September 11, 2013

The girl next door by Selene Castrovilla Blog Tour & Giveaway

eBook Publication Date: May 24, 2013
      Two teens are forced to make some very grown-up decisions when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer, twisting them into an unpredictable nightmare. Best friends since toddlerhood, Samantha and Jesse grapple with the realization that they are actually in love. What now? Beautifully written while handling a very heavy topic, Castrovilla addresses the universal question: In a world where the worst can strike at any time, how can we ever feel safe?

I am normally a paranormal romance reader but when i saw the cover of this book it just made me intrigued about the story.  Im glad it did! This turned out to be a love story that will transcend time. i don't have cancer nor do I know anyone that has had cancer so that part of the book was a learning lesson for me. The book is well written and well executed and the storyline draws you in, I was drawn in from page one. It is a young love story that i was drawn into. The main characters are relate able and very believable. The side characters are believeable also. Not once did I catch my self questioning the parenting in this book. If you want a really whole hearted real love story then this book is for you! I highly recommend this book to anyone. It is a nice change from the paranormal genre.

Publisher-ASD Publishing 
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Lora
The Girl Next Door: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s 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 children’s 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 for book excerpts and more information!

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads

Selene is pleased to team with the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation helping young adults in their fight against cancer. She will donate $1 for each book ordered during THE GIRL NEXT DOOR's Blog Tour!

Selene will send a free autographed copy of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR to anyone who donates $25 or more to the foundation (click here to donate!). For your purchase to count and/or to show proof of donation, just send a screenshot or receipt of your order or donation, along with your shipping address if necessary, through "Drop me a line" in the "Latest News" section of her website,

The AVM Foundation Mission:
The Mission of The Anthony V. Mannino Foundation is to financially assist young adults in the age group of 18-26 while they are undergoing their cancer treatment.  We also want to help development support programs to aid this unique age group, with their special needs, as they battle cancer. 

We found that Anthony's age group of 18 plus, doesn't have the emotional or financial support that other age groups do. We are also aware of the unique situations that this age group faces and want to help those adolescents and their families. 


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Katie's Books (Interview & Review)A Book and a Latte (Excerpt)

September 10th Books Over Boys (Feature) Happy Book Lovers (Review)

September 11th

Dear Teen Me (Feature)

September 12th

Books, Authors, Blogs (Guest Post )

September 13th

alwaysjoart (Review)

September 16th

Writer's Alley (Interview)

September 17th 

September 18th

YA Reads (Interview) 

September 19th

September 20th

Mythical Books (Review

Grand prize is a  Kindle Fire + THE GIRL NEXT DOOR ebook (US only), and 10 second prize winners will receive an ebook copy of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (International). a Rafflecopter giveaway





  1. I learned alot from this book and really enjoyed it. Highly recommend it!

  2. This book sounds like a good read. I will have to take a look at it! Thanks for the review.


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