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Night Shift

A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy

Night Shift takes a “come one, come all” approach to erotica, with diverse body types, couplings, fetishes, and toys: nothing is off limits.

Night Shift is funny, pervy erotica that explores the late night capers of a naive porn store clerk, Taryn, and her customers. Using a choose-your-own adventure format, the book hops through a series of playful scenarios that highlight different kinks and sexual identities.

Taryn’s relative innocence makes Night Shift a fun investigation into the seedy, super commercialized world of porn, sex toys, and marital aids. Although she makes a point of saying that a job selling penis-shaped lollipops and threesome videos wasn’t her goal—she dreamed of a career in academia, and is drowning in educational debt—Taryn takes to adult novelties like a fish to water.

Her curiosity and playfulness give Night Shift a light tone. Also, she’s not immune to sexual attraction. As she helps a husky lumberjack with his garters, she reflects, “It really turned me on to think that a man who delivered couches during the day would be trying on thigh highs at night.”

Working at Dreamz isn’t exactly a fantasy, but its atmosphere gives Night Shift a dreamy, shimmery quality nonetheless. Author Joanna Angel emphasizes colors, flavors, and textures, bringing this candy-colored world to life. Expect glitter, unicorns, and rainbows throughout this playful, fun erotic novel. Although Taryn’s naivete is occasionally difficult to believe, characters and scenes add flavor and keep her curiosity growing.

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, who is a director, writer, and performer in alternative adult films, 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.

Reviewed by Claire Foster

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