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Northern Pines Den Alphas Books 1-3

Northern Pines Den Bundle, Book 1
Narrated by: John Solo
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Northern Pines Den series is an mpreg shifter series about found families, finding joy after pain, and the yummy scents of fated mates!  

The Northern Pines Den of bears found a solid ally in the newly formed Northern Lodge wolf pack, and together they face a foe as fierce as she is evil: the den Alpha’s estranged sister.

Through their connection with the wolves, the den finds mates who breathe new life into their traditional ways. Though opening their hearts leaves them easy targets for their enemies, the den will do whatever it takes to protect their own.

This three audiobook bundle contains the first three books in this best-selling series and is guaranteed to give a serious case of the feels! 

Included:

Alpha’s Hearts - Fated Mates! When the wolf pack and the bear den initiate an exchange program to help shifters find their fated mates, adventurous omega Taylor is the first to volunteer, drawing the attention of the den’s lonely alpha, Mikael. Mikael knows the tiny, colorful omega will either breathe new life into their stilted bear community or cause an outrage. Either way, it won't be boring to have him around. 

Alpha’s Mates - When the former soldier, alpha jaguar Jules, scents the kidnapped omega bear Colin, he will do anything to save his mate. Thankfully, protective, alpha wolf Sean witnessed the kidnapping, and he is equally as determined to bring Colin home. When the two scent each other in their quest to save Colin, they realize they were not blessed with just one mate, but two...if they can manage to save Colin in time.

Alpha’s Strength - Omega jaguar Diego is fleeing an arranged marriage to the safety of his cousin Jules' new home, not realizing he is running straight into the arms of fate. Alpha heir to the den, Stefan, loves everything about the little, bratty looking omega, even the arrogant glare he levels at Stefan when he catches the alpha eyeballing him. Yet the rogue war rages on, and none of their lives remain untouched by its shadow.  

These audiobooks are all intended for 18+ readers only. It's advised to listen the series in order for maximum appreciation. And yes, this bundle contains mpreg, knotting, adults adulting in sexy, naughty ways, and way more than the occasional use of potty mouth language!

Caution: contains violent scenes and mentions of death as the pack is at war.

©2018 Susi Hawke (P)2019 Susi Hawke

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 09-04-2019

Loved it all!

Overall: 4.75 Stars!

Alpha's Heart

4.5 Stars

This series is a spin-off from the Northern Lodge series, and while it probably would make it easier to understand some of the events described in the first few chapters, it can be read (or listened to) as a standalone series.

While I will admit I wasn't too sure about Taylor at first, he grew on me and I ended up loving him, he truly was the perfect mate for strong alpha Mikhail, who was amazing and very supportive of his unique mate. They were not only hot together, but they seemed so well suited for one another. I'm looking forward to seeing (or listening) more about them and little Alec in the next installments of the series.

I absolutely adored Steffan and I was very glad to find out his book is the third one in this series and included in this bundle! And while Peter and Walter were a bit of an acquired taste after how they both treated Taylor, I was glad to see them being nicer to him later on.

There's an ongoing arc with Mikhail's sister and I can't wait to see how it will unfold. While I haven't met her yet, she appears to be quite unhinged and it shall make for an interesting turn.

John Solo's narration was outstanding! He gave all the characters a unique voice and gave the story that extra-something that made it even better.

I adored this first book. I actually found myself laughing out loud or crying in certain scenes and I'm looking forward to learning more about this world where bear and wolf shifters live in relative harmony.

Alpha's Mates

4 Stars

The second book in the series features Jules, a jaguar shifter, Sean, a wolf shifter and Taylor's older brother, and Colin, a bear shifter.

While I enjoyed it, I found one of the sex scenes a bit jarring, I guess I could say it was BDSM lite, but I wasn't expecting it and quite frankly, I like to be prepared or in the mood when reading those kinds of scenes. Other than that, I found this triad to be very balanced and the three of them had great chemistry. I didn't feel like any of them felt dispensable, which is always good in this kind of books.

