Monday, August 08, 2011

Watching Willow Watts Launch!

Yay! I'm excited to announce that my next novel, Watching Willow Watts, will be available on Kindle and other ebook platforms in September. The official launch day is Wednesday, September 14th!

So how do I plan to welcome Willow to the world? Lots of people have asked me if I'm going to do another web splash a la Hating Game. Well... no. I think that kind of thing is only effective once. I'm super-appreciative of how much you all helped me the first time around, and this time, I want to do something fun.

So on September 14th, I'm organising an online 'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be...' party! Now is your chance to make your superhero, film-star, or Rock God fantasies come true (okay, maybe not all your fantasies...). It's sort of like a blogfest, but with a party atmosphere. Why the theme? In my novel, Willow decides to take on the identity of Marilyn Monroe, almost losing herself in the process.

There's no need to actually dress up -- all you need to do is post a photo of your chosen one (dead or alive) along with an explanation why you've picked that person. If you're on Twitter or Facebook, just post 'If I could be anyone, I'd be X' as your status, along with the hash-tag #watchingwillow on Twitter (or tag me on FB so I know you've taken part).

If you'd like to sign up, just fill out the form below or respond in the comments. On launch day, I'll post the links of other partying bloggers so you can pop around and meet everyone if you like -- no obligation, though! All partiers will be entered into a draw to win Marilyn Monroe paraphernalia, a copy of Watching Willow Watts and a £10 Amazon gift certificate!

On a secondary note, I'm looking for early reviewers for Willow. If you fancy an ARC, let me know in the comments, too.

As always, your help and support mean the world to me. I know how busy everyone is and how many demands you have on your time, and I really appreciate everything!

On a final note (I know, you're probably sick of me by now!), I'm over at Angie Paxton's blog later today, talking about my publishing journey. Pop by if you get the chance. :)


90 comments:

  1. How exciting! Have signed up for the launch and I'd love to review it as well for Bookersatz please.

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  2. How exciting!!!!!!! Well i'll be waiting for the book to come out as you know i'm not convinced about kindle's yet...but i cant wait!

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  3. All signed up! Yes, please DOOOOOOO send me an ARC!!!!

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  4. WOOO-HOOOO!!!!!! Party time party time!!!!!

    How exciting!! Wow!!!!

    I've regressed and no longer read e-stuff/pdfs and all things kindle related - so I'll just have to wait for the print copy instead! Yay!

    See you over at the lovely Angie Paxton's blog! Take care
    x

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  5. Hi Talli .. all signed up .. and congratulations on setting a date - I have The Hating Game here to read now .. so better get on with it - .. wonderful news .. Hilary

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  6. I've signed up and just need to think about who I'd like to be!!

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  7. Good job on working so hard.

    Go you. Rah.

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  8. Congrats, Talli, a great achievement and I look forward to reading it.

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  9. What a fantastic idea can't wait for the fun to begin.

    Yvonne.

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  10. I love Marilyn Monroe and this novel sounds incredibly intriguing! Jane Gray

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  11. So, so excited! It won't let me sign up at work so I'll have to wait. I also have to decide who I'd be and when I'll take the picture... hehe. Too much fun! Can't wait!

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  12. Whoop. Whoop. Party time. I won't sign up quite yet, as I need to work out my costume ;)

    Now massive congratulations on your second book coming out so soon. I'm super pleased for you!

    Ellie Garratt

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  13. PS You will be coming on the blog to chat a bit of Willow, won't you...?

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  14. That's a fun idea! I'll sign up. Were you doing a blog tour? You're always welcome to visit my blog, Talli.

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  15. I'm so excited for you Talli, congratulations :)

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  16. How exciting Talli! Would love to do a review on my blog, let me know! :)

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  17. You SO inspire me, Tallie. Your new novel sounds fun. And you're so good at marketing. Will you have more reminders to sign up for your party? My mind is scattered and I'm afraid I'll forget that I signed up. Yeesh! Even this comment sounds scattered.

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  18. Hi all! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments and support!

    Helen and Vicki, I'd love to send you a copy for review. Yay!

