Alien in the Family (Katherine

Alien in the Family (Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series #3)

by Gini Koch

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Overview

Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews 

Planning any wedding is hard enough, but Katherine "Kitty" Katt and Jeff Martini have a lot more to worry about than seating arrangements, because multiple inter-stellar invasions, Alpha Team in mortal peril, and inter-alien conspiracies are all on the guest list—and the gifts they've brought contain some explosive surprises.

The discovery that Martini is actually a member of the Alpha Centaurion Royal Family brings additional bad news—emissaries are on their way to see if Kitty's royal bride material. And they're not the only things coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Amazonian assassins, spies, alien beasties, shape-shifters, and representatives from the Planetary Council, combined with a tabloid reporter who's a little too on the mark, create a deadly situation for Kitty and the rest of Alpha Team.

When the assassins strike far too close to home for anyone's comfort, Kitty realizes it's going to come down to more than throwing a bouquet—she's going to have to face an entire planetary consciousness and dethrone a monarch in order to make it to the church on time...

Alien in the Family is the thrilling third installment of the Alien novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756406684
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series , #3
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 314,599
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles. She also has a humor collection, Random Musings from the Funny Girl. 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. She has stories featured in a variety of excellent anthologies, available now and upcoming, writing as Gini Koch, Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, and J.C. Koch. Reach her via: www.ginikoch.com

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"Aliens, danger, and romance make this a fast-paced, wittily written sf romantic comedy." —Library Journal

"As charming and quirky as ever.... Equal parts tongue-in-cheek humor, romance, sci-fi and action adventure, this rare treat is filled with quick wit, although make no mistake, it is the wedding with all the trimmings that takes center stage in this wild ride." —Monsters and Critics

"Even though Alien in the Family may seem like a straight up comedy, there’s more here than meets the eye. Gini Koch makes sure to get a message across about acceptance in all forms, whether it’s someone religion, gender or sexual preference." —Book Fetish
"It's one hot, fast-paced, crazy romp, with plenty of humorous banter to go with the blood spatter and discussions of wedding dresses." —Locus

