Touched by an Alien

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Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.

In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of ...

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Overview

Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.

In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Koch's derivative debut piles on the comic book clichés. Katherine “Kitty” Katt's orderly world is shaken when she sees a man on the street turn into a monster. After she manages to kill it, secret agents whisk her away and explain that these “superbeings” are humans mutated by alien parasites. The agents are aliens themselves, visitors from Alpha Centauri who are tracking a particularly powerful superbeing that has taken over the mind of a terrorist leader. Handsome agent Jeff Martini instantly becomes obsessed with Kitty, who unaccountably finds it sexy and romantic when he acts like an aggressive stalker. The plot moves quickly and Koch's prose shows promise, but the action scenes drag a bit, and the constant erotic overtones of Jeff and Kitty's banter are painfully intrusive. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"This delightful romp has many interesting twists and turns as it glances at racism, politics, and religion en route. It will have fanciers of cinematic sf parodies referencing Men in Black, Ghost Busters, and X-Men." —-Booklist Starred Review
VOYA - Marlyn Beebe
In the first two chapters of Touched by an Alien, protagonist Katherine Katt (known to her friends as "Kitty") is released from jury duty, kills a large knife-winged alien on the way back to her car, and is "rescued" by a group of what appear to be unusually handsome federal agents in black Armani suits. They are actually refugees from Alpha Centauri who have chosen to live peacefully on Earth rather than submit to religious genocide on their own planet. At the same time, evil aliens from yet another planet begin to appear. These superbeings, attracted to strong negative emotions such as hate and anger, take over the bodies of humans experiencing such feelings. It is one of these beings that Kitty kills on the street. The A-C's (as the Alpha Centaurians call themselves) perform damage control on such incidents, making the aliens look human, and disposing of the bodies when they are able. Kitty's ability to handle the situation, rather than panicking, prompts them to invite her to join their team. Kitty's evolution from marketing manager to member of a secret government unit is amusing and interesting. To her surprise, she also discovers that both her parents are government operatives. For their protection, they are brought to the A-C's secret desert compound, and the Katt family becomes instrumental in the fight against the superbeings. Deliberately silly and derivative, the story turns into a hilarious romp in the vein of Men in Black or Ghostbusters. The plot is needlessly complex, and the erotic interludes between Kitty and her A-C paramour are unnecessarily graphic and jarring. This is suitable for older teens who are fans of Piers Anthony or Douglas Adams. Reviewer: Marlyn Beebe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494551056
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/16/2014
  • Series: Alien Novels Series , #1
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Gini Koch is the author of numerous series, including the Alien/Katherine Kitty Katt series, the Martian Alliance series, and Alexander Outland series. She also writes as Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. Gini lives in Arizona.

Romy Nordlinger is a New York City�based actress. As an audiobook narrator, Romy has lent her talents to nearly a hundred titles ranging in genres from romance and self-help to sci-fi and mystery. Her TV credits include roles on Law & Order and One Life to Live.

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