Drain You by M. Beth Bloom: Interview & Blog Tour Giveaway

Welcome to Author 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.



If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

Vitamix blender, the collected fiction of Woody Allen, and my Alexander Wang cashmere beanie.

What is one book everyone should read?

Either Moronic Inferno, by Martin Amis, or The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), by Andy Warhol

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Giant green smoothie with kale, banana, blueberries, agave, coconut water, spirulina and wheatgrass powder.

One food you would never eat?

Mayonnaise, if you can consider that food.

Pet Peeves?

Knuckle cracking, conversation interrupting, bathroom humor, L.A. mocking, internet/technology obsessions, pretending to love nasty food, pretending to hate expensive things, flip flops, tardiness, the phrase “calm down,” adult stoners, Fox News, prank shows, and vampire jokes (I know you’re over it, but if you’re over it, then shut up about it).

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 

Flowers In the Attic, by V.C. Andrews.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

If I could live wellanywhere in the world, then Paris.

What is your favorite Quote?

“I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.” – Linda Evangelista

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Tilda Swinton because she’s strong, stunning, sophisticated and soulful.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

Fake it ‘til you make it.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

2012 was supposed to be the year Donna Tartt released her third book – which I’m literally DYING to read – but the date has been delayed, so, basically, nothing.

How do you react to a bad review?


If you were a bird, which one would you be?

Pink parrot.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….

Karoo, by Steve Tesich.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?

Lorrie Moore or Camille Paglia.

Favorite quote from a movie?

All of my favorite movie quotes are Whit Stillman ones.  Here are two gems from his film Last Days Of Disco:

“Anything I did that was wrong, I apologize for.  But anything I did that was not wrong, I don’t apologize for.”

“There’s something really sexy about Scrooge McDuck.”

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?

Expensive, baby.

Drain You by M. Beth Bloom

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.

Tour Giveaway Details
5 Copies of ‘Drain You’ signed by the Author
$50 Credit at Wasteland (Quinn’s favorite store)
Pages from Quinn’s Notebook
10 ‘Drain You’ Bookmarks handmade by Quinn
10 90’s mixtapes curated and created by Quinn

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