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Joanna Angel

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.

Books by Joanna Angel