Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Alpha's Promise (Dark Protectors)” as Want to Read:
Alpha's Promise (Dark Protectors)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Alpha's Promise

(Dark Protectors #10)

by
4.44  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  84 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
...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Alpha's Promise, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Alpha's Promise

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.44  · 
Rating details
 ·  119 ratings  ·  84 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Bev
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dali
Rebecca Zanetti expands her Dark Protectors series to other worlds with Alpha’s Promise a tale of vampire-demon hybrid who’s been to a hellish world and now needs help of a human physicist prodigy to get back.

Ivan Kjeidsen vowed to rescue his vampire brother from the hellish world he’s trapped in. Having witnessed its harshness himself and knowing he’s running out of time, Ivan must find a way to convince her to help him and that there is more to the world in which she lives in.

Dr. Promise Wil
...more
Marta Cox
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Ivar the Viking was thrown through a vortex and suffered hideously as he leapt through unimaginable hell worlds only to find his lost 'brother' Quade and be forced to leave him behind. Ivar is forever changed by his ordeal but has vowed to return and somehow save Quade before the world he is trapped on collides with another. There's a chance that a truly gifted physics professor could solve the equations but their Kurjan enemies are killing any that seem likely to find the answer. Is it possible ...more
Dali
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Zanetti expands her Dark Protectors series to other worlds with Alpha’s Promise a tale of vampire-demon hybrid who’s been to a hellish world and now needs help of a human physicist prodigy to get back.

Ivan Kjeidsen vowed to rescue his vampire brother from the hellish world he’s trapped in. Having witnessed its harshness himself and knowing he’s running out of time, Ivan must find a way to convince her to help him and that there is more to the world in which she lives in.

Dr. Promise Wil
...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I don't know how this author does it. With every book I read in this series the more hyped I get for the next one. I can't wait to learn everything and yet I don't want it to be over. This has been one of those rare series that just keeps getting better and more entertaining.

Alpha's Promise is Ivar and Promise's story. These two were such an odd couple and I loved them. Promise is a mathematical genius. She's the typical smart person who struggles socially.

Ivan has lost most of the human side o
...more
Doris
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Beth
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.
Alison
Three and a half stars, I knocked half a star off because I'm bored of the hero with Dom tendencies.

This is perfect (see above) Rebecca Zanetti paranormal escapism. Ivar Kjeidsen the hybrid vampire/demon Viking was trapped in a hell dimension/bubble for eons and has finally been released, but his mission is to get back and rescue Quade, his fellow member of the Seven, who is still trapped.

Dr Promise Williams is a brilliant physicist with poor people skills, at the funeral of a colleague who was
...more
PamG
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I want to thank Lyrical Press, Rebecca Zanetti, and Goodreads for this kindle e-book version. Here is my honest review.

While this book is the tenth in the series, it worked for me as a stand alone novel. It has a little bit of everything. It is an action and adventure, paranormal romance and romantic suspense story all in one. It includes demons, vampires, steamy romance scenes, hybrids, fae, a brilliant physicist, social ineptness, humor, Kurjan enemie
...more
Katherine Yearwood
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Fall in love with the latest Dark Protector story from Rebecca Zanetti, Alpha's Promise! Its an intensely satisfying, exhilarating, twisty read with SCORCHING HOT romance, an epic plot that is constantly loaded with surprises and twists you don't expect along with a hero who is wildly intense and 100% alpha! And just to reassure you, the heroine is no slouch either. She is super SUPER smart and brilliant and kind and readers will no doubt love her too.

