Sep 19, 2012

Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd Blog Tour: Interview with Damian

Stalk Me. by Jillian Dodd
Release Date: September 1st, 2012
Publisher: Bandit Publishing; 326 pages

Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because really, things aren’t all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.

It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.

And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker.

An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together.

And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.

But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

I got the chance to interview the amazing Damian, who is one of Keatyn's surfer friends/rockstar. Let's see what he had to say:

If you weren't a singer, what do you think you would be doing right now?

I’d probably be starting my own label. I’m not sure what will happen with our band, but I see myself in the music industry in some way.

Can you tell us about that night you tripped on the stage and fell flat on your face?

I guess I probably deserve this question, since I’m always teasing Keats about her drunken night. Let’s see if I can set this up right. Hot girl crush in the audience wearing the shortest skirt I think I’d ever seen. I’m not usually nervous on stage, but she made me nervous. I downed a few shots. Went out there. Tried to impress. I was going to be all suave and sing to her. I sauntered toward the edge of the stage, my eyes locked to hers while I sang. Then I tripped over a speaker. Not only did I fall flat on my face, I also fell off the stage and landed on one of her shoes. I never bothered to try and get her number.

Did you ever consider yourself the third-wheel? And, what did you think of Keatyn and Brooklyn's, er, relationship/fling?

I’ve known Brook for a couple years. I’ve know Keats my whole life. I think if anything, he felt like a third wheel at first. I should also point out that I was the one who started calling her Keats. At her dad’s funeral, someone must’ve read a poem by John Keats. I wasn’t very old, only eight, but I remember thinking I hated to see her cry. I wasn’t really listening to the service, but I heard the word Keats and for some reason it stuck in my brain and I started calling her that. When Brook started calling her Keats too, it kinda pissed me off. And when she told me about his “Keats for my Keats” I kinda wanted to punch him. She’s always been my Keats. My friend. I’ve never thought Brook was the right guy for her, but she crushed on him. I was happy for her when they got together, but I could tell it was already falling apart when they visited us on tour. He seemed on edge all the time. She was having a blast. Keatyn’s a pretty girl. Guys notice her, for sure. It’s going to take a guy with a lot of confidence to be with her long term. I never expected them to be much more than a fling. He’s not the right guy for her. Did you notice that it was me she clung to after the incident and not him?

Do you have any funny stories from your European tour?

Troy, our drummer, literally had his shirt ripped off by some crazy fans. It was nuts. We all call him Rip now, just to piss him off. I don’t know if you’ll think this is funny or not. We all thought it was hilarious. So the whole band was pretty sick of Brook being around at this point. He was always complaining about something. I told him more than once to go back to the beach or shut the f*&% up. We knew if we got Keats up on stage it would really piss him off. He’s kinda weird in that respect. I mean, come on, if you’re gonna date a girl like her, you have to know that she soaks up the spotlight. That she loves being the center of attention. So for their last show, we decided we’d get her up there. We were in London. It was our biggest show and she looked crazy hot. It was awesome. The audience -- well, the guys probably -- loved it. She danced. Sang along with me. We finished by jumping off the stage to crowd surf. The look on his face when I put my hand out to pull her up on stage was priceless. He didn’t stay and watch. He walked out. It was awesome. I know they got into a big fight because of it, so I felt a little bad about that, but still. It was awesome.

Will we be seeing more of Damian and Twisted Dreams in the future?

I’ll definitely be around. And I think I need a love story of my own. Hint. Hint.

Quick Fire Questions:
If you had to choose one:

Own a Cat or Dog? Dog. I have a Golden Retreiver at my dad’s house. His name is Buoy and his favorite thing is to chase a ball into the ocean.

Sex or Money? If I had to live without one, hmm. Well, it seems if you have money, sex is easy to find. I’d prefer Love though, honestly.

Alcohol or Weed? Weed. No hangover. But since it’s, like, illegal, I’m sure I would never use it. So alcohol in moderation.

House Party or Clubs? If we’re talking chilling with friends, I’d rather go to a house party. If we’re talking performing, I’d rather be on stage at a club.

Stalk or be stalked? I was with Keats after the incident. I’ve always admired how she 
never seems to be afraid of anything. But she was a shaking, crying wreck. I’d have to choose neither, thanks.

Go surfing back in Malibu or Tour the rest of the world with Twisted Dreams? Surfing is something I do to relax. I love it, but music is my first love. I don’t know that I’d want to be on tour my whole life. It’s amazing and exciting, but very tiring. But it’d be the music.

Keatyn or Brooklyn? Brooklyn is my bud. I enjoy surfing and chilling with him. But Keats has been my friend for most of my life, so if forced to chose, it’d be her. Hands down.  

About the Author:
Hey everyone!! I'm Jillian Dodd, author of the That Boy series. That Boy and That Wedding. I'm working on a new series called The Keatyn Chronicles as well as plotting out That Baby. I love to read, love hanging out at goodreads, and love to talk to y'all!!

I was lucky enough to find my own prince in college. We have two wonderful teenaged children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear and a new Lab puppy named Camber Lacey.

I have an active blog, which my daughter, Kenzie, helps me with. We'd love to have you visit us there. I am a big believer in giving back, so I donate a portion of my book sales to charity!!

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