Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 1) (The Krinar Chronicles) by Anna Zaires - Romance>Vampires eBook
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 readers under 18.
From CaroleDee, Bitten by Paranormal Romance
"With an original plot, and characters that won't leave your mind for some time to come, I can't recommend Close Liaisons enough!"
From Aman, Enticed by Books
"Close Liaisons is strongly recommended to fans of paranormal fiction, dark characters, and of course steamy romances."
From Cloey, Cloey's Book Reviews and Other Stuff
"I love this book! Even when my power went out I was still turning the pages on my eReader."
From Rachel, The Jeep Diva
"I give the story 5 stars . . . Mia and Korum's relationship was intense and passionate . . ."
From Brenda, Naughty Bits' Book Reviews
"I really love the entire book and how it unfolds. Its dark and sexy. I certainly didn't expect some of the things that happened."
From Jessy, BookEnd 2 BookEnd
"Anna Zaires . . . wrote a book that transfers emotion right into the reader from page to page."
“So, Mia, tell me about yourself.” His softly spoken directive interrupted her thoughts.
“Um, okay.” For some reason, the question flustered her. “What do you want to know?”
He shrugged and smiled. “Everything.”
“Well, I’m a junior at NYU, majoring in psychology,” Mia began, hoping she wasn’t babbling. “I’m originally from a small town in Florida, and I came to New York to go to school.”
He stopped her with a shake of his head. “I know all that. Tell me something more than basic facts.”
Mia stared at him in shock, suddenly feeling like a hunted rabbit. With surprising calm, she asked, “How do you know all this?”
“The same way I knew where to find you today. It’s very easy to find information on humans, especially those with nothing to hide.” He smiled, as though he hadn’t just shattered all of her illusions about privacy.
“But why?” Mia could no longer hold back a question that had been tormenting her for the last two days. “Why are you so interested in me? Why go to all these lengths?” She waved her hand, indicating the limo and everything he had done so far.
He looked at her steadily, his gaze nearly hypnotizing in its intensity. “Because I want to fuck you, Mia. Is that what you’re afraid of hearing, why you’ve been acting so scared of me all along?”
Reader Reviews (20)
Submitted By: Siamese Cat on Nov 5, 2015
Good story development, that is, it is more than a love story. It is certainly worthwhile to read also the other two books (the third in the series is the most surprising)
Submitted By: Amayeli on Jan 27, 2015
This book was on my top 5 best books of 2014 list. I really recommend it. I have the next two in the series also. This is one of those books that I periodically find myself thinking about a scene or conversation from, unlike most books I read which I can't even remember anything from it by the next week (or day) after reading it.
Submitted By: msladye on Sep 14, 2014
What else could I ask for? well the human woman needed to be a little smarter but over all I liked this book a lot. the K male was my type of male but he needed to talk more about his needs and not just take over. but even so I would still let him have me. Cant wait to read the next book. but I do hope the human women get smarter
Submitted By: ccoy978 on Jun 7, 2014
Unimpressed. Mina was just annoying. She is college age and yet acts like a tween. She also couldn't seem to stop crying. I Hate that so much. The world and concept had a lot of potential but I could never get past how childish Mina was. I will not be following this series.
Submitted By: perperfect17 on Jan 29, 2014
Sexy Alpha male alien what's not to love? The story line was intense and kept me in edge. I lost hours of sleep because I had to know what happened next. Truly enjoyed the book look forward to next installment
Submitted By: survol on Jan 20, 2014
Co-Ed meets hot alpha alien. Lots of books have a similar premise, but this one stands out for its world building and emotional intensity. Mia and Korum have to work through some major trust issues, and the author does a good job of relating both characters' inner debates. The pacing is a bit deliberate, but I put the next book in the series on my wish list right away.
Submitted By: moccha29 on Jan 15, 2014
couldn't get into this story and I ended up skipping to the last chapter just to find out how it ended.
Submitted By: roula on Jan 14, 2014
i got bored way too soon and the fact that i didnt like the 2 protagonist the least, helped. i had to skip pages for what? no, not a good read.
Submitted By: Ciciladybug3 on Dec 4, 2013
I wanted them both to die. This story was no better than that very famous BDSM Fanfiction and the story it was inspired by. The main character was a naive college student and the "love interest" was a controlling domineering more experienced alien. In the end they both made choices that were absolutely stupid and made no sense.
Submitted By: grace4d on Sep 11, 2013
I love alien romances. This one was great & well written. The story takes place on earth. Aliens have taken over & . Allow some freedoms. A young,innocent college student is noticed by 1 hot looking alien. He takes what he wants by taking over her life. she realizes this & fights it. The sensuality is great & the chemistry will grab you. This is a well done love story & hot! I wanted 2 live there, it was that real. A lot of surprises with suspense too. U have to read it 2 see. Book 2 & 3 are out
Submitted By: ratherbereading on Jul 30, 2013
This leans toward a much more believable explanation for why we're here than current beliefs. True religious believers might find this blasphemous. Read with caution. This is the 1st of a continuing story of the same two characters. Really enjoyed this. Fascinating. Ended with a true cliff-hanger. Went and bought the 2nd book immediately. Can't wait for Sept and the 3rd book.
Submitted By: BonDarKen on Jul 29, 2013
Exhilarating, entertaining and I just could not seem to put it down, overall one of the best reads I have had.
Submitted By: Safety Lady on Jul 9, 2013
Loved it. A different spin on aliens and romance that kept me turning pages all night. Hard to put down once you get caught up in this mystery/romance. Is he really who he says he is? Read and find out, great book and look forward to more. Happy reading!
Submitted By: Jessterson on May 9, 2013
Ladies those of you that actually like relationships and despise pointless flings, beware. This story goes on and on and on with no clear goal in site. There is no happy ending, he does not love her and its ridiculously unclear if he ever will love her. He's literally wasting her time and yours if you read this story. I would ask for a refund but it's free so no loss there but I would like the time I spent reading it back! Steer clear it will cause heartache and a headache you've been warned.
Submitted By: MrEyez on Apr 24, 2013
This book is a must read! I am so caught up with Mia and Korum that I don't know what to say. It is a difficult book to pinpoint b/c it's not a typical sci fi romantic suspense. Zaires did a fantastic job of developing the characters. I completely understood Mia's conflicted feelings. I was also conflicted about Korum who is far fromt he typical H. I loved him one minute & couldn't stand him the next. I can't wait to get started on the next Mia/Korum alien encounter. I highly recommend it!
Submitted By: msdragons2 on Mar 17, 2013
Great Great series. I am waiting for the next book in the series.
Submitted By: mrspw on Feb 3, 2013
Excellent story with a new premise,really kept my interest. Initially I thought we could have learned a little more about the hero and the ending seemed a little quick. But book two is a continuation of the relationship between the two main characters as well as further world building. Can't wait until it's out.
Submitted By: junecharles73 on Jan 23, 2013
I look forward to the next installment in this series.
Submitted By: dzsd1e on Jan 16, 2013
Really enjoyed this one! Such a hot and compelling read with a great plot. Haven't read anything like this before and can't wait for the continuation.
Submitted By: Jjte2 on Jan 12, 2013
Loved it! Cool premise, and a really good plot. The romance was hot, a bit like Fifty Shades. Hero is very sexy, possessive, and controlling. Girl was naive at times, but relatable. I was conflicted about their relationship at times b/c he just completely took over her life, but he was so sweet too. The sex was HOT. Looks like the story continues in the next book - I can't wait!