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Marshal's Law

Narrated by: Gideon Welles
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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When Janelle Prescott is thrown from her car as it careens off a slippery road, she expects to wake up in a hospital. Instead, to her utter disbelief, she wakes up in a jail cell that looks like something from an old Western movie set. It is there, hurt and alone, with no idea what happened or how she will get back home, that Janelle first meets Aaron Jackson. As she regains her wits, however, Janelle realizes something is terribly amiss, and her worst fears are confirmed when she learns Aaron is the marshal of Cheyenne County, Wyoming...and the year is 1878.  

When an injured, apparently addle-headed woman falls into his lap, Aaron takes it upon himself to keep her safe and nurse her back to health. Truth be told, he is instantly attracted to her despite her sharp tongue and her bizarre story - a story he is quickly forced by the evidence to accept as genuine. After Aaron takes her under his wing and into his family’s home, the two clash frequently, but Aaron is more than ready to lay down the law...even if that means a good, hard bare-bottom spanking for this feisty brat from another era.  

Having little choice, Janelle must learn how to live as a woman in 1878, including submitting to the firm-handed marshal who, in spite of everything, seems to have laid claim to her heart.  

Publisher’s note: Marshal’s Law is an erotic romance novel that contains graphic sexual scenes and spankings, including domestic discipline in a historical setting. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this audiobook.

©2013 Stormy Night Publications (P)2018 Maddie Taylor

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Romance through Time Travel.

In a story that has too much violence an interesting dynamic is created through the use of traveling through time.

In Romance Novel tradition a relationship develops between two unlikely people mixed with a complex web of behavioral
and cultural differences.

The key to putting this story together is a Narrator with the right voice and attitude to hold the listeners interest.

Those who enjoy this genre may enjoy this Audio Book if they are not turned off by the amount of violence.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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A touching and passionate love story..............

Marshal's Law is a both touching and passionate love story about a young woman from the 21st century transported back in time to the 19th century. The heroine of the story, Janelle, is an independent, self-sufficient nurse with a spunky, take-charge personality. After blacking out in a car accident, she wakes up in a jail cell and quickly realizes that something is seriously wrong. The sheriff, Aaron, takes Janelle to his family home because a woman alone in a Wyoming frontier town is unacceptable. Janelle eventually convinces them that she is from the future, but they all agree that she needs to make a place for herself in her new reality. The author does an amazing job of describing the struggles that Janelle must tackle, and I kept imaging how I would cope in her situation. Luckily, Janelle has a lot of pluck and a wonderfully dry sense of humor, so she had me laughing out loud throughout the story.

Perhaps the biggest struggle of all for Janelle is her romance with Aaron. They fall passionately in love, but they are continually pushing and pulling against each other as Aaron tries to curb her independence, and Janelle tries to break his firm control. Watching them grow together through this process (as well as through some beautifully passionate love scenes), was at times as frustrating for me as it was for them. However, it is the sign of a good author that can make me so emotionally involved in a story. For those familiar with her work, I would say that this book contains even more elements of domestic discipline than her other books, but it fit Aaron and Janelle's situation perfectly.

Gideon Welles could read the phone book and make it sound sexy. He has such a deep, rich voice, and his portrayal of Aaron's firm yet loving personality is perfection. As well as he reads a male character, he is equally skilled at the female role. I enjoyed his delivery of Janelle's spunky personality, and he makes an already sexy story even steamier. This man was made for erotica, and I will definitely be checking out more of his narrations in the near future.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Nice and Sexy!

I love the time travel aspect of this book. This story tells of a modern day woman (2013) who wakes up in a jail cell in Laramie, WY (1878) after a car accident. This story engages all of your emotions. I found myself laughing, tearing up and becoming hot and bothered during the sex scenes. The plot and characters have a continuous flow. The narration was good and kept you entertained. The author did a great job with this story! This was my first book by this author and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Time Travel and a sexy cowboy

Wow! This book had my emotions in a whirlwind. I really wasn't sure what I would be getting into with the whole domestic discipline theme, but I did try to go into it with an open mind. My feelings about Aaron and his discipline were quite mixed. In truth, it almost felt like two different people at times. On the one hand, he's all alpha male with his protective streak and big, sexy cowboy persona. He's so open-minded about Janelle, where she's from, and her education, and he's unusually insightful at times. On the other hand, when he feels that Janelle needs to learn to "behave," he's overbearing and what I would consider abusive. I realize that domestic discipline is a real thing that some couples enjoy, but I can't say that it did anything for me. So, with that in mind, I put my focus on the rest of the story. I will say that when Janelle and Aaron were in sync, the chemistry was off the charts with lots of steamy goodness.

