Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Alien Proliferation for the Win!

HOOK ME UP! EXCLUSIVE CONTEST

International Contest

It's time to get your win on and grab an ARC of "Alien Proliferation" while the grabbing's good! There are 3 (NOW 4! That's right, FOUR) ARCs up for grabs, which means extra opportunities to score big!

So, Hook Me Up! subscribers who have sent in your proper entry emails, riddle me this: What's the best city to have a showdown with the Big Bads and why?

Love,
Gini


LEGALESE
Contest will run from Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 through Thursday, October 13th, 2011. Winners will be announced week of October 17th. This is an international contest -- as long as you're on Planet Earth, you can enter and win. You must have a deliverable address, though - no P.O. boxes. Prize may take 2-4 weeks to ship; it may take 6-8 weeks for international.

This is a contest for Hook Me Up! subscribers only -- if you're not on, send an email to gini@ginikoch.com with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line and you'll be sent the contest entry rules.

Yes, you can be entered in this contest and the Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger contest at the same time; however, only one ARC per winner. Should the Gods of Random love you best and you win both, you'll get one ARC and an alternate awesome prize, and another ARC will be awarded to another winner. 'Cause we like to share the love as much as possible, that's why.

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100 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Gini, I have to laugh just a little I am not sure what day Oct 113th is but I really like it!!!

Thank you so very much for this giveaway. I think I have everything crossed... I WANT THIS BOOK SO BAD!!!!

Lots of love to my main man Christopher (pull some strings for me please)

Kelly M
Books-n-Kisses

October 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Smash Attack! said...

I'd have to say the best city for a big show down might be somewhere major like London or Tokyo, because of the mass amount of people (in other words, mayhem) it would cause...fun times!

Sooooo looking forward to this one!

Thanks Gini!
ash @smashattackreads.com

October 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Best city for a show down... hhmmmm.
Well there is a lot of open room out in Eastern Oregon.. So lets go with Pendelton, OR. Or if you are looking for lots of damage, make Christopher and the Imaginary's work hard lets go LA

Kelly
Books-n-Kisses

October 5, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Anya said...

Definitely somewhere exotic like Rio!! Really love this series and seriously cannot wait to read this one and of course all future novels as well.

Anya

anya dot sandoval at yahoo dot com

October 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Can't wait to read this book :)

The best city to have a showdown with the Big Bads I think would be somewhere in the Midwest. Omaha, Nebraska of course would be interesting or having the Big Bads mistake Manhattan, Kansas for the other Manhattan would be great.

These would be ideal places because the other cities are kind of cliche because every disaster movie has something bad happen to the big cities.

Becky B.
Bibliognome

October 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

Is there anything better than opening the mail to an opportunity to win and read a Gini Koch book? Well yes, actually winning the ARC of course. Thank you for the giggles and opportunity to plead with the gods of random to smile on me LOL I think the Big Bads showdown should be in Hollywood, what a hoot, do you think anyone would realize it was not a movie LOL

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

October 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

I'm an H-town boy so feel like I should say Houston, Texas would be a great place for a throwdown... but I'd be lying because one place in particular stands above the rest, even Houston.

New Orleans is the place to be. Swamps, historic landmarks, Cajun food, and Mardi Gras, where even the wildest superbeings could walk around unnoticed.

October 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

oops! forgot email. It's darkwyrmreads@yahoo.com

October 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

Hey if it's good enough for Boggie and Bergman, it's good enough for Kitty & Martini ... Paris, baby.

October 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

Since Friday isn't the 13th, the 113th adds to it and makes it all cool and ready for Friday the 13th -- I don't know, tried to help my girl, Gini, but don't think it helped! :)

October 5, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@Marty, you also forgot to mention, with the swamp ... maybe the supergators could make an appearance!

oh yeah, my email
cruel_rose_2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

October 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds

That would be pretty cool if the supergators made an appearance:)

Oh and I too forgot to post my email:geckyboz[at]gmail[dot]com

October 5, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Barbara E. said...

