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
"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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I can not believe all the 4 and 5 star reviews this book received...This by far is one of the worse romance story I have listened to on audible thus far. MINUS the graphic sex scenes this book is written for a younger audience...Oh say per-teen age. The main character is annoyingly childish and the narrator is horrid. My suggestion is to take your credit and use it on a more worth while author with better narrators such as Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark) and/or Laurann Dohner (Cryborg Seductions). This is just my 2 cent!
For me it seemed to drag, skip and preach. I now have lots of reasons pointed out to me on why I should switch to a plant based diet. I didn't realize that was what I was buying. Bummer cause my husbands a butcher so that is soooooo not happening. I also didn't care for the reader.
For starters leaving out the constant preaching about eating only plants. Although I listened to the whole first half I didn't care about any of the characters.
I dont care.
disappointment! I thought it sounded like a really great story idea but I felt for me it was very poorly executed.
Keep your credit!
Wow...I thought the premises was fun....alien/human love affair, but wow, its about the most unromantic thing I've ever heard. The male lead is a controlling, abusive, psychopath with no redeeming qualities at all. The "Happy ever after" is the woman excepting that despite the fact that her oppressive,"lover" has EVERY warning sign of a major domestic abuser, she is just overreacting and should try to accept her fate as his captive and sex slave. How is this romantic? Its really kind of sick. And don't get me started on the fact that author uses words like "penis" and "vagina" when describing sex scences.......is this a medical report or erotica?
This was just bad; bad writing, bad narrating (she sounds WAY to straight laced for erotica), and bad characters....in the end I was hoping Mia would kill her lover! Or herself. I'm sure that's not what the author was trying to convey. Too bad, this could have been a good book.
If they couldn't read it and it was the only way
The whole mystery in the story
If the reader didn't sound like a robot
Only at the end, I was like omg you stupid girl. Run!
I wish the writer did more for the reader to full in love with the main guy. She did do great with the girl though.... Wish the reader wouldn't have sounded like a robot reading. Didn't have the feeling behind it. But it is a very good story, will be better if you read it yourself though fyi
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
It all started with a walk in the park…..but things on earth were different now. It had been about 5 years since earth was peacefully invaded by the Krinar alien species, an advanced race from another planet. So, for Mia Stalis, a college student at NYU, what else could she possibly derive from a simple, yet somewhat awkward run-in at the park with one of the "K's"….a beautiful specimen of man named Koram who eyed her like a predator and left her with unsettled feelings. Well, Mia wasn't far off from her first impression, what might have been considered an innocuous walk in the park become the beginning of a life, destiny and epic romance she couldn't have begun to fathom. And, I could not have begun to fathom what an awesome series I stumbled onto with the Krinar Chronicles!!!
Wow! This book was on fire with passion, strong themes of capture, inner-conflicts and racy twists and turns at every corner. This is considered to be a dark, erotic romance, and certainly the way Koram initiates and fosters a relationship with Mia evokes a balance of chills, dread, and excitement. Throughout this book you will feel Mia's visceral response to Koram and his maddening need for her, and vice versa. For the sensibilities of a 21st century reader, well some of the themes are downright creepy, but never far from exciting.
In this book, the intelligent, decisive, gorgeously-masculine, Korum is still somewhat of a mystery. We will learn more about him and his motivations/life in the next few books. I really liked Mia's responses and the way she dealt with her situation as I thought it was realistic and honest. She's one of those sweet girls who is not aware of her attractiveness/beauty/intelligence and overall allure, and the effect she has on others. What can I say?-Mia is beautiful inside and out and Koram detected this the first nano-second he laid eyes on her..LOL…The ending was crazy-amazing and I was left automatically downloading the entire series.
Some of the really cool aspects was learning about this advanced world of the Krinar's that we only get a glimpse of in this book. Their technology, way of handling conflict, and culture is definitely interesting and keep you wanting to know more. Also, their mandated food diet and it's effects across the earth was also keenly interesting. I felt like eating more veggies and salads like ASAP…lol
Narrator: Kathleen Godwin was superb. I loved her voicing, cadence and inflections for Mia and Koram, alike. Her pacing was great and she made it an overall excellent audiobook experience.
Having listened to all the audiobooks in this series, it's like peeling an exotic, unknown fruit from Krina…..you want more and each peel is more and more revealing!!! LOVED IT!!!
Geeky, weatherman, birdwatcher, ultra-marathoner (if you've never run 50 to 100 miles for fun you wouldn't understand)
No, I'm sorry I listened to this book
No, I'd never get the time back
Not even close
An alien sci-fi vampire porn derivative of the Spy Who Loved Me. Eighty percent of the book is them having sex. The science is week. The character development is poor. Worst of all she uses the same lines in various sex scenes.
First in a series of three fantasy books about a human-alien love affair. Lots of sex scenes, so tender ears, beware.
I don't read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy, but this series had great reviews, so I decided to try it.
Male character is a bit one dimensional, more of a cipher than a fully realized character. However, the male character is revealed in more depth, in later books.
Retired evidently sounds better than disabled.. It's a knee thing. Bone on bone, baby. Not a good candidate for surgery (health issues)..
I fully intend to. I also hope the follow-up book comes along SOON. You spend time trying to figure out what is going on, the workings of alien anatomy to human anatomy.
I liked the whole thing, but the fact he is aware she is spying on him, and allows it to play through.
Have not listened to others.
Disillusioned the next book wasn't available. Maybe I am missing something, but it isn't always clear it is a sequel.
Looking forward to the next book.
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I always enjoy listening to a book I haven't read in print and I enjoyed the narrator.
Obviously Mia and Korum. Mia's best friends Jesse did get on my nerves though.
She was a good narrator.
I always want to listen to books in one sitting but because of life I have to listen over a period of a couple days but it's still easy to get back into the story after taking a break.
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