Tuesday 7 May 2013

Author post and Giveaway - Gini Koch and Alien in the House

Today I have Gini Koch over with a fun post, yay :)
Happy release Day to Alien in the House!

Top 10 Ways to Avert the Destruction of the World
By Gini Koch

Katherine Kitty Katt-Martini knows how to save the world. In a variety of ways. Sometimes she even has to do it in her sleep. So think of what she manages when she's awake. In honor of the release of her latest exploits, chronicled in Alien in the House, here's her go-to list for how to keep the world spinning and at least some of the populace none the wiser.

10. Remember that animals are your friends! What looks like a dangerous prehistoric attack dog can be used for good. This is also true for dogs, cats, cute little bundles of alien fur, and alien attack peacocks. Just be sure to have lots of raw chicken handy.
9. Pack your purse with whatever you can think of. Treat it as if you were going to go on Let's Make a Deal during Militia Week. You never know when a pen, a wad of paper, or a can of hairspray will come in handy, and a Glock with extra clips never goes out of style.
8. Until a politician proves otherwise, assume he or she is out to kill you and everyone else you love. That goes double for anyone working in the C.I.A. unless their name is Chuckie Reynolds.

7. Read the briefing books. Or not. Someone else is sure to know the answer and you can spend the time doing something else, like listening to music and kicking bad guy butt.
6. Speaking of music, listen to it all the time. Rock and roll is your friend. It can rev you up, hurt your enemies if played loudly enough, soothe many a savage alien beast, give you tips, hints, and clues, and keep you relaxed. And don't limit yourself. Tears for Fears can save the day just as well as Aerosmith, so feel free to branch out and try everything.
5. Remember that while looking good is important to those you work with, nothing says "ready for action" like a good pair of jeans, your best pair of Converse, and a rocking band T-shirt, Aerosmith for preference. Sure, other bands can work, but so far, nothing has overcome the Bad Boys from Boston -- and let's face it, nothing ever will.
4. Learning martial arts, Kung Fu for preference, is never a bad idea. Keep these skills up. Other than the meditation part, which, like reading the briefing books, is probably better left to someone else. Someone with a much higher tolerance for boredom.
3. Being able to run far and fast is never a bad thing and can, many times, save your life. If you're still in school, join the track team. If you're not, just run a lot. All those pets will appreciate the opportunity to run with you, too. As will many of the people you work with. Some of them will insist on making you run every day, whether you want to or not, so just go with "want to" as your norm.
2. When a horrific monster appears in front of you, the Woman of Today slams a heavy pen into its back or sprays it in the face with extra hold hairspray and calls it good. Never shirk from your duty -- if it's scary and needs to die, well, kill it. You have that packed purse and all that Kung Fu training for a reason. And if you're out of ideas, call your mom. It's guaranteed that she's been hiding a secret life in kick butt espionage and will have some important tips once she discovers what you're really up to.
1. Remember what you're fighting for -- the protection of the world and all the people you love in it, along with the right to continue to have great sex with your man, the Alien Sex God, otherwise known as Jeff Martini. If you ever falter, just think about the fact that if the terrorists win, you don't get to do the deed with Jeff any more, and, trust me, you'll find the will to go on, the power to do the impossible, and the creativity to figure out what the crazed evil geniuses have going.

Thank you Gini!
1 signed copy Alien in The House with a set of magnets & postcards

1. Open to ALL, yes everywhere in the world
2. Ends May 21nd
3. Just enter :D
Or say something about why this book sounds fun

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 www.ginikoch.com.


  1. Remember that animals are your friends!

    I always say that in case of an invasion,apocalypse, or hostile takeover--the animals are the ones I am going to trust :)

  2. it's sure i would trust animals over politician in an heartbeat^^ and i still need to learn some martial arts ( but for the purse i think i'm ready even me doesn't know what i have in it^^)

    this books look like as funny as the precedent so i can't resist^^ and teh cover is really too well done
    thank you a lot for this giveaway


  3. Oh love this post! Sounds like so much fun. I always think that animals are my friends, politicians are out to get me and that I need to learn some martial arts and pack some hair spray. I can't use the stuff, so it might as well serve a purpose! LOL

    Enter me, plz! :D

  4. I know my dad would agree with you on #8, not sure he knows about Chuckie though.

  5. What can I say.. Gini I've been a fan of your books from the first Alien to hit the shelves.. I would love to win this one to add to my collection of your work.

