Touched by an Alien


Author: Gini Koch

Pages: 389

Publisher: DAW (2010)

Synopsis: Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down. In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the “agency” to perform crowd control. He’s Kitty’s kind of guy, no matter what planet he’s from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.


Touched by an Alien is a funny, wild, COMPLETELY INSANE, sometimes fast-paced, sometimes board meeting-paced, good vs. evil, love conquers all, and as one might guess by the title, alien themed book. The main character/narrator however is a human young lady by the name of Katherine Katt -Kitty for short- who opens up the story throwing herself onto the back of a nasty looking alien to stab him/it with the very expensive pen her father gave her. A group of way too good looking guys all suited up arrives immediately after to escort her away, but it turns out that they are also aliens, but wait, let’s not panic, they’re the good ones. From this point on Kitty will pretty much ask non-stop questions about everything and beyond, and even being answered most times with half-truths, she’ll still discover the whole thing by herself, which will soon make her the brains of the entire operation. One would never guess but the evil guy in this is actually a half-human, half-alien guy, who wants to repopulate the Earth because of his racial and religious intolerance, but of course that the main reason is because he’s an evil-crazy-nasty alien. So Kitty, her parents, her dogs, and the gang of hunks are going to fight this evildoer mostly with her ideas and weapons (besides the pen), and I’m talking about things like hairspray (poor ozone layer…), rock and roll, baseball, and vicious talking.

So, for me this book was one of those roller coaster readings that kept sending my brain up and down until I couldn’t tell where I was or what was happening around me, meaning: there were times when there just so many things going on, so many detailed information being spat out, so many people talking that I would be like WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! But on their defense, everything gets to be explained along the way, or mostly at the end. Other thing that I found a little tiresome were the first 100 pages of non-stop flirting from Jeff – come one man, settle down, will you? Jeez…I mean I love him, truly I do, but…settle down just a tiny bit, please. And since I brought up the Jeff topic, oh boy, this book has some of the hottest sex scenes I’ve ever read, plus they are HILARIOUS (I’m sure I’ll never look at an elevator in the same way again). But this isn’t the only reason for the female (or male, whatever) reader to be jealous of Kitty, check out how she rides most of the times:

See? Am I right? Or am I right?

So yes, of course I enjoyed this book – it’s funny, it’s entertaining, and it even surprised me by bringing up subjects like prophecies and family love – yes, one could never tell by the title/cover/synopsis, but it is true!

(Favourite quote: Minion, you will accept me! *ROFL*)

Rating: 7/10


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10 Responses to “Touched by an Alien”

  1. 1 quigui

    So you did like it 😀

    You pretty much nailed it on the review too, and the picture of “Kitty’s ride” is just pure win.

    • Of course I did, you should know I would. It’s funny and witty so it’s a winner for me xD

      I know! That image is so cool! It’s the cover for the next book, the artist is amazing 😀

      • 3 quigui

        I knew I had seen that picture somewhere. Yes, I should have known you would like it – hot hunky guys, lame jokes, and a lot of action.

      • You meanie… 😀

        …did you mean a lot of action, or a lot of “action”? ahah xD both, I guess.

      • 5 quigui

        I meant the first, but you are right, it could mean both. There is a lot of the other kind of action (and look! it didn’t follow the recipe that you complained about before!)

      • Omg, well spotted! it certainly did not – hurray!

  2. What a great review! I adored this book for it’s humor and action. It’s so much like a summer blockbuster except I feel closer to the hot guy. Can’t wait for Alien Tango!

    • Hello Amber! Well, thank you 😀
      Yes, humor and action are definitely the words to describe this book. Oh it would be so much fun if someone actually made a Touched by an Alien movie, any ideas of who could play Martini? xD

  3. I really, really want to read this book. It sounds so good!
    And I’m surprised you didn’t say you hated the sex scenes. 🙂 Was it because they were funny (gotta read that elevator scnene now that you mentioned it).

    And yes, I do envy her way of travel. (Were can I get an alien like that?)

    • Well, I’m surprising everyone today! 😀 The sex in this book is the proof that these scenes can be extremely hot and even detailed without being overly graphic, but I’m sure the humorous side helped (Kitty cracks me up narrating these parts xD)

      Oh, my friend…I wish I knew where we could get one… 😀

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