Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year's Guidelines

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

I'm setting guidelines rather than solid resolutions this year, because I think I stand a better chance of success that way... although some of the guidelines will have to be as solid as resolutions, or my editor will kill me! LOL

Writing Related Guidelines
  • Write 1500 words per day, every day, if I can
  • Not get cross about things I can't change to do with publishing/self publishing/the book world
  • Remain positive about my strengths
  • Try and work around my weaknesses
  • Meet my deadlines
  • When deadlines are met, take time out for a REST!
  • Not check my self published sales figures any more than once per day
  • Ignore 'dramas' as much as I can
  • When first guideline met, do something about my mailing list and my web site
  • Blog more
General Guidelines
  • Not dwell too much on my age
  • Relish the small pleasures of everyday life
  • Adopt new cats [think that one's already in process]
  • Try and be a smidge more active
  • Try and eat a smidge more healthy
  • Not dwell too much on health phobias and fears
  • Try and be more organised generally
  • Finally make serious effort with Dumpster Office of Doom
  • Watch less junk telly and more 'fill the well' telly
  • READ more!

I may add to these later. Wish me luck, eh? :)

Friday, 28 December 2012

Two more pretty covers!

The Accidental Mistress The Accidental Bride

Here are two more gorgeous covers... for books #2 and #3 of my ACCIDENTAL TRILOGY, due out in August and October of 2013.

Book #1, THE ACCIDENTAL CALL GIRL, is out in February... on Valentine's Day no less! :)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Looking ahead to 2013

The Red Collection - click for info
Anthology
Jan 2013
Info/Buy
The Accidental Call Girl - click for info
Black Lace
February 2013
Info/Excerpt/Buy
Diamonds in the Rough - click for info
HQN
Jun 2013
Info/Excerpt/Buy

2013 is going to be quite a full year for me! I've got all these titles coming out, at least, and I hope to add some more to my self published list too. Check them out!

Ecstasy in the White Room - Spice Briefs [Jan 2013]

The Red Collection - Black Lace [Jan 2013]

The Accidental Call Girl - Black Lace [February 2013]

Diamonds in the Rough - HQN [June 2013]

The Accidental Mistress - Black Lace [August 2013]

The Devil Inside [reprint] - Black Lace [September 2013]

The Accidental Bride - Black Lace [October 2013]

Sunday, 16 December 2012

An Apology


December has been a weird, weird month for me, and with so much going on, I've sort of had to abandon Christmas. 

I was already super busy with writing, and enjoying working on The Accidental Mistress... but I still hoped to source some presents, and send out some cards - albeit probably ecards - and generally enjoy the festive spirit and try and spread some of it around to those I love and care about. I don't do a big Christmas thing, but I was planning to do some stuff, because I do love Christmas and I always hope that everyone will have a good one... 

But then Alice got ill. And when that happened, I couldn't think about Christmas at all. All I could think about was her, and the professional commitments I had. Writing helped, because I had to throw myself into it, and for a brief while, I was in the world of my story, and my mind was distracted from worrying about her. 

Sadly, the recovery I hoped for her wasn't possible, and on Wednesday, we had to have her put to sleep... and now, there's no time, and I have no heart for Christmas. Plus, I have revisions to do for another book, as well as the main book I'm on a deadline for...

So, there's no Christmas to speak of here. I feel bad for not sending cards and presents. I feel mean and like Scrooge... but it's not really that way. I do wish everyone well, and I would love to have spread happy Christmas spirit around, either in tangible terms, or just the emotion of it... but for Christmas 2012, that's just not to be. 

But hopefully, next year things will be different. With any luck, we'll have new cats to love by then, even if we still remember and honour Alice. And I hope that also, things might not be so crazy on the writing front, so I've time to embrace and enjoy the pleasures of Christmas and to spread them around. Hopefully, I'll be able to reach out and connect with the people who think I've forgotten about them, and that I don't care about them... and share the fun and joy of this special time.

So please, dear friends, do have a wonderful Merry Christmas and accept my good wishes for the festive season and for the year of 2013.

Love

Portia

ps. I'll probably still be around on Twitter, and possibly on Facebook, so if I see you there, I'll say hello.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Next Big Thing

I was tagged in a blog meme, entitled THE NEXT BIG THING, by the fabulous Kristina Lloyd. It involves the answers to some questions about... well... the next big thing in my publishing life. Here goes:

What is the working title of your book?

