Thursday, November 13, 2014

Universal Alien Blog Tour Guest Post/Giveaway - Gini Koch

I adore Gini Koch’s Alien series. So of course I’m very happy to be part of the tour for the tenth book in the series, Universal Alien. Ten books might sound intimidating but I can’t recommend this series enough. It has tremendous world building, characters you’ll really find yourself caring about, and many moments that will make you actually laugh out loud. To celebrate the tenth book the blog tour is having top ten lists at each stop and a giveaway. Gini’s topic for this stop is, “Gini Koch’s Top Ten Albums to Play on Repeat.

Here’s Gini’s List: “Gini Koch’s Top Ten Albums to Play on Repeat 10. Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe
9. Pop Psychology, by The Neon Trees
8. Version 2.0, by Garbage
7. Stadium Arcadium, by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. The Truth About Love, by P!nk
5. Metallica (the Black Album), by Metallica
4. Folie a Deux, by Fall Out Boy
3. When the World Comes Down, by The All-American Rejects
2. Just Push Play, by Aerosmith
1. Get the Picture?, by Smashmouth”

Universal Alien will be released on December 2nd. Check out my review here.
Blurb for the book provided by the author:

"Being the wife of the Vice President isn’t easy. Especially when your talents lie in kicking butt and rocking out…

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini find out just how easy it is for the wife of the Vice President of the United States to unintentionally insult an ally. Now they have to smooth things over with the Australian Prime Minister, pronto, or risk creating an international incident the worldwide anti-alien coalitions will be able to use to force Jeff to resign and the A-Cs to leave the planet.

But before Kitty can make things worse, a cosmic congruence and a little help from some powerful beings shoves her into another world -- one where she’s been married to Charles Reynolds for years and aliens don’t exist. She’s also landed in the middle of a huge conspiracy and is marked for death…but at least that’s business as usual.

Kitty’s not the only one confused, because the Kitty from that world has taken her place in this one. Now Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have to make sure that no one spots that there’s been a switch, while keeping World War III from happening. And they have to do so while keeping this new Kitty in line, because she has views about what to do and how to it, and time is running out.

Can both Kittys save their respective days before it’s too late to go home to the universes they belong to? Or will one Kitty decide to keep the other’s life…forever?"


Gini is offering one winner the choice of one of any of the first 9 books in the Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt Series (Touched by an Alien, Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, Alien Diplomacy, Alien vs. Alien, Alien in the House, Alien Research, or Alien Collective), signed and personalized. Open internationally.

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* One winner will be chosen for the giveaway and if I don’t hear back from them within a week, a new winner will be chosen.

Author Bio:

“Gini Koch 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. 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. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she’s made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. She will also have a story in the first book in an X-Files anthology series coming out in 2015. Gini can be reached via her website:”


  1. Alien vs alien is one of my faves along with the first one :)

  2. Touched by an Alien. I usually like the first the most because of the intro to a new book world. There are exception though.

  3. i really loved the first one it made me laugh so much but second favourite is teh one when the poofs make their apparition

    thank you a lot for the giveaway

  4. The first book in the series will always be my favorite since it introduced me into this fantastic new world. It had me dying laughing and I couldn't get my hands on the next book fast enough.
    I can't wait to read this one, love the idea of alternate realities.

  5. Touched by a Alien will always be my favorite. It was such a great start to the series and Kitty is such a great character. Getting to know her made it a instant favorite.

  6. I think Alien in the Family is my favorite.

  7. Touched by an Alien - loved Kitty introduction to her love, of course it's not my only fav love them all.

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  9. TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN - always fun to meet characters for the first time.

  10. I'm also gonna have to say book 1 b/c it opened the door to a world of awesome ;) Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. I'm going with "Alien in the House". This is the point where Kitty and Jeff have to step up their game. It's not just a shootem up any more. Now they are on the big guys playing field..POLITICS! The dirtiest game in the universe.

  12. I always have had a difficult time deciding whether TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN or ALIEN TANGO was my favorite. Thankfully, I don't have to bother about that argument anymore. I also received an advance of UNIVERSAL ALIEN, and I believe this book reveals Gini Koch's talent as a SF writer to a depth I never imagined (or even knew we'd been missing out on). It's powerful. It's a real kick to the gut. And, it's now my favorite Kitty book.

  13. As much as I love the entire series I think Touched by an Alien will probably always be my favourite just because it introduced me to the series. Saying that I absolutely LOVED Universal Alien so that's now a close second :o)


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