Annabel Joseph


Annabel Joseph is a novelist who specializes in the romance of dominance and submission. Her stories celebrate the complexity of sensual power exchange in loving and sometimes complicated relationships.

She is always working on something new, so stay tuned!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up military, all over the place, and I never lived anywhere more than two or three years. In a way it was a lonely existence, since I was always losing my friends, but it forced me to live in my head a lot. I became very good at studying people and situations, and that's helped a lot in my writing for sure.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as I figured out how, I started writing! I remember my first "book" I made was this little four page deal about a grumpy worm. By the end of the book, the worm had cheered up and made a friend. Even back then, it seems I was drawn to Happily Ever After. I got serious about writing in college and took several creative writing classes, and was published in some literary magazines.

I've done it all: poetry, short stories, plays, screenwriting, and finally full length novels. I think I finished the first one of those when I was in my 30s.
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Under A Duke's Hand
Series: Properly Spanked. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,800. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
A duke as wealthy and powerful as the Duke of Arlington requires, by matter of course, an elegant, perfectly pedigreed bride. Unfortunately, he must settle for the king’s choice: Miss Guinevere Vaughn, the rough-edged daughter of a border baron. When Aidan explains that she’ll need to improve her manners—and her disposition—he finds himself locked in a vexing battle of wills.
My Naughty Minette
Series: Properly Spanked. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Earl of Augustine has always thought of Lady Minette as a sister, but when a nocturnal adventure goes awry, he’s forced to make her his bride. Can she make August realize she’s the love of his life in time to save their crumbling marriage—and her smarting backside? Or will he hold her at arm’s length forever, refusing to acknowledge the powerful emotions she stirs in his heart?
To Tame A Countess
Series: Properly Spanked. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,150. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lord Warren is making little progress in taming his wild countess. But her wildness pleases him in the bedroom, where they spend hours at uninhibited play, fulfilling licentious and carnal lusts. While Josephine struggles to understand her feelings toward her authoritative husband, Warren must decide if having a tame wife is worth the anguish of damaging her already vulnerable heart.
Training Lady Townsend
Series: Properly Spanked, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Aurelia has been promised in marriage to the Marquess of Townsend since she was four and he was fourteen. Unfortunately, she grew up into a pillar of propriety while her betrothed grew up into a renowned rake. Of course, no one would expect such an unsuitable match to go forward…which is why they find themselves at a loss when circumstances force them to the altar and into each other’s arms.
Master's Flame
Series: Cirque Masters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
In the sexually charged world of Cirque du Monde, CEO Michel Lemaitre reigns as king of depravity. He finds himself drawn to tempestuous Valentina--known as the Flame of Napoli--even as he tries his hardest to resist her. He finally engages her in a one-month, no-holds-barred Master-slave relationship to prove their incompatibility. And that’s when the circus really begins...
Bound in Blue
Series: Cirque Masters, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,330. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
At a small circus in Ulaanbaatar, a fearless trapezist fascinates talent scout Jason Beck. Sara’s thrilled to join Cirque du Monde, but her trapeze partner, Baat, is less cooperative. When tensions threaten the future of Sara and Baat’s act, she finds solace in a sexy, consuming Master/slave relationship with Jason. Soon they’re barreling toward deeper commitments, even love…
Fever Dream
Series: BDSM Ballet, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,860. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Petra Hewitt’s the top ballerina in the world, and The Great Rubio her obvious counterpart, so why does she want to strangle him whenever he’s around? She knows he's dangerous to her heart, to her peace of mind, and worst of all, to her career, but his rough flirtation compels her. When she gets a chance to play with him at a BDSM party, their professional partnership takes a feverish left turn...
Waking Kiss
Series: BDSM Ballet, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,350. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
When Ashleigh meets Liam, a lifestyle dominant, he awakens hidden desires she thought long lost. Liam pursues Ashleigh, but she has secrets—an abusive past and a crippling fear of intimacy that prevents her from connecting to anyone. Can Liam help Ashleigh defeat her demons? And what secrets does he hide behind his inscrutable amber gaze?
Disciplining the Duchess