The Accidental Call Girl. It's the official title and it's part of an even bigger thing, my 2013 Accidental Trilogy.



Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was originally inspired to write it after reading Belle De Jour's Diary of a London Call Girl and watching The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

What genre does your book fall under?

It's an erotic romance with an emotional journey that spans the three books in the trilogy.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

There's no doubt that the hero, John Smith, must be played by Simon Baker if the story was ever to be filmed. For me, John and the character of Patrick Jane are physically identical, even though they have very different personalities.


Lizzie, the heroine, has a lot of fun with her passing resemblance to 50's glamour icon Bettie Page, so I think a good actress to play her would be Gretchen Mol, as she appeared in the Bettie biopic, The Notorious Bettie Page. She has a softer more modern look than Bettie herself, so she'd be perfect for Lizzie.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

"The Secret Diary of a Call Girl... by mistake."

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It's published by Black Lace and I represent myself.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Four or five months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I'm not sure it's quite like anything else. At least, I hope not!

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Well, that's pretty much the same question as the one about where did the idea come from, isn't it? So the answer is much the same... Belle de Jour's memoir. Although when I first had the idea, I'd never seen The Mentalist, so you could say that the gorgeous Simon Baker inspired me too, in the actual writing of the book, as he's provided a visual that wasn't there in the original concept.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Instead of this being a book about a precocious young stud in his twenties, my hero, John Smith is a beautifully mature and seasoned forty-six. This makes The Accidental Call Girl something of an age gap romance, because John's lover Lizzie is only twenty-four.

The Accidental Call Girl and the entire trilogy is set in the same world as quite a few of my other books, the universe that began with Entertaining Mr Stone. Some of the action takes place at the infamous Waverley Grange Hotel, of Suite Seventeen fame and Lizzie lives in the same Northern 'borough' as the heroines of all my 'Stoneworld' novels ie. Entertaining Mr Stone, Suite Seventeen, In Too Deep and Kiss It Better.


I won't tag anyone else in this meme... but if you feel so inclined to carry it on, please do go ahead! :)

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

RIP Alice





It is with enormous sadness that I announce the death of our beloved cat, Alice. Within the last two weeks we discovered she was suffering from an aggressive liver cancer, so the only kind thing we could do for her was to have her put to sleep.

She slipped gently from this world this morning and will be sorely missed


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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Trying something out

My blog has been a bit of a dead zone for a while but I'm just trying something out that might help me to be a bit better blogger.

I'm not making any great promises though... ;)


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Friday, 5 October 2012

New edition of IN THE FLESH out today!


Fifty Shades 1890 style.

A Victorian spin on the classic story of an innocent heroine discovering the truth depth of her desires

Victorian high society already believes she's a scarlet woman... so why not become one?

Beatrice Weatherly's reputation is in tatters. With scandalous pictures of her being scrutinised eagerly by connoisseurs and condemned by respectable society, and her brother rapidly running them into debt, Beatrice's hope of ever making a respectable marriage is dashed.

Then powerful, wealthy Edmund Ellsworth Ritchie offers an indecent proposal that might save the day... at a cost. His terms are, one month of hedonistic servitude as his sensual plaything, and he'll pay off her brother's debts and settle a fortune on her and her sibling.

But nothing can prepare Beatrice for the reality of Ritchie's scandalous arrangement, and for discovering that she thoroughly enjoys her notorious demimonde status and what's more, she delights in the pleasures and daring games she shares with the handsome, inventive Ritchie. 

Very soon, she's addicted to a man who can never wholly be hers... and deeply in love with the master who's bought her body.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Patrick Moore's Astronomy - mini review

Patrick Moore's Astronomy (Teach Yourself General)Patrick Moore's Astronomy by Patrick Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an extremely readable basic primer on astronomy. It doesn't overwhelm, but it's sufficiently detailed to leave you feeling that you've acquired a wealth of fascinating scientific knowledge.

The big plus is the writing style. Patrick Moore's familiar voice and wry wit shine through, enhancing the experience and making you feel as if you're with him, inside an extended edition of The Sky at Night!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Stranger - Black Lace Classic reprint


Today's the day for THE STRANGER, a Black Lace Classic reprint of my mid 90s erotic romance novel, and unofficial homage to the Eighth Doctor Who. When I originally wrote The Stranger, I was completely dotty about the gorgeous Paul McGann, especially as he appeared in the Doctor Who television movie. I was distraught when this film wasn't developed into a series, so I set about pretty much writing my own adventure for the beautiful, amnesiac Doctor.

