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Subject: Portia Da Costa
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 5:11 PM ET
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Four of this author's books are newly listed at my library's digital page so I've put them on my wish list.

I've never herd of her so I'm wondering if any of the erotica fans here have and what they think.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/13/2012 7:11 PM ET
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Haven't heard of her but I'm new-ish to erotica. Looked her up at Amazon and she's written a lot of books.

Date Posted: 5/13/2012 7:33 PM ET
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I think she has at least one self-published book and I'm leery of those, the ones I requested aren't but that doesn't mean they would be any better or worst than a self-pubbed.

One good thing is that I don't have to run to the library to pick them up as they become available, and easily returned from the comfort of home.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/13/2012 7:44 PM ET
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She has been published in the British Black Lace line. Mainly seen her writing in UK versions.
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 8:58 PM ET
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I had 3 of her books in my TBR pile. One I read (In too Deep and thought it was OK); two others (Entertaining Mr. Stone and The Stranger were DNFs.) Different wrting style - very British. I read some reviews that really liked her books but I couldn't get into them.

Date Posted: 5/13/2012 11:05 PM ET
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British erotica just reads differently.  Different focus.  Less emphasis on romance and HEAs.  Just a slightly different morality. 

I imagine that the 50 Shades books caused some libraries to look to see what erotica was available through Overdrive. 

Date Posted: 5/14/2012 11:34 AM ET
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I've only read The Devil Inside and gave it two stars. It was really weird and not that sexy, IMO. If you are REALLY interested, read one of them and see you'll like her.



Last Edited on: 5/14/12 11:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 8:13 PM ET
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Sounds like I may not care for her - but the books are free so I'll give her a shot. Easy enough to send them back. Thanks for input everyone.

GAil