I get around…admittedly, not far and not often, but in honor of Cat’s Tale, I’m guest blogging a few different places. Stella at Ex Libris is doing a two week feature on fairy tale retellings with a great line-up of authors (yours truly, among them) including fellow Carina authors Tia Nevitt and Nadia Lee (I enjoyed Nadia’s A Happily Ever After of Her Own and I’m looking forward to reading Tia Nevitt’s Sevenfold Spell–it’s loaded on my reader, all I need is a bit of time to read.)
Also, my agent–yes, I did just say that, my agent! — Diana Fox of Fox Literary is giving away a copy of Cat’s Tale through her blog.
In other good news, Stella liked Cat’s Tale. Her review is here. A few quotes:
Bettie Sharpe’s writing has everything one would wish for in a great story: wittiness, humour, emotions and great characterisations, all packed together through excellent and fluent writing.
Cat’s Tale is an amazing modern fairy tale retelling, one that I believe every fairy tale fan should read!
However, I don’t feel comfortable putting up that great review, which really made my day, without admitting that Cat has also taken a drubbing from readers who didn’t like her character. I’m taking the Hendrick’s Gin approach to this issue and just saying flat out that I know the story is not for everyone. I knew it when I wrote it, but I was having too much fun to stop. So, you know, consider yourself warned.
Catriona was a horrible character… Imagine Catriona as that girl you went to high school with, you know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about the pretty popular girl who lied and cheated to get whatever she wanted…She was quite vile…