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Natural Law Audiobook

Natural Law

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Natural Law, performed with steamy coyness by Maxine Mitchell, is a dark and disturbing story about a sexy homicide cop, Mac Nighthorse, who goes undercover to hunt the underground BDSM sex haunts to find out which dangerous dominatrix is thrilling her gladly paying customers with arousing pain and erotic torment before....murdering them. Ouch, indeed.

If you enjoy Natural Law, consider watching the similarly plotted film from 1980, Cruising, starring a young Al Pacino at the height of his game.

Publisher's Summary

Mackenzie "Mac" Nighthorse is a highly respected homicide detective and a career cop. There isn't a dangerous situation that can back him down. However, the personal becomes uncomfortably entangled in the professional when he goes undercover in a high class BDSM club as a male submissive in order to find a Dominatrix who is winning the trust and then murdering her chosen partners. When his path crosses Violet Siemanski's, he realizes he's found a Mistress willing to be his ally in finding the murderess. But Violet is also going to shatter Mac's shields and make him question who he is and what he wants, a challenge more disturbing than any case he's ever worked.

©2004 Joey W. Hill (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-23-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Download immediately!!!"

    Wow, just wow! First, let me say that at the time of this review this book is under $4 for a full length book! Then let me say, I would have gladly paid $30 for it!

    I will warn you, this IS erotica, the entire book was a dance of emotionally charged getting to know you hot hot hot graphic graphic graphic steam! This book is mostly from the viewpoint of the female Dom Mistress Violet. The author lets you into the Dom's head in what she is thinking and feeling while trying to break in a new sub, Mackenzie. Mac is not a typical sub...he's all alpha male hard ass cop...but he is wired to want to be controlled in the bedroom. He knows in his heart he is a sub, but no Mistress has ever fully broken him and he has never willingly surrendered.

    Seeing into the mindset of a Dom was fascinating. Watching this story unfold was riveting! I did feel that the narrator took too many diction lessons...a bit curt with her enunciations but it didn't detract from the story too much. Listening to how a Dom/sub relationship is forged was really enlightening and entertaining. If you like erotica even a little then this should be an automatic download for you. There was passion, chemistry, hot scenes, a murder mystery, and a keep you guessing till the end plot. It had me at minute one! Just hit add to cart!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 12-17-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 12-17-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Intense and Captivating"

    I've read a few BDSM books, but never one that explained it to the degree that this one does. What intrigued me was that the sub was an alpha male, and you don't read about that often. While it did get pretty intense at times, namely on the weekend trip they take, which kind of caught me off guard and I needed to adjust to, it mostly is just really captivating and powerful. Mac doesn't know how to completely let go and allow himself to be vulnerable, even though deep down that is all he really wants. Violet wants nothing more than to form a complete and all-encompassing bond with the right person, where all the walls are down and there is nothing but complete trust and love. Sometimes it feels like she pushed him too far even though she was never violent with him, ahem, the weekend trip, but she clearly gives him the option time and again to say 'no', which is actually the battle she is waging with him, to accept that it is okay to say no, and in the end he is really thankful to her for tearing down his walls. I guess I just feel embarressed for him, even though he doesn't exhibit any signs of regret or embarressment himself. His biggest challenge is to accept that there are boundaries and that does not make you weak; it actually makes you strong to be able to voice them and to trust that your partner will still love you and see your strength. Really Violet fought so hard for this because she saw the danger in never expressing a need to stop; that you can be pushed too far and she feared for him that he wouldn't ever use a safe word. I guess in that light I can understand why she goes to the extremes that she does, knowing that she isn't hurting him, but only helping him, and that he is so incredibly stubborn that he never would have given in to his true desires otherwise. The firt half of the book focuses on the relationship between Violet and Mac, and the second half is more about the criminal case Mac is investigating. The ending- I kind of thought it was who it was, but I wasn't certain. It is definitely one of those books that you think you have figured out, but there are just so many options for the villain. There is great commentary on the lifestyle itself as well, and how the world, as a whole, views and misconceives it. Overall, a great and passionate foray into the BDSM world without feeling like events and scenes happen for the thrill and shock value, though at times I'll admit I was a bit shocked. It's intense, but if you keep an open mind, not think about if you would do it, but why the characters do and what it means in their lives, then I think you will find it is worth a listen.


    Maxine Mitchell did a geat job with the delivery of the story.

    24 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 06-27-15
    Michael 06-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Best mix of erotic and suspense"

    This book did an excellent job of giving you sex and suspense it was a very well written book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 10-16-13
    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Hot and steamy story"

    The story was hot and well written. The narration was a little flat.
    I loved the whole series ,This book could have been hotter with the right narrator
    But this book is still worth the listen

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 01-16-17
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    "The Narrator Did It?"

    I think I would have liked this book better if the narrator hadn't yelled and overdramatized it. The mystery was well done, and I didn't guess the villain which I appreciated. It was only a relatively small part of the story. The S&M part of the story seemed good but listening was difficult because of the yelling and overdramatization. Stories on this topic don't need extra stimulation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patti TYLER, TX, United States 12-28-16
    Patti TYLER, TX, United States 12-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Why???"

    Why are the Dom and Domme characters in thiis series all a$$holes? There hasn't been a single sub who should not have walked out on them.

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    von 11-30-16
    von 11-30-16 Member Since 2016

    in order to love, you must understand a woman's heart

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    "suspenseful and erotic"

    it had me from the beginning with Mac. every woman's dream come true! must read!

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    JNF3 08-25-16
    JNF3 08-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "OK but misses the mark a little"

    So, I liked another story by this author, so I thought I'd try this one. It was OK. Lots of little problems with the plot and some things were just to fantastical to be believed. I also have listed to other narration by Maxine Mitchell, which I loved, but I did not like her narration for the main female character. Her voice / tone / style of speaking just is not good for Domme. I don't think Domme means bitch and that's just the way it sounded. The Domme in this story was not a mean person - the voice just was harsh and didn't match well. The other character narrations were ok. Overall, it was worth listening to. I'm not sorry I purchased it, but I won't ever re-read this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    keith surrey, BC, Canada 06-23-16
    keith surrey, BC, Canada 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This was a good book the submissive point of view"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes, i enjoyed the different spin on D/s relationships


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was not a surprise, but still nice to see


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I enjoy the male narrator


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes, it was nice to see a male submissive who definetely wasn't a pansy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mandymay 05-22-16
    mandymay 05-22-16 Member Since 2015

    I'm a solitary baker who craves a good romance book to keep me awake all night at my 3rd shift job.

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    "This book was ok."

    I thought the narrator was great. I found a few scenes difficult to listen to. It was a lil heavy on the BDSM. Some Bdsm is good but sometimes I had a wtf? moment. I got the book for under $5 so it's worth that. I wouldn't give up a credit or pay full price though.

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  • Lindilu
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    "Zzzz"

    This book was terrible no wonder it was cheap! 10% plot 90% sexual ranting very very repetitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • liz dean
    9/22/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Fabulous characters you care about and a storyline that grabs you from the start. She uses language in a way that makes you feel the raw motion between Mac and Violet .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    2/20/15
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    "great book and very well narrated."
    Who was your favorite character and why?


    What does Maxine Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book held my attention all the way and had some good unexpected turns in the plot to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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