Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WATCHING WILLOW WATTS: Launch Party and a Review

* Today is the official launch of WATCHING WILLOW WATTS inWatching-Willow-Watts e-book format. The talented and enterprising Talli Roland, author of WATCHING WILLOW WATTS, has come up with a most unique launch party. Drop by her blog, Talli Roland, to find out more.

For anyone who has ever had a passing interest in the legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, have I got a book recommendation for you.

No WATCHING WILLOW WATTS isn’t about the actress herself, but about how a lovely shop keeper became ‘Marilyn’ and brought life back into her sleepy little village at a high cost to herself.

Willow returns home to Belcherton after her mother’s death to help her father. By day she works behind the counter in his antique shop and spends her nights watching TV. Life, while busy, is quite dull for Willow.

At the village’s annual summer fair, Willow stops by the costume booth manned by her best friend, Paula. With a bit of effort, Paula talks Willow into trying on the Marilyn Monroe costume complete with platinum wig.

When a video of Willow dressed as Marilyn gains notoriety because a ‘Marilyn’ ghost is seen with her, life changes for Willow. The village begins to come to life as people flock to see the new Marilyn. Willow changes her appearance to better fit the role. However, everyone isn’t happy with Willow’s new look. When her former flame, Alex, returns Willow is faced with tough decisions. Does she continue role playing to help the village or does she follow her heart and become the person she wants to be?

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Author Talli Roland dressed as Marilyn
WATCHING WILLOW WATTS is a delightful and fun read filled with lovable, quirky characters. Author Talli Roland draws you in with her smooth writing. Before you know it, you’ll feel a part of the village and get caught up in the drama surrounding Marilyn, I mean Willow.

Author Talli Roland’s website is and she blogs at Talli Roland.

Watching Willow Watts by Talli Roland, Prospera Publishing, @2011, ASIN: B005JE2IJI, Kindle Edition, 419 KB

FTC Full Disclosure - This e-book and it was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. 


  1. Talli, what a great picture. What a difference from the first one I saw of you as Marilyn. As they say around here, Ye dun gud!

    Mason, lovely post. I'm still reading Willow. It's a fun book. I'd say most of your readers--mine too--will enjoy this books.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

  2. Hi Mason and Talli .. I started The Hating Game last night .. and I'm sure Willow will be as rocking and as rolling as the story line for Mattie is in The Hating Game.

    So far as I have read .. I agree with you .. it's a fun premise .. cheers Hilary

  3. This sounds like a fun story! Thanks for the heads-up, Mason!

  4. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review 'Willow', Mason! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

    Sia, I know! A lot more effort went into this one. Plus, my other half was behind the camera! :)

  5. Oh, and I hope Hilary enjoys the rest of The Hating Game!

    Thanks again, Mason!

  6. CONGRATS on the launch, Talli! Sounds like it will be a fun book to read.

  7. Mason - Thanks for being a part of Talli's launch day.

    Talli - I wish you all the best with Watching Willow Watts, and I just love that 'photo!!

  8. Talli - Love the picture. Best of luck on your launch.

    Mason - Thanks for another great tip on a fun read.

  9. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Talli's a great writer.

  10. I couldn't find it in the iBookstore, but downloaded it today through my Kindle app.

  11. I'm in the middle of this book right now and I'm loving it!!! Such a fun story :)


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