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Promise (Soul Savers #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  6,707 ratings  ·  610 reviews
New Adult Paranormal Romance ** Mature Content ** Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language

First installment of award-winning author Kristie Cook's bestselling Soul Savers Series
Alexis Ames has a life full of promise...but not all promises can be kept.

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can't be real, she decides it's time she learns who s
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 30th 2010 by Ang'dora Productions, LLC
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Lauren (Sugar & Snark)


* teenage girl moves to a new town

* meets a gorgeous but mysterious guy

* she is intrigued while other think he is a little "strange"

* find out that the guy is "supernatural" after he saves her
from being run over by a car

* he is constantly fighting the deep seated urge to kill her

* while falling in love with her (obviously)

* after much coaxing he agree to have sex with her
(obviously difficult because of the whole killing thing)
This is a story about difficult obstacles, true love, soul mates, secrets, good vs. evil and everything in between. Kristie Cook has created a world full of fascinating characters, interesting twists and stressful situations. There's also love that I could practically feel emanating off the pages, it was so strong I thought I was falling in love for a second. There were laughs, lots of tears and quite a bit of breaths that I had to hold waiting to see what was going to happen and how things were ...more
Chrissi Jackson
I was very lucky to be chosen as an early reader of Promise. Kristie Cook has written a book that will appeal to everyone who enjoys fantasy, romance and mystery. Her vivid descriptions and well-woven story lines keep you glued to the pages to see what will happen next. I'm anxiously awaiting book 2 in the Soul Savers series!
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
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Kristie Cook is destined to take the self publishing world by storm with her first novel in the brand new Soul Savers series – Promise. Thrilling, action packed, with rich and endearing characters, mystery and a love story unlike most others, this book has all the key ingredients and then some to quickly become the book everyone wants to read.

Alexis and her mother are on the move again. When everyone includi
Angi Wilson
OK so this is the forth 5 star book I've read in the last 2 weeks, I don't usually give five stars unless the book actually interrupts my everyday life and let me tell you something, I sobbed! This book kept me up late, made me put a movie on for my kids to do NOTHING all day and let the laundry sit in the drier after it was done. Not too many books have done that. I could not put it down. It killed me to sit in traffic doing noting while I could have been reading this book. I recommend it to al ...more
Autum Reimer
I first must say that I already knew how fabulous this book is! I just needed to reread to make sure I am ready for Devotion when it releases soon.

Now with that said I am going to attempt to tell you all why this is sooooooo amazing!!!

In Promise, Kristie does an amazing job of making her characters seem so real! Alexis is a fabulous female lead and Tristan….well what can I say. He’s mysterious and sexy and completely irresistible!!! The relationship that forms between Alexis is awesome and it gr
So I have had this book sitting on my TBR pile and wow I wish I had read it sooner! So I thought this was a YA book because the MC Alexis is 18/19 in the book. But it is definitely for a more mature age range. Just to go off topic for a second there should be some sort of group or whatever for college age range or something because it isn't really YA or adult. But anyway moving on.

I really liked the MC Alexis she was easy to relate to and someone I would love to have as a friend. I loved her ch
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First, I'm going to join the plethora of voices and say this book far exceeded expectations. I debated long and hard over the rating because I was afraid 3 stars might give off the impression that I don't highly recomend this book (because I do). It took a few chapters for the book to hook me, but after it did I was a goner. The only big issue I had was the dialogue between Tristan and Alexis; it was a little too unrealistic and cheesy.

I wasn't instantly swept away in the romance either; it took
Kristie Cook has created an intoxicating world with a cast of characters that are deliciously addicting. Originally, I expected to walk into a world of spiritual warfare. I was wrong and I was right in this assessment. It is a war. A war of love. Where other paranormals glide past the reasons love exist, Ms. Cook handed it to me on a silver platter. And I devoured it. And I wanted more. Rich in characterization, this story follows the not so normal Alexis Ames. Like nomads, she and her mother ha ...more
Paranormal Haven
When I first read the synopsis for Promise, I thought this would be about a battle of good vs. evil but I found it to be more of a love story. Alexis and Tristan's relationship is different from most I read. They did not jump right into bed together or admit their undying love for each other after only 3 days. They give their relationship time to grow and allowed themselves time to get to know each other. I liked that their relationship was more than sex. There were a lot of dark and unusual sec ...more
I started reading Promise, due to all the book reviews I had read...