The ongoing plotline with Mikhail's sister is very interesting and I can't wait to see more of Tommy in subsequent books. While he's a mercenary, and not very clean at that, he seemed to be a good man and could be a great asset for the den.

John Solo is outdoing himself with these series, his voice is very enjoyable and damn, if his accent for Jules didn't make the room's temp go up a notch or two! ;)

Alpha's Strength
5 Stars!

This third installment was the book I was looking forward to the most. I adored Steffan on the first two books and seeing him with Diego was just icing on the cake. They were just so well-suited for one another. Diego was a totally kickass omega and well, Steffan was his own lovable, fun self, I just adore that he's so real. Diego and Steffan had chemistry in spades and their lovemaking was hot, hot, HOT!

I'm enjoying the ongoing storyline with Mikhail's sister. Even if I haven't met her yet, she's wrecked a lot of havoc already. Hope she gets her comeuppance soon.

And this was another fantastic narration by John Solo! If you have the chance to pick this bundle in audiobook, I can assure you won't be disappointed, it's definitely one of my favorites of his.

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  • Bookobessed
  • 09-04-2019

Wonderful shifter books!

Amazing and wonderful! I love these books and cannot wait for more to come out on audio. Each of them has a HEA while there are story aspects to pull each book together. You have a little bit of everything in these stories and you'll find yourself snickering as you listen.

John Solo does an amazing job bringing each character to life and sucks you into the books instantly.

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  • Amanda V
  • 08-04-2019

Love hearing these characters come to life!

Susi Hawke’s Northern Pines Den series is one of my favorite mpreg series to date. These books have fun and entertaining characters and stories with an overall series arc that adds a dramatic feel to the love and humor. John Solo is the perfect narrator to bring these characters to life. He gives an entertaining and dynamic performance, successfully emphasizing nuances between different characters’ voices, accents, and personalities. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series in audio too!

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  • kp
  • 07-04-2019

Great Bundle!

This is a great bundle of stories to listen to. The first three books in the Northern Pine Den series are enjoyable stories with a unique shifter world with some quirky characters. There is drama, some angst, humor and sweet moments throughout these books.

John Solo does a wonderful job bringing these stories to life.

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  • Crystal
  • 07-04-2019

Wonderful!

I really enjoyed this story! The narration is very well done and adds to the overall experience of this story. Taylor comes to Mikaels den and stirs things up in a good way. Mikaels automatic acceptance of Taylor is heartwarming. Then we get to see Taylor's brother Sean again while he falls head over heels for his two mates Colin and Jules who are perfect for him. Finally in the last story Diego brightens Stefans life like only a jaguar shifter can and we get to see the overall storyline get wrapped up beautifully. very enjoyable even the second time around!!!

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  • The Book Wench
  • 06-04-2019

A cute threesome

Altogether, these first stories in the series are pretty cute together. These are the stories of Mikael the Alpha bear of the Northern Pines Den, and Taylor, his omega from the Northern Lodge wolf pack; of Jules the former soldier and alpha jaguar (oddly pronounced 'jagwire' throughout the second two stories) shifter and his two mates, alpha wolf shifter Sean (Taylor's older brother) and omega bear shifter Colin; and of Alpha heir Stefan (Mikael's cousin) and his omega jaguar shifter Diego (Jules's cousin). I like the way the three stories are connected...Taylor and Mikael meet as a result of an agreement between their two communities to exchange visits in an effort to strengthen the alliance as well as to find fated mates for the single omegas. After Taylor and Mikael meet and bond, the subplot is introduced, and THAT story -- of Mikael's shunned sister Yvonne and her band of rogue shifters intent on killing the true Alpha and usurping his position in the Northern Pines Den -- is what brings the other two sets of lovers together in their own stories. The usual inevitable connection once the fated mate is scented is followed almost immediately by a mating which unerringly ends with pregnancy and the birth of young.

