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-->My crazy's working a lot better than your sanity.
-->Katherine Katt, ''Touched by an Alien''

The Alien Series, written by Gini Koch, is a ScienceFiction RomanceNovel set in modern times. If Film/MenInBlack and MissCongeniality [[XMeetsY had a baby]], this would be it.

Marketing manager Katherine “Kitty” Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.

In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the “agency” to perform crowd control. He’s Kitty’s kind of guy, no matter what planet he’s from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

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!!Novels
# ''Touched by an Alien''
# ''Alien Tango''
# ''Alien in the Family''
# ''Alien Proliferation'' (December 2011)

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!!Tropes

* ActionGirl - Kitty has killed aliens with a pen, an iPod and hairspray.
** ActionMom - Where Kitty gets it from.
* AngstComa - When Martini's empathetic abilities overload, his body shuts down in self-defense.
* ArrangedMarriage - In ''Alien Tango'' Kitty learns Martini is betrothed in one of these, not that he or his arranged bride ever agreed.
* BattleCouple - As shown on the covers, Kitty and Martini believe that the couple who kicks ass together stay together.
* BizarreAlienBiology - A-Cs may look human, but their internal organs are radically different. For one thing, they have two hearts.
* CasualDangerDialogue - All over the place in the climactic battles in ''Touched by an Alien''
* ConvertingForLove - Serene attends catechism classes at a Catholic church, despite being exiled for her family's religion, because she's trying to get closer to her Catholic crush.
* CrazyJealousGuy - Kitty's type, although she's not sure if she's attracted to them or they're attracted to her.
** Martini gets upset when Kitty spends time alone with other men and even tries to make her change her ringtone, "My Best Friend", for her male best friend.
** Kitty's ex-boyfriend Brian was so clingy and demanding that she dumped him for it. Ten years later, he's still not over her.
* CupidHatesOddCouples - Subverted. Jeff and Christopher, cousins, both fall for the same woman. But neither steps aside for the other and the LoveTriangle is resolved when the woman chooses one.
* DeadpanSnarker - Those around Kitty, especially Christopher.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - Kitty kills [[spoiler: Mephistopheles, a fugly so feared they nicknamed him for an infamous demon.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy - Martini proposes marriage within five minutes of meeting her. He persists despite her apparent lack of interest. Not as creepy as it sounds due to his empathy letting him know her emotions.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - Kitty. Who also Pilots Like Crazy when someone makes the mistake of letting her into a jet fighter's cockpit.
* MrFanservice: Alpha Centaurions are all gorgeous, to the point where a former model is mistaken for one of them.
* FantasticRacism - The Alpha Centaurions came to Earth as political refugees, exiled from their home planet for their religion.
* FirstGirlWins - Inverted. Kitty has multiple love interests and wannabe love interests, but the first guy the reader meets, Jeff Martini, is the one she falls in love with.
* FirstNameBasis - Even after Kitty starts dating Jeff Martini, she still refers to him by his last name. It isn't until almost six months later that she starts calling him Jeff.
* GeniusDitz - Kitty is easily distracted, nicknames everything and generally lives up to the stereotype of the dumb, shallow blonde. But she has a gift for making weapons out of anything she has on hand, astonishing strangers the first time they see her in a crisis. Those who know her consider more of a BunnyEarsLawyer.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex - Frequently and multiple times a night. Apparently aliens have high stamina.
* HelloNurse - Alpha Centaurions are all gorgeous, to the point where a former model is mistaken for one of them.
* HopelessSuitor - Brian's still in love with his ex-girlfriend Kitty, who's happily settled down with someone else. To the point where she doesn't even recognize him when they meet again.
* HumanAliens - The aliens from Alpha Centauri look human; actually, they're all droolingly gorgeous. It's hinted later on that [[spoiler: humans and A-Cs are subspecies of the same species, as the Ancients may have ensured.]]
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: The Alpha Centaurans have two hearts, among other differences.
* InterspeciesRomance - Kitty's from Earth, Martini's from Alpha Centauri. The older generation of A-Cs think of interspecies marriage of taboo; the younger generation are campaigning for the right to marry who they choose.
* LoveAtFirstSight - Martini proposes marriage to Kitty within five minutes of meeting her.
* LoveTriangle - multiple.
** Jeff and Christopher both fall for Kitty.
** Serene's in love with Brian, who's still in love with his ex-girlfriend Kitty, who's very much over him.
* MarryForLove - Since InterspeciesRomance is forbidden by the A-C religion, many members of the younger generation are campaigning for their right to marry for love instead of religion.
* MistakenForCheating - Martini suspects Kitty of cheating on him. While his current clues (she works overtime with one man and has a specific ringtone for another) are flimsy, he does have reason to suspect since she cheated on him once before.
* MurderTheHypotenuse - One of the minor villains in ''Alien Tango'' is Kitty's ex-boyfriend's psycho stalker, who sees Kitty as a threat to her (imaginary) relationship and tries to blow her up.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet - The Alpha Centaurions. From Alpha Centauri.
* NiceToTheWaiter - Kitty's distress over the death of a pilot that aided her earns her the loyalty of the rest of his squadron.
* ObliviousToLove - Over and over and over... Kitty is good at puzzles but terrible at figuring out social clues. Including one occasion when she laughed at a marriage proposal, thinking it a joke.
* OfficialCouple - Kitty may have, at last count, four men in love with her, but only one of them is on the covers with her.
* TheOneThatGotAway - Kitty is this to Brian.
* ParentalMarriageVeto - Martini's parents veto his choice without ever meeting Kitty, since she's the wrong species. They even try to force him into an ArrangedMarriage to get out of it.
* PuppeteerParasite - The jellyfish parasite aliens inhabit unwitting humans and when those lose control of their emotions, the alien can control their body.
* StalkerWithACrush - Serene is willing to do anything for her friend Brian, even converting to his religion. Unfortunately, he thinks they're just friends.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend - [[spoiler: Chuck proposes to Kitty at the end of ''Alien Tango''; she turns him down as gently as she can.]]
* {{Yandere}} - The inappropriately named Serene, who deludes herself into thinking that the handsome astronaut is more than just her friend.
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