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Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1 | [Anna Zaires, Dima Zales]

Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.
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Publisher's Summary

A dark and edgy romance that will appeal to fans of erotic and turbulent relationships....

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy.

Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

How far would you go to regain your freedom? How much would you sacrifice to help your people? What choice will you make when you begin to fall for your enemy?

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for listeners under 18.

©2013 Anna Zaires (P)2013 Anna Zaires

What the Critics Say

"If you're looking for some sexy summer reads, you'll want to check out the new book series, Krinar Chronicles. Author Anna Zaires brings you a kind of 50 Shades of Grey meets Star Trek tale . . ." (Marie Claire)

"For diehard fans of the paranormal romance genre, author Anna Zaires's risqué new book could be your next guilty pleasure. Zaires's most recent read, Close Liaisons, combines a love story with science fiction in the tale of Mia, an unassuming college student whose life gets suddenly entangled in a dangerous, otherworldly affair." (Woman's Day)

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    Tamica Dallas, TX, United States 04-03-14
    Tamica Dallas, TX, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Quite Entertaining for Sci-Fi Lovers"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Close Liaisons to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print. I am a big fan of audio books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That's hard to say, but probably Korum.


    What three words best describe Kathleen Godwin’s voice?

    I think it is decent but I was not always able to hear a clear distinction between her voice and the two main characters. However, out of the two books in this series that I have listened to, I believe her voice to be the better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me ecstatic because the concept is so out of this world so yes, I would say my reaction was extreme. I am currently listening to the second book. I downloaded it immediately after this one ended.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like this book is Fifty Shades meets True Blood meets Independence Day. That's not to say it is a copy cat because it definitely is not. This is a very original story and the authors are quite imaginative.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 01-29-14
    Danielle GRANDVILLE, MI, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2015

    I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!

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    "It was just ok"
    Where does Close Liaisons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I won't be reading any of the others in this series I am sure. Not really into it at all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Close Liaisons?

    I just didn't like how possessive he was.


    Have you listened to any of Kathleen Godwin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope, took a while to get through


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DawnG Clayton, NC, United States 01-06-14
    DawnG Clayton, NC, United States 01-06-14

    My favorite things are my family and my books! Depending on the day, not in that order. :)

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    "Wimpy Woman!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Narration was great! Loved the whole idea of the story. Hated how wimpy the female character was. There is no way that she could've been that sheltered all her life that she had no contact with these invaders!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K 11-14-13
    K 11-14-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Kind of Creepy"
    Any additional comments?

    Interesting world and technology. The male lead is a total creeper one minute (obsessively controlling) and then completely solicitous the next (cooking and cleaning). It was ok and maybe I will pick up the next two, there is not all that much out there in alien romance fiction. More sophisticated/serious than Johanna Lindsey's Deep space/ Ly-san-ter series and certainly less misogynistic than Laurann Dohner's Zorn or Cyborg. I don't ever see myself re-listening to this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 11-03-13
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 11-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story Concept but Poor Narration"

    I have been thinking about what turned me off about this book. The story was really unique and I enjoyed it but the narration killed it for me. The characters just did not come alive. I like books where the narrator acts out the story rather than just reading it aloud. This one lost its appeal because you do not get captured by the characters. There were lines that Mia said that just fell flat. So during the entire book I was checking how much more was left. If the author changes the narrator, then I would consider listening to the next book in the series. Otherwise I am done with it. The entire book is based on an alien evasion and that we live in peace with them. There is a resistance team and how Mia gets sucked into helping them. She gets involved with Koram who is an alpha male and she struggles between sides. Like I said the concept is good but the narration sucked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Oli 09-10-13
    Oli 09-10-13 Member Since 2015

    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

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    "Could have been..."

    There are books that make me want to hit my head against the wall from frustration. Repeatedly. This one could have been such a good book. Alas, the heroine was the opposite of what would you call a heroine. She was stupid, scared cry baby that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't like her, therefore I couldn't enjoy the story that could have been truly awesome. Concept is very cool. Aliens came and conquered but they are not exactly bad, although maybe they are but we don't really know it. There is a potential for great action, intriguing conspiracy, heroism and fascinating characters. Instead, we get Mia. Sigh. At least for people who like steamy sex, those scenes were okay. The reader was a bit annoying because her male and female characters sounded the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce M. Orlando, fl 06-11-13
    Joyce M. Orlando, fl 06-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Sign what???

