Alien Collective



❰Epub❯ ➚ Alien Collective Author Gini Koch – E17streets4all.co.uk Despite not having run for office, nor wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win t Despite not having run for office, nor wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win the campaign While the Diplomatic Corps has to deal with the pressures of a political campaign sure to uncover secrets they don t want shared with the world, Ambassador Kitty Katt Martini has other worries handling the reemergence of her most potent nemesis, thought dead and buried.Alien Collective

Gini Koch lives in Phoenix, Arizona and writes the bestselling fast, fresh and funny Alien Katherine Kitty Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series Alien in the House, Book in her long running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of Book , Alien Nation, won the Preditors and Editors Reader s Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Fantasy Novel of Alien Education releases May , , and DAW Books has just contracted through Book in the Alien seriesAs GJ 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, AE Stanton, and JC Koch In addition to her upcoming Alien Series releases, she has stories featured in a variety of anthologies available now and coming soon, writing as Gini Koch, Anita Ensal, JC Koch, and Jemma Chase Writing as AE Stanton she will have an audiobook release in , Natural Born Outlaws The Legend of Belladonna Part coming from Graphic AudioFor full details on all releases, all the news about Gini s books, signings, events, excerpts, and , visit her website.

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  • Paperback
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  • Alien Collective
  • Gini Koch
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  • 09 April 2017
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10 thoughts on “Alien Collective

  1. says:

    It s no secret that I m a HUGE fan of Gini Koch s alien series, I love how fast paced these stories are and the fact that they are so full of humour and crazy antics Alien Collective is once again a fabulous instalment to the series and I loved every minute of it It always amazes me that Gini Koch continues to come up with so many hilarious ways to challenge or should that be torture her characters, we ve seen the superbeings, alligators, poofs and peregrines to name a few but I m just goin It s no secret that I m a HUGE fan of Gini Koch s alien series, I love how fast paced these stories are and the fact that they are so full of humour and crazy antics Alien Collective is once again a fabulous instalment to the series and I loved every minute of it It always amazes me that Gini Koch continues to come up with so many hilarious ways to challenge or should that be torture her characters, we ve seen the superbeings, alligators, poofs and peregrines to name a few but I m just going to leave it for you to discover what she throws at them in this book.Even though Alien Collective sees Jeff running for vice president the focus is still very much on the action and Kitty is given plenty of chances to kick ass and take names The story is set about a year on from Alien Research but the A Cs are still struggling to recover the data that was stolen by the hacker Chernobog With years worth of research completely lost they are scrambling to catch up and their enemies are at a distinct advantage Kitty knows it is vital to track down the remaining Yates offspring before their enemies do, the hybrids all seem to have unusual and very strong abilities and the last thing Kitty needs is them allying with the mastermind, but finding them is easier said than done.The blows just never stop coming at them in this book, what with attacks on their embassy as well as those of their allies and multiple bombing attempts in strategic locations worldwide Kitty and the team have a lot on their hands Add in an alien visitor who has come to put ACE on trial along with some very unusual attacks on Kitty herself and things are about to get evencomplicated Luckily Kitty has some powerful friends and her uncles are a great source of useful information for her She is getting closer to discovering who the real mastermind is and it s lookingandlike it is someone in her close circle, someone she considers not just a friend but part of her family I m actually kind of terrified to discover who the mastermind is, I have a feeling it s going to shock us all and I m nervous that it s going to end up being a character that I love I would hate to even make a guess at who it is though, the court is just wide open at this point and it really could turn out to be anyone.I can t get enough of this series and I m sure fans are going to love this latest instalment, it has everything you d expect from Gini Koch and is just as addictive as the other books It s unusual for a series to still be going strong after 9 books but I can t see myself ever getting bored of Kitty and crew so I can t tell you how excited I am to know there will be at least 4books Each new release just can t come fast enough