I fell hea
...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
GAH!!! I love the Dark Protectors series so much! And this one.....my 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
...more
Whispers From
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Angel Padillo
Alpha’s Promise was everything that I love about this series. Ivar, while broody and bossy, also held deep emotion and passion. Promise was smart and a little weird, but I loved it. Together they were perfect. I can’t wait for the next book.
Karen Fisher
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book! Promise is brilliant but it's her naive slightly quirky personality that lights up the pages of this book. Her responses to sex was truly funny. The whole bomb and burning brooms had me chuckling out loud. This is an intense hard to put down romance. I loved it!
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.
Dawn
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Kim
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alpha's Promise is Ivar's turn in the spotlight! The Viking seeks to find a way to acclimate to life on Earth after being trapped in the bubble world for untold years to keep Ulric imprisoned. When he is dumped back into our timeline, he is badly hurt after traveling through loops in so many hell worlds he lost count, and he is definitely lacking social skills after so much time alone. He is sent to observe a beautiful physics professor whose knowledge may be the key to freeing the last remainin ...more
Up All Night With Books
5 Stars
Review by Leah
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Alpha’s Promise by Rebecca Zanetti, starring Ivar the Viking and Promise, brings out my inner math and science geek. I wanted to sit by her and watch her work. The connection between these two is more than just sexual angst or suspense. It adds intellectual angst. You can see the wheels turning when they put their heads together. I also feel like Ivar is a closet nerd, haha! At some points in the book, it seemed like Ivar was wait
...more
Karen Roma
There is no denying that Rebecca Zanetti is one of my favourite authors, and always provides vividly descriptive storylines, with strong Alpha males and sassy and determined females. Promise however, steps outside of the normal heroine persona. Her complex academic mind was highlighted, showing her inability to understand the rationale of emotional influences, and often depicting her as distant and aloof. But this didn’t deter me from liking her character, as I felt Ms Zanetti portrayed her perf ...more
Glittergirl
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, paranormal
Another powerful story in the Dark Protectors series. I don't know how Rebecca does it every time, but she packs so much story into her books. I adore the world she has created and the characters in it. This one is about Ivar Kjeidsen, a vampire/demon hybrid and one of the Seven. He's been recovering from his injuries from his last trip through the hell dimensions but determined to go back and take his brother Quade's place imprisoning the evil Kurjan Ulrik. The Seven need a human physicist to h ...more
Lynn
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Ivar Kjeidsen survived time in a hellish dimension and was rescued by Quade, one of his brothers of the hybrid group known as the Seven. Now this vampire demon Viking has one goal in mind: to release the brother who sacrificed so much for him. Ivar thinks one of the world smartest physicists, Promise Williams, can help achieve that goal no matter the personal cost to her. Promise has spent her whole life from the time she was very young immersed in science. She has no comprehension of anything o ...more
Sandy Kelly
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Buffyanna
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Shannon
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faith, Hope, and now Promise...I'm starting to think the mothers of these enhanced females had mental, or maybe emotional, issues:-)

Ivar is finally healing from his rescue from a bubble world working to keep the vampire races mortal enemy contained. His only goal now, his only focus, is on saving Quade, his brother still trapped in his own bubble world, the sole vampire keeping the prison active. But then Promise happens. Promise is not the most endearing character, intentionally in light of he
...more
Rachael
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is quite a big series, with at least one other related series. I've personally only read one other book before this one, but to honest, it doesn't really matter. While the various characters do all seem to be mentioned and crop up in each book, you can grasp what is going on, how they are all related and details about the world that they live in.
This time the story focuses on Promise, a mathematician. She lives and breaths figures and is working on solving the mysteries of the world (both
...more
Shelley
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He always knew he’d keep his Promise❣

Ivar is the next Dark Protector to find his mate. After returning from the various Hell dimensions, Ivar has to relearn how to exist where he’s not fighting for survival constantly. A human physicist by the name of Promise is who they suspect the Kurjans will be after next. When Ivar jumps the gun by trying to kidnap her driving away from a colleague’s funeral, he wonders if she will ever trust him. But there seems to be more between them....could she be his
...more
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Your Lion Eyes (Alphaville, #2)
  • Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #3; Psy-Changeling, #18)
  • Shadow Warrior (Shadow #4)
  • Lost and Found (Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten, #2)
  • Immortal Mine (Alpha and Omega, #5)
  • The Jaguar King (Weathermages of Mystral, #3)
  • Cardinal Sins  (Born to Darkness, #4)
  • Siren's Song (Dorina Basarab #4.6)
  • Break the Day (Midnight Breed, #16)
  • Demon's Dance (Lizzie Grace, #4)
  • Heart of the Cat (Sarafin Warriors, #3)
  • Untitled (Rokesbys #4)
  • Switching for Her (Blasphemy, #5)
  • Defending Morgan (Mountain Mercenaries, #3)
  • Wicked Bite (Night Rebel, #2)
  • The Darkest King (Lords of the Underworld, #15)
  • Shadow's Kiss (Immortals After Dark, #20)
  • The Enforcer's Revenge (Untamed Hearts, #4)
See similar books…
5,117 followers
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.

Other books in the series

Dark Protectors (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Fated (Dark Protectors, #1)
  • Claimed (Dark Protectors, #2)
  • Hunted (Dark Protectors, #3)
  • Consumed (Dark Protectors, #4)
  • Provoked (Dark Protectors, #5)
  • Shadowed (Dark Protectors, #6)
  • Marked (Dark Protectors, #7)
  • Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8)
  • Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors #9)
  • Hero's Haven (Dark Protectors Book 11)