My Paul *isn't* Doctor Who, of course. He's a different delicious young hunk, a highly intelligent man who's suffered a trauma and lost his memory. Confused and alone, he stumbles into the orbit of Claudia, a vibrant and sensual widow who's just been waiting for the right moment to accept sex and affection... and love... back into her life. 




Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Another gorgeous new cover!


Here's the lovely new UK cover for my Victorian 'Indecent Proposal' style romp IN THE FLESH!

Isn't it a cracker? Not sure that Edmund Ellsworth Ritchie is quite a Mr Darcy, but he's certainly a confident, somewhat arrogant man and just as in Pride and Prejudice, he and Beatrice, my heroine, first set eyes on each other across a dance floor.

This super new edition is due out in the UK in October!

More about IN THE FLESH here.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Twelve Shades of Surrender - in print!


The fabulous 12 Shades of Surrender series of short BDSM erotica has now been released in print! This delicious dozen has been split into two fab volumes, each with a super stylish monochrome cover.

My story CHANCE OF A LIFETIME is in the UNDONE volume, along with stories from Lisa Renee Jones, Alegra Verde, Adelaide Cole, Elisa Adams and Tiffany Reisz.

The BOUND volume features my fabulous buddy Saskia Walker, along with the great Alison Tyler, Anne Calhoun, Eden Bradley, Emelia Elmwood and Megan Hart.

Also out today, for those of you who read Italian is Un Assistente Personale, the Italian translation of A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT.


It's available from eHarmony.it and from Amazon.co.uk

Thursday, 9 August 2012

My latest read - very hard but glad I persevered

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit that this was a hard struggle for me to read. Not that there's anything wrong with the book. The author has a great style and explains difficult concepts extremely well. It's just a little too advanced for me. It did fill me with a great sense of wonder and awe though, at the way the universe is built and the magical world of the infinitesimally tiny. Despite my scientific shortcomings, I was able to grasp some new to me knowledge.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Beauty and the Beast!


My moment of glory in our local W H Smith store. My little book, with its beautiful cover, is their Book of the Week. I felt a little bit tearful... but this is one of the proudest days of my life! :)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

New IN TOO DEEP out today!


It's a red letter day today! The new edition of my book IN TOO DEEP hits the shelves, resplendent in its gorgeous black and red glory... not to mention a sensuous matte to touch feel cover. PlushHiggs is convinced IN TOO DEEP is going to be a 'massive' success!

Here's the teasing, tantalising back cover blurb...

"I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too.

When young librarian Gwendolynne Price starts finding increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating.

But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...?"

There's a lot more to librarian Gwendolynne's erotic journey than just the naughty blandishments of her mystery admirer though. She's also got a huge crush on Professor Daniel Brewster, the super-hot academic and television celebrity who's working in the local archives. Suddenly a municipal library is the sexiest place on earth, and Gwendolynne is bombarded by sensual excitement at every turn...

You can find a lot more detail about the story here, along with a very, very frisky excerpt, describing what happens when Gwendolynne inadvertently catches "Professor Hottie McHotstuff" in an intimate moment.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

More August Excitement!

My posts are like London buses. Nothing for weeks then two on the same day! LOL

But there are two blog related events that I really must bring to your attention...

The first is a Grand BDSM Appreciation Event that is being hosted by Nix on her Scorching Book Reviews blog. This is a fab lineup of authors each posting about their take on BDSM fiction, one every day, for a month... along with a blog hop, too.

I haven't actually written my post yet, but I do already have some fun ideas, that I hope will be interesting and entertaining. :)


And to celebrate another event, that I completely forgot about in my other post... I've been interviewed by the Italian romance blog Pinkafe, to mark the occasion of my Victorian erotic historical, IN THE FLESH, being published in Italy!


The Italian title translates as OVERWHELMING PLEASURE... which pretty much sums up the story nicely!

The wonderful Hasmina has translated my answers to some questions about IN THE FLESH aka OVERWHELMING PLEASURE, and if you read Italian, you can find the interview here. 

L'Erotismo di Portia da Costa



Awesome August!


August is an awesome month for me! I hardly know where to start with news, but the above poster is as good a place as anywhere. 