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    I received this book for free from Penguin DAW in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Science Fiction Rating 3.5 4 Full Thoughts May 6, 2013 as part of my blog tour stop Gini Koch has created a monster with the Katherine Kitty Katt series and we are only on book 9 There is literally a cast of hundreds involved in this story, with our intrepid heroine Kitty Katt leading the way for the good guys against the evil I received this book for free from Penguin DAW in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Genre Science Fiction Rating 3.5 4 Full Thoughts May 6, 2013 as part of my blog tour stop Gini Koch has created a monster with the Katherine Kitty Katt series and we are only on book 9 There is literally a cast of hundreds involved in this story, with our intrepid heroine Kitty Katt leading the way for the good guys against the evil villains led by the mysterious Mastermind, his Apprentices, some horrible politicians, Death Dealers, lobbyists, Anti Alien groups, and those who are just scared of the unknown.Over the past 4 1 2 years, Kitty has gone from being unaware of aliens actually existing, to killing an Alien with hair spray, to becoming the Ambassador for the American Centurians who give their lives in order to protect the world from evil both on this planet, and from various alien races Kitty s challenges apparently are just getting to the tipping point in knowing who her true enemies are.You seriously must read this series in order in order to get Kittisms and the various snarky comments, and names she comes up for people she meets You need a scorecard to separate the good guys from the bad guys, and then toss it up in the air because Koch is teasing us with tempting morsels that I hope will soon lead to the revelation of the person behind the Mastermind mask.I truly wanted to send a message to Gini and ask her if one of my guesses is correct I won t go any further, but if you have made it to this point in the series, then you have probably guessedthan a few times that it was someone within Kitty s realm of so called friends, and family Expected publication May 6th 2014 by DAW

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    Lots of thinking going on in this one, slowly trying to figure it all out Who are all the enemies Who is the mastermind Oh the riddles.Right, Martini is running for VP Kitty is trying to hold it all together, figure out who is attacking them and save the day and the world.The baddies are still bad, and they keep crawling forward from under rocks But maybe this is all now, the master plan is in motion and perhaps we will get a conclusion soonor not asbooks are coming goes to chec Lots of thinking going on in this one, slowly trying to figure it all out Who are all the enemies Who is the mastermind Oh the riddles.Right, Martini is running for VP Kitty is trying to hold it all together, figure out who is attacking them and save the day and the world.The baddies are still bad, and they keep crawling forward from under rocks But maybe this is all now, the master plan is in motion and perhaps we will get a conclusion soonor not asbooks are coming goes to check the blurb for book 10, omg it sounds awesome But that is the next book, which I totally want at once now.Anyway, action Poofs Dogs Those damn Ronnie s kids Smooching with her honey, figuring stuff out.There have been 9 books, I have pretty much said it all by now.Fun series, with the coolest heroine around

