• Danil's Mate (An Alpha Bear Shifter Romance)

  • Secret Shifters of Spokane, Book 1
  • By: Selena Scott
  • Narrated by: HotGhost Productions
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A curvy reporter who's just arrived in town and an alpha bear shapeshifter who holds a deep family secret. Can their attraction become something more and can she tame the animal within him?

Danil - an immigration lawyer, originally from Belarus. His family moved to America when dissidents of the president started to disappear. The youngest of four brothers, his love for his family is paramount. He seeks to protect those close to him. 

Dora - sexy, curvy, and not afraid to speak her mind. She's arrived in Spokane to investigate reports of a bear in the forest that has been experimented on. Little does she know what her inquiries will uncover.

What will happen to Danil's family if their secret is exposed? Can the intense desire between them survive and flourish into a true love story?

©2016 Selena Scott (P)2020 Selena Scott

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This is a great book and I'm ready for the ride!

Pandora is an investigative journalist. She's been tracking a huge story and ends up in Spokane where she heard there were bears. Danil is the youngest of four brothers that came to the US with their parents. He worked really hard to help his family settle in here. Now he's an attorney helping others. Pandora and Danil did not start off on the right foot. Their chemistry made for some fun interesting times. I loved the way that he couldn't talk straight when Dora was around. He worked so hard to blend in and she rattled that cage. The rest of his family is a large part of the story. Family is number one priority. This made me laugh and I loved them.

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Loved this book

I absolutely loved this book. I am always happy when I find a new author that writes great books. This is definitely worth Reading.

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Excellent Bear Shifter Story

An investigative reporter , and a bear shifter family who escape their troubles by moving to America. When trouble finds them, so does Dora our intrepid reporter.

Love the progression of the romance, and the family background. Quite the entertaining listen!!

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Just as good the second time

I read the ebook version of this book and couldn't turn down the chance to listen to it. I loved it both times. This is my original review.

This was the greatest book. I fell in love with Danil, thought I would take one of his brothers in a pinch! Dora is a journalist who is investigating some strange occurences. She is a loner who has trust issues and is used to taking care of herself. She only had her father, and no one since he passed away.
Danil is a lawyer. He is of Belarusian desce and is part of a close knit family. he has three brothers and they often dine with their parents. The men are all bear shifters and often shift and go for ramps in the woods.

Danil first sees Dora at the local police station when he is called to meet with a client. Imagine his surprise when she turns up in his parent's living room several hours later asking about bears. After that it seems like he sees her everywhere. When she gets arrested for trespassing she calls Danil to bail her out. He has done his research and found out that she is an investigative journalist. When he takes her back to her car, left in the middle of nowhere, things get hot and heavy. He breaks it off before they do the deed, but both of them are aware of their attraction for each other. Neither of them is looking for a relationship and both of them have secrets.

I am going to leave it here, because this book is too good to ruin for you. I know that, like me, you will be sad when the story is done and more than ready for a sequel. I can't wait to see which brother will be next. Hurry, hurry, hurry.

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best shifter read I've read in a while

I love shifter romances and this book is by far one of my favorites I've read in quite some time! Danil and his shifter family moves here from Belarus and try hard to blend in. Their plan seems to have worked until spunky Dora shows up causing trouble in good ways and bad. She sparks a protective side to Danil that he doesn't want to have at first and trys to stay away from her but end the end he fails and decides to help Dora to keep her safe. When she finds out Danil and his family are shifters she has a new vigor to take down navooka. Cannot wait to read the other 3 books!

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For honest review. Daniel is a immigrant lawyer who sees dora arrive in Spokane to investigate reports of bears and a lab and knows she is his mate and must protect her. This story you get to meet his family too . Awesome story

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Great Story!

This is the first book in the Secret Shifters of Spokane, an Alpha Bear Shifter Romance. Danil and Pandora (Dora)'s short story is fun, steamy, fast-paced, and intriguing. This is a great start to the Series. Danil is an immigration lawyer and a bear shifter. He is the youngest of four brothers. Dora is an investigative reporter. She is a wonderful character, strong and independent. The supporting characters are great and intriguing. I would love to know more about Danil's brothers, Emin, Maxim, and Anton. I love the happy ending, and the opening to the next installment, Emin's Mate. Craig A. Hart has a great voice, and he did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it!

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Danil’s Mate

Love this audiobook and the story. Author is one of my favorites. Narrator did a fantastic job on it.

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Danil's Mate

Danil is an immigration lawyer and a bear shifter who has moved from Belarus with his family for their safety. Something terrible has happened to one of his brothers and the family's safety is their highest priority. Investigate reporter Pandora has traveled to Spokane after hearing about a bear that may have had experiments run on it and finds much more than she had expected. When the two meet, the attraction is hot and they work together to find the tested on bear.



This was a great start to a new series. The story has romance, mystery, and it was steamy and fast paced. I have both read and listened to books by the author and have found them to be well written. I can't wait to hear the next book in series and find out exactly what is hiding in the woods!



I was given this audio book at my request and am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion in this review.



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Wonderful world intro, and steamy story

Looking forward to more in this series to unfold the mysteries. Enjoyed this steamy story, and the fun characters it introduced.

