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Stealing Coal (Cyborg Seduction #5)

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Jill has learned the hard way that men can’t be trusted and sex only causes pain. In the lawlessness of space, women are a sexual commodity—to be used and abused. She’s doing a man’s job, with only her father’s brutal reputation and three androids to help keep her alive when she sees a massive, handsome cyborg chained to a freight table. The abusive crew plans to sell him ...more
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Published March 9th 2011 by Ellora's Cave
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Coal has survived being a sexual slave, and torture. But will he survive being kidnapped and forced to fight in a fight club?


Jill knows that the fight clubs are illegal, and always suspected that not all contestants had consented to fight. Her suspicions are confirmed as she witnesses Coal, being tortured and prepped for fighting. Jill knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of sexual and physical abuse and she refuses to stand by and watch this beautiful cyborg die.


Coal wants to thank J

Coal was once a breeder who's forced to breed female cyborgs. Yep, he had been tortured to the point that he's now damaged, not as controlled as "normal" cyborgs but that makes him more emotional. He's different.

In the previous book, a pod which brought Coal and Zorus were missing. They had been captured by illegal traders and sold. Coal was going to be forced to fight in a space fight club. Really, Laurann Dohner has made a totally new world with this series.

Dec 28, 2014 Chappy rated it it was amazing

This is my favorite cyborg book so far. Laurann has topped herself again.

I really loved Coal, he thinks he is damaged but this makes him even more endearing. He seems more in touch with his emotions and is not always trying to dismiss his feelings for Jill. It's so sweet when Jill tells him that she loves him, he sheds a few tears.

Jill is so lonely...she finds stray androids and turns them into friends. She saves Coal and can't help opening up to him (and falling for all his sexy g
Jan 03, 2014 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
Reread. Just as fun the second time. I wish LD would get back to this series as it is my favorite.

The fifth installment in the Cyborg Seduction series is a winner. This is the story of Coal who had been kept as a breeding slave by a planet full of Cyborg women. When he finally gets free, he sacrifices himself for another cyborg male and his woman. Coal ends up back in the hands of human traders who plan to sell him to a cage fighting planet to fight until he dies. Jill, a human woman who is maki
I saw all of the positive reviews of this story and thought it would probably be good. I enjoyed Redeeming Zorus and Taunting Krell. Unfortunately, it did not pan out that way.

The premise of this story, was that Jill, the pilot of an old cargo space ship steals a cyborg named Coal that she finds chained up and being tortured by the crew of a ship she is doing business with. Against her better judgment, she saves him and chains him up in her own craft for a while, because she doesn’t trust that
Jane Stewart
Apr 08, 2011 Jane Stewart rated it really liked it
Fun sci-fi romantic escape. A lot of erotic explicit sex.

Jill’s father was killed, his ship exploded, and she escaped on a small shuttle. Since then she has continued his trading business, telling others that he is alive and giving her orders. If others knew she was alone, she would be attacked and kidnapped. Her father was feared by many, so this pretense keeps her safe. On one of her trades, she sees a cyborg chained to a table, being beaten. They plan to sell him to a buyer who wi
Dec 08, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Inter-galactic action flick. Earth Gov gone bad, so their Cyborg warriors escaped en mass to Garden, a distant planet (see prequels). This plot: Rescue two warriors (first Coal, then Zoros) and reclaim the woman. Too much sex, not enough story. And bummer, cuz I liked the story and wanted more! Still, a lot better than some erotica, and several scenes were solid.

What makes this book stand out for me are the superb secondary characters. I loved the three androids, Arm, Fray, and Roid, and laughe
Carolyn F.
Jun 21, 2011 Carolyn F. rated it it was amazing
So far, this is my favorite. I loved the tortured hero and Coal was definitely that. He was with the female cyborgs that crashed and the only male with viable sperm, So they forced him time and time again to have sex with them to have babies. But instead of bringing him pleasure to make his penis hard, they used pain and did this for like 25 years. Everytime he escaped they would drag him back. They even took away his cyborg status and made him a slave on top of taking a chip out of his brain so ...more
Apr 14, 2012 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dohner
Great story! Love the series