I think I think Victorville, California would be good because there's nothing there but dirt they could lure them out to the desert and no one would see or hear anything.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

October 5, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

Anywhere: as long as it's far away from Groningen! Can't have big bad fuglies and such running around in my home town.

October 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds

Good point. It would be the perfect place to have the supergators make another appearance, and another visit from them would be AWESOME!!!

October 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger erin said...

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October 5, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger erin said...

@ Becky - of course Omaha, NE would be the best place for the showdown! Not only is it my hometown, but... nothing exciting ever happens here... ever... Plus it's pretty spread out so lots of rampaging room for large alien fuglies! and we have lots of corn fields to hide the bodies! And I will stop using exclamation points! Right now!

So.... did I mention how much I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv this series and really, really, really want the next book?! So pick me, 'k :)

oh and I'm erin f btw...

October 5, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
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October 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger erin said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have the great showdown at a giant amusing park somewhere? Like Disneyworld at Halloween, making it hard to figure out who was bad and who was in costume?

Lame I know, but that's all I got. The creative juices don't flow very fast or long in my ol' noggin which is why I read.

(ARGH!!! I keep forgetting to amend my comments w/ my comment name: erin f since my GFC/gooogle acct ID doesn't have the last initial. Sorry for all the post deleting.)

October 5, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm definitely voting on having London for a showdown with the Big Bads. But only if that means you have to come over here & do research (or in otherwords come & hang out with your UK fans so we can get to meet you!) :o)

October 5, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Marty I also love your idea of New Orleans as a setting but only if we get Mrs Chuckie Reynold's supergators thrown into the mix. I'm missing Gigantigator & Alliflash lol

October 5, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Denise Z Hollywood is a fab idea too - it would be too funny having the crowds all come running to watch them filming the "movie" and getting in the way of the fuglies

October 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Erin, your idea of Disneyworld is a good one, imagine the damage the fuglies could do in the middle of the parade! People definitely wouldn't know they were real monsters & would think they were some special mechanical floats.

Gini could have some fun getting all the characters on some of the roller coasters too :o)

October 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger stargazermc said...

I just want to know why Canada is almost never used in books. And don't say it's because we're to polite for violence and mayhem. To mangle a quote from Tim Allen at a comedy fest, "50,000 people defending a country that size without guns? I wouldn't want to mess with them, they must be 'bad ass'. We also have real beer

October 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Paul S said...

If you want to have a showdown with fuglies it has to be Tokyo as a homage to the Godzilla movies.

October 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Jessica Subject said...

I'm thinking Colorado Springs, Colorado. Or just outside anyway. I mean, how fun would it be to have a showdown in an underground complex? LOL

October 5, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Kiwi said...

I'm gonna throw a bid in for my hometown, Saratoga Springs, NY... You never know, maybe someone in the book might like to race horses, just as long as the fuglies dont want to eat them.....yuk. Hmmmm, best reconsider....

kiwi1124 at nycap.rr.com

October 5, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Erin, yep Omaha's my hometown too :) I agree there are a lot of spots to hide bodies and West Omaha would make for some ideal fighting places. :)

October 5, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Hmm, an actual city? I wouldn't want to level a city...... But, if you insist there's a city in South Carolina that may have been where I grew up that you're more than welcome to have the big bad fuglies decimate.*g*

October 6, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

Hello Ms. Gini!

I can't wait to see about the baby! From the cover (which isn't always a reliable source) it looks like a girl. Lol, Martini makes girls! XD Anyway, can't wait to read this book, would love a giveaway copy!

Oh, and the best place for a showdown of the big baddies? That would be L.A. I saw that because, maybe some camera crew will catch it on film! ^_~ ...then again, Christopher would alter it...dang it!
Scarlett

October 6, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Ren said...

Hi Gini!
Wow, wow, wow, definitely want to win Alien Proliferation even I still cry Martini choose Kitty over me and they have a baby (why Martini, why?)

