Thursday, May 19, 2016

Character Interview: Dan from 'The Flood'

Below you will find our very first Character Interview! We are posting several things today for the HUGE Lad Lit Blog tour, which we are very excited to be a part of. The author is allowing us to giveaway a signed copy of The Flood (which he will be mailing out once we've chosen a winner)! You can enter our Rafflecopter and find all of the book-related links after Dan's interview!

Character being interviewed: Dan

  1. Describe your best physical feature.
Hmmmm, let me see. Well, it’s definitely not my mouth as that seems to get me into nothing but trouble! I once had a girl tell me I had a cute nose. I’ll go with that.

  1. What three words would those closest to you use to describe your character?
Unlucky in love.

  1. If your life were to be turned into a film what would it be called?
Who would play you?
Funnily enough, this is something that has already been blogged about previously. It was decided that Alex Carter (aka Lee Hunter from Hollyoaks) would play me. I’m not too sure how much I agree with that. I think someone like Bradley Cooper would be way much better!

  1. Did you REALLY think that “the Flood” would have a happy ending?
I don’t know what I was thinking when I made that bet! I just wanted my mates to lay-off me, but like most guys, I got a bit caught up in the heat of the moment and before you knew it, I’d made a bet to date multiple women all at once. I’m not sure how I get myself into these situations.

  1. Do men really constantly seek the approval of their friends? Won’t your friends still be your friends no matter what?
Of course, but when you’re a guy you’re always trying to get to the top of the food chain. It’s our primal instinct to want to prove ourselves to our friends, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Gaining their approval is a bit like a badge of honour, and the higher that approval, the higher the status within that group. Hit rock bottom and you’ll be the butt of the jokes.

  1. Looking back, was it REALLY worth it? Would you change things? If so, how?
Maybe not, but it made for some great stories, and by the end of The Flood, we ended up with a new adventure on our hands. None of that would have been possible without the bet, even if I did have to suffer somewhat along the way! The one thing I’d probably change though is my choice in women. In hindsight, choosing to date my stalker, my crazy ex-girlfriend, the office ice queen and the one that got away didn’t exactly make things very easy for me.

  1. How has your view on women chanced throughout The Flood?
Well, I certainly won’t be attempting to juggle multiple girls any time soon, that’s for sure! I wouldn’t say my opinion has changed, because I never had a negative opinion about women in the first place. If anything, this whole experience has consolidated one opinion and that is that I’ll never understand women, no matter how hard I try.

  1. Are you still in contact with Ronnie and Denise?
No, after Ronnie threatened to kill me, I thought it might be best to keep clear of him. And keeping in contact with your stalker (Denise) is generally not recommended.

  1. How’s Grace?
She’s great. I don’t want to give too much away to anyone who is yet to read the book, but put it this way - she’s still very happy with the choice she made!

  1. How’s Tuna these days?
That crazy fool is still babbling on about different breeds of dogs and wearing that cruddy black fleece dressing gown of his. Not much changes with Tuna really.

  1. Do you still have Bruce? What was your first thought when you saw him on your bed?
Yep, I still have Bruce. When I first saw him it was a huge shock, but I have to admit - the little fella has grown on me.

  1. One would think that you learned your lesson after the flood...WTF were you thinking when you came up with ‘The Pact’?
Hey, The Pact is a good thing, just wait and see. I have a good feeling about that. For all the mickey taking and teasing a group of lads can put each other through, I think that pact proved that our friendship is as strong as ever. I’m not saying it was a good idea, but things that me and my friends get up too rarely are a good idea, so no change there then.

  1. Want to give us a hint, as to what we can expect next from Dan’s crazy antics?
Well, next up we’re travelling to Latvia in search of a girl that my best friend, Rob, dated. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to share more details before the end of the year, but what I can reveal is that we get mixed up with a Russian mafia don, two Wham loving corrupt cops, a pimp who is stuck in the 70s, a sleazy hotel boss and his strange wife, and a notorious henchman called Ray The Local.

  1. (Totally unrelated question:) How did you react when you learned of Prince’s death?
Like everyone else, I was very sad to see another musical legend have to leave us, but I just hope he is up there forming the best super double act in the world with  David Bowie.

One bet, four girls, eight weeks, multiple dates. What could possibly go wrong? 

Following his traumatic eight month dry spell, Dan Hilles is back in the driving seat and ready to put his dating disasters behind him.

But if only it were that simple.

After a drunken afternoon in the pub, fueled by the confidence of alcohol, Dan makes a bet with his three best pals that will complicate his love-life more than ever when he brazenly declares that he could juggle multiple women all at the same time.

With just eight weeks to prove his point, Dan is about to find out how hard it is to date a flood of women without them all finding out about each other, especially when they come in the shape of an ex-girlfriend, a stalker, the office ice queen and the one that got away.

The Flood is the hilarious follow-up to The Drought by lad lit author Steven Scaffardi, chronicling the adventures of unlucky-in-love Dan Hilles. 

A little about the author:
Steven Scaffardi is the author of the Sex, Love and Dating Disaster series. His first novel, The Drought, is the laugh-out- loud tale of one man's quest to overcome the throes of a sexual drought. After the stormy break-up with his girlfriend of three years, Dan Hilles is faced with the daunting task of
throwing himself back into the life of a single man. With the help of his three best pals, Dan is desperate and determined to get his leg-over with hilarious consequences! The Drought and his new novel The Flood – a comedy about one man trying to juggle four women at the same time – are both available for just 99c on the Kindle at Amazon. Follow all of the fun on his blog tour by following him on Twitter @SteveScaffardi or by using the hashtag #LadLitBlogTour. More information about Steven and his books can be found on his blog.

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