Shipping 2018

For Mother’s Day orders, please try to get your orders in by May 7 – 8 for standard shipping. After that will likely require Overnight Service.

As of noon EST Monday, Feb 12, only ebooks can be delivered by Valentine’s. We are a year-round business, so you can still order paperbacks and hardback, which make great gifts for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

Prior Post: As of 5 pm EST today, Friday, Feb. 9, after discussion with our paperback printer and the USPS, we will be able to get paperback books to customers in the contiguous United States if you choose US EXPRESS Shipping as your shipping option and place your order by 9 pm EST, Sunday, Feb. 11. Express orders will go out Monday and reach you by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day).

1. Paperback books only – with or without photo added or made into the full front cover;
2. In the USA mainland only;
3. Must use US Express Shipping;
4. Order before Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9 pm EST.

This possibility does not apply to hardback books or any orders going outside the United States. As always ebooks go out within 24 hours with no shipping costs.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Valentine’s Day but note that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day. So if you do not need a printed book by Valentine’s Day, you can order anytime. We are a year-round business, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.”

And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

(Earlier post, updated with newer info on 2/9/18))

Our personalized novels are made, packaged and shipped one at a time, and Valentine’s is our busiest season.

Orders for printed books placed after 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 7 and until 10 p.m. EST Thursday Feb. 8 will have to use US EXPRESS Shipping for guaranteed Valentine’s delivery.

You can still choose our STANDARD US Priority Shipping and you may get the books by Wednesday, Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day) but keep in mind that our STANDARD US Priority Shipping has never been guaranteed for delivery by a specific date. That remains our policy.

Realistically, hardback book orders placed after 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 8, may arrive by Valentine’s Day if you use US EXPRESS Shipping, but the chance remains that they won’t.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

All this boils down to is “order now,” and if you are worried about a guaranteed delivery date, use our US Express Service. But please keep in mind that even with EXPRESS shipping, each book has to be handmade first, which means you cannot order today and expect shipment nor delivery tomorrow.

Of course, if you do not need the book by Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day, please order anytime. We are year-round, and these books are great for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and anytime to say, “I Love You.” And keep in mind that you can celebrate Valentine’s through the whole week, not just on the actual day.

You can also write your dedication with a phrase like Just Because or Celebrating Romance Everyday instead of Happy Valentine’s Day.

Ebooks can be delivered within hours up through Feb. 14. You can view all of them by choosing eBooks from the pull-down Categories Menu.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

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KSJJ has been featuring YourNovel.com for Valentine’s for years — here’s the latest

Cook and Colleen always do such a great job bringing attention to this most unusual Valentine’s gift idea for their listeners. This year’s interview is no exception. They gave away a book to one lucky winner, and we hear he is so excited. So are we.

We are proud to have worked with this team — a lovey-dovey hubby-wife combo just like  Fletcher Newbern — for more than a decade. We also love that the intro includes some romantic music. But of course.

Listen and have some fun.

If you’d like your own personalized romance novel in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s still time but Express shipping would be required. Keep in mind, though, that the books are a great year-round gift — for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s and Father’s Day and anytime to say “I Love You.”

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You will laugh over this Big D and Bubba moment with Carsen

We always have so much fun on the radio with Big D and Bubba talking about these unique Valentine’s gifts where any couple can star together in their own personalized romance novel. This year, we got to see the fun they had when they received their hardback novels with full custom cover. (See? you ask. On the radio? Yes, thanks to the magic of YouTube!)

Listen in as they surprise Carsen with the novel Celebrating Romance starring her and the one and only Garth Brooks. You will be laughing – listen for the snort!

TODAY, Feb. 7, is the deadline for Valentine’s orders with our standard shipping, which is US Priority mail. After today, only Express shipping is recommended. So get busy getting your book order in pronto.

 

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John Boy & Billy on The Big Show star in a Romance Novel. Say what?

John Boy began this “Big Show” interview by introducing Kathy from YourNovel.com as “My Little Love Squeegie.” She responds, “Good morning, Su-gah Lips.” Then, they were off.

