Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday dear Noveliciousssssss. Happy birthday to us. Hip hip hoorah!
Way back in June 2009, Novelicious tentatively shuffled online and blogged its very first post. Five years and a whole lot of reading later, our team has expanded from 1 book geek to 17 book geeks. We've written thousands of posts, our audience has grown from 5 visitors a month (Kirsty G and Kirsty G's family) to almost 50,000 visitors per month and around two million page views in total. Of the writers in the team, 7 have signed up with literary agents and 9 have published books or landed book deals. We've interviewed so many truly wonderful authors, read hundreds of excellent books and every day we get to chat to the most amazing bunch of book geeks online: YOU GUYS. So, you know, we're pretty happy. And for that reason we're going to spend the whole week celebrating our 5th birthday with you. We've got fabulous prizes to give away, special features with Team Novelicious, exclusive guest posts and just lots of general geeking out over books, writing books, authors who write books, BOOKS. So be sure to tune in daily and join us in the celebrations!
From the bottom of our collective heart, we'd like to say a mega thank you to all who help to make Novelicious happen. To the wonderful authors, who not only write these awesome stories we get so excited about, but give their time to writing guest posts, being interviewed, advising aspiring authors or letting us nosy around their home – thank you. To the publishers we work with who, since day one, have been nothing but generous and supportive of our website and so passionately join us in our goal to match-make readers with wonderful books – thank you. And to the loyal readers of Novelicious – we literally wouldn't get to do this without you. You da bomb. Thank you.
Now, let's party.
To kick things off, we’ll be giving away boxes of The Summer Fusions Sleekster and Tropical Cocktails chocolates from luxury British cocoa grower and chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat every day this week! (It wouldn't be a birthday without treats, right?) These positively indulgent boxes of decadence combine chocolate, cocktails and summery flavours – three of our very favourite things – and will compliment your long summer evenings of page turning perfectly. To win, simply use the #happybirthdaynovelicious tag in any creative way you like while communicating with us on Twitter or Facebook throughout the week. We’ll be choosing winners daily!