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Emily Ross never expected to survive her deadly fall in the Costa Rican jungle, and she certainly never thought she'd wake up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she'd ever seen. A man who seems to be more than human.

Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion - and to forget the terrible tragedy that ripped apart his life. Yet when he finds the broken body of a human girl, everything changes. For the first time in years, he feels something more than rage and grief, and Emily is the reason for that. Letting her go would compromise his mission, but keeping her could destroy him all over again.

This is a full-length, standalone romance that takes place approximately five years before The Krinar Chronicles trilogy. You do not have to have listened to that trilogy to enjoy this book.

©2016 Anna Zaires (P)2016 Anna Zaires

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  • Lynn
  • Tennessee
  • 01-17-17

I have fallen in love with Zaron


I loved this book. The way the story evolved around them getting to know each other and and falling in love was outstanding. I just love a man that gets possesive. I highly recommend this book. Steam factor 8 stars.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another great Krinar story!

Though I'd already fell in love with Korum and Mia in Close Liasons, I fell just as hard for Zaron and Emily! I loved the story line and the characters, set in the time just before the earlier books. It was a real Love story, written and narrated so very well! Well worth listening to and well worth the money. I adore the narrator and his expressive style. A++

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

What made the experience of listening to The Krinar Captive the most enjoyable?

I received an ARC for an honest review. I'm a huge Anna Zaires fan so when I heard there were ARCs available I jumped on the opportunity.

What did you like best about this story?

Tbh when I hear "Alien" I'm like oh goodness I'm not sure about this. Let me tell you The Krinar Captive was Amazing!

Which character – as performed by Roberto Scarlato – was your favorite?

I fell in love with the characters, Zaron & Emily were awesome.

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

This book is great from beginning to end, one of my top books of the year.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a great read....

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Hot Sci Fi

Talk about having a run of bad luck! Emily Ross has lost her job. Not that she’s gonna let it stop her from taking her pre-planned vacation to Costa Rica. But when Emily ends up alone on a rickety old bridge hanging on for dear life, sitting at home perusing the want ads seems much more appealing!

Zaron is an alien, who’s come to Earth to lay the groundwork for his species to invade Earth. When he hears Emily’s cry for help, he rushes to her aid. Zaron is too late and Emily lays broken and near death on the rocks below the bridge. Something about this human brings out Zoran’s protective instincts and he’s determined to use all his advanced medical technology to save her. The burning question is, will he be able to let her go?

Anna Zaires is my one of my favorite authors. I love her dark romances! Krinar Captive is the first SciFi audiobook of hers that I’ve listened to. It is a standalone book, but is an offshoot of the Krinar series. I loved this audiobook! It’s the perfect blend of romance and science fiction. This audiobook is filled with suspense and intrigue and moves along at a quick pace.

Roberto Scarlato narrates this nearly 9-hour audiobook and he does an awesome job on this fully voiced production. His delivery and pacing was perfect. Roberto was expressive when reading each character. His energy level matches the action when narrating intense scenes.

I have listened to several books by author Anna Zaires that Roberto Scarlato has narrated and I think they are a perfect match and look forward to hearing more from this duo.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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AWESOME STORY, AWESOME NARRATION

Would you listen to The Krinar Captive again? Why?

YES!!! this is the first book I've read by this author and this narrator and I love it. The story line is entertaining and adventuresome, with well developed characters that I totally enjoyed. And the narration is so excellent, it only enhances the overall experience.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Krinar Captive?

My favorite memorable moment was when Zoran decided to go get Emily from NYC and bring her home.

Which character – as performed by Roberto Scarlato – was your favorite?

Zoran was my favorite... his voice is so lush a dripping with masculinity... it is just plain HOT!!!

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

YES YES YES...... but I did have to sleep in between, however I did thoroughly enjoy this author's excellent writing.

Any additional comments?

Now that I know how good this author is, I am looking forward to many more enjoyable hours of reading/listening to her books.
This would have been a FIVE STAR book if it had included any discipline scenes.

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More Krinar Please

I enjoyed experiencing the Krinar story from another perspective. I look forward to future offerings!

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Emily and Zaron

This story was feakin' awesome! I loved that we get to see what happened before K day before Korum and Mia met. It was really cool to get to see a new Krinar Zaron and that Korum makes an appearance. I found it hilarious that Korum doesn't understand Zaron's want to have Emily as a Charl and yet we the reader know that he will eventually take Mia as his Charl so that's really fun. The connection between Zaron and Emily is freakin' hot! They are just meant to be together. The book ends with them leaving for Krina. I hope there might be a book in the future about one of the couples lives on the Krinar home planet.

Roberto Scarlato does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I really enjoyed his narration.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Another awesome krinar story

it was very touching and believable, I didn't want it to end. They both lost someone dear and so neither one is carrying less baggage

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EXCELLANT ADDITION TO THE KRINAR SERIES!!

If you could sum up The Krinar Captive in three words, what would they be?

Fast, Erotic, Technology!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Krinar Captive?

When Zaron let Emily go!!

Did Roberto Scarlato do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No really. I could have sworn I heard a dog barking in the background noise. Maybe something was wrong with the taping season. I did like that he attempted to sound like President Obama!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Krinar Vampire Invasion of Earth!!

Any additional comments?

EXCELLANT STORY!! I stayed up all night to finish Emily and Zaron's story! Every pages and every scene was full of adventure, surprised and a true passionate love story between Emily and Zaron. The Krinar Captive is a prequel to the other Krinar books sereis. Zaron has been sent ahead of Krinars first contact ships to find the proper places the Krinar should colonize on earth an were there planets food sources can grow and thrive.

Eight years ago Zaron lost his mate and he's still is grieving her dead. He finds Emily's broken twisted body after she fall off a bridge in Costa Rica while on her vacation. Emily's parents died when she was 4 so she is acquainted with the loss and grieving of loved ones. These helps draw the couple together.

I loved all the futurist invention of the Krinar and watching through Emily's eyes as she is introduced too technology she could never have fathom. Zoran can't let Emily leave before the First Contact of his planets landing on earth. The two fall slowly but passionately in love they have one hot sexy, Erotic romance. Very Erotic as we all know Anna Zaires is capable of writing.

The Krinar Captive is a fast paced, well developed story. It can stand alone but I recommend you read the other books in the series. I really hope Anne Zaires continues the Krinar series and that it doesn't take as long as this one did to get the next book.

I Highly Recommend The Krinar Captive!!




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  • Tracy
  • Bensalem, PA, United States
  • 05-17-17

Steamy in the Jungle

This book is hot, in every sense of the word! I saw someone refer to this series as 50 Shades meets Twilight-- I don't know if I'd go that far, but it is steamy in places. It is easy to follow, perhaps a little too easy, but that's okay. The story is an interesting and innovative conceptual retelling of an alien invasion story, in my opinion. The narrator is great, smooth voice, perfect for this book. Some action, lots of steamy scenes, and an easy listen make this book a winner for me.

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  • 11-28-16

Not bad

Not bad start but really should have been written first...Kia and Koran so much better ....