As far as Janelle's time travel, I don't read much with that theme either because they so often get bogged down in the explanations, so I wasn't at all bothered by the lack of that here. We never get the reason for Janelle's leap into the past, so if you're looking for a magical, mystical, or scientific plot, you won't find that here.

The story here, at least for me, was about Janelle and her assimilation into a time without the modern day comforts. Her frustration with learning everything expected of a woman in 1878 and finding not only love, but a whole family willing to accept her with open arms. On that, the author certainly did a wonderful job of conveying her confusion, her longing, and finally her contentment. We also get a bit of wit and humor as she and Aaron pick up the phrasings and their different meanings from one time period to the next. I also loved the way things were wrapped up in the epilogue with Janelle's parents in modern day.

Since I did listen to the audio version of Marshal's Law, I have to mention our narrator, Gideon Welles. If I were going to pick a voice for this one, he would be it. That drawl and bit of gruff in his voice was absolutely perfect. In fact, I'm pretty sure his wonderful narration played a big part in my falling a bit for Aaron in spite of my feelings for his discipline.

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Rewriting History?

Is history the past for the future? When Janelle wakes up and finds herself in the past is she writing her own future, or is she living in a past that should be. Questions with no plausible answer or way to go home can she accept her fate and be the obediant 1900 woman or will her actions be her end. I laughed, I definitely cried and really enjoyed the way Aaron teaches her lessons. I cant wait for more.

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Marshal's Law

Aaron & Janelle's story is absolutely captivating. There are moments that will make you misty eyed, have you laughing out loud and others where you just roll your eyes. It's also very heartwarming and super steamy! Another must read series by Maddie Taylor!

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It is historical romance, time travel, and magic!

Somehow, I think I did not manage to post this review. I have it on my computer, and I certainly intended to post it! Sorry about that! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and intended to voluntarily leave this review.

“Marshal’s law” is a combination of historical romance (western setting), time travel, and magical elements. We never learn how the time travel happens, and magical elements bring letters and photos both ways across time---somehow?

“Spanking stories” seem to be very prolific, however they always leave me a little flat. Spanking alone (without other dominant/submissive interaction) works with a childish heroine rather than a strong submissive within a dominant/submissive relationship.

Janelle’s character is somewhat insipid---always running away in a childish manner. She is the type of character that seems to go with “spanking stories.” Aaron and his family are appealing characters.

The narration was appealing, particularly for Aaron. It works best at 1.25 speed. Janelle’s voice rather contributes to her wishy-washy character impression.

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Time travel to the old west

I never wanted it to end. I want to say more about this story but I absolutely hate spoilers, so I won't do it to you by going into details.
The narrator brings the story to life.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Happily Ever After, Witty, Romantic, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Easy-to-read/listen, Entertaining, Action-packed, Steamy, Whimsical.
This Audio book was given to me at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Sexy Marshal

I enjoyed this audiobook except for a few pet peeves. The Marshal's nickname for Janelle is "Sweet Pea". Not sure why but it grates on me, he uses it over and over and over again. If you enjoy time travel and romance, I;d say go for it. You won't be dissappointed.
The writing had a nice flow and was easy to listen to. I would recommend this book.
I received this audiobook for free in exchange of an honest review.

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Time travel western!<br />

I loved this story! The time travel, the storyline....the hot spanking sex! Wow!! Maddie Taylor has a unique imagination! To the narrator Gideon Welles.....very sexy voice.....excellently performed!!

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  • Rogernie Roberts
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a fantastic story to listen to

I totally enjoyed this. I'm not really a fan of audio books but I've enjoyed this one. I suppose the narrator's voice helped to make it exciting or more intetesting to me. Aaron and Janelle's story is exciting in that she's a modern eomen who travelled back in time and struggled to come to terms with the rules of that era. Aaron the marshall no only took her in but gave her the love of the family she lost.