Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Here's the pretty! WILD IN THE COUNTRY


The print edition of my super steamy, super length novel WILD IN THE COUNTRY is here!

Very pleased with the result as I designed the cover myself. The gorgeous stock image makes it, of course. Perfectly captures Flora in dreamy soft focus.

Read an excerpt and check out the buy links here

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Big in Japan... sort of...


These arrived this morning!

They're my author copies of a Spice Briefs anthology that's been published in Japan. I don't know what the antho is actually called though. Maybe a Japanese speaker could help? But it includes my story Second Time Around, from my Risque Reunions trilogy. Other authors in the antho include Megan Hart and Jackie Barbosa...

I always get a kick from translations! Love to think of people reading my stories in lands so far away... :)

Monday, 15 January 2018

Portia in Print!

I've been foofing about with Createspace, and making print copies of some of my self published work. Some time ago, I published a print copy of Lessons and Lovers, with a beautiful cover by Croco Designs, but in the last week or so, I've gotten experimental and started making my own print covers and interior files, using Photoshop and Vellum. A fantastic YouTube video from Elizabeth Ann West really helped me gain the confidence to try making covers.

Of course, the crunch will come when the proof copies arrive, in a week or so's time, but here are the covers I've come up with so far, for WILD IN THE COUNTRY, and my little kink anthology DELICIOUS PAIN.

I will post again here with pix of the actual books when they arrive, and also when the go live and are available to buy!




Friday, 5 January 2018

WILD IN THE COUNTRY is out now!


Well, after a long, long wait and years of being unavailable, WILD IN THE COUNTRY is finally published again! 

This is my saucy country romp novel, and it’s a bumper one, over 300 pages. It’s been slightly edited, to highlight a growing romantic relationship, in and amongst the general sex high jinks, and deliver a more clearly defined ‘happily ever after’.

Here’s the blurb:

Welcome to the naughtiest little village in England!

Flora Swain is a newcomer to the village of Marwick Magna, renowned for the inspiration it provides to painters, authors and other artistic types. Impetuous and strong-minded, Flora is no artist – yet. But there are creative urges within her, she is convinced, and she's come to the country to give them life and expression.

The strange thing is that most of Flora’s urges turn out to be almost entirely sensual. Is it the mystique and undoubted physical allure of her new neighbour, Declan McKenna, that’s driving her wild? Or the explicit messages which appear daily in her post? Or could it be that country life has revealed to her a daringly sensuous new self? 

Could Wild Flower be the real Flora Swain?

It’s available from the outlets listed below, and I hope to have a print edition out in the not too distant future. 







Kobo https://goo.gl/e7tmMY

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Working on Wild - cover preview


I'm currently working towards self publishing this older title of mine, WILD IN THE COUNTRY. And this cover perfectly expresses my vision of Flora, the heroine. When we were discussing ideas for covers for Wild, my buddy Saskia Walker mentioned the dreamy sensuality of the old Cadbury's Flake television adverts, and that really inspired me! With that in mind, I was lucky enough to find this image fairly quickly on a stock site.

Although WILD IN THE COUNTRY has been published before and edited twice, I knew it needed a bit more work. Mainly to pick up odd little punctuation blips and things that slip in during file conversion and what have you. But as I worked on it, I knew I had to make some slight changes to the story. This book was originally written as a kind of crazy sex romp, with Flora as a free spirited girl, kicking over the traces of an old, more boring life, when she moved to live in a village full of rampant sensualists who enjoyed partner swapping and a host of wild erotic games. That's still the main... er... thrust... of the story, but thinking about Flora, and Declan, the central male character in the story, I wanted to give them a real romantic relationship. One that starts as part of the sexual experimentation they both enjoy in the village community, but growing and developing into something deeper, more forever... and in the end, exclusive. 

But that has to develop properly, and Flora can't go straight from wild experimentation, with Declan just one amongst a whole bunch of equally important lovers, to snap, he's The One. So I have to build in some more gradual realisation of their growing affection, maybe even an evolution that neither she nor he are consciously aware of while it's building. 

And of course, that takes much longer to do, and a lot more brain thrashing than just a simple check for misplaced punctuation and whatnot. I was hoping to get the new version of Wild out before Christmas, but if I'm honest with myself, I don't think that'll happen now. 

Will many people read this new version when I've written it? Who knows... But I'll have had the pleasure and challenge of revamping and revising it. A bit of proper mind work, to keep the old little grey cells from atrophying! 

And if anyone fancies a flavour of Flora *before* the revamp, you'll find her as Katy, in IN THE AIR TONIGHT. Many of the usual Wild suspects are there too, but under different names...



Saturday, 25 November 2017

Who is Delaney Silver?


This is my latest release under my alter ego pen name, Delaney Silver. My Delaney books are a bit edgier, a bit racier and more explicit than my more recent Portia Da Costa books. They're self published titles, short stories, mostly, that were originally published at a time when I wrote erotica that was meant to be read by men *and* women... or even couples together!

Delaney stories are mostly kink-based, with the emphasis on themes of BDSM, femdom, and f/f etc. There isn't a massive difference between these stories and some of my earlier Black Lace novels. Those early Black Lace books were very often about a woman's journey of sexual exploration rather than a one-on-one relationship between a hero and heroine. They were far less erotic romance and much more erotica, although some contained love relationships and either implied or explicit 'happily ever afters'.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT is very much in the women's sexual exploration vein, featuring a heroine who's wild and free-thinking, and who enjoys relationships with several different lovers who live in her local village. It's actually a spin-off from a Portia title that I'll also be republishing soon, WILD IN THE COUNTRY. The revision work I'm doing on Wild means that the central couple choose a committed, exclusive relationship towards the end of the book, whereas Katy, the heroine of IN THE AIR TONIGHT, is a  hold-over from the previous incarnation of that story, and hasn't settled down with one man alone.

