Aug 23, 2009: Summary: Addison is an ice hearted single mother living in the strange lab of Triptych. Shane is a hot headed alien half breed. They are both psychic, they both seem to hate each other, and now they are having a baby together.
Likes: This story is bizarre and I mean that in a good way. I started reading this story before it came up into the review queue here on the e-fiction book club. I enjoy this story because I feel that there is something sinister is going on in the background.The characters are inherently unlikable, but they are interesting to read about. Stories don’t always have to have likable characters, but if they are interesting, I’m more apt to read and continue reading. The scenes between the characters are odd, but entertaining. Shane and Addison have a love/hate relationship with each. If they weren’t having a baby together, they’d probably hate each other. It’s interesting to see how that dynamic comes into play and how it affects their relationship with their son, and Addison’s daughter. I can’t wait for the more sci-fi elements to come into play. That’s one of the reasons I keep reading.
Dislikes: I’d like a little more sci-fi and a little less romance. I’m not really a fan of romance and lovey dovey things, and thankfully the story isn’t filled with mushy sentimental moments. At this point though, these characters could just be any couple with an “oops, we’re pregnant moment.” It’s like if someone took the plot for “Knocked Up” and instead made them aliens and psychics. Not a bad things, but I’m just waiting for that sci-fi/paranormal aspect to the story to make it more unique.
Overall: I’m not exacrtly sure why I keep reading this story. It’s not a bad story, but like I said, it’s strange but entertaining. It’ll be interesting to see the more fantastical stuff come into play. It’s a good read if you like the two different people and the only thing in common between them is that they have a baby. It’s more interesting now that the baby is here. It’s only on the 7th chapter with varying parts so who knows where it’s going to go from here.
(cross posted from e-Fiction Book club)
Dec 15, 2009: Strange Little Band is an edge of your seat ride through the twists and turns of life at a mega-corporation that owns its employee’s lives and would likely enjoy owning their souls as well.
Addison Harris is a psychic with a bitchy British attitude. The woman is take charge, no bones about anything. Nothing stands in her way. It’s a pleasure to see her move through the story. You don’t always like her, but you have to respect that this woman gets things done. And how.
Shane Myers is a hot and cold, half alien psychic who gives Brad Pitt a run for his money. Shane is the type of guy you could bring home to mother and still go wild with the rest of the time. He’s smart, intelligent, dedicated and he even makes a good father. And yet, one wonders just what possessed him to make another woman look like Addison, his former lover.
The story itself is a great read. Pauses for the exchange of body fluid is only to be expected in such a work environment. But those pauses don’t detract from the story, they move it along. The spicy scenes are enjoyable, but they also show us just how each person is at the core.
The sci-fi portion of this story is there in every scene whether you realize it at first or not.
I think the best thing about this story is that everyone seems so real. They’re all selfish, have their own motivations and are easily blinded or turned aside by the mega-corp’s machinations.
I couldn’t recommend this story more. I love it and I keep coming back to it. Hopefully the two ladies that write the story keep it coming for a long time to come.