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    "Don't like weak women..."

    Don't read this if you don't like weak women. I just can't get into this with the story heroine like she is.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 05-17-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "HOPING FOR MORE"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. I almost gave up within the first couple of chapters but decided to hang in to see what the hype was about (both good and bad). Even though I was disappointed in a few aspects I thought the storyline was unique and wanted to find out more.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Anna Zaires? Why or why not?

    I would be willing to try the second installment of this series written by Ms. AZ only to find out if it gets better after the first book.


    What three words best describe Kathleen Godwin’s voice?

    Voices all same.


    Did Close Liaisons inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that Ms. Godwin was sincerely trying hard to do a good job with the voices but just fell really short especially those times when, I'm sure, Korum was speaking in a sexy, smoky voice and when there was any other exclamations or inflections needed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 05-15-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 05-15-13 Member Since 2011

    Home is where my books are.

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    "Sexy alien sex! (but bad reader -- sigh.)"

    I had just finished my 2nd reading of "the Host," and was looking for another alien-type book, when I found this on Amazon. I read it and it was promising, but then I read the 2nd book in the series and that was great! In fact, book 2 makes book 1 even better! So when I saw the first one here on Audible, I bought it with the discount.

    Unfortunately, the reader is awful - she sounds like she's reading to 3rd graders. And her voice is too old for the main character, so as a listen, it was a disappointment. (It was so much sexier in my mind, and kind of BDSM sinister, which didn't come across in the audio version at all.)

    I recommend reading this series instead, especially since book 2 is available at Amazon now, and you can always buy the Audible version at a discount later.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robbie Murray Bridge, Australia 04-01-13
    Robbie Murray Bridge, Australia 04-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "50 Shades of Alien"

    I don't mind books that have over the top sexual content. In fact, I quite enjoy them in most cases. However, I didn't care for 50 Shades of Grey because of the inequality of the hero and heroine in the relationship. Quite frankly, the relationship (not the sex) was rather creepy. Even more, I seriously dislike the copycat books that are coming out in droves (an author friend tells me it's what editors are demanding). Close Liaisons, unfortunately for me, is one of those books.

    So if you liked 50 Shades of Grey, and don't mind hearing the same story told again with a few substitutions, you will like this book. If you didn't like 50 Shades and the subsequent copycats, you won't like it. I didn't particularly like either book, and I'm writing this review from that viewpoint. I don't intend to insult any of the legion of FSoG fans, but I do think that readers considering purchasing this book should know up front what they are getting. I didn't, and I regret it, but if you liked FSoG, (and millions did!) then what I say shouldn't hurt the sales of this book at all.

    Mia is an innocent college student with a quirky roommate. Korum is an older, experienced alien who happens to see her, becomes obsessed with her and sets about tracking her down and seducing her. She consults her roommate, who comes up with a hair-brained idea or two. Eventually she caves to Korum's allure, but argues with herself as to why she is doing so. Sound familiar?

    Another irritant was that I got lessons on how it is much better to leave meat out of your diet, and each time anyone has a meal, you get an in-depth description and on all the wonderful vegetable dishes they are consuming. Early on I got the feeling I was having an agenda pushed on me. Rarely have I read a book that discusses so thoroughly everything they put in their mouths. It all came off as being rather condescending to us mere mortal carnivores.

    On a positive note, I thought the author did a rather good job with her world building, and from a devoted paranormal reader, that's no small thing. I loved her explanation of the aliens, how they came to be here and why. It was inspired. If the author ever tries to write something that is not intended to ride on the current FSoG hysteria's coat tails, I might try something she writes again. I have a feeling that she could be a very good paranormal writer if she added more action-adventure to the mix, stayed away from the tried and true FSoG storyline, and restrained herself from preaching an agenda. There are elements in this book that show some very creative and original thought. It's just a shame that the actual plot did not.

    The narrator could have been better, but she did a reasonable adequate job with what she had. I would need to listen to her again with some better material to make a real judgement on her abilities.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful

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