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KOCH, Gini
« on: July 01, 2010, 02:41:02 am »
Author of Touched by an Alien, out now, and three more books in that series, out soon.  Think X-Files meets Miss Congeniality, or Men in Black meets some other chick flick with a brainy but socially clueless nerd girl (I don't watch that many chick flicks, okay?).  Also notable for having cover art by Dan Dos Santos.

She's giving away a signed copy of Touched by an Alien when she reaches 200 followers on Twitter, so everybody go follow her. ;)
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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 04:13:45 am »
I really enjoyed Touched by an Alien, I laughed all the way from cover to cover. noDDing

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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 05:58:55 am »
I enjoyed it too, but I had to keep from thinking to much, because some of the reasoning/explanations made me scratch my head.
It reminded me a lot of a funny action movie.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 06:39:31 am »
Agree. I just focused on the comedy and the writing. You can't take it seriously because the rational behinds the plot/charactors/actions/reasonings is weak. I know it's not real but it's not believable even in that worldbuilding.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 11:57:59 am »
I think you have to approach it as a comic book style. It didn't make sense and also the worldbuilding and setting was kind of confusing and it felt like at times it was a heavy info dump. But the wit, comedy and the dialogue as well as the characters really made up for that and I think the followup will be more focused.

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 01:56:22 am »
I loved it. I went into it not taking it to seriously, and I thought it was great! I'm hoping to meet Gini soon, she lives in Phx, and it's only about an hour and a half drive from me!!  jumP
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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 04:02:16 am »
Minn, I'm jeolous!  jumP

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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 08:49:22 am »
Minn, I'm jeolous!  jumP
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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 01:07:49 pm »
Say hi for me! :D
I would love to meet her one day!

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 02:38:14 pm »
I will!!! Once I get a chance to see what her event schedule is like, I'm gonna try and make it up there one weekend I have free. I will take lots of pictures too!  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2010, 10:34:32 am »
Just finished Touched By An Alien. Really enjoyed it however completely agree with the comments about background information not making a lot of sense
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 03:24:36 pm »
A lot of the problems Touched by an Alien had, such as the info dumps and the pacing, were debut novel mistakes.  And that makes me think that Alien Tango will be much better.  She has her voice figured out and for the sequel she won't need to reteach the background.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010, 05:13:13 am »
A lot of the problems Touched by an Alien had, such as the info dumps and the pacing, were debut novel mistakes.  And that makes me think that Alien Tango will be much better.  She has her voice figured out and for the sequel she won't need to reteach the background.

I completely agree and I'll be preordering Alien Tango for that reason - if Touched by an Alien was enjoyable despite the bits already mentioned on here then it's obviously only going to get better as a series.
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Re: KOCH, Gini
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010, 12:58:57 pm »
Yes, I felt Touched smoothed out at the halfway mark and there was a significant increase in quality.  So Tango should be more of the same. Greatly looking forward to it. :)

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 11:59:00 am »
If anyone here is on Twitter and NOT following Gini, you really should!! She is only 9 followers away from 300, and when she gets there, she is giving away 2 signed copies of Touched by an Alien.

Also, SylviaSybil, 3girlmom and I are all going to meet Gini the first weekend in September. If you have Gini's book and would like it signed (and live in the US or Canada) please send me a message, and I can make arrangements with you to mail it to me before then.  :D
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