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"...I was hooked from the first page, and felt downright resentful of dinner for making me put the book down." —Tempting Persephone

Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt had just finished a day on jury duty. When she stepped out of the Pueblo Caliente courthouse, all she was thinking about was the work she had to get caught up on. Then her attention was caught by a fight between a couple that looked like it was about to turn ugly. But ugly didn't even begin to cover it when the "man" suddenly transformed into a huge, winged monster right out of a grade Z science fiction movie and went on a deadly killing spree. In hindsight, Kitty realized she probably should have panicked and run screaming the way everyone around her was doing. Instead she sprinted into action to take down the alien.

In the middle of all the screeching and the ensuing chaos, a hunk in an Armani suit suddenly appeared beside her, introduced himself as Jeff Martini with "the agency," and then insisted on leading her to a nearby limo to talk to his "boss." And that was how Kitty's new life among the aliens began...Touched by an Alien is the thrilling first installment of the Alien novels.

 

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"Koch's derivative debut piles on the comic book clichs. Katherine 'Kitty' Katt's orderly world is shaken when she sees a man on the street turn into a monster. After she manages to kill it, secret agents whisk her away and explain that these 'superbeings' are humans mutated by alien parasites. The agents are aliens themselves, visitors from Alpha Centauri who are tracking a particularly powerful superbeing that has taken over the mind of a terrorist leader. Handsome agent Jeff Martini instantly becomes obsessed with Kitty, who unaccountably finds it sexy and romantic when he acts like an aggressive stalker. The plot moves quickly and Koch's prose shows promise, but the action scenes drag a bit, and the constant erotic overtones of Jeff and Kitty's banter are painfully intrusive." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Alien Separation is the eleventh novel in Gini Kochs hilarious and rollicking Alien series.

Synopsis:

Universal Alien is the tenth installment in Gini Koch's action-packed and hilarious Alien series and the thrilling follow-up to Alien Collective.

The process of saving her planet – yet again – is violently interrupted when Kitty is thrown into an alternate reality.

About the Author

Gini Koch lives in the American Southwest, works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. Touched by an Alien, the first in her Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series, received a starred review from Booklist and was named one of Booklist's Top Ten adult science fiction and fantasy novels of 2010. Alien Tango released December 7, 2010, with Alien in the Family releasing April 5, 2011, and Alien Proliferation in Winter 2011. Gini started writing as an excuse to stay up late playing on the computer while listening to rock music and mooning over pictures of hunky men. She's thrilled all that drooling has finally paid off. She can be found at ginikoch.com.

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Roxy, April 26, 2010 (view all comments by Roxy)
This book is hilarious, sexy, and a fun read that ended way too quickly! I was surprised to see the Editor's Weekly review, after reading the book. I LOVE the way Gini's characters think and their conversations. This is woman's Science Science fiction book, girls! I can't wait until December for the next one!
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Adrian_in_Phoenix, April 12, 2010 (view all comments by Adrian_in_Phoenix)
I recently read Gini Koch's Touched by an Alien, a very enjoyable adventure. The unlikely heroine is marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt (just one of the reasons she has "issues" with her parents). Kitty is peacefully going about her business when she is thrust into a situation completely out of her experience. This is the tale of how Kitty adapts to new and extreme situations and interacts with some new characters in her life.

The characters are entertaining, and the situations don't demand an excessive suspension of reality by the reader. This is basically a blend of action adventure and science fiction, mixed with a lot of humor and romance. Kitty learns a great deal about herself and her family, falls in love, and between moments of great peril has a great time.

Set in the southwest, this tale maintains a furious pace. It is an easy weekend read, and some folks will consume it in a day. I look forward to another book from Gini, perhaps even one centered on the same characters.
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lostgirl5150, April 8, 2010 (view all comments by lostgirl5150)
I picked up "Touched by an Alien" on it's release date and could NOT put it down. I absolutely loved the characters and enjoyed the story. If you like funny, quirky, action packed books then you'll love this one. I certainly did.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756406004
Author:
Koch, Gini
Publisher:
Daw Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 544 pages Daw Books - English 9780756406004 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Koch's derivative debut piles on the comic book clichs. Katherine 'Kitty' Katt's orderly world is shaken when she sees a man on the street turn into a monster. After she manages to kill it, secret agents whisk her away and explain that these 'superbeings' are humans mutated by alien parasites. The agents are aliens themselves, visitors from Alpha Centauri who are tracking a particularly powerful superbeing that has taken over the mind of a terrorist leader. Handsome agent Jeff Martini instantly becomes obsessed with Kitty, who unaccountably finds it sexy and romantic when he acts like an aggressive stalker. The plot moves quickly and Koch's prose shows promise, but the action scenes drag a bit, and the constant erotic overtones of Jeff and Kitty's banter are painfully intrusive." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Alien Separation is the eleventh novel in Gini Kochs hilarious and rollicking Alien series.
"Synopsis" by ,
Universal Alien is the tenth installment in Gini Koch's action-packed and hilarious Alien series and the thrilling follow-up to Alien Collective.

The process of saving her planet – yet again – is violently interrupted when Kitty is thrown into an alternate reality.

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