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Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But Jeff and Kitty Martini are also giving up their roles as super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division while mastering the political landscape as the new heads of Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps. Enter a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators, and nothing will ever be th...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by DAW
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Lyndi
First, this is a horrible cover... Kitty looks like her back is broken and she's missing a leg. WTF?

Edit: While the cover makes a little more sense now that I've read the book, she still looks messed up.

This is the 5th book in the series and unfortunately, my least favorite so far. When I say I love this series, you really have no idea how much of an understatement that is. But I just...wasn't impressed this time around. There are too many unresolved issues and plot holes. And while I call them...more
ALPHAreader
Katherine ‘Kitty’ Katt isn’t fitting too comfortably into her new role as Mrs. Martini. Ever since Jeff became an ambassador, Kitty has had to swap her favourite band t-shirts for frocks, and learn how to host dignified soirees instead of her much preferred rock-fests. But Kitty is trying – she is attending a ‘Washington Wife’ class and learning the proper way to meet and greet Russian dignitaries without embarrassing Jeff or her fellow countrymen.

As hard as being a perfect little wifey is for...more
Larissa
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YES! Gini does it again!

I have been such an avid fan of the Katherine “Kitty” Katt series from the get-go. Hilariously sweet, kick-ass, problem prone and sarcastic leading lady Kitty had me from her first right on the money comment and it has been a love affair ever since.

Of course, all the outrageously gorgeous Armani or non-Armani clad men in the series help a great deal, but it is definitely the combination an incredibly fast-paced storyline, int...more
Sandra
I think I'm addicted to this series. The book came yesterday in the mail and I dropped another promising book to dive into this one ASAP.

Kitty & Jeff are now the Ambassadors for American Centurion and Kitty is having a hard time doing the diplomatic thing. She is sent off to the 'Washington Wives' class and meets an assortment of characters best described as political backstabbers. Of course, nothing is as it seems, especially around Kitty.

Mr Joel Oliver, tabloid journalist/photographer gets...more
Carien
And yet again Koch delivers a fun and action packed story.

Alien Diplomacy is a fast paced read, full of Koch's trademark wackiness and over the top (but oh so cool and fun) action.

There's lots of new characters introduced in this book and I have to confess that at times I had trouble remembering who was who, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment. I was glad that all my favorite characters were all still present and still kicking ass and taking names. I also hope that some of the new characters w...more
Joshua Palmatier
I really enjoyed this book in the Alien series, more than the last few. This one had a little more focus for me, and the plot was a little less chaotic and the people easier to follow, which is a good thing. It was still a fast-paced, convoluted, wild story like the others . . . just more fun than the others because it was just that tiny bit calmer.

The main premise is that Martini and Kitty have now become the Alien diplomats, moving to DC where they are out to protect the rights of American Cen...more
Susi
Review originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.

In Alien Diplomacy we find our favorite well dressed Aliens and the fabulous Kitty as sharp and funny as always but the setting itself is changed. Jeff’s and Kitty’s new job as Diplomats for the ACs seems to change the game for them but they still don’t get to miss the parties. One big problem is hovering in the near future and there are again evil maniacs out there to ruin the fun. Question is who and if i’St only one fugly planning to ruin the dancin...more
Nitzan Schwarz
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First read June 2-3, 2012


I loved this book, same as I did the last installment.
It was refreshing to see them (and by them, I mean Kitty) figure out the scheme only at the very end, though some of the bad guys were really obvious. (view spoiler)...more
Nikki Brandyberry
After everything she’s been through, Kitty would love nothing more then a bit of down time. Sadly that just ins’t in the cards. She’s a new parent, she has a new job and with that job comes a responsibility that she become the face of a nation. No one is who they seem and if Kitty and Jeff have any chance of being successful at their new jobs, they will need to find out who is behind the attacks, what they want, and look fabulous and laid back while doing it. After all, important government figu...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Science Fiction-y
*Rating* 4.0

*Thoughts*

"Welcome to My Super Secret Life, where people try to kill us on a regular basis, and we thwart bad guy schemes for breakfast. We're almost like a reality show, only without the alcohol and hot tubs." Pg 201

