Sunday, 20 July 2014

Masterful Secrets


The MASTERED boxed set releases tomorrow, but my companion piece novella, THEIR SECRET, is already available from a variety of outlets, if you want to get a taste of the Secret Pleasures world.

THEIR SECRET tells the sexy story of Maggie, whose close friend Sarah experiences a BDSM epiphany in HIS SECRET from the boxed set. Both these gals find themselves enthralled by handsome, charismatic and dominant men... and happily submit to them as masters. Yum yum!

Don't worry, you can read THEIR SECRET first, if you want to, as the stories can stand completely alone. You'll probably get most enjoyment from reading both, but it's not essential to read HIS SECRET first.

Here's the blurb of THEIR SECRET...

When Maggie Jenkins agrees to meet her online lover, the enigmatic “Mr. Jones”, at The Retreat, a luxury hotel with a risqué reputation, she knows she’s taking a wild and daring chance.

Mr. Jones is an irresistible temptation, an exciting alpha male who’s been tutoring Maggie in the mysteries of power exchange and BDSM sensuality. She’s half in love with her unknown master already, so despite the foolhardiness of submitting to a man she’s never met, Maggie reaches out to grasp pleasure, and her future, with both hands.

But fate throws a huge surprise in with the breathtaking bliss… and emotional complications Maggie could never have foreseen.

Here's an excerpt

And if you already just know you want to read about Maggie's daring adventure with Mr Jones, here are the buy links!

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Also from :: Barnes and Noble :: Nook UK :: Kobo
Apple coming soon!

And tomorrow [21st July] you can also buy MASTERED, with stories from a bunch of other fabulous authors as well as HIS SECRET.


 The special debut price of MASTERED is only 99c [or your equivalent] so it's a total bargain. Just look at those author names!

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Apple :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Also available from: Barnes and Noble and Kobo


Monday, 16 June 2014

MASTERED: Ten Tales of Sensual Surrender - cover reveal!


Here's the newly revealed cover for MASTERED, a red hot BDSM boxed set that I'm a part of. It contains ten hot stories of sensual pleasure-pain and I'm proud to be part of such an incredible lineup.

My contribution is HIS SECRET, the first installment of my new Forbidden Secrets mini series.

The official release date is 21st July 2014 but MASTERED can already be preordered from the following outlets...

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id887927200

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mastered-emily-ryan-davis/1119711528?ean=9781928115014&itm=1&usri=9781928115014


There's also a lively Facebook group for all the latest news about MASTERED and general fun aplenty!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/masteredboxset/

You can enter this Rafflecopter draw to win a small prize to celebrate the cover reveal.



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Thursday, 5 June 2014

THE DEVIL INSIDE rides out again...


THE DEVIL INSIDE is out again today, with a brand new cover, republished as a 'Black Lace Classic'!

'Devil' is very much what I'd call an 'old school' Black Lace, more of a woman's journey of self discovery and sensuality than an erotic romance, although there is a hint of romance at the end, albeit unconventional. Mainly though, it's a slightly wacky sex romp, full of a bit of everything for Alexa, the heroine. Along the way she samples BDSM, F/F and menage, amongst other pleasures, and ends up in a three way relationship with Beatrice, a female doctor and her handsome male 'companion', Drew.

Here's the blurb:

Imagine waking up one morning with a dramatically increased libido and the gift of psychic sexual intuition. Imagine being able to read other people's sexual fantasies through the gift of extra-sensual perception.

This is exactly what happens to the usually conventional Alexa Lavelle after minor head injury whilst on holiday in the Caribbean. And in order to satisfy her strange and voluptuous new appetites, she is compelled to seek the company of exotic new friends and associates. Beginning with an encounter with the sophisticated and enigmatic doctor, Beatrice, and her gorgeously lusty 'companion' Drew, Alexa finds herself drawn rapidly into a world of bizarre eroticism and dark indulgence.

Faced with the ultimate test of her body, her mind and her senses, can the newly transformed Alexa confront the devil deep inside?