And best city to have a showdown with Big Bads?? I would love to promote Indonesia's jewel, Bali!! With exotic scenery, beach,its will make a perfect showdown for the big Bads. And if Kitty need help, Lousianna have alligator, we Indonesian people have Komodo, which are more deadly than alligator.
Just sayin :P

October 6, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Ren said...

Ops forget to left my email : sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com
I subscribe for Hook Me Up too =)

October 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

If not New Orleans, I'd go with Paul's idea for Tokyo. Could be a fun way to pay homage to Godzilla, Mothra, etc. - the original big bads of cinema.

October 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Haiku Throwdown

Thee ARC shall be mine
All ye other scrubs best go
Indeed I do rule

October 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger erin said...

@Becky... you rock!

I can't haiku to save my life. Really. Fuglies could be demanding one in exchange for leaving and world peace and stuff and I'd be all... uhhhh... roses are red?

And this goes completely against stereotype as I'm Asian. But what people need to realize is that Asian Americans are twinkies... yellow on the outside and white on the inside ;)

October 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM  
Anonymous cwyrm said...

Since Las Vagas had a smack down...New York should be next!

October 6, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@erin, Thanks, yeah it's the only form of poetry that I can every remember/actually write somewhat coherently. :)

October 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Jolene and Family said...

hmmm, let's say Seattle, lots of people, lots of rain. lol I'm sick of the yucky rain and dreary weather, I think everyone should be sick of it with me hehehe :)

October 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Jolene, yes rain would be good especially since the ACs usually wear white shirts :)

October 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Nursery Rhyme Smackdown

Hickory Dickory Dock, I'll be here around the clock

You'll all fall down, I'll still be around

ARC will astound, My luck will abound

October 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I totally still think that the show down needs to be in Oregon. Because I so missed my opportunity to kidnap Christopher during our interview. To many witnesses and all. Plus Gini was there and I am sure she would frown at me stealing him.
Don't look at me like that Gini, you know I am totally and completely obsessed with him.

Really want this ARC.... hhhmmm *goes to computer types in "How to kidnap Beyond Sexy Alien named Christopher, while fixing the Gods of Random to pick my name to win"

Results: "You are up shit creek"*

DAMNATION!!!!!

Kelly
crazybookfairy(at)gmail(dot)com

October 7, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

The fight should take place in Casablanca, right around the corner from Rick's Cafe. But then maybe Rick would come out and put a stop to everything. Still I vote for Casablanca

October 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Shrouded Heart said...

Being a Londoner I'd have to honestly say I'd love it if the Big Bads would take out that eye sore of a London Eye and then all out chaos can take to the streets. Granted that would be a little close to home for my family so maybe it's not a good idea after all... Ummm... No you know what, I'll have my family come stay here with me, you have at London :)

shroudedheart(at)hotmail(dot)com

October 7, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

C'mon South Carolina has a bunch of Southern "Bless Your Heart" people who could watch a showdown and then go home thinking there was some fiiiiine fire water to be had to be thinking they'd seen what they had seen. No need for Christopher to erase anything. *g*

October 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Tiff said...

Best place for a big showdown: Milan.

Why? Because it would all lead to pictures of many topless male A-Cs. How? Follow with me.

Time: Fashion week in Milan

Event: The Armani fashion show.

Perception of Audience: BEST technical feat of fashion show genius EVER! Imagine, tons of gorgeous hunks all battling monsters while dressed impeccably in Armani and coming out in the end without a hair out of place. Sure, some buildings and landmarks get toppled, but this is for FASHION!

Now, after the battle is won, as part of their cover for the battle, Reader comes forward with an announcement for the witnesses. This was all part of a “fashion show” produced by him using models exclusively from his premier modeling agency, Out of This World Modeling, which he started after retiring from his own modeling career.

After such a spectacular display, to appease the masses clamoring for more work featuring Reader’s models, Kitty and Reader come up with the idea of producing a calendar exclusively featuring Out of This World Models.

