Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So Many Things, So Little Time

As my Hook Me Up! subscribers already know, there's a lot going on in Gini Land.

My 'debut' as part of SF Signal's Mind Meld column is live today! Check it out to see how I and a lot of other well-known authors answer the question of what are The Best Aliens in Science Fiction. (http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/03/mind-meld-the-best-aliens-in-science-fiction/)

I'd like to mention that I was totally restrained and didn't bring up my own, personal aliens once. I know! What professionalism! Be awed, be impressed, but be speedy and go read the answers!

Next up, "Touched by an Alien" is out early in some places. So, if you pre-ordered (particularly from Barnes & Noble), it seems like you'll be getting your books this week. If you didn't, check your local bookstores and see if you can score a copy early. Please let me know if and where you find it prior to the official release date.

Since the book is out there, I've been getting some lovely reader reviews, for which I'm beyond stoked and, naturally, cannot wait to share with all of you. Links will take you to a variety of reviews, most recent are listed first.

Book Mom: http://bookmom.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/touched-by-an-alien-by-gini-koch/
Pearls Cast Before a McPig: http://mcpigpearls.blogspot.com/2010/03/touched-by-alien-book-review.html
B&N Review by Harriet Klausner: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Touched-by-an-Alien/Gini-Koch/e/9780756406004
Good Reads review by Diana Tixier Herald: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/87602994?utm_medium=api&utm_source=flash_widget

Have a review of "Touched by an Alien"? Let me know so I can share it on the Blah, Blah, Blah blog!

And then there's everything else. Don't forget to get your entries in for my first contest. Go to my Win Stuff page for all the details. The prize is cool already, and you'll for sure want to have a shot at the 'extra' I'm tossing in. The contest's official close date is this Thursday, April 1st, so hurry up! (BTW, HMU! subscribers get until Sunday, April 4th to enter, so if you're not in with the cool kids yet, send an email to gini@ginikoch.com with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line and you'll be in with some extra contest time!)

For those of you in or around the Phoenix area, I'll be signing "Touched by an Alien" at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, April 17th. Let me know if you're planning to come!

Watch the Blah, Blah, Blah blog for updates on where I'm guest blogging or being interviewed. There's a lot that'll be going on this week and next, particularly on the 6th, so you're all forewarned about the barrage of Gini-ness heading your way!

Love,
Gini

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4 Comments:

Blogger Brandy said...

Um, is it a bad thing that I picked up a copy of your book early? Can I be excused because I had forgotten my list with the date due to be published on it, just saw the book, knew it was on my list and grabbed it? Can I be excused because I loved it and have already listed your next Alien book in my TBB file? *G*

April 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger . said...

LOL, Brandy, you are more than excused! Apparently I'm the only girl in the world who was unaware that the term 'release date' is more of a guideline than a rule. (I mean, seriously, where were all my peeps when I needed THAT headline? LOL)

I don't mind at all that you, or anyone else, got it early, and especially because everyone who's gotten it early seems to be loving it.

So, absolutely no harm, less than no foul, and feel free to ALWAYS grab one of my books when you see it! (In fact, get two! ;-D)

--Gini

April 2, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Lisa Dovichi said...

In this "peeps" defense...

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING!!! How was I supposed to know you didn't know this???

There, I feel vindicated. :D

April 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger . said...

There is no vindication! Everyone always wants to re-tell me things I know, yet keep me in the dark about everything I don't know! Aren't good peeps supposed to know what I do and don't know? I think they are, so back to the peep side of this.

(You know, writing this after Easter, all of said peeps are looking mighty different in my mind's eye than they normally do...)

--Gini

April 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

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