And here's a link to an excerpt:

http://www.portiadacosta.com/devilinside.html

And if you like the sound of The Devil Inside already, here are some links to buy or order it:

PRINT BOOK
Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA
Also from :: Barnes and Noble :: Books-a-Million :: Waterstones :: W H Smith

DIGITAL FORMAT
Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Apple :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Also from :: Barnes and Noble :: Nook UK :: All Romance Ebooks :: Kobo

Monday, 5 May 2014

Delicious Pleasure - a new boxed set

I've created a new boxed set of some of my shorter works. DELICIOUS PLEASURE is a hot and spicy collection, but these stories are all naughty in a fairly non BDSM way. They feature both established couples having a super sexy time, and new couples getting to know each other and already anticipating a future together.

The set is a sort of companion piece to DELICIOUS PAIN, my BDSM anthology.

Here's the lowdown on the stories included:

The Efficiency Expert

Still stinging from a stringent management review at her workplace, office girl Susie encounters the very last man she wants to meet when she hits her favorite bar to relax and unwind. Gorgeous Noah Stevens is the ruthless company troubleshooter who's been making her life hell for the past three weeks, but after hours, he soon proves that his dedication to "efficiency" can work wonders in the bedroom.

Glint

Sharing a lazy day at the beach, sexy holidaymakers Suzy and Gavin see a sudden flash of light from the headland overlooking them.Somebody's watching them through a pair of binoculars! Daring Suzy finds the forbidden scrutiny arousing, and turned on by his lover's exhibitionism, her beloved Gavin is game for a naughty performance…

The Concubine

Merry spices up Rick's convalescence by telling him one of her super sexy stories and transporting him to a fantasy kindom where a beautiful and sensually accomplished courtesan administers pleasure to her sovereign prince...

Object of Desire

Doctor Nathaniel Bowen is a hunk, and when he puts his godlike body through a series of graceful Tai Chi moves outside in their communal garden, Sylvia Bradford can't help but desire him. He's everything she's ever wanted in a man. There's just one problem though. She's never spoken to him beyond saying 'hello'. But one day while Sylvia's busy working out how to make the first move, the gorgeous Doctor Bowen comes knocking at her door.

Fire and Ice

Cally adores her handsome boss, Innes, even though their working relationship is platonic. But one icy Christmas, Innes catches the flu, Cally nurses him back to health, and a tender passion flares as she warms his chilly limbs with her body heat. Can this new closeness survive to become a lasting glow of love?

DELICIOUS PLEASURE is available from the following vendors:

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU

Also :: Kobo :: Barnes and Noble :: Nook UK :: All Romance Ebooks [Epub, Mobi, PDF]

Coming soon to Apple!

There's a mini excerpt of The Efficiency Expert here.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Possession by A S Byatt - my thoughts

Possession: A Romance (Vintage 21st Anniv Editions)Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Just finished reading this for second time... or maybe the third? And it's just as amazing as the first time around. I'm not a great one for literary fiction as a rule, but I love Possession. It's so readable, and pageturning, and has so many facets. It *is* a literary novel, but it's also a mystery as well with a bit of a 'chase' story at the end. It's also a love story on two levels: one fairly tragic and the other sweet and hopeful. There are also many touches of delicious wry humour too.

One of the things that dazzles and impresses the most is the way A S Byatt has recreated a vast wealth of Victorian literature in the form of poems, letters and journals. It's hard to read those elements without thinking that you're reading genuine writing from the nineteenth century, so authentic does it seem.

I will probably read Possession again in a year or two with just as much pleasure.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

The Return of Clever Bobby Stone


I'm thrilled to announce that my classic Black Lace title, ENTERTAINING MR STONE, has just been reprinted with a brand new, dramatic cover!

Entertaining Mr Stone is a favourite of mine, amongst my own books, for a number of reasons. When I was writing it, way back in 2004, I tried something of a different kind of voice for me, a story told in first person present, solely from the point of view of the heroine, Maria Lewis. I'd never done this before, but somehow it really worked and I had enormous fun with a new way of storytelling, really getting inside Maria's head and her thoughts and emotions.