Alien Diplomacy is once again filled with Kitty-ism and trouble at each and every turn for Kitty and her group of rag tag friends and family which seems to grow by the story. Things have definitely changed over the course of this series for Kitt...more
Bells
Trouble seems to follow the main character in this series wherever she goes. Katherine "Kitty" Katt has gotten used to it. In the last 4 books she's seen and dealt trouble from just about everywhere. But now she's facing it head on in one of the scariest and weirdest places possible, our nations capital, Washington D.C. Kitty and Martini are now Ambassadors for American Centaurion and are trying their best to fit in with the DC crowd all while raising their baby. They have a lot of new responsib...more
J
This book is better then all the first ones in the series, though they have been getting better as the series goes on. I think the reason is that the first one I had a hard time getting off the "seriously, they are taking orders from her?" to just enjoying the wacky conspiracy and how it unfolded. At this point I can rest on the disbelief ( not that there is less to disbelieve) but concentrate more on how the conspiracy plays out. I also enjoyed watching how they are going from the active leader...more
Marulett
Another great book in the series!! I read this one on my way to work and back home, and it was a really good way of starting and ending my day :)

It takes place a bunch of days prior to the Presidents Ball, and as usual someone wants to kill our fave ACs. Kitty and Jeff currently live in DC playing the diplomatic side instead of the on hands action they were used to.

The book is packed with the action Koch got us used to and it´s really entertaining, though there were some parts where i felt the...more
Myndi
This edition started a little differently than I'm used to. It wasn't fear and adrenaline right away, we start out seeing Kitty doing seemingly normal things with seemingly normal people. Of course that quickly changes to "who is out to get us" and "how many plots are there?" I love that they keep bringing in friends of Kitty's from her past. Now we have a sorority sister in the mix...will she end up with an A-C??? Also was pleased to see Len and Kyle back and the lengths Kyle went to in order t...more
Smith Joy
Another fun entry in the Alien series. Kitty Katt has to deal with being a mommy, being a diplomat, and attending the Washington Wives class, which is scarier than some of the creatures she's dealt with. I love all the Poofs--and I love the way Koch keeps the dogs and cats in the mix too so they're not just props, which tends to annoy me--and the new character, Olga, the Ambassadress of Romania. There are other new characters too--some not so nice, of course. And then there's the fiasco, uh, par...more
Lianne Burwell
I'm a little behind on the Kitty Kat series, and it has been a while since I read the previous book, but it didn't take long to get back into the world. Kitty and her husband are now American Centaurian ambassadors (after the previous ambassadors turned out to be evil, evil, EVIL). After an unfortunate incident at a party, Kitty is trapped in Washington Wives classes (to learn all the proper etiquette and diplomatic tricks). But something strange is going on, and with the President's Ball coming...more
Joanna
I thought Kitty being a Diplomat was going to be interesting & I was right! She struggles with her new position of Ambassador of American Centaurion. They all struggle with their new positions because they want to be out kicking Alien Fuglies butts! But Kitty, Jeff & the rest all get their chance at adventure & then some! Gini Koch has a remarkable ability to keep the continuity between her books and keep things fresh! Plus the layers of plots, subplots & the sexy aliens keep you...more
Crystal
May 24, 2014 Crystal rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
So what happened? What brought me to DNF/purge the remainder of a series that by all indications was a hit? A lot of things.

I could say it was because Kitty became increasingly a Sue.

I could say it was because Kitty was starting to irritate me.

But that's not really what did me in. See, along the way, we were introduced to the notion that some wanted to control the A-Cs - by making them part of the war division. Then, in book 4, we were introduced to Frankenstein's Lab where replacements had been...more
Sabine
Drei Monate sind vergangen seit Operation Confusion und der Aufdeckung des Betrugs der Diplomatischen Corps von Alpha Centauri und deren Eliminierung durch Kitty und ihren Jungs. Nun sind sie und Jeff die neuen Botschafter für "American Centauri" - statt Bösewichten in den Hintern zu treten, sind sie nun Diplomaten in Washington. Aber Kitty mit ihrem großen Mundwerk ist nun mal alles andere als geschickt im Umgang mit wichtigen Persönlichkeiten und so wird sie nach einem missglückten Empfang in...more
Tamara
I was disappointed with this book, it is nothing like the rest of her books. For starters the author uses the word dude way to much. I'm not opposed to using it, but every other paragraph for pages on end??? Way to much. Then there is the fact that the bread and butter of this series is that not only does it not take itself seriously but it goes out of its way to have insane situations. It is so over the top that it makes it funny, anyone remember the crocodile through NASA? In this book though...more
Blodeuedd Finland
The book is as crazy as ever. What more can you expect from this series. There are conspiracies, strange taxi drivers, and all while trying to find a nice dress for the President's Ball.

The last review I did I made a bit differently and honestly after 5 books it's hard to say something new. I mean Kitty is cool, though I did feel at one time that she should have know better. I mean I knew better and all thanks to my Kitty schooling. But other than that she was on top of things.

