Despite not having run for office, nor wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win the campaign. While the Diplomatic Corps has to deal with the pressures of a political campaign sure to uncover secrets they don’t want shared with the world, Ambassador Kitty Katt-Martini has other worries—handling the reemergence of her most potent nemesis, thought dead and buried.
Lots of thinking going on in this one, slowly trying to figure it all out. Who are all the enemies? Who is the mastermind? Oh the riddles.
Right, Martini is running for VP. Kitty is trying to hold it all together, figure out who is attacking them and save the day (and the world).
The baddies are still bad, and they keep crawling out from under rocks. But maybe this is all now, the master plan is in motion and perhaps we will get a conclusion soon...or not as more books are coming (goes to check the blurb for book 10, omg it sounds awesome!). But that is the next book, which I totally want at once now.
Anyway, action! Poofs! Dogs! Those damn Ronnie's kids! Smooching with her honey, figuring stuff out.
There have been 9 books, I have pretty much said it all by now ;)
Fun series, with the coolest heroine around
Paperback, 544 pages
Expected publication: May 6th 2014 by DAW
Katherine "Kitty" Katt #9
And now on to the interview and awesome giveaway!!
1. Tell me 3 weird things about yourself?
Wow. Um, 3, huh? Okay, here goes…
1. I’m extremely shy and also extremely extroverted and I love public speaking. Meaning I’m often really stressed in groups but no one knows it. However, if I get to run my yap I tend to feel comfortable.
2. I really have a pen/pencil/writing implement hoarding problem. I currently have more pens, pencils, and markers than I can probably use up in my lifetime and yet I will still get more because…pens! You can’t have too many! At least not if you’re me…
3. Similarly to pens, I really have a “thing” for luggage and always have. I’ve sort of sublimated that into purses (mostly because the hubs refuses to have enough luggage to service the needs of the entire state) but I literally have to be dragged away from or out of luggage stores. And don’t ask me how many purses I have strewn about the Casa, either…
2. How do you manage to be so funny in your books? ;)
LOL, I’m a funny person naturally, and that translates in. I also work at the craft of it, much like you would if you were doing standup comedy. Chris Rock doesn’t just waltz on stage and wing it. He practices and hones his jokes, his delivery, his timing. It’s the same thing for writing. And, if it doesn’t make me laugh, it doesn’t get in, and if I don’t laugh the 10th read through, it doesn’t stay in.
3. How many more Alien books are there to come?
Right now I’m contracted through Book 13, but am hoping to get to 16-20. Frankly, the characters feel that they’re nowhere close to retirement age and that they’ll be having adventures for a long time to come, so here’s hoping. :-D
4. In your latest book, Martini is running for VP. How would our world react to an alien VP?
Sadly, probably more like Club 51 than what we’d all like. It seems that, regardless of how beloved someone is when they’re a candidate, the moment they win they’re attacked from all sides. I expect it would be the same, and potentially worse, for an alien. That’s if it was a benign alien, of course. If it was an evil dictator alien, I imagine we’d be busy reacting by being enslaved, eaten, destroyed, or planning our rebellions.
Giveaway is winner's choice of one of the first 8 books of the series (Touched through Research), along with postcards and magnets.
1. Open internationally.
2. Ends May 18th
3. Just enter :D
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. 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.