Re: Milestone Giveaway

As most of you know, exactly two weeks ago, I celebrated That Bookshelf Bitch‘s 6th month of blogging by conducting a huge, international milestone giveaway! The giveaway was divided into five parts, which gave me the allowance I needed in order to accommodate a total of nine winners. Which brings us to the primary purpose of this post. The nine lucky giveaway recipients will finally be announced!

Before the actual announcement, however, allow me to incoherently, mindlessly babble for a bit. I’ll try to keep this part as short as possible, so kindly bear with me.



Interview with C.L. Denault: Gambit (+ GIVEAWAY)

C.L. Denault is a speculative fiction writer who loves dreaming up tales of adventure and intrigue. Her debut novel, Gambit, was released on March 31, 2015 and is the first part in a Young Adult dystopian series (that will, according to Shealea, definitely kick ass).

Cary graduated from the University of Central Missouri with honors and a degree in Computer Information Systems. However, she was prompted to leave her career as a systems analyst behind in order to stay home with her children (including a son with special needs). Currently, she can typically be spotted in Illinois, usually in some obscure, shadowy corner of a hip coffeehouse, or at home.

Cary loves to connect with people (especially those from other planets, dimensions, and the future). To find her, you may refer to the social media links provided below or visit The INFJ Café. Or use a Stargate. Whichever is easiest.


Hi, Cary! I’ve heard (or rather, read) that you’re fond of reading and watching sci-fi. What are your recommendations?

Hi, Shealea! Thanks for having me on your blog!

Wow, this is tough. As an 80’s teen, I grew up with some amazing sci-fi movie franchises, so I’m sort of old school. My all-time favorite is the Terminator series, but I also have soft spots for Star Trek, Predator, and the Alien movies. It’s the same with books. I love older novels like Contact and Jurassic Park—anything by Michael Crichton, really—and the short story “Flowers for Algernon” has haunted me for years.


Interview with Nicole Loufas: The Lunam Ceremony (+ GIVEAWAY)

Nicole Loufas dabbles with the YA contemporary genre. She has written and published two books thus far—the first being Thizz, A Love Story which was released last November 2015. Additionally, she recently finished a novella entitled The Excursion.

Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native; however, she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might call her a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, six cities, in thirteen years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels.

Long story short – kids that lie become writers.


Hi, Nicole! Let’s start this interview off with a couple of questions about you. If you weren’t a writer, what career path do you see yourself in?

Writing is my dream job, but if I had to choose something else I’d want to run a hotel or resort in some really awesome place like Figi or Greece. That sounds really weird, but it’s like living on vacation! My job would be all about making sure people are having a good time. I like that.