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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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    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 8 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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    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 08-21-13
    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Oh why, oh why to cange narrators"

    I wished so much Kathleen Godwin continued narrating the second book.  For the most part, I found narration tolerable by Kitty Hendrix (there are plenty narrators that are so much worse), however, I found almost impossible to listen to sex scenes…. I highly recommend to get a book instead. I would buy this book again with a different narrator.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 07-07-14
    Teri 07-07-14
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    "And More Bad Relationships, Including the Narrator"

    This time, I couldn't last more than 2 hours before giving up.
    The narrator is still not changing her voice for the characters, so you don't know when she stops telling the story and starts speaking for both the male and female characters.
    The story is still falling flat. The main female character cannot seem to stand up for herself and basically does what the main male character wants her to, but she protests and then falls into bed (Great protesting). Not really too much character development or growth. It's the same story in a different location.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edwina "I Love books" USA 01-04-14 Member Since 2013

    Edwina "I Love Books'

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    "TERRIBLE NARRATOR!!"
    What did you love best about Close Obsession?

    THE ROMANCE, THE TECHNOLOGY THE STORYLINE WAS VERY GOOD!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kitty Hendrix’s performances?

    NO!! KITTY HENDRIX WAS THE WORST NARRATOR I HAVE YET HEARD FROM AUDIBLE!! SHE USES THE SAME VOICE FOR ALL THE CHARACTERS. SHE IS JUST READING. VERY FLAT!!


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    I really like the story. A must read for paranormal romance and science fiction lovers.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 12-20-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 12-20-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't want to live in a world without books!

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    "Bad Narrator ruins another book"

    I really enjoyed these sexy light reads about aliens in New York. Unfortunately, the first two books are read by two different, but equally awful readers. Why do publishers do this? They destroy a books chances at being purchased when they pick bad readers. Are they just given a list of names and choose by tossing a dart? Doesn't anyone bother to listen to samples of the readers work -- or better yet, audition them?

    I haven's listened to book 3 -- but I don't have high hopes.

    Skip these in audio unless you love to be frustrated.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Great story- not so great performance"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kitty Hendrix?

    Kitty Bang, Callie Dalton, Amanda Ronconi


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was too fast, making it hard to understand when one sentence stopped and another one started. It was also difficult to know when the character was speaking out loud or just thinking to themselves.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 08-17-13
    Karen 08-17-13
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    "Ruined Again by Narrator"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Zaires again?

    If she got a better narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Another good book ruined by the narrator. Hard to tell if the book is any good when the narration is so bad.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Scotty 11-09-13
    Scotty 11-09-13

    jdk

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    "Agree! Wrong narrator for a good series."

    I know it's really not the narrator's fault but really? Audible, someone there needs to listen and check it out. I did make it through due to the greatness of the series and wanting to know what happened next.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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