We recommend that you scan the Black Lace character questionnaire below. If you are unsure what to enter for a particular selection, click the Tips link. After starting the questionnaire, if you need more time click Continue and your information will be saved for two weeks in your shopping cart.
Black Lace has over thirty selections to personalize. You personalize our four lead characters: the passionate, tragic, dangerous yet selfless heroine; the fearless, empathetic, resolute young hero; the heroine's more experienced, self-absorbed yet supportive succubus friend; and the hero's loyal, somewhat nerdy, smart and caring best pal, determined to save his friend's life.
You can now dedicate your personalized novel to the lucky recipient, as well as select from a variety of special messages! Type in the recipient's name exactly as you wish it to appear (25 characters or fewer), then the name of the gift giver (usually your own name). Finally, choose your dedication message from the drop-down box. (The default message is "Much Love." Don't want any? Choose "No Message.")
Our paperback editions are just like standard paperbacks, except infinitely better... they're personalized!
We use a 'perfect binding' process, and our covers are printed in dazzling full-color, with several options available for customization.
4.25" x 7"
10.8cm x 17.7cm
Book By You® presents hardcover editions of our personalized novels: make your gift even more extraordinary!
Our hardcover editions are beautifully bound and make an amazing gift that will be treasured forever. Each book's striking artwork is laminated onto the sturdy cover material resulting in a rich, lustrous finish that will retain its original look for years.
5 3/4" x 8 5/8"
14.61cm x 21.91cm
Book By You® presents eBook editions of our personalized novels: give the gift of an e-reading experience to remember!
Our eBooks are available for download immediately upon ordering. To make them especially personal, each eBook includes a free photo upload feature! Add a personalized dedication, and the result is a remarkable eBook that can be taken anywhere and read any time!
Privacy is important to Book By You®. We instruct our employees to keep your information private. We will not sell or rent your name or specific information regarding you to any third party. For purposes of providing you with quality service, informing you about new products or services, inquiring about your account status, or conducting business surveys, we collect and store information about our relationship with you, and we keep it private.
For each visitor to our web site, our web server automatically recognizes only the visitor's domain name, but not the visitor's e-mail address unless the visitor makes that available. We aggregate information about what pages visitors access and information that visitors volunteer such as survey or book preview information. We may use the information we collect to improve the content and layout of our web site, to notify visitors about updates, and make comparable improvements.
To contact the Book By You® webmaster, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book By You Publishing
For an extra $9.95, you can make your personalized Book By You® novel even more special by adding a photograph to the back cover! For a limited time - this photo option is FREE for eBooks. Note that for eBooks, the photo is displayed on the second page after the cover image.
Imagine the recipient's reaction to being the star of an exciting novel ... and having his or her very own image highlighted on the professionally-bound novel's back cover page! This remarkable and utterly unique keepsake will be enjoyed and treasured forever.
All you have to do is select the personalized book you wish to purchase and fill in the questionnaire, choosing the "add a custom photograph" option. Custom photographs can be placed on both our paperback or hardcover editions. Once you submit the questionnaire, you can then pick a photograph and upload it using our easy to use form.
An additional fee of only $9.95 will be added to your final total; no extra processing time is required. Best of all, when the book arrives your customized novel's back cover will beautifully display the image of the real star of the adventure -- whether it's you, your loved one or a friend!
We personalize our paperback front covers and the first pages of our hard covers, and they look absolutely stunning! Just think of your personalized novel on the bookshelf or coffee table with your heroine and/or hero's name highlighted in big bold letters. Additionally, if you choose to have a photo added to the back cover for paperbacks and hardcover editions, the names selected will also be included on the back cover. With eBook editions the names will appear under the photo displayed on the second page of the book.
Note: all names will be taken from the top sections of the Character Questionnaire.
Our heroine is a life-force vampire/succubus, a dark creature who must snare and bind victims to her in order to feed off their energy... until the victim dies. Young and only recently turned into a vampire, she is mercurial and passionate, and somewhat naive - considering her victims "companions" or "friends" while getting close to them. There's an otherworldly aspect to her; she has extraordinary senses and can change from fierce anger to tremendous sorrow in a moment and, when she meets the right person, she falls in love. She mourns for the human she used to be, as well as her victims, and remains in seclusion so she isn't tempted to drain more people than necessary. Lonely and childlike at times, she's also seductive and her hold on her latest victim--our hero--is magnetic. She's as drawn to him as he is to her. Only one of them can survive their bond. Which one will make the ultimate sacrifice?