Regular listeners know it’s part of the tomfoolery among these old buds as YourNovel.com has been featured on air with John Boy and Billy for several years talking about how their personalized romance adventure novels make a unique gift for everyone and their own real-life Love Squeegie.

John Boy calls it a one-of-a-kind gift for Valentine’s, adding, “there’s our picture right there on the cover.”

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

Everyone was   quickly  laughing over  John Boy and “Billamena” starring together in their own novel “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.”

Here’s a little snippet from a steamy hammock scene. While all books come ‘wild’ or ‘mild,’ we’ve done a bit of editing here for PG readers, but not to worry, 95% of customers go for the wild:

“Ah,” Billamena murmured as she felt her entire body loosen, all soreness and tension leave her, felt the warmth of the sun and her lover flow over her like heat from an oven. John Boy’s hand and forearm became a tingly force of energy filling her with passion.

John Boy, too, was feeling the stress float away. The recent pressure he’d been under at the other side of the mike, the drive down in the Runt Mobile, the letdown of seeing the cottage, none of that mattered now. As he lifted his right leg over hers, running it over her sun-warmed thighs, he sensed only a sudden flash up his spine that nearly sent his mind aflame. He tightly closed his eyes and rolled his head from side to side in appreciation.

Her fingers had found the buttons on his shirt and deftly began to undo them. His followed suit. When both garments were opened, Billamena and John Boy nearly flung themselves together. Both their bodies were filmed with perspiration, and it facilitated the rubbing of their chests together. “You’re hot,” he said huskily. He kissed her deeply, running his tongue in and out of her mouth….

Listen to the full interview. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s or ebooks through Feb. 14, and books are available year-round:

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Seek the great wizard Merlin or help Marilyn Monroe out of a jam

Need a break from the everyday for this Valentine’s Day or any other time? Go to YourNovel.com and find your adventure in another time and another place with two enticing tales by Madhavi Krevat.

You and your sweetheart will find an adventurous quest in search of the great wizard Merlin or flee from dangerous mobsters in old New York with Marilyn Monroe, who may not make it out alive without your help. And one cool hipster dude might just lending a helping hand.

Starting at a Renaissance Faire in merry, old England, A Ren Faire to Remember will whisk you away to Medieval England straight into the court of King Arthur himself who will ask you to embark on a quest to save his old friend, the wizard, Merlin. On the way, you will be thwarted again and again by Arthur’s sister, Morgana. Will you be successful and save Merlin so you can get home? Or will Morgana be victorious?

Use your own photo to become the entire book cover on 15 select novels

With non-stop action, romantic settings and even a fire-breathing dragon to vanquish, you won’t want to miss the action.

YourNovel.com has long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that’s added to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so they made it happen, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving! (Example at left)

Another creation from the imagination of YourNovel.com author Krevat,  New York: Some Like It Hot, has you and your sweetie enjoying a thrilling trip to New York City.

You’ll suddenly come to face-to-face with long-time pop icon Marilyn Monroe, but things don’t stay tame after that. You’ll find yourself back in the 1950s with the sexy bombshell who’s being chased by mobsters working for a ruthless crime boss. Their aim?  Marilyn’s beautiful engagement ring. If you get a little help from Elvis Presley himself, will diamonds still be a girl’s best friend? And, will love win out over greed?

Find out in either of these exciting tales personalized with more than two dozen details about the two of you. Order by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery in the U.S.

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John Boy and Billy star in an Outer Banks romance novel

John Boy and Billy on the full cover of their personalized romance novel.

“Surprise, surprise, surprise” as Gomer Pyle used to say. Lookey lookey who’s starring in YourNovel.com’s title “Love’s Bounty: An Outer Banks Romance.” According to the authors, that’s John Boy and Billy from “The Big Show” on the  radio gracing teh entire cover of their book. “Shazam!”

Tune in 8:10 EST Thur., Feb. 1, 2018 to The Big Show to learn about this brand new feature where your photograph can become the entire cover of your novel, wild or mild, from YourNovel.com. This new service is available on 15 novels during this initial rollout.

The option of adding a smaller photo to an existing book cover is also still available on all novels. Books come in hardback, paperback and as ebooks. But hurry, orders should be in by Feb. 7 for Valentine’s delivery since these are so customized they take about a week to receive. Something so special requires a little time – Just ask John Boy and Billy!

