Updated December 6, 2011
All About Romance
Lynn Spencer at AAR blog gave Cat’s Tale a “Desert-Island Keeper” Review.
Bettie Sharpe’s novella Cat’s Tale ended up being wonderful. This inspired retelling of Puss in Boots is definitely a Desert Island Keeper read for me.
DearAuthor.com posted not one, but two dueling reviews of Cat’s Tale here. A few choice excerpts:
All in all, Cat’s Tale: A Fairly Tale Retold is a charming novella that made me hope for more stories in the same vein. Beauty and the Beast, anyone? My grade for this one is a high B+
It occurs to me that many readers probably aren’t going to like Catriona much. She’s selfish, shallow, spoilt, ruthless, and, occasionally, downright mean. But I liked her. In fact, I think Catriona is the cornerstone and foundation of this book. She’s the one driving it, both as a character and as a narrator. I was rather charmed and delighted by her bad behavior. I appreciated it. I’m tired of these heroines who can’t wait to crawl up on the cross and crucify themselves for the most asinine of reasons. It is rather relieving to read about a heroine is does the exact opposite. Catriona makes this book. Like Scarlett O’Hara and her own namesake, she always lands on her feet. She’s the one who drives the story…overall, this is solid book, an enjoyable and engaging read. B-
Stella @ Ex Libris gave Cat’s Tale 10/10 across the board.
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!
Plot: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Writing: 10/10 Ending: 10/10 Cover: 10/10
All new stories of punishing extremes and unbearable pleasure…
With historical, contemporary, and futuristic backdrops, this outrageously diverse collection of original stories explores every conceivable variation of BDSM erotica-from knitting circles to the Titanic to a retelling of The Little Mermaid. Featuring all-new stories by Meljean Brook, Jean Johnson, Bettie Sharpe, Jill Myles, Margaret Rowe, Sara Thorne, and more, this book has everything a reader could hope for in an erotic romance.
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ISBN-10: 0425243451 | ISBN- 13: 978-0425243459
Ember @ Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords
Though Ember will always be free on this site, you can now download it to your Kindle or Nook for just $0.99, or purchase the file format of your choice at Smashwords.
Strangers in the Night
My novella “Like a Thief in the Night” is now available in print as part of the Strangers in the Night anthology.
Works in Progress
Updated Dec, 2012
A Princess, a castle, a curse. There’s more to this tale than meets the eye.
Sequel to Ember
Dark Fairy Tales
The story of a girl, a boy, and a heart in a box.