I also loved writing the book because it gave me a chance to indulge my fannish passion for a fabulously talented actor who I had a major crush back then [and who I still think is sensational!], the amazing Vincent D'Onofrio. I was heavily into Law and Order Criminal Intent at the time, and I wanted to create a book boyfriend of my own who was somehow an expression of Robert Goren, but at the same time a new and unique character in his own right - a man who was sexy, powerful and dynamic, but not a classic pretty boy hero. Robert Stone is a middle aged man, husky of build, and with a touch of grey in his hair, but he has that certain je ne sais quoi which makes women fall at his feet and tremble at his - very kinky - touch.



Another fun part of the book was that instead of a glamorous international setting... I set the book in a reflection of the locale where I live myself, a medium sized city in the North of England. I also used other things from my own background ie. the specific setting is Borough Hall, a local government office building much like one I used to work in. Alas when I worked there, there was no Robert Stone-alike, and none of the shenanigans that take place in Entertaining Mr Stone... in that respect, the book is pure, escapist fantasy!

And Entertaining Mr Stone also initiated other stories, establishing the time and place for a lot of books that came after it.

In Suite Seventeen Stone and Maria are secondary characters and the Waverley Grange, which first appeared their book, becomes a major setting for not only Annie and Valentino's story, but many books that follow.

In Too Deep is set in the locale of Entertaining Mr Stone, but this time at the Borough Library. Gwendolynne meets Daniel there, but they too spend time at the Waverley Grange.

Another visitor to the Waverley Grange, is Jay Bentley in The Gift, and he and Sandy have many passionate encounters there, when they're not hanging out at her cafe in the small nearby town of Kissley.

The notorious Waverley draws many prestigious visitors, and one of them is handsome kinky billionaire John Smith, who has a piquant encounter with Lizzie Aitchison there, when he mistakes her for The Accidental Call Girl. John and Lizzie's story spans the The Accidental Mistress and The Accidental Bride too, shifting focus to Kissley Magna, the 'posh' end of Kissley, when John buys beautiful Dalethwaite Manor there.

So, Entertaining Mr Stone led to a lot of other things, and I'm pretty sure I'll visit the Borough and its environs again at some time in the future. In the meantime, here's the blurb:

When reforming bad girl Maria Lewis returns to her home town after a career blip she takes a drone job in local government, hope for breathing space and a chance to get her head straight. But the quiet life she was looking for is quickly disrupted by the enigmatic presence of her boss, Borough Director of Finance, Robert Stone. A dangerous and unlikely lust object, Stone touches something deep in Maria's sensual psyche and quickly attunes her to the secret erotic underworld that parallels life in the dusty offices of Borough Hall. 

But the charismatic Director of Finance isn't the only one interested in Maria. Knowing lesbian Mel has designs on the newcomer, and so does cute young techno geek Greg. Human Resources Manager William Youngblood would also like to prise the Borough's latest employee away from the arch-rival for whom he has ambiguous feelings.

Can adventurous Maria find time to experiment with this embarrassment of lovers? As well as entertaining her cool and sexy Mr Stone?

PRINT

Amazon.com :: Amazon.co.uk :: Amazon.ca
Barnes and Noble :: Waterstones

DIGITAL

Kindle: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Epub: Nook :: Nook UK :: Kobo :: ARe :: Sainsbury's Ebooks :: Waterstones Ebooks
Apple: US :: UK :: CA :: AU



You can read an excerpt of ENTERTAINING MR STONE here.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

ANOTHER APPOINTMENT - #2 of HIS BY CHOICE now available!

Here's my latest! It's #2 in my HIS BY CHOICE mini series and a sequel to AN APPOINTMENT WITH HER MASTER...


Enter a world of passionate imagination, where two inventive minds play luscious games of pleasure and power exchange.

Mary-Anne and her master, Benedict, are together now, and they're always exploring daring new fantasies. Happily his by choice, Mary-Anne grows daily in strength and self-confidence, and while she adores submitting to Benedict in their intimate scenarios, as a couple they’re very much equals.

When she devises their latest sensual challenge, Mary-Anne knows the wild scenario will test her limits, and Benedict's inventiveness. But will the elaborate, exotic adventure be a step too far, or the gateway to a higher level of sensation?

It might even be another game entirely…

Available from:

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Apple :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Also from :: Barnes and Noble :: All Romance Ebooks

Check out an sizzling excerpt here

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Accidental Call Girl - special price at Barnes and Noble Nook Book Store!

