Book Review:Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles 1) by Anna Zaires

Krinkar

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Synopsis:

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.

My thoughts:

I want to divide this book into two parts, the first 50% of the book where I struggled and the last 50% that I really liked.

I really struggled with the first half of this book, I felt like I re-read fifty shades of grey just with aliens in it. That would probably be a good thing if you like the fifty shades of grey books I really don’t. I think they are the worst books I ever read. This book however is much, much better written, the author can actually write and writes well. That is a huge difference and makes this so much better. I also had a problem with the food thing, no animal products. «Your unhealthy addiction to animal products.” Quote from the book. Really?!? What`s up with that? A world filled with people low in vitamin B12, no wonder the main character was clumsy. You sure get clumsy if you are low on vitamin B12. The aliens probably educated the population on how to avoid it, or I am choosing to hope they did.lol I did love all the wonderful food descriptions though, it made me hungry.

I also had a hard time with the first sex scene, I wanted to hit Korum over the head with a frying pan many, many times. I just don’t like him one little bit, I hope there is some greater depth down in there if not he is just an inconsiderate, narcissistic ass.
When I almost gave up the book it did a total turn around and went from this to something I could almost not put down.

The last 50% of the book I really liked, actually I loved it, it sucked me right in and I found myself up in the middle of the night not able to put the book down. The story moved along in a fast pace and the main character found her back bone and did her own thing behind Korum`s back. So not a dumb mindless female anymore, but a girl that understands where she is at and does what she can to struggle against her situation. I loved that she joined the resistance and spied on him. I really don’t like Korum I hope his character evolves in future books, right now I think he is just an abusive, controlling, asshole. But I tend to have a huge problem with characters this dominant and controlling.

I absolutely love the world the author has made here, it is well build up and very well written. I love all the alien gadgets she is telling about I feel like I am watching a new episode of Star Trek filled with wonderful new super toys. I love Star Trek so that is a very good thing. I just need to read the next book because I have a feeling there will be many, many more of them there. So talk about a change in the middle of the book, I did not think I wanted to read the next book, but now I have to say I really do. I cannot give this book a full pot since I struggled with the first half of it that was a 1-2 stars for me and the last half was a 5 stars so I am going to meet in the middle and give it 3 stars. I hope the next book in the series is like the last half of this book as that would be a full score book for me.

Free on amazon kindle here also available in paperback and audible.

If you want to know more about the author here is Anna Zaires website.

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Once Bitten (Alexa O’Brien Series) by Trina M Lee.

 

 

Synopsis:

Alexa O’Brien is a professional huntress and a werewolf with the ability to conduct and manipulate metaphysical energy. When she is inexplicably drawn to the enigmatic vampire Arys Knight, the dangerous power they create together becomes more than either of them anticipated. As a result of their actions Alexa risks the loss of more than her remaining humanity, she risks losing the very person who holds her heart, Shaz Richardson.

When her former lover and Alpha pack member Raoul is framed for murder, he comes to her for help and Alexa is forced to face past emotions and betrayals that were never laid to rest. As the murders continue she is torn between past hurts and present loves. Amidst the rush of power and the struggle for control, Alexa must dig deep within herself to discover where her heart truly belongs. As secrets are revealed and lies exposed, she comes to discover that not everyone is who you think they are and the greatest loves are undying.

My thoughts:

** spoiler alert ** Awesome dark vamp/were book. I have been looking for a new fab series to read and I finally found it, this is dark, delicious, sexy and wonderful. If you like Charlaine Harris and Laurell K Hamiliton you will most likely love this. It was a freebie on Amazon and I have bought the rest of the series, I absolutely loved it. It is dark like the Anita Blake books with some blood and murder.

The world building was wonderful and really worked, the characters are interesting, flawed and grows on you sl Awesome dark vamp/were book. I have been looking for a new fab series to read and I finally found it, this is dark, delicious, sexy and wonderful. If you like Charlaine Harris and Laurell K Hamiliton you will most likely love this. It was a freebie on Amazon and I have bought the rest of the series, I absolutely loved it. It is dark like the Anita Blake books with some blood and murder.

The world building was wonderful and really worked, the characters are interesting, flawed and grows on you slowly to crawl under your skin so you fall in love with them. I love the chemistry between the 3 main characters Alexa, Arys and Shaz, it is hot and wonderful.

Alexa is a kick ass heroine, strong willed, she is ruthless and don’t whine about it even if she is somewhat uncomfortable with sides of her personality. She is cold and hot and complex and I love her.
It is also very well written and the story line is also very good. One of the best books I have read in a long time and one of the best PNR/UF series out there. I gave it 5 stars.

First book is free on kindle here, it is also available as paperback. English only.

Want to know more about the author here is her website.

You can also find her on Facebook here.

Moon night in forest (collage)

First cover of this book.

 
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Freebie on Amazon, Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu

 

 

One of my favorite vampires series has the first book free now, I think it is just 1 or 2 days left before you have to pay again. This is to celebrate that the book 3  in the series is in the making as we speak.

If you love vampires, hot vampires with some hoooootstuff you got to try it.  I never wrote a review when I read this book the first time but I know I loved it as I re-read it afterwards.

One of my absolute favorite vamps are in it too. So Yum.

Synopsis:

Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option, so she reluctantly lets tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.

Only she gets more than she bargained for.

When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.

And her unlife isn’t the only thing at stake.

If you want to know more about Sotia Lazu of this series and other books check out her website.

Sotia is the wonder woman that made my banner and I have also reviewed a few of her other books on my blog before here:

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