Friday, February 13, 2009


Have you heard about those personalized romance novels? You can order them on line, pay anything from twenty to over one hundred dollars, depending on the cover and what's included. They offer a variety of settings and heat levels. Sweet.

And the author never has to worry about Amazon reviews. ;)

It's an interesting idea. I imagine the recipient either loves or hates it. They would certainly last longer than chocolate or flowers. However, the fill-in-the-blanks aspect of it leaves me a little cold. I'd rather have a remember when? note. Remember when I held your hand for the first time? Remember when it didn't matter if ice knocked out the electricity? Remember when the very best gift was time spent together?

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein

Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Have a lovely Valentine's Day!


Alice Audrey said...

It's hard to top Hawkeye.

I'd never heard of these personalized romance novels. Where do you get them?

Gillian Layne said...

Hi Alice! Sorry, should have posted the links:

Personally, Torrid Romance cracks me up every time! :)

Kelly Krysten said...

Oh, nice blog, Gillian! And nice to 'see' you again.:)
This novel thing doesn't appeal to me in the least. If I want a personalized novel, I'll write it thank you very much(Gillian, it just occurred to me that that sounded like it might be directed at you. It wasn't! It was directed at the places that write these novels. Wanted to clarify.*g*).

LOL! That Torrid Romance link is hysterical.

Gillian Layne said...

You're sweet. And I know what you mean, about writing it yourself. Of course, getting paid for a book would be nice *g* so if I wrote a story for DH and I, it would be short! :) Too much time to spend on other works.

Maggie Robinson said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love the quotes. I knew they had kids' books where you could stick in someone's name, but not romances.

On a similar note, when I was a little girl, my stepgrandmother gave me a puzzle. I started to put it together, and it was a picture of me! Of course, I thought I was now national, LOL.

Gillian Layne said...

Maggie that's priceless.

When my girls were little they sang "Angels among us" at church, and then when they heard the song on the radio they assumed "their" song was now playing on the radio. They would tell everyone to listen for their voices.