Company Bio: Any couple can play the starring roles in these novels – as hero or heroine – how cool is that? With dozens of books and eBooks set in exotic locations around the world, there’s something for everyone (even vampire, detective, golf and historical fiction). Your Novel‘s authors blend action and romance to produce fun, campy books for a one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake.
Product Details: Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love is set in the Town of Harmony, where the winter holidays are a time of enchantment and celebration. When our starring couple go on a romantic holiday getaway to this picturesque mountain hamlet, they find a Currier-and-Ives painting come to life. From charming streets filled with quaint shops and friendly people to a romantic bed-and-breakfast to the jingle-jangle of sleigh bells amidst a snow-covered landscape – this winter wonderland is the setting for an ideal holiday vacation. But when an unexpected turn of events tests the fabric of this utopian village, will life and love ever be the same?
MSRP: $43 for paperback version reviewed at the the time of writing this; also available in hardcover and ebook formats with or without personal photo
Personal Experience: We are creating quite the collection of personalized novels from YourNovel and it is always a pleasure to work with them. It needs a place on my gift guide, because I think it is one of the most unique ideas you could get for your significant other.
With the coming holidays, I thought it would be fun to review one of their holiday titles, so I went with Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love. The temperatures are cold here, so I thought I’d heat it up this time and choose the “wild” version of the story. The personalization continues to be a very easy process with excellent prompts and tips when you get stuck.
As always, it arrived quickly and I curled up to start reading. The story was a quick and fun read. The wild love scenes were not too crazy and they were placed at appropriate times… none of the randomness that I see in some novels where it seems like the author felt a few extra love scenes would sell the book. I still can’t help but get a bit immature and giggle a little when I see our names in those scenes and think, “oh, I wish!” 😉
I got lost a bit in the story of what seemed like the perfect little vacation getaway. Then the story came with an unexpected twist that added mystery and intrigue to our story. I found myself feeling emotions of frustration and irritation as my husband and I struggled to right a wrong. It’s quite amazing how much more you get into a story when the names are familiar.
I continue to think that YourNovel books are a very original idea and very well executed. A Your Novel romance would be a thoughtful and fun gift for your spouse or that special someone. I also think they would provide you with a unique gift idea for a bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary. Perfect for that couple that already has everything else!
The paperback without photo that I received sells for $43. The price has been reduced a little, but I do think this is a touch over-priced. Though I must remember that it does come with a lot of personalization throughout the entire story and each book must be printed and bound just for you.
Pros: Unique, personal, and fun. Great gift idea for a significant other or a lucky couple. High level of personalization. Fun stories. Available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover versions.
Cons: The price is a bit high and jumps up $25 just with the addition of a photo, but they do offer ebook options that would be easier on those of us with a tight budget.