Jill has learned the hard way that men can’t be trusted and sex only causes pain. In the lawlessness of space, women are a sexual commodity—to be used and abused. She’s doing a man’s job, with only her father’s brutal reputation and three androids to help keep her alive when she sees a massive, handsome cyborg chained to a freight table. The abusive crew plans to sell him to fight in gruesome death matches. It’s stupid, it’s insane, but Jill can’t leave him to such a
Aug 23, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, scifiromance
Just like with Dohner's other series (New Species) I am definitely obsessed and feel compelled to read each book in this series until I'm done. I just love the evolving story line and each of the characters pull at my heart strings in one way or another. Coal was definitely the saddest of them all, how he was so abused and tried to move past that to be happy. I love him! I'm not sure how I'm going to like the next book, since the main character has been an asshat for the whole series, I'm not su ...more
WELL in the last book you know. Markus model androids attacked the shuttle council and others were on councilman Zorus and Coal had to share a life pod even though they were meant for one person.

Jillian is a trader in space, Her father had a name for killing anyone. He is dead but nobody knows... she took his shuttle from his ship before it blew up a year earlier... when she meets for her trade she makes her deal and sees a cyborg tied to a table being tortured, fixing to be sold to the death fi
Aug 30, 2014 B.E.Love rated it it was amazing
I loved Coal from the second I first read about him and couldn't wait for his story. Coal has been abused and enslaved not only on earth but by his own people. And worst of all Coal has been damaged not just emotionally but physically and then Coal meets Jill. Jill has been hurt and has had a rough life her mother, father, and aunt were all killed and her ex-husband was cruel and abusive. Because of this when Jill see's Coal being kept against his will she can't leave him and knows that
Erin Kyle
Apr 15, 2013 Erin Kyle rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of this book. In addition to Coal and Jill, there were a few secondary characters that I loved, mainly Arm and Rune. They matter to Jill. Unlike most of the previous heroines, she has maintained a few emotional ties (one-sided? Perhaps...) outside of her budding cyborg romance. This added an extra layer to her character.

Story seemed to flow well. The love story flowed nicely. Of course, the proposition of Coal helping heal her with good sex (while idyllic for paranormal erotica) is a b
4.5 stars

At first, I was;t quite sure I was going to like this book. It seemed like it was going to be too heavily erotica without enough romance/love. I also wasn't too sure how much I liked the cyborgs. BUT, by a third of the way in, I was thoroughly enjoying myself. The heroine, Jill, was great; she was sweet, smart, brave and funny. Coal, the hero cyborg, seemed pretty cool and wooden at first, but slowly but surely got warmer and warmer, until he became a total sexy, badass sweetheart! (Yep
Erica Anderson
Jul 22, 2011 Erica Anderson rated it really liked it
This is my favorite so far of Dohner's Cyborg Seduction series. I really liked the heroine, who is a down-on-her-luck shuttle captain who's trying to make ends meet. Unlike a lot of the SF heroines out there, Jill isn't about to be sold as s sex slave. And she isn't a space pirate or a hard-wired navigator. She's just trying to get by when she encounters Coal, a badly damaged cyborg who's experienced nothing but torture and abuse.

Watching these two learn to trust each other was a real treat, es
Aug 11, 2014 Mer rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
4 stars

This book was simply amazing! I loved the main characters. Like Sky said, they're utterly lovey dovey with each other. Compared to previous books, I think I liked the romance in this book a lot. It was heart warming and at the same time heart wrenching.

I wish I could say more but I couldn't wait to read the next book because it's Zorus. I hated him from previous books. It was a little mention of him in this and the next thing I know, it's his love story's next. Hope it'll be good.

