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Close Obsession: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 2 | [Anna Zaires, Dima Zales]

Close Obsession: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 2

The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons…In Lenkarda - the main Krinar colony on Earth - Mia is completely at Korum's mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there - the lover whom she had betrayed. Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her? You must listen to find out…
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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Close Liaisons

In Lenkarda - the main Krinar colony on Earth - Mia is completely at Korum's mercy. With no way to leave and no idea how to operate even the most basic Krinar technology, she has no choice but to trust the K who brought her there - the lover whom she had betrayed.

Will he keep his promise to bring her home, or is she destined to be his prisoner forever? Can a human become a part of Krinar society? Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her?

Listen to find out…

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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    Christine Quebec, Canada 07-12-14
    Christine Quebec, Canada 07-12-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The series keeps getting better"
    What does Kitty Hendrix bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I found her narration to be a good listen


    Any additional comments?

    I'm starting to enjoy the series more and more as we learn about Mia, Korum their growing relationship and different facts about the Krinar, a series unlike anything else i've read before

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-28-13
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't Wait for Book 3"

    A great follow up to book 1! The storyline is very well done and the plot has thickened. I haven't figured out who the bad guy is yet and that's not normal for me. Mia is getting a little smarter but she still has a ways to go. While we do learn some more about the Krinar there are still a lot of questions to be answered. I was also surprised by Mia's family, while Korum does win them over, it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be.

    There are only 2 problems with this book, first I now have to wait for book 3 and Kitty Hendrix was not the right narrator for it. I hope they can get some one like Xe Sands or Sophie Eastlake for the next book. While Kitty does have a good voice, she does not make the switch back and forth between male and female voices. That is the only thing that is wrong with this book. I found I lost track sometimes of who was speaking because she uses the same voice for both parts.

    But over all I am glad I spent the credit on it. If you liked book 1, you will like this one as well, if you over look the narrator.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-26-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "WELL I AM TRULY OBSESSED WITH THIS AWESOME SERIES"

    It's all been said before by my fellow Reviewers, so all I can add is the author's well described, very imaginative, mesmerising world has captured my heart, my imagination, my thoughts and my life and I don't think I'll get them back until the very end of book 3... which I'm eagerly about to listen to now.

    Worth a credit? Well that's a daa HELL YEAH!! The only question left now is how will Korum and Mia finally get their HEA ending.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Irene 08-19-13
    Irene 08-19-13
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Close Obsession to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I love the Krinar Chronicles.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely Korum. He was much better developed in this book, we finally saw him show real emotion and I loved him all the more for it.


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

    Never listened to her before. At first, preferred the prior narrator but then got used to the new narrator and loved the book.


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

    Yes, couldn't stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book 3.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    cherylM 03-17-15
    cherylM 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    Still enjoying this series. So different from any other series I read and I can not wait to see how the story ends

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-19-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 08-19-13 Member Since 2015

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

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    "Narration killed it!"

    I am so glad I have this in book format...b/c the narration totally killed it. I thought book 1 narration was bad... NO WAY...this was just horrible in the narration department. The last book you can at least tell the diff between female and male voices a bit...This one... NOT AT ALL..

    Kitty Hendrix really did should like Clarrissa Knightly... but it just can't be because Knightly is great and Hendrix bombed it... If Hendrix is another name for Knightly then I am really upset in her new narration... b/c this was just horrible...

    The Krinar Chronicles are great books... if narrated properly, these books would be an instant downland... I am not a Alien romance fan, but I do like the Krinar Chronicles...and that is saying a lot...

    Not a recommendation..just get the book and read yourself.. Narration will piss you off!