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    Ninth in the Katherine Kitty Katt romantic science fiction series revolving around a group of humans and G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S aliens in Armani Fatigues The action takes place mainly in Washington D.C It s been four and a half years since Kitty defended herself so well.My TakeThere s enough flippin and floppin in Alien Collective to satisfy anyone, almost enough to give you whiplash Nothing like jumping right in, lol Koch caught my attention immediately with Kitty being arrested at a protes Ninth in the Katherine Kitty Katt romantic science fiction series revolving around a group of humans and G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S aliens in Armani Fatigues The action takes place mainly in Washington D.C It s been four and a half years since Kitty defended herself so well.My TakeThere s enough flippin and floppin in Alien Collective to satisfy anyone, almost enough to give you whiplash Nothing like jumping right in, lol Koch caught my attention immediately with Kitty being arrested at a protest rally Right along with all the other dazzling women she knows.I do enjoy how Koch uses song titles to make me guess what the next action will be, but I m getting a bit tired of Operation This, Operation That with Team Whoever I do realize that it s part of Koch keeping things zippy, and it does add a sense of fun to the story, but it seemed overdone in Alien Collective That said, I do love Kitty s forthrightness and how it makes her so formidable That sense of humor, as well as her honor, keep me lovin her and all the A Cs and their allies The series is a great combination of humor and what s right with lots of action and adventure Mass murder is very bad for business Those entities from the Eagle Nebula have a lot of nerve I love how Kitty backed em off Way to go Koch certainly was tricky in how she worked this and how hard she made me think I am being something of a hypocrite In going back over my notes, I realized that Koch is using a lot of tell and not much show But she keeps the action, humor, and adventure flowing right along so that you don t miss it Where it does become obvious is the sex scenes, and then you start thinking about how tension less most of the story is Yes, there is some drama nicely done, by the way which, yep, distracted me from that lack of show and tension Bad Kathy So, you re trying to tell us you were afraid of one woman Tim asked While you happened to be in a base full of soldiers You re not really confident in your ability to handle low risk situations, are you Argh All this secret leader stuff is driving me nuts Exactly what Koch intended, I suspect Ooh, at least we get some insider info when Serene confesses to Kitty Very clever Just goes to show I hadn t thought through the implications either until Kitty realized the importance of this election.Oh, LOL, celebrities and politicians might want to make note of Kitty s strategy when bombarded by paparazzilaughter take pictures of the people irritating you, when they ask why, tell them you like to remember all the rude people I ve metyou have to go through the proper channels and procedures Otherwise you have a fascist dictatorship Or anarchyRefrained from making a snippy comment about the NSA Because, you know, they might be listeningThe StoryDespite not having run for office, nor wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win the campaign.While the Diplomatic Corps has to deal with the pressures of a political campaign sure to uncover secrets they don t want shared with the world, Ambassador Kitty Katt Martini has other worries handling the reemergence of her most potent nemesis, thought dead and buried.The CharactersAmbassador Kitty Katt, a.k.a., Missus Chief , a human who has picked up some Alpha Centauri A C super powers super healing, hyperspeed, and talking to animals is married to Jeff Martini the best A C empath , who was appointed by the president to the congressional seat for the Representative for New Mexico s 2nd District Jamie is their super daughter, a human alien hybrid in whom ACE a collective superconsciousness has taken up residence Major General Mortimer Katt is Kitty s uncle Caroline Chase is Kitty s sorority roommate, bestie, Michael s mourning fianc e, and aide to Arizona s senior senator Alpha Centauri is a solar system in which Alpha Four is located, the planet from which Jeff and his people were exiled to Earth Jeff s family includes Lucinda Martini is Jeff s mom who is taking care of Jamie in this story Alfred is Jeff s dad who works at NASA Base, which is located at the Kennedy Space Center Jeff had five sisters, including Sylvia, the oldest, who had been married to the traitor, Clarence Valentino Stephanie is their daughter and working for Vander as one of his assistants Marianne is the youngest sister Kimmie is her youngest Camilla is undercover at Gaultier.Christopher White, an A C with imageering skills and Jeff s cousin Due to past events, he has a lotabilities including being able to go really, really, really super fast and reading minds Terry had been Christopher s mother Richard White, Christopher s father, is the former Supreme Pontiff and Lucinda s older brother, making him Jeff s uncle Richard also partners up with Kitty on dangerous missions Amy Gaultier White is a human lawyer being blocked from inheriting her evil father s empire, Gaultier Enterprises, one of Kitty s best friends from high school, and Christopher s wife.Gladys Gower, Lucinda and Alfred s sister, had been head of security until she was captured by Al Dejahl and manipulated All three Richard, Alfred, and Gladys were Ronald Yates only legitimate children and had been born on Alpha Four Commander James Reader is human and with Paul Gower, the Supreme Pontifex of all Alpha Centaurions on Earth Michael Gower, Paul s brother, was murdered Abigail Gower is Paul s sister.Yates illegitimate children, a.k.a Ronnie s Kids, are a result of Yates impregnating as many young women in their prime childbearing years as possible to, hopefully, father many children with his abilities Serene was one of them and a full blooded sister to Ronaldo Al Dejahl a troubadour who used mind manipulation and bad boy whom Gladys managed to kill Mahin Sherazi, an earthbender, switched sides about a year ago Benjamin Siler s aunt was Cybele Siler which makes his uncle Antony Marling Through Yates, he s Richard and Alfred s younger brother his mother was Cybele s sister, Madeleine Cartwright Uncle Herbert Siler, Madeleine s brother, successfully hid Benjamin from the rest of his relatives.Kitty calls the lady A Cs Dazzlers because they re so gorgeous and have mega skills and brilliant minds Commander Serene Dwyer is the Head of Imageering and their chief explosives expert, with a young, very gifted son, Patrick, with her husband, astronaut Brian Doreen is married to Irving Weisman.A C Embassy security and staff include the incredibly and comprehensively competent Malcolm Buchanan who was assigned by Angela as Kitty s personal shadow Burton Falk is one of Buchanan s human agents Field teams include Jeremy empath and Jennifer imageer Barone, a brother sister team she s engaged to Ravi and Rahmi and Rhee, shapeshifting princesses and sisters from the man hating Beta Twelve Rajnish Singh is the embassy s public relations minister with a troubadour gift Pierre Duchamps is the concierge majordomo who organizes everything Francine is Kitty s double and a troubadour Walter Ward is the head of security at the embassy while his brother, William, is overall head of security The human Nurse Magdalena Carter is dating Richard Dr Tito Hernandez is the A C embassy doctor.The Poofs and Royal Peregrines are creatures from Alpha Four, lately The Poofs are a soft fuzzy ball of sweetness that can grow to carnivorous monster proportions Harlie is Jeff s and the head Poof He and Poofikins, Kitty s Poof, are with Kitty all the time Tenley was the Head Poof on Alpha Four Mous Mous is Jamie s Poof The peregrines are magical peacocks and peahens who can go invisible Bruno and his mate, Lola, are the head peregrines Algar is on the run from the