When entering the character's name, use the commonly used first name; for example, Liz instead of Elizabeth if she is usually called Liz. Feel free to use a nickname.
If you can't think of a heroine, pick a film or TV star such as Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Scalett Johansson or Billie Eilish! Or choose a fictional character such as Bella Swan, Katniss Everdeen or Elizabeth Bennet ... the choices are endless!
Descriptions of hair color, length and type as well as eye color are included in the text of the book, so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the main character. If you are not sure of a feature, don't worry... pick one. It's a fantasy!
The young hero is a gifted Shadow Ward, responsible for finding and escorting lost souls to the Pool of Sorrows, where they find some peace. He has a dark sense of humor and is fearless, having once died himself (but brought back to life, which is when he became a Ward); he feels empathy for the souls who cannot rest. When he hunts for the heroine, believing her to be a lost soul, he's furious to be trapped by her tricks and believes her to be a sorceress. Soon though, his natural compassion for the heroine's plight takes over, as does his instant desire for her. Though he is trapped in her web, he develops feelings for her -- feelings he's only had once before. Reluctant to give his heart to another woman, he's conflicted by the blossoming relationship with the heroine. Eventually though, he'll have to decide whether to sacrifice himself for her, or to sacrifice her and save himself...
When entering the character's name, include the commonly used version - for example, Mike for Michael. Feel free to use a nickname.
If you can't think of a hero, pick a film or TV star such as Robert Pattinson, Paul Wesley, Tom Holland, Justin Bieber, Chris Hemsworth, or Drake! Or go with a fictional character such as Edward Cullen, Dean Winchester, Damon Salvatore or Steve Rogers - the choices are endless!
Descriptions of hair color, length and type as well as eye color are included in the text of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the main character. If you are not sure of a feature, don't worry... pick one - it's a fantasy!
Our heroine's best friend is also a succubus, taking energy from victims. Unlike our heroine, she can attack multiple victims at a time, and tends to leave them alive. She is beautiful, elegant, and far more accustomed to this life than our heroine. She is cynical about true love and certainly doesn't approve of a romance between a vampire and a human, advising her friend to steer clear of such emotions. She can be self-absorbed and greedy, and highly sensual, but is also a loyal friend who provides advice to her dearest friend.
Suggestions for the friend character would be a close friend or neighbor, a sister, a cousin, classmate, or even a TV character! If you can't think of a name for the friend character, or there are too many to select from, choose a favorite cartoon, movie or television character or even make one up.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance, use Beth instead of Elizabeth if she is commonly called Beth.
Descriptions of the friend's hair and eye color aren't used often in the story, so don't worry if you can't remember or don't know. Sometimes it's fun to make it up. For added fun include 'spiky red hair'!
The hero's friend is also a Shadow Ward, but is also in the service of a group of powerful vampires who seek a cure for their bloodthirsty plight. He is extremely responsible, smart, something of a research nerd, and is very cautious. He worries for his best friend's safety, warning him not to fall in love with a succubus/vampire. He and the hero mock one another but share a close friendship and are very loyal to each other.
Suggestions for the friend character would be a close friend or neighbor, a brother, a cousin, classmate, or even a TV character! If you can't think of a name for the friend character, or there are too many to select from, choose a favorite cartoon, movie or television character or even make one up.
Choose the commonly used first name of the person you have selected for the story. For instance, use Mike instead of Michael if he's usually called Mike.
Descriptions of the friend's hair and eye color aren't used often in the story, so don't worry if you can't remember or don't know.
|Friend's first name:||friendfirstname|
|Friend's last name:||friendlastname|
|Friend's eye color:||friendeyecolor|
|Friend's hair color:||friendhaircolor|
|Friend's hair length:||friendhairlength|
|Friend's hair style:||friendhairstyle|
|Friend's first name:||villianfirstname|
|Friend's last name:||villianlastname|
|Friend's eye color:||villaineyecolor|
|Friend's hair color:||villainhaircolor|
|Friend's hair length:||villainhairlength|
|Friend's hair style:||villainhairstyle|
|Friend's body type:||villainfigure|
|3:||Main female & main male characters' first names|
|1:||Main female character's first & last name|
|2:||Main male character's first & last name|
|4:||Main female character & female friend's first names|
|5:||Main male character & male friend's first names|