So you could say the characters in In The Air Tonight are alternate universe versions of the people in Wild in the Country.

Does that make sense? LOL

Anyway, here's the blurb:

When Katy attends her first formal evening event since her arrival in Briarwood Magna, she’s hoping for much more than just champagne, canapés and routine social chitchat. Her village friends are all adventurous hedonists, who love to party hard and explore all manner of steamy scenarios, and she wants to get in on the action.

Consequently, she’s thrilled when her handsome friend Mitchell touches and teases her behind the concealing ornamental hedge, and then again, inside the manor house, when she succumbs to the Lord and Lady who are fond of dark games of transgressive pleasure amongst the priceless antiques.


Most of all, though, Katy wants to thank her girl crush Sybilla for the aphrodisiac perfume the beautiful herbalist concocted for her… but she gets a big surprise when she discovers just what the scent is that’s been attracting droves of randy admiring guests to her side throughout the party.
Look out for news of WILD IN THE COUNTRY coming soon. Read a taster.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

A Pretty Weird Bloke - a slightly weird story...


A Pretty Weird Bloke is my latest self published release. It's a bit of a shortie, but hopefully weirdly sweet in a kinky BDSM sort of way. If that makes any kind of sense... why not give it a whirl? LOL

Here's the blurb...

Nikki thinks she’s found the perfect man in the form of her handsome, sophisticated work colleague David. He’s intelligent, funny, and a devastatingly desirable Alpha male in a traditional and slightly old-fashioned English way.

But even though she knows that he fancies her, it takes forever for him to make a move. And when he does, he issues a tantalising warning… he tells her that he’s a ‘pretty weird bloke’.

Nikki guesses that this is something to do with his preferences as a lover, but she’s up for an adventure. Even so, his interest in a certain part of her anatomy - and certain wickedly ‘testing’ things he’d like to do to it - is as unsettling as it is dangerously exciting.

Can she channel her inner daring and handle David’s weirdness… and walk on the wild side with him into dark, seductive pleasure?


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Sunday, 29 October 2017

A TOUCH OF HEAVEN returns to Earth!


A TOUCH OF HEAVEN is my sensual paranormal romance novella about a gorgeous, mysterious stranger who entrances a forty-something woman who's beginning to have doubts about her own attractiveness. Patrick is house-sitting next door... or at least that's what Miranda hopes he's doing. If not, he's the most handsome, delectable squatter she's ever set eyes on!

TOUCH was originally published by Samhain Publishing a few years ago, but now I've self published it and it's available again at the usual outlets.

Here's the blurb:

Pleasure with a perfect stranger can be divine...

If Miranda Clay believed that angels exist, they’d look just like her neighbours’ new house sitter. Golden hair. Golden, naked skin. Muscles that are poetry in motion. Is it ridiculous that even his feet are beautiful?

When mysterious Patrick turns his heavenly blue eyes toward her and smiles… Well, how can a red-blooded woman resist his friendly offer of a soothing massage? But pretty soon his therapy to ease her forty-something aches and pains turns into an exquisite touch of pleasure, a storm of bliss that leaves her boneless and sighing.

But when Miranda reaches for Patrick to return the favour, he stays her hand—and reluctantly reveals his almost incomprehensible secret. He’s an angel on an earthly mission of kindness, and though he’s always longed to live a full, if messy, human life, he’s never been tempted to violate his unbreakable angelic code. Until now.

Soon, the deeply-in-love couple face a perilous decision, and Patrick will have to risk everything—even the prospect of extinction—to keep the woman he adores in his arms.


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Also available from :: Nook :: Kobo :: iBooks

~~~ Try an excerpt here... ~~~


NB. thanks to Carolan Ivey for her help with the blurb



Thursday, 12 October 2017

New short story release - HIS PRIVATE DANCER

Looking for something short and sexy and told from the male POV? Well, look no further!


HIS PRIVATE DANCER - a decadent tale of saucy burlesque

With a front row seat at a private burlesque show, Mr Curtis finds himself bewitched and seduced by the gorgeous Madame X.

As the silken gloves and feather boa go flying, the mysterious beauty works him up into a fever of desire with her steamy, exotic moves.

Will there be an encore? An even hotter show?

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Monday, 21 August 2017

FAR FROM PERFECT - new edition - 99c/99p until 27 August!

My sensual contemporary romance, FAR FROM PERFECT, is being given a new lease of life, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!

To celebrate, it's available at a special low price of 99c/99p until 27th August 17. Anna and Nick's story is pretty hot stuff, though I say it myself, but if you buy it this week you get it both hot *and* cheap!

FAR FROM PERFECT... what it's about

A night of earthshattering lovemaking left Nick Lisitano wracked with remorse for taking advantage of Anna’s innocence. He knows Anna deserves deep, enduring love, which is not something he can offer her. He’s managed to keep his distance until now, but his father is ill, and he knows just what will bring his family together and give his father peace. A wedding. His wedding. To the lovely young Anna.
Four years ago, Anna Felgate gave her virginity to the man who held her heart—long-time family friend and legendary lover, Nick Lisitano. That one night branded her for life and ruined her for any other man, but Nick has been cold to her ever since. Until now that is, when he comes to her with a crazy plan…a proposal…of marriage.
Anna knows she shouldn’t agree to Nick’s plan, but how can she refuse the man who holds her heart.

Read an excerpt here
Available from :: iBooks :: Kobo :: Nook :: Entangled Publishing
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