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Alpha's Promise

(Dark Protectors #10)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  44 reviews
To hell and back . . .

Though he has vampire, demon, and Viking blood rushing through his veins, Ivar Kjeidsen’s soul-crushing trip to hell broke him in ways he can barely fathom.  One vow keeps the deadly immortal standing: To rescue the vampire brother who had sacrificed freedom for him.  To do that, Ivar needs the help of a brilliant physicist with wary brown eyes, fier
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Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Lyrical Press
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Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, fantasy, paranormal
I love Zanetti's alpha vamps, I really do and Ivar is no exception given that there's a whole dollop of Viking thrown in. However, I struggled to connect with Promise. I get that she's socially stunted, with the cold and closed off parents she had that's no surprise. But, and I think this is where Promise was let down, there was so much scientific/mathematical info thrown in on repeat that the character building was totally lost to this info dump and I didn't get to know her as a character at al ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always been a fan of Ms. Zanetti's work. 'Dark Protectors' is one of my favorite series. I have not read the two books prior to this one. Since I am familiar with this world, so it wasn't hard for me to pick up this story. We are introduced to Ivar one of "the Seven". He has been to a different dimension that to us would be considered hell worlds. He needs to get back to save one of his brothers but while being hurt there he no longer has the ability to teleport.
He meets a extremely tale
I received this ARC copy of Alpha's Promise from Kensington Books - Lyrical Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. Alpha's Promise is set for publication June 25, 2019.
Katherine Yearwood
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
ALPHA PROMISE the next book in Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series takes us on an entertaining ride, of Sciences meets Numbers. In 2005 CBS introduced this television show Numbers. It was about an FBI agent who recruits his younger brother a mathematical genius, to help solve the FBI toughest cases. Well, Alpha Promise reminded me of this program, which made this book a huge hit with me.Dr. Promise Williams a prodigy in physics is in the hot seat while leaving a funeral, of a faculty member ...more
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
I am such a huge fan of this series, that I recently went back and re-read it again because I just can't get enough of these alpha characters that Rebecca Zanetti writes about.

Now although I did love The Viking and Promise, I just did not connect with them as much as previous characters. It still didn't detract from it being a great book....I loved it from start to end.

One thing about the Seven are that they are a lot more "scarred" than the previous vampires. Some of them have literally lived
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
GAH!!! I love the Dark Protectors series so much! And this inner geek goddess was standing up doing the happy dance. Nerds of the world will be so impressed with all the nerdy science, geeky, sci fi fantasy references in this one. Ivar has been a mystery and a wounded soul and now we finally get to see what--or who it is that will heal him. Totally loved that not only is Promise and scientist, but Ivar has been holding in his inner brainiac as well.

If you haven't read the last two bo
Whispers From
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Promise is one of the top physicists in the country. Ivar is one of the Seven and has been to hell and back. He promised his brother to rescue him but he needs Promise’s brain. So he tries to kidnap her but fails. When Promise goes to try for a Grant for her university, Ivar is there. A bunch of scientists have been kidnapped and found dead and they convince Promise to let Ivar protect her. When it becomes unsafe, he takes her to demon headquarters to save her. While trying to figure how how to ...more
Rebecca Goss
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Promise Williams is a well known physicist who studies string theory and supersymmetry. The Seven, a group of bonded brothers, need to rescue one of the team and think she has the knowledge to help them. Ivar makes it his mission to bring her into the fold because he feels responsible for his teammate being trapped. He did not expect to find Promise so intriguing. Both characters are frustrating at times and lovable most of the time. This installment is part of The Dark Protector series. Whi ...more
Lynn Thinking out loud
I loved Alpha's Promise. Can a book leave you hanging without being a cliffhanger? I can't wait for the next Dark Protector book.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book. I love all the Dark Protectors' book and every time I read a new one I think it's my favorite, and this one is the same. It's my new favorite!

With excitement and humor and emotional moments this is just the cream of the crop! What a wonderful book and such imaginative and loveable characters, it will keep you drawn in until the very last page and you will not want it to be finished. I cannot wait for the next book in the series!

I received this ARC in exchange for an hone
Sandy Kelly
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 10 in the Dark Protector's series and you absolutely have to read the previous books (or at least the last 2 for sure) in order to understand the larger story ARC that is going on. This one is about Ivar Kjeidsen and Promise Williams. Ivar is trying to keep his vow to go and rescue his brother after he saved him from the hell realm he was stuck in. In order to do that he needs the help of a physicist. Promise is one of the top physicist's but Ivar and the Seven are not the only peop ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Inter-dimensional excitement! Out of this world suspense! Supernatural romance!

Alpha’s Promise is Book 10 of a very engaging paranormal series where vampires, demons, and witches have always lived with extraordinary powers but are now of the verge of scientifically explaining how their magic works, with quantum physics, string theory and a whole lot of math!!

