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You’re the Star in our personalised novels

U Star Novels In the Media

Turn your lover's life into a passionate page-turner

Thursday, February 1, 2007

It doesn’t matter how extravagant the box of chocolates and flowers you planned to buy are, they spell out a clear message: I left this to the last minute. If you want to get into your partner’s good books (amongst other things), think outside the box and make them the star of their own literary romantic fantasy.


U Star Novels are the first company to produce ­romantic adventure novels with a twist, allowing the love in your life to be the main character in their own personalised novel. Created using personal profiles and pictures of your partner, they are then interwoven into the plot lines of steamy thrillers like Fever in France and ­Indecent in Italy, and take between seven and 10 days to arrive.



Katie Olver, who founded U Star Novels 18 months ago, says the process is straightforward: “You choose the book you want, then give us around 20 details such as your name, where you work, your eye and hair colour and your favourite type of music. We build a character profile from there.”

Costing £26.95, it’s fairly inexpensive considering it’ll last a lot longer than flowers. As for how steamy it gets, well, that’s your choice. But guys, think more Mills & Boon than Playboy. If you want to get involved, you can cast yourself as your partner’s love interest, but Olver says that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are the two most popular options.

And who would have thought that Pauline Fowler would be a candidate? Olver says: “We have even created one featuring Wendy Richard, as one gentleman found her particularly attractive.” U Star Novels have sold around 500 copies so far and are in the process of commissioning novels to suit gay and lesbian couples.Fancy a quick peek? Thelondonpaper asked U Star Novels to create an extract featuring me, Andy Jones, in a romantic clinch with Angelina Jolie (right). This could be you…

U Star Novels are priced £26.95. Orders for Valentine’s Day should be placed before 31 January


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