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Alien Diplomacy (Katherine "Kitty" Katt #5)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,336 Ratings  ·  133 Reviews
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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Apr 10, 2012 Lyndi rated it really liked it
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
Feb 06, 2012 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing
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
Nikki Brandyberry
Apr 05, 2012 Nikki Brandyberry rated it liked it
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
Nitzan Schwarz
Jun 18, 2016 Nitzan Schwarz rated it really liked it
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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)
Apr 02, 2012 Bells rated it liked it
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
Apr 26, 2012 Susi rated it really liked it
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
Joshua Palmatier
Apr 26, 2013 Joshua Palmatier rated it really liked it
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
*Genre* Science Fiction-y
*Rating* 4.0


"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
Dec 06, 2016 Sabine rated it it was amazing
It's been three months since Operation Confusion and since Kitty and Jeff have been installed as the new Diplomatic Corps for American Centaurion. Instead of fighting against the evil, Kitty now has to behave and be diplomatic which works.. not so much. After a disastrous dinner party, she now has to attend the "Washington Wife" class which is like Highschool all over again. Her only friend in the class is Eugene, the husband of a new junior senator from New York who is as clumsy and unpopular a ...more
Feb 10, 2012 Larissa rated it it was amazing
From My Blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

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
Mar 23, 2012 Carien rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, scifi
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
Apr 10, 2012 Sandra rated it it was amazing
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
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 its really entertaining, though there were some parts where i felt the b
Jan 25, 2013 J rated it really liked it
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
Cristina (a book away from an episode of hoarders)
I finished the previous book in the series and then thought I'd read a chapter of this book before bed.

The only reason I didn't read it in one sitting is because I passed out and had to take my son to drivers ed. I'd happily read the whole series, from start to finish, in one sitting if I was physically able.

So much fun and I love these characters.

I immediately jumped into the next in the series. I'm so tired.
Kathy Davie
Apr 01, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
Fifth in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt science-fiction romance revolving around Kitty Katt, one of several new ambassadors in Washington, D.C.

My Take
I think Kitty's right. It's safer out on the frontlines battling aliens and horrible monsters than navigating Washington politics! This one is klutzy compared to the earlier ones. Sure, all the previous stories have been about some evil being/organization wanting to take over the world, but Koch has given the previous stories interesting twists. This
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Politics just aren’t for everyone.

Opening Sentence: “They call boxing the sweet science.”

The Review:

Kitty is back in the fifth novel in the series. She is attending classes on how to be a Washington Wife, which really are just fancy etiquette classes and apparently she is horrible at them. She is trying to get her skills up to par in time for the President’s Ball. Sadly, she has to deal with sycophants and a teacher that is embarrassed of he
Scarlett Rue
Ok, here's the deal. I started off loving this series. It had a great storyline that wasn't the usual urban fantasy tropes. Well, maybe the same, but instead of shifters, witches, vampires and other paranormal beings, we have aliens. It came as an Amazon reccommends based on my other book purchases and it was free.

The first book kind of spoiled me for the rest in that I hadn't read any of the sereis before. It came as an Amazon reccommends based on my other book purchases and it was free. So whe
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)

Lots of action but too much of it is based on Kitt's TSTL choices. The pot had some nice twist but I wished this book would have been trimmed down because some Kittisms and chase scented became repetitive. I still enjoy Kitty's humor but please don't take your baby and dogs for a walk around the neighborhood after repeated assassination attempts.
Edwin Downward
Nov 20, 2016 Edwin Downward rated it it was amazing
Gini Koch has succeeded in putting Kitty and Jeff through another edge of the seat ringer
It's all change for the Alpha team since Kitty gave birth to her baby daughter. With Jeff, Kitty and Christopher now working in Washington heading up the American Centaurion Diplomatic Corps it has left Reader, Gower and the others to take over the role of hunting down the super-beings. Kitty has never been the most diplomatic character so her new job doesn't come naturally - in fact she has been signed up to multiple classes just to learn how to behave around the other ambassadors. Luckily Jeff ...more
Apr 10, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
So... the best way that I can describe this book is... a caper. We have Kitty and Co. running around trying to figure out the different angles of a vague and never ending assassination plot and trying to determine who's involved. All the while in a new environment, Washington D.C., and trying to remain diplomatic and one step ahead of the political mechanizations of their new positions. Of course, there's many, many angles and people involved, all of which concern her new alien family and friend ...more
Apr 18, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, sci-fi, own
3.5 stars
I still remember the day I picked up Gini Koch's first book in this series, Touched by an Alien, in the bookstore and read the back cover. I thought to myself, "Well, this is quite bizarre. I bet it's hysterical. I think I'll give it a shot." And since then, I've frantically waited in between books to get my fix of brilliant dialogue, witty humor, completely discombobulated iPod mixes (who listens to "Cold" by Tears for Fears?!) with extremely hot lovin' mixed in. Books one through fou
Sep 09, 2015 Cody rated it it was amazing

Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But nothing's ever easy for Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, particularly not when they have to switch from being superbeing exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division to mastering the political landscape as the new heads of American Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps.

Kitty's brand of diplomacy and lobbying isn't quite as smooth as Jeff's-Washington parties, lobbyists of all stripes, and politicians from all states and countries pre
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Jul 31, 2012 Jo (Mixed Book Bag) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
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
May 15, 2012 E. rated it really liked it
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
May 28, 2013 Miki rated it really liked it
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

Gini Koch really knows how to catch my interest and not letting go. Alien Diplomacy was funny, inventive and it’s probably only because I’m starting to know her mind that I could guess several parts but not the main one so even with high suspicions I couldn’t stop reading… in fact reading this one just made me want to reread all the first one and it saying a lot since I don’t reread to closely because I remember too well but i
Apr 23, 2012 Sofija rated it really liked it
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
Oct 23, 2012 A.B. rated it liked it
Shelves: sf, romance, funny
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
Apr 06, 2012 Eva rated it it was amazing
Gini Koch outdid herself with the latest installment in her Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series. Alien Diplomacy was a breath of fresh (and humorous) air! My mood was brightened just by reading it. I just can't seem to get enough of this series. Honestly I am unsure why I love this series so much, but I do. I find it so very highly entertaining. The humor is on the cheesy side and I often find myself chuckling while reading.

Alien Diplomacy is the 5th book in the series and although Kitty wasn't her n
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Gini Koch lives in Phoenix, Arizona and writes the bestselling fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 14, Alien Nation, release ...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.” 9 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?” 7 likes
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