Martini was actual...more
E.
May 15, 2012 E. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: sci-fi, humor
“Alien Diplomacy” by Gini Koch is part of her ‘Alien/Kitty Katt’ series featuring Alpha Centaurion (A-C) Jeff Martini. A fast-moving science fiction tale with tongue firmly in cheek, this episode describes Kitty Katt-Martini as she is struggling to adapt to being a mom and ambassador surrounded by and affiliated with Armani clad aliens. No, not those from another country...those from another galaxy! Their cover as the American Centaurion diplomats seems reasonable but Kitty is finding it difficu...more
Gary
Every book in this awesome series never fail to disappoint me. I always enjoy them thoroughly! In all honest opinion, they really do cheer me up when I'm feeling down.

This time, Kitty and gang needs to thwart an assassination at the President's Ball. No one knows who the target is, or who the assassin may be. As usual, conspiracies are abound in "Alien Diplomacy", and they must figure out everything before it's too late.

In this 5th book of the series, we see coping Kitty and Jeff coping as ambas...more
A.B.
As with the first four novels in this series, Alien Diplomacy delivers on moments of witty banter and some pretty fun fight sequences, however, I feel as though this series has begun to taper off.

I do enjoy the number of red herrings Gini throws into her books. There is something to be said for the chaotic tone it adds to the book. If there’s one thing I’m seriously grateful for it’s that Jeff has finally grown out of his “Uber Jealous” faze and is finally acting like the grown up alien he is. T...more
Holly
Kitty and Jeff are trying to adjust to their new diplomacy status, Kitty being especially miserable and bored. She is forced to endure Washington Wife classes and deal with the major tools in that class. She finally gets some good news when her helpful football player friends come to be her new drivers. Also make a reappearance is the nosy reporter Joel Oliver, but he turns out to be more helpful so it seems. They seem to drag a lot more people into their business which seems a little risky to m...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Science Fiction

Kitty and Jeff have new roles in Alien Diplomacy. They are the ambassadors for Centurion American and while they accept their their new roles neither is very happy. After being the center of all the action they are now in a much more passive job. Someone else is doing his or her old jobs. Kitty is regulated to taking classes like Washington Wife’s. A class that is suppose to school her in proper behavior for a Ambassador’s wife. Of course she ranks at the bottom of the class. Just...more
Sofija
I’m not happy. I love this series very much and it pains me to take one star away from it, but it would be unfair to the previous books because "Alien Diplomacy" wasn’t as excellent as the others.

I still can’t forgive Gini Koch for giving Kitty some of the A-C special powers. The main reason I liked her was because she was ordinary human and was staying alive in dangerous situations only because of her brains! Kitty was awesome enough without power upgrade!

Then there were so many characters that...more
Daffodil
I absolutely love this series and I loved this book. I cannot wait for December's arrival of Alien vs. Alien, book #6.

Kitty's decidedly quirky sense of humor is one of my favorite things about this series. As a villain remarked in this book, her propensity for funny nicknames (Operation Fugly, Operation Drug Addict, Cabal of Evil) doesn't stem from immaturity or an inability to remember (i.e. lack of intelligence). Rather, Kitty has a unique world view and she calls 'em like she sees 'em. That...more
Dottie
Taken from my review on RomanceJunkies.com

A fun read, ALIEN DIPLOMACY, the fifth book in talented author Gini Koch’s KATHARINE ‘KITTY’ KATT series, is a science fiction romantic thriller that centers on Kitty’s constant struggle between her seemingly perfect domestic life and her love of kicking butt. The snarky wit, attitude, hot aliens dressed in Armani, hilarious one-liners, danger, intriguing plot, complex characters, extraordinary baby Jamie-Katt, rock music and heated romance add up to a s...more
Laura
Mea culpa! I accidentally read the books out of order. I skipped Alien Proliferation and rad this one first. I was really lost as a result. Last I read, Kitty was pregnant now she has a baby and several couples have married. There were reference to Paris which I did not understand. I finally checked and realized that Alien Proliferation isn't in my library which means I was out of order in my reading. I had a choice: quit or continue reading. I chose to continue reading. (Alien Proliferation is...more
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“Welcome to My Super Secret Life, where people try to kill us on a regular basis, and we thwart bad-guy schemes for breakfast. We’re almost like a reality show, only without the alcohol and hot tubs.” 8 likes
“Oh, sure, they’d insisted I take Washington Wife class after I’d inadvertently insulted the Prime Minster of England, but how could I have known he wasn’t willing to admit that the Rolling Stones weren’t half the band Aerosmith was and never would be?” 5 likes
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