News: Chuck discusses Beautiful You at length in his new interview with Hustler Magazine. Here's a few snippets:
"Beautiful You began with my vague memory of finding some pornographic paperback books in my father's closet. I was six or seven and could hardly read. They had titles like Hot Cowgirl Slut Ranch. None of what I read in them made sense, but neither did the soft-focus romance novels my mother read. The challenge in Beautiful You was to write an action-packed "gonzo erotica" book, but using the overblown language of bodice-ripper romances. It's a book I could only write with both my parents dead.
Chuck's 2014 novel will be Beautiful You. And yep, the buzz is already huge. When asked in his most recent Reddit AMA what his favorite book was, Chuck responded:
"My favorite? Sorry, that's always 'next year's book' but in this case, it really truly is. Next year's book, "Beautiful You," is my stab at 'gonzo erotica.' I'm trying to fuse hardcore handjob books with romance novels. My working title was "Fifty Shades of the Twilight Cave Bear Wears Prada." It's time that slash-type fiction hits the bookshelves."
Publisher's Marketplace covered the sale of Beautiful You. PM listed the book as "focusing on the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of feminine pleasure." Then in a recent email, Chuck gave me his own personal description for it:
It's a comic/erotic thriller, a mash-up of 'mommy porn' and chick lit such as Sex and the City, and fantasy lit like Clan of the Cave Bear. Imagine if Ira Levin had a baby with Jean Auel.
We covered it all in the news here.
It's safe to say I am flipping out over this book. Chuck has promised to reveal more on this one soon, so stay tuned.
Read more about the announcement on The Huffington Post.