Both Martini and Christopher (and, of course, Reader) get their own month. Jeff forbids Kitty from owning a copy, what with all the other men’s bare parts, and Kitty, *of course, complies.

*She has Gladys keep her copy stashed and the A-C elves make it available upon demand.

October 8, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Tiff, I love the way you think :)

October 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

@ Tiff, OMG I love your idea! But only if Gini actually makes the calendar so we can all buy a copy hehe. In fact Gini, even if you don't use Milan as a destination can we have the calendar anyway? Pretty please :o)

October 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

@ Shrouded Heart I agree that if the big bads come to London they should definitely take out the London Eye!

October 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

@Tiff Wow! Someone has put a whole lot of thought into topless AC models :P

That sounds like a perfect scenario. Still need New Orleans at some point because I'm dying to see fuglies at Mardi Gras but Milan should come first.

Gini, if you could get Daniel Dos Santos to do the calendar, you could stop writing and just live off the sales of AC's wearing next to nothing ;)

October 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger S.M. said...

Wow! There are some great city suggestions on here, esp. Milan, New Orleans & New York City, but...

I'd like to suggest not just (several) cities, but a running battle through a whole State: TEXAS.

[And *not* just because I'd LOVE to see some tall, hot ACs in Texan-wear: long, dark, boot-cut jeans with a big, deeper-meaning belt-buckle, pressed and starched button-down shirt (or no shirt!) with the sleeves rolled up to reveal tanned muscular arms, strong with honest work instead of gym time; some sturdy cowboy boots, and a good hat...]

What was I talking about? Oh, yeah: TEXAS.

Austin is a free-thinking oasis in an ocean of gun-totin' Republicans, choc-full of artists, students, musicians, poets & film makers from every corner of the planet. It's like New York, only without the subways, pollution, ubiquitous yellow cabs, noise, huge buildings, fresh Chinese food delivery...okay, it's nothing like NYC (another GREAT location!!), but it would be an epic base of operations!

There's every kind of landscape, weather, city, country, forest, lake, river, beach, desert, mountain, stream, plain, plateau...what ever you want. Ancient tradition, deep sense of history, founding families, old money, new money, no money, foreign money; oil; wildlife, urban centers, national parks...

There is a huge German contingent in South/Central Texas, including Oktoberfest & Polka, and all.
The various types of Hispanic and South Americans are represented, tons of varieties of caucasians, Native Americans, African Americans, Asians...EVERYONE. And they all make & blend their own kind of music, too!

There's the psycho contingent of armed "alien hunters" along the borders; partying tourists & surfer students down on Padre Island; 5 military bases in San Antonio alone; wide empty stretches of land under a huge, starlit night sky (where no one (or very few individuals) will see the lights & hear the screaming and loud rock music); urban sophisticates; redneck hillbillies; suburbanites; wealthy ranchers; roaming cowboys; cattle drives & Cattle Baron's Balls (!!); Strawberry Festivals; Six Flags over Texas; miles and miles and miles of well-kept, wide-open highway with a 75mph speed limit...

Anyway, T E X A S.
Think about it.

October 8, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Chelene said...

So glad for the giveaway contest! Really looking forward to reading this book (: Gods of Random, shine on me please! :D
Anw, best city for showdown.. Hmm Singapore! It's a small country, so it'll probably be really chaotic. citizens will probably think there's a terrorist attack or something. though i bet the ladies wouldn't mind(hot A-Cs & everything xD)

email:cheleneho@hotmail.com

October 9, 2011 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Sarah, @Tiff - Yeah the calendar sounds like an awesome idea :)

I'm sure everybody would love multiple copies and there could be a different city/theme for each month.

October 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

@Tiff-you're a GENIUS!

October 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Stacey @ Stacey Says & Cyndi Sews said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

I'd say the best place is for a showdown with the Big Bads is the North Pole, Santa would clearly help us out there :). Plus I've always imagined that if encouraged reindeer could be wicked mean, not to mention the helpful nature of elves.

