Pippa DaCosta

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Born in Kent UK, two-time DragonCon Finalist & Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist--- "Wait a second. Let's cut to the chase. I write kick-ass urban fantasy & sci-fi novels with conflicted characters, breathless action, and no-holds-barred dialogue. My books may not leave you feeling all fluffy and warm inside, but they will excite you. There will be plot-twists, angst, probably a few dead bodies, and very likely your favorite character will turn out to be the bad guy. Don't say I didn't warn you..."

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Pippa DaCosta Hello, Tracey. Thank you for your question. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the Girl From Above series, it's one of my true favorites. I definitely have a…moreHello, Tracey. Thank you for your question. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the Girl From Above series, it's one of my true favorites. I definitely have a soft spot for One and Caleb! You're not alone in wanting more. I'm always getting emails and messages asking for more from the crew, and I am listening. I do hope to return to the series with a whole new adventure putting our wayward misfits to the test, but it won't be until the second half of next year. I have some ideas, all I need is the time! Keep an eye on Goodreads and my mailing list for any news. Thanks again for dropping by! (less)
Pippa DaCosta Girl From Above was a completely random, out of the blue, slap in the face idea. And it came entirely from the cover itself. Authors get ideas from ev…moreGirl From Above was a completely random, out of the blue, slap in the face idea. And it came entirely from the cover itself. Authors get ideas from everywhere (literally, every-freakin'-where, it's distracting) but when I saw the GFA cover, the writerly part of my brain just went 'BOOM!'. I nabbed the cover quick, (you can buy 'pre-made' covers from cover artists. I collect them for later stories) put aside my current work-in-progress (which I'd been struggling with after burn-out from my epic Veil Series), and just let the ideas flow. It was amazing. Just like Book 1 in The Veil Series, Girl From Above took over my life. When I wasn't writing it, I was thinking about writing it—even dreaming about it! What interested me most was writing from the point of view of a machine. How does one do that? I worried whether #1001 (the synthetic human) would be too cold and unlikable as a main character. I needed a reason for her to be more human, so we could identify with her; and that's how her story started. Happy with her, I then worried whether Caleb was too much of an asshole to be a lead character. Then I wondered why on earth I was writing sci-fi when all my fans wanted urban fantasy.
GFA was a crazy thing for me to do. But the story gripped me, and I'm in a position where I can run with these crazy ideas and see where they take me. As it happens, the risk was worth it. Girl From Above seems to have hit a sweet spot with fans, and even those who don't usually read scifi, love the book.
Thanks for asking! (less)
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“Sometimes, when you sleep with the enemy, waking up is the hardest part." ~ Muse”
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“And there’s no synthetic owners manual?” His lips twitched, smile threatening to break into a grin.

A joke. He wasn’t funny. “Do you come with an owners’ manual, Captain? Because I’d like to study your troubleshooting section.”

“Would you like to strip me down to my nuts and bolts, and figure out what makes me tick?”

“I knew what made you tick from the moment we first met. That’s why I punched you between the legs.”

~ #1001 & Caleb”
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Pippa DaCosta Z-squared wrote: ""

Haha, love it! Especially Dean's snarl.


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Pippa DaCosta Rachel Annie wrote: "Some Monday Sam/Jared love for ya. ☺

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Ooh, delicious. ;)


Rachel Annie Some Monday Sam/Jared love for ya. ☺




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Rachel Chanticleer Many thanks for adding this profile of mine!!


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Pippa DaCosta Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts) wrote: "

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Thanks Lanie; I spent the day editing ;)


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Pippa DaCosta Lanie wrote: "

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Thanks Lanie! To you too :)


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Pippa DaCosta Kady wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite. It appears that we love a lot of the same books (Fever series is my fav)! Can't wait to chat books with you and perhaps read one of yours!"

Hi Kady, awesome! I look forward to sharing book recs with you.


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Kady Thanks for the friend invite. It appears that we love a lot of the same books (Fever series is my fav)! Can't wait to chat books with you and perhaps read one of yours!


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Pippa DaCosta Britta ★ Nachteule ★ wrote: "Hey, Pippa! Nice to meet you!
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Hi Britta. Love that gif! Will definitely have to use that one ;)


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Pippa DaCosta Eden Creed wrote: "Hey there, Pippa, thanks for the friend request :D How are you enjoying your current reads?"

I've had a run of good books. The current one The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids is fab. I love snarky female mc's! How about you?


Britta ★ Nachteule ★ Hey, Pippa! Nice to meet you!



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Ari Hey there, Pippa, thanks for the friend request :D How are you enjoying your current reads?


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Pippa DaCosta Kelly wrote: "Thanks for adding me! So excited to talk more with you! I also realized I have your books on my To Be Read pile.. I might have to read them sooner now! ;)"

You're welcome, Kelly. I can talk about books until the world ends ;) Lookin' forward to chatting with you.


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Kelly ~Bibliophile~ Thanks for adding me! So excited to talk more with you! I also realized I have your books on my To Be Read pile.. I might have to read them sooner now! ;)


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Pippa DaCosta Karla wrote: "Pippa:

Thanks for the friend invite!!"


No problem, Karla :)


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Karla Pippa:

Thanks for the friend invite!!


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Pippa DaCosta *P*u*r*p*l*e* wrote: "Hi to you too "my precious", lol.
Thanks for the friendship :)"


Hehe *snort*

I might just have to read that book to experience this 'preciousness' first hand. ;)


*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist Hi to you too "my precious", lol.
Thanks for the friendship :)


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Pippa DaCosta ChattyKat wrote: "Hi Pippa... thanks for the friendship! :)"

*waves* :)


KathyAnne Hi Pippa... thanks for the friendship! :)


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Pippa DaCosta Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over** wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite"

No probs - looks like we have a lot of books in common :)


Paganalexandria Thanks for the friend-vite


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Pippa DaCosta Z-squared wrote: "thanks for the add, pippa! happy reading!"

No problem x


Z-squared thanks for the add, pippa! happy reading!


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Pippa DaCosta G'morning Phoenix,

Nice to meet you.

Pip.


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Kate Hi Pippa,

Thanks for the add.

Phoenix


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Pippa DaCosta RedIza wrote: "Thanks for the add :)"

No probs x Happy to e-meet you. :)


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Iza Brekilien Thanks for the add :)


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Pippa DaCosta Rachel ~ SnapDragoness wrote: "Thank you for the add!"

No problem :) Always happy to chat with other book lovers.


Rachel Annie Thank you for the add!


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Pippa DaCosta Hello Lucinda,
Thank you for your lovely message. It's very nice to e-meet you too.
I'm always happy to discuss books and look forward to chatting more with you in future.
Pippa.


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L Dear Pippa,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads! As a fan of fantasy fiction and Vampires your novels Hunted, Within and Beyond the veil captured my interest instantly. I do hope to have the chance to discover your work and i look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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