What differentiates these stories from each other is the omega, first of all. Each shifter has a unique personality; none of them is meek or submissive, and all are engaging. Taylor is sassy, flamboyant, and unapologetic in the face of intolerance. Colin is large and in charge of his life in the face of a sudden, devastating loss. Diego is decisive and courageous in the face of danger. In the case of the second story, the fact that it's a triad is an added difference between the stories. I applaud the narrator for his handling of what had to be a pretty challenging performance since he had to voice all the parts. I detected what sounded like a Southern accent (Taylor, and Sean to a lesser extent), a Russian one (not particularly convincingly done for Mikael) and a Spanish one (for Jules and Diego).

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  • FHR
  • 05-04-2019

A really good bundle of stories

This was a really great bundle of stories to listen to.
I loved getting to back to Northern Pine to visit with these shifters.

Book 1: Alphas Heart
The fiesty omega finally meets his match with the alpha who accepts him as he is. There is danger that comes and they need to rally to fight it.

The narration in this one was done very well and I really enjoyed listening to this.

Book 2: Alphas Mates
When a kidnapping leads to the bear omega finding his mates, he didnt expect to find two of them. This was a mating of bear, wolf and jaguar which made it quite unique as they all came together.

The narration was okay, Colin's voice really didnt work well for me in this one though.

Book 3: Alphas Strength
A fleeing omega runs straight into his alpha. But danger still lurks and that sets the pace of this story.

The narration was enjoyable but I felt that Diegos voice needed a bit more work here.

Overall, this was a lovely bundle to listen to. With good characters, danger, action and a great sense of pack.

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  • Trio
  • 05-04-2019

Fantastic Series, John Solo is Excellent

The audiobook version of Susi Hawke’s Northern Pines Den, Alphas Books 1-3 is the first three books of the series bundled together, narrated by John Solo. These stories have unique and interesting characters who have great chemistry, and is honestly just a really fun series to listen to. While the main focus is on the characters and the relationships (and the sex, of course) and there’s a nice dramatic storyline as well.

The first book in the series, Alpha's Heart, is sweet, sexy, and romantic. Setting up the story with an explanation of how the exchange program between neighboring dens helps Alphas and omegas find their fated mates, we also get an introduction to the drama which continues throughout the series.

The second book, Alpha’s Mates, is more intense. While there are some violent scenes to advance the storyline, there’s also an amazing triad coupling! The scenes Ms. Hawke writes between the three men are sensual and wonderfully erotic. She introduces some very creative aspects of the coupling and subsequent offspring of the mating between a wolf, a bear, and a jaguar.

Last of the stories, Alpha’s Strength, is where the action really heats up. Taking some of the focus away from the powerful drama is the mating of an alpha bear and a jaguar omega. The chemistry between these two is fantastic. The only thing better than the passion they share, is the humor they can’t help expressing in their interactions. I’d be keen for a whole series about these two.

I’m enjoying this unique shifter world that Susi Hawke has created. Her ideas keep the stories fresh and lively. I don’t want spoil anything by listing any details here, but I will say there are some unique characteristics that come into play when these guys mate, and they have some deliciously creative sex.

I’ve been a fan of John Solo’s narration for a very long time and his heartfelt performances always move me. I’ve been impressed with the variety of voices and accents Mr. Solo uses in Northern Pines Den, Alphas Books 1-3 and his contribution truly enhances these stories.
I can’t wait to hear him read me the next installment.

an audiobook copy of Northern Pines Den, Alphas Books 1-3 was provided to me for the purpose of my review

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  • Gwen
  • 04-04-2019

The Alphas of Northern Pines den

This series deals with all types of shifters, wolves, bears, jaguars... The den Alpha Mikael is the first one to find his mate in the beginning of a war with his crazy sister. Tyler is so much fun. The second book stars Sean and his two mates, Julian and Collin. There's action, suspense and a lot of love. When Julian's cousin comes ruuning away from his family he finds solace in Stephan, the heir Alpha. The omegas are sexy and feisty and regal, while the Alphas strong and protective yet vulnerable. I enjoyed listening to this bundle.

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  • Esther A
  • 04-04-2019

Fantastic Bundle!!

