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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheep Book Review: Alien in the House by Gini Koch

Alien in the House (Book 7 in Alien Novels)
By: Gini Koch
Science Fiction/Romance
Published by DAW

*Spoiler Free Review*
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 any variety of dangerous conspiracies. So when the newly elected Representative from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District dies under mysterious circumstances while at the Centaurion Embassy, it’s up to Kitty and the rest of the Diplomatic Corps to find out how and why and stop the killer, before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties, particularly the replacement Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District—Jeff Martini.

With the volcanic passion that pumps gallons of lifeblood into Gini's veins, she brings us the latest edition to her Alien saga. The series as a whole, is campy at times, snarky to the tenth degree, jam packed with adventure and intrigue, all set to the pace of a hunky alien race just trying to get by on Earth. The stories are meant to be this way, as Gini see's them, and that's not a bad thing! There's a lot here to love and tons of belly laughs to have along the way.

Alien in the House is a murder-mystery dinner that takes a paranormal turn for the worst. Waiter, check please! It's 007 meets a day time soap opera that had a baby in a corny 70's sci-fi TV show. I love it. Always have and always will! 

However, characters are now starting to confuse me a bit. So many new folks mixed in with the ones we love. At times it's hard to remember who this or that person is. This is not a series you can pick up from here. If I was getting a little lost at this point in the series, a newbie wouldn't have a chance.

With the evolution of the saga, the guys and gals are taking on new roles within the fantasy world. Some of these changes are awesome to read, some not so much. If am used to reading about a character doing one thing for so long, then a change means I am unable to compute. (Must reboot, must reboot.) Add to that a constant shift in job titles and I'm about to have a Nuke moment.

Is this saga one straw shy short of weaving a basket of koo koo, sure it is. But what makes that a bad thing, I appreciate these stories for what they are. A dialog heavy, fun ride that is sure to knock your socks off! 

Getting 3 and 1/2 'Coke loving' Sheep 



  1. Completely agree with your review.

    I LOVE this series, but the characters are kind of pain to keep up with. There is a pretty awesome review of book 6 on goodreads (by Kathie Davie) that gives a brief rundown on each character. I actually used it while reading Alien vs. Alien. lol.

    Some books I read and instantly know they would make a great television show. The Kitty series def falls into that category! :)

  2. My daughter just sent me this book and I can't wait to read it. I've inhaled all the rest when they came out but it's been a busy year. LOL

  3. I love her series but totally agree with so many characters to keep track and job people too. It seems like a village now knows that they are aliens lol :) I still love kitty and the Gang , and thanks for the review ...I didn't make it very far this time . I can also see it as a TV show...but like Burn Notice

  4. Great review, and I do agree with you. Still, as I really don't like politics, I liked this one not as much as the rest of the series. I just hope they go back on active hunting duty soon.

  5. I love this series. Thanks for sharing.

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