I’m happy to announce that last week, my book about geeky romance on a university campus was released by Ylva Publishing in e-book format. (The paperback edition will be available in another two weeks.) It’s been doing quite well, sitting at #5 in its various Amazon categories when I looked this morning. Not that I’m looking twice a day or anything.
Mac vs. PC is a novella, about 110 pages long, and great for a beach read or a lazy afternoon. It’s a sweet and humorous story at heart, but since I can never write anything without taking the opportunity to peer into the human psyche, it’s also a look at how easily we let our prejudices trip us up.
You can get the Kindle version on Amazon, or find the epub, pdf and mobi versions at Smashwords. (Please note that the Amazon link is to the US store, but it’s available on all Amazon platforms worldwide.) Personally I think it’s a steal for less than $5, but that might be my own prejudice at work.
Here’s the blurb:
As a computer technician at the university, Anna Petrowski knows she has one thing in common with doctors and lawyers, and it’s not the salary. It’s that everyone thinks her advice comes free, even on weekends. That’s why she keeps a strict observance of her Saturday routine: a scone, a caramel mocha, and nobody bothering her. So when she meets a new campus hire at the Bean Grinder who needs computer help yet doesn’t ask for it, she’s intrigued enough to offer. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship and possibly something more.
But Elizabeth Markel is a little higher up the university food chain than she’s let on, and the truth brings out buried prejudices that Anna didn’t know she had.
People and computers have one thing in common: they’re both capable of self-sabotage. The difference is that computers are easier to fix.
Readers who already enjoyed this story in its original form on my website will be happy to know that in the rewrite, I added two chapters and about 4,000 words, along with a lot of editing tweaks. It is a much better story now—and I can say that officially, because my editor, publisher and wife all agree. My wife’s opinion is of course the most important; after all, I originally wrote this story as a birthday gift for her.