Thanks again!

October 10, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

So I told a number of people at work about the Alien series....I get kind of excited so I think I freaked them out a little bit. Anyway, I told one of them about the Poofs and Martini's first encounter with them and she lolzed. I call that a win.

I'd like to leave you all with a little advice in parting:

When fighting clowns...go for the juggler.

Good luck,
Scarlett

October 10, 2011 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Stacey, yeah now that would be a great Christmas story :)

You also almost made me spit out my gum when I read the line about the clown. :)

October 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Yodamom said...

I think Houston Texas-There are tall buildings, bayous, park areas, the Port and NASA just down the road. Lot's to destroy. ; ~ ?

October 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Brenda Hyde said...

Okee dokee-- how about Nashville, Tennessee. First, they have that fake Parthenon and you could SO do some might cool kick ass stuff in that park making use of the building--possibly even destroying it. *snort* Second, it's got all that crazy country music stuff going on so you could SO use that as witty banter:)

October 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

Paris, France, has got to be one of the best cities to have a fight with the Big Bad Aliens. The why is for one its the city of love, you just got to love the place cause of that. Another reason is cause of all the tunnels and sweet places to hide. These make for perfect places to hide and ambush the big baddies when they come after you. The Arch De Triumph has perfect runnels all around it to hide in and ambush aliens. Plus they have the best bakeries there with the best desserts in the world.

October 10, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

K i think Becky should be just kicked out cause she already has 2 ARC's. oh and also why is everyone putting their email i didnt see anything about emails being needed.

October 10, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Dragon, I don't know what two ARCs you're speaking of. I've never won an ARC of these books.

I wish I had but alas not yet. :)

October 10, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

@Becky, so then why the comment about you having 3 ARC's?

October 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Dragon, I never said anything about having three ARCs, I used the word thee (aka the old fashioned way of saying the) in one of my haikus so that's where you might have been confused.

Don't worry I'm no ARC hoarder, if I had one I would be happily reading it and not entering contests for multiple copies. :)

October 10, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

@Becky, oh ok. yeah i got confused. i saw thee as three. OOPS my bad.

October 10, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous meghanweber said...

Gini:

I'd like to see the Big Bads take Boston. There's a marked trail that runs through the city, The Freedom Trail that stops at 14 different historical sites key to the American Revolution, like the Old North church, Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's house... http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/visitor.html
It would be really demoralizing if the Big Bads destroyed the places on the Freedom Trail and the trail itself, to demonstrate that if they can fully take over the US, there's no chance at revolution or uprising. It's slavery by Aliens.

October 11, 2011 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qu3en8
I say they should show up in California during Comi-Con what better place to hide than in plane sight. Nothing seems odd or out of place at comi-con

October 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qu3en8
@ Tiff Love it, yours made me crack up laughing

October 11, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Dragon said...

*Strange weird swirling colors and fog. Whats going on, what are these voices I'm hearing. I'm hearing a bunch of random numbers coming from the bunch of random voices." Dragon these are the Gods of Randomness, stop entering for the contest. You will not win, we are sorry,come again." Aww but i really want to win this ARC.*

October 11, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous scottveg3 said...

Gini,
Thanks so much for the contest! I am so excited and cannot wait for the new book!

Sincerely,

Scottveg3
Elizabeth Tabler

October 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

Hi Sweets, how you doin today? Yea, yea, everything is fine. Oh I just wanted to call and say hey. mmm hmmm, mmm, hmmm. Well you will not believe what I saw the other day. Oh okay, but I'll make it fast. Well I was tooling down Hollywood Blvd and - yea, yea, I know the place is full of freaks, but I really wanted to go to Fredericks and get that snazzy cut away, I know it will probably never work, but it is a hoot, what? Well anyway I never made it there. I saw the most awesome moving being filmed and had to just hand and watch. The odd thing was I did not see any cameras anywhere, how cool is that? You should have seen the hunk of a stuntman out there bopping around and shooting their toy laser thingies. If I did not know better, I would have thought it was the real thing. Oh man, there were these big bad guys and they were going after what I think were the good guys. How, do I know? Well the hunks are always the good guys aren't they LOL It was incredible, there was blood and all these special effects and everything. No I don't know the name of the movie but I am sure going to watch for it to come out. I can just imagine what it will look like on the big screen! You know I always thought the special effects were done in a studio, but wow. Oh okay, you gotta go, sure sure no problem. Hey you want to meet up for drinks later? Okay, I got a couple of pics of the hunk I just gotta show you! Okay later sweets, see you there.