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 08-16-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 08-16-13

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Loved the Story - Not the Narration"
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    I mush say i just loved the continued story of the The Krinar Chronicles and this book could of been a 4 Star if not for the terrible Narrator. She read so fast with no different voices between characters. Disappointing as i was so looking forward to this book. There is lot's of yummy Alien/Human Sex going on in this book plus we learn more about the world Korum comes from and there very different more advanced technology. I so love Fantasy World so if you can not handle the totally unrealistic best give this one a miss. I will grab the next in this series only if it has a much better Narrator.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 08-31-13
    Kd CLINTON, MS, United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Just okay"

    Once again, Amazon reviews threw me off. It might be that some books come across better when they are read and not listened to. That might certainly be the case here b/c the narrator's voice didn't match what I would expect the voice of a young, undergrad student to be. The narrator, who is not bad at all, just sounded much too mature. Couple that with a female lead character who says she wants to make her own choices but then asks her boyfriend's permission to do everything, including going to a birthday party and taking an internship opportunity, and you have a bad setup. So the heroine didn't work for me either. She said one thing but did another. Also, their love match wasn't quite believable to me. Maybe if I had read the previous book, the one preceding this one, where I believe the two main characters met, then I'd believe their lifetime love match. The whole idea of aliens being the creators of humanity didn't work for me, especially since science has proven that Africa is the birthplace of humanity. Since the book aliens formed humans in their image, this was too farfetched even when I'm okay with, and even expect, to have to set aside reality. But that idea just pushed the edges of negative aspects of our society that worked against the book IMO. Finally, the sex scenes were plentiful but perfunctory in the way they were written and, therefore, read. So, this book was mediocre though not painful to finish. But it does not motivate me to pursue this author in the future.

    6 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 03-06-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "OUT OF THIS WORLD FASCINATING!"

    If you would make a list of your favorite Alpha Males….let's say, Highlanders, MC bikers, Military Men, FBI agents, I dunno maybe Inked-out tough guys….well, just put Korum the powerful Krinar at the top of that list. This is the second installment in the series and I really loved it.

    I loved seeing the growth in the relationship between Mia and Korum. Korum is hot, intelligent and so romantic and tender with Mia, but the big problem is that well, he has taken her away from her life to be with him…no questions asked. This is not negotiable and it absolutely showcases Korum's domineering, possessive and territorial side when it comes to Mia. Mia is compelled into this alien/human relationship, yes by force, but also through….dare I say it…love.

    The aspects that fascinated me in this book was how the reader is immersed in this Krinar society and it just gets more interesting along the wayt! Mia is taken to live with Korum in Lenkarda (one of the K's largest settlements on earth). Mia settles in and is finding her way through exposure to domestic technology (OMG!! Where can I get one of those "intelligent" homes??), advanced research in her field, Krinar political structure, and she gets to know other humans who are in a similar alien/human relationship, as her own. (By the way, I loved the Krinar wedding they attended).

    Mia really comes alive in this book. She is stronger and even though she falls in love with Korum, she is not afraid to speak her mind and does communicate her struggle in their relationship where Korum has all of the power. I also loved the softening of Korum. We learn more about his thoughts, motivations, background and his irrevocable, passionate love for Mia. The loves making scenes are plentiful and are more emotionally connected as compared to the sex scenes in the first book (which were super hot as well). I think this is reflective of how their romance is deepening and growing. Their sex life is definitely off-the-hook, out-of-this-world type of amazing.

    There is a suspenseful conspiracy that pushes the plot forward and is another exciting component. What I have mentioned is only the tip of the iceberg, there are so many wonderful details in this book that will leave you sitting back enjoying every riveting moment.

    Narrator: Kitty Hendrix was fine as a narrator. I have to say that I didn't pay much attention as I was simply too immersed in the story itself. That's a good thing!!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 12-10-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "CAN'T GET PAST NARRATION"
    What would have made Close Obsession better?

    A better narrator


    What could Anna Zaires and Dima Zales have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Gotten a different, more adult sounding, less robotic narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kitty Hendrix?

    There are many narrators, both male and female, that could have pulled this off much better; no not better, pulled it off period. Kitty Hendrix's voice was not only too childish but her inflections and expressions, in my opinion, were used at inappropriate times.


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried no less than five times to listen to this book, especially because many listeners sing praises of it eroticism, romance, suspense, etc. Just couldn't do it; KH's voice and exclamations were so childish and inappropriate and her narration so robotic that it was entirely impossible for me to get through.

    I have reviewed many, many books because I have listened to literally hundreds over the years and my main complaint, always, is lack of good narrator. I can, like many other reviewers I read of, tolerate a mediocre book, even a drab one if the narrator is good.

    Sorry AZ and DZ, your book may tick all my boxes but the audio publisher did you a great disservice.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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