Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Posted July 14, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Touched by an Alien
by Gini Koch

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 6, 2010
Published by DAW
Pages: 389
Format: eBook
 

 

 

…this was a fun book, it had something for everyone, action, romance, sexy aliens and a great heroine. It may have lacked intensity and for me that extra something that hooks me to a series… ~ Under the Covers

Katherine “Kitty” Katt is minding her own business when a man with wings starts massacring everyone in sight. Without realising it, Kitty gets the bad guy and saves the day…but that’s just the beginning. Between sexy aliens, family secrets and monsters Kitty’s life takes a turn for the extra ordinary.

This series has been on my wishlist for a while; an UF with aliens in it, I am sold! I was half expecting, and hoping, for a series like Kate Daniels (Ilona Andrews) or Cassie Palmer (Karen Chance), only with aliens instead of vamps and shifters; however, my expectations were completely upturned. Think more along the lines of Men in Black and Molly Harper, it was full of alien packed action and a funny likable heroine.

What I liked most about Touched by an Alien was the characters and the pace of the story. From page one you dive straight into the book and the action with barely a chance to breath and you get to know all the characters along the way. Kitty and Jeff, her extraterrestrial love interest, were easy characters to get to know and love, they were resourceful, fairly uncomplicated and gave fantastic banter.

But although the writing was great and the story enjoyable, I was a little disappointed, I thought Kitty was an unrealistic she made massive jumps in logic all of which were correct; she was a little too perfect. The romance also happened a little too quickly, i-love-yous were swapped a bit too fast, although I appreciate that the will-they-won’t-they phase of their relationship wasn’t stretched out for ages, I thought the tension could have been strung out perhaps till the next book.

Altogether this was a fun book, it had something for everyone, action, romance, sexy aliens and a great heroine. It may have lacked intensity and for me that extra something that hooks me to a series, but I would give the next book a try.

My Favourite Quote:

“You come from Planet Hunk, sent to Earth to protect and serve. And make the ladies happy.”

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About Gini Koch

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.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Love your fav quote Suz…thanks for the review!

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