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

October 11, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

Now, you youngsters are going to give me a complex. You went and started ANOTHER contest without waiting for me. I know that I'm old and a little slow, but give me a break.

Detroit's the place for a great showdown. So much of the place is deserted that you could blow up a few dozen buildings without doing more than traumatize some rats.

October 11, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@meghanweber - While I still like the idea of using Detroit, the New Yorker in me loves the idea of a battle in Boston! They would have a great battlefield in the Boston Common, they can destroy Fenway Park, have a tussle at Bunker Hill, destroy Fenway Park, seriously damage whatever they're calling the Boston Garden these days, destroy Fenway Park. All kinds of stuff. They could even level Fenway Park!

October 11, 2011 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Haiku Ode to Kitty

Fuglies wanna brawl
Who you gonna call
Kitty Martini!

October 12, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

You kids and your dad-blamed hi-koo stuff are too much. Give me old-time, epic poetry...like something from one of my favorite poets, Roger Miller:
They say that roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar's sweet, and so's maple surple
I'm the 7th out of 7 sons
My pappy was a pistol, I'm a son of a gun!
Not only is that bee-yoo-ti-full poetry, it has every bit as much to do with the site of the battle as your Ode. (Billy Joe was pretty good for odes, too!)

October 12, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

You just can't find any good foils when you need 'em, ya know? Where's Duckie when I need her????

October 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@ratkin, I made a special poem for you. :)

Limerick for Ratkin

There once was a rat from the sewer
he rolled around in manure
He smelled like a sock
That's not a shock
Of this I can assure.

October 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Is it wrong that I wish I was an evil computer genius that knew how to hack into computers...

Why you ask?

Cause I would hack into Gini's blog and delete all your comments so I could win this book....

I NEED MY CHRISTOPHER FIX!!!!!!!!!!!

*on knees begging* Please oh Gods of Random Please, Please, Please pick me!!!!!!!!!

*sigh*

Kelly

October 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Kelly, no not an evil thought at all, I'm sure we're all thinking the same thing. Just remember there's 4 ARC up for grabs not just one. :)

October 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

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October 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

Wonder what would happen if the baddies went to Disney Land what would Goofy do? Could we wear 3d goggles and really enjoy the fun LOL What would Tink have to say about the fuglies - don't think it would be Blah, Blah, Blah :)

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

October 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Becky - Gee, thanks for the sorry-ass personalized excuse for a poem. And how, exactly, was the bottom of the barrel while you were looking for rhymes?

A) I'm not from the sewer, I'm from The Home.
B) I'm in a sewer and rolling in manure and I smell like...a SOCK???
C) Old folks such as myself like to at least pretend to have a strong sense of propriety. That being the case, I'm better off leaving out what this was going to say. Stick with just A & B.

Next time you feel moved to write me a poem, re-read A & B until the feeling passes. It would be a mitzvah.

October 13, 2011 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@ratkin :)

Another poem for you :)

The Propriety of Ratkin

Ratkin from the home
Old and crotchety alone
Keep on fighting on

October 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger maureen said...

A place for the big showdown the moon or Wisconsin were I live. I really love your book's.
moebude@gmail.com

October 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

@ Marty - I'm sure Gini could make a fortune from a calendar if Daniel Dos Santos did it but please, please don't suggest she stops writing if she does. Then we'd have no more Kitty & Martini to look forward too *Cries* lol

@ Becky - yup I'd definitely be up for buying multiple copies hehe

@ Stacey - LMAO at the idea of having santa help fighting the big bads! The reindeer could put good use to their antlers couldn't they!

