Touched by an Alien
Alien Novels, Book One
By Gini Koch
(DAW, Mass Market Paperback, 9780756406004, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
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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.
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.
"This delightful romp has many interesting twists and turns as it glances at racism, politics, and religion en route. It will have fanciers of cinematic sf parodies referencing Men in Black, Ghost Busters, and X-Men." —Booklist
"...a fun romp reminiscent of an extended X-Files episode. There are, of course, the Aliens mentioned in the title, a big bad guy, an ordinary-yet smart and capable woman thrust into unusual circumstances, humor, a spicy bit of romance...All make for a truly enjoyable read." —BookMom
"Trust me when I say, Koch makes it work. This book never tries to take itself too seriously; instead it’s all kinds of fun, and pokes a sharp finger at pop culture moments..." —Tempting Persephone
"...a fun, fast-paced and sexy read..." —ALPHA Reader