Saving the world in anonymity and waging immortal war while hiding from the unsuspecting humans has taken a toll. In brief, worlds from dif
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What another fantastic addition to the Dark Protectors series! Each book in the series just seems to get better and better. This book is definitely not a standalone, and you must read the previous books to understand what is happening with the Seven and Kurjans. Ivar is one of my favorite characters, and I loved that his book was next! Ivar has changes significantly because of what happened in the previous book. He is abrupt and does what he thinks is best, and I love it. He went through so much ...more
Nikki Brooks
Dr. Promise Williams is like female Sheldon from TBBT! She can just about see numbers and formulas flash across her eyes but give her people and she gets lost. When a colleague is killed and Promise is almost kidnapped at the funeral - she finds herself in the presence of one enormous and possibly insane abductor.

Ivar Kjeidsen realises he has made a bit of a mockery of her abduction. It's not really kidnapping if he is doing it to keep safe, is it? A hybrid, he has the competing vampire & de
Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for granting me an ARC of this book. The review below is entirely my own opinion.

I am normally a big fan of this series. I love that the H's are all alpha protective hotties. Ivar is no exception. He's great. But Promise, the h, otoh, left me feeling meh. I couldn't connect to her at all.

I found myself skimming through a lot of the super scientific speak/scenes she was in. Too much for me and tbh, too boring. I wasn't interested in all the theory/phys
Lisa Annesley
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire, pnr, demon, arc
Ivar Kjeidsen unwillingly travelled dimensions in the last book, and found his “brother” Quade in a hell dimension. Ivar and Quade are members of the Seven, who are keeping an evil being trapped in a dimension. Quade is his jailer, so to speak. Ivar tried to rescue Quade from the hell dimension but Quade refused. Ivar returned a broken man and it took months for him to regain most of his sanity.

Enter physicist Promise Williams. Promise might be able to work out the equations to get back to the h
Linda Rea
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ivan exists only to save his brother one of the Seven, Quade who is stuck in one of the other hell worlds when they separated. Quade saved Ivan by sending him out but Ivan vowed to take his place somehow but he has no idea how to get there.
When Promise goes to get a grant for her university she has some very strong reactions to a few of the people she meets there but her strongest reaction is to Ivan who draws on her basic instincts. What Ivan explains to her is she is one of the enhanced who r
Kelly Williams
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I loved Ivar and Promise's story. This book was a great addition to the Dark Protector's series. Promise and Ivar's relationship started out practical and logical then Ivar's over the to alpha tendencies came into play and the rest was history. I loved that they looked at the mating as a business transaction and eventually fell in love. As per every book, their mating was explosive and off the charts as were Ivar's protectiveness when it came to
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got my lucky little hands on the early release of this to review and man o man did I LOVE IT! RZ has a way of building worlds that completely suck you in. I was intrigued by Ivar since we met him, especially after his trip to the Hell worlds and this was everything we could want and then some. Ivar and Promise have an unconventional start, but their connection can’t be denied. We get some big world building here, and it only has piqued my interest for more, more on Quade, Haven and who will ou ...more
Sheila Kaye
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Upfront I have to say Rebecca Zanetti's creative mind fascinates me. The intricate plot she weaves in Alpha's Promise is definitely intriguing. Mixed in with the paranormal, of course, is an intense love story between the brutish Vampire hybrid Ivar and the logical Dr. Promise Williams. The attraction is off the charts. Throw in familiar characters from the established series, and you have one happy reader. Although this book is part of a series, Rebecca does a great job at plotting the novel fo ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
**** I won a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ****

The plot was solid and the characters well developed. AP can be read as a stand alone book but is much more enjoyable if you read the entire series. I promise you'll be happy if you do. Ireally enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next one.
Minga Bookbud
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great DP book. Rebecca has a way to draw you into the story surrounding the main characters and side characters that one day will become main characters. So much so that when you finally read the book that features them you are already looking forward to their story. Can't wait to see how this will all turn out!
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was super excited! I love how the core story is always the main story and the romance is secondary.... Although there is great chemistry and sexy alpha's it's a close 2nd. I enjoyed their story, I loved how Hope has finally come face to face with her dreamworld.... I look forward to the next book and to see where it goes next.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I really need to read the rest in this series.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kept my interest throughout
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Viking finds his happy! Full review to follow shortly
Excellent chapter in the series, loved every second of it and can't wait for the next one. Full review to come closer to publicashon.
Breane Ross
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an arc from netgalley. Loved this addition to this series. Highly recommend this book!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE the Dark Protectors series!! I was so excited to read this book and I was not disappointed. Alpha’s Promise is Ivar’s story and it was amazing. I loved it!
Alana Burtlow
rated it it was amazing
Apr 05, 2019
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

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