We’re so happy to finally share the winning video of Selene Castrovilla’s MELT Book Trailer Contest for teens. Congratulations to the wonderfully talented, Jacqueline Xerri! Also, thank you to all the bloggers and readers that are helping to spread the word today. Watch the trailer below, and then be sure to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Created by Jacqueline Xerri
- (Rough Romance #1)
- Age: Young Adult
- Publisher: Last Syllable Books
- Release Date: 11/06/2014
- Number of Pages: 328
- ISBN-10: 0991626109
- ISBN-13: 978-0991626109
- Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.