    Nik, thanks loads! I'd be thrilled to be on your blog.

    Alex, thank you. I'm not planning a blog tour for the Kindle release, but maybe for the paperback one... I appreciate it!

    Thanks again, everyone, and not to worry - there will be plenty o'reminders!

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  19. Congratulations, Talli. You must be so excited. It's like having a baby and longing to show it to everyone:-)

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  20. . . . or a new car/home . . .

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  21. Congratulations Talli, good luck with Book Two!!

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  22. This is very exciting news! Congratulations, dear Talli. :)

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  23. I just wanted to drop by and say hi. Margo has told me about your excellent first book, so it's great to see you have your second one coming out soon.

    Good luck with the release of Watching Willow Watts. May your sales exceed your expectations in the most spectacular fashion :-)

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  24. All signed up. Never one to miss a party! Looking forward to both the party and the ARC! Now I just have to figure out who I want to be! So many choices!

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  25. Very cute idea, and congrats on the impending release!

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  26. So excited for you on the launch, congratulations! I've signed up and can't wait for the party. :D

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  27. I'm in! Sounds like fun! :)

    Any time you want to pop by my blog to promote, let me know - I'd love to host you :)

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  28. Sounds brilliant fun - hope to sign up once I check the date out!

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  29. Sounds like so much fun! The form thingie won't let me sign up (might be cause I'm at work) but definitely count me in!

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  30. Congrats on the new book coming out. I have to get the first one - sorry, late to the party! But I've heard great things about it. Can't wait to start reading! And, I'll be done just in time for the next one. Woohoo!!

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  31. Wonderful news Talli! Congratulations!

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  32. Awesome!!! I can't wait. I'll have to think of someone good... ;)

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  33. I know I shouldn't, but what the heck, sounds like it'll be fun! Congrats on the release!

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  34. Wow, you are on fire! What a great idea for the launch. :)

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  35. I love love love this idea, Talli. So much fun! I absolutely signed up. And if you don't already have your advance reviewers picked out, I'd love an ARC. Willow sounds like such a fun book and I can't wait to read it. Thanks again for your interview on my blog. It was fun to hear about your life post publication and I'm so glad you can now buy shoes because you have really great taste in footwear.

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  36. This is great news, Talli. I've been anxiously awaiting the release of Watching Willow Watts ever since I read The Hating Game. I've signed up for the 'If I could be anyone' blog thing - and I already have the exact costume of my favorite heroine and some kick-ass photos in it (insert comment about my dorkiness here).

    If you still nead early reviewers I'd be happy to be once of them. I'm not an official book reviewer or anything, but I could share the review on my blog and Amazon/goodreads/all that.

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  37. Okay, I'm partying! Now I have to send myself a reminder :)

    Congrats on Willow! Come happy hour I'll throw you a toast.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  38. Sounds like fun but I tend to be costume impaired. I need to think about this one before I commit but good luck with the launch! I'll definitely read : )

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  39. Thank you so much, all, for such a fantastic response!

    Just to clarify, you don't have to dress up or anything. Just post a photo of the person you'd like to be on your blog, and explain why. I like to make things as fuss-free as possible. Plus, I'm rubbish at costumes as well!

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  40. I'm SO excited for you Talli! YEAH!

    I'm up for your blog party and I'd love an ARC if it's a hard copy? I don't have an ereader and reading books on my computer is just not easy for me.

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  41. I'm SO IN!!!
    It's my birthday :D

    And WOOT on your second book!!!

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  42. This is very exciting news! It's just around the corner! Now I'm off to sign up. Julie

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  43. It's fascinating and exciting that you have a new book coming out. I'm sure it'll be a hit :)

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  44. Count me in! This sounds like a lot of fun! I can hardly wait for your book to release!

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  45. hi miss talli! yikes! all you gotta say is party and every one comes runnin. ha ha. for sure im coming. big hooray for your new book!! for a honor to you i just did a post of it on my side bar and its got a link to the party. :) hope you like it. ...hugs from lenny

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  46. Oh yay! that sounds like fun, Talli. Now I'll be thinking about what character I'd like to be instead of writing...!!
    I like the idea of doing something different to launch Willow!

