Monday 17 November 2014

Author post and Giveaway: Gini Koch

Today I have Gini Koch over! Give her a warm welcome *applauds* Her new book is out in December (my review will be posted a bit closer to the date ;) 

And not to forget, there is a giveaway too where you can win one of the first 9 books, your choice.

Now to her guest post, I wanted to see who would play the Martini...cos I looove him.

Gini Koch’s Top 10 Hotties to Play Martini

In reality, half of the actors in this list are already too old to play Martini. But all of them could do it, and that’s what counts, right? Oh, and they’re all hotties, and that counts, too. List subject to change based on a new hottie appearing on the scene.

By the way, Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, and David Boreanaz are not on this list – not because I don’t think they’re hotties (I do, trust me, Evans in particular), but because I already see them as other leading characters in other series I have out there and I just can’t bring myself to cross-pollinate. (For who I see them, and others, as, check out my See the Characters board on Pinterest --

But now, on with this list!

10. Patrick Dempsey (FAR too old, but he HAS Martini’s hair.) (And Martini wants his hair back. Heh.)

9. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Also too old, sadly, but he has Martini’s body build and smile.)

8. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine would be perfect with Kitty “Wolverine with Boobs” wouldn’t he? Sadly again, also too old.)

7. Ben Affleck (Probably the most likely suspect, since he has the hair, the build, the looks, and the ability to do pathos and humor. However, just a tiny bit too old. But I could ignore it for Ben!)

6. Karl Urban (I’d cast Karl Urban as every single male character if I was allowed to. In every single thing, not just mine. But, sadly, I do not have this power.)

5. Theo James (Probably a better choice for Christopher, but still, he’s worthy. And I was running low on younger guy options.)

4. Channing Tatum (He’s hot AND he can do humor…potentially a great choice.)

3. Josh Duhamel (What I said for CT, only I think he’s hotter than CT, so he rates higher.)

2. Henry Cavill (I think he’d be far better as Martini than as Superman, but I could be biased.)

1. Chris Hemsworth (Right now, the best choice, as long as they died his hair brown and gave him brown contact lenses. It’s Hollywood, they can do anything.)

Thank you! :)

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. 

1. Open internationally.
2. Ends Nov 30th
3. Check your profiles so I can find you if you win. Seriously, check, some profiles lead to nothing...

Good luck!

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? 

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. Only Kitty could manage to get herself switched with another universe's version of herself. Pretty please, I'd love to be able to add another Kitty book to my home library collection.


  2. "Karl Urban (I’d cast Karl Urban as every single male character if I was allowed to. In every single thing, not just mine. But, sadly, I do not have this power.)"

    YES. I too would cast Karl Urban for every male character as well. He's magnificent:) Also, Chris Hemsworth. Equally magnificent. I would just like to start a petition for every man on this list to be in a movie together.....

  3. I must confess that I have no idea how to play Martini; I'm going to Google it. That's a great list of smexy actors though. I approve!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  4. I've always had a thing for The Rock -- I'd be more than happy to play ANY game with him!

  5. Oh that is almost too many hotties to have listed in just one post! Some FANTASTIC choices for playing Martini there, I don't think I'd be disappointed with any of them LOL.

    sarahsreviews AT ymail DOT com

  6. Hugh Jackman would be my choice for every male character ever. But if he really IS too old, Channing Tatum will do.

  7. Too many choices but none seem just right.

  8. honestly i don't if a living being could be as good as Martini to play his role^^;; and i don't know some of those you cited so i will have to try internet and discover why they made it on your list

    thank you a lot for the giveaway

  9. I was thinking a young Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing), b/c, you know, that kind of hotness is timeless. Plus, he has the empathy to temper thing down. I can also recommend his performance in Red Dawn for action scenes. Sadly, I'm short on living/breathing actors not on the list. bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. All of those are great choices!

    Sounds like things are about to get very messy in the next book :-)

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  11. Love those choices. Since it is a fantasy cast you could always either age Martini or youngify the actors. :) LOL Oh yea... enter me into the giveaway! :)

  12. What no Ryan Gosling or Brad Pitt? I really need to read something by Gini, I know you love her Blode!

  13. Sigh, Theo James, I love him so!

  14. Chris Hemsworth, oh yes please! Karl Urban is hot too! If this series were a movie it would be the who's who of beautiful people. :)

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  15. Channing Tatum and Josh Duhamel, sigh, love them two, could totally see them as Martini. or just really want to imagine it, lol.


  16. hehe.. awesome list.. but I'd also have to vote for Theo James... but sorry Kitty, he's mine :) congrats to Gini on an awesome series! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Wowzas, great interview and giveaway. I've always been interested in these books. Count me in, if you can't get anything from my profile, I'll use my email to enter the contest: steffstuff (at) gmail (dot) com.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  18. Oh it's so fun! I really enjoyed the books I've read in the series but I'm a little late, I think I have book 3 to read. Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love Chris Hemsworth so I would have to go with him!!

    Betul E.

  20. I like your selections. For me, Henry Cavill will be a perfect Martini! Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. Oh I think your list of men is perfect, looks like my Christmas list!

  22. lol @ already seeing those actors as other characters!

    Patrick Dempsey has such flirty eyes! I love Karl Urban! He really needs to get more parts. Is it sad that I know who all of these guys are?

    This series sounds great, but now I'm totally going to picture Martini as a Hemsworth.

  23. I love Karl Urban and every one knows it! Sometimes I walk into the room and James'll say I left _____ on TV because your boy's in it.

    Maybe a tad on the old side, but I think John Barrowman would be a good Martini. He has the colouring, the humor and that rakish smile, yum!
    Bejeweledcat leethas at aol dot com

  24. Great choices!!! I love Karl Urban from his Xena days. :) But how can you go wrong with Thor. :)

  25. I've never heard of this author before now but she's on my radar now and the next step is to source some of her work as I've never seen it anywhere before.... should be fun! Thanks for the heads up!

  26. I am totally in love with Chris Hemsworth. My choice.




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