I'm still giving my vote for the big bads to come to London but to be fair it doesn't really matter where they end up going - if Martini is there I'll be reading :o)

Good luck in the giveaway everyone (but not too much luck because I NEED one of those arcs lol)

October 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Becky - Oooohhhhh...another Hi-phooey! Last poetry I saw that resembled that one had the words "Burma Shave" at the end of it. (There was actually one more recently, but it was on the bottom of the bed pan and the Housekeeping people made such a fuss that I never got to read the whole thing.)

October 13, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

By the by, that contest named Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger keeps reminding of the old joke about the difference between a hooker, a mistress and a wife. If you weren't all so young I'd probably tell it.

October 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

@Becky,
I really want that book... *stomps foot*

October 13, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Besides a girl can never have to many copies of one book...

What could I do with 4 ARC's of AP???

October 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@ratkin :)Thank you thank you.

Okay how about just a modified line from the show COPS:

Ratkin, Ratkin
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When the orderlies come for you. :)

October 13, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Kelly I feel your pain I too want this ARC.

Well if you had 4 you could build a tower or some kind of temple to the series. :)

October 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

*slides in under the wire, risking life and limb for one last go at it*

Whew! Did I make it before the deadline? Last idea for showdown - Trinity, TX. Why? Because the AC's and the fuglies could wreak total havok and nobody would care because it's Podunk. I'd appreciate it though, if they could leave the library alone since that's where my wife works... and all of Gini's Kitty & Martini books are there.

Tell Jeff and the gang to watch out for cow poop :P

October 13, 2011 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Mariann Asanuma said...

Hi Gini!

I know I'll be reading this one multiple times like I've read all your novels so far. I absolutely love reading your books and wait impatiently for the next one to come out.

October 13, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Becky - You need to go visit some old person in a place like The Home one of this days, kiddo. Orderlies? What are they? We have one RN, who gives out the "let's knock the Old Farts out so we can go on break and watch the tube" pills, a handful of LPNs (that's "Let's Play Nurse," for the uninitiated), and a shitload of aides who get hired, get sick of the place, and quit so fast that you can't keep track of their names. And when they come for you, you grin and bear it. Or bare it, as the case may be.

October 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Becky - In our discussion of poetry earlier, I totally forgot the works of one of my favorites, Dorothy Parker. Here's a short sample, but one that really 'speaks' to those of us in The Home:
Razors pain you
rivers are damp
acids stain you
and drugs cause cramp
Guns aren't lawful
nooses give
gas smells awful
you might as well live.

October 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Ratkin, Nice, Well here's hoping you win an ARC to ease your suffering but only if I win one too of course. :)

October 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

OH NOES! Last day?! Time goes by so quickly!

I'm liking all the poems and stuff, haven't written a poem myself in awhile...

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
And a can of hairspray
A brown belt
And a propensity to spout insane ideas to beat Fuglies.

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating her curds and way(?)
Now if Miss Muffet had been Miss Katt
She'd step up to bat
And squash that spider flat
And finish her porriage
...cause that's how she rolls.

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pale of water.
So Kitty went up there and got her.

whoohoo, Alien Nursury Rhymes, yeah!

October 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

Lol, messed up that last "poem" ...more than usual anywhay. Let me edit:

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pale of water.
Jill got kidnapped by evil Amazons.
So Kitty went up and got her.

October 14, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

Better yes? No?

Hey, I warned you. ^_~

October 14, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous butterflywings said...

Can't tell you how excited I am for this novel! Winning would be great, but as long as I own it sometime - who cares? LOL

Can't wait for the book! My hubby will attempt to steal it, but I read faster than he does!

October 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Jolene and Family said...

@Becky~Yessss, white wet t-shirts :)

October 16, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

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