Interview with Almaz A., Poet of Letters to You

Some people spend a lifetime looking for someone to call home. I found you.

Welcome to another author interview installment where I had the opportunity to personally interview Almaz A., poet of Letters to You! We met through Instagram where she sent me a copy of her debut poetry book for review and I instantly fell in love with it! You can read more of my review here where I rated the book 5 stars. I truly enjoyed interviewing Almaz because of her candid responses and her honest aptitude towards her writing.

Read on for my interview with Almaz!

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Interview with Arif Zulkifli, a Malaysian Local Delight!

Hey guys! Welcome to another author interview blog post. Today’s author interview installment sheds light on local Malaysian author, Arif Zulkifli! I’ve been good friends with Arif Zulkifli for well over 2 years now and he is one very talented writer! He has published many books both in English and Malay and is on the rise as one of Malaysia’s indie writers. He is the author of recently released Hijrah which was published by Iman Publication that has received great positive reviews.


I thought it’d be fun to have him over at BookLoves_ Reviews and pick his brain a bit to see how the indie writing scene is like now and his thoughts and plans for his writing career. Hope you enjoy the interview!

You can follow Arif at his social media:

Twitter | Goodreads

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Interview with Laura L. Fox, Author of Initiate

Hey guys! I am so excited to share you Book Loves_ first Author Interview with you ! 😀 Laura L. Fox’s debut sci-fi, Initiate, comes out November 15 which is published by OfTomes Publishing. You can read my review of Initiate here and pre-order the paperback at Amazon/Barnes & Noble. For my Malaysian readers, you can pre-rder the e-book copy from any major e-book websites 🙂

A quick summary of Initiate before we get on with the interview:


The only home Riga Garrison has ever known is the Tunnel, a subterranean research facility buried deep beneath Antarctica’s ice and snow.

Yet, while a safe haven for the last outpost of humanity governed by the Initiate, it is also home to a secret so dark that they will risk anything to protect it.

Surrounded by deceit and faced with exile to a frozen wasteland, Riga must defy not only the Initiate’s top biologists and loyalists but also her own mother, in an attempt to unearth the truth.



About the author…

Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for me! Can you tell us a bit of yourself and what can you tell your readers about your new book?

Hello, Shahirah!  I am so pleased to be joining you on your blog today!  Thank you for having me!

Who I am…Reader.  Writer.  Knitter.  Crocheter.  Cat-lover and lover of coffee, shoes, tacos, and chocolate.  I also day-light as an administrative assistant.  And, most recently, author of Initiate, my debut young adult science fiction novel releasing November 15, 2016 from Oftomes Publishing!

Initiate is the story of 17-year-old Riga Garrison, who lives with her biologist mother in a near-future subterranean scientific research community (the Tunnel) buried deep beneath Antarctica’s surface.  While originally built as a safe haven for the last outpost of humanity, it also contains secrets that will upend Riga’s notions of both hers and the earth’s past…and future.

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