Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tidy My Office: Touched by an Alien


WEEK ONE: Touched by an Alien 

It's time to tidy my office, and I need filing space. To that end, I'm giving away my edited galleys -- the hard copies that have my scribbles on them. There's only one of each book, so these are extremely rare, one-of-a-kind items.

The contest will run weekly for 7 weeks, and cover the first 6 books in the Alien series and Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G.J. Koch.

The contest for the Touched by an Alien edited galley will run from Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Monday, January 21, 2013. Any contest entries received for TBAA after 1-21 will not qualify.

So, registered Hook Me Uppers!, answer this question: Which alien do you want to be touched by the most?

Love, Gini

This is for Hook Me Up! subscribers only, so if you're not on, now's the time. Send an email with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line to gini@ginikoch.com and I'll send you the rules to enter.

Contest will run weekly from Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Monday, March 4, 2013 (TBAA runs 01-15-13 to 01-21-13; AT runs 01-22-13 to 01-28-13; AitF runs 01-29-13 to 02-04-13; AP runs 02-05-13 to 02-11-13; AD runs 02-12-13 to 02-18-13; AvA runs 02-19-13 to 02-25-13, and AO:SP runs 02-16-13 to 03-04-13). Each galley's contest will run for a week -- winners will be announced sometime in the week following each galley's  entry close. Winners will have until the following Sunday to check in -- any galley not claimed by then will be pulled back by the Gods of Random and a new winner(s) will be chosen.

This 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 or longer. Prizes will NOT ship until the final contest week close, on the off chance someone manages to win more than one galley (yes, it's possible, because, as we know, the Gods of Random are capricious).

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Blogger Filia Libri said...

Actually I think the Dazzlers and all those cute hybrid-offsprings are even more awesome than your regular male Armani wearing AC, but a real acutal favourite... Guess I don't really have one, your aliens are just all all kinds of awesome ^^
And by the way: This is such an awesome contest! :D
Thanks for doing this, Gini!


January 15, 2013 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Vrabel said...

Oooh, that's a tough question, Of course Jeff would be an obvious answer, but then Kitty would rip my arms off and beat me to death with them. Ditto with Christopher, Chuck, and all the other taken (darn it!) hotties. I'm going to have to go with a to-be-named gorgeous, smart, funny, UNATTACHED, wonderful alien that has not been introduced to the story line yet :-)

January 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Margaret in ON Canada said...

It must be our ages Ginny, but the tidy my office is so appropriate for moi also. I recently retired and looked at all the stuff I have laying around that really is just junk. So I have been "tidying my office" as well. How do we accumulate so much stuff??
I told my daughter I was doing it to save her time and effort when we pass and she said "thanks mom" lol
all the best and thanks for the really really good reads

January 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Filia Libri said...

@Elizabeth Vrabel: Sounds like a plan, especially the unattached part XD Guess I'm kind of doing the same though I'd clearly prefer a yet-to-be-named, gorgeous, smart, funny, unattached, wonderful and (most improtant since the rest is kind of a given with any AC, at least the ones on Kitty's side) gay dazzler...
Hm... Gini, any chances on that one?

January 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Priestley said...

I have to agree with Elizabeth. Unless, of course, I could get any of the existing hotties to share... Oh, yes, it's good to share after all. I'm getting all hot and bothered just thinking about it... Right, I have to go run some errands. Yeah, errands, that's it. :-)

January 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

Voodoo Bride wants to be touched by Martini. I myself am still on the look out for a cute , female, piglike alien, but must confess I got a tiny crush on the Dazzlers.

January 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wow, how cool. I want in. =)

January 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Bananas in the Void said...

I'm a weak woman and I want to be touched by Jeff, or Christopher... xD

But I have to add, since the question doesn't tell precisely "which alien" of "which universe" and as there are A LOT of those, I would like to be touched by The Doctor (from the british TV series Doctor Who). He's a TimeLord who travels in time and space in a Blue Box and have awesome adventures (sometimes featuring Daleks).

I have stopped counting how many dreams I had of finding the TARDIS around the corner, and meeting a strange good looking crasy guy who'll just say "run for your life"... ^^

Sorry if that answer is spaced out xD

January 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Priestley said...

