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

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How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n' roll?
Easy...
She's "Touched by an Alien"
Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster...more
ebook, 365 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Daw Books
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Kaia
What. The. Hell. I mean, really, WHAT THE HELL!?

This books started out entertaining. Humorous, cheeky. The heroine, despite having the godawful name of Katherine "Kitty" Katt, is relatively intelligent, a bit self-effacing, but you know, not so bad. And yeah, Martini (WTF is with these names) is totally "I'm gonna marry you!" pretty much the moment he meets Kitty. But he's sort of fun and flirty and cheerful about it, so taken with a grain of salt, it's mostly amusing.

I dunno, maybe I should've...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Ren
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...more
Stella
Feb 26, 2011 Stella rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Alisha
Nov 12, 2010 Alisha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...more
Samrat
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...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
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...more
Sarah
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
Veronica
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
Larissa
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....more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
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...more
Joshua
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...more
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...more
LiteraryLover
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
Snarktastic Sonja
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...more
Mark
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...more
Julie
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
Elii Vela
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...more
Barbara (VampAngel)
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...more
Ranting Dragon
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...more
Angela Myers
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
Vanessa
*flings book all over room*
1) Timeline
All that shit could not possibly happen in less than a week.

2) Being serious
Dude. You've known each other for less than a week. You show no serious outward signs of love. And you want to get married. married married.
what. *facepalm* EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLEASE!

Also, Sovereign Pontifex. This one amused me to no end.

3) Kitty
Generally I expect intelligent people to be have logic backing their perspicaciousness, but for Kitty, *sigh* there was hope for her...more
Renee Nicole

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....more
Sparklybearsy
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
Sarah
Katherine "Kitty" Katt has just finished jury service and is about to head back to work when she gets caught up in a domestic dispute. When the husband suddenly mutates into a creature from Kitty's worst nightmares and goes on a killing spree she takes action without even thinking and manages to kill the creature using just her pen. What started as a normal day goes downhill rapidly from there and she soon finds herself whisked away by a group of Armani clad hunks who want her to come and work f...more
Heather C (Darkly Reading)
Surprisingly I've never read a book before that has aliens taking the center stage much less being romantic leads. I've read about vampires -sparkly and otherwise, werewolves, weresnakes, witches, demons, zombies, and the list could go on but no aliens from another planet. Perhaps I was a little worried to try out a new genre - aliens can be scary you know with the alien abductions, aliens bursting from chests a la the Alien movie and Spaceballs, and we know they might already be here with Area...more
Katie(babs)
Katherine "Kitty" Katt has just finished jury duty for the day. As she is leaving the court house, she witnesses a fender bender. The man and woman who have the accident fight and suddenly something straight out of a monster movie happens. The man sprouts wings, shoots blades out of them, and cuts the woman into pieces right before Kitty's eyes. Instead of running for safety, she reaches into her black hole of a purse and grabs her Mont Blanc pen and jabs it into this jelly-fish like thing in it...more
Sandra
Sep 20, 2011 Sandra rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes sci-fi romance books
Shelves: own, sci-fi, gini-koch
Love this book and yet it took a long time, for me, to read. Guess it was just because there was so much going on.

It was like a hyped up X Files episode from the Aliens perspective and not Mulder and Scullys.

Our intrepid heroine Katherine "Kitty" Katt is snarky, impulsive, clever and just darn good fun. We meet her as she takes out a monster who she later learns is an alien parasite infecting angry people. She calls them "fuglies".

Jef Martini, our alien hero, an empath, immediately falls in lov...more
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Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexande...more
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