NC Writer Pens Customizable Novel Featuring New York and Marilyn Monroe

In time for Valentine's gift giving, self-described fantasy geek and mom of three writes second novel for that any couple can star in together set in The Big Apple. Time travel is key to their interacting with Marilyn Monroe in 1950s NYC. Are diamonds really a girl's best friend? Will greed defeat even the truest heart? Or will love eventually win the day?

“My husband and I met over a floppy disk, and fell in love over a Star Trek quote,” confides Apex, NC, writer Madhavi (Madi) Krevat who describes herself as both a hopeless romantic and a skeptical realist. After published her book “A Ren Faire to Remember” in 2014, she added the moniker “Author.”

Krevat has penned “New York: Some Like It Hot” as the newest release from, which created the genre of personalized romance novels 24 years ago. Set in New York City, any starring couple can undertake this adventure. “I’m a big science fiction/fantasy geek,” says Krevat, “so there’s a little science fiction in this one, in the form of time travel, which is how the book’s starring couple manage to interact with Marilyn Monroe and 1950s gangsters in The Big Apple.”

It's great to see a writer reach her dreams like my husband and I did when we created two decades ago on our kitchen table on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Kathy M. Newbern, co-founder

Like all titles, “New York: Some Like it Hot” can be customized for any starring couple with 26 details using an easy, online form – names, eye and hair color, where they live and work, best friends, favorite music, perfume and cologne, sweet nicknames for each other and more. Adding to the fun: each book comes “wild” or “mild” in terms of romantic interludes.

Company co-founders, husband-wife team J.S. Fletcher and Kathy Newbern of Raleigh, NC, approached Krevat early last year about another book. “I was so flattered. We have a great relationship,” says the author who praises the collaborative nature of the editing process. “I’m definitely a better writer. I’m better with plot, character and dialogue; I’ve learned how to make the action flow.”

Says Fletcher: “Kathy and I believe in helping people achieve their dreams, and we are delighted that Madi has chosen to pursue hers with us in this way.”

The author not only can put any couple in a sexy love scene; she’s living a true love story herself thanks to her 23-year marriage to husband and to their three children. “Matthew is my true love, my best friend and my inspiration. Without him and my three children – Jacob, Joseph and Leah — my life would be sadly incomplete. They are my biggest fans, and I am theirs.”

To read an excerpt from “New York: Some Like it Hot,” visit For Valentine’s gift giving, order Krevat’s book or any title from no later than Feb. 7 (and earlier is better) at Paperback books start at $40. There are also ebook options for some titles starting at $10, as well as hardbacks starting at $68. Add the couple’s photo to the book’s cover for $25.

With more than 50 titles available this “season of love,” has made it easy for customers to narrow the choices via its categories pages, such as Valentine’s Favorites.

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