Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watching Willow Watts

How's that for Ws, huh? It's the name of my next novel, so I thought I'd use the occasion to show off the PINK cover!


And the blurb!

For twenty-five-year-old Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine: days behind the counter at her father's antique shop; nights watching fuzzy telly whilst the elderly residents of Britain's Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night. But everything changes when Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation is uploaded to YouTube. A canny viewer spots Marilyn's ghostly image hidden in the film and Willow becomes an international sensation.

Her dire little town is suddenly overrun with fans proclaiming her to be the 'new Marilyn'. Egged on by the villagers - whose shops and businesses are cashing in - Willow eagerly embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and scoffing cakes to achieve Marilyn's legendary curves.

But when the only man she has ever truly loved returns, seeking the old Willow, it's decision time. Should she risk stardom and the village's new-found fortune on love? Or is being Marilyn Willow's real ticket to happiness?

Yeah, baby! :)

It was a load of fun to write! It's due out in paperback in November, but like The Hating Game, it will available a few months before hand on Kindle. You can add it to Goodreads here, if you so desire.

And a final note before I go! The wonderful Laura over at Chick Lit Love is featuring my Top Tips to write chick lit each day until Saturday. Have a gander, if you like.

74 comments:

  1. Ack! First commentor so the first one who gets to GUSH!!!!

    So excited for this novel!!! I adored The Hating Game and Willow has already captured my heart on the book cover alone!!!

    I think I need to add this to my Must-Haves tab immediately!!! I've got some work to do!!

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  2. Much lovely pinkness! You must be thrilled, it looks fab. Now don't go breaking Novelrank when it's released will you, dear?!

    I'm hopping over for your tips!

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  3. The cover looks great, Talli! And the blurb looks really interesting. I can't wait to read the book. I don't have a Kindle unfortunately, but I'm definitely going to buy the book as soon as it's available. I'm sure I'll read it all the way through right away, just like I did with your book The Hating Game.

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  4. Fun storyline! Love the cover.

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  5. So pink! It has to be fabulous : ) Congrats!

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  6. Can't wait to read it! The cover is great, and I love the book description.

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  7. That cover is fun and gorgeous and the blurb is like icing on the cake. Long live chick lit!

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  8. It sounds like huge amounts of fun - and love the intense pinkness of the cover.

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  9. Absolutely cannot wait :D Any idea when it will be out on the Kindle?

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  10. Sounds great, can't wait to read it! X

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  11. What a fabulous idea! I love the plot you have outlined here, or at least what we get from your blurb. I bet it WAS fun to write, and it sounds even more fun to read. Looking forward to it!

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  12. I'll be wWatching for Willow Watts in a book store neear me!

    great W post

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  13. Sounds exciting and fun, and it looks great. Can't wait to read it.

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  14. aww! That sounds adorable! And i could totally see it as a movie.

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  15. How exciting, Talli. Congratulations. So happy for you.
    Karen

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  16. Nice twist to the Marilyn name. Do you realise that the fonts on the pink cover remind one of The Pink Panther? And I'm not saying that in a negative way.
    Sounds like a great story (I like 'fame costing a fortune' - serious irony there).
    Wonderful 'W'!
    I have three W's too - take a look?

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  17. Congrats! on the new book! Its exciting and best wishes for your continued success.

    I'be been taking sneak peaks at The Hating Game. I'll get to it once the A to Z Challenge is finished and give a review on my blog.

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  18. Thank you for all the lovely comments, everyone! Yay!

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  19. Yay. It sounds fab. And I love the cover. And you know I'm here if you need any pre-releaser reviewers ;)

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  20. Yay! Sounds like a fun one! I'll be on the look out for it.

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  21. I can't wait to read this. It sounds so fun!

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  22. How neat to have another book ready and the name fit the bill for W. It sounds like another fun read and my kindle is waiting, crying in the closet.

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  23. Congratulations! Wow! Another book out! You must be so proud!
    Smiles.

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  24. Great cover! I love the title, too. Can't wait to read this!

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  25. I love the pink cover but I also love the story line; so modern; youtube? wonderful use of our technologies in today's world!

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  26. OMG Yay! Congratulations! I'm loving your covers- so fun and girly!

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  27. How exciting! You are really taking off- yay!

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  28. It sounds absolutely great, and I love LOVE the cover. Congrats Talli!

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  29. YEAH TALLI! Do I see a kind of trend going in your book covers? They are cute and catchy. And if Willow is anything like the Hating Game, I'm sure I'll love it!