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Alien in the Family 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kitty Katt the human and Jeff Martini the Alpha Centaurian are in love and planning their wedding in Vegas. However, the human learns her hunk exiled from the nearest star has through attrition over the decades (time is relative) become the heir to the empire. Kitty who had trepidations now has Olympus Mons doubts that her résumé as an exterminator qualifies her as a future queen especially when she must pass the royal worthiness examination. Besides the Martini royal horde invading Sin City, outer space Amazon terrorists plan to introduce the couple and their guests to the big bang theory. The CIA and the Centaurian Division are outraged by the audacity of testing Kitty. However she has one thankful thing going: whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The third zany kill Kitty Katt science fiction tale (see Alien Tango and Touched by an Alien) is an amusing over the top of the combined miles of Animas, Hatchet and Chiricahua Peaks romantic sci-fi thriller. The jocular exciting story line is faster than the speed of light as the heroine struggles to get married while the universe seems to voice their opposition. Readers will enjoy this bizarre totally out of control yet fully entertaining adventures of a woman just wanting to marry her hunk from outer space. Harriet Klausner
ThatBookishGirl More than 1 year ago
If you have read my reviews of Touched by an Alien and Alien Tango, then you are probably aware of my obsession with this series. It is easily one of my favorites of all-time and Kitty is hands down, my favorite narrator. With the first two books in the series, Koch has set the bar amazingly high and Alien In The Family certainly doesn't let you down. I will try my best to refrain from including spoilers for the first two books, but please be warned, some minor details may be touched on. In Alien in the Family, all of our favorite characters are back and simply as wonderful as ever. Kitty and Martini are still going strong and all of Kitty's boys are back in the game. Christopher takes more of a side role in the third installment, while Reader is given more screen-time, so to speak. Kitty is, as always, spunky, sarcastic and incredibly fun. Like I said before, she is probably my favorite book narrator, because she is such a spitball. She has a no-nonsense attitude, she doesn't take crap from anybody, has phenomenal taste in music and will not change for anyone. Honestly, if you haven't read this series before, I encourage you to go back and read my reviews for the first two books - I describe the cast of characters in great detail. As far as plot goes, it's the format that we've come to expect and love with these books. There is some crazy world-dominating plot going on that Kitty and the boys have to investigate. As always, there are multiple plans going on and they have to wade through everything to determine what is exactly happening. This time, our cast is faced with a variety of aliens, including a planet of lesbian amazons who are determined to bring their galactic war to earth. While all of this is happening, Jeff and Kitty are trying to plan their wedding. This means we get to meet some new characters, including Kitty's extended family. In Alien Tango, we were introduced to Jeff's family and believe me, Kitty's is just as crazy. I am particularly fond of her Nana Sadie and Nona Marie. Kitty and Jeff are rarely separated in Alien in the Family, so we are treated to tons of wonderful moments between the two. I have always been a fan of their banter, and there is an abundance of it here. We are also given a number of scenes between Reader and Kitty; their relationship is really explored in this installment. I have always been a fan of their friendship; Reader just gets Kitty. I am going to wrap this up, because I don't want to get into too many series spoilers, but believe me, Alien in the Family is a great installment to the series. On a final note, I desperately want a poof - which is the official royal pet of the A-C royal family. Trust me, you will want one too!
bookelf42 More than 1 year ago
I've had such a good time reading these books....I can't wait for "Alien Proliferation!" These books are for those who like a little romance (okay, a little hot sex!) with their science fiction...although you don't have to have read the other books to figure out what's going on, I really recommend it...if for no other reason than why miss out on any of the fun...these are light hearted romance/science fiction novels...not too heavy on the science, but aliens, gates, paranormal abilities and Psycho-Physical Barriers.... Although not the normal book club fare, with the right group of people, you could have interesting discussions on fanaticism (and I don't mean the kind that most people think happen at most science fiction conventions), marriage, weddings, relationships and chess. Yeah, I love these books...
ratkin More than 1 year ago
At the time of this writing, all of the posted reviews are from women. I'm mainly writing this to say that guys can enjoy both this book and especially the series as a whole.The author has found a winning formula that involves mixing a not-too-scientific Science Fiction plot with unending action, a lot of humor and dashes of romance and sex. She dextrously blends those elements into a thrillride of a story without ever letting one piece of the formula occupy your attention for too long or bog things down. The series, of which this is the third installment, is wildly entertaining reading that never gets old, and never becomes boring. As for the story, well, (a) I hate plot synopses, and (b) it's difficult to discuss the plot without revealing multiple spoilers. Let's just say that the two main characters of the series - - former marketing whiz Katherine 'Kitty' Katt and her boyfriend/alien Jeff Martini - - are getting married. Before the big day can arrive, many obstacles (mostly coming from other planets, of course) need to be overcome. Three quarters of the book details the typically complex and rapidfire plot, and the final quarter is taken up with the actual wedding. This is a great and highly entertaining series. I've recommended it to several friends, and all of the ones who took my advice on reading it have enjoyed themselves. You will, too.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think I've had too many friends get raped to find rape jokes funny. Or maybe I just take things too seriously. Whatever, they bothered me.Kitty's descent into Mary Sue territory and how she jerked around Jeff by continually prodding his jealousy button also bothered me (she comments at one point that she likes that he has potential stalker tendencies, but even though they're engaged, her wishy-washy commitment to him seemed kind of cruel? needy? in an unpleasant way). Add in an increasingly zany, decreasingly coherent world, plotting and cast of characters and... bleh.I enjoyed the first two books, but the things that mildly annoyed me are taking over. I'm done.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and was eager to read this one. I just knew I was going to love it so I kind of let it sit on the shelf longer than I normally would just so I would have something great to read when I hit a slump. And yes, I did really like "Alien in The Family" but I didn't like it as much as the first two books, and I am not sure that it got me out of my reading slump.In this book, Kitty and Martini are gearing up for their wedding. Both of their families are going to Vegas for all the pre-wedding meeting and fun times. Of course things aren't going to work out smoothly. The couple learns early on in the book that a team of aliens is coming from Alpha Four (Martini's home planet) and various other planets in the Alpha Four solar system. The Centurion team believes that they are coming to visit to test Kitty's worthiness as Martini's mate. After all he is in line for the throne on his home planet.The book had a lot of really great things about it. I love James Reader, Kitty's dear best friend. The love between the two of them is breathtaking and I love their (so non sexual) chemistry. Plus there is always a nice dose of humor to be had when Reader is in a scene. I adored meeting both Kitty and Martini's insane families and seeing them mingle was a hoot. I also love the fact that this was a wedding story. So often in series, readers never see any progression in relationships. I like that Kitty's romance has moved along at a nice, brisk pace in the course of three books. The book had an addition of some creatures called Poofs that absolutely stole every page they were on. In fact I ended up completely enchanted by everything that had anything to do with the wedding or wedding preparations. I loved seeing all relationships, be they Kitty and Martini, or Kitty with her family. Adorable, funny scenes, all of them.This leads me to my grips. While all the wedding stuff was fun and entertaining, I was totally lost by the intergalatic invasions. This book added a ton of new characters as various parties arrived from their respective planets. We are introduced to a ton of different beings very early on and it was hard to keep them all straight in my head. I also struggled with following all the storylines that dealt with the planets and new aliens. I hated that often one of the team members would figure something out and then the others would get it too but none of the characters would spell it out for the reader. Previous books have done a much better job with handling this. Also the action sequences felt rushed and not quite filled out. Toward the end of the book, there is another hint of a huge plot twist. It fizzled into nothing at all. I don't even know why it was thrown in there.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Love this series, non stop action and a snarky spunky heroine.
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Another awesome book by gini koch.
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Awesome series. As always there is a lot going on in this book, but it flows so well together that it keeps things exciting and fun. My favorite part of the book is the wedding, and I hope everyone reads this series.
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