Black Hole People, and he s stopped off on Earth to have fun being the A C elf, a.k.a., the Operations Team.Mr Joel Oliver, a.k.a., MJO, is their pet reporter, a journalist who has risen highly in the estimation of his fellow journalists Bellie is his woman hating parrot who adores Jeff Who adores Bellie right back It s enough to make Kitty yowl.Airborne Command is a squad of Navy Top Guns assigned to A C defense Commander Tim Crawford is the current head with his fellow flyboys Joe Billings the Dazzling Lorraine s husband , Randy Muir the Dazzling Claudia s husband , Matt Hughes, Chip Walker, and Jerry Tucker Uncles Dingo the Dog, a.k.a., Peter Kasperoff, and his brother, Surly Vic, a.k.a., Victor Kasperoff, are two of the best assassins in the business, and they figure they owe Kitty.P.T.C.U., a.k.a., the Presidential Terrorism Control Unit is headed up by Kitty s mom, Angela Katt, the antiterrorism consultant and the only non Jewish Mossad agent ever Kitty s dad, Professor Sol Katt, is a history professor for Arizona State University and secretly a cryptologist for NASA Duke is the Katts Labrador Kevin Lewis is Mom s right hand man and the Alpha Centaurion Defense Attach His wife, Denise Lewis, is human AND gorgeous she runs the A C daycare.The alphabet agencies include the CIA with Charles Chuckie Reynolds, the extremely brilliant Conspiracy King, who heads up their Extra Terrestrial Division and has been Kitty s best guy friend since ninth grade He s still mourning the death of his new wife, Naomi Gower Reynolds Len and Kyle are former USC football players who work for Chuck and are now Kitty s official driver and bodyguard Clifford Goodman is with Homeland Security Evander Horn is with the FBI Officer Melville and Prince are part of the Washington D.C K 9 squad along with the officers Kitty refers to as Larry and Curly.Hacker International is a group of computer geniuses now working for the A Cs through the CIA and headed up by Stryker Dane, a.k.a., Edward Simms, who has been a friend of Chuckie and Kitty s since high school Big George Lacroix is Europe s best hacker while Dr Henry Wu is China s best Ravi Gaekwad and Yuri Stanislav may seem normal, but that s only by comparison Ravi is India s best hacker, and he s engaged to Jennifer Barone The blind Yuri has to yield his title of best Russian hacker and be content with second place.Political and foreign embassy A C friends include Senator Vincent Armstrong is running for president and wants Jeff as his running mate Senator Don McMillan endorsed Armstrong Nathalie Gagnon Brewer, a French ex fashion model whose sudden widowhood pushed her into her husband Edmund s seat as Representative from California is a friend of the A Cs Adriana Dalca, Olga s granddaughter whom Olga, a.k.a., the Oracle, a former KGB operative and Andrei s wife the Romanian ambassador , is teaching to spy using the old tried and true methods intelligence Other A C allies include the Bahrainis and Israelis Mona Nejem is the Bahraini ambassadress Kalid is her Royal Bahraini Army bodyguard Jakob, Oren, and Leah are all Mossad, but technically with the Israeli Diplomatic Mission.The French assassin, Benjamin Siler, a.k.a., Helpful Servant at the Bahraini embassy , a.k.a., Nightcrawler, has the ability to blend into his surroundings And hyperspeed.The Dealers of Death are the primary and most powerful lobbyists for weapons making, alcohol, tobacco, fast food, hazardous waste, oil drilling, firearms, and big pharma Lillian Culver, a sort of A C ally, is a top lobbyist, for most of the big defense contractors Abner Schnekedy is her husband Vance Beaumont is married to Guy Gadoire, a tobacco lobbyist both are hoping for a three way with an A C Simon Hopkins is head of the alcohol lobby he preferred the previous A C diplomatic corps Niles Berkowitz is the heady lobbyist for oil and is friends with Ansom Somerall Talia Lee is firearms, and she s friends with Janelle Gardiner from Gaultier Enterprises Myron Van Dyke is big pharma and tight with Quinton Cross, also from Gaultier Lux Carr is hazardous waste while Kingsley Teague is fast food Both Lux and Teague are tight with Amos Tobin, the current head of YatesCorp.The First Mastermind was Ronald Yates, codenamed Mephistopheles, a joining of alien parasite and A C to become an in control superbeing A really, really bad guy, the Bad Guy of Bad Guys As Yates, he built YatesCorp, a media empire with its tentacles everywhere including Gaultier Enterprises and Titan Security He d also created the Al Dejahl terrorist organization The next Mastermind was Leventhal Reid, a psychopath whom we thought had died Wrong The current Mastermind has figured out how to clone people and LaRue Demorte Gaultier is one of them, a clone of Amy s wicked stepmother who was the brain behind many of the evil plots Annette Dier is a top assassin in her own estimate who hates Kitty.The presidential candidate for the other side is Gideon Cleary with Cameron Maurer as his running mate on an anti everything platform Crystal is Cameron s wife Nancy Squeaky Maurer is Cameron s terrified mother Senator Zachary Kramer is one of their cronies Secretary of Transportation Langston Whit hates the A Cs.Chernobog the Ultimate is the best hacker in existence her real name is Bogdana Her son, Russell Koslow, has no talent Bruce Jenkins, a.k.a., the Tastemaker, is a tenacious, deep digging, widely believed investigative reporter who spreads the gossip via a column in the Washington Post Thomas Kendrick is with Titan.Hate groups who have been targeting the A Cs include two of the most prominent ones Club Fifty One and its head, Harvey Gutermuth, and the Church of Hate and Intolerance Farley Pecker s group provided the distractions The Z Porrah are an alien race who hate the Poofs and other extraterrestrials and tried to invade Earth once already A collective superconsciousness is a watchdog sent from another planetary system to keep an eye on us crazy earthlings ACE was one and had been set up by Alpha Four to keep an eye on the earthbound A Cs He s only back with us now because Naomi sacrificed herself to spring ACE from the superconsciousness version of a Supreme Court.Sloshy, a.k.a., Sandy, was the first from the Eagle Nebula to arrive on Earth in Alien Collective, and he challenges Kitty, who, naturally, finds his Achilles heel The others who show up, the Superconsciousness Seven, are Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful, Dopey, and Happy.Standard Issue Clothing, a.k.a., Armani Fatigues, are white Armani oxford shirts, a black Armani slim skirt or trousers with black Armani jackets, and black Aerosole pumps A Cs have two hearts most hybrids are human on the outside and A C on the inside Gates allow one to travel from one place to another in a matter of seconds Imageering allows one to know everything there is to know about a person simply by touching their image Empaths read people s emotions a blocker can prevent that Troubadours influence the mind through emotions The Supreme Pontifex is the religious leader of the A Cs.Dulce Science Center is the main base for all of Centaurion Division worldwide Home Base is in Area Fifty One at Nellis Air Force Base by Groom Lake Colonel Arthur Franklin was formerly in charge Captain Gil Morgan is Franklin s adjunct Colonel John Butler is in charge now Zoya Darnell is Butler s personal secretary Colonel Hammie Hamlin is an ally in hiding Lieutenant Colonel Sergio Gonzalez is second in command at Home Base if Butler is indisposed The Dome is the A Cs most strategic and vulnerable location.The Cover and TitleThe cover is in Kitty s signature ice blue with Kitty on the run in her formfitting blouse and tight, black Armani skirt hitting mid thigh, her blonde hair flying back, holster empty as Kitty fires her Glock, Prince snarling beside her The background is a torrent of election signs, water drops, and fleeing and firing people against that, yep, range of icy blues.The title could be taken as a summary of two alien groups the Superconsciousness and or the Alpha Centaurions and their allies, for either one can be considered an Alien Collective although I suspect Koch leans to the new bad guy in town

