• Power of Lies

  • The Dark Orchid, Book 1
  • By: Auryn Hadley
  • Narrated by: Christina Cato
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Power of Lies

By: Auryn Hadley
Narrated by: Christina Cato
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Publisher's Summary

Everyone lies.  When working for a sex mage, it's the only way to stay safe.

That's the first thing Jaeda learns when she's named as the Chosen. The mage needs a sacrifice, and she's willing to give it. Maybe too willing. After all, this man is lust incarnate; a woman would have to be insane not to want him, even if he is dangerous.

But desiring someone's body is very different from falling in love. In her line of work, the two must never be confused. She doesn't even know his name! He's simply The Jackal, a terrifyingly powerful sex mage, and she's his altar. Her lust fuels him. He needs it.

And that puts her in control.

Now, she gets to spend her days with a mage who wields sex like a weapon and his assistant who's as irresistible as some long-lost god brought to life. The things they do to her body are amazing, and the rest? These men want to spoil her with the kind of riches she's always dreamed of.  t's the best job she can imagine.

Unfortunately, it's never that easy.  This is supposed to be about making magic - that's it. Feelings have no place in a mage's temple. Affection is a curse. But when the enemy decides she'll make the perfect weapon to steal the Jackal's power, what's she supposed to do? After all, she's just a stupid girl caught in the middle.  Her job is to just lie back and take it.

Except, someone's been lying.

It might even be her.

Power of Lies is intended for a mature audience due to the presence of consensual scenes, group scenes, M/M scenes, and plenty of vulgar language - as well as some potentially triggering violence - since the bad guys don't always play nice. While this is a love story, it may not be right for all listeners.

©2019 Auryn Hadley (P)2021 Auryn Hadley

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Mix bag of SMUT, and Magic. What could be better?

1.) Book about Magic
2.) The main Mage that you will have in the book is a list Mage, so there is a lot of sex. nothing is off limits
3.) The narrator did a great job.
4.) Story plot is pretty great, get lost a bit in the being with there being a lot of sex and trying to give all the back story.

If you like a mixed bag of smut, and Magic. then this book is for you. If you don't then.. read at your own risk.

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90% sex, 10% plot.

There is so little plot in this story that I'm having trouble caring enough to finish it. The narrator is fine but there's only so much she can do.

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Power of lies

First, I never write reviews but I not just wanted to but felt like I needed to write a review for this title. I truly enjoyed this audiobook. It’s seductive and sensual with substance and depth.

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Sexy story well narrated.

The gods have died and the mages have taken their place and are greedy and cruel. But if you combine a mage of Lust, two whores and a compassionate soldier, perhaps things can change. This is a unique and HOT story by Auryn Hadley incredibly acted by Christina Cato. I’m looking forward to the next two segments being released.

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Amazing and unique

Love how this author makes sensitive subjects lighter - easier to understand. its hard to explain the technique but to me it's relaxing in a seductive way.

well written, great storyline and amazing characters!

great narration!

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This book is on 🔥

I was warned but after reading another series of Ms Hadley’s - (Wolf Next Door). I read the first 3 chapters of this book and although a little leery about the M/M aspects I bought it anyway because I had to know what came next. Oh boy, there was so much sex in this book but it was so appropriate to the theme of the Lust Mages. Ms Hadley makes new “rules” surrounding polyamory that are quite enjoyable to read in the books she she writes. I absolutely loved the character Jade/Orchid. She is unapologetically unashamed to be a whore and I mean with the same pride exotic dancers and porn stars exhibit in the real world. Jade needed to survive and suffered from naivety when choosing the wrong guy in the wrong town. Abandoned she takes a job that we became the best at. After being rounded in a town being taken by the Mage Wars, she meets the Jackal and his guard/bound/friend Treb. The plot this story goes through is very compelling and I can’t wait to see what the Dark Orchid brings next!

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Love Auryn Hadley, don’t like the narration

I have read and LOVED every book by Auryn Hadley. However, the narrator seems very monotone in a lot of it and her female voices (other than the main character) are awful. They are all whiney and obnoxious.

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Loved it, Great Story

Well developed characters, words & emotions easily envisioned. Erotic scenes woven tastefully throughout. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Well worth the credits!

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loved!

I absolutely adored this story!!! I have never read anything like it and very much look forward to finishing the trilogy.

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One of the best RH I’ve read

This is one of my favorite RH novels of all time (if not my #1). So hard to find good RH that accurately depicts the hardships of forming a polygamous relationship with others and also offers diversity within the main characters. Thank you Auryn Hadley representation matters.

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Mind blowingly amazing

The story itself was fabulous but when you have Christina Cato narrating the magic of this book comes to life!!! Totally worth getting audible for( and yes I did get it just to listen to this magic right here!!!