Get it? Blog Splash? Talli Roland? (Talli and Tidal both have 2 syllables and start with T?) Amazon Tsunami? Yeah, yeah… so maybe I’ve overdone the word play, but TODAY IS THE DAY! Talli Roland has convinced some 450 of her closest friends… and honestly, she’s so fabulous that I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like she really IS a friend, even if we only met through the blogosphere… to help her out with a grand blog splash to make HER BOOK a best seller.
The Hating Game is available for electronic download (or pre-order the paperback) as of TODAY and this push, if we urge enough people to order TODAY will get her a little best seller sticker by the time the hard-copy book comes out in January (it's possible I made that up, but I don't think so, and I know there is a best-seller angle to this)—THAT is a cool trick! (and a major marketing coup, don’t you think? Surefire evidence Talli is not just nice but SMART!)
Talli is really Marsha, and she’s Canadian, but she lives in London (and married an Egyptian, just to keep things really exciting)… But dual personality and nationality stuff aside, what she IS is smart and funny, and an excellent example for us to follow. This is her debut FICTION book, but she’s written a couple travel books and seems to have learned some stuff…
When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £2000,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end?
(and reviews have been great!)
Now What do I DO? (I, meaning you, but you knew that, yes?)
Help Talli Roland's debut novel THE HATING GAME hit the Kindle bestseller list at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk by spreading the word today. Even a few sales in a short period of time on Amazon helps push the book up the rankings, making it more visible to other readers.
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Coming soon in paperback. Keep up with the latest at http://www.talliroland.com/.
[And as an aside, I am also at Burrowers, Books and Balderdash today, displaying my afterglow, though not until noon GMT]