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  • Sara B
  • 02-12-20

Steamy Bear Shifter Romance

Danil's Mate, the first book in the Secret Shifters of Spokane series, is a hot and steamy bear shifter, paranormal romance. The storyline is entertaining with suspense, drama, little mystery, and love. The characters are fabulous, particularly Danil and Dora. Danil is an uber bossy alpha bear, youngest of four brothers, and the family lawyer. Dora is an observant and curious journalist, who doesn't miss anything. They fit perfectly, have a passionate connection, and sizzling chemistry. I can't wait for the next book to get answers to some questions.

The narration is excellent. The narrator, Greg, has a great voice and portrays the characters' personalities very well. I enjoyed his performance. Overall this was a delightful audiobook. If your fan of the shifter romance, you'll love this. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • inga
  • 12-12-20

Definitely worth a try for lovers of shifters

I received a free audio copy of this book directly from the author for an honest review.

This is the first book of the four bear brothers, this is between the youngest brother Danil and Pandora. Danil is overprotective in an almost caveman like way at times but it really kind of works for his character. Pandora is a really strong capable lead character who is not scared to follow any story despite the trouble it might get her into! The plot and background story for this is really intriguing and I assume will span across the other brothers books you are definitely left with a few questions! The brothers themselves and their parents and Autumn are brilliant secondary characters in this book and make the story fun especially how they interact with one another. Definitely worth a try for lovers of shifters.

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  • Donna
  • 07-19-20

Excellent story

I really enjoyed this book it’s an interesting story about a family of beat shifters. When the youngest so meets Dora he is first suspicious of her but very quickly he becomes attracted to her. I really good story that is well told highly recommend

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  • Bette
  • 05-26-20

Great Story & Narration🎧 Captivating & Fascinating

I loved this book, it swept me in right from the start and captivated my attention right to the end. Selena Scott is a gifted author, she has a creative and imaginative mind. And while her stories and characters are fascinating and imaginative they are still realistic and easy to relate to, at least that is what she has you believing as she brings you into the world she created. The first book of the “Secret Shifters of Spokane” series is Danil Malashovik’s book, he is an immigration lawyer and the youngest son of Katya and Ilya. He is a bear shifter just like his older brothers, Maxim, Emin and Anton. Up rest in their old country, Belarus forced them to leave and they made a new life for themselves in Spokane. Danil met Pandora “Dora” Katsaros several hours earlier so he was surprised when she showed up at his parents door asking questions about bears in spotted in the woods. Definitely raised a flag for him and he wanted her gone and away from his family. But there was something about her that drew her to him and set him off balance. Dora is cunning and smart, as an investigative reporter she knows how to read people and work them too. She is in Spokane investigating something that is of interest to the Malsahovik family. Danil has met his match in Dora and I loved how their story plays out, it is cleverly plotted and there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, a touch of angst, some twists and turns, some mystery, thrilling & suspenseful moments, heartfelt moments and the start of a wonderful romance. I loved these two together and for each other. Also loved the tightness of the family and how they accepted Dora with open arms. I am looking forward to what comes next in this series, each brother gets his own book and can be enjoyed on its own but I highly recommend starting with this book, it is where you first meet them all, not to mention it is an awesome book. Selena Scott, thank you for this amazing story.

Craig A. Hart is a terrific narrator and voice artist. He does a great job portraying the characters, bringing them to life giving each their own voice and personality. He sets the perfect tone for the story, captures the characters emotions and projects them into his performance. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧

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  • Sandra B
  • 05-16-20

Good read.

I enjoyed this book.
Did feel a bit rushed.
Sadly finished to quickly, I wanted to know more about Danil and his mate.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-20

An amazing author with a wonderful narration!

I really loved this audiobook. The narrator does a wonderful job and the romance is so steamy. Fell in love with the characters!

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  • Kalamity
  • 02-28-20

Pandora's protective and loving mate

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Danil's Mate was written beautifully and had a nice flow and the narrator's voice was like silk. I loved hearing about Danil, his swoon worthy brothers, and their supportive and proud parents relationship. Pandora's take charge attitude and Danil's domineering personality somehow complemented each other. This book had me chuckling and wanting to know what will happen next. I will be buying book 2 as soon as I finish this review.

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  • 02-26-20

Excellent storyline

I’m in love with all these bear shifters already. Fantastic storyline and a brilliant performance. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • T
  • 02-22-20

Keeps you guessing..

Great book, well wrote and it’s good characters and a suspenseful storyline.
I enjoyed this book it was one I kept having to rewind to check I heard right lol. Was a great listen.
Narration was good and clear. Allowing you to be drawn into the story.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 02-15-20

Loved this start to a new series

My review is written after reading and listening to this book.

I have to say that I so enjoyed this story about Danil and Dora, it's the first book in a new series and after reading and listening to it I am definitely going to listen to the next one, I find I enjoy audio more as it allows me to listen whilst driving etc. But back to this book, it's about love and family and left me with a warm feeling. I do love shifter romance stories and I especially liked Danil.

The storyline is very good and had no trouble holding my attention, there is drama, suspense, and even a mystery. But as I've already said this is a love story with some incredible chemistry. The characters are well-drawn and work well together. Danil is a true alpha bear even though he is the youngest of four brothers, he's also the family lawyer. Dora is a typical journalist, she's sharp and observant with a naturally curious nature. They make a perfect couple the chemistry between them is palpable and hot!

Although the book doesn't end on a cliffhanger it does leave some questions unanswered but I'm sure more will be revealed in the next book.

The narration is excellent, it's by HotGhost Productions but I believe this guy's name is Greg, whatever he's called he did a terrific job, his voice is great and his portrayal of the characters brings out their individual personalities so well.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.