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    This is the 9th book, and we re back tofun times following the harrowing events of book 8 Timeframe is a year later.The fun and games include Jeff being nominated to be on the ticket for Vice President, Ronny s kids, traitors, ACE like super consciousnesses, lots of explosions, poofs, dogs peregrines, gossip columnists, assassins and the Hunt for Red Chernobog.Whilst we had lots of fun, the real story arc is the Hunt for the Mastermind and the latest Apprentice It feels like this is t This is the 9th book, and we re back tofun times following the harrowing events of book 8 Timeframe is a year later.The fun and games include Jeff being nominated to be on the ticket for Vice President, Ronny s kids, traitors, ACE like super consciousnesses, lots of explosions, poofs, dogs peregrines, gossip columnists, assassins and the Hunt for Red Chernobog.Whilst we had lots of fun, the real story arc is the Hunt for the Mastermind and the latest Apprentice It feels like this is taking forever, but I for one don t want the stories to stop so I say Ms Koch, keep up the slow moving story arc, no need to find that nasty Mastermind too quickly

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    Still enjoying my time with Kitty and all her family and friends, but the series has become rather political diplomatic driven as well as a continued hunt for Yates offspring and their conglomerate looking to take over the world, so to speak I miss the superbeings from the earlier books in the series, but since we have Poofs and the Royal Peregrines, as well as Jamie Kat, I will let that slide.Definitely continuing on with the series I m 9 books in, a my momma didn t raise a quitter 3.5 star Still enjoying my time with Kitty and all her family and friends, but the series has become rather political diplomatic driven as well as a continued hunt for Yates offspring and their conglomerate looking to take over the world, so to speak I miss the superbeings from the earlier books in the series, but since we have Poofs and the Royal Peregrines, as well as Jamie Kat, I will let that slide.Definitely continuing on with the series I m 9 books in, a my momma didn t raise a quitter 3.5 stars

