Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy

Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy

Taryn Joyner never thought much about sex and never in her wildest dreams imagined that she'd wind up working in an 'adult' store for a living. But that's exactly where she is at 25 years old, starting a night job at Dreamz, Tampa, Florida's premiere porno shop. Surrounded by dildos, handcuffs, and latex clothes, Taryn isn't sure what to make of her new surroundings, not to mention the wacky store owner who parades around in lingerie, but then a familiar face walks into the store and her world begins to change…

Now you can guide Taryn through her "sexploration" as she discovers the amazing things that Dreamz, and its customers, have to offer. Will she have a steamy one-night stand with a lesbian toy seller? Will she learn the finer points of vibrator masturbation? Will she teach a tantric sex class? And most importantly, will she learn to open herself to the full realm of possible sexuality? The choice is yours!


About the Author

Joanna Angel is an adult film star, director, producer, author, and owner of the Burning Angel empire, the company known for the emergence and prevalence of tattooed women in the adult film industry. In 2016, Angel was the host of the AVN Awards show and was also inducted into AVN's and XRCO's halls of fame. She has stormed mainstream TV and radio outlets and has been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, Vice TV, and many others. Angel has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, the Village Voice, the New York Press, Esquire UK, and Details and is a regular columnist for

Editorial Reviews

Angel brings her adult film star cred to print with a set of giddily gleeful, empowerment-oriented, and mostly female-centered vignettes about the blossoming of a lonely novelty store employee, all strung together in a story-game format. Sexy opportunities drop into bisexual Taryn’s lap as she works the overnight shift at Dreamz and revitalizes the store. Characterization of the quirky inhabitants of Taryn’s world is shallow but consistent, and although Angel’s stereotyping is sometimes awkward, she treats the cross-dressing lumberjack, enthusiastic sex shop owner, and smart-talking masturbation party fans with fondness and good-natured acceptance. Angel writes thoughtfully about kinky sex through Taryn’s beginner lens, making this a comfortable education for someone newly exploring these concepts. The story threading mostly offers a choice between two related scenes, and after the scene is about half complete, the reader has an option to continue or go back, making the branches feel more like a way for the reader to change up the reading order of the fantasies than a way to make meaningful character choices. The marketing is unsubtle—the protagonist’s lovers include a sales rep for the author’s favorite toy company and Angel herself—but the effect is as playful as it is commercial. This interactive story is a fun way to enjoy a smorgasbord of sex scenes. Agent: Kim Koba, United Talent Agency. (Feb.)

Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining with well rounded (women) characters and a trope that will have you reading and re-reading for hours." --Eliza David Writes


"A Choose Your Own Adventure story like Bandersnatch, but with 'sexploration.' Adult film actress, director, and author Joanna Angel dreamed up this witty tale..." —Cosmopolitan


"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

"It shouldn't come as a surprise that an innovator like Joanna Angel has excelled at a chose-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

"Overall, I'd highly recommend Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy by Joanna Angel. This book is going to best appeal to those who love a story and some attachment to the characters - but also want some real, kinky, well-written sex." --Kinky World

"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

"In this engaging book, the reader helps Taryn along on her kinky journey. What will happen next? Who will she meet? Where will she go? Through interactive "choose your own adventure" style scenarios, you're able to create your very own erotica book." --Stylecaster

"This interactive story is a fun way to enjoy a smorgasbord of sex scenes." --Publishers Weekly

"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

"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

"Joanna Angel should be applauded for her ability to create such a strong work that also manages to be the perfect fun and sexy read." --The Nerdy Girl Express

"I loved Night Shift. I have dissected it and read every single-story arc within it and can honestly say it's my favourite erotica I've read for a long time." --Candysnatch Reviews

"Entertaining with well rounded (women) characters and a trope that will have you reading and re-reading for hours." --Eliza David Writes

From the Publisher

In this choose-your-own erotic adventure, Taryn, facing the death of her academic dreams, finds herself working at an erotic novelty shop in Florida. There she encounters a range of eccentric customers and learns more about herself (and sexuality) than she ever had in school. Though awkward and fairly inexperienced when it comes to sex, she quickly catches on through the various steamy, raunchy, wild, and playful scenarios that unfold in her workplace—all of which readers can select via footnote directions that dictate the course of the plot. Encounters include an old friend who struck it rich and is treating his jocular posse, a customer convinced he doesn't measure up without herbal assistance and a special technique, and a bashful, burly lumberjack on the hunt for something with frills—who ends up playing a big role in Taryn's erotic education. Angel's (coauthor, Burning Angel) writing style is wry, witty, and engaging; readers will chuckle with Taryn's dry observations on the shop's odd happenings and cheer her on as she expands her repertoire. Unfortunately, there are a few rocky moments, including questionable inclusions of terms such as ethnic and midget and Taryn's unsettling assertion that women with degrees and lingerie don't mix. VERDICT Overall, this laugh-out-loud interactive tale is perfect for readers seeking a lively and enjoyable erotic read.

Library Journal
AuthorJoanna Angel

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