By Brian Gross


I hope this finds you well! I have a proposition, if you will…

What would you get if you took Carrie from Sex in the City, combined her with April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation, turned her into a recent college grad, threw her in an unpredictable sex shop, and mixed them all up in a choose-your-own adventure book? NIGHT SHIFT!

This coming February Cleis Press is proudly publishing NIGHT SHIFT: A CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN EROTIC FANTASY by the acclaimed and award-winning adult actress/producer/director/entrepreneur (and now author) Joanna Angel. Joanna has written this incredibly fun and outrageous book that is entertaining in almost every way… or should I say position?

The best part? Joanna has done a stellar job in her debut novel as some of the advance praise below will tell.

NIGHT SHIFT should be of interest to:

Anyone looking for THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY FEATURE ( Suggested reading for this upcoming Galentine’s Day or fun, sexy reads for you and your man/woman to ENJOY TOGETHER)
Readers who are looking for something completely DIFFERENT and genuinely ENTERTAINING
People who are looking for a little something to warm themselves up this WINTER SEASON
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS, as Joanna is a true renaissance woman and success story!

Joanna is currently living in Los Angeles and is available for interview and comment, schedule depending. She is prepared to comment on sex, society, culture, gender identity… nothing is off limits!

Cleis Press is in the process of scheduling book tour stops in the following areas in the month of February: New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Locations are subject to change. Dates booked include:

2/14 – Skylight Books, Los Angeles

2/18 – The House of Scorpio, New York City



“Night Shift takes a “come one, come all” approach to erotica. It includes diverse body types, couplings, fetishes, and toys: nothing is off limits. Angel…takes a wonderfully open-minded approach to her material. Drawing from a broad palette of preferences, she has created a book that is truly special and unusual. Night Shift is candy sweet and easy to enjoy erotica in a lively, explorable format. [Five Stars]”

—Foreword Reviews

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise that an innovator like Joanna Angel has excelled at a choose-your-own erotic fantasy novel. Whether you read her book with one hand or two, you’re going to learn something about yourself.”

—Spencer Ackerman, senior national security correspondent, The Daily Beast

“Night Shift does more than simply facilitate erotic escapism. Joanna Angel is a brilliant writer who explores deep subject matter such as gender and sexual identity, acceptance and rejection, while remaining funny, optimistic and sex-positive. This book will touch you while you touch yourself.”

—Angela White, award-winning adult performer and director

“Like Joanna herself, Night Shift is fun, sexy, and full of surprises! No matter which adventure you choose, Joanna Angel is guaranteed to take you on an amazing—and sexy—ride!”

—Mike Tully, co-host, The Jason Ellis Show

“Joanna Angel keeps reinventing herself. She’s now added ‘writer of interactive fiction’ to her already impressive back of tricks. Always sex-positive, always fun, always righteous—Joanna is a fearless woman who always chooses her own adventure.”

—Gustavo Turner, Los Angeles artist and writer

“If Daniel Clowes wrote a sex novel, it might turn out something like Night Shift. A delightfully quirky and very hot read rife with Joanna Angel’s signature, sweetly crackling wit.”

—Peter Warren, Adult Video News

“This is the funniest thing porn-adjacent thing I’ve ever read. Subtly informative and highly comedic.”

—Stoya, pornographer



From the sinfully delicious mind of Joanna Angel, founder of adult company BurningAngel and award-winning adult actress and director, comes Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy!

After graduating college, Taryn finds herself lost and uncertain of what to do next. With a self-imposed friendless and sexless life, Taryn unexpectedly winds up working the graveyard shift at Dreamz, a sex shop in Pasco County, Florida. Tucked into a seedy strip mall on the side of a highway, hilarious and erotic surprises lurk around every neon-lit corner.

Your mission: In a sketchy and sexy world filled with tissues, gallons of lube, sex toys, tiger print, and swinger parties, help Taryn choose her way as she learns what happens in this small, unexpectedly kinky town. From butt plugs to cross-dressing truckers to being held-up at gunpoint over dildos, experience this fun and sexy journey along with Taryn, as she goes from shy and sweet to skilled and empowered—but how she gets there is up to you!


JOANNA ANGEL is an adult film star, director, producer, author, and owner of the BurningAngel Empire, the company known for the emergence and prevalence of tattooed women in the adult film industry. Angel started her business in a college dorm room at Rutger’s University in 2002, and today the company has a network of websites, hundreds of DVDs to its credit, and over 50 adult industry awards including Best Pornstar Website, Best Comedy, and many more. In 2016 Angel was the host of the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards show, and was also inducted into AVN and the American X-Rated Critics Organization’s (XRCO) hall of fame. Angel has appeared in every major adult magazine (Adult Video News, Club, Hustler, Picture Magazine, and Penthouse to name a few), and was the first tattooed centerfold in Hustler. She has stormed mainstream TV and radio outlets, been featured on CNBC, Vice TV, G4TV, KROQ Radio, SIRIUS Radio, TLC’s LA Ink, and had a speaking role on Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. Angel has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Village Voice, Forbes Magazine, New York Press, Esquire UK, Details, and is a regular columnist for Heeb Magazine featured Joanna as their cover girl, naming her one of the “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews.” The New York Post featured her as one of the “Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers,” and she has made CNBC’s yearly “dirty dozen” (a list of the twelve biggest adult film stars) several times.



by Joanna Angel

Fiction / Erotica / Adventure
Trade Paperback Original | 310 pp.
Cleis Press | February 2018
Paperback: $14.95 | 9781627782524
ebook: $11.99 | 9781627782531



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