young daughter are more than he bargained for. Plus, Sandra still won’t trust him—what if it’s all an act, research for the role? As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, Ben will have to decide if love is worth casting aside the role of his life for a new role…that could last a lifetime.

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Author Bio
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being here and introducing your book. It looks like exactly the type I'm looking for! Definitely in my TBR list now.


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