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Close Liaisons Audiobook

Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1

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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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    Linda FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States 09-16-15
    Linda FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States 09-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "What a crazy twist to an alien invasion story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Close Liaisons the most enjoyable?

    Although Korum got on my last nerves with his autocratic behavior toward the shy and innocent Mia, I really found myself enjoying the banter between a naive 21 year old and the alien who was thousands of years old.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Close Liaisons?

    Near the end of the book when Mia realizes she is falling for Korum and is still not willing or interested in being his pampered sex toy. She makes some stupid mistakes in handling a "man" who clearly had vast years of experiences behind him to think she could pull the wool over his eyes.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen Godwin – was your favorite?

    Korum was an arrogant, arbitrary and capricious man/alien, but he's swag so I can't wait to read the next book. He also outlined some concepts regarding Earthling behavior that was nothing but true.


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

    Korum gives Mia a choice that could win her freedom from him, her actions were not unexpected.


    Any additional comments?

    A great start to a really engaging series, Anna Zaires is talented and smart for collaborating with good editors and her husband on the details of the book.

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    J. Black 06-29-15
    J. Black 06-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't believe I like an alien romance so much!"

    Wow, so I've been expanding my normal romance genre and glad I did. This is a really great listen. Very much worth a credit. Our handsome K you want to hate because of his dominant attitude (but that's also kinda what I like) he's persistent in his pursuit of Mia she doesn't want him. Because he is a K and her feelings get jumbled because in the beginning all she wants is to run away but hey sometimes curiosity can pull you in. The plot thickens when she's approached by the human resistance and asked to spy on him. Will she or won't she? It's a roller coaster ride of emotions a lot of hot yumminess and I can't wait for the next one.

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    SChalen 06-18-15
    SChalen 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't waste your time or credit"
    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Any book that has a strong female character that is both snarky and funny.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    Sarah 03-25-15
    Sarah 03-25-15
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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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    Jsheff Illinois 03-24-15
    Jsheff Illinois 03-24-15

    Sheff

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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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    J. DeSantis nashua, NH USA 03-18-15
    J. DeSantis nashua, NH USA 03-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Romance Queen

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    "Horrible!!"

    Not good! Not good at all. Waste. Weak pathetic heroine. Green propaganda. Nonsense. Too bad. Idea with lots of potential.

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    mrs.Nieto 02-04-15
    mrs.Nieto 02-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Did not enjoy this at all"

    It was not interesting to me I found it lacking I would not recommend. Yes there is sex but what about the story and the characters

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    Anne 12-02-14
    Anne 12-02-14 Member Since 2013
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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
    Chuckndar Oregon City, OR, United States 11-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "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
    ATI25 United States 11-18-14
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    "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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