Club 42: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy (Paperback)
- Angel is a powerhouse and has an enormous following in the adult entertainment/erotica industry. She has 1.4 million followers on Instagram alone, and 511K followers on Twitter.
- Night Shift, Angel's first choose-your-own erotic fantasy book with Cleis Press received much praise for being sex positive, gender inclusive, open minded, and diverse.
- Readers love interactive books because they control the characters' fates, and if they don't like how it turns out, they can read the book all over again with new choices and a new ending. This type of book is great for occupying time, especially during quarantine when book sales are spiking.
Naomi, a proud Brooklyn hipster, finds her life is forever changed when she gets fired from her barista job and wanders into a strip club called Club 42. On a whim, Naomi auditions to become a dancer and what happens next . . . is up to you!
Join Naomi as she works the day shift at a Manhattan club where patrons sip on carrot juice instead of beer. From learning the art of the lap dance to giving her ex the “extras” in the VIP room, there’s more to learn here than she ever learned in college. Should she tell her partner—the dreamy, broke musician who is unofficially squatting in her apartment—about her job, or should she learn to lead a double life between two boroughs? Should she experiment with moonlighting as a Dominatrix, or stay in the strip club and submit to her newest crush, exploring her sexuality and her newfound love for exhibitionism as she twerks her way into a new tax bracket? It’s all up to YOU, so grab your stilettos, turn up the early-2000s dance hits, and guide Naomi through this nonstop naked adventure in the city that never sleeps!
About the Author
Joanna Angel is an award-winning adult film star, director, producer, best selling author, and entrepreneur. She was the owner and founder of the venerated adult studio BurningAngel Entertainment from 2002 to 2019, with Pacific Standard magazine calling her "one of the most powerful feminist icons in the adult industry." She's stormed mainstream media outlets with a mission to defy all stereotypes of sex workers by being a strong, educated, insightful, and powerful woman in adult film. While an exotic dancer, she toured and performed at strip clubs around the world. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, LA Weekly, and on Vice TV and CNBC, to name a few. She was inducted into AVN's Hall of Fame in 2016, the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2017, and in 2018 was crowned a legendary triple threat by NightMoves magazine for her accolades as a director, performer, and exotic dancer.
Her first novel, Night Shift, was featured on Cosmopolitan’s list of “36 Legitimately Good Erotic Novels You Must Read,” and was regarded by book clubs and reviewers across the nation as an honest, insightful, hilarious, and inclusive work of fiction. Angel broke barriers and paved her own way in the adult industry, and she’s now doing the same in the world of erotic literature.
Like the city it takes place in, Club 42 is as much a tribute to a bygone era as it is a launching pad for something brand new. Joanna doesn’t sugarcoat a thing (which shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with her work). Sex sells, sometimes it feels good, sometimes it’s a chore. No matter what, it’s always an adventure.
— Lina Misitzis, producer of the Pulitzer-winning NPR show, This American Life
After giving an entire generation calluses with her films she has mastered sensual paper cuts of pleasure like a true sadist.
— Chris Nieratko, Author of Skinema
Joanna Angel’s sophomore effort does it again. Quick, hilarious, and erotic. A must-read for anyone who fantasizes about sex work It’s gritty and glossy all at once.
— Stoya, writer, Pornographer
It was like I was a newbie stripper and learning all over again how to hustle, and the author's appetite for sex and money is intoxicating.
— Elle Stanger - exotic dancer, writer, and certified sex educator
A brilliant author who has an amazing sense of sexuality and mystery with everything she does and creates.
— Buck Angel, transsexual activist, film actor, producer and public speaker
Joanna asked me to read her new book. I told her I don’t like vanilla porn. She didn’t ask a second time… she commanded in her sternest Domme voice, “Read it!” I followed her instructions. During the next ninety minutes of digesting the book, I smiled a lot, laughed, commiserated, empathized, missed New York City, got envious, got a few boners, and ended up hiring a cruel Dominatrix who does house calls. I assume like most fans of Miss Angel after reading her book, I felt hot, bothered, dirty, and in desperate need of a sound beating!
— Fat Mike, producer and lead vocalist for the punk rock band NOFX
Joanna Angel further cements her title as the new queen of literary erotica with Club 42; a labyrinth of thrilling, narrative choices, woven together with enviable skill!
— Colin McCracken, Features Writer at Hustler
Club 42 is an honest, straightforward, and sexy read. Joanna’s on-point descriptions bring you right into her dirty (in the best way) world. Be ready to have some self-pleasure fun with this adventure.
— Nicoletta Heidegger sex therapist, sexologist, host of sluts and scholars
Simple and to the point, but embellished with enough real-life drama, personal quirks, and passion, Club 42 is a rare gem that is apt to excite readers while keeping them laughing.
— Cryptic Rock