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,750. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Over five seasons, Miss Harmony Barrett has managed to repel every gentleman of consequence and engineer a debacle at Almack’s so horrifying that her waltzing privileges are revoked. Enter the Duke of Courtland, a man known for his love of duty and decorum. Through a vexing series of events, he finds himself shackled to Miss Barrett in matrimony. Will the couple find their way to happiness?
Command Performance
Series: Comfort, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,430. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Mason Cooke has it all: fame, wealth, and a successful film career--until tales of his kinky exploits break wide. To repair his image, he starts dating Miri Durand, a former child actress once known for her innocent grin and shiny curls. She's all grown up now, with nagging image problems of her own. Their relationship is only meant to be a PR scheme...until they realize they're falling in love.
Burn For You
Series: Mephisto, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,640. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
When Molly loses her longtime Master, she feels lost, angry. Confused. She knows her Master intended her to go to his friend Mephisto next, but their history is a confusion of desire and fear in her mind. Mephisto wants to help Molly, but doesn’t want to force her into service she’s not sure she wants. As they untangle their feelings, it seems their tense standoff will only end one way…
Molly's Lips: Club Mephisto Retold
Series: Mephisto, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 33,720. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Mephisto agrees to look after a friend's slave for a week--but Molly is no ordinary slave. While providing a specialized program of training for her, he soon finds himself craving to possess her himself. Over the course of the week, he's also plagued by persistent questions. Is she happy being a 24/7 slave? Or is there another Molly trapped beneath her submissive, surrendered gaze?
Cirque de Minuit
Series: Cirque Masters, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Kelsey, a novice acrobat, finds herself fascinated by Theo Zamora, a fellow performer at the Cirque. The mysterious, tortured aerialist twists her tentative offer of friendship into a depraved night she will always remember. Soon they are creating an act together, and they must trust one another as he leads her deeper and deeper into a dangerous world of control and desire.
Series: Comfort, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,890. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Where does a wealthy but lonely man turn after his marriage ends and he doesn't have the heart to go after love again? To Maison Odalisque, where he chooses a woman to live with him as his pleasure slave. The world stops when they are in one another's arms, but then reality starts to intrude into their haven of sexual bliss and they both must make difficult choices about life and love.
Comfort Object
Series: Comfort, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,800. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Adult
An out of work waitress agrees to become a high-profile actor's on-location "personal assistant," a position that comes with some very sensual and intimate responsibilities. But will the impersonal job develop into something deeper and more emotionally involved?
Caressa's Knees
Series: Comfort, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,030. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Kyle Winchell of Comfort Object re-locates to New York City to work at an agency catering to the needs of the rich and famous. He accepts a job as personal assistant to well-respected concert cellist Caressa Gallo, only to find she's not as respectable as she seems. Soon he's involved in a world of lust and dark inspiration, and emotional stakes beyond anything he's encountered before.
Club Mephisto
Series: Mephisto, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,580. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
A slave living contentedly in a TPE relationship is entrusted to the owner of Club Mephisto for safekeeping when her Master must take a trip. Master Mephisto begins a week-long odyssey of exploration and training with the eager-to-learn slave. She is returned to her Master with a whole new perspective on service and the depths to which someone can submit. (contains strong BDSM content)
Cait and the Devil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Cait's life is turned upside down when she learns she's to be wed to a devilish Scottish earl, but they find they are better suited to one another than expected, her innocent submission the perfect complement to his dominant desires. But an unforeseen menace threatens...can the Devil protect his precious Cait? (contains BDSM/spanking content)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,890. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Lucy, a dancer, begins a rigorous relationship with a rich patron of the company. He has her completely at his mercy with his erotic, creative requirements, and yet persistently holds her at arm's length. When things begin to unravel, will they grow closer or push each other further away? Will their strict arrangement ever find its way to romantic love? (contains BDSM themes)

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