Tuesday, January 29

Yet more giveaways



Okay, so it's day three of Inside The Character's Studio at TFC and we're going to be talking to Holly Evans, recently deceased and main character in YOU HAD ME AT HALO. But before Holly begins I feel it my duty as her author to warn you all that she's a talker...of course I could edit it, but since I've had to live with her in my head for such a long time, I feel it only right that I share it around!!


Anyway, to win a copy of YOU HAD ME AT HALO all you need to do is leave a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner.

1. What is your favorite word? What. No, I’m not being facetious, I just really like saying ‘what’ a lot. Sometimes I wonder if it makes people think I have hearing difficulties, but whatever (hehe – see what I did that. Oh my God, I did it again. I’m too funny!)

2. What is your least favorite word? No. Probably because I seem to be hearing it a lot lately. No, Miss Evan just because you’re dead you can’t go see your father yet. No, Miss Evans, you can’t go and haunt someone just because they were once a cow to you. No, Miss Evans you can’t…

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Freedom to be myself.

4. What turns you off? Liars. Why can’t people just do what it says on the packet?

5. What is your favorite curse word? Bloody - though my stupid author edited it out of the final manuscript.

6. What sound or noise do you love? The theme tune to my favorite soap opera, The Rich and The Restless. Actually, that’s the worst thing about dying – God doesn’t have cable.

7. What sound or noise do you hate? You know that squidging noise your shoes make on the hospital floor? I hate that. Before my dad died, he was really sick and every time I heard that noise it normally meant someone was coming to tell me bad news.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Okay, confession time. Before I died I loved my job at Baker and Colwell. I mean sure the work was hard and the hours were long. Very long (and okay, between you and me I didn’t always understand what I was meant to be doing, but that’s normal right?). But the longer I’m dead, the less I can see the point of it all so perhaps I’ll start looking around for something else. I do like watching television, so perhaps something in that?

9. What profession would you not like to do? Computer technician. Vince, the guy whose body I managed to get stuck in, is one and let me tell you that they don’t get treated very well by anyone. Not that Vince cares, since he seems to stick to himself a lot, but it’s starting to bug me. I mean he’s a nice guy – a bit geeky and don’t even get me started on his bad fashion sense (who wears Doc Martins anymore?) but overall, a nice guy. He doesn’t deserve to be treated like he’s the bottom of the food chain.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates ? Okay, people listen up good because I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. There are no pearly gates in heaven, instead there is a horrible reception area that looks like something from an airport and as for God, yeah right, you’ve got as much chance of seeing the big guy as you do of going straight to Level Three. In other words, it isn’t going to happen. And don’t even get me started on how unorganised the whole place is. I mean they sent me back to earth in a guy’s body. While the guy was still in. Unbelievable. However, I’ve just re-read the question and realized you wanted me to ‘pretend’ that all is good up above, so I will try my hardest to put aside my trauma and pretend that it’s the celestial paradise of the postcards. And if that was the case, then I’d just like the big guy to tell me that I hadn’t messed up.

26 comments:

blackroze37 said...

its a wonderful book
i enjoyed it and got chills at times from it, thank you for nice read

Amanda Ashby said...

Hey Blackroze, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!!!!!!

JoyceMarie said...

LOVE it! Especially love when Holly explains why no is her least favorite word. She's hilarious!!! Thanks for giving us more insight into Holly, Amanda!!!

Chelsea said...

Ha. Great interview. :) I'm really liking these. But I'd like to be entered into the giveaway! I'd love a copy.

Casey said...

I'm definitely going to have to pick this up and read it, it looks so fun!

Anonymous said...

this books look great, here is my entry!

Ballerina said...

the cover of the book looks great,
so i am sure that the inside is good too!

Lucy said...

I loved the book and loved revisiting Holly in this interview. :)

The Story Siren said...

i've had this book on my reading list forever! i really need to get around to reading it! please sign me up for the contest, i would love to win a copy!

Regina said...

Hey, I wanna read this book too and bloody is such a fun cuss word to say, unlike others that I won't mention!

The Book Muncher said...

ooh, i really want to read this book.

Samantha said...

God doesn't have cable? I better get working on that elixer!

Meredith said...

Loved the book and would love to win a copy! Great interview, Holly!

Courtney B. said...

I don't know why but I love reading other people's views and Ideas of Heaven and The afterlife.

Shari said...

Hahaha! Great interview! :)

Amanda Ashby said...

Ooooh, Joycemarie, Chelsea, Casey, anon, ballerina, Lucy, story siren, regina, book muncher, Samantha, Meredith and Courtney B thanks for the lovely comments (and Samantha let us know how that elixer turns out)

Amanda Ashby said...

Hahaha - Shari you must've posted at the same time as me! Thanks for the comment!!!

Anonymous said...

I want this book SOOOO much!! sign me up!!! :-)
Thanx
Haley

Anonymous said...

Hey! Is this a contest? Sign me up! Haley and I are BFFs!!!!!!!!!!!! I really wanna win!!!!

Taylor :)(:

Gerb said...

Love Holly's personality, Amanda.

Zoe Winters said...

Bloody is such a great word though! My brother took a trip to Europe and after he came back it was "bloody this" and "bloody that" he still uses it.

Amanda Ashby said...

Hayley and Taylor consider yourself both entered!!!!

Gerb - yes, Holly is a bit of a talker. I did try and warn people!!

Zoe - it's such a fabulous and multi-functional word. I love it almost as much as Holly did and was soo sad to edit it all out). Thankfully in my zombie book, my hero is English so there are quite a few choice words in that one!!!

Lauren51990 said...

Oh, I want to be entered! cute interview. :) I've been wanting to read this book as well.

Sara Hantz said...

I LOVE Holly..... she's so funny!!!

danetteb said...

Vince is my favorite character in this book. Nothings wrong with Doc Martins, I remember begging for a pair my freshman year of high school,I loved those boots. Thanks for helping me go down memory lane Amanda.:)

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