After a FULL day with family, I started around 9, by 10:30 my head was heavy and I had only completed a short bit....

I fell asleep, unable to concentrate any longer...

But by 1:30 I was awake, unable to sleep - with Alexis in my head and in my heart - I picked up Promise again....

Little did I know, that I would never make it back to bed...

Promise, is intense - in the best way possible - it shook me to my very core, it caused me t
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
I've heard alot of great things about Kristie Cook's Soul Savers series. But a post on FB from a friend just made me rush over to Amazon and buy myself a copy of Promise, and I'm so glad I did.

Kristie Cook is an amazing writer! From the very beginning she had me transfixed. Her unique writing style had me feeling all the emotions (and may I say being pregnant & full of hormones, those emotions were doubled lol ), connecting with the main (and all) the characters. She has created a world that
**If you haven't read Twilight, don't read this review. If you have, the spoilers won't matter anyway.**

I wanted so very much to love this book. I read the synopsis on and it seemed interesting. When the Kindle price on Amazon went to 99 cents, I snagged it.

My delight at the price, though, was where the happy ended.

This review may lean slightly toward the side of spoiler-ish, so stop reading now if you want. Then again, if you’ve even half a clue what went on in Twilight, you’ll h
Christina Madison
Full review here:

Kristie Cook's Promise left me breathless. It's about true love, soul mates, good vs. evil, and everything in between. I was completely blown away and I wasn't expecting to be left wanting so badly to continue reading non-stop. When I wasn't reading I was agonizingly wondering about what was going to happen next. I was even dreaming about different scenarios that could possibly happen from where I left off. And when I started reading agai
Michele(mluker) Luker
Promise by Kristie Cook is such an insanely incredible read, it will grab your attention, heart, and soul.

Alexis has been on the move her whole life with her mother, never staying in one place long enough for her to meet true friends. She is picked on, teased throughout her life for being weird and abnormal. But what really is Normal?

After graduation, Alexis and her mother move to a new town and Alexis starts college and writing her novel. She meets Tristan, and her whole world turns upside down
Michelle Gregory
If you liked the Twilight series, you'll probably like Promise. It's full of characters with other-worldly abilities. If you didn't like Twilight because you felt the characters had super natural powers just for the sake of having them, you might like Promise because there's a reason for the characters having super natural powers Either way, the story will have you on the edge of your seat, wanting to find out how everything turns out between Alexis and Tristan.
J.L. Spelbring
I haven't written any other review for the books, only if I liked them or not.

Promise is a must read. It opens a door to magical world that will whisk you away.
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Oh. My. God. Where on earth did this book come from? I’m at a loss for words. It just sort of came out of nowhere and punched me in the face with its complete brilliantness and has left me utterly speechless.

I’ll be honest, I bought it because it was only 49p on kindle and I was looking for a ‘filling in’ book and so didn’t expect much. But I’m soooooooo glad I read it because now I’m desperate for the next one. And I mean, I love cliff hangers but this has to be the cruelest one ever. I’m now a
2nd time reading:
I wanted to reread this book because
which I guess would be the prequel just came out. I realized a couple things after reading it a second time. 1. It made me feel every emotion a person could feel for a book. Ex: Hate, love, annoyance, anger, happiness, etc. 2. It's a bit predictable but I still loved it. 3. This is one of those books that you have to read by itself even for me. Usually I read several books at a time but with this book I couldn't do it because it's just to goo
A lot of people who are rating this with less than 3 stars keep comparing this book to Twilight. And I think that is sooo not true. I am actually a huge Twilight fan. What I loved most about it was the tension between Bella and Edward. And that brings me to this book… There was absolutely no tension at all between Alexis and Tristan. They just spend time together (doing and talking about absolutely nothing) and then they fall in love. It is sooo boring. And I believe Alexis is just plain stupid. ...more
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First off, I have to give props here to, Kristie Cook, for excellent concept design. The storyline to Promise is very interesting. It has a lot of mystery, suspense and romance that may satisfy any paranormal lover.

However, I couldn't get past the the writing style. While there is a great deal of potential, I felt that it was to choppy for my taste. It was rushed in some places, while slow in others. The dialog was frustrating and confusing. There were rando
I had such a hard time getting into this book. Based on the jacket description I thought it would be an interesting and fascinating read. There were too many similarities between this book and the Twilight series.

