Friday, 22 March 2013

All the Mosts and Bests... by Gini Koch + Giveaway

I am a big fan of Gini Koch's Alien/Kitty Katt sci-fi romance series, and the party just wouldn't be the same if the gang didn't join us, so thanks to Gini for bringing Kitty & co. for a little chat :-) 

Stella: Hi Everyone, welcome back to Ex Libris, so great to have you back, and thanks Gini for bringing the whole gang with you! :-D

Gini: Happy to be here, and thanks for having me! Them! Us! Um...

Stella: With 6 books already out in the Kitty Katt/Alien series and the release of the 7th Alien in the House fast approaching I thought it would be good to look back on everything you went through since we got introduced to your world and remember some of the most memorable events, hence „The Most…” questions :-)

Gini: Okey dokey, the characters are prepped and ready. Go for it.

Stella: Hi Kitty, let’s start with you: what was your biggest surprise (besides the fact that Aliens are among us) since the beginning of Touched by an Alien?

Kitty: Great alien sex.

Jeff: Really? That’s your answer?

Kitty: Do you want to complain about my choice?

Jeff: Honestly? No.

Kitty: I was also pretty surprised about what my parents and best guy friend actually all did for real, versus what they always told me. That was kind of a shocker, too.

Angela: Three years in and she’s still complaining.

Chuckie: You should hear it when you and Sol aren’t around.

Kitty: Seriously? I can’t believe you all think lying to me about being in anti-terrorism and such was no big. But anyway, I think Stella wants us to move on. I know I do.

Stella: Lol, yep, here we go. Hey Jeff, this one’s for you: what was the moment where you were the most astonished by what Kitty did/said? (I know there are quite a few, so pick one and tell us why!)

Jeff: Ahhh, are you trying to start a marital fight? I’m constantly astonished by how great Kitty is and how well she thinks on her feet and outside the box.

Kitty: Did Chuckie help you come up with that one?

Jeff: No. Your dad did.

Kitty: Ah. My dad is wise to the ways of smart answers, yeah.

Jeff: I’m also constantly amazed at how you never listen to a thing I, Christopher, Chuck, your mother, or anyone else ever says, particularly in terms of your safety.

Kitty: You should have stopped while you were ahead, Jeff.

Reader: Frankly, how no one’s mentioned Kitty’s use of the ’gators when we were under siege at NASA Base is beyond me. Great strategy.

Kitty: I love you best, James.

Stella: Reader, what’s your favourite Kitty-ism?

Reader: Christopher calls them that. I just think my girlfriend here always says the right thing. Particularly that I’m the best there is at what I do.

Kitty: And what you do is awesome, James.

Jeff: I’m in the room.

Kitty: What’s your point?

Stella: Kitty, best song for a fugly fight?

Kitty: Oh, wow, that depends. As The Creator is writing Book# 8 - Alien Research right now, she’s become somewhat dependent upon Mötley Crüe, so as of this moment, „Saints of Los Angeles”. But „Enter Sandman” by Metallica is always a winner. And you can never, ever go wrong with anything and everything by Aerosmith.

Stella: Tim, worst song you had to fight under?

Tim: Oh, without a doubt Cold by Tears for Fears. I mean, it worked and all, but man, I could live without ever hearing that song again. But Kitty still plays it all the time.

Kitty: It saved your life. You’d think you’d love it.

Tim: You’d think wrong then.

Stella: Christopher, the most annoying person you have come across in the past 6 books?

Christopher: Ahhh, I’m probably not allowed to say Kitty, am I?

Kitty: Not if you want to live, no.

Christopher: Huh. Well then...annoying...uh...Reynolds.

Chuckie: Really? You’re going there? Again?

Christopher: You’re used to it. And you won’t slam your knee into my groin for picking you.

Chuckie: True.

Stella: Christopher, what was the most ridiculous moment that has taken place?

Christopher: When Kitty had us get alligators to save the day. I know James mentioned it earlier, but I have to point it out again because, seriously, who in their right mind uses alligators as attack weapons?

Kitty: I point out that it worked. Well.

Christopher: Other things might have worked well, too, without me, Jeff and Michael having to risk life and limb.

Jeff: Don’t forget the smell of swamp. That was really the icing on that particular cake.

Christopher: Yeah. Of course, when the Poofs arrived, that was fairly ridiculous, too.

Jeff: I’d have said the Peregrine’s arrival, only that was more on the terrifying side of the house.

Kitty: Good lord, do you two need a nap or something? The ’gator gambit worked, the Poofs are adorableness personified, and the Peregrines are awesome and would take a bullet for you.

Christopher: She asked. I’m just trying to be a good guest.

Kitty: Sure you are.

Stella: Girls, the biggest change in your lives since you’ve met Kitty?

Lorraine: Getting to kick butt on a daily basis, meeting the human guy of my dreams, and getting promoted to Captain in Centaurion Division. We were the first A-C women to do so.

Claudia: What Lorraine said and also having my little man, Sean.

Lorraine: Good point. Nothing changes your life as much as motherhood, as my junior pilot Ross likes to prove every day.

Stella: Jeff, the biggest challenge since you’ve met Kitty?

Jeff: Keeping her happy and keeping her, and our daughter, Jamie, safe.

