Alien in the Family by Gini Koch  (read to bottom for contest details)

First let me tell you Alien in the Family is the third book in the Alien series by Gini Koch. While you do not have to read the books in order, I highly recommend that you do.   Ms. Koch has created a complex world of characters deep with history and backgrounds, and not reading the two previous books will diminish your overall experience of Alien in the Family,  Why? Simply because you will not appreciate the little things the characters bring to this story without knowing their history and motivation behind them. With that being said, this book can still be read as a standalone and enjoyed immensely.

Consider yourself warned: In order to review this book some spoilers will occur in regards to the previous two books.

Commanders Katherine “Kitty” Katt and Jeff Martini spent the last six months happy and content. Well, as content and happy as one can be while saving the world from fugly parasitic monsters bent on destroying mankind. You see, Kitty and Jeff are on the Alpha team for the Centaurion Division, a super-secret organization that stands between the earth and the evil nasties the universe keeps throwing at them. Killing fuglies and saving the world - it is just routine.

You might wonder what Kitty’s qualifications are? She wields her purse and contents with the precision of a neurosurgeon. She seems to be a homing beacon for all things evil, and she can do no wrong for a super-consciousness inhabiting the body of a friend, not to mention her irresistible appeal to all things male – this one does boggle her mind a bit. I will not even mention her ability to see the reality in the chaos and figure out what really is going on. She claims Chuckie, her child hood best friend, is a conspiracy theorist; well Kitty might just have him beat. Now for Jeff’s qualifications, I have two things to say about that – alien and super sexy. Really, I cannot ruin the whole story for you. Okay, here is a little bit more about Jeff: born on earth to two Alpha Centari (A-C) Aliens, super strong, super manly, super sensitive (he is an empath after all), super jealous and super in love with Kitty. Yeah, I see you get the point he is a Superbeing after all.

Okay so planning a wedding is crazy to begin with but when you have human and alien cultures to think of its difficult to say the least - but Kitty she likes to step it up a notch. Alien Amazonian assassins bent on killing pretty much everyone but most importantly men. Internal A-C fraction of discord not appreciating how events plan to unfold. A super-consciousness with a god complex, who has an army of warriors bent on killing everyone. A very archaic ‘stupid’ family marriage test that Kitty knows she is going to fail. A family from hell – not to mention a major smack down in the desert, if Kitty can survive this she might be ready for James the wedding planner dictator.

Thank the heavens for the Poof … yup that's all I am going to say on that! Really I said spoilers for the other two books not this one.

Alien in the Family doesn’t give you a moment to catch your breath. Its a journey of emotions right from the first chapter and like a roller coast these emotions just keep getting bigger and bigger right till the end. You will laugh and cry with these two right along with there supporting cast of old and new friends, way to many to list but all important. I would however like to give a shout out to Kitty’s “soul sister” you know who you are.

Overall, this book rocked and roll. It was the perfect book for me written with the perfect balance of action, romance, aliens and friendship and as such gets a perfect score. I will say this - my absolute favorite moment of the Alien series is in this book and you would be surprised as to exactly what it is! My only complaint - I have to wait until the next one.

A couple favorite lines:

“I’ve been in love with you sent I met you. Baby, we mate for life.” – Jeff
This is why I love me some Jeff Martini. He always knows what to say and when.

“Kicking butt and taking names. You know, routine.” - Kitty I want to be Kitty Katt, seriously I think that I am her minus the cool job and the sexy alien that pines for me – okay maybe not but in my head I am.  

Rating: 5 Moon!

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Now for the contest part!   

Tell me what you would wear to the Wedding of the Universe - should you be invited of course?   All who leave a comment will have a chance to win!   Winner chosen by the gods of random.org!  

Be creative and remember you have to to compete with people all over the universe!!!!

Either a Kindle Copy or a Print Copy of Alien in the Family ->Winner's choice!   For international users - Print copies only.

Contest open until Friday, April 8th at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.
Comment away.


Raonaid Luckwell said...

Wow, oh wow, what would I wear to such an event?

Hehe, well I wouldn't mind wearing this ensemble. LOL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8455937@N03/4287751065/

Too much? Damn, Hrm...

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Here's a visual of what I'm wearing! Of course I'm invited, why wouldn't I be.



alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Anne said...

I'd wear something I can run in (and easy to wash), cause you know there will be trouble!


Ronda said...

Why wouldn't I be invited?

My dress: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/butterfly-dress-500x375.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/category/theme-weddings/page/3/&usg=__g1U9dvXlpfI1AjEl7wvz3M07fIQ=&h=375&w=500&sz=47&hl=en&start=6&zoom=1&tbnid=3Y55bNaCj0T8JM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&ei=UaicTZX-NoKyvwP_9PmbBw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcrazy%2Bwedding%2Battire%2Bfor%2Bguests%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DhlX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D554%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1

My date: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_i3h7VNlc6kY/TTTkhp4-LXI/AAAAAAAAEMk/KJKfBTmmPog/s1600/Men%25252Bwith%25252BSkull%25252BTattoo%25252BDesign%25252Bon%25252BFace.jpg&imgrefurl=http://hyakkendaihokano.blogspot.com/2011/03/skull-tattoo-images.html&usg=__qH-Uq6-TWrAgZzfV5ZP8osvd97M=&h=666&w=500&sz=56&hl=en&start=103&zoom=1&tbnid=KMc1EyDGtQ2JHM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=91&ei=2aecTYS8JpLcvQOg-qnXBg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcrazy%2Bbutterfly%2Bwedding%2Battire%2Bfor%2Bmales%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DT2C%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D554%26tbm%3Disch0%2C2115&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=269&oei=XqecTZb2OIL8vQPEsY2iBw&page=6&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:103&tx=60&ty=65&biw=1024&bih=554

Victoria said...

I'd wear a simple sheath dress because no one there would care about me. They'd be SO focused on the couple and their families :).


Melanie S. (Books for all eternity) said...

oh my, that will be a fantastic event! I would wear this one, maybe not in black, I like green better :)


have a great day, Melanie

booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

Lindsey I said...

Since I'll probably be crashing the wedding, I'll want to look like I belong with this Armani dress.


MarnieColette said...

I myself will be wearing purple --- the one on the left but in a pinch the right one will do..

Barbara E. said...

I'd wear a nice elegant dress that's comfortable, easy to move in, and black. In case there's trouble, I'll be able to get out of the way and it won't stain, LOL.
Can't wait to read Alien in the Family, the other two books were so fantastic.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Beezil said...

I would wear a nice black Armani suit to blend right in.. wouldn't want to outshine the bride...

Yel (The Itzel Library) said...

A black suit, comfortable and low-heeled boots, where I can save my Mont Blanc pens. But yes, a very large handbag which take a bit of hairspray, for surely we will have unexpected friends.

Thanks for the chance :)


Jolene Allcock and Family said...

Hmmm, what would I wear?


I will be attending in this sexy dress because really I have a hottie I need to attract and what screams sexy but a tight red dress. Lady in Red, that would be me :)


Becky said...

Since it's always a good idea to look nice just in case there are some single A-C bachelors around I would wear a nice long sleeved dark purple shirt and a pair of black pinstriped pants where the stripes are silver/shiny. Oh and some nice solid yet fancy boots that would be good for kicking or running should the need arise. :)


MarnieColette said...

Contest closed