Bettie Sharpe

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Bettie Sharpe is a Los Angeles native with a fondness for hot weather, classic cars, and air so thick it sticks in your teeth. When she's not busy attempting to metabolize smog into oxygen, she enjoys romance novels, action movies, comic books, video games, and every other entertainment product her teachers said would rot her brain. She loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. As a child, she dreamed of seeing her name in shiny gold cursive on the cover of a luridly titled paperback book.

Bettie and her husband share their house with two cats, numerous computers, and the possum in their palm tree.

Fairy Tale Fun

I’m defying the voice-stealing, brain-numbing Cold from Heck to fire up my thinker and my laptop, and post this great link for you. All week, Marie Treanor is hosting fairy tale related posts from various authors, including Yours Truly, at her blog, Marie Treanor’s Romantic Theme Party. My post is up today. Leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Cat’s Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold.

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Published on November 14, 2012 13:07
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What did I think? When I could pull myself out of the story enough to think, I thought "Loretta Chase is a frickin' genius!" Silk is for Seduction is a tale of romance, passion and fashion, all told in Chase's wonderful prose. This book is the histor ...more
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Fascinating book. While I will always be a fan of The Uses of Enchantment I was never down with the Freudian rationale (I know, I know, the Freud shit practically is the book, but there are also some good summaries and apt observations, and it was th ...more
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“Sometimes, we need little lies to save our pride. And sometimes we need big lies to save our souls.”
Bettie Sharpe, Ember

“Some would say it is madness to want a woman this way,
but I think it must be love. Not the tepid, fickle love of which the
poets sing—the love that forms or fades with kindness or cruelty.
No, this love is something more divine—like the love of a god, both
vengeful and benign. It is as constant as the sea. And as beautiful.

As dangerous. As mysterious.

She is the only woman to ever refuse me. And yet, I want…”
Bettie Sharpe, Ember

“How do you punish a man when your heart beats in his chest? How do you hurt your beloved without also hurting yourself?”
Bettie Sharpe, Ember

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“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”
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“This is America. People do whatever the fuck they feel like doing, you got a problem with that? Because they have a right to. And because they have guns and no one can fucking stop them.”
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“Nell did not imagine that Constable Moore wanted to get into a detailed discussion of recent events, so she changed the subject. "I think I have finally worked out what you were trying to tell me, years ago, about being intelligent," she said.

The Constable brightened all at once. "Pleased to hear it."

The Vickys have an elaborate code of morals and conduct. It grew out of the moral squalor of an earlier generation, just as the original Victorians were preceded by the Georgians and the Regency. The old guard believe in that code because they came to it the hard way. They raise their children to believe in that code– but their children believe it for entirely different reasons."

They believe it," the Constable said, "because they have been indoctrinated to believe it."

Yes. Some of them never challenge it– they grow up to be smallminded people, who can tell you what they believe but not why they believe it. Others become disillusioned by the hypocrisy of the society and rebel– as did Elizabeth Finkle-McGraw."

Which path do you intend to take, Nell?" said the Constable, sounding very interested. "Conformity or rebellion?"

Neither one. Both ways are simple-minded– they are only for people who cannot cope with contradiction and ambiguity.”
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Mihaela Hi,Bettie!! Thank you for the add :)


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