This is a fantastic bundle of the first 3 books in this series. I really enjoyed being able to go from one story to the next without interruption. In the 1st book we have Mikael and Taylor. I love Taylor, he's not your typical omega. He's outspoken, stands his ground and doesn't change his outlandish ways for anyone. I really like that Mikael accepts him just the way he is and doesn't try to change him. In this book the war begins thanks to Mikael's sister.
In book 2 we have a triad, Sean, Jules, and Colin. I really enjoyed the premise that all three are fated mates. Jules is a fiercely protective jaguar, Jules is a sweet and protective wolf, while Colin, an omega bear, balances them all out.
In book 3 we have Stefan and Diego. I was so glad that Stefan found his mate and Diego is just perfect for him. Diego is a strong willed omega who doesn't bow down to anyone but is loving and caring with his alpha.
The narrator was spectacular, the way he does all of the character voices with all of the different accents is magnificent. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 08-04-2019

Great value bundle to start this great series


I really enjoyed this package. Having the three books in one was a great way to really get into the world that Susi Hawke had created.
The characters are fun and hot, and the storylines connect well allowing you to get to know the characters as they develop and the romance is lovely.
The 'villian' plot line developing throughout the series is interesting too and I'm keen to continue the series and see where that goes.
John Solo's narration is solid as always, he brings a different feel to each character and can swing from rugged to sassy in a breath.



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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 09-04-2019

Awesome

I really loved this audiobook set.
Great writing, great story, elevated by great narration.
Definitely a must listen.

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 08-04-2019

Bears and Wolves and Jaguars...oh, my!

So, it's been a while since I had read the Northern Pines Den books and I had forgotten about the sibling war between the Bear Den Alpha Mikael and his sister Yvonne who seems to be a nasty piece of work by all accounts! John Solo does an excellent job of bringing this interesting mix of personalities and shifter types to life and giving them unique voices.
The first tale is all about the Alpha Mikael and the quirky Omega wolf who is revealed as his fated mate. Taylor certainly stands out in a crowd and I love how he and his Alpha mate seem to complement each other perfectly despite their difference in style and size. There are some truly hilarious laugh out loud moments as Taylor tries to become acquainted with the bears of the Den.
The second story follows immediately on the heels of book 1 and introduces Taylor's brother Sean, a bear omega called Colin who gets kidnapped by Yvonne's Rogue wolves, and former soldier Jules, a Jaguar shifter. I love how Jules finds both his omega and also his other mate, Sean, alpha wolf and brother to the Den Alpha's mate, who also happened to be a witness to the kidnapping of the bear omega. This was quite an exciting tale as Yvonne starts to strike in earnest at her brother and his Den.
The third book focusses on Stefan, the Alpha Heir to Mikael (until Mike and Taylor's cub is old enough to take on the mantle of Alpha Heir) as he encounters his true mate Diego, cousin to Jules and a Jaguar omega. There are lots of exciting and dramatic moments in this tale as the war rages on with Rogue attacks on the Den, and also some pregnancy complications for Diego.
Highly recommend for all Susi Hawke fans, true fans of MPreg, and fans of John Solo, narrator extraordinaire...some fantastic accents!

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  • Cassi
  • 08-04-2019

Great start to the series

After meeting a few of these guys in Susi's other series I was excited to get my hands on this bundle to get to know them better. Lets just say I love the Bears!!! Maybe even better than the wolves shhhh don't tell. John Solo did a great job with their voices and accents and overall it was great listen!

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  • Dee Slate
  • 07-04-2019

Good 3 story bundle with good narration.

I had a good time listening to these stories (the series is new to me). The stories are fun, interesting with some adventure/suspense. I liked the concept of different shifter species trying to coexist and that their coud have a mate outside of their species.
I like John Solo's stytle and voice, so it was no surprise that I would enjoy this audiobook. He injects fun into the sassy characters. He has a good sense of the characters and how to voice them. I thoughly enjoyed listening to this.

I recieved a complimentary copy. The review is voluntary and opinions are my own.

