Katherine “Kitty” Katt series

Alien in the House

Alien in the House

Alien in the House (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #7) By: Gini Koch

Plot:

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gower girls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as the aliens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to be found.

Then murder and mayhem are served up at an important dinner party at the American Centaurion Embassy, and when the dust settles Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have more problems than just a dead Congressman.

Is there a single criminal mastermind—or multiple enemies—behind all the conspiracies that want Kitty dead and the A-Cs gone or co-opted to become the War Division?

The return of the best assassins in the business, the reappearance of two individuals long-presumed dead, Agent Malcolm Buchanan felled by something no one can identify or cure, and new technology that can block even the most powerful empath on Earth … all of this means the game’s officially afoot.

Then Vance Beaumont comes to Kitty with a wild theory that someone is systematically killing off the House of Representatives…

It’s up to Kitty and the rest of the gang to find out what’s really going on and why. But will they be able to stop the killer or killers before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties? And will the replacement Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District, who happens to be Jeff Martini, be the next to die?

Review:

First, I just want to say that I love the titles and the covers for these books. They’re always so perfect.

On to the review, I started this book two years ago, maybe? I got to 65% and for some reason stopped reading. I’m honestly not sure why, the book is fine, well within expectations of the series, so who knows. Jumping back in I did have a bit of confusion, the cast of characters is massive at this point, but they’re all so memorable that it didn’t take too long to remember what was going on.

What I love about this series is that Kitty is going to figure out what’s going on, no matter what. It is the ultimate wish fulfillment self-insert story. It’s like old sci-fi pulp fiction. Only instead of a dude getting to bang all the chicks and solve all the problems we’ve got a woman that gets to solve all the problems, boss everyone around, and bang her hot husband while all of her friends end up pairing up with hot smart people. It’s perfect.

There’s nothing too deep about this series, but it is complicated. There’s a mass of characters that almost always make an appearance and more are added each book. There’s multiple worlds, though, the this book only takes place on Earth. There are several government agencies and conspiracies and just a whole hell of a lot going on.

Like I said, though, Kitty and her crew will always figure it out in time and the core group of people will survive. It’s comforting junk food that I’m glad I returned too.

3.5/5

 

 

Alien Tango (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #2) By: Gini Koch

Cool cover

Cool cover

Alien Tango (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #2) By: Gini Koch

Plot:

For Alien Super-Being Exterminator Katherine “Kitty” Katt, anti-alien conspiracies, threats from outer space, and a couple of killer alligators are all in a day’s work. It’s been five months since Kitty joined Centaurion Division, working with the aliens from Alpha Centauri. She and Jeff Martini have grown closer and life looks rosy. But when an experimental spacecraft is unexpectedly returned to the Kennedy Space Center, Kitty and the rest of Alpha Team are called on to investigate and are immediately embroiled in life-or-death situations that scream “political conspiracy.” The team must survive murderous attacks, deal with a mysterious space entity that has seized control of a group of astronauts, and evade a woman who’ll do anything to eliminate the competition when she develops an obsessive crush on Kitty’s old high school boyfriend. And that’s all before the evil masterminds decide Kitty’s extermination is vital…Alien Tango is the thrilling second installment of the Alien series.

Review:

Okay, so this series, so far, is clearly wish fulfillment. The author wants aliens to be on the planet, they need to be hot, smart, funny, and into Earth girls. Kitty is also very much a Mary Sue character. Every man wants her, women like her, she’s super smart, and sees things before anyone else. That being said, I don’t care about any of that. It’s wish fulfillment, so what. It would be awesome if that stuff were true. I get wanting to be as awesome as Kitty and enough bad shit happens to her, that her life isn’t perfect.

Anyway, my main problem with the book is that another love triangle was created. Actually two were. Just as the first man was realizing she was taken and not leaving Jeff another one comes out of the wood work. If this happens again I’m going to be super annoyed. I can deal with Armani wearing aliens that are the hottest thing in the universe and I can deal with them being super smart and nice, but I’m tired of reading about women who have tons of men after her. It’s annoying and over done and I’m tired of it.

So there.

Back to this book. A major problem in the Jeff/Kitty relationship is about to be taken care of in the next book, but a lot of the ground work was sort of thrown in this one. Her future in-laws seem to like her though she’s a very confrontational my way or the highway person. They’re all wrong she’s right, it doesn’t matter that it’s true, it’s kind of annoying thinking about it now. While I was reading I loved that she owned these people, but now it’s like god is there no one else with balls in this universe?

I’ve already bought the next one, and peeking ahead I can see myself reading the rest of this series, but it’s probably not going to wind up being one of my favorites.

3/5

Touched By an Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #1) By: Gina Koch

Touched By an Alien

Touched By an Alien (Katherine “Kitty” Katt #1) By: Gina Koch

Plot:

Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt had just finished a day on jury duty. When she stepped out of the Pueblo Caliente courthouse, all she was thinking about was the work she had to get caught up on. Then her attention was caught by a fight between a couple that looked like it was about to turn ugly. But ugly didn’t even begin to cover it when the “man” suddenly transformed into a huge, winged monster right out of a grade Z science fiction movie and went on a deadly killing spree. In hindsight, Kitty realized she probably should have panicked and run screaming the way everyone around her was doing. Instead she sprinted into action to take down the alien. In the middle of all the screeching and the ensuing chaos, a hunk in an Armani suit suddenly appeared beside her, introduced himself as Jeff Martini with “the agency,” and then insisted on leading her to a nearby limo to talk to his “boss.” And that was how Kitty’s new life among the aliens began…Touched by an Alien is the thrilling first installment of the Alien novels.

Review:

I think it’s pretty clear why I couldn’t resist this book. On the off chance that it’s not let me point you to the title. Touched By an Alien, the series titles seriously write themselves. Imagine it, “Touched by a Vampire” “Touched by a Werewolf” “Touched by a Pirate” I mean come on it’s perfectly ridiculously awesome.

Anyway, this was not a sci-fi erotic romance like I thought it was originally. It turned out being so much better than I thought it was going to be. The world created was interesting and very detailed, the characters were good, but not too good, and they were quirky. I was excited to see this was a series because although the story was complete at the end I’d like to spend more times with the characters.

A few negatives, Katt was too smart. She works in marketing but is able to figure out things that these aliens have worked their entire lives on and can’t. This is explained in several ways, her being a geek, her being the product of good genes, them being aliens and not looking at things the right way. It was plausible, I guess, but got to be a little farfetched.

A lot of stuff was explained in the book, how things work, why things work, why they’re done a certain way. These are often questions I wish were answered in books, but there was so much at times it was almost overload.

All in all this was a real delight to read made more so because I wasn’t expecting it with that title and book cover. I’m excited to see what happens next and happy to have stumbled across the series.

4/5