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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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    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 03-24-13
    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2006
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    "I can't believe how much I enjoyed the book"

    I don't usually like books without answers, the ending or arrogant/disrespectful male characters... But this book not only kept my undivided attention, but I also listened to it twice in a row. As of right now, this author is on auto download for me. I really hope the same narrator will continue with the series. I will look for other books narrated by Kathleen Godwin, she did an excellent job. I really think this book should be included in erotica section.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Melonie SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX, United States 07-14-13
    Melonie SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Close Liaisons the most enjoyable?

    The narration was good, Ms. Godwin did a great job with both male and female voices. The storyline was plausible, for fantasy, and I liked the conflict the main character went through the love/hate dichotomy. Looking forward to book #2.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    ...it's for our own good.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    TommieGirl arlington, TX, United States 05-18-13
    TommieGirl arlington, TX, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2012

    A book-a-holic

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    "Hmmm...not bad!!!"

    It was mysterious, kept me guessing, and pretty freaking hot! Nice twist on a fantasy love story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I Enjoyed This One Very Much!"

    A very interesting twist on "War of the Worlds." I found Korum to be a fascinating character and Mia to truly be naïve. Because Mia is so inexperienced, she does not think to ask questions that she should and it could have cost her a great deal. This story also shows what can go wrong when your "Allies" don't give you the whole truth about things.

    There are many things that were left unexplained in this book, but that give me a reason to look forward to the next in this series. I do hope that Anna Zaires continues with Korum and Mia's story and more about the Krinar.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Shonny 04-01-13
    Shonny 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Blown Away"
    What did you love best about Close Liaisons?

    The entire story..it was fresh and original


    What other book might you compare Close Liaisons to and why?

    It is an erotic tale .. So if you are like reading erotica then you will enjoy this story


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it so much, part 2 is out in print and I picked up a copy .. yet to read but can hardly wait

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Dudley 09-07-13 Member Since 2012

    I like sexy erotica with a good storyline. Fantasy or sci-fi or just something that captures my attention right away.

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    "Riviting Story!"

    This is one of my all time favorite authors! Her stories never disappoint me! The Krinar Chronicles are the most uniquely written storylines I have ever read. The main male character is so arrogant and bold and over the following two books you see him turn almost human. The sensuality of the sex scenes is so intimate.....and incredibly illustrative. You cannot stop with the first book. This makes Shades of Gray boring!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn SALEM, OR, United States 08-30-13
    Robyn SALEM, OR, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hot Passion from Another World!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you read Erotica books this was something different.


    What other book might you compare Close Liaisons to and why?

    Not A Lot I can compare to do to it is Unique Love Story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cant pick just one scene I like, they all were great, but if I had to pick i say the end of the book. Which I will not state because do not want to ruin the book. I would be terrified if that was me in the corner =) You will know what i mean when you read the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Just have to loved a New Unique Love Story and was a pleasure to Read and cant wait for the other book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RUTHER GLEN, VA, United States 05-26-13
    Amazon Customer RUTHER GLEN, VA, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than I expected!"

    This book was better than I expected. I was not sure what to expect from the whole alien theme but if you are a fan of paranormal romance you will enjoy this series. Great character building. I am definitely looking forward to the continuation of this series. Worth the credit!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-02-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-02-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Pretty good story, narration could use some work.."

    I really got into this story. I usually don't do Alien romance because it is never done right...but this was done pretty good. I read all the reviews and I am glad I didn't past this one up. The narration was well... after like chapter 2 you just kinda fall into it. You just don't notice the same female voices and the same male voices. I liked it actually. I really did. Maybe book 2 which is due to come out in August will have another narrator...but I if not, I think I will still pre-order. This was simple a great listen. Nothing spectacular...but a great story none the less. I really want to know what Korum is gonna do, after he got all betrayed on! LOL.... Plus I really want to see what the Alien compound is like... Book 2.. is definitely on pre-order lock down..

    Good credit. Save your money...It wasn't that great due to narration...but great great credit.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lavey san diego, CA, United States 04-04-13
    Lavey san diego, CA, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Close Liaisons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Could not stop listening to it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love the interaction between Mia and Korum!. I just loved their chemistry. It reminded me of Christian and Anatesia.


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

    First time listening to her. I really enjoyed listening to her.


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

    Yes! I even listening it at work! LOL That is how much I could not stop listening to it. I can't wait for Close Obsession The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 2.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it so much that I am recommending it to friends. I wonder how a movie would be like? hmmm

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    "Escape.."

    A civil invasion, a 2000 year old alien, subterfuge, in a precarious situation, college student Mia finds herself torn between the resistance and a very powerful lover who pulls her into a world where there is no escape.I was kind of creeped out by the total roughshod approach of this K. The moral and personal dilemma Mia finds herself is in what drew me in. A definite favourite of what I have read so far this year, very pleased that Anne Zaire put pen to paper... loved the dark twisted under currents, the clever nano technology, world and premise and of course the very freaky tense relationship.... a must read for those who like tense, erotic, psychological thriller/science fiction.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Janine
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    "Ghastly"

    I'm really not sure why I've continued with the series.
    The Sci-Fi elements are poorly described and for some reason, are completely unbelievable. Since the point of Sci-Fi is to make extraordinary technology commonplace, this book is quite ridiculous.
    Its attempt at Erotica is banal, bland and boring.
    The plot is pitiful. Any potential it has is poorly executed and flat. Any anticipation fizzles out with no punch.
    The author has a bash at 50 Shades (billionaire, great lover; a naif in awe but quietly strong) but with worse writing. Given how poorly written 50 Shades is, it's amazing to read something worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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