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Rough Romance #2

Signs of Life

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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?

First published March 29, 2016

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Selene Castrovilla

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Selene Castrovilla is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of fifteen books. Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner, calls her “a writer worth watching.” 

Her book REVOLUTIONARY FRIENDS: GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE (Calkins Creek Books) is used in classrooms around the country.

SEEKING FREEDOM: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FORTRESS MONROE AND THE ENDING OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA (illustrated by E.B. Lewis) releases from Calkins Creek Books on January 4, 2022 — the same day as her Scholastic book, EXPLORING CIVIL RIGHTS: THE MOVEMENT: 1960.

Kirkus Review of SEEKING FREEDOM:

Twenty years in the making, THIS IS TAP: SAVION GLOVER BRINGS IN HIS FUNK (illustrated by Laura Freeman), releases from Holiday House spring, 2023.

Selene holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. Her books examine humanity. She wonders why people do the things they do, and whether they act by choice or instinct. Please visit https://linktr.ee/selenecastrovilla.

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