The main characters have different names and they both have paranormal abilities but it was too much like reading about Bella and Edward. The plot points, both minor and major, had a lot of “Twilight” in them. The marriage, the island honeymoon, the breaking of bedroom furniture and th
This book shocked me. I really didn't know what to expect, but I truly didn't expect to be up all night reading it and to be completely blown away by the writing, story line, and characters. This book begins 9 years ago (from where book 2, Purpose, will pick up) and is from the point of view of Alexis. Alexis knows she is different but she realizes that even more once she is attacked by creatures that shouldn't even exist. Her mother tries to keep the truth from her and they move often to get aw ...more
I loved this book. I could not read it fast enough. I read Purpose right after it. Review will be up soon!

I could not read these books fast enough. Yes I finished them A LONG time ago. I have no clue why I did not post my review sooner. I think I went on book strike after I read these for a bit because they were so on my mind! not even start Promise unless you have Purpose sitting right beside you or you will be VERY UPSET with yourself. Now onto the book!

I love paranormal. I love
This book was amazing, it was actually better than I expected :)

Alexis is an unusual girl, on one hand her and her mum are always moving around, and her mum doesn't look old enough to be it, she's a writer and a bit of an outsider, so when they move to Florida so that she can start college, Alexis just wants to be normal for once.

I can totally relate to Alexis as when I was at school I was a bit like her (except the moving around part, I only moved once)

And then Tristan walks into her life (and
Trisha Wolfe
I received this book from my mother with an adamant “YOU MUST READ”. Going in, I was skeptical. For one, it’s not considered YA. I would classify it more in the Cross Over/Romance genre, and the Romance genre is not my forte’. But I was so so so happy to be wrong about my initial opinion. The MC, Alexis, is a strong, original female character no matter what genre it’s classified as. At 19, she has been kept in the dark her whole life about who she is; dealing with strange “quirks” that forces he ...more
I love it when I come across a 99 cent book that just blows away the $12 ebook that was hyped and covered intensely by the media! That is how I came upon 'Promise' and I can say that it may be my new favorite series! It was a nice break to stray from vampires and angels while still giving me my fix of fantasy/paranormal/romance. I devour this genre of books despite being 27 years it provides me an escape from my three-ring circus known as my children!

The relationship between Tristan an
X. Williamson
I found this book by chance on the net and found its description quite enticing so I decided to give it a try. The ebook is beautifully formated and words flow effortlessly from page to page. I bought it on smashwords in January and to be totally honest, once I started reading I simply could not stop.

It is the story of Alexis, a quite special human teen who holds a huge responsiblility since her birth... though she doesn't know at the beginning.
An amazing lovestory develops between Alexis and
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I’d wanted to read Promise for a while, I’d heard so many great things about it and even though I’ve rated it 3.5 stars, don’t let that put you off by reading it.

Alexis Ames has always known she was different. She’s always known because when she would fall over and hurt herself in school, she always healed so quickly that people soon started calling her a freak. Alexis does want to find out why she is different but with her mother reluctant to give her answers, it’s kind of a lost hope…that is
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Kristie Cook is a lifelong writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at
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Soul Savers (7 books)
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“Oh, I`m sure Tristin will do it" She said casually as she hung the dress back on the hanger. I stared at her in confusion. "Surely he knows how to put a condom."

The visual made my insides squirm with panic.
"I mean the whole thing! All of it!" I cried.
"Oh" She looked at me with surprise and then her expression dissolved into understanding. "Honey, it will all come naturally."

"How do I know what natural is though? How do I know what`s right? What if I do it all wrong?"
She smiled. "The thing about men, Alexis, is they generally don`t find any of it wrong. In fact, usually the more wrong it is, the more they like it.”
“dropped two classes before school even started. It was actually Mom’s idea. I had a novel to write. When she read the outline I developed during our move, she said school could wait, the book couldn’t. An unexpected statement from her, but she had her own sixth sense. Mine told me if people were unusually good or bad, as if I picked up on a brainwave revealing their overall intentions. Mom could feel truths—and she was never wrong. She felt the truth my book would be published. She even said, mysteriously, it needed to be written. On the first day of college, with several hours between my morning classes and my one night class, I took the opportunity to do some research and planted my butt in a hard plastic” 0 likes
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