I’m super excited to help kick off M. Beth Bloom’s blog tour for Drain You! I mean, guys, come on, the love interest is described as River Phoenix-esque. And it takes place in the 90s. I am always up for a blast from the past. I’ve got lots of super interesting info for you guys about Drain You, plus an awesome giveaway!
There are a lot of awesome blogs participating on the Drain You tour! Just check out this list!
I seriously love this giveaway! I think the prizes are super cool and original – I mean, mixtapes? Fab idea for a book based in the 90s! Here are some cool sample pages from Quinn’s journal – Sample 1, 2, 3, and 4.
To see the full list of prizes and to enter, just follow the instructions detailed on the Rafflecopter form!
Summer. The 90s. The rich, sun-bleached neighborhoods of the Los Angeles canyons. Enter Quinlan Lacey, a cool, bored, sarcastic, sexy 17-year old with a dull part-time video store job and a mild case of teen ennui. That is, until she meets the alluring, River Phoenix-esque James, and realizes the hills are alive with the undead. Inspired more by the early, dry L.A. short stories of Bret Easton Ellis than the current crop of serialized vampire fiction, the supernatural grunge romance, Drain You, narrates the headaches and heartbreaks Quinn undergoes in her quest to stay sane and cool and in love and alive.
“Bloom debuts with a languid, stylish novel that reads like a love letter to cult vampire flicks like The Lost Boys, the work of Francesca Lia Block, and Southern California in the 1990s.” – Publishers Weekly
About M. Beth Bloom
Bloom’s first short story “Love And Other Catastrophes: A Mix Tape” was featured in Story Quarterly and selected by Dave Eggers for inclusion in The Best American Nonrequired Reading: 2003 (Houghton-Mifflin), which he curates annually. Bloom is the founder of underground dance label 100% Silk (profiled here in LA Weekly) AND the producer/lead singer of the band LA Vampires (written up in The Guardian as well as Pitchfork and Fader). Her next book will be published through HarperTeen.
M. Beth lives on the east side of L.A. where she indulges in raw fooding, magazine subscribing, thrift shopping, Sunday matinee’ing, and ladies book clubbing.