Kitty: Awww, isn’t he sweet?

Christopher: Excuse us, the rest of us have to go make gagging sounds for a few minutes.

Stella: Everyone, who/what was the scariest/worst Fugly?

Jeff: Mephistopheles.

Christopher: I agree. Though the Z’Porrah were a close second.

Reader: Yeah, I can agree with both of those. Of course, the Amazons weren’t all that great when they first arrived. For me, personally, Moira has to kind of take the cake.

Tim: Really? I’m going with Herbert Gaultier who was cutting our people apart while they were still alive.

Claudia: That horrible Howard Taft person who used to head up Club Fifty-One.

Lorraine: I have to say that I’m still kind of fond of the Pachyderm. We wouldn’t have met Joe and Randy if not for it. But it was scary as hell when we were riding on its back.

Chuckie: I think the supersoldiers with the special superbeings inside have to be on this list.

Kitty: I’ll top all of that. Leventhal Reid. I’ve still never faced anything or anyone as terrifying as he was. Nothing beats a human with power and a love of twisted evil in the scary fugly department.

Stella: The worst object/tool Kitty used as a „weapon” against the Fuglies?

Reader: We took a vote. Hands down it’s the ’gators.

Jeff: Sorry. I have to abstain from that one. I think her using balled up paper to stop an alligator has to be the worst.

Kitty: It was a stalling technique. It worked, too.

Stella: Best invention/idea of Kitty’s?

Reader: And...yeah, it’s the ’gators again.

Kitty: Best and worst? Wow...I’m touched. Sort of. Maybe I should bring Alliflash and Gigantagator by for a visit?

Reader: No. Trust me, we’re good without.

Stella: What is the song that would describe best your life or just the right now of your life?

Jeff: „Running on Ice”, by Billy Joel.

Kitty: Wow, I’m impressed. I think I have to go with Katy Perry’s „E.T.”

Stella: What was the best/worst fight?

Jeff: There is never a good fight. There are fights you win and fights you lose. But they are never best.

Kitty: Spoken like a true leader. My view is that any fight you and your side walk away from and survive is better than one where you don’t.

Stella: Best thing to have happened to you?

Kitty: Meeting Jeff and the rest of the gang from Alpha Four, and having my daughter, Jamie.

Chuckie: Not you becoming somewhat super-powered?

Kitty: Dude, you know when I say that Jeff gets all hurt. Just because becoming Wolverine with Boobs is about the most awesome thing that could ever happen to me doesn’t mean I should say so in the interview.

Jeff: Uh, too late.

Stella: What do you hope will NOT happen in Alien in the House or later…

Jeff: I hope, as I always do, that I will not be near death, that I will not have to have adrenaline shot straight into my hearts, and that I will not spend half the book trying to stay alive and keep Kitty alive. Considering that The Creator seems to live for these scenarios, I doubt I’ll get what I want.

Kitty: I hope no one we like dies.

Christopher: That was upbeat.

Kitty: Seriously. We almost lost Chip and Matt. We can’t stay lucky forever.

Reader: The Creator loves us.

Kitty: Yeah, she does, you and Chuckie especially. But she also loves the phrase, „Kill your darlings”.

Chuckie: She means that about passages she’s written, not characters.

Kitty: Hah! I’ve met some of the characters she’s killed off. There are HUNDREDS of them. She can be quite vicious. But we love her!

Jeff: Ha ha ha, yes! We do! We love The Creator! Please don’t kill us. And why does she like James and Chuck more than she likes me?

Chuckie: She has good taste.

Kitty: Oh, she loves you, too, Jeff.

Christopher: Like a cat loves a catnip mouse.

Jeff: I heard that.

Kitty: You got the girl. I think that proves The Creator loves you, Jeff.

Jeff: Good point. I’ll take that and call it good.

Stella: Thank you Gini and everyone for stopping by it was a pleasure talking with you and can't wait to read more about you! :-)

Alien in the House by Gini Koch

Book #7 in the Alien series

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gower girls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as the aliens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to be found.

Then murder and mayhem are served up at an important dinner party at the American Centaurion Embassy, and when the dust settles Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have more problems than just a dead Congressman.

Is there a single criminal mastermind—or multiple enemies—behind all the conspiracies that want Kitty dead and the A-Cs gone or co-opted to become the War Division?

The return of the best assassins in the business, the reappearance of two individuals long-presumed dead, Agent Malcolm Buchanan felled by something no one can identify or cure, and new technology that can block even the most powerful empath on Earth … all of this means the game’s officially afoot.

Then Vance Beaumont comes to Kitty with a wild theory that someone is systematically killing off the House of Representatives…

It’s up to Kitty and the rest of the gang to find out what’s really going on and why. But will they be able to stop the killer or killers before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties? And will the replacement Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District, who happens to be Jeff Martini, be the next to die?


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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 Alexander Outland series. She also writes under a variety of other pen names (including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch), listens to all kinds of music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She is also the Lead Editor at Raphael’s Village, an online, nonpaying ’zine. Because she wasn’t busy enough, Gini’s added on featured guest columnist, reviewer, and webcaster for Slice of SciFi and It’s Comic Book Day. She can be reached through her website at


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