Review: Stealing Jia by Gail Koger

Posted November 28, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Stealing Jia by Gail Koger
Stealing Jia

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Series: Coletti Warlords #12
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 16, 2020
Pages: 157
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

Arresting the Warlord revealed a whole new group of villains and introduced a potential story for the cunning human thief with psychic gifts and the determined Askole battle commander.  As usual, I was eager to get my hands on the latest action-packed, spicy, and humorous sci-fi romance in the Coletti Warlords series.


Stealing Jia is the thirteenth installment in the series that works best read in order, but can be started out of order in a pinch.

Jia has led a hardscrabble life since she was orphaned and ended up in the hands of crooks.  Her psychic gifts and training make her a successful thief, but her heart is for fellow orphans of the human and animal variety.  So, when her chosen brother Adam is stolen by a mad scientist for experimentation, Jia goes after him.  She has to make a deal with the devil aka the Coletti and then take a determined Askole as mate to get there.  With one harrowing space adventure after another, she rescues a motley crew of orphaned alien children and animals who become her own and can’t help falling for the alien mate with the romantic streak who takes on her rescued children and her need to find Adam as his own heart and mission.

This one starts during the events of the previous book and it was fun catching up on the main characters from Arresting the Warlord even while getting Jia’s back history and getting to know the new pair and their adventure.  There are the usual humorous moments as Jia and Trayon fence with each other in their version of courtship and Trayon had to do the work of proving that he really cared for and understood her before she believed and reciprocated his feelings.

My stars, the orphaned alien kids were abso-adorable with their antics and strong support of Jia when she stumbled into mischief.  I think I did a little swoon to see big, bad Overlord Zarek cradling the little one and the twins were real menaces.

The pace is swift and doesn’t pause much between action scenes and sexy romance scenes, but I loved visiting with old familiar characters and encountering new ones, new settings, and new aliens.  My heart broke there in the end and I hope for a miracle that will save the poor lost one.

All in all, it was just what I come to expect and enjoy in this series of light and spicy sci-fi romance.  If you enjoy earth to out of this world action-packed sci-fi romance that will give you high entertainment, look no further.

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Stealing Jia by Gail KogerSTEALING JIA BY GAIL KOGER

Jia grew up in an orphanage that turned children into master thieves and gave the school of hard knocks a run for its money. Jia’s psychic talents have kept her alive, but not out of trouble. While searching for her adopted brother, Jia finds herself on a galactic adventure with a horde of extra-terrestrial kids she’s determined to protect. Adding to the chaos is an Askole Battle Commander who claims she is his mate. How is that even possible? They’ve never met.

Trayon, the Battle Commander, is a deadly Askole. Huge. Battle hardened muscles. A regular warrior’s nightmare with black, armor-plated skin and tentacles. Who knew the scary guy was such an excellent kisser and had the heart of a romantic? All Jia ever wanted was a family of her own. Maybe an alien family wouldn’t be so bad.

To win Jia, Trayon must prove he loves her and she’s not some female the Coletti Overlord just sold him. But first, he has to keep the trouble magnet alive long enough to convince her.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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1 year ago

Glad to see the series is still going strong with thirteen books published. The series sounds awesome.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadene

Thanks, Nadene! Oh yes, I still get a big kick out of this series and anticipate each new release. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I love it when a series just keeps getting better and I like to continue reading it.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Yes, each release is like getting a special treat.

Anne - Books of My Heart

You really pick the scifi romance this year! When I get in that mood I’ll have to get recs from you.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

You betcha! Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures is a SFR powerhouse reader so hit her up, too.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
1 year ago

This sounds like a great series. I like that it sounds like it is pretty fast paced.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

They really get moving and are quite the thrill ride, Carole. 🙂

Carole Rae
1 year ago

I am intrigued…mmmmm

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Ha, caught you. 🙂