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Three detective novels await starring couples ready for some action

Looking for a truly unusual Valentine’s gift? Check out YourNovel.com. Among the many selections are these three titles from writer Geno Vincenzo where you and your sweetheart are detectives.

There’s plenty of saucy fun and bammo-whammo action in each of these detective novels you and your honey can star in together.

Set in wintry Detroit, Time Share Affair has you, the owners of the Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency, celebrating the successful conclusion of  a bizarre divorce case. Next stop: A well-deserved, romantic week at a Florida time-share resort. However, a trio of numb-skulled nemeses will stop at nothing to garner revenge for a past encounter with the detective duo.

We guarantee you’ll never forget the rock’em, sock’em threesome who somehow keep trying their best to thwart you, the starring couple.

A Reunion to Die is set at a class reunion in a cold climate. Here’s a little taste of the stars’ alone time before the bad guys need their attention (bold items are examples of how you’ll customize your copy):

The heady aroma of Tresor ignited John with new ardor. “Let me show you 100 percent.”
Her stare deep into his bedroom brown eyes challenged him: “Only a hundred?”
“Let me show you 200,” he quipped, drawing her even closer.
Ann ran her hand quickly down his back enjoying the feel of him. “Only 200 percent? I’m sure you’ve got 300 in you.”
“Oh, I got 300.” With that, he backed her quickly, laughing, toward the bed.
“Don’t stop,” Ann ordered. “I like this game.”
“Me, too, Honey.”
She grabbed him and with each new movement of her hands and lips counted off: “600… 700… 800… 900…. OK, 1,000 percent.”
“Forget the math,” John finally said.
Ann laughed in agreement.
They were quickly entwined, kissing with relief and passion signifying not only their love but the end of a hard day.

While each book stands alone in terms of following the plot, first in the series is Missed Tryst where all our  dynamic duo want is a romantic tryst at the Mystic Hotel in the metropolis of Capital City.

Will they prevail and check in without mishap? Button up your trench coat and get busy finding out. Spy on, ya’ll.

Here’s a quick link to all three; tell your friends; Valentine’s orders should be placed by Feb. 7: http://www.yournovel.com/Catalog/Index/Detective-Mystery

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Customer raves over new full custom cover and quick service

We love it when our customers are thrilled with their books and with the quick service we provide, so we are sharing this comment from Shane (with permission). He happened to be among the first two people to order our brand-new service even before we announced it: You can now upload your photo to use as the full cover of your book on select titles.

We’ve long had the option of uploading a photo of the two of you that we add to the existing book’s cover, but many customers asked for the option of making their photo the entire cover of the book. Great idea, so we did, and just in time for Valentine’s gift giving!

Shane writes: “ATTENTION LOVERS!!! My baby got her Bday Present today (yes they seriously delivered it on a Sunday) and her beautiful ear to ear smile tells me she loves it😀😊😍 I promised the amazing couple who created this awesome business idea that I would make a post to share with my friends bc it’s so different and special for a gift I think. Especially for Valentines Day. Very cool… So worth every penny one-of-a-kind really neat. You answer some Questions about each other and they weave you into the story! Yournovel.com hope I could help bringing a smile and a little love to someone’s relationship out there. It’s the little things…”

He follows up today with this added comment: ” I read the first chapter to her last night and she loved it. So cool. Great writing!”

Thanks, Shane, and Happy Birthday to your special lady!

Here are the list of books available with full custom cover (on either paperback or hardback and on ebook if that title comes as an ebook):

And here’s a sample of plain cover, cover with your photo added and full custom cover.

New for 2018: You can upload your photo as the full cover of your romance/adventure novel

 

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Throwback Thursday: Thanks to Wes Bennett, WDDD, for this fun Valentine’s 2017 interview

As we prepare for this coming Valentine’s season, it’s always a blast to remember and thank  some of the fun people we talked with last year. Today, appropriately, is Thursday, too, so a good time to throwback, ya’ll. Wes Bennett came to mind.

