Book 4 in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt series
Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: DAW Books
Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
Release date: December 6, 2011
A new set of conspiracies, old enemies, and a dangerous new drug being tested on unwilling subjects are more than enough to deal with, but new parents Jeff and Kitty Martini have an even bigger problem -- the bad guys want their newborn baby.Change is the main theme in Alien Proliferation as the gang prepares for the arrival of a new member! As you can see from the front cover of the book, our main character Kitty and her husband the very sexy alien Martini (he's a total DILF by the way) get ready for the birth of their 1st child. The don't know what to expect since it's been a while since an human/alien hybrid has been born. This should be a calming time for the parents to be, but things don't remain calm for long once a new threat appears and places the lives of Kitty and Martini's loved ones in danger. The team must scramble to get everyone to a safe location and Kitty has a lot on her mind because not only is she worried about everyone's safety, her baby decides it's also the best time to be born. I don't know how Kitty manages to mentally do it all but she does. There was a scene during the birth that had me tearing up because it was extremely emotional. It's at this time that I really, truly loved the character writing from the author Gini Koch. She knows how to bring out the best in her characters at the right moment. If you are a fan of this series you will know that Kitty has a great group of people that love her and that is truly felt while reading this scene. It's as if these characters are meant to be with each other so that when they are needed, they are there. But with as much seriousness as there is in the book, there was also lots of laughter. Gini Koch had me howling once again as there were so many funny moments throughout the book. Who else other than Gini can have me tearing up one moment and laughing the next. It's always the same experience for me when I read one of her books and I look forward to it each time.
The characters of Kitty and Martini have such a bond and it's stronger than ever in Alien Proliferation. The birth of their child strengthens that bond even more and as a reader of this series you can't help but be in love with these characters. They just say the sweetest things to one another in this book and I found myself swooning a couple of times at Martini's love for Kitty. She truly makes him a better man and he knows that. You can tell that the author loves her characters and only writes the best for them. I was even impressed with Chuckie's character this time around. He hasn't been my favorite in the previous books, but I feel as if he really stepped up and did his thing in this one. As always, I loved Reader, Christopher, and the rest of the gang. They all make a great team and if there was a time when teamwork was needed, it was in this book.
I'm giving Alien Proliferation a rating of:
Lot's of twists and turns in this book. Just when I though that things had calmed down for the new parents, the excitement level was turned up another notch! Poor things barely got any rest because they had to deal with so much on so many different levels! I also loved that the characters had to travel to France in the book and that entire experience was action filled. There is also a scene in the book in which the characters finally figure out what's really going on and all I would think was O.M.G! The scene was straight out of a movie and it was awesome and freaky at the same time! It gave me chills and I'm amazed how Gini comes up with all the different ideas for her books. The different ideas keep her readers entertained and wanting more!