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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Not Worth The Time

What would have made Close Liaisons better?

A better story line would help.

Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Zaires and Dima Zales again?

Not a chance.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kathleen Godwin?

It wasn’t the narrator that was the issue as much as the story itself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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good book i enjoyed the story line and will recomm

This was s a good book with a good story line and I will recommend it

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Excellent Smut

Any additional comments?

Remember when listening the protagonist is an introvert, sheltered, young (early 20s), and a virgin, so she's an innocent idiot. Well meaning one though, and I applaud the innocence she was written with. Once you get past that, it's a fun sci-fi concept, with really well written and fairly realistic sex scenes. I don't recommend it to people who have issues with weak female leads, possessive and/or domineering male leads, or getting to the hot steamy parts quickly. Mmmm, hot and steamy...I do recommend if if you're looking for a roll in the hay with a hot alien. Me-ow! I will be getting the next in the series. Then ending gave me the warm fuzzies.

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  • Chuckndar
  • Oregon City, OR, United States
  • 11-28-14

Story would have been great, but its rated XX

Would you try another book from Anna Zaires and Dima Zales and/or Kathleen Godwin?

I don't think so... too explicit for my taste.

What was most disappointing about Anna Zaires and Dima Zales ’s story?

Too explicit.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen Godwin’s performances?

Maybe

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story would have been terrific, but the sex scenes were too much for my taste. Why can't we have a romantic encounter without the X-rated crap.

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  • ATI25
  • United States
  • 11-18-14

Soo Bad:(

What would have made Close Liaisons better?

The story just seemed very poorly written... I didn't find any qualities to make it an enjoyable listen at all, could have used more depth/editing/intrigue.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Ill resume the New Species series by Laurann Dohner, "Moon", every book Ive listened to in the series has been captivating and credit-worthy.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was ok, didn't add or subtract from the poor overall much.

What character would you cut from Close Liaisons?

me

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved the story!

Would you consider the audio edition of Close Liaisons to be better than the print version?

Unfortunately, I would never recommend the audio to this book. The performance was just so bad. She's better off reading a meditation manual than these types of books. All the characters sound the same and was really distracting from the story.

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

I haven't read anything like this before. I am willing to read more of this genre. I really enjoyed the story and can't wait to read the other two.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kathleen Godwin’s performances?

Absolutely not.

Any additional comments?

If you can overcome the horrible performance, the story is really worth it. I'm going to skip the other audios and go straight to just reading the rest of the series. I really like this author and look forward to reading and possibly listening to other works, as long as it's not this narrator.

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Great!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I did not know if I would like this story. I did enjoy it very much. I would recommend this book to anyone. Once I started it I could not stop listen to it until the end and I can not wait to start the next book in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Addictive Sci-fi Romance at it's best!

Would you listen to Close Liaisons again? Why?

YES! Gosh, yes. It kept me spellbound and I couldn't stop listening to it! I finished it in just three days.

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

It's a bit like Anna Zaires's contemporary book Twist Me but a little less dark. It's also a little like Fifty Shades of Gray with it's "obssession" sort of romance which I really enjoy.

Which scene was your favorite?

there were too many to count, but pretty much any time the hero and heroine interacted, i was really enjoying the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when the heroine Mia believes that her involvement in the human resistance moved resulting in thousands of soldiers getting killed when she was used as a pawn, but then she discovers the soldiers were knocked out, not killed. I was right there with her, panicking and wondering if they were dead and then so relieved to find out they hadn't died.

Any additional comments?

This was just a fantastic read and I can't wait to read the next two in the trilogy!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Connection

Where does Close Liaisons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

AT the top, easy to reread again and again.

What did you like best about this story?

the connection of characters and the author has knowledge of the subject matter.

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

I don't think I have. But she dose have a range to cover male and female voices

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

It let me feel

Any additional comments?

I am not into porn but I do like erotica with a good story line. This one delievers

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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DO NOT BOTHER

Would you try another book from Anna Zaires and Dima Zales and/or Kathleen Godwin?

IF I COULD GET A REFUND I WOULD! LISTENED TO 3 CHAPTERSS AD TURNED AWAY.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NONE

Any additional comments?

WAIST OF $

1 of 2 people found this review helpful