NEW YORK—Jenna Jameson may have said goodbye to her twin sons this weekend, but she also said hello to a deal with Skyhorse Publishing for her first fiction novel, Sugar, due out in October.
Co-written with Harlequin author Hope Tarr, Sugar tells the semi-autobiographical tale of an ex-porn star who moves to New York City with plans to reinvent herself.
"We're thrilled that Jenna chose to bring her fiction debut to Skyhorse," acquiring senior editor Jennifer McCartney said. "She became a legend in the adult entertainment world and a household name, and her novel is quite unlike anything we've ever read before—as you might imagine! There's no one else who can write about sex like Jenna, and the genre of erotic romance is a natural fit for her."
Jameson became a New York Times best-selling author with her first, completely autobiographical book, 2004's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, co-written with Neil Strauss and published by HarperCollins imprint ReganBooks.
Commented Jameson herself, "I'm so excited to be publishing my first novel Sugar with Skyhorse Publishing. Sugar is something new and exciting for me—I've never written anything like this before, and it was a wild ride. My memoir was a very personal journey for me, but a lot has changed in my life since it was published. I've always been romantic and probably a little kinky. The time was right for me to express myself in Sugar. I think it's the hottest thing you'll ever read."
The deal with Skyhorse was a preempt and brokered by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency in association with Jackie Markham at Resource Media, and it includes North American print and ebook rights.