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  47. Creative way to launch. I'm looking forward to reviewing Willow.

    Until I kick this damn infection I'm being judicious with my energy and time. I'll get back to you on the participation aspect.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  48. Wow that's so exciting! Can't wait for the book to come out!

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  49. Oh, great idea! Sounds like fun! I'd love to do an ARC, but the timing isn't very good for me--my August and Sept. are pretty darned unpredictable. But I am all over the blogfest/promo!

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  50. Super; congrats on the publication.

    ......dhole

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  51. Congratulations on your book! :)

    I signed up for the party--it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

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  52. Congratulations!

    The blog party sounds so fun. I'll definitely be there!

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  53. What an adorable launch idea! Congratulations! Cannot wait for this one!!!

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  54. This is so exciting, Talli! Can't wait! :)

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  55. So exciting!!!!!! Congrats and sending lots of chocolate your way!

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  56. Count me in; I best start thinkin about which character of geek finery I'd most want to be, hehe.

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  57. Great idea for a Blogfest! My first thought is some of my favorite guitarists, but they work with primadonna singers, so scrap that! I'll look fot THG on Kobo.

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  58. Found THG and got it. It's next on my reading list.

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  59. I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing Talli. Meanwhile hope you are staying safe in London. :(

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  60. Congratulations Talli! Sooo looking forward to this :-)

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  61. Hooray Tali! This is so exciting.

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  62. What fun! I think I already now who I'm going to be. Well, I've narrowed it down to two kick-ass chicks.

    I'm advertising this for you on FB!

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  63. I would love to review your next release! It sounds fantastic.

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  64. I've signed up! It's a great idea. Now I just need to figure out who I want to be. Hm...

    And, if you need another reviewer, I would love to read and review WATCHING WILLOW WATTS for Surrounded by Books Reviews.

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  65. Great interview on Angie's site.

    The blog event on the 14th sounds great. I already have a guest post scheduled on that day, but maybe I can do something on the 12th or 16th if that's okay.

    Congratulations on WWW


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  66. Congrats! and looking forward to the fun event. Best wishes for a smashing success with Willow Watts!

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  67. Oh, I'll be happy to read your ARC and do a review too!

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  68. Good for you! I really do have to get my hands on an ereader.

    I've got a challenge for you over at my blog, Talli. Check it out when you can.

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  69. YAY Talli,

    You know I signed up. I would LOVE To read your new book....

    You probably have tons of requests, but if you'd like the male pov, I'm you're bloke.

    Just let me know. The party sound awesome!

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  70. Talli - I'm so excited! Can't wait to get the Kindle version. Now I just need to dream up who I'd want to be....

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  71. Congratulations! It's always exciting when your publisher gives you an actual publication date. It makes the whole thing seem more real.
    Also, loved the guest blog post over at Paxtons. Great stuff!

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  72. Hi Talli, well, seeing I'm commenter No 81 (blame time zones) you probably have enough book reviewers to let the whole world know about Willow, but if you want one more I'm ready! Looking forward to reading it.

    I've signed up for the launch now who do I want to be???

    Denise

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  73. Love this idea, I shall have to get thinking! Would love to review as well, really enjoyed your last one!

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  74. Wow, love the title, love the cover, love the idea! I'll be back to sign up once I'm sure I'll be around on September 14, but either way I can't wait to read all the entries!

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  75. Great idea! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  76. I'm in!! I've signed up and I might even dress up too, so there!

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  77. Congrats! Hope I am not too late to get in.

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  78. I can't believe it! How time has flown, and how exciting! I've signed up, and I can't wait for the new book~ :o) <3

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  79. Hi Talli,
    Good news re: second book. I'm sure someone at www.novelicious.com will want a read - I'd be keen.
    Good luck,
    Cesca

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  80. Love the little extract. and congrats on your imminent arrival. Hope it is an even bigger success than The Hating Game - because you deserve it!

    You might want to change your "about me" which still says Watching Willow Watts is to be released Nov 11.

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