@Bananas, I'm with you on the Doctor. Ehem, so to speak. I like Matt Smith the best. Bow ties are cool :-)

January 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Bananas in the Void said...

@Stephanie yeah \o/ (don't worry there's enough of the Doctor to share, so to speak too xD - sorry I'm French I don't know if I'm making any sense by writing in English what I think in French xD)
I like Matt Smith too.. and David Tennant, and Christopher Eccleston, in fact I like them all.

wouhou I'm going to stop writing nonsense...

January 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM  
OpenID Sola said...

I'm gonna have to be a hag...I want the sandwich and I want the to go shopping with me...amongst other things. :D

January 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa Katano said...

(In no particular order):
Jeff, Christopher, Reader (yeah, okay, the whole gay thing--he's not into you, but still! Top Male Cover Model with a BRAIN! And God knows I need someone who can keep my organized and focused....), and Roy from the Marian Alliance.... Mike could be a challenge, but I have a glare-the-glasses that has been known to stop 7th graders in their tracks....

January 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

As a full-time resident of The Home, the only people who touch me are nurses. Since Camilla can at least pretend to be a nurse - - and let's face it, most of the broads at The Home pretend to be nurses, too - - I have to go with being Touched by Camilla!

January 16, 2013 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Margaret in ON Canada said...

I really think that Kitty is now an alien sota/kinda so I would like to just sit down with her for a good long chat about motherhood, her awesome collecction of music and of course what it is like to be part of the alien community.

January 16, 2013 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Martha Eskuchen said...

I really want to get started reading this series. Then I could answer the question "Which alien do you want to be touched by the most?" My first thought was Jeff but is he an Alien or a human? Besides - I really don't want Kitty coming after me. So can I save the question until I know the Alien choices?
Thanks for the giveaways.
Happy Alien hunting.
mesreads AT gmail.com

January 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

If I could go back in time and steal Jeff before he ever met Kitty then he'd be my top choice, closely followed by Christopher if I could catch him when he was still single.

I can't stand cheaters though so I guess I'll have to go along with Elizabeth and pick an unnamed and most importantly unattached AC that you're going to write just for me Gini! I'm pretty sure it would be impossible for any AC to disappoint and I'd like to test out Kitty's theory that once you go alien you never go back LOL

January 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Priestley said...

I married and alien, and I'll never go back. Okay, he's a Brit, but still...

January 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

I never knew that my wife was an alien...until I met her mother. That woman was in a world of her very own.

And that reminds me of a joke that's so dirty, I'm ashamed that I even know it!

[Yes, I stole that line, but you folks are all too young to know who I stole it from, so I can get away with it!]

January 16, 2013 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Kristina Parmenter said...

Definately Matt..and Christopher :)

January 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Minna said...

My choise would be Ethaniel from Code Name: Eternity.

January 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Sarah - Geez, are you choosing an alien - - AN alien, please note the use of the singular - - or starting a fingerprint collection.

In my day things went one at a time, rather than saying "cheerio" and being a cereal dater!

January 17, 2013 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Becky B. said...

The alien I want to be touched by the most is a grown up version of the alien Max from the show ROSWELL.

@ratkin Fancy seeing you here, seems you were fortuitous enough to finagle your way past your guards at The Home and somehow get online. :)

January 18, 2013 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger bfree2read said...

Which alien do you want to be touched by the most?

Tough one because it turns out I really like the humans best - like Reader.
So my choice would be ACE.

January 19, 2013 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@Becky B - Never underestimate the devious nature of an old person trying to score a good prize! I've got more moves than Ex-Lax!

January 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

What a bunch of wimps! How am I supposed to be mean to you, if you won't come out and play???

January 20, 2013 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

Since I am only 50 pages into Touched by an Alien. I would have to say Christopher. Okay he cracked me up with Martini!

Raonaid at gmail dot com

January 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Vrabel said...

@ratkin - It's not that I'm a wimp...I'm just to busy drooling while thinking about all the hot A/C's that I don't have the time to talk smack. YUM!

January 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Tina Closser said...

Hands down without a doubt no kidding Jeff rocks my world. I really didn't even have to think about it. Now that I am thinking about I have to go. Um, I'll be in my bunk...

January 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM  

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