Lorraine Lesar
Sep 22, 2013 Lorraine Lesar rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Great storyline, wonderful romance and hot sex! What's not to like? The author goes from strength to strength with every book that I read of hers. The cover explains the book well, so I won't repeat. What I like about this book also, and many of the authors works, is that it can be read as a stand alone. The authors use of descriptive words coupled with good, strong storylines and offers a complete saga every time but also mentions/refers to other characters in the series, which ...more
Oct 24, 2011 Vashti rated it it was amazing
Wow!,I am just loving Laurann Dohner's books.I am reading this series totally out of order,but I don't care, it is that good to me.I felt so bad for Coal,the H ,he truly deserved his HEA.As always,the h's that Ms Dohner writes about take no backtalk and gives as good as they get.I just love how Coal wants to "fix" Jill,the h.Some steamy moments there.I have to say,that when a cyborg wants you,he wants you and nothing will stand in his way to keep him from his woman.I just love a totally ALPHA ma ...more
Genney Blass
May 14, 2013 Genney Blass rated it it was amazing
5 stars. I truly had to give this book all star plus!, Oh Coal, what a beautiful Cyborg in and out. How much abuse he took from the females; he didn't know how he could feel so much love with Jill. I was on an emotional rollercoaster. (Happy, Joy, Sad, Angry, Crying) Up and Down, it was making me lose my mind. And when they took her, OMG, Coal was my hero from the moment on they took him from those hefas! Love Sky, he needs to get a book. Adorable story.
Jul 24, 2015 MiSsY rated it really liked it
It is just getting better and better! Another great series!
Apr 04, 2011 SirenBookReviews rated it it was amazing
Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner took me on a sci-fi adventure. I’m new to the science fiction genre of romance and am very glad I chose to read this story. From the world build to the characters, I was a goner.

I enjoyed Jill’s vibrancy and her strength and felt bad for the raw deal she’d been given in life. I couldn’t imagine being alone in the universe with no one to talk to besides trusted artificial beings. That being said the artificial beings amazed me, so life like, even in their ability t
Oct 24, 2012 Crystal rated it liked it
Shelves: futuristic, keeper
Ok, as much as I wanted to *really like* this one, the h drove me nuts. Ok, let me get this straight; she let daddy set her up with one jackass, she knew her dad had a nasty reputation, and she knew that females were not safe in the galaxy. So ok, she does trading in dad's name - and no-one is suspicious that they never see dad (what the heck no 1). dad was a v. well known trader both for his nasty reputation and for screwing people over. She's already had several run-ins with former associates, ...more
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Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner is the fifth book in the Cyborg Seduction series. It continues events that occur in the previous book, Touching Ice. Coal has been captured after escaping a destructing ship and Jill ends up helping him escape aboard her ship. She plans to keep him restrained until they reach their next destination where she will set him free but Coal has no intention of staying contained.

Stealing Coal is a great addition to the series and it continues the overall storyline nicel
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Stealing Coal is a terrific addition to the Cyborg Seduction series, which just keeps getting better! Laurann Dohner had me hooked right from the first paragraph of the first chapter. Before I knew it, I was stretched back in my favorite reading chair, lost in the romance, the passion, drama and adventure.

There’s never a dull moment for space trader Captain Jill and her three android sidekicks, and today is no exception. She sticks h
Dec 02, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Jill has had a tough upbringing, her father was dreaded in space and couldnt afford being in touch as much as he wanted, now through faith and disaster, shes in charge of his ship, living as a trader in space.
Crossing paths with a chained cyborg, she cant resist rescuing him, even if it puts herself in danger.
Coal got out of the frying-pan into the fire when he and Zorus escaped in a life pod only to be shanghaied by humans, to be sold to a planet specialized in death matches. Will Jill let hi
Nov 10, 2015 Vins rated it liked it
Shelves: non-human
Similar to all her other books in the series. Nothing new here.
I did like this h . So was a good read .
Steam factor and the amount of sex in the book- 4/5
Mar 19, 2014 Kimberlee rated it it was amazing
Originally read 5/19/2011
Reread 3/19/2014

I cannot say how much I love this series enough. This time we have Coal who has been abused by his own kind when the female cyborgs made him a slave to them because he was used for his viable sperm to create life. After being rescued by his fellow male cyborgs he is given his freedom. But like all good things that must come to an end he is taken again but a trader sees he is going to be mistreated and she rescues him from a fate worse than death. Jill al
Oct 03, 2013 Leigh rated it really liked it
This book is about Coal a damaged Cyborg we met in book 3. He is different than the other Cyborgs and has trouble controlling his emotions. Jill also carries scares and is also damaged. When they get together it was really sweet. I loved the romance, they spoke the truth to each other and I really felt the love. I have enjoyed this series but I think starting with Touching Ice I am really looking forward to more. There just seems to be more interaction between the couples and they seem to be get ...more
Jul 04, 2015 Ash rated it liked it
It was ok. There was hardly any story in it.
Danica Avet
Apr 04, 2011 Danica Avet rated it it was amazing
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