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  • Headinabook
  • 04-04-2019

Bears and John Solo, Oh My

Wow I love John’s voice bringing these bears and their mates to life. This is a bundle that is fun and enjoyable perfect for a binge listening.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 03-04-2019

Fabulous

Here is my take on these books, they are fun to listen to John Solo was amazing with each and every character, there are highs and lows but also funny times as well. Would I recommend this you bet I would, cannot wait for the next in this series, so so damn good.

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  • Meph666
  • 01-04-2019

A fun, enjoyable series with great narration

This is my first time with this series and I really enjoyed listening to these first three books.
The basis of the series is bears and wolves from different packs coming together to give the chance at meeting their fated mates. There is a different couple focused on in each book but there is also a plot line that spans the series and keeps you interested.
There are really interesting characters included throughout the series and written well. I only struggled to connect with one, in book three and found him to be hard to listen to. Friendship and love is prominent among the group across all books and I was drawn into each relationship right from the start. It was easy to hear the attraction that each felt and John has done a wonderful job at voicing so many individual characters. I found myself laughing and sad right along with the characters and enjoyed the feelings that came across. John's narration pulls you into the story and the interaction between the mates and friends in the Den.
Definitely recommend, another great series from Susie Hawke and looking forward to hearing the next in the series.

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  • KR Phoenix
  • 31-03-2019

A saucy, fast-paced, little collection!!

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A saucy, fast-paced, little collection!!

Alpha’s Hearts
I loved Taylor. So sassy, fun and unique; a wonderful little peacock! It was predictable that he would end up with the Alpha Mikael but that’s to be expected. It was a thrilling, sassy and snarky adventure for Mikael and Taylor to find, scent and mate. I enjoyed that Taylor stayed true to himself and liked that he rose perfectly to the Alpha mate position. Their knotting was hot and the dynamics between a bear and a wolf shifter was interesting to ‘read’ too. I felt a little lost in parts of this story and would recommend first reading Northern Lodge Pack series to understand the threatening elements in this story and know more of the characters. Apparently, we had already met these characters before in the Northern Lodge Pack Series. After this story, I went onto ‘read’ Northern Lodge Pack Book 6 to understand more about Mikael’s sister, what she had to do with Oskar and the threat she poses that is mentioned throughout this book and into the next story too.

I also loved Alpha Heir, Stefen and look forward to his story. He seemed like a lot of fun and like Taylor, not afraid to be himself! (I also love Steffy-kins relationship with Tay-Tay LOL).

Alpha’s Mates
I very much liked Jules, Colin and Sean’s story. I enjoyed this triad and the unique dynamics between 2 Alphas and an Omega. I liked that Sean, like Colin, was a virgin too, so sweet! These three are HOT together (and I learned things I’m not sure I needed too) and I felt more connected to this story having first listened to Alpha’s Heart and Omega Accepted. I can now follow the characters and threats a lot better. In this story, the pack war and threats are escalating and the attacks in this story were sad as well as added a thrill of danger as this triad found their place together. I look forward to seeing what will happen next!!

Alpha’s Strength
I love Stefen and loved his story. Diageo was wonderful! I enjoyed the thrilling elements as the war against Yuvonne continues and like the ‘real-world’ pregnancy issues Diageo faces. This was probably my favorite story from this collection and I really enjoyed seeing Stefen find his fated mate and see all the other couples continue their happily ever after(s), in light of the upcoming/continuing war.

This collection has set the pace for the continuing war with Yuvonne and has me intrigued to see what’s to happen next and who else will find their mates in this Den!

All in all, great fated mates short story collection but would recommend reading/listening as a continuation on from Northern Lodge Pack Series for the story flow to make sense.

Great narration by John Solo. He does great dialects, tones and had the perfect story flow. Very talented and will continue to be on my top list of narrators!

Thanks for reading!

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  • Pixiebell
  • 30-03-2019

Sweet and sexy

A great box set of short shifter stories from Susie Hawke, Northern Pines Den Alphas Books 1-3, is a great series filled with sweet, fun, sexy shifters, meeting their true mates.
Although it is predominantly a lighthearted, set of stories filled with hilarious situations, and sexy times, there is also a background of loss and impending war running throughout the three books, which is written extremely well.
Great light listening.