Celebrating my 21st birthday with a giveaway!

Hello there, everyone! As expected, I haven’t been blogging for quite some time now. I’m not even going to pretend to be surprised. There have been a lot of changes in my life, which have consequently forced me to reevaluate my priorities and take a step back from some things I enjoy doing (e.g. blogging). Even as I type this now, there’s a mountain of deadlines I’ve yet to conquer, so I don’t have the luxury of time to enumerate every little thing that’s been going on with me lately. But I will share the biggest (and arguably the most significant) change I’m facing: starting over.

What do I mean?


Review || What to Say Next

Title: What to Say Next
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Paperback

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Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

Kit: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand.

David: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently learned about her.


Interview with Ana Tejano: Keep the Faith (+ GIVEAWAY)

Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a communications manager for a payroll outsourcing firm, and serves in CFC Singles for Christ in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).


Hello, Ana! It’s great to have a fellow Filipina on my blog today. I’d like to start this interview off with a few questions about you, if that’s all right. If you weren’t a writer, what alternative career path do you see yourself in?

Hi Shealea! So glad to be here. If I weren’t a writer, I would probably be working in IT. I graduated with a Computer Science degree, so the tech path was one that I took, but then I found myself in marketing and communications. In a way, I still write for a living, but the fiction I do on the side. The day job helps me fund my book obsession and all other indie writer expenses.


1,500 followers and 25,000 visits!!! [And a giveaway]

Hello there, everyone! I don’t know what to say, truth be told. The post title pretty much sums everything up. Having said that, I think it would be best to keep this short, simple and straightforward.

A couple of weeks ago, That Bookshelf Bitch hit 25,000 site visits — an incredibly large numerical figure I once thought to be impossible to reach. Additionally, within the same week, my blog surpassed the 1,500-followers mark — another tremendous feat that I didn’t think would ever happen to me. Can I just say, it is absolutely heartwarming to know that there is a large audience of people interested in what I write and in what I post! To reach two huge milestones in seven days is incredibly surreal and wonderfully overwhelming! None of this would have happened without all of you!

To celebrate these little achievements, I’m conducting a couple of international giveaways! Many thanks to the authors for making this possible!


Interview with Frank Cavallo: Eye of the Storm (+ Giveaway)

Horror and dark fantasy author Frank Cavallo’s work has appeared in magazines such as Another Realm, Ray Gun Revival, Every Day Fiction, Lost Souls and the Warhammer e-zine Hammer and Bolter. His latest novel, Eye of the Storm, was released in August 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing.

Frank was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in Communications in 1994 and he earned a JD from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2001. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been a criminal defense attorney for fifteen years.


Hello, Frank! I’m so happy to have you on my blog today! Let’s start this interview off with a few questions about you, shall we? If you weren’t a writer, what alternative career path do you see yourself in?

Hi, thanks for having me!This one is an easy question for me, since I have another career already. Writing is what I love, but it’s only a part-time job. The rest of the time I’m a criminal defense attorney.


Interview with Jessica Peterson: Spanish Lessons (+ Giveaway)

Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser, and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

Currently, Jessica is the self-published author of the Study Abroad series, a fun New Adult Romance with hot European guys. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.


Hello, Jessica! Thank you very much for agreeing to be here today. Let’s start this interview off with a few questions about you. If you weren’t a writer, what alternative career path do you see yourself in?

Hello Shealea! First, thank YOU for having me—this is so fun. If I weren’t a writer, I’m honestly not sure what I’d be. Writing has always kinda been my dream job, and I’m super lucky I get to do it. But if I had to choose, I think I’d like to be an interior designer or a clothing designer. I love all things design—I also love to shop!—and it’d be cool to do it professionally.