Monday, February 18, 2013

Anna Zaires

Guest Post and Giveaway by Anna Zaires...

I’ve always loved bad boys. Well, at least in books. And I’m not talking about pierced, tattooed, hard-partying rock stars – though, of course, those are sexy too. No, I have to admit that I like my heroes smart and sophisticated . . . and just a little bit evil.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the girl ended up with the villain, not the hero? Have you ever wished for a happily-ever-after for that guy who’s supposed to be bad, but who’s really the one you fantasize about?

Well, I have. Pretty much every time there’s an interesting and attractive villain in a story, I secretly end up rooting for him to win. From the first time Damon appeared in Vampire Diaries, I thought Elena should be with him instead of the much nicer – and much more boring – Stefan. Damon accepts what he is; he doesn’t whine or wish that things were different. Yes, he does callous things and kills people all the time (okay, that last part – so not cool), but he’s also fiercely protective of Elena and would do anything for her. And that’s what makes him so sexy – the contrast between his evil side and the feelings he develops for Elena.

So when I sat down to write my first book this summer, I wrote a fantasy I’ve had for a long time. The hero of my book is far from perfect. In fact, in most other books, he would be the villain.

His name is Korum, and he is one of the most powerful Krinar on Earth.

Five years in the future, the Krinar rule us. They are an ancient race from another galaxy, and they are responsible for planting the seeds of life on Earth. They are beautiful, dangerous, and immortal – and they can be brutal if opposed. When they took over our planet, we didn’t put up a fight. We couldn’t; our technology is far too primitive compared to theirs. So now we are completely at their mercy.

How would you feel if you met a Krinar in the park, like Mia Stalis did? And what if that Krinar decided that he wanted you and didn’t give you much choice in the matter? Would you sleep with the enemy? Would you give in to his demands? Would you fall in love with him knowing that he was responsible for the subjugation of your species?

Hmm, not very easy questions to answer. I knew what I would do, but Mia? That’s a different story. She had a mind of her own.

And thus, the premise for Close Liaisons was born. I had a blast writing the story! My husband helped with the scientific aspects of the book (there really is a four-hundred-year-old clam, look it up!), as well as with the overall plot and a bunch of other things.

And now, the story continues in Close Obsession, the second book in the series. It will be released February 23rd. If you’re intrigued, here’s a Close Obsession teaser for you:

Entering the living room, Mia saw Korum sitting on the couch with his eyes closed. Surprised, she stopped and stared at him. Was he sleeping? Hesitant to disturb him, she just stood there, using this rare opportunity to study her alien lover with his guard down.

With his eyes closed, the bronzed perfection of his face was even more striking. High cheekbones blended synergistically with a strong nose and a firm jaw, forming a face that was as masculine as it was beautiful. His eyebrows were dark and thick, slanting straight above his eyes, and his eyelashes looked incredibly long, spread out like dark fans above his cheeks. His hair had grown in the month that she’d known him – he’d probably been too busy chasing after the Keiths to get a haircut, Mia thought wryly – and it was starting to brush against his ears.

As though sensing her gaze on him, he opened his eyes and smiled when he saw her standing there. “Come here,” he murmured, patting the couch next to him. “How are you feeling?”

Mia blushed slightly. “I’m fine,” she told him.

He just continued looking at her with a mysterious expression on his face, almost as if studying her for some reason. Feeling a little uncertain about where they stood after yesterday’s conversation, Mia cautiously approached him. Even though she’d spent most of last night writhing in pleasure in his arms, there was still so much unresolved between them. Pausing a couple of feet away, she asked, “Were you sleeping just now? I’m sorry to interrupt if you were . . .”

“Sleeping? No.” He looked surprised by her assumption. “I was just taking care of some business.”

“Virtually?” Mia guessed, and Korum nodded, patting the couch again.

Mia came closer, and he reached out with his hand, pulling her onto his lap. Burying his hand in the dark mass of curls, he tilted her head toward him and kissed her, his mouth hot and demanding, his tongue stroking hers until she forgot everything but the incredible sensations he was provoking in her. Barely able to breathe, Mia moaned, melting helplessly against him, her loins filling with liquid heat despite the fact that she should be wrung out after the excesses of last night.

Apparently satisfied with her response, Korum raised his head and looked down at her with a half-smile, releasing her hair but still holding her tightly in his arms. “You see, Mia,” he said softly, “if really doesn’t matter what labels are placed on our relationship. It doesn’t change anything between us.”

Close Obsession 
The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 2

By Anna Zaires

Genre: Paranormal/SciFi Romance

Publisher: Mozaika Publications
The cover designer is Luna Oliveira


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? 

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18.

Book Description:

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.


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Author Bio:

Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in New York City, Anna is happily married to the man of her dreams and closely collaborates with him in the writing of the Krinar Chronicles.

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