Best-Selling Author Seeks Female Participant for Erotic Novel Research

Taking the "unpaid intern" degradation to its logical conclusion, erotic novelist Chad Leslie Peters posted an ad late last week to Craigslist seeking a "female participant" for a 30-day love affair which he plans to turn into a book.

According to Peters, his first novel, an e-book entitled The Affair: a Thirty Day Experiment in Love, became a bestseller on Amazon, reaching the top twenty in the site's erotic books category.

He's now preparing to write a sequel to The Affair. And that's where you come in:

The book will detail every aspect of a mutually-agreed to romantic affair between myself and a young FEMALE lover (perhaps you), experienced over 30 days, as in the novel. The difference between the first book and this one will be verite: everything in this new volume will be the truth as both participants see it. If you agree to participate in this project, you will keep a diary of all of your thoughts, impressions and memories of the thirty day affair that we will share. I will then combine your written thoughts with my own to present the reader with two versions of the same erotic story. One love affair, as seen separately by the man and woman.

Peters insists he is a "serious writer" and this project is "meant to be taken seriously by the participant that I choose."

In addition to taking both him and his project seriously, Peters also requests that prospective applicants be at least 20 years old with a clean bill of sexual health who is "preferably an English or writing Major."

And they said your degree would be worthless.

[screengrab via Craigslist]