Honestly, my entire blogging experience has been surprisingly eventful and equally memorable so far. In just six months, I’ve received 44 review requests via email and a total of 146 Advance Reading Copies (ARCs) from authors and publishers. In just six months, my ARC requests have been declined 100 times (which effectively kept me on my toes, always striving to improve myself and my output). In just six months, I’ve finally found the courage to really put myself, my thoughts and my writing out there (e.g. my first and favorite “Shealea writes” post). In just six months, I’ve accepted and received my first physical ARC, Death House by the generous Carole Avila. In just six months, That Bookshelf Bitch has been viewed more than 10,000 times by 81 lovely countries all over the world. In just six months, I’ve garnered so much support from over 700 people (read: my followers!). Most importantly, in just six months, I’ve never felt so liberated in my entire life.
I am beyond overwhelmed and infinitely grateful for everything! To celebrate this personal milestone and as a way of really expressing my thanks, I am conducting my first huge giveaway which is open internationally(!!!).
In order to accommodate more winners, I decided to divide the giveaway into five parts. For all five parts, the requirements are the same: (1) you have to subscribe to That Bookshelf Bitch either via WordPress or via email, and (2) you have to tweet about the giveaway. There are ways to have additional entries as well. You’ll discover them once you enter via Rafflecopter. Moreover, you can also opt to share this blog post publicly on Facebook (
unless you’re Facebook friends with my immediate family members; if that’s the case, then please don’t). Doing so won’t technically grant you more entries in any of the raffles but I would very much appreciate the gesture! I want to give as many people the opportunity to win these awesome prizes. You’re more than welcome to enter all five parts of the giveaway!
Speaking of awesome prizes, I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to the following authors: Nicole Loufas, C.L. Denault, Jessica Peterson, Danika Stone, Sarah Noffke, Colleen Halverson, C.J. Anaya and J.A. George. Without them, this giveaway wouldn’t come to fruition.
(On a somewhat related note, I recently read and reviewed The Lunam Ceremony for an online book tour. Click here to read my book review! As I’ve said there, this book is definitely worth reading. )
(Personally, Denault’s debut novel, Gambit, easily became one of my favorites. It is the most fascinating and addictive dystopian novel I’ve read so far this 2016. I gave Gambit 5 stars in my review! Oh, fun fact: The book’s title is a nod to the X-Men franchise!)
(Disclaimer: The reading glasses, mini iPad and pretty notebooks in the photo are not included in the giveaway. Unfortunately, I currently don’t have a photo of the actual giveaway copy. A digital ARC of Spanish Lessons was given to me a few months ago, which is what I used for the photo above. Anyway. My favorite quote from this New Adult contemporary romance novel is as follows: “I’d rather make myself come ten times a day and still keep my heart and my GPA intact, thank you very much.” Read my 4.5-star review!)
(I won’t lie. I’ll be slightly envious of whoever gets this prize because I haven’t read All the Feels yet. I’ve heard plenty of fantastic things about this novel. Plus, this copy has been signed by the author herself!)
(That’s a total of five ebooks! I’ve already read 2 out of the 5. Expect to see my finished reviews for Through the Veil and Marry Your Billionaire within this month. Also, I’ve been a solid fan of Sarah Noffke ever since I’ve read and reviewed Defects, the first book of her The Reverians trilogy. I’ve recently read the trilogy’s latter installments and both of them broke my heart in more ways than one.)
And that’s all of them! Parts 1 to 5 of the giveaway will close at exactly 12:00 AM, 01 July 2016 – (GMT+08:00) Philippines. You have until then to enter any (or all – wink, wink) of the online raffles. Results will be announced either on July 1st or July 2nd. All winners will be contacted via email and will be given four (4) days to respond in order to claim their respective prizes. Again, all parts of the milestone giveaway are open internationally, so what are you waiting for?
Best of luck to everyone participating!