Do you have a Nook reader? Would you like to read my sexy, kinky billionaire meets feisty Bettie Page lookalike romance for a bargain price?

THE ACCIDENTAL CALL GIRL is now available digitally for only $2.99 at the Nook store.







When Lizzie Aitchison meets John Smith in the Lawns Bar of the Waverley Grange Hotel she doesn't realise at first that he thinks she's "working". The chemistry between them is dynamite from the very first glance exchanged across the room, and she can't resist the allure of his fallen angel face and the way his lean body looks in a sharp business suit. Pretty soon, she's playing a dangerous game with him.

John Smith is a no nonsense guy who seems to be set on engaging an escort for sex rather than simply meeting a pretty girl to chat up in a bar, and if that's the only way she can get this gorgeous, irresistible man, Lizzie decides to act the part. Over just one drink, she becomes "Bettie", the high class call girl...

Buy epub version for your US Nook reader at the tempting low price of $2.99 for the next two weeks only!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sebastian isn't cheap... but he's certainly good value!


Look at that grin! I've always loved that image! And now he's challenging you to plunge into a BDSM adventure with him... for a very modest price. :)

IN SEBASTIAN'S HANDS is on sale at a special low price of 99 cents, or equivalent, until the 31st of March. So now's the time to sample a trio of naughty spanking stories, with a sweet romantic heart, for less than a dollar or a pound. Here's the blurb:

When Megan meets Sebastian Holmwood at a fancy dress party, she little realizes how her life is going to change. Sebastian is a beautiful and unusual man with an irresistible dark mystique about him. The glint in his silver blue eyes, and the velvet rasp of his deep baritone voice make her want to do crazy things. Suddenly she finds herself longing to play perverse erotic games almost beyond her imagination. She wants Sebastian to spank her, touch her, dominate her, take her over in every way possible... and she knows that with him, the pleasure she earns will blow her mind.

Sebastian Holmwood is a dominant master who's never quite found his perfect submissive... until he meets Megan, dressed as Little Bo Peep, and carrying a crook that looks suspiciously like a punishment cane. Something about Megan's blend of naivety and mischief, and her bold willingness to follow his lead, speaks to his dominant soul as a never before, and he knows he won't rest until he's spanked her and much, much more.

The collection is already offered at the low price on Amazon, Apple, Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks, with other vendors to follow.

Here are the links:

Amazon :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Apple :: US :: UK :: CA :: AU
Also :: Barnes and Noble :: Nook UK :: Kobo :: All Romance Ebooks :: Smashwords :: Diesel Ebooks


There's a teaser excerpt here if you want to see what Sebastian is all about! :)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

17 Days to Get Lucky!


Take a look at this super giveaway that I'm involved in! Seventeen authors are all giving away prizes, and you've got seventeen days to enter and win.  Seventeen has always been a lucky number for me - Suite Seventeen, anybody? - so it could be auspicious for you too if you enter! Why not give it a shot? All the prizes are tempting, not least my own TEMPTED BY TWO and IN SEBASTIAN'S HANDS... so don't hesitate, enter now, and you might be a lucky winner!

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Legion by William Peter Blatty - my thoughts

Legion (Exorcist)Legion by William Peter Blatty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. For me, it's better than The Exorcist, which I also think is wonderful. Legion manages to combing a gripping police procedural with a stark supernatural chiller, and enriches the whole mix with some profound philosophical observations and thought provoking questions on the meaning of life and death.

And Kinderman is an amazing character, one of the best I've ever read. He's wise and real and complete. I wish I knew him.

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Friday, 7 February 2014

Dune

DuneDune by Frank Herbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second time of reading this, and I still don't quite know why I like it. It certainly isn't my normal kind of reading fare. In places it seems pretentious and incomprehensible, but it also has a compelling and page turning quality that grips you and keeps you reading. It's also a toweringly complex vision of the future, and a magnificently well imagined universe.

For that reason, I'm in awe of it, and can even see myself reading it again some time. I also find myself strangely fond of Paul, and his mother Jessica, even though sometimes they come across as rather cold characters.

Should I start on the sequels? Maybe... maybe not. I think I need a change of scene for the moment.

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