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Stealing Coal

(Cyborg Seduction #5)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  6,654 ratings  ·  212 reviews
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
Published November 22nd 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published March 9th 2011)
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Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, alien-smut
Well, let's start with the obvious - the heroine in this book shares my name, and I liked her, so this pleases me. She's not perfect - like me. But, she's adorable and funny - like me. (also humble) So, I'll allow it. She also gets the best cyborg so far because he is damaged and sweet. Ladies, can we resist that combination when put with a hot hunk? No way! Us Jills are very sympathetic to the plight of the gorgeous man who has a tortured soul.

You are dying to "make it all better", aren't you?
Sammy Loves Books
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
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Sealing Coal is book five in the Cyborg Seduction series by Laurann Dohner.

Jill is not perfect, but she’s adorable and funny. She’s on a routine pickup when she over hears the slavers talking about taking the Cyborg to an illegal fight club. She knows what it’s like to be physical and sexual abused and makes a decision that will change her life.

Coal I feel is one of the best cyborg’s so far. I like him. He’s damaged yet sweet. He doesn’t let his defect nor what happened to him stop him from liv
Sophia Triad
Coal & Jill

I am a big fan of tortured heroes. Coal has suffered and has been used a lot by the cruel female Cyborgs. They had tied him down, taken his freedom, destroyed his enhancements, bred him without mercy and consequently he has a large number of children that he will never meet. Now he does not want any more females in his life.

Jill has also suffered a lot. She has lost both of her parents. She is a fugitive from Earth and alone in space doing a man’s job. Moreover, her ex-husband abused
Re-read Jan 21-22, 2017

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 that 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 (an
Pam Nelson
5 Stealing Coal Stars

I was already a fan of Coal at the end of Ice’s book. How he protected his own for his mate.
Then at the beginning of this book, I felt so much sorrow for the big guy. He has already been through so much pain no one deserves that.

Then Jill comes into Coal’s life at the exact right time. She turned it upside down in the best way possible. Not only did he need her but she needed him just as much. She too has not had an easy life.

Trust is a huge thing for both of them to hav

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.

Poor Coal. We met him in Steel's book and talk about getting screwed! Coal deserved something good. And Jill was a sweet woman who was trying to survive a pretty shitty life.

Their relationship started a bit odd - to say the least! But I appreciated all that Coal was trying to do for her.

I loved her androids.

Rune was hilarious!

Overall, this was the easiest read since the hero was not a dick and he really kicks ass for her. Plus Jill was sweet and smart and tough.

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Jane Stewart
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
Jacqueline J
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
Nicky نیکی
I loved Coal so much! He’s the perfect guy: sweet, gentle, understanding, devoted, loyal, and an amazing lover. I also like Jill, far more than any of the previous heroines in the series. She is smart, kind, loyal, understanding, and utterly devoted to Coal. She wasn’t annoying or foolish like the other heroines. This was the best book of the series so far and Coal and Jill are by far the best hero and heroine.
Carolyn F.
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
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
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Erica Anderson
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
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jill has had a tough upbringing, her father was dreaded in space and couldn´t afford being in touch as much as he wanted, now through faith and disaster, she´s in charge of his ship, living as a trader in space.
Crossing paths with a chained cyborg, she can´t 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
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.

Apr 13, 2012 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
Lorraine Lesar
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Genney Blass
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to up the stars on this baby to 5 just because I had the same thought as Before!

5 delicious stars!!

Off to read more of these babies!

4 and 1/2 delicious stars!!
(Originally read in 2016)
This series is pure awesomeness!!

Loving every bit of it and looking forward for more of it!
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best yet. I know I said Touching Ice was the best so far, but this one is better. I liked the story a lot and there was more to it than just sex. Sex is, good but a good story to go along with it is even better. I'm on to the next book in the series. Happy reading! ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

Coal's story is the best of the lot so far.
Just Josie
3.5 “ sweet Coal” -stars

Coal was a total sweetheart. He has been through so much, and when he finally found Jill ( or she found him) he finally found peace!

There was a lot more action in this book. A thing I think this series lack a little bit of, so I was really happy about that.

I am really fascinated with the universe though. The rules the cyborg have, the view of humanity etc. It’s well thought of and I like it. The way they speak and act separates them from “normal human behaviour” and I g
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