Archive for June 30th, 2013


Starting July 1st, Novel Thoughts will be participating in the second Digital First Read-a-Thon with Book Binge, Tracy’s Place, and The Book Reading Gals. We’re super thrilled to be cross-promoting all things digital first with some fabulous book bloggers again.

For the entire month of July, we challenge each and every reader out there to read as many digital first e-books as you can. There isn’t a set number of books you have to read. There isn’t a set list of authors that you must read. For that part of the challenge, you set the rules. The only rule we have is that the books read for this challenge have to have been published as an e-book FIRST.

We’re not talking about the e-books that are being re-released right now that were originally released in print format or part of print anthologies back in the day.  All books that were released to the public as e-books first.

You can track your reads at Goodreads by creating a DFRAT shelf. If you aren’t a member, Book Binge has created a list where you can share your reads with us. Just click here and enter your reads. 

If you’re participating, add your information here for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either Amazon or B&N.

I also invite you to share what you’re reading every Friday. Book Binge will do a post and we want to hear what you’re reading too. Check that out here.

Please remember, we’re hosting this month long read-a-thon to bring attention to the awesome books that you might be missing because you keep passing them up for those print books. There are tons of fabulous authors publishing digital books and you might be missing out. Stick around and find some new to you authors, you just might find a new favorite.

There will be heaps of authors stopping by all four blogs involved with the Digital First Read-a-Thon so really, come play with us. We’ll have giveaways, excerpts and a whole bunch of other goodies so it should be a good time. Load up those e-readers everybody, we’re going to have loads of fun come July 1st. Remember, the more you comment on all posts for DFRAT, the better your chances are of winning something!


Crimson Romance has discounted ALL their books on Amazon to $1.99 through the month of July. This is a great opportunity to stock up for the Digital First Read-a-Thon!


And to celebrate their anniversary, Crimson Romance is doing an awesome giveaway!

This month, we’re celebrating a special occasion! It’s a very happy birthday for Crimson Romance, which launched in June 2012.

Since then we’ve released more than 260 titles in eBook and print, and Crimson has become the place to find heartwarming, smart romances in today’s favorite genres – contemporary, historical, suspense, paranormal, spicy and more! From classic themes to fresh voices, to-die-for heroes to hip heroines, Crimson has something for every reader.

Our authors have been nominated for and won many RWA chapter awards, and received glowing praise from romance stars like Debbie Macomber, Kat Martin, and other USA Today bestselling authors.  We pride ourselves on our diverse characters and plots, and were recently voted the best multicultural/interracial romance publisher by more than 1500 readers polled in the Swirl Awards.

Now is the time stock up on steamy summer reading to stash in your beach bag, and bring with you wherever your travels may take you.

To celebrate our incredible first year, we’re giving away a Kindle Fire HD – fully loaded with EVERY book (over 250 titles) published in our first year!

This sweeps kicks off June 15th and runs through July 15th.

Click the banner below for all the details.


Are you ready? All blog posts at Novel Thoughts that are part of the Digital First Read-a-Thon will have DFRAT in the title and these giveaways are open for the entire month. The winners will be drawn on August 1st.

Happy reading!

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Maria D

wins a digital copy of Retribution by Winter Austin


Congrats! To claim your prize, please email lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces). You have 48 hours to email before a new name is chosen.

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