Defying the Relic Hunter (Coletti Warlords) by Gail Koger ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

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Defying the Relic Hunter

by Gail Koger


GENRE:   scif-romance


Kizzy sees dead people, but she’s a thief and talking to dead folks is about as useful as a three-legged horse. The Dragos clan booted her out when her year’s take was a lousy five hundred and sixty credits. The only way back in is to pull off a million-credit heist. Alone.

When Kizzy’s jobs as a roadkill collector and medical test subject goes south, she decides taking Montezuma’s gold away from an Indiana Jones wannabe is the ultimate heist.

The snag? The Indiana Jones wannabe is Ethan Jones, a dangerous Coletti Warlord. Now that she’s caught his attention, he’s determined to capture her as his prize.

Can the ghost whisperer defeat the big, bad Warlord? Defying the Relic Hunter!!



My com-link abruptly came online, and Ethan’s deep voice growled, “I’m now charging you with assault, terrorist acts and aiding a fugitive. You’re going to spend the next twenty years in prison.”

“Do you really have tentacles on your man part?”

There was a long silence. “What?”

“Tentacles. You know those little squiggly things.”

“And if I do?”

“Ewww.” I disconnected. Ok, aggravating an enraged Coletti probably wasn’t a good idea, but he was starting to piss me off.

Thirty seconds later, Ethan was back. “I know you’re in Glendale and it’s only a matter of time before I find you.”

“So, you keep saying. Don’t you have a planet to conquer. Some women to steal. Isn’t chasing me over some friggin’ cookies a little demeaning?”

“Demeaning?” He roared. “You tried to frame me for armed robbery!”

“True, and I did zap you with a stun gun. I thought warlords were tough dudes and could handle a little pain. Guess, I was wrong. I’m sorry I gave you a boo-boo.”

“Woman, when I find you, I’m putting you over my knee and paddling your behind.”

“Wow, how kinky.”

“Coletti warlords never, ever stop hunting their prey. It might be tomorrow or next week, but I will capture you.”

“Okey-dokey. It’s your time to waste. Bye-bye.” I terminated the link. Ha! Try calling me now. What Ethan didn’t know was Uncle Aldo had put a gizmo in my wrist communications bracelet that screwed with Central Command’s sensors. Right now, they were searching the wrong part of town for me.


I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea what a real emergency is. Take this for example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone I took up writing. 

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January 31, 2020 7:13 am

Love the cover

Debra Branigan
Debra Branigan
January 31, 2020 5:31 am

Thank you for sharing and the chance.

Daniel M
Daniel M
January 27, 2020 3:17 pm

looks like a fun one

Debra Branigan
Debra Branigan
January 27, 2020 6:15 am

The cover and storyline are very interesting. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

Jodi Hunter
Jodi Hunter
January 26, 2020 5:57 am

Sounds like an incredible read.

January 25, 2020 5:37 pm

Who are some authors that have influenced your writing?

January 24, 2020 7:13 pm

Congrats on the new release! It sounds fascinating. Loved the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

sherry fundin
January 24, 2020 8:12 am

oh yeah! everything about the book appeals to me
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Anita Yancey
Anita Yancey
January 24, 2020 6:38 am

The book sounds fantastic, and has a great cover.

shelly peterson
shelly peterson
January 23, 2020 8:25 pm

Sounds like a good read.

January 23, 2020 5:03 pm

Wow. A job as a roadkill collector sounds pretty terrible.

January 23, 2020 2:39 pm

sounds good!

Sophia Rose
January 23, 2020 1:08 pm

I had a great time with this one and have loved the series for a while.

Norma Gail Koger
Norma Gail Koger
January 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Reply to  Sophia Rose


Victoria Alexander
Victoria Alexander
January 23, 2020 11:55 am

Great post and awesome giveaway!

Rita Wray
Rita Wray
January 23, 2020 9:58 am

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

Terri Shaw
Terri Shaw
January 23, 2020 8:19 am

This sounds like a great read.

Norma Gail Koger
Norma Gail Koger
January 23, 2020 6:50 am

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Hysterical laughter will occur while reading Defying the Relic Hunter!

bernie wallace
bernie wallace
January 23, 2020 5:48 am

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2020?

Norma Gail Koger
Norma Gail Koger
January 23, 2020 9:40 am
Reply to  bernie wallace

Ilona Andrews new book, any of Jana DeLeon’s books and of course, J. D. Robb’s new one

James Robert
James Robert
January 23, 2020 3:49 am

Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Goddess Fish Promotions
January 23, 2020 2:17 am

Thanks for hosting!

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