IN TOO DEEP is being reissued by Black Lace with a gorgeous new cover and has been selected by W H Smith for a special 50 Shades of Grey related promotion starting on 2nd August and lasting two weeks. Obviously the fabulous half price opportunity is just for shoppers in the W H Smith stores, but it's also available at a competitive price at all the usual outlets. And still available as an ebook with its pretty in pink original cover. 



A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT is now available for Kindle at Amazon.co.uk as well as other outlets, and I also heard this morning that it's been selected by Harlequin in Italy as part of their 12 PICCOLE SFUMATURE [12 Little Shades... how cute is that?] promotion.


Speaking of Harlequin/Mills and Boon's fantastic Twelve Shades of Surrender promotion, there are two new super bits of news. My 12 Shades title CHANCE OF A LIFETIME will now be appearing in print, as well as an ebook, in two anthologies, on either side of the Atlantic. 


[Does the cover image look familiar? LOL]

The two collections are 12 SHADES OF SURRENDER - UNDONE, published by Mills and Boon.


And the more simply titled 12 SHADES OF SURRENDER, published by Harlequin.


I'm also a contributor to yet another Harlequin anthology too. My stories COME AT SIX and COME AT NINE are in the SIXTY NINE anthology, edited by the wonderful Alison Tyler.



I'm hoping to have more detailed information about all these titles in upcoming blog posts, but for now, I'm wiping my brow after grappling with all these images and links! LOL

It really is a very fabulous month for me... I'm a very lucky old girl! :)  

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Like a boss...


Miranda Austin is a boss, a female executive in a high powered job who has to be a demon in the board room and shoulder a heavy load of responsibility. She loves her work, but sometimes the pressure wears her down and she secretly yearns not to have to be 'in charge'.

Patrick Dove is Miranda's PA, and he's the perfect right hand man for an executive woman, efficient, discreet, intuitive... and drop dead gorgeous. What's more, he's always desired his beautiful boss, and behind his facade of quiet discretion, he's passionately in love with her! 

One day, after a successful but particularly gruelling meeting, Patrick decides it's time to take action and relieve Miranda's stress, and he knows exactly what to do to make her feel better. He'll be her boss for a change and show her the deliciously dominant side of him she's never seen before...

A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT is published today by Harlequin Spice Briefs, and you can find a sexy excerpt and links to buy here.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

12 Shades of Surrender


Just look at all these nifty themed covers for the exciting 12 SHADES OF SURRENDER promotion! Mills & Boon have hand selected a dozen of their sexy Spice Brief novellas that explore intense BDSM sensuality, and I'm proud to be part of such an illustrious line up. Just look at those names... it's a collection that includes some of the goddesses of erotic writing and I've made the cut. Awesome!

Chance of a Lifetime was first published in 2008, and was my first ever Spice Brief, which means it has a very special place in my heart. I'll always think fondly of my kinky modern day Marquis and his bold English Rose, no matter how many more pairs of pervy, spanky, game playing lovers I write about in future.

TWELVE SHADES OF SURRENDER

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

More covers!


This beauty is for the mainstream reprint of IN TOO DEEP. Yes, with any luck, Portia Da Costa will hit the supermarket shelves soon, hopefully some time after the 2nd of August!



CHANCE OF A LIFETIME was first published back in 2008, and is now part of Mills & Boon's new 12 Shades of Surrender series, which has its début in July. More details to follow.



Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fire and Ice - I'm at it again!


NB. FIRE AND ICE BACK AT NORMAL PRICE NOW...
... STILL A GOOD READ THOUGH, I THINK... ;)

As part of my programme to design new, matching covers for all my self published titles, here's my latest effort, the redesigned FIRE AND ICE. Hope you like it...

To celebrate this new look, I'm offering FIRE AND ICE at a new low price for a limited period of time. It's currently 99 cents/77 pence at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for Kindle format, with epub and pdf formats available at All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords.

FIRE AND ICE is a winter story, but given the pathetic state of the British summer weather this year, I think it's also a timely read for June too. Here's the blurb:

Surrender to sexual healing...

Super efficient P.A. Cally Hobbes is head over heels in love with her handsome boss, the urbane and delicious Innes McKenzie. Day after day, beneath her cool, businesslike exterior, she's simmering hot for him, and she knows he's not entirely immune to her either, despite their perfect, above board working relationship.

Icy weather, a broken central heating system, and a dose of 24 hour flu suddenly change everything. With Innes alone and laid low in his frozen flat, Cally's golden chance to get close finally arrives. Innes is freezing, and she's burning for his touch, so what else can a girl do but climb into her boss's bed to warm up his chilly limbs with a dose of body heat?

