Just what every mom across the U.S. has ever wanted – a romance novella featuring Col. Sanders.
Yes, the bespectacled, white-haired fried chicken magnate.
KFC has released “Tender Wings of Desire” as a free download on Amazon.com and will give away 100 hardback copies on Facebook as yet another wacky promotional stunt, this one targeting Mother’s Day on May 14.
The book crisply tells the fanciful story of a steamy love affair between Lady Madeline Parker and a bizarrely ripped Col. Harland Sanders, founder of the fast-food chain.
Business Insider reports the book stops short of any genuinely X-rated material – thank goodness – but unearths a few steamy excerpts, including this account of the love-swept couple’s first kiss: “Her entire body felt as thought it were on fire, her heart beating wildly in her chest.”
This isn’t the first oddball promotion from KFC. Last August, KFC gave away sunscreen that smells like fried chicken. In December, the chain gave away chicken-scented candles.
Reviews of the romance novella on Amazon are mostly positive, if a bit tongue in cheek. “They crossed many roads to find each other. A free-range love both spicy and mild,” reads one from Michele Humprey. “I eagerly await the sequel novella, 50 Shades of Gravy,” comments a Mr. Reese.