Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Signs Of Life by Selene Castrovilla

Signs of Life Banner_Blitz_Final 

I'm thrilled to take part in the excerpt Blitz for Selene Castrovilla's SIGNS OF LIFE (Rough Romance #2, sequel to MELT)! Check out the books below and along with an excerpt from the beginning of SIGNS OF LIFE, and be sure to enter the giveaway below. 


MELT by Selene Castrovilla 
MELT
(Rough Romance #2) 
by Selene Castrovilla

MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard of Oz (not a retelling). When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism? 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. 


 
SignsOfLife_cover

SIGNS OF LIFE 
(Rough Romance #2) 
by Selene Castrovilla
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Last Syllable Books

No good deed goes unpunished…The tables are turned with a vengeance in this tour de force sequel to MELT. Now it’s Dorothy who is fragmented and lost, while Joey keeps the promise he made her to better himself – even though she’s gone. Joey tells his story “now ”—nearly a year after the shocking conclusion of MELT. Dorothy tells what happened “then”— in the moments and hours after the Glock dropped. This time the stakes are even higher, as Joey forces himself to move forward while Dorothy is frozen in place. But when he learns of a devastating decision, Joey races to find her before it’s too late. Truth, consequence, repercussion and modern medicine collide as pieces converge in this psychological, thrilling story, which begs the question: Can love really conquer all? 

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble - Available for pre-order!
SIGNS OF LIFE - Chapter One

Note: In SIGNS OF LIFE, Dorothy's thoughts/words our now scattered on the page.





About the Author

Selene Castrovilla
Selene Castrovilla is the award-winning author of multiple narrative nonfiction picture books and young adult novels. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons and too many cats. Visit her website: www.SeleneCastrovilla.com.







Giveaway


 


 

13 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by the framing device used to relate these shattering events.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really loved the first book, so I'm excited and a little scared to read this one. Such a hard read!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have added this to my TBR winter list. I hate the cold, so I just stay inside and read. I do need to get the first book. Thanks to this blog for the intro to Selene and her work.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I hadn't heard of Melt until now but I HAVE TO READ IT. I love OZ <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hadn't heard of either of these books. Thank you for introducing me to Selene Castrovilla's writing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The excerpt definitely has me intrigued. I haven't read anything from the author yet but this is going to the top of my tbr.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Reading the excerpt, I have concluded I need to read the first book to understand how the character came to be where he is. I know the excerpt includes the relevant references to matters prior to this books current setting and it may be designed to lead the reader along a deliberate path designed by the author, but equipped with the background set in the first book, I assume I would feel more secure in the story to patiently travel this path. That sentence is far to long in its rambling.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for the intro to a new author for myself! Thanks for sharing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the intro to a new author for myself! Thanks for sharing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I haven't read anything by Selene, so thanks for introducing me to a new author. I enjoy learning and reading books from authors that I've never read before.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I haven't read anything by Selene, so thanks for introducing me to a new author. I enjoy learning and reading books from authors that I've never read before.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds like a great book.. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

I love meeting new people through comments, and I always try to comment back! Thanks for stopping by! :)