Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Goldilox and the Three Scares Event and Giveaway: Amanda Carlson!


Here at Goldilox and the Three Weres we LOVE Halloween! So we wrangled up some willing authors and put together some fun posts and giveaways for you all! 

Our theme for the event this year is What Scares You? 

Check back every weekday between October 20th and October 31st to see which authors are visiting and the awesomeness they are each giving away!

Today's author is:
Amanda Carlson

Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain, #3) Red Blooded (Jessica McClain, #4) Aces Wild: Sin City Collectors Novella Ante Up: Sin City Collectors Novella

Soooooo, what scares Amanda?

Top 5 things that scare the pants off me:
1. Spiders. This is such a cliché, until you see one up close. The way their legs all work independently and how fast they move—not to mention the fact they can BITE you in your sleep. Utterly terrifying! 

2. Horror Movies. I can’t do them. When I was younger, I could almost stomach Freddy Krueger—almost. I never liked them, but I wasn’t balls-out scared. Now? If forced to watch something like American Horror Story on TV with my son, I watch it through splayed hands that never leave my face and thumbs plugging my ears. He’s decided I’m not good company, which is fine with me.

3. Snakes. Again cliché, but when I was a volunteer Park Ranger (I was!) in Utah (Canyonlands National Park!) I came across several rattlesnakes. When you see them in person it’s a whole different story. They’re totally mean-looking and move much faster than they should be able to. They rattle at you and can strike quicker than you can jump away. Get me out of there!

4. Heights. This never used to be an issue for me—until I had kids. Now if I’m with them, and we are, let’s say, hiking along the edge of a cliff (ßthis has happened more times than I’d like to admit) I have a visceral reaction. My gut clenches, I tremble, and most of the time I feel like vomiting. It’s a strange one, as I feel like I have no control over my reactions whatsoever, which kind of makes the entire ordeal more harrowing. 

5. Haunted houses. Whether it be one for Halloween or a real live “this house is has ghosts” – get me out of there! I want no part. The haunted houses of Halloween as a kid were the WORST. People jumping out and coming into my personal space to terrify me—and I paid for it?? Once I was out, I always thought—why did I just do that? I think I went into two or three and that was enough for me. You know the girl on Ellen who Ellen sends into a haunted house every year for shits and giggles? That girl is me. If forced to do it now I would yell and swear and swat at anything that came near me. For a real haunted house? Again, no thank you. I did spend the weekend in an old family estate once and I didn’t sleep a WINK. It was awful. I kept thinking I was going to see something reflected in the mirror back at me. Luckily, I never did!

What scares you?
Thanks for hosting me, it’s always fun to stop by. To find out more about me and my books, please visit www.amandacarlson.com

And you can meet Amanda Carlson, along with 49 other spectacular paranormal/fantasy authors at Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL next February!

Click the Coastal Magic button to check out the event!

Amanda Carlson is giving TEN lucky winners a copy of her ebook novella Aces Wild!!!

Aces Wild: Sin City Collectors Novella

This giveaway is international as long as you can receive the ebook.
(Winner must be 13 or older)
All of the Goldilox and the Three Scares giveaways end at 11:59pm on November 7th!

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  1. thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Umm... I think my only fear is linked to my claustrophobia... being locked in a box or buried. bleh!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Being locked in a box...like being buried alive in a coffin...AHHHHHHH!!!

  3. I'm scared of the dark and of heights.


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