An overnight recovery quickly leads to a very different kind of therapy... making all Cally's dreams of passion flame into life. Sex with her beloved Innes is everything she's fantasized about, and more. Much, much more.

But will their mutual desire and tender feelings survive a return to office propriety? Working together as P.A. and boss again, can Cally and Innes share the lasting glow of love?


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Latest happenings and bits...

Another in my series of bitty disorganised blog posts. I guess it's better than my usual silence though, isn't it?

First up, THE ACCIDENTAL CALL GIRL. I'm trundling along nicely with this one, the story of Lizzie who starts masquerading as an escort in order to pull a gorgeous man in a bar, and ends up maintaining the charade for far longer than she'd anticipated... because she's fallen head over heels for him!

Here's how I picture "John Smith", pretty much looking how he does when she first spots him, although YMMV, of course, when you eventually read the book.


Actually, it's an evening encounter, and John's drinking gin, but the vibe of this pic is spot on. And to give you a flavour of that first meeting, I've posted a short 'first draft' excerpt of THE ACCIDENTAL CALL girl at my web site. Check it out!

The Accidental Call Girl - opening of Chapter One

In other news...

I've been indulging in one of my favourite vices of the moment again... ie. redesigning the covers of my self published titles! The latest is for FORBIDDEN TREASURES, my "married couple discover their shared love of spanking" story, part of my Delicious Masters series.


When Alice Porter finds a chest full of vintage curiosa at an antique market, she little realizes how her discovery of the forgotten treasures of an Edwardian disciplinarian will change her life. The sexy hoard includes a punishment ledger and a well used rattan cane, and the bygone items intrigue her husband Julian too. Sharing and experimenting with the writings and the wicked implement, the lovers begin a voyage of forbidden sensuality that shocks and thrills them both, revealing dark secrets from Julian's past and bringing the two of them closer together than they've ever been before.

FORBIDDEN TREASURES is available with this sexier new cover from Amazon Kindle US and Amazon Kindle UK, and you can find links to other outlets and read an excerpt here.

I'm working through all my self published titles, given them this new 'treatment', complete with the little black lacy trim that's a celebration of the return of my beloved Black Lace to publication in September!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tempted by Two winners


And the winners of my TEMPTED BY TWO draw are...

EVERYBODY!

As I'm feeling in frivolous mood, and I hate leaving anybody out of a good time, I've decided to give everybody who commented a copy of TEMPTED BY TWO!

I have email addies for most commenters, but I do need addresses for:

Jen
Sleepytiggerboo

Drop me a line at portiadacosta [at] gmail [dot] com and let me know what format you prefer from mobi, epub or pdf

And anybody who reads TEMPTED BY TWO and feels moved to write a review... well, your time would be very much appreciated! :)

Friday, 1 June 2012

A new release from Saskia!

My buddy Saskia Walker has a new release today! It's FORBIDDEN RITUAL, a Spice Brief and it's now available direct from Harlequin for $2.39.

High-powered executive Imogen prides herself on being an independent woman who doesn't need a man. She only yields when she's with Giles, a younger colleague who shares her taste for domination and submission. He revels in watching her lose control, while she enjoys his powerful nature and an edge of pain to heighten her pleasure. 

Imogen is satisfied with their secret arrangement until Giles asks her try shibari, a form of rope bondage--the ultimate ritual in submission and display of trust. His request pushes Imogen beyond her comfort zone, forcing her to explore her boundaries and her relationship with Giles. He's already her master in the bedroom, when she allows it. But can she let herself take their bond to the next level?

Go here to find out more and download the story


Why not race over there and check out this delicious goodie? Doesn't it sound absolutely divine? 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

TEMPTED BY TWO and a giveaway!


Here's my latest self published title TEMPTED BY TWO, a steamy hot menage erotic romance set a sleepy, old world English village. On holiday, heroine Katie meets Marcus Dane, a handsome artist who she's admired for a long time, and quickly becomes involved in an intense three way affair with him, and with his equally gorgeous lover, Owen

This is a brand new, never before published novella and it's been huge fun to write. I had such a great time writing my first menage novella, POWER OF THREE, and I was keen to do another threesome story. I also wanted to write something set in the sort of  traditional village setting that I love from watching my favourite Miss Marple stories on the telly. It's a nod to the  famous and very clever detecting old lady that the village Katie visits is called Little Marplethorpe... I also indulged myself hugely with the 'hero templates' I used. My two big crushes at the moment are Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, and Simon Baker as The Mentalist, Patrick Jane, so these two yummy actors 'play' Marcus Dane and Owen Foster respectively.