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    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Explosions, bombs,super consciousness oh my.Opening Sentence There was a time, about four and half years ago, when I thought the world was basically simple.The Review Kitty is back again and this time most of the girls are arrested for their own protection at a protest against an Anti alien candidate Some of the guys too, after they are released, Kitty receives an odd phone call in which she is warned about attending protests and how da Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Explosions, bombs,super consciousness oh my.Opening Sentence There was a time, about four and half years ago, when I thought the world was basically simple.The Review Kitty is back again and this time most of the girls are arrested for their own protection at a protest against an Anti alien candidate Some of the guys too, after they are released, Kitty receives an odd phone call in which she is warned about attending protests and how dangerous they can be for her As always, the plot thickens when they turn on the TV and see that there has been an explosion at CIA Headquarters.Before they can even wrap their heads around that, Kitty is informed that Jeff is being tapped to be the Vice Presidential Candidate on Senator Armstrong s ticket Kitty isn t really that happy about that, and worries about their secrets coming to light To top it off she is having weird dreams that involve her former enemy Mephistopheles He seems to be helping her figure out things, and oh yeah, she challenged another superconsciousness about ACE, because they don t have enough to worry about.Wait there is , they catch another of Al Dejahl s terrorists, well really another one of Ronnie s kids, it seems that he has planted explosives in their embassy and several others Except, once they interrogate him they find someone else has planted one additional bomb in each place that Silar was unaware of, and if that isn t enough they find out Stephanie is a traitor as well Kitty begins to worry that they will havetraitors among Jeff s family, and is stunned to find out that Chuckie has already thought of that.So they have a ton on their plates, will Kitty be able to stop all of this in time Too much going on is really my only ongoing complaint with this series I always start off the book very interested and it literally brings up one thing, deals with it for a bit, then another random thing gets brought up and so on and so on It makes it hard for me to keep interested because it jumps from one to another literally the entire book until it all starts getting wrapped up The books are still way too long, and I truly believe if she stripped them back to the core, focused on a major incident and the deeper mystery these books for me would be fantastic I still really like the majority of the characters, although now that there are so many and new ones are being introduced every book, I get lost in that as well The writing is great, the wit is outstanding, and the core of it is full of great charcters I don t think I am ever going to love them, but I can totally see why so many do.Notable Scene Cuddled her and took her with me while I changed out of the Armani Fatigues and into jeans, my Converse, a short sleeved Iron Maiden T shirt, in order to look intimidating, and a light Aerosmith hoodie, because I was going into action and that required my boys to be on my person.Made sure I had plenty of clips for my Glock in my purse, verified that anything and everything I else I could need was in there, gave my hair a fast brush and pulled it into a ponytail, and I was ready.FTC Advisory DAW Penguin provided me with a copy of Alien Collective No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review

