When I was asked if I wanted to be a part of the Universal Alien blog tour, I immediately said yes. I love this series, and I love the genius that is Gini Koch. I had to choose a topic, and as this is the tenth book in the series, it would be a Top Ten list. And so I asked Gini about her favourite secondary characters. I know I have mine! And reading this list, the guestpost that Gini created for my blog, we sure share a lot of the same favourites. But I would have added her real uncle and her two assassin uncles here. For the live of me, I can’t remember who Benjamin Siler is, as Gini’s books have so many characters in them. And Vance, nope, can’t like him even though he seems to be a good guy after all. And Mephistopheles, well, he does have a surprising appearance in this book...
So, if you have read this series, tell me who are some of your favourites? Do you agree with Gini's list?
Gini Koch’s Top 10 Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt Fave Supporting Characters
I love all my characters, even the villains, but I do have my favorites. In fact, I have a lot of them, so just choosing ten is tough, and heaven knows I’ll hear a lot of whining from those who don’t make this particular cut, but, as of today, here’s who tugs at my authorly heartstrings the most.
10. The Flyboys (heh, yeah, this is how I get several faves in as only one selection)
9. Benjamin Siler
8. Vance Beaumont
7. Mr. Joel Oliver
6. Olga Dalca
3. Malcolm Buchanan
2. James Reader
1. Charles “Chuckie” Reynolds
Being the wife of the Vice President isn’t easy. Especially when your talents lie in kicking butt and rocking out…
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini find out just how easy it is for the wife of the Vice President of the United States to unintentionally insult an ally. Now they have to smooth things over with the Australian Prime Minister, pronto, or risk creating an international incident the worldwide anti-alien coalitions will be able to use to force Jeff to resign and the A-Cs to leave the planet.
But before Kitty can make things worse, a cosmic congruence and a little help from some powerful beings shoves her into another world -- one where she’s been married to Charles Reynolds for years and aliens don’t exist. She’s also landed in the middle of a huge conspiracy and is marked for death…but at least that’s business as usual.
Kitty’s not the only one confused, because the Kitty from that world has taken her place in this one. Now Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have to make sure that no one spots that there’s been a switch, while keeping World War III from happening. And they have to do so while keeping this new Kitty in line, because she has views about what to do and how to it, and time is running out.
Can both Kittys save their respective days before it’s too late to go home to the universes they belong to? Or will one Kitty decide to keep the other’s life…forever?
Gini is offering one winner the choice of one of any of the first 9 books in the Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt Series (Touched by an Alien, Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, Alien Diplomacy, Alien vs. Alien, Alien in the House, Alien Research, or Alien Collective), signed and personalized. Open internationally.
The rules: Leave a meaningful comment on this post before November 25th. Also leave your emailaddress if we are not close friends already. No email = not able to win.
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. 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. Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. She will also have a story in the first book in an X-Files anthology series coming out in 2015. Gini can be reached via her website: www.ginikoch.com