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Holiday Gift Guide: Star in Your Own Romantic Novel Reivew and Giveaway (ARV $50)

I actually remember hearing about Your Novel last year around the holidays on my local radio station. I thought it was the coolest idea but then for whatever reason I just never got around to checking it out. If you haven’t heard of Your Novel then let me share with you a little of their press release.

You and Your Honey Can Star in a Romance Novel from
RALEIGH, NC (USA) — This holiday season, loving couples everywhere can snuggle next to the fireplace and read to each other from a personalized romance novel from That’s right: personalized, as in they are the stars of the book, and believe us, they’ll want to turn the pages to find out what they’ll be doing next in their fantasy adventure. 
YourNovel currently has over 30 titles to choose from, and each book is laced throughout with more than 25 details about the starring couple crafted from an online questionnaire, such as their names, hometown, places of work, eye and hair color, best friends, favorite perfume, cologne and music, affectionate nicknames for one another, and how long they’ve been a couple. The customized capers come in both huggy-kissy “mild” or sexy-seductive “wild” versions. There’s even the option of adding the starring couple’s photo to the book cover, and novels come in paperback or hardback.
Depending on the title selected, the starring couple finds themselves skinny-dipping in the Caribbean, frolicking under a waterfall, making love none-too-easily in a swinging hammock, or encountering a pair of vampires. And, because these novels are adventure romances, the starring couple will also be chasing bad guys on wave runners off the U.S. coast, foiling a stalker on a luxury cruise ship, tangling with a cougar in the wild, fighting off bad guys near Rome’s Coliseum or confronting black pearl thieves in Tahiti.
For a specific holiday-season slant, YourNovel has available “Season’s Greetings, Season’s Love” by Marcy Thomas. The starring couple go on a romantic getaway to a picturesque mountain hamlet called Harmony, where the winter holidays are a time of enchantment and celebration. They find a Currier-and-Ives painting come to life, but an unexpected turn of events tests their love and the fabric of this utopian village.

I love to read and I think it would be so fun to read a novel that has me and my hubby as the stars. I decided to go with Island of Love for my own romance adventure and selected the “wild” instead of the mild. My intentions are to give the book for my husband as a birthday present. I’m not sure if he will read it or not, he is not an avid reader but I thought it might entice him some to see what happens with Chris and Colleen.

One thing I liked when I received the book is how you can personalize the inside pages. For example my novel says Island of Love a Personalized Novel featuring Colleen Shibley and Chris Shibley. Then turning to the next page is a dedication from me to my husband for his special day (his birthday). As mentioned in the release you can also add a photo of your own to the’s paperbacks range from 150-190 pages are $49.95 ; hardbacks range from 200-230 pages and start at $94.95.  EBooks are also available for starting at under $20.

When browsing the website I found that they sell more then just the personalized novels. You can find other great items to give your significant other such as The “I Love You” Coupon book. Here’s a great romantic gift. Whimsically-written coupons redeemable for treats like: A Backrub (Or front rub, or anywhere-you-want rub); Control of the Remote (Complete use of TV remote for one evening); Timeout (So we can stop and talk about what happened); A Naked Night (Close the blinds and adjust the heat); A Slow Dance to Your Song, etc. Redefines the joy of giving.

I think this is a great gift for the Holidays to give to that special someone, and possibly read the book together. is giving one of my lucky readers their very own Romance Novel. You will receive one paperback novel that you personalize by filling out the 26 questions, choose your title, and “wild” or “mild”

************Your Novel Personalized Romance Novel ***********

To enter to win: Please visit and tell me which title you would like to order should you win the personalized romance novel.

After you make the mandatory entry above, you will receive one entry for each item below (unless otherwise indicated). Just a reminder that the mandatory entry must be met for all other entries to be valid.
*1 Extra Entry if you follow Your Novel on Twitter. (please leave your Twitter name)
*1 Extra Entry if you follow Fletcher and Newbern Travel Site on Twitter. (please leave your Twitter name)
*1 Extra Entry if you “like” Your Novel on Facebook.  
*1 Extra Entry (per method)  if you follow Shibley Smiles publicly through Google Connect, become a fan on Facebook (please leave your facebook name), subscribe to me via email (please leave email you subscribed with)   
*1 Extra Entry if you follow Shibley Smiles on Twitter. (please leave your Twitter name)
*1 Extra Entry (daily) if you tweet the following message.(or use the re-tweet at the top of this post).

Enter to win a Romance Novel Where You Are the Main Character by #giveaway @shibleysmiles
*2 Extra Entry if you blog about this giveaway. Please include link to post.
*2 Extra Entry if you added my Holiday Gift Guide to your blog before November 10th.  
Giveaway will end on November 26th at 11:59 pm EST. Open Worldwide. Please make sure your email address is public on your profile or leave in your comments so I can contact you should you win. The winner will be chosen by and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you and Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion. I received the above product in this review for the purpose of reviewing and posting my opinion. A big thank you to Your Novel for providing a personalized romance novel to one of my awesome readers. You may read more disclosure details here.

If you have a product you would like me to review please contact me at colleen(at)shibleysmiles(dot)com.

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About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


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    I'd get the wild version of Away on the Range!
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