Mistletoe Madness 2014: Gini Koch

Posted December 19, 2014 by Jen in Giveaway, Mistletoe Madness Tags: ,


Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on November 26, 2014.

Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is…

Gini Koch

Book: Universal Alien
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Publisher: DAW

Katherine “Kitty” Katt-Martini’s New Year’s Resolutions

Hi there! I’m Kitty Katt-Martini. I’m a former marketing manager turned superbeing exterminator, turned (somehow) ambassador, turned wife of the Vice President (against my and almost everyone else’s will). Along the way I’ve: discovered that aliens are real and the ones that live on Earth are gorgeous in the extreme; married one of them and had a wonderful child; discovered that there are more conspiracies to destroy or take over the Earth out there than you can shake a stick at, both internal and extremely external; and become Wolverine with Boobs and Dr. Doolittle at the same time. (Long stories. Really.)

For me and for everyone else, though, it’s hard to make resolutions and stick with them. Usually said resolutions get tossed to the sidewalk by the end of January.

So I have a plan. I’m going to set mine up so I literally cannot fail. Ergo, in the coming year I resolve to:

5. Kick bad guy butt anytime said bad guys show up around me and mine, which is pretty much all the time. I’ll make this one before the end of the first quarter of the year, guaranteed.

4. Never give in to authority when it’s wrong or just being supercilious and rude. Fight the power, baby, fight the power! You know, when appropriate.

3. Talk to the animals, all the animals, anytime and anywhere.

2. Spend quality time with my daughter and family where we are not running for our lives, trying to escape the clutches of evil super-geniuses, or dealing with politicians. This is going to be the hardest one to achieve, but I didn’t say how much time, now, did I?

1. Have lots more sex with my alien hottie husband, Jeff Martini, in as many places and using as many positions as possible.

Yeah…now this is a list I can ACHIEVE.

UA_300dpiAbout the Book:

Being the wife of the Vice President isn’t easy. Especially when your talents lie in kicking butt and rocking out…

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini find out just how easy it is for the wife of the Vice President of the United States to unintentionally insult an ally. Now they have to smooth things over with the Australian Prime Minister, pronto, or risk creating an international incident the worldwide anti-alien coalitions will be able to use to force Jeff to resign and the A-Cs to leave the planet.

But before Kitty can make things worse, a cosmic congruence and a little help from some powerful beings shoves her into another world — one where she’s been married to Charles Reynolds for years and aliens don’t exist. She’s also landed in the middle of a huge conspiracy and is marked for death…but at least that’s business as usual.

Kitty’s not the only one confused, because the Kitty from that world has taken her place in this one. Now Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have to make sure that no one spots that there’s been a switch, while keeping World War III from happening. And they have to do so while keeping this new Kitty in line, because she has views about what to do and how to it, and time is running out.

Can both Kittys save their respective days before it’s too late to go home to the universes they belong to? Or will one Kitty decide to keep the other’s life…forever?

About the Author:

GiniGlendale_02(300dpi)Gini Koch 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. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013.

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.

Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. She will also have a story in the first book in an X-Files anthology series coming out in 2015. Gini can be reached via her website: www.ginikoch.com


Gini is offering one (1) winner the choice of one of any of the first 9 books in the Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt Series (Touched by an Alien, Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, Alien Diplomacy, Alien vs. Alien, Alien in the House, Alien Research, or Alien Collective), signed and personalized. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form AND leave a comment at the end of this post telling us one of your New Year’s resolutions. The giveaway is open during the time specified on the Rafflecopter forms. Winner(s) chosen at random from all eligible entries. This contest is open internationally, where not prohibited by law. Open to participants, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor. Prize will be delivered by the author. This blog, its reviewers, and the owner are not responsible for items lost in the mail. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to abide by these terms.

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21 responses to “Mistletoe Madness 2014: Gini Koch

  1. Aliyah

    My New Year’s resolution is to make no resolutions… but it is true that I should work my way through my TBR pile and clean the sock drawer!

  2. I’m all about the getting organized so I can balance my blogging/online life with my real one better. Bought a Passion Planner so hopefully it arrives very soon.

  3. JoAnna B

    My resolution would be to lose weight and get healthier. One of these years I will actually follow thru. 🙁

  4. Stephanie Fredrick

    One of mine is to knock out half of the books on my tbr bookshelf. It is starting to get ridiculous how many books I have waiting to read. Think I might do the jar with book titles on paper.

  5. Crafting at least a little each day ( to avoid the final rush to have my christmas gift ready on time^^) and to write even more real letters to bloggers friends

  6. Bejeweledcat Shawn

    My resolution is to read and reread each and every one of Gini Koch’s books this coming year. (I’m borrowing Kitty’s resolution plan!)

  7. Lori Joyce Parker

    Resolution: Read the rest of Gini Koch’s published works (including those under all of her pen names!)

  8. Nora-Adrienne Deret

    My most important resolution for 2015 is to enter EVERY SINGLE Gini Koch book contest. I’ll stalk her from site to site entering all the giveaways.

    The second one is to keep playing the weekly lotteries and hope that I finally get luck and can retire in style.