I caught a short-lived post over on reddit about a "KFC-based romance novel" and assumed it was some May Fools Day (?) joke or something of that ilk. A quick peek over on Amazon showed me that, no, the poster on reddit was not mistaken: KFC really did release a romance novel.
A romance novel.
By the chicken people.
Why? Dear God, why?
Well, according to WKYT it was released...wait for it...for Mothers Day. You know that day you're supposed to show your mother how much you appreciate her by making breakfast or buying flowers? Yes, that Mothers Day.
Don't want to say it with flowers? Say it with chicken!
When Lady Madeline Parker runs away from Parker Manor and a loveless betrothal, she finally feels like she is in control of her life. But what happens when she realizes she can’t control how she feels? When she finds herself swept into the arms of Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past, Madeline realizes she must choose between a life of order and a man of passion. Can love overcome lies? What happens in the embrace of destiny, on the Tender Wings of Desire?
I have to say, though, that this PR stunt has resulted in some of the most hilarious reviews I've seen in a long time. Here's a sampling of my favorites: