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Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt #1)

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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 transf ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 389 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by DAW
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Touched by an Alien, eh? What was I thinking?

I mean yeah, the cover artist – I’m talking about the whole series of books- is great, and call me a douche, but that’s the main reason I wanted to get my hands on this book so much. But Touched by an Alien??

And then the summary, which states a bunch of important words “sexy marketing manager”, emphasis, as you see, on “sexy”, “Alpha Centauri male in Armani”, emphasis on “Alpha” and “Armani”, and “handsome hunk”, emphasis on “hunk”. After analyzing t
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
A mash-up of "Men In Black" and "Ghostbusters" with a central "McGyver" character. Intriguing premise. The sex scenes were steamy and the humour sometimes funny but the writing, in general, needed serious tweaking.

Fugly. That word has been (possibly temporarily) removed from my personal dictionary. "Baby" and "girlfriend" as terms of endearments should be banned. My lovely Kindle can illustrate why:

fugly = 39 mentions (mostly in the second half of the book) -used by Kitty.
baby = 22 mentions (as
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
With a name like "Touched by an alien", it's no doubt that this book would be hilarious and unconventional, not taking itself seriously. Even the blurb was funny, I mean handsome aliens dressed in Armani suits? The book delivered lots of laughs, action, romance, and more.

Nothing could prepare me for the entertainment that ensued upon reading the book. The witty banter alone was incredibly fun, between the Alpha-Centaurions (or A-C's) which are all incredibly good looking, smart aliens who are g
2,5 slimy parasites stars

Kitty Katt our average MarySue woman just exited a building when a man suffer a nasty transformation , sprout deadly wings and starting killing people. As everybody normal reaction will be (not) she jump on the guy and kill a slimy blob on him. Well, welcome to Men in Black Meet True Lies Meet Get Smart.. Then , of course, some really georgeous men dressed in Armany arrive to control the situation, and Jeff Martini (and can't you take srly a name like that!) is insta-smi
UPDATE :First read, borrow from my friend, and then I win a signed copy of Touched by an Alien, from the author herself. Thanks, Ms Gini Koch! You're rock, like Kitty too!! =)

Actually, I'm torn to give this book between 4 and 5 stars

Let me see...
My reason why I want to give it 5 stars :

- Katherine Katt, a.k.a Kitty is my kind of heroine ===> She can kick her enemy ass and maybe yours as well! And she has a weird kind of humor. Oh, don't forget her sarcasm

- Jeff Martini -an Alpha Centaurion
Feb 26, 2011 Stella rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
I have to confess I'm not a sci-fi fan. Not because I don't like the genre, but simply because I have never read any sci-fi novel or watched any sci-fi movie. So when I saw the gorgeous cover of this book at first, I never thought this would be something I would pick up, but then I kept stumbling upon praising reviews of Touched by an Alien and since all the reviews were so unanimous in praising Gini Koch's writing and the novel itself to the skies, I thought I'd give sci-fi a try and see what T ...more
Mar 04, 2011 Samrat rated it did not like it
This is a public service announcement for the skeptics:

I picked up this book from the library because the author is coming to Tucson Festival of Books in a few weeks and the reviews were overall good. I thought it might be just silly enough to be awesome. My bad.

Everything people loved about this book I hated. I thought the dialogue was horrible and clunky. Kitty was super sarcastic all the time (think: Gilmore Girls without the "charm") and a really big fucking flirt who kept giggling that she
Nov 12, 2010 Alisha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: UF fans that like a lot of action and world-building in their books.
Rating: 3.5
Quick take: I had a love/hate relationship with this book. Most was love, but there were aspects that had the Scoff-O-Meter turned up high. But overall it was an amusing sci-fi romp!

I'd like to start by saying that this book has a gorgeous cover. Artist Daniel dos Santos--who is known for his work on the Mercy Thompson series's US covers--is freaking brilliant. I must say that I absolutely judged a book by its cover in this instance; it drew me in immediately. Gini Koch is one lucky a
CJ -Doctor can you help me, 'cause somethin' don't feel right
Ok, so first off based on the cover and the back description I wasn't expecting much.

I was wrong.

This book was not only surprisingly funny and fast-paced, it was semi-plausible and steamy.

I thought Kitty was going to be TSTL and that the romance was going to be by-the-numbers and blah blah blah blah I'd fall asleep in the middle. Nope. Kitty is smart, realistic, brave and flawed. A marketing manager who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time (depending on how you look at it), Katheri
Angela Myers
Feb 02, 2011 Angela Myers rated it it was ok
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch gets off to a running start when the protagonist, armed only with an expensive pen, attacks--and kills--a monster. Then it slows down to a walk for the next 150 pages while we learn about who the aliens are, why they're here, how they travel and where they live, but during which I did not learn to like the protagonist and learned to actually dislike the love interest. (This is probably just me--I don't like cocky men, or aliens, who call their significant others ...more
May 04, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Ok, get ready to suspend belief. If you can't, you'll probably hate this book. I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this very reason, some of the action in this book is just eye-rollingly unbelieveable. The heroine goes from marketing manager in a suit to know-it-all special agent in Aerosmith t-shirt in about 2 days. I mean it, she goes from desk worker to flying jets and sharp-shooting, and solving mysteries that these Alpha-Centaurians haven't been able to figure out in generations. That being ...more
I should've loved this book. I WANTED to love this book but, sadly, I just didn't. This book is basically in the same vein as the movie, Men In Black, in terms of how over the top it is. And that's fine because that's what the author is going for. The heroine even makes several MIB jokes so it's clear that the book doesn't take itself seriously. Which is yet another reason why I should've loved this book. I loved the first MIB movie so this book was supposed to be a slam dunk for me and yet...I ...more
Jun 17, 2010 Joshua rated it it was ok
They say a sucker is born every minute. Well I was born many minutes ago and it appears that I'm still an overall general sucker. I mean really, I should have known from the title, but then again, I'm a sucker.

Touched by an Alien is a mix of Twilight meets MIB. I'm a big fan of the MIB movies and well, I'm a guy so I don't really get the whole Twilight craze. However if anything this book has brought me closer to an understanding. This is the Twilight series for adults. Since this is for older r
Jul 13, 2010 Larissa rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this cover! I a huge Daniel dos Santos fan after he did all the Mercy Thompson series covers and this is an awesome one. I’m glad to say that the content is just as good as the cover.

It’s just another ordinary day in Kitty’s life when out of nowhere a man comes out of his car in the middle of the street and transforms into a Fugly creature and starts attacking people.

Without no thought or reason Kitty just springs into action and kills the monster with nothing less than a Mont Blanc pen.
Snarktastic Sonja
Apr 10, 2013 Snarktastic Sonja rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, reviewed
Review: This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while. I haven’t read it sooner for the simple reason that my daughter refuses to read books about aliens. (They are too real, go figure.) I did, however, manage to get the gals (and guys) over at the GoodReads group Girls, Guns, & Grimoires to make this Book of the Month, so reading along was kinda obligational. And, I am glad I did. I enjoyed it. Probably not quite as much as I wanted to, but I did enjoy it.

I loved the “Men in Armani” s
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I've been putting this review off for a while because I wasn't sure how to rate or review it.

I loved the beginning of this. It was so fascinating seeing Kitty attack some thing and then get recruited into a secret organization for it. She was so snarky and fun with her smartass comments and her easily flippant remarks towards Martini and the rest of the Alpha Centauri. I couldn't stop laughing for the first half of the book because of the banter between Kitty, Martini and Christopher. I was rea
Praetor Reyna,
Warning: rage monster ahead.
1) Timeline
All that shit could not possibly happen in less than a week.

2) Get real
- You've known each other for less than a week. You show no serious outward signs of love. And you want to get married asap. EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLEASE!
- The alien's religious leader is called the Sovereign Pontifex. This one amused me to no end.
- Don't ever name a SF/UF heroine Kitty.

3) Kitty
Generally I expect intelligent people to be have logic backing their stunning intellect.
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Nov 11, 2011 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, romance, 2011
Katherine "Kitty" Kat is leaving the courthouse after jury duty when she sees something amazing and horrifying: a domestic dispute turned worse than ugly as the enraged man mutates into a winged monster and shoots blade from its wings, killing the man's wife before turning on the other people exiting the courthouse. Instead of fleeing or hiding behind her car, trying not to scream, Kitty goes into action and manages to take out the monster - with a ball-point pen.

Next thing she knows, several ex
Apr 30, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, romance
There are three categories of books:
1) Some books one reads to improve themselves. This is like eating broccoli; you may or may not like it, but you know it's good for you.
2) Some books one reads because they like them and they happen to be really good books. This is like eating strawberries; you know you like them and you're pleased it also happens to be good for you.
3) Some books one reads specifically because they are trash. This is like eating circus peanuts; you know you like them and you k
In Touched by an Alien, Katherine, known as 'Kitty', is walking out of the courthouse where she did jury duty to find her life flipped upside down. What starts out as a fender bender ends with Katherine being pulled out of a war zone after one of the victims turns into some kind of superhuman. Turns out aliens have been on this planet for some time, trying to stop an alien parasitic race from overtaking planet Earth. Katherine is invited to join them and a certain member of their alien organizat ...more
Renee Nicole
Jan 15, 2013 Renee Nicole rated it liked it
Recommended to Renee by: Daffodil

I'm really torn about this book. I don't even know what I'm going to rate it, yet! I figure I'll write a review first, and see where it leads me. So let's do some plotting.

Kathrine Katt is walking down the street (pretty much) minding her own biz-naas, when some dude turns scary-monster-evil and starts murdering everyone around. Most of us would head for the hills. But not Kat! She grabs her fancy-pants ball point pen from her purse, and stabs the guy right in the back his slimy alien appendage.
Mar 30, 2016 Thera rated it it was amazing

Rozhodně to šupitopresto pofrčí do poličky mezi oblíbené, protože to nemělo chybu. Bylo to vtipné, zábavné, napínavé, tajemné s velkým množství akce a nečekaných zvratů a odhalení. Skvěle jsem se bavila a tahle série by u nás rozhodně měla vyjít, protože, budu se opakovat, to nemělo chybu! Úžasně sympatické postavy, skvělá, chytrá, vtipná hlavní hrdinka (i když sem tam nevidí něco očividného, ale to se stává i těm nejlepším), zajímavý příběh. Prostě to miluju.

Sep 12, 2011 Yodamom rated it really liked it
I never have thought of aliens as sexy till now, Martini, is one hot green little man. LOL This book was a surprise in every way, it was fresh, original and filled with quirky characters. The mother, oh my wait till you meet her mother, what a hoot. Nothing is what it seems, poor Katt has been lied to all her life, well to be fair most of the world has. This is a funny book, light somewhat predictable towards the end still and enjoyable ride.
Jessica ❁ Far Dareis Mai ❁ Rabid Reads
This book was straight-up stupid.

There was a massive info dump in the beginning, and in the midst of said dump (and afterwards as well), there were numerous references to the sexy alien men as "hunks" and even "dreamy to the max" on one occasion.

Dreamy . . . to the max . . .

YEP. That happened.

There was also slut shaming, and a cartload of other ridiculousness, and just, NO.
Apr 28, 2015 Moira rated it really liked it
Shelves: milááášci, aj, sci-fi
1.12.2012 - 4*
Ten vtip! Ty postavy!
Skvělá urbanka, skvělá hrdinka, chytrá, vtipná, chovala se skvěle, neměla jsem ji chuť zabít - většinou. Jen jsem u poloviny věcí netušila, jak k nim došla, i když to bylo rádoby logické, stejně mě občas závěry, které Kitty vyvodila, zarážely. Ale když chce někdo ukázat, že je postava chytrá, asi to jinak nejde. Líbilo se mi, že přestože si to trochu hrálo na zaláskovanost, nic zamotaného ani zdlouhavého tam nebylo a bylo to tak zvláštně skvěle pod
Sep 07, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Peer pressure. We learn at a young age that it’s not good to succumb to it. We learn that just because everyone else has it, it doesn’t mean we need to have it. We learn that just because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t mean that it’s the right thing to do. And we believe it. We believe it so much that we teach the same thing to our children. Then suddenly, one day, we get addicted to reading romance books and discover a wonderful thing called a ‘book review blog’ and all that teaching and ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
Oh, me encanta esta novela. Kitty es un personaje carismático, es divertida, valiente y un poco loca. Vive en Pueblo Caliente, y un día, justo después de la comida, se topa con un superser; pero lejos de asustarse, ja! se enfurece y lo ataca con un arma poderosa: su pluma Mont Blanc. Bueno, no podemos decir que no tiene imaginación.

Pero, Ok, nuestra ingeniosa heroína también conoce a Christopher y Martini. Todos los aliens -sip, todos- son absolutamente hermosos y con un magnífico sentido de la
Barbara (VampAngel)
Jan 29, 2011 Barbara (VampAngel) rated it really liked it
This book in completely over the top. It's goes way over board, but it's hilarious. It's almost like a comic book. Everything is totally unrealistic, but hilarious. The romance is also unrealistic, like everything else, but the sex scenes are hot. I should have hated it, however it is so much fun and so funny that you can't help enjoying it (if you can overcome the ridiculousness).

It resembles Men in Black a lot, but the book makes fun of this fact constantly. It doesn't take itself seriously an
Ranting Dragon
Feb 28, 2012 Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it
Shelves: garrett
The first novel in the Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series, Touched By An Alien is Gini Koch's debut novel. A science-fiction novel set approximately in the present day, it is reminiscent of both Men In Black and The Middleman.

When marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into what seems to be a domestic dispute gone wrong, she has no idea what she's in for. Because it hasn't just gone wrong—it's gone really wrong. When the man turns into a monster from a Grade-Z horror movie, instead of r
Jan 06, 2011 Sparklybearsy rated it really liked it
I'm not the biggest fan of Urban Fantasy, i'm too much of a romance girl to be patient for the mushy things to come up in an UF, so to toss me into a SCI-FI book and expect me to like it was an unthinkable thing...HOWEVER i'd heard around Twitter and the Blogverse about this book Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch, i'd read many reviews and like all kids i wanted in with the IN crowd so i bought it, and i have a big thank you to Bells for bigging it up hugely on her blog, i never would have taken ...more
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Gini Koch 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 11, Alien Separation, is coming May 2015.

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