Welcome to the launch of M. Beth Bloom's DRAIN YOU blog tour! Today I'm excited to share with you some information about the book, and tell you about the blog tour giveaway! First, here's a little about DRAIN YOU:
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.
Here's what Publisher's Weekly said about Drain You: "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."
About the Author:
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.
Here's blog tour follows can win:
- 5 copies of Drain You signed by the author
- A $50 credit to Wasteland (Quinn's favorite story)
- Pages from Quinn's notebook (see pictures below)
- 10 Drain you bookmarks made by Quinn
- (10) 90's mixtapes curated and created by Quinn.
To enter, please fill out the forum below:
Be sure to catch the rest of the blog tour stops here: