1) Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry?
Chocolate is the best ever.
2) Cat or dog?
3) Recorded or live?
Recorded. Don’t make me go to the show.
4) Black, white or grey?
Black – for jeans, eye liner, Metallica records, sexy Lakers power forwards, and Tenacious D frontmen.
5) Pen or pencil?
Pen. Unless it’s mechanical, those are sick.
6) Being stuck with someone you hate or being alone?
Someone I hate. Then I can at least silently judge. Alone stinks.
7) Now or then?
Now. If now’s 1994.
8) All or nothing?
All. Give it to me.
9) Love, money or fame?
Love. I’m a sucker.
10) Noise or silence?
One after the other.
11) Fantasy or reality?
Reality. It gets weird.
12) Rain or sunshine?
Sunshine, all year long.
13) What is one secret you know about the other person that they don't think you know?
I don’t know anyone’s secrets. No one trusts me.
14) What do you think the other’s biggest fear is and how would you tell them to overcome it?
I assume everyone’s just afraid of not being liked. That’s easy to overcome – stop caring! Be awesome and smart and badass and proud, and if someone doesn’t like you then tuff stuff, their loss!
Check out the book that Quinlan comes from and see if Drain You be M Beth Bloom sounds like something you might like:
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.Sounds pretty dang awesome right? And this isn't your typical vampire book. Don't believe me?
Check out Publisher Weekly's review which says "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."
You can get yourself a copy of Drain You from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
But if you want to try your lucky and possibly win one first, let's talk about how you can get your hands on a free copy of Drain You. Here are links to the giveaway launch at two blogs I often haunt Mundie Moms and Hobbitsies.
-5 Copies of 'Drain You' signed by the Author -$50 Credit at Wasteland (Quinn's favorite store)
-Pages from Quinn's Notebook (pics attached)
-10 'Drain You' Bookmarks handmade by Quinn
-10 90's mixtapes curated and created by Quinn
The Rules (you gotta have them but they are simple!):
-Tweet the giveaway
-Like 'Drain You' on Facebook
-Like 'M. Beth Bloom' on Facebook or Follow @QuinlanLacey
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And before you click off, you really should read Ms. Bloom's bio. She's a pretty fascinating lady!
"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."