We recommend that you scan the First Bite 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.
First Bite has nineteen selections to personalize. The story involves two main characters: the brave heroine and the dangerous vampire hero as well as their loyal best friends.
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!
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For an extra $14.95, 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 $14.95 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 one of our two main characters, along with the hero. She is a compassionate, sensitive, smart high school senior with a self-deprecating sense of humor who adores poetry and literature. She's always spent more time with books than boys ... until she meets a mesmerizing stranger who turns her life upside down. What happens when such a level-headed young woman falls completely, impossibly, head over heels in love? Her bravery, determination, and loyalty are her greatest allies in this star-crossed romance.
When entering the character's name, use the commonly used first name; for example, use 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 Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev, Jennifer Lopez, Melanie Diaz, or Billie Eilish! Or choose a fictional character such as Bella Swan, Elena Gilbert, 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!
Our hero is one of our two main characters, along with the heroine. Outwardly he's a normal, handsome young man with an unusually old-fashioned way of speaking and tendency to stay out of the sun--but he's actually an immortal vampire! His elegance and sophistication are literally from another era, and his strength, passion, intelligence and dark sense of humor all captivate our heroine. All too aware of the danger that surrounds him, he is fiercely protective of our heroine and has deep regret about the violence that is part of his lifestyle. Fortunately he's able to curb his desire to make the heroine one of his own kind. But how long can his strength last in the face of such temptation?
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, Taylor Lautner, Tom Holland, Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, or Drake! Or choose a fictional character such as Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, Stefan Salvatore... 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 friend in the story plays a fun and indispensable role: cajoling and supporting the heroine in all the ways best friends do! She's a party girl who can seem boy-crazy but always remains loyal and down-to-earth. She's concerned about the heroine's welfare when she suspects the new boyfriend might mean danger, and is even brave enough to confront the vampires in order to defend her best 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 male friend in the story is a fellow vampire who's spent many, many years at the hero's side. A bit cynical, the friend doubts that a vampire and a mortal can have a real relationship. Unlike the hero, he prefers the 'night life' among their own kind. Despite his doubts, he supports the hero and even advises the heroine's best friend when it comes to getting the star-crossed lovers together.
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.
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