Wes is a star at WDDD radio in Illinois – or W3D, as it’s known. Like us, this country station has one l-o-n-g track record –  30+ years (beating our 25-year mark, but that’s OK). Also, Wes has a remarkable personal story of triumph, which we love! He’s a good, good guy.

Here’s a snippet of his online bio: “Wes comes from a military family that has served the United States with honor and distinction for generations. Wes also is a (terminal) student and teacher of the Martial Arts, having studied for many years with numerous exclusive teaching certifications. He has fought both amateur and professionally and was nominated for the Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2013 and 2014. Wes is also a professional photographer who’s been published in several magazines and websites both locally and internationally.”

You go, Wes.

So, without further ado, here’s Wes interviewing YourNovel.com co-founder Kathy Newbern on air in 2017. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Shipping info on Christmas 2017

All of our books have been delivered that were ordered for holiday delivery.

Have a happy new year and do consider sharing our website for holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

If you have an adult reader on your gift list and want to order a printed book from YourNovel.com, please refer to this info:

In the USA, you’ll need to get your orders for paperback books in by Sunday, December 17 to use our STANDARD SHIPPING option – USPS Priority Mail. After that, you will have to use the US EXPRESS shipping option for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. STANDARD SHIPPING might make delivery, but we will not guarantee that.

If you need a printed book as a gift before Christmas (or you are the type who worries about things), it would be best to choose the US EXPRESS SHIPPING service for guaranteed delivery. We have never guaranteed US Priority Mail (our standard delivery) for a specified delivery date, nor will we this year.

No orders for printed books for Christmas delivery can be made after December 20 for delivery by Christmas, and you will have to choose the US EXPRESS shipping option. The United States Post Office will deliver US EXPRESS mail on Dec 24 and Dec 25, according to their website – www.usps.com.

Hardback book orders must be in by the 19th and will require US EXPRESS Shipping for delivery by Christmas.

Of course, ebooks can be made until December 24th.

Outside the USA, you’ll need to get your orders for paperback books in by Thursday, December 14. After that, you will have to use the Out-of-Country EXPRESS Service option for  delivery by Christmas. No orders for printed books for Christmas delivery can be made after December 20 for delivery by Christmas for orders outside the contiguous USA.

We will be monitoring production and will do all that we can to get all books to you by December 25th.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

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Holiday Gift Guide features YourNovel.com

Nation Alist magazine features personalized romance novel in its Gift Guide.

We are delighted to be included on page 74 in the Nation Alist’s Holiday Gift Guide published in November just in time for the holiday season. The magazine featured our latest title, Wild West Love Fest, and this write-up:

Star in your own personalized romance novel
In our novels, any couple can play the starring roles as hero or heroine.
With 50+ books and ebooks set in exotic locations around the world, there’s something for everyone (even vampire, detective, golf and historical fiction). Our authors blend action and romance to produce fun campy books for a one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake. Choose “Categories: to narrow in our yours! All books are Made in the USA

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October is National Book Month 2017 – be the star in one of our books! CONTEST CLOSED

October is one of our favorite months because it’s National Book Month, and we publish some very special books.

To celebrate, we’re hosting our annual National Book Month Giveaway where you can win a very special book – one where you and your Sweetheart are the stars in a personalized romance-adventure novel. Personalized, yes, with 26 bits of info about you. We have paperbacks, hardbacks and ebooks, with 50+ titles to choose from, set all over the world and available at www.YourNovel.com. And each one stars you!

If you’d like a chance to win your choice of any book on our website, ebook, paperback or hardback with or without a photo added, enter here.

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AS OF 11/01/17, AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN.

 

Rules and requirements to enter YourNovel.com’s National Book Month Giveaway 2017:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • You must supply your full name, email address and follow us on at least one of our Twitter accounts (if you already follow us, you can enter anyway). Each follow earns you entries, and if you retweet, you will get more. You can also earn extra entries by signing up for our Enewsletter or our Instagram accounts.
  • The contest is open to U.S. and Canada entries only.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • One winner will be chosen at random thru the Giveaway Tools.
  • This contest ends October 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM, EST, and the winner will be notified within 48 hours.
  • The winner will be contacted by email and announced on our social media sites.
  • The winner will be given a Gift Card Code that can be redeemed for any type of personalized romance novel on the YourNovel.com site.
  • The Gift Card Code will expire one year from the date issued.
  • Gift Card Codes have no cash value; only redemption value on the YourNovel.com site.
  • All entries become the property of YourNovel.com and may be posted in full or in part on our website, blog, Facebook, or Twitter pages.
  • This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
    The closing date for entries is October 31, 2017. Enter Now!

