Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bleach/Blackout - Author Interview - David Grant

Today, at Valley Girl Musings we have a special guest, David Grant, author of Bleach/Blackout. Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all-too-familiar, over-hyped, edge-of-the-seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. Offense Mechanisms is proud to present Bleach | Blackout by David S. Grant, two novels about drugs, sex, revenge, the corporate crunch, and the inevitable unpleasantness of life and death.

Hi David S. Grant

Welcome to Valley Girl Musings,

[DG} I am the author of Corporate Porn, Emotionless Souls, and The Last Breakfast. My current book I’m promoting is the double novel Bleach|Blackout from Offense Mechanism, an imprint of Silverthought Press. Bleach tells the tale of coming back home for the holidays to find decadence that forces a look inside. Blackout is a dark comedy with the theme of living moment to moment. A story about living.

VGM: If your book were sold for movie rights which actor/actress would you want to play the main character?

[DG] Ron Livingston (Office Space) would play “Jeremy”, giving the voice over at the same monotone level as Edward Norton did in Fight Club.

VGM: Who would you want to play the supporting characters?

[DG] Ryan Reynolds (Waiting) would be a good fit for Chip, a brash “I don’t give a shit” attitude with a sex addiction.

[DG] Kate Hudson for the character of Angella. Hudson has showed her ability to turn the charm on/off with little notice. In Bleach, Angella is unsure of what she wants, creating an unbalanced person with a clouded mind, capable of violence.

[DG] Mary, the “ten” of Jeremy’s life, Heather Graham fits the bill. All is good, ex-sixties hippie girl that enjoys life for the moment.

[DG] Of course for Stoner, I have to go with the Sean Penn character, Spicoli, from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Many actors have attempted to duplicate that character over the years with little, to no success.

VGM: Is there a movie you could watch over and over again?

[DG] Pulp Fiction. The writing, the casting, and the chemistry and energy between the actors make you believe this is happening. Tarantino combines shocking violence along side pop culture laced dialogue like no one.

VGM: Who are your favorite authors? What books have you read by this author?

[DG] Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Pahlahniuk, I’ve read all of their books.

VGM: What is next on the horizon for you?

[DG] I am currently promoting Bleach|Blackout. I am finishing up a short story collection titled Lost Souls and will have my fifth book, a novella titled Hollywood Ending, published by Brown Paper Publishing on November 15, 2008.

VGM: Where can my readers find your website?

[DG]: here, you can find all of my books, interviews, contact information, and excerpt from Blackout.

I thank you being sharing your book with Valley Girl Musings and I wish you continued success on your virtual book tour.

[DG]: Thank you for having me. I do believe anyone that who reads Bleach|Blackout will enjoy themselves. The story is written at break neck speed with pop culture and obscure references throughout. It’s as if you are reading a screenplay in paragraph format, but will not realize until you are knee deep in it. Thanks again. –David


Bleach/Blackout Virtual Book Tour ’08 officially began on August 4, 2008 and will continues all month. You can visit [name] tour stops at in August to find out more about (his/her) and (his/her) book.

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