I received an unexpected gift for Christmas in 2003. My brother Andy got me a steamy novel. Now, this wasn't the type of steamy novel you get at a grocery store. For, you see, this novel had been personalized. Medieval Passion starred Melissa & Rob.
He had found Romance by You, a site which prints these personalized novels after entering a little bit of personal information. In the story Rob is a knight. Melissa of the house of Raguet is his love interest and has brown eyes. Jolyne is Melissa's maidservant. Romeo is her pet.
After receiving the book, a conversation I had with Andy several weeks prior suddenly made sense. He had called me up and started asking questions about Melissa's friends, pets, eye color, etc... but he wouldn't tell me why he needed to know these things.
I actually read the book and it was fairly entertaining. It includes such passages as:
Rob remained speechless, caught up in the sight of his Lady spread forth upon his bed draped in nothing more than rose petals... just as he had imagined her a hundred times before.
Just like real life.
Mom & Dad receivied Pirates of Desire (I think, perhaps one of them can confirm or deny this). Travis & Blake received Tropical Treasure. Good stuff.