Anyway here's the official blurb:

When executive woman Katie Warren arrives in the picturesque village of Little Marplethorpe for a country holiday, to reassess her life and her future, she doesn't bargain on ending up in a hot three way love affair with a man she's admired from afar... and his gorgeously handsome male partner.

Marcus Dane and Owen Foster are lovers, committed for a lifetime, but they both enjoy the company of women as friends and bedmates too. Encountering Katie at an exhibition of his work, Marcus knows she's just the kind of bold, daring, imaginative woman who'll relish sharing erotic games with Owen and himself.

But what none of the trio expect is that their intense, steamy threesome will quickly deepen into a bond that's a lot more than just simply fabulous sex.

TEMPTED BY TWO is a fairly chunky novella of 33,600 words, and if you haven't yet tried POWER OF THREE, you'll find a 600 word taster of that included too. 

There's a hot excerpt of TEMPTED BY TWO here, and you can buy it from All Romance eBooks, Smashwords, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk with more outlets to follow.

Finally, to celebrate the publication of TEMPTED BY TWO, I'm offering a free copy of the book to each of three randomly chosen commenters on this post. I'll draw the three lucky names a week from today on Sunday, 3rd June at 12 noon GMT.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A change of cover...

I've made a new cover for my erotic BDSM short, NAUGHTY THOUGHTS. I very much liked my old cover for this title, but after listening to the thoughts and advice of a bunch of smart self publishers, all of whom are far bigger sellers than I am, I realized I ought to try something a bit more eye-catching...


So, what do you think? I think it's fun and saucy and does suggest the 'naughty thoughts' that the heroine Vickie has, the BDSM fantasies she indulges in when she's making love with her man, Terrence. Luckily for her, Terrence is a perceptive fellow... and a dominant... so pretty soon he's making her dreams into reality.

You can buy Naughty Thoughts from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and there's a sexy sample here.

Naughty Thoughts is part of my Delicious Masters series.


Here's the previous cover for comparison. More dreamy and mysterious, I think.



NB. If you've bought my anthology DARING INTERLUDES, please don't buy NAUGHTY THOUGHTS, as it's included in that collection.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

What's new with me...

First of all, many apologies for the very sporadic blogging. I'm getting more and more hopeless at keeping up with my blog in my old age...

So, what's been happening?

My main news is that I'm writing again for my most long standing and best loved publisher, Black Lace. Perhaps in the light of recent publishing developments [50 Shades, what else?] this iconic line of erotica for women and erotic romance is relaunching in September, and as well as writing something new for the line, I have a couple, thus far, of Black Lace Classic reprints scheduled. THE STRANGER will be out this September and THE DEVIL INSIDE, next September [the latter was going to be out in Jan '13, but that's been changed]. Black Lace will have a new cover 'look', which I know is going to be utterly fabulous and the cover image guy for THE STRANGER is absolutely scrumptious. Not quite as gorgeous as the wonderful Paul McGann, on whom my Paul was modelled, but definitely easy on the eye. I'll be revealing covers as soon as I receive the final versions. In the meantime here's a lovely piccie of *my* Paul... ;)


Yum! And he even wears the outfit too.

There's also another very exciting Black Lace 'thing' that I'm waiting for a few more details of before I start plugging it. Won't be too long though... definitely by August.

But it's not just reprints. I'm working on a new title, even as we speak. This one's called THE ACCIDENTAL CALL GIRL, and in it, as you might gather from the title, the heroine Lizzie Aitchison gets mistaken for an escort in the bar of a posh hotel, and decides to play a long with the misconception because the 'punter', one John Smith [yes, really] is an absolute dish. Initially only intending to play 'the game' for one delicious interlude, Lizzie, masquerading as 'Bettie', finds herself mesmerised by the handsome and dominant Mr Smith, and as he only seems to want a temporary companion, she continues with her masquerade as a high class hooker. For just the one very special and extremely kinky client.

Needless to say, I'm having enormous fun with this one, and have already written about 20K words so far.

