The book, titled “Hidden Sins”, was published in 2006 by voting rights activist under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery.
On Friday, Carlson opened the segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” by calling Abrams “one of the most talented and delicate romantic novelists of a generation,” adding that “like so many great artists, she can be under -estimated. ”
The Fox host added that one of his producers tracked down a copy of the book, which Carlson said was one of Abrams’ “hottest novels”.
“Now most of the novel is a mystery and, to be honest, we haven’t really followed the plot,” he explained.
“It wasn’t because the writing was bad. Oh, no, no, no. it’s Amanda Gorman stuff, ”he commented, referring to the 23-year-old national poet, who in January became the youngest poet to read their work during a presidential inauguration.
Instead, Carlson argued that “his show’s eyes were drawn, reflexively, to the more salacious elements of the novel.”
The TV personality then said that his main producer “Volunteered to perform a dramatic read of the most exciting moments from Stacey Abrams’ novel” before moving on to a screen with a photo of Abrams with the text from the excerpt played as background music.
“The heat, like hell, was blazing in his veins,” began the producer. “Temptation, like a song, clouds his mind. It required him to slip his arms around her, drag his hand down her spine to sink into the silky curls of her neck.
After reading another snippet, Carlson commented on the writing, saying: “She tormented his flesh with her palms. We were tormented by reading it.
“As we read it more, we noticed that our thighs were also getting harder, a lot harder,” Carlson added, referring to a line from the novel.
He concluded by saying, “The book is called ‘Hidden Sins’ and quite frankly we feel that we have just sinned in public. You can get that feeling for the low price of just $ 7 as well. ”
” You understand. But take it easy on your thighs. It will wear them out, ”he says.
Carlson’s segment, which Tuesday called former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, ‘naughty’ ‘bodice-ripper’ writer, comes after Berkley announced that he is reposting three of Abrams’ romance novels in 2022.
Abrams in a statement said the books, which include the titles “Rules of Engagement” and “The Art of Desire,” were “incredibly special” to her.
“The characters and their adventures are what I wanted to read as a young black woman – stories that present women of color as nuanced, determined and exciting,” said Abrams.