You can’t win unless you enter, but if you’d like to order a book regardless, here’s a discount code for 15% off your order until October 31, 2017.

During the online ordering process, when asked for your Promotional Code, put in NBM15% and you’ll get 15% off any product(s) you order. NBM15% may be used as many times as you’d like and can be shared with friends, family and on social media.

You can share the contest info as well.

Good luck.

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Founders Featured on WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler on Valentine’s Night

On Valentine’s night Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler, on WRAL-TV, Raleigh, did a fantastic job capturing us and our two very fun careers!

http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/video/12110272/

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They make chocolate and write romance – another TV appearance for Thomas Marcy

The so-called “western” leg of YourNovel.com was burning up the airwaves in not one but two TV appearances the day before Valentine’s talking about putting you in a romance novel and making fudge, caramel apples and chocolate treats perfect to top your gift giving to the one you love.

Watch and listen in as Thomas Marcy, author of Wild West Love Fest and more, appear on Daytime at WJHL, New Channel 11, Johnson City, TN in the Tri-Cities area:

http://wjhl.com/…/13/kilwins-chocolates-fudge-and-ice-cream/

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Chocolatiers at Kilwin’s Asheville write romance for YourNovel.com

Thomas Marcy, a.k.a. Tom Gallagher and Marcy Thomas of Kilwin’s Asheville, are the authors of several books for YourNovel.com including Wild West Love Fest. (Photo courtesy of WLOS-TV)

The story of two local lovebirds is even sweeter when you consider the sometimes racy romance novels they have to their credit.

“It’s a very feel-good item,” Marcy Gallagher, co-owner of Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream in Downtown Asheville, said. “We wanted to bring love and joy to people.”

“When they taste a piece of fudge, they’ll do the happy dance,” she said simulating the dance. “They’ll go, ‘Oh my God, this is so good!'”

This time of year, confections are one sign of affection, but it’s not the only sign.

“Obviously, chocolate can be an aphrodisiac,” she said. “Cause it’s got ingredients that can, you know, get everything going.”

It only seems natural that Marcy’s inspired by her surroundings.

“So, sometimes in the oddest places, the ideas will come to us,” she said. “Oh, I’m gonna show you our covers.”

From “Heart of the Keys” to “The Treasure Seekers,” she writes steamy stories that can be personalized.

“It’s a romp,” she explained, comparing her writing style to Danielle Steele. “You star in your own personalized romance novel.”

It’s a Fabio-less idea, some might say.

Under the pen name Marcy Thomas, she has five books available on YourNovel.com. Customers answer questions online, and that information ends up in the final product.

“We’re up for anything,” Marcy said, who acknowledges it’s not always family-friendly.

“What kind of vixen are you going out with?” she laughs, sitting at home with her husband, Tom.

Reading an excerpt from “Wild West Love Fest,” husband Tom goes deep.

“I spotted this beautiful lady at the side of the road,” he read.

“Sexy voice!” Marcy said.

Tom’s central to an unexpected plot twist.

“And you’re beautiful friend here is the target of my desire,” he read.

The western fantasy wasn’t written by Marcy, it was actually Tom who took the reins at a difficult time.

“Just came out of left field when I was recovering,” he told News 13.

Last fall, Tom had brain surgery for a neurological condition. He was bedridden, but got busy on a book.

“Cause he told me, ‘I’m tired of watching daytime TV,'” Marcy recalled.

“She has always been the love of his life,” Tom read with that seductive voice. “From back in the days when love was new.”

Writing under the name Thomas Marcy, he cranked out “Wild West Love Fest” in four weeks–one more YourNovel.com title in the family.