I've also recently been working on an erotic romance novella called TEMPTED BY TWO. This one's a ménage a trois story, about Katie, who's taking a country holiday in order to reassess her life, and who becomes involved with famous and charismatic artist Marcus Dane, and his handsome manager, muse and lover, Owen. I'm hoping this story might be available in a couple of weeks or so.

There's a load of other stuff going on, but lastly, here are two important snippets of news for right now!



If you fancy a rather dotty but fun erotic horror story, free, gratis and for nothing, you can download WESLEY AND THE SEX ZOMBIES from a variety of outlets. There's a taster of it here, along with the links. For the moment, while Wesley is free at Amazon.com,  I'm still waiting for it to go free at Amazon.co.uk, but I'm hoping that'll happen soon, and I'll post here, and tweet and Facebook it when it does!

Finally, if you're looking for some BDSM romance reading after you've finished the infamous Fifty Shades, my buddy Lucy Felthouse has assembled a hot half dozen titles, by various authors, that you might like to try.  Check it out here:


Quite by chance... yeah right... my title IN SEBASTIAN'S HANDS is amongst the selections! ;)





Wednesday, 9 May 2012

BDSM-apalooza is now on!



Here's an exciting blog event to check out, being held at the home of my buddies the Smutketeers.

BDSMapalooza is a celebration of all your favourite erotic punishment fiction, with interview contributions from a stellar roster of authors, including yours truly, and selection of fantastic giveaways.

Don't forget to head on over there now, the event spans both 9th and 10th of May!

And while you're in the mood for BDSM flavoured fiction, why not check out my latest offering?


Naughty Thoughts is also part of my Daring Interludes anthology, but I thought I would pull it out and offer it separately for those who love a short 'n' saucy spanking treat. I've gathered this and my other BDSM stories together as a sort of semi series, called Delicious Masters.


~ Delicious Masters - when women meet the Doms of their dreams ~

Vickie and Terrence both have sexual secrets, and neither one quite knows what's going on in the other's head when they're making love. But one day, Vickie reveals her "Naughty Thoughts", her dark and dangerous fantasies about being punished and dominated... and discovers a brand new, thrilling side to Terrence, and a powerful man who likes to play spanking games. The Dom of Vickie's dreams is the familiar lover who's already in her bed.

You can find an excerpt and buy links for Naughty Thoughts here!

Delicious Masters - get them here!

Friday, 27 April 2012

New release - DELICIOUS PAIN


DELICIOUS PAIN is my latest self published release, a super hot bundle comprising all my BDSM related self pub stories in one edgy package. Ideal for those who know they like the erotic punishment vibe and who also like a super bargain price.

The stories included comprise:

An Appointment with Her Master - Mary-Anne finally gets to meet her online master in the flesh, and being punished by him is every bit the thrill she hoped for... and much, much more!

Forbidden Treasures - a chance find at a vintage market prompts married couple Alice and Julian to explore the pleasures of BDSM and spanking, prompting a revelation from Julian's secret past.

In Sebastian's Hands - in this 'BDSM love story in three acts', Megan meets and falls under the spell of darkly dangerous Sebastian Holmwood, succumbing to his games of delicious pain and dazzling pleasure. What starts out as in interlude becomes a journey to lasting joy.

DELICIOUS PAIN is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK, and also All Romance Ebooks [Mobi/Epub], with other outlets to follow very soon.


Thursday, 19 April 2012

A new release from Madelynne!

Check out this new release from my writing buddy, Madelynne Ellis!

ANYTHING BUT VANILLA

One Girl, Two Guys, No Strings

Kara North is on the run. Fleeing from her controlling fiancé and a wedding she never wanted, she accepts the chance offer of refuge on wild, rocky Liddell Island, where she soon catches the eye of the island’s owner, erotic photographer Ric Liddell. Wickedly sexy by day and just plain wicked by night, Ric rules his domain like a feudal lord. But pleasure comes in more than one flavour when Zachary Blackwater, the charming ice-cream vendor also takes an interest, and wants more than just a tumble in the surf. Zach offers her warmth that she never felt from her ex, and soon it’s not just the ice cream that’s melting. When Kara learns that the two men have been unlikely lovers for years, she becomes obsessed with the idea of a threesome. Zach is reluctant, until he sees the dynamic effect Kara has on Ric’s emotions. She might be the key to finally capturing Ric’s heart.

Read more about this sizzling hot menage novel here! There's a hot excerpt and a chance to get your hands on a copy of the book at 50% off. 

Can you resist such a delicious bargain?