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    To start off, let me just say that I love this series I went in expecting to like this book and looking forward to it, so I m sure that colored my perception.That being said, there were some things that bothered me, and therefor this book didn t get its usual 5 stars Mainly, the author tends to use the same phrases over and over again when Kitty is narrating It s like she has these stock expressions that the author associates with specific situations I think it really drags the book down bec To start off, let me just say that I love this series I went in expecting to like this book and looking forward to it, so I m sure that colored my perception.That being said, there were some things that bothered me, and therefor this book didn t get its usual 5 stars Mainly, the author tends to use the same phrases over and over again when Kitty is narrating It s like she has these stock expressions that the author associates with specific situations I think it really drags the book down because I kept waiting for new and exciting dialogue that never really came Kitty is such a dynamic person, it seems a shame to limit her to the same old boring lines That being said, it didn t stop me from really enjoying the book I still love Kitty, and I think I ve figured out why Kitty is a former sorority girl who still hangs out with her sorority sisters and has cute nicknames for them She has an irreverent sense of humor and isn t afraid to make references to her favorite comics or movies She carries a million different things in her purse, most of which she never uses She also isn t shy about expressing her feelings or crying when something terrible has happened Basically, Kitty is the sort of woman most people scoff at They look at the secret handshakes and silly jokes and count her out like some bimbo who couldn t possibly be useful Kitty represents a lot of women in society who don t get the respect they deserve And Kitty consistently proves all her detractors wrong She shows that being a typical girl isn t a weakness, that her emotions don t get in the way of the job the way we re taught that they do I love that Gini Koch didn t create some perfect warrior for her main character but instead picked a woman who fit a lot of stereotypes and then blew them all away Don t get me wrong, I love a badass tough as nails heroine as much as the next girl But not all women are like that, and it doesn t mean all those women can t kick ass Now, with that out of the way, I still loved the story The mystery wasn t really up to series usual standards, another reason why it only got 4 stars The gang is still on the hunt for the Mastermind, and they haven t gotten that much closer The good news is that the team does have new allies who have revealed a lot of new information about the workings of the other side I like that one of the new characters is in a gray area You can t really count him as totally on the side of the good guys, and I like the uncertainty it brings Speaking of uncertainty, Jeff had to face some ugly truths about his family and where their loyalties lie I don t envy the road to come, because it s going to be very hard.Chuckie, one of my favorite characters, didn t have as big as role in this one Given that he s grieving for his wife, it makes sense that he d have less screen time I still missed him and hope he shows upin the next book We also finally learn what is behind the loss of the imageers powers but the solution is going to take some creative thinking Given how the author has been granting spectacular powers left and right, I think it s important that some obstacles still remain I m excited to see what happens next