“It’s not fabulous literature,” Tom said. “I don’t think anyone has to worry about a Pulitzer here, but it’s great fun.”

If you don’t take yourself too seriously, you might learn that writing isn’t necessarily brain surgery. Read between the lines, and you understand why fiction gave them something real to cling to.

“It’s just added a little spark to our lives,” he said.

With life, love and chocolate, the possibilities are endless.

“It would be so good to meld those ideas,” Marcy said.

So, if a romance revolving around chocolate emerges, you read about it here first.

Peruse the photo gallery that accompanied this story here.

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YourNovel.com featured on the Joan Hamburg Show, NYC

WABC, New York’s Joan Hamburg show gives a shoutout to YourNovel.com as a unique Valentine’s gift:

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Wilmington Star-News weighs in on YourNovel.com turning 25

Our thanks to Book Editor Ben Steelman, Wilmington Star-News, for the following on the paper’s blog Bookmarks:

OK, guys — and I know I’m mostly addressing you gentlemen out there — Valentine’s Day is now exactly one week away.

If you haven’t thought of a present or treat for your spouse/fiancée/Significant Other, you’d better do so quick. A pre-made bouquet from the grocery store? Marked–down Whitman’s Chocolates? A 99-cent card with kids’ fingerprints all over it? Doesn’t she (or he) deserve better than that?

How about her very own, personalized romance novel — with her as the heroine and you as the leading man?

That’s her purview of YourNovel.com, an online company run by the husband-and-wife team of Kathy Newbern and J.S. Fletcher, collaborating as “Fletcher Newbern.” The Raleigh-based couple have been doing this together since 1992, which means YourNovel is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

“We’re very grateful and very surprised,” Newbern said. “What could be better working together all day with the person you love?”

YourNovel offers 58 different story lines, ranging from straight, romances to historical fiction, mystery/detective yarns,  vampire tales or trysts set in exotic locales around the world. (Newbern and Fletcher, in another corner of their lives, are travel writers who’ve set foot on every continent on the globe.) There’s even a sports category for guys. Everything can be ordered at YourNovel.com.

Customers pick the plot line they like and the format (hardcover, paperback or e-book). They can provide a photo of themselves for the cover, if they like. Then, Newbern and Fletcher collect 25 details about the romantic couple, used to spice up and personalize the text. (Names, eye and hair color, favorite music group, nearest airport, etc. etc.)

“Mild” and “Wild” versions are available; Newbern says the “Wild” books are never graphic and use the normal eupheisms, but she doesn’t recommend them for readers younger than 18.

The YourNovel duo have been featured on NBC’s “Today Show,” People Magazine, USA Today and “The View.” The other day, they were even guests the other day on radios’ “John Boy and Billy” show.  Business has been so good, the couple have hired other writers to ghost new novels such as “Wild West Love Fest.”  (They’re in the market for more contributors and will email submission guidelines upon request.)

Customers run the gamut. Newbern says one gentleman orders a new romance every year for his wife — only the lovers are her and Sean Connery. Another, older gentleman ordered three different novels for three different women. (Newbern was careful to have the copies mailed to his address, to avoid embarrassing mix-ups.)

For your order, you get one, literally one-of-a-kind book. Prices begin at $49.95  for a paperback, $94.95 for a hardbound copy and $14.95 or less for selected e-books. Paperback are generally 170 pages long; hardcovers, 200-plus pages.

Sorry, the deadline just passed for Valentine’s orders this year. You can still order an e-book, or maybe you can plan this as a make-up gift. For more details, email comments@YourNovel.com.

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Chocolate rules at Valentine’s; so does starring in a romance novel together

Here’s a shoutout to our novelists Tom and Mary, who got good press today in the Asheville Post where Tim W. Jackson writes:

In the past century, chocolate has become synonymous with Valentine’s Day. The industrial revolution meant that chocolate could be mass produced, which decreased the costs associated with chocolate. By the 1930s, chocolate’s appeal was far-reaching, being advertised to children and of course being touted as an exquisite gift choice.

