Tuesday, May 6, 2014

*Gizmos Reviews* Blog Tour/Giveaway for Gini Koch's Alien Collective!

Welcome, one and all, to the Alien Collective Blog Tour! 
I am pleased to kick things off today with a mini-interview with Gini's main heroine, Katherine "Kitty" Katt.

Welcome one and all! Today on the program, I am very happy to have Katherine "Kitty" Katt-Martini! She's the heroine of Gini Koch's science fiction/romance series by the same name. If you haven't yet read the series, you are missing out on all the fun. 

On to the interview! Hi Kitty! Thank you so much for taking a short break from the Mastermind hunt and destroy to speak with me today! I know you have so much on your plate right now, with all things considering.

Hey, Shelley, it’s really great to be here! And, yeah, any break from pounding my head against a wall trying to figure out who the Mastermind might be is very welcome.

First question from my readers; So, are we getting closer to the actual reveal of the Mastermind? Gotta tell you, I've been guessing and coming close to figuring it all out but Gini continues to throw monkey wrenches at my head and laughing hysterically at my suffering! Anything you can reveal without spoiling it for readers?

Gini, aka The Creator, does not allow us to provide spoilers of any kind. Michael Gower tried to and, well, you know what she did to him…

However, I can say that I have it on good authority that we’ll have a really good idea of who the Mastermind is in Book 10/Universal Alien. Though that’s subject to change, if The Creator likes a different idea or something.

Yes, I know what happened to Michael. ::reaches for Kleenex:: 
Humor me for a moment, but, who would you say was more likely to survive the apocalypse? You or the cast from The Walking Dead?

Are you kidding? I’ve already survived at least, what, two apocalypses AND a room full of hot zombies, and that was after I’d just had a baby. Me and my gang will totally survive, anything, and save the world at the same time. It’s what we DO.

Great Answer and I agree with you! 
Have to tell you Kitty, I adore your spunkiness, the brilliant ways you come up with to end aliens and your enemies, your Kittisms which always has me cracking up, and the fact that you challenge those around you to be better than they are by protecting the innocents. How can you still be sane after all this time? Are you not ready for a nice vacation in say, Tahiti?

Why thank you! You’re a gal of insight and discriminating taste, I’ve always said so. I’d love to go to Tahiti, or our favorite vacay spot, Cabo. However, evil seems to never take the day off, or when it does we’re busy trying to catch up to evil, fix what evil’s done, or just regroup. Evil never sleeps, or somesuch. Evil never wants US to sleep, I can say that.

What's next for Kitty, Jeff, Jamie-Katt, and crew? Will we ever see you take over for
your mom, who I must say, is adorable?

Thanks, I think my mom’s awesome, too. But I could never head up the P.T.C.U. That would require me to go through a variety of training with the C.I.A., N.S.A., F.B.I., Mossad, and Homeland Security, plus more, and, frankly, I don’t have the ability to keep my mouth shut around blowhards. Mom’s grooming Kevin Lewis as her replacement – he just has to flash his awesome smile and everyone does what he wants, so I think Mom’s got the right plan.

As for what’s next for my family and our friends? Well, more mayhem, hijinks, witty comebacks in the face of danger or, as I call it, panicking with style, and, God willing and the creek don’t rise, lots more sex with Jeff. But that last one’s just for me.

Thank you so much for Gini Koch for writing this series, and for allowing Kitty to unwind for just a moment until she heads once again into the search for the Mastermind.

Alien Collective is the 9th installment in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt series, and changes the scope of things a bit with Jeff's run for the Vice Presidency of the United States. If Jeff were a real person, I would totally vote for him! Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE the gorgeous & badass cover featuring Kitty, Prince, and yes, Jeff? It is very prevalent to what actually happens in this book! 

If you haven't already started reading this series yet, and you enjoy a heroine who is badass, deeply in love with her daughter and husband, and would do ANYTHING to save this planet, then you SHOULD be reading this series! There are plenty of villains, the story is set in a science fiction universe where the aliens are drop dead gorgeous, and a secretive Mastermind who is as devious and deadly as they come. Our heroine is Number One on the Villains Hit Parade., and she totally kicks their asses with her Glock, her Poofies and Peregrines, and of course, the hot men and women of the Alpha Centurion!

Author Bio

Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She 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 for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series. She also writes under a variety of other pen names including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She is also the Lead Editor at Raphael’s Village, an online, nonpaying ’zine. Because she wasn’t busy enough, Gini’s added on featured guest columnist, reviewer, and webcaster for Slice of SciFi and It’s Comic Book Day. She can be reached through her website at www.ginikoch.com.

There is also a giveaway of one autographed books personalized by Gini and it can be from books 1-8 from the Katerine "Kitty" Katt series. This giveaway is opened INTERNATIONALLY! I will choose the winner from those who comment on this interview!


  1. oki i'm a book behind i think or i completly missed the memo because i don't know what happened to Michael!!! ç_ç I'm stressed now need to rush back near my shelves and read again starting at book 1 to be sure not to miss anything^^;;

    I really love this series and i'm glad to have learn that there are hope for up to 20books^^;; i never have enough of Kitty and i can't resist the poofs!!!

    thank you a lot for the opportunity to win!


  2. Yay love the interview. Still a copule of books behind but need to catch up soon . XD. Thanks for the give away. Neoterragoddess(AT)gmail(DOT) com

  3. I loved the interview with Kitty, she's one of my very favorite characters. I've loved this series from the beginning, and it's such torture waiting for each new book to come out. I'm always thrilled to see them though, and I'm looking forward to reading Alien Collective.

  4. This is such a great series. It's an awesome mix of comedy, romance and action. Kitty is such a cool heroine and you can't help but love Martini. I hope their will be a lot more books in the future. I need more of the gang.
    Loved the interview.


    1. Hey Steph! You won! I will be emailing you ASAP! Thanks for your participation!

  5. When I found the Katherine "Kitty" Katt books, it was a "Where have you been all my life?" moment. I have bought six paperbacks of Touched by an Alien for gifts; six people have been converted to Team Gini Koch. I'm so thankful that Gini is allowing her Hook-Me-Up newsletter fans to select from a handful of other titles in her bibliography for a prize, because I'm 100% current on Kitty. Some of them, I own in multiple formats. LOL. Hey- Kitty's famous quote works for my book obsession too: "My crazy's working a lot better than your sanity." bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com ----> Currently, Amazon Top Reviewer #4,768

  6. I am so amazed that you can say different things for each interview. That is truly amazing. Whoa...wait...no wonder it's different. I thought the yapping tune was a little off. Thank you, Kitty, for giving us the scoop. Really wonderful to hear what you have to say.

    But then the series is great and always a fun read.

  7. I love character interviews. I couldn't understand why people did them initially until I finally read one about a series I had actually read.

  8. I can't believe that I missed the release of the last book! I am looking forward to getting caught up on the series!