    Pleasssssssssse enter me in the contest


  6. I love this post. Item #1 does it for me ;). This is such a fun series, I love it. Thanks.


  7. Heheh always thought all politicians were out to get me... but then that's the general mind-set..

    Certain animals are our friends but then I love my pooches..

  8. what a wonderful posts, lol it was fun to read it and I confess I really want to try this book too. thank you!

  9. Oh never trust politicians and always be nice to animals...sounds like good rules in life generally not just in saving the world! :-)

  10. This was hilarious and #2 and #1 about made me pee myself..awesome post, and i so want to read this!

  11. ENTER ME! Loved this post. So many things made me laugh. I liked the one about packing your purse. Too funny. I definitely need to read this series if the books are anything like this guest post I will have a great time!

  12. Katt and the gang are back for more fun!

  13. Alien Sex God?!? That sure got my attention. :) Fun post.

  14. I love this series so much and I'm always ecstatic to see a new book coming out. I can't wait to read Alien in the House. :D

  15. Enter me. I love this series so much i named my daughter Jamie :)

  16. This is one of my favourite series & I love Kitty's tips for saving the world. I have to agree that an Aerosmith shirt is the best kind to wear in a crisis :o)

  17. Because there are aliens and that author looks like buckets of fun in her picture!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  18. Thank you everyone for stopping by!

  19. I do love this series, but don't enter me as I already have the book. Still, I would not mind some new magnets to add to my collection :)

  20. Enter me!! I absolutely love this series!

    arielleraeaguilar at rocketmail dot com

  21. I am a HUGE Gini Koch fan and would love to win this! A signed copy is always fabulous! Go eam Martini <3

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  22. Haha, love this guest post! "Never shirk from your duty -- if it's scary and needs to die, well, kill it." <--pure gold. This series sounds like so much fun!

  23. Three words. Sex Alien God. Known as Jeff Martini, and since I'm lusting after him (sstt don't tell Kitty!) I waaant to read this one, lol!

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo Dot com

  24. Why this book sounds fun? I think "everything about it" just about sums it up. :o

  25. Uh oh. Run a lot? This does not bode well for me, running is not something I enjoy nor am I any good at it. I could probably make it up my street before I collapsed in a heaving pile of out-of-shape. Well done me:)

  26. :D. Book sounds so good! If I don't win, it will go on my must read list!

  27. The list had me laughing & nodding.

    What a great read we are in for I'd say.

  28. Funny interview. I already do #9. Everyone comes to ask me for stuff like superglue, duct tape, etc because I always seem to have stuff in my purse and it is only and 8x10 sized purse.

  29. Aliens...love...hot couple...saving the world...What more could a reader want? jepebATverizonDOTnet

  30. Sounds really good!!!

    Please enter me!

  31. Such a fun posting. Really love the #9 item - MacGyver skills come to mind. New to this series and author, but loving the sounds of it.
    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  32. This is such an enjoyable series :D. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  33. Gini Koch sounds like a fun gal! I'm a runner so I think I've got number 3 covered.
    Please enter me, this book looks like a keeper. Thanks!

  34. I don't carry a large purse but somehow manage to be the go to person for just about anything that friends and family might need that might even remotely fit in a purse. Loved the tips to divert destruction of the world.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  35. It sounds like a fun and interesting read. I just love the cover. Please enter me. Thanks!


  36. Gini lives in Hell and dreams about the universe. Her writing grabs me and throws me around, opening my eyes to her crazy imagination. Love it! The series continues to improve, and I don't want to miss any of it.

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail

  37. Great and fun post! I love # 8
    Thank you for the opportunity.



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