Saturday, 9 April 2011

On entering a brave new world...

What's this? A new Portia Da Costa title? Why has this suddenly appeared when I've posted no advance news, tweeted no tweets? How come it's appeared out of the blue?

Well, the answer is that I've entered a brave new world for me, the exciting realm of digital self publishing. It's something I've had on my mind for quite a while now, but I've hung back, and hung back, afraid of messing up the technology, to be honest. But in the last few weeks, circumstances have propelled me into learning about how to do the "stuff" and this unexpected new release - THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT - is the result. It's only really a "test" publication, a fairly short story - I just wanted to understand how the processes worked on a variety of platforms. But it'd still be rather nifty if I sold a few!

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT has already been published as part of an anthology, PASSION edited by the wonderful Rachel Kramer Bussel, but if you just fancy reading my story alone, here's your chance. [I'd still heartily recommend getting the anthology, though, if you like what you've read in my story]

So, here's the blurb of THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

Still stinging from a stringent efficiency review, office girl Susie encounters the very last man she wants to meet when she hits the bar to relax and unwind. Hunky Noah Stevens is the ruthless company troubleshooter who's been making her life hell for the last three weeks, but Susie soon finds that after hours, and in the bedroom, Noah's devotion to "efficiency" yields a delicious erotic bonus.

You can read a short excerpt here, or take the plunge and buy it from:

The Efficiency Expert - Kindle UK

The Efficiency Expert - Kindle US

The Efficiency Expert - Smashwords [Lots of formats here]

The Efficiency Expert - All Romance eBooks [Several formats here]


Saskia Walker said...

This is such terrific news, best of all because we get to read more Portia titles in between your big books.

Portia Da Costa said...

Thanks, mate!

The technical side of self pubbing can be a bit daunting, but once I plunged in I found it fun and it gave me a great sense of achievement.

And thanks for encouraging me! :)

Madelynne Ellis said...

Hope it does really well for you. I'll know where to come if I need help on a similar venture.

Portia Da Costa said...


I'm stumbling through, but give us a shout if you've any questions. :)

Savannah Chase said...

Congrats on the new release...Wishing you all the best...