Asheville Is for Chocolate-Lovers
Fortunately for chocolate-lovers in Asheville, plenty of options exist to feed the beast! One of those is Kilwins, whose owner knows a little something about romance. She’s the author of four personalized romance novels. In fact, it was her romance writing that ultimately led Marcy Gallagher and husband, Tom, to Asheville. While living in Florida about 10 years ago, she entered a romance writing contest for YourNovel.com. Her short story won and as a prize she received a stay at the Grove Park Inn. A few years later, Marcy (who writes under the name Marcy Thomas) and Tom decided to start a new life, so they opened a Kilwin’s franchise in Asheville and then another in Black Mountain…. (read the rest of the story here)

Meanwhile, you can order one of Marcy Thomas or Thomas Marcy’s novels right now for Valentine’s Day 2017.

Marcy Thomas reads from her personalized romance novel Heart of the Keys

Here are the titles the two have available that you can star in with your real-life hero or heroine:

  • Wild West Love Fest, the newest offering from YourNovel.com, where you and your sweetie go back in time 150 years to the Old West with a town full of characters right out of central casting.
  • Rome: Diamonds, Danger and Desire is a sexy European adventure, where the starring male takes on the role of a lifetime — secret agent — or does he? He and his special lady look the part, too, zipping along Rome’s crowded streets in a cool Ferrari and hanging out with mysterious types, including a sultan who plans to purchase the world’s most perfect diamond.
  • Treasure Seekers is set in tropical Ft. Lauderdale, where the starring couple embarks on a treasure hunt promising adventure and riches only to and learn about life’s most precious treasure.
  • Heart of the Keys set in Key West provides intrigue and romance thanks to an 1848 love letter that holds a secret known only to a wealthy businessman with ill intent; an unusual gentleman enlists the aid of the hero and heroine to help foil an unsavory scheme.
  • Shore Thing 2 (a collaboration with Fletcher Newbern) features four personalized short stories set at Huntington Beach, CA, known as Surf City USA; Lake Powell, UT; South Beach in Miami, FL; and on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas.
  • Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love, set in the Town of Harmony, where the winter holidays are a time of enchantment and celebration.

YourNovel’com’s titles are available year-round priced from $11 to $125. Most popular are paperbacks starting at $39.95. With more than 50 titles available this “season of love,” YourNovel.com has made it easy for customers to narrow the choices via its categories pages, such as Beaches and Cruises. Ebooks can be delivered right through Feb. 14, and the company is year-round.

(Read an excerpt from “Wild West Love Fest” at http://www.yournovel.com/catalog/ProductDetails/102.)

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EvansRadio says of YourNovel.com it’s the ‘most unique Valentine’s gift ever’

We’re always so appreciative when Mike Evans mentions us to all his listeners at EvansRadio, and this year was no differnt.

Mike noted: “It’s Valentine’s Day time again and I get tons of e-mails about how to get that personalized romantic novel for that special someone… it’s  YourNovel.com. They’re celebrating their 25th Anniversary and are still making the most unique, great Valentine’s gift ever, starring you and your sweetie… in a personalized romance novel. This year they even added a western theme. Go to YourNovel.com. Costs less than a dozen roses…”

Hear Mike’s report here. Thanks, Buddy!

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The Big Show’s John Boy and Billy laugh it up on air with Kathy, then put their spin on the new book, Wild West Love Fest

bigshow_sKathy started out her greeting to John Boy and Billy with, “Hello, Stud Muffin and Sugar Britches,” and the side-splitting laughs continued from there. “It’s my annual on air affair,” she said, proceeding to tell listeners of The Big Show about how fun and unique is is to star in a romance novel this Valentine’s Day with your own Honey Bunny.

Listen in to find out “why this is the perfect Valentine’s gift ever!”

Later, the notable good ole boys were kind enough to also read a bit from YourNovel.com’s newest book release, Wild West Love Fest by Thomas Marcy declaring it “really cool looking.” They were cracking up reading about Ricky B. Sharp and Lucy R., his wife. She calls him “Munchkin.” … “I was feelin’ her quiver a moment ago,” Billy quips.

You’ll enjoy getting in on the laughs by listening in.

Kathy on the air on The Big Show:

The Boys read from Wild West Love Fest:

 

 

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