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Strange Little Band by Nancy Brauer and Vanessa Brooks

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Rated 7.46 out of 10 Statistics

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Chapters: 28

Genre: Sci-Fi / Romance

Audience: 18+

Updated: Completed

Content Advisory

Frequent Sexual Content

Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence

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Overall Rating: 7.461

Average Rating: 9 (Guests), 7.63 (Members)

Ranking: #30

Rating Count: 10 (1 Guests, 10 members)

1 indicates a weighted rating.

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"Psychic plus alien equals trouble"

I have never met two characters I wanted to slap more than Addison and Myers from Strange Little Band.  By god these people are unlikeable, self-centred, oblivious, arrogant, sex-crazed and not at all nice.  But they are well written and interesting, and while I would never sit down for a cup of coffee with either of them, I certainly like watching the chaos they cause.

I’m really enjoying the world that Brauer and Brooks have created.  They have dropped enough titbits of information to keep me reading on, dying to find out where the aliens came from, what’s up with Daniel, who Ashlynn’s father is and what the hell the Tryptich Corporation is all about. I have to admit to skimming large parts of the romance subplot, as that really isn’t my thing.  But there’s enough meat on the bones of the science fiction plot to make it interesting to readers who don’t care that much about the emotional dealings of the protagonists.

The writing is strong and direct, and not burdened with exposition.  It’s fast and easy reading, great for a quick fix, and easy to catch up with previous episodes.  The authors have done a great job with web design and marketing as well, and while that’s not relevant to the story, it’s worth studying for anyone who is writing a web serial, or thinking of starting one.

The only reason I didn’t wholeheartedly love the tale was the large romance component, but that’s personal taste.  Don’t let that put you off reading; it’s a tale well worth your time.

(Cross posted from the e-Fiction Book Club)

Rating: 8 / 10

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