Title: Touched by an Alien
Author: Gini Koch
Author's website: http://www.ginikoch.com/
Available to buy at Amazon
When I saw this book for the first time, the title totally pulled me in. Then I took a look at the cover and said "I have to read this book!" I am so glad that I did. Touched by an Alien is a fun read. Here is a small excerpt of the book:
Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt joins forces with gorgeous aliens from Alpha Centauri to protect the Earth, kick evil alien butt, and save the day with hairspray and rock and roll - not necessarily in that order.
I like Kitty because she is a stong heroine right from the start. Kitty is thrown into the action literally from the first page and she handles it well. She has fast reflexes and her mind works even faster. Because of this she manages to save lots of lives. The Alpha Centauri aliens notice this and want her on their side. The Alpha Centauri aliens are all gorgeous and have a fondness for Armani. Kitty has reservations at first but learns that her life as well as her loved ones is on the line. She decides to work with aliens to keep Earth safe from "fugly" aliens. Yes I said fugly because that is how they are described in the book. The very first Alpha Centauri alien that Kitty meets is Martini, Jeff Martini, and he is one unforgettable character! You will fall in love with Martini because not only is he gorgeous and has an incredible sex drive, but because he is a great guy and truly cares for Kitty. Lately I have been reading some incredible books with stong female characters, and right beside these women are men who are so supportive and loving to those women! Martini is definitely one of those men. He sees greatness and strength in Kitty right from the beginning.
The book also has some of the best lines and will have you laughing from start to finish. Here are some examples:
"You come from Planet Hunk, sent to Earth to protect and serve. And make the ladies happy.
"As an example, I can make love for 12 hours straight"
"Once you go alien, you really do never go back"
And there is the one quote that you hear throughout the book from Martini: "Marry Me"
Touched by an Alien is a fun and entertaining read! But there is one downside to the book that I felt took away from it. Too many questions are asked. At one point there is so much dialog going on I started yelling "Get on with it and just tell her". Poor Kitty has to ask a million questions just to find out information that the aliens are withholding from her. She is a smart cookie and figures it out all on her own. Maybe the author did it that way to show us that Kitty is one hell of a woman.
I'm going to give Touched by an Alien 3.75 stars! Why 3.75? Because it's not quite 3.50 and all that dialog doesn't allow it to be 4.00. Hey, call me weird if you want!
Touched by an Alien is definitely worth a read. I will be anxious to find out what happens next in book 2 of the series, Alien Tango, which will be released on December 7, 2010.
Until next time, Live long and prosper. (That was so lame Bells)