Katherine “Kitty” Katt is the name of a marketing manager as well as the tile of this book series. Kitty had just finished a day on jury duty when the most weird thing happened to her. As she was stepping outside a courthouse, she was only thinking of the workload that was waiting for her since she had been away from work. Her attention was piqued by what appeared to be a fighting couple, and the fight was just about to become nasty. But nasty does not even begin to describe the scene that was just about to unfold.
The “man” involved in the fight suddenly transformed himself into this humongous, winged creature that you might see in a badly scripted science fiction film. This monster started going on a violent killing spree, and people were running helter skelter trying to save themselves. Thinking back on the events of that day, Kitty realized that she would probably have done the same thing and ran away screaming for help instead of sprinting into action and trying to take down this alien. Maybe she was too scared to run away or maybe she was such a brave woman that she was wiling to risk her life to save others.
While all the screaming and chaos was going on around her, a hunk wearing a tailored suit appeared beside Kitty. After introducing himself as Mr. Jeff Martini from “The Agency”, he insisted that she comes with him to a limo parked nearby in order to speak with his boss. That was how Kitty found herself dealing with aliens on a daily basis as part of her regular job. “Touched by an Alien” is the name of the first installment in this book series, which you will find absolutely thrilling.
The book starts out on an entertaining note, and it is humorous, even cheeky. We have our heroine who has a somewhat awkward name of Katherine “Kitty” Katt but she proves to be very intelligent. A bit self-effacing, Kitty is not bad at all. We also have another character by the name of Martini, and he doesn’t do much to hide his admiration for Kitty. He is a fun person and he also likes to flirt a lot but all the while being cheerful and so Kitty doesn’t take him too seriously at first.
In Touched by an Alien, we have good-guy aliens who come from a planet called Alpha Centauri. We also have parasitic aliens whose origins we’re not told. These baddies have been traversing the galaxy while looking for a host planet because their own planet went up in smoke. Alpha Centauri created an ozone shield that kept out the evil aliens, who decided to come to earth seeking refuge. Some aliens from Alpha Centauri decided to come to earth in order to protect us, and we soon learn a lot about these beings from outer space. The first book is basically a mash-up of “Ghostbusters” and “Men in Black”.
The second book in the Katherine “Kitty” Katt series is called “Alien Tango”, and in this story, we find our alien super-being exterminator continuing with her exploits. There are numerous anti-alien conspiracies, threats from outer space, and a couple of killer alligators that are all in a day’s work for Kitty. We learn that it’s been just 5 months since she joined the Centurion Division, and she now works with the good aliens of Alpha Centauri. In addition, she and Martini have now grown closer in their relationship and life is good.
When an experimental space craft returns unexpectedly to the space center, Kitty and her team are called in to investigate. They become entangled in a life or death situation that reeks of political conspiracy. There are numerous murderous attacks that threaten their lives. A mysterious space creature has also seized the control of some astronauts and there’s a woman who is determined to eliminate her competition in order to get her hands on Kitty’s former boyfriend from high school. Evil masterminds also decide that Kitty is to be eliminated at all costs. As you can already see, Alien Tango is a thrilling sequel to Touched by an Alien, and the author has done a good job in keeping up the entertainment level.
However, perhaps the author has tried too hard because the plot is not so straightforward and it’s easy to get lost amidst all that is going on. Instead of having a single plot that follows one direction, the reader is treated to a mish mash of Kitty’s love life. First we have her finally getting to meet Martini’s family, and then there’s the former high school lover returning to her life. Perhaps the author should have picked one of these scenarios and ran with it instead of getting us all confused with the plot.
The saving grace is that Kitty is full of humor, and there are several instances in which she is completely hilarious. I don’t want to spoil the fun by describing what she does but if you read the book, you will also agree with me that she is very humorous. She is also highly intelligent, ballsy, fleet-footed and very charismatic. All these attributes give her the ability of being a commander even though she doesn’t posses much experience and she is also not that powerful an individual. Her sexual prowess may however be considered a power in its own right.
Yes, even though this is a book about aliens, you will find plenty of sex scenes, and you should read the book to find out some of the unbelievable things that the characters in the series get up to. Maybe Kitty flaunts her sexuality a tad bit too much for my liking, but other readers may beg to differ.She actually uses her sexuality in order to succeed on one of her missions, which makes you wonder why her unit could not accomplish the same with some powerful aliens instead. Anyway, the second book is a good read although you can get lost in the plot. But if you’re a fan of all things alien, then you should grab yourself a copy of Alien Tango and take a journey into outer space.Book Series In Order » Characters » Katherine “Kitty” Katt