Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Watching Willow Watts Launch Day!

Today is the celebratory launch of Talli Roland's second novel, Watching Willow Watts and I've joined the parteeeeyyy!!!!

Almost 150 bloggers have joined the If I could be Anyone, I'd be...Websplash and this is what this is all about! Woot!

So who would I be?

*Holds breath*

I'd be Samantha played by Nicole Kidman in Bewitched (2005)!  Why?  Because she's stunning and wears pretty dresses in the film!  And of course, magic!  Yes!  I'd like to have magical power don't know - hmmm...turn bad people into toads?  Hee hee.  I'd like to be a beautiful witch with only the face of Nicole Kidman but please let me NOT be married to Darrin played by Will Ferrell?

Now, about Willow Watts:

For Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine: days behind the counter at her father's antique shop and nights watching TV, as the pension-aged residents of Britain's Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night.  But everything changes when a YouTube video of Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation gets millions of hits after a viewer spots Marilyn's ghostly image in a frame.

Instantly, Willow's town is overrun with fans flocking to see the 'new Marilyn'. Egged on by the villagers -- whose shops and businesses are cashing in -- Willow embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and ramming herself full of cakes to achieve Marilyn's legendary curves.

But when a former flame returns seeking the old Willow, Willow must decide: can she risk her stardom and her village's newfound fortune on love, or is being Marilyn her ticket to happiness? 

The good news!  You can buy a copy of Willow on Amazon UK for £1.71, or on for $2.99. Paperback coming in November!

And, one more EXCITING part of today is seeing the beautiful Talli Roland as Marilyn Monroe!!!

Congratulations, Talli!


Glynis said...

As a Halloween baby I approve of your choice of star. I always wanted to be Samantha on the original programme years ago.

Great star to be, Len!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Len .. yes I too would have loved to have been Samantha and have those powers .. amazing that years later we can conjure up our thoughts to magic things our way ... or out of harms way.

Fun choice - cheers Hilary

allie said...

Great post on the who you'd like to be. A little bit of magic could go a long, long way.


Old Kitty said...

Awwww wonderful choice!!! Nicole is gorgeous and Samantha has magic! Brilliant! Take care

Talli Roland said...

Ooh, great choice! I love it!I hear you on the Will Ferrell thing, too.

Thank you so much for taking part, lovely Len!

Ann said...

I loved Bewitched, but then I love anything with a bit of magic! I am with you about Darren though! Would not have been a bit happy with that one! Great choice Len.

Hope you are enjoying the Launch party as much as I am.

Cherie Reich said...

Samantha is awesome! But yeah, no to her husband.

Jessica Bell said...

I didn't quite like the movie but I ADORED the original series! :o) Great choice!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Granted Nicole is gorgeous, but why not the original Samantha... Elizabeth Montgomery was a stunning woman in her day.

Who wouldn't want to beautiful with magical powers?

J.L. Campbell said...

I chuckled at your comment over the male lead you don't want. I remember I never missed an episode of bewitched when I was a teenager. All that nose wiggling would send my son into gales of laughter.

Len Lambert said...

@Glynis - I like the original Samantha, too and loved watching the series, although not in order. I chose Nicole Kidman because that's the film I've seen in full and I just loved her looks.

@ Hilary - If only magical power were true in real life :)

@Allie - Thank you for visiting :)

@Old Kitty - I loved your choice, too!

@Talli and Cherrie - LOL. Will Ferrell was funny in Elf, but not in Bewitched :)

@Ann- I'm enjoying Talli's launch and reading others' choices.

@Jess - I loved the series, too!

@Michael - As said above, I liked the original Samantha but I adored Nicole in the film :) They are both beautiful but just loved Nicole's face more.

@JL - I loved your choice - Tina Turner! Yes, I liked the nose-wiggling as well. :)

Gina Dickerson said...

What a great choice. Samantha is a fantastic character and who wouldn't want those magical powers?!

Alleged Author said...

I loved Nicole Kidman as Samantha!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Great pick! I'd love to have her powers and the twitchy nose:) lol. Nice to 'meet' you! Great blog!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'd love to be a witch too. I loved the first Bewitched, until I learned the feminist take on it in my graduate school history classes. Yeah, Darren wasn't much fun, was he?

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, by the way, Salem has a big statue of the original Samantha and the moon from the intro of Bewitched TV show.

Misha said...

Hehehehehe that's a great choice. And I totally agree about not marrying Darrin.

That's one side effect I'd willingly do without.