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Promise (Soul Savers #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,224 Ratings  ·  647 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
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 30th 2010 by Ang'dora Productions, LLC
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Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Mar 29, 2011 Lauren (Sugar & Snark) rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya, disappointing


* 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)
Sep 07, 2010 Katelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
May 19, 2010 Chrissi Jackson rated it it was amazing
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!
Aug 21, 2016 ᑭIᑭEᖇ⒤ᗩᗰ rated it liked it
Shelves: uf-series, pnr
Rated 3.5 stars
It took over half of the book for our heroine to wise up, once she got with the program, situations escalated from there. At 75% the book entered "I might read the next one" territory and by the end I decided I would.
Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

I don't normally read New Adult. I may have read 4 New Adult books total but this book has been the best one yet. I tend to avoid reading New Adult for their explicit content but what draws me is the maturity of the characters. I wish YA books had more mature characters..

I really enjoyed this book. The beginning was a bit slow for me but it significantly picked up after Alexis and Tristan discovered who they were to each
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Aug 13, 2011 Tough Critic Book Reviews rated it really liked it
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
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
Dec 05, 2011 Angi Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soul-savers
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
Jan 14, 2012 Autum Reimer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 12, 2011 Aydrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
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
Jul 14, 2010 Meredith rated it it was amazing
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
Romance Readers Retreat
Feb 02, 2016 Romance Readers Retreat rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This was something different for me on the paranormal front, I've not read anything quite like this before. The world that Kristie Cook created was very well thought out and in-depth. The two types of paranormal beings we encounter in this book and the history between the two was very cleverly laid out. The way the story is told had me so intrigued, the story is told in Alexis's POV and although she knows she has a few quirks she has no idea what she is or where she came from. She is to
Stephanie  G
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
Sep 30, 2011 LeAnn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Sep 12, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-ebook
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)
Jan 09, 2012 Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers) rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 13, 2011 LiteraryObsession rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
**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
Stina 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
Jan 04, 2012 Michele(mluker) Luker rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 24, 2010 Michelle Gregory rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 20, 2010 J.L. Spelbring rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 23, 2016 Akina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal-other
I found this book while browsing through the shelves of my local library. It had a pretty cover and it was next to my favorite Kresley Cole books. I read the back cover and found the synopsis interesting.

Upon reading the first chapter I was intrigued by the main character. Who was she? Who was after her? Who protected her? I thought I would find out these answers in the next few pages but I really didn't find out until about halfway through the book. But what's more interesting is the fact that
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
Oct 14, 2011 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-own
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
Apr 16, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
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
Jul 21, 2013 Cathleen rated it it was ok
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
Jul 29, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 06, 2011 Mindy/fangedmom rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 02, 2011 Nathiel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.”
“As he fired up the bike, he glanced over at my car and I started my own engine so he wouldn’t think something was wrong. Don’t mind me. Just ogling.

Cook, Kristie (2011-08-07). Promise (Soul Savers Book 1) (p. 23). Ang'dora Productions, LLC. Kindle Edition.”
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