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    4 3 4 stars Alien Collective by Gini Koch is an exciting addition to the wonderfully quirky Alien series and continues describing the adventures of Kitty Katt Martini, whose life is evidently not quite busy enough as Ambassador for the American Centurion and wife of the Congressional Representative of New Mexico, the delicious alien, Jeff Martini The ongoing attempt to recover from the theft of their research data, the deaths of those near and dear to them and the search forof the inim 4 3 4 stars Alien Collective by Gini Koch is an exciting addition to the wonderfully quirky Alien series and continues describing the adventures of Kitty Katt Martini, whose life is evidently not quite busy enough as Ambassador for the American Centurion and wife of the Congressional Representative of New Mexico, the delicious alien, Jeff Martini The ongoing attempt to recover from the theft of their research data, the deaths of those near and dear to them and the search forof the inimical Yates Offspring is complicated by the hostilities which are escalated when Jeff is chosen as the vice presidential running mate to support Senator Armstrong s bid for the presidency The world will undoubtedly never be the same, no matter who wins the election.It s always fun to read about the fast and furious events in Kitty s life, accompanied by the eclectic soundtrack that vacillates from being hints from the mysterious Algar to background music for the intense action taking place, the interactions with those whose sarcasm buttons are permanently set on 11 or 20, if you re Kitty s mom on a scale of 1 to 10, plus the glimpses of all of the beings who have various goals which are not necessarily in sync with the best interests of the Katt Martini clan I was very entertained by this glimpse of the political process through the lens of propaganda and machinations designed to prevent one side from having ultimate power, in other wordsa realistic rendition.Kitty s penchant for giving frequently sarcastic monikers to those around her is an unexpected weapon in her bid to protect those she cares about, as Sloshy Sandy has to find a defense against her determined wit and it is wonderful to watch the evolution of their interactions I always have a soft spot for the animal contingent and it was heartwarming to see the Poofs and Peregrines and canines play a significant role and I admire the way this author is able to integrate them seamlessly into the madcap whirlwind that characterizes this series My biggest challenge is keeping track of the exponentially expanding cast of characters and I offer the warning that, although this story can ostensibly be read as a stand alone, it is addictively enthralling and those new to the series who have a sense of humor and an appreciation for quirky and zany stories will undoubtedly have trouble focusing on anything else once they get caught in the spell of this delightfully entertaining author Night Owl ReviewsI received a copy of this title in return for an honest review

  10. says:

    This book cannot be read as a standalone There are literally dozens of important characters The author does a great job of reintroducing them at the beginning of the book, but someone who isn t familiar with the previous books will still be completely lost.What I liked Everything you ve come to expect from one of Gini Koch s Alien books Lots of humor, snark and action, a convoluted plot, evil masterminds, strong women, handsome men, and lots of poofs If you ve read the previous books in the This book cannot be read as a standalone There are literally dozens of important characters The author does a great job of reintroducing them at the beginning of the book, but someone who isn t familiar with the previous books will still be completely lost.What I liked Everything you ve come to expect from one of Gini Koch s Alien books Lots of humor, snark and action, a convoluted plot, evil masterminds, strong women, handsome men, and lots of poofs If you ve read the previous books in the series, you ll enjoy this book, too.What I didn t like 1 My first instinct was to write too many characters , but then I remembered that I felt that way about all the Alien books, and I still keep buying them So, I guess I shouldn t complain, but I do wish there was a list of characters somewhere in the book It would simplify matters immensely, especially for those of us who have trouble recalling names under the best of circumstances.2 There s definitely some progress in the overall story arc of the series, but I wish there was a littleinnovation In previous installments, we were introduced to monsters, aliens, god like entities, clones, androids, and a slew of other things There was nothing fundamentally new in this book In a few places, I got the feeling that this is sort of a transitional book, moving us from one story arc to the next That s not in itself a bad thing, but I missed the crazy plot twists of the earlier books.Conclusion A great book for fans of the series I m very much looking forward to the next book, Universal Alien , due out in December 2014

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