Friday, October 15, 2010

Review: “Touched by an Alien”

Touched by an Alien, 300 DPIAuthor: Gini Koch

Title: Touched by an Alien

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Published: April 6th 2010 by DAW

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?
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, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.
In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

I´ve read a lot of good reviews about this book and when I saw the amazing cover by Dan Dos Santos (once again), I just had to have it.

Let me tell you, it´s been a long time since I had so much fun with a book, right from the beginning, when we meet Kathrine “Kitty” Katt who wields a mean Mont Blanc pen. Gini Koch creates a world that is not only filled with super sexy aliens (one like Martini could kidnap me anytime in a grey limo) but also with so much wit, charm and orginality that there´s not one dull moment. Throughout the book, I had to laugh, smile, giggle and grin practically constantly. You stumble from one absurd yet highly entertaining situation into another. And did I mention that Kitty´s MO tends to be rather unusual? :)

The cast of characters is also a whole new league. While you sometimes really begin to ask yourself if Kitty really is insane (going after Alien with hairspray? not my first choice of weapon!), she is also refreshingly normal. She gets lost in the science center, has issues with her over-protective family and is jealouse when she meets all the equally beautiful femal alien. Kitty is definetly a girl after my heart! At first I was afraid that I would be annoyed by Martini´s behaviour, but I guess his alien charm even works through the book – I couldn´t help but like him. Add to the mix a family that is so familiar in their adorable weirdness, pets who save the day and one big fat fugly (I leave it to you to find out about that one) and your in for an all-night read.

I can recommend this book to all of you if you´re looking for something different, something that stands out from the mass of vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters, something funny, witty and sexy, then Touched by an Alien is just the book for you.

But be careful, these aliens are highly addictive! :) With this amazing debut, Gini Koch goes straight to the top of my list of favorite authors!

5 points straight for Touched by an Alien!

To stalk Gini Koch, and go and visit her blog. And did you notice the awesome countdown widgets on my sidebar (Thaks to Larissa for those!)? They definetly make waiting for the release of Alien Tango in December easier!


Sarah said...

I loved this book too! I cannot wait for Alien Tango :)

vickyvak said...

I'll definitely read this book! i have read so many reviews about it!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

awesome review!

I LOVED this book too and Im dying for the next! =P

Sullivan McPig said...

Great review!
Gini Koch is among my top 3 new to me writers of this year.

Karen said...

I have to say this looks so cheesy to me and I don't really love the cover but so many people love itand I think you're review finally convinced me to give a try!

Katie Dalton said...

Nice review! Gini is the bomb can't wait for AT!!!

Anna said...

I was a bit hesitant about this book but after that review i think i might have to reconsider!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Oh so glad to see you joining our ranks of Alien Lovers (and Gini Stalkers :-p) :-D

Yep, TBAA is awesome!! Thankfully December is drawing nearer, can't wait to read more about Martini, Kitty and Christopher! :-D

Great review! :-)

Amber Scott said...

Isn't it so true how normal and relatable Kitty is!?
Love, love, LOVE TBAA!!!

GB said...

I too love how normal Kitty is and can't wait for Alien Tango.

Vast gaffaws were had by me when I imagined the super beautiful alien females wistfully imagining themselves with Stephen Hawking... :D

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

awesome review! I LOVE this book and Gini is awesome! =D