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 d├ębut 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?