My Daily Meltdown: The Real Joey’s Drink

Welcome to my Daily Meltdown, where I share tidbits about the making of MELT!

In MELT, Joey drinks Bacardi 151. He becomes extremely violent when he’s drinking it, to the point that he chokes someone and nearly kills him. This is true of the real Joey. His drink of choice was Bacardi 151, and he really became borderline homicidal. When he read the scene I wrote about the choking, he commented: “It felt familiar.” And he really did compromise with his girlfriend that he would “just drink beer.”

Bye for now.

Meet the real Joey at my launch party Nov. 6 at Long Island Writers House!

I invite you to join my street team and help spread the word! My fans are my secret weapon ūüėČ I will bestow great rewards for your efforts, because I appreciate you so very much!!! Also looking forward to getting to know everyone better¬†(super psyched by who joined already!!!)

You can see the prizes to be won on the Facebook group, but here’s one big incentive:

You can win exclusive access to read the sequel to MELT months before it’s available to the public!!

Here’s how you join Castrovilla’s Crusaders:

Step 1: Fill out sign up form:

Step 2: Request to join the Castrovilla Crusaders Facebook Group:

Step 3:¬†Review the list of potential tasks and point levels, and check out the amazing prizes (in files section of FB group)… then get started!

Step 4: Submit completed tasks to earn points to win prizes! Submission form:

Don’t forget to pre-order Melt on Amazon for $2.99 to get your $2 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! Just contact me at with your receipt now through Nov. 5, and I’ll e-mail it to you! Have a cup o’ Joe in Dunkin’ Donuts while reading about Joe in Dunkin’ Donuts!

Have you seen the amazing MELT book trailer created by a teen??? Here it is:


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