As you might know, no one is safe from meeting me when I‘m at BEA. I had the pleasure of meeting Selene Castroville thanks to the efforts of the smartÂ and smileyÂ Jen Halligan. Because that’s how things work, I’mÂ thrilled to reveal Selene Castrovilla’s MELT Book Trailer Contest winning video by Jacqueline Xerri. Check out the book and trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments. Then be sure to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter!
MELT by Selene Castrovilla | Last Syllable Books | November 6, 2014
Melt is a brutal love story, set against the backdrop of The Wizard of Oz. Sixteen year old âgood girlâ Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park â where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkinâ Donuts.) There, she meets Joey â a âbad boyâ who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joeyâs reputation, and his alcoholism? And then thereâs his family’s secret â about to be unleashed.Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?
Melt is based on true events. It is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. It will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul.
Trailer for MELT
Created by Jacqueline Xerri
What do you think of the Trailer?
About Selene Castrovilla
Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and childrenâs author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. She is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, teen novels originally published by WestSide Books and now available digitally through ASD Publishing. Her third childrenâs book with Calkins Creek Books, Revolutionary Friends, was released in April. She is also a contributing author to UncommonYA. Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons. Visit her website www.SeleneCastrovilla.com for book excerpts and more information!
Just in case you didn’t believe me; here’s a pic of us together, with my bodyguard Kerri, author of 1001 People That Suck.
Good times, BEA!