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A straight-laced policeman. A lighthearted thief.

A murdered millionaire.

Fox shifter Malachi steals for one of the biggest crime rings in New York City. But when he witnesses the murder of a millionaire, the only person who can keep him safe is Dr. Owen Yates, forensic hexman for the Metropolitan Witch Police - and Malachi's witch.

Owen is horrified to discover his familiar is an uneducated thief. Even worse, Malachi threatens to unleash Owen's deepest desires...desires Owen can't act upon, as he's destined for an arranged marriage to secure the Yates family fortune

Their agreement: Malachi will be Owen's lover as well as his partner, until the day of the wedding. But as their hunt for the murderer carries them from teeming slums to Fifth Avenue mansions, Owens begins to realize Malachi commands his heart as well as his body.

With dark forces drawing ever closer around them, Owen must decide whether to bow to the demands of duty, or to risk everything for the man he loves.

Hexmaker is the second book in Jordan L. Hawk's Hexworld series, following the adventures of witch policemen and the familiars they bond with. Download today to enter a world of magic, romance, and intrigue.

©2016 Jordan L. Hawk (P)2017 Jordan L. Hawk

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Great but with some annoying mispronunciation

I thought the narrator a great job with most of the voices and all the various accents. He really differentiated the characters. Unfortunately, the weakest voice was that of Owen, the main character. Although he was an uptight, repressed character he did not have to sound like a robot. But the thing that really drove me crazy was the way he pronounced plural possessives. Servants' was pronounced servantses, parents' became parentses, friends' was friendses. It pulled me out of the story every time.

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  • 01-28-17

Another fantastic Hexworld book

I love Jordan L. Hawk's books and Tristan James does a fantastic job narrating them.

I did find in this one, his voices for Owen & Nathan when they were talking to one another kind of flowed together wherein a couple times to figure out who was talking I had to think context - but considering they are brothers, that isn't as much of a problem. But each of the other voices was vibrant and recognizable. From the bear Bertie to our fox Mal, to his witch Owen. I loved the voice for Peter's nurse. James does a fantastic job with Irish women's voices. They sound like women... instead of a man reading a woman's voice.

If there is one thing missing from Hexmaker, for me, it is the pure depth that was in the first book, Hexbreaker. It was the first novel in the series and it left me feeling as though I was living in that world. Hexmaker was fantastic, but didn't leave me as much in depth.

That said, it is still a fantastic read and a must have book. Well, all of Hawk's books are.

However, if you haven't read the first book, you'll still be caught up in the alternative 1890s New York where Hexes are a part of life and familiars (shape shifters) and their witches must figure out who the bad guys are that are after them before they end up dead.

Say hello to the MWP - Metropolitan Witch Police.

I'd give it more than 5 stars if I could.

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Another Fantastic Hexworld Novel!

This was simply a delight to read and listen to. I absolutely loved Mal, our thief familiar with a heart of gold. Owen, the hex maker working for the MWP, was interesting in his own, stodgy way. Most interesting was how he loved to submit in the bedroom.

I did find his strict adherence to familial and societal duty overwhelming. It was the one aspect of the novel that detracted from my connection to him as a character. I wanted him to completely give in to Mal, not just in the bedroom. Of course, if he had, wed have seen much less of a conflict and dramatic climax to the story.

This was another mystery that proved hard to unravel completely until the very end. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

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Perfect continuation to this series

OMG just as good as the first book. Owen you kinky devil you. Mal you could have told him the true right off the bat and the miscommunication would have been avoided. I'm glad Edith got her true love and it was not a case of she loved him but he didn't her cause he's gay. They both liked each other as friends. Other than Owen's "brother", his family were a bunch of stuck up snobs. I can't wait for the next book in the series. There are so many secondary characters that I want to see get their bond mates.

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  • Jim Lee
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US
  • 07-30-17

WOW! SIR YES SIR!

First I have to say Ms. Hawk is a true master. And after reading this book it appears she is in more ways than one. An artfully told story with the most amazing erotic overtones. D/s in fiction is always exciting but this time it is from the viewpoint of the submissive. Is that the way they really think? Wildly erotic. I was expecting to hear about the further adventures of our last couple but once again the author masterfully switched character within a particular group. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!!!

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There is no ending beg

Jordan L. Hawk put so much into this wonderfulness that there was no way to tie up all the loose ends. Still Hexmaker and it's companion book in this two book series are are among the best books ever written in the genre. Magnificent.

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Just as good as the first

I sincerely hope this series goes on forever.
Malachi and Owen were a great pairing. I'm ready to read Nick's story. Can that be next please?

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Not my cuppa

What disappointed you about Hexmaker?

I was disappointed that this book contained s&d relationship. This was a major element of the character's relationship, and it wasn't mentioned in the blurb. Usually that it mentioned for those who aren't interested in that. I'm also not interested in cheating and Owen basically cheats on his fiancée. I don't care if he's gay. It doesn't give him an excuse to cheat. The story is quite similar to the first one as well.

Has Hexmaker turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but I will be careful selecting books from this author in the future.

What does Tristan James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think he is a good narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I like the worldbuilding

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  • Serin6
  • 11-17-17

Skilled writing, read aloud equally skilfully

Tristan James' voice is a good match for the urban police-procedural basis for the story - he offers a range of voices and accents (a lot of them New York-Irish) and characters are easy to distinguish. Probably more rewarding to read the series in order but this one would still make sense without.