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Summary

From a New York Times best-selling author comes an addictive, thrilling story of dark love set on post-invasion Earth.

Five years in the future, humans are no longer the most advanced species. Earth is ruled by the Krinar, a beautiful, mysterious race from another galaxy.

A shy and inexperienced college student, Mia Stalis has never had much interaction with the invaders - until one fateful meeting in Central Park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who will do anything to possess her...even take away her freedom.

From the skyscrapers of New York City to the alien landscapes of Krina, their epic passion will transform the world.

©2014 Anna Zaires (P)2017 Anna Zaires

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AWESOME

I loved this story. Fantastical. Didn't want to put it down. It kept me captivated to the very last word.

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Struggled to finish it

This book was a real disappointment. There was just no chemistry between the characters, the book didn’t draw you in and they characters weren’t that likeable either. I’ve listened to way over 1000 books and there’s so many better ones out there. This was a real drag and they could have done with a good editor to pull it together. Take out some of the clothing decisions and references to food and vegan diets and you’d probably save a good chunk of time! Boring.

I listened to the captive series by the same author in the past and I’m sure that was much better than this. Either that or my tastes have got more discerning since then. There were a few glitches in the recording with a whooshing sound every now and again and a few words/sentences repeated which should have been edited out.

The narrator didn’t do very well at pulling you into the book and I don’t think he was a good match for the story.

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  • Stacey
  • 19-06-17

Mia & Korum Sitting in a Tree...

I must confess that I was excited by the deal with 30 hours of pure heavenly listening. What a deal! Yet, unlike other readers, I found that my interest piqued with second half of the book two and book all of three. This story was a decent listen.

Korum used bullying to get what he wanted and used less than moral (by our standards) means of doing so. He didn't have to abide by human laws so he did what he liked. Korum is not without a devastating sex appeal. He is ardent, arrogant, and demanding. He knows what he wants and makes it a duty to tell Mia what she needs—ALL THE TIME!!!! I have a problem with a man telling a young lady that she must do as she is told. It felt like she was under lock and key. She could not visit her family or leave when she wanted to. I was understandably sympathetic to Mia and her choices. She is 21, has saved her virginity, and has led a sheltered life. Now she’s being forced to be with a man who she doesn’t know well--Let alone his autocratic ways. She eventually betrays Korum. But since he has done nothing but take a young, innocent adult, and confine her, how could Korum be hurt at her betrayal in book one? (It’s Juicy) The only time he really gained my trust was in book two when he told her she could leave and he would let her. She then really had a choice to stay or leave. Prior to that he was a D*%#head!

The real problem I have with this book and romances in general is that the woman HAS to be virginal, the guy is a master in the bed! What I REALLY had a problem with was—the constant misinformation. No matter how it is done, having an orgasm the first time one has sex with well-endowed man (let alone alien) an orgasm is the last thing one should expect. He never checked on her, or took his time to make things easier. His member is larger than human males, so unless he has a Prince Albert, or extra massager on him, this is just unrealistic—never-mind ‘mind shattering’!

I was a little taken aback by the preachiness of the book. I love meat! I will not stop eating meat! I will add more vegetables, but come on—vegan? That was a turn-off. Despite my rant, I liked the world the authors built. The description of the Great Panic, how the change in stewardship in the government and country helped me connect to the K.

All-in-all, I enjoyed this story and plan to read these authors again. Roberto Scarlato was an decent narrator--just slow reader. I have found that this book is creative gut-wrenching storytelling. I am not a professional reviewer. I purchased this book with my own money. I am just trying to write a good review to help others decide if they should purchase this book.

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  • Natasha
  • 30-05-17

Narrator better than original.

I think I like this narrator better than the women that did the first two books separately. There were some issues with the sound, though. Sometimes the narrator suddenly would sound like he was talking from far away, then it would improve.

Also, it's always kind of bugged me that the authors found they needed to constantly be talking about how everything was organic and natural. It felt a little preachy to me.

I think the story line itself is well done. Sometimes I wanted to slap Mia for some of her actions in the first book, but the 2nd and 3rd she gets a little better.

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  • Shatonia Hogan-Noland
  • 10-06-17

Love it!

Love Love Love this story. Audio blinked out in a couple of spots, but didn't take away from the story.

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  • Averyms
  • 11-04-18

Anna Zaires is the best writer for romance.

I was put out at first because I was searching for interracial romance novels and didn’t feel, at first, that I could relate to the characters. I was pleasantly surprised and then totally obsessed with Krinar and it’s hot, dominant Korum. The fact that my nickname is Mia helped a bit more. It was the best romance novel I have ever read/listened to. The narrator Roberto Scarloto was the best narrator I’ve heard. I am very pleased with how down to earth and kind the writer and narrator are when I reached out to compliment. It may seem funny but there is a time in life where there is a before one incident and an after, how feelings about things change. There is a before this novel and the obsession afterward. I can’t imagine my life without this book. I’m even considering writing a fanfiction inserting my mixed race heritage and experiences in it.

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  • Maira Saw
  • 02-04-18

Red Flags, Red Flags Everywere

Mia is a normal hard working psychology student. Korum is highly ambitious and very used to getting what he wants when he wants it.

The first book in the series, especially, has every possible red flag for a overly controlling boyfriend.
The only thing that doesn't occur is violence towards the female character everything else is there and it causes you to wonder if that's the direction it's going in although it never does. The story overall is a good flow from event to event. I did not listen to the last half-hour however, I felt like the story was complete. I suppose something could have happened in that last half-hour but I did not have the motivavation to complete it.

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  • L. M. Stacy
  • 22-03-18

Wow! The Twists & Turns!

At first I didn't think I was going to like but I ended up liking it a lot! There were so many twists & turns that I didn't see coming. Parts of it reminded me of the Fifty Shades meets vampire/aliens. There was a lot of fucking in the series, when the author could have maybe called it love making instead or used other words, & it would still have given the audience the same ideas. I still liked the series and Mia & Korum played well through out the series but the authors did make some interesting points about cross cultures misunderstanding one another and part was well thought out. Roberto Scarlato did give a good performance with the material he was given. Overall I enjoyed the series. However there was a lot long pauses between chapters and there was quite a bit white noise in many of the chapters too.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-03-18

Phenomenal!

I adored the way Mia was so naïve and vulnerable and Korum, an amazingly handsome man who happens to be both domineering and possessive becomes fixated on Mia. Korum can't see how his high handed life makes it harder for Mia to fall for him like he is for her.

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  • Rebecca
  • 28-02-18

Couldn’t do it.

I didn’t get too far into this book, in fact the first chapter wasn’t completed. And the narrator was too much for me.

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  • lost-in-audio
  • 24-02-18

Lots of telling, not much showing

What would have made Mia & Korum better?

The relationship between Korum & Mia didn't really work for me, There was a lot of telling of what they were to each other, but not a lot of showing. The scifi angle was more interesting to me than the romance. A bad sign in a romance novel. The story felt awkward, almost juvenile in style, despite the erotic nature of some of it. That said, the 2nd book got more interesting and a little less awkward.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Had good concepts, just not a fan of the writing style.

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  • Rena
  • 22-02-18

Interesting story line

I enjoyed the world building in these novels. The exploration of an alien civilization gives.the opportunity to go in so.many directions. While I think there were some missed opportunities over all I like the visuals created. I'm not sure I can see how someone who has been around for as long as Korum has would end up with someone as young as Mia so that didn't really work for me. I also felt that the tension that should have been there between the villain and everyone else kind of fell flat. I wanted so badly to love these books. They entertained but didn't leave me with the book afterglow i was expecting.