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Close Obsession: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 2

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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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    Amazonian 07-13-16
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    "Horrible Narration, Good Story"

    Wow, after listening to the first book, I was so disappointed in this new narrator. Typically female narrators attempt a deeper sounding male type voice for the males' words but that was not the case here. The entire book was read in the same female voice with no attempt at all to change for males or even for different females. It was unusual for audible and distracting to the story.

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    littletaz98942 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The reader sucked big time"

    I love the story and I should have read it myself! To have a narrator butcher the book was very sad indeed. I would like to know what they were thinking when they choose the narrator? I had to give it 3 star's because of the narration. As for the book itself 5 star's I loved the story.

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-16 Member Since 2016

    Reading Raider by night and grandma by day. Nothing like a Great listen

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    "Not my cup of tea."

    Didn't like this series. Not really in to these books.:-( didn't he into it after a few chapters.

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    J. Powell 03-27-16
    J. Powell 03-27-16 Member Since 2013

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    "The book is Awsome! The narration, not so much."

    I love the Krinar series. I purchased the first book some time ago and recently picked the series back up. As with the first book, I was hooked. I'm kind of glad I waited to continue the series because I didn't have to wait to find out what happened next. I was not disappointed.

    I wasn't thrilled with narration in the first book but at least some distinction between characters...though very little. This narrator was horrible! The males and females sound the same, the lack of expression just destroyed the emotional scenes. At some point I just turned pff the narration and finished reading the story myself. Korum's voice was waaayyy sexier in my mind.

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    J. Black 12-05-15
    J. Black 12-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good continuation"

    I really like how the story is progressing. I like the plot twists. I don't however like this narrator they changed it from the first and she just didn't seem to express in my opinion what the characters were saying correctly. For example the words would be having the characters talking reluctantly yet her voice was almost excited sounding. I want to see who this mysterious K is so I'll get third book but I really hope they changed the narrator

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    Nessa 09-24-15
    Nessa 09-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome Sci-fi Romance"

    The narrator was sometimes dull in my opinion, but it was dull a pleasure to hear Book 2 come to life. I hadn't read Book 2 when I started listening, but it was nice to be able to pull it up on my Kindle and have it right where I left off in Audible, and vice versa.

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    Denise 07-04-15
    Denise 07-04-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.

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    "Great story .... narration almost ruined it!"

    This is a very talented author and the 2nd in the series. I would highly recommend reading or listening to book 1 before heading into this one. That being said I have to question WHY??? WHY??? change the narrator for this book when Kathleen Goodwin did such an excellent job with the first book. That being said .... Kitty Hendrix did a good job, its just that I preferred the performance of Ms. Goodwin and in fairness Ms. Goodwin's performance was fresh in my ears as I listened to book 2 immediately after finishing book 1. I generally do not care for stories that are continued on in book after book. This series is the exception. So credit worthy!!! Mia and K's romance is just part of the overall brilliant story that the authors painted!

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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 03-06-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2016

    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!!

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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.

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    alanoud Abu Dhabi, UAE 01-16-16
    alanoud Abu Dhabi, UAE 01-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    I did not enjoy this part like the first one a bit boring may I say and I'm certainly not buying the next volume!!

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