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Strange Little Band

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Addison and Shane, two self-centered psychics, work for the cut-throat Triptych Corporation. Their insular lives are disrupted when, due to Triptych's machinations, they become unlikely parents. How can they raise a child when they can't trust each other?
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Published November 8th 2010 by Nancy Brauer, via Smashwords (first published 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
That was some read! If you want to read a full review, check the Bitten by Books website:

I will list my casting choices in case a brave filmmaker takes this one on.

Zachary Quinto as Shane Myers:

Naomie Harris as Addison Harris:

Madison Pettis as Ashlynn Harris:

Noah Gray-Cabey as Jake Myers:
Actually a 3.9 More Than a 4.00

Strange Little Band is one strange little love story, in a good way. This isn't a traditional romance by any means, so anyone looking for hearts and flowers and declarations of eternal fidelity, look elsewhere. None of that hero and heroine meet, fall madly and deeply in love and walk hand in hand into the sunset together jazz. Practically no one in this novel is a very nice person, but that's the beauty of this very unconventional romance novel. Bear in mind that
4,5 stars

Holy cow this book was ...different?...interesting?....relentless?

I loved it.

Quick synopsis: In what I can only guess is an alternate reality to our own, Magic, strong psychic abilities (including telekinesis& teleportation) exist, and off-world travel is no big thing. A giant, murky corporation called The Triptych corporation controls its employees with an iron fist.

Dr. Shane Myers is a half-human/half alien who has been trying to break his contract with Triptych for 20 years havi
Tiger Gray
Mild spoilers.

The world of Triptych is not unlike our own, but despite familiar cultural references and a collection of mundane day to day problems, Addison Harris and Shane Meyers have lives further complicated by belonging to a cut throat organization populated by super humans.

In the Triptych organization, anything goes as representatives of Homo Superior lie, cheat, and steal to get what they want. Affection is a thing to be exploited and genuine love is almost unheard of. Even children are
M. Jones
Supervillians get domestic....

Strange Little Band is one of the sexiest stories on the internet, and how can it not be when you are looking at two supervillains navigating their way through parenthood and romance? The wonderfully adversarial relationship between Addison and Shane creates a dark comedy of errors inside of a top secret society that may or may not be on the side of the world outside of its nefarious influence. Unlike many romances, neither Addison nor Shane are likeable characters,
The story follows the psychics Addison and Shane, who both work for the mega-corp Triptych, a mysterious company that seems to specialize in almost everything. Both of the main characters are strong and manipulative; it’s refreshing to read a story with such complex characters and so much hidden politics at play.

Addison is passionate, stubborn and controlling, oftentimes bitchy, teleporting pet psychic of Triptych’s boss, and a fiercely protective mother.

Shane is a part human, part alien supreme
Theodora Taylor
Description: Shane and Addison, two brilliant and egotistical psychics fall for each other hard after being brought together by their corporate overlords’ breeding program. A tumultuous and tortured love affair, spanning 12 years, ensues.

The Good: STRANGE LITTLE BAND is probably the strangest little IR romance I’ve ever read, and I really dug it. It’s kind of like DR. WHO meets RED DWARF meets Wolfram and Heart (the evil corp from the ANGEL series) meets DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I like(d) all of those
Claire (Roonblah)
Authors: Nancy Brauer and Vanessa Brooks

Genre: erotic urban science fiction

Publisher: indie/self-published

Warnings: language, sex (and plenty of that)

Disclaimer: I found this a very difficult book to rate as it’s not within my usual genres (young adult, skewed towards fantasy). I don’t tend to read romance or books with many erotic elements, so that is also affecting my rating somewhat.

The review (may contain spoilers):
Strange Little Band is a Strange Epic Duck. It’s a very difficult book to lab
Leona Wisoker
I initially picked up this book because I met one of the authors, Nancy Brauer (the other is Vanessa Brooks), at a convention. I liked Nancy as a person; then I attended one of her readings, in which she read the first two chapters of this novel, and I liked what I heard. I decided to pick the book up in eBook format, because I'm always really leery of self-published books.

To my delight, the formatting, grammar and such were all very clean and there were very few typos. Best of all, the rest of
Happy Bookaholic
This is really good! I had a late start today because I couldn't put this book down once I began reading it last night. Even more excited now about receiving a copy than I was when I first found it in my mailbox.

"Lawful evil never looked so cute." -
"Villains need love too." -
I have a love/hate relationship with this book but in the end, I liked it a lot.
Your Need To Read
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Both Addison and Shane are doctors leading research teams inside the powerful, Triptych Corporation. Both are extremely powerful psychics. They don’t like each other much and Addison is livid when she discovers that the embryo implanted in her by Triptych is her egg fertilized by Shane’s sperm in a lab. Management apparently want to see what their two most gifted psychics might produce for offspring. Expecting a baby together brings Addison
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Both Addison and Shane are doctors leading research teams inside the powerful, Triptych Corporation. Both are extremely powerful psychics. They don’t like each other much and Addison is livid when she discovers that the embryo implanted in her by Triptych is her egg fertilized by Shane’s sperm in a lab. Management apparently want to see what their two most gifted psychics might produce for offspring. Expecting a baby together brings Addison and Shane closer, but just as they are standing on the ...more
D.H. Nevins
Now here’s the recipe for a great story. For your protagonists, take two twisted psychics, make them into unlikely parents, and then wrap those miserable, wriggling characters up in a mire of corporate intrigue. I enjoyed every delicious page of this book! It kept me reading well into the night as I rooted for--and cursed--its spiteful, love-struck villains. Who knew that watching two wicked characters squander every opportunity for love would ever be so engrossing! I loved it.
This was an excellent, twisty turney read that packs a big punch.

I need to reread this at some point though, because there were minor story points that got no closure.

But to my sleep deprived brain, here and now, this book was phenomenal.
This book was SO different from a traditional love story. It was funny and thought provoking. The characters were great. I throughly enjoyed this book.
Unexpected but satisfying
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
As Strange Little Band opens Addison Harris is pregnant, “ A Petri dish, catheter, and a thinly veiled order from Triptych VP Daniel Gibson are responsible for Addison’s condition.” Shane Myers, another Triptych employee, does not know he is the donor for Addison’s baby. What follows when he learns is a very different romance. Much of the time neither Addison nor Shane are nice people. Both however are great parents. Triptych is not a nice company to work for and does whatever it can to cause tr ...more
Loved the main characters' dynamic. I actually loved the story, I gave it 3 stars because the ending seemed weak.
Glinda Harrison
This was a very well written book. It was billed as a non-sappy romance, and that is definitely true. Unfortunately (for me, at any rate), the characters went so far in the other direction that I found that I just couldn't relate to them. If you like off-beat characters, this might just be your cup of tea.
I won this book in a First Reads giveaway. I will review it once I've read it.
An interesting world that keeps you guessing.
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A geologist turned web programmer turned writer and graphic artist, Nancy Brauer has yet to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. She's been writing, drawing, and cracking open rocks for as long as she can remember. Nancy divides her time between freelance web and graphic design, writing, and overly ambitious DIY projects. Her latest works are a short story in the anthology Other Sides , ...more
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