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  30. Awwwwww I want to move to Britain's Ugliest Village now!
    :-) Yay Talli - woo-hoo!!!

    Take care
    x

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  31. Can't wait to read it Talli. Love the pink.

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  32. AHHHHHH. I disappear for a couple of months due to crazy deadlines and I come back and your blog is all shiny and fancy and you have an awesome pink book cover????? My goodness, it's hard to keep up with all your fabulousness.

    But I LOVE it. And the blurb sounds awesome. And I'm sorry for being MIA for so long. :)

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  33. Hi! You have a great blog that I've just discovered as a result of having won the Versatile Blogger award. So I'm paying it forward. Congratulations! You're now a winner too!
    http://www.dianeamy.com/2011/04/versatility-is-new-black.html

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  34. Congratulations you!!! This looks so fabulous. I can't wait til it comes out.

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  35. I don't normally read this kind of stuff, but you make it sound really fun, Talli!

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  36. Congratulations!!This sounds like a wonderful story and that pink cover is snazzy. Have to check out your tips.

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  37. Catchy title, great cover, and the story sounds like a really fun read! I can't wait to read both of your books! I'm very excited for you! Julie

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  38. Congratulations! Isn't it wonderful...

    Hello, fellow A-Z Challenger! Here's my latest entry. Come visit either of my blogs when you can and leave some comment love:

    W is for Wash Day, a Three-Wring Circus http://bit.ly/i6SsIG

    http://www.mainstreamsolarcooking.com
    http://www.rockinchairreflections.com (A-Z)
    Twitter: @SolarChief

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  39. Love the title, the cover and I sincerely hope it is successful.

    Yvonne.

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  40. Oh my goodness, that sounds like SO much fun! And your cover is absolutely adorable. :)

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  41. Sounds like a fun read! And the cover looks great in eye catching bright pink!

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  42. Love the sound of this book and the cover is so gorgeously pink!

    Can't wait to read it.

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  43. Congrats on the second novel, sounds like great fun.
    I think I might live in the Irish version of that village.

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  44. Love that pink! Plus the tagline is perfection.

    Sounds like a totally fun read. Congratulations!
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  45. Congrats, thats a great plot! Love the marilyn elements! And another book, well done!

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  46. Love the pink cover! I may get this one in paperback, lol. Congrats Tallie!

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  47. I love that cover! And wow, the blurb makes me want to read it now!

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  48. It's so pink! :) This sounds like it'll be a very fun & entertaining story.

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  49. How exciting! All the best.

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  50. Love your cover, Talli.

    Can't wait to read it!

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  51. Congratulations! What a great announcement for W.

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  52. Holy Pinkness!

    Sounds like a fun book, Talli, and as a Buffy fan, I've always loved the name Willow....

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  53. It's really nice! I love the cover (and the blurb too).

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  54. what a perfect W post! I love how pink it is:D sounds like a story i'd definitely read.
    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  55. Love the pink! And the novel sounds outstanding! Will be watching for it to come out!

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  56. Congrats! Love the storyline, and what a fabulous cover! So bright and fun!

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  57. Woo! Yay Talli! So exciting! Sorry, you'd think as a writer I'd be more articulate, but some days you just want to jump up and down with confetti.

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  58. Oh WILLOW's cover is so awesome and then the blurb sounds so interesting!

    All the best!

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  59. Awesome!!!! Love the pinkness and the blurb! Can't wait :)

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  60. OOoooooo, this sounds like a very fun read! I can't wait till it comes out!!!! Congratulations :)

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  61. Congratulations, Talli. I'm so proud that I have such a talented writer among my friends. I'm looking forward to reading your new novel.

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  62. I am like your #1 fan. I'm so excited about this book--I think it sounds fantastic, and you know I loved Hating Game. Oh, and I forgot to say last time, LURV the new look!!! :o) <3

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  63. Congrats!! The cover is fabulous and I'm excited to read it :)

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  64. I wanted to comment on this earlier but your blog was gone. Gah! glad it's back for you. :)

    This plot sounds amazing. And I love the cover. Great pink!

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  65. Looks fantastic! Very catchy!! Have a great weekend, Isabelle xo

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  66. LOVE this cover. CANT WAIT to get this book. Big congrats!!!

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  67. I cannot wait for your new book! It sounds like so much fun and the cover is beyond cute! :)

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  68. Looking forward to Willow Watts! Love the cover and blurb.

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  69. Congrats! I can't wait until November it sounds great!

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