We recommend that you scan the Viking Hearts 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.
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 "All My 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 $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.
Of the choices in the drop-down menu (e.g. Heroine and Hero's first names, Heroine's first and last names, etc.), most people select the Heroine and Hero's first names.
Note: all names will be taken from the top sections of the Character Questionnaire (for example, the Heroine's first and last names).
Viking Hearts is set in a Viking village and will take you back over a thousand years to a time when only a few women were given the privilege of choice. Our heroine is a renowned shieldmaiden. Strong and kind, she possesses a deep love and powerful loyalty to family and friends. When it comes to her views on love and marriage she is known to be stubborn and immovable from her path of finding true love. Our heroine is a fearless warrior, with a steady hand on her weapons and her heart.
When entering the character's name, include the commonly used version - for example, Nan for Nancy. If you can't think of a heroine, relax - pick a movie or TV star. For even more fun, you might choose an authentic Viking last name such as Lagertha, Siggy or Aslaug.
We've also included a character for our heroine's faithful horse. Use a pet name (dog or cat) or make one up. The default name "Freya" is from Viking times - so feel free to leave the default. Names like Fluffy and Fifi don't really fit with our strong, big-boned mount. The name is not used often in the storyline.
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you've picked to be the heroine. Not sure of the eye color? Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
Our heroine's best friend, the daughter of the king, is also a shieldmaiden, and has taken on a leadership role in the village - even occasionally ruling over the kingdom in her father's absence. She urges the heroine to stop being so stubborn in matters of love and to trust her instincts about our hero.
If you can't think of a 'female friend' for the heroine, don't worry! Select a public figure or Hollywood star or choose a more authentic sounding Viking last name try Lagertha, Siggy or Aslaug.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance - if she is usually addressed as 'Beth' use this name instead of Elizabeth. Viking versions of names are also fun!
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the heroine's friend. Not sure of the eye color for the best friend? Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
Our hero is a fierce warrior and son of a jarl. He is a natural leader and is often called upon by his father for diplomatic missions to neighboring villages. He longs for a bride who is strong-willed, and who will stand by his side on and off the battlefield. He is strong, fair, and immediately drawn to the beauty and courage of our heroine.
When entering the character's name, include the commonly used version - for example, Mike for Michael. Feel free to use a nickname or Viking-esque version of his name. If you can't think of a hero, relax - pick a movie or TV star. Or choose a Viking name, try Ragnar, Rollo or Floki.
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the hero. Not sure of the eye color for our hero? Some customers select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
Our hero's best friend is also a warrior. He is kind, loyal to his friend and dangerous to his enemies. Wanting only for his friend to find the love and partner he seeks - he will do whatever it takes to help his friend achieve that end. Our hero's best friend is exactly who every hero needs on his side!
Suggestions for the "friend's" 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 in the book (or there are too many to select from) relax, choose a favorite cartoon, movie or television character or make one up.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance - if he is usually addressed as 'Bob' use that instead of Robert.
Descriptions of the friend's hair and eye color aren't used often within the story, so don't worry if you can't remember.
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