Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spotlight on Gini Koch & Her Latest Release ALIEN SEPARATION

Life is never easy...
Alien Separation
by Gini Koch

Aliens Series -  Book 11
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: DAW
Print Length: 544 pages
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Life’s never easy…

The Mastermind has finally been identified, but before Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini can take him down, they, their daughter, Jamie, Charles Reynolds, Paul Gower, Christopher White, and several others are zapped out of their solar system and into another.

Landing in scattered groups on various areas of Beta Eight in the Alpha Centauri system means getting the team back together will be a major issue. But it’s only one of the challenges they’ll face. Kitty and Company have to forge alliances with the wide variety of sentient natives on the planet while plotting to create a civil war and overthrow the king—who just may be a clone of one of their bitterest enemies, Ronaldo Al Dejahl.

Of course, to do this, they have to overcome an assortment of dangerous obstacles, protect a group of refugees, take mind reading lessons, and seek out unexpected new allies as they journey to the Centerpoint of the World.

And once they reach the All Seeing Mountain, new issues and surprises await. Because there’s more than a small war going on—they’re in the midst of the Alpha Centauri Civil War!

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Tome Tender Hot Seat
Gini Koch is apparently an old pro at this, so she had to dig deep to find some (HOPEFULLY) new chapters in the open book that is GINI KOCH

Q: Please tell us three (or more) things about you that are not found online. They can be something that happened as a child, something funny, silly, embarrassing at the time, serious, your least fav food, fav food, a bad habit, a romantic moment (please, no graphic details :D)

A: Wow. Um…I’m honestly pretty much an open book. I don’t really believe in keeping skeletons in the closet, mostly because if I’ve already told the world whatever “it” is, then “it” cannot be used to control me. And I’ve done a few of these “tell us what we don’t know” things by now and, dang it all, I’ve already told what no one knew! I feel such a fool for not saving SOMEthing good for just this occasion. But, to show willing and all that, I’ll do the best I can, but if someone already knew this, it’s not my fault! Or, well, it is, but…um, onward and here goes!

1. I claim to never sleep but it’s not true – I just don’t sleep conventional hours, so it seems like I never sleep. I don’t get enough sleep, to be sure, but I do get some. In fact, I adore sleeping, it’s one of my favorite things in the world to do, ever and always. (Most of my favorite things to do can be done in bed, btw, but that’s a whole ‘nother post…)

2. Every story in my humor collection, Random Musings from the Funny Girl, is true. The names have occasionally been changed to protect the guilty or because I blocked them out. (I say this all the time, but I’m repeating it here because I get the distinct impression that almost no one believes me.)

3. One of my favorite alcoholic beverages is a Pimm’s Cup, in part because they’re delish and in other part because the first time I had one was at the Napoleon House in New Orleans and every time I have a Pimm’s Cup I’m back in NOLA, in the Napoleon House, loving being there. I love most of the places I’ve been to, honestly, but NOLA is one of my all-time faves and while I can’t get there nearly as often as I’d like, having a Pimm’s Cup means I’m there in spirit. (Oh look, it’s 5pm somewhere…time to have the hubs make me a Pimm’s!)

Author Bio

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. Touched by an Alien, Book 1 in the Alien series, was named by Booklist as one of the Top Ten Adult SF/F novels of 2010. 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.

Gini also has stories featured in a variety of anthologies, including the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthologies, writing as Anita Ensal, in The Book of Exodi, Love and Rockets, and Boondocks Fantasy anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. Gini will also be featured in the first book in an X-Files anthology series, X-Files: Trust No One, as well as in the Temporally Out of Order, Timeless Tales, Kaiju Rising: Age of Mech, Unidentified Funny Objects 4, and Out of Tune 2 anthologies, all coming in 2015.

Gini can be reached via her website –

The Aliens | Katherine "Kitty Katt" Series

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It's Giveaway Time!

One lucky winner will walk away with THEIR choice
of one PRINT copy of ANY of the first ten books in the Alien series – Touched by an Alien, Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, Alien Diplomacy, Alien vs. Alien, Alien in the House, Alien Research, Alien Collective, or Universal Alien.
(For readers new to the series, we strongly suggest you choose Touched by an Alien :-D)
Contest is open internationally.
Ends May 4, 2015


  1. hmmm...I have a black and white cat lodging with me for a few weeks...I'm convinced she is an alien given she has an unhealthy obsession with bare feet...

    1. ewwwwww..LOL! Love your comments, Patricia!

  2. I think anything is possible. Why would anyone the only living being in the universe.

  3. I believe there are aliens out there. Whether or not we ever make contact with them is another matter.

  4. Nope. I know it is strange, but I kind of agree with Enrico Fermi. He gave us the numbers of how many planets are capable of holding intelligent life. It is a staggering number in just this galaxy. However, he also asked "Then where are they?" We are so noisy and rude as a species that we should have had someone stop by just to say hello if nothing else. Or maybe we are living in that part of the galaxy that decent folks just don't want to visit and the galactic police have abandoned as being too hard and too dangerous to even bother patrolling. But, I still love reading scifi---especially Gini Koch. She is fantastic!

  5. LOL, sure I believe in aliens. Just because I haven't seen one, doesn't mean they don't exist. ;) And who knows, my neighbor could be one...not sure if I should ask him...?

    @patanne1 - Hm, is your cat a distant (very distant) relative of my dog? She's got a very disturbing obsession with shoes...


  6. I've been watching this from the beginning. Of course, I believe...don't you?

  7. Hi Gini, I'm back to score more free books from you. Mwa Haa Haaaa

    Not only do I believe aliens exist (according to Asimov I'm waiting for the mother ship to return and pick up her missing children "the Hebrews"), I also believe in things that go bump in the night.

    Hey Gini, this time out I'll be asking for "Alien Collective".

  8. Sure, why not. We've always teased that my middle son was actually an alien :).

  9. Oh sure, there are such strange things that can't be explained any other way. I think they're just very good at covering their presence up, like Gini's aliens. She knows what she's talking about. :D

  10. Bah, it ate my original post.
    Let's try again, shall we? Damn interstellar censorship program. *ahem*
    I truely believe there's intelligent life out there somewhere....just not on this planet =P
    Seriously, though, if there are more advanced civilizations out there [and I believe there are], it's very likely that there are also treaties and laws in place to 'protect' the 'less advanced' planets, to allow them to develop at their 'natural' rate. That said, I also suspect that some folks out there don't give a damn about laws, even those, and have dropped by.

  11. Of course- if only they were Gini's aliens;)

  12. I love science fiction! And intelligent aliens are science fiction. Out of all the life on this planet, only humans have the capacity to look to the stars for meaning in life. There may be life out there, but it isn't as smart as us (unless you count spiritual beings).

  13. I think humans are incredibly arrogant to assume we are the only beings in the universe. A better question would be, do they they want to meet us? Bejeweledcat